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The Odinforce is a powerful magic wielded by Odin Borson, King of Asgard. Next to the Tesseract, it is the most powerful and feared power in Asgard and many of the Nine Realms. It is shown to be an orange-white beam of destructive energy, which can be used to power and enchant objects. The Allfather can channel it through his spear Gungnir. Odin has performed feats such as generating energy blasts with Gungnir and Mjolnir, sensing occurrences telepathically across several distances and even dimensions, perceive what happens around him while in Odinsleep, and generate "dark energy" to send Thor to Earth, while it seemed to be frowned upon to do so.

History

Thor

In the war against the Frost Giants in 965 AD, Odin used his spear and the Odinforce to destroy many Jotuns. During Thor's coronation ceremony in the Hall of Asgard, a band of Frost Giants sneaked into the Vault to steal the Casket of Ancient Winters. Odin activated the Destroyer, who disintegrated the Frost Giants with outbursts of Odinforce. When Loki became king, he wielded Gungnir. He sent the Destoyer down to Earth to fight Thor. In a fight with Thor on the Rainbow Bridge and in Heimdall's Observatory, Loki fought with Gungnir and emitted several blasts.

The Avengers

After the battle between the Warriors Three, Lady Sif and Thor against the Destroyer in Puente Antiguo, S.H.I.E.L.D. took custody of the ruined Destroyer armor. They reversed-engineered the armor into higher-grade weapons as a part of Phase 2, a plan to use Asgardian artifacts to defend against technologically advanced aliens. One such weapon was Coulson's Revenge, a gun made from the chasis of the Destroyer which utilised bursts of Odinforce. Coulson used it against Loki on the Helicarrier.

Thor: The Dark World

In the war against the Dark Elves five thousand years ago, Odin's father Bor Burison was the current king of Asgard. He destroyed many Elves with the Odinforce which was channelled through his spear, presumably Gungnir. In present day, Odin again wielded Gungnir through which he channeled the Odinforce to fight off the Dark Elves when they invaded Asgard. When Odin was usurped as king by Loki, Gungnir and the Odinforce is wielded by Loki.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

"Beginning of the End"

When Nick Fury shows up to assist Coulson in fighting the Centipede Super Soldiers, he passes Coulson's Revenge to Coulson. Coulson uses it to blow away all the soldiers except for Mike Peterson and John Garrett, after telling Fury, "Yeah, I know what it does" having first used it against Loki. The blasts of Odinforce from the gun make short work of all the soldiers.

Known users

Appearances

  • Marvel Cinematic Universe (3 films)

Trivia

  • In other incarnations, the Odinforce was the result of Odin absorbing the power of his two brothers, Vili and Ve in a battle with the great Fire Demon Surtur. In another, it was energy flowing to Odin from the world tree, Yggdrasil. In that instance the power could be usurped, and Loki figured out how to do so.
  • It is possible that Thor, who was heir to the throne of Asgard, might have received the Odinforce from his father if he had chosen to become king in order to enhance his ability to protect Asgard the nine realms as is the king's duty.  

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