BY JAMES SCOTT/ FEB  16, 2023

In God of War: Ragnarok, Kratos Was Indeed Put to Death From The Beginning

Kratos almost died in God of War Ragnarok's alternate plot, which would have killed him off for 20 years.

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Both narrative director Matt Sophos and story lead Richard Gaubert featured on the MinnMax podcast, have revealed new information about Ragnarok's plot.

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In the Ragnarok-specific episode, Sophos and Gaubert discussed how Kratos was supposed to be killed by Thor in the first act of the game's narrative.

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Sophos stated, "He was going to die, but it wasn't going to be permanent." "What was meant to happen was that Atreus would drag him out of Hel, but 20 years had gone since then.

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There would be a significant spike. That was one, but ultimately it didn't feel right. Director of Ragnarok Eric Williams reportedly objected to the plan since Kratos had previously perished and fled from the underworld too frequently during the series.

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As the story was being created, Sophos said, "we were aware that we wanted the subject to be one about letting go and changing.

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We wanted to say, "That's bullshit—nothing is written that can't be unwritten. We know that Norse mythology is all about fate and prophesy and everything.

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