Heroes Heroes At the heart of many of the world's most enduring myths and legends is a hero, a man or woman who triumphs over obstacles. Heroes are not all-powerful and immortal beings. Instead they represent the best of what it means to be human, demonstrating great strength, courage, wisdom, cleverness, or devotion. The male-dominated civilization of ancient Greece, for example, admired strong warrior heroes.
Edit Beowulf is named after the protagonist of the Old English epic poem with the same namewho also kills a troll-like creature called Grendel along with Grendel's mother. Hrunting was the sword of the mythological hero, and is referenced in Skullgirls with the "Hurting", an ordinary but durable chair used by Beowulf.
Design Edit Beowulf is portraited as a well-conditioned wrestler with black hair and beard stubble. He is wearing brown pants with suspenders and fur Beowulf a true hero to his legs. His attacks are thematically based on these three topics: The wolf, Grendel's arm and wrestling techniques.
Story Edit Having sunk into a life of excess, Beowulf yearns to reestablish his image as a hero among the people after his wresting career had hit rock bottom following the end of the Grand War.
Once regarded as a legend among the Canopy Kingdom for having slain two members of the then feared Gigan race in the ringside during the turbulent Grand War; the warrior Grendel and his mother, he had garnered the adoration of the nation and countless fans as the man who had defeated the unstoppable Gigans.
Not wanting the Skullgirl to take away what he regards as a trophy from his heyday, Beowulf decides to personally defeat the Skullgirl and reclaim his fame. Returning to the ring eager to prove himself to his fans, Beowulf challenges Cerebella, a fan anxious to assist in his wrestling comeback.
After emerging victorious, he consults the advice of his old mentor, Zane MacDougal. Promising his career is back in business, Zane crafts a plan to get Beowulf's popularity back on the radar in preparation for his fight with the Skullgirl.
Discerning that the populace is in a state of terror due to the Skullgirl's arrival and a number of suspicious individuals taking advantage of the situation in her wake, Zane assures Beowulf he will set up cameras to film his escapades, with his triumphs against the offenders being on the behalf of the people.
Beowulf enters Little Innsmouth and targets Painwheel who had been labeled as a part of the 'freakshow'prompting the cameraman to begin filming despite the citizens' confusion as to what he was referring to.
Having bested her, he passes by Valentine in the Streets of New Meridianwho had been looking for Painwheel for testing purposes.
Deciding to test Beowulf herself, she ultimately loses and alludes to his surprising skill in wielding Grendel's arm; however, she scoffed at the idea of him besting the giant.
Having fought the Gigans directly during the Great War, Valentine insisted that Beowulf had simply posed for the crowds while being oblivious to the scale of the battlefield and the strength his foes truly possessed. Symphony of Star Stuff' during his dwindling television career.
She warns Beowulf that he had been set up to fight those people, and to not to be "fooled again". Despite her continued protests, Beowulf remains oblivious to the matter, dismissing Annie as a different actress to the one he worked with on the show.
Stopping by Zane's office the next day, Beowulf expresses his concerns over the criticisms he'd received previously from Valentine and Annie. Zane put him at ease by saying this is what his fans would've wanted, promptly setting Beowulf to battle Big Band at the River King Casino. Once again, Zane personally requested the "camera girl" to begin filming, despite her bewildered reaction.
Upon his defeat, Big Band leaves, believing the match was used as a distraction as so 'they' could target Dr. Avian and Lab 8. Realizing things aren't as they seem, Beowulf heads back to Zane's office for answers. Zane told him not to sweat the details as he plan another match for him against a opponent that he swear will be bigger then his fight against Grendel.
When Beowulf next appeared in the ring he was confronted by a doppelganger of himself who revealed to Beowulf that Grendel was drugged during their legendary match.
At a loss for words on his part, Beowulf's double continued to berate him on the fact that the match was rigged both by the kingdoms ruling class and the criminal underworld in their first ever joint operation to show the Gigans could be beaten.
At first underrated by this revelation Beowulf soon became distraught at having heard the truth. Deriding this fact, the doppelganger demanded Beowulf to hang up his char and apologize to the audience as he left in disgrace, but the original was adamant in his philosophy of all disputes being settled in the ring, before promptly challenging his doppelganger to a fight.
Having won his bout against his twisted mirror image, the latter promised Beowulf he'd regret this turn of events.
Having come to acknowledge the truth in his pretender's words, he went on to say he never realized it until now. When he returned to his manager's office, Zane was less than pleased to hear what he had heard Beowulf shout in the ring.
A still hyped Beowulf remained adamant in his desire to take on the Skullgirl for New Meridian, but Zane was less than unimpressed and a bit annoyed that his pet dog had slipped his leash after setting up all those fights against the odd characters he had pit him against.
Now hearing that he intended to challenge the Skullgirl in combat Zane quickly dropped all of his pleasantry's stating that Beowulf's fate had now been sealed.
A bewildered Beowulf wonders what his sponsor was talking about asking what had gotten into him, having grown tired of this frivolity Double soon sheds her Zane disguise proclaiming it was time to put him down.
With Beowulf stunned at this revelation, Double soon entrapped the wrestler and swallowed him whole. Trapping him in Gehenna ; her innermost being along with a host of other fighters who were bested by him in the former's big comeback bouts she had set up as Zane, taking note of this he asks just who Double really is.The epic tale of the great warrior Beowulf has thrilled readers through the ages — and now it is reinvented for a new generation with Gareth Hinds’s darkly beautiful illustrations.
Explanatory Notes of Beowulf. (= "They played at tæfl [a chess-like board game] in the court, and were happy. They lacked no gold, until three came to them from the world of the giants, giant-maidens with terrifying power".).
At the heart of many of the world's most enduring myths and legends is a hero, a man or woman who triumphs over obstacles.
Heroes are not all-powerful and immortal beings. Instead they represent the best of what it means to be human, demonstrating great . Beowulf: A True Hero - Religion in Beowulf The famous poem Beowulf was written sometime in the eighth century by an unknown poet. It was based on legend passed down over time.
Prior to the time the poem was written, Anglo Saxons had converted from Germanic Paganism to Christianity. Some people argue that it was a Pagan poem rewritten by a. Beowulf’s intension to fight Grendel with only his strength proves that he carries the characteristics of a true hero. Once again Beowulf shows his ideal hero personality when he fights and.
New York Times bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother.