History Characters / NorseMythology

11th Sep '17 12:08:34 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* GiantCorpseWorld: The entire world is made from his dead body.
8th Sep '17 10:19:02 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name literally translates as "giant monster".
8th Sep '17 10:17:56 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* SiblingsInCrime: Fenrir and Jormungandr came into the world together and they leave it together, assaulting the very heavens and killing the gods.



!'''Jormungandr'''
Loki and Angrboða's second son. When he is but a small snake, the gods toss him to the ocean to drown him. But he does not drown and grows ''big enough to circle the world''. He has beefs with Thor, up to the Ragnarok, where the two face off and kill each other.

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!'''Jormungandr'''
Loki
!'''Hati and Angrboða's second son. When he is but a small snake, Sköll'''

Fenrir's sons, and Loki's grandsons, Hati and Skoll are twin wolves who pursue Mani and Sol (the moon and
the gods toss him to sun) across the ocean to drown him. But he does not drown night sky every night. At Ragnarok they will finally capture their prey and grows ''big enough help to circle bring about the world''. He has beefs with Thor, up to end of the Ragnarok, where the two face off and kill each other.world.



* AnimalisticAbomination: Like their father, they're gargantuan lupine monsters who will kill and devour the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the sun and the moon.
* BeastOfTheApocalypse: Hati and Skoll's capture of the sun and the moon is a major part of Ragnarok, and one of the signs that the end is nigh.
* CanisMajor: Large enough to swallow the Sun and the Moon--though since Sol and Mani were personifications of light rather than giant balls of gas or rock this still makes them smaller than their father, Fenrir.
* DecompositeCharacter: In earlier myths they and their father, Fenrir, may have been a single character. In at least one prior version of Ragnarok it is Fenrir, not Skoll, who devours the sun.
* IHaveManyNames: Invoked with Hati; he has the mock lastname "''Hróðvitnisson''" (son of fame wolf) and "''Måna-Garmr''" meaning "Moon-wolf".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''Hati'' means "Enemy", "Hater", or "He Who Hates" and ''Sköll'' means "Treachery" or "Traitor".
* RevengeByProxy: Unable to avenge their father's binding by attacking Odin directly,
* SavageWolves: They are wolves and two of the most dangerous beings in Norse Myth.
* SiblingsInCrime: Share the goal of turning out all the lights in the universe.
* WolvesAlwaysHowlAtTheMoon: Now you know why.


!'''Jormungandr'''
Loki and Angrboða's second son. When he is but a small snake, the gods toss him to the ocean to drown him. But he does not drown and grows ''big enough to circle the world''. He has beefs with Thor, up to the Ragnarok, where the two face off and kill each other.
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* AnimalisticAbomination: A giant snake who will help end the world. And he's Fenrir's brother. So big he encircles the entire world.

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* AnimalisticAbomination: A giant snake who will help end the world. And he's Fenrir's brother. So big he encircles the entire world. world and will help to end it.



* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: As big or bigger than Fenrir. He wraps all the way around Midgard, with his tail in his mouth.

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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: As big or bigger than Fenrir. He wraps all the way around Midgard, with his tail in his mouth. When he joins his brother in the assault on Asgard, only a third of his body is able to emerge from the ocean.



* BreathWeapon: Breathes poison.

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* BreathWeapon: Breathes poison.Exhales venom and will turn the ocean and air alike to poison at Ragnarok.




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* SealedEvilInACan: Jormungandr is trapped in the ocean until Ragnarok.
* SiblingsInCrime: Fenrir and Jormungandr came into the world together and they leave it together, assaulting the very heavens and killing the gods.



!'''Hati and Sköll'''
The sons of Fenrir, born by a giantess. They chase the sun and the moon and are said to devour them along with all of the stars at Ragnarök.

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!'''Hati and Sköll'''
The sons of Fenrir, born by a giantess. They chase
!'''Garm'''
Hel's dog, he guards
the sun and gates to her realm. At Ragnarok he will lead her legions against the moon and are said to devour them along with all rest of the stars at Ragnarök. world, and he and Tyr will slay one another.



* AnimalisticAbomination: Like their father, they're gargantuan lupine monsters who will kill and devour the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the sun and the moon.
* DecompositeCharacter: Possibly the case with Sköll, which may or may not just be another name for Fenrir.
* HellHound: What better term is there for gargantuan wolves out to eat the sun and moon?
* IHaveManyNames: Invoked with Hati; he has the mock lastname "''Hróðvitnisson''" (son of fame wolf) and "''Måna-Garmr''" meaning "Moon-wolf".
* MeaningfulName: ''Hati'' means "''the one who hates''" or "''enemy''" and ''Sköll'' means Treachery.
* ThoseTwoGuys: They're never mentioned seperately.
* WolvesAlwaysHowlAtTheMoon: Now you know why.

!'''Garm'''
Hel's dog, he guards the gates to her realm. At Ragnarok he will lead her legions against the rest of the world, and he and Tyr will slay one another.
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* DecompositeCharacter: The fact that he kills Tyr, who lost a hand to Fenrir, suggests to some scholars that he and Fenrir were originally one character.
27th Aug '17 5:15:45 AM Hjortron18
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* {{Archenemy}}: To Loki. Of course, Loki is responsible for the death of her father.



* {{Archenemy}}: To Loki. Of course, Loki is responsible for the death of her father.
15th Aug '17 8:27:09 AM Rolling68Q
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* SoleSurvivor: Depending on how you interpret her lack of direct participation in Ragnarok, she may be destined to be Loki's only surviving child after the end and continue to rule over the dead.




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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her final fate in Ragnarok is not mentioned. She might be destined to perish, though it's possible she managed to stay out of the final conflict along with the other goddesses.
29th Jul '17 10:54:47 AM JulianLapostat
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* {{Cuckold}}: In ''Lokasenna'', Loki gloats about sleeping with his wife Sif in a public banquet.




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* YourCheatingHeart: In ''Lokasenna'', Loki gloats about sleeping with her in a public banquet with the gods, an argument she doesn't respond to or oppose.
29th Jul '17 9:36:56 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* DemotedToExtra: Tyr only appears in three tales, and is only important in one of them. Considering he was a god of soldiers and the poems and sagas were written for the ruling classes who favored Odin this is not surprising.

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* DemotedToExtra: Tyr only appears in three of the surviving tales, and is only important in one of them. Considering he was a god of soldiers and the poems and sagas were written for the ruling classes who favored Odin this is not surprising.
23rd Jul '17 11:53:15 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* CanonImmigrant: Older germanic texts, among them ''Beowulf'', but also others, mention a jutish king named Hermodr or Armodr, who was killed while bathing - and with a conflicting reputation to boot. This king may actually be the mortal "source" for this god, having him elevated to Odin´s stable boy (since Odin is quite capable of travelling to Hel by himself).


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* CanonImmigrant: Consider that Odin himself also is reckoned a god of poetry, and that the first RealLife norse ''skald'' in tradition was named Bragi Boddason, some scholars believe this god actually is the skald elevated to godhood.
13th Jul '17 2:07:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Thor is the ManlyMan, being a very BloodKnight-y kind of guy, compared to the more GenreSavvy Sensitive Guy Loki.

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Thor is the ManlyMan, being a very BloodKnight-y kind of guy, compared to the more GenreSavvy Sensitive Guy Loki.



* GenreSavvy: In the versions where she does not know the fate of her children, she was cautious enough to make sure the Aesir did know of her children because she knew the gods would see them as a threat.
** [[WrongGenreSavvy Sadly she wasnít always on the ball]] and when she was summoned by Odin to Asgard she assumed it was because Loki had gotten himself into some deep shit that Sigyn couldnít help with. What Odin actually wanted was to isolate Angrboða and kill her so her children would be vulnerable. In this version, what was done to her and their children set the foundation to Lokiís FaceHeelTurn.



* GenreSavvy: Sigurd does not tell Fafnir his name because then he did not want the dying dragon to curse him.
3rd Jul '17 6:45:24 AM Cryowolf704
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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Averted. He humiliates the gods by making them atempt to do impossible feats, then reveal his tricks as soon as they leave Utgard, and then just vanishes along with the castle before Thor can take vengeance. Other giants are killed before getting to do half of what he did.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: He may have done more to the gods than any other giant, but he also did less than most of them tried to do. All Utgarda-Loki did was embarass them with impossible tasks. He even [[AffablyEvil allowed them to sleep in Utgard]], despite the fact that this was supposed to be the reward for succeding the tasks. But, when Thor learns what happened, he promptly tries to [[DisproportionateRetribution kill the giant]]. ValuesDissonance is at play, as norsemen [[SeriousBusiness did not take kindly]] to insults.

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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Averted. He humiliates the gods [[JerkassGods gods]] by making them atempt to do impossible feats, then reveal his tricks as soon as they leave Utgard, and then just vanishes along with the castle before Thor [[HotBlooded Thor]] can take vengeance. Other giants are killed before getting to do half of what he did.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: He may have done more to the gods than any other giant, but he also did less than most of them tried to do. All Utgarda-Loki did was embarass them with impossible tasks. He even [[AffablyEvil allowed them to sleep in Utgard]], despite the fact that this was supposed to be the reward for succeding the tasks. But, when Thor learns what happened, he promptly tries to [[DisproportionateRetribution kill the giant]]. ValuesDissonance is at play, as norsemen [[SeriousBusiness did not take kindly]] to insults.
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