|“||Feel the power...of the Sun!||„|
|~ Helios blinding Kratos before his death.|
Helios is a supporting character in the God of War series. Helios took part in the Great War along with the rest of the Olympians, fighting alongside Hermes. After the end of the war, Helios became the god of the sun.
Chains of Olympus
Helios was kidnapped by the Titan, Atlas, under the orders of Persephone, because of her feelings of betrayal due to the fact that she was forced to stay with Hades for six months of each year by the gods. With Helios gone, the god of dreams, Morpheus, was free to cast the gods into slumber and take control of the mortal realm. Atlas took Helios to the Underworld where he sought to use the sun god's power to destroy the Pillar of the World, thus wiping out all of existence. However Kratos came to the realm of the dead to rescue Helios and he defeated Persephone (with help from a beam of light from the sun god) and chained up Atlas, forcing him to take the pillar's place. After Kratos lost consciousness due to the tiring battle he had just undergone, Helios and Athena appeared to take the Sun Shield and the Gauntlet of Zeus. The sun god was very grateful for Kratos saving him and showed pity for all that he had been through. Helios suggested helping him more but Athena disagreed, stating "He'll live. They must."
God of War III
Helios briefly appears in God of War II amidst Zeus' speech on defeating Kratos, but has a major role in God of War III. Helios battled the Titans in his chariot, but was struck down by Kratos in Olympia, causing one of the Titans to crush him. Injured, Helios was protected by soldiers until Kratos killed them with a cyclops. Helios begs Kratos to let him leave, reminding him the debt he owed him for saving him from Atlas, but attempted to lie to Kratos about the flame being in Pandora's box. Seeing that Kratos would kill him, Helios blinded Kratos with light until his faced was kicked. Kratos then ripped off Helios' head clean off with his bear hands, causing the world to fall into darkness. Kratos kept Helios head for light and to stun his opponents.