“You've been...well, you get the idea.”

Films: Troll Hunter (2010)

Alias: Various, notably the Tusseladd, the Raglefant, the Dovregubben, and the Jotnar

Type: Mystical

Location: Forest/Cave/Tundra

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of average humans to that of a large building.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Trolls are perhaps one of the most persistent parts of Scandanavian folklore, if only because they keep coming in so many shapes and sizes. But alas, this can prove troublesome for humans, seeing as how we don't want to get eaten or squashed by them. But at least one guy is on their trail...

History: One day, a trio of filmmakers set out to join a supposed bear hunter named Hans. In truth, he was a hunter of trolls, which were becoming much more common due to people encroaching on their habitat. He's fairly good at his job, but this is nothing easy...

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Hans was last seen bringing down a massive Jotnar troll with a projective made of UV light. The tapes are confiscated, though there are signs that more and more people are becoming aware of the trolls.

Powers/Abilities: They can sense any human that's Christian.

Weakness: UV lights turn them to stone. That, or they just explode.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Admittingly, it's a little hard to take these monsters seriously at times with their cartoonish faces and big noses. But these are still dangerous beings, capable of crushing men in a single blow. And that's not even getting into the kaiju-sized trolls out there. At least their weakness is a surefire success.

Trivia: -This film was shot on location in Western Norway, and even features the Prime Minister at the end admitting to the existence of trolls.

-The trolls stony weakness to UV light is inspired by their mythological weakness to sunlight. In fact, almost everything about these trolls, right down to their appearances, is incredibly faithful to Norwegian folklore.


Image Gallery


Before being crushed into a tin can, that is.

"Just came to take a tingl-WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY WOODS?!"
Eustace Bagg's true form!

Wait, shouldn't I be BELOW the bridge?
Must be the largest shooting gallery ever.

The ghost of Jim Henson has unleashed THESE things!
Too much whiskey = challening all trolls to a stand-still.



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