But you're right about the mask. It's implied several times in the 2012 story that the Sweet Tooth Mask is something of an embodiment of Marcus Kane's madness. And even if someone (like Charlie Kane, his son) put it on, it still stands as a symbol of the clown, and his followers would flock to him, calling it a resurrection.
But in pure PSASBR terms, I'd call this an even fight. up close, Kratos takes it easily with his damage-heavy melee combos, but Sweet Tooth's space-controlling gameplay and hit and run tactics can completely neuter the God if done right. Molotovs, landmines, chainsaws, and shotguns are all a big threat to Kratos' combo-ability.
And while it would appear that Kratos easily outclasses the clown in terms of supers, Sweet Tooth's TNT-Tag Level 1 is the perfect counter to Kratos' lunging swipe. Simply dodge and TAG! You're it! Kratos' Level 2 Super is near-instant and has crazy vertical range, but Sweet Tooth's nuke is guided, and if used up close and detonated immediately, can be an absolutely devastating surprise attack. And when it comes to level 3's both characters are near even, with Kratos' big short-range moves being matched by Sweet Tooth's chaingun, under-stomp, and vertical missiles. But Kratos outmatches him in mobility in dodging the sweet bot, with his Icarus wings and higher footspeed.
Overall, I'd call the battle even, with a VERY slight advantage to Kratos.
the reason why i said that about kratos vs sweet bot is that sure he may attack and maybe pierce the metal but sweet tooth just has more options in that situation. kratos is not weak or wimpy by any means but i think when faced by sweet bot sweet tooth has the edge because of the armored truck and the extra fire power.
im speaking from my point of view in general, not my point of view on actual characters in PSASBR. but i definitely agree with you in the PSASBR aspect. it just takes skill and knowledge.
1. Both made by David Jaffe
2. Both great Killers
3. Both murdered their families
4. Both are cursed
5. Both have ALOT of weapons on them
6. Both always are prepared
7. Both Killed very powerful being (Kratos-Gods, Sweet Tooth-Calypso)
8. Both have a massive band of followers/soldiers
9. Both are seen as Gods
10. Both both are angry characters
11. Both have been decieved in their games
12. Both are feared by many
13. Both always return even after death
14. Both are persistent
15. Both are very strong and powerful
16. Both shrug off pain like it's nothing
Yeah, Sweet Tooth has his Shot Gun but Kratos has his bow of Apollo which out ranges the shot gun.