Because I cannot stop thinking about Beowulf's Story Mode, let's discuss what we've got so far. I will update this every time we get new information. Once his Story Mode is released, I'll add it here to compare with previous speculations and most likely add more speculations based on the Story Mode. What we've known from Beowulf up to this day are: In Skullgirls, Beowulf was a pro-wrestler who retired early because he killed Grendel's mother to prevent her from eating the audience. According to the DLC character vote page: "Beowulf 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 has become restless, wondering if that was his limit. He announces 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." According to his trailer description: "Loosely based on the epic poem of the same name, Beowulf is a wrestler returning after a long hiatus. Literally armed with Grendel's severed arm and his folding chair, The Hurting, Beowulf fights to restore his faded glory." In the poem Beowulf, Beowulf is a prince who fought against Grendel and his mother to save the people of Heorot. Later in his life he becomes king and eventually fights against a dragon that was attacking his kingdom to his death. In Double's Story Mode, there is a doujinshi in Aeon and Venus's realm featuring Beowulf and Taliesin. Grendel is revealed to still be alive and is part of Beowulf's action portrait. Beowulf will return from retirement to the streets because he wonders if his retirement was his limit. Aside from his name (and Grendel's) his moves are based on terms found in the poem Beowulf that are not common in the modern English world, in particular "Wulf", "Geatish", "Heorot", and "Naegling". He has a wolf motif, with a wolf logo and moves akin to a wolf, in particular Three Wulf Moonsault, Aroo Ready? and his burst. Other less-important notes include his expressive hood. Beowulf's entrance reveals the Lab Zero team. When Beowulf grabs the Hurting, he kisses it. Other character's quotes against him that seem to be related to his Story Mode include: Parasoul's "You're in over your head.", "Take him to custody." and "You served our cause back then. You should just retire now." Double's "You will regret challenging the Skullgirl." Note that this is Double's only quote that is related to the Skullgirl. She also says, "Foolish Buffoon. A false warrior." after winning against him. To a less extent, Cerebella's "After this, can I have your autograph?", "So, you can still sign my hat... right?" and "It was an honor..." Peacock's quotes against Beowulf mention her friend, Andy, who said that Beowulf would return from his retirement from Peacock's Story Mode. Other characters also have quotes for him, but probably not too relevant to the story. Beowulf's lines themselves (along with an exclusive announcer, crowd, and penguin referee): References found: There is a single reference to the infamous super dragon chants. One slightly altered scott steiner quote (the big bad wolf is your hookup). "To be the man you've got to beat the man" is a catchphrase of ric flair. One reference to the ho train and the godfather (the aroo train.) "It's beowulf time" is a vader thing. "It's true" is a Kurt Angle reference. About a million rock quotes. (finally, jabronis,it doesn't matter, know your role, etc) "This business" is a pretty clear reference to triple h. "Sweet" on the superkick..sweet chin music/hbk "The wildest there is, was, and ever will be" is a reference to bret hart Numerous instances of beowulf directing his opponent and even the cameras (hardcam, body bump, highspot, slow it down.) A winner is you is a famous meme from nes pro wrestlingReference to smark terms such as: botching (messing up a move), back bump (jump on your back), corpsing (breaking character in the ring), shooting (a type of out of character interview or statement), -5 stars is actually a reference to david meltzer who is probably the biggest wrestling journalist in the world. Blading is the carney practice of using a razor blade to let a little blood in a match. A hot tag is the type of tag where one guy in a tag match is getting beat on, and after a good length of time he gets his partner in the ring, who then proceeds to cleans house. "Can you dig it?" is a booker t reference...which he stole from the warriors. "Hell Yeah" is a random exclamation and also steve austin's catch phrase. The 128 inch pythons line is a reference to hulk hogan talking about his pythons. Running wild..brother...wolfamania. etc. Oh yeahhhh...totally a randy savage quote thar. Chopping while wooing is another flair reference. Pipebomb..cm punk dur. bang bang is a reference to cactus jack. the announcer quote about someone being broken in half is a paraphrased quote from jr. "Hammer" may or may not be an allusion to the legendary burning hamaaa. When doing the Hogan ear he'll shout "What?" in homage to one of the most annoying mid-promo chants started by the legendary Stone Cold Steve Austin. Beowulf calls Eliza the Crimson Scourge, a nickname given to Neferu (not her disguise Eliza) He calls Samson, Filia's parasite whose presense is supposed to be hidden from the public. Beowulf expresses a certain dislike for Double (namely, "You're done fooling me!", "This business gets ugly enough without you.", "Imposter!", and some blaming intonation when calling her name) Alex Ahad's statements from interviews: He's NOT Scythana's dad. [emoji14] The Hurting is just a really durable chair Around 20- to 30-year old. In his mid-30s. Older than Parasoul but younger than Mrs Victoria Beowulf and Annie might have met and have a respect/acknowledgement of each other considering that they're both celebrities who have a lot of kid fans. It would "make sense" if Beowulf has been drafted during the war, perhaps becoming something of a war icon. This is undetermined Beowulf’s intelligence might not be particularly noteworthy, but he gets the job done Beowulf’s weight class is the mid-lower end of cruiserweight, the level just below heavyweight Beowulf respects Annie as he thinks they are both hard working people in the entertainment industry with stage personas to maintain. Like most people, he only thinks that she is an actress playing the part Beowulf is basically a side-character who is pretty detached from the main story. Until now his career has not brought him into contact with the main group As for Beowulf’s reason for retiring from wresting after his match with Grendel: most fans thought that it was to keep his winning streak, but ripping off your opponent’s arm and killing their mom… you have to think about where your job is taking you. Beowulf is currently undefeated with a win-loss ratio of approximately 32:0 (which is a completely arbitrary number and will probably change in the future) Beowulf is 287 lbs Ms. Fortune is next to Beowulf on the SG Power Level Scale, which is pretty low. Beowulf's personality from Night Phyre: He's a man of action, tackling problems head on without hesitation... but that also means he's the kind of guy that gets an idea in his head and immediately starts chasing after it with all of his energy, without necessarily thinking it through all the way, and he sometimes drops/forgets things just as quickly. Always excited to perform for an audience, always ready to laugh (at and with you), and DOESN'T AFRAID OF ANYTHING. Playlist given by Night Phyre that projects the mood of Beowulf's Story Mode where the last three songs are possible endings: Annie will appear to have a conversation or two. The empty NMO Arena has a different track to the normal NMO Arena, a jazzy version to be exact. In the Empty NMO Arena, the crowd can still be heard because it's all in Beowulf's imagination. There will be a possible still with subtle sexual imagery. The Story Mode: What we can speculate based on the information is that: He either didn't originally come from the Canopy Kingdom and he's from the Skullverse version of Geatland/Sweden (like how Eliza's from the Skullverse version of Egypt) or that himself or his family was influenced by Geatish literature. He might be a veteran soldier who worked for Parasoul. Alex Ahad himself said that it would make sense for him to be on military service in a similar position to Captain America. In the beginning of his Story Mode he would somehow clash into Parasoul for doing something either illegal or talking bad of her family, which gives Parasoul the need to arrest him. Later on Double's quote indicates that Beowulf is out to fight the Skullgirl just to challenge his limits. Cerebella would fight against Beowulf for fun. Either she fights against him in the NMO Arena or Beowulf just happens to find Cerebella who is willingly ready to wrestle. When Peacock meets Beowulf, Andy will point at him and fanboys. Perhaps Beowulf asks Peacock to challenge him as well, based on Peacock's quote: "Whatever, Andy! I can take him!" Grendel might be in the game as a boss and that's probably where Beowulf will have an assist. As for Beowulf's assist, it's either Parasoul, Cerebella, or Peacock. I'm going with Parasoul for now because Peacock assisted Big Band while Cerebella assissted Eliza. He used to be a prince of a kingdom (possibly what is now part of No Man's Land). He didn't want to be a prince (he wasn't the crown prince anyway) and he's very adventurous so he traveled to the Canopy Kingdom without ever returning. That's when he started his pro-wrestling career. Beowulf's possible motivations: Beowulf might want to rebuild his abolished kingdom with the Skullheart. Because of the war he became insane and his actions are seen as criminal by the law. He might even get stopped by Grendel and get killed. Beowulf might be soul-searching Beowulf just plain wants to know how strong he can be. Beowulf wants to do a publicity stunt and redeem himself after the (possible) bad reputation he had gone through. He has a very close relationship with the Hurting that he occasionally talks to it. This guy is the Dragon of Beowulf's story. We will learn more about the Grand War. Beowulf's Story Mode will break the 4th wall frequently. Beowulf has a special connection with Mrs. Victoria, perhaps marriage. Taliesin will encounter (and possibly flirt) Beowulf. Beowulf can leap into different dimensions. After retirement, he will try out different careers, including becoming a nurse. Valentine will try to interfere with Beowulf in a way. There will be another Beowulf-related stage aside from the NMO Arenas. Annie's role in the Story Mode: Annie shows up and is an important character who helps Beowulf out but doesn't really do much fighting. Annie shows up for a few scenes, or even just one scene. Doesn't do much of significance, or few things of major significance Annie is secretly playable and is only going to be revealed as of Beo's story mode Annie is a new boss character. Annie will attempt to fight Beowulf in the ring but fail. Annie will warn Beowulf about the Skullgirl. Annie will be the dragon The "real vs. fake" stigma of professional wrestling is reversed in SG's universe Beowulf is either an immigrant or he is born from immigrants from a tribe that loves fighting Parasoul used to idolize Beowulf Grendel's mother is still alive Beowulf knows too much about the Skullgirls and Double and Valentine are there to stop him. Valentine will be Beowulf's assist. Beowulf is the Dragon Beowulf will fight against Big Band who has Painwheel as his assist. Beowulf's retirement lasted for around 3-5 years. Speculations not based on evidence: If Beowulf doesn't die in the ending, he might be polishing the Skull Heart that he has taken and then he gets invaded by Black Dahlia or Double in disguise who tries to take the Skull Heart. Then there's a cliff hanger. If Big Band is an example of a man destroying the Skull Heart, Beowulf would be the example of a man trying to wish on the Skull Heart. Then again, all the DLC characters beside Beowulf destroy it, so it's likely that he'd destroy the Skull Heart as well. What will happen in the Empty NMO Arena Grendel will fight against Beowulf for revenge. Beowulf will ponder about coming out of retirement before someone barges in for a fight. Beowulf will beat himself up. Possibly we will play as the pallete-swapped Beowulf against the default one. Double will taunt Beowulf which leads to a fight. After Beowulf fights against the dragon, he hangs up the persona for good and embraces a new life, becomes a wanderer, or an author and pens an amazing tome of his adventures or it ends with him being the author detailing all the events of Skullgirls. Shows an old Wulf holding a book, telling the tale to little ones, closes it with a smile on his face, roll credits. The Dragon will not appear on the current Skullgirls game but the 2nd or the 3rd. Beowulf will be romantically involved with Parasoul. Grendel will team up with Beowulf. Beowulf will fight against Eliza, possibly from the terrible things she's done to the Canopy Kingdom. Beowulf is a librarian/reads books a lot and knows a lot about the history of the Skullverse. Beowulf will challenge the Skull Heart by wishing to be a girl. As the result, he becomes a Skullgirl. Beowulf and Big Band are war buddies. Beowulf and Big Band will fight over the Skull Heart. After defeating Marie, and if he is able to cross through dimensions, he might end up in the Abyss (Aeon and Venus's realm). Beowulf dreamed the entire game and has been in a coma for the past 2 weeks. OK what else can you think based on the information we're given?