God of War Ragnarok shows off Thor and other new characters in first look character posters! Putting names to the Norse faces we'll see next year, along with the actor doing the voice work for each.
Apparently there’s people who don’t like that Thor is “fat”. He may not have a 6 pack, but the dude looks like he can destroy mountains and that’s all I need.
I think that design is incredible, lol.
Exactly. If they just tried do a generic MCU Thor ripoff without being MCU then it would just come off as B Grade like the Avengers game.
It's End Game Thor and I love it! 😆
People will find anything to whine about. The design is very fitting since that's how world strongest man contestants look like.
Do you realize that people in strong man competitions would be horrible performing in any other sport because to be that bulky and overweight would be a detriment to the sport. There is a reason people in strong man competitions only compete in strength competitions because being fat and large like that would slow you down. Thor does not have to have a six back, but a muscular build would make more sense than a fat one since being that bulky would slow you down in a real fight. If Thor is fat, no wonder kratos will easily kill him.
Do you also realize that it is a work of fiction so it doesn't matter. Stop whining.
@Atticus_finch, you do realize the irony of your response. You just commented about how realistic Thor being fat is since people in strong man competitions are bulky and fat. I just poked a hole in your perceived realism. Now you are saying it doesn't matter if it is realistic or not since it's fiction. After I just explained how Thor being fat is in unrealistic. That is a good example of irony if I have ever seen one.
You're whole argument is fat people aren't athletic before we even know how Thor fights. I'm explaining why a strong character would have that look and why it doesn't even matter. Okay keep whining.
@alex A guy who can probably fly and controls lighting would likely not be limited by his bodily appearance
Why would Thor be fat? The Norse myth never says explicitly that Thor is fat, just that he enjoyed food and drink. As well as drank most of an ocean. Did you play assassin's Creed Valhalla. Assassin's Creed valhalla depicts Vikings as like to feast. However Viking warriors enjoy food and drink, but are fit and muscular because they are constantly in battle. The Viking civilians on the other hand are fat because they do not exercise as much because they are not warriors in combat. Thor on the other hand is the god of thunder, and he is constantly in battle against the Giants. Thor could easily work off all the food and drink he consumes and be fit and muscular. Not to mention I like many others do not play games for realism like realistic bodies or characters, I play games to immerse myself and do things I would not normally do. Therefore, I prefer characters who are fit or have unrealistic proportions.
Those same people probably think Thor is supposed to look like the Avenger. Thor is fat. He's always been fat in Norse mythology. One of his passions is eating.
Though I don’t have any issues with how he looks I didn’t know that, thank you.
I think those people might think marvel created Thor. They have no clue the original mythology. He drinks enough sea water (thinking it’s beer) to lower the ocean level. Mimir even makes fun of him for being fat in the previous GoW. Or maybe the people hoping for a buff toned version have some closeted issues they need to address.
How was there a double post? Come on internet 🙄
I think those people might think marvel created Thor. They have no clue the original mythology. He drinks enough sea water (thinking it’s beer) to lower the ocean level. Mimir even makes fun of him for being fat in the previous GoW.
Great myth! Almost as good as when he put on a wedding dress and pretended to be Freya when they promised her hand to a giant. Then he killed everyone in the room after eating all of their food.
That's the thing. People think six pack equals strength. No it does not. You have to diet, take out water, etc. Have you seen the best fighters in MMA? Most aren't jacked but just regular looking dudes.
Thor's been depicted as an oaf and easily prone to Loki's tricks in Norse mythology. The Marvel version just made him appear heroic in mainstream media, but it was a nice nod in the MCU when he became depressed and got fat following Thanos and the Snap. Looks can be deceiving. The one we're getting in GoW Ragnarok looks like someone not to be trifled with.
Thor was seen as heroic. I believe he was worshiped as the god of the common man and he was certainly the champion of Asgard even though he was dimwitted and “robust”. He was more like hulk than marvel Thor haha
I mean Baldur was a toothpick compared to Kratos and he was still bad ass. So I wonder more on how Thor is going to look in combat?
Thor is not a handsome shredded Australian with a 6 pack and a long blonde flowing hair? Hard pass.
Nah, they wanted him to be from CaliThornia.
Like Thor, girls tell me that all the time.
Oddly enough, "Mjollnir" translates to Diabetes
So ... umm, during fight scenes ... Will there be belly jiggle physics? Just curious.
Oh hell yes. Make it happens.
It's Thor Avengers End Game
Anyone mad about Thor's design shows that their only knowledge of Norse mythology comes from Marvel movies instead of actual Norse mythology. This is one of the more accurate designs out there.
I wished of all designs they would keep Odin's and Thor's a secret to see ingame for the first time, oh well 1 out of 2 is fine for now.
Yea ... wasn't expecting they were going to release the designs so soon since Thor was just teased in the gameplay trailer.
I just can't wait for the inevitable cross overs... Aloy: "Atreus, I am your true mother" Thor: Phones up Spider-man and Wolverine Ratchet & Clank: Meet the Fantastic 4 Then we will call everything the Marvel / Sony Universe Phase 5. After which Disney buys Sony, and then Disney princesses start showing in Phase 6.
The real Thor was a wide brick shithouse and he was dumb as rocks. The ultimate “dumb brute”. People who think he should look or act like marvel Thor are in for a surprise. Who was that girl at the end? Egyptian god probably?
That was Angrboða. A friend of Loki and the mother of all monsters including the wolf Fenrir, the Midgard serpent Jörmungand, and the ruler of the dead Hel in Norse mythology. The devs said she is also the last remaining giant in this game.
Around the same age as Loki that makes sense. Was there a dev interview afterwards?
The girl at the end is when BS enters the chat.
So cool. The effect on the hammer. The fight will be wait for it... Legendary.
It doesn't matter whether he's fat or ripped, Kratos gon eff him up!
They're no longer the house of fps games , I'm really disappointed with sonys future games
Much like Hercules in 3 didn't look like Kevin Sorbo (despite being voiced by Kevin Sorbo), SSM can interpret Thor however they want. Not everything has to depend on or influenced by popular media.
Black girl in Norse mythology, is that logic sound?
There is no blue Dwarfs in Norse mythology either yet no one complained about that. It's a video game not a historical reenactment who care's about Skin color.
What are you talking about? Thor could still have a six pack and eat a lot. Athletes do that all the time in real life, they eat like three entries for dinner and are fit because they are constantly exercising through playing the sport and weight lifting. Furthermore, the Norse mythology just said Thor loved to feast, not that he was fat. Also you are forgetting unlike the Greek pantheon in the myth, the Norse patheon is infallible. Not to mention gods have what humans have such as a metabolism, but at a much higher functioned rate since they are gods. Therefore, Thor would have a metabolism 100 times better than a human and be able to feast with the other gods and retain a six pack.
True. Loki could eat even more than Thor and there’s no mention of Loki being even slightly overweight. Only fire can consume food faster than Loki. I think you meant fallible instead of infallible though. Greeks were the Roman column royalty type. Norse gods we’re much more “earth bound” in human style drama. I saw some people wondering how this young girl is going to birth the world serpent and fenrir. My guess is it has something to do with her being part god, probably Egyptian. Gods get born in some weird ways. Zeus “gave birth” to Athena, its not always the good old fashioned affair. I believe Atreus will end up transforming into fenrir as an attack. He asked if had the power to turn into a wolf into a first game. I think the girl is the link to the Egyptian mythology and how Atreus learns to harness the giant side of his powers. Shapeshifting, etc.
Thank you @hotnickles, you and I are the first commenters on this comment thread to point out that the Norse Myth says that Thor was large, not necessarily fat. Meaning Thor could theoretically had been muscular with a six pack since muscles weigh more than fat and muscular people tend to be large too. What I think the misconception with Thor being fat is a lot of people are assuming that in order to build muscle you must have a belly first and turn that fat into muscle. When in reality no body builder does that, they keep lifting heavier and heavier weights for longer sets. Getting that heavy would only make lifting those heavy weights more burdensome on the body. Furthermore there is an assumption with this echo chamber on N4G and Matt Sophos, the creative Director of God of War Ragnarok that being passionate about enjoying food and drink is synonymous with being fat. When in reality their are fit and Muscular people who enjoy food and drink as much as a fat person. Moreover, in the Norse lore Thor is said to enjoy food and drink and feast a lot. That has more to do with the Norse tradition and custom of feasting and less to do with being overweight. Especially because pretty much all the Norse gods including Odin in the Norse Myth enjoy Feasting. Is Sophos and these commenters on N4g going to tell me that all the Norse gods are fat as well. That is absurd especially like you mentioned the Norse Myth says Loki enjoyed Food and Drink even more than Thor and he is constantly portrayed as fit, and not fat. I read the article where Matt Sophos defends making Thor fat by citing his love of feasting in certain myth and even the poem where he drank most of an ocean thinking it was Mead. To me, none of that would translate to Thor being fat. Even though Matt Sophos read the Eddas and claims he thoroughly read through the lore, I believe he is missing key context of the Norse legends which is as I have mentioned that the Norse/Vikings who developed the legends liked feasting, it was tradition and part of their culture. If someone were to think of a Viking Warrior no one would assume that the warrior class of Vikings were fat, but fit. Since in combat all that extra weight and fatigue from said weight would be a detriment and cost you your life. Thor being fat put through the reasonable test just does not add up when you add the context of what you know of Norse culture and what you know about combat and the type of shape you need to be in to be effective. I mean there are no fat UFC fighters for that matter.
Thor looks more like Modi than Magni apparently.
I suppose that at first I was slightly disappointed by Thor's look but since it turns out that he was actually fat and had brown hair in the mythological version I've actually happen to have become quite curious about what he'll bring to the table! Fat Thor, bring it on!
He had red hair in the myths but yes, he was a large guy. I don’t think “fat” is accurate though. He’s not baldur size with an extra 200 pounds of lard lol. He’s large and solid like the worlds strongest contestants.
Yeah, you're probably right.
It’s open to interpretation I guess but I have read a dozen books on Norse mythology and I never got the impression that Thor was a lardo. It never explicitly said that.
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