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Kratos is unconditionally immortal due to his curse to walk the Earth forever, and while his godhood is acquired through worship, his godly powers are inherited or bestowed, making him vulnerable without them. To kill Kratos, one must lift his curse and be strong enough to overcome his conditional immortality.
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Kratos is unconditionally immortal, unlike other gods who are conditionally immortal.
Kratos has been killed twice by Zeus but manages to climb his way out of the underworld each time.
To be a god in ancient Greece, one had to be a descendant of a god, accepted by the gods, and worshipped.
The Titans and Primordials maintained their immortality through Nectar.
The gods in God of War games relied on prayers and sacrifices from their worshippers for immortality, while their godly powers were either inherited or bestowed upon them.
The gods' immortality was sustained by the prayers and worship of their worshippers.
The gods' strength came from their godly powers, which were either inherited or given to them by other gods.
Lack of worshippers and loss of godly powers led to the death of gods, such as Pan and Kratos.
Kratos lost his godhood due to the lack of faith from his worshippers, but regained it when his Spartan army saw him use godly powers and re-ignited their faith in him.
Lack of faith from his worshippers caused Kratos to lose his godhood and become vulnerable.
Gaia's intervention allowed Kratos to be resurrected and regain his godhood.
Kratos regains his godhood and conditional immortality after his Spartan army sees him use godly powers.
Kratos is still worshipped by some humans in God of War Ragnarok and God of War 2018 because he released the power of hope and freed the Greeks from the evil gods.
Kratos is unconditionally immortal due to a curse that makes him walk the Earth forever.
Kratos' curse to walk the Earth forever is what makes him unconditionally immortal.
The curse ensures that Kratos will come back to life no matter the circumstances.
Initially, it was thought that the ashes on Kratos' skin made him immortal, but now it is confirmed that the curse is the true reason.
To kill Kratos, the curse placed on him to walk the Earth forever needs to be lifted.
00:00How can anyone kill such a powerful  being? What makes Kratos immortal?  
00:06If one does manage to kill the God of  War, how do we ensure he stays dead?
00:12Let us first establish one thing - killing Kratos  isn't the problem; it's having him stay dead.  
00:19He is killed canonically twice by Zeus, once  at the start of God of War 2 and again at the  
00:25beginning of God of War 3. And each time,  he climbs his way out of the underworld.  
00:30Kratos even manages to escape Tartarus, the Gods'  endless, living, breathing, recycling pit of evil.
00:39So how do we kill Kratos? What  makes him immortal? Let's find out,  
00:45but before we get to any of that,  don't forget to leave a like,  
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00:54So, we all know Kratos is immortal,  but he is not just ordinarily immortal,  
01:00but unconditionally immortal. What does that  mean? It means Kratos will live forever,  
01:05and he cannot be killed indefinitely.  Whereas the other gods, like Zeus,  
01:10Hades, Poseidon, and even Odin, Thor  and Baldur, are conditionally immortal,  
01:15or should I say were conditionally immortal,  meaning that they would live forever until killed.
01:23What makes Kratos a god? What makes anyone  a god? You see, back in ancient Greece,  
01:29to be a god, you had to fit within certain  criteria. You had to be either a descendant  
01:35of a god or accepted by the gods as one of  them, and you also had to be worshipped.  
01:42Being a god makes you immortal. So then, how  were the Titans and Primordials immortal, might  
01:49you ask, when they ruled the Earth, there were no  humans to worship them? The Primordials relied on  
01:56Nectar to maintain their immortality, and that  is why in the God of War Ascension cutscenes,  
02:01you see the Primordials bleed gold. Nectar was  called the divine drink of the Olympian gods.  
02:09It had the magical property to  confer immortality. Initially,  
02:14the Titans and gods too relied on Nectar for their  immortality, but after the birth of humans and  
02:20after the humans had begun worshipping them, the  gods and Titans moved away from the consumption  
02:24of Nectar and allowed their immortality to  rely on the prayers of their worshippers.  
02:30That is why in the God of War games, the gods  bleed red. You cannot deny that the prayers of the  
02:37gods' worshippers did not give them immortality;  it gave them more than that; it is why the gods  
02:43loved to receive sacrifices and have temples built  in their names - it gave them strength. It is also  
02:50why the gods were insulted and grew jealous  when other temples were built for other gods.
02:55They built this temple to offer prayers to Athena.  This entire village stands as an affront to lord  
03:03Ares. Burn this village. Burn it to the ground.
03:08But let me clarify one thing. The worshippers gave the gods their godhood but not their godly powers. What is the difference?
03:18Your godhood is acquired by your ancestry or by permission from  the other gods, and it is extended by either  
03:25your worshippers or Nectar to make you immortal.  Godhood is what gives a god their immortality.  
03:33One's godly powers are either inherited, just  like how Atreus inherited his godly powers,  
03:39or bestowed, just how Kratos received  godly powers from the gods in God of War 1.  
03:46Godly powers are what give the gods  their strength. Hera, for example,  
03:50had a very established godhood, but since she  lacked godly powers, she died easily to Kratos.
03:58That is why, in ancient Greece,  the death of the god of nature,  
04:01Pan, occurred. Pan lost his followers,  had no one to worship him, and he died.
04:07It is why Kratos died in God of War 2; not only  did he have his godly powers stripped from him,  
04:14but he had his godhood taken away from him,  
04:16too, resulting in the loss of  his conditional immortality.
04:21Kratos lost his godly powers  to the blade of Olympus,  
04:25and later when Kratos was crushed by  the hand of the Colossus of Rhodes,  
04:29you can clearly see here that  Kratos' worshippers lost faith in him
04:39How can this be?
04:40Why does our god struggle?
04:43and that lack of faith resulted in the loss of  Kratos' godhood. This made Kratos very vulnerable,  
04:49and it is why Zeus bested him. At this point  in Kratos' life, Kratos should have stayed  
04:54dead. If somehow Kratos did have his godhood  with him during his fight with Zeus at the  
04:59start of God of War 2, even then, even if  he still had his conditional immortality,  
05:04because at the point Kratos' immortality was not  yet unconditional, Kratos would have still died.
05:11It was only because of Gaia, was Kratos able to  be resurrected to re-obtain his godhood. At the  
05:17end of God of War 2, Kratos goes back in time  and stops Zeus from killing him and the rest  
05:21of his Spartan army - his worshippers. And the  Spartans seeing Kratos use such godly powers, must  
05:28have re-ignited their faith in him, and Kratos  officially regains his godhood and conditional  
05:33immortality. So then, how is Kratos still a god  in God of War Ragnarok, and God of War 2018? Well,  
05:41there are still those who worship him. I mean,  think about it, their vases with his face on them.
05:48We must not forget that Kratos was the one who  released the power of hope to mankind. Kratos  
05:54was the one to free the Greeks from the restraints  of the evil gods. Kratos gave the Greeks freedom,  
06:00and they must have been thankful for that.  It is likely that the humans in God of War 3,  
06:06do not think it is Kratos' fault that the world  is being destroyed but the gods' fault. It's  
06:12why throughout the game, you can hear some of the  Greeks yell that the gods have abandoned them. It  
06:17is likely that the Greeks believe that Kratos  was their saviour, and so they worship him.
06:23What about Atreus, then? How is it that he is  a god? He doesn't have any worshippers? Well,  
06:30he is a god, but he still has not  received his immortality yet. He has  
06:35already inherited his godly powers but still  has not received his immortality. Remember,  
06:40immortality is an extension of godhood.  It is why most gods age normally until  
06:45their body matures. It is because, at that  point, when their body matures, they would  
06:51have already made a name for themselves  and have worshippers to keep them young.
06:55So what makes Kratos  unconditionally immortal, then?  
06:59Simple, it is his curse to walk the Earth  forever. We all know that Kratos was cursed  
07:05to walk the Earth for eternity. We are not  sure who cursed Kratos, but it is that curse  
07:10that makes him unconditionally immortal.  Meaning that if Kratos dies, no matter what,  
07:15no matter the circumstances, he will come  back to life to walk the Earth forever.
07:20Initially, I thought it was the curse put on  Kratos to have the ashes of his wife and daughter  
07:26fastened to his skin forever for all to see for  eternity and remember him as the Ghost of Sparta,  
07:31and the terrible deed he has committed is  what made him immortal. I thought, oh well,  
07:37that's why Kratos cannot die, because if he dies,  then no one would be able to see the ashes on his  
07:43skin and remember him as the Ghost of Sparta;  if he dies, then he will explode just like all  
07:49the other greek gods did and his ashes would be  removed, and that is why he is unconditionally  
07:55immortal, to preserve the ashes on his skin, and  to be made an example of for all of eternity.
08:03But that cannot be the case anymore. Why?  Because, as I discussed in the video I  
08:08uploaded yesterday (go check it out), Kratos's  ashes are fading. Cory Barlog confirmed this.
08:14Is the ash that covers Kratos fading over time?
08:16A little bit.
08:17This means that the curse put on Kratos to  have the ashes of his family fastened to his  
08:23skin is lifting. If you want to know how or  why, again, go check out yesterday's video.
08:30But this means that the reason for  Kratos' unconditional immortality has  
08:35to be because of his curse  to walk the Earth forever.
08:38So how do we kill Kratos? Maybe, lift the  curse placed on him to walk the Earth forever.  
08:44How? Again, go check out yesterday's  video to find out. But even if you  
08:49do manage to lift the curse, you'll have to  be able to be strong enough to kill Kratos,  
08:53and he would still have his  conditional immortality.
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FAQs about This YouTube Video

1. How is Kratos immortal?

Kratos is unconditionally immortal due to his curse to walk the Earth forever. His godhood is acquired through worship, and his godly powers are inherited or bestowed, making him vulnerable without them.

2. What makes Kratos vulnerable despite his immortality?

Kratos is vulnerable without his inherited or bestowed godly powers. To kill Kratos, one must lift his curse and be strong enough to overcome his conditional immortality.

3. Is Kratos completely invincible?

Kratos is not completely invincible, as his conditional immortality and vulnerability without his godly powers make him susceptible to being defeated.

4. How can someone kill Kratos?

To kill Kratos, one must lift his curse and be strong enough to overcome his conditional immortality, making it a challenging task.

5. What is the key to defeating Kratos?

The key to defeating Kratos lies in lifting his curse, which renders him mortal, and then being strong enough to overcome his conditional immortality.

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