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Descendants of a union between gods and humans. They possess superior powers and abilities compared to mortals, but are weaker compared to their divine parents and thus are considered "demigods".


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  • Abusive Parents: Their parents (the gods) do not care about them since they are openly callous about humanity and have caused many tragedies. Poseidon doesn't mention Theseus' death when fighting Kratos but he does say that he will avenge Atlantis, and Hercules' death doesn't concern Zeus in the slightest.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In real-life mythology, these heroes were praised as heroes for their adventures (despite having outdated values and behavior) but in the series, they are egotistical or somewhat corrupted in one way or another.
    • Hercules fights Kratos because he believes that Zeus favored him more and tries to kill Kratos to regain the status of Zeus' favorite and become the next God of War.
    • Perseus was driven mad from the trials by The Sisters of Fate and believes he's fighting Kratos to gain their approval.
    • Pollux and Castor became slave owners and stole the title as the oracle.
  • Anti-Hero: None of them have the cleanest history as heroes;
    • Hercules murdered his first wife and two sons after Hera drove him to madness. Hercules only wanted to kill Kratos' to take his title as the god of war rather than save humanity or protect Olympus.
    • Theseus has a bad history with women and accidentally caused the death of his human father. He fights Kratos because he sees him as weak for dying and wants to prove himself as the greatest warrior "in all of Greece."
    • Castor and Pollux are only fighting Kratos in order to avoid being tortured by the furies and are also abusive slave owners.
  • Blood Knight: Hercules, Theseus, and Perseus enjoy fighting. Hercules believed that the Nemean Lion was the only labor that was worthy of his time and effort, Perseus fights Kratos because he wants to bathe in the glory of killing a fallen god. Finally, Theseus fights Kratos to prove himself as the greatest warrior in Greece.
  • The Dragon: Theseus serves the sisters of fate and Castor and Pollux were enlisted by the furies to stop Kratos from reaching the oracle, under the threat of being tortured for failing.
  • Bullying a Dragon: They all believe that they could kill Kratos despite his infamous reputation as a slayer of gods.
  • Cain and Abel: Since Kratos is revealed to be the son of Zeus. Hercules, Perseus, Peirithous, Castor and Pollux are his half-brothers. On another note, Theseus is Kratos' cousin.
  • Child by Rape: The demigods were conceived by having their father (Zeus) pose as a mortal and have sex with a mortal woman. With the woman being none-the-wiser and eventually punished by Hera for sleeping with Zeus.
  • Combat Pragmatist: They are able to use their assets and environments to their full advantage when fighting Kratos.
  • Fallen Hero: Perseus suffered from Sanity Slippage due to the trials from the sisters of fate, Hercules was possessed by one of the evils from Pandora's box and Castor and Pollux were supplanters and slave owners.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: The deaths of Theseus, Perseus, and Hercules are not mourned or mentioned by Poseidon and Zeus. Granted, Poseidon may have mourned him upon learning of his death but Poseidon doesn't mention him at all but says that he will avenge Atlantis.
  • The Giant: Hercules, Theseus, and Castor are far bigger than Kratos, Hercules is three or four feet taller than Kratos and Castor is 8'8.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: A majority of them (with the exception of Castor) are demigods, children of gods and mortals.
  • Hero Antagonist: Their reasons for fighting Kratos are more selfish in nature than altruistic. However, Kratos' motivation is far worse than theirs: Kratos wants to kill Zeus, which will cause the destruction of Greece if he succeeds.
  • In a Single Bound: Both Hercules and Theseus are able to jump large distances. Hercules can do it due to his legendary strength and Theseus is able to jump to the top of the doorway via his spear and jumping ability.
  • Made of Iron: They have higher durability and pain threshold than the average mortal.
  • Nominal Hero: Their motivations are purely self-serving, they fight Kratos because they want to prove themselves as better than him or want to complete their own goals. Kratos, on the other hand, wants to kill Zeus which will cause the destruction of Greece as a result.
  • Semi-Divine: All but Castor are demigods, children born between a mortal and a god.
  • Super Strength: They are stronger than the average mortal.
  • Smug Super: Most of them think highly of themselves due to being demigods and believe that they can defeat Kratos despite Kratos' status as a fallen god.
  • Tragic Hero: Perseus failed to save Andromeda, Hercules murdered his first wife and two sons in a fit of madness caused by Hera and Theseus accidentally caused the death of his human father when returning from his fight against the Minotaur.
  • Vague Age: God of War 2018 reveals that demigods have a longer lifespan than regular humans and don't age in the same way as them.

Greek Era

Voiced by: Kevin Sorbo, Lorenzo Scattorin (Italian), Andrey Yaroslavtsev (Russian)

"Think about it, brother. While I was stuck cleaning the Augean Stables, he chose YOU to destroy Ares. Not convinced? How about this? While YOU were being crowned the God of War, I was sent to find an APPLE! They called them 'labors'. Ha! Perhaps he did allow me to kill the Nemean Lion, but he made your name known amongst the people! A fierce warrior, a killer made a hero, a man made a god! But this time, brother, this time I shall destroy you. Call it my thirteenth and final labor. Soon I will become the God of War and claim the throne for myself!"

The son of Zeus and thus Kratos's brother. Hercules harbors great jealousy towards Kratos for all the attention he gets.

  • 13 Is Unlucky: He declared killing Kratos to be his thirteenth Labor; Kratos turned the tables on him and smashed his face in.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the traditional Greek myths, Hera hated Hercules for being a produce of Zeus' infidelity and tried to kill and torment him more than once. In God of War III, Hercules and Hera seem more amicable with each other and Hercules apparently takes joy in showing off his feats to his stepmother.
  • Adaptational Villainy: This isn't the usually good/noble-natured Hercules you're used to. In fact, this may be one of few stories to portray Hercules in a rather negative light (although to be fair, one could make a case that opposing Kratos is a heroic act in itself). Though he was probably affected with the evil Envy. Considering Zeus did more for Kratos than he ever did for Hercules, he has his reasons. Still, the evil seems to make him ignore that Zeus is a bastard who tormented Kratos, so it's possibly a case of a Brainwashed and Crazy situation.
  • Almighty Janitor: Acknowledges that this is what he was in the grand scheme of things and is really resentful over it.
  • Alone with the Psycho: After putting an impressive fight with Kratos, he's disarmed in a moment of arrogance which results in his theme slowly stopping and Kratos' theme (i.e Rage of Sparta) to start playing. While Hercules still fights persistently and desperately, it's pretty clear that him lifting up the arena, in an effort to force Kratos out of the arena or at least kill him by dropping him off the mountain was his last resort.
  • Ambition Is Evil
    Hercules: But this time, brother, this time, I will destroy you. Call it my thirteenth and final labor. Soon, I will be the God of War and claim the throne for myself.
    Kratos: You aspire to be an Olympian, yet their reign is ending, Hercules.
    Hercules: We'll see about that.
  • Ancient Grome: Is referred to as Hercules rather than Heracles/Herakles, which was confirmed to be due to the Roman version of the name being more famous and iconic. Subverted in some European dubs and the Japanese one, that uses his Greek name.
  • Animal Motifs: His armor and weapons all have a lion design. Also, out of his Twelve Labors, he liked facing the Nemean Lion the best.
  • Annoying Arrows: The Bow of Apollo is worthless against him.
  • Badass Baritone: Fitting for a 12-foot tall mountain of muscle, his voice has a noticeable cacophonous reverb.
  • The Brute: Hercules is the leader of the Olympian army but from what we see of his actions, he isn't very good at it due to seeing himself as an One-Man Army. He sends two of his soldiers to the ground after they equipped him with the cestus and then Hercules kills the surviving soldiers after losing the rest of his armor. Just so that he and Kratos can fight each other alone.
  • Casting Gag: He's voiced by Kevin Sorbo, who starred as the title character in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Just like with Castor and Pollux, Theseus, and Perseus beforehand, Hercules will utilized any method to kill his half-brother. From sending waves of undead soldiers to overwhelm Kratos to ripping off large parts of the arena and chuck them at his foe, and even lifting the entire arena push Kratos off the mountain.
  • Decomposite Character: To himself, since Kratos used to be an expy of the mythological Heracles and even had a bonus costume based on him. He was eventually introduced as his own character in God of War III.
  • The Dragon: To Hera, which is ironic for their antagonistic relationship in the myths.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He's pretty pissed that Kratos, who the Gods hated, was treated better than him.
    Hercules: While I was stuck cleaning the Augean Stables, he chose you to destroy Ares. (Kratos raises an eyebrow) Not convinced? How about this: while you were being crowned the God of War, I was sent to find an apple. (Hera laughs) They called them "Labors". Hah! Perhaps he did allow me to kill the Nemean Lion, but he made your name known amongst the people. A fierce warrior. A killer made hero. A man made a god.
  • Evil Gloating: He knocks Kratos out, then turns around and boasts to Hera about his "victory", allowing Kratos to recover and retaliate.
  • Famed in Story: Kratos recognizes him as a hero of legend and as his half-brother.
  • Flunky Boss: He brings Undead Legionnaires into the first stage of his battle with Kratos.
  • Genius Bruiser: He at least knows how to use proper military tactics against Kratos and actually sends plenty of back-ups to assist him.
  • The Gloves Come Off: Literally, in fact! It happens twice;
    • When his helmet is bashed off, he rids the arena of the mountains of enemies that had been pestering the two and fights Kratos one-on-one.
    • When Kratos removes his gauntlets, he starts fighting dirty; side-stepping around Kratos' attacks, throwing parts of the arena at him, and even lifting up part of the arena to throw Kratos over the edge.
      Hercules: Finally! A challenge!
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: His battle style is akin to a street brawler.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: His torso is covered with claw-marks, presumably from his struggle against the Nemean Lion.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He's envious of Kratos being favored by Zeus even if Zeus is shown at his worst towards Kratos
  • Ground Pound: By punching the ground.
  • Heroic Build: Well, villainous, but the build part sticks like no other. Hercules is completely, absurdly ripped and enormously tall. Kratos barely reaches his belt despite his own impressive size, and Hercules' fists are about the same size as his torso!
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He rips the entire arena out of the ground, but Kratos makes it fall on him to pin him down. Then, Kratos uses the Nemean Cestus to finish him off.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Given Hercules's unusually huge size in this version, it isn't difficult to assume that Hercules is much, much bigger than his wife let alone his sons unless the gods magically grant him such size after he murdered them by accident.
  • Hypocrite: His line about Kratos' being famous for being "a killer made hero" is hypocritical since Hercules' twelve labors were created by king Eurystheus as atonement for Hercules killing his first wife Megara and his two sons.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: After he is disarmed, the reduced weight causes his speed to skyrocket.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing can make him flinch.
  • Irony: He is Hera's champion, even though he and Hera are enemies in the myths.
  • Large and in Charge: He is twice Kratos' size. He is canonical 12 feet tall.
  • Mighty Glacier: Though he becomes a Lightning Bruiser once Kratos steals the Nemean Cestus.
  • Misplaced Retribution: He wants to kill Kratos whom he believes was favored above him, especially Zeus. Putting aside that the gods aren't any nicer to Kratos than they were to him, Hercules has no issue trying to win the favors of the very gods that tormented him.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Kratos pins the arena on Hercules, Hercules' face says this.
  • Power Fist: The Nemean Cestus.
  • Punched Across the Room: Any blow he lands will do this to Kratos. Should he land on the spikes littering the walls of the arena, he will have to pull himself off of them via Quick Time Event.
  • Saved for the Sequel: He was originally intended to be in God of War 2 but his role was reduced to an alternate costume for Kratos due to time constraints and budget. Hercules made his official appearance in God of War 3 as the commander of the olympian army.
  • Shadow Archetype: If his mythological backstory is taken into account, he is this to Kratos. Both are powerful demi-god sons of Zeus, accidentally murdered their own families caused by a god (Hera for Hercules, Ares for Kratos), and sought to redeem themselves for their murders. Whereas Kratos was favored by the gods, Hercules was put under the bus for his own quest for redemption (his Twelve Labors) and is jealous of Kratos' fame.
  • Shed Armor, Gain Speed: Starts the fight as a Mighty Glacier in heavy armor, but once that gets cut off he becomes a Lightning Bruiser.
  • Technician vs. Performer: Hercules treats the fight with Kratos as gladiatorial combat since he tries to gain favor with Hera and he kills all the soldiers to fight Kratos alone.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He possesses tremendous strength, perhaps even more so than Kratos but his fighting style usually involves him just flailing his Cestuses around and having his underling's body pile on Kratos. Unfortunately, Kratos is a much better tactician than he is and upon stealing the cestus for himself, Kratos could easily overwhelm Hercules with his superior skill in the weapon, with the latter trying to defend by crushing Kratos with his sheer strength.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Zeus treated Kratos with more respect than him. That's what Hercules thinks.
  • Worthy Opponent: It's implied during the dialogue that Kratos has some form of respect towards Hercules because Kratos shows reluctance towards fighting him and tries to reason with him whereas other bosses don't get that privilege. Kratos also doesn't show instant rage towards Hercules, and while Hercules shows malign envy towards Kratos, Hercules gives a temporary face of reluctance/respect after Kratos tries to tell him that Zeus has no favorites but chooses to fight Kratos after motivating himself with his rant against Kratos. In fact, one of Hercules' battle quotes is "Defend yourself!" Since this is done in the singular rather than collective, it's likely he's not instructing the Olympian Sentries helping him but instead Kratos, likely telling him to fight him with everything he had.
  • World's Strongest Man: Being another son of Zeus, he is clearly Kratos' equal if not his better, and the only way to get a critical hit is to wait until he's showing off to his stepmother, Hera.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Somehow averted, since Hercules, according to the legend, taught humans wrestling in the first place.

Voiced by: Paul Eiding, Oliviero Corbetta (Italian), Alexander Klyukvin (Russian)

"Come forward. Let us finally see who is the greatest warrior in all of Greece."

A hero who faithfully serves the Sisters of Fate.

  • Age Lift: He's the second oldest Demigod in the series due to his greying hair and signs of aging. In the myth, Theseus is said to be 16 by the time of the Minotaur myth. However, this legend was already fulfilled by the time he fights Kratos.
  • Almighty Janitor: He's the horse-keeper to the steeds of time.
  • An Ice Person: His swordstaff can summon huge Ice Spikes from the ground to impale Kratos, as well as tossing projectiles made of hail and snow.
  • Animal Motifs: Due to being the son of Poseidon, Theseus has horse connotations (as carried from the mythology). Theseus' arena has horse imagery, and his horseman's key has a horse head on it. He is also the horse-keeper for the Steeds of Time.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Unlike the other heroes, who fight for their own reasons or to further their goals. Theseus fights Kratos because he sees him as weak for dying and wants to be known as "the greatest warrior in all of Greece."
  • Badass Beard: He sports one of these and is a capable warrior who's also the son of Poseidon.
  • Blade on a Stick: It's technically a double-bladed swordstaff, but he does wield it like this in his fight against Kratos.
  • Boom Stick: His staff can fire energy blasts.
  • Braggart Boss: Theseus is full of himself, and when he encounters Kratos, he calls him weak for seeking the Sisters of Fate and challenges him to a duel.
  • Challenging the Chief: Theseus wants to fight Kratos as he sees him as weak for losing his godhood and wants to assert himself as "the greatest warrior in all of Greece".
  • Cold Sniper: He'll jump to the roof in order to snipe at Kratos with his energy-firing spear.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Theseus doesn't fight fair in the duel against Kratos. He wants to prove himself the greatest warrior in Greece by empowering his blade with magic halfway through the first phase, then climbing to the top of the doorway so Kratos can't hit him and then summoning minotaurs to fight for him.
  • Double Weapon: His weapon of choice is an enchanted, double-edged spear that can channel magic.
  • Duel to the Death: Kratos was willing to let him live if Theseus had stepped aside or assisted him. Instead, Theseus challenged him to prove himself as the greatest warrior in Greece.
  • Evil Laugh: The first thing he does upon seeing Kratos is to start laughing at the fallen warrior seeking an audience with the Sisters.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: In the Italian dub, his voice is noticeably croaky and make him sounds old. Possibly also to differentiate him from Perseus, who was dubbed by the same actor.
  • Fallen Hero: Kratos apparently didn't expect him to be serving the Sisters of Fate, indicating that he used to a hero before.
  • Famed in Story: Kratos recognizes him as the hero of legend.
  • Flunky Boss: Ironically (since he defeated the Minotaur in the original myths), he uses minotaurs as mooks.
  • Glory Seeker: He wants to be the greatest warrior in all of Greece.
  • Guttural Growler: His voice is surprisingly deep.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's a bit of a Jerkass, though he's only seen acting this way towards Kratos, who is the opposite.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Kratos impales him with his own spear, then crushes his head with the door he was guarding.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: The former king of Athens and famed killer of the minotaur is now the horse-keeper for the steeds of time.
  • Hypocrite: He insults those who plan to change their fate, yet cheats in the duel against Kratos.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He gets his own swordstaff impales him on the door he was guarding.
  • Kick the Dog: He has low views of those trying to change their fate and even mocks Kratos for not only losing his godhood but for wanting to change his fate.
  • Making a Splash: He is the son of Poseidon but he primarily attacks with ice magic. This indicates this power since ice is frozen water and they were surrounded by it.
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: Inverted. It's a matter of perspective since Kratos plans to kill Zeus. Despite the world being at risk if he succeeds.
  • Old Soldier: He's a famed hero of Athens and now works for The Sisters of Fate as their horse-keeper for the steeds of time.
  • Pride Before a Fall: The whole fight is caused by Theseus wanting to prove himself as the greatest warrior in Greece.
  • The Proud Elite: He's recognized as a hero of legend by Kratos and was enlisted by The Sisters of Fate.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: He's proud to be a warrior and proud to be a demigod, it's his pride that makes him challenge Kratos to a duel.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: He proudly serves the Sisters of Fate for the glory of Zeus. Even though, the Sisters of Fate don't think twice about having Kratos kill him.
  • Retired Badass: Theseus' glory days are long behind him, he was the king of Athens and the hero who slew the Minotaur. Now, he's the horse-keeper for the steeds of time who challenges Kratos to a duel.
  • Threat Backfire: Theseus refuses to submit to Kratos' death threat and challenges him to a duel.
  • Uncertain Doom: Due to Kratos changing his own fate, it's uncertain if Theseus remained dead due to the changing of the timeline. It's worth noting that Poseidon didn't mention him during his rant against Kratos, suggesting Theseus' death was undone when Kratos changed his own fate. It's also just as likely that Poseidon is too self-centered to care about the death of his own son.
  • Vague Age: God of War 2018 reveals that Demigods have a longer lifespan than regular mortals, as Kratos is suggested to be 150 years old by the time of the Norse chapter. With that in mind, Theseus was the oldest Greek demigod in God of War 2 and is the only Demigod to be shown to have greying hair, while Kratos sill has a black, unaged beard by the Norse chapter. In conclusion: it's uncertain if Theseus' age exceeds 150 years old, or if he just aged badly compared to Kratos. Interestingly, Kratos does recognize him when they encounter each other at the steeds of time but Kratos doesn't say how he recognizes Theseus. With that in mind; Pollux, Kratos, Theseus are the 3 oldest demigods in the Greek chapter of God of War.
  • Villain Respect: It's suggested in the opening dialogue that Theseus did respect Kratos when he was the god of war, but since he plans to change his fate, Theseus mocks him in turn and challenges him. Kratos respected him enough to give him a chance to step aside so they wouldn't have to fight.

Voiced by: Harry Hamlin, Oliviero Corbetta (Italian), Vladimir Vikhrov (Russian)

"Are you watching me now, Sisters? Give me a sign! Am I, the great Perseus, to kill this fallen God to receive an audience with you? Will that allow me to bring my love back from the grasp of Hades himself!? If not, then at least I can bathe in the glory of being the one who brought down the mighty Kratos. The Slayer of Gods. Although I hardly think a harpy's fool such as yourself deserves such praise."

A hero who seeks the help of the Sisters of Fate to rescue his love.

  • Adaptational Villainy: While a brave hero in the myths, this Perseus is driven mad by isolation and does anything to rescue his lover. Even killing someone he hardly knows. He also proclaims that Andromeda is his true love despite only having met her once.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: In the myths, Perseus first met and saved Andromeda while he was returning to King Polydectes with Medusa's head. In the game, he believes Andromeda is his true love after only having met her, or even hearing of her, for the first time on the day of her death.
  • Ascended Extra: Becomes a playable character in the multiplayer mode of Ascension, albeit with brand new, impossibly cool armor and helmet.
  • Boss Arena Idiocy: Fights Kratos in a room with a giant pool of water, which limits the advantage provided by his Helm of Invisibility. In fairness, he was trapped and didn't choose the location of their fight, so it isn't idiocy on his part, just circumstances.
  • Casting Gag: He's voiced by Harry Hamlin, who played Perseus in the original Clash of the Titans.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He starts off his fight against Kratos by using The Helm of Hades to turn himself invisible, uses Hit-and-Run Tactics, and would try to attack him from behind. After Kratos breaks the Helm, Perseus will resort to using his light powers to momentarily blind him to get an opening and does this tactic numerous times once he loses his sword as well.
  • Continuity Snarl: In Greek Mythology, Perseus is Heracles/Hercules' ancestor but in God of War II, he exists at the same time as both Theseus and Hercules.
  • Cool Helmet: His mask of invisibility and the huge, saw-blade like helm is worn in Ascension.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: While his brain is scrambled by the isolation and constant trials, he is eventually proven right about two things. The sisters are watching his fight with Kratos and have been in control of the narrative the entire time. Perseus was in a rigged fight because the sisters wanted to fight Kratos themselves, and Perseus had the means for him to progress in his quest.
  • Death by Irony: The reason Kratos arrives at the bathhouse is that Perseus wanted him to free him, Kratos kills Perseus by smashing him through a brick wall, then throwing him through the wall which impales him on a hook on the outside.
  • Entitled to Have You: Mythologically speaking, Perseus only met Andromeda once and that was on the day of her supposed death. Here? Andromeda died, either mid-rescue or before Perseus could find her and save her from kētŏs. After failing to save her or after learning of her identity, Perseus then believes she was the love of his life and that he should march to the Sisters of Fate so he can change her fate and make her marry him out of gratitude.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's not technically evil, but he's in Kratos's path, and his dialogue indicates he desperately wants an audience with the Sisters to bring Andromeda back from the dead.
  • Failure Hero: This version of Perseus failed to save Andromeda and is seeking the Sisters of Fate so he can get a second chance. Kratos also killed Medusa before him, which only added to his failures.
  • Flash Step: Kratos can beat on his invisible form...and suddenly he's on the other side of the room.
  • Idiot Ball: He could have easily escaped the room he had been trapped in if he had broken the wall, or even gone through the windows.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His fate, courtesy of Kratos.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Resembles his portrayal in the original Clash of the Titans, and thus looks like his voice actor, Harry Hamlin, who also portrayed Perseus in that film.
  • Invisibility Cloak: The Helm of Hades.
  • I Shall Taunt You: A bad thing to do if you're invisible.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Invokes this, mistakenly believing that defeating Kratos was the final test to reach the Sisters Of Fate.
  • Light Is Not Good: He has light attacks, throwing things that glow in golden radiance and using a light blast to temporarily stun Kratos.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His ultimate goal is to change Andromeda's fate and he believes that killing Kratos is part of the trials from the Sisters of Fate.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Until his, ahem... untimely death, after which it protects Kratos instead.
  • Mythical Motifs: In his appearance in God of War 2 he has an emblem of a gorgon on his shield. The Armor of Perseus in the God of War Ascension Multiplayer has a giant symbol of a gorgon on the back.
  • Paradox Person: His appearance in God of War 2 created a plot hole since Perseus was a hero for killing the Gorgon Medusa and using her head to kill kētŏs before Andromeda could be sacrificed. However, Medusa was killed by Kratos in the first game, which in turn makes it unknown as to how Perseus gained his fame.
    • However, it is entirely possible that Perseus did defeat Medusa in the God of War universe. Ares army was composed of the undead so it is very likely that Medusa was resurrected and brought from the Underworld by Ares. This was never explained, unfortunately.
  • Prince Charming Wannabe: His quest is to change Andromeda's fate so she won't be killed by kētŏs, however, his dialogue is too romantic for someone who just met her, or even heard of her, for the first and only time. He believes he should kill Kratos so he can prove his worth to the Sisters of Fate, despite Kratos initially arriving to help him, or at least, assist him in passing while he's on his own quest to kill Zeus.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: He believes the Sisters of Fate are pitting him and Kratos against each other so Perseus can move on the next trial. He is right that the sisters are watching him, except, they are rooting for Kratos, not him because they want to face Kratos themselves.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: With Kratos changing his fate, Perseus' journey is now entirely pointless. Even if he could escape the bathhouse he wouldn't be able to change Andromeda's fate due to the deaths of the sisters.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Went to the Sisters of Fate to try to reverse Andromeda's death.
  • Shield Bash: After having his sword snapped by Kratos, his shield is the only weapon left after his sling projectiles.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: This version of Perseus failed to save Andromeda because he wasn't able to find Medusa, who was killed by Kratos. That delay caused Andromeda to be sacrificed to kētŏs, as Perseus only found her on the way back to King Polydectes with Medusa's head. Despite failing the quest that would have lionized him as a Greek hero, Perseus still thinks highly of himself and personally believes Andromeda is his true love. Coincidentally, he ends up fighting the very man who unwittingly stole his glory in the first place.
  • Stalker with a Crush: In the myths, Perseus first met and saved Andromeda while he was returning to King Polydectes with Medusa's head. Here, Perseus wasn't able to save Andromeda, likely due to Kratos killing Medusa before him. As such, he believes Andromeda is his true love despite only having met her for the first time on the day of her death. It's also just as likely that he learned her identity after she was killed by kētŏs. He even tries to kill Kratos, a man who was just passing by on his own quest because Perseus believed the Sisters of Fate were pitting the two against each other.
  • Suffer the Slings: Kratos doesn't go down as easily as Goliath (sadly for Perseus).
  • Uncertain Doom: Perseus doesn't have the best outcome in God of War 2. He's killed by Kratos and used as an escape route. Then Kratos changed his fate to fight Zeus, which means that Perseus might still be trapped in the bathhouse.

    Castor & Pollux
"My... quite persistent, isn't he? His persistence only means his death.."

Voiced by: Diego Sabre (Castor) and Daniele Demma (Pollux) (Italian), Valery Storozhik (Castor) and ??? (Russian)

The Gemini Twins who take on a grotesque Siamese-twin depiction in God of War Ascension, they are the prophets of the Time Oracle Alethia, but they have stolen her urn and the power that comes with it and now rule over her temple.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original Mythology, they were heroes who protected sailors and turned the weather in favor of those who made the appropriate sacrifice. In this, they are dictator-like prophets who stole authority from the Oracle whose temple they reside in, and they attempt to kill Kratos when he tries to force his way to the Oracle. Last but not least, they keep hapless slaves around the place whom they bully regularly.
  • Animal Motif: Snakes, their temple and arena are decorated with them and their amulet is called the "Amulet of Uroboros". In reference to "Ouroboros", a snake/serpentine dragon that would eat its own tail. Strangely, the Ouroboros is of Norse origins and would eventually appear in God of War 2018. Suggesting that the amulet does not have origins with Greece. Character-wise, Castor and Pollux fight with green magic and betrayed the original Oracle then supplanted her.
  • Badass Normal: Pollux is a demigod and is the divine half of the twins and thus the source of their magical abilities and immortality. Whereas Castor is a mortal human with no magical abilities of his own but he puts up more than a decent fight against Kratos.
  • Bad Boss: Very cruel slave drivers, see Disproportionate Retribution and Jerkass below.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In the mythology, Pollux begged Zeus to resurrect Castor and allow Pollux to share his immortality with him. The wish seems to have backfired on Pollux since the two are now horrifically fused together.
  • Being Good Sucks: In the mythology, Castor died in battle and Pollux begged Zeus to allow him to share Pollux's immortality with Castor, which looks like Pollux gave more than he bargained for.
  • Body Horror: Pollux is a severely atrophied man, conjoined to Castor's torso. Also, whilst the twins are very old (at least 80 something), they compensate for their age-induced unfitness when preparing to fight Kratos by using Oracle Alethia's time urn on themselves, causing them to graphically revert back to their more physically fit youth (probably 20s-30s).
  • Combat Pragmatist: Good lord they are this big time, using their time-manipulating powers to constantly warp the landscape and teleporting around the field to their advantage, and even snipe at Kratos from afar.
  • Creepy Twins: Not only they are brutal and heartless slave drivers, but they also happen to be con-jointed too.
  • Dirty Coward: After Castor dies from the fall, Pollux tries to crawl away from Kratos while trying to pin the blame on Castor but his head is brutally crushed by a furious and disgusted Kratos.
  • Dirty Old Man: Kratos confronts them while they are sitting on a throne with a slave girl on their lap, who presumably serves as their concubine.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Castor and Pollux weren't conjoined twins in the original myths.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: When one of the slaves politely explains why he and the other slaves are struggling with their immense labor work:
    Castor: YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ASKED TO SPEAK!!! (murders the slave with his staff)
  • Dual Wielding: They fight with a mace and staff, the two weapons can connect and create a large spear/sharp staff.
  • Evil Old Folks: Both of them are presumably between their 60's and 80's. They initially cheat by using an amulet to revert themselves to a healthier age but when Castor is rendered unconscious, Pollux fights against Kratos as an old man.
  • Forced into Evil: If what Castor's comment says is true, it's likely they were forced to fight Kratos at the orders of the Furies.
    Castor: They will torture me if I fail!
  • Handicapped Badass: Pollux, despite only having one arm as a conjoined twin. He is as much of a threat as Castor.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Castor taunts Kratos by calling him an "arrogant fool", even though he's the one snobbishly accepting sacrifice for people who wish to see the Oracle and bullying his slaves.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Castor proves this to us when he uses the oracle's time urn on himself and his brother, making them younger and Castor looks vaguely similar to the God of War universe's Perseus.
  • Jerkass: Castor at least, with the aforementioned Disproportionate Retribution, among their obvious mistreatment of all their slaves, who are obviously doing the best they can.
    Castor: Worthless lot, pathetic! Every last one of them.
  • Magic Knight: They fight Kratos with their mace and staff, they also utilize magic in the fight.
  • Mind over Matter: Pollux can move things with his mind.
  • Never My Fault: After Castor dies when Kratos tears Pollux away from his body. Pollux crawls away while trying to pin the blame on Castor. It doesn't work and Kratos is instead disgusted by his cowardice and promptly crushes his head with his foot.
    Pollux: It was my brother who betrayed me, betrayed us all.
  • Time Master: With the "Amulet of Uroboros", they can slow down Kratos via chronokinesis and revert themselves to a younger age. However, it is imperfect as they can be reverted to their real age with each strike.
  • Vague Age: Pollux is the oldest demigod in the series and Castor is the oldest human the series due to sharing Pollux's godhood. They show more signs of age than Kratos in the 2018 installment of God of War, which means they are older than 150 years old.

Voiced By: Simon Templeman, Alberto Oliviero (Italian), Sergey Chikhachev (Russian)

"I have suffered enough, Spartan. Hades, he sent me to this eternal torture. My prison of tinder. But now that you are here, you can free me! All I have left is my bow. Please, free me and it is yours."

Another demigod son of Zeus, he is a prisoner in the realm of Hades, he ended up there after he tried to kidnap Persephone and take her as his own bride.

  • Archer Archetype: He presumably used to be an archer given he carries the Bow of Apollo with him.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: While it isn't mentioned out loud, Peirithous and Persephone do share the same father.
  • Fate Worse than Death: He is trapped in a chair in the Underworld to be tormented for all time. Kratos puts an end to his torment... Though not in a pleasant way.
  • Kill It with Fire: Kratos charbroils him in his own chair using Cerberus' flame breathe. His death is very excruciating.
  • Non-Action Guy: He is the only demigod encountered by Kratos that doesn't try to fight him, but then again, being bound to a chair doesn't leave him much option.
  • Too Dumb to Live: You can come across a lost note in the Underworld written by him showing that he did plan to steal Persephone from Hades, which is how he ended up trapped in his Fate Worse than Death.

Jason, the fabled leader of the Argonauts; a mighty Greek warrior sent to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Is found by Kratos on his way to the Sisters of Fate, partially eaten by the Mole Cerberus.

  • Adaptation Expansion: He's rescued by Kratos in the novelization of II, and then reveals that he sought the Sisters of Fate because he regretted leaving Medea and wished to be reunited with her and their children. After the exchange, he attempts to kill Kratos, but Kratos instead kills him and takes the Fleece.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the original Greek myth, Jason manages to claim the Golden Fleece for his own and fulfil his quest. Here, he's killed before he can even return with the Fleece, losing all his men along the way. At least he managed to get it. Though, the novelization of II spares him for a little while longer, expanding upon his story.
  • Badass Normal: Unlike the other characters on this list, Jason is a regular mortal with no godly-lineage. While he may not have survived the return home, retrieving the golden fleece is no easy task.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the original myth, Jason died a lonely, tragic death; having lost his wife and children, and ultimately killed by the rotted mast of his own ship rather than in some heroic final battle. Here, Jason is horribly ripped apart by a Mole Cerberus, with Kratos procuring the Golden Fleece from his remains. And in the novel, he's saved before the Cerberus can kill him, but he foolishly tries to kill Kratos after the fact and dies in the process.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: He procured the Golden Fleece before dying horribly to the Mole Cerberus.
  • Killed Offscreen: Unlike most heroes throughout the series, Jason doesn't even fight Kratos before his untimely death. Instead, he's killed by a Mole Cerberus.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Of a sort. Jason doesn't even get any spoken lines in or any meaningful screentime before his death, and is outright killed by Kratos himself in the novelization of II. But the Golden Fleece becomes an invaluable tool to Kratos from that point onward, and it's powerful enough to help Kratos deflect a blow from the Blade of Olympus in the last quick time event of his battle with Zeus.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He tries to kill Kratos, despite Kratos rescuing him from the Mole Cerberus.


Playable Heroes in Ascension


Playable Mutliplayer character from Ascension. The famous hero from the Iliad.


Playable Mutliplayer character from Ascension. Hero of the Odyssey and the one who used the Horse trick to conquer Troy.


Playable Multiplayer character from Ascension. Legendary hunter of beasts killed by a scorpion.


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