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All miscellaneous beings from Greek mythology (plus a handful of Egyptian and Persian), that are neither Gods nor Titans. Most of them are monsters that serve as enemies or bosses.


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Sisters of Fate

    In General 
  • Bad Boss: They allowed Theseus to die because they underestimated Kratos.
  • Because Destiny Says So: Since they control the fates of every living being on existence, even the Olympians, nobody can go up against their edict.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Played with. While Zeus is definitely powerful on his own right and serves as Final Boss in the second game, it's said that the Sisters are even more powerful than him and their word is unquestioned and final - After all, it was them who decreed that the Titans would lose the war against the Olympians - It just so happens that their laws benefit Olympus (mostly). It's with their defeat that Kratos has a chance at confronting Zeus while he is at his most vulnerable.
  • Humanoid Abomination: They are neither gods or titans, but something far older than both.
  • Magic Mirror: How they manipulate fate, so they can see exactly what they are manipulating.
  • Time Master: They control time.

    Lahkesis 
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Voiced by: Leigh-Allyn Baker

The middle Sister of Fate who determines the destinies of Gods and mortals alike.


  • Animal Motifs: Seems to model herself after a bird, as evidenced by her clothes, ability to fly and actually having a phoenix.
  • Badass Boast: One that cements her belief in her own superiority and that destiny cannot be altered.
    You have always amused us, Kratos. But know this, mortal. There is no power greater than the Sisters of Fate. If you challenge us, You... Will... Die!
  • Fate Worse than Death: Kratos traps her and Atropos in a mirror, then shatters it.
  • Foreshadowing: When Kratos breaks her statue, there's another one inside like a Russian doll. Later, it's revealed that Atropos inhabits Lahkesis' body.
  • Flying Brick: She spends her entire fight with Kratos in the air, and she's quite powerful.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Despite her human-like (and even attractive) shape, she's not remotely human.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has a very nice body, an even shows her left boob to the pleasure of the viewers.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: She gloats to Kratos that he only progressed as far as he did because she allowed him to, something which her sister Clotho warned her against. This turned out to be a bad idea...
  • Simple Staff:She can fire projectiles with it.
  • Stripperific: Her outfit exposes her left breast.
  • Tennis Boss:..And you must use the Golden Fleece to reflect those projectiles.
  • Vapor Wear: Her revealing outfit shows no undergarments.
    • At certain angles during her boss fight can be seen that she has on a thong.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She goes from cool and arrogant upon meeting Kratos to increasingly more nervous during their boss fight and outright goes into This Cannot Be! mode when he traps Atropos in the past.
  • Voice of the Legion: When Atropos was inside her body.

    Atropos 
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Voiced by: Debi Mae West (God of War II), Marina Gordon (God of War III)

The oldest Sister of Fate who severs mortals' threads of life, which indicates their deaths.


  • Ax-Crazy: Much more enthusiastic about killing Kratos than her sisters.
  • Badass Boast: Though she probably would have won if she hadn't blabbed her plan.
    "We control your destiny, foolish mortal! With our weaving, we can end your life! Or allow you to remain. Search your memory, Kratos. The sword which you stand on delivered your victory against Ares. Without it, you will be the one who dies this day. Not Ares! We can change your past and set your future! This is the power of the Fates!"
  • Bling of War: Her corset and hairdress are golden.
  • Evil Laugh: Lets out a few cackles.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Kratos traps her and Lahkesis in a mirror, then shatters it.
  • Femme Fatalons: In reference to her role in mythology.
  • Flunky Boss: Aided by numerous creatures.
  • Flying Brick: Constantly in the air, and a deadly boss fight.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Averted. She isn't even a bit girlish. She's not even the younger sister.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Like Lakhesis, she's more or less humanoid. However, it's even more obvious in Atropos' case that she isn't remotely human.
  • Living Shadow: Her lower half.
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: As detailed in her Badass Boast above.

    Clotho 
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Voiced by: Susan Silo (God of War II), Marina Gordon (God of War III)

The youngest Sister of Fate who spins the threads of life for Gods and mortals.


  • Adaptational Ugliness: In the original mythology, Clotho was stated to be the most beautiful of the Sisters of Fate. Here, she's a fat and ugly slug-like monster.
  • Big Little Sister: Despite being the youngest, Clotho towers over her sisters by several storeys.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Unlike her sisters, Clothos can't be called "humanoid" by any stretch of the imagination.
  • Fan Disservice: You climb platforms around her naked body. Her hideous, fat, purple naked body with more breasts than Mother Nature intended.
  • Fat Bitch: One of the nastier Sisters, as well as hideously obese.
  • Irony: In the Greek myths, she was called the most beautiful Sister of Fate. Here in the game, well...
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: She tries to swat you like a fly as you progress around her.
  • Only Sane Man: She seems to be the only sister who was against Lahkesis' decision to let Kratos waltz into their palace and the only one who seems to be actually concerned about the world if Kratos wins.
  • Stone Wall: So massive that she can't even move.
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The Furies

    In General 
  • Blue and Orange Morality: One of the notes from the Scribe of Hecatonchires states that the Furies "follow their own view of right and wrong."
  • Doomed by Canon: Not surprising, given that they're the main antagonists in a prequel.
  • Face–Heel Turn: While its a stretch to call them "good" due to their Blue and Orange Morality, Orkos said they used to be more fair before Ares came along and corrupted them, turning them into the more cruel beings we see in the game.
  • Foil: To the Sisters of Fate in II. Both are Primordial beings older than both gods and titans and are also subservient to Olympus and they even resemble each other closely: Lachesis and Alecto being the leader and the most humanoid of them all, Atropos and Tisiphone being the most cruel, and Clotho and Megaera being the most inhuman with multiple limbs. The key difference is that the Fates are loyal to Zeus, while the Furies are loyal to Ares and are secretly aiding him to overthrow his father.
  • Lawful Stupid: All of them are ridiculously obsessed in imposing blood oaths, regardless of the morality of breaking them or their own survival. Subverted, the real reason they are enforcing Kratos' oath to Ares is because they are working with Ares to bring down Olympus, and Kratos is a crucial part of the plan.
  • Master of Illusion: They all use illusions to try and break Kratos's will.
  • Time Abyss: They predate even the Titans.
  • Villain Ball: They have successfully captured Kratos and confiscate all the relics he has obtained through the course of his journey. However, rather than destroying those items or hide them somewhere secure such as the Statue of Apollo, they chose to keep it within their pockets, allowing Kratos to retrieve them back and ultimately lead to their downfall.
  • Villainous Crush: Implied.

    Megaera 

Megaera

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gow_megaera.png
Voiced by: Nika Futterman

The Fury of Jealousy.


  • Body Horror: She spawns her Puppeteer Parasites from some nasty-looking rash on her chest.
  • Climax Boss: Chronologically and gameplay wise, she serves as the penultimate boss of Ascension.
  • Handicapped Badass: Lost her right arm in a previous fight with Kratos.
  • It's Personal: Unlike her sisters, who merely see taking on Kratos as a duty, she wants revenge for him taking her arm.
  • Fan Disservice: Megaera's cleavage is very open and has some disgusting rash where her parasites spawn from.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Her ability to spawn parasites to infect other living beings and turns them into monsters is unlike anything seen in Greek myths and more in line with a H.P. Lovecraft story.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: While beating up Kratos, she inadvertently broke some of the chains that were keeping him prisoner and helped him escape.
  • Spider Limbs: That protrude from her back.
  • Starter Villain: Chronologically, she is the first being killed of the immortals Kratos fights. Her Boss Battle is in the tutorial, in the earliest game. The majority of the game tells How We Got Here.

    Alecto 
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Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

The Fury of Anger.


  • Abusive Parent: To Orkos.
  • All for Nothing: Taunts Kratos with the fact that slaying the Furies will do nothing to undo or save him from the sins of his past.
    Alecto: My death will not free you from this madness!
  • Big Bad: Of Ascension.
  • Final Boss: Pairs with Tisiphone as the final boss of Ascension.
  • One-Winged Angel: Turns into a giant Kraken-like monster during the final boss battle. This form is often confused with Charybdis, but there's nothing in the game to confirm the relation between the two.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Briefly takes on the form of Kratos' wife Lysandra when he has the upper hand. Kratos hesitates for a brief moment before brushing it off and continuing his assault.
  • We Can Rule Together: While all the Furies were in cahoots with Ares's plan to overthrow Zeus and claim Olympus, Alecto was Ares's mistress and thus would've had the most to gain from such a plan.

    Tisiphone 
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Voiced by: Debi Mae West

The Fury of Vengeance.


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    Orkos 
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Voiced by: Troy Baker

The deity of oaths. He is the son of Ares and the Furies, as an attempt to create "the perfect warrior". Born "weak", he was rejected by his father, but accepted by his mothers and given his position, which he served diligently until he saw the injustice in Kratos' oath.


  • Abusive Parents: While not actively abusive, Ares conceived him with Alecto with the sole intent of creating a perfect warrior to support his Evil Plan to overthrow Olympus, only to disown him when Orkos turned out to be a disappointment. Likewise, the Furies manipulated him into aiding their work in punishing traitors and oathbreakers, only to imprison and presumably torture him when he turned on them to help Kratos.
  • Body Horror: Has several open, gaping wounds on his chest
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He acts as a guide to Kratos, eventually earning his respect.
  • Defector from Decadence: He turned on the Furies when he realized just how unjust Kratos' oath to Ares was.
  • Deuteragonist: Replaces Athena as Kratos's guide in Ascension.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He gives Kratos his sword, tells him to give him an honorable death, and calmly awaits his fate.
  • Has Two Mommies: Alecto is his birth mother, but he refers to all three Furies as his mothers.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He has Kratos kill him in order to fully sever his bond to Ares.
  • Irony: In mythology, Orkos is actually just an aspect of Hades as the god of oaths. Now, Hades is often stated to be the father of the Furies. That role is switched here.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He helped Kratos break free from Ares and the Furies to stop them from destroying Olympus. Years later, Kratos would do that on his own.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Half-Olympian, half-Fury.

Monsters

    Undead Legionnaires 
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  • Dark Action Girl: The Olympus and Hades Fiends are distinctively female and though rarer than most Legionnaires, they are more dangerous individually due to throwing explosive projectiles and blowing up upon being defeated (unless if they were finished).
  • Dem Bones: One variant is a bare skeleton with only a shield and scimitar, simular to the ones in Jason and the Argonauts.
  • Elite Mooks: Legionnaire Captains are not only tougher than normal legionnaires, but need two finishing moves to properly kill them.
  • Mooks: The most basic and numerous enemies you will find in any of the games.
  • Night of the Living Mooks: They were warriors that fell into battle, but were raised by the gods as empty husks to serve them.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: A basic (and numerous) type of mook used as undead soldiers.

    Talos Automatons 

    Minotaurs 
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  • An Axe to Grind: Though not all of them qualify, most minotaurs are armed with giant war axes.
  • A Load of Bull: An entire race of monsters like these, unlike the original minotaur that was a single monster born from an unnatural union.
  • Boss in Mook Clothing: The Titan Minotaurs in the second game are considered the toughest, most dangerous non-boss enemies, though only three are encountered in the whole game.
  • Magma Man: The third and final Titan Minotaur is found inside Atlas' body while submerged in lava and uses the environment to try and kill Kratos.

    Satyrs 
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  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: They have elements of this. Should they perform some successful grab on Kratos and throw him to the ground, they will stand in their weapons as a way to mock the Spartan warrior.
  • Dance Battler: They have some wicked capoeira moves on them.
  • Elite Mooks: Satyrs have stood as the most formidable opponents in each iteration, able to go toe-to-toe with Kratos and make short work of him if the Spartan is not careful in battle.
  • Fauns and Satyrs: They have goat-like traits with claws.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Extremely agile and nimble and take even more hits to kill than the minotaurs, who are larger and bulkier.

    Centaurs 
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  • Barbarian Tribe: Seem to have this aesthetic about them.
  • Boss in Mook Clothing: They almost never flinch, love interrupting your combos while you fight smaller mooks (because they always come with smaller mooks), have a crapton of health, and the QTE when they grab you requires super-human reflexes to win. The finishing move on them is one of the squickiest of the game, but you won't mind.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: In the first game only, they had a collection of razor sharp teeth. Subsequent games dropped this design.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: In the first game, they have greenish skin for some reason and demonic faces, while they look more human in the third game.

    Cyclopes 
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  • Beast of Battle: A short enemy type called riders can summon cyclopes with their horns and use them as destruction engines. Kratos can also ride them in the third game.
  • Cyclops: Obviously.
  • Eye Scream: A common way to finish them off is for Kratos to rip out their single eye out of their heads. The second game even keeps a counter of the number of cyclopes' eyes you have taken.
  • Giant Mook: Typically, the largest and strongest common enemies, barring the stronger minotaur variants.

    Harpies 
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    Gorgons 

Medusa

The Queen of the Gorgons whose gaze can turn mortals into stone.


  • Sadly Mythtaken: There were only 3 gorgons (all of them being sisters) in Greek Mythology. Read below for more info.
  • Shout-Out: Her (and by proxy all of the other gorgons in the series) design is obviously based on her appearance in Clash of the Titans and its remake.
  • Super Speed: As expected from a snake-like creature, she moves very fast despite her size, her lack of legs and the terrain.
  • Taken for Granite: And all the other Gorgons can do this.

Euryale

Medusa's older sister.


  • Bilingual Bonus: Her battle theme has the words "platharee skila" which means "fat bitch" in Greek.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The reason she wants to kill Kratos is because she blames him for the death of her children.
  • Fat Bastard: She is an morbidly obese gorgon.
  • Ground Pound
  • Mama Bear: When she calls Kratos a child killer, it's not about human children she is talking about, but her own brood.
  • Motive Rant: Makes her a little sympathetic.
    Kratos...murderer of children. I know this! I am aware of the misery you have brought upon my brood! ...Ruthlessly cutting down my line; your hands wear their blood. Praise to the Sisters! For on this day, Kratos... You will meet your end!
  • Mighty Glacier: Unlike her smaller counterparts, she's very clumsy.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Went to The Sisters Of Fate to try to reverse Medusa and Stheno's deaths, or at least tried, but can't really move out of her temple in the Bog of the Forgotten.
  • Super Strength: Also doubles as Stout Strength since she is strong enough to pull stone pillars.
  • Taken for Granite: As Medusa's sister, she can do this too.

Stheno

The largest of the three sisters and also the original Queen of the Gorgons.


  • And I Must Scream: She is trapped in the Bog of the Forgotten and unable to get out.
  • Uncertain Doom: Its unknown what ultimately became of her given Medusa became Queen of the Gorgons, if Stheno died or if she is still trapped in the Bog.
  • The Unfought: Twice, since she is never faced by Kratos despite him visiting the Bog of the Forgotten in II, as she is only present in Ascension's multiplayer and even then she isn't fought by any of the warriors, being merely a hazard they must avoid.

    Sirens 
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  • Butter Face: They have very large busts with horrifyingly large mouths with sharp teeth.
  • Enthralling Siren: Ironically subverted. Though their song sounds very beautiful, they are unable to enchant men with it.
  • Fan Disservice: Sirens are noted for being beautiful and certain variants such as Siren Widows, Sybils and Seductresses are noted to be topless. With that said, they have very monstrous faces.
  • Femme Fatalons: Just like the Gorgons, they have very large hands and claws that are used for melee combat.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Their primary form of attack are sonic screams. Siren Widows can even paralyze Kratos by unleashing a very deafening sound that will leave him vulnerable for other sirens to attack.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: The most basic and human-looking sirens resembles this trope due to having their hair covering their entire face.

    Tritons 

    Kraken 
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    Scylla 
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  • Expy: Her design slightly resembles the Clover monster from Cloverfield as well as spawning arachnids-like creatures.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has six tentacles sprouting from her abdomen as well as two arms.
  • Nested Mouths: Scylla has a secondary set of mouth under her main one, which is visible everytime she screams.
  • Sea Monster: She was summoned by Poseidon to safeguard the city of Atlantis.

    Hydra 
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  • Hydra Problem: Averted, its head(s) don't grow back. Though to be fair, Kratos doesn't kill and burn them with fire.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How its 3 main heads are defeated.
  • Multiple Head Case
  • Sea Monster: Was a swamp monster in the original myth.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: This Hydra lives in the sea and is a descendant of the original Lernaean hydra, which was killed by Heracles (aka Hercules) in a swamp and was instead a single unique creature.

    Hippocampi 
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    Cerberi 
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  • A Kind of One: There were only a handful of such creatures in Greek myths. Here they are an entire separate race.
  • Breath Weapon
  • Explosive Breeder: One of their attacks and the possible explanation why there's a whole bunch of them.
  • Hell Hound: Based on the Trope Maker himself, Cerberus.
  • Multiple Head Case
  • Sadly Mythtaken: Plenty of the variants have some traits (horns, lack of eyes, zombie-like rotting flesh...) which the original didn't (though according to some versions it also had a mane of living snakes, and a dragon's tail).

    Chimeras 
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    Griffins 
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    Phoenix 
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    Basilisk 
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  • Always a Bigger Fish / Bait-and-Switch Boss: Introduces itself by killing and eating a Cyclops.
  • Basilisk and Cockatrice: Obviously the former.
  • Beast of Battle: The Persian King and Empire's strongest weapon against Greece.
  • Breath Weapon
  • Dinosaurs Are Dragons: It resembles a Spinosaurus or a Dimetrodon.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: It's basically a giant mindless beast that can breathe fire, while originally it was a normal-sized snake or lizard which was so poisonous, it caused the very earth on which it walked to turn into a desert, was extremely cunning and could instantly kill anything except a weasel with its mere sight. Said weasel was also the only thing capable of killing it (though one could Hand Wave that Kratos managed to slay it on account of being a demigod).

    Rocs 

    Efreet 
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    Juggernauts 
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  • Adaptation Name Change: Were supposed to be called "elephantaurs" or "berserkers", until it was decided that the names didn't fit.
  • Honorable Elephant: Averted, they are vicious creatures that will gladly kill you.
  • The Juggernaut: It's even in their name!
  • Petting Zoo People: Resemble humanoid elephants or the Hindu God Ganesha. Originally there were ideas for other variants as well, such as crocodiles, dragons, hyenas, lions, boars and rhinos.

    Sphinxes 
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  • Breath Weapon: Fire.
  • Riddling Sphinx: They don't give any riddles whatsoever.
  • Panthera Awesome: Resemble saber-toothed cats (or Smilodon).
  • Sadly Mythtaken: Sphinxes were lions with the head and chest of a human (mostly female) with feathered wings. These almost don't look the part. Strangely, concept art and some statues in the games do depict them accurately.

    Manticore 
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Others

    Charon 
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Voiced by: Dwight Schultz

A being who ferries the souls of the dead to the Underworld.


  • Badass Grandpa: He looks very decrepit and old, yet he is one of the few beings in the whole series to actually defeat Kratos in combat. Granted, he was defeated in a following rematch, but that first victory got to count something.
  • Cool Mask: Resembles a human face screaming.
  • Evil Laugh: And a quite creepy one too...
  • Evil Sounds Deep
  • Flash Step: In two cutscenes, he suddenly gets behind Kratos mid-sentence. He does this a few times during his boss battles.
  • The Grim Reaper: Though his function is not to kill, but to bring souls.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Kratos bisects him with his own scythe. It doesn't take.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Its vaguely implied that he might have been mortal like Kratos since they mention they are Not So Different when the gods will never let them in peace. But he is definitely so much more than mortal when you face him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He kills Kratos, but Kratos finds a weapon that can actually harm him in The Underworld.
  • Implacable Man: He keeps attacking even after Kratos cuts him in half.
  • It Is Not Your Time: Invokes this when Kratos tries to enter The Underworld while still alive. Of course, this just pisses Kratos off and they fight. And then he kills Kratos. Well, guess that was his time now.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: He's skeletal, but he's strong enough to go toe-to-toe with Kratos.
  • Neck Lift: Does this to Kratos.
  • Not So Different: It's kind of prophetic, since he appears on a prequel, where Kratos doesn't know it yet.
    We share a common fate, Kratos. The gods will release neither of us from our torture.
  • Sinister Scythe: As the Grim Reaper, that is almost obligatory.

    The Body Burner 
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Charged with guarding the gates to Pandora's Temple, he was the very first individual to try and fail to take Pandora's Box.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Is missing his right hand and part of his right arm. With a piece of exposed bone sticking out to function as a Hook Hand.
  • And I Must Scream: He was cursed by the gods to guard the gates of Pandora and burn the bodies of those that died inside for centuries. Looking like a rotting corpse.
  • Age Without Youth: His body looks horribly decayed even though he has been immortal for ages now.
  • The Cynic: He sounds as jaded as someone who has a crappy job like his and has to open the gates for more and more foolhardy heroes trying to get inside the Temple so they could die horribly.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The sarcasm on his voice when he wishes " May the Gods grant you strength to conquer the perils that lay before you" to Kratos is palpable
  • No Name Given: His name is lost to the ages.
  • Uncertain Doom: Its unknown what happened to him after Kratos took Pandora's Box from the temple, but if he wasn't free of his curse after Kratos took the Box then he presumably died when Pandora's Temple was destroyed in Tartarus with Cronos' death.

    Pandora 
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Voiced by: Natalie Lander

The first woman to ever come into existence, she was created by Hephaestus to act as the key to Pandora's Box.


  • Artificial Human: A statue that Hephaestus crafted and breathed life into.
  • Distressed Damsel: She requires being saved by Kratos by death traps like hanging blades or a water-filling tank. Otherwise, she manages to stay out of trouble during encounters with monsters.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Pandora knows Kratos is after her because she is the only one that can extinguish the Flame of Olympus, which would mean her death. She accepts her fate since it means releasing Hope from the Box and give Kratos the power to kill Zeus.
  • Leitmotif: "Pandora's Melody", a melancholic song that plays during the first Underworld segments and during Pandora's presence.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: Only she can unlock the Flames of Olympus.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: In a way. She is a construct created by the smith god Hephaestus and was intended to be nothing more than a key to the Flame of Olympus, but he came to genuinely love her like she was his own child.
  • Morality Chain: Thanks to her, Kratos began to develop empathy for his fellow man and remorse for the things he had done, and not just the murder of his family. Mankind had use of it later when Kratos gave them the power of hope by killing himself.
  • Older Than They Look: She resents being called a child.
  • Plucky Girl: She can't fight, but she knows how to stay out of trouble and helps Kratos in certain puzzles he can't solve by himself.
  • Replacement Goldfish: For Calliope.
  • Skunk Stripe: She has a distinctive white strip in her brown hair.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Hope was inside Kratos the entire time.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Of course a person that treats Kratos with respect will die.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The Gods treat her like crap and they call her "it". This later becomes Kratos' Berserk Button.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Refuses to lose hope in a world that's being torn apart.
    Hope is what keeps us strong. It is why we are here. It is what we fight with when all else is lost.
  • You Remind Me of X: She reminds Kratos of his own daughter Calliope, mistaking Pandora for her when he first hears her voice.

    Aegaeon the Hecatonchires 
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One of the Hecatonchires, or one hundred-armed giants. Having once sworn a blood oath to Zeus and them betrayed him, the Furies hunted him down and transformed his body into a living prison for those who followed his example.


  • And I Must Scream: Holy mother of God. For starters, when he broke his oath to Zeus, the Furies hunted him down and put him through the mother of all Fates Worse than Death: having his body hollowed out and turned into a giant prison for those who followed his example. And then Megaera uses her parasites to infest different parts of his body and turn them into monsters to fight Kratos. Judging by the way his eyes are moving when Megaera infests his head, he's still alive and fully conscious through it all.
  • Body Horror: His entire body was hollowed out and converted into the Prison of the Damned. On top of that, while fighting Kratos, Megaera uses her Puppeteer Parasites to infest two of his arms, as well as his face, converting them into giant bug monsters under her control.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Italian dub, his alternate name "Bryareus" it's used instead, as well as "Centimane", (Lit. Hundred-Handed, the italian alternate name for Hecatonchires).
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has one-hundred arms.
  • Womb Level: Most of Ascension takes place in and around his body.

    The Colossus of Rhodes 
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One of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, a giant statue of the sun god Helios brought to life.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Kratos manages to sever its left hand during the second stage.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Hell yes.
  • Colossus Climb: Though he can only be climbed during the quick-time event sequences.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: After Kratos uses the Blade of Olympus to harm him by inflicting an open wound in its side, its the Colossus' turn to be vulnerable and he leans over the platform using only its stump-cannon to drive Kratos back.
  • Eye Scream: Kratos stabs out its right eye during the first part of their boss fight.
  • The Juggernaut: Though Kratos manages to rough up the Colossus pretty bad during their encounters, the Colossus still keeps coming back as long as Kratos' divine energy is used to fuel it. The only way to beat it is to use the Blade of Olympus to drain the energy back.
  • Light Is Not Good: Its a statue of Helios, God of the Sun, with some gold/bronze painting and electric-blue energy emanating from within. It will also kill anything on its path to get to Kratos.
  • Living Statue: It was brought to life after Zeus stole Kratos' divine power and granted it to him.
  • Womb Level: During the final stage, Kratos must enter inside the Colossus to drain its energy using the Blade of Olympus.

    Pegasus 
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A winged magical horse which helps Kratos reach the Island of Creation.



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