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== History ==
 
== History ==
   
Maximilian Zeus was the CEO of [[Maximilian Shipping Company]] in [[Gotham City]], when his business interests started to struggle he used his company to smuggle for the mafia in order to maintain his business. As a result of the stresses that this double life involved, he suffered a mental breakdown and became detached from reality. He had always admired Greece and its history, even traveling there with his assistant/girlfriend Clio. After his mental breakdown, he fashioned himself as the supreme Greek God Zeus by dressing up in a period costume and carrying a prop thunderbolt that could emit an electrical charge. His penthouse which occupied the entire top floor of his office building was decorated in the Greek style and stretched above Gotham was his Mount Olympus.
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Maximilian Zeus was the CEO of [[Maximilian Shipping Company]] in [[Gotham City]]. When his business interests started to struggle, he used his company to smuggle for the Mafia in order to maintain his business. As a result of the stresses that this double life involved, he suffered a mental breakdown, becoming detached from reality. He had always admired Greece and its history, even traveling there with his assistant/girlfriend Clio. After his mental breakdown, he presented himself as the supreme Greek God Zeus, dressing in a period costume and carrying a metal thunderbolt that could emit an electrical charge. His penthouse, which occupied the entire top floor of his office building, was decorated in the Greek style and stretched above Gotham as his Mount Olympus.
   
Dubbing himself [[Zeus]], he planned to steal the federal government's [[Electrical Discharge Cannon]], attempting to assert Gotham as his private domain. Zeus was so deluded that not even his girlfriend [[Clio]] could completely convince Zeus to stop, but he soon met [[Batman]], who he referred as Hades. Batman infiltrated Zeus' complex and tried to overload the cannon with Zeus' thunderbolt rod, who leapt after it and electrocuted himself unconscious. He was later sent to [[Arkham Asylum]], where he realized the place was the real Mount Olympus, teamed with his own pantheon of personae.
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Dubbing himself [[Zeus]], he planned to steal the federal government's [[Electrical Discharge Cannon]], attempting to claim Gotham as his private domain. Zeus was so deluded that not even his girlfriend [[Clio]] could completely convince him to stop.
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After stealing the cannon, Zeus first met [[Batman]], who he referred as Hades. Batman later infiltrated Zeus' complex and eventually tried to overload the cannon with Zeus' thunderbolt rod; Zeus leapt after it and electrocuted himself unconscious. He was later sent to [[Arkham Asylum]], where he 'realized' the place was the real Mount Olympus, populated with his own pantheon of personae.
   
 
== Appearances ==
 
== Appearances ==

Revision as of 04:05, January 30, 2012

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Maximillian "Maxie" Zeus was a former shipping CEO turned supervillain.

History

Maximilian Zeus was the CEO of Maximilian Shipping Company in Gotham City. When his business interests started to struggle, he used his company to smuggle for the Mafia in order to maintain his business. As a result of the stresses that this double life involved, he suffered a mental breakdown, becoming detached from reality. He had always admired Greece and its history, even traveling there with his assistant/girlfriend Clio. After his mental breakdown, he presented himself as the supreme Greek God Zeus, dressing in a period costume and carrying a metal thunderbolt that could emit an electrical charge. His penthouse, which occupied the entire top floor of his office building, was decorated in the Greek style and stretched above Gotham as his Mount Olympus.

Dubbing himself Zeus, he planned to steal the federal government's Electrical Discharge Cannon, attempting to claim Gotham as his private domain. Zeus was so deluded that not even his girlfriend Clio could completely convince him to stop.

After stealing the cannon, Zeus first met Batman, who he referred as Hades. Batman later infiltrated Zeus' complex and eventually tried to overload the cannon with Zeus' thunderbolt rod; Zeus leapt after it and electrocuted himself unconscious. He was later sent to Arkham Asylum, where he 'realized' the place was the real Mount Olympus, populated with his own pantheon of personae.

Appearances

Batman: The Animated Series

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