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|For the Framework replica, see D.W.A.R.F.s (Framework)|
- "I hope these dwarves are better at forging than they are at cleaning."
- ―Rocket Raccoon
The Dwarves are an ancient race of skilled forgers and blacksmiths who hail from the realm of Nidavellir ruled by King Eitri. They were close allies of the Asgardians, and after being asked by Odin to create the mighty weapon Mjølnir they forged it for him. After being forced by Thanos to create the Infinity Gauntlet for him, the Dwarven race was completely exterminated by him in order to prevent further weapons forging. Eitri was the sole survivor of the massacre.
They were forced by Imir to create him a special axe which can match any opponents and break the fabric of reality. When Thor found out what Imir wanted, he battled and defeated him with his lightning strike. After his defeat, he lay on the ground in crisp from Thor's lightning.
The Dwarves also were attacked by Thanos, who forced them to forge the Infinity Gauntlet for him to harness the combined power of the six Infinity Stones. Thanos later betrayed and killed all of them except King Eitri who was spared though had his hands crippled by the Mad Titan.
Later, Eitri was visited by Thor, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot who journeyed to the realm to find Eitri and reinvigorated his spirit to forge a new weapon for Thor to kill Thanos, an axe-hammer called Stormbreaker.
- In Norse Mythology, the Dwarves are depicted either as neighbor species or a counterpart of the Dark Elves.
- While the Dwarves are depicted as shorter in height of the Asgardians in the comic-book The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative, in the film Avengers: Infinity War, Eitri is depicted as extremely taller than Thor. However, in some Infinity War concept art, Eitri is effectively depicted as far taller than the rest of its race.