|“||The Furies were bound to no one. For they sought retribution only for those they deemed guilty.||”|
In Greek mythology they are the chthonic deities of
Their counterparters in Roman Mythology were the Dirae.
In the God of War seriesEdit
God of War: AscensionEdit
- Superhuman Strength - The Furies can overpower and lift a full grown man high off the ground without any effort. They strike with considerable force, enough to smash through a stone floor.
- Superhuman Agility & Speed - The agility and speed of the Furies vary. Megaera is the most agile of three, with spider-like speed and movements.
- Superhuman Durability - Their bodies are stronger than a human's. They have a high tolerance for physical pain.
- Superhuman Stamina - The Furies have incredible stamina, able to hunt and torture those they found guilty, without resting.
- Shapeshifting - The Furies can use their magic to take on the form of another person. Alecto can transform into a giant Kraken-like sea monster with a head somewhat resembling that of a Dunkleosteus.
- Healing Factor - Furies can heal quickly from injuries that would kill a mortal, such as their stomachs being sliced open. This power is limited as they cannot regrow a lost limb or heal from fatal wounds.
- Wall-Crawling - Megaera is shown to cling to walls like a spider.
- Flight - The Furies can defy gravity and fly through the air with great speed.
- Parasite secretation - Megaera is able to secrete parasites from her pores to attack her enemies.
- Mutation - With her parasites, Megaera can mutate any creature into hideous monsters to do her bidding. Prime example is the mutation of Aegaeon.
- Black goo creation - Alecto is able to capture her victims in a dark goo, which is nearly unescapable. Kratos can only escape with the use of Oath Stone of Orkos.
- Daimon Summoning - Tisiphone is able to summon a creature made of black magic, Daimon.
- Illusions - The 3 sisters are capable of creating illusions that can only be broken with the Eyes of Truth.
- Reality Warping - Tisiphone can warp reality in a variety of ways, such as turning the Temple of the Furies into an enormous whirlpool.
- In Greek Mythology, they were also known as the Erinyes, while in the God of War Mythos, Erinys is a separate character, being the daughter of Thanatos.
- The Furies and Aphrodite are sisters, according to Greek Mythology.
- In one version, the Furies are daughters of Nyx making them the sisters of the Sisters of Fate.
- Megaera states that her sisters are kinder to Kratos than she is, it's possible she states this because both Alecto and Tisiphone imply they have a sexual attraction towards Kratos. This is because both of them create illusions so that they appear as Kratos's wife so he will sleep with them; Alecto even begs that Kratos stays as a servant to Ares so he can have such illusions forever.
- It's also possible that Megaera states this because she hates Kratos more than either Alecto or Tisiphone, seeing as Kratos cut off her arm but was not as vicious to the other two Furies.
- Megaera stated that Alecto was never one with manners, as she interrupted her "special time" with Kratos.
- It should be noted that the blood that the Furies emerge from does not come from Ouranos in the opening of God of War: Ascension, instead, the blood spurts from the face of a female Primordial after she is punched. The Primordial is speculated to be Nemesis.
- Due to the fact that they aren't born from the blood of Ouranos in the God of War series, it is uncertain if they are sisters to Aphrodite.
- Although the Furies do have a leader (Alecto) they sometimes argue. For example, Megaera says to Tisiphone "Stay out! He's mine!" as soon as the latter is about to engage in combat with Kratos.
- In contradiction to the Fates, who are very loyal to Zeus and even willing to change fate in his favor, the Furies are more loyal to Ares to the point they want to aid him overthrow his father (though in Greek mythology, the Furies are loyal to Hades).
- The Furies are the second trio of sisters that Kratos hunts down and kills in the series. The first set of sisters are the Sisters of Fate, however the Furies are the first chronologically.
- 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), Tisiphone resembles Atropos (the most cruel) and Megaera resembles Clotho (being the least human and part of arthopoda)
- Also the Furies are one of the 3 trio of sisters encountered in the series. The other being the Sisters of Fate and the Gorgon sisters: Medusa, Euryale and Stheno.