We all know that Kratos is a bad-ass character, but there are some things about him that even the most hardcore fans don’t know.
Here are the top 15 secrets about Kratos from the God of War series:
1. His original name was not Kratos
Kratos’ original name was actually Draco. He was given the name by his father, Zeus, after he slew a dragon. However, after his first wife and child were killed by Athena, Kratos changed his name to better reflect his hatred for the gods.
2. He’s based on a real life person
The character of Kratos is actually based on a real life person. David Jaffe, the creator of the God of War series, has said that Kratos is based on a friend of his who was an abusive husband.
3. He’s had several voice actors
Kratos has been voiced by several different people over the years. The most recent actor to take on the role is Christopher Judge, who is best known for his role as Teal’c in Stargate SG-1.
4. He’s not always been bald
In the early concept art for God of War, Kratos had hair. However, it was decided that a bald look would be more intimidating and thus, Kratos was made bald.
5. His blades aren’t actually his weapons
Kratos’ signature weapons are the Blades of Chaos. However, these are not actually his blades. They belong to Ares, the god of war. Kratos simply took them and made them his own.
6. He has a tattoo
On Kratos’ back is a tattoo of a double-headed eagle. This tattoo was given to him by Zeus as a reminder of his loyalty to the gods.
7. He’s been alive for centuries
Despite looking like he’s in his early 30s, Kratos is actually centuries old. He first appeared in God of War II, which means he’s at least 2500 years old.
8. His wife and daughter are named after goddesses
Kratos’ wife and daughter are named after two different goddesses. His wife’s name is Lysandra, which is the name of the Greek goddess of love. His daughter’s name is Calliope, which is the name of the muse of epic poetry.
9. He has a fear of butterflies
In God of War III, it is revealed that Kratos has a fear of butterflies. This is likely due to the fact that they represent his wife and daughter, who he cannot save.
10. He was once a Spartan warrior
Before he became the Ghost of Sparta, Kratos was actually a Spartan warrior. He served under King Leonidas in the Battle of Thermopylae.
11. He was once a god
In God of War: Ascension, it is revealed that Kratos was once a god. He was tricked into killing his wife and child by Ares, which caused him to lose his divinity.
12. He has killed several gods
Throughout the course of the series, Kratos has killed several gods. These include Ares, Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, and Athena.
13. His blades can cut through anything
The Blades of Chaos are incredibly sharp and can cut through almost anything. In fact, they are so sharp that they can even cut through the skin of the gods.
14. He is immune to fire
Kratos is immune to fire, as evidenced by the fact that he can walk through lava without being harmed. This immunity is likely due to his time in Hades, where he was surrounded by fire.
15. He once killed his own father
In God of War III, Kratos kills Zeus, his own father. This act finally allows him to get revenge on the gods for all they have done to him.
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