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Beowulf action shot by oh8
Gender Male
Age 20s-30s
Height 6'7"
Weight 287 lbs.
Voice Actor Kai Kennedy

Beowulf (JP: ベオウルフ) retired at the height of his professional wrestling career, defeating the seemingly unstoppable Grendel, as well as his frenzied Gigan mom when she nearly ate the audience after her son’s defeat. Years later Beowulf had become restless, wondering if that was his limit. He announced his plans to fight once again. What he didn’t mention was that it wouldn’t be in the ring, since there’s no telling where his greatest opponent will show up.

General Information

Beowulf was the twenty second possible DLC character to be revealed in the Indiegogo campaign, at $440,000. He won the final character vote, and was the 5th DLC character confirmed. He was the first character implemented into the game with stage-specific VO introductions.

Beowulf's weight class is the mid-lower end of cruiserweight, the level just below heavyweight. His non-arbitrary wrestling record was 32:0 before retirement, meaning he is currently undefeated.

He was briefly mentioned in Peacock's story, where Andy Anvil notes that he was coming out of retirement.

Cerebella is noted as being a huge fan of him. In the official Steam Trading Card artwork of Beowulf, Cerebella is seen eagerly getting his autograph.


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Character Basis


Beowulf is named after the protagonist of the Old English epic poem with the same name, who 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.



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Playstyle Speculation

Classic pro wrestling, including violence with his favorite folding chair. Dubbed The Hurting, the legendary piece of furniture could supposedly support a Gigan if one could fit on it.

Beowulf can set his chair on the stage for various effects. He can knock opponents into it, do elevated slams off of it, or just stand on it as a platform to alter the height of his ground attacks. It could also be like Captain America’s shield in that he can throw it, but it needs to be recovered to be used again. In addition to standard pro-wrestling moves like dropkicks and powerbombs, souvenirs from past victories may aid him in battle - after all, it’s only illegal if there’s a referee.

Gameplay Inspiration


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Color Palettes

Beowulf Palettes

Beowulf's color palettes.

  1. Default colors
  2. Original colors
  3. Sexy firefighter
  4. Pink Dudley (Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike)
  5. Original colors
  6. Original colors
  7. Currently unknown - Indiegogo backer palette
  8. Grendel - Indiegogo backer palette
  9. El Santo
  10. Alex (Street Fighter III: New Generation) - Indiegogo backer palette
  11. 1980s
  12. Wolverine (X-Men)
  13. Jax Briggs (Mortal Kombat 3) - Indiegogo backer palette
  14. Kanji Tatsumi (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series) - Indiegogo backer palette
  15. Green Ranger (Power Rangers series)
  16. Yamcha (Dragon Ball series)
  17. Jon Talbain (Darkstalkers series)
  18. Naked Snake (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater) - Indiegogo backer color
  19. Currently unknown - Indiegogo backer color - Indiegogo backer palette
  20. William Riker (Star Trek series)
  21. The Ultimate Warrior (WWE/WCW) - Indiegogo backer palette
  22. Original colors
  23. Batman (DC Comics)
  24. The Baz (Divekick / Two Best Friends Play)
  25. Captain America (Marvel)


  • Lab Zero went through the archives of many prowrestling videos when looking for inspiration for Beowulf.
    • His mic drop is a shout out to CM Punk, a former professional wrestler.
    • Beowulf's standing light punch has him dramatically holding his hand to his ear in homage to professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.
    • His crumple state animation is identical to Ric Flair's "Flair Flop".
  • The fan cheers and chants of his 'Get Hype' move were recorded during a session of Salty!, using the voices of Skullgirls fans and attendees at the Ultimate Gaming Center.[1]
  • His first Blockbuster is a a shout out to Slayer's Dead On Time overdrive (and also possibly Ralph's Galactica Phantom).
  • Beowulf's Three Wulf Moonsault Blockbuster is a reference to the memetic T-shirt Three Wolf Moon. Successfully landing the move produces a graphic similar to the design of the shirt, featuring three wolves howling at the moon.


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