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Maxie Zeus is a Batman supervillain. Formerly a history professor, he is mentally ill and built his persona around an obsession with Greek mythology.
Maxie Zeus was created by Dennis O'Neil and Don Newton, first appeared in Detective Comics #483 (May, 1979).
Because of this he is frequently incarcerated in Arkham Asylum with other lunatics. He was briefly a member of the New Olympians.
His first criminal act in Gotham City was the blood contract on an old enemy called Long John Logan. However, his murder attempt was foiled by Batman, who learned of Zeus' activities and started a war against him.
In other media
Maxie Zeus appeared in the Batman: TAS episode "Fire From Olympus", voiced by Steve Susskind.
Maxie Zeus appeared in The Batman episode "Thunder", voiced by Phil LaMarr.
Though Maxie Zeus does not appear in Batman: Assault on Arkham, a box with his tools is found by King Shark along with Firefly's tools and Killer Moth's tools.
Video Game Appearances
Maxie Zeus appeared in the 1989 Batman game.
Maxie Zeus doesn't appear in the game Batman: Arkham Asylum. One of the Riddler's riddles revolves around him. His cell is found in Intensive Treatment, filled with Greek symbols.
A deranged gang leader, Maxie Zeus came to believe himself an avatar of the Olympian god Zeus. Creating a cult of gang members to do his bidding, Zeus became a power-player in the Gotham City underworld. His criminal activities are perpetrated by his army of followers, and – he believes – overseen by the Greek gods themselves.
Batman Arkham City: Although he does not appear his giant bight club does. Scanning it will result in answering a riddle.
Maxie Zeus as he appears in Batman: The Animated Series
Maxie Zeus as he appears in The Batman
Maxie Zeus as seen in the Character Bios of Batman: Arkham Asylum.