"The axe bites. My blood sings. I had forgotten the joy of this. For a moment, I wonder--are these servants of Elysium? Mindless creatures sent purely for sport? This feels like paradise... but there is no blood. No plea for mercy. No satisfaction. My foes are empty shells--and that moment's doubt has cost me dear. I hear my son scream--too late. Too slow. Paradise has dulled my killing edge, it seems... and thus, paradise is lost."
—Ares thinking to himself
Ares is revived somehow after his death at the hands of Sentry. Ares later fights Maestro.