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Kratos is easily one of my most requested characters so I'm glad to finally get him off the table. Just in time for Ascension too.

This took a while, not just because the background needed the time but also because there was a lot going on with the characters themselves and I needed to be careful not to color/shade something incorrectly. I've only played the first and third God of War games and, out of the two, the most memorable moment was probably the fight with Cronos so that was my starting point. I fidgeted a ton with adjustment layers to give a better impression of depth and scale and I'm still not sure if I should have gone further. I think that, all things considered, this is one of my better ones.

Finally, I'd like to thank ~nathradas for his great blood splatter brushes that were used in this piece.
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:iconkirrol:
KiRRol Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student Artist
Espera, si  Mario matara a Kratos, el se volveria.... El plomero de la Guerra?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Jajaja. Ya lo veo sentado en el trono de Kratos. :D :D
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:iconleehatake93:
LeeHatake93 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Mario FTW. 
Next fight: Luigi vs Deimos (oh wait, Deimos is dead. Luigi wins by default)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
No Luigi fights for now. But Mario vs. Jill Valentine maybe. ;)
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:iconloupgaroupblanc:
loupgaroupblanc Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Nice I love how you put cronos in the background
Such a epic fight in GOW3.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yeah, it was definitely one of the high points of that game for me. :)
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:iconslimer3000:
Slimer3000 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist
I, uh, don't like God of War. Nothing against it, it's not my type of game, that's all.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I love those kinds of games but yeah, God of War isn't particularly my favorite in the field. Not a bad game though. :)
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:iconredgamer75:
redgamer75 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Go Mario! I hope you win!
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:iconnateflazh1000:
NateFlazh1000 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Mario has no idea what he's gotten him self into
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:icongreece4life:
greece4life Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!!
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:iconslinkerawesome:
SlinkerAwesome Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So much blood I don't even know what's going on!
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:iconramonthehedgehogxa:
RamontheHedgehogXA Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
mario will loose against this one.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Definitely a tough match-up for the ol' plumber.
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:iconramonthehedgehogxa:
RamontheHedgehogXA Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
so what next?
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Next is Mario vs. Bubsy. It's penciled and inked but until I get a new computer I can't do much of anything. :(
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:iconzombieboydragonov:
zombieboydragonov Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mario id gonna die :O
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:iconsmashking2:
smashking2 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Mario will rape Mr. Grumpy Greyman
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:iconprototypeknuckles:
PrototypeKnuckles Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
ooh can you please do mario vs the prince of persia next
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I already the next 3-4 characters picked out but yeah, Prince of Persia is not a bad idea. If I come up with a good idea I might do it. ;)
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:iconprototypeknuckles:
PrototypeKnuckles Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Thanx
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:iconmartinsaenz1996:
martinsaenz1996 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
mario vs q*bert
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I've considered him and yeah, I very much plan on doing Q Bert at some point. Dunno when though.
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:iconnastynappa:
nastynappa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
mario is giving kratos the beat down lol
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:iconadan75:
Adan75 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
do mario vs vexx
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Don't know who that is, had to google him. Not too crazy about his design. :(
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:iconjamesbobbydreed:
JamesBobbyDReed Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
He's fighting a god...how does a fat plumber even get this far?

As always, excellent! :D
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
A lot of 1UPs. :D
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:iconjamesbobbydreed:
JamesBobbyDReed Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Period
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Godzilla1489 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Mario vs. Asura from Asura's Wrath Please?

It would be interesting, since he'd likely be Mario's strongest foe yet. XD!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I definitely love the design of Asura and he gets suggested often but, as I always say, I'd like to play Asura's Wrath before I do Mario vs. Asura. Just to get those good idea juice flowing. :)
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SteveSonOfGod Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Awesome!!! seems like mario wins all the battles cause he's always fighting new characters, no doubt why Mario is the Greatest VideoGame Her!! Awesome one bro! :)
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KFscorpion Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Oh, I forgot a Tekken character would be awesome too. (Like Jin, Kazuya or Heihachi)
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:iconkfscorpion:
KFscorpion Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Some characters I would like to see Mario facing is Isaac Clarke from deadspace, Duke Nukem and John Marston from Red Dead Redemption.

Also Sweet Tooth, Conker and Ezio
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I actually have a pretty good idea for a Mario vs. Marston fight which I hope to get on paper soon. Out of the other characters you listed, you're more likely to see Duke Nukem and Sweeth Tooth before the others. Not a huge fan of Tekken though so don't know about that. But hey, this is an ongoing thing so give it time. :)
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EyesOfThePhasm Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just realized now that Mario is choking Kratos w/ his own damn chain! :lol: I LOVE both of these characters!! I don't know who I want to win!! :D
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yup, that's exactly what's going down. Glad you like it. :)
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:iconeyesofthephasm:
EyesOfThePhasm Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE your Mario Vs series! I look forward to each one!! :aww: I partially like this one though, because I think each character is so iconic in their own right! I love playing both Mario and the God Of War games!!!!! :la:
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yeah, the ones with these major characters are always challenging because you have to live up to the fandom of both franchises (99% of the time I'm a fan of both characters myself). Glad you like it. :)
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:iconkfscorpion:
KFscorpion Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Damn, it actually looks like Mario is about to murder Kratos! :O Good Job as usual.

Can you give a hint on the next one? :)
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Leaning heavily towards Jack Cayman of Madworld. :)
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Phantomcat93 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist
This is FAR better than I expected it to be! I love it!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Glad you like it. :)
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:icongodofwarlover:
godofwarlover Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Have Asura vs Mario
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I've considered it. I'd like to play the game first though. ;)
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:icongodofwarlover:
godofwarlover Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Alright
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ElwisFromPoland Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Shiz, I have no idea, how Kratos pissed off Mario, but he's really mad now.

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:empllama: :eyepopping: :emplllama:
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I like to think that he just has a lot of pent up anger. ;)
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