Ogres are a species of burly, powerful, gorilla-looking giants seen in God of War (2018). There are many variations, all of which are very powerful and usually present a significant danger in battle. If they are stunned, Kratos can mount it and use it to attack other enemies in the area. If enough damage is done, Kratos can pull the beast to the ground and kill it by cleaving its skull in half at the jawline with his axe.
In mythology, ogres are often depicted as inhumanly large and tall and have a disproportionately large head, abundant hair, unusually colored skin, a voracious appetite, and a strong body. Ogres are closely linked with giants and with human cannibals in mythology. In both folklore and fiction, giants are often given ogrish traits (such as the giants in "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Jack the Giant Killer", the Giant Despair in The Pilgrim's Progress, and the jötnar of Norse mythology); while ogres may be given giant-like traits.
Powers and Abilities
Ogres are one of the most dangerous enemies Kratos and Atreus encounter in their journey. They are capable of performing a number of devastating attacks. Ogres attack by swinging their massive arms or charging at their enemies, as well as smashing the ground to perform shock-wave attacks, which can be done in succession. If lesser enemies are nearby an Ogre may grab them and throw them at Kratos. Fierce Ogres can leap great distances to attack an enemy from above. If an Ogre is stunned it can be grabbed onto and ridden around. Kratos can then use the enraged Ogre to smash into other enemies for a brief amount of time, causing massive damage. The more powerful Ogres can grab Kratos and smash him into the ground.
Types of Ogres
Ogre's come in two different classes:
- Ogre: The basic kind of Ogre, with greyish skin. This Ogre type fights with their huge arms, which give their attacks good range.
- Fierce Ogre: Similar to regular ogres but more violent and erratic, with blood-red markings around their body.
- Ogres are equivalent to Cyclops from the previous games, as they also are large beasts that can be used to ride around and attack nearby enemies. This burly giant's appearance looks similar to Cyclops Tyrant as there are attack Kratos by striking at him with their fists or feet, or by picking him up and throwing him.
- On occasion, perhaps as an Easter Egg, Ogres can be heard making the same noise as the "Cave Troll" from Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. This seems fitting, as there are noticeable similarities between the two grey, hulking beasts.
- According to the God Of War novelization, the first ogre that Kratos and Atreus encounter was referred to as a Forað and it said that Kratos "smelled like a god" and warned them to turn back.