Icarus: Empyrean Wings - Zagreus Sketch Picture

Introducing another OC of mine: Zagreus! I may end up changing his design a bit in the future.

In ancient Greek mythology, Zagreus was considered to be Hades' (only) son according to Aeschylus. However, in Orphism, Zagreus was Zeus' and Persephone's son. If you guys don't know who Persephone is, she's considered to be Hades' "wife" in Greek mythology. If you guys are still interested in learning the history of Zagreus, here's a link: Zagreus.html">Zagreus.html">www.theoi.com/Georgikos/Zagreu…

For MY Zagreus, he's the son of Hades and Persephone. Not only that, but he's also the main antagonist of I:EW. There are spoilers once you approach the third paragraph, so read at your own risk.

The son of Hades, Zagreus doesn't live in the ends, but had lived in the mountains and trained there, unaware of the events of Uprising until he came back. He doesn't care much about his father's death, so it doesn't faze him. He mainly lived out his life as a human, but is aware of his origins and father's works. He is able to take over his father's throne and become Lord of the Underworld. Zagreus has the ability to take the shape of different animals; mainly an eagle, serpent, and bull.

Zagreus is somewhat like his father, as he enjoys cracking jokes during the most inappropriate moments. However, he is much more focused and solemn, which also means he can get easily angered if he is forced to divert his attention. Despite being Hades' son, none of the Kid Icarus cast recognizes him and even forgets his name constantly as he isn't very well-known. Even Palutena and Seraph agreed on giving him the name "Zaggy", much to his chagrin. Zagreus easily gets annoyed whenever people forget his name and constantly reminds them of who he is.

Regardless, Zagreus is not one to be trifled with and is a much deadlier force than Pit and his allies thought. Zagreus leads the Underworld Army to steal the stars of the Zodiac (Aries, Gemini, etc.), which allows him to gain more power and even be stronger than Dyntos himself. However, the stars are under the possession of different gods and goddesses, so he leads an all-out war against all of them. Zagreus was responsible for the death of Aphrodite in order to steal the star of Virgo. Though it seems quite disadvantageous to go against nearly all the divine beings, Zagreus supports his army by creating an incurable plague created in the Underworld. As a result, those who die have their souls traveled in the Underworld and Zagreus uses the same plan as his father did: use them to replicate his army. This disease doesn't affect gods and goddesses, but it does affect their soldiers. Seraph, Phosphora, and Magnus all become ill from it. Pit attempts to find the cure by defeating Zagreus, but is unaware that he himself is sick as well. Using Seraph's and Pit's condition, Zagreus blackmails Dark Pit into joining his army, as Dark Pit is unaffected by the disease and is desperate to save his family.

...I'll just leave it at that haha~ More sketches of I:EW will come later in the future!