God of War’s Kratos Merges With TLOU2’s Abby in the Ultimate Crossover

By Rachael Fiddis

July 22, 2021

A mashup of Abby from The Last of Us 2 and Kratos from God of War was bound to happen at some stage.

It puzzles me how Kratos from God of War has always been praised, and rightly so, even though he has done some horrendous acts in his past but then comes along Abby from The Last of Us 2 who kills a long-running character (rightly or wrongly, depending on who you ask) and gets one of the worst amounts of hate I’ve seen.

Yes, Joel was a beloved character but he was also human with plenty of faults. Although many of these hateful comments come merely down to Abby’s physique and how shocking it was to have such a ‘buff woman’ character when really, it clearly shows how ridiculous these gender stereotypes truly are when laid out in black and white and how hypocritical some “gamers” can be.

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To settle it all – at least if only in the art form – a talented artist has merged two of gamings biggest characters (quite literally) into one to produce one of the most bad-ass reimages we’ve seen.

Marcos RC, a 3D Artist from Spain, has created images using photoshop that blends in Kratos’ attire and red tattoo to none other than Abby from The Last of Us 2 so, in essence, Abby is cosplaying as Kratos. What a world we live in.

In one image, Abby is holding Kratos’ Leviathan Axe whilst sporting his red tattoo that is used to symbolise his brother, Deimos. In another, Abby is seen with her hair tied back while holding a confident pose like she’s ready to fight. It’s such a great mashup that takes two powerful and deeply complex characters and pushes them together regardless of gender.

You can check out Marcos’ many other pieces of work over on their Deviant Art or Instagram.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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