They drag the dead, and, in this case, Kratos, into the Underworld. When Zeus betrayed Kratos out of fear and killed him with the Blade of Olympus, Kratos was taken into the Underworld by the Arms of Hades. With the help of the Titan Gaia, motivation to kill Zeus and the desire to live, Kratos kills various hands and escapes the Underworld yet again. The arms are in groups and respawn after three seconds pass. In the comics, the Arms appear once more, being sent by Hades after Kratos posed a threat to his champion, Alrik, in the wager of the Gods, a contest with the goal being the capture of Asclepius' Ambrosia. Alrik took the Ambrosia and flew away on a Roc, however, Kratos battled the Arms and was capable of assisting the Spartans who aided him in his quest, but chose to catch up with Alrik, callously leaving his soldiers to be ferociously torn apart by the Arms.