|“||For seven summers, I carried a secret inside me. A flame, warming and true. Nobody else could see it, but I knew it was there. When I looked up to my mother and father I felt it grow brighter, and when I gazed upon my baby sister I sensed its warmth in every part of me.||„|
Alexios (451 or 446 BCE – 422 BCE), also known as Deimos, was a member of the Cult of Kosmos, a proto-Templar organization based in ancient Greece and a Tainted One.
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. His unique heritage made him the target of the Cult of Kosmos as an infant, and because a false oracle delivered by the Cult deceived Sparta into believing he had to be thrown off Mount Taygetos to his death. Although he survived the fall, he was abducted by the Cultist Chrysis and forced to endure a cruel and torturous childhood. His harsh upbringing warped his mind, brainwashing him into becoming a weapon of the Cult convinced that he was their champion, Deimos. In reality, the other Cultists only saw him as a deranged beast who only lived to serve their purposes.
Not content with their control over Alexios, the Cult sought the assassinations of the rest of his family: Nikolaos, Myrinne, and Kassandra herself. At a conclave assembled by Deimos, he finally met his long lost sister for the first time while she was masquerading as one of the Cultists in order to learn the whereabouts of their mother. Over the next several years, as the Peloponnesian War raged, Deimos continued serving as Cult's brutal instrument all while his sister assassinated its members one after another in a desperate attempt to protect her family and redeem him.
Unfortunately, all of Kassandra's efforts ended in vain when Deimos, guilt-ridden over his monstrous actions and having ultimately lost his will to live, forced her to kill him in a final confrontation atop Mount Taygetos.
Powers and Stats
Name: Alexios, Deimos, The Demigod
Origin: Assassin's Creed
Age: 24-29 at the time of his death
Classification: Human-Isu Hybrid, Tainted One, Leader of the Cult of Kosmos
Powers and Abilities:
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Peak Human Conditioning (Can hold his breath longer than most normal people), Extreme Pain Tolerance, Enhanced Senses, Extrasensory Perception, Analytical Prediction, Retrocognition, Information Analysis and Clairvoyance (via Athena's Sight), Master Fighter, Pressure Point Strikes, Weapon Mastery (throwing daggers, swords, spears, bow etc.), Aura Generation, Highly skilled acrobat, Stealth Mastery, Regeneration (Mid-Low, can survive being repeatedly stabbed and heal from such injuries. Fully healed after getting shot in the back with an arrow), Extreme Pain Tolerance, Can create illusions and bend minds to the user's will (via Pieces of Eden), Forcefield Creation, Healing and life absorption (Can heal himself by attacking enemies via certain weapons), Technology Manipulation (As an Isu-Hybrid, Alexios is capable of interacting with and using First Civilization technology without suffering from any detrimental effects.), Poison Manipulation (Some of his weapons have the ability to poison enemies, can also do this via poison darts, including his Spear), Statistics Amplification (via several abilities and Rush Attacks), Fire Manipulation and Explosion Manipulation (via many other weapons, and arrows), Sleep Inducement (via sleep darts), Empathic Manipulation (Can turn a foe against his/her enemies), Smoke Manipulation (via smokescreen), expert user of poisoned knives and daggers. Stealth Mastery and Rage Empowerment, Time Slow with Sixth Sense, Archery Master, Slow Time and Defensive Maneuvers Skills, Energy Manipulation (via Sword of Damokles), Shockwave Inducement (via Sword of Damokles), Status Effect Inducement (Can put people to sleep with some of his weapons or even stagger them). Possesses all of Kassandra's abilities and skillsets if he is chosen as the protagonist
Resistance to Illusion Creation, Mind Control, Mind Manipulation, Madness Manipulation (Types 1, 2 and 3), Sleep Manipulation, Empathic Manipulation, Fear Manipulation, Death Manipulation, Perception Manipulation, Sense Manipulation, Status Effect Inducement, Paralysis Inducement, Transmutation, Disease Manipulation, Life Absorption (He should naturally possess these abilities due to being an Isu-Hybrid, who lack the neurotransmitters required for the Pieces to control the general human populace. Should possess the same resistances as other Isu-Hybrids and his sister), Telekinesis, Poison Manipulation (Repeated bites from venomous snakes seem to have no effect on him. 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. Traded blows with his sister Kassandra and is equal to her, and is essentially capable of replicating the same feats as her. Brutally massacred Brasidas, a highly skilled and experienced Spartan warrior, himself being on par with Kassandra, within a few seconds. 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. 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. Can move fast enough to leave behind blurs and jump several meters quite quickly), higher with Rage Mode, Bull Rush. Sixth Sense, Slow Time, Defensive Maneuvers and Archery Master Skills
Lifting Strength: At least Class 5 (Pushed back and wrestled with Kassandra many times. Easily sent several Spartan soldiers flying with a single slice from a nearby spear he found. Can easily leap several tens of meters without even trying)
Striking Strength: At least Small Building Class+, higher with Rage Mode and the Sword of Eden
Durability: At least Small Building level+ (Possesses much higher Isu genes than usual due to being a descendant of Leonidas, who himself was a direct descendant of the Isu. Survived being thrown off a high cliff as an infant, but barely, though he was eventually able to fully recover with outside help. Was only knocked unconscious when a large tree fell on him and hit him head-first. Traded blows with Kassandra and took hits from her Spear. 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. 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)
Weaknesses: Standard human weaknesses, but has survived situations which would kill most peak-level humans. 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. 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.
Notable Attacks/Techniques: Thanks in part to his bloodline, and the Isu sword he possessed, Deimos displayed powerful feats in combat. He is able to thrust his sword into the ground to release blasts of energy and can even project beams of energy from the tip of his sword. His combat prowess was so vast, that was even able to brutally massacre Brasidas, a highly skilled and experienced Spartan warrior within a few seconds as well as going toe-to-toe with Kassandra and her Spear.
Note: Alexios is one of two selectable protagonists in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, alongside Kassandra. Regardless of who the player chooses, the two protagonists share the same story, and thus, the same feats, so both of them are interchangeable.