However, the novelization of the video game confirms that Alexios is not the canonical protagonist. During the Peloponnesian War, the Cult aimed to create an endless war between Sparta's allies and Athens' allies to weaken the most powerful Greek states and allow for the Cult to seize power in every Greek city. Clashed against Kassandra's Spear of Leonidas), Speed: At least Supersonic+ (Easily fought against a Spear-amped Kassandra with his Sword of Damokles, and could easily overwhelm her even if she had used her time-slow abilities, and can replicate the same feats as her. He was not instructed to kill her, but rather to hurt her. Press J to jump to the feed. Unbeknownst to her, Chrysis, a priestess of Hera and a member of the Cult of Kosmos, took Alexios as she had taken a number of children before. He was able to thrust his sword into the ground to release blasts of energy and could even project beams of energy from the tip of his sword. Confused and enraged, he allowed her to leave and summarily executed the next Cultist, Epiktetos, to touch the artifact, falsely claiming him to be the traitor instead. Kassandra would escape to Cephalonia, where she started a new life for herself, while Alexios was found alive by Myrrine. Weaknesses: Standard human weaknesses, but has survived situations which would kill most peak-level humans. Korgath! The Cult also found pieces of a pyramid-shaped artifact which was stored under the Snake Temple in Delphi, and Alexios used the artifact to view the lives of whoever touched it. Could easily defeat multiple highly-skilled Spartan soldiers in combat without any effort and even elite generals like Brasidas was left at his mercy, with the Cult constantly fearing his presence). Can brush off Kassandra's poison arrows), Disease Manipulation and Extreme Temperatures (Can survive being burned for extended periods of time and can easily climb high-altitude mountains in sub-zero conditions without breaking a sweat), Attack Potency: At least Small Building level+ (Is a direct descendant of Leonidas I, himself an Isu-Hybrid containing high concentrations of Isu DNA due to being a direct descendant of theirs, and thus should be superior to most other Isu-Hybrids. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is Canon and Non-Canon At the Same Time, Alexios Doesn’t Exist in the Lore But Kassandara Does. Born to Myrrine during the mid-5th century BCE in Sparta, Alexios was the younger sibling of Kassandra and a grandson of King Leonidas I of Sparta. It explains how they would have supernatural abilities, much like Alexios and Kassandra, and would feel much more like a natural progression of where Alexios and Kassandra stood. Can withstand shockwaves from his own sword), higher with armors and Rage Mode, Stamina: Extremely high (Capable of performing the same strenuous feats as his sister), Range: Standard melee range physically, extended melee range with his Sword, higher with energy blasts, Standard Equipment: Sword of Damokles, spears, Demigod Armor set, Bow and Arrow, anything he could get his hands on, Intelligence: At least Gifted (Led the Cult of Kosmos and set plans for conquering Greece into motion. August 422 BCE (aged 24 or 29)Mount Taygetos, Lakonia, Greece Michael AntonakosLeonidas Castrounis (young) However, Myrrine's sadness persuaded Alexios' older sister Kassandra to rush up to the priest and attempt to wrest Alexios from him. They also refer to Ikaros(their Senu) as the eagle of Zeus. That would make Alexios/Kassandra also a descendant. 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Kassandra could be Deimos, but Alexios' brute power and overall attitude make him better suited for the role. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Nikolaos reluctantly took the baby Alexios to Mount Taygetos and handed him over to the priest Demetrios Peris, who prepared to throw Alexios from the cliff. And if not Demigods, how do they have certain powers like jumping off 100m cliffs and rolling out of it? Turnus : son of Venilia . However, these both present a strange narrative problem in that the reason is clearly connected to Eivor's memories and the overarching and "unique" story of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Myrrine took the badly injured baby to the Sanctuary of Asclepius in Argolis in search of help, but the priest Mydon told her that it was unlikely that the baby would survive, leading to a heartbroken Myrrine leaving her baby in the care of the priests and the gods. Thanks in part to his bloodline, and the Isu sword he possessed, Deimos displayed powerful feats in combat. (Skill; 1st Tier, Take Damage, Don't Die -- 2nd Tier, Take No Fall Damage Ever Again). Can move fast enough to leave behind blurs and jump several meters quite quickly), higher with Rage Mode, Bull Rush. Alexios (451 or 446 BCE – 422 BCE), also known as Deimos, was a member of the Cult of Kosmos, a organization based in ancient Greece. Alexios  Having a fiery temper, Deimos kept a weapon on him at all times. He tested the cultists by having them touch the artifact to see their pasts, and he became curious when he saw the memory of his falling from the cliff when using a cult member's hand; this cultist turned out to be his sister Kassandra in disguise, as she had sought to infiltrate the meeting to find out why the Cult wanted to hunt down her family. This has been more confusing for many fans, and of course, until the game releases, there's no knowing for sure. According to the official Assassin's Creed Wikia entry (by Ubisoft) and Novel, Kassandra is the canon protagonist (heroine) and Alexios the canon antagonist (villain)! Alongside his half-sister, the famed misthios Kassandra the Eagle Bearer, he was a grandchild of King Leonidas I of Sparta through his mother, Myrrine (Born to Nikolaos of Sparta), and a Tainted One. Kassandra was then thrown from the cliff by her own father, as he had been forced to "execute" her after the people accused her of murder. ... Demigod Eivor. It switches only when the story requires it to switch. As he was tortured relelentlessly and brought up by the Cult of Kosmos's barbaric methods, Alexios could easily lose his composure and kill all those who stood in his way regardless of their alleigance due to his severely damaged psyche, and could also lose his temper. I mean, for someone growing up thinking he was a literal demigod and trying to overcompensate.. sure. Not content with their control over Alexios, the Cult sought the assassinations of the rest of his family: Nikolaos, Myrinne, and Kassandra herself.  Shortly thereafter, he pursued Kassandra to the island of Andros, and there accused her of throwing him from Mount Taygetos when he was a child, a charge that Kassandra denied. Traded blows with Kassandra and took hits from her Spear. Regardless of whom the player chooses, the two protagonists share the same story. , In 422 BCE, Deimos and Kassandra met each other once more on the field of battle—this time at Amphipolis in Makedonia. while yes some heroes were not Demigods Kassandra and Alexios could very well be classified as such as its stateed both sides are direct decendants of those who came before and its hinted that on your fathers side you decend from Hermes himself so I think they may actually qualify as non first generation demi gods technically! Cookies help us deliver our Services. Deimos is the demigod in the game and it could also be argued that it is the main character's alter ego. When I first saw Alexios (er, Demios) I thought the same thing. I mildly prefer Bayek. A one-stop shop for all things video games. Alexios came to see himself as a demigod, Deimos, and his harsh upbringing gave him a lust for violence and warfare and removed any empathy from him. This option would have nothing connected to the memory stream's strength in AC Valhalla, seemingly anyway. On the complete other end of the spectrum, Alexios/Kassandra in Assassin's Creed Odyssey are incredibly powerful Tainted Ones...because their "Taint" is one of the purest strands players play as. His nature was extremely intimidating, to the point where even the Cult feared his unpredictable wrath.However, beneath his exterior was an emotionally broken individual who finally snapped out of th… In the midst of a great plague, Deimos hunted down and murdered Athens' leader, Perikles in order to weaken the city's standing in their conflict with Sparta and pave the way for Kleon, a Sage of the Delian League branch of the Cult of Kosmos, to take power.  Though merely an infant, Alexios miraculously survived while the elder did not; he was found, badly injured and near death, by Myrrine and taken to the Sanctuary of Asklepios in Argolis for healing. So far I'd still give the nod to Bayek, though I liked him my much more at the start than I did at the end. Alexios was shocked, asking who Kassandra was, but he then told her to go. Species Suffers continuous conflict over his decision to lead the Cult of Kosmos and his willingness to do good, and as a result, loses his will to live. His harsh upbringing warped his mind, brainwashing him into becoming a weapon of the Cult convinced that he was their champion, Deimos. I am unable to use abilities/abilities greyed out since last update? Was repeatedly stated and confirmed to be so powerful and ruthless that even the combined might of the armies of the Delian League and Sparta would be wittled down to pieces of meat before him, regardless of their skill level, with basic Greek soldiers being able to somewhat hold their own against the Minotaur and against the likes of Darius), higher with Rage Mode and the Sword of Damokles (It is actually a Sword of Eden. Alexios is one of two selectable protagonists in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, alongside Kassandra. Demetrios Peris holding the baby Alexios before the sacrifice. , In 2018 when Layla Hassan relived the memories of Kassandra via a degraded genetic sample found on the Spear of Leonidas using her Animus HR-8.5, it simulated an alternate version of events. And I very much hope that's the reason they give us. His harsh upbringing warped his mind, brainwashing him into becoming a weapon of the Cult convinced that he was their champion, Deimos.