4. The Seven Deities (Asura's Wrath)
Asura is one angry dude. Understandable--he was, after all, betrayed and murdered by his team, the Eight Guardian Generals. With Asura out of the mix, they became the Seven Deities, exploiting the people of Gaia for their own benefit. The game is a string of revenge battles for Asura, as he takes on former allies Deus, Olga, Sergei, Wyzen, Kalrow, Augus, and Yasha in epic fights to the death.
But there's more to his quest than pure rage--there's a real nuance to how the deities treat Asura, which, aside from their insane god-like powers, is why they're so fascinating. Olga and Wyzen hate Asura, resenting the fact that he survived the their plan of betrayal. Augus was once Asura's mentor, leading to a bittersweet battle of duty versus friendship. Even more emotional, Yasha is Asura's brother-in-law--their familial bond overcomes mastermind Deus' plan, and the duo defeat him and save Gaia from his exploitation. The gods must be crazy, indeed.