EARTH-81225 (Avengers fought the Asgardian Gods)
Type: Alternate (Divergent) Earth
Environment: Essentially Earth-like
Usual means of access: Vibrational Attunement
Dominant Life Form: Humanity, Asgardian Gods
Significant Inhabitants: Asgardian Gods (Amora the Enchantress, Balder, Fandral, Heimdall, Hogun, Igron, Loki, Odin, Sif, Skurge the Executioner, Thor, Vizier, Volstagg), Avengers (Captain America, Goliath (Hank Pym), Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Wasp), Jane Foster, Lurking Unknown
First Appearance: What If I#25 (February, 1981)
(What If I#25) - When the literally immortalized Jane Foster failed Odin's test of standing up to the terror generated by the Lurking Unknown, Odin vowed that she was not worthy of Thor. Enraged, Thor denounced his father's judgment as unjust, and Odin banished them both from Asgard. Seeking vengeance, Thor convinced the Avengers--with the exception of Quicksilver--to join him in storming Asgard. Thor recruited numerous allies, including the Vizier, the Warriors Three, though Balder remained loyal to Odin. Odin placed Loki in charge of his forces in preparation for the assault of Thor's followers. The Vizier amplified the Avengers powers to allow them to stand up to the gods: Iron Man's armor became powered by and proof against Asgardian sorcery; the Scarlet Witch gained true magical powers; Hawkeye was given a bow that could never miss; Goliath was given Thor's belt of strength so that he could attain any height and maintain full power; Captain America was given an invincible sword; and the Wasp's stings were made effective against even the gods. The battle was soon joined.
Seeing the madness in the battle, Iron Man sought out Odin and convinced him to offer a truce, but Loki slew Iron Man before he could pass the offer on to Thor. As the struggles continued, with neither side able to gain the advantage, Loki used the magical Glove of Lamia, worn by Igron, to usurp Odin's power. He next attacked Thor and managed to overpower him, but before he could kill Thor, the Wasp released her most potent sting against Loki; her amplified power, designed to affect the Gods, proved fatal to Loki. Maddened by the combat and blaming Odin for the deaths of Iron Man and Loki, Thor vowed to kill his father. Odin tried to kill Thor, but found that his powers, sapped by Loki, were insufficient to a accomplish the task. As Thor confronted Odin, the allfather grabbed the Oversword, threatening to unsheath it and destroy Asgard if he came any closer. However, Jane and the Vizier managed to convince Thor and Odin to talk and they agreed to cease the struggle.
However, Thor felt that after all that had happened he could not accept Odin as his liege-lord again, and so he traveled to a city on the plain, which he made his kingdom.
Comments: Created by Peter Gillis, Rich Buckler, and Dave Simons.
This reality diverged from the events of Thor I#136.
Apparently in this reality, Thor suffered from the Warrior's Madness (as seen in the Earth-616 Thor @ Thor I#460-471, manifested by a Valkyrie) or something to explain why he would go to war against his own people. I'm not sure why he didn't just stay with Jane on Earth...
A Lamia is a monster capable of assuming a woman's form, who was said to devour human beings or suck their blood; a vampire; a sorceress; a witch
Profile by Snood.
Glove of the Lamia
A pair(?) of magical gloves, they could be worn by two people, with one glove draining power from something or someone they contact, and the other wearer receiving said power. Igron used it to steal half of Odin's power and transfer it to Odin
--What If I#25
Though remade as a goddess, she did not demonstrate her abilities, which would like include enhanced strength (Class 10-25) and durability, virtual immortality, etc.
--What If I#25
What If I#25, p17, panel 1
p2, panel 4 and pg 3, panel 2(Jane Foster);
p24, panel 3 (Glove of the Lamia)
What If I#25 (February, 1981) - Peter Gillis (writer), Rich Buckler (pencils), Dave Simons, Al Milgrom, Jon D'Agostino (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
Last Updated: 06/28/04
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