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Behold, the God of War!

Ares is a playable character in Injustice: Gods Among Us. He is classified as a Power User. He is one of Wonder Woman's arch-enemies (alongside Cheetah) as well as her half-brother, due to the fact he bewitched her mother, Hippolyta.

About Ares

Ares, God of War, was born eons ago in the trans-dimensional plane known as Skyland, a land situated in the Sphere of the Gods. He was born to Zeus, God of Thunder, and Hera, Goddess of Marriage, both of whom were patriarch and matriarch of the Greek Pantheon, a group of Greek gods who resided on Mount Olympus in Skyland. Many of his siblings, made up the bulk of the gods of Olympus. He fell in love with Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, who bore him many children, including Phobos, God of Fear, and Deimos, God of Terror. He was also the patriarch of the Amazons. As time passed, Ares went mad with power, due to his role as the god of war. The rest of the gods of Olympus all elected to have Ares imprisoned to prevent further bloodshed. Hephaestus, God of Craftsmanship, had Ares shackled with restraints specially designed to inhibit his rage and power. As Aphrodite was the one restraining him, Ares willingly allowed himself to be imprisoned. The Gods banished him to Themyscira, where the Amazons fought to ensure that Ares could not inflict any more damage than he already had. The gods then took steps to ensure that Ares could not escape, even going as far as to wipe the memories of any gods leaving Themyscira, to prevent Phobos and Deimos from rescuing their father. Ares would eventually find a way to access the human world, and become one of Wonder Woman’s most formidable adversaries.


The Greek god of war, Ares thrives on conflict. Thus, he does everything he can to stoke the fires of mankind’s wars, much to the consternation of Wonder Woman and her fellow Amazons.


Superman's regime has been effective in suppressing violence. When the weakened god discovers the heroes from a parallel world are fighting One Earth Forces, he helps fuel the conflict.

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Ares first appears fighting Superman and various other heroes from the original Earth over Metropolis alongside Sinestro, Doomsday, and Black Adam until the Man of Steel defeats him and allows Wonder Woman and Aquaman to tie him up.

Ares first makes his presence known in the parallel Earth when he freezes the Atlantean soldiers who are about to attack the original Aquaman after defeating his parallel Earth counterpart. Ares appears before Aquaman, who promptly attacks him. After defeating him in battle, Aquaman observes that Ares is weaker than usual, which Ares explains is due to Superman's One-Earth government creating a lack of conflict for Ares to feed on. Ares then informs Aquaman of the insurgency and teleports him to their base.

Later, Ares teleports Wonder Woman to him on Themyscira to inform her of how Superman plans to use the Amazons to lay waste to Gotham and Metropolis. Wonder Woman asks why Ares would oppose Superman's desire to create war and conflict, but Ares says that it will only sustain him for a short time, and the result would likely end conflict permanently, starving Ares. He then leaves Wonder Woman to battle her counterpart and to stop Superman's plan.

Powers and Abilities

Ares is an Olympian God, putting him well above the average superhuman within the Injustice series. His godly origin as a son of the thunder god Zeus puts Ares in a higher class than most of his pantheon. His divine powers include superhuman strength, durability, and stamina, as well as flight, teleportation of himself and those of his choosing. Ares can halt time around others in a limited capacity. His magical powers inside battle are limited to conjuring blasts of dark magic and summoning weapons of war, such as his sword and a double-edged ax. Outside of battle, he is very well versed in magic, as he could undo a sleeping spell so powerful on Wonder Woman and Superman; even the Spectre could not wake them. In spite of his abilities, Ares is no stranger to hand-to-hand combat, mostly favoring brute strength when he resorts to this.

Though powerful, Ares's source of strength is also his Achilles heel. As the god of war, he feeds on all conflict on the earthly plane, which empowers him and allows him to use his magic. When there is no conflict, he is starved and greatly weakened to the point where beings far below him can defeat him in a single battle. Appearing on battle sites has the effect of charging him with new strength, but the effect is temporary. Ares is immortal due to his status as a god, and as such cannot die, only 'fade' as Wonder Woman describes (although he could theoretically be slain in battle, though it would be staggeringly difficult to do so). Ares can also regrow lost limbs, as seen when he regrew the hand Wonder Woman severed, though how long this takes is unknown due to the gap in his appearances between them. As a god, Ares is exempt from the process of aging, and as such is immortal, although he can theoretically be slain in battle.

Special Moves

  • Dark Energy: Ares shoots a red and black fireball at his opponent. The Meter Burn version increases the fireballs size and damage.
  • God Smack: Ares leaps into the air and comes down delivering a double fist attack. The Meter Burn version makes the attack partially invincible, increases the damage and knocks Ares enemy into the air.
  • Phase Shifter: Ares becomes invisible. The Meter Burn version makes Ares completely invisible.
  • Warp Transmission: Ares teleports over to his opponent, either in front of them or behind them.

Mobile Exclusive Move

  • God Smack: Ares smashes the ground with a powerful strike.

Character Trait

Weapons of War: Ares's trait allows him to either summon his sword or battle axe as projectiles. Ares can either shoot his weapons upward, straight, downward and even cancel the summoning.

Other Moves

  • Grab: Ares summons a battle ax behind his opponent, grabs them and knocks them onto it, then rapidly brings the ax up with a telekinetic tug.

Super Move

  • Annihilator: Ares summons his battle sword and slashes his foe, then teleports them to a pocket dimension where he commands a rain of arrows down upon his opponent. He then grows to titanic size and smashes his opponent with his palm, and then teleports both himself and his opponent back to the normal battlefield.


Move List


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Basic Attacks:

  • Devil's Fist - [ L ]
  • Waring Cross - [ M ]
  • Thundering Stomp - [ H ]
  • Sliding Strike - [ ← + L ]
  • Downward Hammerfist - [ ← + M ]
  • Fierce Gauntlet - [ ← + H ] / ( Hold to charge or [← + MB ] to Bounce Cancel )
  • Front Knee - [ → + L ]
  • Savage Uppercut - [ → + M ]
  • Raging Fists - [ → + H ] / ( Hold to charge or [ →+ MB ] to Bounce Cancel )
  • Low Sweep - [ ↓ + L ]
  • Fearful Cut - [ ↓ + M ]
  • Surprise Strike - [ ↓ + H ]

Air Attacks:

  • Spearing Stab - [ L ]
  • Crowning Elbow - [ M ]
  • Mighty Hammerfist - [ H ]


  • Forward / Reverse Throw - [ ← / → L + H ]

Combo Attacks:

  • Deity Ruler - [ L, L ]
  • Supreme General - [ L, L, M ]
  • Reign of Terror - [ L, M ]
  • Honor of The Gods - [ L, M, H ]
  • Olympian Might - [ ← + L, H ]
  • Furious Anger - [ → + L, M ]
  • Bloodshed - [ → + L, ↓ + H ]
  • Divine Order - [ M, M ]
  • Cerberus Pain - [ M, M, H ]
  • Mighty Aggression - [ ← + M, L ]
  • Bow To Me - [ → + M, H ]
  • Malevolent Violence - [ H, ↓ + M ]
  • Immortal Rush - [ H, H ]

Special Moves:

  • Phase Shifter - [ ↓ , , L ]
  • God Smack - [ ↓ , ↓ , M ]
  • Close God Smack - [ ↓ , ↓ , M, ← ]
  • Far God Smack - [ ↓ , ↓ , M, → ]
  • Dark Energy - [ ↓ , → , L ]
  • Warp Transmission ( Behind ) - [ ↓ , → , H ]
  • Warp Transmission ( Front ) - [ ↓ , , H ]



Injustice Gods Among Us - 'Ares Ending' 【HD】

Superman's defeat did not work to Ares' advantage as he had planned. The heroes of the parallel dimension helped this world's Batman build a conflict-free Utopia that left the war god famished. On the brink of death, Ares managed to imprison Brainiac 5. He forced Brainiac to create a time loop beginning with the other dimensional heroes' arrival and ending just before their victory. In this pocket of time, Ares flourished. Endless war was his to savor.



Ares sports heavy, dark grey armor with silver accents and a Hoplite-style helmet that only exposes a small portion of his face. His gauntlets and boots have spikes on them, and six large horns-two curved and four straight-emerge from his helmet. In addition, a small horned skull emblem adorns the top of his helmet. He also wears a long, black cape, as well as a black loincloth. His skin is black, and his eyes glow red.


Ares' helmet is different and now sports four curved horns. He wears lighter and more form-fitting armor along with a hoplite-style skirt. In addition, Ares wears a single pauldron on his right shoulder, which has spikes sticking out of it. Spikes also emerge from his shin guards and belt. He retains his black cape.


Ares wears traditional Roman Centurion’s armor which is black with silver accents, consisting of a galea-style helmet with a plume at the top, greaves covering his legs from the knees down, with boots on his feet, a black metal cuirass, with a skirt-like garment at the bottom, black metal gauntlets and an azure cloak covering his back. His skin is also dark grey.


  • Ares' alternate skin is referred to as "Regime" despite Ares never actively working for the Regime, though he never directly opposed them. He is not a true member of the Insurgency either, as he never officially joined them and only informed Wonder Woman of her alternate's plans to suit his own needs.
  • Ares is also one of two villains (the other being The Joker) who never sided with either the Regime or the Insurgency despite being labeled as part of them.
  • If the player uses Phase Shifter (Meter Burn) and enters clash mode, Ares phases quickly in and out near the end of his clash quote.
  • He is the only character that doesn't speak after winning a round, instead he simply sets a sword on the floor while laughing silently.
  • Ares is the only playable character in the Injustice franchise who is immortal, and therefore does not age.
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