The term derives from the beings of Norse Mythology, the Einherjar, which means "lone fighters in" in Old Norse. The einherjar are those warriors that have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries. There, the fight all day and eat and drink all night. The einherjar are constantly preparing Ragnarök, where they will fight on the side of Odin.
Not much is known on how a dead person can become an Einherjar, though what is known is that it requires gold, and that it is inserted into important parts of the human body, and with that the corpse can be controlled without it decomposing.
Appearance and charactersiticsEdit
The appearance of an Einherjar remains relatively the same, as well as their scent and feel of the skin, and apparently do not speak. They are able to move about, and can apparently be controlled by Othinus, though to how much an extent is unknown. It is unknown if the Einherjar can still use their abilities after they become Einherjar.
Baggage City ArcEdit
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After Kihara Kagun's (Bersi's) death, Othinus turns him into Einherjar, promptly trampling on his efforts to kill himself at the same time as his nemesis. Othinus then has Kagun carry the unconscious Marian Slingeneyer after she leaves Baggage City. Here, when she comes to, she recognizes Bersi's scent and feel of his skin, though after she talks to him, she realizes that he has become a Einherjar. It is implied during her conversation with Othinus, that they are now many Einherjars, and that Kagun is now part of its ranks. Apparently, there are enough of them to referred to as an army of the dead.
List of known EinherjarEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Profound Destruction