Varl is a non-player character in Horizon Zero Dawn.
Varl General Information
Varl is a Brave of the Nora tribe. He is the son of War-Cheif Sona and the older brother of Vala (whom Aloy will compete against during the Proving).
Varl appears to develope a strong bond with Aloy once they take vengeance on the Killers that attacked during the Proving. It is apparent that the connection between Varl and Aloy remains close and unwavering throughout the game. However, Varl's appearances are quite limited and their relationship is never very much explored or embalished on.