SYABM #comic 05: “Anita Sisyphean”
Anita: “Also, because it’s a woman.”
SYABM (distantly): “A-ha!”
For the sake of humor, this comic pretends that a) Anita actually knows about the first two examples, and b) would ever actually acknowledge them if she did, instead of waiting for one of her bootlickers to make a video with crappy logic explaining it away.
The first two games were on the PS2, which didn’t even have Trophies, and when they were released as part of the God of War Collection, they also got Trophies for the incidents in question.* And yet, people complained so hard that Sony vowed never to depict “violence against women” in a GOW game ever again only after a pretty human woman was killed. She isn’t even the first sentient female being he murder-raeged to death in the series. Oddly enough, Anita didn’t mention those little facts.**
Incidentally, God of War 3 also has a trophy for kicking enough Cerberus puppies. I suppose that means it also encourages animal cruelty.
* In the first game, you drag a dude in a cage to a platform, then pull a lever, which burns him alive. In the second, you find a guy who can read an ancient text written in stone, drag him to it, smash his face into it until he reads it, sacrifice him, and then do it again with the second guy. In the third game, the woman gets crushed in some mechanisms after Kratos forces her to “assist” him.
Which, assuming it’s meant to be an escalation, implies that killing one innocent women is supposed to be worse than murdering two innocent men.
[sarcasm]Because women are so disposable.[/sarcasm]
** Come to think, she doesn’t mention Athena, either, or the Fates, or Gaia, when she’s making her generalizations about the women in the series in the “Background Decoration” videos. Weird, huh?
Wait, does this mean no more fights against female things like Gorgons or the Fates?