Tronte Nielsen is the father of Ulrich and Mads Nielsen. He is married with Jana Nielsen. He is the son of Agnes Nielsen and The Unknown. Throughout his life, he had a close relationship with Claudia Tiedemann.

Biography [edit | edit source]

Early Life [edit | edit source]

Tronte Nielsen was born in 1941 to his mother Agnes Nielsen and The Unknown.

1953[edit | edit source]

Tronte moved to Winden in 1953 with his mother, Agnes. They rent a room in Doris Tiedemann's house, where he first meets her daughter, Claudia. Doris briefly asks Agnes about Tronte's father, to which she replies he had died before adding that he was a reverend, but not a good person.

Claudia takes him on a tour of the forest, rejecting the company of Helge Doppler, who sends her dog Gretchen into the Winden Caves out of spite. Later, when alone, Tronte pulls up his sleeve to reveal apparent cigarette burns made on his arms, although the cause is not revealed.

Young Claudia complains to Tronte that her mother acts like she doesn't understand anything. She says when she becomes a mother she will be different. She asks him about his time before they came to Winden. He says his mother was sad all the time, and that she has a brother, but they seem to hate each other. She asks him if she is happy here, but he shrugs. She then asks Tronte if now is a good time and he pulls down his pants.

1986 & 1987[edit | edit source]

By 1986, Tronte was working as a local journalist, and unhappily married to Jana Nielsen. He carries on an affair with Claudia, who has been made director of the Winden Nuclear Power Plant. The disappearance of his son Mads shatters the family; Jana becomes distraught and withdrawn, and Ulrich becomes rebellious. Ulrich later discovers that Jana lied to the police when she stated that Tronte was at home with them on the night of Mads' disappearance. Jana assumes that Tronte was with his lover, Claudia. She later speaks openly of this affair during Mads' symbolic funeral in 1987.

2019[edit | edit source]

Photographs of Tronte in 1953, 1986, and 2019, on the string wall

In 2019, Tronte is called out to the cabin on the same night as Mikkel Nielsen's disappearance, where Peter Doppler has discovered the corpse of the missing Mads. Claudia arrives and has them move Mads body into the forest where it will be later found by the Winden Police. Peter and Tronte are following Claudia's instructions, as noted when Tronte states that Claudia's predictions have come true thus far.

2020 & 2053[edit | edit source]

Tronte is a survivor of the Apocalypse, even though it is not clear how he did it. Claudia Tiedemann brings him to Regina's grave in 2053, stating that he has to kill Regina in order to keep everything in order. With the death of Regina, Claudia will become who she is and will try to find a way to make her survive. She adds that Regina isn't his daughter. He then travels back to 2020 and meets Regina in the Winden police station. He apologizes before suffocating her with a pillow.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Season 3[edit | edit source]

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