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Wrath of the Titans

Zeus's History

Clash of the Titans

In the remake, Zeus' origins differ slightly in that he was only the second most powerful God after Hades. It was Zeus who urged his brother to create the Kraken, a beast powerful enough to defeat the Titans. Afterwards Zeus had Kronos imprisoned in Tatarus and the Kraken locked away in the Underworld. As noted by Hephaestus, Zeus had become drunk on power and openly plotted to surpass Hades. Therefore he created the human race and instructed them to pray more to him and shun Hades utterly. Becoming the supreme God, Zeus then exiled Hades to the Underworld for eternity. Hades soon realised that he had been tricked and was outraged.

Prior to the events of the film, humanity begins to rebel against the Gods, likely as the Gods have been abusing their power and inflicted damage on the human race. King Acrisius of Argos forbids his men from praying to Zeus and soon leads an open war against Olympus itself. Rather than crush Acrisius by force, Zeus mocks the King by impersonating him and sleeping with the King's wife, Danae. Acrisius arrives on the scene, just as Zeus has had intercourse with her. Danae immediately deduces that the impostor is Zeus and is stunned.

In a made rage, Acrisius traps both Danae and her newborn son in a sarcophagus and throws them into the sea. Enraged, Zeus hurls a lightning bolt at Acrisius, killing him and reincarnating him as the monster Calibos. Danae dies at sea, but her child survives and is found by a family of fishermen. They adopt the boy and name him Perseus. Acrisius abandons Argos in shame, but his son Kepheus becomes King and continues to defy the Gods.

By the time Perseus has matured, the humans have all but abandoned prayer to the Gods and have torn down their monuments. The Gods quarrel amongst themselves on Olympus, with Poseidon urging them to make war on Argos, but Apollo and the other Gods urge for clemency. Zeus believes he does not need to sue for peace, as he created them in the first place. Hades then arrives and offers to smite them with force and intimidation. Zeus is interested in this new counsel, therefore he gives his blessing for Hades to do what he will.

Hades plan is to unleash the Kraken on Argos, which will sweep them from the earth unless they surrender Princess Andromeda. Zeus is later told by Hermes that Perseus is Zeus' demigod son, who is now in Argos. Zeus dismisses the matter, believing that Perseus is no different to all other God-hating humans. Later however Zeus changes his mind and decides to protect his son, sending him a godly sword and a winged horse named Pegasus. Perseus accepts both gifts and begins a quest to stop Hades.

Later, while Perseus was heading for Medusa's lair at the edge Underworld, Zeus approaches him in disguise and revealed himself to his son. Zeus offers to make Perseus a god, but Perseus refuses. Zeus, aware of Perseus' intentions, gives Perseus a golden coin to pay the ferryman of the Underworld, Charon. Later, on Mount Olympus, Hades announces that the time is up for Argos. Zeus appears to hesitate, but he hardens his heart and orders the Kraken to be unleashed on Argos.

The Kraken begins to destroy Argos, but in the process many of Zeus' worshipers are killed, weakening the God King even further. Hades then taunts him as only he is benefiting from the destruction of Argos, Zeus orders his brother to submit, but Hades uses his power to repel him as he has now grown stronger than Zeus. Hades then blasts Zeus for wantonly banishing him to the Underworld and declares that his reign is over. Zeus reminds Hades that Perseus is still in Argos, after which Hades takes his leave.

After Perseus uses Medusa's disembodied head to turn the Kraken to stone, Perseus confronts Hades and calls upon Zeus to help him. Perseus hurls his sword at Hades while Zeus hurls a lightning bolt and merges it with Perseus's sword, which strikes Hades in the chest and blasts him into the Underworld.

After rescuing Andromeda, Zeus visits Perseus and praises him for his heroics. He asks again if Perseus might consider becoming a god, but Perseus is happier to live as a human. Zeus thanks Perseus for risking everything to save the world from Hades. As a reward, Zeus revives Io, whom Perseus had fallen for and lost on the quest.

Wrath of the Titans

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Zeus

Zeus

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"I created them, and they reward my love with defiance?"

God of ...

Heaven, Thunder and Lightnings

Lives in ...

Mount Olympus

Relatives

Kronos (Father)

Rhea (Mother)

Hades (Brother)

Poseidon (Brother)

Demeter (Sister)

Hera (Sister)

Hestia (Sister)

Perseus (Son)

Ares (Son)

Zeus is the Greek God of Heaven. He is the ruler of Mount Olympus and the Gods, after the defeat of his father, Kronos. He has two brothers, Hades and Poseidon, and is the father of Perseus, the main hero of the story. He originally was the second strongest of the Gods, until he made Humans love him and hate Hades so Zeus could grow stronger.

Mythology

History

Clash of the Titans (1981)

Many years later, Acrisius, king of Argos,imprisoned his daughter Danae, jealous of her beauty. Zeus, hearing of this, became curious, and took the form of a shower of gold to visit her. Seeing her loveliness, he beczme enamored with her and slept with her, resulting in a child, which infuriated Acrisius. In anger, Acrisius trapped both Danae and her newborn son in a sarcophagus and threw them off a cliff into the sea. Zeus retaliated against this by having Poseidon unleash the Kraken which destroys Argus.

Zeus was also responsible for deforming Calibos after he killed diverse animals including a herd of winged horses. Using a model of Perseus, Zeus gave him a special sword and a special shield for him to use in his quest. When Zeus wanted Athena to give Perseus her owl, she had Hephaestus make Bubo who was sent in it's place.

Clash of the Titans (2010)

The creator of man

In the remake, Zeus' origins differ slightly in that he was only the second most powerful God after Hades. It was Zeus who urged his brother to create the Kraken, a beast powerful enough to defeat the Titans. Afterwards Zeus had Kronos imprisoned in Tatarus and the Kraken locked away in the Underworld. As noted by Hephaestus, Zeus had become drunk on power and openly plotted to surpass Hades. Therefore he created the human race and instructed them to pray more to him and shun Hades utterly. Becoming the supreme God, Zeus then exiled Hades to the Underworld for eternity. Hades soon realised that he had been tricked and was outraged.

Prior to the events of the film, humanity begins to rebel against the Gods, likely as the Gods have been abusing their power and inflicted damage on the human race. King Acrisius of Argos forbids his men from praying to Zeus and soon leads an open war against Olympus itself. Rather than crush Acrisius by force, Zeus mocks the King by impersonating him and sleeping with the King's wife, Danae. Acrisius arrives on the scene, just as Zeus has had intercourse with her. Danae immediately deduces that the impostor is Zeus and is stunned.

In a made rage, Acrisius traps both Danae and her newborn son in a sarcophagus and throws them into the sea. Enraged, Zeus hurls a lightning bolt at Acrisius, killing him and reincarnating him as the monster Calibos. Danae dies at sea, but her child survives and is found by a family of fishermen. They adopt the boy and name him Perseus. Acrisius abandons Argos in shame, but his son Kepheus becomes King and continues to defy the Gods.

Defiance of men

"There will be no truce!" - Zeus is angered by the rebellion of humans

By the time Perseus has matured, the humans have all but abandoned prayer to the Gods and have torn down their monuments. The Gods quarrel amongst themselves on Olympus, with Poseidon urging them to make war on Argos, but Apollo and the other Gods urge for clemency. Zeus believes he does not need to sue for peace, as he created them in the first place. Hades then arrives and offers to smite them with force and intimidation. Zeus is interested in this new counsel, therefore he gives his blessing for Hades to do what he will.

Hades plan is to unleash the Kraken on Argos, which will sweep them from the earth unless they surrender Princess Andromeda. Zeus is later told by Hermes that Perseus is Zeus' demigod son, who is now in Argos. Zeus dismisses the matter, believing that Perseus is no different to all other God-hating humans. Later however Zeus changes his mind and decides to protect his son, sending him a godly sword and a winged horse named Pegasus. Perseus accepts both gifts and begins a quest to stop Hades.

Later, while Perseus was heading for Medusa's lair at the edge Underworld, Zeus approaches him in disguise and revealed himself to his son. Zeus offers to make Perseus a god, but Perseus refuses. Zeus, aware of Perseus' intentions, gives Perseus a golden coin to pay the ferryman of the Underworld, Charon. Later, on Mount Olympus, Hades announces that the time is up for Argos. Zeus appears to hesitate, but he hardens his heart and orders the Kraken to be unleashed on Argos.

The Kraken begins to destroy Argos, but in the process many of Zeus' worshipers are killed, weakening the God King even further. Hades then taunts him as only he is benefiting from the destruction of Argos, Zeus orders his brother to submit, but Hades uses his power to repel him as he has now grown stronger than Zeus. Hades then blasts Zeus for wantonly banishing him to the Underworld and declares that his reign is over. Zeus reminds Hades that Perseus is still in Argos, after which Hades takes his leave.

After Perseus uses Medusa's disembodied head to turn the Kraken to stone, Perseus confronts Hades and calls upon Zeus to help him. Perseus hurls his sword at Hades while Zeus hurls a lightning bolt and merges it with Perseus's sword, which strikes Hades in the chest and blasts him into the Underworld.

After rescuing Andromeda, Zeus visits Perseus and praises him for his heroics. He asks again if Perseus might consider becoming a god, but Perseus is happier to live as a human. Zeus thanks Perseus for risking everything to save the world from Hades. As a reward, Zeus revives Io, whom Perseus had fallen for and lost on the quest.

Wrath of the Titans

"There is a calamity coming" - Zeus warns Perseus

Ten years following the death of the Kraken, the Gods have now weakened to the point that they can be killed. To make matters worse, their lack of power also causes Tartarus to fall apart and unleash monsters. Zeus knows that Kronos himself will soon escape, so Zeus takes measures to ensure the safety of the world. He calls on all the remaining Gods, including Hades, to unite in the Underworld and rebuild Tartarus. He also visits Perseus and takes an interest in his grandson, Helius.

Perseus is ill inclined to join them, deeming it "...business for Gods". Zeus stresses that they need everyone's strength, but Perseus insists that he can't leave his son unprotected. Zeus is forced to accept this and departs.

In the Underworld, Zeus arrives with his thunderbolt in hand. He reunites with his brother Poseidon, who is glad to see him. But Zeus receives a frosty greeting from his son Ares, who pointedly asks why Perseus has not joined them. Zeus brushes the matter aside. At the gates of Tartarus, Hades finally meets them, where Zeus tries to reconcile with his brother. Hades agrees to unite, but only under his terms. Zeus and Poseidon are attacked by the Makhai. In the chaos that follows, Poseidon is wounded by a fireball to the chest.

Zeus is dismayed, but then Ares uses his hammer to knock Zeus down and render him unconscious. Ares then steals his thunderbolt.

After Zeus recovers, Ares is binding him in chains. Zeus asks why his own son would betray him, but Ares does not elaborate. Zeus learns that Hades and Ares have joined Kronos, intending to offer Zeus' divine powers to the Titan so that he may free himself. Zeus is angered and dismayed by this, reminding Hades that their own father once tried to kill them. Zeus then laments the damage he has done to Hades and seems resigned to his fate.

In the heart of Tartarus, Ares binds Zeus to an altar before Kronos. Zeus remarks how Ares has fallen in comparison to humans. which angers him. In a fit of rage Ares beats his father, loudly confessing how Zeus paid more attention to his "favourite son" Perseus. Zeus simply expresses regret, which does not satisfy Ares, who seems intent on killing him. Hades is forced to intervene and knocks Ares aside, reminding him that Zeus is now for Kronos to deal with. Zeus' power begins to seep out of his flesh like molten lava.

Zeus questions why Hades would join Kronos out of petty revenge. Hades answers that the death of a God is to be wiped from existence, with no afterlife to follow. Hades fears that this will be their fate soon. Zeus soon loses all of his powers and Kronos is fully restored. Zeus then apologises to Hades and wonders if he can forgive him. Hades is taken aback by this, but Zeus assures his brother that he bears him no ill will. Before Hades can react, Ares attacks him and tries to use the thunderbolt. But Zeus commands the thunderbolt to resist Ares. Zeus then sees his father Kronos awakening. Hades then attacks Ares and knocks him over a cliff, where they both fall into Tartarus.

Perseus, Andromeda and Agenor arrive to free Zeus. After a struggle, they mange to break the chains binding him. Ares reappears and tries to kill them, but he is thwarted again by Hades. Zeus urges Hades to join them as they escape. While Hades and Ares struggle, Ares seizes the pitchfork and hurls it into his father's back. Zeus is injured, but he takes the pitchfork and the trident. With their combined powers, Zeus and the others escape Tartarus and return to the surface.

Zeus tells Perseus that he has no power left to fight and is slowly dying. Perseus resolves to retrieve Zeus' thunderbolt from Ares, as he needs it for the Spear of Triam. Andromeda and her army attempt to battle the Makhai and Kronos. Later, Zeus is visited by Hades, who forgives his brother and shares his immortality with him. With his powers restored, Zeus says to his brother "Let's have some fun!"

Zeus and Hades then destroy the invading Makhai, after which they confront Kronos himself. Zeus claims the first strike and casts lightning at the Titan, which injures Kronos but enrages him. Kronos unleashes waves of magma and fireballs on the earth. Zeus then combines his lighting with Hades' cloud of dust, which they propel against Kronos. The Titan unleashes a pyrochlastic cloud against them, which Zeus is able to block with his powers. But Kronos unleashes another wave, which overwhelms Zeus and blasts him into a rock. Nevertheless Perseus arrives with the Spear of Triam and destroys Kronos.

Zeus is dying and Hades can no longer revive him as he too has spent his power. Zeus commends Perseus and bids him farewell. Zeus then turns to dust and vanishes from existence.