Sunday, March 2, 2014


Real Name
Tyr Odinson


God of War 


Place of Birth


Known Relatives

Buri (Tiwaz, great-grandfather); Bor (grandfather, deceased); Bestla (grandmother, deceased); Odin (father, deseaced); Frigga (mother); Balder, Hermod (brothers); Thor, Vidar (half-brothers); Loki (step-brother); Ve, Vili (uncles, deceased); Hoder (cousin); Mimir (granduncle)

Group Affiliation
Gods of Asgard



510 lbs.



Tyr possesses the superhuman abilities shared by all the Gods of Asgard, such as superhuman speed, stamina, durability, healing factor, longevity, and strength. However, Tyr can lift 35 tons which is more than the average Asgardian male. In addition, he is immune to all Earthly diseases as well as some resistance to magic. After the destruction of Asgard, Tyr revealed that he was a special ability, a hidden power enabling him to summon forth the "Soul of the God of War," releasing destructive energies through his severed hand.

Tyr, being the God of War, is an excellent combantant using all forms of Asgardian weaponry such as swords, spears, and shields. In addition, Tyr is a master hand-to-hand combatant. He is also an excellent tactician and Thor stated that Tyr was the best general in Asgard. Before he lost his hand, Tyr was also said to be the master archer of Asgard.

Other Info
A valiant defender of Asgard, Tyr was originally the God of War, and was known for his bravery and courage. At one point, the Gods of Asgard were so afraid of the Wolf God, Fenris, that they decided to shackle him. However, Fenris was too strong and could break any chain he was put in. Therefore, the Asgardians paid the Dwarves of Asgard to build a magical ribbon, Gleipnir, from the roots of a mountain and the beard of a woman. The Asgardians then asked Fenris to let them tie him up with Gleipnir as a game. However, the wolf noticed the fear in their eyes and knew they were deceiving him. So, he allowed them to bind him if one of the gods would put their hand in his mouth, as reassurance that they weren't tricking him. Tyr was the only god who agreed. Then, as soon as Fenris understood that he was tricked, he bit Tyr's hand off. Since then, Tyr has worn a gold ornamental prosthetic in place of his left hand. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about Asgard and/or its people.)

Later on, Thor was born and became the new defender of Asgard; thus, replacing Tyr in that role. In additon, Lady Sif denied Tyr's advances due to her love for Thor. Both of these actions took their toll on the God of War and he finally seeks to take out his anger on Thor. This resulted in him stealing the legendary Mace of the Myth Wars (a weapon of Odin's) to battle Thor. Eventually the two battle one another; however, the mace is broken due to Thor's lightning and Tyr is defeated. Afterwards, the God of War is returned to Asgard. Initially risking punishment for his actions, Sif was able to shine light on Tyr's behavior and motivations and Thor was pardoned while Tyr was chided by Odin. (To learn about the characters highlighted above, just click on their names. Note: Beware Sif's revealing outfit on her bio page.)

Afterward, Tyr's resentment towards Odin and Thor resulted in in the God of War distancing himself from his fellow gods. He even at one point rebelled against Odin and Thor by allying himself himself with Loki. He captured the goddess Idunn and her Golden Apples of Immortality, without which the gods would grow old and perish. In addition, Tyr unleashed the Jormungand (Midgard Serpent) on Earth when it had been strengthened by the Apples, and it is used as a bridge by their army to attack Asgard. With the enemies of Asgard, Tyr followed Odin and the other gods to Earth, where he was betrayed by Loki and ultimately defeated by the All-Father, Odin. (To learn about the characters above, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the low-cut outfit worn by Loki in his "woman-form" on his bio page.)

After this, Tyr has remained loyal to Asgard. However, he only appears when his people are in danger. Soon, his presence came to be seen as a sign that battle, and the chance for glory, were near. He appeared for such battles when he joined the Asgardian forces, Beta Ray Bill, the Avengers, and the Fantastic Four against Surtur when the fiery demon attacked on Earth. In addition, Tyr fought against Seth, the Heliopolitan God of Death, in the defense of Asgard. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the teams and/or characters.)

Later on, a seer prophesied of a Siege on Asgard by the power-crazy Norman Osborn was to take place and that the God of War was to perish in that battle. However, Tyr dismissed that humans coulb be any threat to Asgardians. However, when the Siege began, Tyr began to realize that the warnings were true. Therefore, Tyr vowed to fight fate and helped to protect Asgard. When the arrival of the Hood's Norn Stone-powered gang turned the tide of the battle against Asgard, Balder and Heimdall left Tyr in charge while they sought out Loki to prevent further mischief. Now in charge, Tyr, fearing the prophecy, abandoned the front lines under the excuse that he was going to try to find more soldiers for the battle. However, when he arrived at the hospital camp, Tyr discovered the Olympian God of War, Ares, was dead. Realizing that the prophecy applied to Ares rather than himself, Tyr cursed his own cowardice and returned to the front lines. He attempted to take the Norn Stones from the Hood, but was struck down. After the battle was over, Tyr cursed himself both for his cowardice and his failure to prepare for the Siege. (To learn about the above highlighted event, characters, and/or race, just click on their names.)

After the Siege on Asgard, Tyr attended the funeral of Loki where Tyr's status as a son of Odin was revealed. When discussing Asgard's future, several Asgardians nominated Tyr to serve as king in light of Thor's unwillingness and Balder's own failures. However, due to Tyr's shame for his actions during the Siege, Tyr refused. In addition, during the meeting, Hela appeared and revealed the existence of the Disir (Valkyries of Bor, who rebelled against him as well as nature and begun "feeding" on gods) and pleads for aid. Tyr was selected to accompany Thor to Hel to battle the Disir. Here, it was revealed that Tyr was somewhat superstitious and fighting intangibles like Fate or the Disir frightened him. However, he refused to back down and attempted to engage the Disir himself, but was ignored. The Disir insulted him for his past cowardice and said that they would rather see him live in shame than devour him. Enraged by this and driven to protect Hela, Tyr for the first time demonstrated his power by removing the protective casing off his hand, and displayed a glowing energy form, which he could use to cause pain to the Disir. Tyr was determined enough to hold the Disir until Thor found a way to defeat them. Afterward, Hela personally expressed her thanks to the God of War. (Click the highlighted names above to learn about the characters. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit on Hela's bio page. Also, the last picture posted above shows Tyr with the energy coming from his hand.)

Still reeling from his cowardice, later, Tyr joined Balder in a suicide mission against the Ano-Athox. He took many of his enemies down, but the numbers were overwhelming and Tyr was slain during the battle.

However, still counted as one of the dead, Tyr later became a general of Hela. The relationship between the two, the War God and Death Goddess was rather close and amiable. Tyr appeared rather loyal and Hela seemed quite trustful of her new general. However, Tyr's ulimate loyalty was to Asgard and was willing to aid Loki to bring to light the prophecy that would bring the downfall of the the Serpent. (To learn about the Cul Serpent, click on the highlighted name above.)

After Tyr return to Hel, Hela seemed to grow fonder of the God of War. More recently, she has suggested that great power and authority would come his way in due time.

To learn a tiny bit more about Tyr, click on the following link,

Tyr appears in the film Thor: The Dark World as one of the leaders of the Asgardian army, the Einherjar.

1 comment:

  1. He's super interesting- I didn't even know Thor had more siblings!