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Although Grendel has been the title character and protagonist of the original Grendel series and multiple subsequent ongoing and limited series, he is not really a "hero," but is best classified as an "anti-hero." The original Grendel was an evil, murderous crimelord. He was opposed by "Argent," a man-wolf who worked with the police. This set up an inversion of the traditional super-hero comic book series, in which the protagonist is traditionally on the side of the law and/or morality.
THEMES OF GRENDEL By Melissa Scatena 2
Hrothgar variant: King of the Scyldings: King of the Scyldings, he first appears in the story as a tall man in a long black beard who inspects the tree in which Grendel is trapped (Chapter 2). When Grendel shouts at Hrothgar and his men, Hrothgar throws an ax at the monster, who is finally saved by his mother. Hrothgar gradually learns that the secret to power is not killing your neighbors but collecting tribute from them and making them your allies. He also is smart enough to build roads to connect his fiefdoms and bring peace and order to formerly warring bands. Finally, when threatened by Hymgod of the Helmings, neighbors who are potentially more powerful than he, Hrothgar realizes that the solution to his problem is to accept Hymgod's offer of his sister, Wealtheow, as his bride. In the twilight of his rule, Hrothgar is subjected to the trials of various forms of political philosophy--from the traditional heroism of the feudalistic age, seen in his Hrothgar's subject Unferth, to the Machiavellian beliefs and anarchism of his young nephew Hrothulf and his mentor Red Horse (a pun on the name of the radical French philosopher Georges Sorel).