GODSTORM

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Asgard) magical entity

Occupation: Controlling the weather, serving the god of thunder

Group Membership: Storms of Asgard

Affiliations: Thor;
    formerly Loki and
Torrent

Enemies: Loki;
    formerly Thor

Known Relatives: Storms of Asgard

Aliases: None

Base of OperationsCragmouth, Asgard

First Appearance: Thor: Godstorm#1 (November, 2001)

Powers/Abilities: The Godstorm is immensely powerful, at its peak able to command weather on a level superior even to Thor. It typically generates powerful winds, rain, and lighting, but can presumably control a wide range of atmospheric conditions.

It is presumably immune to aging, conventional disease, etc.

History:
(Thor: Godstorm#1 (fb) - BTS) - One of a race of sentient storms of unknown origin dwelling in Asgard, he became the most powerful of the storms and took the name "Godstorm."

(Thor: Godstorm#1 (fb)) <decades or centuries before 962 AD> - After his attempts to humiliate Thor backfired, Loki traveled to Cragmouth and sought out the most powerful of storms. Loki whispered lies to the Godstorm, convincing him that Thor thought of the storms as his slaves. A day later, the Berzerkir traveled out of Thule, intending to assault the Viking village on the coast of the North Sea. When their leader prayed to Thor (not for aid, but to show them how worthy they were in battle), Thor traveled down to Earth to help them. However, when he called on the storms, Loki again spoke to the Godstorm, convincing it to turn against Thor. The Godstorm blew fierce winds against the Vikings, assaulting Thor as well. However, Thor ultimately managed to triumph and banish the Godstorm into the rock at the sea floor, from where it swore vengeance.

(Thor: Godstorm#1 (ff)) - When Jared Carstairs used his weather control technology to summon a powerful storm, he reached the Godstorm. Though still imprisoned, it lent its power to Carstairs, transforming him into Torrent in hopes that he could be his vessel of vengeance against Thor.

(Thor: Godstorm#2 (ff)) - Despite Torrent's Godstorm backed power, Thor defeated Torrent, and Odin stripped him of his power.

(Thor: Godstorm#2 (ff)) - The Norwegian oil drilling platform of Brom Anders located and began drilling into a deep pit containing what they thought was a large mass of oil; in reality, it was the Godstorm.

(Thor: Godstorm#3 (ff)) - Vastly more powerful than ever after many centuries of fueling its own strength, the Godstorm broke free and assaulted the oil drillers, destroying their platform. Thor, vacationing in Norway, arrived to battle the Godstorm, but was sorely challenged by its power. However, before the Godstorm could slay Thor, Loki, who had long ago plotted for this moment, usurped the Godstorm's power, leaving it weak and helpless. Loki used the power against Thor, but Thor called upon the Godstorm for aid. Seeing Thor's nobility and its own hubris, the Godstorm summoned the remaining storms from Cragmouth. They came down to Earth and stripped Loki of his power. Thor rescued Loki, who laughed that Odin would only set him free again, but Thor told him that since his crime was against the Storms, it was their justice he must face.

Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek, Steve Rude, and John Costanza.

    Thor's interaction with Torrent had to take place some time between Avengers I#4 and 7...I think...because Captain America was a member, and Iron Man still had his pointed helmet. If I remember correctly (and I might be wrong), Iron Man lost the points on his helmet in Tales of Suspense I#54, which preceded Avengers I#7.
It can be narrowed down even further; Iron Man had the pointed helmet in Avengers I#5, and a regular helmet in Avengers I#6, so the Avengers' fight with the Weather-Maker took place in Avengers I#5.5
--John Kaminski

    Thor's battle with Loki and the Godstorm took place sometime during Thor's second series, as he was bonded to Jake Olson at the time.

Godstorm supposedly perished during the Ragnarok in Thor II#85.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:


Storms of Asgard

Magical creatures of unknown origin, they dwell within Cragmouth and answer the call of weather by nature or the god of Thunder. Loki turned their most powerful member, the Godstorm, against Thor, but it eventually saw the error of its ways and summoned the rest of the Storms to strip Loki of the power he had stolen from the Godstorm

--Thor: Godstorm#1 (1(fb), 3(ff )

 

 

 

 

 


Cragmouth

Located somewhere within Asgard, it is the "forbidden dwelling" of the Storms when they do not rage in the skies.

--Thor: Godstorm#1 (1(fb), 3(ff - BTS)

 

 

 

 


images:
Thor: Godstorm#1, p7, panel 1 (Cragmouth)
        panel 3 (early Godstorm)
Thor: Godstorm#3, p6, panel 3 (Godstorm face)
    p11 (Godstorm vs Thor)
    p21, panel 5 (Storms)


Thor: Godstorm#2-3 (November, 2001 - January, 2002) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Steve Rude (pencils), Mike Royer (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 10/23/04

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