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The jötnar (巨人ヨトゥン, Kyojin (Yotun); literally "Giant") are a race of giants that appear following the Great Wave of the Astral World.[1]


The jötnar are ravenous and antagonistic toward humanity, killing and eating humans as well as taking their goods as war equipment. They are known to be a warrior race.[1]


Unlike other astral creatures, the jötnar have demonstrated a certain degree of intelligence similar to humans. Their leader seems to keep several trolls as pets of sorts. They can organize to fight battles against humanity and apostles, using a captive hydra in combat.[1]



Jötnar marching against the Band of the Falcon.

After the establishment of Falconia, Griffith and the Band of the Falcon engaged with the jötnar in a battle. Griffith is able to defeat their leader by piercing the jötunn in one of its eyes.[1] Afterward, Griffith orders Sonia to telepathically send the image of the corpse across the battlefield in order to instill fear in the remaining jötnar forces. This is followed by a "cleanup operation" in which the band members slaughter the remaining jötnar.[2]



  • Despite their depiction in Berserk, jötnar were not necessarily giants in Norse mythology.


  1. ^ a b c d Berserk :: Volume 40, "Jötunn"
  2. ^ Berserk :: Volume 40, "Triumphant Return at Dawn"