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"This is the Asgardian refugee vessel Statesman."
―Asgardian Distress Caller[src]

The Statesman was a massive spaceship formerly owned by the Grandmaster. In 2017, it was stolen by Loki and the Sakaaran Rebellion in order to escape Sakaar, and was then used to fly to Asgard and rescue a handful of Asgardians prior to its destruction.

While en route to Earth, the Statesman was boarded by Thanos and the Black Order, who slaughtered half of the passengers before destroying the spaceship with the Power Stone.

History

Seized by Rebels

"We're gonna get up on that big spaceship and get outta here. Wanna come?"
Korg to Loki[src]

The Statesman is seized by the Sakaaran Rebellion

The Statesman was one of the Grandmaster's vessels on Sakaar and was stored in his garage. In 2017, Korg initiated a rebellion against the Grandmaster and led his troops to the garage, where they found Loki. Together, they took the Statesman and used it to escape Sakaar.[1]

Ragnarök

Loki arrives to Asgard on the Statesman

"Everybody on that ship, now."
Loki[src]

Loki and the Sakaaran Rebellion flew the Statesman to Asgard and parked it near the Rainbow Bridge. They then told the fleeing Asgardians to board the ship while the rebels fought against the Berserkers led by Hela. Dozens of Asgardians led by Heimdall climbed on the ship, including Skurge.

The Asgardians leave Asgard in the Statesman

Once all the Asgardians were on board, Thor told Heimdall to leave, but Hela grew a massive rock spike which forced the Statesman to remain near the Rainbow Bridge so that her Berserkers could assault the spaceship. Skurge decided to fight them and sacrificed himself to fight the Berserkers. As he jumped out of the spaceship, the rock spear crumbled, allowing the Statesman to leave.

Thor leads his people on the Statesman

Hulk then took Thor and Valkyrie, who had remained on the Bridge, onto the Statesman so that they could escape as well. The Asgardians then watched helplessly as Asgard was destroyed by Surtur and his Twilight Sword. Thor, now the new King of Asgard, decided to lead the Statesman to Earth.[1]

Thanos' Attack

The Statesman encountering the Sanctuary II

"Our crew is made up of Asgardian families, we have very few soldiers here. This is not a warcraft. I repeat, this is not a warcraft!"
―Asgardian Distress Caller[src]

A few months later in 2018, on their way to Earth, Thor and Loki discussed whether going to Earth was a good idea regarding Loki's history with the planet, but Thor remained confident, declaring that things would get better. Immediately after, however, the Statesman crossed the path of the infamous and gigantic Sanctuary II, owned by Thanos.[1]

Thanos and the Black Order invade the Statesman

Instantly, the Statesman was attacked by Thanos and the Black Order, who slaughtered half of the Asgardians onboard[2], with the other half, including Valkyrie, managing to evacuate the spaceship in escape pods[3] after sending a distress call. Thor, Loki, and Heimdall remained in the Statesman and were soon defeated. As Thanos demanded the Tesseract from Loki, he was attacked by Hulk, but he quickly overpowered him. Facing such a threat, Heimdall used the Bifrost Bridge to send Hulk to Earth, causing him to be killed by Thanos in retaliation.

The Statesman is destroyed with the Power Stone

Meanwhile, Thor was sealed within metal plating from the ship by Ebony Maw, who reclaimed the Tesseract and handed it over to Thanos. Thanos then retrieved the Space Stone and ordered his children to leave for Earth and find the other Infinity Stones. Loki attempted to trick Thanos in an attempt to assassinate him, but he failed and Thanos murdered Loki right in front of Thor.

Guardians save Thor

Using the Power Stone, Thanos then initiated the destruction of the Statesman as he and the Black Order returned into the Sanctuary II. The Statesman exploded, but Thor survived the blast and was ultimately rescued by the Guardians of the Galaxy, who had answered the distress call and found the remnants of the Statesman floating in space.[2]

Design and Capabilities

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Trivia

References

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