Why does Baldur hate Kratos?
While it is thought initially that Baldur's target is Kratos for being a god from another land, it is revealed that Baldur is seeking a giant living in Midgard. This giant turns out to be Faye, Kratos' wife, Atreus' mother, and one of the last living giants of Jotunheim.
He was finally gifted with merciful death after over a century of feeling lost and having no means of an end to his psychological suffering, so in a way, Kratos is actually relieving Baldur of his eternal suffering and thirst for revenge.
Baldur is chasing Kratos, because Odin has convinced him that defeating Kratos will make him feel something for the first time in his life. However, Mimir speculates that Baldur believes that Kratos or Jotunheim can cure his curse.
Baldur had super strength around the same as Kratos, but it was his inability to feel anything, pain, tiredness, or even emotions that gave him the edge. Thanks to the curse/blessing Freya placed upon him, Baldur is quite literally unkillable. It took mistakenly being stabbed by Mistletoe to finally defeat him.
Baldur – An Æsir god who is the son of Odin and Freya, the brother of Thor and Týr, uncle to Modi, Magni, and Thrúd, and the main antagonist of 2018's God of War.
According to an early God of War script, the character is 7 feet 0 inches (2.13 m) tall, but this was later changed when Santa Monica Studios and Gnomon School delved deeper into the animation and rigging history of the games, showing Greek Kratos to be 2.34 metres (7 ft 8 in) tall, with Norse Kratos being 1.94 metres ...
Baldur refuses to forgive her, and Freya allows her son to strangle her as a sign of her repentance, but Kratos intervenes once more. As he snaps Baldur's neck a second time, killing him once and for all, Kratos quotes his father, claiming that the cycle must end and that they all should be better.
He puts him in a chokehold and, before snapping his neck for real this time, utters "we must be better than this." So in the end, Baldur did indeed suffer a needless death.
Upon reflecting her experience working with Kratos, she acknowledges that while there is a part of her that is still and always will be angry for her son's death, Freya decides to forgive Kratos as she realizes that despite Baldur's death, it is Odin who needs to die and must pay for what he has done to her and her son ...
Is Freya Thor's mother?
That being said, while Freyja might not be Thor's birth mother, she is the only mother who raised him. As if being Thor's chosen mother and becoming the new God of the Hunt didn't make her enough of a badass, Freyja also provides some much-needed council to the God of Thunder.
If you know Kratos killed Baldur, you should already know that, prior to Kratos snapping his neck, Baldur's curse that makes him invulnerable was lifted when he was pierced by mistletoe.
Although Kratos can exhibit some incredible feats of strength and has a history of killing what some might assume are unkillable and unstoppable gods, he is no match for Ragnarok itself. Ragnarok is the culmination of Surtr, his wife's heart, and the fire from the Blades of Chaos.
Kratos may be a God, but even he cannot survive a Hakai burst. Beerus is strong enough to destroy half a planet with his finger, so a full-on punch should be able to take Kratos down. If Kratos tries to use any of his godly weapons or shield, Beerus can instantly destroy them with a Ki blast.
While Zeus is by no means a pushover, unless he has some immensely powerful tricks up his sleeve in Thor: Love and Thunder, it appears that the MCU's Odin is still the strongest god on the cosmic block.
Has Kratos ever lost a fight? That's his curse, to literally never die. The only way kratos has ever lost a fight was when Zeus the king of all gods had to drain Kratos of all his power back in God of war 2.
- 8 Heimdall. ...
- 7 Hrist and Mist. ...
- 6 Nidhogg. ...
- 5 Thor. ...
- 4 Odin. ...
- 3 The Berserker King. ...
- 2 The Hateful. ...
- 1 The Valkyrie Queen.
Ares is one of Kratos's hatred characters and archenemies. Ares was Kratos's master until he tricked him into killing his family, Kratos is now pissed and he is set out on a quest to kill Ares once and for all.
In Greek mythology, Kratos, also known as Cratus or Cratos, is the divine personification of strength. He is the son of Pallas and Styx. Kratos and his siblings Nike ('Victory'), Bia ('Force'), and Zelus ('Glory') are all the personification of a specific trait.
This means that Thor is likely around an entire foot taller than Kratos in God of War Ragnarök. Thor towers above Kratos, making him quite the foe for our protagonist. Kratos likely wouldn't match Thor's height even on tip-toes.
What is Kratos's full name?
Initially, the name John Kratos was nothing more than a joke shared on Twitter by The Guardian's gaming editor, Keza MacDonald. But as is the case with so much internet content these days, it soon gained its own lifeforce, eventually leading to PlayStation canonising the name.
In God of War Ragnarök, it's likely that Kratos is around 1,055 years old. He's something of an old man, but as a demigod, he is still more than young enough to hold his own and then some in battle.
As the narrative of God of War Ragnarok comes to a close, it becomes clear that Odin's influence over Thor was a major motivator for Thor's hesitation to kill Kratos. If Thor had killed Kratos, Atreus would have never trusted Odin, and would likely have refused to help Odin in his quest for knowledge of all things.
Sindri considered Atreus family up until the bear attack. He begins distancing himself afterwards from the boy, justifiably so and refusing to forgive him for the foreseeable future.
It ultimately ends when Kratos strangles the flailing Stranger until he passes out, then snaps his neck and throws him down a ravine. Because he enters the game so suddenly and sets up the story so masterfully despite never revealing any actual details, we're not quite sure if this is the end.
He doesn't want her killing Freya and he does not trust the gods to make a deal with them. odin offered to deal with freya .. kratos didn't want any harm to come to her. he sees her as a friend for saving his son !
Baldur's final word, "snow", might have a dual meaning. It can either mean that Baldur has one last happiness by feeling the snow once more or that Baldur is happy to know that, despise his death, Kratos , Atreus and Freya will all suffer during Ragnarok.
What does Baldur think Kratos was? Baldur was talking about the giants, as he thought Kratos was a giant, and the guardian of Jotunheim. He wasn't aware that it was in fact Kratos' dead wife for whom he was looking.
Due to his repeated threats to harm Atreus, Kratos loses his temper and kills Heimdall by strangling him, with the god calling the the warrior a monster. His demise acted as the downfall for the All-Father, as he lost Asgard's guardian and the key that warned him of Ragnarök.
Freyja is a goddess of fertility. She is the daughter of Njord and has a twin brother Freyr. When Freyja goes anywhere, she travels in a chariot pulled by cats. Freyja, with her staff, knows the art of predicting the future – prophecy – and she teaches Odin this magical art.
Who is Odin to Freya?
Odin was the king of the realm, and made Njörðr and Freyr temple priests. Freyja was the daughter of Njörðr, and was Odin's concubine. Odin deeply loved Freyja, and she was "the fairest of woman of that day".
The Valkyries are not goddesses, but they are some of the most prominent female figures in Norse mythology. And it seems likely that the goddess Freyja is their commander, or can even be counted, at times, as holding the job of Valkyrie.
in Norse mythology, the wife of the thunder god, Thor. Sif was a giantess, goddess of grain and fertility, and one of the Asynjur. She was the mother of Ull, god of archery, skiing, and single combat.
The leading theories include the possibility of Deimos' birthmark being genetic and Atreus' scars being related, as well as possible self-scarification as a young Atreus was trying to look more like his father. Alternatively, it's just a coincidence, and Atreus got his scars in an accident or fight.
In Greek mythology, Atreus - and the rest of his family - suffered a curse incurred by his grandfather Tantalus, after Tantalus angered the gods.
It's most likely Germanic in origin, as all the Germanic languages have a similar word with similar meanings, ie to strike together, to rub together, to plow, etc. But yes, since none of our curse words existed in Ancient Greece, there's no cursing in God of War.
We'll update this list in the future as Kratos kills more of Greek mythology's most important gods and people, which at current count is 23. Non-gods and nobodies that Kratos has killed is currently a 15 digit number. Please note that many of the videos in this feature are just a little bit incredibly violent.
How much weight could Kratos lift? He can lift 18.5 million tons, the 9 realms he lifted was like 1.7 million tons, he also lift Cronos Finger and Hand together, and lifted a giant's feet with 2 hands.
Will atreus be stronger than kratos? Definitely, for unlike Kratos who spent decades honing and acquiring all his godly powers throughout his Greek saga, Atreus has acquired all of them as hereditary inheritance, that too only from his father's side.
Balder did NOT know he was a god till he told him, the entire time he believed Kratos to be the giant that they we're seeking hence in the first time they meet he says “i thought you'd be bigger”.
Why was Baldur loved?
Balder is the son of Odin and Frigg, and with his friendliness, gentleness and wisdom, he is loved by everyone in Asgard. He is so attractive that light shines all around him. Balder is married to Nanna and they live in Breidablick.
Baldur then says he's really been tracking Atreus the whole time because he's the brains and Kratos is just meat. The end of the game reveals that Baldur was really looking for a giant.
Kratos did not intend to initiate Ragnarok when he killed Baldur; the Spartan was only trying to save Freya. However, Baldur's death sparked the beginning of the end for the Norse Gods, an event that the Jotunn Groa prophesied.
In terms of Norse mythology, both of the Aesir gods, Thor and Baldr, are usually portrayed as equally powerful. However, the historical sources such as the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda often focus on Balder's death at the hands...
Freya is upset with Kratos at the beginning of God of War Ragnarök because she believes Kratos killed her beloved son Baldur in cold blood. Kratos actually killed Baldur to stop what felt like a seemingly endless cycle of gods killing their parents and family members.
Freya and Mimir very quickly realized that Kratos was a god, but Baldur and the others didn't.
While the only child of Odin and Freyja, Balder the Brave has always been visibly more insecure in his royal responsibilities, potentially leading Odin to favor Thor. For all his headstrong pride and stubborn nature and as contentious as their relationship could get, Thor has always been Odin's favored son.
The myth itself does not say, but some speculate that Odin told his son that he (Balder) would survive the upcoming Ragnarok. Some say this could have been a prophecy from the Well of Knowledge, where Odin paid the price with the loss of his eye.
Loki was bound to a rock (by the entrails of one or more of his sons, according to some sources) as punishment, thus in many ways resembling the Greek figures Prometheus and Tantalus. Also like Prometheus, Loki is considered a god of fire.
As the final battle of the gods and giants rages Thor and the World Serpent kill one another while Odin is devoured by Fenrir and then avenged by Vidar. Loki and Heimdall face one another in battle, mortally wounding one another before the world is destroyed by Surtr's fire and drowned by a flood.
What did Kratos see at end?
Kratos discovers that the shrine has another side. He takes a look, and finds a recap of his own recent history — he sees himself leaving the Greek pantheon behind and raising a son in the Norse universe instead.
A mistletoe arrow that Atreus previously acquired pierces Baldur's invincibility spell, allowing him to feel pain and die. Kratos and Atreus beat him down, but Freya stops them from killing him.
Baldur's final word, "snow", might have a dual meaning. It can either mean that Baldur has one last happiness by feeling the snow once more or that Baldur is happy to know that, despise his death, Kratos, Atreus and Freya will all suffer during Ragnarok.
Prophecies foretelling her son's demise drove her to cast a spell on Baldur, rendering him invulnerable to everything except mistletoe (which breaks the spell), but also meant he could never physically feel anything for as long as the spell lasted.
The evil Loki was quickly punished for murdering Balder by being exiled from Asgard. Still, it remains for the gods - the Æsir and the Vanir dwelling in Asgard - to bury and to mourn their dead.