Yet in this scenario implies a rival clan, out to gain control over the trade route that Ötzi may have had in his control. Supporting evidence of this theory are Ötzi’s scars from previous battles. When he died, he had a defensive, partially-healed wound on his hand, seemingly from close-quarters combat (Death). These facts combined with the status proved by his copper blade both seem to say that Ötzi had control of something that others wanted, and that something that put a price on his head.
Similar to the second theory, the third theory also supports the idea that Ötzi was killed by an opposing clan. However, this theory suggests it may have been purely due to a territorial dispute. Ötzi had copper weapons, meaning he had access to copper ore. Copper ore was pay dirt to men in this age named for the metal (Death). If a rival clan saw a need to gain access to the copper ore, then killing a leader, presumably Ötzi in this case, would be the quickest way to gain control of the metal