There’s not a way around it: Elden Ring can be incredibly confusing. This is especially true when it comes to all the various characters, because so many of these have similar names. Elden Ring’s naming conventions are intentional, though, with G-name characters being associated with Godfrey, R-name characters being related to Radagon, and M-names being related to twins/Omens.
Margit, Morgott, and Mohg are three Omens—beings who were born “hideously” and therefore are cast off to the sewers, often being considered indications of bad items to come—and players may face all these characters in Elden Ring. Margit and Morgott are non-optional Elden Ring bosses, but facing Mohg IS up to the player. The thing is, they are only two Omens because Margit and Morgott is one and the same, despite not all similar names implying this in the game.
Elden Ring: Margit Character and Boss Fight
To access Stormveil Castle, players will need to beat Elden Ring’s initial boss, Margit the Fell Omen, and he’s notoriously difficult. Very little about Margit or even Omens are known with this point in the sport, as players may be more concerned with facing him than learning about him. Still, his attack patterns are pretty clear, in addition to his intention that no Tarnished make it through Stormveil Castle. Upon his defeat, many may assume Margit is dead, but that is incorrect.
In the capital of Leyndell, players will face Morgott the Omen King. His attack patterns is going to be similar, and he’ll look just like Margit. Some players may chalk this as much as some of Elden Ring’s enemy and boss designs being reused throughout the game, but that’s not the case here—Margit and Morgott are one and also the same, regardless of how muddied the sport makes the scenario. Indeed, what truly confirms this is how Shackles are equipped for specific Omens. Players can acquire Margit’s Shackles from Patches, that won't prevent Mohg, and can for Morgott.
Elden Ring: How come Morgott Introduce Himself as Margit
Of course, the issue becomes why change the name? Morgott is a child of Marika but was cast aside, never having the same popularity or affection as his half-siblings: Godwyn and Miqeulla. Regardless of this, it appears Morgott still really wants to protect his family and its legacy. He watches within the seats, the capital, and also the Erdtree to avoid anyone from messing with it—indeed, of all of Elden Ring’s demigods, it seems the Omen Morgott actually has one of, if not the, best connection between the Shattering mentally speaking. He’s able to plan, while characters like Radahn become mindless husks.
If protecting the Erdtree and also the Capital means protecting his mother and family in a way, it wouldn't make sense to make the Capital his first type of defense. Elden Ring's Tarnished are seeking to gather the shards and become the brand new Elden Lord, likely erasing everything Morgott’s family created, so they are his natural enemies. By disguising himself and moving his frontline to Stormveil Castle, he’s in a position to trap and attack any early adventurers before they gain enough capacity to make their way through the capital—stronger than early in their journey.
Indeed, by changing his name, other characters such as the Demigods and the Roundtable Hold don’t put two and two together and track. This might cause another fight or a big onslaught from the Tarnished. Morgott’s name change is a little like Clark Kent’s glasses. The name change is so similar that anyone would second guess it in any other game, but it’s a simple trick in Elden Ring that conceals his identity in the Demigods, Roundtable Hold, and many, many players.
Elden Ring is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.