Kratos Originally Had A Dad Bod In The New God Of War

In news that will upset many of my friends it turns out that the latest God of War game was meant to star a rather chunkier version of Kratos. During the the God of War panel at San Diego Comic-Con, game director Cory Barlog explained his original vision.

“In the beginning we were talking about, you know, ‘What is Kratos going to look like?’” he said. “And I kind of wanted to go extreme. I was like, ‘He should have really let himself go, right?’… Yeah, Dad bod, right? David Harbour as Kratos. And I thought it could be really cool.”


Fan art from Reddit

However, the rest of the team weren’t so keen on chunkster Kratos and started to describe his physique in other terms. “We started describing it as an athlete in the off-season,” said Cory. “Then we just very slowly moved away from that – without my knowledge. So they just kept changing it a little, like, ‘it looks different today,’ and they’re like, ‘Don’t worry about it, it’s cool. Same as yesterday. Same thing as yesterday.’ Then eventually he just got really ripped again.”

Cory added that it was the beard and performance by Christopher Judge that really aged Kratos, rather than his body.

I know lots of our readers are dads so would you have liked to have seen some representation in a game, rather than ultra buffed Leon Kennedy types we always get?

Source: VGR

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  1. Thank goodness for the rest of the team I say.

  2. Who ate all the Odin’s eyes!

    It would’ve been fine if he was like this to begin with. Then have that really powerful guy show up at the cabin and kidnap Kratos’ Son. Kratos can’t get up off the couch to stop him, so he gets ripped again, before going on his quest to get his Son back. I imagine some kind of button-mashing ‘Rocky’ training montage to the Eye of the Tiger theme song.

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