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[[File:Icarus Wings.jpg|thumb|300px|The Icarus Wings in God of War II.]]
   
''{{Quote|I will reach the [[Sisters of Fate]], and I will use your wings to do so!|[[Kratos]], threatening Icarus}}''
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''{{Quote|I will reach the Sisters of Fate, and I will use your wings to do so!|Kratos threatening Icarus}}''<nowiki/>''
   
 
==Greek Mythology==
 
==Greek Mythology==
These are the feathered wings that belonged to [[Icarus]] in [[Greek]] mythology. They were made of bee's wax and bird feathers. As Icarus and his father [[Daedalus]] flew from the island to freedom, Icarus flew too close to the sun, his wings melted and he fell into the sea either to be killed on impact (falling into water from such a height is like falling on concrete) or to be eaten by one of the sea's terrible creatures.
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'''Icarus' Wings''' were made of bee's wax and bird feathers. As Icarus and his father, [[Daedalus]], flew from the island to freedom, Icarus flew too close to the Sun, his wings melted, and he fell into the sea to his death. Icarus floated to an island and was buried there.
   
== God of War Series ==
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== [[God of War (series)|God of War Series]] ==
===God of War II===
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===[[God of War II]]===
When Kratos encountered [[Icarus]], he fought with him down the [[Great Chasm]] and then ripped off his wings and took them for himself, landing safely on the [[Titans|Titan]] [[Atlas]]. With the wings, Kratos can "glide" through the air, allowing him to travel across much greater distances than just jumping. While Kratos is flying however, the wings slowly fall apart, and if they dissipate enough before Kratos lands on solid ground, he'll automatically fall straight out of the air and onto the ground.
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When [[Kratos]] encountered [[Icarus]], he fought him down the [[Great Chasm]], ripped off his wings, took them for himself, and landed safely on [[Atlas]]. With the loss of his wings, Icarus himself fell down to the Underworld again, with no hope of escaping.
   
===God of War III===
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With the wings, Kratos could "glide" small distances through the air, which allowed him to travel across much greater distances than just jumping and launching a limited array of attacks. After a certain period, the wings began to wither and lose feathers, which resulted in Kratos' eventual fall to the ground. Opening [[Air Vents]] or shafts allowed Kratos to fly higher and farther.
Kratos kept his Icarus Wings, still allowing him to glide, as well as granting him the new Icarus Ascension ability, which allowed him to fly straight up into the air, to use air combos on tall enemies. Throughout Olympus, there are large shafts called [[Icarus Vents]] that can propel Kratos to areas he cannot normally reach by jumping; some of these vents are powerful enough to allow Kratos to fly up Mount Olympus, but he must avoid falling rocks and obstacles. They were amongst the equipment destroyed by Zeus.
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===[[God of War III]]===
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Kratos kept the Icarus Wings, which still allowed him to glide, as well as granted him the new Icarus Ascension ability and allowed him to fly straight up into the air in order to use air [[Combos]] on tall enemies. Throughout [[Mount Olympus]], there were large shafts that were called [[Icarus Vents]] that could propel Kratos to areas that he could not normally reach by jumping; some of those vents were powerful enough to allow Kratos to fly up Olympus by avoiding falling rocks and obstacles. The Icarus Wings were among [[Kratos' Equipment]] that was destroyed by [[Zeus]]' [[Astral Form]], excluding the [[Blades of Exile]], the [[Blade of Olympus]], and the [[Boots of Hermes]].
   
 
==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==
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[[File:Icarus Wings - abilities.jpg|thumb|400px]]
 
*'''Icarus Glide (Air)''' - While in the air, press X and continue holding to glide for a short amount of time. '''''Hold X'''''
 
*'''Icarus Glide (Air)''' - While in the air, press X and continue holding to glide for a short amount of time. '''''Hold X'''''
 
*'''Icarus Ascension''' - Use your wings to launch nearby enemies and jump into the air. '''''L1 + X'''''
 
*'''Icarus Ascension''' - Use your wings to launch nearby enemies and jump into the air. '''''L1 + X'''''
 
*'''Icarus Strike (Air)''' - While airborne, perform a quick single strike with your wings. '''''L1 + X'''''
 
*'''Icarus Strike (Air)''' - While airborne, perform a quick single strike with your wings. '''''L1 + X'''''
*'''''Note that Icarus Ascension and Icarus Strike are no longer featured in God of War III whilst the Blades of Exile are equipped, unless you turn on Aphrodite's Garter. '''''
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*'''''Note that Icarus Ascension and Icarus Strike are no longer featured in God of War III whilst the Blades of Exile are equipped, unless you turn on [[Aphrodite's Garter]]. '''''
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* The Icarus Wings appears as one of Kratos' moves in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, along with Poseidon's Rage.
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* The Icarus Wings appeared as one of Kratos' moves in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, along with [[Poseidon's Rage]] and the [[Atlas Quake]].
* Originally, [[God of War]] would already feature the Icarus Wings, but were cut from the game due to time constraints. The level incorporating them can be seen in part in the [[Deleted Levels]] documentary.
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* Originally, [[God of War]] would have already featured the Icarus Wings, but they were cut from the game due to time constraints. The level that incorporated them could be seen in part in the [[Deleted Levels]] Documentary.
* When using the wings in God of War II and God of War III, the wings instantly lash out from Kratos' back, and when not in use they dissapear from where they came. Like most of the weapons and items in the God of War series, it is unknown where Kratos keeps them when not using them.
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* When using the Icarus wings in God of War II and God of War III, the wings instantly lashed out from Kratos' back, and, when they were not in use, disappeared from where they came from. Like most of the weapons and items in the God of War Series, it was unknown where Kratos kept them when he did not use them.
* Whilst using the [[Blades of Athena]] in God of War III, pressing L1 + X will use the Icarus lift which makes Kratos jump using the wings. However, when using the [[Blades of Exile]], that move is replaced.
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* While using the [[Blades of Athena]] in God of War III, pressing L1 + X used the Icarus Lift which made Kratos jump using the wings. However, when using the Blades of Exile, that move was replaced.
* In God of War III, the Icarus Wings can perform a special alternate air technique called 'Jet Dash'. This move requires attaining the [[Boots of Hermes]] (Lv. 1 is needed for it to work). It was not inserted by programmer and is considered a glitch. For more information about Jet Dash, refer to this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT6wpckrTBI video].
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* In God of War III, the Icarus Wings could perform a special alternate air technique that was called 'Jet Dash'. That move required attaining the Boots of Hermes (Level 1 was needed in order for it to work). It was not inserted by programmers and was considered a glitch. For more information about Jet Dash, refer to this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT6wpckrTBI video].
* The Icarus Wings are used in [[PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale]], along with the [[Head of Helios]], [[Nemean Cestus]], and [[Blade of Olympus]].
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* The Icarus Wings were used in [[PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale]], along with the [[Head of Helios]], [[Bow of Apollo]], [[Barbarian Hammer]], [[Nemean Cestus]], the [[Arms of Sparta]], and the Blade of Olympus.
* As you uses the wings in God of War II to glide for too long, the wings run out of feathers and Kratos crashes and falls on his chest.
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* If Kratos used the wings in God of War II to glide for too long, the wings ran out of feathers and he crashed and fell on his chest.
* The Icarus Wings appear in a cutscene from [[Bit of War]].
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* The Icarus Wings appeared in a cutscene from [[Bit of War]].
   
 
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Latest revision as of 13:02, April 9, 2019

Icarus Wings

The Icarus Wings in God of War II.

I will reach the Sisters of Fate, and I will use your wings to do so!

–Kratos threatening Icarus

Greek MythologyEdit

Icarus' Wings were made of bee's wax and bird feathers. As Icarus and his father, Daedalus, flew from the island to freedom, Icarus flew too close to the Sun, his wings melted, and he fell into the sea to his death. Icarus floated to an island and was buried there.

God of War Series Edit

God of War IIEdit

When Kratos encountered Icarus, he fought him down the Great Chasm, ripped off his wings, took them for himself, and landed safely on Atlas. With the loss of his wings, Icarus himself fell down to the Underworld again, with no hope of escaping.

With the wings, Kratos could "glide" small distances through the air, which allowed him to travel across much greater distances than just jumping and launching a limited array of attacks. After a certain period, the wings began to wither and lose feathers, which resulted in Kratos' eventual fall to the ground. Opening Air Vents or shafts allowed Kratos to fly higher and farther.

God of War IIIEdit

Kratos kept the Icarus Wings, which still allowed him to glide, as well as granted him the new Icarus Ascension ability and allowed him to fly straight up into the air in order to use air Combos on tall enemies. Throughout Mount Olympus, there were large shafts that were called Icarus Vents that could propel Kratos to areas that he could not normally reach by jumping; some of those vents were powerful enough to allow Kratos to fly up Olympus by avoiding falling rocks and obstacles. The Icarus Wings were among Kratos' Equipment that was destroyed by Zeus' Astral Form, excluding the Blades of Exile, the Blade of Olympus, and the Boots of Hermes.

AbilitiesEdit

Icarus Wings - abilities
  • Icarus Glide (Air) - While in the air, press X and continue holding to glide for a short amount of time. Hold X
  • Icarus Ascension - Use your wings to launch nearby enemies and jump into the air. L1 + X
  • Icarus Strike (Air) - While airborne, perform a quick single strike with your wings. L1 + X
  • Note that Icarus Ascension and Icarus Strike are no longer featured in God of War III whilst the Blades of Exile are equipped, unless you turn on Aphrodite's Garter.

GalleryEdit

  • Icarus Wings concept art
  • Kratos showcasing his wings in God of War 3
  • Promotional image, showing Kratos use the Wings to manoeuvre through Icarus Vents.
  • Kratos obtaining the Icarus wings.

TriviaEdit

  • The Icarus Wings appeared as one of Kratos' moves in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, along with Poseidon's Rage and the Atlas Quake.
  • Originally, God of War would have already featured the Icarus Wings, but they were cut from the game due to time constraints. The level that incorporated them could be seen in part in the Deleted Levels Documentary.
  • When using the Icarus wings in God of War II and God of War III, the wings instantly lashed out from Kratos' back, and, when they were not in use, disappeared from where they came from. Like most of the weapons and items in the God of War Series, it was unknown where Kratos kept them when he did not use them.
  • While using the Blades of Athena in God of War III, pressing L1 + X used the Icarus Lift which made Kratos jump using the wings. However, when using the Blades of Exile, that move was replaced.
  • In God of War III, the Icarus Wings could perform a special alternate air technique that was called 'Jet Dash'. That move required attaining the Boots of Hermes (Level 1 was needed in order for it to work). It was not inserted by programmers and was considered a glitch. For more information about Jet Dash, refer to this video.
  • The Icarus Wings were used in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, along with the Head of Helios, Bow of Apollo, Barbarian Hammer, Nemean Cestus, the Arms of Sparta, and the Blade of Olympus.
  • If Kratos used the wings in God of War II to glide for too long, the wings ran out of feathers and he crashed and fell on his chest.
  • The Icarus Wings appeared in a cutscene from Bit of War.

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