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We are brothers, but not equal!
~ Ares to Perseus.

Ares is the God of War, the son of Zeus and the brother of Perseus. He is a minor character in the 2010 movie Clash of the Titans and the secondary antagonist in his 2012 sequel Wrath of the Titans.

He was portrayed by Tamer Hassan (who also portrayed Chavez from Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead) in Clash of the Titans and by Edgar Ramirez (who also portrayed Bodhi in the 2015 remake Point Break) in Wrath of the Titans.

History

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Ares appears in the throne room along with the other Olympian gods.

Wrath of the Titans

Ares has a much bigger role this time around. He is first introduced going with Zeus and Poseidon to see Hades, offering to work together to maintain Tartarus and keep Kronos at bay. However, it is soon revealed to be a trap set up by Hades and Ares and they attack the others, which leads to Poseidon being fatally injured and them capturing Zeus, with Ares taking his thunderbolt for him. They reveal they are working together to release Kronos by imprisoning Zeus and draining his power in exchange for being able to keep their immortality. When Zeus expresses his shock at this betrayal, Ares reveals it's because he had grown jealous of the attention he has paying to his half-brother, the demi-god Perseus. When Zeus tries to reason with them and Hades allows him to speak, Ares asks him if he is becoming weak.

A little later, he begins relentlessly beating Zeus by inflicting hard punches on him when Zeus makes a remark about how perhaps humans are the ones that are truly free, as a way of commenting on how he's a slave to his anger and resentment. While beating him, he implores him to weep, with Zeus replying that if he does, it'll be for him. Eventually, Hades implores him to stop and reminds him they've already won.

A little later, Ares tracks down Perseus' party when they reach the labyrinth in the hopes of navigating it to reach Tartarus and save Zeus. He's able to do so because Korrina, a female soldier in the group, prayed to him in the hopes that he would be appeased, despite Perseus imploring them earlier not to do so. He goes on to slaughter several soldiers in the party, including Korrina, despite the pleas for him to find peace in his heart. However, Hephaestus sacrificed himself to buy Perseus, Queen Andromeda and Agenor a chance to escape into the labyrinth.

Later, Hades reconsiders what they're doing when a very weakened and drained Zeus finally apologizes for betraying him to serve in the underworld, and begs for his forgiveness, saying he forgives him. This angers Ares, who still wants to release Kronos, and he attacks Hades. While this happens, Perseus Andromeda and Agenor free Zeus and try to escape with him. However, Ares notices them fleeing and plunges Hades' pitchfork into Zeus, which almost kills him due to his weakened state.

After escaping, Perseus, still in need of Zeus' thunderbolt to complete the Spear of Trium, which was the weapon that was used to defeat Kronos, contacts Ares by praying to him and challenging him to a duel at the temple of the gods so he can prove he's right about them not being equal. Ares accepts, but when Perseus goes to meet him there, he discovers to his horror that Ares has kidnapped his young son, Helius. He begs for Ares not to hurt him, to which he insists that he won't; the idea is to hurt Perseus and make Helius know what it's like to see his father be taken away from him, which he still holds Perseus responsible for in regards to him and Zeus. They engage in their duel, with Ares clearly having the upper hand. He relentlessly beats Perseus so badly that he's a bloody mess and can barely move. However, before he can deliver the final blow, Helius challenges him in a brave effort to defend his father. Ares approaches him with an amused expression on his face, but he then notices Perseus is gone and that he used it as a distraction. Perseus then attacks him while his guard is down and manages to kill him by stabbing him with Zeus' thunderbolt.

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