Real Name: Garrg
Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Asgard) Troll
Group Membership: Trolls
Enemies: Odin, Thor
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The mountains of Vanaheim, Asgard
First Appearance: Thor I#466 (September, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Garrg was quite large, about seven to eight feet, and possessed superhuman strength (Class 25?) sufficient to knock Thor off his feet, but not sufficient to pose a serious threat to him. He was always in a bad mood, stubborn, simplistic, savage, and not of inferior intellect.
History: (Thor I#466 (fb))- Many years ago, a young Thor was on his way back home from his journey exploring the nine worlds of Asgard, and he stopped by a pond to allow his horse to drink. Garrg was already drinking at the same pond and threatened Thor that the water was his and to go away before Garrg lost his temper. Thor tried to reason with the troll and told him that the water could never belong to anyone. Thor tried time and again to convince Garrg to let him drink, but Garrg was quite insistent the water was his and his only. Garrg pushed Thor and threatened him more. Thor showed Garrg how if he tried to hold the water it would slip through his hands and asked again how he could own something like that. Garrg got confused, then angry, and punched Thor in the jaw. Thor, not wanting to fight, got up to leave. Garrg insisted the water must belong to someone and asked Thor who it belonged to. Thor answered it belonged to his father Odin. Garrg's kind hated Odin and became angered at the mention of Odin's name. Garrg insulted Odin, and Thor took exception and soundly beat Garrg. The extent to which Thor beat Garrg is unknown, but it is known that Thor did not slay Garrg.
Comments: Created by Ron Marz, Bruce Zick, and Mike DeCarlo.
This issue was a huge let down to me. The cover promised a battle between Thor and Drax the Destroyer. What we got was four pages of their fight, with not one word exchanged between them. Each page of their fight was one shot. The rest of the whole book was Odin telling a story. I want my two bucks back! A few issues later, they had a gargantuan battle between Thor and the Silver Surfer on the cover, and the Surfer only appeared on one page of that book (the last page) and the two never fought.
Also, if you punch Thor in the face a few times and push him around and don't let his horse drink, he won't be so nice about it. He'll just do a mosh pit dance on your face.
Odin blamed Garrg's bad mood, his being stubborn, his being a simple brute etc. all on his being a troll. "The troll, being a troll, was a simplistic Brute." Wow, if a leader in any democratic nation made those comments about a minority, they would be in for it. I guess Asgardians don't care about being politically correct.
Garrg supposedly died during the Ragnarok in Thor II#85.
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Thor I #466, page 16 panel 1
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