|“||After the Great War with the Titans, the oracle foretold the demise of the Olympian Gods, and the destruction of Olympus. She saw that it would be brought about not by the hands of the Titans, who thirsted for revenge, but by the hands of a mortal. A Marked Warrior.||”|
God of War SeriesEdit
In the city of Sparta, two Gods; Ares and Athena, raided the city in the hopes of capturing Deimos, who had been susceptible to being the Marked Warrior due to his strange birthmarks. After Deimos was captured, his brother Kratos, who failed to rescue him, vowed never to falter again. In honor of Deimos, Kratos adorned a tattoo on his body, made in the exact image of Deimos' birthmark. As time passed by, Thanatos, God of Death, had deduced the Marked Warrior was not Deimos, but was in fact, Kratos, the ashes of his wife and child being the prophetic mark. Deimos' and Thanatos' death saw the secret die with them, until the enigmatic Grave Digger - Zeus in disguise - discovered Kratos was the true Marked Warrior not Deimos.
With this in mind, Zeus decided to kill Kratos, his own son, in order for both the prophecy and the son-killing-father cycle to end. After being slain by Zeus, Kratos escaped from the Underworld to exact his revenge, thus again initiating the prophecy. During his fight with Zeus, Kratos unintentionally ran his blade through Athena, only to discover his true relation to Zeus, moments before her death. After being told that many Gods would defend Zeus, Kratos vowed to kill anyone that stood in his way on his quest for vengeance. In an alliance with the Titans, Kratos then waged war on Olympus.
The prophecy then began to come full circle, with Kratos claiming Poseidon, brother to Zeus, as his first victim. As war raged on, Kratos' murderous rampage took the lives of Hera, Hermes, Helios, Hades, and Hephaestus. After being betrayed by the Titan Gaia, who revealed Kratos as nothing more than a pawn in her plans, the Spartan began to target the Titans as well. Killing god after god, the world grew severely weak by the plagues originating from their deaths. After countless years, and many battles, Kratos' quest finally came to an end with the deaths of both Gaia and Zeus. With the end of Olympus, the prophecy had been fulfilled.