Darren McCormac on Thor from God of War Ragnarok

Darren McCormac talks about Thor from God of War Ragnarok and says "Any old fool can have abs - yes, I'm looking at you, Mr. Hemsworth"

After Matt Sophos, the Narrative Director, put in a bunch of incels boys in his place when answering about Angrboda in God of War: Ragnarok, it's time for someone who understands the matter to come out in defense of the Santa Monica studio's approach to a character from Norse myths for the new game of the god of War, Kratos.

This new version includes a new character from Norse legends, Thor, who is played by Ryan Hurst from Sons of Anarchy and has a very different look compared to the version from Marvel Cinematic Universe, played by Australian Chris Hemsworth. In some corners of the internet and social media, some fans have had issues with Thor's appearance in God of War Ragnarok, due to his “bulky” form.

However, to give more "weight" to the discussion, someone who understands the subject decided to speak up and end the conversation. The British powerlifting champion, Darren McCormac, shared his insights into Thor's appearance in Ragnarok, saying that Thor's size is indicative of his super strength.

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Darren McCormac Talks About Thor and Explains the Strength/Weight Relationship

Darren McCormac Talks About Thor
Are you complaining about Thor, do you lift a weight like that?

"Like it or not, God of War's Thor is the pinnacle of male performance," McCormac told The Sixth Axis. “As a strength athlete, there is a correlation between volume and strength. In weightlifting, the most competitive classes are under 100 kg and under 110 kg – guys who are lifting multiple times their body weight. They won't be tall, they" will be bulky."

“Not all of these guys are going to have a defined abs, far from it,” he added. “They will have a layer of lard over it, a powerful belly. Any old fool can have abs – yes, I'm looking at you, Mr. Hemsworth – but a powerful belly and big trapezoids (the muscles on either side of your neck) are the sign of a strong man.”

There are some exceptions, but in general, competitors in World's Strongest Man competitions are usually "brick houses with bellies of energy". This helps give them a strong center of gravity, McCormac said.

"Would you call Tom Stoltman fat?" he asked, “What about his brother Luke? Or anyone else on the 'World's Strongest Man' team? These men are at the peak of their physical condition, they have to be. And Thor too.”

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Tom and Luke Stoltman

Face The Ragnarok

Three years after the events of the previous game, Fimbulwinter (a period of “three successive winters, with no summer break”) is coming to an end and it is prophesied that Ragnarök will start as soon as Fimbulwinter ends. Atreus, still recovering from the revelations of the previous game and looking for answers about his identity as Loki, as well as a way to prevent Ragnarök from happening.

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To discover the truth, Kratos and Atreus began looking for answers, looking for the Norse god of war Týr, who was previously believed to be dead. As they traverse the nine realms, the pair must face new threats, including Thor, the enraged god of thunder, and Freya, his former ally who seeks revenge after her son Baldur's death at the hands of Kratos.

God of War Ragnarok arrives in 2022 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Now, leave it in the comments: What did you think of the champion's answer? Are you excited to play this new game? Enjoy and read more News on our website.

Source: The Sixth Axis

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