"Sire, the Aether, shall we destroy it?"
"If only we could, but its power is too great. Bury it deep. Somewhere no one will ever find it."
Einherjar and Bor[src]

Bor Burison was the 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 Elves army during the First Battle of Svartalfheim.

He was succeeded to the Asgardian throne by his son Odin following his death in a war.


Asgardian King

War with the Dark Elves

"Malekith sought to use the Aether's power to return the universe to one of darkness. But after eternities of bloodshed, my father Bor, finally triumphed, ushering in the peace that lasted thousands of years."

Bor battles against Malekith's entire army

Bor Burison was the previous king of Asgard, before his son Odin, who, during the last Convergence, led the Asgardian army in an attack against Malekith and his army of Dark Elves who intended to utilize the power of an ancient weapon known as the Aether to return the universe to an eternal darkness.

Bor after the First Battle of Svartalfheim

Both sides took heavy casualties during the conflict, but the forces of Asgard eventually gained the upper hand despite the Dark Elves' leader Malekith dispatching his elite warriors, the Kursed. Bor was able to use the Bifrost Bridge to steal the Aether away from Malekith, effectively taking away their power. In an attempt to survive, Malekith dropped several ships carrying his people onto the Asgardian army, killing many and distracting Bor long enough to escape with the remnants of his army.[1]

Death and Legacy

A statue of the late King Bor in Asgard

"Since the days of Bor and Buri before him, we have protected the Nine Realms."

Some time after the war against the Dark Elves, Bor fought in another war, which cost him his life. His throne was taken over by his son, Odin.[2] When Thor and Loki fled Asgard to smuggle out Jane Foster on a Dark Elf ship, a statue of Bor was destroyed accidentally during the pursuit, prompting the God of Mischief to sarcastically congratulating his brother "for decapitating their grandfather." Before Thor and the Einherjar left Asgard to protect the Nine Realms and the worlds beyond, Thor gave a speech in front of his army. During this speech, he mentioned that Asgard has protected the Nine Realms since the days of Bor and Buri before him.[3]

In 2023, while planning the Time Heist to recover all the Infinity Stones before Thanos destroyed them in 2018 in order to reverse the effects of the Snap, the Avengers first decided to study the story of the Stones, leading Thor to explain them about the Aether and telling them about Bor's role in protecting it from the Dark Elves.[4]

Powers and Abilities


Bor possesses all of the various superhuman attributes common among the Asgardians. Bor possesses superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, durability, and is extremely long-lived. However, as the former King of Asgard, these attributes are significantly superior to those possessed by the other members of his race.

  • Asgardian Physiology: As the former king of the Asgardians, Bor possesses all the conventional attributes of an Asgardian. However, as the former King of the Asgardians, many of these attributes are significantly superior to those possessed by the majority of his race.
    • Superhuman Strength: As former King of Asgard, Bor possesses greater levels of strength than that of 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 any normal human.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Bor's musculature produced considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of humans, allowing him to easily battle Dark Elves without tiring.
    • 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 that of a human being.
    • Longevity: Like all Asgardians, Bor aged at a rate that is 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.


  • Gungnir: A powerful magical spear used by the rulers of Asgard and serves as a symbol of power.
  • Asgardian Armor: To be added






Appearances for Bor
In chronological order:


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