- You wimps think you can take down Adonis? Bring it on.
- — Adonis[src]
|Place of Origin||Jump City|
|Affiliations||Formerly: The Brotherhood of Evil|
|Powers & Abilities||Super Strength and Endurance bestowed by his battlesuit, and can also transform into a Werebeast|
|Goal||To be better than everyone else|
|Voiced by||Greg Cipes|
|First Appearance||The Beast Within|
Adonis is a supervillain and enemy of the Teen Titans.
Adonis first clashed with the Titans in an animal testing center. While he defeated the other Titans, he enraged Beast Boy to the point where the latter turned wild and viciously attacked Adonis, wrecking his battlesuit. During this, a chemical tank was punctured, drenching both Beast Boy and Adonis with its contents. As it turned out, the chemical was an experimental mutagen which turned both Adonis and Beast Boy more vicious - first only in behavior, but later also physically by turning both into some sort of super-werewolf.
Driven by his new bestial instincts, Adonis came to Titans Tower and attacked Beast Boy; when Raven happened across the scene, he attacked her too, and only the timely intervention of Beast Boy saved her life. The remaining Titans, however, thought Beast Boy to be their main culprit and chased him into the sewers, where they eventually came to witness a brutal altercation between Beast Boy and Adonis, which Beast Boy won. Following that, Cyborgdevelopedan anti-dote to the mutagen which returned both to normal, and Adonis was delivered to the authorities.At some later point, Adonis returned to harrass several body-builders at the beach, but was easily defeated by Cyborg, who at that time had augmented his abilities with a new computer processor chip. Adonis later joined the Brotherhood of Evil and participated in the race initiated by Ding Dong Daddy for Robin's most secret possession, but was rudely excluded from the competition by Red X, who caused a mass collison which also involved the Puppet King, Mumbo and Doctor Light.
When the Brotherhood executed its plans to eliminate young superheroes around the world, Adonis and Atlas were sent to attack and capture Pantha. Despite having pinned her, Pantha escaped the two villains and later resurfaced under Beast Boy's leadership. Taken by surprise in one of the Brotherhood base's corridors, Adonis was kicked in his toes by Más, and while he hopped on one foot in pain, Herald used his horn to strip him of his armor and then dispatched him with a well-aimed kick. It is not known whether he was among the villains flash-frozen in the final stages of the subsequent mass battle.
Powers and AbilitesEditAdonis' powers derive soley from his battlesuit, which enhances his strength to superhuman levels and, due to its metallic chassis, affords protection from physical attacks. The suit is apparently controlled by neural interface, since on occasion Adonis has demonstrated the ability to wriggle his chest 'muscles' just like normal human flesh; and Más was able to exploit a weakness in the suit to inflict pain on him by kicking his 'toes', despite the fact that the suit's arms and legs clearly outsize Adonis' own and thus his own hands and feet do not fit into the armor's.
- Adonis openly likes Raven, purring at her and saying "You're feisty..."(The Beast Within)
- In "The Beast Within", following the first battle with Adonis, Beast Boy flips through the running television programs, which include a car commercial. If you look closely, you can recognize several parts of the car (including the logo) to be also parts of Adonis' suit. Therefore it is likely that he is in some way connected to the car manufacturer and uses the manufacturing facilities and parts to build his battlesuits.