HRIMHARI

Real Name: Hrimhari

Identity/Class: Asgardian Wolf-God

Occupation: Prince, adventurer

Group Membership: Former leader of Asgardian Wolf Clan

Affiliations: Balder the Brave, Doctor Nemesis, Elixir (Josh Foley), Karnilla, the New Mutants (Boom-Boom/Tabitha Smith, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Cypher/Doug Ramsey, Karma/Xi'an Coy Manh, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Magma/Amara Aquilla, Mirage/Danielle Moonstar, Rictor/Julio Richter, Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa, Warlock), Norns, Tiwaz, Volstagg's children, the Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg), Wolfsbane (Rhane Sinclair), X-Force (Archangel/Warren Worthington III, Warpath/James Proudstar, Wolfsbane/Rhane Sinclair, X-23/Laura Collins), X-Men (Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Phoenix/Rachel Summers, Rogue/Anna Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett)

Enemies: Berzerker (Ray Carter), Flying Trolls of Thryheim (Queen Ula, others), Frost Giants, Hela, Loki, Maggott, Pyro (St. John Allerdyce), Rock Trolls, Scaleface, X-Factor Investigations (Banshee/Thereas Rourke, Shatterstar/Gaveedra-Seven);
formerly Danielle Moonstar

Known Relatives: Tier Sinclair (son), Fenris Wolf (ancestor, see comments), extended family via Fenris Wolf

Aliases: Bleakheart, Frosthair (See Comments), Prince of Wolves, The Wolf Prince

Base of Operations: Niffleheim;
formerly mobile on Midgard;
formerly the Enchanted Forest, Asgard

First Appearance: New Mutants Special Edition#1 (1985)

Powers/Abilities: Hrimhari has three forms, that of a wolf, that of a wolf-human hybrid and a fully human form since his resurrection. He has at least enhanced human strength, speed, etc. He also has sharp claws and teeth, enhanced olfactory (smell) senses, and night vision extending into the infra-red spectrum.

As a native of Asgard, he is apparently immune or highly resistant to aging and conventional disease.

Height: 5'4"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Eyes: Silver
Hair: (Lupine) Gray; (human) silver

History: Hrimhari is one of the Wolf Gods of Asgard and is likely centuries or millennia in age. Little of his past has been revealed, though he has had at least one past encounter with Hogun the Grim, whom he regards as a true friend. In addition, he is known to many throughout Asgard as a being of unquestionable honor.

(New Mutants Special Edition#1) - The New Mutants were brought to and scattered across the realm of Asgard by the efforts of Loki and Amora the Enchantress. Wolfsbane found herself in the Enchanted Forest, where she was soon on the run from a trio of Giants. Hrimhari leapt to the rescue, biting at the giants' feet and tripping them up, so that Rahne could escape with him. Rahne was very attracted to the Wolf Prince--feelings she had never known before--but she had to leave to try to find her friends. Hrimhari followed her, but was helpless to stop save her when Magik/Illyana--under the spell of the Enchantress--captured her. The New Mutants managed to defeat the Enchantress but remained trapped in Asgard.

(X-Men Annual I#9) - The X-Men traveled to Asgard to rescue the New Mutants. Upon arrival they stopped a band of Trolls who were capturing a wolf (they thought it might have been Rahne), who turned out to be Hrimhari. From his mind, Rachel Summers learned that he had met Rahne, and a group of X-Men followed him to the Enchantress' castle, where they found Rahne and some of the other New Mutants. However, almost immediately after this, they were all captured by Loki, who used a pair of Collars of Obedience to bind Rahne and Hrimhari to his will, as the monstrous wolves, Grimfang and Bleakheart. They were then put under the control of the Rock Troll Rugri, and sent to track down the remaining, unimprisoned X-Men and New Mutants. Rahne was soon after freed from the Collar by Cannonball, using an enchanted sword from the dwarf Eitri. Hrimhari remained under Loki's control until Loki was finally forced to concede defeat.

At the conclusion of the struggle, the mutants all returned home, though Rahne and Hrimhari were heartbroken to part.




(New Mutants I#80 (fb) - BTS) - Hela took control of the Valkyrior of Asgard, and sent them to capture the wolves of the Enchanted Forest, in hopes of forcing them to serve as scouts for Hela's army. Hrimhari held them off while his people fled but was ultimately captured and thrown into prison by some trolls serving Hela.

(New Mutants I#80) - When Dani Moonstar was affected by Hela's spell over the Valkyries, the New Mutants returned to Asgard in an effort to save her. They found Hrimhari, wounded and imprisoned, and freed him. He convinced the New Mutants that they must travel to the city of Asgard and inform Odin of Hela' plot to take over the Nine Worlds. As they left, Hela cast a spell which separated them, with Hrimhari, Boom Boom, and Warlock on the outside, and the rest trapped inside.

(New Mutants I#82) - Hrimhari, Boom Boom, and Warlock fled, escaping from Hela's winged demons, and made their way to the Asgardian place royal but found Odin hibernating in his Odinsleep. They were then discovered by one of Odin's guards. Thought to agents of Loki, the trio was thrown into the dungeon. They were freed by the children of Volstagg and sent to recruit the aid of Tiwaz. They had nearly reached Tiwaz's dwelling, when they were caught in a net and captured by a Frost Giant serving Hela.

(New Mutants I#83) - Working together, they escaped from the Frost Giant's grasp, and then Tiwaz appeared and imprisoned the Frost Giant in a block of ice. Tiwaz brought them into his cave, warmed them up and advised them on the true extent of Hela's threat.

(New Mutants I#84) - Tiwaz revealed the location of the Warriors Three and sent Hrimhari and the two New Mutants to free them from the Flying Trolls of Thryheim. They did so, though it required Tiwaz' magic to shrink Volstagg the Enormous, so that Warlock could fly him away. In addition, Hrimhari convinced Ula, queen of the Flying Trolls, that Hela was behind the recent attacks on her kingdom, thus recruiting her to join them against the death goddess. The whole group traveled to Asgard, where they met with Balder and planned a counter-attack against the forces of Hela. However, Hela initiated a pre-emptive strike against Asgard.

(New Mutants I#85) - Hrimhari fought alongside the New Mutants, the Flying Trolls, and the forces of Asgard against Hela's possessed Valkyrior and other agents. Though he was injured, the forces of good succeeded in defeating Hela's plot by destroying the Deathsword she had empowered to slay Odin.

(New Mutants I#86) - The Warriors Three brought the injured Wolf Prince back to the palace, where he and the others were healed with a magic elixir of life.

(New Mutants I#87) - Hrimhari enjoyed the victory feast in Asgard but was sad to learn that Rahne had to return to Earth once more.

(X-Force III#12 (fb) - BTS) - Frost Giants had hunted down and slain Hrimhari's entire pack.

(X-Force III#12 (fb) ) - When Hrimhari found the Frost Giants the blood of his pack still hung from the belts they wore as belts. Though he had no chance to kill them on his own he could not allow them to escape unscathed.

(X-Force III#12 (fb) - BTS) - During Hrimhari's battle with the Frost Giants the foretold end of all Gods (see Thor II#85) ended Hrimhari's existence. His last thought before he died was of Wolfsbane.

(X-Force III#12 (fb) ) - Hrimhari returned to life on Midgard near the floating city of Asgard in Broxton, Oklahoma.

(X-Force III#12 (fb) - BTS) - Hrimhari began his search for Wolfsbane to finally be reunited with her.

(X-Force III#9) - Hrimhari found Wolfsbane at Angel's Aerie in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and watched her through a window. She spotted his eyes, but didn't recognize him.

(X-Force III#10) - Wolfsbane fled from the mysterious wolf through the woods nearby the Aerie, but Hrimhari caught up to her. She threatened to kill him until he transformed into his more humanoid form and revealed himself to a surprised Wolfsbane.

(X-Force III#12) - Hrimhari told Wolfsbane how he died during Ragnarok and was later reborn on Midgard. He had searched for her for months and reunited with her exclaimed his love for her. They kissed.

(X-Force III#13) - Hrimhari and Wolfsbane returned to Angel's Aerie where Wolfsbane tried to explain her guilt about becoming a monster. Hrimhari revealed how they had both changed since they last saw each other because he was not just a Prince of Wolves anymore, but also a part of Midgard. He transformed into a human form and asked Rhane to forgive herself.

(X-Force III#17) - Hrimhari and Rhane mated.

(X-Force III#17) - Exhausted Hrimhari and Rhane lay on a rug when Frost Giants attacked Angel's Aerie. They both transformed into their wolf forms.

(X-Force III#18) - Hrimhari and Wolfsbane were hunted through the woods by the Frost Giants. Hrimhari transformed into his semi-humanoid form to protect Wolfsbane and asked her to run away. One Frost Giant accidentally slew another one with his axe when Wolfsbane warned Hrimhari of the incoming attack int he last seconds. She then decided she had enough of running away and joined Hrimhari in his battle against the remaining two Frost Giants.

(X-Force III#19) - Hrimhari and Wolfsbane slew the two Frost Giants. After the battle Wolfsbane collapsed without explanation.

(X-Necrosha#1 (fb) - BTS) - Rhane told Hrimhari he needed to find Elixir because he could help her.

(X-Force III#20) - Hrimhari took the unconscious Rhane back to Angel's Aerie where they ran into Archangel and Warpath. Hrimhari asked them to help her by bringing her to Elixir.

(X-Necrosha#1) - Warpath flew with Hrimhari, Rhane and Archangel back to Utopia in a Blackbird. They were forced to land nearby in the water when the Blackbird was struck by an energy blast. Hrimhari carried Rhane, still asking for Elixir when they were confronted by the resurrected Pyro and Berzerker, who had been infected and brought back to life by the techno-organic virus to serve in Selene's Undead Army.

(X-Force III#21) - Archangel shielded Warpath, Hrimhari and Wolfsbane from Pyro's fire. Warpath told Hrimhari to get Rhane inside while he and Archangel kept fighting Pyro, Berzerker, Maggott and Hemingway. Scaleface hunted Hrimhari, who was carrying Wolfsbane, to Utopia's med bay, but was pulled down through a hatch by somebody before she could reach them. Before she disappeared through the hatch Hrimhari told Scaleface that he had slain bigger dragons than her in the past. X-23 stopped Doctor Nemesis from shooting Hrimhari and Wolfsbane because they smelled different than the T/O virus infected mutants and she recognized Wolfsbane. Hrimhari, who had followed Elixir's smell to this place, asked for his help, but Doctor Nemesis had to give him the bad news that Elixir was in a coma himself. Wolfsbane howled in agony.

(X-Force III#22) - Under Hrimhari's watchful eye Doctor Nemesis injected Wolfsbane with a sedative to put her at ease and she reverted to her human form. Using a CT scanner on her Doctor Nemesis found out that she was pregnant with something not human or mutant and that it was killing her. Hrimhari ran off and summoned Hela with a howl to Utopia.

(X-Force III#23) - Hrimhari returned to med bay with Hela and begged her to save the life of Wolfsbane and his unborn child, but Hela only agreed to save one of them in exchange for Hrimhari's life. Ultimately Hrimhari chose Elixir to be saved by Hela. Though she didn't appreciate the trickery Hela woke up Elixir from his coma. Before Hrimhari was taken away by Hela he asked Elixir to act quickly and use his powers to save Wolfsbane and her child. He also asked Elixir to tell Wolfsbane that Hrimhari loved her and would find a way to return to her one day.

(X-Force III#23 - BTS) - Elixir saved Wolfsbane, who was shocked she was pregnant and that Hrimhari had sacrificed himself to save her.

(X-Factor III#212) - When X-Factor were forced by Hela to fight their way through Niffleheim to return to Earth Hrimhari attacked Shatterstar because he smelled Wolfsbane on him and was sure she had cheated on him with her. Shatterstar was surprised when Wolfsbane revealed Wolfsbane's unborn child was his because Wolfsbane had claimed it was Rictor's (in X-Factor III#208). Banshee knocked out Hrimhari and told Shatterstar to find somebody else to fight. A short time later X-Factor managed to escape Niffleheim.

(X-Factor III#258 - BTS) - Wolfsbane wandered the Arctic after her son was killed by Strong Guy in Hell. She hallucinated and mistook an ice bear for Hrimhari. Strong Guy saved her from the ice bear then returned her to civilization.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and Art Adams.

The Wolf Gods were revealed as descendents of Fenris Wolf in Thor Annual I#12

Dagda79: What If II#12 showed an alternate Earth (or Asgard, in this case) where the mutants decided to stay, and Hrimhari died in this alternate Earth.

Believe it or not, there's actually a website dedicated to Hrimhari: http://carassonet.org/hrim.html
Gained from an ancient English vocabulary page, this site says Hrimhari's name is old English for Frosthair and also tells of his past life on Earth.

Also, per our own Valerio, here's some more fanfic on Hrimhari:
www.comicus.it/marvelit
Click on the 'Heroes' icon (Cap Shield) and Campioni (The Champions) is there.
For Power Pack (a fictional team incuding Hrimhari): click on 'e' and then on 'Strange Tales'

New Mutants I#81 told an out-of-sequence tale, involving Magma's encounter with Hercules, and is unrelated to the Asgardian adventure.

Why doesn't Rahne never go back to Asgard and get some wolf-lovin'?

In X-Force III#12 it was confirmed that Hrimhari died during the Ragnarok in Thor II#85.

Profile by Snood.. Update by Markus Raymond (X-Force & X-Factor).

CLARIFICATIONS:


images: (without ads)
X-Force III#18, p11, pan4 (main image)
New Mutants Special Edition#1, p39, pan3 (transforming)
X-Men Annual I#9, p22, pan2 (head shot)
X-Men Annual I#9, p27, pan2 (as Bleakheart; enslaved by Loki)
New Mutants I#83, p7, pan5 (with ice creature)
X-Force III#10, p20, pan1 (back from the dead)
X-Force III#17, p7, pan3 (Hrimhari in human form with Rhane Sinclair)


Appearances:
New Mutants Special Edition#1 (1985) - Chris Claremont (writer), Arthur Adams (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
X-Men Annual I#9 (1985) - Chris Claremont (writer), Art Adams (pencils), Alan Gordon, Mike Mignola & Art Adams (inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
New Mutants I#80 (October, 1989) - Louise Simonson (writer), Bret Blevins (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
New Mutants I#82 (mid-November, 1989) - Louise Simonson (writer), Bret Blevins (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
New Mutants I#83 (December, 1989) - Louise Simonson (writer), Bret Blevins (artist), Bob Harras (editor)
New Mutants I#84 (December, 1989) - Louise Simonson (writer), Terry Shoemaker (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
New Mutants I#85 (January, 1990) - Louise Simonson (writer), Geof Isherwood (pencils), Bret Blevins (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
New Mutants I#86-87 (February-March, 1990) - Louise Simonson (writer), Rob Liefeld (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Force III#9-10 (January-February, 2009) - Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost (writers), Mike Choi (artist), John Barber (editor)
X-Force III#12-13 (April-May, 2009) - Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), John Barber (editor)
X-Force III#17 (September, 2009) - Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost (writers), Mike Choi & Sonia Oback (artists), John Barber (editor)
X-Force III#18-20 (October-December, 2009) - Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost (writers), Mike Choi & Sonia Oback (artists), John Barber & Jeanine Schaefer (editors)
X-Necrosha#1 (December, 2009) - Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer & Nick Lowe (editors)
X-Force III#21-23 (January-March, 2010) - Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost (writers), Clayton Crain (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Factor III#212 (February, 2011) - Peter David (writer), Emanuela Lupacchino (pencils), Pat Davidson (inks), Jody Leheuop (editor)
X-Factor III#258 (August, 2013) - Peter David (writer), Neil Edwards & Carmen Carnero (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), Jordan D. White (editor)


Last updated: 12/31/17

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