Real Name: Bor Burison
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* Berserker Strength
* Blast Power
* Cosmic Awareness
* Divine Powers
* Earth Manipulation
* Electricity Control
* Energy Manipulation
* Energy-Enhanced Strike
* Heat Vision
* Insanely Rich
* Super Hearing
* Super Sight
* Super Speed
* Super Strength
* Unarmed Combat
* Weapon Master
Bor can wield tremendous amounts of magical power rivaling if not surpassing the Odinforce, the power of Odin. This power enhances all of his natural abilities to a much higher degree. He has control over all the elements. He is able to produce an energy based attack through his eyes that is strong enough to injure Thor. By thinking he can cause large environmental disasters if need be to fight enemies (For example battling the Dark Avengers). In the fight between Thor and him, he summoned forces powerful enough to destroy the Earth. He also has the ability to levitate in a vision that Thor once had when looking into the Well of Mimir before Mjolnir was created. He is worthy of holding Mjolnir.
He is a master at fighting with an ax.
Father of Odin, Bor was the second ruler of Asgard, son and successor of his father, Buri, the first King of Asgard. He led his people faithfully until his demise at the hands of a time traveling incarnation of Loki. He was recently resurrected and corrupted by Loki as part of a plot to get Thor exiled from Asgard forever. His plan was successful and Thor was exiled after he killed Bor without knowing who he was fighting with.
*** ORIGIN ***
When his father Buri abdicated the throne, Bor was left as the ruler of Asgard. A warrior born, he led his people in a time of power and prosperity and won their loyalty both through his leadership and also through his triumphs on the field. He was of the Gods who had created the Universe, and along with his other accomplishments was an unquestioned and powerful ruler.
*** THE PAST ***
Bor took the Goddess Bestla as his wife, and wed her. They had 3 sons, Vili, Ve and Odin who would be Bor's heirs. When Odin was born, Bor paid him special attention, grooming him to one day take his place as King, much as Odin would one day groom Thor. He taught Odin how to fight, how to rule, how to serve, and also how to defend his dreams. Yet he didn't encourage his son to dream on his own, and when Odin went against him he was driven to rage. When Odin created man, not being able to undo his son's actions, in his anger Bor cast every possible horror imaginable upon them.
When the enemies of Asgard, once more threatened them, Bor led his forces against them with his son Odin at his side. Together with his son, they proved to much for the Frost Giants to handle and routed them easily. When one attempted to escape Bor, true to form, pursued his foe and fell headlong into their trap. A powerful sorcerer was waiting for him (who was actually the present day incarnation of Loki in disguise), and knowing he could not match him power for power, caught him unawares turning him into snow. His son came around just in time to watch the last of him blown away, and he begged him to find a magician to free him.
Years passed, and Odin did not attempt to save his father, instead leading Asgard on his own and following his own dreams. At first Bor attempted to convince his son to free him, yet as the years passed and a son was born to Odin, Bor realized that his son would never free him. Seeking revenge, Bor promised Odin that he would bother him no more if he took in the son a fallen king and raised it as his own. Not a week later, Odin killed the father of Loki who was a king. Odin took Loki into his house to appease his father, and set the events of his own doom into motion. What Odin never realized was that the Bor who had been torturing him from beyond the grave was actually just an illusion created by the present-day Loki.
First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery (1952) #97
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100% Marvel (2003)
#66 Avengers Prime (2010)
- 'Thor - Die Verbannung'
Journey Into Mystery (1952)
Loki: Agent of Asgard (2014)
#3 Loki: Journey Into Mystery By Kieron Gillen Omnibus (2017)
- 'Your Life is a Story I've Already Written'
New Mutants (2009)
#11 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'Hel's Valkyrie'#43
- 'Exiled Part 5: Unhappily Ever After'
Siege: Loki (2010)
The Mighty Thor (2011)
#7 Thor (1966)
- 'Fear Itself: In The Beginning...'
HC vol. 02 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica (2009)
- 'Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Vol. 2'TPB vol. 02
- 'Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Vol. 2'#7
- 'Father Issues'#12
- 'Diversions & Misdirections'
Thor: Tales of Asgard by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby (2009)
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