Bor Burison was the former King of Asgard, son of Buri, father of Odin, grandfather of Hela and Thor and adoptive grandfather of Loki. He was responsible for the victory over Malekith and his Dark Elf army during the First Battle of Svartalfheim. He was succeeded to the Asgardian throne by his son Odin following his death in a war.
Bor Burison was the second king of Asgard, succeeding his father Buri. His reign was marked by the First Dark Elf Conflict, a war that occurred over 5,000 years ago during the Convergence of the Nine Realms when Malekith, king of the Dark Elves sought to use an ancient weapon known as the Aether to revert the universe to its previous state of total darkness.
Bor led the Asgardian army against the Dark Elf threat, with both sides sustaining heavy casualties. The Asgardians were eventually able to gain the upper hand despite Malekith deploying the Kursed, the Dark Elves' most elite warriors. Bor used the Bifrost Bridge to take the Aether from Malekith before he could make use of its power. In a final, desperate attempt, Malekith dropped almost his entire airfleet onto the Asgardian army, killing many on both sides and creating enough chaos that he was able to escape with the remnants of his army.
Death and Legacy
Bor would eventually perish in another of Asgard's many wars. He was succeeded by his son, Odin. Before Thor and the Einherjar left Asgard to protect the Nine Realms and the worlds beyond, Thor gave a speech to his army. During this speech, he mentioned that Asgard has protected the Nine Realms since the days of Bor and Buri before him. When Thor and Loki attempted to smuggle Jane Foster out of Asgard on a Dark Elf ship, they inadvertantly destroyed a statue of Bor, prompting Loki to sarcastically congratulate his brother "for decapitating [their] grandfather".
In 2023, when planning the Time Heist to reverse the effects of the Snap by recovering all the Infinity Stones before their destruction by Thanos in 2018, Thor was prompted to tell the Avengers the history of the Aether, which included his grandfather's role in protecting it from the Dark Elves.
Powers and Abilities
Bor possessed all of the various superhuman attributes common among Asgardians, including superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, durability, and extreme longevity.
- Asgardian Physiology: Bor possessed all the conventional attributes of an Asgardian. However, as the King of Asgard, many of these attributes were significantly superior to those possessed by the majority of his race.
- Superhuman Strength: Bor possessed greater levels of strength than a human being, allowing him to easily fight multiple Dark Elves at once.
- Superhuman Durability: Bor could easily withstand multiple injuries and was more resistant to physical damage than a human.
- Superhuman Speed: To be added
- Superhuman Agility: To be added
- Superhuman Stamina: Bor's musculature produced considerably fewer fatigue toxins during physical activity than that of a human, allowing him to battle Dark Elves without tiring.
- Superhuman Reflexes: To be added
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his body's resistance, Bor could be injured like any Asgardian. However, his metabolism allowed him to heal much faster than a human would.
- Longevity: Like all Asgardians, Bor aged at a rate much slower than that of a human being.
- Master Combatant: Bor could easily fight multiple Dark Elves at once.
- Master Tactician: Bor was responsible for the defeat of the Dark Elves during the First Battle of Svartalfheim.
- Bilingualism: Bor spoke Asgardian and English.
- Gungnir: A powerful magical spear used by the rulers of Asgard that serves as a symbol of power.
- Asgardian Armor: Bor wore this armor when he fought the Dark Elves on Svartalfheim and during many other battles across the Nine Realms.
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- In Thor's vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor talks to Heimdall in Bor's mausoleum.
- Bor was considered to appear in Avengers: Infinity War as a ghost who Thor goes to in order to form Stormbreaker rather than go to Nidavellir.
Behind the Scenes
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