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Scrapped Skinny Kratos Early Design Is Weirding Out God Of War Fans

Scrapped Skinny Kratos Early Design Is Weirding Out God Of War Fans
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Written by 

Joseph Kime

Posted 

9th Sep 2021 11:10

Kratos has become incredibly iconic over the course of the many years since the release of the first God of War title, but his most memorable appearance is without a doubt in the creative, yet un-creatively titled, God of War from 2018. The franchise reboot is one of PlayStation’s most fondly remembered titles in recent memory, and while the game’s story is heartbreaking and powerful at every turn, it’s Kratos’ firm fatherhood that helped to make the game so memorable and impactful.

The swole daddy is now a PlayStation icon, and is a big selling point for the upcoming God of War: Ragnarok - but he almost looked very different.

Skinny Kratos Model From God Of War: Ascension Revealed

Scrapped Skinny Kratos Model Is Weirding Out God Of War Fans
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God of War: Ascension, the PS3 exclusive that was released in 2013 almost featured a Kratos that looked drastically different. At one point during the prequel’s development, there was an idea for a Kratos that, by means unknown, would be withered, old, skinny and frail.

It’s not the Kratos we know, and to see him without his pounds of muscle is slightly unnerving. The model was revealed by a Reddit user in the GodofWar subreddit, and presented without context, which somehow makes it worse.

Plus, look at his face. He looks weathered, alarmed… almost scared. It’s so very unlike Kratos that it’s incredibly freaky, and is pretty uncomfortable, to say the least. Shudder.

God Of War Fans React To Skinny Kratos Model

Scrapped Skinny Kratos Model Is Weirding Out God Of War Fans
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Fans have been reacting to the revealed model, and they’re about as weirded out as we are. “Didn’t know Kratos would be a guest character for Dead Space remake”, says PROTOTYPE_200224. Accurate.

“Very weird to see him like this”, says Tangelus. “Doesn’t even seem like Kratos if it weren’t for the tattoo.”

But, not everyone is so freaked out by the model. In fact, some think it would have been a good idea. “Unpopular opinion but this would’ve been a really cool concept”, says _onionhead_. “To see Kratos probably weaker than he’s ever been, then see him rise up again and become even stronger than he was before.” To be fair, it would be interesting to see Kratos without his sheer strength - though it doesn’t take away from how un Kratos-like Kratos looks in the scrapped model.

It’s an interesting concept that could have worked, but… man. Kratos without the muscles is weird, and we suddenly became thankful for the Kratos we have now.

 

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