After Kratos finally got his revenge on Zeus, god of war Fans wondered if the series had run its course. If another myth is discovered, will it capture the magic of ancient Greece? Will Kratos also participate? However, Kratos’ story continues through two wonderful games, this time in Scandanavia, the home of Norse mythology. Kratos and his son Atreus meet a new set of gods, some destined to be killed.


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Thankfully, many players have become familiar with Norse mythology thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor, Loki, Odin and other Norse characters have become beloved by many MCU fans, eager to see how they god of war Depicts these gods. In some cases, the two definitions could not be more different.

This list contains some spoilers Ragnarok God of War.

10/10 Loki is the brother of Thor and the son of Kratos

in god of war, Loki didn’t know he was Loki at first. Loki, born Atreus, sets out on a mission with his father, Kratos, as per his mother’s wishes. She tasked the two with spreading her ashes from the highest peak of the Nine Realms in Jotunheim. In Jötunheim, Atreus and Kratos learn that Atreus was a frost giant on his mother’s side and is referred to as “Loki”.

In the MCU, Loki is Thor’s adopted brother. Loki very much lives up to his mischievous god moniker, wreaking havoc throughout the MCU. Self-absorbed Loki has since turned a new leaf, whether it’s his main timeline counterpart or the alternate universe version, which is the subject of Disney+. Loki.

9/10 Laufey is still Loki’s parent

Luffy puts his hand on Kratos' face as an infant Atreus and appears in Thor.

in god of war, “Faye” married Kratos and together they had Atreus. Unbeknownst to Kratos and Atreus, Faye was short for Laufey. Laufey was a demon who had previously rebelled against the Aesir and was nicknamed “Laufe the Just”. Faye’s knowledge was the driving force behind her desire to lead Kratos and Atreus to Jötunheim.

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Laufey, rather King Laufey, only makes one appearance in the MCU: The Origins great Movie King Laufey is the king of the Frost Giants and the father of Loki, who was left to die by King Laufey for being undersized. Loki was adopted by Odin after the Asgard-Jotunheim War. Loffy tries to use Loki to kill Odin; However, Loki betrays and kills Luffy instead.

8/10 Thor faces his own personal trials regardless of the franchise

Character art for Thor from God of War Ragnarok and Thor standing on a balcony from Thor

god of war Thor can be seen as a parallel to Kratos’ days as Ares: a god who serves first and thinks later. Thor spends more Ragnarok God of War As a man who has lost his way. He struggles with alcoholism, which leads to difficult conversations with his loving daughter, Thrude.

MCU’s Thor is one of the most popular characters in the MCU. His fish out-of-water experiences on Earth have won fans over. Thor laughs easily, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have serious moments. Thor has no shortage of losses such as his parents, brothers, allies and the love of his life. But love is what keeps Thor going, literally and figuratively.

7/10 Sif is married to Thor in God of War

Sif prepares to take on Atreus in God of War Ragnarok, and Sif is at war in Thor: Love and Thunder.

god of war Sif is married to Thor. The two have four children, Magni (her stepson), Modi, Ullar and Thrud. Kratos and Atreus kill the former two in between God of War (2018), something Sif doesn’t forget. Sif wants revenge more than her husband, but hates her husband’s role under Odin.

Sif of the MCU is not married to Thor, although she is known to have feelings for him. Sif and Thor remain extremely close friends, and Sif will not hesitate to help Thor in times of need, even if it means disobeying orders. Sif is a highly skilled warrior due to her determination to prove that a woman can be a fierce and respected warrior.

6/10 Heimdall’s personality is almost the polar opposite

Heimdall talking to Atreus in God of War Ragnarok and Heimdall preparing for battle in Thor: Ragnarok

god of war Heimdall is very different from his MCU counterpart. Heimdall is rude and arrogant. Few like him, if there were in Asgard. Heimdall can sense a person’s innermost motives. This not only makes him want to kill Atreus, but also makes him harder to kill in battle.

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The Heimdall of the MCU is much kinder. While he initially maintains a loyal and stoic persona, Heimdall is still willing to do what is right and just. Heimdall was the guardian of the Bifrost and the gatekeeper of Asgard. Heimdall helped ensure Thor’s travel between realms.

5/10 Týr is anything but a god of war

Tyr speaks with Atreus after being freed in God of War Ragnarok, and Tyr stands with his army in Thor: The Dark World

Players recognize Týr through his Temple in the Lake of the Nine, which helps Kratos and Atreus travel to each realm. in Ragnarok, Kratos and Atreus meet the Norse God of War. Fearing a prophecy that Tyr would lead an army to Asgard, Odin imprisoned Tyr. However, the meeting between Týr Kratos and Atreus turns out to be uncharacteristically pacifistic. Certainly not the legend Týr.

Týr has only made one appearance in the MCU: Thor: The Dark World. Tyr’s role was that of Ainharjar, in Asgard’s army. Tyr was ordered to protect Jane Foster when the Dark Elves invaded Asgard.

4/10 Surtr/Surtur is Ragnarök

Surtur asking Kratos to stab him in God of War and Surtur trying to fight Thor in Thor: Ragnarok

Kratos and Atreus meet Surtr near the end Ragnarok. A prophecy foretold that Surat would unite with his love, Cinmara, to form Ragnarok. Surat is very protective of Sinmara and refuses to risk her, even if it means sacrificing himself.

The MCU’s Surtur, spelled with another “U”, has a bookend to it Thor: Ragnarok. At the beginning of the film, Thor kills Surtur in Maspelheim. However, needing to defeat Hela before destroying the Nine Realms, Surtur is resurrected by the Eternal Flame and prophesies his destruction of Asgard.

3/10 Valkyries are a powerful force

Hilder's design in God of War while Valkyrie stands in Thor: Ragnarok.

The Valkyries are Odin’s band of loyal warriors. in god of war, Valkyries serve as alternate boss fights. Corrupted by Odin, Kratos and Atreus fight to free them. in RagnarokPurified Valkyrie Freya, the former Valkyrie Queen, serves in her quest for Odin.

In the MCU, most of the Valkyries have died in battle, leaving the burden of survival guilt on Brünnhilde, commonly referred to as “Valkyrie”. Brünnhilde has since been entrusted as King of Asgard. Without a Valkyrie named Brunhilde god of warThere is a Hilder.

2/10 Frigga and Freya were married to Odin

Freya draws her sword to fight Kratos on a dog sled in God of War Ragnarok while Frigga faces her impending death in Avengers Endgame

Freya is one of the most prominent characters of recent times god of war The game “Witch of the Forest” was Odin’s ex-wife and Baldur’s mother. With Baldur’s death at the hands of Kratos and Odin binding her to Midgard, Freya seeks revenge, as does Kratos in Greece. As Odin’s wife, Freya is referred to as “Frigg”.

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The MCU equivalent is Frigga, wife of Odin and mother of Thor and Loki. Thor and Loki loved their mother very much and her death changed the course of their lives. The comic iteration of Frigga is more aligned god of war Since Freya is the mother of Balder the Brave, she is referred to as Freyja and her origins are Vanaheim.

1/10 Odin lives up to his Allfather moniker

While Odin introduces himself at Kratos' home in God of War Ragnarok, Odin stands on the balcony in Thor.

It is natural to be the primary antagonist of god of war Norse duology means Odin. god of war Odin is cunning, always several steps ahead. He is obsessed with knowledge and withholding his death, causing death and destruction throughout the Nine Realms and his family. All roads lead to Ragnarok and many are eager to see Odin die.

The MCU’s Odin is more loving and caring, though still harsh. A great warrior, Odin has since embraced peace. Despite this, Odin will not hesitate to act to protect his family or his people. At the end of his life, Odin teaches Thor and Loki a valuable lesson: “Asgard is not a place,” but a people.

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