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Kratos has killed a handful of soldiers, gods, titans, animals, civilians, mythical creatures, family members, and ghosts in his time, and after today's surprise announcement, you can be sure that he will be going after a few more. Here’s every notable Olympian he has been able to cross off his list so far, in chronological order. 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. Also this is more or less a list of spoilers for the God of War franchise. You have been warned.
God of War: Chains of Olympus
Kratos tends to spend a lot of time in Hades throughout the course of his adventure. Perhaps too much. Maybe it was this first trip there that really inspired him to keep returning.
Charon, the Ferryman of Hades
Persephone, Queen of the Underworld
God of War
Despite being the game that started it all, Kratos only kills one notable Olympian: Ares. He used to be so focused when it came to his revenge. These days he just kills everything.
Ares, the original gangster God of War
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Ghost of Sparta is all about family. Kratos reunites with his mother (and kills her), brother (who dies), and encounters the father/daughter pair of Thanatos and Erinyes (both of whom he kills).
Erinyes, daughter of Thanatos
Thanatos, God of Death
God of War: Betrayal
I haven't done any research on this hypothesis, but I think I may be the only person who played God of War: Betrayal on my Kyocera flip-phone. You only kill one notable Olympian, and he's the son of the son of Zeus, so he was very important.
Ceryx, son of Hermes
God of War II
In God of War II, Kratos killed a lot of important people from Greek mythology, but Athena was the only god...and that was by accident. Kratos was saving all his god-killing might for God of War III.
Prometheus, former Titan who gave the humans fire. Technically Kratos didn’t kill him, but it was his work that allowed Prometheus to kill himself
Thesius, founder/King of Athens
Perseus, killer of Medusa
Icarus, son of Daedalus, burned his wings by flying too close to the sun
The Sisters of Fate (Morai), Lakhesis, Atropos, and Clotho (also known as "the hot one")
Athena, Goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill
God of War III
This is where Kratos more or less lost his mind and just started killing everything; God, Titan, and even himself.
Poseidon, God of the Sea
Hades, God of the Underworld
Perses, Titan God of Destruction
Helios, God of the Sun
Hermes, son of Zeus
Hercules, Kevin Sorbo
Cronos, Titan God of Time, father of Zeus
Hephaestus, God of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes
Hera, Goddess of women and marriage, wife of Zeus
Gaia, Titan Goddess of the Earth and Zeus, leader of the gods
The only question that remains is, who is left? If God of War: Ascension is a prequel, and he has already killed all these guys in the future, who is left? I imagine Kratos will be going after a lot of third cousins and college roommates.
Big thanks to YouTube users BroKenGaMezHD, AdamSpencer87, hunkydoryorder, shinobier, TheASHfire06, decoyoc1, videomanvideoman666, xcalizorz, Macjemzie, iProGamer, RajmanGamingHD, Biggestgeekever, Sephirothization, RamperGames, earvcunanan, RB8Gem9, J3nser, and freiflug83 for posting all of Kratos' biggest battles on YouTube.
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man, we was just talking about this at work...he's killed everybody: mother, father, sister, brother, you name it...who else is he going to kill? we were thinking other gods like Baal but who knows...
Very cool hit list, thanks to GI for posting up and Kratos for slaying all of greek mythology.
Can't wait to see what Kratos will be up against in Ascension.
Maybe we'll see some characters from the Iliad? Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, etc. I would like to see Kratos fight them!
Cronos and Posedian are my all time favorite boss battles
Xena was the only other one I know of who went on n Olympian murder spree. I think there's one or two from her bloodfest that Kratos hasn't touched yet.
LOVE the God of War series, what I really want is a collection that has all of them in one bigass package, and yes even the cellphone game I have been trying to play that one on my android but no way to find it. Kevin Sorbo LMAO.
I'm more interested at this point in a list of gods he hasn't killed...
the only gods who could kill in ascension is apollo, artemis, demeter, aphrodite, hebe, and dionysus
Quite the resume youve got there Mr.Kratos.
they could make a similar series based around another mythology, it could be like assassin's creed with the different time periods, and we'd get different gods to slaughter, that'd be better than continuing to create prequels with obscure greek mythology characters
who knows who kratos will kill next. Honestly, i'm just surprised that the plots keep me almost as interested as the hack and slash gameplay. i mean, kratos is a great big jerk, always was a great big jerk, always will be a great big jerk. not a lot of character development there, but it is always fun to kill things... as long as the new game is as inventive as, let's say... the second game, i'll be in line to purchase it.
Finally! All of these in one place. And in order!
The God of War games definitely have the most epic executions in video games.
i like this game a lot but I swear some of these finishers make me want to run to the bathroom and throw up
Did anyone else catch the Kevin Sorbo reference on hercules? Brilliant lol.
Seeing all of these makes me want to go back and play these games, perhaps I will...
That's a lot of deaths. If that's his source of income i'm sure he's making a killing off of it.
Kratos is the man son!