Trivia / God of War Series
aka: God Of War

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Casting Gag: The series did this twice: Perseus is voiced by Harry Hamlin and Hercules is voiced by Kevin Sorbo, roles the actors previously played in the original Clash of the Titans and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys respectively.
  • I Knew It!:
    • The Titans' betrayal.
    • How Kratos "defeats" Aphrodite. Not to mention the fact that Aphrodite would be the...ahem..."opponent" for the sex minigame.
    • Many fans guessed that the grave digger from the original game was Zeus. The revelation in Ghost of Sparta is quite anticlimatic: you just have to select this character in arena mode, or see his name in the credits.
  • Meaningful Release Date: All but onenote  of the games have been released in March, the month named for the Roman God of War, Mars. In addition, God of War III was released March 16. This may be a reference to John 3:16 in the Bible, as the series has some possible Christian overtones, III most of all.
  • The Other Darrin: Just take a look at the character sheet. Practically every character to appear in more than one game has had this happen at some point or another. Part of it can be attributed to the fact that all of the gods were completely redesigned between the first and second game, other times it's just good old-fashioned recasting.
  • Self-Deprecation: Meta-example. Series creator David Jaffe has stated that he finds the games' combat to be shallow compared to other games in the genre, and that he would have made the series a little differently if it were a new IP today. Possibly downplayed, since he never expressed explicit dissatisfaction with the mechanics, and even went on record to bluntly say he is not decrying the games themselves.
  • What Could Have Been: In the third game, they planned for Aphrodite to draw a dagger in the middle of the sex mini-game and try to stab Kratos, forcing you to win a Quick Time Event to survive, but changed their minds.
  • The Wiki Rule: God of War Wiki

Alternative Title(s): God Of War

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