When Amenhotep was born he was named in honour of the god Amun like his father, the pharaoh before him. His reign began c. 1373 BC. He came to worship the Aten, changed his name to Akhenaten, and outlawed the worship of all other gods. He moved the capital of Egypt from Thebes to the hastily constructed Akhetaten in Amarna.
In 1366 BC, seven years into Akhenaten's reign, Ace joined with the outlawed cult of Set to remove him from power. She kidnapped Akhenaten but he convinced her that he was no more a tyrant than any other pharaoh and that she was being used. (PROSE: Set Piece)
Akhenaten was resurrected with a pot-bellied body in the City of the Saved. He represnted Iunu District in the Chamber of Residents. During the Civil War, Lucius Cassius Ignotus tasked Akhenaten with finishing the job he had started in his first life: eliminating faith in the Osirian pantheon. Akhenaten personally oversaw the arrests of all Remakes of Egyptian gods; the Remakes were then transported to a "relocation camp" run by Akhenaten. However, Akhenaten couldn't bring himself to imprison a Remake of Aten. When Akhenaten gave Ignotus a tour of the camp, Ignotus was killed by the presence of Aten. (PROSE: A Hundred Words from a Civil War)