Real Name: Wazir
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Asgardian)
Occupation: Prophet, wiseman
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Formerly Ogur the One-Eyed
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Prophet of the Hindi Wastes; "Ancient One" (as called by Fandral)
Base of Operations: A cave in Hindi, on the periphery of the landmass of Asgard
First Appearance: Thor I#138/2 (March, 1967)
Powers/Abilities: The elderly Wazir possessed vast knowledge on a variety of subjects. He used a wooden staff to support himself as he walked about, and he could impart his knowledge to others via the staff.
Due to his advanced age, Wazir valued every second, seeing himself as having a very limited time.
(Thor I#138/2 (fb) - BTS) - The past of Wazir was largely unrevealed, but the ancient prophet lived in seclusion in a cave, where he spent all of his time studying the cosmos and probing the secrets of the eternal universe; at some point, he acquired the cyclopean Ogur to guard his cave.
(Thor I#138/2) - When Wazir's meditations were disturbed by the sounds of battle outside, the old hermit emerged from his cave and was impressed to find that Thor Odinson, Fandral, and Hogun had defeated Ogur, a feat that only the mightiest of the mightiest could have accomplished. He impatiently asked the three why they had come ("For to ancient Wazir, each fading minute is like unto a precious jewel!"), and they told him that they wanted to learn the location of Mystic Mountain, so that they might battle Mogul.
Wazir ominously warned them that none who had ever sought that location had ever lived to return from such a quest; but since the three had proved their worthiness, Wazir told them to grasp his wooden staff -- as they did so, the knowledge they sought flowed from Wazir and to them through the staff. Then a cloud of mist appeared -- as the mists dispersed, Wazir was nowhere to be seen.
Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee, Jack "King" Kirby and Vince Colletta.
appeared in three panels, two of which are seen above; the other panel
depicted him standing next to the fallen Ogur. Since there was really
nothing to accurately gauge his height against, I didn't bother to
estimate it. -- Ron Fredricks
Wazir supposedly died during the Ragnarok in Thor II#85.
Profile by Snood.
Wazir has no known connection to:
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Thor I#138/2, p4, pan2 (Main Image - Wazir, emerging from his cave)
Thor I#138/2, p5, pan1 (Headshot - Wazir holds his staff and imparts his knowledge through it; hands of Thor, Hogun, and Fandral)
Thor I#138/2 (March, 1967) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Sam Rosen (letters)
First Posted: 04/01/2004
Last updated: 01/06/2022
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