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Volstagg
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Appeared in Thor
Thor: The Dark World
Status Alive
Actor Ray Stevenson
"Do not mistake my appetite for apathy!"
―Volstagg[src]

Volstagg is an ally and friend of Thor and a member of the Warriors Three.

Biography

Thor

Volstagg is one of a trio of Asgardian adventurers known as the Warriors Three, and is a friend of Thor. He was present when jotuns infiltrated the vaults of Odin while most of Asgard was preoccupied with a ceremony naming Thor as heir to Asgard's throne. When Thor became enraged by the interruption, Fandral readily agreed to accompany him to Jotunheim to exact retribution for the jotuns' aggression.

The Warriors Three, together with Thor, Sif, and Loki, journeyed to Jotunheim where Thor challenged Laufey, the jotuns' ruler, over the incident in Asgard. Laufey, revealing that he had strength in numbers and mindful of an ancient truce between the two peoples, dismissed the Asgardian group from his realm. As they turned to leave, Thor was baited by the heckling of a nearby jotun, plunging them all into mortal combat. Fandral was grievously injured in the fight and Volstagg had to help carry him clear. The Asgardians were saved by the timely arrival of Odin, who intervened and quickly drew then back to Asgard.

After Odin banished Thor to Earth and subsequently fell into his "Odinsleep", Loki claimed the throne as Asgard's regent. Concerned over the coup, the Warriors Three and Sif left Asgard to find Thor on Earth. There, they faced an unexpected threat when Loki dispatched The Destroyer to kill Thor. They were no match for the construct, and it battered them without much effort until Thor's self-sacrifice restored his power and allowed him to defeat it. The Asgardians then returned to their world where the Warriors Three parted company with Thor who pressed on alone to deal with his brother.

Thor: The Dark World Prelude

Volstagg was present when Thor returned to Asgard with Loki and the Tesseract. He was also present when Thor rallied his fellow Asgardians, informing them that they were to protect the Nine Realms from the Marauders.

Thor: The Dark World

Volstagg makes up one third of the Warriors Three, Asgard’s greatest and most loyal warriors. Large and imposing, Volstagg’s skill with an axe is matched only by his appetite. With Fandral and Hogun, Volstagg has fought alongside Thor on many adventures across the cosmos. And while the stories of his exploits are often elaborated, he’s a hero to the Asgardian people.

Character traits

Volstagg is a brave warrior and a loyal friend, corageous and proud. He's always tormented by an insatiable appetite, which often gives other people the wrong idea about him: despite his love for food, in fact, Volstagg is not a superficial man, but a good-hearted spirit. He has a tendency to vainglory, as he demonstrates during the banquet after the final battle with Loki and The Destroyer, during which he claims that even falling to the ground was a expedient.

Despite the size, Volstagg is a capable warrior, who can easily stand the confrontation with his fellows Hogun and Fandral. Like other Asgardians, he possesses superhuman physical attributes such as strength, stamina, speed and reflexes. In battle, he uses a large axe, which fits well to his great physical strength, which is superior to that of most Asgardian males.

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Behind the scenes

  • Actor Ray Steveson wore a fatsuit for the role.

Trivia

  • In the comics, Volstagg is a swordsman, while in the movie he wields an axe.

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