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. He becomes considerably angry when Kratos kills her, and tries to kill his brother Deimos to make Kratos suffer. In Hesiod's Theogony, it is said that the Moirai (Fates) are the sisters of Thanatos, Charon, and Hypnos. Piraeus Lion | 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. Birthplace Thanatos also wears a black worn-out robe and golden bracelet around his left biceps, and almost always carries his blade with him. Before he perishes, Thanatos taunts Kratos one final time by giving him a devilish grin before exploding into dust and light. Evil-doer Titans | Thanatos amusedly stated that Ares had taken the wrong one on the day he'd taken Deimos, as it should've been Kratos. Gender Origin Deimos managed to free himself from the death god’s grasp and fought him, only to be knocked off the edge of the cliff. Kratos finally entered the Domain of Death where Thanatos tried to make him turn back numerous times. Thanatos is the Greek Primordial God of Death, and the main antagonist in God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Ceryx, God Of War II MurderAttempted murder He can also possess corpses and speak through them. Erinys | Island of Creation Disciples of Ares | Despite his death, no consequence occurred on the mortals. Thanatos, the God of Death is the main antagonist in the video game; God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Modi | Occupation 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. Domain of Death Centaurs | As Kratos began searching for Deimos, he eventually found out he was imprisoned in the Domain of Death, Thanatos' realm. 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. Herodius | Enraged, Kratos unleashed the full power of Thera's Bane, managing to destroy the armor of Thanatos' monstrous form and badly wounding him. Greek God of Death Satyr | Hermes | Draugr | Thanatos Cereyon | Doppelgängers | Thanatos is the first one in the series who mentioned the, After Kratos stabs Thanatos' chest, he had made a ". Automaton | God of War: Ghost of Sparta Thanatos, God Of War: Betrayal 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. In Greek mythology, Thanatos had no children. 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. Aegaeon | He openly mocks that Ares choose the wrong marked one, and he seems to have no fear of the fall Olympus. Freya, Creatures in God of War 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. When Thanatos turns into a giant monster, his head resembles, He seems to have a sour disposition towards Ares, as he called him. A furious Kratos attacks Thanatos, destroying his monstrous thick armor. Gods of Olympus | Hades' Phoenix | As Kratos arrives, Deimos attempts to resist the God of Death, but is ultimately overpowered by Thanatos and knocked over the edge. Persian King | Sirens | Chimera | At one point, Thanatos took over a dead body and warned Kratos not to continue on his quest, taunting him and increasing his anger. In the Multiplayer, when a warrior respawns after death, the announcer may sometimes say "Thanatos will have to wait". Hades | Elemental Talos | Sisters of Fate (Lahkesis, Atropos & Clotho) | He took every soul that fell under his purview, whether the person accepted their fate or not. Geryon | He was voiced by Arthur Burghardt, who also voiced Destro, Devastator, and Mannoroth. Therans, God of War: Ghost of Sparta Misc. 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. Even before dying, Thanatos shows no fear and only taunts Kratos to his very end. For many years, Thanatos tormented and tortured Deimos until he became psychotic and hateful of his brother. Zeus, God Of War III He was a minor figure in Greek mythology, often referred to but rarely appearing in person. Giant Arachnid | Gaia | Instead, his fear seems to be any intrusion into the domain, which he sees as a threat to his power. 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. Athena | Thanatos seems to be a greatly dissociative being, who likes his own peace and very rarely leaves his realm or cares about other gods. Minotaur | He was voiced by Arthur Burghardt, who also voiced Destro, Devastator, and Mannoroth. Appears in Barbarian King | 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. In the in-game cinematics, his eyes are pale, whereas during gameplay, they are not. The Dissenter | However, Thanatos has isn't completely evil, as he deeply cares for his daughter Erynis. In the heat of the battle, Deimos saves Kratos from Thanatos' grip, only to be smashed into the rocks and killed. If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Primordials, Gods Arthur Burghardt Location Baldur | This started Kratos' quest to find his brother. Manticore | Colossus of Rhodes | Information 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. Danaus | At the end of God of War II, Kratos proclaims to Gaia, that both Ares and Athena were dead. Revenant | Goals 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. Full Name Demigods | Persian Army | Thanatos is the Greek Primordial God of Death, and the main antagonist in God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Hephaestus | Icarus | Sea Snake | Hercules | He then remarks that Ares chose poorly for not taking Kratos as his victim. Skorpius | Kratos' Ghost | Callisto | As the embodiment of Death, Thanatos has a sinister look. Charon | He is the ruler of the Domain of Death and the father of Erinys. Máttugr Helson, Others Thanatos flies down with Deimos to Suicide Bluffs (the location of Kratos's attempted suicide); Kratos follows behind, determined not to lose Deimos again. Morpheus | He also seems to be cruel and sadistic, as he tortures Deimos for years both physically and mentally, which he seems to enjoy. Perseus | Rocs | His great power was enough to see him through the war of the Primordials. God of Death 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 | Alias/es Pothia | Gyges | Kratos reflected Thanatos' attack, although he does not possess the. Typhon | Thanatos saying Ares should've taken Kratos. Hades Cerberus Breeder | Current status Medusa | Later on, the mysterious Grave Digger revealed to Kratos he had become "Death, the destroyer of worlds.". Behind the Scenes Thanatos Cronos | Hydra | Species/Race His hands are huge compared to his size with claws-like fingers and like his daughter is barefoot. https://villains.fandom.com/wiki/Thanatos_(God_of_War)?oldid=4076654, In Greek mythology, Thanatos is the child of Erebus and Nyx, same as. Ares, God of War Comics He is the ruler of the Domain of Death and the father of Erinys. As a Primordial entity, Thanatos looks down on the Olympian Gods, having no respect towards them. Family Member/s Deimos | Cerberus | Dragons | Zeus sent the siblings to capture him and hide the Spartan where he wouldn't be found. His head when he transforms into his monster form resembles the Skull of Keres, the key to the Domain of Death. Odin | The Furies (Megaera, Tisiphone/Daimon & Alecto) | He never mentioned the death of Thanatos. Harpies | Torturing Deimos.Ruling the Domain of Death. Kill both Kratos (failed) and Deimos (succeeded). It is possible that Thanatos had a human lover, who gave birth to his daughter, Erinys. Euryale | Thanatos, the God of Death is the main antagonist in the video game; God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Hippocampi | Zeus, God Of War (PS4) At one point of the journey, Thanatos uses a corpse as a medium, warning Kratos to not pursue his path any further. Polyphemus | However when she confronted him personally, she was killed. Both brothers ignore his mockeries and begin to fight the God of Death. Dredge of Boreas | Stone Talos | Helios | Although he may have reproduced asexually. Like her, he also can let grow raven-like wings on his back. Kratos managed to save his brother and the two reconciled before going to take on Thanatos. 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) † God of War Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Argos | Voiced by 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. Pandora's Guardian | Atlas | Powers/Skills Basilisk | Persephone, God Of War After the Ghost of Sparta found Deimos, only to be attacked by him, Thanatos showed up as Kratos was beaten down by his brother. Legendary Death God. 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. Assassin | Otherwise, you should close this page and view another page. Legionnaire | With Thanatos weakened, Kratos beats him down without mercy, only to be met with taunts. In-Game Information Stheno, God Of War: Chains Of Olympus Magni | 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. Kraken | Kratos' search for his brother led him to realize where Deimos was imprisoned. His eyes are completly pale in the games' cutscenes, but in gameplay, they aren't. Thanatos was not cruel, but he was a serious god who showed neither mercy nor regret as he carried out his duties. 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. There may have been a reference to Thanatos in. Barbarians | 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'. Valkyries | Kratos rescues Deimos at the very last minute, finally making peace with his brother, and the two decide to jointly confront Thanatos. The Spartan eventually confronts and kills Thanatos' daughter, Erinys. 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. Griffin | Pollux & Castor | Crimes Thor | Thanatos then suggests to Kratos that he was "nothing but a pawn in a game he doesn't know is being played". Bronze Talos | Wraiths | 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). Aesir. 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). In his second form, Thanatos takes a form a huge dragon-like horned monster with raven wings having steel-gray colored armored skin. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. God of Death Elephantaur | Thanatos is described as an ancient and fearsome God, who predates the cycle of life and death, and is the reaper of all souls. Cyclops | Kerosians | Male Deimos saved his brother only to be knocked into some rocks and killed after being crushed by the god. Plague | God of War: Ascension Gorgons | Alias https://godofwar.fandom.com/wiki/Thanatos?oldid=117540, Thanatos is the second son of Erebus and Nyx Kratos killed, the first being. Thanatos' daughter, Erinys, killed a number of Spartans as a warning to Kratos to stop his journey. 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. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Hobby 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. Scylla | Deceased Trolls | The death god grabbed Deimos, reminding Kratos that he’d suffer for having killed his daughter. Mole Cerberus | He imprisoned Deimos, who is believed to be the Marked Warrior by Zeus, Ares, and Athena. Perses | Hera | However the two ignored his taunts and engaged Thanatos, who eventually grabbed Kratos. Thanatos was a god who existed even before the Olympians. He lived during the times of the Primordial entities such as Gaia and Ouranos. Poseidon | Thanatos, mortally wounded, reverts to his humanoid form. Type of Villain Dark Rider/Dark Griffin | Kill both Kratos (failed) and Deimos (succeeded). 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. ImmortalityDivine powersSwordsmanship Thantos flew off with Deimos, bringing him to the Suicide Bluffs with the Ghost of Sparta in hot pursuit. Arms of Hades | 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. In Greek mythology, Thánatos (in Greek, Θάνατος – "Death") was the daemon personification of death. God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Thanatos could not be moved by begging, seduced by bribes, or swayed by threats. Kratos then grabs Thanatos' cracked chest, opens it further, and impales him with his blades, ending his life.