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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 as he saw fit, Zeus became a power-player in the Gotham City Underworld. Zeus' criminal activities were perpetrated by his army of followers, and - he believed - were overseen by the Greek Gods themselves.

Incident Reports[]

Between Arkham Origins and Assault on Arkham Incident[]

Maxie first believed that he was Zeus and became a criminal.

Assault on Arkham Incident[]

King Shark stumbled upon a possession of Maxie Zeus, while he was at Arkham Asylum with the Suicide Squad.

Road to Arkham Incident[]

Maxie Zeus was one of the many villains to escape the asylum before the Joker's takeover. The others were: Calendar ManFireflyBlack MaskVentriloquistTweedledum and TweedledeeRatcatcher, RiddlerHumpty DumptyGreat White Shark, Killer MothMr. FreezePenguin, and Catman.

Arkham Asylum Incident[]

During Joker's takeover of Arkham, Batman observed a cell with Greek symbols all over it, and that most likely being Zeus's. The cell could be found in the Patient Pacification Chamber at the Intensive Treatment Center. Zeus was nowhere to be found, so it was assumed that he was at large at that time.

Bewteen Arkham Asylum and Arkham City Incident[]

Sometime after Joker's takeover of Arkham Asylum, and before Arkham City was opened, Maxie disappeared.

Arkham City Incident[]

Although Maxie disappeared at Arkham Asylum after one too many rounds of electroshock therapy, his nightclub kept running in his absence, which lead some to think that he wasn't gone far at all. If Maxie was secretly dispatched to Arkham City, it was possible that he was killed during Protocol 10.

Psychological Profile[]

Maxie Zeus[]

Real Name: Maximilian Zeus

Batman's Database Profile[]


Dr. Penelope Young[]


  • Driven by complex religious delusions
  • Charismatic leader who has developed a long-standing cult
  • Determined to extend his powerful reach and recruit new followers
  • Former history teacher



  • In Batman: Arkham City, a nightclub that was owned by Maxie Zeus was called Gotham City Olympus was present.
  • Much like in Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On a Serious Earth comic, Maxie is implied to have become addicted to electroshock therapy.
  • One of the symbols in Maxie Zeus's cell is the Eye of Ra. A religious symbol from Egyptian Mythology rather than Greco-Roman.
  • Maxie is one of nine super-villains who is directly referenced in Arkham Asylum with a character bio while not appearing in the game itself, who never physically appears in any other series installment. The others are: Great White Shark, Prometheus, Humpty Dumpty, Ratcatcher, Killer Moth, Ventriloquist, and the Tweedles.

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