Quite a while back, I created some nameless evil dude who was just some menacing character I never really put too much thought into. A little bit later I created the mortal gods. There were a lot of those guys and by the time I got around to creating Hades…I had kinda lost interest. So I got lazy and decided the nameless evil dude would be Hades. It wasn’t until a little bit later still that I realised he bore an uncanny resemblance to DC’s Ares. I dunno if I had subconsciously ripped off the design or what happened.
So when I randomly chose Hades from my list, I decided to go for a radically different style. Now he’s no longer the menacing armoured monster. He’s a menacing old man with a scary dog.