Tyr Picture

#5/7. This has got to be the longest I've ever stuck with a project that I've assigned myself.

All of that aside, this is the Persona for my good friend Kiel (pronounced like Kyle). Tyr is the Norse god of single combat, heroic glory and victory. In order to seal away the dread hound Fenris, Tyr sacrificed his own hand to the maw of the beast.

I thought Tyr was a nice match for Kiel: the aspects glory and victory ring true for both, but it's the 'heroic' part of them both that solidifies Tyr as Kiel's Persona for me. Kiel's been made the villain by some people before, even though he's not been deserving the title. However, in order to spare his friends (even some who aren't his friends) from a complicated and hostile argument that may drag them into it, he took it in stride. That is one of the greatest forms of heroism in my book.

In terms of the Emperor Arcana, I once again turn to the Shin Megami Tensei wiki for an apt summary:
"the Emperor symbolizes the desire to control one's surroundings, and its appearance could suggest that one is trying too hard to achieve this"

Kiel and I both agreed this was the arcana for him. He does try to keep things that are within his control reigned in, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. For the most part, he seems to pull it off, too.

A meager 2 Personas remain. Hopefully, it won't take too long.

And hey, if you actually read this, I applaud you for giving me full attention, which I'm sure I don't deserve.
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