Egypt’s Too Easy, The Next ‘God Of War’ Should Have Kratos In Christendom
Now that God of Struggle’s Norse saga has ended with Ragnarok, hypothesis turns to which realm Kratos might dive into subsequent. There are quite a lot of apparent decisions for a brand new pantheon of gods to discover, the most typical of which is historic Egypt, although some convey up the thought of a Mayan sport or exploring historic Chinese language deities.
Neglect that. I would like one thing courageous and daring. I would like Kratos and God of Struggle to dive into Christianity.
As soon as it grew to become clear that Kratos had murdered each Greek god and was on the best way to Norse mythology to do the identical, it grew to become a meme that sometime we’d have Kratos combating Jesus Christ himself as he labored his method by means of each doable deity.
However even when that’s what a meme, what I’m proposing right here is not a joke, and I don’t assume it’s fully unattainable, primarily based on how the collection has remodeled. I do assume it might be a a lot, way more attention-grabbing idea for a sport to discover Christianity as the subsequent “pantheon,” which isn’t as wild an concept as you assume.
Christianity solely has three gods, that are actually one God, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit which all exist as components of the Trinity. And but the Bible is stuffed with numerous different entities, Lucifer/Devil after all, however archangels and demons, saints and monstrous kings, apocalyptic horsemen and sea dragons, that you may see being built-in right into a story about Kratos combating his method by means of heaven and hell.
What’s grow to be clear all through this Norse saga is that Kratos is now not essentially the god-killer he was as soon as. (Spoilers comply with for the top of Ragnarok), he reluctantly kills Heimdall as a result of he completely has to, and whereas he fights Thor and Odin, he doesn’t kill them (Odin kills Thor, Sindri kills Odin), and he’s discovered to make peace with previous godly enemies (Freya) reasonably than killing them to forestall them from killing him first. As such, a sport that entails the Christian god wouldn’t essentially want a slugfest with Jesus H. Christ himself. It could possibly be much more nuanced than that.
Christian “mythology” has already been the main target of many video games. The Diablo collection has been utilizing angels and demons for ages, even when God and Jesus aren’t wherever to be discovered. Dante’s Inferno was primarily a God of Struggle clone utilizing the seven circles of hell as inspiration for enemy encounters. So yeah, there most likely could be a method that Kratos may exist within the Christian sphere with out dealing straight with the Holy Trinity, but it surely’s such a posh state of affairs, I type of hope they wouldn’t draw back from that.
Would they ever do that? It does appear very, not possible that they’d dive into a faith with a billion or two practitioners world wide, even when they’re not doing something particularly blasphemous. However I feel it might be a much more attention-grabbing problem to tackle a contemporary faith that also exists reasonably than all these historic ones, even when it appears extraordinarily doubtless that we’re going to get some Kratos versus Osiris showdown 5 years from now, or no matter will probably be.
I feel there’s a method to do that with out it being an precise assault on Christianity, however reasonably exploring its themes (hell, Kratos looking for forgiveness for his previous is a significant theme of the complete collection). There are sufficient wild angels and demons within the Bible and adjoining texts to create fantastical situations for Kratos to combat by means of, whereas coping with bigger questions of the collection and the character at his core. It’s not unattainable to think about one thing like this working, even when it’s unattainable to think about it being greenlit within the first place.
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