Record of Ragnarok S2 introduces new Gods and warriors from human history (2023)

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Here is a quick character guide for the different representatives of the Gods and Humanity from Record of Ragnarok season 2.

Ragnarok has been enacted and Humanity must choose which of their 13 greatest warriors must face the Gods in a series of 1 vs 1 fights; with the fate of the entire species on the line.

However, with so many different characters to keep track of as we move from battle to battle, it can be quite confusing to remember where different warriors are from, and which side they fight for.

Here is a quick guide to the main characters from Record of Ragnarok season 2, which premiered around the world via Netflix on January 26.


Record of Ragnarok season 2 character guide:


Brunhilde is the eldest of the 13 Valkyries of Valhalla and is the one who initially interrupted the meeting of the Gods to suggest enacting Ragnarok i.e., the 13 one vs one fights between deities and warriors.

Whilst Brunhilde is technically classed as a demi-God, she guides Humanity acting as their recruiter and negotiator with Zeus. She has a cold-hearted demeanor, but her passion to save humanity and embarrass the Gods is second-to-none.

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Brunhilde is voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese) and Laura Post (English).

“I thought she [Brunhilde] was a busy girl who changed her facial expressions rapidly, but this season there are scenes that give a quieter glimpse into the depths of her mind, and I am enjoying Hilde in a more three-dimensional way. I hope you are enjoying the new Valkyrie with her voice. I am not able to give an immediate answer to the question, “I like this character the best! I would be very grateful if you could continue to support us. Chikkira!” – Miyuki Sawashiro, via official website.


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Timelapse of Brunhilde from Shuumatsu no Valkyrie (Record of Ragnarok).

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Goll is the youngest of the 13 Valkyries of Valhalla and acts as the assistant to Brunhilde in recruiting the greatest warriors from humanity to fight against the Gods, even though she shows no real interest in saving humanity.

Goll is an extremely anxious demi-god and constantly worries about humanity to the point of annoyance from her older sisters. Despite her confidence in Brunhilde’s warriors being incredibly low, she eventually comes to admire each character and the strength they show when facing unimaginable odds.

Goll is voiced by Tomoyo Kurosawa (Japanese) and Anairis Quinones (English).

“Goll is the youngest child who is shy, curious, and reckless. She always reacts honestly and loudly, which I think is both annoying and adorable! The second season is also full of unique gods and people who are fighting passionately, so Goll has done her best to shout a lot. I hope I was able to convey the excitement of the matches to you all!” – Tomoyo Kurosawa, via official website.


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It looks like Goll was trying to do magic tricks.. and she failed……
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Jack The Ripper

Jack The Ripper is the representative of Humanity in round four of Ragnarok, fighting against Hercules. He is an infamous serial killer from 19th Century London and so has the disposition of a typical British gentleman; however, it doesn’t take much for his inner monster to be revealed to all.

Jack is one of the more interesting characters in Record of Ragnarok season 2 because he is the only representative to be viewed as a villain; with the humanity crowd supporters even doubting whether they should be cheering him on at first.

Jack The Ripper is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese) and Jeff Leach (English)

“There are conflicting elements that I want both sides to win and to lose miserably. I have liked Jack the best since I read the manga, so I never thought I would be able to play him! That’s my impression.” – Tomokazu Sugita, via official website.


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Jack the Ripper is such a cold character in Record of Ragnarok

— Oshinoo 🍩 (@oshinoo_) January 26, 2023


Hercules (also referred to as Heracles) is the representative of the Gods in round four of Ragnarok, fighting against Jack The Ripper. He is the iconic Greek demi-god who completed the twelve Labors that included slaying the Nemean Lion, Nine-Headed Lernaean Hydra, and Ceryneian Hind.

Despite being a representative of the Gods, Hercules is sympathetic towards both Brunhilde and humanity; even being touted as the most righteous being in the universe, even amongst the Gods. Honor and dignity may be his forte, but Hercules remains one of the strongest beings to fight in Ragnarok.

Hercules is voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese) and George Newbern (English).

“I originally read the original work, so I am very happy to be able to participate. It’s “God vs. mankind. It is clear that the gods are stronger than humans, but how will humans stand up to them? Can we fight them in the first place? I can’t stop being excited. Hercules is a demigod and a half-human. He is a representative of the gods, but he also loves humans. What does he see in this battle between gods and humans? How will he act? I hope you will see him from various angles.” – Katsuyuki Konishi, via official website.


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Goddamn…Jack the Ripper Vs Hercules in Record of Ragnarok…it truly lived up to the hype.

— Damien Sin (@InnovationOfHex) January 26, 2023

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Raiden Tameemon

Raiden Tameemon is the representative of Humanity in round five of Ragnarok, fighting against Shiva. He is known as ‘Peerless Rikishi’ and is the best sumo wrestler in Japanese history, with his muscles being considered to be amongst the densest in the world.

Raiden is an extremely lustful man who loses his cool when nearby any beautiful woman but at the same time, he claims to be completely serious about both combat and regarding any statement he makes.

Raiden Tameemon is voiced by Subaru Kimura (Japanese) and Michael Schwalbe (English).

“It’s just so powerful! I had an image of action entertainment with a magnificent worldview! As someone who loves the word “strongest,” it was a treat for me to play the role of Raiden Tameemon, who is said to be the “strongest sumo wrestler ever in history. I will do my best to live up to his name!” – Subaru Kimura, via official website.


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Learning about Raiden Tameemon in real life has lead me to believe that Record of Ragnarok only slightly over-exaggerated how cool he was.

— Rusty Shackleman (@RustyShackleman) February 3, 2021


Shiva is the representative of the Gods in round five of Ragnarok, fighting against Raiden Tameemon. Shiva is the leader of the Hindu Pantheon and is one of the Chief Gods at the original meeting; his four muscular arm leads him to be known as the best grappler amongst the deities.

Whilst Shiva is initially carefree and proud of his position, but he shows himself to be arrogant and violent when things do not go his way. When in a fight, he is also known to smile throughout with Agni noting how he doesn’t know the true meaning of restraint.

Shiva is voiced by Tatsuo Suzuki (Japanese) and Sean Rohani (English).

“Since I was able to play the game, my understanding of him has deepened more than in the previous year. On top of that, when I combined the impression I got from the original work with the image I had developed in my own mind, I got a more single-minded and strong impression. I put all my accumulated feelings of “I want to fight” into each and every word of the character. I hope you enjoy my performance.” – Tatsuo Suzuki, via official website.

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Shiva finds a worthy opponent! 💪

via Record of Ragnarok

— VIZ (@VIZMedia) April 19, 2022


Buddha is the representative of Humanity in round six of Ragnarok, fighting against Zerofuku. Despite being technically a representative of the Gods, Buddha opts to defect to join Brunhilde on humanity’s side after acknowledging that the annihilation of the entire population was unjust.

Buddha is easygoing and refuses to take anything that the Gods say seriously; even going as far as to ignore Loki outright when challenged. Whilst he is extroverted and arrogant (known as History’s Strongest Adolescent by Brunhilde), his incredible powers and strength are unmatched within the team.

Buddha is voiced by Yuichi Nakamura (Japanese) and Maaz Ali (English).

“Although it is a battle for the survival of the human race, it is not heavy-handed and is sublimated into each character’s own battle, so it is very easy to read and I was excited to see it. The character is quite aloof, and even when he gets serious, he seems to have a somewhat relaxed or calm spirit. I hope I was able to make the play with a good balance…I am looking forward to the delivery of the performance.” – Yuichi Nakamura, via official website.


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Do the gods or humans win in Record of Ragnarok? ›

Speculatively, it could also be a plan schemed by Hermes, who resented Zeus's obsession with war and destruction. Season two will explore the cliffhanger further. By the end of 'Record of Ragnarok' Season 1, the humans won 1 battle. God dominated the competition with two winning bouts.

Will there be a Record of Ragnarok anime season 2? ›

After the 'Record of Ragnarok' season 1 off to a blistering start on Netflix, the anime has been renewed for a second season with many more bouts yet to be fought between mankind and the gods.

Has Ragnarok record been Cancelled? ›

With many more bouts yet to be fought between mankind and the gods, the anime has been renewed for a second season. Part 1 of season 2, which consists of ten episodes, will arrive in January 2023.

Is Jesus in Record of Ragnarok? ›

He appears in the sixth round of Ragnarok supporting Buddha.

Who is the 4 armed god in Record of Ragnarok? ›

Shiva is shown to have four arms (with only one remaining after his fight with Raiden) and five golden eyes, with only three of them open when he's calm.

How many gods survive Ragnarok? ›

Hoenir, Magni, Modi, Njord, Vidar, Vali, and the daughter of Sol are all stated to survive Ragnarok. All of the remaining Æsir then reunite at Ithavllir. Baldr and Hod return from the underworld - Baldr having been killed by Hod, and Hod by Vali, before Ragnarok.

Who ends the world in Ragnarok? ›

Loki and the god Heimdall kill each other, Freyr is killed by Surtr, Týr and Garmr wind up killing each other, and the gods Mani and Solveig are slain by Sköll and Hati. Surtr sets fire to the world with his sword and the Nine Realms fall in flames, ending the cycle of life that began with the gods' act of creation.

Who wins at the end of Ragnarok? ›

Thor drops his hammer and says he won't be Odin's killing machine anymore -- which prompts Odin to fatally impale Thor, his son, with a spear. Odin gets very stabby at Ragnarok's end. That kicks off the final battle against Odin, a two-part boss fight in which Kratos, Atreus and Freya are victorious.

Is Ragnarok season 3 Cancelled? ›

Netflix has confirmed that a new season of Ragnarok was given the greenlight, but also shared the sad news that this would be the third and final season of the hit show. Well, don't be too down.

How many seasons will Ragnarok have? ›

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Ragnarok season three has been confirmed by Netflix, but we also have bad news as it'll be the final season. Skam meets Thor sounds like a surefire hit in theory, but even then, the success of Netflix's Ragnarok still took some by surprise.

How does Ragnarok 2 end? ›

Ragnarok season 2 ends with Laurits, who is being watched over by Fjor and Ran Jutul, setting his Jörmungandr snake loose into the Norwegian fjords so that it can grow to a gigantic size (fans of God of War on the PS4 will know what we mean), ready for a fight with Magne in a potential future season.

Is Ragnarok the end of the universe? ›

Ragnarök, (Old Norse: “Doom of the Gods”), in Scandinavian mythology, the end of the world of gods and men. The Ragnarök is fully described only in the Icelandic poem Völuspá (“Sibyl's Prophecy”), probably of the late 10th century, and in the 13th-century Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson (d.

Who does Buddha fight in Record of Ragnarok? ›

Buddha is Humanity's representative in the sixth round of Ragnarok, going against Zerofuku, and later Hajun, despite initially being listed as a representative for the Gods.

Why was Record of Ragnarok Cancelled? ›

The anime's portrayal of one of the principal deities of Hinduism has incited major backlash against the series and ultimately caused it to be removed from the Indian version of the streaming platform. Record of Ragnarok is a Netflix anime adaptation of a manga of the same name.

Who are the Four Sages of humanity? ›

The Four Sages is a group of four influential philosophers: Confucius, Buddha, Socrates and Jesus. Confucius represents Chinese philosophy, Buddha represents Indian philosophy, Socrates represents Ancient Western philosophy and Jesus represents philosophy in the modern era.

Why does Zeus look old in Record of Ragnarok? ›

Semi-immortality: As a God, Zeus is incapable of dying due to old age. He is a lot older than most gods, being older than the Big Bang itself (making him over 13.8 billion years old). While for unknown reasons, Zeus appears to have aged considerably during this period of time, looking more aged than his elder siblings.

Who beats Zeus in Record of Ragnarok? ›

Adam and Zeus hit each other with everything they had, until Adam finally landed the definitive punch, sending Zeus to his knees. The god's final form dissipated, as his body was now an injured, shriveled husk. Zeus pronounced that the fight was over, as he had been defeated, but Adam had died standing on his feet.

Who is the main villain in Record of Ragnarok? ›

Brunhilde is manipulative, vindictive, vulgar and ill-tempered, together with an indomitable will and a keen wit. She uses any means necessary to win, even if it means choosing a wicked human like Jack the Ripper to fight in Ragnarok.

Who defeated Shiva? ›

Shiva engaged him in battle and pierced his heart, but Andhaka was able to recover and strike Shiva with his mace. The blood that fell on the ground from the wound gave rise to the eight forms of Bhairava.

Did Buddha beat Hajun? ›

Before Hajun could fathom what had happened, the dismembered pieces of his body fell to the ground. The audience cheered as Buddha had won the fight, chanting his name.

Who are the two humans after Ragnarok? ›

In Norse mythology, Lif and Lifthrasir (also spelled Life and Leifthrasir) were two people designated to be the sole human survivors after Ragnarok, the battle at the end of the world. In the battle of Ragnarok, all the gods were doomed to be destroyed, but the forces of evil would also be killed.

What is Surtur the god of? ›

(or Surtr), in Norse mythology, a fire demon or fire giant who ruled in the fiery wilderness called Muspelheim. Surt was the guardian of Muspelheim. He stood at the border, brandishing a flaming sword. At the time of Ragnarok, the end of the world, Surt was destined to lead the fire giants into battle against the gods.

Who kills Heimdall in Ragnarok? ›

When Ragnarök, the end of the world as predicted by a seeress, came and the Bifrost broke, Heimdall blew his horn Gjallarhorn to awaken the Aesir gods. During the final battle, Heimdall fought the evil and treacherous Loki and they both died.

Do any humans survive Ragnarok? ›

It appears that the only human survivors of Ragnarok are a woman and man called Life and Pulsing-With-Life. They will survive by consuming the morning dewdrops in an unknown place called Hoddmimir's Forest. The two will be responsible for repopulating the world with humans.

What kind of god is Kratos? ›

In Greek mythology, Kratos (or Cratos) is the divine personification of strength. He is the son of Pallas and Styx. Kratos and his siblings Nike ('Victory'), Bia ('Force'), and Zelus ('Glory') are all essentially personifications of a trait.

Who kills Odin in Ragnarok? ›

Fenrir swallows Odin, though immediately afterwards his son Víðarr kicks his foot into Fenrir's lower jaw, grips the upper jaw, and rips apart Fenrir's mouth, killing the great wolf.

What mythology will God of War go to next? ›

God of War will be leaving the Norse realm after Ragnarok, and the rich world of Slavic mythology may be a good pick for Santa Monica next. God of War Ragnarok will be the franchise's last journey in the Norse realm, though it doesn't mean that it is the end of the series.

How tall is Kratos? ›

Officially, Kratos is currently six foot and four inches. This is his redesigned height for the 2018 God of War and now its sequel, Ragnarök.

What did Kratos see on the wall? ›

The right panel of God of War Ragnarok's final mural depicts Kratos being immortalized as a gigantic gold statue, surrounded by smaller figures that seem to be worshiping him, throwing gifts towards the base of the statue and celebrating.

Is Saxa Thor's wife? ›

According to Poetic Edda, the first book to be recorded by Völuspá (the seer's prophecy about Ragnarök), Járnsaxa was Thor's lover and had a son with him, Magni.

How long did Ragnarok last? ›

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The first sign is the murder of the God Baldr, the son of Odin and Frigg which has already happened. The second sign will be three uninterrupted long cold winters that will last for three years with no summer in between.

Is season 3 of Ragnarok on Netflix? ›

Netflix confirmed in 2021 that Ragnarok had been renewed for a third and final season. Based on the production schedules and release dates of seasons one and two, it is likely that season three will debut in late 2022 or early 2023.

How many episodes are there in Ragnarok season 2? ›

Record of Ragnarok Season 2 Part 1 will begin streaming on Netflix this coming January 26, 2023. The first part consists of Episodes 1 until 10. The second season will have a total of 15 episodes.

Will there be a season 4 of Ragnarok? ›

'Ragnarok' Season 3 Completes Filming, Likely to Release in 2023 on Netflix. Add to Pocket: Share: The third and final season of the Norwegian fantasy series, 'Ragnarok' has officially wrapped up filming, we have confirmed with our Netflix sources.

Is Edda Norway a real place? ›

Unfortunately, Edda is not a real place. Filming for the mythological series took place in a small port town called Odda in the south of Norway (in an area called Sørfjorden). Odda is known for its breath-taking scenery, alongside its hike trails, which lead into the nearby Hardangervidda National park.

What is the creature in Ragnarok season 2? ›

Jörmungandr (Old Norse: Jǫrmungandr, pronounced [ˈjɔrmunˌɡandr̥], meaning "huge monster"), also known as The Midgard Serpent, is a sea snake, and the most dangerous monster in Norse mythology.

Who is the villain in Ragnarok season 2? ›

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The Frost Giant Fjor is the twisted mirror image of Magne in Ragnarok season 2, in that he too tries to escape his destiny.

Who is the girl in Ragnarok season 2? ›

Signy (portrayed by Billie Barker) is a recurring character in the Netflix Original Series Ragnarok.

What happens if a Viking dies of old age? ›

When Vikings died they believed they would go to Valhalla, where they would spend their afterlife. Before Christianity, Valhalla was the Viking eternal paradise, like Heaven. Valkyries were warrior-women goddesses who searched battlefields for dead heroes.

How old is Kratos? ›

God of War II (2007)

It is widely agreed in the God of War community that Kratos' age in this game is 50 years old.

Is Ragnarok the last God of War? ›

No. In an interview with the Director of Ragnarök, Eric Williams, and Sony Santa Monica creative director, Cory Barlog, they stated that this game will be the last one to have Norse mythology in the lore.

How many humans are there in Record of Ragnarok? ›

Brunhilde convinces the gods to hold Ragnarok, a competition where thirteen humans and thirteen gods face one-on-one battles to the death and the first to achieve seven victories wins, with mankind spared for another 1000 years should they achieve victory.

Who were the two humans left after Ragnarok? ›

In Norse mythology, Lif and Lifthrasir (also spelled Life and Leifthrasir) were two people designated to be the sole human survivors after Ragnarok, the battle at the end of the world. In the battle of Ragnarok, all the gods were doomed to be destroyed, but the forces of evil would also be killed.

Who is the strongest mankind in Record of Ragnarok? ›

Humanity's first champion, Lu Bu is the fiercest human warrior. During his life, he was the strongest person in China's legendary Three Kingdoms Period and during Ragnarok went toe to toe with Thor, the strongest Norse God.

Who created the humans in Record of Ragnarok? ›

Humans are one of the existing species in the world of "Shuumatsu no Valkyrie: Record of Ragnarok". They are beings that were created by the Gods.


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