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Grim Magnus

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* Divine Powers
* Durability
* Longevity (though not Immortal)
* Super Strength (Class 50)
* Swordsmanship
* Unarmed Combat
* Weapon Master (experienced with war axe, dagger and pressumably other weapons).

An Asgardian and bearer of the Raven Banner. He was a noble warrior. Father of Greyval Magnuson.

The ancestors of Grim Magnus accepted the tradition of carrying the Raven Banner in battle, with each dying in turn to assure Asgard's victory and then passing on the Banner o his son.

Desiring the honor of a brave warrior's death, Grim Magus made his son Greyval promise nt to mourn him. He wanted to be in the vanguard at the battle, when he was live.

Grim Magnus fought sword-fellow to Balder whom he inspired with his iron heart.

Grim Magnus, carrier of the Raven Banner, fought valiantly against the enemies of Asgard in Ida Plains and exhorted his comrades to do the same. He reminded them that the Raven Banner assured their victory, though he himself must perish. As the Storm Giant Snorth charged him, promising to deliver that death. Magnus acknowledged his noble fate, calling it his glory and the fame of his father's house. Snorth boasted as he struck down Magnus with his mighty sword, but Magnus ignored his taunts, noting that even as he fell that his war-fellows trumpeted Asgard's victory as they drove back their foes.

Dying Magnus looked for his son, Greyval, so that he could pass the Banner to him. Magnus died disappointed, as Greyval had been manipulated into abandoning his fate by Trolls, and a group of Trolls, including Svin, claimed the Banner from Magnus' dead hands and carried it off to their subterranean caverns.

He died at the Ida Plain's Battle. He was carried off to Valhalla by the Valkyrie Sygnet, Greyval's fiancÚ.

Protected by a spell of enchantment from Odin, Greyval and Balder visited Valhalla, where they encountered Grim Magnus who told them he had no will to rejoice and join in arms knowing that he had left behind him a son of faint heart. He told Greyval he had observed his actions, but Greyval asked for his father's council and forgiveness and promised in return to win fame's undying glory. Grim Magnus instructed Greyval to visit the realm of Hel, where he would see the wrenched fate of hollow lives misspent in cowardice and mean spirit, after which he should seek out the Norns to learn how to regain the Raven Banner. He further told Greyval he must travel alone. As Greyval left, Grim Magnus asked that Odin speed the day that Greyval sat at his right hand in Eternity's lofty mead-hall.

Created by Alana Zenetz, Charles Vess and Ralph Maccio.

First Appearance: None listed.

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Issue Appearances:
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
Mythen und Sagen (1992)

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