Athena is the defacto head of the Olympian pantheon in the world of In Nomine, effectively making her a Superior. While there are more senior members of the Olympian pantheon out there, they are all weakened, killed, missing, or compromised. As the face of democracy half the world over, she could probably take any of them (save the absent Hermies) in a fight.
During the Golden Age of Greece she was the patron of heroes, which means she has a lot of experience identifying potential Ethereal Soldiers – and likely continues to work through them, though in a far more subtle manner. Continue reading