Ares, the god of destruction, desired Soul Edge to dethrone his father, Zeus, so he ordered Kunpaetku, the grand priest of the cult order Fygul Cestemus, to seek it out. Astaroth, a golem, was created in hellish heat under the divine protection of Ares to head up the quest. Kunpaetku ordered his creation, Astaroth, to find the demonic blade. As he watched Astaroth depart from the shrine, the grand priest laughed to himself as he planned to keep the Soul Edge and become a god himself. Unknown to Kunpaetku, however, Ares had possessed Astaroth with his servants, the Keres, to ensure that Kunpaetku would not betray him.
Powers and Stats
Origin: Soul Calibur
Age: 7 years old (Golem)
Attack Potency: Mountain level (Fought with Sophitia, who previously fought Incomplete Inferno and planned to betray Nightmare and take his Soul Edge, this is all before he was empowered by the shards of Soul Edge. Casually destroyed an entire landscape, an entire temple and an entire facility)
Lifting Strength: Class 1
Striking Strength: Mountain Class
Durability: Mountain level (Can take hits from characters on equal level)
Stamina: Near limitless
Range: Extended melee range
Standard Equipment: Great Axe
Intelligence: Likely Below Average (Due to golem physiology)
Weaknesses: Fueled by rage, craves souls.
Notable Attacks and Techniques:
- Eternal Damnation: Astaroth's Critical Finish in Soulcalibur IV sends his opponent crashing to the ground before he catches them on the end of his axe. He then drags them around the arena before sending them sailing into the air.