Project Report

Kratos (God of War Character)


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Course Instructor: Fasiha Ikram

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Kratos was monitored and trained for combat by the Spartan authorities. our complete God of War stratey guide will take you from start to finish on this massive quest. Kratos is the main protagonist and anti-hero of the God of War series. the God of War. before exacting his revenge on the Olympians who betrayed him. Outraged at Zeus for fathering yet another bastard child. Like all other Spartan youth. Undead beasties. Born in the Greek city-state of Sparta. Introduction After years of torturous nightmares. An enraged Kratos attacked the god to . If the mighty Hydra or any other beast of Ares proves too daunting for you to conquer. leaving him in Sparta to be raised by Callisto. Somewhere around this time. Deimos. Hera ordered Kratos' execution on the day he was born. sealing their fate. Athens and beyond. while those who were deemed unfit would be sent to the mountains. and menacing minotaurs all stand in your path to glory in hopes of crushing you before succeeding in your quest. the God of Death. Already feisty and aggressive at his young age. but the King of the Gods took pity on the child and refused. Zeus sent Ares and Athena to the mortal realm to hunt down and dispose of the boy who would one day rise up against him. Hoping to circumvent the cycle of patricide before it was too late. Born a Spartan. On a journey that spans the Agean Sea. Kratos is the demigod son of Zeus and a mortal woman named Callisto. His only task is to kill the mighty God of War. with all the gory details necessary to conquering the untouchable Ares. those that were deemed fit were to stay and be trained as Spartan warriors. although he would remain unaware of who his father was for most of his life. Ares. Zeus began to hear prophecies foretelling his demise at the hands of one of his sons. it is nearly time for Kratos to finally be happy. decided to invade Sparta with an army of centaurs and take him to Thanatos. a "marked warrior". Kratos held the military rank of General. Kratos trained together with his younger brother. you must hunt down and kill Ares. as they dreamed of joining the Spartan army when they grew up. you're in the right place. giant cyclopses. With but one more request from the gods. noticing the strange birthmarks on Deimos. Kratos wants to cease the endless bloodshed at his own powerful hands.

the victor would have statues erected in their honor all throughout Greece. but failed. including Captain Nikos. Kratos eventually encountered Poseidon's champion. he succeeded in killing many of Kratos' men. Calliope. Spartan law required that she be thrown into a chasm and left to die. As Kratos came of age. causing the Spartan authorities to deem her weak. the God of War. Ares raised his sword to kill him. After a grueling battle between the two leaders. In fear that Kratos would defeat his champion. healed his brother. and killed him as the Spartans conquered his army and stole their ship. not knowing that Ares. As he found the Ambrosia. he became a respected member of the Spartan army. . with her army also falling victim to the Spartans. Determined to save his daughter. and obtained the rank of 'Captain' from the King of Sparta. Enraged at Kratos for costing him the wager. Alrik the Barbarian King. eventually marrying Lysandra and siring a daughter. Hades sent a torrent of fire through the sky. as he vowed to never falter again. Calliope contracted a plague. a contest with the ultimate goal being the capture of the Ambrosia. as Alrik's Father was very ill and in need of the elixir. Kratos then returned to Sparta. Kratos encountered Helios' Champion and killed him as well. but was stopped by Athena. but Ares punched him into a pile of wood. including Captain Nikos. who reminded him that they had what they were looking for. and summoned an army of Rocs to continuously torture Alrik. Herodius. Along the way. As a result. Shortly after her birth. Pothia. and killed her as well. In honor of his brother. he encountered a healer who gave him the Flames of Apollo. Alrik and his Barbarian army battled the Spartans for the Ambrosia. Kratos successfully captured the Ambrosia at the cost of his own men. Insulted by the mortal's defiance. A battalion of Spartans accompanied Kratos on his quest. Later on. had chosen him to be his champion in the wager of the Gods. Kratos set out on a journey for the Ambrosia after hearing from an elder of its exceptional healing capabilities. The loss of his brother left an indelible mark on Kratos. although Artemis did not retaliate. Poseidon unleashed a handful of hazards at sea in the hopes of killing him. Athena apologized to Kratos before disappearing into the flames. Kratos had himself tattooed in the exact image of Deimos' birthmark. Kratos encountered Artemis' champion. Although he failed to kill Kratos. leaving him with a permanent scar over his right eye.

Concept and Design God of War creator and game director David Jaffe attempted to create a character that looked brutal.". He becomes the God of War after killing Ares. The character would not wear traditional armor as Jaffe wanted him to be individualistic. Although the idea of using a fully masked character was approved. the concept was abandoned as the design seemed soulless and lacked a defined personality. Charlie Wen. He is a Spartan warrior who becomes the "Ghost of Sparta" after accidentally killing his family on behalf of Ares' trickery. He is usually portrayed as being oblivious to all else. who betrays Kratos. Wen said that his direction for designing Kratos was as much influenced by similarly themed films as it was by pop culture.[9] Jaffe said of the final version of the character. while others had excessive detail. often engaging in morally ambiguous activities and performing acts of extreme violence. and is eventually revealed to be a demigod and the son of Zeus. but did not resemble a typical traditional Greek hero. director of visual development on God of War and God of War II. providing additional information about Kratos' origins and his relationships with his family and the gods. Some models included unconventional elements. which led him to sketch a series of images of Kratos on napkins at a restaurant. is responsible for designing Kratos.[8] Double-chained blades were chosen as Kratos' signature weapon because they emphasized the character's animal nature while also allowing combat to remain fluid. I think he achieves the greater purpose which is to give players a character who they can play who really does just let them go nuts and unleash the nasty fantasies that they have in their head. such as hair and other "flowing things". " Kratos may not totally feel at home in Ancient Greece from a costume standpoint.Kratos embarks on a series of adventures in attempts to avert disaster or to change his fate. such as portraying him carrying an infant on his back. . Each adventure forms part of a saga with vengeance as a central theme. introducing the idea of the double-chained blades and eventually Kratos' iconic design.

The second set included a twelve-inch figure that plays six game quotes. In October 2009. and Hercules. The first set included two versions of Kratos. which included the characters Zeus. which featured codes that could be used to access God of War III and Slurpee-themed downloadable content on the Slurpee website. which included a custom display stand with the God of War logo. Hades. 2010. Kratos In Modern Mythology . 2010 and March 31. with Kratos wearing the God of War armor. in addition to four exclusive God of War III cups. 7-Eleven sold a limited-edition Slurpee drink called "Kratos Fury". Kratos was also featured in a line of action figures released by DC Unlimited and based on God of War III. and the second wearing the Golden Fleece and holding a Gorgon's head. United Cutlery created a scaled replica of Kratos' Blades of Chaos. Between February 1. Cultural Impact Two series of action figures based on God of War II have been produced by the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA). one wielding the Blades of Athena. A second two-figure set was also released.

Though Kratos in Greek mythology was the god of strength. at least according to the ancient poem 'Prometheus Bound' by Aeschylus. The designers themselves claimed that they wanted him to look as "Greek and brutal" as possible. This could be seen as tying back to Kratos of Greek mythology's role in the story of Prometheus. the story takes place in ancient Greece and has many of the famous Greek gods and goddesses involved. Kratos also has useful skills that include climbing mountains and building. The character Kratos is a mortal who has a tenuous relationship with the gods. tells the blacksmith god Hephaestus to chain Prometheus to the rocks of a mountain to serve his punishment for giving fire to the mortal world of humans. Though the character of Kratos in the series is supposedly not derived from the god of strength Kratos of Greek mythology. on behalf of Zeus. Feats of durability include falling from great heights and walking away unharmed. stabbed. who plays a role in the plot. In 'Prometheus Bound'. his name is probably most familiar in modern times as the main character in the popular video game series "God of War". He can subdue many large and powerful beasts and is capable of overpowering the Hydra. beaten. both in weaponry and in physical use. For example. But several of the characteristics of the character Kratos come from Greek myth. . His strength seems to fluctuate depending on the situation. and swinging on ropes to cross long gaps. jumping great heights. More telling. Kratos possesses incredible superhuman strength and endurance beyond that of any mortal or beast. and preventing both Cronos and Atlas from crushing him. Weapons & Powers As a demigod. which fits well with the imagery of Kratos of Greek mythology. Apparently the title "God of War" refers not to the character Kratos but to the Greek god of war Ares. Kratos. blasted. there are many indications within the game and its creation to suggest that the connection is stronger than one might be led to believe. throwing the Colossus of Rhodes after it attempted to crush him beneath its foot. getting crushed. and burned by various enemies and traps. perhaps. is the fact that chains are an important theme with the character. the exact limits of which are yet to be determined. to put it best.

He is also able to regenerate from most wounds at a fast rate. Kratos is able to defeat monsters. Charon. though he didn't regenerate from the scar on his stomach caused by the Blade of Olympus and the scar over his right eye caused by Ares for reasons unknown (maybe he can't fully regenerate himself from scars caused by gods' power). durability. forcing him backwards and enduring his powerful bear hugs without any ill effects. He might also be partially immortal and may have gotten stronger when he absorbed powers from the Gods. Due to these abilities. Kratos' form when he became God of War after killing Ares. It is presumed Kratos was born with his god-like strength and abilities due to being Zeus' demigod son. and soul manipulation) that would easily kill most humans or magical beings. magical beings.In his battle against Hercules. Kratos proved capable of stopping his charges. It is possible he had acquired a permanent level of power and ability beyond even that of demigod from his constant trials and contact with different powers and magic. and possessed all powers of a God of War. monsters. Kratos stood roughly 500 or more feet tall. Hermes. Kratos also possessed the power to kill immortal gods. he simply escapes the Underworld to Earth. infected humans. and magical beings in half. even breaking free from them and defeating him. Kratos also possesses powerful resistance to most forms of attack and magic (ex: time manipulation. In addition to his vast physical strength. endurance. Kratos can change his fate by manipulating or traveling in time. using only his bare hands. When Kratos loses in battle or war and is killed. and Pollux and Castor who possessed Chronokinesis. who is considered to be unrivaled in terms of sheer strength. Titans and even the Gods themselves. such as Zeus who has the speed of lighting. and rip creatures such as Undead Legionnaires. reflexes and speed. illusion. . Kratos also possesses superhuman agility. Kratos can also keep up with opponents who possess vast speed. Kratos has shown being able to rip off Helios' head. stamina. He is capable of sensing danger and possesses great skills and accuracy with all forms of weapon and powerful magic.

When he relinquished his old powers to the Blade of Olympus. They are essentially two Falchion-like blades on long chains. the former God of War himself. permanently fused and seared to the wielder's forearms. Kratos. Once Kratos killed Ares. Some of these powers resemble the abilities given to him by the Gods. Kratos also had a massive Spartan army under his command. Kratos' main weapon was his sword. It's implied that he learned many of his fighting skills from Ares and other gods. Kratos' main weapons became the Blades of Chaos. The Blade of Olympus is one of Kratos' greatest weapons. used both before and during his servitude under Ares.Before serving Ares. Initially. before and after becoming a God. gained many powers and weapons from the Gods. Kratos displays proficiency with all of his weapons. as he has infused all of his godly power into it. Under Ares' rule. and then replaces them again in God of War III with the very similar Blades of Exile. he was given new powers by the Titans. a gift from Ares as a sign of his servitude. Athena replaced them with a nearly identical pair of blades called the Blades of Athena. Kratos As a God of War .

Kratos shrugged off her warnings. . for Disciples of Ares desired to use it to resurrect their now dead God. Kratos received flashbacks of his first quest for the Ambrosia. Athena spoke to him in an attempt to warn him about the new dangers on the path he took once before. confident that nothing would stop him.Kratos entered Tartarus once again in search of the Ambrosia in order to destroy it. After pulling his blades out from the beast. Kratos encountered and defeated a giant arachnid monster. Making his way through Tartarus. Throughout his journey.

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