The God of War Ragnarok plot trailer is only 3 minutes, but has made viewers make many predictions about what will happen in the game.
During the recent State of Play event, God of War Ragnarok’s NSX released a new trailer that revealed part of the game’s plot. Immediately the clip was noticed by gamers because it provided more details related to the story of father and son Kratos, Atreus after completing Faye’s wish but also triggering the event. Ragnarok.
You may have noticed that the details in the trailer are not arranged in the correct chronological order but are reversed a lot to create drama for the audience. Therefore, Mo also does not analyze each specific situation in the order of the trailer, but tells the story in a seamless timeline. Please note that Mo will also add some of his assumptions to connect the empty details to make it easier for you to feel.
New journey of father and son
The story of course begins with a fight between Thor and Kratos following the end of God of War 2018. Both fought a landslide but for some reason both sides withdrew. The battle may have destroyed the old hut the Kratos family used to live in, so they had to wander through the snowy mountains in search of another place to stay.
While traveling, Atreus revealed that he had kept a secret from Kratos because he wanted to keep him safe. It recalls the prophetic wall they met at the end of the previous section detailing the fates of the future father and son and Ragnarok. That secret might be about Atreus’ god power.
You know, as far as we know, Atreus is just a demigod, a hybrid of Kratos and an ice giant. However, after the name was canceled as Loki revealed, something seems to be wrong. Atreus seems to have been told a secret about his identity by Faye and it shows that he is a complete god and not a demigod. And his identity seems to be the key to driving the future Ragnarok events.
It would explain a lot about why Faye hid her house, not just to avoid the Aesir’s pursuit of herself. Maybe the main reason is hiding Loki, who is almost the director of Ragnarok, which happens with a lot of connections involved. To avoid Ragnarok happening, of course killing Loki is the best option.
But whatever the secret was, Kratos didn’t care. He shouted at Atreus that he didn’t know what he was hiding but that he had always believed and followed his instructions ever since. Freya finds Atreus and is agitated by the necklace that was the mistletoe arrow that killed Baldur.
Freya may have kidnapped Atreus and Kratos chased her to her old place and killed her to save her son. Kratos’s bewildered expression in the bloodstained scene made it seem as though he had killed someone he didn’t want to harm. The red-leaved tree above was very similar to the trees at the Freya residence.
The two seem to have decided to go find the dwarven blacksmith couple. The room where Kratos dropped his weapons in that fatigued state had windows that matched the shape of the room in the two blacksmiths’ houses in the previous part.
Odin also appears to talk to Kratos and his son. He scolded Kratos that although he had the power of a god, he had never experienced the feeling of a god. Never been prayed for by anyone, never felt the love of his followers. Kratos is just a fiery destroyer who kills without reason and without consideration. It is possible that Odin later revealed that he had a plan to prevent Ragnarok from happening or blamed Kratos for killing Baldur and then accidentally triggering one of the three Ragnarok omens too soon.
The father and son had somehow escaped Odin, and they decided to interfere in the progress of Ragnarok. The assumption here could be that Odin has already disabled Atreus’ god powers making him unable to promote Ragnarok anymore and is also the reason Atreus became a sick child from the beginning of the game. The two find a stone drawing that shows information that Tyr is locked up and a prophecy that if he is freed, two giant wolves, Skoll and Hati, will accompany him.
From there, they went to find the place where Tyr was being held and free him. Tyr, who had worked with Faye in the past to seal the entrance to Jotunheim, may have grasped Atreus’ mother’s prophecies. Tyr called Kratos by the name of the god-slayer, indicating that even though he was imprisoned for many years, he still knew about Kratos’ appearance and what he had done before.
Tyr has led the two back to Alfheim and may have been to find the whereabouts of Freyr, a Vanir god and Freya’s twin brother. The sight of Kratos carrying a man running away in the protection of the Elves could suggest that it was Freyr, because in terms of clothing and appearance, it was not very similar to Angrboda. Some theories suggest that it is not Freyr because the god is male and the figure Kratos carries is female.
In fact, her slim figure and long hair couldn’t be used to identify a person as female. Especially in the world of the Elves where Freyr was a person who was revered as a god. Moreover, this person’s biceps is quite large, so it is likely a thin man with long hair. Kratos and Atreus also travel to the undersea world to meet a mysterious mermaid. This could be Ran, because in legend this god has a magic net that can catch people falling into the sea. And in one recorded story, she lent the net to Loki.
The entrance to Jotunheim was still sealed off and Tyr didn’t seem to be able to open it again, so he showed Kratos how to enter it through an intersection with the world of Muspelheim. At this intersection they are ambushed by two brand new Valkyries, who claim to follow the orders of the All Father (Odin). It shows that Odin still holds a part of the Valkyrie’s forces, not corrupting everyone like Sigrun’s group in the previous part. As for what the father and son were looking for in Jotunheim, there were no clues, possibly an item that led to Skoll and Hati.
They finally found 2 giant wolves Skoll and Hati. Atreus shot an arrow instructing Skoll to chase the sun to break the eclipse, Hati also howled after the moon revealed it would also chase its prey. The confusing thing here is that according to Mimir, the release of these two wolves is what Odin did in the past to create a day and night loop in the world. These two wolves are only related to Ragnarok at the end when they catch up and swallow the moon, the sun creating the Fimbulwinter event (three winters) which is one of the 3 signs of Ragnarok.
So we have witnessed 1 of 3 signs to form Ragnarok is Baldur’s death (show video Kratos killing Baldur). The second sign is that Fimbulwinter was activated by Atreus because according to legend, Skoll and Hati’s pursuit time is limited, when time runs out they will catch up to their prey. The third sign is the birth of 3 super-powerful entities including the giant snake Jormungand, the goddess Hel and the giant fire wolf Fenrir. They are all children of the Loki – Angrboda couple, this girl was introduced by NSX quite early.
Is Ragnarok really Ragnarok?
Following up to here we have seen that the sequence of Ragnarok is completely reversed. The beginning is that Baldur’s death took place too soon because, according to legend, Baldur died due to Loki’s trickery. This happened before Loki angered all the gods on Asgard and was captured by them and exiled forever with a terrible punishment. Ragnarok is the day Loki escaped to lead his forces back to destroy Asgard.
The fact that Atreus released the wolf in place of Odin, along with his own rather friendly appearance with a lecture instead of a fist like Thor, shows that a lot of changes have taken place. At this point, Loki is still a boy, unable to give birth to the three legendary beasts. As for Jormungand, it is clear because according to legend, Thor fought with Jormungand in Ragnarok so strong that it cracked the god tree Yggdrasil and the snake was swept into the past.
It leads to the question of whether Kratos and Atreus really want to activate Ragnarok, or if they just want to change it thereby altering their prophesied fate. Because if Ragnarok happens, Atreus will die, which is what Kratos does not want. On the contrary, Kratos will also die and that is what Atreus does not want. They had no reason to activate Ragnarok to watch the person they wanted to protect die.
Right from the previous version, when talking about the tradition of children killing their fathers, Kratos said that he did not want Atreus to be like that, he wanted to change fate. This is even more obvious with Kratos’ two lines in this plot trailer: “Death wants to catch me, it has to defeat me first” and “Fate only wraps you when you let it. Let’s do whatever we can, not because it’s written… we’ll take our own destiny.”
From there, we can see that it is very likely that the Kratos – Atreus couple did not want to activate Ragnarok, but wanted to correct it wrong with the prophet and then find a way to escape the foretold death. of both. In other words, they don’t care if Ragnarok happens or not, they just want to change the fortunes prophesied that the person they love will perish in the Ragnarok event.
And those are also notable details of the God of War Ragnarok plot trailer and the assumptions that Were draws from the things exposed in it. The actual plot of the game we will need to wait after it is released to know for sure. The above assumption is just what we can speculate with the current information available. If you have any assumptions with other details that we have missed, please add them in the comments below!