Set after the events of the third game, God of War: Fallen God tells the story of Kratos' survival and journey into the Norse realms, where he eventually meets Faye and has a child with her - Atreus. "Believing himself to be finally free of his bondage, he sets sail for the desert in an attempt to distance himself from his home and his shame only to find his rage and guilt follow close behind," read the description for the four-issue series. "Kratos rages against the one foe that has proven to be unconquerable - himself. But a war against oneself is unwinnable, and only invites madness." Intense. But, I suppose, when you're subjected to a tragedy that then leads to your unyielding pursuit of vengeance against beings who want only to toy with humanity and achieve unlimited power... it comes with the territory.
Spoilers for God of War: Fallen God follow, so this is your warning.
Released last week, the first issue of the comic sees Kratos washing his hands of Greece and wanting to leave the trauma inflicted from getting his revenge on the Olympians and Titans in the past. However, the Blades of Chaos appear to be intent on staying with him - he chucks them into the sea, but the weapons mysteriously return to him. The mental strain becomes too much, and he travels as far as he possibly can from his homeland, which brings him to Egypt. Here, Kratos meets a handful of characters who communicate cryptic messages about the fate of the Ghost of Sparta. An old man, a talking monkey, and a talking bird attempt to impart their story to the warrior, but Kratos is so worn down that he believes them to be mirages.
Now, in God Of War, Atreus, Mimir and Kratos find a tapestry depicting the Norse god Tyr visiting other realms. Among them are Greece, Japan, Britain, and Egypt - according to the symbols in each corner of the scene. If we do a little research, the old man might be Heka, the god of magic, medicine, and primordial forces of the universe. The talking monkey may be Thoth, god of reason and writing, and his role is to "record the deeds of the dead at their day of judgement." It could also be the moon god Khonsu, whose name means "traveller," and has the ability to transform into a baboon. Lastly (saving the most straightforward one for the end) the bird may be Horus in disguise. It is the eye of Horus that appears on the tapestry, and he is the god of the sky, sun, kingship, protection and healing.
Pretty poetic when we put it like that, isn't it? Unfortunately, this is all speculation at the moment until the entirety of the comic book series is released. Still, it is an insight to one of the most iconic characters in gaming, and a little theorising never hurt anyone while we wait for God Of War 2 to release for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
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