Throughout the God of War series, there’s been a plethora of Greek Gods and Goddesses that Kratos has slayed. But none of his enemies have the build as ruthless as our golden boy, Thor. That being said, mixed responses are revolving around the fat build of Thor. Including the ones that are fat shaming him. But is he honest with the Norse mythologies or did Santa Monica create something new? Not to worry, check out our guide to know why Thor is fat in God of War Ragnarok.
Why is Thor Fat in God of War Ragnarok?
Ever since the Art Director of Sony GOW, Raf Grasserti shared the character design for Thor, it’s been a matter of debate. But this has been teased throughout the events of God of War (2018). There are several instances where Mimir mentions Thor. As Mimir talks to Kratos and Atreus, he calls him out as a Fat Dobber that the World Serpent simply abhors. Other instances include him calling Thor a Sweaty bawbag and Thunder lummox. It has led to several fans believing that Thor has a beer gut or belly. But that might not be the case.
His build can be categorized as the Beefcake build suited for Heavyweight builders or fighters. Some of the examples include Andy Ruiz, who is a professional Boxer, or Big Show. Regardless, it didn’t stop the community from bashing him for being fat. This might be due to the glamourous imprint left by MCU’s Chris Hemsworth over the years. On the contrary, Thor never had blonde hair or such a chiseled appearance. The appearance of Thor in Avengers: Endgame can be considered the closest Norse depiction by Marvel. Nevertheless, it was not much explored other than Dad-bod jokes by Takia Waititi. Also, Thor never had a shred of compassion like him.
I know it can be slightly tough for MCU fans to see a different version of Thor in Ragnarok. But taking into consideration of the Norse culture, it might be an appropriate version.
So, let’s find out if Thor was as fat and bulky in Norse mythology as he is in God of War Ragnarok.
Is Thor Fat According To Norse Mythology?
The answer to that question is Yes! Well, technically not fat but he was portrayed as Mighty and Large. But the concept that he is fat simply because he drinks mead or beer feels vague to me. In both the GOW series and Norse Mythology, Thor’s mother is a giantess. While her name was Jörd in Norse mythology, she was named Fjörgyn in the God of War series.
This might be the reason why Thor’s appearance is fat or large. According to several Norse myths, Thor can butcher anyone across the Nine Realms which is exactly what Mimir states while talking to Kratos and Atreus.
Keeping his appearance aside, his brute savagery is the most I am excited about. Thor in his full-blown brute strength against Kratos. One of the instances in the Lay of Thyrm by Poetic Edda recalls him butchering the entire reception. There are also several accounts about his lore in God of War (2018) which even surprises Kratos at some point. While the devs at Santa Monica Studios may take the liberty of altering him, it’s going to be pretty interesting to see this version of Thor inspired by the Nordic iterations.
Ryan Hurst is the voice actor for Thor in GOW Ragnarok. If you are wondering about his full strength, you can check out our guide on how strong is Thor in God of War.
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