The Protagonist of the game and Prince of the Underworld. Zagreus has always felt like he doesn’t belong in the underworld, so despite his father’s, Hades’, wishes, he decides to escape. No matter the cost, or how long it will take, Zag will escape.
These escapes form the gameplay of Hades as players take control of the young prince and try to get out of the Underworld. Navigating the enemies, obstacles, and bosses of that will stand in Zagreus’ way is the primary goal. Don’t get me wrong, Zagreus will die. A lot. But practice makes perfect.
Zagreus is a rebel, through and through, he acts in opposition of the authority placed on his life, no matter the cost. He is a lovable rogue, with a humorous demeanour, good wit, and a kindness despite his proficiency as a fighter. Zag’s dedication to his mission is at the core of what drives him to try and try again, as no death or opponent shall cause him to waver.
He has an easy time making friends, with many of the characters in the game having a natural affinity toward the prince, especially Megaera, Thanatos, and Dusa – each with romance subplots. His rebel nature persists as he is known for pranking, making fun, and acting rashly.
Darren Korb is the Hades voice actor for Zagreus, providing the character with his signature personality. Korb breathes a charming wit to Zag, never missing a beat and always straddling the line between order and chaos – which can be heard in the mischievous voice given to Zag. Darren is responsible for various characters in Hades, but his talents only begin with his voice.
Holding mastery over speech and sound, Darren Korb is a mainstay at the studio Supergiant Games – Hades’ dev team. Korb composes music for the studio’s games – including Hades, Basion, Transistor, and Pyre. A multitalented professional, outside of his work as a Hades voice actor.