—Ótr speaking with Reginn
Ótr is the secondary antagonist during Book V of Fire Emblem Heroes . The prince of Niðavellir, he is the younger stepbrother of Fáfnir and older brother of Reginn, worshipping the former and fully supporting his ambitions of conquest. He is also working with the main antagonist of Book V (Eitri).
Ótr was orphaned after the previous king of Niðavellir was killed, plunging the kingdom into chaos. Alongside his younger sister Reginn, the two found shelter in a remote village until they were found by Fáfnir, the new king of Niðavellir who adopted them as his new step siblings. While the siblings deeply loved their new older stepbrother, his kindness dissipated into madness when he began conquering realms. While Reginn found his actions concerning, Ótr embraced them and never questioned it.
When Fáfnir began his invasion of Askr, Reginn was sent to lead the first wave. When she failed to return, Ótr was initially concerned, but Fáfnir was not. Ótr lead the next wave and discovered that Reginn had allied with the Askran forces with the intent of stopping their stepbrother. The news caused Ótr to disown Reginn and delight in the thought of having Fáfnir's attention all to himself. Though Ótr attacked Reginn with the intent of killing her, he is repelled by the Askr forces and retreated.
It is later revealed that Ótr had discovered the truth about Fáfnir's past before Reginn did, and had been hiding it from her since finding out.
Later on, the Order of Heroes find the Niðavellir capital completely devastated by Fáfnir, now turned into a mechanical dragon with Ótr at his side. Finding Gramr with him, Reginn attempts to get the blade back but Ótr refuses and reveals that Reginn is the true princess out of the three siblings and he resented her for that as his parents were killed by the royal family in the rebellion. More exactly, Ótr's parents were servants in the Royual Palace and they were tricked by invaders into helping them out invade the castle, a young Ótr ran off with an infant Reginn even when his mother urged him to kill her, and then the two were killed.
Making a last stand against the Order, Ótr falls in battle for the last time where Reginn takes Gramr by force but she refuses to kill him. Utterly baffled at Reginn's kindness toward him despite his attempts to kill her, he refuses her sympathy and uses the last of his strength to head toward Fáfnir believing he now has purpose. However, now completely consumed by madness, Fáfnir fails to recognize his brother and swiftly kills him.
A devout follower of his older brother, Fáfnir, Ótr's devotion to his brother goes as far as to be considered worship and is in full support of Fáfnir's ambitions of conquest. At times however he becomes concerned with Fáfnir's mental state especially after witnessing Fáfnir's headaches and hearing him say that their sister means nothing to him, but quickly chooses to side with his older brother, deeming her a traitor. Ótr is also the one behind the Askr invasion, being the one to suggest the idea to Fáfnir in the first place. This goes as far as being amazed when Fáfnir becomes a monster, as he knows that Fáfnir is too far gone to ever consider leaving the kingdom behind.
In contrast, Ótr hates Reginn as much as he cares about Fáfnir, as Ótr believes that as the legitimate heir to the throne, she never lifted a finger to get what she wanted while Ótr himself was just someone who was born inside the castle walls and had to dive through trash to take care of both of them after his parents unintentionally helped with the coup against the royal family. He sees Fáfnir as being the only family he has for helping him out, thus he absolutely resents Reginn when she tries to kill the transformed Fáfnir. Ultimately he has felt hatred for so long that in the last moments of his life he couldn't comprehend Reginn's kindness in spite of what he did to her earlier.
Ótr is also very manipulative, using Nótt's love for him in order to trick her into handing over the weapon Gramr and capturing Kiran. He has no romantic feelings for Nótt whatsoever and considers her "a fool", hoping that she and Dagr will kill each other to make conquering Jötunheimr easier in the future.
In later chapters, however, Ótr is revealed to lack a sense of self-worth, as well as believing that he doesn't have a purpose in life without Fáfnir. This would become the reason why he supports Fáfnir's conquests of other realms and aids Eitri in creating Járngreipr.
If Ótr is summoned by the player, other sides of his personality are unveiled. Not only it's confirmed that he has an extremely low self-esteem and is lost without Fáfnir around, but he can be extremely awkward when around people he does not know and especially in the presence of Kiran.
- Stepbrother of Niðavellir's king, Fáfnir. Worships his brother and fully supports his ambitions of conquest.
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In Norse Mythology, Ótr along with Reginn were the younger brothers of Fáfnir who could change into an otter and greedily eat fish. He was accidentally slain by Loki who wanted to keep his pelt. His death later contributed to the madness in Fáfnir as Loki offered the ring Andvaranaut to Ótr's father Hreiðmarr as compensation only for Fáfnir to steal it where it later turned him into a dragon.
- See main article: Ótr/Gallery.