|Thyra the Valkyrie|
|Name||Thyra the Valkyrie|
|Weapons/Accessories||Sword and Shield|
|Vehicles and/or Gadgets||None|
|Occupation||Valkyrie, One of the original protagonists in Gauntlet|
The Valkyrie first appears in the original Gauntlet and was introduced as Thyra. She was blond with fair skin and clad in blue armor. She wielded a sword and shield and threw daggers. Thyra was a solid character choice, but with weak shot power and mediocre magic.
- In Norse mythology, a Valkyrie is a demi-goddess who acts as a prietess to the Norse god Odin and would choose warriors worthy to move on to Valhalla, and they were supposed to be seen by men when they're about to die in combat. They often wear armor in our world (Midgard), but wear dresses in Valhalla and Asgard.
- Thyra's name may have been stemed from a real-life historical Danish woman named Thyra, the wife of Denmark's first historically recognized king, King Gorm the Old of Denmark, who led the country's army against the invading Germans in the 10th Century.