Ares

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Ares
Ares symbol.jpg
Aliases He Who Delights in Battle, the Ruthless God
Alignment Chaotic Evil
Divine Rank Intermediate God
Pantheon Greek
Portfolio Killing, strife, war
Domains 3E: Chaos, Destruction, Evil, War
5E: War
Home Plane Olympus (Arborea)
Worshippers Barbarians, fighters, half-orcs
Favoured Weapon Shortspear

Ares is the Greek god of war. Rather, he's the god of the brutality of war- the blood n' guts. His counterpart is Athena, the god of strategy and military intelligence. He is often portrayed in media as quick to anger, hotheaded, and brash to a fault. If you piss him off, you can bet your ass is going to be beaten brutally in your next war. He is the son of Zeus and Hera.

Deities & Demigods considers him to be chaotic evil, but there are arguments to be made for chaotic neutral or even chaotic good. Due to his nature, Ares makes an excellent choice for barbarians, as well as a decent choice for fighters, though Athena arguably fits the fighter niche better. GM's planning on a setting in Greece will probably make liberal use of him, and so should consider his rivalry with Athena as a plot point.

Ares is a prominent villain in DC Comics as part of Wonder Woman’s rogue’s gallery. Since the broad scope of this depiction is based in a public domain character, Supers RPGs can get away with copying him even more closely than normal sample characters.

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