Ludwig was a normal man with a very happy family. However, one day, his wife was killed because of crime on the site. He ended thus embodying the god of war and the planet Mars, known as the "Mars".
Mars used its powers to try to purify the human world.Abzu, god of darkness; she wanted Abzu was revived, using the darkness that her husband would win by manipulating both Mars, as Abzu (and make a world ruled by darkness, and want Abzu); Aria, one of the babies brought into the meteor is captured by Mars, which uses its light to carry out their plans. It was then that Mars had a second son, Eden, who falls for Aria.
Mars returns with in the second fight against Athena, it is almost destroyed, staying in recovery.
During the recovery of Mars body, he made Palaestra, a school to former servants, that thinks he is an ally of Athena, and Aria is Athena. But, after this, some gold saints served Mars, and know that Aria is not Athena, but wants her as the new Athena.
He destroys the sanctuary and blames Kouga and the other rebels saints but with their darkness can wake Abzu, Mars imprisons Seiya, waiting for him to defeat the god of darkness when you wake up.
Mars back to his planet, about the same as Earth, but regrets at the end; however, it does not have the strength to make it all back to normal, and drops dead.