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Odin (Marvel)
Real Name: Odin Borson
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Powers:
Odin possessed a variety of superhuman attributes common to the superhuman race of beings known as the Asgardians. Odin was superhumanly strong and was capable of lifting about 60 tons. Odin, despite his advanced age at the time of his death, was much stronger than the average Asgardian male, who could lift roughly 30 tons.

Like all other Asgardians, Odin was extremely long lived and aged at a much slower pace than humans, but was not immortal in the same sense as some other races of gods who ceased to age upon reaching adulthood. Odin was highly resistant to physical injury and he couldn't die under conventional circumstances. It would take an injury that resulted in a spreading of a significant portion of his bodily molecules over a great distance, thus preventing the mystical lifeforce common to all Asgardians from regenerating areas essential to his survival, to cause him to physically die. The tissues of Odin's body; his flesh, bone, and muscle possessed about three times the density of the tissue of a human body. This helped to contribute to Odin's superhuman strength and weight. Odin's advanced musculature generated considerably less lactic acids than the musculature of human beings, granting him superhuman levels of stamina in all physical activities.

Odin possessed vast energy manipulating abilities called the Odinforce and could manipulate tremendous amounts of mystical energies for a variety of purposes, only some of which were seen. Odin could temporarily increase his own superhuman physical attributes, fire powerful bursts of energy for destructive purposes, teleportation between dimensions, grant living beings or inanimate objects a variety of superhuman abilities, control the lifeforce of other Asgardians, etc.

Weaknesses:
None

Bio:
Odin's true origin is shrouded in mystery, often delivered in short stories by only Odin. Odin is presumed to be the son of Borr (father, one of the first Asgardians) and Bestla (mother, a frost giantess). Bor and Bestla have two other sons, Vili and Ve. According to legend, Vili, Ve, and Odin journeyed into the realm of Surtur when they were younger. Vili and Ve sacrificed themselves in order to allow Odin to escape from Surtur's realm. Upon their death's, Odin's own "godly" attributes were increased as a result of his brother's powers joining with his.

Odin is the father of Thor with Jord (actually Gaea), and the adoptive father of Loki. He is sometimes erroneously said to be Loki's biological father, although various comics reiterate the mythological position that Loki is not related to Odin or Thor by blood.

As with other Asgardians born after Buri, Odin and his pantheon have undergone reincarnation over the millenia. The earliest recorded reference to the Asgardian pantheon took place around 10,000 BCE, with Odin and several of his kinsmen invoked by humans.

Odin, the son of Borr, the grandson of Buri, had many unrecorded adventures. Among these were his battle against Rimthursar (which preceded Thor's birth), the battle with Kryllik and his trolls, his encounter with Fear and Desire, meeting Millennius, his defeat of the Mangog, and the imprisonment of a snow giant.

During a battle in Asgard once, the deity Grim Magnus is slain by the giant Snorth. A boar god (Gullin?) fights at this same battle. Grim Magnus holds the magical Raven Banner, which insures victory, but he who brings it into battle will die at said battle. Magnus' son, Greyval Grimson was waylaid by trolls and experienced the illusion of a grand banquet. Thus, Greyval did not take the Raven Banner from his father as was intended. The trolls burrow out from under the Earth and snatch it.

Valkyries, including Greyval's fiancée Sygnet, come to claim the souls of the dead for Valhalla. In the troll kingdom, Greyval is under the illusion of being at a banquet, with the troll conjurer Askella and troll Svin present, as is the troll monarch (Gerriodur?).

Grimson leaves to marry Sygnet. He meets with his cousin, Horskuld (Horskuld's father was Magnus' half-brother). Realizing that they must reclaim the Raven Banner, Grimson and his spouse go to see Odin in Asgard. They see Thor, the Warriors Three, and Mrs. Volstagg ride away. Grimson and Sygnet meet up with Balder, who talks Odin into letting them go seek the Raven Banner. Horskuld pursues his own line of pursuit.

Balder and Grimson receive a map from Morduk. Agnar, king of Eagles, provides Grimson and Balder transportation. Odin goes elsewhere to contemplate with Frigga. Balder and Grimson take leave of Agnar and find a new companion in the otter god Oddbrand Otter after slaying an unnamed ogre.

Grimson acquires the Raven Banner and rides off on Gullinbursti with the Raven Banner. At a battle with Thor, the Warriors Three, and Odin fighting for the Asgardians against the trolls, Grimson holds the Raven Banner aloft, with Gullinbursti behind him. The giants flee. Balder and Oddbrand Otter see the corpse of Grimson, slain in battle.

Sygnet arrives to take her spouse to Valhalla. She mentions that the son conceived upon her wedding night will someday hold the Raven Banner.

Sygnet takes her husband to Valhalla, saying "Fly Thuderhoof! Thy mistress Sygnet bids thee hie aloft Asgard's most noble burden...whose love wore not the pale, weary rags of time, but the golden raiment of eternity."

Odin is often accompanied by his ravens Hugin (Thought) and Munin (Memory), and well as the wolves Freki (Greedy) and Geki (Ravenous).

Odin is ruler of the Asgardians, although he has been believed dead twice, both times in combat with Surtur; during the first instance Heimdall and later Balder ruled Asgard, and the latter time Thor inherited Odin's full power and ruled over Asgard and, later, Earth, although this later part of Thor's lordship has been erased due to time travel. Odin is currently thought to be deceased.

His spirit was present during Ragnarock. It is unclear if Odin will return along with the rest of Asgard and Thor.

Notes:


First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery (1952) #85

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Issue Appearances:
'Nuff Said (2002)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Avengers Assemble (Panini) (2012)
Avengers Origins: Thor (2012)
Avengers: The Origin (2010)
Bizarre Adventures (1981)
Black Panther (1998)
Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way! (2010)
Captain Marvel (2002)
Comic Shop News (1987)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited (1995)
Dark Avengers (2012)
Dazzler (1981)
Deadpool (2013)
Der mächtige Thor (2000)
Der Unglaubliche Hulk Comic-Taschenbuch (1980)
Die Rächer (1979)
Die Spinne (1974)
Die Spinne (1980)
Die Spinne Comic-Album (1979)
Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Die Spinne Zweitauflage (1987)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
Domination Factor: Avengers (1999)
Earth X (1999)
Essential Doctor Strange (2001)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fantastic Four (1968)
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising (1995)
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comics Magazine (2001)
Fear Itself (2011)
Fear Itself 7.3: Iron Man (2012)
Fear Itself: The Fearless (2011)
Fear Itself: Thor (2012)
Fearless Defenders (2013)
Guardians of the Galaxy (1990)
Infinity Gauntlet (1991)
Invincible Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man (2013)
Journey Into Mystery (1952)
Journey Into Mystery (1996)
King-Size Hulk (2008)
L'incroyable Hulk (1968)
Le Puissant Thor (1972)
Loki (2004)
Loki (2010)
Loki: Agent of Asgard (2014)
Marvel (1988)
Marvel Adventures Super Heroes (2010)
Marvel Comic Exklusiv (1987)
Marvel Comic-Stars (1981)
Marvel Digital Holiday Special (2010)
Marvel Exklusiv (1998)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
Marvel Legends (2007)
Marvel Limited: Fantastic Firsts (1994)
Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk (2003)
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Marvel Preview (1975)
Marvel Saga: The Official History of the Marvel Universe (1985)
Marvel Spectacular (1973)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1990)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel Treasury Edition (1974)
Marvel-Comic-Sonderheft (1980)
Marvel: Now What?! (2013)
Marvel: The Lost Generation (2000)
Mighty Marvel Team-Up Thrillers (1983)
Mini Marvels: Rock, Paper, Scissors (2008)
New Mutants (2009)
O Incrível Hulk (1985)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Book of the Dead 2004 (2004)
Original Sin (2014)
Origins of Siege (2010)
Quasar (1989)
Secret Avengers (2010)
Silver Surfer (1968)
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Silver Surfer/Thor '98 (1998)
Special Marvel Edition (1971)
Spider-Man Comics Weekly (UK) (1973)
Star Masters (1995)
Strange Tales (1951)
Tales of Suspense (1959)
Tales to Astonish (1959)
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The Avengers (1963)
The Best of Marvel Comics (1987)
The Defenders (1972)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Incredible Hulk (2005)
The Mighty Thor (2011)
The New Mutants (1983)
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)
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Thor (1998)
Thor (2007)
Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica (2009)
Thor the Mighty Avenger (2010)
Thor: Ages of Thunder (2008)
Thor: Blood Oath (2005)
Thor: First Thunder (2010)
Thor: For Asgard (2010)
Thor: God Of Thunder (2013)
Thor: Godstorm (2001)
Thor: Heaven & Earth (2011)
Thor: Man of War (2009)
Thor: Reign of Blood (2008)
Thor: Son of Asgard (2004)
Thor: Tales of Asgard by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby (2009)
Thor: The Deviants Saga (2012)
Thor: The Legend (1996)
Thor: The Rage Of Thor (2010)
Thor: The Trial of Thor (2009)
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Warlock Chronicles (1993)
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World War Hulks: Spider-Man vs. Thor (2010)
X-Force/Cable '97 (1997)
X-Men Unlimited (1993)

Movie Appearances:
Ultimate Avengers 2 (2006)

Group Affiliation(s):
Asgardians (Marvel)
Council of Godheads

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