Aegeus is a male comic supervillain who features in DC Comics.
In time, he came to be the wanted leader of a Greek terrorist cell. After executing an ambassador, he and his gang escaped to an uncharted island in the Aegean Sea (eventually revealed to be Paradise Island, home of the Amazons) where Aegeus encountered Bellerophon, the blind adventurer of ancient times. Bellerophon endowed Aegeus with the lightning of Zeus and provided him the winged horse, Pegasus, as his steed. During an Air Force training exercise, Aegeus kidnapped Steve Trevor in order to learn the location of Paradise Island so Bellerophon could use the Amazons' Purple Healing Ray to restore his sight and conquer them. Aegeus located Paradise Island within the Bermuda Triangle but was beaten in battle by Wonder Woman and betrayed by his ally, Sofia Constantinas. He then escaped to parts unknown.
Aegeus returned a few months later using Vulcan's dagger, an indestructible weapon, to take revenge on Colonel Trevor and Wonder Woman for humiliating him at Paradise Island. It was revealed that Aegeus had been hired by rogue US Government operative, Howard Kohler, to further Kohler's agenda of sabotaging upcoming arms talks with the Soviet Union. Aegeus was set free since his participation in a public trial would endanger the arms talks. He vowed that he'd meet Wonder Woman in battle again, but such a meeting would never occur
Following the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events.
He was later shown as a terrorist who attempted to hold Washington D.C. hostage, but was defeated by Diana and Superman.
Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events.
Aegeus was a descendant of Poseidon. He was recruited by the goddess of peace, Eirene, to kill Wonder Woman after she had gained the mantle of the God of War. After several failed attempts to take Wonder Woman's life, Aegeus was vaporized by Eirene.
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- Aegeus was created by Dan Mishkin, Gene Colan and Frank McLaughlin where he made his first appearance in Wonder Woman v1 #297 (November, 1982).
- Wonder Woman v1: (1982)