Tyr was the previous Sword Emperor and Varia’s leader before Xanxus; however, he was defeated in a two day long battle against Squalo. With this, Squalo was declared the second Sword Emperor, and to secure his seat, he defeated 100 other swordusers in a row. Every battle was filmed by Lussuria and the set was later given to Takeshi Yamamoto. Tyr had only one hand, and because of this, Squalo cut off his own hand so as to understand Tyr's fighting style, but later replaced it with an artificial one .
- Tyr is named after the Norse god of justice and war, who also lost an hand because of the wolf Fenrir.