In the conflict scene between Wonder Woman and Ares we are left feeling that she has defeated him. However, all we really know is that Ares is no longer around and there is a rather large crater where he used to be.

But, Ares is supposedly immortal, you don't just kill an immortal being. Also, he is supposed to be a major adversary of Wonder Woman's.

Killing him off in the first WW movie seems silly.

So my question is, did Wonder Woman defeat Ares by killing him or did she simply send him away momentarily?

  • Well, Circe was supposed to be a major WW villain. Still, they stated all other gods are dead.
    – LeonX
    Jul 28, 2017 at 18:32
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    She definitely defeated him. Whether she killed him would be a worthwhile question. Jul 28, 2017 at 19:39
  • @Ghoti, my wording could've been better. Changed.
    – Octopus
    Jul 28, 2017 at 19:41
  • To quote Tom Holt "The best definition of an immortal is someone who hasn't died yet" Oct 23, 2019 at 7:41

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But, Ares is supposedly immortal, you don't just kill an immortal being.

Of course you can... Zeus is dead as are the other gods* (killed by Ares)... at least as far as we know...

Thus, so far, we know that "immortal" does not mean "unkillable" in the DCEU.

Some fictional beings are completely immortal (or very nearly so) in that they are immune to death by injury, disease and age. Sometimes such powerful immortals can only be killed by each other.

Immortality in Fiction - Wikipedia

So we've established that a "god" or "demigod" can kill another god... in fact, that's the entire reason Diana was created.

Diana takes Ares' assault (the lightning) and blows a hole right through him.

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Is Ares dead?


* Until they decide they want him back

  • So then what does mortal and immortal mean in the dc comic universe?
    – Octopus
    Jul 28, 2017 at 18:49
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    That's another question...but immortal does not mean exactly unkillable (at least as far as we know). You might ask what a "god" is but someone already did
    – Paulie_D
    Jul 28, 2017 at 18:53
  • Fair enough, That is a good question, too. I know more about actual Greek mythology than I do about the DC universe.
    – Octopus
    Jul 28, 2017 at 18:59
  • Edited to include the immortality vs unkillable bit..which is a good point to mention. Thanks.
    – Paulie_D
    Jul 28, 2017 at 19:00
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    @Octopus The most common sense in immortality is that the person cannot die by normal means. (aging, diseases, and any other added rule). But usually they may die if killed correctly.
    – LeonX
    Jul 28, 2017 at 19:03

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