The son of Ares and Nemisis, he was born simply as a means for Ares to have a weapon to use against Hercules, a half mortal with godly powers. Now thirty years later, he has a hatred for the Olympians. He hates Ares most of all, and, at first, did not know that Ares was his father. He began to use his godly powers to persecute the followers of the Olympian order until Xena stepped in to stop him. He still isn't fond of his father and that is something that may take a long time to change.