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"Fat" Bob Balder is a member of the former rock band Old Gods of Asgard. While he is long dead as of 2023, he appears in Alan Wake 2 as a manifestation within the Dark Place.

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"Fat" Bob Balder was one of the guitarists of the Old Gods of Asgard. He died in 1980 from leukemia. His death resulted in the subsequent retirement of the band's founding members Odin and Tor Anderson.

Alan Wake 2[]

While Balder is deceased in reality, in the Dark Place he appears alongside his bandmates Tor and Odin Anderson on the stage of In Between With Mr. Door. Balder also appears as a spirit during the Dark Ocean Summoning concert.

Trivia[]

"Fat" Bob Balder is portrayed by Olli Tukiainen, guitarist of Poets of the Fall. The Anderson brothers in Alan Wake 2's live-action scenes are similarly portrayed by Marko Saaresto and Markus Kaarlonen of Poets of the Fall.

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