Neal Shusterman

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Tyger Salazar Character Analysis

Rowan's best friend and fellow "lettuce kid," or forgotten middle child. Not long before the start of the novel, Tyger starts “splatting” so that he can force his parents to spend money on him by sending him to revival centers. He loves attention, is a thrill seeker, and shallowly wants to be a professional party guest. Several months after Scythe Goddard takes over Rowan's training, Tyger accomplishes this goal: his parents turned him over to the Thunderhead, which allows him to do whatever he wants. He idolizes Rowan and also wants to work as one of Rowan's training subjects.

Tyger Salazar Quotes in Scythe

The Scythe quotes below are all either spoken by Tyger Salazar or refer to Tyger Salazar. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Coming of Age Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon & Schuster edition of Scythe published in 2017.
Chapter 28 Quotes

Tyger left with the other professional party people, with whom he seemed to share much more in common now than with Rowan. Rowan wondered if there was anyone from his old life he could relate to anymore.

Page Number: 311
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Tyger Salazar Character Timeline in Scythe

The timeline below shows where the character Tyger Salazar appears in Scythe. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
Coming of Age Theme Icon
Mortality and Life Theme Icon
Rowan sits next to the bed of his friend Tyger in the revival center, as Tyger recently threw himself out of a 39th story window.... (full context)
Chapter 10
Coming of Age Theme Icon
One afternoon in March, Rowan goes to visit Tyger and play basketball. Tyger shares that everyone in school thinks that Rowan will return to... (full context)
Coming of Age Theme Icon
Feeling rebellious, Rowan invites Tyger to come to Faraday's house since Faraday is gleaning in another city. Rowan briefly thinks... (full context)
Chapter 28
Coming of Age Theme Icon
Mortality and Life Theme Icon
...the party, Xenocrates shows up. He seems uncomfortable. Rowan is even more shocked to see Tyger, who is now a professional partier. Tyger admits that his parents surrendered him to the... (full context)
Coming of Age Theme Icon
Surveillance, Corruption, and Justice Theme Icon
...jump into the deep end, but the High Blade doesn't come back up. Rowan and Tyger dive down, pull Xenocrates's heavy gold robe off, and help him to the surface. Xenocrates... (full context)
Coming of Age Theme Icon
Surveillance, Corruption, and Justice Theme Icon
Morality, Compassion, and Choices Theme Icon
As the party ends, Tyger finds Rowan again and excitedly says he hopes he can come earlier to the next... (full context)