While Kratos is aware of this, he tells Athena that he is no longer her monster. He also cared for his younger brother Deimos and his mother Callisto, with their deaths further contributing to his growing hatred for the Gods of Olympus. Realizing he was an enemy of Zeus, Atlas tested him and when Kratos passed, he realized that Kratos was a worthy ally of the titans. The Witch proceeded to open a portal leading them to their destination, wishing them luck on the way out. It was at this point that Gaia revealed her true colors- that she saw Kratos as nothing more than a pawn who had lost its usefulness. Ares justified this as a means of severing Kratos' remaining attachments to the world of mortals, thereby molding him into the perfect warrior. ", Pseudo-Hyginus, Preface (trans. Kratos deduces that Baldur was never sent to find him, and he was tracking Faye all along, not knowing she was only ashes. Misc. Terrence C. Carson (Formerly, until GOW Ascension) Christopher Judge (Current, as of God of War (2018)) Antony Del Rio (As a child in GOW: Ghost of Sparta) GodDemigod (formerly) His unofficial 13th and final labor was to kill Kratos and to become the God of War, ironically 13 is commonly referred to as the unlucky number which would foreshadow his death at the hands of Kratos. Sparta (formerly)Olympus (formerly)Midgard The enraged Spartan pounded Poseidon with his blades, while the God tried to defend himself with his trident. Atreus then calls the now conscious World Serpent, to separate Freya and Thamur, an act that astonished and impressed even Kratos. There is a large, claw shaped scar on Hercules' chest which may have been inflicted by the Nemean Lion. During a siege on an unknown city, he was attacked by Argos, Hera's pet. His name literally means “Hera’s gift”, chosen in a desperate attempt to gain Her sympathy for the child. With Poseidon as their greatest threat, having already decimated numerous Titans and now going after Gaia herself, Kratos engaged the God of the Sea in a vicious battle. Kratos : There now, indulge your insolence, keep on wresting from the gods their honors to give them to creatures of a day. Like all Spartan youth, Kratos was monitored and trained for combat by the Spartan authorities; those who were deemed fit were to stay and be trained as Spartan warriors, while those who were deemed unfit would be sent to the mountains (probably Mount Taygetos) to fend for themselves. 9 (trans. Although this is Hercules' first physical appearance in the series, he and Kratos seem to know each other well, going so far as to address each other as "brother". He came close to sleeping with the image of Lysandra, but soon notices the ring on her finger, revealing her to be Alecto. Kratos was the personification of strength and power in Greek mythology, son of the Titans Pallas and Styx. To that end, she instructed her husband to, after her death, cremate her and spread her ashes upon the highest peak in the realms. He also used his blades to attach himself to the catapult fodder, using it to close in on Hermes. She explained to Kratos that the reason she helped Kratos was to get revenge on Zeus for his betrayal against all the Titans. However, Kratos managed to fly to safety by landing on Atlas. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or C7th B.C.) There, Hercules reveals how he believes Zeus considers Kratos his favorite, as Kratos was the one assigned to kill Ares while Hercules was cleaning the Augean stables, and that while Kratos was being crowned the God of War, Hercules was instructed to steal the Apples of the Hesperides, a feat that he considered trivial in comparison. Both are also demigods, being the sons of Zeus. Along the way, Hermes childishly mocked and belittled Kratos for his lack of speed and his perceived stupidity. Atreus tells him to stop, only for Modi to spur another insult about Faye, causing the boy to charge at him, only for Modi to knock him aside and continue electrocuting his father. She then quickly came to realize, however, that when Kratos first opened the box to kill Ares, the evils were released and infected the gods of Olympus, whereas she initially believed that all of the evils went into Kratos.