Kratos, also known as Fárbauti (Nordic: ᚠᚨᚱᛒᚨᚢᛏᛁ) and the God of War/Stríðsguð, is the main protagonist of the God of War series.
During Kratos’ birth, Zeus, Athena, and Ares believed the “Marked Warrior” to be Deimos, Kratos’ younger brother, who had a strange birthmark. Ares and Athena interrupted the childhood training of Kratos and Deimos in Sparta. Ares then kidnapped Deimos. Kratos attempted to stop Ares, but Ares swept him aside and scarred him across his right eye. Taken to Domain of Death, Deimos was than imprisoned and tortured for many years by the God of Death, Thanatos. Believing Deimos to be dead, Kratos marked himself with a red tattoo, identical to his brother’s birthmark, to honour his sibling.