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Jack the Ripper's valkyrie is going to have her own doubts about helping him for obvious reasons.
It would pair nicely with Heracles's own vacillating opinions on whether or not humanity should live, turn the fight into a rumination on how important 「resolve」 is, even if it's for the vilest of causes.
  • Technically confirmed? She wasn't all that happy with the arrangement, but Jack forced the issue and she's effectively comatose for the duration of the fight. Thankfully when she's released after the fight, she shows no trauma other than being very angry.

How the battle between Heracles and Jack will end.
Heracles will "win" the fight and as the gods are cheering he will start to make an impassioned speech about how the gods should spare humanity and end the contest. Just as he is starting to turn them around Jack will appear and kill Heracles (he may or may not survive as well), winning the battle for humanity but hardening the resolve of the gods to destroy humanity.
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  • Jossed. During the climax of the battle, while Heracles has the upper hand for a moment, Jack manages to perform a sneak attack using his own blood as his weapon and manages to mortally wound his rival, winning the battle "justly" and with Heracles taking well his defeat. It however makes the gods want to win the tournament even more.

Göll is going to become the Volund of the last human fighter.
Her position as the deuteragonist and the 13th Valkyrie is probably not casual, and since there are 13 Valkyries for the 13 human fighters that are going to fight in the 13 rounds of Ragnarok, she's almost certainly going to participate as the Volund of one of the human champions at some point. While she may be a cowardly crybaby now, the continous lose of those dear to her in the tournament will give her some character development that will turn her into a more mature and brave character, leading humankind in the decisive battle as the 13th Valkyrie.

Odin is going to be the Big Bad of the series.
It's obvious he is planning something for this tournament, he probably is going to betray everybody to become the absolute god.

There is going to be a battle royale as the last fight.

If they end up 6 to 6 by the 13th fight and if the last one somehow ends in a tie, the survivor gods and heroes would face each other in a battle royale.

A human will betray humanity and fight for the gods

They will probably ask for immortality in exchange for fighting against humanity

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Loki will fight Rasputin

  • Rasputin will survive every single trick and trap Loki throws at him and defeats Loki by slowly whittling him down.
Loki will fight Souji
  • Because he seemed to be angry at the god & declared him an evil god with disdain in his look. Plus both look child like & appear affable in attitude.

Simo will fight Anubis

  • It makes sense for a human nicknamed the White Death and a dog breeder to fight a God of death who just so happens to have the head of a jackal. And their fight will happen in a frozen forest where Anubis must find Simo while Simo must stay away from Anubis, as one hit from Anubis would kill him.

The god who will take Buddha’s slot...
  • Aphrodite, enraged by Buddha’s betrayal, will join the fight and reveals a Amazonian Beauty form before she fights. For irony, she will fall hard for her opponent and surrender.
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  • Ares. Ares will join and will fight King Leonidas, a man who once worshipped Ares until Ares abandoned him at the end of his life. King Leonidas will get his revenge on Ares.
  • Hades. Just so all three of the top Greek gods get a turn to fight.
    • Confirmed to be Hades in chapter 54. Funnily enough, Ares tries to volunteer, but he's quickly turned down.

Brunhilde is not just fighting for humanity, but also for revenge for Sigurd.
  • Long ago, a Valkyrie fell in love with a mortal warrior. That Valkyrie was Brunhilde. That warrior was Sigurd. Due to a series of tragic events, Sigurd died, and when Brunhilde returned to the realm of the gods...she found that Sigurd had been sent to Niflhel for having a Valkyrie fall in love with him. Not only that, but Brunhilde discovered that the events leading up to Sigurd's death were orchestrated by the gods in order to 'teach her a lesson about siding with mortals'. And thus, she was filled with hate. Her initiation of Ragnarok wasn't just to save humanity; it was to get revenge. And based on the fact that she said she would also head to Niflhel...this is just her last action against the gods.

Humanity will rise up and wage war against the gods...

  • By taking advantage of Jack the Ripper’s volund giving them divine weapons capable of hurting gods, humanity will be the ones exterminating the gods and not the other way around.

Nikola Tesla will fight Beelzebub.

  • It will be mad scientist VS mad scientist. One representing all of mankinds scientific accomplishments the other all the evil science is responsible for.
    • Apparently confirmed in chapter 66. Tesla is gonna be humanity's fighter in the 8th fight, while Beelzebub tells Hermes to tell Zeus that he's going next for the gods in the same round.

Fight predictions.

  • Either side only has to win 7 of the 13 battles. Given: It seems unlikely that humanity will be the losers in this tournament and it would be a waste if we didn't get to see all 13 battles. As of this prediction, five battles are done, and we're looking at a 2-3 record (of Ragnarok! Hey-o!) in the gods' favor.

    Fight #6 is 1,000% going to go to humanity considering who their champion is, leaving a 3-3 tie, meaning fights 7-11 will also be split. My prediction is that the gods will win fights 7 and 8, followed by humanity taking fights 9, 10 and 11. Since Göll and Brunhilde will be the last two Valkyries to join the fight, in that order, Göll is 1,000,000% going to die in fight #12, stealing humanity's runaway winning streak and bringing it all down to the wire.

    Since Odin is scheduled to fight at some point, and since he's a Top God, plus, you know, Ragnarok, he's 1,000,000,000% going to be the Final Boss, which means Loki will probably be the one to kill fighter #12 and Brunhilde.

Buddha’s Six Realms Staff is a volund.

  • Not only that but it was the first volund. However Buddha was not the one who created the technique, instead it was Kannon who he made a pact with to create the staff.

The sixth match will be declared invalid.

  • After Buddha's defection and everything that has happened with Bishamonten/Zerofuku/Hajun it will be decided that the battle doesn't count towards Ragnarok. This will keep the number of human fighters at 13 but result in two new fighters for the gods to be chosen.
    • Jossed. Round 6's result counts and adds a point to humanity, tying the score to 3-3.

With Buddha turning on the gods, one of the Einheriar will turn on humanity.

  • It will be an ironic reversal that will re-equalize the number of contestants without having to add any new ones.

Qin Shi Huang will defeat Hades
  • Qin Shi Huang, after a tough fight, will ultimately defeat Hades and will attribute his victory to him being an emperor while Hades, despite having both the right and power to rule, gave the position of Top God to his youngest brother Zeus.

Hades will defeat Qin Shi Huang
  • As upsetting as Qin Shi Huang losing will be, it seems to make the most narrative sense. The Greek gods losing three times in a row (Poseidon, Heracles, and Hades) would make them seem like jokes and decrease their threatening presence in the narrative. Also, it seems probable that the final score would be close to increase tension (so seven to six) and since Buddha won the last round, it feels more likely that humanity won't win again.

Souji Okita will ask Sasaki to teach him.
  • Realizing he needs the help of a swordsman who far surpasses him, Souji Okita will ask Sasaki Kojiro to train him until it’s his turn to fight.

Okita won't fight in the Ragnarok.
After Buddha's betrayal, the roster was pretty messed up. The gods fixed their side easily by adding Hades, but now the human side has 14 fighters. Adding another god fighter and making the Ragnarok have a maximum of 14 fights instead of 13 wouldn't make sense, since the first side to get 7 victories is the winner. The other possibility to use every human fighter on the roster would be having a 2x1 fight, which I don't believe will happen. The gods are now aware that they can't be careful enough, Zeus said so himself. The humans, on the other hand, have such high stakes that it would be dumb for one of them to risk fighting against two gods. The other way to fix it is simply removing one fighter from the human side, and Okita is the prime candidate. The authors were clearly aiming for variety when they made the roster, and even most of the japanese humans have very different fighting styles. Raiden is a sumo wrestler and Sakata no Kintoki is traditionally associated with an axe, but both Sasaki and Okita fight with katanas. Granted that they use different styles, but why have two japanese swordsmen when every other fighter is unique? Also, Okita was introduced fairly early on, is shown watching the fights and already contributed a bit to the story, and certainly will do more in the next chapters. Besides, he is a character in Chiruran: Shinsengumi Requiem. The author also said that his fight will be a surprise, so he will certainly have his moment of action, I just think that it won't be part of the Ragnarok and won't take place in the arena. Basically, he is the only fighter with enough participation in the story that can be removed from the competition without disappointing the readers who were hyped when he was announced as part of the roster.

The Iliad was the first time humans fought gods, and subsequently got purged from history.
It's more than a little suspect that one of the greatest heroic epics in existence, and the mighty heroes involved therein, has so far not received so much as a mention in a story that's all about clashing mythologies. A dozen or more potential participants to the Ragnarok, not to mention another occasion to pick on Ares, absent and untapped. One wonders.

Naturally there's an explanation to this. The war of Troy took place in a time when gods were more directly involved with mortal affairs... too directly, as it turned out. Several humans took exception to the meddling, and struck back against the gods, and proved their strength and might. And though they did not even possess Volunds at the time (this having happened before Buddha), the gods grew touch nervous of where this was going and where it might yet end up, and banded together to destroy the humans decisively. They went on to glass the realm and wipe their hands off it and forget that the entire thing ever happened.

All that's left to tell of the entire mess is a few scattered notes of mortal epic, distorted by the ages and by now reflecting very little of what actually took place that day. But, naturally, the whole thing will be brought up eventually anyway. Perhaps when Apollo or Leonidas will take the stage.

Yahweh will show up as a literal Deus ex Machina / literal walking Karma Houdini Warranty
For all the pain wrought upon humanity by the Gods, the big man himself has to be mighty pissed. Especially considering one of His first children has been wiped from existence. The conflict now becomes humanity trying to stop Yahweh from basically wiping every God from existence entirely in a legitimately justified moment of Unstoppable Rage and Papa Wolf, due to the potential ramifications.

The potential English dub cast

Heracles: Kyle Hebert

Jack the Ripper: Kyle Hebert, Dan Woren

Buddha: Sean Chiplock

Qin Shi Huang: Johnny Yong Bosch

Hades: Ray Chase

Brunhilde and Göll will perform a dual Volund for the final match of Ragnarok
For the final match of the tournament (which will likely be a 6-6 tie), Brunhilde will decide to form the final Volund of the tournament. However, since Buddha betrayed the gods to fight for humanity, there is one more Valkyrie who hasn't yet performed Volund: Göll. Göll will volunteer to accompany Brunhilde into the final battle.

Simo Häyhä will win against his opponent, whoever he is
Let's be honest: As a fairly big case of Ensemble Dark Horse (specially for a character who didn't even fight yet!) and real life example of a One-Man Army, it would be very disapointing to see Simo going down against an enemy god. By sheer hype behind him, Simo will win against his opponent thanks to Popularity Power.

Simo Häyhä will fight against Artemis
Who would be a more fitting match for the Goddess of the Hunt than history's greatest hunter of men?

Beelzebub will win against Nikola Tesla
  • Like was the case with Zeus, he has far too much villainous narrative impact to die so early in the story. And the humanity won twice in a row and is currently in the lead, which can not be allowed to stand.
    • Adding on to this, the battle will be the reverse of Jack vs Heracles, where Tesla loses but in the process saves Beelzebub from his inner demons.

Simo's fight will be in the winter forests of Finland.
They're his home turf, after all.

Alternative Title(s): Shuumatsu No Walkure Record Of Ragnarok

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