Ἀїδωνεύς (Ancient Greek)
Hayden Amenthes (human alias)
Pluto (Roman alias)
Dis Pater (alternative Roman alias)
God of the Dead
God of Wealth and Riches
God of the Treasures of the Earth
God of the Realm of the Hades
King of the Chthonic Gods
Zeus of the Underworld
The Rich One
The Silent One
The Hospitable One
The Gloomy One (by Zeus and Poseidon)
The Only Functioning Male Deity of the entire Greek Mythology (by Hestia)
Azrael's Lovesick Puppy Pupil (by Gabriel and other gods of the dead)
Amatsu-Mikaboshi's Greatest Love Rival (by Haniel)
Azazel's Little Reaper (by Aphrodite)
Rich Daddy (by Hecate)
|Eye Color||Heterochromia - Gold (Right eye), Red (Left eye)|
|Equipment||Helm of Darkness|
Book of the Dead
Erebus Eruption Armor
Book of Lucifer (formerly)
Eurynome (great-grandmother) †
Gaea (grandmother) †
Ouranos (grandfather) †
Cronus (father) †
Azazel (adopted father)
Rhea (mother) †
The Titans (relatives) †
High Olympia Council
Hades Court (leader)
Chthonic Gods (leaders)
Realm of Hades (ruler)
Gods of the Dead (leader)
|Ranking||Ruler of the Realm of Hades|
C-ranked Primordial-Class Deity
|“||It just that, when I with you, I realized that while I do enjoy being alone, I don't like being lonely... especially without you by my side.||”|
–Aidoneus to Persephone
Aidoneus, also known and worshipped in Ancient Rome as Pluto, is the Pagan God of Wealth and the Dead of the Greco-Roman Pantheon. He is most commonly known by the name associated with his realm - the Realm of the Dead of the Grecian cosmology - Hades.
He is the leader of the Chthonic gods - Grecian gods who associated with darkness and the Underworld, and is one of the leaders of the Grim Reapers following the destruction of Azrael's corporeal form. He also holds the Thirteenth Throne on the High Olympia Council, responsible for governing the souls of the deceased who were sent to the Grecian afterlife by the Archreapers.
Aidoneus is the oldest son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea, as well as the adopted son of Azazel. He is the younger twin-brother of Hestia and the older brother of Demeter, Hera, Zeus, and Poseidon, and the half-brother of Chiron. He is the uncle and husband of Persephone, and is the father of Macaria, Melinoë, and Zagreus, as well as the adopted father of Adonis.
Since 20XX, Aidoneus and his family have been going on a tropical around-the-war vacation, leaving behind one of his Avatars to keep his realm and the Grim Reapers in check.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 History
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Powers & Abilities
- 6 Equipment
- 7 Weaknesses
- 8 Quotes
- 9 Gallery
- 10 Trivia
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Aidoneus has the appearance of a handsome young man in his early 20s, with pointed ears and a marble-like complexion. He has wavy dark-green hair reaching his shoulders and is described to be "scented like freshly-picked strawberry". He has heterochromia; his right eye is gold, while his left eye is blood-red with a black sclera, which he often hides using his hair. On his chest is a black tattoo with ancient Titanic hieroglyphic symbols.
When he first appeared, Aidoneus was wearing the typical High Olympia Council males' uniform, consisting of a white blazer with gold embroidery with a short-sleeved white dress shirt and a blue tie. He also wears a black-grey vest underneath the blazer and grey-colored dress pants. He also wears long black boots.
When he is acting as the King of the Realm of Hades, Aidoneus' hair also grown past his waist and becoming mist-like at the end, resembling whisps of black smoke, and on top of his head is a crown made out of black-colored thorns. He wears an intricate black Ancient Grecian robe with teal borders. The ends of his robe are threaded with the souls of the cruel and sinful rulers of Ancient Greek and Rome, with notable faces such as Caligula, Nero, and Commodus, and resembling light-blue flames from afar.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Aidoneus is an extremely quiet, solitary, and independent god, choosing to rely on his resources as opposed to that of others. He is intensely bitter for the negative things that have things that have happened throughout his life: the most prominent of these is the fact he was left to rule Hades by himself and mostly unvisited by anyone unless they have no other choices, where he was feared and despised by most of his siblings, nieces, and nephews.
Aidoneus maintains a casually calm, reserved manner but is capable of violent and terrifying temper, shown by his reaction when the Titans first killed his only son, Zagreus. He first vows to destroy all the Titans but his mother for this and then, when confronted by the Oracle of Phoebe, he, in act of vengeful devastation and rage, curses her with the inability to transfer to another body after her death until his dead son personally forgave her. Also, when he discovered that the Hero Faction, under Indra’s order, had taken the souls from his realm without his permission - he unleashed his most powerful and fearsome monsters from the depths of Tartarus to kill them - his rage is not at all unjustified, because this was an obvious disrespect to both him and the deceased, and could be seen as an attack to the Greco-Roman Pantheon by the Hindu Pantheon, and a breach of the Western-Eastern Civilization Alliance as a whole.
Aidoneus is noted to be a particularly honorable and just, as well as a harsh god. He respects oaths and the laws of morality, particularly when tempted to revive his son after he was killed. Aidoneus’s respect for the law and his code of conduct is evident as he’s the supreme judge of the dead souls between all the Pantheons of the Western Civilization. He made it his goal to bring living sinners to justice as well, and would dispatch the Erinyes to drive them to madness until they were either killed or made amends for their misdeeds.
Aidoneus is also noted to be a very hard-working and busy god, rather unlike many of the gods who take their duties and responsibilities in a much lighter manner. He is also extremely intelligent (and certainly smarter than most of his family), shown by his incredible ability to invent new and original (often the perfect definition of poetic justice) punishments for sinners in the Depths of Tartarus on the spot. Good examples of such punishments include those of Sisyphus and Tantalus. In spite of his intelligence, however, Aidoneus was initially inept at the concept of romance, only finding out he and Persephone had been a couple for a while when she tried to have sex with him. That said, Aidoneus’s intelligence made him a brilliant strategist and tactical thinker, and is extremely difficult to outwit in a debate, argument or battle of wits.
Despite his honorable habits, there is a cruel and darker side to him. Although Aidoneus was the one to make a compromise with Demeter, he was indeed the one initially trick Persephone into staying in Hades (though he did it because they were already a couple at that time, despite Demeter’s hatred to all who attempt to woo her daughter). He also carries grudges for an extremely long time, along with other cruel traits, which mirror that of his father Cronus in terms of cunning, ruthlessness, and deviousness. Aidoneus, however, is not evil like his father, but rather distant and bitter due to past tragedies which led him to behave the way he does, though he tries his best not to show it. According to Melinoë, he was so touched by Orpheus’ music mainly because it made him feel as though the musician had distilled Aidoneus’s life, with all its grief and disappointment, all its darkness and solitude, and turned it into ineffably beautiful music.
Despite all of this, Aidoneus is shown to have a secret softer side of his own. His wife, Persephone, stated that he was a kind and generous man, being quite a bashful dork when they first met, and still after thousands of years married to each other, still tends to get flustered and blush around her. She even speculated that if the other Olympians saw it as well, they would not spurn and fear the God of the Dead nearly as much. Aidoneus’ darker side stems from the bitterness he feels at being hated and feared by his fellow Olympians, which in turn leads to his habit of holding grudges.
It is hinted that Aidoneus has a dark and twisted sense of humor, as he sometimes shadow traveled behind Apollon and said “Hi!” to startle him so that he would shoot his plague arrows in the wrong direction, thus infecting the wrong city, because Aidoneus would find that funny. On one of the pamphlets that introduced the newly-deceased souls to the Greek Realm of the Dead featured the line "... don't be panic or worried about the emo-looking guy cackling at you while eating popcorn, that is just your new God laughing on your miseries. Get used to it soon, he will do it for eternity."
History[edit | edit source]
Aidoneus is one of the major deities of the Greco-Roman Pantheon who has been active since ancient times, ruling over their afterlife and control the souls of the deceased.
Birth and Rescue[edit | edit source]
Aidoneus was the eldest male and the second child of Cronus and Rhea, born after his twin-sister Hestia by several hours. Cronus, fearing that he would one day overpower him, quickly proceeded to swallow him and his sister whole when their mother presented them to the king for his blessing. However, being an immortal god, Aidoneus thus spent his entire childhood undigested in his father's stomach along with his sisters and younger brother.
One day, he and his siblings were vomited out of Cronus' stomach, a direct resulted of Zeus' secret emetic potion that caused the Titan King to disgorge all of the contents inside his stomach, in the order of the boulder Rhea tricked him to eat, Poseidon, Aidoneus, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia. All fives of them had been growing undigested inside Cronus' stomach.
Zeus quickly introduced himself to his elder siblings and all of them promptly escaped Mount Othrys, before their Titanic family came to their senses. In their hideout at the base of Mount Ida, they happily reunited with their mother Rhea, who tearfully embraced them. There, they would live undercover for several years, learning more about the world around them and their divine powers. Upon reaching maturity, in both mind and powers, Aidoneus and the other gods accepted Zeus as their leader and reached a unanimous consensus on declaring war against their tyrannical father, much to their mother's dismay.
However, since the Titans were well-armed and the gods had no weapons and few allies of their own, they decided to release their uncles, the Elder Cyclopes and the Hacatoncheires, from their prison in the depths of Erebus. For some reason, his siblings noted that he seemed uncharacteristic happy at the prospect of venturing into the darkest and most horrifying realm of their cosmology.
As the prophecized god of the underworld, Aidoneus was very skilled in navigating the underground, the six siblings were able to enter their designated location with little trouble through a complex network of chthonic tunnels. There, imprisoned in the maximum-security zone were their uncles, the Elder Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires. Their jailor, Campe, was the most ferocious and fearsome monster in all of Erebus. However, with skills and careful planning, Demeter and Hestia were able to hold the infernal demoness back for Zeus to make the killing blow, while the rest of their siblings shattered the chains of their uncles, releasing them.
Afterward, Aidoneus safely guided them back out of Erebus. In return for their freedom, all six of Aidoneus agreed to fight on the Olympian side in the upcoming war with the Titan gods.
The Titanomachy[edit | edit source]
Shortly after their return from Erebus, in which they freed their uncles, the Elder Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires, the Elder Olympians officially declared war on Cronus and the Titan gods, which resulted in the terrifying 1,100-year-long conflict known as the Titanomachy, with the Titans initially had the upper hand, as they were well-armed and much more experienced warriors.
During the 823rd year of the Titanomachy, they encountered a recently Fallen Azazel, who made a deal to help them train themselves and defeat the Titans once and for all, in exchange for nursing him back to full help - something that they knew was too precious and valuable for them to deny.
During the following centuries, for the first time, the Olympian side finally gained the upper hand. The Fallen Angel trained them in the arts of both war and of weaponry, as well as teaching the Elder Cyclopes and Hecatoncheires the arts of weapon-making, repairing, and upgrading. When Azazel was fully healed and was ready to leave, he taught the gods the secret of Eidololatreía, which allows the Elder Cyclopes to create Symbols of Power for the Elder Olympians.
During the Spring Solstice of the 1,100th year, the final year, of the Titanomachy, the Elder Olympians, all equipped with their newly created Symbols of Power, ascended to Mount Olympus - the tallest mountain in Greece after Mount Othyrs. During the final battle, Zeus used his Keraunos to shear off the top of Mount Othyrs and hurl Cronus from his throne, defeating the Titan King. Shortly after, the gods invaded the ruins of Mount Othyrs, and finally overwhelmed the remaining Titans.
Aftermath of the Titanomachy[edit | edit source]
After the final battle, the Elder Cyclopes chained up all of the defeated Titan gods, while the Hecatoncheires forced them to kneel before the new rulers of the Ancient Grecian cosmology. Zeus then took his father's scythe, and sliced Cronus into thousands of pieces, before casting him into the deepest and darkest places within the Depths of Tartarus, along with his faithful generals, such as Hyperion, Iapetus, Crios, and Koios. Other Titans would be imprisoned in the maximum-security zone of Tartarus, surrounded by colossal walls made out of the remains of Azazel's broken weapons, and an entire ocean of black-colored lava, guarded by their Hundred-handed brothers.
However, Atlas, Cronus' cruelest and most bloodthirsty general, had a special punishment in store for him. Due to his crime of destroying the Pillars that uphold the Ancient Grecian sky from the Earth, he now had to hold up the sky on his own for all eternity. Hence, the Elder Cyclopes constructed a giant central supporting column for the sky within the Great Hall of Mount Orthyrs, and chained Atlast to it, forcing the entire weight of the sky on his shoulders.
Cronus' children then divided the Titans' former domains between themselves. Aidoneus chose the Grecian Underworld known as Hades and became the King of the Dead, Poseidon chose the oceans and became the King of all the Seas and the creatures who live within them, Demeter chose the Earth and became responsible for her mother's and grandmother's former duty as the new Mother Earth Goddess, Hestia and Hera both chose to take care of the lives of both humans and gods alike, and Zeus claimed the Ancient Grecian heavens as his new domain. Due to him being the one who saved his siblings from their father's stomach, they swore servitude to him and made him the new Chieftain Deity of the Pantheon, with his lover Metis at his side.
With the fall of the Titan gods, the Olympians came to replace them entirely, and mankind developed under them and created the first civilizations in Ancient Greek.
The "Kidnapping" of Persephone[edit | edit source]
When Persephone was 1,800 years old and Aidoneus was around his mid-2,000, they entered a secret relationship, with Persephone being the initiated. However, as her mother, his sister Demeter, was extremely protective of her and didn't want to see her daughter married off to some gods, they decided to keep it a secret from every.
One day, Persephone became tired of keeping it a secret and decided to elope together, not caring about what the other gods, especially her mother, would react. He, however, reluctantly agreed to this, as he wanted to proudly claimed her as his wife without any fear.
Together, they planned a scene where Persephone was kidnapped by a Titan on his chariot in order to fool the nymph servants, as well as all the gods who could possibly see them. Just like they thought, the plan showed to be a success, as no one could recognize the Titan was Aidoneus in disguised and believed that Persephone was truly kidnapped from Mount Etna. They then married each other in Hades, with the closest allies of them being the attendants, such as Nyx, Thanatos, and Hecate.
They then lived in marital bliss for decades, before Hermes arrived to report Zeus' order to bring Persephone back to the world above, something that angered the spring goddess so much that she almost ripped her half-brother apart just for being the messenger, only to be stopped by the combined effort of the chthonic gods. She then ordered Hermes to return and told the gods that if they made her return against her will, she would kill each and every single living being within the Grecian cosmology, as well as bringing forth undead armies to plague the world with endless chaos and discord.
Fearing for his wife being taken from him forever, Aidoneus reached out for the assistance of the other underworld gods of other Pantheons and mythologies, until he met his solutions in Izanami and her story. With her help, he is able to infuse some of the Underworld's essence into a pomegranate fruit along with some of his own divinity, he gave some of the seeds to Persephone to eat before they went to Olympus, assuring her this is his way of making sure she stayed with him in Hades.
Because of the fruit's special nature, Persephone is eternally tied to Hades - both the god and the realm, which further infuriated Demeter. In order to please both his daughter, who promised to end the world with the zombie apocalypse, and his sister, who promised to end the world with mutated plant monsters, Zeus decided that for every year, Persephone would stay in the world above for 8 months with her mother to help governing over the natural world, while the other 4 months she would spend in Hades, ruling beside Aidoneus as the Queen of the Dead.
After some exchanges between her and Demeter, resulting in the Olympus Palace needed to be rebuilt, dozens of islands sunk to the depths of the Mediterranean seas, and Zeus' ballsacks needed to be reattached by Apollon, the mother and daughter duo then agreed to the conditions after Hestia suggested to balance everything out by making her spend half the year (6 months) in each realm.
This also came at a great cost for Aidoneus, as his relationship with his younger sister is forever severed, for she never could accept her daughter had married and left "her poor mother", and considered this the greatest betrayal from her formerly favorite brother. Because of this, she began to nag him and her daughter more than before, slowly but surely create the archetype for the "nagging mother-in-law".
Sisyphus[edit | edit source]
King Sisyphus of Corinth, not wanting to die, managed to cheat death by immobilizing Thanatos with powerful witchcraft rituals and enchanted chains and placing the latter under a chest and buried it deep underneath his castle. As a result of the god of death imprisoned, mortals of Ancient Greece were unable to die, much to the dismay of Ares, who relished in military carnage. As a result, the war god promptly found Thanatos and freed him, after which both gods incinerated Sisyphus.
The king's soul was deemed worthy of an audience with Aidonus himself. Before Sisyphus died, he told his wife, Merope, not to bury him, so when he was brought down to the Underworld, he defended his right to a proper funeral. Persephone, who considered this to be a disrespect toward her husband, let him go so that Sisyphus could scold Merope for not giving him a proper funeral. Thus, Sisyphus would become the only mortal man to have ever tricked the Lord and Lady of the Dead, since he, of course, had no intention of ever returning to Hades, and instead re-assembled the remains of his body back together, and lived on quietly for several years.
Eventually, however, Sisyphus had finally died again and was dragged by the Erinyes toward Aidoneus' throne room, where he met the fury of not only the God of the Dead, but also of the Death personification and Goddess of Spring.
Hence, in order to keep Sisyphus too occupied to scheme again, Aidoneus ordered his servants to take him to the Fields of Punishment and ordered him to roll a huge boulder up a hill as his punishment, letting Sisyphus know that he would be set free as soon as the boulder reached the summit. Sisyphus tried, but it would imminently fall back when he got close to the top of the hill. He would try again, and again, and again forever, always in vain. Every time he stops for a break, one of the Erinyes - Alecto - would come and whip his back with her razor-sharp whip to make him move again.
This represented the punishment of Sisyphus, with him being doomed to an eternity of frustration.
Asclepius[edit | edit source]
Asclepius was the favorite demigod son of Apollon, who eventually became the greatest healer in the world. In fact, Asclepius became even more skilled in medicine than his father Apollon, most likely because he devoted all of his time to it, instead of flirting around with beautiful people and making terrible poetry. With the help of Gorgon Blood (given to him by Athena), Asclepius could cure any illness, heal any injury, and even make an elixir known as the Physician's Cure that could resurrect the dead.
However, before the elixir could become well-known, his aunt Artemis came and requested that Asclepius revive her new hunter Hippolytus from the dead with the cure, which he was more than happy to do, not knowing the dangers it would bring him.
Upon hearing about the missing soul of the dead son of Theseus, Aidoneus began to investigate and discover the miraculous elixir. This infuriated him so he stormed up to Mount Olympus, demanding that Asclepius pay the price for transgressing and openly mocking the natural order of life and death. Because of his brother's sheer amount of anger, as well as fearing the possibility that Asclepius would teach the art of resurrection to other humans, Zeus appeased him by personally striking down the demigod with a thunderbolt, which made Aidoneus more confused than actually pleased.
Apollon was angered and devastated by his favorite son's death and killed the Elder Cyclopes who forged Zeus' thunderbolt in retaliation and this resulted in Zeus banishing him from Olympus and made him serve Admetus, king of Thessaly for a year. To prevent more feuds, Aidoneus suggested his brother placed Asclepius on the night sky as a constellation to both soothe Apollon's wrath and to honor a talented healer that died far too young, resulted in the birth of the constellation Ophiuchus ("the Serpent Holder").
Before leaving Olympus, he passed by his sister Hestia and asked her for some ambrosia and nectar, wanting to apologize Apollon and Asclepius for accidentally make Zeus kill the latter. He then used his magic to return Asclepius' destroyed body back to its best state before using the given ambrosia and nectar to deified him, making him the god of medicine. In addition, he also forbid him from ever resurrecting the dead without his or the Moirai's permission again.
Orpheus[edit | edit source]
One day, while being with her mother Demeter to taking care of the planet's ecosystem, Persephone got enchanted by the song of a famous demigod musician named Orpheus. Wanting to keep his song and talent to her and her family for eternally, she devised a plan to ensure he would be with the royal court of Hades forever. She created a serpent with her power before ordering it to kill Eurydice, Orpheus' wife and main source of inspiration.
Devastated by his wife's untimely death, Orpheus decided to journey to the Underworld and take his wife back using his talent. With his skills, he was able to convince his aunt Clio - the Muse of History - to tell him the exact entrance and passageway the gods used to enter Erebus. There, he used his beautiful music and singing to protect himself, bringing ghosts, monsters, Charon, Cerberus, and even the Erinyes themselves to tears with his ineffable lachrymose and beautiful music.
Even Aidoneus himself shed a few tears, feeling as though Orpheus had distilled his life, with all its grief and melancholy, all its darkness and solitude, and turned it into music. Impressed by the man's love, bravery, and skill, Aidoneus and Persephone allowed him to take Eurydice back, on the condition that he would walk in front and not look behind him as he led her back to the upper world along the borderland between the living and the dead.
However, Orpheus could not resist the temptation the moment he crossed the border, and looked back just before his wife left the Underworld, losing her forever. When the musician ultimately died because of the Zagreus' intoxicated priestesses, he and his wife were welcomed into the royal court of Hades as the royal musician, responsible for taking care of the entertainment of the chthonic gods.
Twelfth Labor of Heracles[edit | edit source]
For Heracles' last labor, he was ordered by King Eurystheus to bring back Cerberus - The Guard Dog of the Underworld - as proof of his strength and fearlessness. Heracles eventually found the entrance to the Underworld and entered, but rather than attack Cerberus on sight, Heracles decided to play with him as if it was an ordinary dog, which managed to gain its trust and allowed him to enter the realm of Hades.
Hera's plan is to pit Heracles against a furious Aidoneus backfired, as the tired god accidentally mistook him for the new dog-sitter he hired recently, not remembering that Cerberus ate him the last time he visited due to the lack of sleep, allowed him to take his pet dog out of Hades before ordering a group of infernal guards to patrol the borders in the Hellhound's absence.
When Heracles brought a happy Cerberus back to King Eurystheus, he pretended to have to fight the terrifying beast with Aidoneus' permission. He said that taming the Hellhound was the most dangerous and risking quest he ever performed, which was a lie seeing that he spent the entire month playing with Cerberus and used the money he was given to buy food for both of them. The king was terrified when Heracles returned, as he had not expected the demigod to return from what he believed to be a suicide mission, and ordered the hero to get the beast out of his kingdom.
As he had promised his uncle, Heracles escorted Cerberus all the way back to Aidoneus' royal palace. Aidoneus, now had actually slept, was shocked to see his nephew and his dog together and want to know why he was with it. Heracles then told him about his labor, which infuriated him because of a mortal man dared to put his beloved pet in danger. As a result, Aidoneus appeared before Eurystheus and demanded to know why the man had ordered to send someone to enter his realm to take his dog as a trophy.
Eurystheus collapsed in fear and begged Aidoneus to spare him, revealing to him that he received orders for all of Heracles' labors from Hera herself who was trying to send Heracles to his death. As a result, Aidoneus paid a visit to his sister, making it clear to her that there would be direct consequences on both her and the world if she ever sent any of her step-children or another random hero into his realm for such errand again.
After Heracles was deified and became the god of strength, Aidoneus asked if he wanted to be Cerberus', as well as his other pet dogs', official dog-sitter, which the former demigod agreed.
Modern Era[edit | edit source]
During the Winter Solstice of 20XX, he and his entire family had taken a world-wide family vacation, leaving behind a Skeletal Avatar to rule over the souls of Hades and the Grim Reapers in their absence.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Powers & Abilities[edit | edit source]
Immense Strength: Aidoneus is an immensely powerful god, being one of the most powerful gods of the Greco-Roman Pantheon, only to be overshadowed by the Grecian Primordial gods and rivaled by his brother Zeus and his sister Hestia. Due to his immense strength, the Archreapers considered him to be one of the most suitable gods to lead the Grim Reapers following their retirements.
Master Magician: Aidoneus is an immensely powerful Master Magician, with skills and talents rivaling skilled and renowned gods of magic. He is very knowledgable of multiple forms of ancient and lost Magic Systems, rituals, and techniques, as well as being an expert on forbidden and cursed magic. He is one of the few pagan gods capable of using the Magic Systems of other Pantheons but their own.
- Titan Magick: Aidoneus is one of the few to know how to wield Titan Magick - the ancient and lost Magic System used by the Titan pagan gods, known for its immense destructive capability. Surrounding his palace in Hades is thousands upon thousands of layers of powerful wards created using this form of magick.
- Olympus Magic: Aidoneus is an in-depth master of Olympus magic, capable of using them to a multitude of effects. In Chapter XXX, he used an Olympus Magic circle to transport Team DxD to the Cage of Cronus in the Depths of Tartarus.
- Dark Arts: Aidoneus is a practitioner of the Dark Arts, being personally taught by Erebus, Tartarus, and Nyx. In Chapter XXX, he placed an unnamed curse on the Grim Reapers who had willingly followed the commands of the False Hades that gifted them "a fate far worse than death".
Master Combat Specialist: Aidoneus is a Master Combat Specialist, known for being one of the greatest combatants of the Greco-Roman Pantheon. He is one of the few capable of going on-par against Zeus - his younger brother and the leader of the Greek gods.
- Attack Prediction: Aidoneus could easily interpret and predict his enemies' attacks and react to the incoming attack, brush off, or avoid the incoming attacks even from a dead angle.
- Combat Perception: Aidoneus could instantly understand his opponents' thinking and fighting methods, allowing him to anticipate his opponents' moves. He could understand his enemies' strategy, he is able to find their flaws and weaknesses and take them down with little effort.
- Weapon Proficiency: Aidoneus is extremely proficient in all forms of weapons, from close to long-range, and from ancient to modern.
- Master Swordsman: He is a Master Swordsman, possessing skills, techniques, and abilities unable to be replicated by any mortal beings. He possesses immense swordsmanship skill, capable of wielding the sword to its utmost potential. He could easily use his sword-wielding skills to their utmost potential, and taking out numerous opponents with it.
- Master Spearman: He is a Master Spearman, possessing skills, techniques, and abilities unable to be replicated by any mortal beings. He possesses immense spearmanship skill, capable of wielding the spear to its utmost potential. He could easily use their spear-wielding skills to their utmost potential, and taking out numerous opponents with it.
Master Technician: Aidoneus is a very skilled Technique-type fighter, having spent millennia perfecting his skills and abilities to the utmost perfection.
Master Tactician: Aidoneus is dominantly experienced and knowledgeable in all forms of military tactics arts, making him an extremely dangerous enemy to cross.
- Adaptation: Aidoneus could easily adapt to the conditions and environments around him, allowing him to virtually fight in any possible situations.
Master Stealth: Aidoneus is a master when it came to stealth, capable of hiding his presence to the point it completely undetectable by gods, monsters, and mortals alike. According to Apollon, Aidoneus would sometimes sneak behind him and said "Hi!" to startle him so that he would shoot his plague arrows in the wrong direction, thus infecting the wrong city, all because he finds that funny.
Divine Powers[edit | edit source]
Transcendent Physiology: Aidoneus possesses all the traits and powers of a deity. His power is said to be on par with the Primordial gods of the Greco-Roman Pantheon, such as Erebus and Nyx, and could only be rival by his twin-sister Hestia and younger brother Zeus in terms of sheer power and destructiveness.
- Immense Divine Power: As one of the Three Great Olympian Gods, Aidoneus possesses an immense amount of pure divine power, being on par and even exceed some of the Primordial gods of their own Pantheon. His divinity is on a level where his emotions alone could influence his every domain, causing numerous amount of tremendous phenomena and events with pure ease.
- Deus-Ergokinesis: Aidoneus is shown to be very skilled at manipulating his divine energy. He radiates a garnet-colored aura that he could infuse with his weapons and attacks to raise their overall damage.
- Godly Constructs: In Chapter XXX, he created a countless amount of piercing weapons such as swords and spears from his divine energy, and launched all of them from all directions at Typhon. The total destructive powers of this attack were estimated to be enough to destroy the entire Long Island off the map.
- Power Bestowal: He could grant various powers to individuals in the forms of blessings, as long as these powers related to his domains. In Chapter XXX, he blessed a young Katarina Greengrass with the power to see ghosts and spirits.
- Deification: He could turn mortals into minor deities, with their domains being parts of those within his jurisdiction. One of the prime examples for this was when he turned the reincarnated Adonis into a god to save him from a second death.
- Avatar Creation: Prior to the story, he created the False Hades to help maintain his realm during his and his family's absence.
- Telekinesis: Aidoneus possesses powerful telekinetic ability, which allows him to control objects with just the power of his mind, for both offensive and defensive purposes. In Chapter XXX, he pinned down the entire DxD Team to the wall with just a single glance when they broke into his vacation house.
- Shapeshifting: Aidoneus, like many of his family members, is capable of transforming himself into various forms and appearances, as shown in Chapter XXX when he transformed into a beautiful young girl just to mess with the Occult Research Club. He could also transform into a specter-like form that allows him to bypass all physical attacks or material objects that aren't imbued with either the holy/demonic attribute or the divine attribute.
- Faith Empowerment: Aidoneus could empower himself through the faith of humans toward him, or at least toward his domains of Wealth and the Dead. The more prayers, sacrifices, and offerings he receives, the more powerful he becomes.
- Sanctuary Empowerment: Aidoneus could enhance his overall power by being within places with deep connections with his divine domains, such as cemeteries or banks. He could also grant others shelter within these places, granting them protection from supernatural forces as long as they remain there.
- Immortality: Aidoneus can live indefinitely unless he either faded or killed.
- Immunity: He is immune to most poisons and curses, and all forms of diseases due to his divinity. He is, however, susceptible to immensely powerful poisons of supernatural origins such as Hydra's Venom or Echidna's Brood.
- Invulnerability: He is impervious to all mortal weapons as only supernatural weaponry is capable of affecting him.
- Regeneration: He can regenerate every single part of his body down to every single cell in a few seconds, making it incredibly difficult to cause permanent harm to him.
Necrokinesis: As the god of the dead, Aidoneus possesses the power to decide, determine and manipulate the causes of death, allowing him to determine and control when, how, where, and why someone dies and even induce the circumstances/events that will lead to the targets appointed death.
- Thanatokinesis: Aidoneus could directly control the essence of death, allowing him to cause things to wither, rot, and decay with his mere thoughts. In Chapter XXX, he was able to kill every single member of the Anti-Divine Movement Group for insulting his authority with a single snap of his finger, even disintegrating them into dust so that they could never enter any afterlife afterward.
- Psychíkinesis: Aidoneus possesses great control over the souls of mortal beings. Through controlling someone's soul, he could control their entire actions, mindset, and entire moral code. In Chapter XXX, he used this ability to "reprogramed" the minds of Balberith and Verrine, making them more "human-like and mature" than before.
- Life-force Restoration: By imbuing one's soul with his divine energy, he could restore their lost life-force and even granting them more life-force than before. He could also use this to lengthen the lifespan of mortals, as seen with Jakob and Wilheim Grimm - famous Hunters favored by Aidoneus and was granted an immense lifespan of 1,259 years.
- Spectrokinesis: Aidoneus could create and manipulate ghosts and specters, as well as utilizing all of their abilities. As the Supreme King of Hades - the Greco-Roman afterlife, he has control over all the spirits who dwell within it.
- Ghost Summoning: He could summon the spirits of the deceased who reside within Hades to his side and do his biddings. He could also summon spirits and ghosts from the afterlives of any other Pantheon but the Abrahamic Faction.
- Haunting: He could order the infernal spirits of Hades to haunt any area, building, vehicle, or object that he desires. He is particularly fond of using this as punishments for the mortals who dare to disrepect his authority as the king of Hades, or had disturbed the resting place of his "subjects".
- Undead Manipulation: Aidoneus can create, manipulate, and destroy both physical and ghostly undead, command the dead souls, condemn them to torment, or steal the souls of the dead/dying to increase the legions of the undead. He also has great control over undead supernatural species such as the Vampires, the Zombies, or the Inferi. In Chapter XXX, he is able to call forth a giant army of undead soldiers to fight against the False Hades' Grim Reaper army with just a finger-snap.
- Necroscience: Aidoneus possesses an immense amount of knowledge about every topic and subject related to the dead or death itself. According to Osiris, he attended Azrael's extra-credit class for 302 years straight just to obtain this ability.
Umbrakinesis: Aidoneus could generate and manipulate immense darkness, albeit at a weaker level than actual gods of shadow and darkness such as Achlys and Erebus. In Chapter XXX, when being attacked with his umbrakinetic attacks, Nyx - the Grecian Primordial Goddess of Darkness - said she was impressed with their overall power and his techniques, even comparing them to her own.
- Shadow Constructs: Aidoneus could shape and solidify darkness to create various forms of constructs, from weaponry to equipment to even semi-living beasts. In Chapter XXX, he created multiple machine guns around Nyx and shot millions upon millions of shadow bullets toward her.
- Skoúro Koukoúli (Σκούρο κουκούλι, Dark Cocoon): He could create a virtually impenetrable cocoon-like barrier around himself from pure darkness. The barrier possesses the ability to absorb all incoming attacks and transforms them into magical energy to further enhance itself until a certain limit. In Chapter XXX, he created ones powerful enough to take the damage from Nyx and Tartarus' combined attacks before shattering.
- Marionette: Aidoneus could control the body of others by controlling their shadow. While under his control, the 'puppet' still retains their consciousness and could see the events happening around them in a third-person view. He could control multiple 'puppets' at the same time, and only lose control of them if he lost the sight of their shadow.
Phobikinesis: Aidoneus could sense and manipulate the feeling of fear of people, monsters, and animals alike. He could radiate an aura of pure fear that could easily make both the heart and mind of mortals shut down simultaneously and kill them instantly. With the assistance of his Helm of Darkness, his power to manipulate fear increases to the point it is greater than even gods of dread and fear such as Phobos and Deimos.
Geokinesis: As the god-king of the Grecian Underworld, Aidoneus possesses immense control over the earth, albeit at a weaker level than actual gods of the earth such as his grandmother Gaea or his sister Demeter.
- Earthquake Generation: In Chapter XXX, when he was infuriated by Cao Cao, Aidoneus unconsciously generated a massive earthquake that shook the foundation of Hades and devastated the city of Los Angeles millions of miles above, causing billion-worth of dollars in damage control.
- Ferrokinesis: Aidoneus could generate and control all types of precious jewels and metals that exist within Hades. In Chapter XXX, he manipulated the blade parts of the False Hades' Grim Reapers' scythe to fly out of their handles and pierced through their wielders' foreheads.
- Divine Metals Creation: By imbuing highest-ranked metals with his personal divine energy to an extended period of time, he is capable of creating Divine Metals - special metals used by the gods to construct their weaponry and artifacts - such as Celestial Bronze or Imperial Gold.
- Magmakinesis: Aidoneus could generate and manipulate molten rock (magma while underground, lava when on the surface) - a mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles, and solids, it may also contain suspended crystals, dissolved gas and gas bubbles.
- Island Creation: He was the creator of the sacred and private island of Themyscira for the Amazons as a reward for the Amazonian warriors who had helped the gods during the Gigantomachy.
Chrímatakinesis: As the god of wealth and underground riches, Aidoneus possesses immense authority and control over money, currency, and wealth. He is the owner of all the precious jewels and metals that exist within the Realm of Hades, thus making him the wealthiest of all Olympian deities. According to Hermes, he has the habit of rewarding those who go on Quests for him willingly with enchanted credit cards that never run out of cash.
- Oikonomíakinesis: In Chapter XXX, Hermes stated that the Great Depression happened as an aftermath of a fight between him and Zeus, which resulted in him crashing down the United States' stock market as a way to revenge. He also stated that the economical state of Greece could also be blamed on Aidoneus.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Timóni Skotádi[edit | edit source]
The Timóni Skotádi (Τιμόνι σκοτάδι, Helm of Darkness), also known as the Darkened Helmet of the Great God of the Realm of the Dead, is Aidoneus' Eídolo, or his Symbol of Power.
It is an Ancient Greek helmet made out of Celestial Bronze and Stygian Iron, crafted by the Elder Cyclopes under the instructions of the Fallen Seraph Azazel. It is engraved with images of gruesome and terrifying deaths. It can also change into the crown of thorns Aidoneus usually wears.
It allows Aidoenus to become wholly intangible and impervious to all kinds of attacks but that of angelic and demonic in origins. He could become one with the darkness, allowing him to freely travel anywhere that where darkness and shadow exists. While wearing it, he couldn't be seen, touched, or heard by any means, no matter if they are physical, magical, or spiritual.
It also immensely increases Aidoneus' phobikenetic ability, allowing him to generate and control fear and terror at a level on par, if not above, the gods of fear such as Phobos and Deimos. He could induce an immense amount of fear into his enemies, causing them to lose their sanity or even drop-dead instantly.
Ésperos Theós[edit | edit source]
The Ésperos Theós (Έσπερος Θεός, God of Venus), also known as the Harbinger Bident of the Harvester of Souls, is Aidoneus' main weapon. It is a bident created from a combination of Enochian Garnet and Stygian Iron by the Elder Cyclopes for him to wield on the battlefield, as his Symbol of Power doesn't possess direct combative capabilities.
It is a garnet-colored bident that radiates a violent jet-black aura. It also possesses the power to turn into a jet-black kopis for close-range combat.
It has the power to drain the life-force and energy of the spirits and monsters residing in the Realm of Hades and adds it to Aidoneus' own reserve, enhancing his overall powers and abilities. It allows him to control the infernal monsters dwell in the depths of Hades, such as the Hellhounds, the Empousa, or the Drakons.
It also has the ability to pierce through any defense and barrier, except those of angelic and holy nature, and destroy the souls of mortals, monsters, and gods alike. It could then absorb the souls of those it slays to increases its, and Aidoneus' by association, overall powers.
Kleidiá tou Skotadioú[edit | edit source]
The Kleidiá tou Skotadioú (Κλειδιά του σκοταδιού, Key of Darkness), also known as the Sacred Keys of the Warden of the Abyss, is a set of obsidian "keys" crafted by Nyx using the divine energy of both her and the Primordial God Tartarus.
These keys have the power to either "seal" people in darkness and the abyss for eternity or "release" people from all forms of prisons and confinements. They also have the power to unlock every lock, as well as banishing someone straight to the depths of Tartaros.
Toméas ton Moiraíon[edit | edit source]
The Toméas ton Moiraíon (Τομέας των μοιραίων, Tome of the Fates), also known as the Textbook of the Harvesting of the Immortal Souls, is an ancient tome created by the Moirai - the goddesses of fate and destiny of the Greco-Roman Pantheon.
It contains detailed information about all the souls within the Greco-Roman cosmology that had, is, and will die. Alternate versions of this tome exist in all other Pantheons under various forms, created by their respective gods of fate.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Harming, Misleading, or Trapping[edit | edit source]
- Witchcraft: As a type of Heretic Magic created by the infamous Empress of Hell Lilith, it is one of the few Magic Systems capable of bypassing the high resistance toward magic of the gods.
- Graeae's Trap: An Anti-Divinity Trap created by the witches of Ancient Greece, it has the power to bind the magical, divine, and physical power of the gods within the trap, slowing draining their divinity to increase the Trap's power with every passing moment.
- Apagórefsi Vasiliá Thanátou (Απαγόρευση Βασιλιά Θανάτου, Prohibition of the King of Death): An ancient witchcraft ritual that banishes all Chthonic Gods from the mortal plane for an extended amount of time.
- Divine Weaponry: As the divine weapons crafted and used by the gods using divine metals such as Celestial Bronze or Bone Steel, carrying within them a portion of their divine crafter's divinity, thus allowing them to deal damage onto other gods such as Aidoneus, as well as potentially kill them.
- Keraunos: As one of the most powerful weapons in the entire Greco-Roman cosmology, the Master Bolt of Zeus could greatly harm Aidoneus, by rendering him mortal using its aura before launching various powerful electric attacks toward him.
- Shinto Soil: The dirt taken from anywhere within the territory of the Shinto Pantheon could severely weaken Aidoneus due to a curse placed on him by Amatsu-Mikaboshi.
- Lack of Tributes: As a pagan deity, Aidoneus receives and gains more power from the tributes and sacrifices offered to him. Currently, his powers are tied to the Western Civilization's Center Hearth, more specifically, to his godly domains of Wealth and the Dead, as well as to what these domains symbolize and represent. In Chapter XXX, when Typhon struck every single grave within the United States with his attacks, Aidoneus was described as "paled to the point he seemed to be more corpse-like than an actual corpse" and coughed out darkened ichor.
Killing[edit | edit source]
- Specific Witchcraft Rituals: In ancient times, a group of ancient witches whose coven located in the city of Atlantis created multiple rituals capable of killing the gods of the Greco-Roman Pantheon. These rituals are considered extremely important and possess a self-destruction mechanism, making them one-time-only creations with incredible importance with the witchery community as a whole.
- Wooden Stake: Aidoneus could be killed by a wooden stake made out of a millennia-year-old poplar tree growing on the verge of living and dying, carved out from its bark by using an Enochian Gold dagger blessed by someone he holds dear to his heart, and bathed within the willingly given blood of a Maiden Goddess for 3 days (72 hours).
- Enochian/Faustian Weaponry: Weapons created from Enochian or Faustian metals could be used to kill Aidoneus.
- Longinus: As the Longinus are Sacred Gears created from Enochian metals of the highest-ranks, bearing Anti-Divinity attribute, in addition to an immense and diverse range of abilities, they either possess the ability to kill gods or grant their wielders the capability to kill them.
- Higher or Equal Beings: Beings as strong as, or more powerful than Aidoneus could defeat and kill him.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- "I call dibs on the underworld" - Elder Olympians.
- "Whatever, old man. You're not even my real dad." - Azazel.
- "Kiddo, I don't live in the underworld because my family hates me. I live in the underworld because I hate THEM." - Katarina Greengrass.
- "Wait, so are you or are you not my dog-sitter?" - Heracles
- "I don't care what you said Apollon, just because you're my psychiatrist doesn't mean you're allowed to say whether I want to adopt more dogs instead of working on solving more problems or not." - Apollon
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Aidoneus' appearance is based on Hades Aidoneus from Kamigami no Asobi.
- His Hesperos Theos' appearance is based on the Spear of Longinus from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
- The dwarf planet Pluto is named after one of Aidoneus' Roman aliases.
- He had personally called 'dibs' upon the souls of the IAU's researchers who denounced Pluto's status as a planet.
- Rumors said that the Erinyes were planned to be these researchers' personal torturers.
- He had personally called 'dibs' upon the souls of the IAU's researchers who denounced Pluto's status as a planet.
- The only day Aidoneus was officially invited to Mount Olympus was during the Winter Solstice, which is the darkest day of the year, and when ancient and dark magic is at its strongest.
- Aidoneus likes his family, work-free family vacations, and strawberry daifuku - strawberries covered in red bean paste and mochi, and pomegranates.
- He hates paperwork, egg-related dishes, movies and works that depicted him as a Satan-like figure, and nagging mothers-in-law.
- Aidoneus frequently hires the greatest actors and musicians from the Elysium Fields for his entertainment.
- Aidoneus is very well versed in constellations, though most of the stories he tells behind them are tragedies.
- Aidoneus is banned from entering Japanese soil, with Kuoh Town being the exception, due to Amatsu-Mikaboshi's curse.
- Persephone and Aidoneus' files in Mastema's computers is named "Aiphone OG".
- Its description said "Flirty, bad-influence rebel girl x Shy, dog-loving, emo boy".
- Aidoneus was mostly created due to how I hated how generic and ugly-looking canon Hades is. That one sucks.
- The False Hades was created to justify canon Hades' actions.