Thanatos, the God of Death is the main antagonist in the video game; God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Rocs | Thor | In the heat of the battle, Deimos saves Kratos from Thanatos' grip, only to be smashed into the rocks and killed. Thanatos is the first one in the series who mentioned the, After Kratos stabs Thanatos' chest, he had made a ". Thanatos is the Greek Primordial God of Death, and the main antagonist in God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Current status Kratos rescues Deimos at the very last minute, finally making peace with his brother, and the two decide to jointly confront Thanatos. In the Multiplayer, when a warrior respawns after death, the announcer may sometimes say "Thanatos will have to wait". Hydra | Scylla | During the battle, Thanatos fights Kratos and Deimos using his blade, and takes the form of a gigantic winged black dragon-like monster, similar to Erinys. Thanatos Aegaeon | Kratos then grabs Thanatos' cracked chest, opens it further, and impales him with his blades, ending his life. Both brothers ignore his mockeries and begin to fight the God of Death. Hephaestus | Occupation This may imply that Thanatos didn't choose sides during the Great War, so his death shouldn't make a difference or maybe because he is not an Olympian. Thanatos then suggests to Kratos that he was "nothing but a pawn in a game he doesn't know is being played". Trolls | Athena | Argos | Location When Thanatos turns into a giant monster, his head resembles, He seems to have a sour disposition towards Ares, as he called him. Deimos managed to free himself from the death god’s grasp and fought him, only to be knocked off the edge of the cliff. Voiced by Elephantaur | Griffin | Kerosians | Information However, Thanatos has isn't completely evil, as he deeply cares for his daughter Erynis. Hobby Family Member/s He also seems to be cruel and sadistic, as he tortures Deimos for years both physically and mentally, which he seems to enjoy. They reached the place where he was waiting and he remarked on the prophecy of the "marked one" bringing about Olympus' destruction and noted that it may have been true. However when she confronted him personally, she was killed. The Spartan eventually confronts and kills Thanatos' daughter, Erinys. His hands are huge compared to his size with claws-like fingers and like his daughter is barefoot. Before he perishes, Thanatos taunts Kratos one final time by giving him a devilish grin before exploding into dust and light. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Kratos' Ghost | His great power was enough to see him through the war of the Primordials. Thanatos was not cruel, but he was a serious god who showed neither mercy nor regret as he carried out his duties. Aesir. The death god grabbed Deimos, reminding Kratos that he’d suffer for having killed his daughter. Alias Even before dying, Thanatos shows no fear and only taunts Kratos to his very end. In battle, he wields a large sword that he is highly skilled with and has a large pair of wings that allow him to fly. He becomes considerably angry when Kratos kills her, and tries to kill his brother Deimos to make Kratos suffer. Hermes | Evil-doer Sirens | In the in-game cinematics, his eyes are pale, whereas during gameplay, they are not. Therans, God of War: Ghost of Sparta Thanatos, God Of War: Betrayal Poseidon | Gender Icarus | Enraged, Kratos unleashed the full power of Thera's Bane, managing to destroy the armor of Thanatos' monstrous form and badly wounding him. Giant Arachnid | Powers/Skills Persian Army | He is the ruler of the Domain of Death and the father of Erinys. Barbarian King | Skorpius | Thanatos is described as an ancient and fearsome God, who predates the cycle of life and death, and is the reaper of all souls. He openly mocks that Ares choose the wrong marked one, and he seems to have no fear of the fall Olympus. Kratos reflected Thanatos' attack, although he does not possess the. Erebus (Father)Nyx (Mother)Erinys (Daughter) †Hypnos (Twin Brother)Pasithea (Sister-in-Law)Charon (Brother) †Aether (Brother)Hemera (Sister)Nemesis (sister)Clotho (Sister) †Lahkesis (Sister) †Atropos (Sister)†Morpheus (Nephew)Thalassa (Niece) † Mole Cerberus | Thanatos' daughter, Erinys, killed a number of Spartans as a warning to Kratos to stop his journey. Centaurs | Pollux & Castor | As Kratos arrives, Deimos attempts to resist the God of Death, but is ultimately overpowered by Thanatos and knocked over the edge. Assassin | This started Kratos' quest to find his brother. Being an entity older than the Olympians themselves, and the fact that the very few gods or mortals who dare to enter his domain never come back, Thanatos is a very powerful being. Satyr | Later on, the mysterious Grave Digger revealed to Kratos he had become "Death, the destroyer of worlds.". For many years, Thanatos tormented and tortured Deimos until he became psychotic and hateful of his brother. As Kratos began searching for Deimos, he eventually found out he was imprisoned in the Domain of Death, Thanatos' realm. Bronze Talos | Legendary Death God. Kill both Kratos (failed) and Deimos (succeeded). In Hesiod's Theogony, it is said that the Moirai (Fates) are the sisters of Thanatos, Charon, and Hypnos. God of War: Ascension Zeus, God Of War (PS4) Persian King | https://godofwar.fandom.com/wiki/Thanatos?oldid=117540, Thanatos is the second son of Erebus and Nyx Kratos killed, the first being. Type of Villain Hades Cerberus Breeder | Wraiths | He can also possess corpses and speak through them. He imprisoned Deimos, who is believed to be the Marked Warrior by Zeus, Ares, and Athena. Cereyon | Persephone, God Of War Stheno, God Of War: Chains Of Olympus Alias/es God of Death Island of Creation Manticore | In-Game Information Arthur Burghardt As the embodiment of Death, Thanatos has a sinister look. Thanatos isn't mentioned in the game itself, but it's curious to notice that, for being a Primordial god, it is very likely that he participated in their war, which was mentioned at the intro of the game. Thanatos, mortally wounded, reverts to his humanoid form. With Thanatos weakened, Kratos beats him down without mercy, only to be met with taunts. Thanatos can also transform into a huge monster-like form with extremely strong armor-like skin and can unleash a powerful energy blast from his mouth. Dark Rider/Dark Griffin | Stone Talos | Hera | Kratos managed to save his brother and the two reconciled before going to take on Thanatos. Thanatos is an extremely powerful god, as one of the oldest, and is immortal with superhuman strength and speed and the power to shape-shift. Theseus | Zeus sent the siblings to capture him and hide the Spartan where he wouldn't be found. Torturing Deimos.Ruling the Domain of Death. His arrogant belief that he can not be defeated ultimately proves his undoing, as it leads him to greatly underestimate the threat that Kratos represents. Chimera | In the final moment of the battle between Kratos and Deimos, Thanatos appears, snatching Deimos from behind, and angrily reminding Kratos that he had killed Erinys and that he would 'suffer for it'. Zeus, God Of War III Helios | Birthplace Automaton | Cerberus | Modi | Behind the Scenes Like her, he also can let grow raven-like wings on his back. Arms of Hades | Instead, his fear seems to be any intrusion into the domain, which he sees as a threat to his power. Pothia | Herodius | Harpies | However, Thanatos, continued to taunt the Ghost of Sparta with a smile, as the latter drove his hands into the death god's damaged chest, opening it up even more and driving his fire charged blades into his chest before Thanatos finally died, exploding in a blast of ash and light. God of War Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. https://villains.fandom.com/wiki/Thanatos_(God_of_War)?oldid=4076654, In Greek mythology, Thanatos is the child of Erebus and Nyx, same as. After Kratos, Deimos' brother and the real Marked Warrior, killed Ares and became the new God of War, he was summoned by his mother Callisto, who told him his brother was alive. Deimos | Crimes Valkyries | Charon | Misc. Thanatos was a god who existed even before the Olympians. Thanatos, seeing the ashes of his wife and daughter fastened to Kratos' skin, realized that the true "Marked Warrior," the warrior prophesized to destroy Olympus, was not Deimos, but Kratos. He is the ruler of the Domain of Death and the father of Erinys. At one point of the journey, Thanatos uses a corpse as a medium, warning Kratos to not pursue his path any further. Typhon | Gorgons | Goals Elemental Talos | Thanatos saying Ares should've taken Kratos. Kraken | Hades' Phoenix | Legionnaire | In Greek mythology, Thanatos had no children. Basilisk | Gyges | Danaus | Deimos saved his brother only to be knocked into some rocks and killed after being crushed by the god. Thanatos seems to be a greatly dissociative being, who likes his own peace and very rarely leaves his realm or cares about other gods. Baldur | Piraeus Lion | Gods of Olympus | He was voiced by Arthur Burghardt, who also voiced Destro, Devastator, and Mannoroth. It is possible that Thanatos had a human lover, who gave birth to his daughter, Erinys. The Furies (Megaera, Tisiphone/Daimon & Alecto) | It's possible that Kratos assimilated Thanatos's powers and essence upon killing him, which would explain the enigmatic claim that he had become Death itself. Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page. ImmortalityDivine powersSwordsmanship Thanatos, the God of Death is the main antagonist in the video game; God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Male Thanatos amusedly stated that Ares had taken the wrong one on the day he'd taken Deimos, as it should've been Kratos. Cronos | It is possible that, since many Gods were dying in the war and he is the God of Death, he was getting stronger at each time another God perished. Species/Race Demigods | Perseus | Geryon | Origin Medusa | Dredge of Boreas | Cyclops | However the two ignored his taunts and engaged Thanatos, who eventually grabbed Kratos. He was a minor figure in Greek mythology, often referred to but rarely appearing in person. Revenant | Draugr | Thanatos is the Greek Primordial God of Death, and the main antagonist in God of War: Ghost of Sparta. God of Death After the Ghost of Sparta found Deimos, only to be attacked by him, Thanatos showed up as Kratos was beaten down by his brother. Plague | Polyphemus | Thanatos Thanatos could not be moved by begging, seduced by bribes, or swayed by threats. There may have been a reference to Thanatos in. Said power would also have been absorbed into the Blade of Olympus after his death at the hands of Zeus, explaining why nothing happened after Kratos's downfall as a God in II. Pandora's Guardian | His head when he transforms into his monster form resembles the Skull of Keres, the key to the Domain of Death. He then remarks that Ares chose poorly for not taking Kratos as his victim. Appears in Titans | Thanatos flies down with Deimos to Suicide Bluffs (the location of Kratos's attempted suicide); Kratos follows behind, determined not to lose Deimos again. Erinys | 1 History 1.1 Past 1.2 Ghost of Sparta 2 Powers and Abilities 3 Gallery 4 Trivia 5 Navigation Thanatos was a god who existed even before the Olympians. Kratos finally entered the Domain of Death where Thanatos tried to make him turn back numerous times. Ares, God of War Comics Sisters of Fate (Lahkesis, Atropos & Clotho) | Gaia | Finally, Kratos makes his way into the Domain of Death, where Deimos angrily attacks Kratos for failing to save him from Thanatos all those years ago. At the end of God of War II, Kratos proclaims to Gaia, that both Ares and Athena were dead. Primordials, Gods The death god transformed back into his humanoid form and mocked Kratos who proceeded to beat him down in retaliation before he easily stabbed him, tossing him into some rocks. He took every soul that fell under his purview, whether the person accepted their fate or not. God of War: Ghost of Sparta Deceased Domain of Death Magni | His name is transliterated in Latin as Thanatus, but his equivalent in Roman mythology is Mors or Letus/Letum, and he is sometimes identified erroneously with Orcus (Orcus himself had a Greek equivalent in the form of Horkos (Όρκος - "Oath"), God of the Oath). Full Name Despite his death, no consequence occurred on the mortals. Greek God of Death At one point, Thanatos took over a dead body and warned Kratos not to continue on his quest, taunting him and increasing his anger. He never mentioned the death of Thanatos. Doppelgängers | Euryale | A furious Kratos attacks Thanatos, destroying his monstrous thick armor. Odin | In his second form, Thanatos takes a form a huge dragon-like horned monster with raven wings having steel-gray colored armored skin. Sea Snake | Freya, Creatures in God of War His eyes are completly pale in the games' cutscenes, but in gameplay, they aren't. In his humanoid form, he looks like a tall and muscular man with pale grayish skin which has long black hair and completely white eyes. Disciples of Ares | He lived during the times of the Primordial entities such as Gaia and Ouranos. He was likely responsible for the deaths of many Primordial gods which is an incredible demonstration of the fact he is strong enough to fight and kill other gods and his kind., Concept Art: Thanatos (God of War: Ghost of Sparta). Hades | Colossus of Rhodes | Kill both Kratos (failed) and Deimos (succeeded). Before this occurs, Thanatos also possesses a corpse in order to offer a warning to Kratos, indicating he would prefer to maintain the status quo rather than invite confrontation. MurderAttempted murder Kratos' search for his brother led him to realize where Deimos was imprisoned. He was voiced by Arthur Burghardt, who also voiced Destro, Devastator, and Mannoroth. Ceryx, God Of War II Hippocampi | Máttugr Helson, Others Morpheus | Callisto | Although he may have reproduced asexually. Dragons | If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. God of War: Ghost of Sparta. When Deimos, Kratos' brother was brought to the god of death by Ares, Thanatos became the jailer and torturer of Deimos, who was believed to be a warrior prophesized to destroy the Olympians. Minotaur | Hercules | The Dissenter | In Greek mythology, Thánatos (in Greek, Θάνατος – "Death") was the daemon personification of death. The war was so vicious that almost all of the Primordials died during it, and Thanatos was one of its few survivors, which is also a proof of the great strength and power he possesses, even against other Gods. Perses | Atlas | Barbarians | As a Primordial entity, Thanatos looks down on the Olympian Gods, having no respect towards them. Thantos flew off with Deimos, bringing him to the Suicide Bluffs with the Ghost of Sparta in hot pursuit. Thanatos also wears a black worn-out robe and golden bracelet around his left biceps, and almost always carries his blade with him.