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‘Is Magne schizophrenic..’: Ragnarok season 3 finale gets shredded by fans disappointed with episode 6’s ending, Thor & the Norse gods’ face-off against Giants explained

‘Is Magne schizophrenic..’: Ragnarok season 3 finale gets shredded by fans disappointed with episode 6’s ending, Thor & the Norse gods’ face-off against Giants explained

Was Magne’s (David Stakston) bouts with the Giants just delusions of a schizophrenic? That’s the question on fans’ minds since completing Ragnarok season 3 on Netflix. The Norwegian teen fantasy drama exploring Norse mythology’s supernatural elements concluded the series with season 3 episode 6 but the ending has left its fanbase utterly disappointed.

While Netflix revels in the acclaimed responses from one fandom for creating a series that may finally break the anime-to-live-action curse– the streaming network is also facing extreme backlash over its choice of ending with another such fan-favorite series – Ragnarok season 3. A controversial conclusion to the Norse gods’ final battle against Fjor (Herman Tømmeraas), Ran (Synnøve Macody Lund) and Saxa (Theresa Frostad Eggesbø) – the last giants – inevitably recreating Ragnarok or did they?

Ragnarok season 3 was expected to be an all-out confrontation between the new-age Aesir and Giants. Laurits’ Little O or better known as the Midgard Serpent that goes by the ancient name Jormungandr is no longer the tiny snake that once fitted inside an aquairum. Odin even imbues two new humans with the power of a god, particularly Heimdall and Baldr through Jens, laurits partner.

When all roads seemed to point at Ragnarok, the series takes a surprising turn with episode 6 – the finale where it appears to imply the incidents that occured since season 1 were Magne’s fiction of imagination or rather delusions from paranoia. It seems Magne’s mental health which was already in shambles from his father’s death, received another blow from Isolde’s unfortunate demise.

Ragnarok season 3 episode 6 does not directly address how Magne’s delusions are tied to the rest of his friends, especially characters like Wotan a.k.a Odin (Bjørn Sundquist) or season 1 and 2’s antagonist, Vidar (Gísli Örn Garðarsson). But the season 3 finale shows Magne throwing away a bunch of Young Thor comics, indicating his ideas of Norse-esque events in his real life were inspired by the books.

While the finale packs the punch with an interesting Ragnarok-Esque event in a war between the Gods and Giants – it only turns out to be a hypothetical scenario that plays out in the titular lead’s mind. The Young Thor is also shown taking Nine steps after defeating the Serpent but suffering its venom in the dream-like battle. His last steps are metaphorically suggested to be his return to reality as he embraces his reunion with Signy (Billie Barker).

Audiences who have been following the series since season 1’s premiere share a sense of betrayal over the finale. “So… Magne was mentally ill and everything was just a product of his mind?” asked one fan on Twitter/X. Others are calling it the “worst final season” comparing it to the likes of the Game of Thrones finale.

Some fans have also argued Ragnarok season 3 episode 5 would have served as a better ending to the series which would have put the Gods and Giants in a pact of everlasting peace. In addition, many have questioned why the showrunner did not choose to acknowledge the mythological aspect of the show as real incidents while also focusing on Magne’s mental health plot.

All in all, the series ties the knot on all the character arcs, for instance, Saxa ends up taking control of the Jutuls family business as she hoped while Fjor also finds resolve through his dating life.

Ragnarok season 3 is currently streaming on Netflix.




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