Wrath of the Titans

If you haven’t caught Wrath of the Titans yet, let us introduce you to some of the characters from the film.


First up are the DemiGods or the half human half Gods.


The demigod son of Zeus, Perseus is a fierce warrior notorious for vanquishing the deadly Kraken.  After 10 years living a quiet fisherman’s life with his son, Perseus is once again called to adventure when his father—the god Zeus—is captured by Hades and Ares in a plot to free the monstrous Titan Kronos, Zeus’ own father.  Together with Andromeda and Poseidon’s son, Agenor, Perseus embarks on a quest to free Zeus and lead humanity’s battle against Kronos and his legion of demons.


The half-god son of Poseidon, Agenor is a wily thief and rebellious young man.  After Perseus and Queen Andromeda free him from prison, he joins their quest to venture into the Underworld to free Zeus and save humanity.


These are the ones who really wield a lot of a power and most of the time manipulate the human race.


The mighty Zeus is father of gods and men.  Humanity’s capacity to love, as embodied by his demigod son, Perseus, has inspired Zeus to believe in humanity’s future and favor Perseus over his son Ares, the god of war.  But the gods’ powers are diminishing, and Ares, along with Zeus’ brother Hades, has conspired against Zeus to unleash the fearsome Titan Kronos.  Long ago, the brother gods Zeus, Hades and Poseidon rose up against their father, imprisoning him deep within the Underworld in Tartarus.  But if freed, this monstrous Titan could crush humanity’s future with one blow.


The god of the Underworld, Hades has decided that the only way to maintain any kind of power—which for him equals immortality—is to release the eternal destructive force of his father, Kronos, from his Underworld prison of Tartarus.  Embittered from his years of diminishing power, Hades makes a secret pact with Ares, the god of war, to capture Zeus and transfer his power to the monstrous titan Kronos.


The god of the sea, Poseidon is weakened when he finds Perseus to tell him that Zeus has been captured and that Perseus himself must fight for the future of humanity.  Handing his god-weapon, the Trident, over to Perseus, he implores the warrior to deliver it to Poseidon’s demigod son Agenor and join with him in an effort to free Zeus and save the future.


Son of Zeus and Hera, god of war, Ares is driven by revenge against his father and humanity into a pact with his uncle, god of the Underworld Hades, and his grandfather, the ancient Titan Kronos.  Together with Hades, Ares conspires to capture and imprison Zeus in a plot to bring down the gods and unleash chaos on humanity.  But first he will have to take on his demigod brother, Perseus.


Creator of Earth, bringer of chaos, Kronos was long ago imprisoned for eternity by his sons Zeus, Hades and Poseidon.  Now, he has lured Hades and Ares, the god of War, into a dark pact to free himself and destroy the world he created.


And finally we have the regular people, ordinary human beings with extraordinary will


The Warrior Queen of Argos, Queen Andromeda is leading an army against the coming attack of dark monsters from the Underworld.  Andromeda has hope for humanity even in its darkest hour, believing against reason that she and her human army can take on even the most powerful Titans.  With a mighty bow and arrow as a weapon, she is the first to join Perseus on his quest into the Underworld to find and free Zeus, and take on Kronos.

 HEPHAESTUS, aka The Fallen One

A god stripped of his power who once forged the mighty weapons carried by Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, and architect of the prison Tartarus, Hephaestus now lives in exile on Kail, a hidden island that moves with the currents.  With his only companions being a family of Cyclops, Hephaestus must decide whether or not to help in the fight against Kronos when he is visited by Perseus, Andromeda and Agenor.


Perseus’s young son, Helius has grown up believing his father a simple fisherman.  He idolizes the mighty gods and studies scrolls that chronicle their uprising against the Titans.  When Perseus reveals his true identity, Heluis goes into hiding, being taken care of by his teacher, Clea, but never loses faith that his father will prevail.

Wrath of the Titans opens in cinemas Mar 29 and is reviewed here

Images courtesy of 2012 Warner Bros Entertainment

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