- For the article about the real life figure, see Tord Larsson
Tord Larsson is the former tetartagonist turned main antagonist of Eddsworld. Thomas Ridgewell confirmed on Tumblr that the enigmatic "Red Leader" is indeed Tord.
Tord has light brown hair, which is spiky with two points in the front, resembling horns. He mostly wears a red hoodie over a grey top, dark grey trousers and black shoes.
In 2004, he had darker hair, paler skin, and wore a black coat.
Tord is generally trigger happy (Bringing guns in almost every episode he was in), a quality that would appear on several occasions in the Eddisode "Spares". Unlike all the other characters, Tord is Norwegian, as his accent and name are different from others (His license plate in "25ft Under the Seat" spells "N0R5K1" or "NORSKI", meaning Norwegian). It was first said in "Behind the Scenes of Eddsworld" that Tord hated Tom and is also shown in other episodes such as Ruined and 25ft under the seat. This Eddisode also reveals Tord's Hentai addiction. In the same episode, he has a Norwegian accent, proving that he's from Norway. It's revealed in "Zombeh Attack I" Tord has grey eyes.
Tord left the series in 2008 at the start of "25ft Under the Seat", where the character drove off, after reversing into Tom. Tord had his own reasons for leaving the series. He does help out Edd with his episodes and art sometimes. It was also heard that Tord will not have a different actor, as said in Edd's Formspring account. He said that Tord didn't want anyone to take his place voicing his character since he believes that the character belongs to him. In "Zanta Claws II", Zanta said that Tord was his favorite and asked Edd if he could replace him. Edd simply denied that request.
Tord presumably has a lust for hurting and killing other people. As heard in the first "Zanta Claws", he used real guns in a game of paintball.
It has been noted that if Edd had never existed, Tord would have become a full Communist that almost took over half of Norway, and he and Tom would have been best friends, as well as directors of pornographic movies.
Chris Bingham, under the guise of Egon in the Ask Egon Introduction, mentioned you could ask him anything in the world, as he knew everything, but he says he doesn't know what happened to Tord.
On the 30th March 2012, the real Tord uploaded a YouTube video of him giving his dedications to Edd, who passed away on the 25th March 2012, and explaining why he left Eddsworld. Although Tom is unsure, Tord, along with his voice actor, is planned to make a cameo appearance in "Saloonatics". Tom seemed to be open to the idea of Tord's character returning to the show, but he has stated that his voice actor, Tord Larsson definitely will not be returning.
It has been stated by an associate of the show that Tord will return to the show, but as the Red Leader. This character has been hinted at in "The Snogre", the plane has his logo and the signature "N0RSKI" on it. This character was also hinted at in "WTFuture" when Future Tom and Future Matt come back to stop Future Edd . "Red Leader" is stated to appear in various other series' created by Tom Ridgewell such as "Crash Zoom" and "Zach", but it is unknown when.
Tord plays a major role in The End, first appearing as a main character in Part One, and the main antagonist of Part Two. His trigger-happy demeanour has almost completely subsided in the eight years since his departure, leaving him as a humble inventor, as proven by his couch capsules. However, Part Two reveals this, and his entire friendship with the rest of the gang, to have been all a lie. Tord only returned so he could retrieve his giant robot for world domination. After the climactic battle between him and the guys in The End, Tord's right arm and half of his face were drenched in blood, with the skin beginning to peel off. In a deleted frame, it's shown that his right eye is still intact. However, his arm has been broken by the crash, hanging at his side.
Tord's departure from the series sparked an ongoing discussion among fans. Many have asked why or when did he leave or if he is planning to return. The official reason stated by Edd Gould himself on a DeviantArt journal entry is that:
- "Shortly after The Dudette Next Door, Edd had major computer problems and was using Internet cafés and all sorts to stay in contact, leaving Tom and Tord to discuss alone. Thus leading to both parties finding they didn't like each other too much, haha. But once Edd returned, things continued as usual! Tord 'left' right after Moving Targets was completed over three years ago, simply because he wished to pursue his own ambitions separately from the group."
In a vlog, Thomas Ridgewell stated the reason Tord left is because he "didn't really like his fans and the attention that they gave him". Tomska also stated in his YouTube video "EDDSWORLD VLOG- Tord, Edd and Charity" that when he left the show it "opened this Pandora's Box of crazy fans that never left him alone", forcing him to withdraw from the Internet altogether.
The reason why the CHARACTER departed was because he wanted to pursue his dream in the big city, as stated in The End. It is also hinted he joined the "enemy" in secret after "Moving Targets", as he is seen in their uniform, as well as being associated with Paul, Patryck, and an unnamed person who overheard them steal the tank (he is seen in a picture in the hidden room). Another fact that supports this is that there is a button that unveils a tank (presumably used by the "enemy").
References and Appearances Post-Departure
- In the episode "25ft Under the Seat" (coincidentally his final episode as a regular), Tord appears in one of Tom's flashbacks.
- In "MovieMakers" what appears to be Tord's head is barely visible in the part of the opening credits introducing the characters.
- Tord's past self makes a cameo appearance in "WTFuture", and is even voiced by Tord Larrson himself, when Future Edd travels back to the events of "Zombeh Attack 1".
- In "Zanta Claws III", Zanta appears to be wearing Tord's hoodie when he is inside Edd's House, which may be a reference to Zanta saying Tord was his favorite in "Zanta Claws II".
- In "Fan Service", he was mentioned in an email saying "where did tord go?"
- In a flashback seen at the beginning of "Hammer & Fail (Part 2, Rooftop Rumble)", Tom is on the phone screaming "WHY DID YOU LEAVE?! WHYYYYY?!". It's not confirmed, but it's generally assumed to be Tord on the other line.
- Tord's head is featured in the "Eddsworld: Legacy" video, as a member of Edd's army of friends.
- In "The Snogre" three people parachute out of the plane: Paul, Patryck, and probably Tord. The Norski sign is on the plane and Red Leader's logo is also shown to be spray-painted the plane. Fun Dead revealed the third person to be Tord.
- A silhouette of Tord is featured in "Fun Dead", when a news report shows Paul and Patryck fighting off a horde of zombehs. Red Leader's logo is also shown on arcade machine once Tom grabs a "dead" Paul's AK-47. Tord is also mentioned in one of the complaints, saying "Where's Tord?" His genderbent version is shown as a zombeh, although it's never been stated if it is.
- A younger version of Tord is seen in "PowerEdd" during a flashback, similar to "25ft Under the Seat".
- A picture of Matilda and "Tori" is shown in Mirror Mirror.
- A picture of Matt and Tord is shown in "Trick or Threat", when Edd is running to save Matt's Life.
- An ancestor of Tord known as 'Todd' appears as a barkeeper in "Saloonatics".
- Tord himself returns in The End as a main character, and as the main antagonist.
- Tord is drawn as Red Leader, and this is what he looks like.
- This is not canon.
List of Deaths
Similar to the other main characters, Tord has died numerous times. Due to his departure, he has died a total of 7 times, 8 if the fan theory is to be believed, making him the character to have died the least.
- Bisected vertically by Matt in "Eddsworld Halloween Short 2005"
- Mistaken for a zombeh and gunned down by a helicopter in "Zombeh Nation"
- Shot by Tom with a shotgun (mistaken for a real skeleton) in "Zombeh Attack 3"
- Bitten by a zombie and reanimated in "Zombeh Attack"
- Stabbed by the Hockey Mask Wearing Freak with a wooden stake in "Eddsworld Halloween Special 2007"
- Crushed by Edd (along with Matt and Tom) in "Ruined"
- Had his body freed and ascended into the after life in "Zombeh Attack 2"
- Possibly died as a result of his injuries after the events of "The End"
- Edd (Formerly)
- Matt (Formerly)
- Tom (Formerly)
- Kim and Katya
- Santa Claus
- The Evil Director
- Sergeant Hilarson (Current?)
- Edd (Currently)
- Matt (Currently)
- Tom (Currently)
- Hockey Mask Wearing Freak
- Zanta Claws
- Sergeant Hilarson (Former?)
Tord as the Red Leader
It was believed that Tord is the often referenced 'Red Leader' who briefly appears as a silhouette in the beginning of Fun Dead. Red Leader's first mention was in "WTFuture", where Future Tom mentions him when he and Future Matt travel to the present to prevent Future Edd from killing Present Edd. He was shown to be connected to the Red Leader in "The End" , and later revealed in a Blog by Tomska that Red Leader was thought up as an idea for his planed upcoming show "Super Average" alongside Edd as one of, if not the main antagonists of the show. Tom went on to say that Tord would not play the part of Red Leader if he got to make the show in the future due to t being a possibly being interpreted as an insult towards the real Tord Larson. 
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- As revealed in "Zanta Claws", Tord once played a game of paintball using real guns.
- It seems that after he left, he went and signed up for the same military that Paul and Patryk are in and (presumably) became their commander.
- He has a hatred for the song "Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows" by Lesley Gore, as seen in "Ruined" and "Hello Hellhole". It is also slightly referenced in The End, when Tom says "Hey! Sunshine Lollipops!" to get Tord's attention.
- Ironically, Tord's "leitmotif" heard in "The End (Part 2)" was very similar to the song. Bryanton confirmed that the intention was to make a "minor key" version of the song.
- He is considered to be the most popular character by fans.
- The Red Leader logo is seemingly a part of Tord's hair, specifically the 2 strokes that stand upwards.
- In his earliest appearances, he wore a black coat rather than his iconic red hoodie.
- It can actually be seen in The End when Tom breaks into Tord's/his old room, hung up on a hanger.
- Tom can also be seen wearing a similar one as part of his winter attire in The Snogre.
- He was also the only of the main cast to be of another nationality (Norwegian), the rest of the group were all British.
- Matt Hargreaves has recently tweeted out he had been sent a message from the real Tord on February 5th 2016.
- As revealed in "Saloonatics", Tord is of both American and Norwegian descent.
- For reasons unknown, Tord never tried to kill Edd or Matt in "The End (Part 2)", despite him no longer considering them his friends.
- However, given his animosity with Tom, it's very likely that he was only targeting him in particular, as Edd and Matt had entered the scene at the worst possible time.
- In the earlier Eddisodes, if Tord was played by Tord Larsson, (Dudette Next Door - 25ft Under the Seat) he would wear red, but if Alex L'Abbé played him (as seen in "Eddsworld Christmas Special 2004" and "Zombeh Attack I"), he would wear black. It's unknown if this was done on purpose or not.
- It is possible he will have the mechanical arm from the last scene of "The End" if he appears later on in the series, or in any other series closely related to Eddsworld, due to the fact that after the events of the Eddisode, his right arm appeared to have been rendered completely useless.
- Ironically, despite easily being the most violent and trigger-happy out of the four, unless his five kills in "Tord's Adventure" were counted, Tord actually has the least amount of confirmed kills in the entire series. His only confirmed kill, Jon, occurred in The End, thirteen years after the original skits aired.
- Tord's helmet is a Pickelhaube, a type of helmet worn by German soldiers in World War One.
- When Tord revealed he has 90 gigabytes of hentai, he was 15 or 16.
- Tord is the second shortest of the group, but Tom's hair makes him seem like the shortest.
- Tord's height is "shown" in a picture in "Ruined", which reveals he's shorter than Matt and Edd.
- As revealed in the anamatic for "The End", Tord had received a small scratch/scar on his right cheek when his Wanted photo was taken. It was obviously patched up before Tord returned to his friends.
- There are many theories about what happens to Tord after "The End (Part 2)".
- The most popular theory states that he turned heartless, and sought revenge on Tom for the loss of his arm and, possibly, his eye.
- Following the Heartless Theory, the second most popular is that Tord turned warmhearted, and sought forgiveness for his actions.
- This theory can be supported by the fact that Tord stared at the crater left of the house for hours before leaving. His face was never seen, and no audio from Paul, Patryck or Tord was heard, so it's possible Tord was crying.
- The third, and least favorable theory, is that Tord passed away from his injuries shortly after Paul and Patryck retrieved him.
- ↑ Tord's last name is written in Eddsworld Christmas Special 2005 and Zombeh Attack 2, making him the only two main characters whose last name was revealed in-universe, the other being Matt, as revealed on his own gravestone in Zombeh Attack 2.
- ↑ Vokle: An Hour with TomSka
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmYwPySlzNA
|Eddsworld Cast and Characters|
|Main||Edd • Matt • Tord • Tom|
|Recurring||Paul • Evil Director • Larry • Hellucard • Diwi • Coco • Zombehs • Zombeh Matt • Kim and Katya • Ringo • Zanta Claws • Santa Claus • Eduardo • Jon • Mark • Commander Bai • Commander Bai's Crew • Patryck • Bendee • Dr. Decapi • Demons|
|Others||Loud Bob • Future Edd • Tomee Bear • Larry • Complimentary Aliens • Bendee • Vampire Matt • Private Brains • Lucifer • Clones • Laurel • Lemon • The King • Grim Reaper • Steve • The Milkman • Joe • Shoe • Skeleton Tord • Hockey Mask Wearing Freak • Hilary • Atlantisians • Snogre • Thomas The Tank • Guardian Angel • Paul alien • The Boxmas Bot • Fred • Psycosis • Bill and Frank • The Ghost • Son Rwanson • Todd|