The following piece contains enormous spoilers for God of War: Ragnarok. Be warned!
God of War Ragnarok is a story about a father and son, but it’s also about secrets we keep from the people closest to us in the name of love. Though Kratos and Atreus understandably garner most of the attention, Ragnarok’s broader story is also about a community built up along the way, and the way that community bends—and breaks—under the weight of trauma, prophecy, and endless violence. Brok and Sindri, two dwarves befriended in the 2018 game, are at the heart of, and experience the direct consequences of, this breaking.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wxnw95/how-the-most-shocking-death-in-god-of-war-ragnarok-came-about