|Former Praetor of the Twelfth Legion|
|Appearances||The Son of Neptune (mentioned)|
|Quests||Mistaken Quest of the Seven|
Michael was apparently ambitious for glory, but unfortunately he chose to pursue it against the advice of the augur at the time, who told him the Prophecy of Seven was not for him. He led the Fifth Cohort north to Alaska where his hubris got its usual reward; the expedition was all but wiped out, as they were defeated by Alcyoneus. The eagle was lost, along with most of the legion's Imperial Gold weaponry. The Fifth has been regarded as "cursed" and outcast by the rest of the legion ever since.
Michael is working for Gaea for a second chance at life. His ghost and others of his cohort attack Hazel Levesque, Frank Zhang, and Percy Jackson. But Frank frees Thanatos and he sends the ghosts of the former legion back to the Underworld, where they are sent to the Fields of Punishment for all eternity for their treason against the gods.
- Varus means "crooked" in Latin.
- Varus was the cognomen of Publius Quinctilius, the Old Roman general, who lost three legions in the battle of Teutoberg forest, one of Rome's most famous and humiliating defeats.