Theseus

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Theseus
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Title Hero of Athens
Relations N/A
Affiliation House of Hades
Voice Cyrus Nemati
Theseus
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Location Elysium
Combat Style Various
Health 12,000
Base Damage 17 (spin)
20 (throw)
16 (Bull Horn)

Theseus is a former hero and king of Athens, most famous for slaying the Minotaur. He was recruited by Hades to help prevent Zagreus's escape. He fights alongside the Minotaur as the final boss of Elysium.

Ambrosia[edit | edit source]

Theseus cannot be given Ambrosia.

Codex entry[edit | edit source]

Codex.png '...Oft called the greatest king of Athens, the hero Theseus is nonetheless best-known for his deeds earlier in life; deeds great enough to earn his immortal soul a place of high honor in hallowed Elysium. Now he reigns in this heaven of ours much as I understand he reigned in life; with pride and confidence both in abundance. The kings I knew in life aspired to the same. Yet, there is something distinctly different about him. I do not know if it was merely for pity that Theseus vouched for the bull-headed Asterius to join him in Elysium, doubtless risking his own station there. Some say Asterius is merely an unwilling servant of his, now. But I know mortal battle builds strong bonds. Is it so difficult to imagine that a peerless man like Theseus might find a peer in an unlikely soul?'

Combat[edit | edit source]

Theseus is always encountered in the Elysium Stadium, the final chamber of Elysium, with Asterius. However, if the Minotaur was defeated earlier in the run, he will begin with 20% less health than usual.

When either Theseus or the Minotaur drop below 50% Health, they will become briefly invulnerable and enter their 2nd phase. They both will gain new attacks when in their 2nd phases.

Theseus[edit | edit source]

When not attacking, Theseus keeps his distance from Zagreus and keeps his shield raised. This causes him to move more slowly and block all attacks aimed from the front. However, he will not be able to block attacks from behind, piercing attacks from any direction, or area of effect attacks, such as Ares' Blade Rifts, or Zeus's lightning strikes.

First Phase[edit | edit source]

Theseus has three attacks in his first phase, these will carry over to his 2nd phase as well.

  • Spear Spin: Theseus performs a spin attack centered on himself, dealing 17 damage repeatedly while swinging. He will charge in Zagreus' direction as he spins.
  • Spear Throw: Theseus takes aim at Zagreus, during which time a crosshair appears on him. He then throws the spear after a short delay, dealing 20 damage if it hits Zagreus. He then recalls his spear which can hit Zagreus again. Alternatively, Theseus can leave the spear on the ground, and recall it after re-positioning or performing another attack.
  • Charge: Asterius calls Theseus over, and then throws him at Zagreus, dealing 16 damage on impact. If Asterius has fallen, Theseus can still charge at Zagreus, but considerably less often.

Second Phase[edit | edit source]

Once he reaches his second phase, Theseus will call for aid from an Olympian. The Olympian who responds will always be a random Olympian who Zagreus has not received a Boon from. They will assist Theseus by summoning patterns of damaging circles in the arena. These circles activate after a short while, damaging Zagreus if he is stood inside them at the time. These patterns differ between the gods:

  • Aphrodite: Summons a ring of large circles around Zagreus that activate all at once.
  • Ares: Summons a chain of many small circles that chase Zagreus, followed by a few large circles spaced throughout the room.
  • Artemis: Summons a dense array of circles that sweeps across the center of the room. Can be avoided by staying near the walls.
  • Athena: Summons circles that sweep in a spiral from the edges of the room to the center.
  • Dionysus: Summons many small circles scattered randomly near Zagreus.
  • Poseidon: Summons large, evenly spaced circles near Zagreus.
  • Zeus: Summons overlapping circles randomly.

Additional notes[edit | edit source]

For additional information on Theseus that does not pertain to Hades, see Wikipedia's article: Theseus