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Sindri

Sindri aka Huldra Brother


Omega (God of War 2018)

This article contains lore based on real-life sources from Norse mythology as introduced from the God of War Norse era.


I gave you everything. My skills, my friendship, my home, my secrets, my treasures...and you just kept taking. And now what have I got? Not even my family. You want sorry? This is what sorry looks like.

–Sindri lashing out towards Atreus after Brok's death.

Sindri, also known as Eitri, is a supporting character in both God of War (2018), and God of War Ragnarök. He is introduced as a Dwarf working alongside his brother, Brok. The pair were responsible for forging Thor's hammer, Mjölnir, and Kratos' Leviathan Axe, which formerly belonged to Laufey the Just.

Sindri and Brok aid Kratos and Atreus during their adventure. In their forge, the brothers can also improve the weapons and equipment of the Spartan and his son, as long as they are given the necessary materials.

Norse Mythology[]

In Norse mythology, Eitri (or Sindri) is a dwarf and the brother of Brokkr.

According to Skáldskaparmál, when Loki had Sif's hair, Freyr's ship Skíðblaðnir and Odin's spear Gungnir fashioned by the Sons of Ivaldi, he bet his own head with Brokkr that Eitri would not have been able to make items that matched the craftsmanship of those mentioned above.

Eitri began working in his furnace while his brother was working the bellows, but a fly (sometimes thought to be Loki himself) began stinging Brokkr, trying to stop him and spoil the items.

Eitri succeeded in making the golden boar Gullinbursti, the golden ring Draupnir, and the hammer Mjölnir that made his brother win the bet, even if its handle was shorter than it should have been.

Eitri also has a daughter named Herríðr and a son named Herröðr in Þorsteins saga Víkingssonar.

In God of War[]

Before God of War (2018)[]

Sindri, along with his brother Brok, began as relatively unknown blacksmiths who were eager to make a name for themselves in the world. In order to achieve the fame they desired, Sindri had an idea to forge a weapon, a lightning hammer, for the Aesir God of Thunder known as Thor. Both Dwarves set about making the hammer, with Sindri notably outdoing himself in an effort to impress Odin. They later presented the weapon, named Mjölnir, to Thor, who eagerly accepted it. This earned them the respect and fame across the Nine Realms that they had wanted.

However, this came with a heavy cost. Thor used the hammer to cause destruction and devastation over the course of thirty years, causing Sindri and Brok to suffer a profound sense of guilt leading to a rift between the two of them. Brok openly blamed his brother as having been the one to outdo himself with the creation of the hammer in order to impress the King of the Aesir. Sindri however told Brok that they had a duty to restore balance to the realms and asked his brother if he was willing to join him in fulfilling this duty.

Over the next two weeks, the brothers set about forging the Leviathan Axe in an effort to create a rival to Mjölnir. However, close to finishing the axe, as Brok was working the forge, a spider, bent on revenge for Brok killing one of its kin earlier, crawled up his leg and bit him on the thigh. Sindri rushed to catch his brother as Brok succumbed to the potent venom it delivered. He quickly put Brok's body on a cart and journeyed into the realm of the Elves, Alfheim, knowing that the only way to bring his brother back to life was to stop Brok's soul from sinking through the Lake of Souls and becoming one with the light.

Arriving at the Lake of Souls with his brother in tow, Sindri removed one of his brother's smithing gloves and placed it over his own hand, something he knew was necessary if he was going to stop his brother from permanently passing on, as a Dwarf's smithing gloves were sacred. After remarking that Dwarves belonged underground and not underwater, Sindri dove into the black water of the Lake of Souls, noticing the submerged souls beginning to dim as the descended deeper into the lake on their final journey. Feeling drawn to a pale-blue wisp, Sindri began swimming toward it. However, a hand reached up from the depths below and grabbed his ankle. Twisting around, Sindri could see hundreds of decayed corpses buried in the sands at the bottom of the lake with their arms flailing in the water, one of which grasped his ankle in an effort to pull him down. Unsheathing a dagger, Sindri quickly slashed at the decayed, boney arm gripping at his ankle and kicked the corpse in the face, propelling himself toward the pale-blue wisp. Reaching out with his gloved hand, Sindri grasped the wisp, which sent out an explosion of blue light, which blasted back the encroaching dead at the bottom of the lake, allowing Sindri to escape to the surface.

After Sindri emerged from the lake he crawled to the shore and began vomiting a thick black liquid from his lungs. The dwarf noted that he felt a cold itch spread over his body, feeling as if a thousand tiny insects were infesting his skin and the dead were still clawing at him. This caused Sindri to repeatedly scratch deeply into his skin before passing out. Waking some time later, Sindri felt dazed but summoned the energy to crawl over to the cart containing Brok's now sickly ashen blue body. Removing his brother's smithing glove, Sindri placed his hands on Brok's chest and could feel the faint pulse of a slow heart beat. Knowing he had saved his brother, Sindri decided not to tell Brok about what had happened once he eventually woke up, noting that the journey he had taken would be his burden to bear, not his brother's.

However, Sindri was noticeably affected by the events, which was later noticed by Brok after he woke up, as a persistent twitch on his brothers face. When the other dwarves learned of Sindri's partial resurrection of Brok, they shunned them, as it was something unnatural.

After finally finishing their work on the Leviathan Axe, Sindri and Brok were sought out by Laufey the Just. Knowing her to be the last Guardian of the Jötnar left in Midgard and good person, they gifted her the axe in an effort to restore balance to the realms.

However, despite all of this, the rift between the two brothers regarding their guilt over the destruction caused by Thor with their hammer had not been solved, and eventually the two of them decided they could no longer work together anymore, with each taking half of their original smithing brand and going their separate ways.

Events of God of War (2018)[]

Sindri is first encountered by Kratos and Atreus at the Foothills of Midgard's mountain where he is actively making repairs to a moving platform he calls the Sky Mover. Noticing that Kratos has the Leviathan Axe on his back, Sindri quickly approaches him asking where he obtained it. After being told it was none of his business, Sindri informed the Spartan that the axe was a weapon of his creation and that it was not made for him. Assuming that Kratos had stolen the axe from Laufey, Sindri remarked he would be upset if he did something her, whereupon Atreus came forward to reveal that Laufey was his mother and had gifted the axe to his father before her death.

This news saddened Sindri and he offered his condolences to the pair, remarking that Laufey was good woman and a brave warrior. He then immediately announced he would make improvements to the axe which he believed had been marred by his brother's previous work, revealing that he was Brok's brother, which briefly annoyed Kratos. Quickly assuring the God that his skills were far-superior, Kratos handed over the axe, demanding that Brok's work should be improved upon, not removed. However, Sindri was unwilling to hold the weapon as he noticed it was covered in dried blood, which he found disgusting. However, after seeing that Kratos was not going to bring over to his table for him, the dwarf reluctantly took the axe and carried it over to his workbench.

Sindri is encountered in Alfheim where he is questioned by Atreus on how he managed to get there before they did, to which Sindri simply answered that it was magic.

Sindri later encountered the dragon Hræzlyr within Midgard's highest mountain, which tried to eat him. However, he was saved by the timely arrival of Kratos and Atreus, who killed the dragon after a long battle and saved his life. Deciding they deserved a reward, Sindri took out some Braided Mistletoe Arrows from his bag and handed them to Atreus, noting that they were "straighter than Heimdall and perfectly weighted". Upon seeing that Atreus was confused about the arrows, the dwarf decided he'd give them something else on top of them and began rummaging through the magical bag looking for something appropriate while ranting about his brother, which annoyed Kratos who began to walk away. Quickly running in front of the God, Sindri claimed all he needed was a tooth from the deceased dragon, requesting Kratos retrieve one for him. After Kratos chipped a part of a tooth off, he took it to Sindri who blew some magical dust over it and told the God to run the tooth along the string of his sons bow. This granted Atreus the ability to use lightning arrows.

Sindri was later encountered again by Kratos and Atreus as they journeyed to the giant Thamur's corpse. After witnessing the two defeat a group of Draugr and Ogres, Sindri announced his presence atop a ruined building and kicked down a chain so the two could climb up and meet him. Remarking that the fight was impressive, Sindri offered Kratos an apple. Ignoring the gesture, Kratos demanded to know how the dwarf was not seen by the creatures as there is nowhere to hide in the area they were in. Sindri happily explained that Dwarves have the ability to step into the Realm Between Realms, but still have a presence in the realm they are currently in, which renders them essentially invisible to the subconscious mind as it cannot understand what it is seeing, which is why Dwarves never actually have to use any of the weapons they craft. Sindri remarks that the only being this ability does not seem to work on is dragons, which explains how he was unable to defend himself against Hræzlyr. Atreus then remarked that Brok wanted to know if Sindri was eating well enough, which caused the dwarf to ask him if his brother had been drunk when he said that. However, Kratos threw the Leviathan Axe into a wall beside the dwarf to startle him. Looking at the weapon, Sindri grew annoyed as he could tell the pair had once again let Brok work on the axe. The dwarf then gave the axe another upgrade himself, before Kratos and Atreus went on their way again.

Sindri was later encountered in the ruins of the village after Kratos and Atreus brought the giant hammer down upon the ice, remarking that he thought it was best he moved his shop before Thor's "idiot" sons showed up. After being questioned by Kratos about Magni and Modi, Sindri began to describe their family history, before being cut off by the impatient Spartan who demanded to know about their weaponry and fighting style. The dwarf told him that Magni was incredibly strong and carried a huge sword that was hardened by cyclonic thunder, but described Modi's weaponry as a cheap knock-off of his fathers hammer and remarked he would sooner lick a rat than shake his hand.

After Atreus is cured of his sickness and learns that he is a God, they encounter Sindri again at the Foothills. As Sindri once again starts to talk negatively about his brother, Atreus becomes annoyed, telling the dwarf to either do something about it or shut up, remarking that he and his father are sick of hearing about "little people's little problems", which noticeably upsets Sindri. Kratos later reprimands Atreus for his unkind words, reminding Atreus that his mother would not have agreed with his approach. Sindri is noticeably sarcastic to the pair whenever they approach one of his shops from that point onwards.

However, despite the unkind approach Atreus took, Sindri recognized the truth in his words and decided to make amends with Brok by later appearing beside his brother when Kratos and his son were requesting him to make a key for Týr's Temple. Having amazed his brother by showing him a large chunk of Skap Slag, Sindri announced he had to get his hands dirty in order to retrieve it, making Brok laugh. The two then forged the key that Kratos requested together and proceeded to brand it by combing each half of the brand they took when they originally parted ways, signifying that they had mended their relationship. Atreus apologized to Sindri for his harsh words earlier at the Foothills, to which Sindri replied that he'd already forgiven him for it although Brok states that Atreus told his brother what he needed to hear.

After Kratos and Atreus restored the Jötunheim Tower to the Lake of Nine, they discovered that they needed both of Mimir's eyes in order to travel to the realm, as Týr had destroyed the travel crystal, which meant that only a being with two Bifröst Crystal eyes from Jötunheim could travel to the realm. Approaching the Dwarves, Atreus asked if either of them knew what happened to Mimir's missing eye. This question caused Sindri to become uncomfortable and he began retching as he recounted the time Odin approached him with the eye in an attempt to commission a container for it. Being unable to finish his tale, Sindri ended up vomiting in a bucket near the temple forge.

Sindri and Brok are later present when Kratos and Atreus finally manage to open the doors to Jötunheim, with Sindri becoming noticeably emotional at the sight. Kratos ordered the Dwarves to watch Mimir until their return from their trip into the land of the Giants, tossing the head to Sindri, who quickly chucked the head over to his brother.

After the two Gods returned from Jötunheim, Sindri and Brok are discussing the snowfall that had begun in their absence, with the latter stating excitedly that it was no ordinary snowfall, to which the former requested he stop saying that as it was making him nervous.

Fimbulwinter[]

A few years after Baldur's death, Sindri was encountered by Kratos and Atreus in the Foothills again as they made a second trip towards Midgard's mountain. The dwarf told the two that he and Brok had decided to remove all of their workshops and instead consolidate all of their smithing efforts inside a cave near the Lake of Nine, due to the fact that the snowfall was getting worse with each passing day. He warned the two of them that it was now near impossible to get into the mountain as the snow was too deep.

After a startling encounter with Odin and Thor, Sindri eventually allows Kratos and his party to live at his home in the World Tree in order to hide from the All-Father's spectral spies. He provided shelter, food, treasures, and his blacksmithing skills to his guests. He also aided Atreus on his mission to recruit Freya. After Freya spares Kratos, after having a bitter fight with him, Sindri appears and seeing Freya with his own eyes, proceeds to bow down to her while calling her "your majesty". Under Kratos' orders, Sindri and Brok escort Atreus back to their house so that they could keep an eye on him. Later, prior to Kratos' return, Atreus tells Sindri that he wants to go to Asgard, but the dwarf was strongly against the idea and became greatly troubled, resulting in a private argument between the two.

As Kratos steps into Atreus' room, Sindri tells him that he needs to "tightly screw the boy's head back on". Brok wondered what was going on as Kratos and Atreus began to have a bitter disagreement, with Sindri revealing that Atreus wanted to go to Asgard. Atreus, soon loses control of his temper and shapeshifts into a bear, to which Sindri desperately tries to calm Atreus down to no avail, resulting in Atreus knocking the dwarf down and afflicting him with a head injury. Much later, when Atreus returns after accidentally freeing Garm, rifts had emerged at the home of the dwarf as a result. Sindri is seen trying to fend off the emerging Hel-Walkers. He is later seen tending to Brok's wounds. During this, Sindri sported a bandage from the injury sustained by Atreus prior, and was still bitter about the event. Atreus, not remembering what had transpired during his transformation, asked him what had happened, with the normally kind and soft-spoken dwarf angrily telling Atreus what he had done. After the events at Helheim, Sindri could be seen sitting at the table with his head fully healed, but was still struggling to forgive Atreus.

After Odin mortally wounds Brok, Sindri desperately begs Freya to save him, with his brother telling him in his final few breaths that he knew what he had done, and that he forgave him, but that he had to let go. Distraught, knowing that his brother would be denied an afterlife and unwilling to forgive Kratos and Atreus for unknowingly bringing Odin into his home and unable to move on despite Brok's plea, he disappeared into the Realm Between Realms with his brother's body, traveling back to their shop in Týr's Temple where he is seen working with his bare hands, a practice he once found revolting. He coldly rejected Atreus' apology for what had happened and broke ties with him and his father, believing that their actions had robbed him of everything he ever cared about.

Ragnarök[]

Despite his anger towards his former friends, Sindri agrees to help recruit the Dwarves for the attack on Asgard. However, after Ragnarök begins, he goes back on his promise, not wanting any more Dwarven blood to be spilled. Arriving on the battlefield from the Svartalfheim realm alone, he instead brings a tuning fork with him that he uses to destroy the Aesir's ballistae and exploit Hrimthur's hidden flaw within the Walls of Asgard, bringing the whole structure crumbling down.

Sindri is noticeably still bitter toward Atreus and Kratos regarding Brok's death, refusing the latter's help even when working together. At the end of the battle, Atreus captures Odin's soul within a marble that he, Kratos, and Freya all refuse to destroy. Frustrated at their decision, after everything he had lost, Sindri snatches the marble and smashes it with Andvari's hammer, thus avenging his brother's death. Sindri turns to face the group angrily, then disappears into the Realm Between Realms before Ragnarök arrives to destroy the Asgardian realm entirely.

Brok's Funeral[]

Sindri is last seen at his brother's funeral where he says a tearful goodbye to Brok. Despite tolerating Kratos' presence at the funeral, Sindri rejects his condolences and is last seen completely dejected before disappearing into the Realm Between Realms. Although his current whereabouts are unknown, Kratos and Freya have dedicated themselves to taking care of his home in the event that he returns one day while Lúnda takes care of Brok and Sindri's shops.

Appearance[]

General Appearance[]

Sindri is a slim and rather short individual, his height being on account of him being a dwarf, although he is notably taller than his brother, Brok. He sports a tan complexion, his facial features especially wearied, which is likely due to his age (and, arguably, the events he has endured prior to the games). Sindri's eyes are a deep chestnut brown, matching with his dark brown hair. Like many other characters within the franchise, Sindri also sports a beard of his own, of which has only changed slightly in terms of accessory after his reappearance in God of War Ragnarök. In God of War (2018), Sindri's beard is of a medium length, with the ends having been wrapped up in some sort of fabric and joining two locks of his beard, which have been tied with thin hemp-twine. This look has a slight change in God of War Ragnarök, where Sindri now wears a decorative twist-braid wrapped up in red, brown and purple cloth instead. In both games his hairstyle doesn't change, remaining tied and slicked back in a tight, small pony-tail. This look only experiences a change after the events of Ragnarök, where Sindri gives up his put-together look and allows his hair to run more loose, neglecting his outward appearance.

For a brief time after Atreus' outburst as a bear, Sindri can be seen wearing a somewhat bloodied cloth plaster looped around his head, covering up presumed scratches from the previous attack. The left side of his cheekbone, temple and nose can be seen with visible dark bruises, and blood remains visible running down the left side of his nose. Additionally, it can be noted that Sindri's left eyebrow is reduced in volume here, likely having been cut by Atreus' slash. This detail is omitted in his later appearance during Ragnarök, and all bruising since then has cleared up.

Post-Ragnarök Sindri obtains notable scratches and blood smears upon his face, as his hair takes on a shaggier and unkempt appearance. His eyes, while still being a dark chestnut brown, become prominently reddened in the sclera.

God of War (2018)[]

Sindri's armor is a visibly elaborate arrangement of plated-metal, starting first at the base layer of the cuirass, the four flexible plates that cover his torso in brilliant golden metalwork. These plates are split into four sections, fastened together by three brown buckle-straps on his chest, with each layer of metal overlapping the other before reaching just over his backside, where the plating-work and armor ends. These plates are adorned with Urnes-swirls welding patterns, which continue along most of the armor as a nod to Sindri's delicate method of craftsmanship. The topmost layer of Sindri's armor is the gorget (the piece that protects the throat), which overlaps the back-end of the cuirass. The gorget has more pronounced welding to it, wrapping around the collar of the layer in a fashion similar to that of a serpent. Underneath the gorget a red fabric can be seen, either placed there to avoid irritation from constant metal-to-skin contact, or attached as a layer to his tunic (or even both). Sindri's shoulders are protected by his armor's spaulders, which are made of four plates. The largest plates resemble a curving, ornate form of sword breakers on both shoulders. These are held in place by four leather straps, which extend to his back and attach to the cuirass, fastened by eight large buttons while still leaving ideal movement space for Sindri's timorous mannerisms. Below Sindri's gloves are a pair of golden vambraces, made up of three plates and designed similarly to the spaulders and cuirass.

Underneath his armor Sindri wears a wrinkled teal overtunic, decorated with a clay-orange stripe design that possibly wraps around the bottom end of the fabric. This orange pattern has two smaller white stripes stitched around it in a similar fashion, followed by an adornment of a small, darker teal pattern outside of the white section. Pinned to the front of his cuirass and overlapping the front of his overtunic is his half-apron, held up by four leather straps—two on the front of his armor and two on the back, where it hangs lower—and four buttons, which can be found on either side of Sindri's armor on his hips, fastening it to his form. Both the half-apron and overtunic appear to be made of the same thick fabric material, although unlike the overtunic, Sindri's half-apron is more ornate in a fashion similar to his armor. The top of the half-apron has a leather-like strip present within its inner layer, similarly colored to that of the clay-orange stripe on his overtunic. This same leather-like material is seen on the bottom half of his apron, in the form of a layer stitched onto the apron itself. This section of his apron is furnished with a leather-punched Urnes style design. Below the half-apron—and a layer above the overtunic—is the final layer of Sindri's upper outfit, consisting of three rectangle shaped strips of leather-like material, hanging just above his knees. This leather is also, of course, adorned with various elaborate stitch-work, and it can be assumed that this is a display of Sindri's own handle on versatile craftsmanship. His gloves are a chestnut-brown leather that extend up to the beginning of his forearms, decorated at the cuffs with elaborate golden embroidery. Below them begins the golden plated vambraces of his armor, secured tightly to his forearms with leather straps in a similar fashion to the spaulders on his shoulders, with the buttons excluded.

Accessory-wise, Sindri carries around a small bag of similar color to his gloves, decorated with four diamond-shaped rivets and a long strap that loops around to hold it shut, the end of the mentioned strap garnished with its own golden-jointed tail. The opening flap of the bag has white loop-around stitchwork present, and the strap that fastens this accessory is fitted over the left side of Sindri's half-apron with a button. On the right side of Sindri's hip rests a long hammer of unique design, having no more than its steel appearance, fabric swathed handle and small floral design on the sides of the hammer's head.

The lower parts of his outfit are less elaborate, composed of wrinkled, plain dark brown trousers of which Sindri has fastened small rope around the knees of. His boots are mostly black with a golden and orange finish around the top edges and brought down through the lacing area. These laces are but a simple thin leather, fastened snug around Sindri's ankles and lower legs.

God of War Ragnarök[]

What Sindri's armor loses in unique shape it makes up for in its elegance, which carries over and perhaps doubles in comparison to its former counterpart. Fitted to be more reliable in fast-paced combat, Sindri's spaulders become less pronounced at the shoulders, welded to match a more traditional sword-breaker design while maintaining the dwarf's well known attention to detail. Sindri's armor also seems to be made of a newer material, holding a palladium white gold color as opposed to the yellow-gold from before. A similar belt structure holds his spaulders, vambraces and cuirass together, although this time the cuirass' plates are fastened to him with two buckle-straps instead of four.

The teal color of his tunic appears more faded than it was in the previous game, and the half-apron is missing from his appearance entirely. The overtunic ends just over his lap, and Sindri's new pants are more baggy in a puff-like design that stops just above his knees, with everything from the knees-down wrapped up around his legs in a yellow cloth. His boots are nearly identical to their former design, however Sindri loses the elaborate golden stitching and opts for a more simple form of its counterpart. A wide leather belt is wrapped around Sindri's waist after the removal of his half-apron, still following his choice of ornate stitching and use of colors and layers, while also adding a space for him to hang his items, such as his special bag, portable light and smithing hammer. Sindri's gloves have changed as well, becoming shorter in length while doubling-down in intricate yellow stitching and design. They now double as gauntlets too, with a thick layer of padded leather over the knuckles and dorsal side of Sindri's hands.

Following Ragnarök, Sindri's jarring shift in character follows in his attire, where his clothes become far more tattered and bloodied despite his previous aversion to grime. Sindri's sleeves are crudely torn from his forearms and his gloves removed, revealing the slight scars on his hands and adding onto his disordered appearance. Blood of varying amounts stain his knuckles, forearms, armor and clothes all throughout his appearance, and Sindri's lower tunic becomes frayed and torn in a fashion similar to his sleeves. At this point in time Sindri can be seen carrying around Brok's old hammer and a tattered grey sword, both of which he will use to attack any nearby foes.

Personality[]

The near exact opposite to his brother Brok, Sindri is polite, well-meaning and erudite. He treats every piece of craft as an artwork that must be carefully handled, thus he pays close attention to detail and operates with precision.

However, Sindri suffers from severe mysophobia and is extremely squeamish with anything that could be considered unclean, to the point where he even refuses to shake hands with others even while wearing his gloves. He exaggerates getting sick with handling any weapon that was recently used to kill. Even the mention of something repulsive, like Odin's request to make a craft to house Mimir's other eye and the venture into the World Serpent's stomach, caused Sindri to vomit.

Sindri is also more emotional than his brother, being visibly saddened upon learning of Faye's death and expressing visible frustration with his brother. He was also visibly hurt after Atreus mocked his complaints about his brother. Thankfully, Sindri didn't hold a grudge and was able to forgive the boy. The two then develop a very close bond, becoming "partners" during the young giant's search for Týr.

More-so than Brok, Sindri also expresses regret for forging Mjölnir for Thor, as the god used it for evils such as genocide against the Jötnar. Such acts led them to create the Leviathan Axe, but also a rift between himself and his brother that eventually evolved into a feud.

Like his brother, Sindri hates the Aesir Gods. He vanished from Magni and Modi which he called them as Thor's "idiot sons". He considered Modi's weapons to be a "cheap knockoff" from Thor's hammer.

After Brok was murdered by Odin, Sindri underwent a deep psychological change due to his grief and caused his personality to radically change. He became much more depressed, bitter, resentful, apathetic, blunt, and harsh. He also became unforgiving toward Kratos and Atreus for having unwittingly caused his brother's death by inviting Odin, who disguised himself as Týr, into his home. He also lashed out at them for having inadvertently taken everything from him until he had nothing, not even his family. Moreover, he even went as far as to denounce their friendship, coldly rebuffing Atreus' help during the war against Asgard. However, he was still willing to come to Atreus' aid when Thrúd had him cornered and also accepted Kratos and Freya's presence in Brok's funeral, even allowing them to aid in the funeral process, showing he still had a degree of care left for them, but is currently too lost in his anger and heartbreak to consider forgiving them or opening himself up.

Aside from his resentment and bitterness, Sindri became much more stern, calculating, and cold, as displayed by his proclamation of going to Svartalfheim and dismissing his late arrival during Ragnarök. He is also shown to be callous and unsympathetic towards the accidental casualties that could happen to the Midgardians that Odin had captured. This also seemed to cure him of his mysophobia, as he is now beyond caring. Due to the All-Father's responsibility over Brok's death, Sindri became vengeful as he avenged his brother's death by smashing the marble that held the soul of Odin, denying the All-Father an afterlife. However, getting his revenge was of no solace for Sindri and only left him more hollow and empty as he no longer has a target to direct his rage towards, and Sindri remained bitter as he discarded Kratos' attempts of comfort before disappearing to parts unknown. Mimir noted that Sindri's current situation perfectly represents the riddle Brok gave him: a hole is what gets bigger the more is taken away. As Sindri has denied the friendship and support of Kratos, Atreus, and Freya, and had went into a reclusive state, the damage left by Brok's death will only increase in his isolation.

Powers & Abilities[]

Brok and Sindri's brand

Brok and Sindri's brand before being split in half

Brok and Sindri's brand reunited

Brok and Sindri's brand after being reunited

Powers[]

  • Dwarven Magic: As a Dwarf, Sindri can use magic very effectively. He frequently uses his magic to enter the Realm Between Realms in order to quick-travel among the Nine Realms, as well as make himself invisible, thus allowing him to avoid enemies. This is why Sindri and his shop can appear anywhere in all the realms without getting into any trouble or challenges, but it doesn't seem to work on dragons. Sindri also uses his magic on a dragon's tooth to make it capable of imbuing enchanted lightning to Atreus' Talon bow.
  • Seiðr Practitioner: Sindri is also well versed in the magics of the Vanir, claiming to have studied in Vanaheim for some time to sharpen his abilities.

Abilities[]

  • Master Inventor: Sindri is a skilled inventor, especially in weaponry, armor and other war items but unlike his brother, Sindri is not entirely focused on weaponry. He can make other kind of things such as the Sky Mover, an "elevator" to the top of the mountain, Mistletoe Arrows, and even his ornate residence in the Realm Between Realms. With the necessary materials, Sindri can make or improve items for Kratos and Atreus. He and his brother Brok had created Mjölnir, one of the most powerful weapons in Norse mythology and the Leviathan Axe, a powerful, magical axe imbued with ice magic. Both weapons return to their owner's hand when called forward.
  • Combat: While not a fighter by nature, Sindri was able to pull a number of items from his magic bag for self defense, such as bombs made out of pumpkins. Due to his severe fear of germs, Sindri originally did his best to maintain a good distance from any enemy he encountered. After Brok's death and Sindri's subsequent trauma, the latter changed to using his smithing tools to fight, now seeking conflict rather than avoiding it.

Quotes[]

"Excuse me, but... how did you come by that axe?" -Sindri upon seeing the Leviathan Axe

"But knowing your mother, she would have insisted that I repair that act of vandalism perpetrated against her axe by my brother." -Sindri revealing himself as Brok's brother

"Ugh... is that dried blood?" -Sindri disgusted upon seeing the blood on the axe

"I call it the "Sky Mover." Just up that mountain waits a treasure trove of rare resources. Once I mine it, I'll need a way to bring it all down..." -Sindri revealing his skylift

"Oh, I'd recognize it anywhere. Ask me, was one of our best... infused with the echoing screams of twenty Frost Trolls. Give or take." -Sindri on the Leviathan Axe

" Maðurinn sem gengur eigin vegum hans..." -Sindri speaking in his native language

"Nobody's killed a dragon for hundreds of years... not since the Grand Culling of the Wyrms!" - Sindri expressing astonishment after Kratos killed Hræzlyr

"Braided mistletoe arrows. Straighter than Heimdall and perfectly weighted." -Sindri upon giving Atreus a set of Mistletoe Arrows

"Oh, and that I'm selfish (no), I'm sure. That I value a weapon's look (no) over its purpose. That I'm pretentious (no!) and uptight. Fussy. I know what he thinks. But he can't hurt me any— AH!! Burn that."

-Sindri ranting himself and his brother while removing several items from his magic bag until pulling out a dead fish


"Watch where you grab tha... oh... nevermind. [gag] So unclean. [heave] So, so unclean." -Sindri feeling nauseous after Kratos retrieves a dragon tooth

"Yeeeah..... I'm not touching that." -Sindri refusing to touch the dragon tooth

"Well that was a waste of a perfectly good apple." -Sindri after Kratos slices the apple that he was offering


Sindri: "It's a little trick my people can pull... a special way of not being seen."

Atreus: "You can be invisible?"

Sindri :"More like I can step into the realm between realms... and your mind doesn't understand what it's seeing, so it sees nothing at all. That's how we avoid ever having to actually use the weapons we craft."

-Sindri and Atreus on the Dwarven ability to step into the Realm between Realms


"It, uh... it doesn't seem to work on dragons though." -Sindri revealing the trick's uselessness against dragons

"Brok was asking about me? Was there mead on his breath?" -Sindri asking Atreus if Brok is drunk

"You let him touch this again." -Sindri expressing annoyance when he saw that his brother had worked on the Leviathan Axe again

"Did you put this wheel in your mouth? Oh god, I'll vomit, I'm not kidding, I'll throw up on it." -Sindri being nauseous again after asking Atreus if his saliva is on the gear he is working on

"Then shingle it. Pattern weld the item with Skap Slag. Keep the layers thin, alternate the overlay." -Sindri revealing to Brok on how to make the key to Týr's secret chamber

"I had to get my hands dirty." -Sindri revealing to Brok how he managed to get the Skap Slag

"I can do this. No... no I can't." -Sindri unwilling to hold Mimir's head

"Stop saying that. Oh, you're making me very nervous." -Sindri expressing anxiety when Brok began saying that Fimbulwinter has come

"We? There is no "we". There's only you. No matter what the cost. So what you can do... is get the FUCK out of my sight." -Sindri denouncing his friendship with Atreus after Brok's death


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  • Despite being Dwarves, Brok and Sindri are still referred to as "the Huldra brothers", when the Hulder are an unrelated female species from Scandinavian folklore.
    • Atreus brings this up to Mimir at one point, and Mimir implies the reasons behind this are not suitable to tell a young child.
  • His Greek equivalent is Hephaestus, in term of craftsmanship abilities.
  • Sindri is quite mysophobic, as exemplified by his remarks of disgust at the blood on Kratos' weapons as well as continuously scrutinizing his brother for blacksmithing with his bare hands.
    • In addition, Sindri may possess a form of haphephobia, the fear of being touched, as he reacts with fear when he is about to be touched and finds it difficult to touch someone else, such as shaking hands, though most likely out of fear of getting unclean.
    • In some of his dialogue, Sindri reveals the origin of his mysophobia, stating that he once lived just as unsanitary as any other Dwarf. It changed when he met a Vanir witch who, using her magic, discovered the multitude of tiny, unseeable "beasties" (microscopic germs and bacteria) that live on everything, and can make people sick if they get inside of the body. To this end, he states that he now only makes handles out of oak, as the witch told him it would stop the "beasties" from spreading.
      • However, Sindri may not be telling the truth to Kratos and Atreus about the origins of his mysophobia, as according to the Lost Pages of Norse Myth, during the forging of the Leviathan Axe, Sindri had to quickly retrieve Brok's soul from Alfheim after he had been killed by a fatal spider-bite, before it could pass permanently into the light. During this trip, Sindri dove into the Lake of Souls, which contained the mangled and decaying corpses of the dead which briefly managed to grab Sindri in an effort to pull him down to devour him. After escaping the Lake, Sindri is noted to feel a horrible itching all over his body, as if a thousand tiny insects had infested his skin and felt as if the dead were still clutching and pinching at his body. This caused him to repeatedly scratch deeply into his skin and hair, but it did nothing to alleviate the itching he felt. After the trip, Sindri is noted by Brok to have a persistent twitching on his face. This is likely the true origin of his extreme mysophobia and haphephobia, but Sindri chooses not to reveal it in order to keep his brother's death and subsequent trip to Alfheim a secret.
    • After Brok's death, Sindri's mysophobic fears quickly faded away, as the trauma of losing his brother affected him so deeply that he no longer seemed to care. He ceased wearing his armored grieves, exposing his bare and dirtied arms, and appeared visibly unkempt from then on. As a result, he began working with his bare hands, which was what Brok usually does while he works.
  • In God of War (2018), Sindri, along with his brother, would periodically imbue the Leviathan Axe with an enchantment called Mark of the Dwarves throughout the game's story, with each mark permanently boosting the axe's Runic stat by 1.
  • He and his brother were responsible for creating Thor's hammer, Mjölnir. Mimir claims that the two brothers were trying to make a name for themselves, but may have overdone it.
    • In addition, Sindri mentioned that after Mjölnir was completed, both brothers found it very difficult to find new inspiration, among other things.
    • The creation of Mjölnir was one of Sindri and Brok's greatest regrets due to how Thor used it to kill so many and this was what caused them to blame each other and create the Leviathan Axe for Faye. However, despite their resentment of Thor's use of their hammer, they still couldn't deny the fact that Mjölnir was their greatest work, even if bitterly.
  • He and his brother shared a brand that they used to mark their work, including marking Kratos' axe. When the two went their separate ways, they split the brand down the middle and each took half. Once reunited, they created a new brand.
  • Sindri is noticeably taller than his brother.
  • During the second encounter with Sindri, it is revealed that he possesses a magic bag of sorts that allows him to carry any multitude of items, regardless of its size or nature.
  • He, along with Brok, also knew of Faye's true nature as a giant as well as Atreus' being half giant, although why they chose not to reveal this information to Kratos and Atreus, even when they learned who they were, is unknown.
  • In the traditional Norse myths, Sindri is alternatively named Eitri.
  • In an act of irony; Sindri's gift of Mistletoe Arrows were the things that removed Baldur's immortality and caused the beginning of Ragnarok. This is ironic because Sindri's argument against Brok was that their weapons are too dangerous in the wrong hands and that he didn't want to be responsible for another genocide.
  • Sindri, like his brother, disappears completely whenever Freya is with Kratos and Atreus. Why exactly they hide from her isn't known.
  • The way that Sindri disappeared into the Realm Between Realms is first explained after Kratos and Atreus killed a dragon and gave Atreus an apple to eat. It was later showcased on-screen when he took Brok's corpse away after Odin killed his brother, choosing to exile himself out of grief with Mimir remarks that it left a hole.
  • God of War Ragnarök director Eric Williams compared Sindri to Shel Silverstein's book The Giving Tree, as Sindri would constantly help in providing new and useful items for Kratos and Atreus similarly to the generosity of the tree in the book, but Sindri's final state as a grief and anger-filled person following Brok's death was compared to the tree's final state, the trunk.
  • Sindri is a foil to his brother Brok. While Brok excels at a weapons’ strengths and capabilities, Sindri's specialty is the aesthetics. While Brok is unkempt and vulgar, Sindri is obsessively neat and cultured. While more sensitive and eloquent then his brother, he is also less upfront if not passive-aggressive. He struggles to admit how much he loves and needs his brother. He is often shown arguing and bemoaning him despite going into the Lake of Nine after Brok was killed in an accident as he wasn't able to be alone. Despite his clear uneasiness, anger and frustration at various Gods taking up residence and making a mess in his house and Atreus' actions, he voiced his displeasure rarely and would often end up agreeing he was fine even though he wasn't.
  • Sindri was "Atreus's dwarf" of the father and son duo as both were sensitive, calmer and interested in art. Atreus even considered the dwarf his best friend, and Freya even ends up humorously comparing Sindri to a maternal figure toward Atreus during travel with Kratos.
  • While Kratos greatly appreciated Sindri and the help he provided, the Dwarf's skittish nature, penchant for babbling and most importantly, his tendency to hide things tended to annoy and frustrate the battle hardened, no-nonsense Spartan.
  • After Brok's death Sindri begins using Brok's hammer and his sword, as his actor Adam J. Harrington said: "in grief or in loss people, they take on the characteristics of that person that's gone as a way to keep them alive.'
  • Sindri and Freya share similarities when it comes to their character arcs in the series:
    • Both characters started off as allies and were friendly and hospitable to Kratos and Atreus until they indirectly or directly killed their loved one, after which they both started resenting them without recognizing their own part in it (Freya having caused Baldur's invulnerability which led to his insanity and eventual death, and Sindri carelessly reviving Brok after his death years before meeting Kratos and Atreus and ultimately failing leading to Brok losing an essential part of his soul that would grant him an afterlife). However, while Freya ultimately forgave Kratos and Atreus and accepted her part in Baldur's demise, Sindri was unable to recognize and fully accept his own fault in Brok's demise in time.
    • Both became hostile and rebuffed consolation from Kratos or Atreus for a time.
    • Both had issues with their siblings (Sindri and Brok blaming one another for the destruction brought by Mjolnir for a time and Freya being angry at her brother for abandoning her after her marriage to Odin for a time) but ultimately loved them and were distraught at their deaths. Also both of them were polar opposites of their siblings
  • Sindri has a daughter named Herríðr and a son named Herröðr in Þorsteins saga Víkingssonar.
  • Sindri had family heirloom that was passed down to him that he eventually decided to give to Brok. His brother threw it away when they fought and then had to find it again when they made up.
    • According to Sindri it belonged to their mother.
      • When Brok was seen wearing the heirloom after the three years of fimbulwinter it was noticeably broken, now smaller.
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