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Xerxes (300)

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Full Name
Xerxes I of Persia
Xerxes, God King, God of Gods, King of Kings
the former right-hand and son of King Darius King of Persia
Powers / Skills
great and powerful Superhuman strength, immortality, durability, intelligence, high manipulation, leadership skills
Conquering cities and kingdoms, being worshipped as a god.
Conquer Greece, destroy the 300 Spartans (completed), kill Themistocles and his warriors rule the world, keep ruling Artemisia under his command (formerly).
Type of Villain
Monarch, Dictator, God-Wannabe

Yours is a fascinating tribe, even now you're defiant, in the face of annihilation, in the presence of a god.
~ Xerxes

Xerxes is the primary antagonist of the 300 films but he serves as the secondary main antagonist in 300: Rise of an Empire, alongside Artemisia based on the graphic novel 300. He is based on the real king Xerxes I of Persia who sent his army to fight against 300 Spartans in the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. Xerxes eventually won this battle by having superior numbers in his army and due to the Greek traitor Ephialtes, who aided him by showing him and the Persians the existence of a small pass in the Hot Gates that allowed Xerxes to attack them from behind. Xerxes is depicted as being extremely egocentric, and proclaims himself a "God-king." He demands that all those beneath him bow down to him.

He was portrayed by Rodrigo Santoro.


Xerxes was the son of King Darius who was killed by Themistocles of Athens by the arrow during the war as Xerxes tried save his father but it was too late Themistocles's bow stuck Darius down on his chest as Darius decided to let the Persians and the Greeks formed need a peace however as he tried tell his son about his last words where Artemisia pull the arrow and Darius dies. Artemisia manipulated Xerxes to followed to become god king and so he become God King to rule the world after came desert wearing chains and led his army to attack Spartans


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