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Origin

Henrik Vanger is a very wealthy patriarch, and former CEO of the Vanger Corporation. Now in his twilight years, his attention has turned to a long dark family secret that tears away at his conscious: the murder and abduction of his most adored niece some 40 years prior, Harriet Vanger. Despite trying to put that terrible incident behind him, every year he is haunted by her memory with her killer taunting Henrik by sending him a pressed flower portrait every year on the same day, much like his niece Harriet use to, before her death. With vast resources at his disposal, he hires Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander to solve the mystery of her death. He is assisted often by his housekeeper Anna Nygren.

Creation

Henrik Vanger is a fictional character created by novelist and journalist Stieg Larsson for his book series Millennium. The character would be portrayed in several movies, as well as eventually making his way to graphic novels.

Character Evolution

The character of Henrik Vanger has had limited character development as per his role as a secondary character, despite many of the most important plot details of the first story revolving around his family and him.

Major Story Arcs

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Henrik has received another framed flower pressing, the forty second in as many years. This spurns the wealthy former tycoon to hire Mikael Blomkvist to solve the mystery.

Powers and Abilities

Henrik Vanger possesses no extraordinary powers or abilities, and has the fitness level of someone in their eighties. Vanger is extremely wealthy, the former founder and CEO of Vanger Corporation, and even owns islands.

Other Media

Movies

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Novel

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005)

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