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Surtr, the giant with the flaming sword, arises for the great battle of Ragnarok. The Gods, the Sons of Muspell, Giants, and Mankind clash as the flames from Surtr's sword engulf, incinerate, and destroy the whole world. 
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NE-body Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
I think this might be my favorite representation of Surtr period! The decision to go with a simple human design and some burning highlights rather than pushing for a more demonic look was a really good one. Most pictures of Surtr go overboard with the more monstrous elements and end up making him look a little too cartoonish for my tastes. This stripped down design where he's essentially a simple charred corpse ends up being more striking at a first glance and has the advantage of becoming deeply unsettling the longer you look at it. The blank expression on his face contrasted with the catastrophic destruction behind him are, in my opinion, much more terrifying than the usual screaming and berserk depictions of Asgard's final opponent. All these elements combined really give the impression that Surtr is a force of nature, an inevitability as certain as death or taxes, and I feel that that kind of depiction is more in line with his portrayal in Norse Myth than the usual cackling supervillain he's presented as. 

Excellent Job!
DuringTheBlueHour Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Student General Artist
Awesome! I love the detail of the structure in the background that shows that this is taking place in the future of Norse Mythology, i.e our world.
TitaniumUrsa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
"Asgard. Will. Fall! So is its fate. My fate! The Fate.... of the gods!"
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017
Cool one
Crusadier Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
See him rise,
From land of flames...
drewsb Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
I see you went with Persona design?
H3xx69 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
on that day humanity received a grim reminder
Stormbringer900 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
What a devil!!!!
Aeckos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Giant foot print no ? XD
Xenomaster Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Looks like the Colossal Titan
JadeEmptyGlass Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Nice touch with the fire tower.
J-Humphries Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The idea was to make it clear that this could happen tomorrow. How would you like to see a disaster movie about Ragnarok?

Plus, it's a joke, obviously. 
KeybladeKnight99 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Student Writer
Reminds me of the end of 'Cabin in the Wood' XD
Ofidian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Today, in Firewatch: the hidden ending.
MindSapphire Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
Have you ever read BEYOND RAGNAROK? by Mickey Zucker Reichart? He has this battle scene (ragnarok ...) that I still remember reading as a kid. You did a great job with the flames.
J-Humphries Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No! Sounds badass though.
HowlMoon456 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
Hehe... that guy is walking out of the fire. XD
yourmom10 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
What is going on here, I don't know, but it looks terrifyingly awesome. 
YourLocalBrony Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding! Powerful in many ways
Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
Hot DAMN!  That's way past awesome!
GToons-Inc Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Whoa, this is so cool! The fire looks incredible!
PhilowenAster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
Except for the sword, that looks like one of the giants from 'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds'. Makes me wonder if he took some inspiration from Nordic myth for them.
grisador Featured By Owner Edited Sep 23, 2015
Behold ! The mythologically recorded Uber Alpha Sith ! :o

Amazing mythological artwork !
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