The Director of God of War Ragnarok Explains Why Kratos Can't Use Thor's Hammer

The Director of God of War Ragnarok Explains Why Kratos Can’t Use Thor’s Hammer

Williams discussed the decision-making process behind Kratos’ array of Norse weaponry in an interview with IGN’s Beyond podcast. The confrontation between Kratos and Thor was prominently hinted in God of War, and Mjolnir is one of the most well-known features of Norse mythology. Williams, on the other hand, desired a weapon that would defy preconceptions and show Kratos’ rank as a general, which is why they chose the Draupnir Spear.

The weapon is also intended to be compared to Thor’s Mjolnir, with Williams referring to them as “good and evil weapons.” Williams went on to say that the weaponry mirrored the two characters’ personalities. Thor slays Frost Giants with Mjolnir in a fit of rage, but Kratos’ Draupnir Spear necessitates accuracy and shows “his will as a general with a thinking attitude.” Williams ultimately felt that Mjolnir was too obvious a weapon for Kratos and that the Draupnir Spear better represented the character in his “end of everything campaign.”