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Information-silkReal NameAchilles
Information-silkRelativesPeleus (father), Thetis (mother), Deidameia (wife), Neoptolemus (son by Deidameia, alias Pyrrhus), Telamon (uncle), Ajax the Great and Teukros (cousins), Aeacus (paternal grandfather), Nereus (maternal grandfather), Endeis (paternal grandmother), Doris (maternal grandmother); Polyxena (wife), Caistrus (son by Penthesileia), Zeus (great-grandfather), Pontus, Oceanus (maternal great-grandfathers), Gaea (maternal great-grandmother),
Information-silkBase Of OperationsOlympus; formerly Phthia (now part of Modern Greece); Troy (now part of Modern Turkey)
Status
Information-silkIdentityNo Dual Identity
Information-silkCitizenshipGreek
Information-silkMarital StatusMarried
Information-silkOccupationWarrior; former prince of Phthia
Information-silkEducationExtended combat training
Characteristics
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkHairBlond
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesExtended scar on his right side of the face
Origin
Information-silkUniverseEarth-616
Information-silkPlace of BirthPhthia (now part of Modern Greece)
Information-silkPlace of DeathTroy (now part of Modern Turkey)
Information-silkCreatorsRoy Thomas, John Buscema
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HistoryEdit

Born of a mortal, Peleus, and a goddess Thetis, Achilles is a demi-god. His mother decided to make her newborn baby invulnerable, so she went to the river Styx, in where she held the young child by his heel. The river gave the child invulnerability except in his heel. Achilles became a great warrior, and fought in the Trojan War, where he was hit in his vulnerable heel with a poisonous arrow shot by Paris I, killing the great warrior.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

Due to his semi-divine birth, Achilles possesses enhanced strength and stamine. After being immersed in the river Styx by his mother, the sea goddess Thetis, Achilles was invulnerable. He could not be harmed by any means, but a wound in his ankles (the only point of his body to not being wet by the Styx, wet, because from there his mother held him to be able to immerse in the Styx) could prove certain death.

Abilities

He was a ruthless warrior with a sword and in unarmed combat

Weaknesses

His ankle

ParaphernaliaEdit

Equipment

He wore an armor forged by the god Hephaestus.

Weapons

He carried a sword forged by the god Hephaestus

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