Kratos Was Originally to be a Pathetic Little Elf

February 16, 2010 Written by Joseph Peterson

Ever since Kratos made his presence felt on the PlayStation 2 back in 2005, the series has become synonymous with the PlayStation name. With God of War III, the Ghost of Sparta is taking his fury to a new level of brutality. However, had it not been for a much needed change, Kratos may not have been so tough…

Recently Ken Feldman sat down with PlayStation: The Official Magazine to discuss some of the choices that had to be made when creating the Kratos character:

I think it took us a year and a half to come up with Kratos. That was the most difficult thing.

Everything has to be based around this character – the story, the weapons. The first guy we came up with was a little elf character, he was hysterical. His animations looked like Disney.

It the end, there could have only been pixie dust. Thank the gods that didn’t happen and Kratos turned out to be the icon of PlayStation that he is.

Yes, it is almost impossible to imagine Kratos as a Disney-like character, let alone an elf. How many of you would have checked out God of War with Kratos as an elf?