''This page refers to characters from Comicbook/TheMightyThor comic book series and its family. If you're looking for characters from the 2011 Thor film, go [[{{Characters.Thor}} here]].''

''By family we mean currently:''
* ''ComicBook/AngelaMarvelComics''
* ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules''[[note]]Who began as a ''Thor'' guest star character[[/note]]
* ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery''
* ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard''
* ''ComicBook/{{Thor 2014}}''

The Mighty Thor features characters from Norse mythology in a superhero setting, as well as many original creations that have been added over the years. Thanks to the long history and having virtually his own universe [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many characters have been created over time]]. The page below are either characters who appear on a regular basis or time and again.

'''WARNING:''' There are unmarked spoilers on this page for all but the most recent comics.

!! Aesir/Asgardians

[[folder: Aesir/Asgardians In General]]
A race of gods that inhabit the dimension of Asgard, the highest of the nine worlds. Their culture is very similar to Medieval Europe where they were once worshiped. All Asgardians possesses some degree of superhuman strength and other physical abilities. A select few have these powers above the average of their race often along with other superhuman abilities. They are commonly referred to as Asgardins. Aesir tends to be the more proper mythological name.

* AlienNonInterferenceClause: A loose rule Odin and Thor uphold to explain why Asgard does not solve all of humanity's problems and instead only protects it from outside threats. Humanity must make its own choices for better or worse otherwise humans are no more than puppets. The one time Thor violated this rule during the storyline called "The Reigning" things went...bad.
* BadassArmy: Fighting against monsters for thousands of years requires this.
* CompleteImmortality / ImmortalityInducer: The gods are immune to conventional forms of death like poisons and disease. They can usually survive injuries fatal to mortals and heal. The amount of injury depends on the power level of the gods. They age, but at a rate so slow they are considered immortal by other races of gods and extremely long-lived beings. However, they must consume the apples of immortaility at regular (but unknown) intervals to maintain their youth and powers.
* {{Magitek}}: In older stories, Asgardians were shown using a combination of magic and super-science. Over time, that was eliminated, but generally even if their weapons look primitive, thanks to being powered by magic, they are far more powerful than mortal versions. Example, an arrow from a bow can destroy a fighter jet.
* MasterSwordsman: Most of the major Asgardians are considered this: Thor, Sif, Balder, etc. Fandral of the Warriors Three is usually considered the best.
* MultipleChoicePast: In this case with some in universe explanations. Thanks to the [[EternalRecurrence Ragnarök cycle]] and/or being ''trope based lifeforms'' (which might be true for most if not all gods, if we [[UnreliableNarrator trust Loki]]) they can and will have multiple versions of their pasts which can all be true in the same time and don't make them disappear in a PuffOfLogic.
* NiceHat: As warrior-gods, the Asgardians often have interesting helmets. Thor has his little wings; Sif's is almost bird-shaped. Balder's helmet has ridiculously gigantic horns. This may also tie in to their subjects being HornyVikings.
* PhysicalGod
* ProudWarriorRace: Asgardian culture is heavily devoted to war. Without an external enemy, they have in the past turned on themselves.

[[folder: Thor Odinson]]

Thor is the son of Odin and strongest of the gods of Asgard. He has grown fond of humanity during his years on Earth, and considers it his duty to protect Midgard. Following [[KilledOffForReal the death of Odin]], Thor inherited the Odinforce and took over as Lord of Asgard.

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the original myths, Thor is a FieryRedhead, something the lesser-known DCComics version of the character reflects. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the cyclic nature of Ragnarok in the Marvel Universe: each time Thor is reborn, minor details are changed. The Thor of previous Ragnarok cycle did have red hair, but the Thor we know is blonde.
* {{Adorkable}}: Particularly in the 'God of Thunder' run, with his interactions with Jane and Roz Solomon.
* AnAxeToGrind: Jarnbjorn, a giant axe Thor used before Mjolnir and used again afterwords. Aside from being nearly indestructible and being able to cleave through nearly anything when backed by Thor's strength it is specifically enchanted to be lethal to Celestials and anything made by them.
* ArtificialLimbs: Left arm is now a dwarven-forged metal replacement, after losing it during the "God Butcher" arc (and to add insult to injury, the guy who lopped it off carried it as a pendant for a while!).
* BadassBeard: Thor has sometimes sported a beard. In the Walt Simonson run, he grew a beard ''because'' he was a badass. After fighting with Hela, the goddess of death, her touch disfigured him, so he grew the beard to cover it.
* BadassBoast: He is the ''master'' of these. The arrogant smack-talk is part of his charm.
* BarbarianLongHair: Thor's hair is iconic.
* TheBerserker: If really pressed in combat, Thor can enter a state called the "Warrior's Madness", which is claimed to ''increase his strength tenfold'' (keep in mind that Thor has the greatest physical might of all Asgardians already) and makes him more resistant to harm. The problem is that he can no longer distinguish friend from foe in this state.
* BigBrotherInstinct: In 616 continuity, Thor was very protective of Loki when they were children/teenagers. Sadly, this only aggravated Loki's raging inferiority complex, putting him on the path to villainy. [[spoiler:After Loki dies and returns as a child after ''Siege'']], Thor takes it UpToEleven, seeing this as a second chance for them.
** And because without the threat of Thor's wrath, many, many citizens of Asgard would have killed [[spoiler:Kid!]]Loki by now.
* TheBigGuy: ''Always'' plays this role among The Avengers as the most powerful of them. He is also physically the strongest warrior in Asgard.
* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: In comparison to Loki.
* BreakoutCharacter: During his earlier years as part of the ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' comics, stories involving him got so popular that the series was revamped to be about him.
* BroughtDownToBadass: While he's lost the right to wield his hammer due to the events of ''Original Sin'' and with it a good portion of his godly power, he's still a mighty warrior capable of kicking some serious ass.
* CatchPhrase: Thor has some of the best. If you don't believe us, try shouting "I SAY THEE NAY!" next time someone cuts you off in traffic and see how awesome it feels.
* ClarkKenting: Averted when he transforms into Donald Blake, but played very straight when he adopts his Sigurd Jarlson persona, which is heavily lampshaded. He even runs into the TropeNamer immediately after donning his glasses.
* DatingCatwoman: Has an on-again/off-again/on-again relationship with Amora, The Enchantress, despite her (very) frequent lapses into villainy.
** In the (later erased) future timeline of "Thor: The Reigning", Thor actually ''married'' The Enchantress. Surprisingly, it worked; the two of them were intensely devoted to each other, and Amora was fiercely protective of her husband.
** He also had a romance with Lorelei, Amora's sister, partially out of physical attraction but mostly due to an extremely powerful Asgardian LovePotion.
* DropTheHammer: Mjolnir is a ''very'' important part of Thor's character. It lets him focus his innate weather powers, and also grants him the ability of supersonic flight. It was once said that Thor himself comprises fully half the wartime might of Asgard... but that half of ''Thor's'' might resides in Mjolnir.
* DumbMuscle: Thor's impulsive nature and preference for acting without thinking things through can often leave this impression when it gets him or his allies in trouble. Subverted in that when he bothers to think he can come up with reasonably intelligent battle plans.
* GodInHumanForm
* GoodIsDumb: He ranks pretty low in terms of intelligence according to his official Marvel stat sheet. {{Subverted}} in ''The Avengers'' when he learns English in ''[[GeniusBruiser two weeks]]''.
** His intelligence is usually portrayed as about or slightly above average for a normal person. He can be a good tactician and show surprising levels of intelligence. He really only looks slow because he's most often used as DumbMuscle, and is frequently found in close proximity to super-geniuses [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]], [[IronMan Tony Stark]], [[ChessMaster Odin]], and [[ManipulativeBastard Loki.]]
*** It also doesn't help that he's [[FishOutOfWater an Asgardian god who has little to no knowledge of Earth subjects]], which can sometimes make him seem a bit slow.
** The actual comics themselves on the other hand have averted this multiple times by showing that Thor has all of Donald Blake's medical knowledge (after Blake was written out) and having him perform surgery on more than one occasion, making him something of a GeniusBruiser.
** Thor is often described as having an IQ of 375 and he has shown it often. It appears his intelligence is just a victim of power seep in order to make the likes of Iron Man and Doctor Strange look better.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Thor generally tries to be more merciful to his enemies than one might expect of a viking warrior, but he will occasionally show that he is willing to do terrible things if necessary.
** On one occasion, Loki kidnapped and threatened a mortal child and went above and beyond in his attempts to kill Thor. Thor beat the crap out of him and gave him a speech about thinking goodness is weakness only for Loki to murder a nearby human out of spite and then surrender. Thor finally had enough, and knowing Loki would only return to menace Earth again killed him only for Thor himself to face punishment for killing his brother. Funnily enough, Loki was trying to goad Thor into killing him as part of a long-term plan.
** Another time, Loki released a magical plague that made Asgard vulnerable to a frost giant attack along with another attempt on Thor's life. Thor figured out Loki was behind everything, but not enough to prove it. He broke Loki's arm as a reminder that Thor's patience has its limits.
* HasAType: Not counting [[WorldsMostBeautifulwoman Amora]] or usage of trickery Thor tends to gravitate towards brunettes with attitude. For Odin's [[MalignedMixedMarriage great displeasure when mortal]] really.
* HeroicBuild: He is extremely tall and muscular.
* HijackedByJesus: Occasionally. Less extreme examples merely feature Christian themes and subtext alongside the classic Norse inspirations. {{Egregious}} cases feature Thor ''quoting the gorram [[Literature/TheBible New Testament]]''.
* LargeHam: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Is. he. ever]]. While many of Marvel's characters have gotten more serious and grounded throughout the years, Thor still speaks like straight out of a 1960's comic, full of bombast and theatrics.
** Though this has slackened off somewhat in the 'God of Thunder' run. He can still pull out the thunder and the bombast (and does, frequently), but largely, this is a more thoughtful, more introspective Thor.
* LeeroyJenkins: A problem with being more powerful than most other beings is Thor often charges into battle, hammer swinging, without considering his opponents strengths or coming up with a plan. Usually, this isn't a problem thanks to his raw power, but it has come back to bite him a few times over the years.
* LightningBruiser: Among the strongest characters in the Marvel Universe, and very fast as well.
* MessianicArchetype: Not ''quite'' to the point of actually being the Messiah, but DependingOnTheWriter can come across as [[RecycledInSpace Jesus WITH A HAMMER!]] sometimes. [[TropesAreNotBad It should also be noted that this can occasionally be]] ''awesome''.
* NiceGuy: He's always been this, fundamentally, even if he sometimes comes across a bit aloof and temperamental, but in recent years, he's become Superman's AlternateCompanyEquivalent in more than just the power stakes, showing the sort of gentle wisdom and kindness that you'd expect from Superman. It looks right on him.
* OneManArmy: When Thor takes the restraints off, he can single-handedly destroy entire armies of modern-tech humans, superhumans or mythological creatures like trolls and giants.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: When he cuts loose, he can easily annihilate entire planets.
* PopCulturalOsmosis: Say "Thor" to most people, and they'll picture this version instead of the [[Myth/NorseMythology original]].
* PowerOfTheStorm: There are several superpowered individuals on Earth who can influence the weather, but Thor's power surpasses them all -- because, hey: he ''is'' the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin God of Thunder]].
* {{Protectorate}}: Midgard and humanity as a whole. It doesn't matter if it's a BadFuture and the entire planet is dead, he'll still defend the damn thing.
** More particularly, Broxton, Oklahoma has become this in recent years. When the entire town was leveled due to Thor picking a fight with [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Dario Agger]], he responded by giving them his house. Which is the size of a skyscraper.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Often plays this role among The Avengers.
* SuperPowerLottery: Arguably Marvel's champion of this trope.
** BlowYouAway: He can manipulate the weather at will.
** NighInvulnerability: Not to insane degree, but as a PhysicalGod, very few things or beings can actually harm Thor.
** ShockAndAwe: As God of Thunder he can control and generate lightning and thunder.
** SuperSpeed: Described by Hela to be as fast as the lightning he commands.
** SuperStrength: Thor's strength is immense, and the superbeings who can match him can be counted on the fingers of one hand (not counting cosmic entities).
* ThouShaltNotKill: Generally played straight while in the Earthly realms, although Thor can and will kill enemies who piss him off enough. Blockbuster, a member of Mister Sinister's Marauders and an enemy of the ComicBook/XMen, learned this the hard way. In contrast, when in Asgard and the other 'mythical' realms, he is ''much'' more willing to use lethal force, since demons, monstrous creatures, and ancient, eldritch horrors are not suitable candidates for a benevolent prison system.
* TookALevelInJerkass: His interaction with various other characters (Teen!Loki[[note]]He arguably deserved some of it when he confessed the spoilered MyGreatestFailure example in his own tropes.[[/note]] and Fem!Thor especially) have been explosively brutal, beat-down-with-intent-to-kill jerkishness post-''Original Sin'' and ''Axis''. Not that it's ''[[TraumaCongaLine without]]'' justification, but ''still''...
* WellDoneSonGuy: Occasionally displays elements of this in regards to his father, Odin, especially when Odin is invoking his OmniscientMoralityLicense.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: If Thor is confronted with a problem, his response is generally to throw his hammer at it. If things get ''really'' tough, he'll whip out his weather powers. To be fair, Thor is an [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative expert in the art of magic hammer throwing]].
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Thor has occasionally been distressed that he will have to watch all his friends and comrades on Earth die eventually.
* WillfullyWeak: Thor often intentionally holds himself back when he's fighting on Earth. Part of this is due to his not wanting to kill his enemies or make his friends feel weak (see WorldOfCardboardSpeech on the Comicbook page), but part of it is also likely due to the fact that he's often fighting in urban areas with lots of innocent bystanders. If he unleashed his full power, he could cause a lot of unnecessary collateral damage.
** An example of Thor pointing out how powerful he is, in a way most people fail to consider -- when the US government (in the person of Tony Stark) attempted to intimidate him, Thor informed them that, if pressed, he could and would create a Category 5+ hurricane over Washington D.C.... and then ''hold'' it there for weeks or months, till the entire city was simply washed away. And there would be nothing anyone could do to stop it. Stark backed down. ''Hastily.''
* WorfHadTheFlu: He spends weeks trying to lift Mjolnir after he became unworthy, not eating or sleeping, he only stops because he overhears the Frost Giants are attacking Midgard. He goes to the armory, gets his old axe and flies off to battle. It goes a lot [[AnArmAndALeg worse]] then expected.
* WreckedWeapon: Mjolnir is made of Uru, an immensely-durable metal (Like [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Adamantium basically]]) with magical properties, it's a masterwork item, crafted by the finest weaponsmiths in the Nine Worlds, its enchantments carry the full power of the Odinforce... and even with all this, the hammer is ''not'' indestructible, having been damaged or destroyed multiple times. Entirely justified, since Thor tends to battle beings that are powerful beyond the wildest imaginings of most Earthbound heroes.

[[folder: Aldrif Odinsdottir/Angela]]
Angela is the daughter of Odin. At first believed to be an Angel from the forgotten tenth realm, Angela turned out to be an Asgardian who Odin believed to have died at the war between Asgardians and Angels. She was raised on the tenth realm by the Angels who taught her everything about material gain and exchange. She was pulled out of this realm after [[ComicBook/AgeOfUltron the defeat of Ultron]] and later joined the [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Guardians of the Galaxy]] until she finally reunited with her fellow Angels and later with her true family.

To see tropes about her, '''[[ComicBook/AngelaMarvelComics go here]]'''.

[[folder: Odin Borson]]
Odin is the king of the gods and Lord of Asgard. He is also, apparently, the creator of mankind. Thanks to HijackedByJesus, often has just as much in common with the [[Literature/TheBible Christian God]] as he does with the Norse deity he's based on.

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: When Thor alone is not enough, Odin will step in to defend Asgard, even at the cost of his own life. Unless Thor is using ''his'' power (the Odin Force) or the runes magic, Odin is the most powerful being in all of Asgard too. This is different from the myths, where Odin did lead Asgard but ''Thor'' was the biggest, strongest resident.
* BadassBeard
* BigGood: Thor may lead the charge, but victory is only possible thanks to Odin's leadership and preparations.
* BadassGrandpa
* CannotSpitItOut: A ''lot'' of trouble would've been saved for everyone if Odin had just said he loved Loki once in a while. He does actually manage it after ''Original Sin''... and then promptly refuses to talk about it.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Much of the conflict between Odin and Thor comes from the latter's love of Earth and Odin wanting Thor to put Asgard first. Odin has often had to take actions for the good of Asgard that disagree with Thor's sense of nobility. Asgard itself has at times been in trouble and needed Thor who was busy being a hero on Earth.
* TheChessmaster: At times even shown with a chess board representing whatever scheme he currently is working on. Certain stories after the universe- threatening evil is stopped reveal everything that happened had been arranged by Odin beforehand, with things usually working out for the best.
* DependingOnTheWriter: sometimes he's an entirely pompous jackass. Sometimes, he's a wise and benevolent King with just a little pomposity. Currently wavering between the two, with him being much kinder - in a strange and distant sort of way - in ''Agent of Asgard'' than in ''Thor''.
* ElderlyImmortal
* EyepatchOfPower: DependingOnTheArtist, he either sports one blind, scarred eye or one of these. The [[{{Film.Thor}} film]] version, as portrayed by [[AnthonyHopkins Sir Anthony Hopkins]], has a particularly impressive one.
** In earlier issues of the comics, Odin was sometimes depicted as actually having both eyes, but choosing to wear ceremonial eyepatches on special occasions.
* GoodIsNotNice: Odin is firmly on the side of good and usually tries to minimize the damage and protect the mortal realm from from the evils of the nine world, but he is usually not nice. He is typically a pompous, hardass who will do whatever it takes to ensure the security of Asgard.
* TheGoodKing: With the exception of the Matt Fraction portrayal, Odin has been shown to care for all of his people, fair in his dealings with mortals, and several times sacrificed himself to save Asgard from its enemies.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Odin can often come across as this with his willingness to manipulate others or pompous attitude. As an absolute monarch, he is used to getting his way through unquestioning obedience and being always correct, so he doesn't lightly tolerate challenges to his authority. This is also a major case of DependingOnTheWriter on how big of a jerk he is. Some writers show him as a patient king with only a few pompous qualities, while others portray him as being a virtually unreasonable hardass.
* KingIncognito: Odin will at times disguise himself to accomplish things he has to do himself without the interference of his kingship.
* ManipulativeBastard: Demonstrated ''very'' early on. It's a first {{Downplayed|Trope}}--Thor has decided to marry Jane Foster and wants to quit being Thor. Odin instead schemes so that Jane is made into a goddess, but she then fails the EngagementChallenge and gets sent back to Earth. Thor is heartbroken for all of five minutes until Odin sends him on another mission, where he just happens to be reunited with his [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend, Sif]]. Meanwhile, Jane has no memory of the engagement and just so happens to run into the handsome and wealthy Dr. Kincaid.
* NiceHat: Odin has a different hat in almost all of his appearances.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: Odin's justification for some of the crap he pulls.
* ThePatriarch: Fitting with the term "All-Father" Odin is the tough old authoritarian figure of the Asgardians who has trouble expressing emotions outside of rage and demands absolute obedience from Thor and the rest of Asgard. Under some writers, he deep down cares for Thor and either can be reasoned with by people who earn his respect including mortals and women. Other writers play up the JerkAss side making him an unreasonable tyrant.
* PetTheDog: Even when he is at his worst, most assholic levels he is still shown to care about his people and his family, epsecially Freyja. As seen in the new Thor run, when he calls off the Destroyer from attacking Freyja's army and when she is badly hurt during the civil war he calls the whole thing off.
* StoryBreakerPower: Odin's magical abilities are powerful and flexible enough to effortlessly overcome ''nearly'' any possible threat or foe... which does not lend itself well to creating drama. And so he is often written out of the comics for several issues at a time, thanks to being elsewhere, in a restorative coma, or temporarily dead. Several storylines focus on Odin being unavailable and Asgard only holding out long enough for him to return and destroy the aggressor.
* SuperEmpowering: His enchantments power Mjolnir, which serves to focus many of Thor's power. In Beta-Ray Bill's case, he bestows the storm powers in their entirety, as well as the accompanying weapon.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Odin has always had his unpleasant side, but usually balanced by him being reasonable if one is respectful, understandable if one looks at things from his side, or at someone who relents once he realizes what he is doing. Recent writers have played up the a-hole qualities to the point of making him an unreasonable, perpetually angry tyrant while removing any of his sympathetic qualities.
* TopGod: Mostly fits the "King of the Gods" type, but thanks to being so much more powerful than the other Asgardians combined with at times being practically worshipped by them has elements of the "God of Gods" type.
* VetinariJobSecurity: Maybe because StatusQuoIsGod, but just about any time disaster strikes, Odin is needed to lead Asgard. Part of it is due to his vast powers. The other part is due to the fact that his replacement often acts [[IdiotBall very, very stupid]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Odin's actions in several stories such as ComicBook/FearItself have led Thor to call Odin out on his actions.
* WellDoneSonGuy: had this kind of relationship with his father, which explains rather a lot about him.

[[folder: Frigga/Freyja]]
The Queen of Asgard, wife of Odin, mother of Balder and Tyr and foster mother to Thor and Loki. Frigg'a history can be confusing. Originally, Frigga was a young/middle-aged woman with black hair married to the much older looking Odin. Walter Simonson drew Frigga as much older looking which was a design used later. Matt Fraction brought Frigga back calling her Freyja. She and her fellow goddesses, [[MotherNature Thor's biological mother Gaea]], and the goddess of youth Idunn were summoned by Odin to assume control of Asgard as the triumvirate All-Mother when Odin abdicated after Comicbook/FearItself.

* ActionMom: She is mother of several of Odin's children, by blood and adoption. and is also Asgardian warrior.
* ArrangedMarriage: Originally, Odin and Frigga were a loving couple with no hint of this. Freyja has been retconned into being forced into one by Odin to end a war between the Aesir and Vanir gods.
* ArtEvolution: Frigga started as a young/middle-age woman with black hair, became an older-grey haired woman to more closely match Odin's age, and is now a young/middle-age woman with blonde hair.
%%* AssPull: Everything about Freyja. Freyja was first introduced it created confusion because her different look and name implied she was a different character then Frigg. It was only after insistances in story and from WordOfGod that Freyja was Frigga was accepted. The arranged marriage, bloody past, and tense relationship between Odin and Freyja further added to the confusion because previously their relationship had only been shown as loving. Introducing Freyja out of thin air without and previous mention, build up or explanation did not help things either.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Fights King Loki, punches him off the Midgard Serpent, then kills the serpent in a TakingYouWithMe. Since she's an Asgardian this is enough to get her into Valhalla immediately, and since this happened during Ragnarok, she just gets right back up again to fight some more.]]
* TheHighQueen: As Odin's queen, she has often been a source of advice and comfort for others.
* LadyOfWar: More than capable of holding her own in battle against a sorcerer as powerful as Karnilla thanks to her warrior training and own powerful magic in this case defeating Karnilla.
* MamaBear: Fair warning, do not hurt her children (well, except maybe Loki). Kill one [[spoiler:apparently]] and your whole species can end up condemned to be the lowest of the lowly in Hel. [[spoiler:This is the nasty surprise awaiting the Angels of Heven after death for what they did to Aldrif.]]
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Her treatment of Loki has a fair whiff of this. She's perfectly willing to condemn Loki to an eternity of evil (which is described by Loki as like being ''constantly on fire'') in order to secure Asgard's future.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Compared to the authoritarian, pompous hardass that is Odin (though, really, this varies), Freyja is much more calm, open-minded and willing to negotiate to try and work out a compromise and share power with others.
** Except towards Loki. She's perfectly willing to [[ShameIfSomethingHappened coerce them into doing what she desires]] if the need occurs, or outright ignore them. [[spoiler:They give her an epic calling out after everyone else has shunned them.]]

[[folder: Sif]]
ComicBook/LadySif is the sister of Heimdall, a noble warrior of Asgard, and Thor's on and off lover.

* ActionGirl: As is the norm for females of [[WorldOfBadass Asgard]]. She takes it UpToEleven.
* AdaptationalBadass: See {{Xenafication}}.
* AdaptationDyeJob: {{Justified|Trope}}. This version of Sif was born with the golden hair that is a defining characteristic of the deity she's based on, but Loki cut it off and replaced it with magic black hair. This is actually based on an old Norse myth, but in the myth Sif's magic hair was still golden, until Loki neglected to pay the dwarfs for their work and the hair turned to black.
* AggressiveSubmissive: Despite her BoisterousBruiser and {{Tsundere}}-ish relationship with Thor, when the two are finally portrayed in a sexual relationship, she submissively asks Thor if her performance pleases him.
* AllAmazonsWantHercules: She's attracted to powerful and noble warriors. This is especially exemplified with Comicbook/BetaRayBill, whom she has attraction to despite not being remotely attractive by human standards.
* BoisterousBruiser: As expected of an Asgardian warrior, she likes to fight and prove her worth in battle.
* {{Foil}}: To Jane Foster. Her debut story came right on the heels of another story in which Jane sought to become an Asgardian, but panicked and begged to be sent back to Earth after one encounter with a monster. On the other hand, Sif introduces herself by saving Thor's ass and scoffing at his plea for her to save herself. She demonstrates Asgard's ideal woman, in opposition to Jane, who was closer to the Silver Age's ideal woman.
* GrandTheftMe: Loki once made off with her body, and left her inside a dying old woman. She did eventually get it back.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Allowed her life force to be used to save Jane when she saw that Thor still had feelings for her.
* LadyOfWar: In some portrayals, she is a distinctive lady-like fighter, rather than a flat out bruiser.
* LoveTriangle: She is in competition with Jane for Thor, and she's the center of one herself between Thor and Beta Ray Bill.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: Her first appearance has her flatly tell Thor that she has always loved him . . . er, that is, loved his spirit, his strength, and his courage.
* PrecociousCrush: In her very first appearance, the story was that Sif was just a little girl when she first knew Thor, who was a young man. She says that she had always loved him for as long as she knew him (but says this in a way that implies she means platonic love, although she clearly doesn't). This was later {{Retcon}}ned so that she was a ChildhoodFriend instead.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Compared to other well-developed side characters like the Warriors Three, surprisingly little has been done with Sif over the years. She has little story purpose aside from hanging around Thor, moping about missing Thor, waiting for Thor, jealous over Thor's interest in another mortal, or going after a Thor lookalike like Beta Ray Bill or Thunderstrike.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Her first appearance invokes this trope. In this version, Sif was a child when she first met Thor, which leaves him stunned when he realizes that said child has grown into a beautiful and fierce warrior.
* SuperStrength: Typically, Asgardian females are physically inferior to males. Sif, however, is just as powerful as the average Asgardian man and can lift 30 tons.
* {{Xenafication}}: We really do not know much about how the old Norse portrayed Sif, but if she was intended to be a top combatant amongst them, one would think there would be some allusion to it somewhere.
** Her golden hair was stated to be symbolic of fields of wheat, so probably a goddess of agriculture.

[[folder: Amora the Enchantress]]

->''She who has had many names throughout time, throughout every era of Ragnarok... Freyja...Iduna...Mardoll...Gefn... Enchantress. Only she, in all her Goddessness, in all of her feminine perfectness... could convince the tree to give of its most miraculous fruit."
-->-- '''Ages of Thunder'''

An Asgardian sorceress who has attempted to seduce Thor on numerous occasions. Initially, her aims seem to have been to claim him as her own Asgard's handsome warrior-prince, and thereby eventually become queen of Asgard. Much to her surprise, Thor proved resistant to her charms, and over the following centuries and millennia her plans largely became driven by a desire to ensnare the heart of the man who eluded her for so long. Her plots generally revolve around seducing him or trying to punish him for rejecting her advances. She typically uses her (admittedly stunning) looks and magics to enthrall others to fight for her. Despite her villainous ways, she has genuine feelings for Thor and has put her life on the line for him in the past. She has also willingly joined in the defense of Asgard when dire threats have arisen.

* AntiVillain or AntiHero: Plays both at various times, though she ''seems'' to be tending strongly towards the more heroic as time goes by... admittedly with lots of relapses.
* BeastAndBeauty: Amora's lovers need not always be handsome, like Thor or Heimdal; as an immortal goddess she is able to see beyond mere physical attractiveness (though she most certainly ''does'' place a great deal of importance on it, in most cases).
** Skurge, who served her for centuries, was a seven foot tall slab of muscle, and a deadly warrior, but ''no one'' would ever call him handsome.
** The most extreme example of this is the creature/creation known as Keep. A huge, and only vaguely humanlike thing of green wood and tendrils, with a truly monstrous face, Keep is nevertheless taken to Amora's bed.
-->'''Amora:''' ''That.... That was suitably '''epic.'''''
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Usually played straight, and justified in that she is an Asgardian, and therefore extremely resilient.
** Subverted on occasion, such as in the original Secret Wars, where The Lizard savagely slashes her face with her claws, and she responds by ''ripping out his soul''. (Luckily for him it turned out only the animalistic half was torn out and consumed by her magic, leaving him temporarily free of that affliction).
** In 'Avengers Prime', Hela deliberately scars Amora's exquisite face, as punishment for interfering in her battle with Thor. At the end of the miniseries, Thor uses a mystical {{reset button}} and all is returned to normal.
* BreakTheHaughty: Most recent appearances have her powers removed by Thor and exiled to a remote mountainous part of Sweden where she lives a fairly hard-scrabble life of hunting and chopping up wood for fuel. That's set to change as of recent X-Men comics.
* CombatStilettos: Splits her time roughly evenly between comfy-looking flats (or the equivalent of socks, with her [[ProperTightsWithASkirt footie-equipped leggings]]) and ultra-stylish high heels. Both are justified in that Amora rarely, if ever, willingly engages in physical combat (or, apparently, any physical activity more strenuous than strolling seductively along, or hopping into bed).
* CoolCrown: Most Asgardians share a love of barbaric jewelry and/or fantastic and ornate weapons and gear, and Amora is no different. While she ''never'' wears anything that could be seen as functional armor, and does not use weapons other than as magical tools, she does have one signature accessory: her metallic green headpiece. Its exact design varies (she apparently owns a [[UnlimitedWardrobe vast collection]] of them) sometimes taking the form of a simple circlet, sometimes edging close to ornate helmet territory, but most often appearing as some variation of a Tiara. None of these items are ever said to have cultural or magical significance; she apparently just [[HairDecorations likes the look]] of them.
* DatingCatwoman: Thor refused her advances for centuries, either because he favored Sif instead, or because he viewed Amora's lack of ethics as a dealbreaker. Eventually, however, due to his own circumstances and the incredible persistance of a goddess that had ''finally'' shown some signs of emotional maturity, his resistance collapses and the two enjoy a long-running (though on-again/off-again/on-again) relationship.
* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: She is not immune to her own charms, and has been shown by various artists to pose and preen while giving a monologue (or while waiting for Loki or someone else to finish ''theirs''). Usually takes the form of running her hands through her hair, caressing own face or body, or simply gazing lovingly into a mirror.
* TheDulcineaEffect: She seems to be able to incite this at will in most mortals, without ever needing to cast an actual spell. Mortals of sufficient power or who are strong of will (such as Doctor Doom, Captain America, or Stephen Strange) are largely unaffected. On Earth, this effect gets her preferential treatment at stores, resorts, and hotels, while leaving a trail of hopelessly smitten mortals behind her... which bothers the goddess not at all.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted in that even though she often acts in an impulsive or childish way while in the moment, she will usually, when given time to reflect and consider, come up with a scheme or plot of some subtlety. Also, when she's not obsessing over some slight or insult, she is capable of surprising warmth, wisdom, and insight. Despite the color (and quantity) of that hair, there's a ''lot'' going on inside that pretty little head.
* TheFashionista: These days she doesn't have a costume, really, more a theme that most of her ever-changing wardrobe usually follows. She's often seen in the midst of a shopping spree (where she seldom has to pay for anything), and anyplace she calls home for more than a few days will be littered with expensive dresses, shoes, furs, and jewelry.
* FemmeFatale: Amora in a less villainous role.
* FemmeFatalons: Staying in line with her "Evil-but-feminine" theme, Amora is usually depicted with long, perfect nails (and they're always painted green).
* GirlishPigtails: During the WorldEngine storyline, Amora's blonde mane is styled this way; a pair of artfully-mussed pigtails that fall past her knees. Perhaps appropriately, this is while she is having a conversation with Thor during which she is markedly warm, playful, and utterly non-threatening.
* TheHedonist: Though she is often engaged in plots and schemes, Amora is usually found either relaxing in her palace within Asgard, surrounded by rich feasts, fine wines, and throngs of adoring godlings, or else travelling incognito on Earth... enjoying rich feasts, fine wines, and throngs of adoring human men. When setting up a headquarters on earth, she will never settle for anything less than penthouses and luxury suites.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Though her default setting is basically Semi-Villainous (more a case of unrestrained selfishness, really), circumstances often lead to her taking a more heroic stance, at least for a time. In nearly every case, this is because of Thor's influence -- he is the only person whose opinion of her matters in any way, and when properly coaxed, she will sometimes follow his lead. Unfortunately, when his attention or affections turn elsewhere, she will quickly revert to her old ways.
** During the Secret Wars, Thor convinces Amora to join him on the side of the heroes. Unfortunately, every other hero is (apparently) killed, leaving the Asgardians to face the small army of supervillains alone. Amora, unwilling to face nearly certain death in battle, hangs her head and slowly walks away, leaving Thor to his fate, performing two genuine heelturns in the space of just a few minutes.
** During the events of ''WorldEngine'', Amora happily and wholeheartedly joins forces with Thor after he ''finally'', after centuries of the two dancing around each other, gives in and returns her affections. This partnership continues for some time.
** One instance that didn't require Thor's persuasion was during the Surter War, when all of creation was in danger of being destroyed by the coming of Ragnarok. Villain or no, Amora is no fool. She and many others who held harbored ill-will towards Asgard or Odin for various reasons yet came to their defense during the final battle, since the alternative was death for ''everyone''. Odin, while acknowledging their self-interest, did not hesitate in accepting their aid.
** In the timeline of ''The Reigning'', Amora undergoes a HeelFaceTurn that actually sticks when Thor ''marries her''. During the decades that pass in that timeline, she bears him a son, is unfailingly loving and supportive of her husband and his efforts, and defends him fiercely against any and all threats.
* HotWitch: As a young Asgardian, Amora started out as a very minor goddess with very minor magical skills, but her breathtaking beauty was undeniable. Over the centuries, she used her looks to seduce and beguile various wizards and sorcerers and convinced them to teach her their most powerful magic. Millennia later, she has become one of Asgard's most powerful spellcasters, and has devoted a large portion of her magic to enhancing her beauty and powers of seduction even further, thus gaining her the title by which she is most widely known: 'The Asgardian Enchantress'.
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: Towards Skurge, who she ''doesn't even notice'' committed a HeroicSacrifice until four issues later.
* ImmortalImmaturity: A trait shared by many Asgardians, but particularly apparent in Amora. For someone several thousand years old, she spends an ''awful'' lot of time and energy obsessing over petty slights and jealousy.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Self-Absorbed to a massive degree, she really can't help but view the world(s) through the filter of her own importance. Likewise, anyone else's actions are viewed only in the context of how they affect ''her''.
** Thor's love for Sif or Jane Foster isn't about those two people at all -- it's an awful insult to Amora herself: how else to explain his affection for a tomboy goddess or a mere mortal when he could have ''Her''???
** Less directly villainous, but still applicable instances include her attack on the World Tree itself, in an attempt to rewrite reality so as to return her lover Skurge to life after his heroic sacrifice. Not because he needed saving -- he earned an honored place in the afterlife for his noble deeds -- but because ''she'' could not bear to be without him after she realized, all too late, [[IgnoredEnamoredUnderling that he had truly loved her]], and she had thrown that away without ever realizing its worth.
** She later managed to regain Skurge's services, after a fashion, by betraying Donald Blake and using his body to create a powerful creature of living wood called 'Keep', and infusing it with Skurge's memories. She seemed unconcerned that doing this would leave Blake without a body, or dishonor the memory of her most loyal servant -- again, it's all about ''her''.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Graceful and seductive, she's probably the most powerful sorceress in all of Asgard, using mystical powers to fire energy blasts or conjure illusions.
* LadyAndKnight: Her usual pattern is to seduce, beguile, and enthrall a powerful warrior to do her bidding and stand in battle as her protector. Most famously this position was occupied by Skurge.
** Skurge's situation was unusual in that he was ''not'' bound by magic, or even motivated by lust or a desire to possess the magnificent goddess of beauty -- he truly was utterly in love with Amora. Unfortunately, she treated him as a dimwitted minion at best, and a pathetic plaything at worst, till the day he died. Only after his heroic sacrifice in Hel did she realize the worth of [[IgnoredEnamoredUnderling what she had laughingly spurned]]... and grieve.
** When she encountered Doctor Strange, Amora apparently had not been able to procure a suitable champion, so she ''made'' one by wrapping an entralled mortal in multiple enchantments designed to boost his abilities to godly levels. This left her magicks weakened, and contributed to her defeat.
* LoveGoddess: Though her focus is more on her beauty and skills at seduction, more than a few Asgardians regard her (perhaps mistakenly) as a goddess of love as well.
** One handsome young godling famously stormed Amora's palace simply so that he might kneel before her and worship at her feet. After fighting his way through her monstrous guardians, he found the goddess in her throne room, reclining seductively, every bit as perfect and lovely as the stories had said. When he told her of his desire to stay and adore her forever (in a perfect example of {{courtly love}}, which he foolishly believed would please her), she smiled and granted his wish... transforming him into a tree that everafter stood mutely, granted the immense privilege of being near her.
-->''Thus, shalt thou worship me forevermore! In the spring, the wind rustling through thy leaves will sing my glory. In winter, thou shalt stand in mute admiration of my incomparable beauty."
--->-- '''Amora'''
* MagicKiss: Her favorite means of delivering a spell (provided the target is an acceptably attractive male, of course).
* ManipulativeBitch: Usually avoids risking herself in open battle, but ''loves'' manipulating others to do the dirty work in her stead. The 'bitch' part comes into play when she stands at the edge of the battle, taunting her enemy and/or openly mocking whoever she's duped into serving her, all while reveling in her power and cleverness at having brought things to that point. Absolutely adores being able to enthrall men even when they're fully aware of what she's doing. Heartlessly manipulated Skurge into doing her bidding for centuries, through his true and passionate love for her, even though she considered him little more than an especially useful plaything.
* TheMinionMaster: Although she is a staunch advocate of using minions to do her dirty work for her whenever possible, Amora usually chooses quality over quantity; utilizing a single, powerful champion. In the 'Avengers Prime' miniseries, however, she is instead shown to be controlling a fair-sized horde of bestial, possibly demonic creatures. When her most powerful magical attacks fail to incapacitate Thor, the creatures attack in a ZergRush. [[spoiler:Turns out their 'quantity' is insufficient when matched against Thor's 'quality'.]]
* {{Narcissist}}: May well have given lessons in self-love to that Greek Guy; refers to herself as the most beautiful, most desirable woman in all the Nine Worlds, and 100% believes it.
** There's a saying -- "You're not paranoid if people really ''are'' out to get you." In this case it might read: "You're not narcissistic if you really ''are'' [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman the most beautiful woman]] who ever lived".
** Amora once spent considerable time and effort attempting to force the actual ''concept'' of Love (which is indeed a sentient being within the Marvel universe) into humanoid form, believing that only Love itself was worthy of being her lover. This is indicative of someone with a fairly high opinion of herself.
* OperaGloves: Some version of these feature in nearly all of her costumes; sometimes with fingers, sometimes without.
* OverTheShoulderCarry: Not many would dare subject a powerful Sorceress/Goddess to this trope, but Heimdall does so and lives to tell the tale.
** Also a case of Heimdall seizing an opportunity to woo the grieving (and newly-available) Amora after Skurge's death. He succeeds.
** At the end of the 'Mares' storyline, Thor tosses the unconscious Enchantress over one shoulder, and her new champion 'Keep' over the other, carries them through the streets of Asgard, and unceremoniously hurls them into the dimensional vortex associated with the World Tree, to wash up on some random point in the Nine Worlds.
* PaperThinDisguise: Even though a Sorceress with a minor specialization in Illusion spells ''should'' be capable of impenetrable disguises, Amora tends to run into problems. The fault isn't her magic; it's her mindset. She absolutely ''cannot'' bring herself to appear as anything less than gorgeous, and her mannerisms are always informed by the awareness that she's [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman The Enchantress]]. This is often enough for a properly wary individual to start putting two and two together.
** When a [[StatuesqueStunner tall]], [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman gorgeous]], [[DistractedByMyOwnSexy intensely sensual]] woman showed up and begged for help, Dr. Strange was able to identify her ''immediately'', though he pretended otherwise so as to learn more about her plans.
* {{Polyamory}}: At one point, one of the many men struck by her beauty confesses his undying love for her and asks to marry him. She laughs in the poor fool's face and says that there is no way she would ever, ''EVER'' limit herself to just one lover.
* ProudBeauty: They really don't come any prouder; Amora's immense love of her beauty, and the power it gives her, is one of her defining character traits.
* PunchClockVillain: Although she most assuredly ''does'' initiate many villainous schemes, and willingly participate in many others, there have been occasions where Amora was coerced into working for someone else when she would have preferred to be about her own affairs.
** Loki has done this more than once; using threats and intimidation to bully her into serving as his proxy (for times when Odin has specifically forbidden ''him'' to harm someone) or as his lieutenant when executing a plan that is moving on multiple fronts. Amora is quite formidable in her own right, but only a fool refuses Loki's 'requests' for help lightly.
** During the first Secret Wars, this was Amora's general mindset. Destroying a few mortal heroes was indeed amusing, but her main desire was simply to return to her home in Asgard. When it became clear that she couldn't escape Battleworld until the scenario had played out, she still declined to participate in further skirmishes, choosing instead to go on a sort of date with Thor, hoping to at least make progress on the romance front while waiting for the mortals to finish their foolish games.
* RapunzelHair: Varies by artist and appearance, but unless she is disguised as a mortal, her glorious golden mane is shown to reach somewhere between waist and knee length, and occasionally even longer.
* ReallyGetsAround: Comes with the territory when you're the goddess of beauty and seduction. Somewhat averted in that with her magic enhancing the effects of her beauty, she can usually get men to do what she wants with little more than a look, a touch, or a kiss. Played straight in that she ''likes'' collecting various attractive men as lovers and trophies, and has had flings with lots and lots of powerful or significant people. Thor, Heimdall, Donald Blake, and Wonder Man, to name just a few.
* RecliningReigner: As mentioned above, she has a habit of this.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: After a chance meeting with a revived and RaceLift Lady Deathstrike and Typhoid Mary, the three of them are forming a Sisterhood to gather the remaining traces of Arkea and counter the X-Men. Depending on how long she stays in the group, she may be moving to be a joint-custody villain with the X-Men rather than being solely a Thor/Avengers antagonist.
* RoyalBrat: Probably her defining character trait. Being beautiful, seductive, self-absorbed, and arrogant don't make her a bad person -- being unable to take 'No' for an answer -- in ANY situation -- most certainly ''does''. Her history is littered with incidents where she desired something or someone, didn't get it, and went straight to mind control, or worse, as a means to obtain it/them. Has lapsed into rants and tantrums when denied what she feels should rightfully be ''hers'' (which is anything she happens to desire), ''especially'' when the person who foils her plans is a mere mortal.
* [[SexGod Sex Goddess]]: Even without resorting to magic, Amora is a lover with few, if any equals. Thus far, absolutely no one is on record as having come away... unsatisfied.
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: This ''is'' how the world works, from Amora's point of view. And to be fair, barring a bare handful of stubborn gods or superheroes, the world really ''does'' bow to her every whim in nearly every circumstance -- it's ''good'' to be a Goddess of Beauty and Seduction!
* ShesGotLegs: As would be expected with a character so heavily invested in seduction and sex appeal, many, many panels of comic book art are dedicated to showcasing her legs. In the 60's and 70's she was nearly always depicted as wearing stockings emblazoned with intertwining glyphs, but starting in the 80's it was not uncommon to see her flaunting her assets in a DangerouslyShortSkirt or MiniDressOfPower.
** As is often the case, Creator/RobLiefeld [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/918709.html?thread=26570677 took her legs]] to ridiculous lengths.
* [[SmallGirlBigGun Small Girl, Big Sword]]: Amora isn't a small woman (except when compared to her people, an entire race of [[BoisterousBruiser Boisterous Brusers]]), but when she tries to wield an Asgardian melee weapon, the result is much the same.
** In the 'Mares' storyline, Amora uses a broadsword to behead a helpless and immobile [[spoiler:Donald Blake]]. Even though any Warrior of her people would use it effortlessly, she's forced to use both hands, struggles visibly to merely lift it, and requires multiple swings, complete with grunts of effort, to achieve her goal. When she's finished, she's panting for breath, and splattered with blood from the very messy beheading.
** Justified in that even though she has a fair amount of superhuman strength, everything in the realm of Asgard is made of superdense/superheavy materials (even the inhabitants!), thus allowing most of them to avoid the problems inherent in living in a [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech World of Cardboard]].
* SmokingIsGlamorous: In her first appearance in the ''ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}'' comic, Amora makes a grand entrance in a toned-down version of her classic costume, high-heel boots, and smoking a cigarette in a medium-length holder. The glamor aspect is played up as she poses and preens and exhales a deliberate stream of smoke, all while a nightclub owner practically drools over her while exclaiming that she is the most gorgeous woman he's ever seen.
* SmugSnake: Amora is always arrogant, but whenever she embarks on one of her evil schemes, this trope comes to the fore. She constantly underestimates her opponents, ''especially'' when they are mortal. She is powerful, undoubtedly so, but when matched against the likes of Thor, or Hela, or Loki, or ''Odin'', her defeat is all but assured. Yes, she is clever, but falls short of being TheChessmaster she thinks herself to be. The one arena in which she really ''is'' as unmatched as she believes is her status as the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman -- and beyond-supermodel good looks do not a MagnificentBastard make.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Zigzagged. Amora not only knows she's beautiful, she ''loves'' being beautiful, she ''revels'' in being beautiful. But there have been multiple instances of powerful beings going to extraordinary lengths to capture, purchase or kidnap her, as her unmatched beauty makes her a considerable prize, even to males of other species, such as frost giants (fortunately, shape and size-changing magicks appear common in Asgard, which solves the problems created by such differences).
** In ''Reign of Blood'', Odin's obsession with the beautiful goddess led to a literal curse that resulted in the dead rising to plague the living. Not a few of the dead, not some of the dead -- ''all'' of them.
** A ''positive'' effect of this is that when she's defeated in battle, she typically receives better treatment from her captors (or at least avoids execution) because they would much rather possess such a matchless treasure than destroy it. Her mere presence as a captive in an enemy camp has led to dissent and brawls as everyone slowly becomes obsessed with being the one who will claim her. She is of course very much aware of this effect, and makes use of it to aid in her escape.
* SquishyWizard: In her home dimension of Asgard, she fits this trope perfectly -- she's an ultra-feminine sorceress who actively avoids any sort of physical battle. Even so, she must inevitably face enemy fighters, and so she makes a point of always having a powerful warrior of her own, who she's enchanted or seduced, to serve as her champion.
** Over the course of their very long lives, her polar opposite, the warrior woman Sif, has inflicted various levels of smackdown on Amora many, many times, and always made it seem effortless.
** Amora has, rarely, been forced into physical battle with mortals such as ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}, where the trope is reversed -- matched against Asgardians she is all but helpless, but compared to most mortals she's MadeOfIron. She seemed positively gleeful at the role reversal during her battle with Dazzler, taunting the woman while easily shrugging off the woman's strongest punches, and barely flinching when the woman slammed a rock into her face (going on to crush said rock in her perfectly-manicured hands to fully illustrate her superiority).
*** Double Reversed when she faced ComicBook/SheHulk during the Secret Wars. Trusting in her usual MadeOfIron status among mortals, she took a little too long in preparing a spell while also boasting about how a goddess had little to fear from any mortal. She-Hulk replied by delivering a double-handed smash to her face with such force that Amora was instantly knocked unconscious, and might well have lingered in a coma indefinitely if not for Reed Richards treating her with an alien healing device. Upon awakening, she was deeply shamed at having been so easily dispatched by a mortal.
* StatuesqueStunner: Stands well over six feet tall in her stocking feet; add her usual high heels to that and she ''towers'' over most mortal men. Worth noting that this is almost ''never'' commented on in-universe, simply because the only thing anyone ever notices about her is the mind-numbing intensity of her hotness.
** Her stature is never an issue in her home dimension of Asgard, simply because they're all oversized like that. Thor is usually drawn as a comfortable half-a-head taller, and Skurge was taller still.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Being one of the more significant members of Thor's RoguesGallery, Amora is hit hard by this trope. Even though she has repeatedly shown signs of growing beyond her childish and spiteful ways and into a woman with the maturity one would expect from an immortal goddess, any such progress is inevitably lost by the end of the storyline.
** Likewise, even though it is sometimes teased that she and Thor will finally become an OfficialCouple, the writers always find a way to put Amora back in the role of the [[StalkerWithACrush jealous stalker]].
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: In the 'Thor: The Reigning' storyline we skip ahead several decades to find that Thor has become a WellIntentionedExtremist, and has conquered the Earth in order to bring about an age of peace. During that time, he and Amora have married, and she has borne him a son; Magni. Despite this, the Enchantress remains as young and [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman flawlessly beautiful]] as ever -- something she delights in pointing out to a much-aged and badly careworn Jane Foster.
* SuperEmpowering: She is responsible for the empowerment of Wonder Man, via some advanced, abandoned technology. She can also use her own magicks to temporarily enhance normal humans to godly strength levels, though this drains her powers and leaves her weakened, which has led directly to her defeat in at least one instance.
* ThemedHarem: When on Midgard, she will often assemble a group of men whose sole purpose is to shower her with gifts, act as her servants and agents, and, um, satisfy various 'other' needs. The requirements for these positions seem to come down to: Tall, Handsome, and ''Rich''.
* VainSorceress: Her vanity masses somewhere above the Gigaton range, as virtually ''everything'' in her immortal life hinges on her beauty in some fashion. Much of her magic is either dedicated to enhancing her appearance, or uses her beauty as a focus, or material component, such as her many versions of charm and mind-control spells. When recovering from injuries suffered in battle, her first and most driving need is to be sure her flawless face and perfect body have come through without permanent damage. In the event of injury or scarring, she has proven that she can repair the damage magically, though it seems to be power and time intensive.
* TheVamp: Amora at her most villainous. In a ''very'' clear-cut nod to her role as a stand-in for Freya in the Marvel mythos, she once traded a single night of lovemaking with three Dwarven master-smiths in exchange for the magnificent necklace Brisengamen.
* VanityIsFeminine: Probably ''the'' defining example in the Marvel Comic universe, with her legendary, hyperfeminine beauty and all-consuming vanity being the most obvious traits of the character. Amora not only defines all other women according to how attractive they are, she defines herself this way as well. In cases where a rival female is very beautiful but fails to act in an appropriately feminine fashion (such as Sif, or She-Hulk), she will dismiss them as being either 'Mannish' or monstrous, and therefore no 'true' woman at all. Her genuine confusion over why Thor could possibly be attracted to the Tomboyish Sif is the basis for much of her hatred of the warrior goddess.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: To Thor. DependingOnTheWriter.
* VillainsOutShopping: True to her girly-girl nature, there are few things Amora loves more than shopping. Thanks to her status as WorldsMostBeautifulWoman, she will typically have every employee in the store eagerly scrambling to assist her, and she's rarely, if ever, asked to pay for anything.
* WizardDuel: Despite her desire to avoid risking herself in battle, occasionally it is unavoidable and so Amora has participated in several wizard duels. Despite her reputation as a Sorceress of considerable power, she has won few, if any of these contests. The most commonly accepted explanation here is that her magical talents, while considerable, are not well-suited to open and direct combat.
** In her duel with Karnilla, Amora seems to be holding her to a stalemate, till Karnilla diverts one tiny thread of concentration away from the raging storm of magical energies they're flinging at each other. Levitating one small stone from the ground nearby, she blindsides Amora in the back of the head with it, disrupting her concentration and instantly achieving victory.
*** So in this case it wasn't that Karnilla was necessarily ''better''... she just knew how to fight dirty.
** Amora's Duel with Clea was a more clear-cut defeat, with Dr. Strange's lover simply overpowering her Asgardian foe. Of course, the Enchantress ''was'' somewhat drained at the time, since she was sustaining potent spells that turned a mere mortal into the physical equal of her usual TheDragon, Skurge.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Thought by many ([[DistractedByMyOwnSexy including herself]]) to be the most beautiful woman in all the nine realms, and it would be difficult to argue otherwise. In the Marvel Universe she effectively fulfills the role of Freya as goddess of Beauty and Love/Seduction, to the point of being inserted into many of the legends which highlight those aspects of Freya.
** There have been ''multiple'' instances of powerful beings going to extraordinary lengths to capture, purchase or kidnap her, as her unmatched beauty makes her a considerable prize, even to males of other ''species'', such as frost giants (fortunately, shape and size-changing magicks appear common in Asgard, which solves the problems created by such differences).
*** During one such incident, Loki is commanded by Odin himself to go and rescue the Enchantress from her captor. When he finds her, in chains, sleeping and draped across the floor quite gracefully, Loki muses that she is indeed the most beautiful woman who has ever lived, and briefly considers stealing her for himself instead. This from ''Loki'', who is ''not'' a god who is easily swayed by a pretty face.
* {{Yandere}}: Has the usual mountain-sized ego associated with gods, but even moreso in regards to her beauty, and her self-image as a irresistible seductress. Will often fall into a screaming tantrum if she is rejected by someone she wants, or a murderous, jealous rage if some other woman takes someone she considers ''her'' rightful property. This is often the motivation for her attacks on female superheroes, or the girlfriends of male ones.
* ZettaiRyouki: Although her classic costume features skintight leggings which show no skin at all, many of her variant outfits invoke this trope. Miniskirts or the equivalent of a one-piece bathing suit, paired with thigh high boots, most often result in a 'Type A' manifestation.

[[folder: Lorelei]]
Younger sister of Amora the Enchantress. Thief, conwoman, magicuser. One of the few Asgardians who choose Midgard as their primary residence.

* AmazonBrigade: Her {{Caper Crew}}s tend to be highly capable and all female.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Loki claimed they get along so well because they've so much in common, being [[TheUnfavorite looked down younger siblings]] and [[TheTrickster dirty low-down tricksters]] and all.
* CharmPerson: Her signature spell. Yes. She occasionally does the MagicKiss thing her sister is famous for.
* ClassyCatBurglar: What does she do for a living? Robbing banks and casinos mostly. Or when in a hurry {{con|Man}}ing people out of their money.
* FieryRedhead
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Saying that she and Amora don't get along is somewhat of an understatement. Even when Amora is nice, she can't help but take condescending digs at her little sister.
* HotWitch: Skilled in magic and beautiful.
* OldFlame: Former paramour of Thor (via sorcery) and Loki (sans sorcery).
* PunchClockVillain: Her villainy is for paying bills and finance her lifestyle. She will work for you if you can pay her.
* QuestionableConsent: She "magically seduced" Thor at one point, and that always leaves true consent in question.
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse: She is the other person, apart from Sigurd, who [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere failed to show up]] to the last Ragnarök, and the subsequent resurrections. Thanks to this Heimdall can't find her either.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She is the more tomboyish of the sisters, but that's only by comparison. Let's face it it's ''hard'' to be more girly than Enchantress.
* TheUnfavorite: We don't see much about their childhood, but what we do implies that she was this to her sisters RoyalBrat.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: She magically "seduced" Thor once, but nowadays has a different hero in mind: Sigurd.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: She would like you to know that she is more beautiful than her sister can ever hope to be.

[[folder: Heimdall]]
Heimdall is the guardian of the Rainbow Bridge. His extraordinary senses allow him to see into all Nine Worlds, and even the future. He has stars for eyes, and is a certifiable {{Badass}}. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and he had his own game for the Amiga back in the mid-nineties.]]

* BadassBeard
* CoolHelmet
* DatingCatwoman: He pursued a relationship with Amora, and despite her initial resistance, eventually won her affections (for a time). One reason for his success was his ability to resist and survive her various tantrums and fits of temper -- where many lesser godlings have suffered a variety of horrible fates at her hands, Heimdall's power let him shrug off her lesser spells and deal with her as an equal, and as a mature and patient counterbalance to her self-absorbed childishness.
* GateGuardian
* NotSoOmniscientAfterAll: For all of his super-senses, he has been taken by surprise both on and off duty a disturbing number of times.
* PlayingWithFire / FlamingSword: In older stories, his Uru-made sword is able to project [[TechnicolorFire blue]] "cosmic flames", which are quite hot.
* TheStoic
* SuperSenses: Can see and hear anything across the nine worlds, including a person's soul.

[[folder: Balder]]
Balder the Brave is the Norse god of light whose death is supposed to signal the beginning of Ragnarok. Because of this, Odin has made him nearly invulnerable. Balder considers it his duty to guard Asgard and do everything possible to prevent Ragnarok. He is also a son of Odin and half-brother to Thor.

* ActualPacifist: Briefly tried to become this after he came BackFromTheDead.
* BackFromTheDead
* DatingCatwoman: His relationship with Karnilla the Norn Queen has some of this going for it.
* FormerlyFat: Severely traumatized by the time he spent in Hela's realm, he turned to food as a means of dealing with his issues, and put on a great deal of weight in the process. When the realm was endangered, he undertook a relentless training regimen, and soon returned to fighting form.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Particularly birds, whose language he can understand. When he says "a little bird told me", he's not kidding.
* LightIsGood: Aside from being the god of light, because of his great nobility, he is sometimes shown with the power to produce light.
* MasterSwordsman: Very much so, as the Hood and his crew found out during the Siege of Asgard. The Hood tried to shoot him and Balder responded by using his sword to guide the bullet in a U-Turn.
* NiceGuy: Is often widely praised as being the kindest, most loving and most benevolent of all Asgardians, sometimes to the point that he could be considered a GentleGiant (he's almost as big as Thor and can be quite the BadAss when has to be).
* OffWithHisHead: Courtesy of [[spoiler:King Loki, who wanted to kickstart Ragnarok the "proper" way.]]
* TheUnfavourite: Following the revelation of his being a son of Odin, he comes off as this, in the shadow of both Thor and [[spoiler: Aldrif/Angela]]. Hell, even Loki gets more of the old man's attention.
* WarriorPoet: Volstagg says of him that he is "a gentle soul. A poet in a warrior's body."
* WeaksauceWeakness: ''Mistletoe.'' It was the only thing unimportant enough to be overlooked when Odin made everything in the world swear not to harm Balder.
* WorldsBestWarrior: Has this reputation.

[[folder: Kelda]]
Kelda is a beautiful Asgardian introduced early in volume 3 of the comic. Her romance with the mortal Bill provides a heartwarming subplot that ends up being quite important.

* BrokenBird: After Doctor Doom is done with her.
* AnIcePerson
** PoisonousPerson: Yes, she can create poisonous ice.
* MagicalGirlfriend: A [[TearJerker tearjerking]] {{Deconstruction}} of this trope. Any chance of Kelda and Bill being the comicbook equivalent of [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy and Keiichi]] were quickly dashed and stomped on.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: She's immortal, Bill isn't.
* PhosphorEssence: In dim light, or when she engages in battle, Kelda glows from within with a soft, ethereal radiance.
* PowerOfTheStorm: While not in Thor's league, Kelda (called 'Stormrider'), has the ability to summon and control wind and rain, can draw the frigid upper atmosphere down to flash-freeze her opponents, and is able to call forth lightning from stormclouds to smite her enemies. All of this requires she be under an open sky; luring her underground or into a sufficiently massive building will largely negate these abilities.
* RapunzelHair: She has hair that is somewhere around knee to ankle length which largely seems to ignore gravity, as befits a goddess.
* ReallyGetsAround: When Bill comes to Asgard to court her, the other gods have no trouble guessing which goddess has attracted the poor, smitten mortal.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Seems set to go on one following Bill's death at the hands of Loki's men.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Bill.
* TogetherInDeath: Is happily reunited with Bill in Valhalla.

[[folder: Tyr]]
Tyr is the Asgardian god of war and son of Odin. He is famous for sacrificing his hand to originally bind the Fenris wolf. He developed a fierce jealousy of Thor due to being overshadowed by him, leading him to battle both Thor and Odin. Despite this, he is still loyal to Asgard and has fought beside Thor to defend it from threats.

* FourStarBadass: Stated by Thor to be the best general Asgard has and often depicted in a military leadership role.
* HandicappedBadass
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Despite being the god of war in a society of warriors and a great general, everyone else in his family overshadows him in one or more ways.
* SiblingRivalry: His conflicts with Thor take on a new light with the revelation of his parentage.
* WarGod: Duh.

[[folder: Valkyrie]]
The greatest female warrior in Asgard and leader of the Valkyries, choosers of the slain. A long-term member of ComicBook/TheDefenders. Her real name is Brunnhilde.

* ActionGirl
* BackFromTheDead
* BiTheWay
* CoolSword: Brunnhilde wields a magical sword called Dragonfang, which is made out of a dragon's fang.
* {{Depower}}: Odin once stripped Brunnhilde of her powers after she disobeyed his orders.
* DistaffCounterpart: Of Thor.
* MostCommonSuperpower

[[folder: Sigurd The Ever-Glorious aka Zig]]
-->"I'm a hero, remember? "Cool" is in the job description."

The legend of legends. The first hero. The blade of Bor. (For reals!) Original wielder of the mighty sword Gram. Dragon slayer. [[IHaveManyNames And so forth]]. Long time acquaintance of Loki. Legendary Asgardian warrior, which explains so much about the place after you read his tropes. First introduced in the "Exiled" arc of Comicbook/JourneyIntoMystery later becomes a recurring character in stories dealing with Loki.

* AwfulTruth: The main power of his sword Gram forces a person to confront truths they keep hidden from themselves and does damage based on the "lies" the sword has to cleave through to get to it. For a person honest with themselves, the sword does no damage, but a minor wound can be fatal if one is full of self-delusions as the sword's maker found out.
* BlackVikings: He is a black Norse hero/Aesir.
* TheCasanova: Womaniser he is. He's NotStayingForBreakfast, thank you very much.
* CoolShades: Having lived among mortals, Sigurd understands that shades can confer the mighty power of "cool" on a bearer, as he demonstrates to all of Valhalla during the Final Incursion.
* CoolSword: Original owner of the legendary blade Gram.
* DirtyCoward: When concerning the Disir, Bor's valkyries. He abandoned them to Bor's anger after he seduced them into breaking their oaths, made no attempt over the many centuries to fix his mistake, and when forced by Loki to confront his crimes and victims did everything he could to try and weasel out of it.
* TheDragonslayer: If you ever needed proof that despite his flaws the guy is a true badass, he has at least one dragon on his kill list. The dragonblood itself makes Sigurd pretty much unkillable except by magic and imbued his sword with its truth-magic.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The legends about him tend to not to mention his false heart or all the harm his womanizing has done over the ages.
* [[IAmNotLeftHanded I Am Not Right-Handed]]: He invokes this trope while fighting with Loki.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Aesir normally do age albeit slowly... he gets to stay the same age he slew the dragon forever. Meaning he looks in his early thirties at max but served ''Odin's father''.
* ImmortalitySeeker: He is already immortal but would really like to loose all possible ways of dying, or at ''least'' find a way to not go to Valhalla at any cost, as he is reasonably convinced that the Valkyries ([[spoiler:or the ex-Disir ones at least]]) would [[GroinAttack cut off "little Sigurd"]].
* JerkAss: His constant womanizing has left a trail of lies, broken hearts and broken promises and he tends to view women as nothing more than sex dolls. His worse moment is seducing the Disir only to abandon them to the wrath of Bor and leave them to suffer for eons without making any attempt to atone.
* LadykillerInLove: According to Amora he actually fell for Lorelei.
* LivingLegend: See his description? He is a legend to ''[[UpToEleven gods]]''.
* TheMagnificent: He is Sigurd '''the Ever-Glorious''', even if the narration once pointed out that the ''Sometimes''-Glorious would be a more appropriate title.
* NominalHero: Well yes, he did the heroing for the StandardHeroReward. Is there any other reason?
* TheOlderImmortal: He doesn't look it, but it counts as this among the Asgardians since he was young during the reign of King Bor and nowadays Odin is considered one of the oldest Asgardians. Given how in some [[ContinuitySnarl versions of his death, Bor]] died of old age that is saying something. He himself has noted has has been at the hero thing far longer than Thor and is a far older god than Loki.
* TheRealHeroes: Nowadays he is a fire-fighter. [[SubvertedTrope Not that his priorities changed or anything]].
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse: He is one of the two people who [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere failed to show up]] to the last Ragnarök, and the subsequent resurrections. Thanks to this Heimdall can't find him.
* SternChase: Thanks to Bor he had to do this or face being killed [[spoiler:or [[ShotgunWedding wed]]]] by the Disir. [[HeManWomanHater Bor]] himself would have preferred the [[FateWorseThanDeath non-lethal option]].

[[folder: Bor]]
The father of Odin, Vili, & Ve, and original King of Asgard. He was presumed deceased after Loki travelled back in time to seal Bor into the snow around him, and such as he remained until recent times where Loki freed him and placed him under a spell that confused his senses. When he met his grandson Thor, he was tricked into thinking Thor to be a demon (and sensing the Odinforce within him, thought he had killed Odin) and lapsed into a titanic battle where the great warrior would finally meet his end.

* AndIMustScream: He was trapped in snow for millennia.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassBeard
* BadassGrandpa
* ElementalPowers: [[BlowYouAway Wind]] and [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]].
* EyeBeams
* FieryRedhead
* JerkAss
* HeManWomanHater: Bor regarded the Disir and by his speech, all women, as property who existed solely to serve as slaves for men and bear children. His harsh punishment of the Disir is a reflection of that.
* HornyVikings
* InterspeciesRomance: His wife Bestla was a Frost Giantess.
* TheJuggernaut: Thor, even with the Odinforce, was in the battle of his life, and he literally smashed Mjolnir into pieces.
* TragicMonster: The spell Loki put him under made him think everything around him was a Hellish landscape and the people demons.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Odin was this to him, which probably explains a lot about Odin himself.

[[folder: Vizier/Grand Vizier]]
An Asgardian wizard/seer who serves as an adviser to Odin. Despite appearing off and on for decades, his role has been minimum as the only constant government official of Asgard. He often appears giving needed advice to other characters or performing acts of needed magic.

* ElderlyImmortal: One of the few Asgardians besides Odin to come across as looking old.
* TheGoodChancellor
* [[EvilChancellor Grand Vizier]]: Subverted. Despite his title, he is completely loyal to Odin, contrary to some of Odin's other advisers.
* NoNameGiven: He is only known by his title.
* SquishyWizard: He has never been shown on the front lines or fighting with weapons.

[[folder: Warriors Three]]

The Warriors Three are original characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby not found in Norse mythology. They're powerful Asgardian warriors and Thor's best friends.

* ChromaticArrangement: Volstagg normally wears red, Fandral sports green, and Hogun's in blue.
* ComicTrio: Stories starring of featuring the Warriors Three often have them serving as comedy relief. Jokes tend to come from either Volstagg's weight or boasting nature or Fandral's womanizing with Hogun playing the straight man to their antics.
* PowerTrio
* TrueCompanions: To Thor.

!! Volstagg

Volstagg the Valiant is an enormously fat, bearded Viking. He's technically based on Falstaff, but his enormous appetite, red beard, and HotBlooded nature actually make him seem quite a bit like... Thor, from the original Norse myths.

* ActionDad: Volstagg is known for having many children from his marriage. This even includes adopting mortal Midgardian children!
* {{Acrofatic}}
* {{Ambadassador}}: After Freyja retired because of her youngest daughter's (Laussa's) birth he became Asgards representative in the council of worlds.
* TheAtoner: It's speculated by A.I.M. that the reason he's [[spoiler:so fat is that he's punishing himself for (however briefly) considering abandoning Hogun to be eaten by Fenris when they first met. Volstagg himself dismisses this and had stated on several times he eats because he enjoys it and thinks enjoying life is the point of living.]]
* BigEater: VOLSTAGG. There's an exemplary scene in the Warriors Three miniseries where he misunderstands the purpose of an "all you can eat" buffet and takes it as a challenge -- and proceeds to eat EVERYTHING IN THE RESTAURANT.
** Taken UpToEleven in issue #603 when Sif has this to say of the Warriors Three (to Thor).
--> And what of the Warriors Three? Hogun and Fandral would fight their way through the same Nine Worlds if they stood between them and ''you.'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And Volstagg would eat his way through. And he would get there first.]]
* BoisterousBruiser: One of the best. And biggest.
* CowardlyLion: the general consensus of his characterisation post Simonson.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Volstagg started out as a loveable, boastful coward until Walter Simonson came along and made him into a family man and great warrior. Subsequent writers sway back and forth between characterizations. The general consensus is that he'll avoid a fight, but picking one with him is a very, very bad idea.
* {{Expy}}: of Shakespeare's Falstaff.
* HappilyMarried: One of the very few characters in a long term relationship without any drama but with lots and lots of children and everybody can guess what that implies.
* IWasQuiteTheLooker: Used to be known as Volstagg the Valiant and was as svelte and handsome as Fandral.
* LargeHam: Even by ''[[WorldOfHam Asgardian]]'' standards. It's one of the things that makes him a surprisingly competent politician.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He has at least seven children. Well, he claimed to have eighteen of them but he is dreadfully prone to overstating things.
* MilesGloriosus: In the older stories Volstagg would always claim what a great warrior he was while fleeing the battle or somehow being a clumsy oaf. Often he was just as effective at defeating the enemy with his own clumsiness. In later stories, he was turned into a very brave and skilled warrior, but he still has shades of this.
* PapaWolf: Volstagg is a cheerful, amiable, obese fellow who loves a good meal and a joke...but do NOT threaten one of his children, whether biological or one of the human orphans he adopted from Earth.
* PluckyComicRelief: Volstagg is often the source of light-hearted humor more so than the other two.
* SimpleStaff: Older stories often have him use a staff in battle and be quite effective with it.
* StoutStrength
* TookALevelInBadass

!! Fandral

Fandral the Dashing is Asgard's resident LovableRogue. He's handsome, witty, romantic, and the greatest swordsman in Asgard.

* {{Expy}}: Of Errol Flynn, by WordOfGod.
* HandsomeLech
* LightningBruiser: mentioned to be the swiftest and most agile of all the Asgardians (with the possible exception of Hermod), and like all Asgardians, possesses considerable SuperStrength.
* MasterSwordsman: Considered to be the best swordsman in Asgard
* RoyalRapier: A mini had him armed with a magical rapier. Otherwise, tends to use a double-edge sword in a fencing style.

!! Hogun

Hogun the Grim is, well, grim. He's much more taciturn than his [[LargeHam expressive]] companions, and is the only one of the Three who is not an Aesir. He is also a complete and utter {{Badass}}, even by [[WorldOfBadass Asgardian standards.]]

* {{Bishonen}}: When he was younger, he was WAAAY different, being a pretty boy who worked as a stone carver
* CarryABigStick: His preferred weapon is a giant mace.
* DeadpanSnarker: He doesn't talk much, but he gets his digs in when he does. [[VitriolicBestBuds Especially against Volstagg]].
* {{Expy}}: According to WordOfGod, several of his personality traits come from Creator/CharlesBronson characters.
* InscrutableOriental
* TheQuietOne
* PrettyBoy
* StraightMan: Often is the only voice of reason to be found amongst The Warriors Three.
* TheStoic: He's called The Grim for a reason.


[[folder: Donald Blake]]
Dr. Donald Blake is Thor's alter ego. Originally a separate character, it has since been {{Retconned}} that Blake has always been Thor, made into a mortal by Odin in punishment for his arrogance. [[ContinuitySnarl Or something.]] Blake has since gained a life and sentience of his own, separate from Thor, so the whole thing seems to have come full circle.

* DressedToHeal: Often averted, especially when he's working with Doctors Without Borders.
* HospitalHottie
* NiceGuy
* OddFriendship: With Thor. As his dream world shows, they're literally like brothers, despite all the contrasts between them.

[[folder: Jane Foster]]
Jane Foster is an oncology doctor (formerly a nurse) who was Thor's original love interest. She has evolved into a strong character in her own right. She often has an on-again off-again relationship with Blake, which is understandably strained by his frequent bouts of death, intangibility, and other Asgardian stressors.

* ActionGirl:
** Subverted. When she first tried to marry Thor (in a 1966 issue), Odin wanted to test her and so locked her inside a chamber with a monster. She panicked without putting up any sort of fight and screamed for Thor to save her.
** [[spoiler: Played straight as the new Thor.]]
* AmicableExes: Her and Thor. In the ''God of Thunder'' run she's actively encouraging him to find a new girlfriend, then later discussing Thor's new sort of girlfriend with Thor's mother, while he holds her in very high regard, noting that any new girlfriend he found would have to be very special because his last Earth girlfriend was so extraordinary, and encourages her to speak for Earth in the Congress of Worlds.
* BaldWoman: [[spoiler: She's lost her hair due to her cancer.]]
* [[spoiler: CastFromLifeSpan: Using the hammer spreads her cancer.]]
* CommutingOnABus: This has been her status ever since she and Thor broke up way back in ''Thor'' #136. Jane, while a major part of Thor's mythology, actually hasn't been featured in many of his books since then, compared to someone like Lois Lane or Mary Jane Watson.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: In the 2007 series, she tells Donald Blake that she divorced her husband and son to try and reconcile with Donald/Thor, only to find out that the "Thor" who'd appeared was a clone (Ragnarok). Since she didn't file divorce for a satisfactory reason, the courts granted custody of her son to Kincaid, leaving Jane alone. She herself says that it wasn't such a good idea in retrospect.
* DistaffCounterpart: In one alternate universe, she's the one who finds Mjolnir instead of Dr. Blake and uses the hammer to become a female version of Thor, having many of the same advantages Blake had in the 616 universe.
** [[spoiler: As the current Thor in the 616 universe, she is this once again.]]
* DivineDate: She was Thor's earliest LoveInterest--in the comics, that is.
* DressedToHeal: Usually played straight. She's immediately identifiable as a nurse by the swiftest glance at any of the early ''Tales to Astonish'' covers.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Played With. She's perfectly aware of all the crazy magic stuff, but she's also very aware that it comes with a price, hence why she forbids Thor from looking for a magical method of [[spoiler: curing her cancer]].
* FragileFlower: In her earliest appearances, she had no nerve for combat or violence and often panicked or otherwise needed saving.
* HospitalHottie: She is considered very beautiful, which goes along with her good and pure occupation as a nurse.
* OutOfFocus:
** From Thor's first appearance, Jane apppeared in ''every'' issue alongside him, until Odin prevented Jane from marrying Thor in ''Thor'' #136 and she fell in love with Dr. Kincaid instead. From then on, she only sparsely appeared in the books while the role of Thor's LoveInterest fell primarily to Sif.
** In issue #231, Sif gave a portion of her life force to Jane, merging the two of them (with Jane being in control). She and Thor/Donald Blake renewed their courtship, However, when Sif returned later, Jane returned to Dr. Kincaid and again only made sporadic appearances from that point on.
* RomanticRunnerUp: ZigZaggedTrope. After failing to become a goddess, Odin erased both she and Thor's memories of their love and both of them fell in love with other people. So they were romantic runnerups for each other, but neither minded at the time. When Sif merged with her later, they gave it another try, but that ended once again when she and Sif separated.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Generally averted. She may have started off as this, but her relationship with Don/Thor is as complex as one would expect, given the years spent fighting aliens and giant serpents.
* TheTopicOfCancer: [[spoiler:As of Jason Aaron's ''God Of Thunder'' run, she's dealing with this.]]

[[folder: Bill]]
Bill (AKA William the Warrior) is an Oklahoma diner owner and fry cook introduced in volume three. He falls in love with the Asgardian beauty Kelda.

* AudienceSurrogate
* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler:Returns briefly in Loki: Agent of Asgard, as one of the many inhabitants of Valhalla present at Ragnarok, though he doesn't really do anything.]]
* BadassNormal: He held his own against several [[PhysicalGod Asgardian warriors]] ''and he had never even picked up a sword before.''
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: As mentioned above, he discovered a plot by Loki and Dr. Doom to [[NightmareFuel vivisect Asgardians]]. When confronted by Loki's goons, he put up a valiant, but useless fight against the [[PhysicalGod stronger]], better-trained Asgardian warriors. His last words to Balder reveal Loki's betrayal. To sum it up: a fry cook from Oklahoma saved countless Asgardian lives and [[TearJerker died in the arms of the god of light.]] And tops it up by killing one of his attackers who tried to attack Balder from behind, saving his life.
* KilledOffForReal
* MayflyDecemberRomance
* RealityEnsues: What happens when a fry cook who's never held a sword before goes up against a group of well-trained Asgardian warriors? He holds them off for a minute, then gets stabbed in the gut and bleeds out in the snow.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Kelda. In the end, their worlds really are too different for their love to last, and Bill is killed.
* TragicHero: His love leads him to a world not meant for him, and it proves fatal.
* TogetherInDeath: He and Kelda are happily reunited in Valhalla.
* VikingFuneral: Balder gave him a Viking funeral. [[TearJerker He earned it.]]

[[folder: Eric Masterson/Thunderstrike]]

A mortal who through one of Loki's schemes became blessed with Thor's powers after the latter was banished to parts unknown. Thor was eventually found and Loki's plot foiled. As a reward for his work and to leave Earth a protector when Thor was in Asgard, Eric was given the less powerful Thunderstrike mace. After a number of adventures, he died stopping the [[OmnicidalManiac Egyptian death-god Seth]] and sacrificing his own life to keep the [[EvilWeapon Bloodaxe]] from possessing him and using him to kill.

* AntiHeroSubstitute
* ArchEnemy: Bloodaxe, a vigilante empowered by a cursed Asgardian weapon. His/Her identity is a major plot point in the series.
* BadassBeard
* CarryABigStick: His mace
* DarkerAndEdgier: Thunderstrike (Actually, he was nice enough, but he ''looked'' like a NinetiesAntiHero).
* TheEveryman: One nickname of his is "The Everyman Avenger"
* EvilWeapon: Forced to use the Bloodaxe, a cursed Asgardian weapon, to battle foes too powerful for the Thunderstrike mace.
* KilledOffForReal
* LegacyCharacter: Started as one for Thor. Later, his son became one when he inherited the Thunderstrike mace.
* PureEnergy: His mace can fire powerful concussive blasts of mystical energy.
* UnskilledButStrong

[[folder: Verity Willis]]
Verity is a mortal with a special gift - she can see through any intentional lie, whether it is words, hallucinations, fake feelings, holograms, special effects, fiction, magic illusions, etc. Thanks to this power, her life has been difficult, since everybody lies and lies make her uncomfortable. She found Loki (the 3rd one) while trying (and failing) to speed date; since then they have become friends, as Loki is the only person who so far has been able to cheat her powers (to some extent) with their mastery at lying and manipulating.

* BlessedWithSuck: She actually believes her powers suck because the things that will always be true are also the ones that are always boring and difficult. She can feel that people truly enjoy life with fiction and little lies, yet she just gets suffering from those same things.
* BrutalHonesty: Since lying makes her uncomfortable and angry, she can't help but always do this.
* CannotTellALie: She is capable of lying but doing so would result in her feeling very angry and uncomfortable so she chooses not to do it ever.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: She tries her best to keep Loki from doing stupid things. Doesn't work a lot but sometimes she does end up saving them.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: She keeps claiming this in regards to Loki because everyone just assumes they are "doing kissing" like Valeria Richards said.
* IgnoranceIsBliss: This is one of the few ways to lie to her. If she isn't told anything, she can't detect any lies.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Her powers caused her to become very antisocial (because she can't stand lies and...well, everybody lies). She knows this and she hates it.
* LivingLieDetector: This trope is somewhat deconstructed with her. She can't stand literally any kind of lie. That includes no fiction of any kind, no white lies to make her feel better, no lies to make herself feel better and not even magical lies. She is cursed to forever live in a world full of lies and liars and she hates it.
** [[spoiler:She eventually manages to learn how to suppress her reaction when it comes to books, her experiences with Loki having taught her that just because it's a story doesn't mean it's not true.]]
** ''Agent of Asgard'' #15 reveals she got her power [[spoiler:after swallowing the ring of Andvari, which reveals all lies and illusions, when she was little, and having the ring dissolve into her being.]]
* MaliciousMisnaming: Verity dubs Amora the Enchantress [[HeteronormativeCrusader Heteronormativa]] behind her back as an insult.
* MeaningfulName: Her name literally means truth.
* MuggleBestFriend: She is not a complete Muggle but she is not related to Asgard at all, and she IS mortal, and of course, she's Loki's best friend. She's also at least an acquaintance of Sigurd, Lorelei and Thor (Odinson).
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:When the Incursion was approaching, Loki (the God(dess) of Stories) decided to SoulJar her story into their bracelet for safekeeping, effectively killing Verity's body and turning her into a ghost. This is their idea of nice by the way.]]
* SpitTake: Verity does this as a Funny Background Event when Amora mentions that Lorelei hasn't bathed since "her last rut".
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Being able to see the truth all the time hasn't really made her life easy, to say the least. She did manage to get a career out of it, though, weeding out incorrect information on online forms.
* WhatTheHellHero: She does this to Loki a lot of times but also to other characters like Valeria or Thor (Odinson).

[[folder: Red Norvell]]

A mortal cameraman who once found his way to Asgard. He was originally in a pawn in the schemes of Odin and Loki to serve as a replacement Thor in Ragnarok where he died. Odin later brought him back to serve as Thor after a falling out between father and son. Died in battle with Seth's minions. His current status is unknown.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Tries to be a better Thor than the real one by being more loyal to Odin or wooing Sif. It doesn't work.
* BlingOfWar: His armor is generally more golden and ornate than Thor's.
* {{Expy}}: Of the real Thor from Myth/NorseMythology. Not only does he have red hair, but when he first acquired Thor powers he was armed with Thor's iron gauntlets and belt of strength which the Marvel Thor rarely uses and had long since outgrown. He was even given a natural affinity for Mjölnir. Thus, you have the red hair, iron-gloved, belt of strength Thor from mythology.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Red originally started out as jealous of Thor and was willing to do nearly anything to acquire his power or get Sif eventually becoming corrupted by the power and killing a friend. Only after he came to his senses did he try to fix things by making a HeroicSacrifice. After his resurrection he was still a bit of a jerk.
* LegacyCharacter: Mostly serves as a replacement Thor whenever the other is unavailable.
* MoreExpendableThanYou. Sacrifices himself to try and stop the Midgard Serpent. Odin specifically manipulated events so Red would serve this purpose.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Tries to speak like this after his resurrection to come across as more Asgardian.


[[folder: Giants In General]]

The primary enemy of the Norse gods who live in the world of Jotunheim, the land of giants. Ranks includes Frost Giants (including similar ones like Ice Giants or Rime Giants), Storm Giants, Mountain Giants, and even just regular ol' Giants.

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Especially in modern depictions. Frost Giants (Loki and descendants excluded) are generally blue and fire giants red for example but other odd skin tones can occur too.
* ArtEvolution: What giants have looked like over the years various from artist to artist and giant to giant. Sometimes they are shown as primitive, large humans to things far more monstrous.
* StupidEvil: With rare exception, giants are not that bright. Their magic tends to be weak and their society only as advanced as a hunter-gatherer at best. Their fighting strategies tend to be simplistic as well. Often, they are mean for the sake of being mean, which usually pisses off the gods. It gets to the point where the giants would live a lot longer by just staying home.

[[folder: Loki]]

Loki is the biological son of Frost Giant chieftain Laufey. After Odin killed Laufey in battle, he adopted Loki and raised him as his own son. It was revealed that Loki engineered his own adoption through means of a StableTimeLoop as part of his plan to destroy the Aesir.

* AbusiveParents: Laufey was ''not'' a good father. In one particularly [[TearJerker poignant]] scene, a time-travelling adult Loki took revenge on a wounded Laufey with a sword, screaming "YOU WILL NEVER STRIKE ME AGAIN!"
* AffablyEvil: Sometimes.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Thor was this to Loki during their childhood in Asgard. This, coupled with AbusiveParents above, is basically Loki's FreudianExcuse.
* AmbitionIsEvil
* {{Archenemy}}: To Thor.
* AstralProjection: He has demonstrated the ability to project his thoughts telepathically across great distances as well as potent hypnotic capabilities.
* BadassBookworm: While he's mainly known for his skills at magic and guile, he's quite the skilled fighter and an expert battle strategist as well.
* BigBad: Of many ''Thor'' stories, being Thor's ArchEnemy, as well as the first ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' story, and one of the main threats in the Marvel Universe.
* BlackMagic
* BodySnatcher: Has made a bad habit of this ever since he came back to life after Ragnarok. First he came back in the body intended for Sif and claimed it was the body intended for him, and later claimed he had inhabited her body by mistake when he returned to his true form. [[spoiler:He later forced Kid Loki to allow him to take over his body, eradicating his younger self's mind in the process.]]
* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: In comparison to Thor.
* CainAndAbel: He's the Cain to Thor's Abel.
* ChildOfTwoWorlds: Rarely touched upon but the fact that he is a small Frost Giant adopted by Asgardians; hated, feared and mistrusted by ''both'', really didn't help their mental state or identity issues. In Comicbook/{{Thor 2014}} as Spoiler Character 2 (probably) denied both. [[IAmWhatIAm Loki is Loki]].
* ChronicVillainy: No matter how many second chances Thor and Asgard are prepared to give him, Loki simply can't seem to help but play the villain's part.
** This becomes a plot point in ''Agent of Asgard''. [[spoiler: No matter how much he himself wanted to change, because everyone wanted him to be the villain it was the role he would take.]]
* ConsummateLiar: Loki is the god of this trope, as he is literally the God of Lies (well, occasionally he'll also deny it just for the heck of it). He also manages to play with it -- people know they can't trust him, so he simply factors in the not being trusted into what he says. He's literally so good that he can manipulate a person when they know who he is, that he's evil, and that he's probably manipulating them and shouldn't be trusted.
** In ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' they even befriended a LivingLieDetector (Verity Willis, who is pretty much BlessedWithSuck, both because of her power and the friendship) and then successfully lied to her. She sarcastically congratulated to the feat later.
* CoolHelmet
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Loki's early childhood which is littered with implications of neglect and possible physical abuse. Also the fact he's a runt giant, which means he's like 1/5 the size of his kindred. This is often an explanation for his self-loathing and mean behavior.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DistaffCounterpart: Loki bears the dubious honor of being one of the few characters to become his ''own'' DistaffCounterpart.
* EasilyForgiven: Thor and Odin ''always'' forgive Loki in the end and give him another chance. Loki is so convinced that they secretly hate him that he never takes it.
** Though averted with Loki's return as a kid; Odin has apparently run out of patience, with Thor being the only reason Kid Loki has not been banished or killed. The ''only'' person who has forgiven Loki is Thor. Everyone else wants to kill him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's [[ItsAllAboutMe all about himself]] and wants to take the 9 Realms because he wants to one-up Thor; he has also fought to defend to it to prevent its destruction.
* EvilChancellor: To Balder, during his tenure as Asgard's king in the JMS run.
* EvilMentor: In magic, to his son Vali and later to [[{{Comicbook/YoungAvengers}} Wiccan]].
* EvilIsPetty: His main motivation is simply showing up Thor, by any means necessary.
* TheEvilPrince: He is prince by adoption of Asgard and technically prince by birth of the Frost Giants of Jotunheim. He has enough clout with the Frost Giants to at least use them as Mooks from time to time and regularly schemes to overthrow his adopted father Odin, take over Asgard and kill his foster brother Thor somewhere along the way.
* EvilSorcerer: He is perhaps the most powerful sorcerer in all of Asgard, rivalled only by evil (mostly) sorceress Karnilla. Loki has the ability to generate and control a great quantity of mystical abilities for a variety of purposes, of which can be used to further enhance or augment his physical diagram, like his speed, strength, and stamina, but only temporarily.
* ForTheEvulz
* GodOfEvil: ...and mischief and lies.
* HandBlast: One of his main forms of attack.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Loki actually hates himself and has a raging inferiority complex. However, he loves to hide it behind false arrogance and superiority.
** We see more of the unmasked inferiority complex with Loki as a child, since he's a kid who knows everyone but his big brother hates him... and worse, that the person he used to be means he ''deserves'' it.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* LeanAndMean
* MagicKnight: Most stories focus on his illusions and magic, while occasionally a story comes along that reminds readers that Loki grew up in a warrior culture and was taught the art of the sword. He isn't as good of a fighter or as physically powerful as many others, but he can more than hold his own or make up for it with his magic. Being immortal has given him plenty of times to develop his skills in both areas.
* ManipulativeBastard: He has manipulated pretty much everyone in Asgard at some time or another including himself. Fitting, given that he is the [[Myth/NorseMythology personification of deception.]]
** He actually insists that he's not really the "God of Lies", just mischief. Of course, he's such a good liar anyway, who could ever tell?
** He's so good that even when people know not to trust him (which has been Status Quo for fifteen real time years), he still ends up manipulating them anyways.
* TheManBehindTheMan: A number of Thor's other enemies were created by Loki.
* MasterOfIllusion
* MemoryGambit / CloningGambit: [[spoiler:The reason for Kid Loki's existence proved to be this.]]
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Frost Giants are mostly depicted as very big, very stupid, and typically DumbMuscle. Loki is a brilliant schemer, a powerful sorcerer, and is usually shown as slightly shorter than Thor (the horns on his helmet notwithstanding) and pretty darn skinny. While he is still very strong and durable, that is primarily in comparison to Earth superheroes/villains, not Asgardians and other Frost Giants.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: He once schemed to pit Thor in a deadly battle against SelfDemonstrating/{{the Hulk}}, but [[ComicBook/IronMan some]] [[ComicBook/AntMan other]] [[ComicBook/TheWasp heroes]] showed up as well. Loki's plot was soon uncovered, and -- much to his later irritation -- he ended up inadvertently bringing the Avengers together.
* TheNthDoctor: Loki erased himself from Hela's books in ComicBook/DarkReign so no Loki goes to the afterlife since. Which means when a new arrives after an unfortunate death, which is predictable as DeathIsCheap in comics, he/she/them will be a different person (so the Loki of the past is not the same as Kid or the 3rd despite all being Loki). He wasn't aiming for this effect, but when did Loki's plans ever not involved unexpected consequences?
* ProgressivelyPrettier
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: During the ''Comicbook/{{Siege}}'' event, Loki realizes that he's been making a massive mistake: He wanted to make Asgard greater than ever, but let his hatred of Thor get in the way of that. [[spoiler: In a last ditch effort to stop the Void, he uses the Norn stones to empower the New Avengers to give them a fighting chance. When this doesn't work, Loki takes the full blunt of the Void, dying while tearfully apologizing to Thor.
** BackFromTheDead: Fourtunately, Thor brings him back to life,]] now as a child with no memory of his evil deeds or his previous life beyond the age of twelve, but still has the guilt of what happened, with Thor's encouragement he becomes a kid hero, and performs ''multiple'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]].
* SealedEvilInACan: In his first [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comic appearance, he had been magically imprisoned inside a tree by Odin as punishment for his antics.
* SiblingRivalry: His rivalry with Thor is one of his main motivations for villainy.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Has a habit of doing this in various comics.
** Ikol did it as well, but it makes sense since he is no longer Loki, Kid!Loki is. Of course, Ikol also refers to "Loki" in the sense of what Loki means to the world at large and as a being, not directly referencing Kid-Loki.
* TheUnfavorite: He definitely thinks of himself as Odin's least favourite son.
* VillainTeleportation
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Like a number of gods or goddesses, Loki possesses highly developed shape-shifting capabilities. He is able to adopt almost any form imaginable whether it be animals, other humanoid beings, or even inanimate objects.
* WeaksauceWeakness: When he first appeared, he had one -- he couldn't use his powers ''when wet.'' Against Thor, who could easily make it rain. No wonder this is ignored now.

[[folder: Kid Loki]]

After his death in {{Comicbook/Siege}}, Loki was resurrected as a preteen without his adult memories, powers, or emotional baggage. He was the lead character during the run of Creator/KieronGillen on ''ComicBook/{{Journey into Mystery}}''.

* AmnesiacsAreInnocent / AmnesiacDissonance: Loki has no memories of his adult self's evil acts, or his motivations for committing them.
* BigBrotherWorship: As far as Loki is concerned, his big brother Thor is the center of the universe. Kid-Loki practically worships Thor and nothing he does can ever be bad. Even if [[CallingTheOldManOut daddy doesn't like it]].
** Kid Loki is justified with this line of thought, as Thor is by that point the only person who likes him at all and is nice to him.
* BreakTheCutie: Things start out bad for him and proceed to get progressively worse.
* CessationOfExistence: At the end of [[spoiler:[[{{Creator/KieronGillen}} Kieron Gillen's]] run on ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'', Ikol/adult Loki overrides his mind, annihilating his identity.]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: After Thor #622, Kid!Loki took over the book, which was renamed Journey in Mystery.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: He claims that despite accepting to kill his ego for the sake of Mephisto not getting the crown of thorns, as part of Old!Loki's plan, he still wins because he did change.]]
* FakeDefector: Loki uses his bad reputation to pretend to betray Asgardia as part of his schemes to help Asgardia on more than more occasion.
* GuileHero: As he has very little of his adult self's magical or fighting skills, he relies almost entirely on his wits.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Most of his plans unravel at the end of "Everything Burns", specially the crown of fear, which pretty much forces him to go along with Old!Loki's plan to kill himself.]]
* IHatePastMe: Kid Loki had no love for his evil past self.
%%* {{Keet}}
* ManipulativeBastard: A good version of this (he needs to be, since he doesn't have his magic; manipulation is all he's got).
%%* NiceJobBreakingItHero
* PopCulturedBadass: He becomes fascinated with Midgardian pop culture after discovering the internet.
* TalkingToThemself: [[spoiler:Ikol turns out to exist in solely in Loki's mind.]]
* TheTrickster: Well, he's still Loki. [[spoiler: Literally as it turns out; "Kid Loki" is a scam pulled off by Loki to avoid the ignominy of predictability.]]
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Even when his intentions are good, Loki's schemes still lead to disaster.

[[folder: The 3rd Loki (Teen Loki etc.)]]
-->"I am the echo of a scream[[note]]They're a [[ThatManIsDead copy of the old Loki]][[/note]]. I am the magpie who whispers[[note]]They're mostly the consciousness that Ikol was[[/note]]. I'm [[MyGreatestFailure the crime that will not be forgiven.]]"

[[PronounTrouble He... she]]... damn it, let's go with they... are the Loki who was born from the death of the Kid at the end of ''Comicbook/JourneyIntoMystery'', who cursed theirself with their first breath, and the world (including [[YouBastard the readers]]) with the second. Oddly they're pretty much neither of their predecessors taking elements from both but still being theirself. "Star" of ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' and ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard''.

* ActingYourIntellectualAge: As Kid Loki they were prone to some very troubling unchildlike behaviours, like flirting with everybody and drinking, on the other hand their intellectual age was obviously lower than [[spoiler:their [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld actual age]] would suggest]]. "You're as old as you feel" and they didn't feel like an adult yet either. When they eventually got their teenage body, they started acting more adult or young adult at least.
* AmbiguousGender: This Loki can be a woman whenever they feel like, and would do so for no other reason. Odin outright calls them his "child who is both his son and daughter" on at least two occasions.
* AmnesiacDissonance: They ''still'' can't remember why they hated Thor in the first place, despite having most of ''their'' memory back.
* AnimalMotif: Look at their quote and guess. Could it be magpie?
* BatmanGambit: Their entire ploy to reform the YoungAvengers had them manipulate Miss America by telling her they plan on killing Wiccan so that she goes to warn him and brings the team back together.
* BecomingTheMask: Thanks to the nature of gods, this begins to happen to them after they take the place of their younger self.
-->"I stepped into your part. And now that part steps into me."
* BewareTheHonestOnes: They're not that honest but when they do do honest things, they're quite unpredictable and untrustworthy.
* BigBad: Everything bad during their run with the Young Avengers was their fault, with the exception of the fake Patriot. Given all the CharacterDevelopment, they were a VillainProtagonist too. In their defence at least the ''League of Evil Exes'' [[RealityWarpingIsNotAToy wasn't intentional]].
* BiTheWay: Why yes, they're bisexual and [[TheTease flirt with everybody]].
* BodySnatcher: They took over the body of kid Loki.
* ClonesArePeopleToo: They are a personality copy of the past Loki in the body of the kid, literally created in the process of a CloningGambit. They fought very hard to become their own person which reaches its peak when [[spoiler:Old Loki tries to push them into accepting the role of the past Loki. They would rather burn virtually everything in themself that belonged to their previous incarnations, taking a new title, writing a new story, and breaking the timeline]].
* ConsummateLiar: They're ''Loki'' after all, no matter how they look. [[spoiler:This ends up being subverted after AXIS, since they can't lie any more. Until they change to the God of Stories that is.]]
* {{Determinator}}: They don't know the meaning of giving up. This is also one of their vices, if they got something in their head they won't give up no matter the cost and will need other people to point out if it's counter-productive or self-destructive. Considering their pride, greed and selfishness they generally lack the friends they sourly need when that happens. [[spoiler:Until King Loki begins to meddle and [[NiceJobFixingItVillain accidentally fix this]] that is.]]
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu:
** Loki made a deal with a parasite called "Mother" and orchestrated Billy bringing it into the world, then betrayed it and prevented it from consuming Billy. And they did it in such way to not break the magical deal that prevents it from revealing their involvement and escape the consequences. And they did it again later, when they played a game of questions with the parasite. It thought she learned a lot and they learned nothing, but they pointed out how they could afford to answer all its questions with no harm done, while they learned "Mother" knew nothing about what interested them.
** They trick Mephisto into believing they were gonna get Sigurd's soul in exchange of the Sword of Truth after they both signed Mephisto's contract. Actually, they used many invisible devices to ensure they would be invisible and exchange Mephisto's contract for one of their own that ensured their sword was theirs again, Mephisto vanished and Sigurd delivered to the All-Mothers. [[spoiler:All to trick them into believing Loki captured Sigurd when in reality Sigurd was Loki's inside man in the Asgardian jail.]]
* EscapeArtist: They claim to be the biggest expert in escaping {{Cool And Unusual Punishment}}s, especially those by Odin, and with their track record we're inclined to believe them. It's anybody's guess ''why'' people still try to imprison them, they'll make their ''inevitable escape'' sooner or later.
* EvilAllAlong: They were this at the beginning of Young Avengers. If we go by his future self, they've gonna be this eventually despite all their good intentions. [[spoiler:They do manage to avert ''that'' particular evil future self that was plaguing them at least.]]
* FakingTheDead: They seemingly annihilate themself in an attempt to defy the villain's plans in issue #13 of their solo series... [[spoiler:it's also a ploy to redefine what being the ''God of Lies'' means (Stories not Evil), break the timestream, make their future time displaced, and screw destiny. And it ''works''.]] They come back to Verity at the last pages (8 months in-universe time) with a PlotRelevantAgeUp. The villain is still fooled though.
* FutureMeScaresMe: [[spoiler:They aren't like the past Loki, but there is a pretty strong possibility that they're going to turn out like that but worse. Said possibility just ''loves'' to torture them with this.]]
* GenreSavvy: Before leaving the Young Avengers, they discuss what they're going to do next with Prodigy. When killing themself comes up, they mentions it [[ComicBookDeath likely wouldn't stick]], and that they've just come back and do something "worse".
* GetItOverWith: After admitting how they [[spoiler: replaced kid-Loki and manipulated the Young Avengers]], they asks Miss America to kill them before they can talk their way out of it again. She replies that she's not going to make it that easy for them.
* [[ShesAllGrownUp They're All Grown Up]]: They took over the body of Kid Loki but later while with the Young Avengers, they become the very attractive Teen Loki thanks to Wiccan.
-->'''Kate''': ''Now'' he looks like trouble.
* GuileHero: While hero might be stretching the term, Loki will use their wit and resources in most situations.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: They plotted to steal Billy's power and drive the boy into suicide but changed their mind and helped the team out of a tight spot at the last minute. They still planned to betray them later but they ended up liking them and decided to leave before they could turn on them again.
* HelpfulHallucination: During their time with the Young Avengers Kid Loki often appeared in front of them to try to persuade them to do the right thing. They almost never listened to it and ended up paying by having many other physical hallucinations of their teammates manifest and join the parasite Mother.
* HeroicVow: This Loki vowed that they will not end up becoming the Loki that has tormented the Marvel Universe for such a long time. They made this at least twice, one before taking over Kid Loki's body and then again when they were talking to Prodigy at the Young Avengers new year's party. So far they hasn't broken their vow.
* HometownNickname: In Ms. Marvel, Bruno (one of Khamala's friends) called them "Hipster Viking" not because he knew they were from Asgard, but because he thought they were from Williamsburg (apparently people from funds dress weird there).
* HonestyIsTheBestPolicy: Their behavior around Verity is always this because she can see through any of their lies, so they always have to either plan ahead or use a different kind of trick with her.
* IMeantToDoThat: To truly ridiculous degrees at times. For example when they were still Ikol they claimed to Kid that Loki's whole death, resurrection and so forth was totally part of the plan and nothing backfired at all, which is blatantly untrue if you read these tropes. [[spoiler:The "ghost" of past Loki downright denied later that he intended to die.]]
* ImpossibleThief: Once managed to steal an item from the telepathic Red Skull's person with him not noticing until Loki was long gone.
* TheJinx: If you can be certain about one thing around Loki at all that'll be ''things won't go as you expect them'', how bad that's to the people around them is as erratic as they are. (Yes. They can cause mischief by standing still.)
* LoopholeAbuse: They cannot avert being the ''God of Lies'', but that way lies evil, so they decide to go around that by becoming the [[spoiler:''God of Stories'']] instead, because that sounds a lot nicer while meaning basically the same, and it ''works''.
* MadGod: Loki was never particularly sane to begin with, dying and sundering, killing, remaking, etc. themself didn't help their mental state at all, which combined with being a RealityWarper makes them very dangerous even if they don't mean harm. Basically when they can't tell fantasy from reality, neither will anybody else.
* ManipulativeBastard: Comes with being the Norse god of mischief.
* TheMentor: Was one to Billy in magic.
* MetaGuy: Loki was always kind of MediumAware, but this version of them is an outright in-universe FourthWallObserver (gods being ''trope based entities'', which they're keenly aware of), who occasionally also wreaks havoc on the real fourth wall, but when not can still lecture on about the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality.
* MoodWhiplash: They're a master of slipping disturbing remarks between jokes.
* MrViceGuy: They're pretty much every sin personified (except envy, they lost most of that) but special mentions go to greed and sloth, they want to better themself for personal gain (wanting everything includes friends) and more comfort.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:The murder of Kid Loki]].
* MythologyGag: Loki's involvement helped [[RagtagBandOfMisfits to bring a group of misfit heroes together to save the world.]] Kinda like the original Avengers except this time they joined them (itself a callback to Pym realizing this and offering Loki a seat on his team--ironically causing his team to disband in the process).
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood:
** Invokes this Trope by comparing themself to [[Series/GameOfThrones Tyrion Lannister]] to convince the Young Avengers to trust them.
** A more dark example is when they desperately try to convince Thor and the Asgardians of this after [[spoiler: the Asgardians learn about what they did with Kid Loki]].
* OurGodsAreDifferent: As a pagan deity ("Evil Mischief God") they feel themself entitled to critique Wiccan's religiously insensitive alias.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp:
** They get one from Wiccan in their time with the Young Avengers. (From child to late teen early twenty~ish)
** And then another one in their solo series when they rebrand themself. (To adult.)
* PopCulturedBadass: They'll quote ''Film/PrincessBride'' at you, or reference ''Series/GameOfThrones'', or casually admit writing SlashFic. They're as much of a technophile as the kid was, the only things they've issues with are [[DoesntLikeGuns guns]].
* RebelliousSpirit: Kid Loki already had shades of this, but they bring it to brand new levels. [[spoiler:In a twist what people expect from them is good old [[ReliableTraitor predictable]] [[ChronicVillainy villainy]]. [[RebelliousRebel Nope]]!]]
-->'''Loki:''' I am my ''own'', and I will not sit long in any box built ''for'' me.
* ScrewDestiny: We don't know to what extent but they actually manage to derail the story.
* SkewedPriorities: We're not even talking about their vices. Loki's priorities can seem very strange because they tend to ignore (apparent) danger entirely. A cosmic horror tries to kill us? Since when is that an excuse to not take a joke? (And by the way your alias sucks!) The world is ending? Big deal. Tell me about yourself!
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In their "Young Avengers Wanted" ad, they describe themself as "One mischievous and lovable godling who is not at all evil and definitely not manipulating everyone."
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler: Is given the option to accept being Old!Loki or cease to exist like Kid!Loki. Decides to reinvent himself instead.]]
* TalkingToThemself: They've [[spoiler:Kid!Loki's "spirit"]] in their head who personifies their guilt and acts as a conscience.
* TheTease: Loki flirts with ''everybody''. It's a bit harder to notice when they look like a kid because most people have Anti-ShippingGoggles for that sort of thing. But yes, they do it with almost everybody, guys, gals, it's the [[BiTheWay same for them]].
* {{Technopath}}: Generally speaking Loki is a highly versatile magic user, which they acknowledge to mean RealityWarper, but this application of their powers is unique to the third. They admitted finding technomancy easy and low risk, because technology is ''very gullible''.
* ThatManIsDead: They're pretty adamant on claiming that past Loki died in the ''Siege'', and they aren't him. Which can also read as a toned down version of NeverMyFault in this case. [[spoiler:Meaning they say that they're not the murderer, but the weapon, and insist that they didn't really have any choice in how Loki's last gambit would play out. Issue 13 of Agent of Asgard proves this is, for all intents and purposes, true.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: Of the ''Young Avengers'', albeit their level of evil is up to debate. [[spoiler:Were more evil than they claimed to, but also less evil than they thought themself to be.]] Even after leaving the team at least Miss America considers them her [[FriendlyEnemy frenemy]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Milkshake, a legacy from ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery''. And bacon, it really is magic.
* VillainousBreakdown: They're still so wrought over their guilt that [[spoiler: at one point it manifested itself as Leah and plotted to destroy reality.]]
* VillainousRescue: They stopped Billy from going through with his suicide and bought the team enough time to escape the parasite.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Of a limited kind. Loki can turn into anything, ''so long as it's them''. Meaning they can't turn into a fly, because they're not that sort of god, but they can turn into a humanoid fox, or in one instance a unicorn.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Oddly enough, they're less of this than the previous two incarnations of Loki, since Odin seems to have a fairly ambivalent attitude towards them, at a contrast to previous hostility.
* WouldntHurtAChild: For their own surprise. They're at least [[DownplayedTrope strictly against child murder]], as the Angels of Heven learned the hard way.


[[folder:King Loki - Spoiler Character]]

-->''You think I am the Loki that was?! Dolt! Simpleton! I am '''what will be!'''''

'''King Loki''' (or Old Loki, if you prefer) is a representation of everything the Teen Loki hates and fears: Themself drawn back into the ways of evil and insanity. The main villain of ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard''.
%%'They' is used as King Loki's pronoun because they are an alternate future version of the third (you know, the one which is "Mother of Gods" and "Moonking" in the same sentence, and Odin's child who is "both his son and daughter").

* AuthorityInNameOnly: Calls themselves a king of Midgard, after having killed everyone and everything on the entire planet, meaning there's no-one for them to be king ''of''.
* AxCrazy: Completely out of their gourd, prone to mad laughter and histrionics.
* BeneathTheMask: God(dess) of Stories Loki literally/metaphorically (for gods or at least Loki that's kind of the same) DramaticUnmask them to show that under the ancient evil there is also a very sad Teen!Loki, as the only acceptance they thought they could get was as ''this''.
* BerserkButton: Odin finally managing to get over the CannotSpitItOut sent them into a rage fit as apparently in King Loki's timeline he never did. For comparison the freaking ''Incursion'' only got a "[[{{Understatement}} Well, that's new.]]" out of them. We did say that the old man could've saved people ''a lot'' of trouble with occasionally admitting that he loves his children, didn't we?
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Acts like (and is) a raving nutjob, but is no less dangerous for it. Just ask Doctor Doom, or Balder...
* CardCarryingVillain: This one's just an outright psychopath. And they're quite happy about it.
* TheChessmaster: Effortlessly manages to rewrite history, in a scheme which involves the odd spot of murder, and lying to a younger Odin.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Neither Loki redefining their own purpose, or the imminent end of all existence were something this Loki prepared for.
* EvilIsPetty
* FallenHero: Was actually heroic in their past. But in the end, they couldn't take everyone calling and treating them as the God of Lies, and snapped. If you ask them, it was the Asgardians playing AllTheOtherReindeer and them being ReformedButRejected; but it's perfectly natural to feel that their RedemptionFailure is at least partially caused by them being HisOwnWorstEnemy (they never ever stopped to ponder what ''God of Lies'' means for one).
* ForTheEvulz: When asked by King Thor as to how they could kill off everyone on Earth, their response was that because they could was all the reason Thor needed.
* ForWantOfANail: Their presence and meddling unwittingly derailed the timeline quite a bit. Them possessing Thor made the All-Mother ask Loki to become Asgard's agent, and their continued presence worked wonders on Loki's "human" connections (with Lorelei, Verity, Sigurd, and Odin). And when they wanted to see Thor and Angela fight he averted a bloody war (and caused the whole Angela series). etc. In ''Loki: Agent of Asgard'' #6 their future still qualified as a CloseEnoughTimeline, but that was ''before'' the current Loki decided to break it entirely. Also there is an official alternate universe number (Earth-14412) for it now.
* FutureMeScaresMe: The teen Loki is horrified at the thought of becoming this person, and quite rightly. King Loki's well aware of this, and enjoys it, since they're convinced that they're inevitable.
* GenderBender: Averted. Unlike their younger self, they stick solely to a male form, and even identify as male on several occasions. It's not from lack of ability, since they've been shown turning into a magpie on at least one occasion.
* HeroKiller: Murders Balder and cuts off his head. For fun. And because for a proper ''Ragnarök'' Balder needs to die.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Even young Loki's apparent death only concerned them as far how it might affect them and their future. How dared the runt just die on them?! Now they have to destroy Asgardia all alone!
* ItAmusedMe: Decided to go mess with Bucky Barnes just 'cause. It wasn't part of their grand plan, they just had time to kill.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* LargeHam: When they get going. Lampshaded, after a particularly long bout of rambling.
-->'''King Loki''' And I am dreadfully prone to histrionics. Do excuse me.
* LaughablyEvil: Believe more in quantity than [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor quality]] when it comes to jokes, but they're this trope, by basically subjecting people to the cruellest type of trolling.
* ManipulativeBastard: At one point manages to manipulate an entire family into killing one another, and nearly gets a young Odin killed for it, just so that Odin will owe a debt to them.
* MediumAwareness: Once walked right off-panel. And later jumped out of a panel and sat around between panels for a while. Generally this is how [[OurTimeTravelIsDifferent their "time" travel magic looks like]], some even suggested that they might {{Intrepid Fictioneer}}ing the comic itself.
* OmnicidalManiac: In their [[BadFuture timeline]] they're the '''King of Midgard''' meaning they killed off every living being on Earth and ''ruled'' on the rubble. They claim it was a MercyKill (ala HumansAreTheRealMonsters), but as they plan to do this to Asgard too they aren't that convincing. And all this [[EvilIsPetty just to spite Thor]].
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Ludicrously powerful, skilled and dangerous, but they're quite content to kick back in a cell in Asgardia and watch events unfold... until the urge to meddle hits them.
* SealedEvilInACan: Do you remember the shiny thingy on Loki's sceptre in Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}? In the comics that's not an infinity stone, but King Loki's soul/story, because Story!Loki felt that forgetting the cautionary tale about them would be a bad thing. Verity has to ask if this is a good idea or might become a LeakingCanOfEvil later, but Story!Loki assures her that it wont be a bad influence on ''them''.
* {{Troll}}: Very much so. It just makes them that much more unpleasant.
* WalkingSpoiler: It is difficult to talk about ''Agent of Asgard'' without mentioning this one in the slightest, given their impact on the plot.

[[folder:Loki the God(dess) of Stories - Spoiler Character 2]]

-->"Me? I'm the '''God of Stories'''. I'm '''Loki'''."

The '''God of Stories''' (or Goddess of Stories; they're not fussed), is the latest of Loki's reincarnations, who so far appears to be something of an aged up version of Teen Loki. This Loki is still new, so their full personality is yet to be fleshed out (and they're still catching up with everything), but has decided to escape the inherent evil associated with being the God of Lies by rechristening themselves the God Of Stories, which is essentially the same thing but far nicer, and with more importance, given the Gods' nature as creatures of story.
'''Note''': Unmarked Spoilers for ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' #13 onwards.

* AmbiguousGender: Doesn't really care for which form they assume, and so changes gender whenever they feel like it, even mid sentence. As they see it, as they're the God of Stories, they have to be more than one thing in order to personify all stories.
* BritishAccents: When introduced, the way they talk is phrased and spelt to read like they have a Cockney accent (or similar), something Verity lampshades when talking to him.
-->'''Verity''': What do I "reckon"?
** CarpetOfVirility: His Male form has this, something he's pretty happy with.
** PermaStubble: He has one in the new Thor's book.
** EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Her female form looks like this, giving her something of a PerkyGoth type look
* CloudCuckooLander: Has NoSocialSkills and has very odd priorities. World ending? Not a big deal, let's talk about your life story! Oh, and I hope you don't mind that I [[YourSoulIsMine turned your true being into a bracelet]] to save you. At that point they legitimately crossed over to NightmareFuelStationAttendant. We could say they are still MadGod, just got from a depressed and kind of schizophrenic phase to a manic one.
* CrypticConversation: This Loki is not prone to outright lying but good luck getting a direct answer from them. They talk almost exclusively in "might"s, "maybe"s, metaphors, [[DoubleMeaning terms open to interpretation]], with possibly important bits left out. ''If'' you get a direct answer that's probably either important or you somehow made them angry.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: At least in their introduction, they're barefooted. They've also lost their gloves and wear much shorter sleeves and pants-legs, though its possibly the result of their recent creation or their sudden growth/height gain (according to Verity they're half a foot taller than Teen!Loki was).
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: Trying to figure out their allegiances likely to result in headache. Dark council (Laufey, Malekit, or who)? Asgard (Odin or Freyja)? Hel? Themself?
* {{Fanservice}}: Walks around shirtless when first introduced, though puts on a shirt when they turn female. Really, what did you expect given their last form?
* MagicStaff: Gained one in the last issues of Agent of Asgard. Technically it's Freyja's StaffOfAuthority transformed by King Loki into the shape known from Film/TheAvengers2012. Later completed by Story!Loki who added the [[SealedEvilInACan jewel]] to it... as in the soul (story) of King Loki.
* MediumAwareness: They survive the [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 incursion]] by effectively ''telling themself out of the story''. They also just ''love'' to [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall lean on the fourth wall]].
* MesACrowd: By channelling their previous selves no less. Given how Loki [[OtherMeAnnoysMe normally]] [[FutureMeScaresMe relates]] [[IHatePastMe to]] themself the wisdom of this was quite questionable.
* LosingYourHead: When the new Thor smacks his head off, his expression is more 'unimpressed' and 'slightly bored' than anything else.
* ParadoxPerson: Outside of the next two contradicting tropes, they were also born out of a TemporalParadox. They would not exist without the meddling of King Loki but also their existence means that Teen Loki never becomes King Loki in this universe.
* Really700YearsOld '''AND''' ReallyWasBornYesterday: Technically both and lampshaded. As Loki, they're a being who has existed for centuries, but in different forms. The latest form was only recently created so they're essentially new. As they put it:
-->'''Loki:''' Oh, '''I''' don't know! I'm either half an '''Eon''' old or half an '''Hour''' old! Or '''Both!''' Or '''Neither!'''
* StoppedCaring: They claim that they won't ever become like King Loki because for ThenLetMeBeEvil to happen they should care what anybody in Asgard thinks and they stopped doing that.
* WildCard: "I don't '''do''' sides."

[[folder: Hela]]
[[ComicBook/{{Hela}} Hela]] is the daughter of Loki and sorcerer-giantess Angerboda, ''or'' according to [[ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery other stories]] [[TrulySingleParent Loki]]'s [[CreatingLifeIsUnforeseen accidental]] [[RewritingReality brain]]-child. She is the goddess and ruler of the spirits of the dead, but not of the souls of Valhalla, which Odin alone has dominion over. She receives those who for whatever reason were not admitted into Valhalla. Her realm, Hel[[note]]that's one "l", not two[[/note]], tends to be neutral with rewards or punishments based on the individual.

* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Much of her life essence is found in her cowl, and being separated from it weakens her greatly.
* CoolShip: Nailgar, made from [[{{Squick}} the fingernails of the dead]].
* DaddysLittleVillain: Subverted. As a Goddess of Death, per the way the Marvel cosmology works, she is one of the most important and powerful deities in her pantheon, which means she can [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking kick her dad's ass]]. Loki is ''afraid'' of her, she doesn't tolerate his antics, nor does she even like him. She's also the size of an ice giant, unlike Loki.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Hela has several times been impressed by acts of courage or love. For example, when Thor first lifted Mjolnir to save Sif, who through other circumstances had died, Thor was willing to trade his life for hers. Hela was so impressed by Thor's nobility that she restored Sif to life.
* EverybodyHatesHades: Often {{justified|Trope}}. She has schemed to take control of Valhalla more than once, and on at least one occasion was shown killing mortals [[ForTheEvulz indiscriminately]]. In Norse myth, she is on the side of evil (or destruction, at least) during Ragnarok, though this hasn't carried over to the comics as of yet, so the trope has precedent. Nonetheless, she serves a crucial and indespensable function managing the souls of the Asgardian dead.
* FemmeFatale: Once posed as one as part of a scheme. Well, she was trying to pose as an ordinary human, but given that's not something she's got much experience with, this was the result.
* ICallItVera: Her "Nightsword".
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Her motivation for some of her schemes against Thor. She is stuck in the underworld and wants some companionship.
** Justified. According to Kieron Gillen's run on ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'', [[spoiler:Hela was literally created, not born, from Loki. Kid Loki envisioned her as his perfect friend, and they grew mutually fond of each other. Then, after "Classic" Loki put himself back in charge, Kid Loki had Leah shipped into the distant past to grow into the powerful Hela and become able to stop his shenanigans. As such, she got deprived of her intended soulmate]].
* LargeAndInCharge: Her mother is (probably) a giantess, and her father is one too, though a notedly runty specimen that's the size of a human. Being a giant is in her genes.
* MultipleChoicePast: During Kieron Gillen's run on ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'', it appears as if neither Loki nor Hela knows for sure whether Loki truly is her father, even though in earlier issues of ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' he was explicitly stated to be so. Later on during the same run we are given a new origin story for Hela, which is rather different from the one described above, though [[spoiler:in a sense Loki still is her father.]]
* RecliningReigner: Hela is depicted in this manner within an issue of {{X-Factor}}. [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/15776/1521859-hela1.jpg Sure, her body is half rotting corpse, but she knows how to pull off the eye candy.]]
** Not the first time she's [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101120182226/marveldatabase/images/thumb/4/42/Thor_Vol_3_12_page_04_Hela_%28Earth-616%29.jpg/640px-Thor_Vol_3_12_page_04_Hela_%28Earth-616%29.jpg done that.]] Though there is the fact that she's talking to her [[{{Squick}} FATHER there.]]
* SelfDuplication: Hela is able to create several less powerful versions of herself. Generally when she doesn't want to risk her whole being against a foe (like the Disir). Or when she's injured and it's easier to make the lost part of her into a copy of sorts than healing [[spoiler:(See Leah of Hel)]].
* TouchOfDeath: As expected from a death goddess she has this power.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: She has a love/hate (occasionally [[StalkerWithACrush stalkery]]) relationship towards Thor ever since they first met. It mostly manifests through her gloating that he'll be hers sooner or later no matter how he tries to avoid it.

[[folder: Leah of Hel]]
To understand Leah we should first clarify that there were several of her (by end of 2015 at least '''four'''), and most if not all constructs of either Loki or Hela.

The ''first'' appearing one was Hela's handmaiden, who had a psychic connection with her mistress. Hela charged her with keeping an eye on Loki to ensure he repaid his debts to Hel during ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery''. It turned out that she was actually the manifestation of Hela's severed hand, making her a literal handmaiden. She was finally reabsorbed into Hela.

The ''second'' one (also known as Herald!Leah) was accidentally created by Kid Loki when he forged Culs biography using the first Leah's blood (so her personality and experiences serve as the basis for this one)... but she was not happy with Loki's authorial powers and sided with Surtur in the ''Everything Burns'' crossover. Loki out of guilt and hope for gaining back his friend travelled to the past and amended the text to grant her the freedom to change, grow, and become her own person. She was last seen when Kid Loki sent her into the past in an attempt to protect her from his former self. It's implied that she eventually grew up to be ''Hela''. She may or may not appeared in the ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' when the team was dimension hopping.

The ''third'' Leah was the therapist Teddy went to with his relationship problems in ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' who turned out to be working with the series' main villain the interdimensional parasite known as Mother. She was the physical manifestation of Loki's conscience (yes, he has one) and when he came clean of his sins she disappeared.

The ''fourth'' Leah we meet when Angela and Sera meet her the in worst part of Hel (and later save her from there) in ''Angela: Queen of Hel''. She is a version of the first one by way of the ''Siege'' tie-in of ''Comicbook/SecretWars2015'' who somehow found her way to the new main Marvel Universe.

* AdaptationalSexuality: The fourth one is a lesbian, who in her original story was in a relationship with a (version of) [[Comicbook/NewMutants Magik]].
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Her explanation for liking Daimon Hellstrom.
* BornAsAnAdult: Well, generally born as a teen or young adult. Comes from being a construct.
* CessationOfExistence: Implied about the first. When she is [[spoiler:reabsorbed by Hela and turns back into her hand, there is nothing to imply that Leah as an individual continues existing as a soul or in any other sense.]] Happened to the third too but that was part of the plan.
* CreatingLifeIsUnforeseen: The second was created by and ''accident'' (or at least Loki not thinking it through).
%%* CuteWitch
* TheDreaded: A highly specific version, but Loki is terrified at seeing her again in ''Young Avengers''.
* EnemyWithout: The third is [[spoiler:Loki]]'s runaway conscience conspiring against him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheLancer: To Kid Loki in ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery''.
* LittleMissBadass: She's proficient in magic and super strong.
%%* LittleMissSnarker
* TheNeedless: She doesn't sleep.
* PsychicLink: She receives psychic messages allowing her to provide updates on the situation in Hel, and Hela can speak through her [[NightmareFuel in a pretty horrifying manner]].
* SheIsAllGrownUp: An imaginary Loki's reaction to the fourth in a vision quest like thing. Thanks to her AdaptationalSexuality he was sort of out of luck.
* SignificantAnagram: [[spoiler: Rearrange the letters of her name and you get "Hela"]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Considers milkshakes "satisfactory".
* {{Tsundere}}: Of the type A variety towards Kid Loki.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Kid Loki, who once figured out when someone was impersonating her due to the fake Leah being too nice.
* {{Yandere}}: The third one's general behaviour ''mostly'' towards Loki.
* YouCannotFightFate: The 2nd appears briefly in one issue of ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' (''maybe'') trapped in a volcanic wasteland with nothing to do, and refuses the offer of leaving, since she has "an eternity to be getting on with".

[[folder: Laufey]]

Laufey is the former chieftain of the Frost Giants and the father of Loki. He was killed in battle by Odin when Loki was an infant. But we all know how death is in comicbooks.

* ArtEvolution: Along with most of the Frost Giants. Was originally depicted by JackKirby as large, but essentially human, with vaguely Asian features and traditional-looking armor. He is now depicted as gray-skinned and [[Film.LordOfTheRings orcish]], with primitive clothing and a necklace of fangs and teeth. Possibly {{Justified|Trope}} by [[CosmicRetcon Ragnarok]].
* BackFromTheDead: Thanks to Malekith he finally returned to life in Comicbook/{{Thor 2014}}.
* BrainsEvilBrawnGood: Played straight and inverted. He believes in the superiority of ''brawn'' but as a leader of an AlwaysChaoticEvil race that means he thinks that true evil can only be achieved through raw strength, destruction, and murder; while holding mischief and trickery in sneering contempt.
* [[MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal Daddy Didn't Raise No Criminal]]: In case of Loki, well, technically he did, just preferred ''murderer'' to conman. That kid is so full of disappointments. How could he go this wrong? Behind Loki's back he is not above claiming "IHaveNoSon" either.
* GenderFlip: In the original myths, Laufey is the name of Loki's ''mother'', not his father. In fact, Laufey is still a somewhat common exclusively feminine name in a few parts of Scandinavia, which can make any reference to this character [[{{Narm}} rather difficult to take seriously]]. [[labelnote:In fairness...]]Note that in the myths, Loki's full name is Loki Laufeyjarson, meaning "Son of Laufey". Last names of this type are usually patronyms rather than matronyms, so the confusion here is at least somewhat understandable, if embarrassing.[[/labelnote]]
* SkewedPriorities: You would think he is mad at [[spoiler:Loki]] because of the whole "killing him" thing. But actually no, he is mad at him because then he ''didn't take the KlingonPromotion''.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Laufey is for all intents and purposes a brute, but also one of the very few characters ever to took one look at (the adult) Loki and go: "That guy is not to be trusted."

[[folder: Skurge the Executioner]]

-->"They sing no songs in Hel, nor do they celebrate heroes...
-->...For silent is that dismal realm and cheerless...
-->...But the story of the Gjallerbru and the god who defended it is whispered across the nine worlds...
-->...And when a new arrival asks about the one to whom even Hela bows her head...
-->...The answer is always the same...
-->He stood alone at Gjallerbru...
-->...And that answer is enough."

Half Asgardian-Half Giant, Skurge was a long-time associate of Amora the Enchanter, even being a founding member of the Masters of Evil. However, when Amora one day abaonded him, feeling despondent, he offered to join Thor and some friends through Helheim on a rescue mission, and sacrifices himself to ensure their escape. Honoring his noble deed, eventually his soul finds refuge in Valhalla.

* AntiVillain
* AnAxeToGrind: His Bloodaxe that is very similar to other Asgardian weapons, it is mystically enchanted and is nearly indestructible.
* BaldOfEvil: He has no hair.
* BattleButler / TheDragon: To Amora.
* TheBrute: Among the Masters of Evil.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: His last stand against the forces of Hela in ''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'' # 362. Though his after-death exploits eventually moved him from Hel to Valhalla.
-->"They sing no songs in Hel, nor do they celebrate heroes...\\
...For silent is that dismal realm and cheerless...\\
...But the story of the Gjallerbru and the god who defended it is whispered across the nine worlds...\\
...And when a new arrival asks about the one to whom even Hela bows her head...\\
...The answer is always the same...\\
He stood alone at Gjallerbru...
--->...And that answer is enough."
* ElementalPowers: His Axe gave him some control over [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] and [[AnIcePerson Ice]].
* HeroicSacrifice / RedemptionEqualsDeath: After feeling toyed with by Amora for too long, he teamed up with the Einherjar, Balder, and Thor to rescue stolen souls from Hel that had been taken by Hela. After they had retrieved the human souls, the band was pursued by a huge army of the dead. When Thor volunteered to buy time for the other's escape, Skurge knocked him out from behind, and volunteered to hold the bridge of Gjallerbru in his stead. Skurge defended the bridge with a pair of M16's from Earth and unbreakable courage, and none of his opponents set foot on Gjallerbru. He stood alone and died at Gjallerbru, allowing not one of the almost numberless hoard to set foot upon the bridge for as long as he could fight. For this heroic last stand, Skurge found a place among the warriors residing in Valhalla, and to the surprise of many, Amora found herself torn with remorse upon hearing of his demise.
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: To Amora. He eventually despairs of ever receiving a sign of her respect, let alone love, and volunteers for a HeroicSacrifice; she's been paying so little attention to him that she doesn't find out he's dead for another four issues. When she did find out, she burst into tears and mourned him, much to everybody's surprise.
* KilledOffForReal: In fact, later stories established that if he's brought back, the entire universe will collapse.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He fights the Avengers only to please his beloved Enchantress.
* MixedAncestry: Half-Frost Giant, Half-Skornheimian (A place in Asgard)
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''The Executioner''.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: He'll never attack anyone who isn't his target. This trait was Thor's clue that another Executioner he faced wasn't Skurge.
* SuperStrength: Skurge possessed superhuman strength greater than that of most other Asgardians.


[[folder: Surtur]]

A fire giant and Lord of Muspelheim, the land of fire and master of a race of fire demons. Seeks to start Ragnarok and cleanse the universe of all life save for his kind.

* ArchEnemy: To Odin and Beta Ray Bill.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: At his largest, Surtur can exceed more then 1,000 feet tall.
* {{BFS}}: Twilight is just as big as he is.
* BigRedDevil
* TheChessmaster: Contrary to most giants, demons, and trolls, Surtur has shown himself to be quite cunning. He has carried out several well-planned attacks on Asgard and tends to have backup plans for his backup plans. Odin has been impressed with his ability to plan ahead in case of failure.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Some versions describe Surtur and the Sons of Muspel as Demons rather then Fire Giants. However, because they were Giants in the original myths, and because Surtur is very, very big, there is always some confusion.
* TheDreaded: He is the most feared enemy of Asgard. Even Odin is somewhat afraid of him.
* EvilVersusOblivion: Loki and other villains will sometimes oppose him to save their own skins.
* HumanoidAbomination: Oldest living thing in the Nine Worlds who seeks to destroy all life alien to his own.
* MeaningfulName: Not Surtur ("The Black One" in Norse) himself, but his sword, Twilight: as in [[{{Gotterdammerung}} Twilight of the Gods]].
* OmnicidalManiac: He wants to kill everything that's not his kin, and is responsible for the death of the Burning Galaxy and the [[ComicBook/BetaRayBill Korbanite race]].
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Destroyed a '''GALAXY''' as part of the process to reforge Twilight.
* PhysicalGod
* PlayingWithFire: Fitting for a fire giant. He can produce and control virtually unlimited amounts of fire in amounts greater than stars when at his peak.
** FlamingSword
* {{Satan}}: Contrary to mythology, where he is a neutral force who merely fulfills a cosmic role, in the comics he actively tries to bring about Ragnarok instead of waiting. The whole devil look and feud with Odin are exclusive to the comics.
* StoryBreakerPower: Mentioned in TheDreaded that everyone in Asgard, even Odin, is afraid of him. Well, a big part of why is because he's damn powerful, having taken on Odin and actually BEATEN him on occasion.
* TimeAbyss: Predates the giants and gods. No one save perhaps himself knows where he comes from.
* YourSizeMayVary: Mentioned above, his size varies, sometimes he's only about 20 feet and others he's over 1000.

[[folder: Ymir]]
The first frost giant and source of all other frost giants if not all giants. According to myth in real world and the comics myth, Odin and his brothers slew him and made the Earth from his body. He periodically returns from the dead and is one of the few beings that can challenge Odin with a strong chance of winning.

* AnIcePerson: Can create snowstorms and blizzards with enough force to plunge the entire Earth into a new ice age aside from freezing the air around him.
* {{Immortality}}: A combination of Types I and III. Ymir doesn't age and it is very difficult to harm him. Should his body be shattered, he can usually reform within moments. It usually takes banishing him for very, very powerful magics to kill him.

!!Other Enemies

[[folder: Absorbing Man]]

Empowered by the evil trickster god Loki, convicted felon Carl "Crusher" Creel was given the ability to absorb the physical properties of anything he made physical contact with. Using his new powers to return to his life of crime, Creel would go on to become battle Comicbook/TheMightyThor (which was what Loki had in mind when he gave Creel his powers) but also numerous other heroes. Although he continues to be a charter member of Thor's RoguesGallery, he's also tangled with everyone from Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} to Franchise/SpiderMan to the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk.

* AlliterativeName
* AllYourPowersCombined: Creel has demonstrated the ability to combine previously absorbed abilities.
* AWizardDidIt: The Absorbing Man's ball and chain has been destroyed on several occasions, and yet somehow it's always good as new the next time the Absorbing Man appears.
* BaldOfEvil
* BattleCouple: With Titania.
* {{Depower}}: Norman Osborn once used an enchanted sword to remove Creel's powers.
* DumbMuscle
* EpicFlail: Creel's ball and chain has the same absorbing properties he does. It can even absorb the properties of Thor's mystic uru hammer, which is never a pleasant experience for Thor.
* FutureBadass: While plenty powerful as he is, in one AlternateUniverse story Creel realizes he has the ability to also absorb knowledge. After absorbing the intellect and processing power of [[AIIsACrapshoot Ultron]] he is able to recall ''everything'' he ever absorbed and became able to display their properties at will and effectively became the most dangerous superhuman on the planet.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** Creel's greatest strength is also his greatest vulnerability. Not only does he absorb the ''strengths'' of whatever he touches, he also absorbs its ''weaknesses''. Clever heroes can use this trait to beat him:
** In one of his first appearances, Thor tricked him into absorbing the properties of helium, which caused him to literally float away into the upper atmosphere.
** When he absorbed the strength and power of the [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Gray Hulk]], he also absorbed the weakness to sunlight that the Hulk was suffering from. The Hulk was mostly protected from the sun by the three-piece suit he was wearing... but the Absorbing Man wasn't so lucky.
** Later in that same fight, the Hulk used DeadlyDodging to get the Absorbing Man to short himself out after he became electrified and accidentally struck the river they were fighting near.
** When the Absorbing Man turned himself into diamond, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} used his radar sense to find and chip away at the flaws that developed in Creel's body. This continued until the Absorbing Man literally fell to pieces.
** Another fight with Thor led the Absorbing Man to try and absorb the dimensional portal Thor was opening to escape. This resulted in him getting sucked into a barren, lifeless dimension... at least before he absorbed another portal and made his way back to Earth.
** In one story where Creel fought {{Deadpool}}, he attempted to absorb the properties of a nearby piece of steel only for Deadpool to toss a roll of toilet paper into his hands as he looked the other way. [[MadeOfPlasticine The results were what you might expect]].
* MySuitIsAlsoSuper: The outfit Creel wore when he got his powers changes properties with his body.
* PowerCopying: The Absorbing Man can mimic the physical properties of anything he or his ball and chain touches. If he touches concrete, he gains the strength and durability of concrete. He touches electricity, he becomes electrical. He touches titanium, he becomes as strong and durable as titanium. He can also duplicate the strength and durability of anyone he touches, such as the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk or Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules.
* SizeShifter: Creel can absorb extra mass if the object he's touching is larger than himself.
* SuperStrength: His strength level depends on what object he has absorbed the properties of. It has it's limits though.
* TrickingTheShapeshifter: Related to HoistByHisOwnPetard, many heroes have overcome the Absorbing Man by getting him to absorb something that gives him a fatal weakness they can exploit.

[[folder: Destroyer Armor]]

A suit of armour forged on Odin's command of an unknown metal and granted tremendous power. It was designed to defend Asgard against major threats, but generally is left in storage until Loki or someone else tries to use it to kill Thor.

* TwentyFourHourArmor: Due to only the spirit inhabiting it it can be worn for any length of time.
* AnimatedArmor: Due to no body being in it. It requires a spirit to animate it.
* HellYesMoment: Kid Loki showing up with it and announcing that he's going to use it to take out Dark Asgard (save the real one by proxy).
* MadeOfIndestructium: The best a group of [[CosmicEntity Celestials]] could do was melt it to a puddle. It repaired itself good as new when imbued when brought close to someone's spirit. Blows from the [[IncredibleHulk Hulk]] and Thor have failed to dent it.
* PoweredArmor
* SuperStrength: Enought to overpower Thor and break his jaw.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Writers have come up with a wide range of weapons it has ranging from slicing beams, atomizing matter, to hurting astral beings.
* WorfBarrage: Its disintegrator beam is supposed to destroy anything, yet even when powered by all of Asgard save Thor, it failed to do anything to a Celestial. Tends to be much more effective against Thor.

[[folder: Fafnir]]
Fafnir was once the king of Nastrond, an extra-dimensional realm located in Asgard. When Odin destroyed Nastrond for its wickedness, Fafnir was left to die amongst the ruins of his kingdom. He saved himself by drinking from an enchanted pool, which also turned him into a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]].

* EmergencyTransformation / WhatHaveIBecome: He will shuttle between thanking Odin for indirectly granting him his great power and cursing him for the loss of his human form.
* HypnoticEyes
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* RedEyesTakeWarning

[[folder: Gorr the God Butcher]]

A vengeful mortal who suffered an epic TraumaCongaLine along with his people because his gods did nothing. He took up the ancient weapon of an Elder God and attempted to kill every god that ever was and ever would be.

* AGodIAmNot: A rare ''villainous'' and negative example. Unlike most, he doesn't dislike being called a god because he is humble, but because he ''despises'' the very concept of god. As such, calling him one is [[BerserkButton the best way to suffer a horrible death]].
* BerserkButton: Don't suggest that he's a god. Ever.
* CastingAShadow: The power granted to him by [[InfinityPlusOneSword All-black the Necrosword]]. It's an ImaginationBasedPower that appears to be bolstered by spilling god blood.
* ColdBloodedTorture: A speciality. [[UpToEleven He once even tortured a God of Torture]].
* CrystalDragonJesus: The narrative of his arc uses parodic references to Christianity to refer to him. He's first witnessed by a religious congregation on a boat as he's walking on water and there's a "and on the final day he rested" reference at the culmination of his plan.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Very much so.
* DarkMessiah: Seeks to free mortals by killing gods.
* GodOfEvil: What some suggest he has become.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: As is repeatedly pointed out, he has become a god, the most terrible and evil god ever.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His black berserker constructs are largely mindless but act independently on his subconscious desires. One such incident leads Thor to him. Furthermore the construct of his wife's BlasphemousPraise induced murder and his son construct's subsequent vengeance directly leads to his downfall and [[spoiler:Present day Thor killing him with his own weapon.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: His entire backstory is a classic example of the trope.
* KickTheMoralityPet: [[spoiler:Kills his own wife when she pushes his berserk button by calling him "her god".]]
* KillTheGod: His whole goal.
* NotSoDifferent: Gleefully notes that present day Thor is 'the god who doubts', who thinks that Gorr might just be right. Regards him as his 'favourite Thor'.
** Ironically, everyone else but himself realizes he is this when compared to the most malicious gods he claims to despise. The Necrosword gave him the power and immortality of a god. His deeds and reputation are on par with any god. Like a god, he views himself as the sole one to judge on morality and who lives and dies and seeks to alter creation to fit his vision and his vision alone regardless of anyone else. Worse of all, his cruelty and willingness to destroy those he deems worthy of death, any god or mortal who does not share his viewpoint, are on par with the most evil of gods. By the end his own "son" can see what he has become even when he cannot.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Gorr the God-Butcher and All-Black the Necrosword.
* OmnicidalManiac: As far as gods are concerned.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: To a ridiculous degree. Seeks to destroy all god regardless if they are good or evil or how to may affect mortals...some of which need their gods for their planets to live or to protect them from non-godly threats.
** This stems from his world's gods never seeming to answer any of his people's prayers. Due to how he gains his weapon, it's implied that the reason they never responded to the prayers of his people is that they may all have been ''killed'' by the weapon Gorr himself later claims; The Necrosword. Thor himself even says it was meant to kill gods, claiming it to be one of the few things Gorr was blatantly right about in all his various villain boasts.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Desak the God-Slayer. A character who was also a killer of gods that Thor battled more than once, and who has beliefs in line with Gorr's and a nearly identical backstory, aside from a few differences. Gorr, however, is '''''far''''' more brutal, and is considered to be outright evil. Desak simply kills those gods whom he believes to be evil rather than wanting to kill all gods just because. He was even capable of being reasoned with as he ended his first encounter with Thor peaceably. Eventually, they came to blows in an alternate timeline, and Thor killed him to save what was left of his people.
* WorthyOpponent: Seems to regard Thor as this, after a fashion, particularly present day Thor.

[[folder: Jormungand/Midgard Serpent]]

Jormungand is the son of Loki and sorcerer-giantess Angerboda. He is so large that he quite literally can wrap around the entire Earth. He usually exists in a parallel dimension to Earth or at the bottom of the sea. He is a sworn enemy of Thor, and at Ragnarok the two are destined to kill each other. Due to this, any time the snake appears, Thor knows there is a stronger than usual chance he could die in this battle.

* AbusiveParents: Loki one time manipulated events so Thor would kill him early, believing Jormungand was growing too powerful.
* AnimalisticAbomination: A harbinger of Ragnarok in the form of a snake that can wrap about the entire planet.
* {{Archenemy}}: A strong contender for the title.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Far, far bigger than 50 feet actually.
* EvilUncle: Inverted. He's Thor's evil nephew.
* HeroKiller: Much like in the original myths. Not only is he destined to kill Thor, but he has done so on at least one occasion, and come close on many others. At one point, Thor and Beta Ray Bill together were unable to defeat Jormungand.
* ImAHumanitarian: Has no problem with the idea of eating Thor.
* JokerImmunity: Jormungand will always be resurrected for Ragnarok.
* TheJuggernaut: No one who isn't Thor stands a chance against Jormungand. And even then the fights leave Thor bruised, bloodied, and all too often, nearly dead.
* MutualKill:
** The two of them in #380.
** Also with Freyja in ''Loki: Agent of Asgard'' #15. She came back in the next issue though (because heroic death meant going to Valhalla and Ragnarök meant coming back for the finale), the snake wasn't that lucky.
* NighInvulnerability: Nothing save Thor can injure Jormungand.
* ShapeShifter: Has disguised himself as other beings, notably Chinese dragon themed villain, Fin Fang Foom.
* SuperStrength: Even given his size, that is one strong snake.
* YouCantFightFate: Thor and Jormungand tried to kill each other several times before Ragnarok in part to defy fate. Thor ended up killing the serpent several times, but it always returned for Ragnarok.

[[folder: Karnilla/The Norn Queen]]

The ruler of Nornheim, a province within the dimension of Asgard but not under Odin's control. She rules over various nonhuman looking creatures. She has several times tried to conquer Asgard, but her main storylines usually involve trying to win the love of Balder and placing him on the throne of Asgard whether he wants it or not.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: To Balder
* DarkMagicalGirl: One of if not the most powerful sorceress in Asgard and second only to Odin.
* {{Tsundere}}: She goes from throwing Balder into her dungeon and cursing him for rejecting her to...
* {{Yandere}}: Once threatened Nanna, Balder's wife, to try and get Balder to marry her.

[[folder: Kurse]]
->'''AKA:''' Algrim the Strong

A Dark Elf formerly known as Algrim the Strong, he was charged by his king Malekith the Accursed to fight Thor, but was betrayed by Malekith and left to die in a lava pit. However, he survived (albeit with amnesia) the encounter and eventually found his way to The Beyonder, who transformed him into Kurse. After rampaging through Earth to find Thor, he does indeed fight him, but as the battle rages on, Thor convinces him that Malekith is his enemy, who he then kills. Afterwards, Kurse is allowed into Asgard, and guards their children until Ragnarök, where he then dies.

* AchillesHeel: Iron, which all Dark Elves suffer from. It negates their natural magical properties.
* GentleGiant: Once his RoaringRampageOfRevenge is done, Kurse becomes quite docile.
* HeelFaceTurn
* TheJuggernaut: At his strongest, not even Thor & Beta Ray Bill working together or Hela's TouchOfDeath could stop him.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* LivingWeapon: His armor.
* MadeOfIron: Of course, his armor does help quite a bit there. Once being empowered by The Beyonder twice, moves to MadeOfDiamond.
* OurElvesAreDifferent: Of TheFairFolk type.
* SuperSenses: His Living Armor helps him see all around him.
* SuperStrength: The Offical Marvel Databook of the time he debuted lists his strength level as "incalculable". Even when he was still Algrim, he could go toe-to-toe with Thor.
* UpToEleven: Thanks to The Beyonder, Algrim was originally slightly weaker then Thor, then as Kurse was twice as strong as Thor, then doubled even more!

[[folder: Mangog]]

An entity that is an embodiment of the hatred of a race that once invaded Asgard but were destroyed by Odin. Odin restored the race after the first attack, but Mangog has returned several times since feeding on other emotions or just out of nowhere.

* EleventyZillion: Often boasts about being the embodiment of the hatred of "a billion, billion beings."
* EmotionEater: Mangog depends on the emotions of others to exist. Without those it fades from existence. However, it can't just feed off anyone and needs a specific source.
* FirstLawOfResurrection: He might be dead for good after Thor used the runes magic on him, but seeing how he came back even after Odin eliminated the source of his existence, who knows.
* ImplacableMan
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: One of the few if only beings that gives one to Thor on a regular basis.
* OmnicidalManiac: He wants to draw the Odin Sword and destroy the universe.
* ThePowerOfHate
* SuperStrength: One of the few beings far stronger than Thor and relies on it almost exclusively.
* UnstoppableRage: A physical embodiment of hate and rage that is constantly angry and virtually unstoppable.

[[folder: Malekith the Accursed]]

A king and sorcerer among the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim. Malekith was long ago banished beyond the nine worlds by Odin for his crimes. He was rescued by Surtur to aid the fire demon in one of his attempts at kicking off Ragnarok. Since then, he has returned several times to try and conquer the nine worlds.

* AchillesHeel: Like all of the Fair Folk, [[ColdIron iron.]]
* AxeCrazy: And getting worse with each appearance. In his most recent modern appearances he's completely lost it.
* TheCaligula: To the Dark-Elves when he ruled them.
* CastingAShadow: Can manipulate darkness.
* TheDragon: To Surtur when he first appeared.
* TheDreaded: the Dark Elves, his own people, are ''petrified'' of him. His return leads to an incredible amount of deserved terror.
* EvilIsPetty: He is a monster who kills and tortures for fun, he'll also spoil your series. [[spoiler:Poor Star-Lord.]]
* EvilLaugh: Constantly.
* EvilSorcerer: Faerie magic is his primary and most versatile weapon.
* EvilerThanThou: With Loki.
* TheFairFolk: Takes elements not only from the Nordic Dark Elves, but also from the folklore of the British Isles in that he summons TheWildHunt and has his lair in the Cotswolds in England.
* {{Greed}}: Malekith's primary motivation for almost everything.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* KnifeNut
* LightEmUp: Oddly enough for a Dark Elf, this is one of his common spells.
* TheMagnificent: Seldom spoken of without adding "the Accursed".
* ManipulativeBastard: Very good at getting in someone's head.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: In an attempt to kill Thor he was willing to sacrifice fellow Dark Elf Algrim the Strong, nearly killing the later. Algrim, who was nearly as strong as Thor, later became Kurse with his strength increased. Kurse tracked down Malekith for revenge.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Starts with "Mal-", indicating evil. And then there's the whole "accursed" part of it.
* OneWingedAngel: Shifts into an armored, demonic form when he can't escape in order to fight Thor. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop the Thunder God from delivering a brutal CurbStompBattle without Malekith landing a single blow.]]
* OurElvesAreDifferent: Leader of the Dark Elves.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His iconic outfit is mostly red and black.
* {{Sadist}}: Probably the most obvious one in Thor's rogues gallery.
* SanitySlippage: His time in Hel has done nothing for his sanity. Except possibly destroy it.
* SealedEvilInACan: Imprisoned in the void by Odin, until Surtur freed him. Later trapped in Hel while still alive.
* ShapeshiftingSeducer: Transforms into a [[GenderBender beautiful woman]] at one point to seduce a human enemy... and drain the life from him.
* SlasherSmile: Is a big fan of them. It seems to be his default expression in ''The Accursed.''
* TheSociopath
* SorcerousOverlord: Of his race.
* ThreatBackfire: The Enchantress threatened him once with "turning the breath in his lungs to acid and his bones to hungry maggots" if he dared to betray her, which Malekith interpreted it as flirting. As Amora didn't object you might not want to think about their kinks [[{{Squick}} too hard]].
* TwoFaced: One half of his face is blue like the other Dark Elves and the other half is black.
* VillainRespect: seems to have gained a degree of honest respect for Thor during his latest appearance due to the latter's [[spoiler: apparent]] ruthlessness, [[spoiler: skilled use of illusion magic]] and taking of several levels in MagnificentBastard.
* VillainTeleportation: He can use shadows for this purpose.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Of the {{Humanshifting}} kind. During his original arc he takes several humanoid shapes both for disguise and combat.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: The only white-haired dark elf that we've met, and undoubtedly the most evil.
* TheWildHunt: Possessed a horn that could summon it.
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: When he returns from Niffleheim, he decides his people have grown soft and he most 'purge' them. He is enacting genocide on his own race, hunting refugees all throughout the Nine Realms.
* YourSoulIsMine: Loves devouring the souls of virtuous mortals.

[[folder: Mephisto]]

An embodiment of ultimate evil, powerful hell-lord and Marvel's [[SatanicArchetype most common stand in for Satan]]. He has antagonized just about every hero, but tends to single out those who are especially noble like the ComicBook/SilverSurfer and Thor. As can be expected, many of the traditional tropes associated with Satan are part of him. He is almost as powerful as Odin himself (and thus far stronger than Thor), but how big or small the margin is varies from issue to issue. As a Hell Lord, he is a rival of Hela.

* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Not as outright as some examples, but his plans often include screwing over his partner in some way. Just ask Loki.
* TheCorrupter
* DealWithTheDevil: One of his favorite, but not only, ploys.
* DimensionLord: Rules his own hell dimension and often his physical form is considered an extension of it.
* DistaffCounterpart: His [[DaddysLittleVillain daughter]] Mephista.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: Goes with the whole Satan image.
* ForTheEvulz: What else do you expect from an embodiment of ultimate evil?
* GoodHurtsEvil: He is the trope image.
* {{Hellfire}}
* LegionsOfHell: A vast army of demons under his command.
* MadeOfEvil
* ManipulativeBastard: Despite his vast power and armies, he prefers guile.
* ThePlan: Many of them. Some of them [[EvilPlan evil and story driving.]]
* SatanicArchetype: A stand-in created when the Comics Code made depicting the real thing difficult and in comics plays off the fear of the image. His name comes from Mephistopheles, a demon in Germain literature who was a ''reluctant'' servant of the devil.

[[folder: The Serpent]]
The Asgardian God of Fear and supposed former All-Father and twin brother of Odin, The Serpent was defeated by Odin ages ago and was sealed on Earth deep within the seas until modern times where [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Syn]] transformed into a being called Skadi, his general, after picking up a Uru Hammer freed him. Then, he called down more of the Hammers and began to cause chaos on earth to gain enough strength to go to Asgard and take back his throne.

He actually is indeed what he says he is. His real name is Cul Borson and he is also the real Serpent Thor is destined to kill and die in the process, not Jormungand. Sure enough, the prophecy rings true and Cul and Thor were briefly dead by each other's hand.

* ArtifactOfDoom [=/=] EvilWeapon: His Hammers.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He was All-Father once for a reason.
* BigBad: Of ''Fear Itself''.
* BulletCatch: Destroys Captain America's shield this way.
* TheDreaded: As soon as Odin heard he was freed, he wanted to bomb the Earth completely just to make sure he killed him.
* EmotionEater: He can gain stronger by feeding off the fear of others.
* EvilChancellor: After his return Odin makes him his minister of ''justice'' and claims he is a [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter changed god]].
* EvilCounterpart: Creates a "Dark Asgard" from Antarctica, even having his own, twisted parody of Heimdall to guard it.
* EvilCripple: His limbs were improperly aligned after as a young child, a pack of Giants threw him down off a cliff, and he tried to set them himself. Healed some in the past, but fully once he feeds upon enough fear.
* EvilIsHammy: He could probably give Doctor Doom a run for his money.
* EvilOldFolks [=/=] ElderlyImmortal: Until he absorbs enough fear to assume a younger form.
* EvilTwin: To Odin.
* EvilUncle: To Thor, and probably others like Balder and Loki, technically.
* ForTheEvulz: Implied to be the reason he fed off fear in the past and why Odin overthrew him.
* KilledOffForReal
** MutualKill: With Thor.
** ComicBookDeath: He came back as a result of one of Loki's acts in ''ComicBook/OriginalSin''.
* TheLostLenore: Kid Loki [[RewritingReality wrote]] one Leah, and she just disappeared, in his biography to humanize him and buy Thor a chance to defeat him.
* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: He got revenge against the Giants that crippled him by crawling to their camp and ripping out their throats with his teeth as they slept.
* OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow: Invoked by Kid Loki. Thor going against the Serpent was going to be a SenselessSacrifice so Loki promoted himself to author (which he could do because in Marvel gods are creatures of story), wrote TheLostLenore example and made the MutualKill ''retroactively'' possible.
* ScaledUp: As the final battle of Thor arrives, he assumes a OneWingedAngel form rather similar to Jormungand, interestingly enough.
* SealedEvilInACan: In Earth.
* SimpleStaff / DropTheHammer: His staff even changes into a warhammer as he changes.
* SuperEmpowering: After he feeds off enough of Midgard's fear, he assumes a younger form, his limbs heal, and his knobbled staff changes into a massive warhammer.

[[folder: Seth]]

Marvel's take on the Egyptian god of the same name. Seth is a powerful Egyptian God of the Dead who often tries to destroy the universe so he can rule over everything in the realm of the dead. He frequently comes into conflict with Thor and Odin due to Asgard inevitably opposing him, for destroying the World Tree would be a major step in his goals.

* AssKickingEqualsAuthority: Powerful enough to prove a difficult challenge to Odin and rules his own death realm.
* Myth/EgyptianMythology
* EvilVersusOblivion: Loki and other villains will sometimes oppose him to save their own skin.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MyNaymeIs: Seth usurped the worshippers of the Elder God SET by claiming the worshippers got the name wrong: SETH. The snake motif comes from this usurpation.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: SETH: SERPENT GOD OF DEATH!!!
* OmnicidalManiac
* ScaledUp: Turns into a giant snake one time to battle a giant Odin.

[[folder: The Wrecking Crew]]
Mistakenly given Asgardian powers by the Norn Queen, they are four hardened convicts with enchanted weapons and SuperStrength. Their names are Bulldozer (Henry Camp), Piledriver (Brian Calusky), Thunderball (Eliot Franklin), and Wrecker (Dirk Garthwaite, leader).

* BlackAndNerdy: Thunderball. While the other three were just common thugs, Thunderball was originally a brilliant physicist who invented a working gamma bomb, something that ''[[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce freakin' Banner]]'' failed to do.
* DumbMuscle: Most of the crew
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Wrecker
** TheDragon / EvilGenius: Thunderball
** TheBrute: All four, but Bulldozer and Piledriver exemplify it.
* GeniusBruiser: Thunderball
* PowerArmor: Thunderball, which takes the place of his powers when not around Wrecker.
* TheStarscream: Thunderball
* WeaponOfChoice
** CrowbarCombatant: Wrecker, which doubles as a MagicWand and the group's TransformationTrinket.
** EpicFlail: Thunderball with his wrecking ball.
** GoodOldFisticuffs: Piledriver, with massive fists.
** ShouldersOfDoom / UseYourHead: Bulldozer
* VillainousFriendship: Wrecker considers the Crew the only family he has, even tolerating Thunderball's Starscream tendencies.
* WorfEffect: The Wrecker himself at full power or the Crew combined were once a threat to Thor. Nowadays, they are mostly throwaway villains who have gotten beaten up by just about everyone, including the ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}''.

[[folder: Ulik]]

A rock troll that is far stronger than the rest of his race. He is one of the few beings of the nine realms whose strength comes close to matching Thor.

* TheBrute: Many, many of his appearances are due to being one of the few beings that can give Thor a decent fight.
* TheDragon: The rare times when he is not TheBrute.
* DumbMuscle: Usually does not affect his speech much, but trolls are not known for their intelligence.
* TheMole: Thanks to Karnilla's magic, he was temporarily Tanarus, the new God of Thunder to replace Thor. So far, only Kid Loki knows that something isn't right about him until Thor came back and killed him to protect the other Asgardians.
* TheStarScream: He has betrayed the troll king several times only for it to come back to bite him.
* SuperStrength: Far greater than virtually all other trolls, giants or even gods who all possess some level of super strength themselves.

[[folder: Mr. Hyde]]

An early Thor foe, Calvin Zabo was a shifty scientist and doctor who had a tendency to rob places he worked at. When Don Blake refused him a job knowing what would happen, Zabo took revenge by inventing a serum to make his favorite story ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' a reality. As Mr. Hyde, Zabo was almost strong enough to match Thor, but not quite. Soon after his first defeat, Loki sprang Hyde and the Cobra from prison and increased their powers. Hyde was now on better footing, but still suffered defeat at Thor's hands. He would then go on to fight several other heroes such as Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, Comicbook/SpiderMan, and Comicbook/CaptainAmerica

* TheBrute
* CoDragons: With Cobra, see ThoseTwoBadGuys
* TheDragon: Sometimes to Loki, sometimes to various others
* JekyllAndHyde: The name kinda is a giveaway.
* SuperStrength
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Was this with Cobra for a while.

[[folder: Cobra]]
An early Thor foe, Klaus Voorhees was a research assistant in India who was working with a scientist to find a cure for snake bites. Tired of being a second-stringer, Voorhees murdered his boss by having a cobra bite him, and to avoid blame had it bit him too. He then took an antidote, but was informed by his dying boss that the cobra was radioactive. So, much like our friendly-neighborhood Spider-Man, Claus gained the powers of a cobra, and embarked on a life of crime. Often partnered with Mr. Hyde, and went on to join the Serpent Society. Became less of a Thor foe as time went on.

* CoDragons: See Hyde
* TheDragon: Like Hyde, it varies, but he's rarely his own boss.

!!Other Allies or Major Characters

[[folder: Beta Ray Bill]]

ComicBook/BetaRayBill is an [[RubberForeheadAliens alien]] SuperSoldier from beyond our galaxy, tasked with defending his entire sleeping civilization from a race of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]]. Initially presented as a rival to Thor who desired the power of Mjolnir to defend his people, he has since been given his own mighty hammer, Storm Breaker.

* AliensSpeakingEnglish: {{Handwaved}} via a translation program.
* AnimalMotifs: His head was modeled (by Walt Simonson) on a horse's skull because the horse suggested nobility.
* BashBrothers: With Thor.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted in his first appearance. When Bill attacks Thor, who is investigating his ship, he seems an ugly evil monster. However, Thor is separated from Mjolnir long enough to transformed back into Don Blake and the walking stick respectively, which leads to Bill accidentally picking it up and striking it in anger. When he is transformed immediately into a variant of Thor's form, a clear indication of his heroic worthiness to wield the hammer, everyone, both Thor and the readers, was taken aback.
* BodyHorror: The process which turned him into a SuperSoldier was not pretty. He was meant to be one of several, but the others... didn't survive.
* DistaffCounterpart: An alien counterpart of both Thor (by sharing similar powers through his own hammer) and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica (SuperSoldier motivated by his desire to defend his people).
* TheGrotesque: Bill was this amongst his own people, but the [[ProudWarriorRace Asgardians]] look at martial prowess first and looks second. Sif is (or was) even attracted despite his appearance, but he rebuffed her hints as gently as possible.
--> '''Bill:''' My life belongs to my people. Until they are safe, I cannot share it... with anyone.
* LightningBruiser: With [[DropTheHammer Stormbreaker]] in hand he is (almost) as strong and powerful as Thor. (Bill doesn't possess Thor's inherent Asgardian's powers, and Thor's Elder God heritage makes him slightly stronger).
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The main reason why he gets along with Asgardians so well.
* SapientShip: When he was given the task of protecting his people during their long interstellar voyage, Bill was given something to assist him: the warship he calls 'Skuttlebutt'. Looking much like a spacegoing Battleship, the vessel is fully self-aware, immensely powerful, and utterly loyal to Bill.
* SuperStrength: One of the strongest beings in Marvel universe.
* TheRival: In every possible way. Thor and Bill are buddies, but when Bill was first introduced he had his own claim to Mjolnir, an InterspeciesRomance tease with Sif, and even ''Odin'' talking about how he was his son's match.

[[folder: Thor (The Female Thor)]]

After the events of [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]]'s CrisisCrossover series ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'' deemed Thor (Odinson) unworthy of weilding Mjolnir, a mysterious woman appeared and lifted the hammer, claiming his name for herself. Who ''was'' she, and what made her so worthy? Readers and critics alike --as well as Odinson himself-- were stumped, wondering who could possibly be worthy enough to replace the God of Thunder. After eight issues, her identity was revealed to be a cancer-striken Jane Foster, longtime associate (and on-off girlfriend) of Odinson's.

-->For more, see ''[[ComicBook/{{Thor2014}} Thor (2014)]]''

[[folder: Sera]]
Sera is a wingless Angel from the Tenth Realm (Heven) that opened up thanks to the ''Comicbook/OriginalSin'' crossover. She's Angela's best (and apparently only) friend from that realm (later revealed to be LoveInterest), who died years ago but now she is back and sets the lost Asgardian princess on a journey to Hel and back...

* BackFromTheDead: One of the most asked questions of ''Angela: Asgard's Assassin'' is how she did.
* BigBeautifulWoman: Well, ''heavily'' DependingOnTheArtist but Sera is shorter (a head or two shorter than Angela, a head shorter than Star-Lord too) and relatively heavy set for a comicbook character. She generally ''at least'' has HartmanHips but generally more.
* DeadAllAlong: Not counting some flashbacks the "Sera" in ''Angela: Asgard's Assassin'' is [[spoiler:Malekith impersonating her.]]
* MediumAwareness: Has her moments. Like "Okay. '''Narrative intrusion time.'''" or "And now '''blatant exposition'''!" or "Read more [[Creator/KieronGillen Gillen]] you'll be fine."
* MissExposition: She plays this role, if she isn't outright [[FirstPersonSmartass narrating]], because Angela is not that [[TheStoic talkative]].
* TheOmniscient: For some unexplained (but lampshaded) reason Sera tends to know everything media (especially popculture) and narrative related [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality as long it doesn't break the narrative]]. Yes. Even if she has no business knowing those things.
* RescueRomance: This relationship began with Angela saving her from the church of the tenth realm.
* RescuedFromTheUnderworld: Basic premise of ''Angela: Queen of Hel''.
* TagalongChronicler: Sera as travelling companion is good with the sword, passable as sorceress, and entertainer but she's also there to immortalize Angela's exploits. Yes. It means she is narrating a ''lot''.
* {{Transsexual}}: She was born an angel male, traditionally considered fragile and sequestered belowground, but she always knew she was female. Angela rescued her and they became adventuring companions, along the way finding a way to change her body into something better suited for her.

[[folder: Hercules]]

The legendary son of Zeus and greatest hero in Greek mythology. Hercules first appeared in Journey Into Mystery Annual #1 as a good-natured, but narcissistic braggart and brawler. He would later become a regular guest-star in Thor and a member of the Avengers slowly maturing a little over many stories. He became a friend of Thor's and the two share a friendly rivalry over who is stronger. The two often team-up to overcome threats neither one can on their own. Like Thor, he serves as the champion of Olympus with similar father/son problems. He has starred in several mini-series over the years and his own short-lived ongoing. For more information on him see ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules. The tropes here are for one geared toward his appearances in the Thor series.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Not always an issue, but Thor is generally better respected than Hercules.
* BadassBeard: Sports this as o full-fledged god.
* BoisterousBruiser: Is this trope personified in the Marvel Universe, and tends to bring it out in Thor when they're together.
* ChickMagnet: As Wolverine puts it, "Whatever the ladies want, he has it".
* {{Foil}}: Generally, more down to earth and lighthearted than Thor.
* FriendlyRivalry: With Thor. When the chips are down, Hercules considers Thor his brother and would do anything for him. He once interrupted the Avengers having a memorial service for fallen members and angrily berated them for not including Thor among the fallen.
* TheHedonist: If Hercules appears in a Thor book chances are he's surrounded by women, getting drunk or picking a fight. Sometimes all three.
* HeroicBuild: He is almost as tall as Thor and (slightly) even ''more'' muscular.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Hercules came across as this in early stories. Less so in modern ones.
* LightningBruiser: He is one of the strongest beings that have ever walked Earth, and while he doesn't have super-speed as an inherent power, he is clearly capable of moving faster than any normal human.
* RedOniBlueOni: ''Surprisingly'' Hercules is the Red Oni to Thor's Blue Oni. Hercules is a BoisterousBruiser, while Thor is generally more serious.
* SuperStrength: Equal to Thor, and some would argue ''slightly'' stronger.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Recognized as being better at Thor in unarmed combat. He did invent his own fighting style and fights unarmed practically all the time compared to Thor's hammer and other powers.
* WorldsBestWarrior: Hercules was this long before he became immortal.
* WorldsStrongestMan: The strongest being of Greek mythology and a '''serious''' contender for the Marvel Universe.