Zeus, the Sovereign of the Heavens (天帝ゼウス; Tentei Zeusu; Ο Θεός Ζευς), God of the Skies and Lightning, is the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, The Sacred Emperor of the Heavens and the King of the Olympian Deities. He has never been directly shown on screen in the whole of the Saint Seiya Franchise, instead being only alluded and referenced by various characters and shown as a silhouette in flashbacks.
The youngest son of Cronus and Rhea, Zeus' existence was hidden from his tyrant father, who had imprisoned all of his former sons and daughters in an attempt to avoid being overthrown by them, and grew in secrecy under the cares of Gaia, Mother-Goddess of the Earth, who taught him all he knew and nurtured him with power. Countless years later, Zeus, far older yet still a youth, returned to the Earth, freeing his brothers and sisters and alongside them facing all Twelve Titans in a 10 Year Long War, the Titanomachy.
Zeus personally crushed his father Cronus in combat, and when the war had ended, it was he who sealed his and all other Titans' souls in the darkest depths of Tartarus. Afterwards, the young Zeus assumed his father's throne as Ruler of the Universe, and divided his newly acquired kingdom with his two older brothers, Hades and Poseidon, who were his greatest allies in the battle. Zeus remained as Emperor of the Heavens and the Earth, while Hades and Poseidon became Emperors of the Underworld and the Seas, respectively.
Countless Eons passed since then, each God ruling in his Domain. As time went by, countless new Deities came to be, many of them being sons of Zeus himself, those being: Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Hephaestus, Ares, and last, but not least, Athena, by far his favorite daughter. Together, they joined Zeus and his brothers and sister in the Heavens, and became known as the Olympian Deities. Later, they descended into the Earth, coming in contact with the people of Ancient Greece, who grew to adore and worship the Olympians as their Gods, in a time now remembered as the Mythological Era.
Many centuries went by, with countless legends of battles and drama between Gods, Mortals and Demigods occurring. It was in this era that Gaia became infuriated at the Olympians, and sought to end all of their existence. After mating with Tartarus itself, the Goddess of Life gave birth to an army of Gigas, lead by the Colossal Abomination that was Typhon, whose power was so incomprehensibly immense none of the other Olympians could stand up to. Zeus was left to face the God in combat, in a battle that shook the universe, but ultimately led to the Olympian's victory, who afterwards sealed Typhon's soul in Mount Etna and Gaia's body in the depths of Tartarus.
However, the time of joy and prosperity did not last forever, as Zeus one day changed. For unknown, yet hidden reasons, the God of Lightning no longer cared for, nor showed any interest in humanity nor the Earth. Likewise, he had no real interest to remain alongside his siblings and children. Resigning his rule over the Earth, he bestowed the realm of Mortals to the deity he trusted most: His young daughter Athena. Then, Zeus ascended to the highest heavens, never to be seen again.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 2-B
Name: Zeus, The All-Mighty Zeus, King of the Gods, Sovereign of the Heavens, The Great God Zeus
Origin: Saint Seiya
Age: Millions of Years Old
Classification: Deity, Greek God, Olympian God, King of the Gods
Powers and Abilities: 7th, 8th and 9th Sense User, Dunamis and Eschatos Dunamis User, Abstract Existence, Immortality (Types 1, 3, 4 and 8) Superhuman Physical Capabilities, Abstract Existence, Lightning Manipulation, Flight/Levitation, Psychokinesis (Telepathy, Teleportation and Telekinesis), Concept Manipulation, Reality Warping, Fate Manipulation, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Life & Death Manipulation, Matter Manipulation (On a Quantic-level), Elemental Manipulation, Void Manipulation, Nothingness Manipulation, Entropy Manipulation, Regeneration (Mid-Godly), Non-Corporeal, Intangibility, Forcefields, Attack Reflection, Existence Erasing/Durability Negation, Acausality, Causality Manipulation, His Cosmos passively disables the Five Senses + Mind
Speed: Massively FTL+
Striking Strength: At least Multiversal
Standard Equipment: His Kamui, Keraunos Lightning, Aegis Shield (Formerly)
Intelligence: Unknown. Likely Highly Intelligent due to his age and nature as an Olympian God
Weaknesses: None Notable