Gilius Thunderhead (ギリウス＝サンダーヘッド Giriusu=Sandāheddo, also written as Gilius=Thunderhead, Gilius-Thunderhead, and Gillius) is one of the main characters in the Golden Axe franchise. He is a dwarf and one of the original warriors to rise up against Death Adder.
Gilius is a white-haired, bearded dwarf. He wears a green tunic, brown leather boots and a green topped Norse-style horned helmet. His weapon of choice is his silver broad axe.
Sega Superstars Tennis
Gilius is an unlockable playable character in Sega Superstars Tennis. His Superstar State is "Golden Hit" where his racket changes into the Golden Axe. While active, Gilius will launch the ball upwards, which will fall into the other side alongside four lightning bolts. If an opponent touches a lightning bolt, the target will be temporarily stunned, giving Gilius the chance to score a point.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
In Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Gilius was intended to be a playable character. Concept art depicts him riding a Chicken Leg and a wooden vehicle that resembles said beast. He did not make it into the game though.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Gilius is an unlockable character. He rides a bronze animal-esque statue. It appears as an ox in "car" mode, a turtle with a rhino's head in "boat" mode, and a griffin in "plane" mode. He can be purchased for 120 stars in the World Tour. His signature race track is Adder's Lair.
In other media
Gilius appeared in the Archie Comics crossover Worlds Unite, where his dimension is attacked by Mavericks and he defeats Gareth's lion. After learning about the current situation, he joins forces with the Unified Army to face Sigma.
- Gilius Thunderhead appeared in the stand-alone The Legend of the Golden Axe stories in Sonic the Comic.