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->''"Before he was a god, he was a man."''
-->--Tagline

''God of War: Ascension'' is the seventh ([[AnachronicOrder chronologically first]]) installment in the ''Franchise/GodOfWar'' series, released for the PlayStation3 in 2013.

Set six months after Ares tricked Kratos into [[AccidentalMurder killing his family]], Kratos has renounced his service to the God of War... but is now pursued by the Furies, guardians of honor and enforcers of punishment. Kratos discovers that only by slaying the Furies will he ever be completely free of his bond to Ares.

Notable for being the first ''[=GOW=]'' game to have a fully online multiplayer mode.

!!''God of War: Ascension'' contains examples of the following tropes (Beware of unmarked spoilers):
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* AbusiveParents: While not actively abusive, Ares conceived Orkos with Alecto with the sole intent of creating a perfect warrior to support his EvilPlan to overthrow Olympus, only to disown him when Orkos turned out to be a disappointment. Likewise, the Furies manipulated Orkos into aiding their work in punishing traitors and oathbreakers, only to imprison and presumably torture him when he [[DefectorFromDecadence turned on them to help Kratos]].
* AnArmAndALeg: Kratos chops off Megaera's right arm.
* AndIMustScream: Aegaeon the Hecatonchires' fate certainly counts. For starters, when he broke his oath to Zeus, the Furies hunted him down and put him through the mother of all [[FateWorseThanDeath Fates Worse than Death]]: [[BodyHorror having his body hollowed out and turned into a giant prison for those who followed his example]]. And then Megaera uses her parasites to infest different parts of his body and turn them into monsters to fight Kratos. Judging by the way his eyes are moving when Megaera infests his head, he's ''still alive and fully conscious'' through it all.
* BittersweetEnding: Kratos has successfully slain the Furies and freed himself from Ares... but is now plagued by the BadDreams and visions of his deceased family that will haunt him for years to come.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: One of the notes from the Scribe of Hecatonchires states that the Furies "follow their own view of right and wrong."
* BodyHorror:
** Aegaeon's entire body was hollowed out and converted into the Prison of the Damned. On top of that, while fighting Kratos, Megaera uses her {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s to infest two of his arms, as well as his [[FacialHorror face]], converting them into giant bug monsters under her control.
** Megaera spawns her parasites from some nasty-looking rash on her chest.
** Orkos bears several open, gaping wounds on his chest.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Orkos followed the Furies' orders without question... until he saw the injustice in Kratos' bond to Ares.
* DoomedByCanon: This is the first game in the timeline. The Furies are the primary villains, and we all know that Kratos successfully breaks free of his bond to Ares. Do the math.
* DueToTheDead: After {{Mercy Kill}}ing [[spoiler: Orkos]] at his own request, Kratos makes him a funeral pyre.
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: When Megaera tries to set Aegaeon on Kratos, the PS3 has a meltdown.
-->We will see how you fare against the [[http://youtu.be/PMIRLOwOB5I?t=11m43s (no suggestions)]]!
* FireIceLightning: The Fire of Ares, the Ice of Poseidon, and the Lightning of Zeus, all powers Kratos gets as the game goes on.
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Three Mommies]]: Though Alecto is his birth mother, Orkos refers to all three of the Furies as his mothers.
* OptionalSexualEncounter: Subverted; so far, this is the first game in the series where Kratos doesn't have sex with random women for extra red orbs.
* SelfDuplication[=/=]DoppelgangerAttack: Using the Oath Stone of Orkos, Kratos can create a shadowy clone of himself, which can aid in solving puzzles or fighting enemies.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: When Kratos has the upper hand against her during their final fight, Alecto tries to use this on him by morphing into his wife Lysandra. It works for a brief moment before Kratos shakes it off and continues his assault.
* WombLevel: The bulk of the game's present day takes place in the Prison of the Damned, forged within the innards of Aegaeon the Hecatonchires.
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