To regain his honor after an event which eventually led to his loss of an eye and an arm, he set out on a mission to defeat all five of Earth's 'demigods' (John, Jade, Dave, Rose, and Vriska, who are all God Tier from the events of Homestuck), assuming it would be an easy task.
Hades was never suited to his task to begin with, and it's also revealed his father gave him his redemption quest as a means to keep Hades out of the way, and has no problem with later scapegoating him as the villain. Hades constant failures are to be blamed, in the words of Terlock, on Hades inability to see anything other than what is directly in front of his face. He rarely thinks out his actions and instead just follows wholeheartedly on the words of others.
Personality and TraitsEdit
As a brooding and angry loner, his personality is a bit of a void, but he does try to fill it with his enthusiasm to live an honorable life, and his love of animals. He views himself to be more cunning than he actually is, citing Machiavelli's The Prince without having actually read it, and believing by watching a number of old earth movies he is studying their culture for weaknesses. He treats everything like a battle on the front lines, and his first instinct when trapped in a situation is usually to break the nearest object.
He's also short tempered, and holds no qualms with killing to accomplish his goals. Beyond that though, Hades is not as cruel as he claims to be, refusing to torture Rose, and even giving her her requested knitting needles. He is kind to Sylja and even apologizes for dragging her down with his worries, stating his true motivation behind all his actions is to simply return home, which he may never see again.
- Hades's one eye and one arm is a reference to Jack Noir and by extension Vriska.