"The Unconquered Viking, The Great Bear"
- Convinced he would never fall in battle, Bödvar the Bearson kicked down the doors to Valhalla and let himself in. - Mallhalla purchase description
As the story goes...
- "I speak, you noble vikings, of a warrior who surpassed you all. I tell of a great bear-man who overcame giants and armies, and of how he came to leave our world and challenge the Gods." -The Saga of Bödvar Bearson, first stanza
Born of a Viking mother and bear father, Bödvar grew up feared and mistrusted by his own people.
Bödvar's first nemesis was the terrible giant bear Grothnar, his own brother. By defeating Grothnar in a battle that lasted seven days, Bödvar chose to side with humanity and became the protector of the people of the north. He led his Skandian people against the Witch Queen of Helheim, slew the White Dragon Sorcerer, and lived the life of an all-conquering hero.
After he single-handedly ended the Giant Wars by trapping the fire giant king in his own volcano, Bödvar sensed his work was done. But he felt doomed to never be taken by the Valkyries to Valhalla because he could never manage to be defeated in battle. So he traveled to Asgard himself, broke down the doors, and let himself in.
Valhalla is everything Bödvar hoped - an endless reward of feasting and fighting, with himself among its greatest champions.
"Listen you nine-mothered bridge troll, I'm coming in, and the first beer I'm drinking is the one in your fist." -Bödvar to Heimdall, guardian of the gates of Asgard
Bödvar the Viking wears typical viking fur clothing, but in a stand-out green colour. His fur shirt comes together at the waist, parted to show the rippling muscles of his chest. His shirt then joins with his pants, which are coloured the same darker green that also lines the edges of his shirt. Bödvar has no sleeves, but has a light green fur glove on each hand, giving him a firm grip on his weapons as he shows his strength in battle. Each digit of his gloved hand is tipped with a sharp nail.
Also notable is Bödvar's impressive viking beard, which is carefully groomed, and accompanied by an equally preen moustache. His moustache is carefully held to each side by two turquoise bands. His hair, which is cut short, matches his beard in its pale blonde colour. Indeed, his hair has its own unusual tint of green, accentuated by his clothing. With Bödvar's beard and hair covering most of his head, only the small area of his eyes, mouth and nose are visible.
Bödvar's most striking feature, however, is his ornamental headpiece. Comprised of a turquoise metal band embellished with a golden insignia, the headpiece's matches his clothing, but stands out because of its metallic shine. Most imposing are the two large, pitch-black horns that the headpiece adorns Bödvar with, which extend above his head. The jet colour of dark black makes the horns stand out against the rest of his appearances, juxtaposing with the equally prominent gold colour.
His weapons, the Sword and Hammer, are bound by blue leather gilded with shining gold to match his headpiece. His 'Broad Sword' has a shining steel blade, and a golden piece down the length of the blade. The 'Warhammer' instead has a stone hammer head, which tapers to a point at one end, firmly attached by a decorative golden clasp. A decorative golden ring circumferences the hammer head's widest point, and the centre of the hammer has a turquoise ring that complements his headpiece.
|Neutral||Dragon's Doom! Bödvar jumps straight upwards into the air, taking hold of anyone in front of him. At the peak of his jump he swings his sword horizontally, hitting anything in front of him, including grabbed targets, before dropping back down.||28.95|
|Bödvar lunges forward, swinging his sword horizontally in a single powerful strike in front.||27.07|
|Down||Bödvar hops very slightly into the air and brings the sword down and back in an arcing sweep that hits all targets near him, starting from front to back.||27.86|
|Neutral||Blood of the Bear! Bödvar brings the hammer upwards in a powerful uppercut, empowered by a large bear spirit behind him, hitting anything in front and diagonally above him.||27.51|
|Bödvar pulls his hammer back and brings it down in a tremendous arcing overhead smash, hitting approximately everything in the hammer's smashing arc, but dealing the most to what ends up directly underneath the hammerhead.||27.15|
|Down||Bödvar does a reaching, lunging grab with the hammer's hook end that extends far out in front. Grabbed targets are pulled in and hurled with tremendous force in the opposite direction.||26.35|
|Sword||DLight, GC, NSig||7 (0 vs Spot Dodge)||33.06|| • Best used for punishing a Spot Dodge.
• The closer the opponent is to Bödvar, the better.
|Sword||DLight, Jump, GC, SSig||0 with read||39.28||• Best used for punishing a Spot Dodge.
• Your jump should put you roughly the same height as the opponent. • A trickier, less reliable version of the highlighted NSig combo.
|Sword||DLight, Jump, GC, DSig||0 with read||35.75||• Best used for punishing a Spot Dodge.
• Your jump should put you roughly the same height as the opponent. • Only use instead of the highlighted combo when near the edge, due to the good downward angle.
|Hammer||DLight, NSig||10 (0 vs Spot Dodge)||34.2||• Should only be used to punish a Spot Dodge, as otherwise easy to avoid.|
|Hammer||DLight, SSig||4||38.34||• Bödvar's fastest Sig combo out of the DLight
• Other, non-Sig Hammer combos are true, and more useful. • Can punish a couple of dodges by turning and/or temporarily holding the Sig.
Bödvar's stats are well-rounded and balanced, with no stat being especially low or high. As well as this, Bödvar has two distinctly different weapons - the fast, string based Sword and the slower, heavy hitting Hammer. These two facts mean Bödvar is very accessible to many players, as he has decent capability in a wide range of uses. It also means that Bödvar can control the flow of a game by switching between fast and aggressive or slow and defensive play. He is a generalist, rather than a specialist, meaning he can capably fit to many play styles. His Signatures also follow this pattern, with some long and some short ranged attacks, as well as some fast and some slow attacks. Some of his Signatures have somewhat unusual hitboxing, meaning getting the most from Bödvar can take some practice, but the Signatures themselves are very mutli-purpose and have a lot of flexibility and utility. Overall, Bödvar's variety in ability makes him accessible to new players, but this same variety also makes him a Legend with strong potential for both agressive and defensive play, with the best players able to switch between the two.
VideosVideo guide on the ideal Setup and Strategy of Bödvar created by Boomie. (September 19th, 2018)
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- Bödvar's default weapons are the Warhammer (hammer) and the Broad Sword (sword).
- Bödvar's bot name is Bötvar.
- Bödvar was one of the first four Legends to be developed for the game, the others being Cassidy, Lord Vraxx and Orion.
- As Bödvar went undefeated in his entire life and made his own entry into Valhalla, he is one of the few Legends in the afterlife of Asgard who can be said to have never actually died - and, most notably, he is currently the only human mortal to do so.
- Bödvar is listed as one of Nix's cold-cases - a rogue soul past it's expiration who was never collected by a psychopomp for the afterlife.
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