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Elden Ring Detail Makes Morgott's Curse Even More Tragic

Some people might not realize that "Elden Ring" actually has a fairly complex narrative buried beneath the beautiful open world and brutal violence. That's because FromSoftware has a tendency to use the environment to tell the story, meaning that very little information is given in cutscenes. Instead, players are expected to explore the world, read item descriptions and notice small details that the developers have left for them to discover. Much of this lore revolves around the bosses that the player must face, many of whom are demi-gods who have long since fallen from their former grace. But perhaps the most tragic among them is Morgott, the Omen King.

Morgott is a boss that players must battle twice in "Elden Ring." The first time is right at the beginning of the game when he is in disguise and goes by the name Margit, the Fell Omen, and the second time is in Leyndell, Royal Capitol, where players must defeat him in order to gain access to the Mountaintops of the Giants. Morgott is the son of Queen Marika the Eternal and the first Elden Lord Godfrey as well as the twin brother of Mohg, Lord of Blood. These two were both born with vestigial horns and tails which marked them as The Omen, cursed individuals who either exiled, or hunted and killed for their affliction. Some fans discovered that this curse can be lifted, but only in death.

Morgott is cured when he defeated

Players will notice several of the features that define one afflicted with The Omen when they face Morgott, the Omen King. He has a large tail, several spiraling horns growing out of the right side of his head, and he is incredibly large. It is a difficult battle, but those who defeat him will discover that he doesn't remain this way. Reddit user DaRealMilkMan seemed to be the first to point out that Margott appears to be cured as soon as the player lands the killing blow. Not only will he shrink down to the size of a normal human. He also loses his horns and tail.

This makes Morgott's story all the more tragic when players think about all the ways that he has suffered from being marked by The Omen. He's been persecuted his entire life for his affliction. He should have been raised as a prince, but was banished along with his twin brother to the Subterranean Shunning-Grounds as a child. Even after he later returned to protect Leyndell and the Erdtree against the other demigods, he was still not allowed to enter the Erdtree and was still treated with animosity by the Golden Order who considered him an accursed fiend. It seems the only way he could be free of his curse was in death.