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God of War is an impressive franchise that I have been following since the very first game.
But one question that I've had is what happened between the God of War universes., When Kratos ended everything with Greece.
How did he get to the Norse area? Now,? This is a question that isn't really deep dived into in the video game.
They kind of just gloss over it as he just showed up there.
And based on today's comic book, I kind of believe that.
But there is a comic book that came out from Dark Horse after the first game came out that kind of explains one of the things that Kratos is doing between the two major eras of the God of War franchise., So, today, we're gonna bring you that.
God of War, the comic book, based on this new era of the God of War franchise.
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The world, raged around him as Kratos lifted, the Blades of Chaos in his hands.
"If I am cursed to a deathless misery, then at least I can rid myself of you.", He, shouts, hurling the blades into the frothing sea.
And with that, he's turned away.
He would rid himself of his past and his destiny, finding solitude in a darkened cave.
But when he awoke the next morning, the darkness was pushed back by the flames of the Blades of Chaos.
With, an angry scowl.
He took up the blades once more.
He, then found a boat to begin to sail across the sea.
He once again, threw the blades into the deepest part of the ocean.
"To, the depths with you!", He, shouted.
He did find land.
And once again, set out.
Days would pass as he roamed through the mysterious land until he arrived at a stand of trees where he finally took a rest.
But that's when he awoke to the Blades of Chaos, waiting for him.
"Enough! Leave me, alone." He shattered as he gripped the blades and threw them into the air using his godly strength to heave them.
He would continue his wandering.
Finally, finding a village.
But as he approached.
The villagers fled before him.
He was confused, wondering why they would tremble at his sight.
We've heard the stories." One calls out.
And Kratos turns to see an old scribe walking towards him.
Why should they not quake with fear at the approach of the ghost of Sparta?" The, scribe, asks, smiling at Kratos.
"But that is because they do not yet understand what destiny lies in store for you here on the Land of Pharaohs.
Kratos glares at the man, telling him that he wants nothing to do with destiny.
He pushes the man away, striding from the village.
Scribe reaches down for his fallen tablet.
"What is written will come to pass and no god or man can stop it." He calls after Kratos., So, Kratos, continued, traveling the land, refusing to rest.
Days slipped into weeks, weeks into months.
He would find himself at the edge of a lake, leaning down to drink, and a voice calls out to him.
Look, wary, Kratos.", The voice tells him, and Kratos looks up to see a curious monkey watching him.
The monkey speaks, telling him that no matter how much he runs, everything will serve.
Kratos does not listen, continuing on.
He camps, one night.
And even though he has fought it for so long, weariness.
Finally, overtakes him., His eyes, drooping and closing.
As he opens them.
The blades are there again, waiting for him.
"No!", He bellows in rage, getting up, screaming at the blades.
"Why won't you let me be? By.
What power do you return to my side again and again? When will my torments end?", He bellows.
And he turns, walking away.
He continues on with traveling the land, not allowing himself to rest, bringing pain when his body tries to succumb to weariness.
And as he continues.
A crane rears up from the grass, looking at him.
"What is written will come to pass.
It is folly to resist destiny.".
The crane tells him.
Kratos whirls on the bird.
Please leave me.
When will my suffering end?" He demands of the bird.
The crane extends its wings, telling Kratos that he will find where he belongs at his journey's end.
These words, exhaustion, overtakes Kratos.
And he falls to the ground.
and the crane flies overhead., "Sleep, well, Kratos.
You will need all your strengths to meet what lies| in store for you." It, calls., Kratos awakens in the darkness, getting to his feet, raging at the world around him.
"What is this?.
Who has brought me, here?, Show, yourself!", He, bellows., "You, walk a long road only to return where you began." Athena tells him.
He whirls around, accusing her of being the one returning the Blades of Chaos to him when he slept.
" We are not through yet, you and I.
You must embrace your destiny.
And fulfill your purpose." She tells him.
But Kratos wants.
None of it, damning.
His destiny., "Why can't.
You leave me, alone?", He asks her, and her eyes glow as she stares at him., "Return, home, Kratos., Fulfill, your purpose.", She, says., Kratos, awakens once more, the Blades of Chaos, waiting for him.
He gets to his feet, aware that the old scribe is standing nearby.
"And in your dreams.
Did you find the answers that you seek, Ghost of Sparta?", He, asks, and Kratos stares down at the Chaos Blades.
"Only that I am damned.
And this is my own personal hell.".
"It is written that the hour you will be needed is fast.
You must take your blades in your hand and prepare yourself for the battle to come." Kratos takes the blades, throwing them into the lake.
Once, again, damning, his destiny.
And he sets off again.
He looks to the horizon and sees the village that he first walked through.
"What have my steps brought me full circle?", He wonders.
And the people, once again, seem to run at his approach.
He realizes that it is not him that they fear.
What troubles you?" He shouts at a passing man.
And the people seem to see him for the first time.
You have returned.
Help, us, please!", They, shout, gathering around him.
"What nonsense is this?" Kratos demands as the people kneel before him, asking him to save them from the Chaos Beast.
They point to the river where a massive crocodile monster has reared up and is attacking the people.
"It emerged from the river only moments ago.
Just in time!" They shattered him, telling him that they prayed to the gods and Kratos was sent.
And, Kratos, sneers.
"Pray to the gods to save you for monsters.
The gods are monsters, and monsters do not answer prayers." "Perhaps.
You are the answer to their prayers, Kratos." The, scribe calls to him.
"The long road.
You have walked brought to right where you are needed at the appointed hour.
It is written." The.
Scribe says, as Kratos turns to look at him., tThe villagers are still pleading with him for help.
But anger fills the Spartan.
"You are fools.
Leave me, alone!", He shouts, throwing the villagers aside.
But, the scribe held his hand, reminding Kratos that he once wished for mercy for those that he had lost.
You not extend the same to these unfortunate mortals?" The, scribe asks, and anger fills Kratos, again., He roars with this anger, shouting to the world that he wants nothing to do with destiny and wants to be left.
Alone., He turns to walk away from the approaching monster.
"Would, you really let all of these innocents die.
Just so you could delay what has already been written for a short while longer?" "I want to be left.
That is all." He says over his shoulder.
But when he looks back, the scribe is gone.
The monster is approaching, roaring at Kratos.
"Go away and leave me to my misery.
If you are even real." He says, he is tired.
He just wants his misery to end and the monster roars, again., Anger, filling Kratos, again., "Enough.
You will not leave me be.
Then you will pay.
Come at me, then!" He, bellows, leaping at the beast.
He meets the Chaos Beast with several punches.
Knocking it around.
He gets underneath it, slamming his fist into it.
"Stay, down!", He roars, but the creature swipes at him with its claws.
Knocking him, away.
Kratos flies through the air, bouncing along the ground, slamming into the wall.
He gets to his feet, meeting.
The roaring monster with a double-fisted blow to the snout.
"Come at me, then!" He bellows.
But the monster slams him with his claw, pinning him to the ground.
He gets to his feet, meeting, the roaring monster with a double-fisted blow to the snout.
"Come on then!" He bellows.
But the monster slams him with its claws, pinning him to the ground.
He struggles to get up as the monster is closing its jaws around his head., "No, damn you!", He grabs those jaws.
His muscles are bulging as he rips the head apart, killing the monster in a single blow.
He struggles from beneath the corpse, staring at it for a moment before yelling in rage.
Finally, says, turning back to the village.
The villagers have begun to climb from the ruins of their homes.
"I killed the damn thing.
You can stop trembling in fear.
Now." Kratos tells them, but the villagers are pointing over his shoulder.
And then they turn, beginning to run in fear.
"Fools! The monster is dead." He shouts to them, motioning to the corpse before him.
He turns to see the scribe standing next to him.
"Your purpose is not yet fulfilled, Kratos.
There is work yet to be done.".
He says, looking at his tablet.
But Kratos is tired of the scribe's riddles and demands to know what he needs.
"See for yourself." The scribe says as he points and Kratos turns to see the waters of the river rising again.
And from its depths, comes a massive hippo towering over the land.
"It is written that you will save the innocent from the Mighty Chaos.
The hour has come for you to fulfill your destiny.
Here." Kratos roars at the monster, demanding to know why his torment won't end.
"I do not care.
Come for revenge for your fallen brethren, or simply make a meal of these fools.
I want to be left.
Alone." Kratos says, as he turns away., The hippo, roars at him, stomping, forward, opening, its massive jaws.
"I would just leave.
I would just walk away, but you will not let me." Kratos says as he hangs his head, looking at the monster, readying.
"So, be it.".
He, leaps forward, slamming his fist into the monster, but it doesn't even seem to feel the blow.
"It scarcely flinched, like shrugging off a gnat." Kratos says in surprise.
And the hippo slams him with a massive foot, sending him flying through the air, slamming into the ground.
Kratos struggles for a moment before slipping into darkness.
And as he awakens.
He finds himself in the Dark Realm again., He gets up, angry to see Athena once more, now joined by the Crane God.
"You have fled from your responsibilities long.
You must fulfill your purpose.
You must embrace destiny." She says, pointing to the Blades of Chaos, but Kratos still refuses, screaming into the darkness around him.
"Why must this curse done to my heels?" He says, falling to his knees, and Athena stands over him.
You see as torment is, in fact, your great and terrible purpose." She tells him.
Kratos finally gives up, damning.
The gods once more.
He steps forward to the Blades of Chaos, reaching down for them.
"You, see, Kratos, I knew you would listen to reason.
It is written.
So it will be." The crane follows up.
"Come along then." Kratos says, softly as he retrieves, his blades.
He awakens in a blazing rage, leaping to his feet, rushing at the hippo, monster.
He, leaps at the beast, slashing it with the fiery chains of the Blades of Chaos, slashing through its flesh.
The hippo, tries to fight back, hitting Kratos and knocking him away.
But he just roars as he lands.
Then turns to see the beast rushing towards him, and he leaps at it again, wrapping the chains around its leg, slashing through it, pulling the leg.
The monster, roars, slamming into the ground.
He whirls the Blades of Chaos around his head, slashing through the monster's flesh.
"Stay, down, damned beast!", The blood begins to spill as Kratos is carving up.
The monster until there is nothing left.
"You have fulfilled your purpose." The scribe tells him as he steps, forward., The sky, darkened over his head.
"Good fortune as your path carries you away from you.
I have the sense that you will need it." The.
Scribe says, as he walks away., Kratos, curls, up, knowing that his journey hasn't ended., "No., No., No!", Now, I.
Hope, you guys enjoyed this.
It, really doesn't answer, very many questions., It, just kind of shows stories of what he was doing between the two games, which I guess means that he just wandered into the Norse era, which is kind of what they say in the game.
He just kind of showed up there at one point.
It also shows us why he never got rid of the Blades of Chaos.
He wasn't able to get rid of the Blades of Chaos.
Now, whether or not this is officially canon or not, I'm, not a hundred percent.
I, believe it is.
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After the flood at the end of God of War 3, Kratos left Greece and made his way to the realm of Midgard. One of the most obvious forms of transportation to ferry him from his destroyed homeland to Midgard is a vehicle used frequently in God of War 4: a boat.What happened to Kratos in Norse mythology? ›
Athena confronted Kratos and demanded that he return the power of hope; the contents of Pandora's Box. In a selfless act, Kratos refused, stated his need for vengeance was gone and impaled himself with the Blade of Olympus, which dispersed the power across the world for mankind's use.Do the Norse Gods know Kratos is a god? ›
Freya and Mimir were able to immediately discern that Kratos and more importantly, Atreus, were Gods. However as mentioned, Baldur, nor apparently Magni or Modi, could not.How does god of war relate to Norse mythology? ›
Tyr. Tyr is the god of war in Norse myth, although in God of War (2018) he's depicted in Mimir's stories as more of a diplomat, having traveled between not only the Nine Realms but also between pantheons. (The game suggests he visited Egypt, Greece, and other locations as well).How did Kratos switch from Greek to Norse mythology? ›
From what I remember from the game version of Kratos and not the literary Kratos spoken of in another answer, he simply wandered the world and settled on the lands of the Norse. Aside from that, there is no rhyme or reason given as to why or how he got there.Why did Kratos say no to Odin? ›
Moreover, Mimir had warned Kratos time and again about Odin's treachery. Thus, Kratos decided that it was in their best interests to not get into any kind of agreement with Odin, having had his fair share of ill experiences with other gods.How did Kratos become a full god? ›
While he wouldn't know it for most of his life, Kratos was a demigod as he is the son of Zeus, but he would later become a full-on god, the God of War to be precise, after killing Ares. After years of serving the Greek gods, Kratos became disillusioned, and resentment towards the gods grew strong.Who killed Kratos in Norse mythology? ›
|Character||Killed by||Cause of death|
|Kratos||Ares||Impaled Kratos with a large broken pillar.|
|Captain||Kratos||Is kicked into the River Styx.|
|Oracle of Athens||Ares' Army||Presumably succumbs to her injuries.|
|Ares||Kratos||Stabbed through the chest with the Blade of the Gods.|
He's killed 19 Full blooded Gods.Who is stronger Kratos or Baldur? ›
Baldur had super strength around the same as Kratos, but it was his inability to feel anything, pain, tiredness, or even emotions that gave him the edge. Thanks to the curse/blessing Freya placed upon him, Baldur is quite literally unkillable.
Baldur is sent by Odin to find to investigate a lone home in the Wildwoods, which is the start of the game. While it is thought initially that Baldur's target is Kratos for being a god from another land, it is revealed that Baldur is seeking a giant living in Midgard.Does Odin know Kratos is a god? ›
In the Novelization of God Of War by J.M Barlog it was stated that Odin Ravens spied the entire journey of Kratos and Atreus till the top of the mountain which obviously states Odin knows about Kratos wreaking Havoc in Midgard.Who is the Norse equivalent of Kratos? ›
Týr is the Norse God of War, it makes him the Norse equivalent to both Kratos and Ares.Why is Kratos white? ›
An oracle of the village Kratos had just destroyed then cursed him, and this baked the ashes of his wife and daughter on his skin permanently. He would be forever reminded of the pain he caused. From that moment on, Kratos became known as the "Ghost of Sparta" due to his pale, ghostly image.Who is the most powerful Norse god? ›
Odin. You can't have a list of powerful Norse gods and not include the King of the Aesir gods himself. Odin was one of three brothers that were responsible for taking down Ymir, a hermaphrodictic Giant and source of the Earth according to Norse mythology.Did Kratos become a God after killing Zeus? ›
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Later, Kratos would become a god himself as the God of War, but after he was (apparently) stripped of his godly powers and killed by Zeus, there was no one else to take the title of God of War.
How did Kratos survive after the events of God of War 3? Kratos can't really die. Kratos as a born demigod turned god is virtually immortal, but furthermore is cursed for his sins to never be able to die, henceforth how he survived his suicide with the Blade of Olympus.Was God of War always Norse? ›
Setting. While the first seven games were loosely based on Greek mythology, this installment is loosely inspired by Norse mythology, taking place at least 150 years after God of War III (2010). Six of the nine realms of Norse mythology can be explored.Did Odin fear Kratos? ›
It is also implied that he has an intense fear of Kratos as well, as he knows nothing about him except for the fact that he's extremely powerful and having fought and killed one of his sons, Baldur and his two grandsons, Magni and Modi in battle.Does Odin know Kratos killed Heimdall? ›
Odin allows it. But with Heimdall dead, Atreus decides he should return to Asgard. Odin will soon figure out that Kratos killed Heimdall, and that will surely lead to war.
Blaming Kratos for having brought the war to Asgard and for the destruction to his family, the God of Thunder was blinded by anger and refused to listen to his enemies, who unsuccessfully urged him to stop fighting.Was Kratos born a full god? ›
Born in Sparta, Kratos is a demigod son of Zeus and is later a full God himself by becoming the titular God of War, with incredible superhuman god-like power and combat skills.How is Kratos stronger than all gods? ›
At the end of God of War III, it turned out the reason why Kratos had been able to do away with the Gods without Pandora's Box's powers was because he had had the main power of hope within him since opening the box in the original God of War. This allowed him to withstand the final tactic Zeus had.Does Kratos get stronger with age? ›
It is documented that Greek gods grow stronger with age, and audiences have seen that with the sheer power and invulnerability of Old Kratos. As such, Old Kratos would win based on age.Who was the first god to be killed by Kratos? ›
Kratos Killed Ares, The Original Greek God Of War
Kratos finds Pandora's Box, enabling him to kill Ares. Then, with the aid of Athena, Kratos himself is elevated to Mount Olympus to become the new God of War.
- 1 Zeus (God of War 3)
- 2 Hades (God of War 3) ...
- 3 Poseidon (God Of War 3) ...
- 4 Thanatos (God of War: Ghost of Sparta) ...
- 5 Ares (God of War) ...
- 6 Heimdall (God of War: Ragnarok) ...
- 7 Baldur (God of War) ...
- 8 Persephone (God of War: Chains of Olympus) ...
12 Anos Voldigoad Can Destroy Kratos By Looking At Him
His name is Anos Voldigoad, and he is said to be the strongest demon in history. He was actually able to gravely injure someone with just his heart beat. Anos wields a sword called Venuzdonoa, which is capable of destroying anything in existence.
However, Kratos did not kill all the gods, and there are close to a dozen Olympians that managed to survive Kratos' path of destruction.Who killed Poseidon? ›
Poseidon then made a desperate attempt to escape and survive, but is unable to reach the edge and is grabbed by Kratos, who then proceeds to crush his eyes and finally break his neck, killing the sea god once and for all.Why Kratos killed all gods? ›
Kratos' main motivation for killing the Gods is that Ares tricked him into slaughtering his family. This largely forms the basis of the plot for the original God of War which was released all the way back in 2005. Kratos had previously earned a reputation as a ruthless and bloodthirsty general of a band of Spartans.
Ares, the original god of war, unless Kratos unseats him off of his throne and title. This was no easy feat and his boss fight is a testament to that. The battle between Ares and Kratos is one of the first truest combats between two gods.What is Kratos full power? ›
When kratos unlocks the full power of hope, his power is limitless indefinitely. You can put anyone in front of him, anything, and he will come out victorious. The power of hope is a cosmic entity that predates the primordials.Who is the weakest god? ›
I would say that would be Hephaestus (Vulcan) the smith god of Greek/Roman mythology. He is the only god in perhaps, any mythology, to be crippled.What Odin wants from Kratos? ›
Odin Was Right Next To Kratos The Entire Time
The first thing Odin tells Kratos he wants is peace, and Tyr persistently demonstrates how he has left behind his ways of war and now wants peace more than anything.
Mimir was sent by the Aesir as a hostage to the rival gods (the Vanir), but he was decapitated and his head was returned to the Aesir. The god Odin preserved the head in herbs and gained knowledge from it.Why did Odin put Mimir in a tree? ›
In retaliation for Mimir's attempt to save people from Odin's wrath, the wise god is imprisoned in a tree and tortured for a century. He is finally freed by Kratos, who severs his head and carries him around on his belt.Who is the fastest god in God of War? ›
In Greek mythology, Hermes wore winged sandals which allowed him to fly. However, in the God of War Series, not only does he wear boots instead of sandals, but they appear to only give him the power to speedily run along any surface.What god type is Kratos? ›
In Greek mythology, Kratos, also known as Cratus or Cratos, is the divine personification of strength. He is the son of Pallas and Styx. Kratos and his siblings Nike ('Victory'), Bia ('Force'), and Zelus ('Glory') are all the personification of a specific trait.What realm is Kratos from originally? ›
In the God of War mythos, Midgard is the home of Atreus and Kratos and is the starting point for the events of 2018's God of War.Why is Kratos not black? ›
For those who don't know, Kratos has white skin because after Ares tricked him into killing his wife and child in the first game, their ashes covered his skin permanently. That's why he has white skin, it's his first wife and child's ashes.
In 3 he loses it again but gains more and more power through killing multiple titans and gods. In the end the power from 1 is still with him until he releases it to the world. In all instances he was still a demigod.Why is Kratos always angry? ›
He's afraid of how his legacy will come to affect Atreus, his son, and he's afraid that if the boy knows his history, he'll despise him. Or worse, turn out just like him. So while young Kratos' rage was a product of guilt, Kratos' rage now comes from a place of fear.Who is higher than Odin? ›
Thor is the foremost of them. He is called Asa-Thor, or Oku-Thor. He is the strongest of all gods and men, and rules over the realm which is called Þrúðvangr.Who is the kindest Norse god? ›
Frigg and Freyja were two of the most revered goddesses in Norse mythology. They were especially worshipped by Vikings. Freyja is said to be the kindest among goddesses.Who survived Ragnarok? ›
In Norse mythology, Lif and Lifthrasir (also spelled Life and Leifthrasir) were two people designated to be the sole human survivors after Ragnarok, the battle at the end of the world.Did Kratos go to Egypt in comics? ›
In God of War: Fallen God published by Dark Horse Comics, a story set between God of War 3 and 2018 God of War, it's revealed that Kratos actually traveled to yet another land before Midgard: Egypt.How did Kratos go to Valhalla? ›
At the end of the game we see that Thor kills kratos by crushing his skull with his hammer. No souls could go to Valhalla cause of the crazy Valkyries but we freed them so souls can now be claimed. And if you die in battle you go to Valhalla which was made by Odin so warrior would join him to try and stop Ragnarok.How Kratos goes to Asgard? ›
God of War Ragnarok how to get to Asgard
He will eventually end up back at home and agree with Huginn and Muninn (Odin's ravens) to get transported to Asgard. At which point, he ends up in Asgard and you can begin the story quest. Asgard is only accessible during main story quests.
As revealed in 2007's God of War 2 and the 2010 PlayStation Portable entry God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Kratos was born in the Greek city-state of Sparta, the demigod spawn of one of Zeus' many dalliances with mortal women.Is Kratos the only Greek god left? ›
However, Kratos did not kill all the gods, and there are close to a dozen Olympians that managed to survive Kratos' path of destruction.
When asked if Christianity is another verse in the God Of War universe, the games' director replied, “it's part of the world, yes.” As for whether others believe Kratos will eventually slay Jesus, most are going with no.Will Christianity be in God of War? ›
On Twitter, God of War director Cory Barlog was asked whether Christianity exists in the God of War universe, to which the developer replied, "It's part of the world, yes." This could have interesting implications for the series moving forward, but longtime followers of the series have always known that Christianity ...Is Kratos Black or white? ›
For those who don't know, Kratos has white skin because after Ares tricked him into killing his wife and child in the first game, their ashes covered his skin permanently.Why Zeus betrayed Kratos? ›
In fear that Kratos, his son, would overthrow him, Zeus decided to betray and murder him. While Kratos was destroying Rhodes in an effort to be noticed by fellow gods, Zeus drained his godly power and gave life to a nearby statue, which was sent to kill Kratos.What is the secret ending of God of War? ›
In the secret ending, you get to witness Brok's funeral and pay your respects to him before his body is set alight at sea. After the ending, the full credits of God of War Ragnarok start to play with a special ending theme playing in the background.Does Kratos become a god in Ragnarok? ›
While he wouldn't know it for most of his life, Kratos was a demigod as he is the son of Zeus, but he would later become a full-on god, the God of War to be precise, after killing Ares.Does Sindri forgive Kratos? ›
Sindri cannot forgive Atreus, and by extension Kratos, as we see when Sindri pushes away Kratos at the funeral. Just like in real life, some people can't move past a falling out with a friend. Some things are impossible to forgive or forget.What was Kratos secret? ›
Years later, Kratos visited his mother and attempted to discover the identity of his anonymous father. Before she could reveal to him who his father was, she changed into a horrific monster. Driving his blade through his once mother, with her last breath Kratos is told his father was Zeus.How does Kratos age if he's a god? ›
They add, too, that “10 years of service makes Kratos around 38 when he becomes the God of War.” This would, therefore make him around 50 years old by the end of God of War III, when he had been God of War for 12 years. There you have it.What race is Kratos? ›
This is Kratos, again, in case you forgot. By the character design of God of War's creators, Kratos's “race” is very much coded as overtly meant to be White.