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#1 Edited by RetconCrisis (5593 posts) - - Show Bio

> Due to the lack of a DC Ares wiki-page on the Vine, I decided to make this respect thread.

Skills - Ares gains the ability to access every martial art form and every military tactic in all of history.

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Genesis - Ares is able to break through the Source's barrier, and then proceeds to kill Highfather Izaya of the New Gods fairly easily

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Power Output - Ares is able to one-shot Herakles (Hercules), someone who was able to tangle with a Doomsday clone prior to that. Then Ares aids Darkseid in defeating Zeus (It is not shown who beats him, but Ares is possibly part of the cause of it).

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Invulnerability to Mortal Harm - The first scan shows Ares cannot be harmed by normal weapons or means and can only be hurt by magic. In the second scan, it shows that Ares is unaffected by Medusa's stare (which turns people to stone) while in previous pages Circe and Wonder Woman had to shield their eyes or look away from her.

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Prep - Mars, Ares's Roman counterpart with nearly the same power level, is able the re-size himself to become the size of a Promethean giant, who are so big that they are able to hold planets in the palms of their hands.

With preparation, Mars is then able to generate and change his cosmic shift pattern so that he can tap into the Source's frequency, and then uses the Source's powers to pull Ares out of the Source Wall. He then uses those same powers to fuse with Ares to form the single, fused war god, Ares. This shows that Ares's war tactics and planning are enough to even outsmart Metron, the Inventor New God with genius level intellect.

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Matter Manipulation - Ares manipulates the matter of a cavern, and then warps/teleports Cassie back to the Teen Titans.

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Empowerment - Ares has the ability to give Cassie powers when Zeus takes them away from her, leaving her even stronger than before.

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War of the Gods - Even while weakened, Ares is able to keep up with his Roman counterpart, Mars, even though that Mars has a very similar, if not the same, power set as him.

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Ares's Declaration - Ares becomes more and more powerful with every blow and every conflict started.

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Avatar Creation - Ares shows that gods have the ability to create life, including human Avatars for them to manipulate and control.

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War Manipulation - Ares manipulates and controls these soldiers to attack Wonder Woman while Ares gets the object of importance in the two's first comic encounter.

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The God-Fearing Gods - Even the Gods of Olympus themselves have become afraid of Ares, due to Ares becoming even stronger than them (maybe even combined), including the three head Gods of Olympus, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades.

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Soul Manipulation - Removing the souls of his children with little effort and then proceeding to send their souls to Hades.

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Pandora's Box - Ares takes and absorbs the demons of Pandora's box, making him much more powerful than before. Also, in this scan, he also shows us that he has a pretty fast travel speed as well

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Godly Harm - Wounds created by gods such as Ares do not heal like they should, which is why a wound inflicted by Ares could not even be healed by the healing ray, which usually heals wounds similar to it quite easily.

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Just for Spotlight - Ares shows that he has a sense of humor... and that in itself is utterly terrifying(!)

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Couldn't find any of his reality-warping or time-traveling feats, unfortunately.

Gonna add more scans when I have time.

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#3 Posted by RetconCrisis (5593 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd: He hasn't shown much, so far we've only seen him in his human old man disguise. I really feel sort indifferent about it, since New 52 has only been out for 2 years (even less actually), and knowing how long it took for Ares to show his true form in the Pre-52, I don't mind the time for development.

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#4 Posted by MakkyD (6989 posts) - - Show Bio

@retconcrisis: That isn't his default look? Thank god, I thought his look seemed disappointing compared to the Pre-52 (Shadow-helmeted look). I've only realised how epic he is recently, from Injustice. I might read more of his pre-52 appearances, any recommendations?

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#5 Posted by Wolfrazer (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

Also there is one more important thing. Ares' helmet....the plumes on the helmet ARE PERFECT! LOOK....

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#7 Posted by RetconCrisis (5593 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd: Comicvine ate up my reply ._.

I'll get back to you later. But here's a list of his appearances. Click on the thumbnails to make sure, because some of the issues only include him as a flashback or cameo.

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#8 Edited by Outside_85 (23518 posts) - - Show Bio

@retconcrisis: I am going to point out that Diana's blindness was caused by Meduas' snake poison, though you are correct that god-inflicted wounds won't heal save by normal means (Io pulled through getting clobbered by him after all).

@maccyd: He hasn't shown much, so far we've only seen him in his human old man disguise. I really feel sort indifferent about it, since New 52 has only been out for 2 years (even less actually), and knowing how long it took for Ares to show his true form in the Pre-52, I don't mind the time for development.

By the looks of things, the Lord Sauron looks dissapeared with Flashpoint, he has his old-man Azzarello looks and this:

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For the time being there seems no real intentions of changing this since he slipped off the immortal coil fighting the First Born (where he did have his moment of glory).

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#9 Edited by RetconCrisis (5593 posts) - - Show Bio

@outside_85: Oh yeah, that was Medusa's wound. Thanks for pointing that out.

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#10 Posted by Outside_85 (23518 posts) - - Show Bio

And some New 52 respect:

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Army of the Ages: Able to summon the spirit of every surviving participant of every war ever fought on Earth.

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#11 Edited by Wolfrazer (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah....I think I like the Pre-52 Ares waaaaaaay better than the newer. A shame what they did to him...anyway, can't wait to see more of what you got Retcon!

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#12 Posted by Deathstroke19 (3858 posts) - - Show Bio

@retconcrisis: THANKYOU! So many underrate/ don't know ares's true powers. I just made an Ares vs. Darkseid thread if you want to give your input in it.

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#13 Posted by RetconCrisis (5593 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathstroke19: I saw that earlier, and I'll certainly stop by. It's just hard to decide. But thanks!

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#15 Posted by MakkyD (6989 posts) - - Show Bio

@outside_85: That is epic! Need to catch up on New 52 WW, pity all these good comixology sales keep getting in the way :P

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#16 Posted by jwalser3 (6127 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice job here.

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#17 Edited by Wolfrazer (16193 posts) - - Show Bio
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Ares vs Wonder Woman folks! He beats her down really and doesn't kill her because you know plot, if he did then the world would have ended and thus well....there you have it. Anyway a nice showing none the less!

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#18 Posted by dondave (41752 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet Thread

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#19 Posted by WarBlade539 (6217 posts) - - Show Bio

AWESOME!!!

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#20 Posted by Ostyo (14103 posts) - - Show Bio

BEHOLD the God of War!

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#21 Edited by Black_Claw (3375 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer: You and me both buddy. Ares is a hell of a lot better as a bad guy.

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#22 Edited by Wolfrazer (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_claw said:

@wolfrazer: You and me both buddy. Ares is a hell of a lot better as a bad guy.

I mostly just saw him as an ****hole not so much a villain/bad guy lol. I mean yeah sure, he squaabled with Diana a few times but for the most part he just did his own thing to get power, he did help Diana out a few times and Cassie by empowering her n such.

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#23 Edited by Evil-Incarnate (7084 posts) - - Show Bio

Here he is killing Highfather

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#26 Posted by Wolfrazer (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

@evil_incarnate: That was posted in the OP. :P But still a nice scan anyway, he did something Darkseid wanted to do!

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#27 Posted by marvelfan123 (582 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite character in DC is FINALLY getting a resect thread

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#28 Edited by Wolfrazer (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok so I got some stuff, this doesn't show Ares specifically. But moreso of just how powerful he became once he absorbed the Godwave.

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#29 Posted by AgentofChaos1 (2578 posts) - - Show Bio

DC ARES IS A FREAK

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#30 Posted by TheNaughtyTitan (10001 posts) - - Show Bio

@retconcrisis: Great job! Was waiting for a good Ares respect thread.

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#31 Posted by DrF8 (3309 posts) - - Show Bio

Ares is epic

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#32 Edited by ShootingNova (25691 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, this is a great thread.

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#33 Posted by deactivated-1351355 (5579 posts) - - Show Bio

Ares vs Wonder Woman folks! He beats her down really and doesn't kill her because you know plot, if he did then the world would have ended and thus well....there you have it. Anyway a nice showing none the less!

Ehhh.....I know it's been more than a year, but can this scans really be used?

Wonder Woman had just fought Deimos and the battle was in Ares own realm.

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#34 Posted by Wolfrazer (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

@laylah: Eh was just posting just to posting, a respect thread n all that.

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#35 Posted by deactivated-1351355 (5579 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer:Well, I'm not saying or implying the feat isn't good.

But some context always must be given for those who didn't read the comic.

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#37 Posted by deactivated-1351355 (5579 posts) - - Show Bio

@emperorxhadesx420: I did:

Wonder Woman had just fought Deimos and the battle was in Ares own realm.

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#38 Posted by EmperorxHadesx420 (2324 posts) - - Show Bio

@laylah: Well,I thought it would've been more to it.She still got stomped!Lol

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#39 Posted by moi245 (78 posts) - - Show Bio

DAMN ARES IS A BEAST !

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#40 Edited by deactivated-5a92fa842a0e9 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

A weapon blessed by him can slay anything, even a God.

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