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'God Of War Ragnarok' Thor Isn't What Fans Expected, But We Love Him

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'God Of War Ragnarok' Thor Isn't What Fans Expected, But We Love Him

Last night, we got out first proper look at God Of War Ragnarok. The sequel to 2018's epic God Of War will see Kratos and a slightly older Atreus working together to prevent the mother of all apocalypses and, we expect, end up declaring war on the gods of Asgard as a result.

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The gripping trailer, which you can see below, teased a couple of familiar names and faces. Freya is of course returning, although this time she looks to be more foe than friend. I guess she's still not over the fact Kratos killed her son at the end of the last game. Loki also gets a quick namedrop, and we're treated to a very brief glimpse of Thor.

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While the trailer doesn't show much more of Thor beyond his hammer Mjolnir (it's pretty much the exact same shot from the end of the first game), God Of War Ragnarok art director Raf Grassetti showed off a proper look at this version of the God Of Thunder. It's safe to say he might not be what a lot of fans were expecting, but we absolutely love him.

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As you can see below, this Thor isn't exactly the ripped muscular poster boy that fans of Marvel comic books and movies might be used to, but that's not what he's supposed to look like! If you want to talk about being accurate to the source material, this more portly incarnation is far more in-line with the Thor of Norse Mythology. You might also recall that God Of War's Mimir referred to Thor on more than one occasion as a "fat dobber" and "sweaty bawbag".


Long story short, this version of Thor is awesome. He looks powerful, imposing, and completely terrifying. I can't wait to see him go a few rounds with Kratos next year.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: News, PlayStation, God Of War

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