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Captain America: The First Avenger
Tønsberg was a village in Norway.
Centuries ago in 965 AD, the Frost Giants were planning to attack Earth, starting with Tønsberg. However, the Asgardian army, led by Odin, defended this realm and created a war between the two races which ended with the defeat of the Frost Giant's King Laufey. After battle Odin found in this town Frost Giants baby, Laufey's son nammed Loki which he adopted. Around this time, the Tesseract was lost on Earth and made its way to Tønsberg, where it was kept safe for centuries by a sect of Odin worshippers.
During World War II, the German SS officer and leader of HYDRA, Johann Schmidt, found the Tesseract. It was within a box behind Nidhogg in a sculptured mural of Yggdrasil world tree, located inside a church full of Viking warriors entombed within its walls. Schmidt killed Tower Keeper, stole the Tesseract in order to power his weaponry and ordered his army to destroy the village.
- Tønsberg is a real place, and it is regarded as the oldest town in Norway.