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    Donald Blake 

Donald Blake

Debut: Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #83

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. 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.

  • Corrupt the Cutie: Got a dose of this with a touch of Went Crazy When They Left regarding Thor (Donald was not the center of Thor's universe, but Thor was damn well the center of Don's). After awakening from his dream world he's turned into a Superpowered Evil Side, complete with full villainous regalia: Mad Doctor, Evil Wears Black and Beard of Evil, though he gets rid of the latter two once he returns to Earth.
  • Deal with the Devil: Or Enchantress. He agrees to sell his soul to Enchantress to become a god again once he and Thor have been divided post-Ragnarok during Fraction's run. She kept her word in so far as to change his body into that of one... and then cut off his head.
  • The Dreaded: After going insane and stealing the power of the Midgard Serpent, he is such a threat that Jormungard warns Thor.
    Midgard Serpent: You... You have never faced anything like him, Thor... He is the dragon now. And yet... he is so much more... He will take... everything... Everything... you have ever... loved... will burn.
  • Dressed to Heal: Often averted, especially when he's working with Doctors Without Borders.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Once he is subdued from his Omnicidial Maniac rampage, he is tied in chains to a rock by Loki and a snake above him drips venom onto his face... the punishment Loki himself received in Norse myth.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: After the whole beheading thing, Thor ultimately has him placed into an eternal dream where he can live the life he always wanted in an act of mercy since they can't retrieve his body. It didn't last, he went insane and annihilated his dream world.
  • Magic Enhancement: In "Prey," he becomes an anti-Thor serial killer by absorbing any sources of "Odin-magic" he can find, thereby becoming extremely strong and fast.
  • Nice Guy: In general, he's a fairly nice fellow. Until Donny Cates’ Thor shows him driven completely insane as a murderer.
  • Odd Friendship: With Thor. As his dream world shows, they're literally like brothers, despite all the contrasts between them.
  • Off with His Head!: Enchantress cuts off his head after turning his body into that of a god. But the godhood means he's still alive.
  • Power Parasite: In Donny Cates’ Thor, he is able to absorb "Odin-magic," such as the Midgard Serpent's power, enchantments on Beta Ray Bill, and even the magic used by Doctor Strange against Loki for the title of Sorcerer Supreme, enhancing his power in the process.
  • Serial Killer: In Donny Cates’ Thor, he becomes this for anyone who has ever held the mantle of Thor, out of a desire to never be Thor ever again.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: He started out an existing civilian chosen to share a mortal body with Thor, but in recent times this was retconned to him being a programmed vessel specially made for Thor to reside in. Not surprisingly, he took this badly, which led to his decapitation and insanity.

    Jane Foster 

Jane Foster

AKA: Thor, Valkyrie
Debut: Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #84

See her page for related tropes.

    Bill Cobb 

Bill Cobb

AKA: William Cobb III, William the Warrior
Debut: Thor (vol. 3) #2

Bill Cobb is an Oklahoma diner owner and fry cook. Bill falls in love with the Asgardian Goddess, Kelda and left with her and The Asgardians when they went to Latveria.



AKA: Eric Masterson, Thor, Sparky
Debut: Thor (vol. 1) #391

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 Egyptian death-god Seth and sacrificing his own life to keep the Bloodaxe from possessing him and using him to kill.

Was popular enough to receive a short lived solo title. See the Thunderstrike page for tropes related to his book.

  • Anti-Hero Substitute: An inversion. Thor was replaced by Thunderstrike in The '90s, but he was less likely to kill a dangerous opponent and he came across as a dork when he tried to sound like an anti-hero. Thunder strike did, however, look the part. Complicating the whole thing was that Thunderstrike had previously been Thor himself.
  • Arch-Enemy: Bloodaxe, a vigilante empowered by a cursed Asgardian weapon. His/Her identity is a major plot point in the series.
  • Badass Beard: A full beard that the original Thor didn't had at the time.
  • Carry a Big Stick: His mace.
  • Costume Copycat: Eric wielded Mjolnir as the new Thor when the real deal was banished from Earth by Odin.
  • Darker and Edgier: Actually, he was nice enough, but he looked like a '90s Anti-Hero.
  • The Everyman: One nickname of his is "The Everyman Avenger".
  • Evil Weapon: Forced to use the Bloodaxe, a cursed Asgardian weapon, to battle foes too powerful for the Thunderstrike mace.
  • Flying Brick: Was generally less creative with his power's than Thor when fighting opponents, so he often came across as such. Somewhat justified, as his hammer wasn't as powerful as Mjolnir.
  • Fusion Dance: Before becoming Thunderstrike or taking on Thor's identity himself, Eric served as Thor's mortal host. Odin fused them together when Eric performed a Heroic Sacrifice to save Thor and Thor asked Odin for a way to let Eric live.
  • The Hero Dies: He had a spin-off series—and its final issue is where he died.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Legacy Character: He was Thor's successor for a while. When Thor returned, Eric took the name of his mace, Thunderstrike.
    • His son Kevin Masterson eventually succeeded his father as Thunderstrike and even joined the Asgardians of the Galaxy.
  • Pure Energy: His mace can fire powerful concussive blasts of mystical energy.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Eric served the same role Donald Blake originally did, acting as Thor's mortal host. Mjolnir became his walking stick, and when he slammed it on the ground it turned into Mjolnir and replaced Eric with Thor.
  • Unskilled, but Strong

    Verity Willis 

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.

  • Blessed with Suck: 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.
  • Brutal Honesty: Since lying makes her uncomfortable and angry, she can't help but always do this.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: 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.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She tries her best to keep Loki from doing stupid things. Doesn't work a lot but sometimes she does end up saving them.
  • Deuteragonist: For Loki: Agent of Asgard.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: She keeps claiming this in regards to Loki because everyone just assumes they are "doing kissing" like Valeria Richards said.
  • Ignorance Is Bliss: This is one of the few ways to lie to her. If she isn't told anything, she can't detect any lies.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: 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.
  • Living Lie Detector: 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.
    • 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 after swallowing the ring of Andvari, which reveals all lies and illusions, when she was little, and having the ring dissolve into her being.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Verity dubs Amora the Enchantress Heteronormativa behind her back as an insult.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name literally means truth.
  • Muggle Best Friend: 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).
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: When the Incursion was approaching, Loki (the God(dess) of Stories) decided to Soul Jar 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.
  • Spit Take: Verity does this as a Funny Background Event in Loki: Agent of Asgard #8 when Amora mentions that Lorelei hasn't bathed since "her last rut".
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Her arms are covered in tattoos.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: 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.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She does this to Loki a lot of times but also to other characters like Valeria or Thor (Odinson).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She dyes her hair purple.

    Nisa Contreras 

Nisa Contreras

Debut: Vote Loki #1

Nisa is a New York political journalist, former employee of Daily Bugle, who got name for herself by unveiling an embezzling scandal by former New York governor Adam Hitt. She is also the biggest Loki skeptic when the trickster god tries his talents at Midgardian politics...


    Red Norvell 

Red Norvell

AKA: Red Rogers, Thor, Red Thunderer
Debut: Thor (vol. 1) #273

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.

  • Always Someone Better: Tries to be a better Thor than the real one by being more loyal to Odin or wooing Sif. It doesn't work.
  • Bling of War: His armor is generally more golden and ornate than Thor's.
  • Expy: Of the real Thor from Norse Mythology. 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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 Heroic Sacrifice. After his resurrection he was still a bit of a jerk.
  • Legacy Character: Mostly serves as a replacement Thor whenever the other is unavailable.
  • More Expendable Than You. Sacrifices himself to try and stop the Midgard Serpent. Odin specifically manipulated events so Red would serve this purpose.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Tries to speak like this after his resurrection to come across as more Asgardian.

    Annabelle Riggs 

Annabelle Riggs
Debut: Fearless Defenders #1

Dr. Annabelle Riggs is an archaeologist that specializes in obscure objects.

  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Although she doesn't like it at first, she becomes a capable Valkyrie in her own right.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Gives one to Valkyrie after she saves her on their first meeting.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's a brunette archeologist.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: She's more feminine than either Valkyrie or her girlfriend Ren.
  • Naïve Newcomer: While she's knowledgable in ancient artifacts and a fan of superheroes, she's not very prepared to be a Valkyrie at first.
  • Official Couple: Dating her teammate Ren Kimura.
  • Sharing a Body: In order to save her life after their encounter with the Doom Maidens, Valkyrie shared her body with her, exchanging positions whenever the other is necessary. By the time of Asgardians of the Galaxy, they have separated. This actually saves her from dying alongside Brunhilde during War of the Realms.
  • Youthful Freckles: Her freckles represent her initial inexperience with the supernatural.

    Adam Aziz 

Adam Aziz
Debut: Thor Vol 6 #7

An elderly mechanic living in Broxton, he becomes the latest Thor to wield Mjolnir.

  • Alliterative Name: Adam Aziz
  • Cool Old Guy: He might be old but he's a good person who gets along with Thor.
  • Darkand Troubled Past: He spent nine years in federal prison for aggravated assault and armed robbery.
  • Humble Hero: He has stayed in Broxton his whole life and has never needed anything more than what he earns there.
  • Tattooed Crook: The tattoos on his arms reminds us of his criminal past.


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