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Who is Fenrir in God of War Ragnarok?

Fans have spotted Fenrir in the God of War Ragnarok trailer, but who is he and what does he mean for Kratos and Atreus?

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Who is Fenrir in God of War Ragnarok?

God of War Ragnarok is finally due to hit shelves this November, and fans think they’ve spotted Fenrir in the game’s latest CGI trailer. But who exactly is Fenrir, and what could he mean for Kratos and Atreus?

Following the incredible success of the 2018 reboot, it’s no surprise that God of War Ragnarok is one of the most anticipated games of the year. Kratos’ journey into Norse mythology with his son Atreus struck a chord with millions of players, who have been hungry for more details ever since the sequel was revealed.

They finally got their wishes when Sony announced that Ragnarok will launch on November 9, 2022, along with a new trailer. The short CGI clip didn’t give us much more to go on, but fans think they spotted a key Norse figure named Fenrir.

But who is Fenrir in God of War Ragnarok and what role could they play in the story?

Who is Fenrir in Norse mythology?

Traditionally, Fenrir is one of the three children belonging to the trickster god, Loki, along with Jormungandr and Hel.

The end of the “Father and Son” God of War Ragnarok trailer shows Kratos and Atreus standing in the shadow of a large wolf. Those clued up on their Norse mythology have pointed out that there’s a good chance that this character could actually be Fenrir, who does appear as a wolf in Norse myth.

Fenrir didn’t appear physically in God of War (2018), but he was mentioned in some of Mimir’s stories and the various triptychs scattered around the realms. We did, however, meet Jormungandr, better known as The World Serpent who played a key role in the game.

*Spoiler warning for God of War 2018*

World Serpent in God of War

Who is Fenrir in God of War?

At the end of God of War, we learn that Atreus is Loki in this version of the mythology, meaning it’s likely that Fenrir is actually Atreus’ son, as is The World Serpent.

It hasn’t been explained just yet how Atreus is able to meet his children before they are born. Jormungandr mentioned that Atreus looks familiar when they first meet, hinting that the characters are part of some kind of paradox.

The new trailer frames Fenrir as a villain that Kratos and Atreus will have to fight, but based on what we know from the source material, it’s highly likely that he will become an ally as the two navigate Ragnarok.

Of course, we won’t know for sure what role Fenrir will play in God of War Ragnarok until we get our hands on the game. Sony Santa Monica have adapted the source material in a number of ways, so they could have a curveball for us come November.


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