Okay, so as a fan of the Four Searphim, I have to say something. I know it seems like a lot of their fans can be apologists and perhaps it seems that we’re trying to justify what they did, but that’s not the case. I run in these circles and speak with these people day to day, and we see Four Seraphim as people. People who made mistakes and need to pay for those mistakes, whether it be with their lives or their happiness, but people none the less.
Their reason is not a justification for their actions and none of us think that what Mithos, Kratos, or Yuan did was right. Kratos’ choices at the Tower of Salvation fill me with grief because he’s making a mistake that he is going to spend the rest of the game suffering for. There’s no getting around what they did. But not all of them are currently monsters, completely monsters, and certainly they haven’t always been monsters. Kratos and Yuan are deserving of a second chance because they are willing to correct their mistakes and grieved by their pasts. Mithos is only the TRUE VILLAIN because he chose the path for himself and refused to repent, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have REASONS. They don’t justify his actions, but they do make him relatable, and a lot of us relate to that humanity, to that depth, because we’ve made mistakes, too, and perhaps it’s difficult for us to move on from them, just like it’s difficult for the Seraphim.
That’s why maybe some of us are so willing to forgive Forcystus, Pronyma, and Magnius and believe that they deserved a second chance. It’s not that we don’t recognize they they blackmailed and committed murder and other heinous crimes, it’s because we’re also fans of people who are villainous to varying extents, and we believe that if they had ever shown remorse, they could have attempted to change their course.
What was he even thinking when he agreed to help him?
If Half Elves are that hated, either they had remarkable evidence or Kratos was not as bigoted as most people.
I think it’s probably a bit of both, actually. Kratos is far too practical to betray the person employing him without reason (or, to put it in other terms, abandon the person he clings to for hope and solidarity), but he’s also so no bullshit I doubt that he’d care much for lineage and focus mainly on their merit.