DOLOS

Real Name: Dolos

Identity/Class: Olympian god (Post-Hyborian era to modern era)

Occupation: God of lies and trickery

Group Membership: Formerly Olympians (Greek gods) (Apate, Artemis, Athena/Athena Parthenos, Hermes/Hermes Diaktoros, Hypnos, Neptune/Poseidon, Nyx, Oizys, Veritas, Zeus/Zeus Panhellenios, others)

Affiliations: Apate, Hypnos, Nyx, Oizys;
    Formerly Prometheus

Enemies: Avengers (Hercules/Heracles, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Spectrum/Monica Rambeau, Vision/"Victor Shade"), the Olympians (Greek gods) (Artemis, Athena/Athena Parthenos, Hermes/Hermes Diaktoros, Neptune/Poseidon, Veritas, Zeus/Zeus Panhellenios, others)

Known Relatives: Nyx (mother), Erebus (alleged father), Aether, Charon, Eosphoros, Epahos, Epiales, Epiphron, Eros, Geres, Horcos, Hypnos, Lysimeles, Mache, Momus, Phaethon, Phainon, Phoros, Ponos, Porphyrion, Pyroeis, Somnia, Stilbon, Thanatis/Thanatos (brothers), Ataros (alleged brother), Algea, Amphillogea, Androctasia, Apate, Ate, Atropos, Clotho, Dysnomia, Eleos, Eos-Hemera, Eris, Euphrosyne, Hemera, Hesperides, Hybris, Keres, Lakhesis, Lethe, Limos, Neicea, Nemesis, Oizys, Philots, Pseudea, Sophrosyne, Styx, Thalassa, Usmine (sisters), Alecto, Hecate, Megaera, Tisiphone (alleged sisters), Ophion (alleged grandfather), Eurynome (alleged grandmother), Ouranous (alleged great-grandfather, deceased), Gaea (alleged great-grandmother), Pak-Man (alleged nephew)

Aliases: Dolus

Base of Operations: Olympus

First Appearance: Avengers: No Road Home#2 (April, 2019)

Powers/Abilities: Dolos possessed the same physical attributes shared by most Olympians, including superhuman strength, durability, immunity to Earthly disease and a slowed aged process after reaching adulthood. He also possessed the ability to levitate.

Dolos utilized a luminescent blue sand-like substance that he would often blow, creating a shimmering blue fog that blinded others. When striking the eyes of an opponent, the blue sand overwhelmed the senses so that the opponent was unable to tell what was real or illusion.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black



History: (Avengers: No Road Home#4 (fb)) - Feeling unwanted among the Olympian gods, night goddess Nyx dreamt of betrayal and shortly after, birthed the twins Dolos and Apate.

(Avengers: No Road Home#4 (fb)) - As a young boy, the mischievous Dolos would blow luminescent sand into the faces of the other gods, often scrambling their senses.

(Greek myth) - Dolos became an apprentice of the Titan Prometheus. Distracted in his creation of Veritas from clay, Prometheus left Dolos in charge of his workshop and the deceitful Dolos used Prometheus' leftover clay to construct an incomplete duplicate of Veritas. Failing to construct feet on the duplicate due to lack of more clay, Dolos quickly acted innocent when Prometheus returned, fearful of Prometheus discovering his usage of the clay. Upon seeing Dolos' duplicate, Prometheus was impressed but proved unable to discern which was his and which was a fake so he brought both to life, learning of Dolos' fake when the duplicate failed to walk without feet.The now-living true Veritas soon became the goddess of truth, rival to the lie god Dolos and his sister, deceit goddess Apate.

(Avengers: No Road Home#2 (fb) - BTS) - Over time, Dolos grew to become constantly delighted by his own cleverness.

(Avengers: No Road Home#4 (fb)) - Conflict eventually came between Nyx and her family and the other Olympians and Dolos sided with Nyx against the Olympians, battling Hermes in the battle. The battle was eventually won by the Olympians and Athena captured Dolos in a chokehold as Nyx's other children were taken down. Punishing Nyx, Zeus removed three darkness shards from her soul then exiled Dolos, Hypnos, Apate and Nyx away from Olympus until such a time that the sun did not shine. Bound in chains, Dolos remained with his family (including his new sister Oizys, born from Nyx's misery) until the Earth was moved from its orbit around the sun during a game between the Elders of the Universe Gamesmaster and Challenger. Freed, Dolos accompanied Nyx and his siblings on a plan of revenge against the Olympians.

(Avengers: No Road Home#2 (fb)) - Nyx and her children Dolos, Apate, Hypnos and Oizys burst into Olympus and attacked the Olympians present. During the battle, Dolos fought Athena but the battle ended when Nyx broke the neck of Zeus and assumed his throne. Following Zeus' death, Dolos returned to his mother's side alongside his siblings.

(Avengers: No Road Home#3) - Tracking a darkness shard from her soul to Omnipotence City thanks to her corruption of the Avenger Scarlet Witch's eyes, Nyx sent Dolos and Apate to Omnipotence City to acquire the shard. Deducing that Apate and Dolos would try to separate the Avengers, Hercules ordered the other Avengers to protect the librarian guarding the shard but Dolos clouded the area in blue fog to reduce the Avengers' vision, allowing Apate to hit Hercules with her daggers that caused him to believe the Avengers had killed his Olympian family.

(Avengers: No Road Home#4) - As the battle progressed, Spectrum attempted to find and snap Hercules out of his dagger-caused anger but Dolos surprised Spectrum, blow his blue sand into her face and causing her to see triple of Hercules. Regrouping with Apate, Dolos remarked that the Avengers were no much of a challenge and Apate responded by asking what Dolos expected from humans. Despite being blinded by Nyx's darkness, Scarlet Witch was able to see Apate and Dolos due to their connection to Nyx and she blasted Dolos and Apate aside, buying Spectrum time to restore Hercules' proper mind state. Nyx soon arrived herself and Dolos and Apate held back the librarian as Nyx retrieved the darkness shard he held.

(Avengers: No Road Home#5) - The Avengers rallied themselves and fought back against Nyx, with Vision surprising Dolos with a solar blast. Dolos attempted to retaliate by blowing his sand at Vision but the sand had no effect as Vision shifted parts of his body intangible.

(Avengers: No Road Home#7 (fb) - BTS) - During the battle, the Avenger Spectrum covered Apate and Dolos, and her teammates Hercules and Vision, with a shell of living light, making each duo appear as the other.

(Avengers: No Road Home#5) - As the battle went south for Nyx and her family, Nyx sensed the death of her son Hypnos from afar at the hands of the incredible Hulk and she lashed out in anguish, incinerating Apate and Dolos, who appeared to be Hercules and Vision due to Spectrum's living light shell.

(Avengers: No Road Home#6) - Having been teleported to the Hyborian era with the darkness shard she had stolen back from Nyx, Scarlet Witch received a vision of the deaths of Apate and Dolos. Still disguised as Apate and Dolos due to Spectrum's light shell, Hercules and Vision accompanied Nyx and Oizys to the Hyborian era, where Nyx hoped to reacquire the darkness shard from Scarlet Witch.

(Avengers: No Road Home#7) - Moments after arriving in the Hyborian era, Spectrum, who had hitched a ride to the Hyborian era inside Vision's circuitry, released her living light shell, revealing Hercules and Vision's ruse. Spectrum then explained to Nyx how she had disguised Hercules and Vision as Nyx's children and Nyx soon realized that she had been earlier tricked into incinerating her own children.

Comments: Adapted into Marvel Comics by Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Paco Medina and Juan Vlasco (and Joshua James Shaw-see comments).

While Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Paco Medina and Juan Vlasco brought Dolos into Marvel Comics, Joshua James Shaw is credited for Dolos' comic design.

Thanks to Will U/Thor2000 and Dim I Nticoudis for providing mythological information on Dolos!

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Dolos has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Avengers: No Road Home#3, p18, pan2 (Dolos floating, main image)
Avengers: No Road Home#4, p7, pan5 (Dolos headshot)
Avengers: No Road Home#4, p7, pan2 (Dolos as an infant)
Avengers: No Road Home#4, p7, pan3 (Dolos as a young boy using blue sand)
Avengers: No Road Home#7, p4, pan4 (Dolos' death)


Appearances:
Avengers: No Road Home#2 (April, 2019) - Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (writers), Paco Medina (inks), Juan Vlasco (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: No Road Home#3 (April, 2019) - Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (writers), Paco Medina (inks), Juan Vlasco (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: No Road Home#4 (May, 2019) - Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Al Ewing (writers), Sean Izaakse (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: No Road Home#5 (May, 2019) - Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Al Ewing (writers), Sean Izaakse (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: No Road Home#6 (May, 2019) - Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Al Ewing (writers), Sean Izaakse (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: No Road Home#7 (May, 2019) - Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Al Ewing (writers), Paco Medina (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First Posted: 10/04/2019
Last updated: 10/04/2019

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