As far as decapitated heads attached to your belt go, Mimir is a pretty solid guy. After you free him from the tree atop the mountain, Mimir becomes not only invaluable but also our primary source of insight into the Norse pantheon. He tells us that Odin is a monster that needs to be stopped, and we believe him. Mimir wouldn’t lie to us, would he?
This one hurt to write because I genuinely love Mimir, but what if he is using our protagonists? What if Kratos and his son Atreus are merely pawns in Mimir’s scheme to overthrow the all-father? The facts are pretty solid in this theory. In a lot of ways, the game does not make much sense unless you look at it this way. The conspiratory runs deep my friends so keep up.
Mimir has no love for Odin, the uber-violent and cruel patriarch of the Norse gods, but he is certainly not alone in this. Almost every character we meet in the Game has a bone to pick with old one-eye. Odin is strong and well supported by his son, Thor, and his sons. So to defeat him, Mimir is going to need all the help he can get. He’s gonna need a god killer.
In the game, it is never explained how Kratos comes to find himself in the Norse realm. We start the game with him and his son, Atreus, burning the remains of his late wife, Laufey. But what if Kratos was brought there with a distinct purpose in mind? Mimir has the gift of prophecy. He was the one to have the visions of Ragnorok that enraged Odin so much that he strapped poor Mimir to a tree to torture at his leisure. You see, Ragnarok, the end of the world for the Norse gods. It starts with Loki killing Baldr and ends with Odins Death. So naturally, Odin is not too pleased with this. But its a prophecy it could take a thousand years to come to pass. But what if Mimir was a little impatient? What if he decided, with a bit of help from some friends, to kick start Ragnorok? But to kill a god you need a ringer, Enter our boy, Kratos.
Kratos is a god killer. He killed his father, Zeus, the patriarch of the Greek pantheon, and various other gods. He is a tried and tested deity destroyer. It would make sense that if Mimir needed a guy to kill Odin, Kratos would be at the top of the list. But that only half of the prophecy, he also needs a half god-half frost giant, Loki. Which brings up to Laufey,
Laufey is Krato’s wife and mother of Atreus. She is dead at the start of this game from causes unknown and we find out later that she was a frost giant. As for hate for Odin, shes got that in spades. Odin killed her whole species leaving the half-giant Atreus the last of an extinct race. She and Mimir were also friends. So it is very likely these two gods would work together to bring down the All-Father. Mimir with prophecies while Laufey seduces Kratos to have a son with. That son that would kill Bauldr, fulfilling the prophecy and starting Ragnorok, the apocalypse of Odin and his brethren. Not to mention Laufey provides Kratos with the God killing leviathan axe. She also guides their way throughout the realm tracing the path the player uses to navigate the world. Add to this theory some exceptional helpful friends, Brok, and Sindri. Now, these guys are fantastic dudes. They supply Kratos and Atreus with Axe upgrades, bow and arrows, and advice. They also have no love for Odin. They seem very invested in Kratos doing well and being well equipped. They are very helpful, almost a little too helpful. Sindri supplies the mistletoe arrows that Atreus uses to kills Bauldr. A little convenient that our blacksmiths generously provide the one thing that could kill Baldr.
So if you take this all together, you have some very motivated gods that all want the same thing, Odin’s head. Mimir torture and imprisonment for a thousand years. The genocide of Laufey’s People. Both are pretty solid grounds for revenge.
So what do you think? Are Kratos and Atreus unwitting pawns in Mimir’s master play to exterminate Odin and his kin? Can we still trust Mimir?
- The plot against Odin: Did Mimir and Laufey use Kratos to start Ragnarok?
- (God of war)The plot against Odin.( spoilers!!) Is Mimir trustworthy? Did Mimir and Laufey deceive Kratos into starting Ragnarok?
- Theory for next god of war
More about God of WarPost: "The plot against Odin. Did Mimir and Laufey deceive Kratos into starting Ragnarok? **spoilers for god of war and potential spoilers for next game.**" specifically for the game God of War. Other useful information about this game:
- GOW 2018 on PS4 stuck at downloading in progress
- I’ve never felt so emotional over a game
- Pitch for a Hebrew/Christain God Of War series part 1 (This is ALL just apart of the Story, I do not see God as a Tyrant or angels as Homelander like forces)
- GOW Theory; Kratos Is Holding Back
- We are no where near exploring a different religion yet since we just started exploring Norse but the Hebrew/Christian mythology/religion has so many potential bosses
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