Thunderstrike (Eric Masterson)
Eric Masterson is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character has appeared as Thor and Thunderstrike; the character was introduced as a supporting character in the Thor title, but continued in several other comic books, including the self-titled series Thunderstrike in 1993. Interpretations of Thunderstrike would appear in both the MC2 and Heroic Age Marvel Comics storylines, featuring the character's son, Kevin Masterson, as the hero. Eric Masterson first appeared in Thor #391, as a supporting character. Thor #408 featured the merging of the character Eric Masterson with Thor, Masterson being utilized as the God of Thunder's alter ego until issue #432. Thor #432 featured the character assuming the role of Thor, appearing as the title character until Thor #459. Following Thor #459, Masterson was introduced as "Thunderstrike" in the eponymous series starting in June 1993; the series lasted two years. Thunderstrike ran for 24 issues, the series canceled in September 1995.
Creator Tom DeFalco has claimed that the book outsold Thor and The Avengers combined at the time of its cancellation. Masterson appeared in the mini-series Thor Corps as Thunderstrike, appeared as a guest star in the Thor series; the character was featured in the Avengers from issue #343 until issue #374, crossover series Operation: Galactic Storm. Masterson appeared in the mini-series Infinity Gauntlet and Infinity War. Outside the many appearances in Thor and Avengers, Thunderstrike was used to launch an ongoing series Blackwulf, a limited series. Code: B. L. U. E, it was announced that the Thunderstrike character would be returning in a new miniseries by co-creators Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz in November 2010. Promotionals leading into the event began in August depicting the mace stating "One will rise..." and "The World Still Needs Heroes." The new Thunderstrike miniseries featured Eric Masterson's son, Kevin, in the role once inhabited by his father. Eric Kevin Masterson was working as an architect.
Masterson was injured by falling girders, was taken to the hospital by Thor. Now on crutches, Masterson was saved by Thor. Masterson was abducted by Mongoose. Masterson accompanied Thor to the Black Galaxy. Masterson, mortally wounded by Mongoose, was given Thor's form and powers after the original was sealed in Eric's mind, by Odin, to save Eric's life. Recognizing that his new life as Thor was too dangerous for a child, Masterson gave up custody of his son Kevin to his ex-wife Marcy, reasoning that Kevin would be safer with her if she was ambivalent about her role as a mother. Masterson was separated from Thor by the Red Celestial. Shortly thereafter, Masterson saved Thor's life, was merged with him again. Masterson's son Kevin was captured by Ulik for Loki. Thor freed Kevin and slew Loki in battle. Heimdall separated Thor from Masterson banished Thor, transformed Masterson into a new Thor, he met the Enchantress as Leena Moran, battled Ulik. Eric continued in the role of Thor, after having been given Mjolnir by Thor, who told Eric to carry on as Earth's protector.
Eric returned to Earth and joined the Avengers in Thor's place. Masterson revealed his double identity to Captain America, he first visited Asgard, where he fought the Warriors Three, Balder and Sif, while trying to discover the whereabouts of the real Thor. Masterson helped rescue the sleeping Odin from Annihilus, he teamed with Beta Ray Bill and Dargo Ktor as the "Thor Corps" against Loki. During his time with the Avengers as Thor, Masterson aided them in such battles as the Kree/Shi'ar war and the Infinity Gauntlet crisis, being one of only three heroes at the conclusion of that battle to remember the entire confrontation as he had witnessed Warlock's soul during the fight. Eric's role as Thor was brief, as the Enchantress manipulated Eric into attacking Thor for Sif's affection. During a confrontation with Thor, Eric struck Sif; this provoked Thor, leading him to defeat Eric and reclaim Mjolnir while Odin revealed the Enchantress's manipulations. Odin ordered the creation of a new mace for Eric, called Thunderstrike.
Eric first used the Thunderstrike mace against the villains Bloodaxe and Carjack, but he was promptly defeated. Afterwards, Eric created his own costume to distinguish himself from Thor, while keeping Thor's reputation intact. Eric renamed himself Thunderstrike, after the mace itself, operating as an adventurer and crimefighter. Eric defeated Bloodaxe, only to discover that Bloodaxe was Jackie Lukus, his current love interest. After a confrontation with Seth the Egyptian god of death, Eric realized that the only way to defeat him was to succumb to the curse contained with the Bloodaxe and increase his strength. After his supposed slaying of Seth, Eric was confronted by the Avengers, who attempted to arrest him for murder. Instead, Masterson defeated the Avengers, Thor confronted him. Eric pleaded with Thor to kill him to prevent the curse of the Bloodaxe from taking him over completely, but Eric was forced to fight the Bloodaxe subconsciously, which manifested in Eric's mind in the form of Skurge.
Eric defeated the Skurge duplicate, causing a psychic backlash that killed him and destroyed the two weapons. Claiming that Valhalla was not where he belonged, Eric was sent into the afterlife by Odin. Eric was temporarily resurrected by the Grim Reaper several years along with several other deceased Avengers. After overcoming the Grim Reaper's control, he
Blade is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Marv Wolfman and penciller Gene Colan, his first appearance was in the comic book The Tomb of Dracula #10 as a supporting character; the character was portrayed by Wesley Snipes in the films Blade, Blade II and Blade: Trinity and by Sticky Fingaz in the television series Blade, both set in the Blade franchise. Blade was introduced as a supporting character in Marvel Comics' The Tomb of Dracula #10, written by Marv Wolfman and penciled by Gene Colan; the artist recalled in 2003, "Marv told me Blade was a black man, we talked about how he should dress, how he should look – heroic looking. That was my input; the bandolier of blades –, Marv's idea. But, I dressed him up. I put the leather jacket on him and so on". Colan based the character's features on "a composite of black actors" including NFL football star-turned-actor Jim Brown, he sported 1970s style afro hair and wielded teak bladed knives.
Blade appeared in most issues #10–21, with additional appearances in #24 and 28. Wolfman recalled in 2009, I knew if I let him, Blade would eclipse the other characters so I pulled him back and let original supporting characters Rachel and Quincy shine. I wasn't happy with my Blade dialogue, so I pulled him out of the book for awhile — I think a year — and when I brought him back I played him a bit straighter; the early Blade dialogue was cliche'Marvel Black' dialogue. On, I tried to make him more real, but it took growing up as a writer. Outside Tomb of Dracula, he fought the scientifically created vampire Morbius in the latter's series in Adventure into Fear #24, in a story written by Steve Gerber and penciled by P. Craig Russell. Blade's first solo story came in Marvel's black-and-white horror-comics magazine Vampire Tales #8, in an 11-page story by Wolfman and penciller-inker Tony DeZuniga; this feature continued with Wolfman and Chris Claremont co-scripting. Blade appeared in a 56-page solo story in the black-and-white showcase magazine Marvel Preview #3, written by Claremont, with two chapters each drawn by DeZuniga and by Rico Rival.
A six-page backup story by Wolfman and Colan followed in Marvel Preview #8. Blade next came into prominence in the 1990s, beginning with Ghost Rider #28, in the Midnight Sons imprint that included issues of Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider / Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance, Midnight Sons Unlimited and Nightstalkers. Blade co-starred in the 18-issue Nightstalkers, appeared with that team in a story in the anthology Midnight Sons Unlimited #1, he appeared in two solo stories, in Midnight Sons Unlimited #2 and 7. Following the cancellation of Nightstalkers, Blade debuted in his first color-comics series, Blade: The Vampire Hunter #1–10, written by Ian Edginton and penciled by Doug Wheatley. Blade next appeared in a 12-page inventory story in issue #1 of the short-lived black-and-white anthology series Marvel: Shadows and Light, he starred again in two solo one-shots: Blade: Crescent City Blues, by writer Christopher Golden and penciller and co-creator Colan. Marvel next announced a six-issue miniseries, Blade by writer Don McGregor and penciller Brian Hagen, but only #1–3 were published.
Marvel published a different six-issue miniseries that year, Blade: Vampire Hunter, written and, except the last two issues, penciled by Bart Sears. The next ongoing series, Blade vol. 2, by writer Christopher Hinz and artist Steve Pugh, ran six issues, published by Marvel MAX in 2002. Blade vol. 3, by writer Marc Guggenheim and penciller-inker Howard Chaykin, ran 12 issues. The final two pages of the last issue were drawn by co-creator Colan. Blade starred in two promotional comic books: Blade ½ by writer-artist Sears and inker Bill Sienkiewicz, bundled with issues of Wizard: The Comic Magazine #2000. Additionally, the second Blade movie was adapted as the Marvel comic Blade 2: Bloodhunt — The Official Comic Adaptation by writers Steve Gerber and David S. Goyer and penciller-inker Alberto Ponticelli. Blade joined the cast of Captain Britain and MI: 13 beginning with issue #5. In 2015, it was announced that Tim Seeley and Logan Faerber would be launching a new Blade series, starting in October 2015, as part of Marvel's post-Secret Wars relaunch.
However this book has since been delayed for an unspecified time. Blade was born in a whorehouse in the Soho neighborhood of London, England in 1929. Eric's mother, Tara Brooks, was a prostitute at Madame Vanity's Brothel; when Tara experienced severe labor complications, a doctor was summoned, in actuality Deacon Frost, a vampire who feasted on her during Eric's birth and killed her. However, this inadvertently passed along certain enzymes in his own blood to the infant; this resulted in Eric's quasi-vampiric abilities, including a prolonged lifespan and the ability to sense supernatural creatures, as well as an immunity to complete vampirism. Brooks' fellow prostitutes drove off Frost before he coul
Thunderstrike (Kevin Masterson)
Kevin Masterson is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was first introduced as a supporting character in Thor and appeared again in the spin-off series Thunderstrike, as the son of Eric Masterson, the featured character of both series. Kevin Masterson was re-introduced in the MC2 series A-Next, as the superhero Thunderstrike, a theme which would be revisited in the Heroic Age of Marvel Comics in the eponymous limited series. Kevin Masterson was created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, first appearing in Thor vol. 1 #392 in June 1988 as the son of the original hero known as Thunderstrike, Eric Masterson. He would continue to appear in a supporting role in spin-off series Thunderstrike; the character would be re-imagined in What If vol. 2 #105, appearing for the first time as a new version of Thunderstrike. An origin for Kevin Masterson as Thunderstrike would appear in the follow-up MC2 series A-Next #1, where he would continue to be featured, as part of the ensemble cast of characters.
He would appear in the MC2 series Last Hero Standing and sequel Last Planet Standing. The use of Kevin Masterson as a legacy version of Thunderstrike was a theme revisited during the Heroic Age, it was announced that the character would return in a new five-issue miniseries by co-creators Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz in November 2010. Promotionals leading into the event began in August depicting the mace stating "One will rise..." and "The World Still Needs Heroes." The first issues received positive reviews, lauding the premise and plotting. By series end the book was praised for plotting and characterization, with the contemporization of a classic character into timeless. Thunderstrike appeared in Fear Itself: The Home Front. Kevin Masterson is granted the mace of his deceased father by Edwin Jarvis, the Avengers' butler, per his father's will; the mace is stolen from Kevin and comes into the possession of Loki, who had created a spell to tap the dormant power within the mace. Kevin leaps into the midst of the spell, absorbing the mace and the magic it contains.
He becomes a founding member of a new version of the Avengers. As the series continues, Thunderstrike's biggest challenge comes when the Avengers travel to a dark parallel dimension, where he encounters a dark version of his father; the alternate Eric Masterson recognized Thunderstrike as Kevin, who learns that in this reality, he, not Eric, has died. The alternate Eric and Kevin bonded, once the Avengers defeat the dark dimension's ruler, Kevin stays behind to be with his "father". Kevin returns to his home reality, rejoins the Avengers to aid in the battle with Seth; when Galactus destroys Asgard, Thunderstrike loses his powers in Last Planet Standing. He is kidnapped by daughter of Loki, as part of a plan to restore Asgard, he is responsible for turning the tables on the villains. Thena, daughter of Thor, who had taken part in the battle against her cousin, is able to restore Kevin's power, allowing him to become Thunderstrike once again. An embittered adolescent Kevin Masterson is featured in the Thunderstrike limited series.
The character featured as an idealistic child is shown to have anger, behavioral problems, disillusioned outlook on "spandex-covered glory hounds." He is given his father's enchanted mace by Captain Steve Rogers. While on his way home, Kevin tries to save a mother and child from a rampaging Rhino and is transformed into a superhero. Kevin battles the Rhino, shortly after Kevin is defeated, he realizes that he is in his father's body. Mangog, a foe of Thor and threatens New York City; the young hero teams with Thor. Kevin accepts his new identity as Thunderstrike, along with a new image, continues his adventures under the mentorship of Brunnhilde the Valkyrie. During the Fear Itself storyline, Thunderstrike ends up teleported onto a station in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with Amadeus Cho, X-23, Spider-Girl, Power Man, they end up fighting a bunch of samurai Shark Men. Kevin appeared as part of the new class of students when the Avengers Academy moves to the former headquarters of the West Coast Avengers.
Kevin has the ability to change from his normal form into the superhuman Thunderstrike. As Thunderstrike, he has the powers contained within the mace of the same name. Thunderstrike is superhumanly durable, he can generate explosive bursts of sonic force from his hands, direct them as blasts of force, or focus the energy into his fists to deliver super-strong punches. Thunderstrike can direct his blasts downwards to launch himself into the air and, while he cannot fly, can propel himself to great distances, he learned how to modulate the frequency of his sonic energies to shatter objects just by touching them, without harming nearby people. Kevin's demonstrated powers in the limited series are the same as his father's, including the reversion to his normal state if he is separated from Thunderstrike for over sixty seconds, he did not use the ability to fire energy blasts from the mace in the limited series. Thanks to tutoring by the valkyrie Brunnehilde, he is capable of changing his appearance as Thunderstrike choosing a form, a modified version of his normal self.
Thunderstrike at Marvel Wiki Thunderstrike at the Comic Book DB
Kelda is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is an Asgardian first introduced in Thor vol. 3, #6. Kelda is an original creation by J. Michael Straczynski, not based in Norse mythology, she is most seen in the company of her human lover, Bill. Not much is known about Kelda before the events of Ragnarök, she is one of the many Asgardians brought back to life by Thor after he recreates Asgard in Oklahoma, she is first seen walking alone, enjoying the Oklahoman night where she meets Bill, a short-order cook at a local diner. Bill visits Kelda in Asgard, the pair fall in love and consummate their relationship. After Loki has Thor exiled from Asgard, he manipulates Balder, now king, into moving Asgard to Latveria. Kelda informs Bill that she wishes to leave with her people and Bill decides to go with her. In Latveria, Bill realizes that Loki has tricked Balder into moving Asgard to the home of Dr. Doom and warns Balder of his suspicions, which are overheard by three of Loki's followers.
The three follow Bill outside to confront him, when Kelda appears and conjures a spear made of ice from a passing winter storm for Bill to use to defend himself. Kelda tells the three which cause them to flee. After the skirmish, Bill's suspicions are raised and knowing that she cannot curb his curiosity, Kelda gives Bill a sword and tells him to go investigate. Upon reaching Castle Doom, Bill spies Doom experimenting on an abducted Asgardian. Sensing Bill, Loki sends his followers to kill Bill. Balder reaches the scene just as Bill slays Bill's attackers. Balder takes Bill's body back to his camp. There Kelda is informed of her lover's death. Unable to be consoled, an enraged Kelda storms back to Castle Doom and after a brief exchange with Dr. Doom, she strikes him down with a lightning bolt; however this turns out to only be a robotic decoy. Kelda follows a power cable from the decoy into the castle where she is attacked by the real Dr. Doom. Doom tells Kelda that he is using the power of the Asgardians to create his own immortal army and kills her by removing her heart.
Meanwhile, Balder assembles his army to siege Castle Doom. Loki enters the Agardian's camp to claim innocence for the preceding events but is arrested; the Asgardians make their way to the castle where they are meet by Doom's new army, a synthesis of abducted Asgardians and machines. Thor having heard the Asgardian call to arms and joins the battle. Doom having no more use of Kelda throws her body to the Asgardians. Loki tells Balder. Balder sets Loki free. Thor volunteers to retrieve the heart from the interior of the castle but is halted by Doom's own version of the Destroyer armor. Balder takes up the task and finds the heart as well as the mutilated bodies of other Asgardians being used to power the Destroyer. Balder finishes off the mutilated Asgardians thus weakening the armor which allows Thor to destroy it. Balder brings the heart to Loki, able to revive Kelda. Kelda brings the news of Bill's death to his parents, they request she leave them in peace. After the destruction of Asgard following the Siege, Kelda is taken to the Hall of Warriors in Valhalla.
It is shaken and damaged but still full of the feasting joyous souls of the slain, which includes Bill. Kelda can not, she vows to love him still, despite her life. Kelda uncovers Norn Queen Karnilla's plan to take advantage of the new power structure of Asgardia. To cover this up, Karnilla slays Kelda with a rock. Kelda is allowed to enter Valhalla, their marriage, celebrated in Valhalla, is interrupted by the burning of the World Tree. King Volstagg calls upon Valhalla for reinforcements against their enemies, the legions of Surtur and Vanaheim. Kelda and Bill are at the forefront of this attack. Kelda shares powers common among all Asgardians including enhanced strength and longevity. Kelda has the power to manipulate weather. In Thor #602, Kelda stated that she controls "the wind and the storm" and summoned a poisonous ice spear from a winter storm. In Thor Giant-Sized Finale, she revealed her name to be Kelda Stormrider and demonstrated the power of flight by turning the lower portion of her body into a tornado.
In Thor #604 Kelda summoned a thunderstorm and generated lightning to destroy Dr. Doom's robotic double. Kelda at Marvel.com Kelda at Marvel Database
Surtur (Marvel Comics)
Surtur is a fictional demon appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He appears as a supervillain in stories featuring the Norse hero Thor; the character was based on the fire giant Surtr from Norse mythology, was adapted by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, first appeared in Journey into Mystery #97. The character was once described as one of "The Ten Most Heinous Enemies of the Mighty Thor". Surtur appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Thor: Ragnarok, motion-captured by Taika Waititi, voiced by Clancy Brown. Based on the fire giant Surtr from Norse mythology and created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the character first appears in Journey into Mystery #97. Surtur is a fire demon native to the extradimensional plane of Muspelheim, land of the fire demons and one of the nine worlds in Norse mythology, he first appears in the title Journey into Mystery, where it is claimed he sits at the end of the world waiting for the end of time where he can slay men and gods.
The character's first encounter with the Asgardian ruler Odin is told in flashback and establishes their enmity when Surtur is imprisoned by Odin inside the Earth after forming an alliance with the Trolls and trying to destroy the world in anger for Odin defying him, although he gives Odin a winged horse, hoping to be released one day. Surtur reappears in Journey Into Mystery #104, having been freed by Odin's adopted son, who intends to usurp Odin and rule Asgard, having been given a portion of the Odinforce. Together with the Storm Giant Skagg, the character invades Earth, although the pair are met by Odin, his son the Thunder God Thor and fellow Asgardian Balder. Odin sends every human on Earth to another dimension. Surtur sends Thor into the ocean using a fireball. Skagg is saved from sinking into the ocean by Surtur hardening the ground, but is defeated by Odin, weakened by the feat. Surtur travels to the North Pole to melt the icecaps. Using Odin's sword, Thor stops Surtur and traps him on a meteorite of magnetic particles in another galaxy.
In the title Thor the seer Volla predicts that Loki will free Surtur and other enemies of Asgard and bring about Ragnarok - a war that will end with the destruction of all the Norse Gods. The character features in the title Avengers when summoned - together with ice giant Ymir - to Earth by the cult the Sons of Satannish; the entities are banished by the combined efforts of the superhero team the Avengers, the hero the Black Knight, the sorcerer Doctor Strange. They are tricked into striking each other. Surtur becomes a recurring foe in the title Thor, first attempts to invade Asgard during the Odinsleep when Loki has taken control, causing Loki to flee Asgard, but he is repelled and imprisoned. Surtur reappears wielding the huge magical blade Twilight, after sending a horde of demons to invade Earth storms Asgard; the heroes of Earth battle the fire demons while in Asgard Surtur defeats both Thor and Odin in turn. Loki deceives Surtur with an illusion until Odin recovers, who battles the fire demon until both fall into a dimensional rift.
After a long absence Odin returns to Asgard, it is revealed that he absorbed Surtur's essence, which possesses him. Surtur manages to recreate his physical form and decimates Asgard until Thor, wielding the Odin Power, banishes Surtur to the Sea of Eternal Night. Surtur appears at the conclusion of the second volume of Thor during the final Ragnarok of Asgard, is allowed to storm Asgard by Thor as the Thunder God attempts to break the endless cycle of death and rebirth for the Norse Gods. In the limited series Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill, the alien Beta Ray Bill visits the ruins of Asgard after the battle, sees Surtur's dead form falling from the sky, still clutching Twilight. Thor returns from a period of self-induced hibernation in a third self-titled volume, enters the Odinsleep to find Odin in a limbo dimension between life and death, where Surtur stored a portion of his essence to prevent himself from being killed forever. Here Odin and the demon battle to the death, being reborn each day to repeat the cycle, preventing either from being reborn.
Thor helps Odin beat Surtur twice though he will be reborn, before returning to his body. Thor offers to help Odin escape from the constant battle with Surtur. Odin chooses to remain. Surtur was resurrected and made a deal with Loki and a group of beings known as the Manchester Gods, who he manipulated to depose the native gods of the British isles, he set the world tree Yggdrasil on fire and attempted to turn the Vanir gods against the Aesir in preparation for his assault on Asgard. This succeeded because of old grudges, namely Odin's insistence that the people of Vanaheim fall under his rule no matter what. Surtur was depicted as an immense and malevolent elemental fire demon whose power was of apocalyptic proportions. Standing over 1,000 ft. in height, Surtur possessed strength and durability far surpassing that of Thor. Surtur's scale of power is shown to equal that of Odin, he is a skilled warrior and swordsman, has a prehensile tail. He possesses a great intellect, has vast knowledge of ancient and arcane wisdom.
He is vulnerable to intense cold, can be imprisoned by certain magical spells or by other beings wielding cosmic energy powers equaling his own. Surtur possesses the giant sword Twilight known as the Sword of Doom, composed of a metal known as Scabrite which can only be found in the mines of Sur
Thor Girl, a.k.a. Tarene Olson, is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Dan Jurgens and artist John Romita Jr. she first appeared in Thor "Tears of the Gods" Vol. 2, #22. Created by writer Dan Jurgens and artist John Romita Jr. Tarene first appeared in Thor "Tears of the Gods" Vol. 2, #22. Thor Girl was one of the feature characters in the 2011 six-issue limited series Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt. In the beginning of time, an alien sorcerer named X'Hoss foretold the creation of the Designate, who will help evolve sentient beings to the next level of existence. Billions of years Tarene is born, she together with others seeks a way to stop him. In the meantime, Thanos destroys Tarene's home-world. With Thor's help, she defeats him. Tarene transforms herself into an Asgardian goddess and becomes Thor's loyal ally, taking the name "Thor Girl" and the human identity of Jake Olson's "cousin" Tara, she tries to assist Thor in his adventures, aiding him in his confrontations with Gladiator, Nullitor.
She is transferred into the shell of the Destroyer by Loki. With the help of Amora, they find Tarene's body and Odin casts her back into her body, where she takes her vengeance on Loki. In a battle against a revived Surtur she sacrifices nearly all of her cosmic powers to contribute the additional power needed to defeat him. Upon Odin's apparent death, Thor Girl loses most of her cosmic powers, she retains the powers. She returns to Earth in an attempt to live a normal life as Tara Olson, but is seen adventuring occasionally, she knows that she is destined to, one day will, regain her full power and some, to become the Designate. Thor Girl is one of the heroes who registers with the Superhuman Registration Act, forged during the 2006-2007 "Civil War" storyline. After the Superhuman Registration Act is passed, Thor Girl interferes in a jewel theft undertaken by the Grey Gargoyle, a previous foe of hers, dispatches him, preventing the jewel heist in the process. In return, the Grey Gargoyle undertakes a lawsuit with the assistance of Mallory Book at the Superhuman Law Offices of Goodman, Kurtzberg & Holliway.
Thor Girl is one of the first recruits for the Camp Hammond training facility. Other fellow trainees include Bengal, Cloud 9, Trauma, Armory and Komodo; the Initiative recruits are sent as crowd control in Manhattan with Thor Girl aiding mass evacuation when the city is attacked by the Hulk, seeking revenge upon the Illuminati. However, Rage breaks ranks to try to help the Avengers in battle against the Hulk and his Warbound, Thor Girl is among the trainees who sides with Rage. Defeated, Thor Girl and the others are imprisoned at Manhattan Square Gardens and controlled by obedience disks; the Initiative's black ops team, including the empathic metamorph Trauma, are sent in to free Thor Girl and her compatriots, with Trauma assuming the form and powers of Thor as he battles the Warbound, leaving Thor Girl awestruck by the encounter. Subsequent to Trauma's assumption of Thor's form, Thor Girl has expressed a kind of hero worship of and becomes enamored with Trauma. However, both Tarene and Trauma are brutally attacked by the MVP clone, calling himself KIA.
Tarene is badly burned while protecting Trauma, stabbed in the chest by KIA. Thor Girl recovers quickly. At first, she assists in a mass super-human effort dedicated to rebuilding New York, she is assigned together with Ultra Girl to the Cavalry, Georgia's local superhero team, once her Initiative training is complete. During the Secret Invasion storyline, the Skrull Dum Dum Dugan calls all the sleeper agents in the Initiative, causing Ultra Girl and Thor Girl to fight each other out of fear; when the Skrull Kill Krew arrives to the scene, 3-D Man confirms that Thor Girl is a Skrull, killing her with her own hammer with the help of Gravity. It is unclear at this point. After the invasion is over, the real Thor Girl is shown in a support group meeting with the others, replaced by Skrulls, she attends a therapy session with Trauma. The clone beats Thor Girl badly. During the Fear Itself storyline, Thor Girl joins Steve Rogers' New Initiative, under Prodigy's leadership, she is quite confused about why Odin took all of the Asgardians back to the Asgard Realm, is still deciding as to whether she should join them.
While saving some people in the city, she is attacked because she has a hammer similar to those, appearing all around the earth, accidentally kills a police officer who shot at her by deflecting the bullets back into him. At Prodigy's request she is kept in a holding cell, but when she is accosted by men outside the cell, who attempted to interrogate her as to the nature of the Worthy, Cloud 9 arrives to rescue her and subdues the men. After defeating Quicksand, on a murder spree, they joined in the battle against Juggernaut, transformed into Kuurth: Breaker of Stone, in Las Vegas and rescued civilians. Due to a misunderstanding she was attacked by the other heroes, despite her attempts to explain herself or she was only acting in defense. During the battle, her designate powers returned, she declared Earth's heroes to be little better than those who tortured her and as a whole proof that humanity is still too flawed to be worthy of ascending. She left Earth for the stars; as her powers are based upon the Asgardians, Thor Girl possesses the convention
Kurse is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer/artist Walter Simonson, the character first appears as the Dark Elf Algrim the Strong in Thor #347, he is transformed into Kurse in Secret Wars II #4. Algrim is portrayed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in the 2013 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Thor: The Dark World; the Dark Elf Algrim the Strong was created by Walter Simonson and first appeared in Thor #347. The character was transformed into Kurse in Secret Wars II #4. Kurse was the most powerful of a race of Dark Elves and was known as Algrim the Strong, he is coerced by the Dark Elf ruler Malekith the Accursed to fight the Asgardian God of Thunder and superhero, Thor. Malekith, betrays Algrim while he is fighting Thor, in a bid to destroy the Thunder God orders that a pitfall beneath the two be opened. Thor saves himself courtesy of his mystical hammer Mjolnir. Algrim's enchanted armor saves his life, but he is still critically injured and develops amnesia from the shock.
Algrim is amnesic, except for his obsessive desire to gain revenge upon Thor. Algrim is healed by the cosmic entity the Beyonder, who transforms him into the much more powerful being called Kurse, twice as strong as Thor; the Beyonder transports Kurse to Earth to battle Thor, however Kurse mistakes Thor's ally Beta Ray Bill for Thor and battles him. Kurse battles the juvenile superhero team, Power Pack. Thor dons his magical belt of strength to double his strength and confronts Kurse, however the Beyonder doubles Kurse's strength as well. Despite overpowering Thor, Kurse is made to realize that it was Malekith, not Thor, to blame for his suffering; the Beyonder transports Kurse to Hel at Thor's suggestion, to frustrate Hela, the Goddess of Death. Kurse confronts and beats Loki, disguised as Malekith. Drawing off, he leaves Loki injured and finds what he thinks is Balder the Brave, surrounded by legions of Asgardians, he slays his target, who turns out to be the true Malekith. After repenting, he is granted citizenship among the Asgardians.
He is designated as the guardian of the children of Asgard after he helped protect Volstagg's daughter and adopted sons during a plague, loyally serves Asgard until the time of Ragnarok. At the time of Ragnarok, all the Asgardians perish, with the exception of Thor. Kurse is captured by Malekith, who strips him of the armor. Algrim is sent to Nastrond Prison, where he is forced to serve out the rest of the sentence of Wazaria, a former member of the League of Realms. Malekith forces Wazaria to don the armor. Before he is imprisoned, Algrim encourages his successor to kill herself the first chance. Kurse possesses a number of superhuman attributes because he is a dark elf and has been mystically augmented. Kurse's main advantage is his strength -, a close match to Thor's, but since his strength was quadrupled in comparison to Thor's, he has enchanted armor, fused to his skin by the Beyonder. Kurse is now totally invulnerable, except to iron, like all dark elves. Kurse can track his opponents over thousands of miles and can see past illusions and disguises.
His enchanted armor allows Kurse to see everything around him. Algrim appears in the animated direct-to-video film Thor: Tales of Asgard, voiced by Ron Halder, his race was killed by Frost Giants after they were forced to ally with Surtur because Odin would not help them. He steals Surtur's sword and is killed by Loki. Algrim appears in Thor: The Dark World, portrayed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, he appears as a close subordinate of Malekith the Accursed being turned into the last of the Dark Elves' monstrous Kursed soldiers, augmenting his strength while bonding the armor he wore at the time to his body. He is much stronger than Thor and has little difficulty in overpowering him in Svartálfaheimr, before being killed by Loki with the help of a Dark Elf grenade. Kurse appears as a mini-boss in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, voiced by Tom Kane. Kurse appeared as a group boss in Marvel: Avengers Alliance, he was featured in the 14th Spec-Ops. Kurse appears in Marvel Heroes. Kurse appears in Lego Marvel Super Heroes, voiced by Andrew Kishino.
Kurse at Marvel.com