Stig Svendsen’s ‘Viking Wolf’ (also Vikingulven) is a Norwegian horror thriller film directed by Netflix. The film explores the werewolf myth in a small Norwegian town through the lens of Norse mythology. It follows Thale, a teen who has recently moved to a new town. Thale becomes a key witness in the murder of a classmate while attempting to reconnect with her mother, Liv Berg, a cop. While investigating the case, Liv gradually falls into the world of the supernatural and is forced to make several difficult decisions in order to protect the town. In this piece, we discuss the plot and ending of Netflix’s Viking Wolf in detail to ensure none of the plot points are missed. Here is the ‘Viking Wolf’ full ending explanation.
#1. Viking Wolf (Vikingulven): Plot summary
Viking Wolf begins with a brief glimpse into the past. According to the onscreen text, in 1050, a Viking chieftain named Gudbrand the Grim sailed to Normandy with 20 ships. They discovered a secret room while plundering an abbey there and broke into it despite monks’ pleas. They discovered a tiny but vicious dog inside and decided to bring it back to Norway.
The Vikings didn’t know that they had unleashed a hellhound and had to pay the price. As the ship came ashore, the beast killed everyone on board and made its way into the Nordic woods. The plot then switches to the present day and introduces Thale, an unassuming 17-year-old who lives with her mother Liv, deaf sister Jenny, and stepfather Arthur.
She receives a text from one of her classmates, Jonas, and sneaks out to meet him. Thale meets Jonas and a few other kids from her school in the woods. It is revealed that she moved to this small town called Nybo from Oslo. As Thale talks to Jonas, they are interrupted by a girl named Elin Gran. She steals Jonas away to talk in private and Thale decides to walk back. Night falls, and Thale notices Jonas and Elin talking near the woods.She decides to continue walking but hears a scream. Upon turning, Thale sees Elin wounded and goes to help her. Jonas is also bleeding earby, and this is when disaster strikes.
Thale is bitten by an unknown beast, who drags Elin away. The authorities quickly take control of the situation, and Liv, a police officer, also arrives. The police send out a search party for Elin, who is revealed to be the mayor’s daughter. The next day, Thale starts having weird visions and begins to feel peculiar. Meanwhile, the cops interrogate all the kids who were in the woods and conclude that the attacker was a wolf. They even retrieve a claw from the scene. Thale has a slight falling out with her mother as she despises her for moving to this town after her father’s death. She believes that Liv doesn’t even miss him as she is already with Arthur.
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Elin is found dead and her body is recovered from the woods. The autopsy reveals shocking injuries and the coroner mentions that no ordinary wolf is capable of such a feat.
Liv calls for an expert from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science to assess Elin’s body and Thale’s visions worsen. The next day, a man named Lars Broden comes to see Liv and mentions the term lycanthrope. He claims that the beast they hunt is a werewolf, and he has been after it his entire life. Liv doesn’t believe him, and Lars respectfully leaves stating that he’ll be at the hunting grounds should they need his help later. However, he leaves some silver bullets with her. Meanwhile, the veterinarian, Willaim, arrives and examines Elin’s body. He confirms that the attacker was a wolf but the claw that was found is unusually large. With this news, a hunting party is formed, and they set out to search for the animal.
#2. Viking Wolf (Vikingulven)-Ending Explained: Did Thale really die? Did Liv kill Thale?
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As Liv works on solving the case, Thale’s situation worsens. She hangs out with Jonas but often finds herself having terrifying visions and feels nauseous most of the time.
She even has an episode at school and runs away. One night, while hanging out with Jonas, Thale looks at the moon and starts transforming. She wakes up in her garage the next day in human form but with sharp teeth. Realizing she attacked and killed Jonas, Thale decides to leave town. By now, her facial features have turned animal-like. She visits the police station to take a look at her mom from a distance and boards a bus to Oslo.
Elsewhere, William tells Liv that the wolf that killed Jonas was smaller. He eventually gets a DNA test result for the previously killed beast and finds it to be exactly like a human being’s DNA.
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Liv learns about the existence of werewolves from Lars. Later, Liv tracks down and kills the werewolf that Lars had been tracking for a couple of years. However, when Liv and Willaim find evidence of a second werewolf’s presence, they seek Lars’ help. The hunter reveals that the werewolf is not a supernatural creature. It is a product of humans experimenting and cross-breeding animals in ancient times to harness their power. In the film’s opening crawl, viewers learn about Gudbrand the Grim, a Viking who discovered a hound from Hell. It is implied that Lars is talking about the same creature from whom the werewolf curse originates.
Lars explains that they must end the creature’s bloodline to end the chaos unleashed on the town. He explains that the second werewolf is likely infected by the werewolf Liv killed during the hunt. Meanwhile, Thale experiences a complete transformation on a full moon night while hanging out with Jonas. However, she kills Jonas and is revealed as the second werewolf. Thale contracted lycanthropy when she tried to save Elin. After transforming into a werewolf, Thale tries to distance herself from people. She takes a bus but attacks passengers after her transformation is triggered.
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Thale returns to her home, where she encounters Jenny while still in her werewolf form. However, Thale recognizes Jenny and is unable to kill her sister. As a result, Arthur suppresses the werewolf with an electric current, allowing him and Jenny to escape. As a result, the film puts an interesting twist on the werewolf myth. Romance is an essential part of a werewolf story, but in this case, Thale’s connection with Jonas is never strong enough to anchor her during the transformation. However, Thale shares a loving relationship with Jenny, and her love for her sister remains prevalent despite her turning into a monster.
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