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Atropos is one of the three Sisters of Fate, the oldest sister and the cutter of threads who ends the life of everyone with her razor-like claws, be they mortal or god. She is defeated along with her younger sister, Lahkesis, when Kratos traps them inside their own mirror and shatters it.

Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, Atropos was the Sister of Fate who ended mortal's lives by cutting their thread of life. She is the most well-known sister due to her job. Atropos was the smallest in stature, but the oldest and some believe, more powerful and cruel. Once those ends are cut by her razor-sharp scissors, it is impossible to tie them back together. She is known to the Romans as "Morta".

God of War II

Atropos is the oldest Sister of Fate. Perhaps the cruelest of the sisters, she has the power to alter the histories of anyone she chooses. After Kratos defeats Lahkesis, who refuses to help him, Atropos reveals herself as she grabs Kratos and uses the mirrors to bring him to the past, where he battled Ares. On top of the Blade of the Gods, the sword that allowed Kratos to kill Ares, Atropos attempted to change Kratos' fate by destroying the sword which would kill the past Kratos and erase the current one from existence. Atropos battled Kratos and was eventually defeated, being left trapped in the past. When Lahkesis attacked once again, Atropos was partially freed from her mirror prison. However, the two sisters were not able to kill Kratos, who used the Amulet of the Fates to give himself enough time to beat Atropos back into the mirror. Kratos then proceeded to shatter it, leaving Atropos unable to help her sister for a time. In the end, Kratos defeated both Atropos and Lahkesis at once when the former attempted to hold him still, only for Kratos to escape and trick Lahkesis into stabbing Atropos instead. Kratos then used the sisters' last inter-dimensional mirror to trap them inside before shattering it, imprisoning them both for good.


Atropos is the cruelest of the three sisters. She believes that she can control anyone's life and is extremely proud of her status as a Fate, as she greatly enjoys taunting those around her by threatening to cut their threads and end their lives in an instant. Further giving to her vast arrogance, she believes herself to be far more powerful than both Clotho and Lahkesis and constantly enjoys toying with the fates of anyone, mortal or immortal alike, as if they were her playthings.


Atropos is the second tallest of the sisters. She wears a long dark-clothing and has razor sharp claws. She also has golden armor, and helmet. Like her sisters, she has long white hair.

Powers and Abilities

Search your memory, Kratos! The sword which you stand on delivered your victory against Ares. Without it, you will be the one who dies this day, not Ares! We can change your past and set your future! This is the power of the Fates!


As one of the Sisters of Fate, Atropos is more powerful than the Gods, than the Titans, than anyone in the mythological world and possess a certain amount of powerful abilities.

  • Chronokinesis: Atropos could travel through time, using the mirrors of Fates. She was able to change the past this way and could even drag people with her through the mirror.
  • Claws: Atropos had long talons that could cause great damage to anyone who strayed too close.
  • Death Inducement: Using her claws, she cut the threads of fate and end the life of whoever the thread belonged to.
  • Destiny Manipulation: Being one of the Sisters of Fate, she was able to design and alter destiny for every mortal, God, and Titan.
  • Energy Manipulation: She was able to project green energy from her hands in a variety of ways: firing homing orbs, strong powerful beams, and strong rays.
  • Flight: Atropos was able to fly without the need of wings or any other sort of support.
  • Immortality: As a Primordial, she was immortal, meaning that she was immune to disease and couldn't age. However, she seemed to be weak despite being a Primordial as Kratos was able to kill her despite being a mere demigod at the time.
  • Summoning: Atropos was able to summon her minions, Fates Sentries to fight at her side or present a distraction.
  • Superhuman Durability: As a Primoridal, she was able to hold her own against demigods and deal with massive damage.
  • Superhuman Stamina: As a Primordial, she required no sleep or even rest.
  • Superhuman Strength: As a Primordial, she required superhuman strength able to grab a grown man and drag him with her.
  • Vitrikinesis: Atropos was able to move through magical mirrors, spending most of her time in them. Using the mirrors, she could travel through time.


  • Atropos is lying on the Blade of the Gods when Kratos beats her, yet when the past incarnation of Kratos takes the sword, he doesn't seem to notice her lying on it. On the other hand, Kratos' past self was probably more concerned with fighting Ares, so his failure to spot Atropos may not be too surprising. Yet another possibility is that the future Kratos and Atropos were simultaneously existing in that time, while at the same time not, with no one aware of their presence in the battle.
  • If Kratos doesn't succeed in preventing Atropos from breaking the sword, the sword breaks and a unique cutscene is presented, in which the present Kratos falls to the sea, Ares impales the past one with his sword, and both of them die. This video can then be seen in the Treasures Menu.
    • There are some differences between the old fight with Ares and the cutscene:
      • In the old battle, Ares was going to slice Kratos from above, but in the cutscene, Ares stabs him from the back.
      • Kratos's skin color is paler in the cutscene than to the battle.
  • Unlike Lahkesis, Atropos does not use a staff to channel her power.
  • When fighting Atropos, the Kratos in the background has the scar on his stomach that was created when Zeus stabbed him with the Blade of Olympus, this is most probably a mistake made by the developers or maybe that scar was caused by the log that Ares threw at Kratos sending him to Hades and taking Pandora's Box for himself.
  • Her upper and lower garment respectively resemble Southeast Asian kemben and sarong, which are unusual given her Grecian origin.
  • During Emanuel Mohica's visit at Santa Monica's Studios, Cory Barlog the director of GoW 2 said the following : Only Clotho is dead, Atropos and Lakhesis are alive, but trapped somewhere and waiting for revenge.




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