Kratos, also known as the "Ghost of Sparta", first appeared in the video game God of War , which led to the development of seven additional games featuring the character as the protagonist. Kratos also appears as the protagonist of the and comic series, as well as the franchise's three novels that retell the events of three of the games. The character was voiced by Terrence C.
A SURPRISING PLAY OF OPPOSITES: TROPING ROCK AND SACRED-MUSIC TOPICS
“GOD IS DEAD, AND WE HAVE KILLED HIM”: THIRTY YEARS OF GOD-SLAYING IN VIDEO GAMES
Thomas B. Journal of Sound and Music in Games 1 January ; 1 1 : 2— The prominent god-slayer trope in video game storylines casts the gameworld's god s as the final boss, to be slain by players, inviting connection to real-world religious ideas. This article explores the meanings associated with rock and sacred music topics, using analytic methods from the burgeoning field of musical semiotics. By invoking music-theoretic work in topic theory Monelle , Hatten , agential modalities Tarasti , and virtual agency Hatten , I argue that the rock and the sacred music topics initially appear to conflict—but the trope serves as a hermeneutic premise for a meaningful and productive synthesis uniquely fit for the narrative god-slayer trope. Using a cultural-historical lens, the conclusion explores connections between the narrative god-slayer trope and the descent of Japan's god-emperor from divinity to humanity.
First released for the PlayStation 2 console on March 13, , it is the second installment in the God of War series , the sixth chronologically, and the sequel to 's God of War. The game is based on Greek mythology and set in ancient Greece , with vengeance as its central motif. The player character is protagonist Kratos , the new God of War who killed the former, Ares.
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