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Good to see you, lad, despite the circumstances. Remember your training out there. The pain of death is but another obstacle.
~ Achilles
Title Forgotten Hero
Relations Patroclus (Lover)
Affiliation House of Hades
Voice Logan Cunningham

Achilles is a demi-god hero known for his role in the Trojan War. He is famed for his strength in battle and his near-invulnerability. After he was fatally wounded when Paris shot his heel with an arrow, his shade descended to the Underworld, where he was eventually hired by Hades to train a young Zagreus in battle and military discipline in exchange for allowing his lover Patroclus into Elysium. Since he was hired, Achilles has made an effort to be a source of support and encouragement for Zagreus in the face of Hades' often harsh treatment.

Achilles is responsible for authoring all entries in the Codex, which he gives to Zagreus to provide information and guidance about the Underworld and the Olympian Gods.

Characteristics and Personality[]

Although he is a famed Greek hero, Achilles is very humble. Unlike Theseus, for example, he doesn't pride himself on the deeds which earned him fame. He seems content to guard the West Wing of the House of Hades and teach Zagreus.


After your third escape attempt, you can talk to him to get the Codex.

If given Nectar, Achilles will give you the Myrmidon Bracer. After giving him 6 Nectar, you will not be able to give him any more gifts until you complete a favor for him. Doing so will allow you to gift him Ambrosia, and he will give you the Companion Antos in return for the first bottle.

Achilles' affinity gauge is maxed out at 9 hearts, requiring the gifting of 6 Nectar and 3 Ambrosia.


Part of the Fated List of Minor Prophecies, Achilles' favor involves finding a way to reunite him with his lifelong partner Patroclus. As Zagreus grows closer to them both and learns of their relationship, Patroclus will tell him to pass on a message to Achilles, to "risk it all". Upon hearing this, Achilles will reminisce on the last time he heard the phrase. Later, he will ask Zagreus to alter his pact with Hades to allow him to enter Elysium and see Patroclus. After Zagreus locates the pact with the help of Nyx, it will cost 5 Diamond to grant Achilles' wish at the House Contractor. He will then leave for Elysium, and Zagreus can find him by Patroclus' side in his resident chamber.

Upon his return to the House of Hades, his affinity gauge will be unlocked, and he can be gifted Ambrosia. He may also visit Patroclus again in subsequent runs.

Codex entry[]

'...I see no reason to regale you with stories of my past. Suffice it that I fought, as bravely as I could, alongside many of the finest men the world has ever known. I buried far too many of them, and sent many others to this place, where now at last we are all peers. I am fortunate that the Master of the House took pity upon me, and spared me from eternal boredom in Elysium with an existence closer to the times when I still lived, and had a job to do. Yet, I am unmade, unwhole, here in this place; alone, without the one with whom I shared my life when we were flesh and blood. He is somewhere within this realm, yet our time, I think, is long since passed. But, I have made mistakes before... So many! Surely, in believing this, I could be making yet another? The infinite awaits. Given limitless time... is anything truly impossible? Yet, our finite mortal time both limits us and spurs our actions. Thus, now, I am always of two minds.'


Zagreus: Zagreus is Achilles' protégé and student. Achilles fully supports his attempts to escape, aiding him in his quest by offering advice and the Codex.

Hades: Hades had Achilles sign a contract stating that he would work for Hades; his job involves training and looking after Zagreus, and guarding the West Wing.

Patroclus: Patroclus was Achilles' lover in the mortal realm. Achilles forged a contract with Hades so that Patroclus could reside in Elysium.

Achilles Quotes[]

For quotes and dialogue regarding Achilles, please refer to Achilles/Quotes.


Additional notes[]

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