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The Titans were the race of deities who ruled the world before the Olympian Gods came to existence. They were the ones who aided Kratos in his quest for vengeance against Zeus but they became the secondary group of antagonists upon Gaia's betrayal.

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  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Par for the course for the Titans of Greek myth. The only exceptions to this rule seem to be Prometheus and Rhea.
  • Elemental Embodiment: Gaia, Typhon, Epimetheus, Perses, Oceanus, and Thera.
  • Humanoid Abomination: They're vaguely human in shape, but have very little in common with humans otherwise.
  • Informed Ability: Other than Atlas using his quake ability to save Cronos, the titans are never seen using their magical power despite giving Kratos their own magic.
  • Large Ham: They are not subtle beings.
  • Minor Major Character: The Titans are one of the fundamental aspects of the Greek mythology and subsequently, the God Of War universe but aside from Gaia, none of them play any substantial role in Kratos's story.
  • Paper Tiger: Relatively speaking. Yes, they can crush puny mortals and cause destruction with ease, but for living embodiments of nature of immense power, they are not so tough to the Olympians or Kratos. When they are brought back to the current timeline to wage a second Titanomachy against Olympus, they are all soundly defeated by the Gods at the start of the game.
  • Reality Ensues: The Olympians, by the time of III, have presumably grown much stronger since the events of the first Titanomachy. If not, the gods still present a huge threat to the Titans due to each of the gods having a Superpower Lottery the likes of which the Titans simply can't measure up; the only reason Cronos maintained his rule for so long before Zeus' coming was because he ate all the gods at birth. Plus, the Titans were brought to the present timeline directly from the tail end of the first Titanomachy, and when sent to the present, they're essentially fighting against the same enemies that would've defeated them ages ago. In the end, Kratos' presence is largely the reason why the Titans have any chance whatsoever at toppling Olympus. Gaia's decision to abandon Kratos to the Underworld in her mad dash to get to Zeus helps spiral the Titanomachy in the gods' favor, but even before then, multiple Titans are predictably seen getting swept off Olympus before they can even reach Zeus.
  • Your Size May Vary: Cronos is much smaller in the Titanomachy backstory than he is in the actual game.

     Gaia 
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Voiced by: Linda Hunt (God of War II), Susanne Blakeslee (God of War III)

The mother of the Titans and the Titan of Earth. After being banished to the Underworld after the Titanomachy, Gaia forges an alliance with Kratos so she can get her own revenge against the Gods.


  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Zeus and Athena in the third game. Downplayed because you will think she is dead by most of it.
  • The Chessmaster: She manipulated Kratos (whom Zeus even refers to as Gaia's "pawn") in her plan to destroy Zeus, but in her haste to get to Zeus betrayed him and cast him aside, pitting herself and the Titans against the former God of War.
  • Deuteragonist: Serves as Kratos's guide in the second game.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: Literally. She's determined to overthrow Zeus by any means possible due to his attitude against the world and later has problems with Kratos as well.
  • Genius Loci: Her body itself is an ecosystem, one in which Zeus actually spent his childhood.
  • Green Thumb: She has tress growing out of her.
  • Ironic Echo: Some of her words admitting that she treated Kratos like a pawn are tossed right back at her when they meet again and Kratos tears her hand off of a mountain. Notably, Kratos declared that she was merely his simple pawn and flipped the script by saying it was his war vs Zeus, not the Titans'.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She played Kratos like a fiddle. And boooy does it bite her hard in the ass.
  • Moral Myopia: She's outraged that the person she betrayed and manipulated wouldn't help her again. In fact, it's a perfect mirror of the earlier situation: Kratos chooses to cut her down after he has to climb back up to where she clung to on Mount Olympus, when earlier she had refused to help Kratos climb back up to face Zeus.
  • Narrator All Along: At the beginning of II. She narrated the previous game, but reveals herself to be an actual character when she brings Kratos back to life.
  • Not Quite Dead: She returns for the climax of III.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: Though their mother, Gaia herself isn't a Titan.
  • Treacherous Advisor: She only saw Kratos as a pawn and discarded him once things got hard for her.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite the fact that Kratos saved her multiple times from Poseidon's assaultnote , when they both are about to fall, rather than simply telling him that she is a bit busy for the moment or give him some encouragement, she straight up tells Kratos that he is simply a pawn in her game and discards him the moment he no longer becomes useful to her.
  • Villain Ball: Grabs this hard at the beginning of III - telling Kratos to his face that she considers him a worthless pawn and leaving him to die was a bad move, considering that she's well aware that he's killed multiple gods by that point and has escaped the Underworld at least thrice. What's worse: Gaia was playing the "You Have Outlived Your Usefulness" trope even though he definitely didn't yet, as the Titans were clearly outmatched by the Gods and Kratos was their only hope of winning.
  • Walking Spoiler: She's one thing in the second game... and a big spoiler in the third.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She definitely becomes this by the end of the third game, when the war scarred the world too bad for her to handle. It wasn't better that she survived a murder attempt by Kratos and had to climb the whole of Mount Olympus again.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Kratos wasn't amused about it.

    Atlas 
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Voiced by: Michael Clarke Duncan (God of War II), Fred Tatasciore (Chains of Olympus)

The Titan condemned to hold up the sky for all eternity. Brother of Prometheus and Epimetheus.


  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of the late, great Michael Clarke Duncan.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Can create earthquakes, and gives this power to Kratos.
  • The Dragon: To Cronus in the Titanomachy and to Persephone in Chains of Olympus.
  • Elemental Embodiment: He has some earthern features.
  • Enemy Mine: Decides to help Kratos because he hates Zeus more.
  • The Giant: Atlas is obviously the Robert Wadlow of the Titans.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Four arms.
  • Remember the New Guy?: He and Kratos have obviously met before when they encounter one another in II. Their first meeting is detailed in Chains of Olympus, the first prequel released a year after II.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He can't escape from his prison, although Persephone makes an attempt as springing him in Chains of Olympus.
  • Womb Level: Kratos navigates the inside of his back, and uses one of his vertebrae as a platform to navigate through his back and shoulder.

    Cronos 
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Voiced by: Lloyd Sherr (God of War II), George Ball (God of War III)

The King of the Titans and father of Zeus and several other Olympians, the rest of whom he devoured to keep them from overthrowing him; of course, he was overthrown anyway. Cronos is initially condemned to carrying the Temple of Pandora housing Pandora's Box, and is later sent to Tartarus to carry out the rest of his punishment after Kratos claims Pandora's Box for himself.


  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Only Asura's Wrath bosses surpass him in sheer size, which is really saying something. Word of God is that he's 1600 feet tall.
  • Body Horror: His body seems to have boils full of things like animated human skeletons and fleshless cyclopes all over.
  • Carpet of Virility: Particularly in a flashback cutscene to Rhea switching an infant Zeus with a rock to protect him.
  • Chained by Fashion: The Temple of Pandora is chained to his back.
  • Colossus Climb: The biggest example in the series, as Kratos' entire battle with Cronos is one of these.
  • Eats Babies: He certainly ate his (save for Zeus, of course).
  • Eunuchs Are Evil: As seen in the third game, at least, Cronos has no huevos.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: One of the reasons for why he tries to kill Kratos, when they meet again in Tartarus. Kratos had just recently tried to kill Gaia.
  • Evil Old Folks: The once-proud King of the Titans, Cronos is at least a few millennia old by the time he and Kratos meet up.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Appropriate for someone as purely massive as Cronos.
  • Fat Bastard: Not as much as Clotho, but Cronos has some noticeable fat.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Fell victim to this at the hands of his own son. Once Zeus usurped Cronos' position of power, Cronos was forced to uphold Pandora's Temple upon his back and wander the Desert of Lost Souls forever. This gets even worse by the time Kratos nabs Pandora's Box from the Temple, as Zeus later banishes Cronos after to the pits of Tartarus. By the time Kratos meets up with him in the Underworld, it's suffice to say Cronos isn't happy at all with the Ghost of Sparta.
  • Fingore: During his boss fight in III, Kratos has to tear off one of his fingernails in order to proceed.
  • Gutted Like a Fish: His fate at the hands of Kratos, from the inside out.
  • History Repeats: He just doesn't learn. Swallowing his children was what got Zeus to overthrow his rule, and trying to kill Kratos by swallowing him just gets Cronos disemboweled.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: It's not exactly clear how Cronos and Rhea were able to procreate, considering he's roughly a thousand times larger than her. But this is consistent with Greek mythology, which did not overly concern itself with little details like whether sex between two beings was physically possible.
  • Hypocrite: Cronos calls Kratos a "coward who kills his own kin" even though Cronos himself ate his own children out of fear that they would overthrow him.
  • Offing the Offspring: Was paranoid that his children would rebel, so he ate all of them (barring Zeus).
  • Shock and Awe: As seen in Cronus' Rage, instead of being associating with Agriculture or Time (By mistaking him with Chronos) in the myths, he seemed able to wield lighting like his sons here.
  • Tempting Fate: What he says right before swallowing Kratos reeks of this.
    Cronos: Trust me, eating you will be more unpleasant for me!
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Cronos' initial attempt to maintain his rule involved devouring his own children from the moment of birth, and during his boss battle with Kratos attempts to eat him as well. In response, Kratos plunges the Blade of Olympus through his guts and out his stomach just to get out.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: The husband of Rhea.
  • Your Size May Vary: Even though the narration of the First God Of War Game stated that Kratos climbed for three days and three nights just to reach the top of Cronos, God Of War III has him swinging across the op of his torso in a matter of mere seconds.
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     Prometheus 
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Voiced by: Alan Oppenheimer

The Titan who introduced mankind to fire, originally used only by the Gods, and is punished for it.


  • Fate Worse than Death: He's chained to Typhon's hand, exposed to the blizzards and there's a giant buzzard of Zeus' which keeps eating his bowels every single day since they grow back.
  • Kill It with Fire: Only the Fire of Olympus can destroy his immortality.
  • Mercy Kill: Begs Kratos to stop his torture, even if that means killing him.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Despite being a Titan, Zeus trapped him in human form.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: The buzzard that eats his bowels every day is actually killed by Hercules during his trials. By the time Kratos comes around, the eagle would have been long dead. Averted with the fact that Hercules mentions that he was on his trials when Kratos killed Ares.
  • Playing with Fire: Hinted to have this element.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Well, he surely doesn't.

     Typhon 
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Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

The Titan of Wind who was sealed in the frozen depths of a mountain following his defeat at the hands of the Olympians.


  • Adaptational Wimp: In the Greek myths, he was a giant monster that sent most of the Olympians running in fear at the mere sight of him, with only Zeus staying to fight him and nearly losing, and the battle describing as ripping mountains out of the ground and throwing them. But when he appears in God of War II, he's demoted to being just another titan, with little power besides his size and nothing implied to special about compared to the others. Even the way he attacked, blowing air, giving hints of him having wind powers, falls flat when Cronos in God Of War III is seen doing the same thing, hinting that again only came from his size.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Typhon wasn't a Titan in the myths.
  • An Ice Person: His wind is cold.
  • Blow You Away: A very cold wind, since it's an ice mountain he's in.
  • Eye Scream: What Kratos does to him.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: Typhon wasn't a Titan nor was he associated with wind.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Sealed Typhon on a ice mountain.

     Rhea 
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The Queen of the Titans and mother of Zeus and the Olympian Gods.


     Epimetheus 
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The Titan of Nature and a brother of Prometheus and Atlas, who participated in the Second Titanomachy.


     Hyperion 
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The Titan of Light, and one of the original Titans. Brother of Cronos and Oceanus and father of Helios, he was unleashed once again during the Second Titanomachy.


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    Perses 
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The Titan of Destruction, son of Krius, one of the original Titans, and a participant of the Second Titanomachy.


  • Red Shirt: Not as bad as Epimetheus, but he has problems with Helios, and was quickly killed by Kratos.
  • Sole Survivor: Seemed to be the only Titan that made it to Olympia.

     Oceanus 

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The Titan of Water and one of the original Titans. Brother of Cronos and Hyperion, and a particicpant in the Second Titanomachy.


  • All There in the Manual: Like Epimetheus and Perses, his name.
  • Evil Counterpart: In a sense, to Poseidon. Both have water & lightning powers, both are associated with the sea (Poseidon rules it, Oceanus is/was it) and have quite a few kids among them.
  • Making a Splash: His body is a combination of water and electricity.
  • Red Shirt: (Presumably) taken out by Hades, when he was dislodged from Mount Olympia, in his third appearance, no less.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: Not as bad as Typhon, but Oceanus was a very neutral God who didn't take part in Cronus and his other brothers' rebellion against Uranus or in the Titanomachy.
  • Shock and Awe: Merged with water, no less.

     Thera 

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Voiced by: Dee Dee Rescher

The Titan of Lava, and of the original Titans. Wife of Hyperion and mother of Helios. Sealed within a volcano in Atlantis.


  • Deal with the Devil: She offered Kratos a portion of her power if he would free her from her imprisonment. She kept her end of the bargain, but proceded to sink Atlantis.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: By sinking Atlantis, she was overwhelmed by the floodwaters.
  • Magma Man: Has this physical appearance.
  • Original Generation: Thera is an entirely original character made up for the God of War series who doesn't have a direct mythological counterpart.
  • Playing with Fire: As seen with Thera's Bane.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Until Kratos free her.

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