Ragnarok Fans Debate Kratos’ Age

Ragnarok Fans Debate Kratos’ Age

Ragnarok Fans Debate Kratos’ Age

Several curious God of War Ragnarok players discuss the age of Kratos, the main protagonist of the God of War franchise.

Many God of War Ragnarok fans ponder the true age of Kratos. God of War Ragnarok sees the return of Kratos, once a Spartan soldier who now travels the nine realms of Norse mythology. His son Atreus accompanies him, and they encounter fearsome foes like Thor, Odin, Gna, and Heimdall in God of War Ragnarok.

Kratos is an emblematic character in the history of gaming, having appeared in all the titles of the God of the war franchise. From his days as a Spartan soldier who bid Ares to be a proud and loving father battling the Norse gods in God of War Ragnarok, Kratos has come a long way. Kratos’ story is deeply tragic, as he went through immense emotional and physical trauma throughout his long life. This longevity is one of its most notable qualities, and curious God of War Ragnarok fans are discussing the exact age of the Ghost of Sparta.


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Reddit user Silver-Right uploaded an image to the God of the war subreddit showing old and new version of Kratos side by side. The user asks other Reddit users what they think of Kratos’ age, considering he’s from ancient Greece. Most fans agreed that he was at least 50 at the time of the events of god of war 3, but there is no consensus after that. Some God of War Ragnarok players think Kratos is over 1,000 years old, as they pointed out that Santa Monica Studio’s Cory Barlog once said that God of the war 2018 takes place 1,000 years later god of war 3.

Some God of War Ragnarok players also quoted a text from Atreus’ diary that says Kratos is over a thousand years old. On the other hand, some fans say 1,000 might be an exaggerated number, but agree that Kratos is at least two centuries old. Some players have pointed out dialogue between Kratos and Atreus from God of War Ragnarok when the first tells the second that he has lived for centuries.

Although the exact number is unknown, the general consensus was that Kratos of God of War Ragnarok is centuries old and has seen many horrific events throughout its life. After all, Kratos witnessed the death of his brother Deimos as a child and wore tattoos to symbolize it. He also became the Ghost of Sparta after Ares tricked him into brutally killing his family. Despite so many dark moments, Kratos lived on for centuries, finding himself in a world completely different from the Greek one he once knew.

God of War Ragnarok is now available for PS4 and PS5.

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