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    Character History

    Gorr is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics. He is a supervillain and an enemy of Thor.

    Gorr lived a life of death and torment 3000 years ago on a planet without a name. His mother died protecting him from predators, and his wife and child also died as a result of the harshness of his homeworld. Despite Gorr's prayers and the ritual sacrifices made by his family, no gods answered his prayers. These events caused him to curse his planet's deities, and he was expelled from his tribe for blasphemy.

    Gorr witnessed two gods fall to the ground, locked in combat, while wandering the scorching deserts. One god has already passed away. However, the other asks Gorr for assistance, which irritates Gorr. Gorr yells: "Where were you when my children went hungry? When my wife was screaming for your assistance?! What happened when we needed our gods?" The dead god's weapon binds itself to him, and Gorr stabs the injured god to death in a fit of rage.

    Gorr picks up the weapon and sets off into space, contemplating whether there are any more gods to slaughter. However, the god Gorr thought was dead was actually Knull, the "god" of symbiotes who had fallen from space after battling several gods himself. His weapon, All-Black, a symbiotic creature, had unknowingly bonded with Gorr. Knull wasn't dead, but he was badly hurt enough that his weapon could be removed.

    Major Appearences

    The Past, present and Future

    Thor met Gorr after he slaughtered several Gods Thor was about to fight (before he could wield Mjolnir). Gorr proved to be a dangerous foe, defeating and nearly killing Thor. Following their battle, he informed Thor that he would be waiting for him in a nearby cave. Once inside the cave, Gorr easily defeated Thor, capturing and torturing him for days.

    Thor's Viking friends eventually found the cave and rescued Thor, but Gorr was injured during the fight when Thor severed his arm and bound the weapon he used to kill Gods to his body. Thor strikes Gorr with enough force to create a black hole, and Gorr vanishes, presumably dead, in the explosion.

    Unbeknownst to Thor, Gorr continued to kill gods throughout the universe, leaving constructs (dubbed "berserkers") for anyone who came across the dead gods to battle. Gorr always manages to stay one step ahead of Thor by attacking Omnipotence City, a hub for all gods where Thor was researching the various gods of the universe.

    Gorr travels to Chronux, the time gods' palace, where he travels to the void where the first god created the universe and cuts out his heart. As he returns to the present, Thor awaits him, and Gorr dispatches his constructs to battle him as he travels through time once more, this time to the future.

    Gorr has taken control of the universe and enslaved the majority of the remaining gods in the far future. He is constantly sending his constructs to battle the now-aged Thor in Asgard. Skyfather Thor is eventually overwhelmed by Black Berserkers, but is rescued by present Thor, and the two set out to finally defeat Gorr.

    King Thor

    Even after his death, Gorr left his imprint on Thor of Earth-616, as Gorr's philosophy was to blame for Thor becoming unworthy and unable to lift Mjolnir.

    Gorr's consciousness was contained within All-Black, and he died in a world without gods. King Loki, All-then-host, Black's resurrected Gorr to kill him after he killed All-Father Thor. Instead, Gorr broke up their fight by reclaiming All-Black and impaling King Loki through the back. Gorr mocked Thor and Loki while crucifying them, but was blasted into orbit by the All-facility. Father's Recalling the scattered fragments and offshoots of All-Black, Gorr engaged All-Father Thor in a battle that destroyed solar systems, vowing to make Thor watch as he slaughtered the inhabitants of Midgard and every other remaining life within the cosmos before creating his own and ensuring they were devoid of the need for worship.

    Attacked by Loki, Gorr mutilated him before engulfing both brothers in All-Black, declaring he had transcended mortality and become not a mere god but a force of nature.

    The Goddesses of Thunder, who returned in time to save their grandfather and uncle, awoke the gods who Thor had saved and sent to Indigarr billions of years earlier. Overwhelmed, Gorr was decapitated by Atli Wodendottir, but his consciousness indwelled All-Black, the traditional symbiote before infecting the entire universe. Gorr attempted to devour Thor by manifesting a part of himself, but was distracted by King Loki telling him the story of every heroic deed Thor had ever performed, allowing Thor to unleash the full might of the God Tempest from within Mjolnir, destroying the All-Black symbiote. Gorr was taken in by the Indigarr Sky Lords to spend rest of his days in peace after being restored to mortal life but left amnestic and insane.


    Before his transformation, Gorr was a fairly weak creature with no superpowers. However, thanks to "All-Black the Necrosword", a weapon Gorr found on the body of a dead god, he attains the following powers:

    • Superhuman Strength - Gorr has a strength that is at least comparable to Thor, if not greater. He was able to best young-Thor, present-day-Thor, and Skyfather-Thor simultaneously, and has single-handedly defeated many millions of gods in open combat, including one that reportedly "wrestled with black holes for fun." The more gods Gorr kills, the more power Necrosword gains, providing Gorr with even more strength.

    • Vast Superhuman-Durability - Gorr is extremely durable against all forms of trauma, even able to survive a massive lightning bolt summoned by Thor, or the Godblast of an Odin-Force Skyfather-Thor, which propelled him "several light-years" away.
    • Superhuman Speed - Gorr can fly at blinding speeds, as when he quickly overtook the god of thunder on their first encounter, and has been able to move light-years in seconds.
    • Superhuman Reflexes - Gorr was able to catch Thor off-guard easily, as well as many other gods.
    • Longevity - Gorr has lived for over 3000 years and still looks in his prime.
    • Regeneration - Gorr is able to recover from a lightning strike within four days with no signs of injury, as well growing back an arm that Thor had cut off (with assistance from his weapon).
    • Darkness Manipulation - After acquiring "All-Black the Necrosword," Gorr can manipulate darkness into creating "darkness-constructs" (à la Green Lantern), creatures known as "Black Berserkers" (who are powerful enough to stalemate Gods), and create almost anything else he desires - including a new arm, a wife, a son, weapons, chains, armor, and towers. This ability is apparently virtually limitless, as he manages to cover both a planet and a sun in this darkness. Gorr can levitate himself and fly at faster-than-light speeds. All-Black can also extend the length of itself as well, allowing it to reach such an extreme extent that it was capable of cutting through a supernova.
    • Combat skills - Gorr has many centuries of combat experience, and is skilled enough with weapons to duel with gods with ease.

    Live Action Appearences

    Christian Bale plays a version of Gorr in Marvel Studios Thor Love and Thunder. Check out the trailer below: