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Villain Overview

I answer to no man. Not even you.
~ Aresia's famous quote.

Aresia is an antagonist in the DC Animated Universe animated series Justice League, making her debut appearance in the first-season two-part episode "Fury". She is an Amazon who went rogue and is determined to purge the planet Earth of every single male. Aresia was also the adoptive sister of Wonder Woman and the adoptive daughter of Hippolyta, the Queen of Themyscira.

She was voiced by Julie Bowen, who was best known for her role as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family.


Due to her tragic past and being raised in an Amazonian environment, Aresia quickly developed a misandric view of all men (believing them to be the source of the world's greed, deception, and cruelty). When learning from Hippolyta that her life was once saved by a man (the captain of the ship on which she and her mother had escaped their warring homeland), she simply chalks it up for the fact that the kind, noble actions of one man was not enough to pardon the others.

This mindset had also put Aresia at odds with her adoptive family (Wonder Woman and Hippolyta) to the point of willingly fighting (or killing) them. Although beforehand, she tried to convince Wonder Woman to help join her cause.


Aresia was an orphaned child from a village somewhere in Europe filled with conflict as a bloody and senseless civil war there ruined the land and drove most of its residents, including neighbors, friends, and schoolmates, away, and its unjust victors denied even the basic humanity of their defeated enemies.

She and her unidentified birth mother went on to seek out and board a refugee ship to escape the burning village they were forced to leave, but it was later taken over by pirates. The pirates cowardly sank the ship and killed many individuals, presumably, including Aresia's own mother. Aresia survived by clinging to a floating piece of the ship and arrived on the shores of Themyscira, where she was taken in by Hippolyta, who "magically endowed her with Amazon strength".

She began her quest in exacting vengeance on the world's male population. She took in several members of Lex Luthor's Injustice Gang, including Star Sapphire, the Shade, Copperhead, and Solomon Grundy, and recruited a new member, Tsukuri.

She sent her minions to steal chemicals and other miscellaneous equipment before revealing her master plan: to wipe out the entire male population with biological warfare and rid them with disease. At the end of part one, she released her virus, poisoning every male in Gotham City, including the males of both the Injustice Gang and the Justice League. The virus had no effect on females.

Watching all of the chaos unfolding, Star Sapphire and Tsukuri were in shock at how easily Aresia's poison had downed the men and boys of Gotham City. Tsukuri asked Aresia if, for certain, the poison only affected men, which Aresia confirmed, saying that that was why it had not hurt her or Star Sapphire. Star Sapphire asked Aresia what she had to gain from her plan. Aresia replied that she hoped to end the "greed, deception, and cruelty" wrought by men. "Today, we women take control," she concluded. "You can't be serious," Star Sapphire said skeptically. With an evil grin, Aresia simply responded, "Can't I?" Nonetheless, despite the initial shock and horror displayed by both female Injustice Gang members, they ultimately joined in Aresia's efforts enthusiastically.

Aresia and Tsukuri infiltrated an air base to steal one of their planes and sent Star Sapphire to find Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl, pretending to still want to live in a world with men. While Star Sapphire was gone, Aresia and Tsukuri found just the plane they needed, but when they did, Hippolyta showed up to excoriate Aresia for her actions. Aresia attempted to get her to at least understand what she was doing, but Hippolyta refused to hear anything of it, telling Aresia that she had violated Amazonian law by doing what she'd done. Aresia replies that she is sorry to hear that, just before Tsukuri ambushes and subdues Hippolyta from behind, at which point Aresia concludes that she has come too far in her plans to turn back at that point. After this, Aresia and Tsukuri take Hippolyta hostage.

The female Leaguers arrived at the air base, having been led there by Star Sapphire, and quickly, the ruse was exposed. Aresia offered them both a chance to join her cause. Wonder Woman refused, telling her that while man's world wasn't perfect, destroying it wasn't the answer. The heroines fought Aresia and her group, but the two were defeated and unable to stop them from taking off with Hippolyta. Later, Aresia told Tsukuri and Star Sapphire that she planned to enter a rocket launch base in order to shoot the missiles up into the air in order to spread the toxin worldwide using the winds and the atmosphere. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl recovered and were able to catch up to and enter the stealth bomber.

The heroines fought Aresia's group once more, and Wonder Woman ultimately knocked Star Sapphire out of the fight. Hawkgirl managed to damage the launch bays of the plane to prevent the missiles from being launched, but also put the plane in jeopardy, which caused Tsukuri to panic and abandon Aresia. As Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl had the upper hand, Aresia tried to reason with them by saying that the men were their enemies.

However, Hippolyta, who managed to free herself from Aresia's captivity, arrived to drop a bombshell. Ironically, Aresia would have died had the captain of the ship on which she and her mother had been, a man, not saved her from drowning back in the pirate attack. He had valiantly swam through the ocean with her on the driftwood until they made it to Themyscira, where he had died of heart failure. Hippolyta had buried him there in an unmarked grave due to his bravery, making him the only man buried on the island.

Aresia was furious at Hippolyta for not having told her this sooner, but Hippolyta reasoned that she hadn't thought of that man as important, simply due to him being a man. Ultimately, her reveal was dismissed by Aresia with the cold remark that "the acts of one man cannot redeem the sins of his kind." In a final fight with Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl, Aresia's plans were ultimately thwarted, as she was killed when her plane exploded.

Soon after her death, Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl discovered Aresia's hideout, recovered the notes used in making her poisonous allergen, and were able to develop an antidote that was distributed to every man in Gotham who had been affected, curing the men and saving the day.

Powers and Abilities

While not being born an Amazonian, Aresia herself was magically endowed with several Amazonian abilities (save for the ability to fly like Wonder Woman and their immortality):

  • Super Strength: Aresia is able to lift and toss things many times her size. Even Batman and Superman were astonished by this feat, as the former was tossed aside twice and the latter was kicked into a wall (forming a man-shaped crater).
  • Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Combined with her strength, Aresia was highly skilled in combat (her attacks usually revolved around grapples and throws), being able to fight on par with Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl, and even managing to occasionally gain an upper hand during their struggle. Like Wonder Woman, Aresia wears bracelets that she uses when on the defensive.
  • Genius-Level Intelligence: From the months of being in solitude, reading and studying germ warfare, she was able to use this information to conjure up a toxin that only affected males and was able to help pilot a stealth bomber.
  • Miscellaneous: Aresia appeared to be well-versed in stealth tactics, ambushing her opponents (even skilled fighters like Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl). She also appeared to have enhanced durability and jumping capabilities (this latter part could be augmented by her physical strength).


We need everybody, big man. Will a little advance persuade you?
~ Aresia offering Solomon Grundy a chest of stolen Amazonian gold in exchange for his aid in the Injustice Gang's theft of $25 million gems.
Don't worry your pretty little head, Solomon. I'll take care of them.
~ Aresia to Solomon Grundy about the Justice League.
Tsukuri: So the poison only affects men?
Aresia: Exactly. That's why it didn't hurt you two.
Star Sapphire: But why? What do you have to gain from all of this?
Aresia: What do I have to gain? Look around you! Man's world is filled with greed, deception, and cruelty. But I'm going to change all that. Today, we women take control.
Star Sapphire: You can't be serious.
Aresia: ...Can't I?
~ Tsukuri, Aresia, and Star Sapphire, respectively, discussing Aresia's dangerous scheme.


  • The Fury

    Wonder Woman is often seen as a feminist hero, one of comics' most famous female heroes and as such often embodies the noble side of feminism - Aresia can be seen as embodying the darker side of feminism (also known as misandry). While Wonder Woman wishes to educate "man's world" and live in equality, Aresia wishes to completely destroy "man's world" and dominate any who oppose her, including other females.
  • Aresia seems ignorant of the fact that a lot of women in the history of mankind could be just as despicable and vile as men.
  • She is Julie Bowen's first and only villainous role so far.
  • Aresia carries several traits from the other DC Furies incarnations.
  • The creators stated that they found Aresia to be an interesting and unique villain, her hatred of men is what drives her fury.
  • It is unknown how Aresia escaped from Themyscira into the outside world.
  • Had Aresia's plan succeeded, she would have doomed humanity to extinction after one or two generations as her plan would destroy the human reproduction. Aresia might not even have cared about the welfare for humanity, but only for herself. It could possibly be some sort of revenge against the entire world, that she wanted it to suffer as she did.
  • The identity regarding Aresia's father remains unknown.
    • Aresia's mother is also shown to be carrying what looks like an infant child, this could be Aresia's biological sibling (although the child's gender currently remains unknown).


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Static Shock
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The Zeta Project
Brother's Day | Krick | IU7 | Edgar Mandragora | Donald Tannor | Stefano Mandrogora

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Adjudicator | Amanda Waller | Anarky | Angle Man | Anti-Monitor | Ares | Aresia | Barbatos | Baroness Von Gunther | Bizarra | Black Manta | Blue Snowman | Catwoman | Cheetah | Cheshire | Circe | Clayface | Copperhead | Corvidae | Crime Doctor | Clayface | Dark Knights | Darkseid | Deadshot | Deathstroke | Devastation | Doctor Poison | Doctor Polaris | Doctor Psycho | Donna Troy | Doomsday | Dragon God | Dr. Yes | Earthworm | Egg Fu | Egg Fu The Fifth | Eris | Felix Faust | Genocide | Giganta | Grail | Hades | Hercules | Jinx | Johnny Sorrow | Joker | Killer Croc | Killer Frost | Klarion | Kobra Cult | Lady Lunar | Last Dragon of Solstratos | League of Assassins | Maxie Zeus | Maxwell Lord | The Merciless | Morgan Edge | Morgana | Morgaine Le Fey | Mr. Freeze | Neron | Princess Zala Jor-El | Prometheus | Queen Clea | Queen of Fables | Ra's al Ghul | Riddler | Scarecrow | Shrapnel | Solomon Grundy | Starro | Steppenwolf | Superwoman | Talia al Ghul | Typhon | Veronica Cale

Wonder Woman (2009): Ares | Cheetah
Wonder Woman (2017): Ares | Erich Ludendorff | Doctor Poison
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines: Villainy Inc. (Veronica Cale, Doctor Cyber, Doctor Poison, Silver Swan, Cheetah, Giganta, & Medusa) | Parademons
Wonder Woman 1984: Maxwell Lord | Cheetah

Video Games
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Injustice: Superman | Wonder Woman | Black Adam | Killer Frost | Bane | Raven | Ares | Captain Cold | Reverse Flash | Scarecrow | Cheetah

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Theatrical Movies
Justice League: Steppenwolf | Parademons (Parademon Scout) | Darkseid | Black Clad (Black Clad Alpha) | Lex Luthor | Deathstroke | Ares
Zack Snyder's Justice League: Darkseid's Elite (Darkseid, Steppenwolf, DeSaad, Granny Goodness, & Parademons) | Lex Luthor | Deathstroke | Black Clad (Black Clad Alpha) | Ares | Joker
DC League of Super-Pets: Lulu | Lex Luthor | Mercy Graves | Whiskers

Direct-to-video Movies
Justice League: The New Frontier: The Centre | Captain Cold
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths: Crime Syndicate of America (Owlman, Ultraman, Superwoman, Johnny Quick, Power Ring, J'edd J'arkus, & Black Power) | Lex Luthor | White Martians | President Slade Wilson | Rose Wilson
Justice League: Doom: Legion of Doom (Vandal Savage, Bane, Cheetah, Ma'alefa'ak, Metallo, Mirror Master, & Star Sapphire) | Royal Flush Gang (King, Queen, Jack, Ace, & Ten)
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox: Professor Zoom | Wonder Woman | Aquaman | Ocean Master | Black Manta | Deathstroke | Lex Luthor | Clayface | Rogues (Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Top, Heat Wave, & Mirror Master) | Joker | Yo-Yo
Justice League: War: Darkseid | Desaad | Parademons | Ocean Master
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis: Ocean Master | Black Manta | The Trench | Lex Luthor
Justice League League: Gods and Monsters: Will Magnus
Justice League vs. Teen Titans: Trigon | Legion of Doom (Lex Luthor, Cheetah, Solomon Grundy, Toymaster, & Weather Wizard) | Atomic Skull | Ra's al Ghul
Justice League vs. the Fatal Five: Fatal Five (Emerald Empress, Mano, Persuader, Tharok, & Validus) | Bloodsport | Two-Face | Harley Quinn | Poison Ivy

Justice League (TV Series): Brainiac | Darkseid | Lex Luthor | Cheetah | Star Sapphire | Shade | Copperhead | Ultra-Humanite | Solomon Grundy | Joker | Kanjar-Ro | Lord Orm | Deadshot | Felix Faust | Gorilla Grodd | Aresia | Morgaine Le Fey | Simon Stagg | Amazo | Volcana | Luminus | Firefly | Doctor Destiny | Despero | Giganta | Killer Frost | Sinestro | Parasite | Clayface | Metallo | Kalibak | Livewire | Weather Wizard | Toyman | Royal Flush Gang (Harley Quinn)
Justice League Unlimited: TBA

Video Games
Injustice: Gods Among Us: One Earth Regime (Superman, Wonder Woman, Yellow Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Shazam, Nightwing, Raven, Hawkgirl, Sinestro, Black Adam, Killer Frost, Solomon Grundy, Catwoman, Bane, & Doomsday) | Joker | Lex Luthor | Deathstroke | Ares
Injustice 2: Brainiac | Gorilla Grodd | Captain Cold | Reverse Flash | Cheetah | Deadshot | Poison Ivy | Bane | Scarecrow | One Earth Regime (Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, Nightwing & Black Adam) | Dr. Fate | The Lords of Order | Grid | Atrocitus | Joker | Darkseid

See Also
Justice League Dark Villains | Justice League International Villains | Justice Society Villains | Young Justice Villains