Originally Posted by Jens Nordlunde
He is now sitting in the catacombs of Elsinor - waiting. When Denmark is in need he will wake up, and start fighting.
So he's Denmark's counterpart to Friedrich Barbarossa? Or perhaps to Portugal's King Sebastião, whom it is believed did not actually die on the battlefield fighting the Moors in Morocco in 1578, but rather took refuge in a hidden place and fell into a deep slumber from which he shall surely wake when his country needs him again...