- "Puny Spartan! I'll bring Xerxes your head."
- ―Kurush to Leonidas I of Sparta, 480 BCE[src]
During the battle, Kurush defeated several Spartan soldiers before being knocked off a cliff by the Spartan King Leonidas. The two dueled in combat on a ruined altar overlooking the bay, and Leonidas emerged victorious.
- The name Kurush is the Old Persian variation of the name Cyrus, which was the name of the founder of the Achaemenid Empire.
- Kurush wears the standard outfit worn by members of the Immortals.