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Heimdall (Marvel)
Real Name: Heimdall
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Heimdall had the typical powers of an Asgardian god, including superhuman strength, stamina, and durability. He also possessed superhuman senses, most notably his vision and hearing. His senses were said to be so acute that he could hear sap running through trees and see events occurring miles away. Heimdall also briefly possessed the Odinpower, which granted him the power to channel cosmic energies.

Heimdall was the brother of the warrior Sif. For ages, he stood as the guardian of Asgard's rainbow bridge, defending the city's gates from any intruders, and was one of the most trusted servants of Odin. When Asgard was invaded by the fire demon Surtur, Heimdall attempted to defend the gates, but was overcome, and the Rainbow Bridge was destroyed. No longer needing to be stationary, Heimdall spent more time in Asgard, and became close to Amora the Enchantress, who was soon infatuated with him. When Odin returned to Asgard after Surtur's defeat, he gave a portion of his power to Heimdall to rebuild the Rainbow Bridge, and Heimdall resumed his duties.

Shortly afterwards, when Odin was about to enter his Odinsleep, he passed the Odinpower on to Heimdall to rule Asgard until he awoke. Heimdall had to deal with a major crisis in the life of Thor, as Thor had been banished into the subconsciousness of the mortal Eric Masterson, who had assumed Thor's responsibilities. Sif was determined to find the real Thor, and her determination drove a wedge between her and Heimdall. When Karnilla conspired with Loki to rule Asgard by having Odin awaken with Loki's soul possessing him, Heimdall was branded a traitor and banished to the Dream Dimension, where he was saved from the demon Nightmare by Amora. Eric Masterson helped restore Odin and later Thor as well, but Heimdall and Amora drifted apart when Amora realized that his duty to Asgard was greater than his love for her.
When Odin cast the Asgardians into the guises of mortals to protect them from a false Ragnarok, Heimdall became Donald Velez, and joined the other "Lost Gods" in attempting to rediscover who they were and battling the Egyptian death-god Seth. Heimdall and the others regained their true forms and defeated Seth just as Asgard was attacked by the Dark Gods, and they were all taken prisoner. They were finally rescued by Thor. Recently, Asgard was struck by another Ragnarok, one from which there was no seeming reversal. Heimdall perished in battle defending his people.

It has been revealed that Thor has broken the cycle of Ragnarok, the end of all things that has seemingly come to Asgard many times. Heimdall, along with the others of Asgard, have been reborn on Earth yet again. A new version of the city has been established in Oklahoma.

Thor traveled to New Orleans to start his journey of finding the missing gods. After a confrontation with Iron Man, he encounters a man named Ezra, keeping vigil over a bridge. Realizing who he really is, Thor releases Heimdall from within the mortal. Heimdall was drawn to Ezra due to them both feeling angry and helpless due to the fact that neither of them could stop the destruction of their cities, New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and Asgard during Ragnarok. Heimdall has now joined Thor in the new Asgard.


First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery (1952) #85

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Issue Appearances:
All-New, All-Different Avengers (2016)
Angela: Asgard's Assassin (2015)
Astonishing Thor (2011)
Avengers Prime (2010)
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
Avengers: The Origin (2010)
Avengers/JLA (2003)
Bizarre Adventures (1981)
Captain Marvel (2002)
Comic Shop News (1987)
Daredevil (1964)
Dazzler (1981)
Deadpool (2016)
Deadpool's Art of War (2014)
Die Spinne (1980)
Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Essential Thor (2001)
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comics Magazine (2001)
Fear Itself (2011)
Fear Itself: Thor (2012)
Guardians of the Galaxy (1990)
Heroic Age: Prince of Power (2010)
Journey Into Mystery (1952)
Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed (2010)
Loki (2010)
Loki: Agent of Asgard (2014)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Gold. El Poderoso Thor - Tapa Dura (2013)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Héroes (2010)
Marvel Legends (2007)
Marvel Monster Edition (2003)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel Zombies Destroy! (2012)
Mighty Thor (2016)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015)
Secret Warriors (2009)
Siege (2010)
Siege: Storming Asgard - Heroes & Villains (2010)
Silver Surfer (1968)
Silver Surfer (1987)
Tales to Astonish (1959)
Tales to Astonish (1994)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Avengers (1963)
The Best of Marvel Comics (1987)
The Defenders (1972)
The Impossible Man Summer Vacation Spectacular (1990)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Incredible Hulk (2005)
The Mighty Avengers (2007)
The Mighty Thor (2011)
The Mighty World of Marvel (2009)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
Thor (1966)
Thor (1998)
Thor (2000)
Thor (2007)
Thor (2014)
Thor (2017)
Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica (2009)
Thor Giant-Size Finale (2010)
Thor Legends (2003)
Thor the Mighty Avenger (2010)
Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson (2001)
Thor: Ages of Thunder (2008)
Thor: Blood Oath (2005)
Thor: First Thunder (2010)
Thor: For Asgard (2010)
Thor: God of Thunder (2012)
Thor: Godstorm (2001)
Thor: Heaven & Earth (2011)
Thor: Son of Asgard (2004)
Thor: Tales of Asgard by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby (2009)
Thor: The Legend (1996)
Thunderstrike (1993)
Uncanny Avengers (2012)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992)
Warriors Three (2011)
What If? (1977)
What If? Secret Wars (2009)
What If...? (1989)
Young Avengers (2013)

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Asgardians (Marvel)

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