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Atlas (GoW)

Name
Atlas
Alias
No information
Origin
God of War Series
Occupation
Titan of Endurance
Power & Skills
Highest amount of Strength, immortal
Hobby
Holding the world on his shoulders
Goals
Aid Persephone with her goals (Chains of Olympus), Aid Kratos with his goals (God of War 2), Kill the Gods of Olympus.
Type of Villain
Giant Monster/redeemed villain


Atlas is one of the many enemies that Kratos encounters on his journeys. He serves as part of the final boss with Persephone in God of War; Chains of Olympus.

Appearance

Atlas is a titan and presumably one of the tallest. The most notable thing about Atlas is that he has four arms instead of two.

History

The Great War

Hades rips out Atlas' soul

Hades ripping out Atlas' Soul

When Kratos encounters Atlas for the second time, he mentioned that during the Great War, Hades nearly ripped the soul out of Cronos, but Altas managed to rescue him. Despite him rescuing Cronos, Hades, with the help of Poseidon, manage to rip the soul of Atlas. After his soul was ripped out, Atlas was one of the first of the Titans to be imprisoned in the pits of Tartarus.

God of War: Chains of Olympus

After Kratos completed the task of killing the Basilisk, he noticed that the sun has dropped from the sky. It turns out that Atlas somehow escaped from Tartarus and kidnapped Helios.
Chains of Atlas

Chains of Atlas

As Kratos made his way throughout Tartarus, he eventually found out that someone freed Atlas intentionally. It turned out that Persephone was the one who let Atlas free, because she found out that he was the only one who could rip Helios out of the sky and use his power to destroy a pillar that, if destroyed, would collapse the world, destroying it, and the Underworld.

Confronting Atlas

Atlas vs Kratos

Kratos tying up Atlas' Arms

While Kratos was confronting Persephone, Persephone tried to distract Kratos by wrapping her wings around him, and telling him to be with his daughter. With that distraction, Persephone called forth Atlas to crush Kratos to death. But Kratos managed to move out the way and managed to tie up Atlas' arms to the world, forcing him to forever carry the world on his shoulders. After Persephone was killed, Atlas asked Kratos if the gods would help him. He warned Kratos that they would meet again and that he will regret serving the Gods of Olympus.
Atlas (GoWCoO)

Atlas after Kratos chained Atlas' arms to the world

God of War

Though Atlas doesn't appear in God of War, there is a trial inside Pandora's Temple called the Challenge of Atlas.
Atlas Statue

Statue of Atlas

When Kratos enters a chamber known as the Chamber of Atlas, he encounters a statue of Atlas (which looks nothing like the actual Titan of Endurance). Kratos notice that something was wrong, the giant iron ball that suppose to resemble the world is on the ground, instead on Atlas' shoulders. Kratos had to find the key which was known as the Handle of Atlas to wind the orb back into position. He does this by avoiding buzzsaws, climbing cliffs and a bunch of other dangerous obstacles. After he found the key and placed the world back where it belongs, he processed to pull a lever, which cause the statue to toss the orb onto the door behind Kratos, causing it to open the sealed door.

God of War II

Atlas (God of War)

Atlas (God of War 2)

Years later, after Kratos killed Icarus and acquired his wings, he comes across Atlas, still holding the world on his shoulders. In order to reach the end of the Great Chasm, Kratos had to destroy Atlas' Chains of Torment to open a hole and climb out of the Great Chasm. After he reached and destroyed the Chains of Torment, Atlas tried to crush Kratos with his fingers, but fails. Kratos asked Atlas for his help to reach the Sisters of Fate.
Kratos vs. Atlas

Atlas attempting to crush Kratos

At first he didn't want to help Kratos because of what Kratos did and attempts to crush Kratos again. But after Kratos tells Atlas that he no longer serves the Gods and that he was planning to kill Zeus with the Blade of Olympus, he tells him about the creation of the Blade of Olympus. He eventually decides to help Kratos, by taking him to the other side of the Great Chasm and giving him the Atlas Quake.

Powers

Atlas is a titan, so he has great Physical Strength. He's probably one of the strongest beings since he's holding the entire world on his shoulders. It also seems that Atlas doesn't need to eat or sleep, because he's forever punished to hold the world on his shoulders and he never seems to physically look hungry or tired. And since Atlas is a titan, it's also likely that he's immortal.

Trivia

  • Atlas is probably the only Titan that still alive because, if he dies, the world would be destroyed.
  • Atlas is the only Titan that doesn't appear during the 2nd Great War.
  • He's the only Titan that has more than two arms; to be precise, he has four of them.
  • In Chains of Olympus, Atlas is voiced by; Fred Tatasciore, and in God of War II, he's voiced by the late Michael Clarke Duncan.
  • It's interesting to note that when Kratos ties up Atlas hands with the Chains of Torment, he only tied up two of Atlas' arms, and yet in the cutscene that follows, all four of his arms are chained up. Either there was a mistake, or all of his strength comes from all four of his arms instead of two of them, and if he tries to unwrap the chains, he would cause the world to collapse on top of him.
  • In the original God of War, Kratos encountered a the Statue of Atlas that was created by the great architect; Pathos Verdes III. Unlike the real Atlas, which was a giant four armed Titan with stone-like skin, this statue greatly resembles a human. This maybe an indicate that Pathos didn't know what the real Atlas looked like.
    • The theory is most likely due to the fact that Atlas was imprisoned during the Titanomachy, which occurred long before Pathos was even born. The Gods most likely did not tell Pathos the real form of Atlas, probably because they did not think he was worthy of being portrayed in a statue.
    • It's also likely that Pathos could predict the future as the statue was created years before Atlas was chained by Kratos to forever hold the world on his shoulders.


 
God of War Villains


Misc.
Kratos

God of War: Ascension
Manticore | Pollux & Castor | Aegaeon | The Furies (Megaera | Tisiphone/Daimon | Alecto) |
Multiplayer Bosses
Polyphemus | Stheno |

God Of War: Chains Of Olympus
Persian King | Basilisk | Morpheus | Charon | Atlas | Persephone |

God Of War
Hydra | Medusa | Pandora's Guardian | Doppelgängers | Ares |

God of War Comics
Cereyon | Danaus | Disciples of Ares | Giant Arachnid | Gyges | Hades' Phoenix | Herodius | Kerosians | Pothia | Rocs | Sea Snake | Therans |

God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Scylla | Callisto | Erinys | Piraeus Lion | The Dissenter | Kratos' Ghost | Deimos | Thanatos |

God Of War: Betrayal
Argos | Assassin | Ceryx |

God Of War II
Colossus of Rhodes | Typhon | Dark Rider/Dark Griffin | Theseus | Barbarian King | Mole Cerberus | Euryale | Perseus | Icarus | Kraken | Sisters of Fate | (Lahkesis | Atropos | Clotho) | Zeus |

God Of War III
Hippocampi | Poseidon | Athena | Hades | Helios | Perses | Hermes | Hercules | Aphrodite | Cronos | Hephaestus | Hera | Skorpius | Hades Cerberus Breeder | Gaia | Zeus |

Creatures in God of War
Arms of Hades | Automaton | Bronze Talos | Centaurs | Cerberus | Chimera | Cyclops | Dredge of Boreas | Elemental Talos | Elephantaur | Geryon | Griffin | Gorgons | Harpies | Legionnaire | Minotaur | Satyr | Sirens | Stone Talos | Wraiths |

Others
Barbarians | Demigods | Gods of Olympus | Pandora's Box | Persian Army | Plague | Titans |


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