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As the page name suggests, these characters are regular mortals (though some of them have magical powers granted by various means). It is worth mentioning that while some are named after mythic figures, they are mostly original characters created to supplement the series' storyline and serve as NPCs.

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Kratos' Family

    Callisto 
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As an old woman.
Click here  to see her young.

Kratos's mother.

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale - young, Deanna Hustold - old


  • Baleful Polymorph: As punishment for trying to tell Kratos that his brother Deimos is still alive and being held prisoner, the gods turn her into a monster that Kratos has to Mercy Kill.
  • Dying as Yourself: She reverts to her human self after being fatally wounded by Kratos and lives long enough to give her parting words to him.
  • Good Parents: She's definitely better than the father Zeus.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: As the flashbacks and pictures to the past can attest, she was quite the beauty. No wonder Zeus fell for her.
  • Loophole Abuse: When Kratos demands she tell him the name of his father in a fit of rage, Callisto attempts this trope by hoarsely pronouncing the first and last letters of his father's name. It doesn't work, and for her trouble she's transformed into a monster and is killed by her son.
  • Mercy Kill: On the receiving end of this trope by her son.
  • Morality Chain: Because even Kratos loves his mother.
  • My Greatest Failure: The fact that even with her love and support, Kratos is still cold to everyone else.
  • No Body Left Behind: Subverted. Her body vanishes when she dies on Kratos' arms, but its revealed at the end of Ghost of Sparta that Zeus teleported it somewhere so he could bury it next to Deimos.
  • Pet the Dog: It's implied that Zeus was quite fond of her considering that he left her in the care of his brother Poseidon when Callisto was in her old age. And he later buries her body next to her son Deimos.
  • Shadow Discretion Shot: Unlike other brutal finishers, we're treated with a shadow shot of Kratos slowly walking to her and swiftly stabbing her heart once.
  • Tragic Monster:And, obviously, Kratos killed her the most fast and soft way he knew.
  • Tongue-Tied: She was forbidden by the gods themselves from telling Kratos his true parentage, with a curse being laid on Callisto to transform her into a monster if she ever did this.

    Deimos 
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Kratos's brother who was kidnapped by Ares after being mistaken for the one who would bring ruin to Olympus. He had hoped to be saved by Kratos, but that hope turned into hatred for his brother when he didn't come.

Voiced by: Elijah Wood (God of War III), Mark Deklin (Ghost of Sparta), Bridger Zadina (Ghost of Sparta - young)


  • Back-to-Back Badasses: In the final battle, Kratos and Deimos face Thanatos together.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: When the gods kidnapped him as a child, he was left at the hands of Thanatos. Whatever the death god was doing to him, Deimos had to suffer through his childhood to adulthood. As a result, he grew an unbearable hatred for his brother, vowing revenge on him for not saving him.
  • Blade on a Stick: After saving him from falling to his death, Kratos gives him the Arms of Sparta.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: He saves Kratos from Thanatos' One-Winged Angel form by spearing his eye out of the orbit. The God of Death answers by killing him.
  • Cain and Abel: Subverted with a very rare occasion where Kratos is the Abel rather than the Cain, with Deimos wanting to kill him for abandoning him. After a brief fight between the two, Kratos saves Deimos from Thanatos and the two make peace with each other, making a final stand against the Death God.
  • The Chosen One: In a twisted way. The Gods thought that he was the Marked Warrior who would have destroyed Olympus.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Not exactly, but after he defeated Kratos he was snatched by Thanatos and tossed to his death, only to be saved again by his elder brother, who gained his trust.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In the non-canonical "Birth of a Beast" video from the first game, Deimos is transformed into a demonic being with bat-like wings. Ghost of Sparta establishes that Deimos looks more or less like a normal demigod.
  • Expy: Of Leonidas. Even moreso when he gets the Arms of Sparta.
  • Retcon: His existence was alluded in a bonus video from the very first game's extra content. Originally, Deimos would have been taken by Spartan soldiers and left to die in the wild as part of the agoge, but he was taken to the Underworld where he became a demon and vowed revenge on Kratos. His existence was considered non-canon until it was confirmed in Ghost of Sparta, but changed several details such as the gods being responsible for his abduction and imprisonment in him in Death's Domain.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Sort of. In order to prevent the fall of Olympus, he was jailed into the Domain of Death, the home of Thanatos and Erinys.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When Kratos finds him, he's a far cry from the weak boy deemed unfit for the Spartan army.
  • Weapon Tombstone: The Arms of Sparta become his Tombstone.

    Lysandra 
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Kratos's wife who Kratos had been tricked into killing by Ares.

Voiced by: Gwendoline Yeo


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    Calliope 
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Kratos's beloved daughter, who he had accidentally killed when Ares tricked him into doing so.

Voiced by: Debi Derryberry


  • Children Are Innocent
  • Daddy's Girl: She loves her father very much and Kratos in turn cares for her. This makes it all the more tragic when it's heavily implied that Calliope knew that Kratos was the one that killed her mother just moments before she herself is killed.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Her brief reaction to seeing her father about to kill her if the flashback towards the end of III is any indication.
  • Ill Girl: According to the comic, she was a rather sickly girl, something not tolerated in Sparta. Kratos then went on a quest for Ambrosia to help her condition.
  • Infant Immortality: Averted.
  • Morality Chain: Kratos' second chain after Lysandra.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: When Kratos is forced to leave his daughter behind to save the world, with the full knowledge that he can never enter the Elysian Fields again.

Others

    Aletheia 
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The Oracle of Delphi who assisted Kratos when he was haunted by the Furies for deserting his oath to Ares.

Voiced by: Adrienne Barbeau


  • Almost Dead Guy: Kratos finds her on the debris of the temple of Delphi and she uses her last moments to tell him how to free himself from Ares.
  • Blind Seer: By the time she is found by Kratos, her eyes were torn out. She still manages to give him a vision.
  • Cool Old Lady: Though she looks more middle-aged than old, she is still very kind and civil towards Kratos, who returns the sentiment.
  • Eye Scream: Her eyes were torn out by Ares and the Furies when she tried to warn Zeus of their plot to overthrow him.
  • Face Death with Dignity: She fell from a high attitude during the battle between Kratos and the Gemini, and spends her last moments assuring and helping the Spartan warrior who tries to save her with the Amulet of Uroborus. It helps that she foresaw her manner of death, so she is more at peace this way.
  • Interspecies Romance: She (a human) was the lover of Orkos (half-Olympian, half-Fury).
  • Meaningful Name: Aletheia means truth in Greek.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Aletheia has a vision of the God of War destroying Olympus and knowing that Ares wants to do just that, assists in Kratos escaping his bond from him in hopes of setting him on the path to stop Ares. Unfortunately, Kratos ended up becoming the new God of War and destroyed Olympus on his own, bringing on the very thing that Aletheia wanted to avoid.

    Alrik the Barbarian King 
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The leader of an army of barbarians who would have killed Kratos had the Spartan not called on the help of Ares, and was himself killed in return.

Voiced by: Bob Joles


  • All There in the Manual: His name is revealed in the comic.
  • And I Must Scream: In the Comic, a young Kratos defeats him and uses the Head of Danaus to force Rocs to tear him apart, with him constantly healing because of the Ambrosia. He escaped thanks to Hades.
  • Arch-Enemy: Alrik and Kratos have fought each other constantly, starting in the comic where they fought for the ambrosia. They fought again in the first God of War game, which forced Kratos to make a deal with Ares in order to survive. They fought for the final time in God of War II when Alrik escaped from the underworld and encountered Kratos in the swamp while travelling to the sisters of fate.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Its to be expected for someone leading a barbarian tribe.
  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Normal: He was tough enough that Kratos was forced to make a deal with Ares in the first place.
  • The Chosen One: Believe it or not, in the comic, he was Hades' champion in the trial for the Ambrosia.
  • Determinator: He apparently fought his way out of Hades' domain on his own.
  • Drop the Hammer: Obviously, Kratos kills him and takes his weapon.
  • Escaped from Hell: Like Kratos, he fought his way out of The Underworld.
  • Hellish Horse: He rides one during the first stage of his boss fight.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Kratos crushes his head with his own hammer.
  • Large and in Charge: And he can grow even larger.
  • Monster from Beyond the Veil: In God of War II, he returned to life after fighting his way out of Hades, but its clear something doesn't look right with him. His face looks twisted, he is gigantic in size and he has now several unholy powers at his disposal.
  • Not So Different: Alrik and Kratos are very similar because they are both ruthless generals who were motivated to find the ambrosia because of a loved one suffering a disease, both were champions of a god (Kratos was trained by Ares and Alrik had received support from Hades in the comics and potentially gained his abilities in God of War 2 because of Hades), both are motivated by revenge after losing their loved ones, both had used a decapitated human head as a weapon in order to use their abilities (the comics Alrik decapitated and used Danaus's head to summon rocs and in God of War III Kratos decapitated Helios to use his head as a weapon and torch) and both are very talented in combat.
  • Off with His Head!: Twice.
  • Necromancer: After his escape from The Underworld, he gains the power to bring his fallen warriors' wraiths to help him.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: When he and Kratos have their long awaited rematch.
    This time, Ghost of Sparta, I will have your head!
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He doesn't appear outside of flashbacks and a single boss battle in II where Kratos dispatches him (again) with ease. Regardless, the entire series never would've happened had he not backed Kratos into the corner all those years ago. This guy caused a chain reaction that ended with the destruction of the Greek Pantheon and an apocalypse nearly wiping out mankind.
  • Token Motivational Nemesis: His near victory was the catalyst that led Kratos down the path that led him to murder his family and eventually, the destruction of Olympus. Yet, he is nowhere near as despised by Kratos as Ares or Zeus were though that is mostly due to the fact he killed Alrik before the story started.

    Aphrodite's Handmaidens 
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Voiced by: Holly Fields and Erin Matthews

  • Admiring the Abomination: Considering the fact that Kratos has been on a god-killing rampage, the look on their faces when they first see him entering their chamber says it all.
  • All Women Are Lustful: They have only one thing on their mind and should Kratos complete Aphrodite's minigame, they will start making love on their spot right there.
  • Ambiguously Brown: The dark-skinned maiden is one of the few non-white characters in the series, but it's not entirely clear exactly what her ethnicity is.
  • Bi the Way: They have regular threesomes with their mistress and certainly want to have a go with Kratos.
  • Break The Fourth Wall: During the Hot Coffee Minigame.
    Handmaiden 1: This scene is for mature audience only
    Handmaiden 2: Parents should not let their kids watch this!
    Handmaiden 2: If it is this good watching, just imagine!
  • Dissonant Serenity: The very world is crumbling in ruin around them outside, but they only think of "sandwiching" their lady.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Just like their mistress, they wear gowns that leave their top exposed.
  • Gainaxing: The dark-skinned handmaiden's bust is so large (even larger than Aphrodite mind you) that she achieves this just by breathing.
  • Male Gaze: Unlike previous optional sexual encounters where the camera focuses on some innocent object, in God of War III its focused entirely on them feeling each other up.
  • Ms. Fanservice: To be expected of the female servants to the Goddess of Love and Beauty. While dark-skinned one is voluptuous and the blonde one is slimmer, they are both not covered in much.
  • No Name Given: Like many other topless females in the series.
  • Stripperiffic: Justified as they are dressed for Aphrodite's gratification.
  • Uncertain Doom: Its unknown if they survived the destruction of Olympus alongside Aphrodite.
  • Woman in White: What little garment they wear turns out to be white sheets.

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    Boat Captain 
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A very unfortunate mortal who is left by Kratos to die after being devoured by the Hydra. Since then, his immortal spirit has had continued encounters with the Ghost of Sparta.

Voiced by: Keith Ferguson (God of War, God of War II, God of War: Ascension), Josh Keaton (God of War III)


  • Bad Boss: When the hydra attacked, he refused to fight alongside his men and opted to flee.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even when he's dead, he can never escape from Kratos.
  • The Cameo: A note written by him can be found in the third game. As could be expected, it's filled with cursing Kratos.
  • Cruelty Is the Only Option: In the second game, he is brought back during the Barbarian King's boss fight but despite being completely helpless and unable to attack Kratos, the boss fight won't proceed until he is killed again - it doesn't help executing him gives free health so the gamer is encouraged to grab him.
  • Determinator: Given that he possibly could have escaped The Underworld on his own if Kratos hadn't attacked him again.
  • Dirty Coward: He tried to abandon his men when the hydra attacked, declaring the fight to be hopeless. This most likely earned Kratos' ire, as Spartans were raised and encouraged fight, no matter how hopeless the odds are.
  • Lucky Bastard: He was lucky enough to have not been chewed by the hydra and fortunate enough to get a decent grip on its throat.
  • No Name Given
  • Running Gag: Him running into Kratos and getting killed by him.
    "Oh no! Not you again!"
  • Sacrificial Lamb: His death is what establishes Kratos' character, as any other video game hero would have saved the Boat Captain, rather than, drop him deeper into the hydra's stomach which ensures he dies a slow, painful and horrific death.
  • They Killed Kenny: Technically Kratos killed him just one time, but he finds and attacks him again another two times.

    Daedalus 
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Icarus's father, who was forced to build a labyrinth for Zeus.

Voiced by: Malcolm McDowell


  • And I Must Scream: Zeus left him tied by chains designed to rip him apart should the Labyrinth be concluded, meaning he is suspended on air all the time.
  • Couldn't Find a Pen: He manages to write one last note for Kratos using his own blood. Quite impressive given its a long message and he died after being torn apart by the chains restraining him.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Crosses it after learning that Icarus is dead. Kratos even presents him as an example to Pandora of what "hope" delivers.
  • Dramatic Irony: He hopes that Kratos makes Zeus pay for betraying his deal... Unaware that it was Kratos who killed Icarus in the first place.
  • Kidnapped Scientist: The Labyrinth was of his design, but after he was nearly done, Zeus imprisoned him.
  • Papa Wolf: Building the Labyrinth in the first place was so he could see Icarus again.
  • Sanity Slippage: And it got worse when Kratos tells him about his son.
  • Shout-Out: His labyrinth is like the one from Cube. He also physically resembles Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Together in Death: He hopes to be together with his son Icarus in the last part of his final note.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Zeus promised to reunite him with his son if he built the Labyrinth, but Icarus was already dead and Zeus had no intention of bringing him back.

    The Dissenter 
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A member of the Spartan army who remains loyal to Ares even after Kratos had killed him.

Voiced by: Paul Eiding


  • Zero-Effort Boss: Unlike the lion that he unleashes to kill Kratos, the Dissenter is killed pretty effortlessly.
  • Dirty Coward: Despite being a Spartan, he shows panic and tries to flee from Kratos.
  • Lone Wolf Boss: He has no ties with Kratos' quest to save Deimos in Ghost of Sparta, he is merely some obstacle that is found on the way.
  • Oh, Crap!: No doubt those very words were running through his head as Kratos, just having defeating the lion he sicced on him, began walking towards him with more-than-obvious murderous intent.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The fact that he tried to have Kratos killed isn't what qualifies him for this trope (as much). It's the fact that he believed that Ares, whom Kratos had already killed, was helping him out via divine influence the whole time.

    Icarus 
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The man who fell to his death after he flew too close to the sun with his wax wings. His time in the Underworld has driven him insane.

Voiced by: Bob Joles


  • Age Lift: This version of Icarus escaped the underworld and has seemingly been there for decades. As he would have died as a teenager or young adult and is now a decrepit and violent old man.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's totally lost it.
  • Body Horror: His body is emaciated and his wings seem to be stitched to his back. No wonder he lost his mind in the underworld.
  • Determinator: He escaped the underworld by stitching his wings to his back, god knows how long he's been in the underworld but it must take a lot of willpower to endure both his self-mutilation and the underworld itself to fulfil this plan.
  • Disney Villain Death: Kratos violently ripped off his wings and let him fall back into the Underworld.
  • Flight: Kratos only uses the wings to glide, however.
  • Made of Iron: For being a normal human with no military training, Icarus took a lot of punishment during the fight with Kratos as he was slammed into rocks with enough force to break through them.
  • Oh, Crap!: Once Kratos prepares to pull off his wings, Icarus desperately pleads with him by saying the sisters must have sent Kratos to help him. His pleas fall on deaf ears and Kratos promptly tears off the wings to save himself, causing Icarus to fall back into the underworld.
  • Sanity Slippage: Flying too close to the sun and ending up in the Underworld have done horrible things to Icarus' mind.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Planned to go to The Sisters Of Fate, possibly to go back and prevent his child self from flying too close to the sun.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: He glided and climbed for what seems to be thousands (if not millions) of miles to the surface from the abysm of the Universe in order to change his fate. Only to fall from the bridge when he thought he could stop Kratos and fell back into the abyss.
  • Uncertain Doom: Like Theseus and Perseus, it's uncertain if Icarus is still dead after Kratos changed his fate. Since Kratos only encountered him after being killed by Zeus, either way, he's staying in the underworld.

    King Midas 
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The king who was cursed with the power to turn anything and everything he touched into solid gold.

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore


  • Becareful What You Wish For: He begs the gods to kill him so he can be released from his curse. Unfortunately he didn't ask for a peaceful death as Kratos killed him by throwing him into the lava flow so he can get across safely.
  • Blessed with Suck: One of the most recognizable examples in all of fiction.
  • Body Horror: Midas is heavily emaciated due to being unable to eat or drink without turning the substances to gold. He also looks like he hasn't slept in years, presumably because his curse prevents him from sleeping comfortably.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Kratos throws him into a river of lava. As he burns and thrashes in agony, the lava turns to gold, with him still in it.
  • Death Seeker: He begged to die after he accidentally murdered his own daughter by turning her into gold.
  • Despair Event Horizon: It's implied that accidentally turning his daughter into a golden statue sent him over it.
  • Sanity Slippage: As expected from someone that can't touch anything or anyone without turning them into gold.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Being able to turn everything into gold doesn't make him immune to the effects of things he is affecting.He still loses a hand when touching a river of lava, and dies a cruel and unusual death after being thrown into it.
  • Taken for Granite: Can turn everything he touches in solid gold, including people, monsters, rocks, small areas of ground and even lava flows. He ends up suffering this fate when Kratos tosses him into a lava flow.

    The Last Spartan 
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Kratos's most loyal follower in the Spartan army.

Voiced by: Josh Keaton (God of War II), Gideon Emery (Ghost of Sparta)


  • Badass Normal: He survived Zeus destroying both Rhodes and Sparta, nearly reached the Sisters of Fate before Kratos, and put up a decent fight against Kratos.
  • The Cameo: In God of War: Ghost of Sparta, he replaces a statue of Ares with one of Kratos, then loans Kratos the Arms of Sparta.
  • Determinator: He fought his way through the Sisters' defenses, actually getting ahead of Kratos, and this is after he survives the destruction of Sparta.
  • I've Come Too Far: Right before you fight him.
  • Last of His Kind: Along with Kratos.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: He and Kratos mistake each other for an enemy and fight to the death in a dark room.
  • Made of Iron: He can take a lot more punishment than any Mook of the game and isn't affected by the stagging effect or the stuns of certain attacks.
  • Morality Pet: Kratos cared for him like a son or younger brother.
  • No Name Given: His name was never uttered or revealed by the devs. Hell, his nickname isn't even said out loud during the game
  • No One Could Survive That!: He somehow survives when Zeus essentially nukes Rhodes and Sparta.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy:
    "Now you are all that is left. I have faith that our Spartan brothers will live on through the true god of war."
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: He went in search of the Sisters of Fate to stop the destruction of Sparta, only to for Kratos to completely destroy it by accident when the Gods' deaths unleash several plagues upon the world.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Went to The Sisters Of Fate to try to save Sparta from Zeus' genocide.
  • Uncertain Doom: Due to Kratos having rewinded time back to the time that Zeus betrayed him, the Last Spartan's death may have been avoided. With that said, its possible that he may have died during the destruction of Olympus.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kratos.

    Leda and Persephone 
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Voiced by: Leigh-Allyn Baker and Debi Mae West


  • All There in the Manual: Their names are never said in God of War IIs and are only revealed in the game manual.
  • Bathing Beauty: They are only encountered in the Rhodes Bathhouse.
  • Crashing Through the Harem: Kratos literally crashes into their bathhouse when he is thrown away by the Colossus of Rhodes after stabbing out its eye.
  • Diamonds in the Buff: They are encountered undressed this way, specifically the girl on the right wears some jewelry in her shoulders, while the one in the left wears pearls around her waist.
  • Dissonant Serenity: They are very relaxed despite a raging battle happening outside of their bathhouse, with a rampaging giant statue destroying everything on its path. They also don't mind having a threesome with Kratos, i.e. the guy leading the invasion on their city.
  • Ms. Fanservice: These girls are busty, curvy and topless to booth, like most optional sexual encounters in the series.
  • One Steve Limit: Downplayed. One of these girls shares the same name as Persephone from Chain of Olympus, yet its never said out loud in the game itself.
  • Optional Sexual Encounter: Kratos can have a threesome with them in order to gain additional Red Orbs. Not that will matter in the long run, since he loses all his XP during his fight with the Colossus.
  • Vapor Wear: Not only they are topless, whatever piece of cloth that they wear doesn't do a good job covering them up either.
  • While Rome Burns: They lounge in their bathhouse and can have sex with Kratos while Rhodes burns outside.

    Oracle of Athens 
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The oracle of Athens during Ares' siege in the first game, she assists Kratos in his quest by showing him how to defeat the God of War.

Voiced by: Susanne Blakeslee


  • Almost Dead Guy: She is found mortally wounded in the ruins of her temple just before the final confrontation with Ares, just in time to give some last words to Kratos.
  • Depending on the Artist: She is a brunette on in-game graphics, but has auburn hair in cinematics.
  • Despair Event Horizon: The Oracle crosses it by the end of the game, when Kratos returns to Athens only to find it even more by Ares than before and the God of War holding Pandora's Box in his possession, leading the Oracle to lose all hope just before dying.
  • Damsel in Distress: Kratos needs to save her from Ares' monsters trying to kill her because she is the only one who knows the way to destroy a god.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: The lower part of her dress covers up only her right leg.
  • Gorgeous Greek: She is far from the only example in the series, but currently provides the trope page's image.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: The Oracle is all she is ever referred to.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The Oracle wears Greek-styled robes that are transparent and pretty much leaves nothing to imagination.
  • Seers: Befitting as an Oracle, though unlike the ones from mythology, she doesn't use cryptic language and is quite to-the-point when directing Kratos to his quest.
  • Supporting Leader: In the first game where its said that the armies of Athens are under the Oracle's orders, meaning she is the one leading the defense of the city against Ares while Kratos goes in search of Pandora's Box.
  • Timed Mission: She is left-hanging on a rope after Ares' harpies try to drop her from a long altitude, forcing Kratos to solve a puzzle in order to reach her. After climbing a certain part, she starts slipping and he must run against time to save her. It the timer runs out or Kratos falls from the platform, the Oracle will fall to her death.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: If you spend too much time trying to solve the puzzle while she is suspended on air, she will chew you out for wasting time while Athens burns. She is also horrified upon looking at Kratos' mind and seeing his past crimes, unbelieving that Athena would send someone like him to save them.
  • Vapor Wear: Partially so, since she wears transparent robes that leave her breasts exposed, but wears a Thong of Shielding underneath.

    Village Oracle 
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An elderly woman who is the oracle of a village worshipping Athena.

Voiced by: Susanne Blakeslee


  • Ambiguously Brown: She has a noticeably darker skin tone and different appearance than most human characters in the series. While her ethnicity is never revealed, it's worth mentioning that ancient Mediterranean civilizations (including Greece) were a melting pot of multiple different people and cultures.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Shortly after Kratos has murdered his family, she is briefly seen laughing maniacally at his heinous crime, strongly implying that she was Ares in disguise or at least his servant.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: She is also this, however whether it's due to her age or not is not specified.
  • No Name Given: "Village Oracle" is obviously just a title used to denote her proffession and status in ancient Greek society. Her real name is unknown.
  • Seer: Presumably she is simular to Aletheia and the one in Athens.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She is the one who warned Kratos not to enter the village and kill everyone during his time in service of Ares. If Kratos had listened, he would not had killed his wife and daughter in a blind rage which started his Roaring Rampage of Revenge and Rage Against the Heavens. Also she is the one who cursed the ashes of Lysandra and Calliope to forever be welded onto all of Kratos' skin/body, thus earning him his nickname "The Ghost Of Sparta".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Her final fate after the series remains a mystery, but it can be assumed she eventually died from old age.

    Palace Translators 
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Two translators who were working within the Palace of the Fates; one for Lahkesis, and the other for Atropos.

Voiced by: Robin Atkin Downes and Armin Shimerman


  • Better to Die than Be Killed: One of them tried to jump off a cliff. (Un)fortunately for him, he was rescued by Kratos, who had other plans...
  • Elder Abuse: They look very old and Kratos kills them by smashing their heads on the stone tables.
  • Flat Character: They aren't given much personality other than "another generic civillian(s) to die".
  • Friendly Fire Proof: Averted. Hitting them will take away their health and on higher difficulties can kill them in 1 or 2 hits.
  • Morton's Fork: Read all of the other tropes here for more details.
  • Protection Mission: Save them from the incoming waves of enemies while they decipher the ancient texts. Subverted in that after that you are forced to kill them.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Initially, you have to protect them so they can translate the scrolls and you can reawaken the Phoenix. However, it turns out they have to be killed anyway in order to advance.
  • Shoot the Dog: Regardless of anything, you have to kill them.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed shortly after they are introduced.

    Pathos Verdes III 
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The architect responsible for building the temple guarding Pandora's Box.


  • Mad Scientist: Well, Ancient Greece's equivalent of one at any rate. As the construction of Pandora's Temple took a toll on him as his family died, the puzzles and traps grew even harder reflecting his increased madness. He also designed some doors to be opened using the skulls of his loved ones as keys.
  • Murder-Suicide: He killed himself after murdering his wife.
  • Not So Different: To Kratos. They both service the gods in their own ways, saw their families ruined because of it and ultimately killed their loved ones in rage. They would also commit suicide, but only Pathos would be successful. Kratos on the other hand, would "rebel" against them in a more "effective" way.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Pathos saw his two sons dying before him, which only accelerated his fall into madness.
  • Posthumous Character: He is long dead by the time the story starts, but Kratos can still find some insight into his character by the notes left all over the temple.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: During his final years, he cursed the gods that brought misery to him.
  • Sanity Slippage: Underwent one as the construction of Pandora's Temple progressed.

    Persian King 
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The king of the Persian empire who wishes to take over all of Greece.

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore


  • Adipose Rex: Though not as flabby as some examples considering he is still capable of fighting.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a boss.
  • Dirty Coward: He pleads for his life when he's disarmed.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: In Chains of Olympus, he is the main threat that Kratos is sent to deal with just before Helios goes missing and Morpheus begins to consume the world.
  • Expy: He looks very similar to the Barbarian King.
  • Facial Horror: The left side of his face looks extremely scarred and he is blind in one eye.
  • Flaming Sword: Which curiously resembles the Artemis Sword from the first game.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Kratos crushes him with a chest of his pirated gold.
  • Holier Than Thou: Much like Xerxes.
    Evil? It is not evil that I bring, Spartan. I bring the might of Persia and the sacrament of purification. As we speak, my Basilisk cleanses this land so that it may embrace the glory of the Persian Empire.
  • Karmic Death: He pleads for his life by offering his riches to Kratos. He proceeds to smash the Persian King's head with a box full of gold.
  • Kick the Dog: Him unleashing a Basilisk to cleanse Attica so that the Persians could occupy it was bad enough, but prior to his boss fight, he is seen threatening a couple of slave girls with some unpleasant implications at hand, had Kratos not arrived in time to stop him.
  • Large and in Charge: He's big, and not exactly in a muscular way.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: And it does... for a while.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Its pretty blatant he is supposed to be Xerxes, though he looks more like how he was depicted in real life (bearded with a hat) unlike his depiction in 300.
  • No Name Given: His name is never mentioned.
  • Playing with Fire: Efreet. Obviously, Kratos kill him and takes this power.
  • Smug Snake: The man has a monstrous ego, even for a monarch.

    Poseidon's Princess 

Voiced by: Erin Matthews


  • Go-Go Enslavement: Subjected to this by Poseidon, who left her near-naked and chained on his palace.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Kratos forces her to hold open a gate for him, but she gets squashed and killed by the crank right after he gets through (though you can easily backtrack to see her body lying in a pool of blood).
  • Made a Slave: She was originally Poseidon's girlfriend, but a note of apology from him explains that the chains and bars were to keep Zeus from molesting her while he wasn't around.
  • Morality Pet: For Poseidon.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Surely, Poseidon had a good taste in women.
  • No Name Given: Although a Playboy article calls her "Hecuba", she doesn't have an officially confirmed name.
  • Stripperific: That outfit of hers leaves very little to the imagination.
  • Vapor Wear: It's very easy to tell that there's nothing under her clothes.

    Zora and Lora 
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Zora and Lora
The twin daughters of Aphrodite that initially accompany Kratos during his trip to Athens and became his consorts before the second game.


  • All There in the Manual: Their names are only revealed in the official novelization
  • The Cameo: In God of War II, they appear during the game's opening sitting besides Kratos' throne.
  • Come Back to Bed, Honey: They beckon Kratos to return to bed when they reach Athens.
  • Depending on the Artist: In-game, they are both have brown hair but in the only cinematic bit they appear in the first game, one of them is blonde.
  • Diamonds in the Buff: The two are covered in gold ornaments during the first game.
  • Divine Parentage: They are said to be daughters of Aphrodite in the novelization.
  • Hot Consort: To Kratos as the new God of War.
  • Lady in Red: During their very brief appearance in the second game, they switched their gold jewelry for red bikinis.
  • Leg Cling: They are seeing lounging besides Kratos' throne.
  • Ms. Fanservice: They are topless just like other optional sex encounters in the series, and slightly more covered up in the second game.
  • Twin Threesome Fantasy: They don't mind sharing lovers in the same bed with each other.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Its not known what happened to them after Kratos' downfall to Olympus.


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