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The Big God Of War Ragnarok Clue That Everyone Missed

Sometimes, the best secrets are what's right in front of your face the entire time. For example, the ending of the 1995 film "The Usual Suspects" shows someone who is initially perceived to be weaker eventually being revealed as the big fish the entire time. "God of War Ragnarok" pulls a similar stunt in its critically acclaimed narrative. And though most players won't piece it together until the endgame of "Ragnarok," some keen eyes within its player base have uncovered a huge clue that almost everybody missed until it was too late.

Be warned, there are massive "God of War Ragnarok" spoilers ahead! 

Early on in "God of War Ragnarok," Kratos and his son Atreus rescue Týr, an Asgardian who previously identified as the God of War, Law, Justice, and Honor before embarking upon a life-altering journey which culminated in him becoming a pacifist and preaching peace instead. However, near the game's ending, Týr's demeanor seems to shift and he kills Brok after the latter notices the change. It is then revealed that "Týr" was actually possessed by Odin. For many, this was by far the biggest narrative twist in "Ragnarok." But if you were paying very close attention, there's a clue that you probably missed that gives it all away.

The subtitles give away God Of War Ragnarok's biggest twist

When spelled correctly, Týr's name has an accent over the y. This is significant because early on in the game, when Kratos and Atreus rescue him, the character's name is spelled without the accent in the game's subtitles (per GameRant). Obviously, not many gamers would stress over such a detail as mundane as a tiny accent mark. However, later in the game, Kratos finds the real Týr, whose name is properly spelled in the game's subtitles.

As revealed by "God of War Ragnarok" game director Eric Williams during an episode of IGN's Spoilercast, some players noticed this difference in the game's subtitles. And according to Williams himself, this was done intentionally by Santa Monica Studios to differentiate between the real Týr and the "Tyr" who is actually just Odin in disguise.

It's a super small detail, and one that wouldn't have been obvious until the end of the game. This serves as a testament to Santa Monica Studios' commitment to narrative greatness, which is why "God of War Ragnarok" dominated the nominations at the Game Awards this year.