There are loads of theories and speculations going around about that kid and the plot of the newly unveiled God Of War. Many of us are thinking – Who the hell was that kid in the demo? What’s the name of that kid? Is it safe to say that he is Thor or Loki or someone else? Who’s his mother? What happened to her? and blah and blah…..but somewhere in the galaxy far…far away there are some folks from Reddit (not NeoGAF this time), who kept running their minds in every single conceivable course (after that demo) and wound up proposing their own reasonable and a bit crazy theory on what the heck is happening in the mysterious universe of Norse mythology (with our friendly unshaven Kratos).
Well, I have read some of them claiming the kid is none other than Thor given that the kid’s arrow did have some sort of electrical powers, while others rant about the kid being Loki, although someone said that the kid could be Ragnarök….err…OK, but…anyways…Ragnarök. By the day, I found that some of these theories are likely reasonable yet the most plausible among them comes from a user named JEMerc who dreamed up his theory calling Kartos’ son as Ullr.
A lot of people started assuming [the kid] was Thor because the arrows he fires have some sort of lighting property and because let’s face it Thor is the most recognizable Norse god.
However I started poking around and found out about Ullr, according to http://norse-mythology.org/ullr/ .
“Ullr is an excellent archer, hunter, skater, and skier, handsome, warlike, and an especially apt deity to invoke before a duel.”
So now we can start seeing the similarities with the kid on the demo we read on a little longer and see: “Ullr is the son of the grain goddess Sif, and therefore the stepson of the thunder god Thor.”
OK so he is the stepson of Thor and son of Sif? From the demo I got the feeling that the boy’s mother was also a huntress and that she had died or maybe she just left them…
If we go to wikipidea and search for Sif we find out a bit more about her that might be the biggest clue to all of this
“In the Prose Edda, Sif is named as the mother of the goddess Þrúðr by Thor and of Ullr with a father whose name is not recorded.”
“A father whose name is not recorded” we can already imagine who this might be right? Bearded Kratos! The theory I saw running around is that Kratos was training his son Thor to become a god and then Odin came around to steal his son and claim it as his own (explaining the ghosts seen in the demo), but what I think will happen is that Thor might be angry at Kratos for having a child with his wife, Sif, and at Ullr for being that child so Thor might be sending monsters after them and eventually we get to face him ourselves. Then Odin and possibly all the other Norse gods also get angry at Kratos and he goes on another murderous godly rampage 🙂
Pretty legit, huh?
So it seems like the kid is Ullr who’s the stepson of Thor and son of golden-haired goddess Sif. And according to Wikipedia, in chapter 31 of the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning, Ullr “is so skillful a bowman and skier that no one can compete with him. He is beautiful to look at, and is an accomplished warrior”. However, his father is not mentioned anywhere. Kratos, on the other hand, fits perfectly in the scenario as Ullr’s mysterious dad.
After reading this one, the theory I’m proposing is that Thor and possibly Sif wants Ullr to follow the footsteps of his father Thor, but our revamped Kratos is against this whole “god” kinda shit and tries to keep his son away from their filthy hands (during which the kid suffers from deadly battle and now you can imagine why there are scars on kid’s face) so that he can teach his son how to be a MAN, not like macho-man fucking and killing everyone coming in his way.
Moreover, according to the modern-day god of information, Wikipedia (again), In stanza 48 of the Poetic Edda poem Hárbarðsljóð (…what!?), Hárbarðr (Odin, father of Thor, in disguise) “claims that Sif has a lover at home”, and it’s enough to prompt us dreaming that unknown “lover” as our ruthless-now-calm Kratos.
However, stanzas 53 and 54 of poem Lokasenna tells a different story –
“…Sif states that there is nothing Loki can say only in regard to her. In response, Loki claims that Sif has had an affair with him. [To which] Sif does not respond…”
Ok….shit, this whole place is getting messy-er. So, Sif is wife of Thor, she might also be Kratos’ wife, and she has an affair with Loki!? An affair with his husband’s (Thor) step-uncle!? Whoa!….she might had…apparently.
Loki, who has once cut off Sif’s hair, was forced by Thor to have a golden headpiece made for Sif. Following this insult, Loki might wanted to take revenge against Sif due to his insult and for cheating on him (*cough* love triangle *cough*) by killing kid Ullr which incidentally leads him to Kratos. So much so that, both Thor and Loki wants the kid and Kratos is trying to protect him.
Guessing from the above mess, I think Kratos’ wife is going to be a pivotal part of the game. In fact, Cory Barlog, creative director of God Of War (hey, he’s back), said in his interviews that Kartos’ wife does have an important role in the game. If this scenario is indeed happen then the game is going to be a helluva adventure and will possibly include two antagonist: Loki and Thor, and the winner takes it ALL.
It’ll also gives you a vague idea of who the goddamn ghost in the demo is (don’t worry if you haven’t seen it yet, I embedded it below). It might be Thor or Loki who were stalking Kratos and his son or someone sent by them to keep an eye on them.
So there's legit a ghost or wraith or something hovering around in the background in GoW. pic.twitter.com/n3vxAfcUNe
— Mr. Testosterone's Wild Ride (@GreyTheTick) June 15, 2016
And well, this is my own crazy theory about GOW. In the case you don’t want to agree with me, I would like to hear your own self-imagined theory about it. Shout it towards us in the comment section below. (But hey, my theory is pretty legit one, isn’t it?)