Who is ‘Rune King’ Thor? What is his origin in the Marvel Universe?
Rune King Thor originated in Thor Volume 1, No. 137 (1965), created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, published in December 1965.
The Earth is captured by the forces of evil and a cosmic being named Zarrko gave Loki the power to enslave all the Earth’s people with his sorcery and radiations from another dimension. The Avengers stop Loki but are also captured by Zarrko who converts them into stone under penalty of death if they return to Earth without their consent. Spider-Man finds Thor on Olympus who he had not seen for 10 years fighting Hela. He recruits him to join Spider-Man aboard a spaceship housed within an energy ellipsoid piloted by Hercules through space vaster than any yet traversed in search of Zarrko’s dimension. When the Avengers are caught in a limbo state between dimensions Hela tries to stop them by using Thor’s enchanted hammer, Mjolnir, but Hercules takes it from him so that he may use it himself against Hela. Hercules is successful and frees the Avengers who battle Loki, Zarrko and the Enchantress to a stalemate. Thor returns to Olympus with Hercules and Spider-Man. The Avengers mistakenly presume that Thor chose to remain on Olympus and award him full membership but he chose not to as he wanted them, and Spider-Man, to think for themselves for a change.
In a nutshell, Rune King Thor is the Norse god of thunder, and he was reborn to be worthy enough to serve alongside Jane Foster who defended the Nine Realms from Malekith and his forces.
The Western Canadians even worship him as their patron deity and attribute him with creating lightning bolts. He wields Mjolnir in battle, which grants him its tremendous power that can summon lightning/thunder at will. There is also speculation that he might not have just fought Dark Elves but also people (like Frost Giants). I say this because early comics show Thor coming into battle with people who look like Frost Giants and wielding Mjolnir the same way he does in a later JLA comic where it appears where there are Dark Elves.
But in the current comic we see Thor is reborn and used his lightning abilities without Mjolnir i.e. when he fought Surtur after they were both teleported to Muspelheim. This means he has access to all of Odin’s powers including immortality and the power to command Asgardian dead (which in comics is a reference to the Einherjar).
His Marvel story comes from Thor Volume 1, where we find out that he is the son of Odin. He really wanted to be a diplomat and have nothing to do with fighting at all. But when it became obvious his brothers were more interested in conquering than saving people or maintaining their kingdom, it was up for Rune King Thor to fill the role as Asgard’s protector.
Thor is the son of Odin and Jord, so he has a large family. He was exiled to earth as a teenager following his half-brother Loki’s banishment from Asgard. However, long before that, Thor battled “The Mangog” who will be seeking revenge on Thor when he discovers his rebirth to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Oh yeah, and the God Of Thunder is also responsible for Ragnarok…
Thor is the son of Odin and a goddess named Jord. He has a hammer called Mjolnir that is able to control time and can even create portals to other dimensions. Thor was destined to be King of Asgard, but after he disobeyed his father’s orders, the kingdom was attacked by frost giants.
He also wields the forge-hammer Jarnbjorn, which while inferior in every way except appearance to Mjolnir it compensates for its lack of power with its sheer size and weight; enough so as for Thor (albeit with effort) to bash Mangog into submission
Thor has appeared in Norse mythology since at least the 13th century AD, and it’s known that Norse mythology existed as early as the 9th century AD.
Thor is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel Universe. The character, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of thunder who possesses the enchanted hammer Mjolnir, which grants him the ability of flight and weather manipulation amongst his other superhuman attributes.
Thor is an Asgardian God. He’s the son of Odin, and brother to Loki, and Fenrir.
Thor can make himself stronger and more powerful by tapping into his abilities as a Demi-god, such as energy projection through his hammer or absorbing magical energies from other planes like Earth or Asgard. His powers come in part from being Aesirian (which includes divine entities such as devils), giving him the ability to summon lightning; which he can do both offensively via different possible attacks with Mjolnir (Thorr’s Hammer) or defensively for energy absorption against living beings tried to directly attack him with electrical energy themselves, making him perfect for taking people up in the air by electrocution before flying them into the stratosphere.
I do not know of any origin for Thor in the Marvel Universe. “Marvel Rune King” is a class skill in the Ragnarok Online, you’re welcome to go there if that’s what you are asking about. Sorry I don’t have an answer more relevant to your question!
“Rune King Thor” is an identity used by several different characters in Marvel Comics who claim the prerogative of wielding Mjolnir, including Odin (Odin-Prince of Asgard-Lord of the Aesir), Bor (Bor King of H3ll) and Thor Odinson. Following the death or some form cosmic absence/banishment from his home reality, Rune King Thor has often been referred to as “Marvel Universe’s Last Avenger”.
The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull had its own personalized version that worked year round rather than just during Christmas. This site was created for this movie’s Indiana Jones theme park attraction celebrating James Roy Horner composing career.
Thor is an immortal and the King of Asgardian Gods.
Thor (from Old Norse Þórr) is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, the prediction of war, and justice in Norse mythology. He’s included in the Vanir group of deities. In Scandinavian folklore he was known for his lack of sense to speak about what should not be said e.g., things that are childishly taboo/private and things one will be disgraced for shareing (certainly including sexual matters).
A few years ago the Asgardian witch, Freya, cast a spell to bring Odin’s long dead son Magni back from the afterlife.
The spell would save only one of Odin’s sons and it was left to Thor to decide which son should be saved. In an act of selflessness, he chose Magni (who is deemed unworthy) in order to spare his brother Modi (who is considered very skilled).
In time, as promised by Freya, Mortak returned and ruled over the people of Jotunheim for many centuries before being slain in battle against Surtur.
After helping Odin slay Ymir by throwing him into Ginnungagap with his hammer Mjolnir, Magni was granted half of Ymir’s power. Using this power he successfully lifted Asgard off the ground and took it to the stars with him where he ruled for many years.
In recent times, Magni’s long dead body was discovered by an archaeologist named Jane Foster who also found Mjolnir nearby. Upon touching both she was gifted with half the power of Magni and became the new Thor.
She was unaware that she had been chosen by Odin to wield Mjolnir and save Asgard from Surtur, who hidden in a pocket dimension in Ginnungagap, was building an army of demons and dark elves to fight in Ragnarök.