|“||There is no power greater than the Sisters of Fate. If you challenge us, you... will... die!||”|
As the three Sisters of Fate, Lahkesis, Atropos, and Clotho, determined the fates of every mortal, God, and Titan. Clotho weaved the Threads of Fate, beginning all lives. Lahkesis embellished the threads, which decided the events that would occur in every being's life. Finally, Atropos cut the threads, ending a life. The Fates held power over even divine entities, such as Zeus or Gaia. Contrary to the games, mythology said that the powers of the Fates was absolute, even for Zeus. Though there are several references made to the possibility of Zeus changing Fate, he does not.
In the God of War SeriesEdit
God of War IIEdit
The Loom of FateEdit
In God of War II, after being betrayed by Zeus, Kratos was stripped of his godly power and killed. Although he managed to fight his way out of Hades, he was still mortal, and thus it was literally impossible for him to climb Mount Olympus to face Zeus. The only way he could get his revenge would be to change the way events had played out-to change his fate. To do so, he traveled to the Island of Creation to find the Loom of Fate, which has the power to control time and thus the power to let Kratos change his past.
The Sisters of FateEdit
To control the Loom, Kratos had to battle the three Sisters of Fate, who have never before allowed anyone to change their past, and who were hellbent against granting Kratos this power, frightened that the Ghost of Sparta would bring doom to the world should he use it.
Battle With KratosEdit
At first, Lahkesis confronted Kratos alone. When bested by Kratos, Lahkesis summoned her sister Atropos from within a mirror. Atropos carried Kratos through the mirror, back in time, to the final fight between Kratos and Ares. She threatened to kill Kratos' past self by destroying the Blade of the Gods - without it, Ares would triumph over the Spartan, and the Kratos fighting the Sisters would retroactively be erased from existence. Kratos protected the sword and defeated Atropos, thereby hurling him back to Lahkesis' throne room. Desperate, Lahkesis and Atropos fought Kratos together. He defeated them by throwing them into one of their inter-dimensional mirrors and shattering it, thereby imprisoning them in it.
The Loom ChamberEdit
The final sister, the hideously deformed Clotho, awaited Kratos in the Loom Chamber beyond. While Kratos made his way to her head, he disabled five of her smaller arms blocking his way up. Once at the top level, he disabled her two main arms, giving him time to bring up a giant swinging blade. With this blade, he impaled Clotho through her head, killing the last of the Sisters of Fate and finally granting himself the power to change the past and control time.
God of War IIIEdit
During his final confrontation with Zeus, Kratos was forced to confront all the fears and evils of his past. In doing so, he found himself in a pool of blood, where he could hear the voices of his victims. Amongst the voices, the Sisters of Fate could be heard. Their views, of which they informed Kratos during their previous battles, echoed across the pool. "You cannot change your Destiny, Mortal...". Provided Kratos dwelt across the pool longer, The Sisters were heard again; "Your soul will never find peace for what you have become.
Power and abilitiesEdit
As a primordials, Sisters of Fate possessed absolute power in God of War series, including:
Superhuman strength -
Superhuman durability -
Superhuman speed -
Superhuman agility -
Causality manipulation -
Probability manipulation -
Destiny manipulation -
- Lahkesis has a resonant voice when she speaks, as she holds Atropos in her body.
- Clotho is the biggest of the sisters, despite being the youngest.
- The Sisters' designs reflect their duties in mythology: Clotho resembles a bloated silkworm and weaves the threads of life; Lahkesis "embellishes" the threads and resembles a priestess (also being the Fate most involved in communicating with the outside world); and Atropos, who cuts the threads, has massive talons on her fingers.
- In God of War II, Lahkesis claims several times through the game, that it is the sisters who decide the fate of all and no other. But according to Thanatos in Ghost of Sparta, it is the Olympians who decide about the fate and the future and the Fates who make it so. Thanatos' claims seem to be more accurate as Zeus stated that the Fates have deemed him victorious.
- Thanatos also claimed that the sisters deemed Kratos victorious on his quest for his brother, something he wants to change.
- The colour that appears to represent the Sisters of Fate is green.
- Also every Fury resembles a Sister of Fate. Alecto resembles Lahkesis (Both are the leaders of each trio of sisters and both wanted to help Kratos at some point), Megaera resembles Atropos (the most cruel) and Tisiphone resembles Clotho.
- In the God of War 2 novel, the author describes Atropos as the one who determines the length of the threads, and Lahkesis as the one who cuts the threads. Clotho, however, still has her same duty.
- It is curious how Kratos, who came to possess the power of time, did not use it for other purposes. Most notably, he could have used it to save his family, but instead he simply uses it to get revenge on Zeus.
- It is likely that if Kratos did travel back to save his family from himself, it would negate all the events of God of War, including the death of Ares. He would thusly be captured in a loop of time wherein he prevented the death of Ares and thusly was still swearing fealty to him, and all the events that followed would also occur, including him going back.