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News God of War Ragnarok's Thor Is The Peak Of Male Performance, Powerlifting Champion Says

Velius

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If Freya had come in looking like a landwhale everyone would be saying "YAAASSSSSS SLAY KWEEN"
 
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so if Thor is the perfect shape for the game why is Kratos so muscular then?
 

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Another scenario of we want creative freedom for artist to express themselves however that may be, however if it doesn't fit what I want get the pitchforks out.

Thor design in GoW: R is fine and I really don't understand why it's become a big point of contention.
 
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People will bitch just for the sake of it. Thor looks fine. We even got a dose of fat, dad-bod Thor in Endgame. Thor was still quite potent, even with all the lard. I think it's more important how they use him, not what he looks like.
 

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The problem with the design isn't the body, it's the juxtaposition of the body with his face. He doesn't look like a masculine power-lifter, he looks like a manchild who'd collect the ancient Nordic equivalent of Funko Pops.
 

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The problem with the design isn't the body, it's the juxtaposition of the body with his face. He doesn't look like a masculine power-lifter, he looks like a manchild who'd collect the ancient Nordic equivalent of Funko Pops.
If you some of the interview, that’s actually what they were going for with that design.

 

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It's their take on it, and imo it's fine, but hooboy is that NOT prime fighting shape. It's a good thing he can one shot you with his hammer because anything over 3 swings and he'll be taking a nap. I wonder if when he sweats it tastes like mead.
 
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Those shoes....
I'm surprised he's not doing it in high-tops. It's not uncommon seeing folks dead lift or squat in high-top Vans or Converse for that ankle support.

Man, I love how many people got so huffy about this. It's much more realistic than a chiseled dude with washboard abs. I'm down with strong AF grizzly Adams looking Thor.
 

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I'm surprised he's not doing it in high-tops. It's not uncommon seeing folks dead lift or squat in high-top Vans or Converse for that ankle support.

Man, I love how many people got so huffy about this. It's much more realistic than a chiseled dude with washboard abs. I'm down with strong AF grizzly Adams looking Thor.
 
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But strongmen are historically not great fighters. It's a different skillset and different muscles being utilized. Not that a Thor-sized fella wouldn't do well in most fights, especially against average dudes, but as a god of war probably not the physique he would shoot for.
 
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Nah, he'd have some pecs if he were muscular. He just looks like a fat dude with a flat chest. Give him some muscle shape of some sort. Also, Mariusz Pudzianowski has won World's Strongest man or came close many times and he is ripped.
As a weightlifter myself who's body is no slouch, I can tell you that if he is not now, at some point in his life, there was steroids used to get that body. There is no steroids in Norse Mythology so GTFO with that BS.
 
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As a weightlifter myself who's body is no slouch, I can tell you that if he is not now, at some point in his life, there was steroids used to get that body. There is no steroids in Norse Mythology so GTFO with that BS.

Yeah, and Kratos looks natural? It's a fucking video game. All strongmen are on steroids, you think it's natural to deadlift 1k pounds? Again, there is a vast difference between Eddie and Thors couch potato body. They could have gone with something in the middle, but they went full potato.
 
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noqtic

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The design is not what I expected at all, but it doesn't bother me I'm actually happy they didn't go the Marvel route with it.

He looks like a mountain and that will go a long way in making him feel like an intimidating threat.
 

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Yeah, and Kratos looks natural? It's a fucking video game. All strongmen are on steroids, you think it's natural to deadlift 1k pounds? Again, there is a vast difference between Eddie and Thors couch potato body. They could have gone with something in the middle, but they went full potato.
They are Gods, Kratos good have different genetics, doesn't eat the shit that Thor does whatever lol.

But I agree with you, they could have gone in the middle but they didn't. I understand Kratos is ripped but everyone walking around with his body is more unbelievable to me. Kratos is the main character, he should be unique and special in his physique.

At least Thor is not short and stubby in this, he's tall as fuck. I'd rather just think he is a slob when it comes to food. Maybe someone should photoshop his hammer and replace it with a chicken drumstick :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 
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Yep. In the gym 4 days a week and see them all the time. Power lifters look like this and are the strongest guys there.

There are so many guys these days on something but they aren't even trying to be competitive in lifting or anything besides getting laid.
 

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The Gods were gluttonous and just did literally whatever they wanted to do, too excess. Thats why Thor is as thicc as he is. Kratos does not indulge in food and drink in such a way. If you were essentially immortal, and could eat, fuck and whatever else you wanted to do, all while being able to lift the fucking world snake, you would. It makes perfect sense to me why he looks the way he does. Symbolic of everything awful about the Gods.
 
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