How Did Kratos Get to Midgard?

February 25, 2024
David Sunnyside

Years after the events of God of War III, Kratos has abandoned his double-chained blades and now uses a Leviathan Axe. He now lives in ancient Scandinavia and fathered a son named Atreus. The duo have become close, and Kratos is finally happy since he stopped serving as the Ghost of Sparta. The newfound family dynamic has also brought him closer to the dwarves Brock and Sindri, and the Norse god of wisdom Mimir, although Kratos still resists calling them anything other than reductive nicknames like “head” or “boy.”

When he first arrived at Midgard, Kratos wanted to fulfill his late wife Laufey’s final wish of spreading her ashes on the highest peak in all the nine realms. But before he could do so, the massive sea beast the Kraken attacked him and grabbed him. Kratos managed to release himself from its grip, but he was still injured and weak from the attack.

Then Kratos followed Eos’ advice and woke up Helios’ fire horse, which would take him to where Helios was held captive. He reached Helios’ palace on the Styx River, but he was shocked to see his daughter Aletheia running around. Kratos demanded to see her, but the Queen of the Dead refused to let him in unless he relinquished his powers.

Then, as Kratos approached the pier where he was supposed to board a boat that would transport him to the surface of the river, he heard the same beautiful melody that Calliope used to play on her bamboo flute. This made him realize that he is not in Hell but somewhere in Midgard.

David Sunnyside
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