The God of War Ragnarok game hints at Tyr’s real identity. Have you found them all? Let’s check out the Top 8 Hints About Tyr’s True Identity in God of War: Ragnarok.
The Norse god of war, Tyr, is very different from Kratos in many ways. They are not only physically dissimilar, but they also have different approaches to what it means to be a god of war. Kratos and Atreus’ enigmatic search for Tyr takes up a significant portion of God of War: Ragnarok, so perhaps not everything is as it seems.
In God of War: Ragnarok, allies can be hard to come by and Kratos’ doubts recur despite his best efforts to shield Atreus from prophecy and flee destiny. Tyr, a character who may not be what he first appears to be, is one such ally.
Top 8 Hints About Tyr’s True Identity in God of War Ragnarok
Calls Freya Frigg
Tyr and Freya reunite at Sindri’s Home in the Realms Between when Freya returns after a long absence. Tyr and Freya would have been acquainted as gods, even if only briefly. However, there is a catch in the ear. Tyr refers to Freya as “Frigg,” which is unusual given that everyone else refers to her as Freya. Odin’s wife was referred to as Frigg. Kratos would have used the Blades of Chaos to put an end to Odin’s ruse if he had realized what was going on.
Tyr is even told by Freya not to call her that because it has been a very long time since she has been that person. Given that the fake Tyr in God of War: Ragnarok was Freya’s husband because he was Odin, the All-Father, it might have been an error of omission.
Many audiences don’t pay attention to the fact that Tyr is content to sleep in Sindri’s broom closet given that he spent so many years chained to a bed and locked inside of it. Many people assume that Tyr sleeping in the broom closet is a funny little gag and shows his lack of interest in taking up space, despite Tyr being at least 7 feet tall.
The reality, however, is much darker because Tyr is sleeping in a broom closet because it would be the ideal place to conceal a raven. Huginn and Muninn, the two ravens that belong to Odin, enable him to fly. For transportation to and from Sindri’s House, Odin was keeping a raven hidden in the broom closet.
Tyr swears off violence forever after spending so much time in prison and fearing the prophecy he is a part of. To Tyr’s chagrin, he places Kratos and Atreus in several situations where they must engage in combat while he would much prefer a peaceful resolution.
This false Tyr may not resort to violence because that is how Odin sees Tyr. Tyr is so detested by Odin that he would be content to see him viewed as cowardly and weak. By abstaining from violence, Odin can also disguise the fact that he might not be able to fight as Tyr or that it might give Kratos’ enemies more chances to kill him and Atreus.
Kratos asks Sindri and Brok to make a weapon to give him an advantage against Heimdall, who is predicted to kill Atreus after he returns from the Norns. Brok and Sindri gather the self-replicating ring known as Draupnir. Odin was standing next to Draupnir when the two dwarf brothers stole it, and he was upset about it.
Tyr asks, “They stole Draupnir?” in response to the mention of Draupnir. He speaks aggressively because he is angry about the outcome. As the only person who would be angry about the disappearance of Draupnir would be Odin, it is yet another indication of Tyr’s true identity.
Tyr’s Prison in Top 8 Hints About Tyr’s True Identity in God of War: Ragnarok
Tyr is said to be imprisoned somewhere in Svartalfheim, according to Atreus. Although everything appears to be so simple, all the clues point exactly where Atreus anticipates they would be. Tyr is discovered by Atreus and Kratos in an underground abandoned mine with little to protect his position. It seems illogical to believe that the god of war that Odin so dreaded is trapped in an abandoned mine.
However, this strange location is ideal because nobody would guess that this is a fake Tyr. The true Tyr is imprisoned in Asgard; however, due to Asgard’s defense walls and the Aesir’s disinterest in Tyr, no one can even approach the location.
Odin is a liar and a manipulator if there is one thing to keep in mind about him. Tyr frequently interferes and casts doubt on the characters who want to kill Odin throughout God of War: Ragnarok. Tyr will consistently disparage and reject the concepts and strategies of the other characters while failing to provide alternatives.
Another early indication that Tyr is Odin in God of War: Ragnarok is that he is attempting to delay and prevent Kratos, Atreus, Mimir, and Freya from concluding the Ragnarok prophecy to prolong his life and acquire new information.
Tyr is shown in Groa’s hidden prophecy gazing into the Ragnarok prophecy, which contains the details of Asgard’s destruction and Odin’s passing, while he ignores Kratos and Atreus. Tyr finds this especially unsettling because he is Odin. He walks past Atreus in a manner that also suggests this.
It might have appeared that Tyr ran into Atreus because he did not see him, but it could also have happened because Tyr was shocked that Odin had been working so hard for nothing. Odin can only see with one eye, after all. This is shown in another scene when he turns to see Heimdall and Thor talking to him.
Groa discovered a vision of Ragnarok when she went looking for her missing husband. Groa was sought out by Odin for this vision, and after she informed him, he killed her. Odin was unaware that the giants of Jotunheim had hidden the true significance of their visions in shrines that were only accessible to the Jotnar.
Tyr is visibly disturbed by what he sees when Atreus uses his Jotnar abilities to reveal to Kratos, Mimir, and Tyr the truth of Groa’s prophecy. He sees the fulfillment of the unfulfilled prophecy of Ragnarok, in which the other realms prosper after Odin’s death and Asgard is the only realm to be destroyed. As Tyr murmurs, “She lied,” Odin realizes that Tyr has been acting by a false prophecy.
To persuade Thor to assist him in locating the final component of the mask, Atreus travels back to Asgard. The two are successful in locating the last piece after Thor somewhat reluctantly agrees. But just then, Thor’s wife Sif shows up and begs him to murder Atreus in retaliation for the deaths of their sons. Atreus transports back to Sindri’s house with the finished mask in hand before he can finish the deed.
The rest of Kratos’ allies, including Atreus, Brok, Sindri, and Sindri, argue over what to do with the mask. They quickly realize that they must travel to Asgard to use the object, and Tyr claims to know how to do so while eluding Odin’s gaze.
That information is highly suspicious in Brok’s eyes. But soon after voicing his concerns, Brok receives a shocking stabbing from Tyr. Then, we discover that Tyr had been posing as Odin all along. Even though Kratos can stop Odin from bringing the mask to Asgard, the damage has already been done. However, Brok tells Sindri that he forgives his brother for not telling him about his resurrection. Grieving Sindri accuses Atreus and Kratos of being responsible for Brok’s death.
Out of options, our heroes decide that the only way to stop Odin is to start Ragnarok. That quickly turns out to be easier said than done, though.
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