Real Name: Braggi (last name unrevealed, but possibly something-son...)
Identity/Class: Asgardian god
intended to be (but never became) overseer of the Asgardian ship/crew that would seek who had cracked the Oversword (aka Odinsword)
Group Membership: Asgardian gods
Affiliations: Loki Laufeyson
Enemies: Thor Odinson
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Somewhere in relative proximity to Asgard city (if not in the city itself), Asgard landmass, Asgard dimension
First Appearance: Journey into Mystery I#118/2 (July, 1965)
Powers/Abilities: Like all Asgardians, Braggi was extremely long-lived, though not actually immortal. He had superhuman strength (presumably Class 50) and durability. He was presumably an experienced swordsman and combant, but was clearly willing to strike and slay an unsuspecting enemy from behind.
Height: Approximately 6'4"
Weight: Approximately 580 lbs. (based on Thor's reported weight)
Eyes: Unrevealed (he was only seen from a distance, such that his eyes could not be clearly seen, but I would guess them to be dark brown)
Hair: Bald (whether via natural loss or being shaved; black moustache and eyebrows
(Journey into Mystery I#118/2 (fb) - BTS) - When Thor undertook a quest to discover who had cracked the great Oversword (aka Odinsword) of Asgard, Loki enlisted Braggi to be the overseer of the ship's crew, with the plan to -- once they had set sail -- to smite Thor from behind and slay him.
(Journey into Mystery I#118/2) - Braggi accompanied Loki to meet Thor as he visited the mapmaker/sage Morduk.
After Loki introduced Braggi and stated his intended purpose, Thor -- wearing the Crimson Glove -- greeted Braggi, shaking his hand, and wishing him well. Affected by the Crimson Glove and thus compelled only to speak the truth, Braggi unwittingly revealed that he wished Thor naught but harm and told him his planned betrayal and assault.
Surprised to have thusly exposed his plans, Braggi decided to attack Thor directly. Deciding by the look in Braggi's eyes that he was evil rather than mad or ensorceled, Thor nonetheless appreciated that Braggi was a pawn of someone else.
Shattering Braggi's sword with Mjolnir and then punching off his helmet with a blow from his bare fist, Thor ordered Braggi to begone, as his wrath was wasted on one as lowly as him. Braggi indeed fled.
(Journey into Mystery I#118/2 - BTS) - Having seen the Crimson Glove's affects, Loki avoided clasping Thor's hand.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Vince Colletta.
Since he had Braggi at his mercy and wore a glove that could force him to tell the truth, why didn't Thor clasp Braggi's hand again and ask him who had directed him to betray Thor? I'd guess Thor knew it was Loki and/or didn't want to believe it, and so did not seek proof of his actions.
Profile by Snood.
Braggi should be distinguished from:
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Journey into Mystery I#118/2, pg. 3, panel 1 (full, main);
panel 3 (alarmed upon revealing true purpose);
panel 4 (profile, battling Thor);
pg. 4, panel 3 (unmasked, fleeing Thor)
Journey into Mystery I#118/2 (July, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), and Vince Colletta (editor)
Last updated: 02/26/15
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