God Of War Ragnarok: How Tall Is Odin?

God Of War Ragnarok: How Tall Is Odin?
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Dave McAdam

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9th Nov 2022 15:44

Just how tall is Odin in God of War Ragnarok anyway? God of War Ragnarok features even more of the Aesir, the gods of Norse mythology, who vary widely in size and stature. Odin is the Allfather, the king of the gods and father to many of them, but how does he stack up in the height department? Here is our breakdown of God of War Ragnarok: How tall is Odin?

God Of War Ragnarok Odin Height: Comparisons

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There is no official word on the exact height of Odin, and unfortunately, he never does us the favour of standing beside a measuring stick during the game. As such, we need to do some guesstimating, based on how he stacks up with the people around him. If you have not yet played God of War Ragnarok, some warning for very minor spoilers coming up.

To make our comparison, we are going to look at a particular cutscene in which Odin, Kratos and Thor appear. In this cutscene, Kratos and Thor are sitting at a table when Odin walks in. He spends most of the conversation walking around them until Kratos stands up and walks closer to him. You could guess just by looking at him, but this moment confirms that Odin is quite a bit smaller than Kratos. As we know from God of War Ragnarok: How Tall Is Kratos, Kratos is about 6 feet and 4 inches tall. From this, we can safely say that Odin is 6 feet tall, or shorter.

God Of War Ragnarok Odin Height: Actor's Height

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Another piece of information we can work with is the height of the actor who plays Odin. Believe it or not, the height of the actors who play these characters has an impact on how tall their digital counterparts are. For example, Kratos was said to be over 7 feet tall in the older God of War games, but for the new Norse mythology games his height was brought down to a much more realistic 6 foot 4. This was done to bring Kratos more physically in line with his actor, Christopher Judge. Having the character be physically similar to the actor who performs their motion capture makes the transition from actor to avatar work a lot smoother.

By this logic, we can assume that the height of Odin's actor had some impact on the size of the character. Odin is played by Richard Schiff, an Emmy award-winning actor best known for appearing on The West Wing. According to Google, Richard Schiff is 5 feet and 9.5 inches tall. Considering we know that Odin is at least a few inches shorter than Kratos, it would be entirely possible that he is 5 foot 9 and a half.

That is it for how tall Odin is in God of War Ragnarok. For more on the game, check out our rundown of the God of War Ragnarok all trophies list.

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