Imagine you’re Kratos. You’ve got a son named Atreus, who you love very much, but you have to make sure he knows you’re also still the same old gruff man you’ve always been. What do you call him when you want his attention? Do you call him by his name? A nickname? No, you call him “Boy.” And you do it with reckless abandon.
If you haven’t yet been privy to the masterful sounds of Kratos calling Atreus “Boy” yet, then you’re in for a real treat. There’s a fantastic compilation on YouTube by TuYasRecords that puts together over an hour of Kratos calling out to his son. He says it in an angry tone. He says it in an inquisitive tone. He says it just about any way you can imagine that makes sense within the God of War universe. And this is free entertainment, people. You don’t even have to pay for it.
This hilarious video will have you getting in on the whole “Dad of Boy” craze that’s really tearing up the internet right now, as it should be. Kratos’s interactions with his son are some of the most touching and heartwarming moments throughout God of War, but as you can see they can also be abrupt and worth a giggle. Ah, awkward parenting skills. Where would we be without you?
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