Kurse's origin is the same as that of his Earth-199999's counterpart.
Malekith, leader of the Dark Elves, sent Algrim to infiltrate the Asgardian Prison Cells and create a riot, so the other could retrieve the Aether from Odin's Vault. Once he was taken prisoner by the Asgardian Soldiers, Algrim turned into Kurse, freeing Enchantress, Executioner and Lorelei. On his way out of Asgard, Kurse faced Balder and Sif. Kurse and Malekith then lied to Thor, telling him all of his loved ones were dead. Enraged, the God of Thunder tossed Mjolnir at them, sending them back to their ship. Malekith and Kurse were visited by Thor, Loki, Balder and Sif in Svartalfheim, where a battle between them took place. Soon, they were joined by Black Panther and Ultron-5, Hank Pym's newest creation, who had been warned about the Convergence by Jane Foster.
Malekith and Kurse were later visited by Beta Ray Bill, Thor Girl, Storm and Wiccan, members of the Thor Corps, who were trying to find out who had stolen artifacts from Odin's Vault. Once informed that Thor had gone missing, Malekith summoned hordes of Dark Elves. Evidently outnumbered, the Thor Corps fled the Realm.
Powers and Abilities
Superhuman Strength: The original level of Algrim's strength is unknown, but he was apparently the strongest of the Dark Elves. However, his strength was below that of Thor. After being transformed into his present form, Kurse was said to have double the strength of Thor.
Superhuman Speed: Kurse was capable of running and moving at speeds much greater than those of even the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Stamina: Kurse's body produced almost no fatigue toxins during physical activity, granting him almost limitless physical stamina.
Superhuman Durability: Kurse's body was incredibly resistant to all forms of physical injury. He was capable of withstanding tremendous impact forces, falls from great heights, extreme temperatures and pressures, and powerful blows from Thor's hammer without sustaining injury. Kurse was even capable of surviving for days at a time without the need to breathe.
Living Armor: Kurse's armor was a living part of him, growing organically, and helped contribute to his already staggering durability.
Extended Longevity: Although not immortal, Kurse did age at a pace much more slowly when compared to human beings. Kurse was also immune to all known Earthly diseases and infections.
Psionic Tracking: Kurse possessed an unusual ability that enabled him to mentally sense and track an individual, even if that individual was thousands of miles away. The full limits of this ability have not been revealed.
Kurse was a formidable hand to hand combatant, relying primarily on brawling techniques that allowed him to make full use of his vast strength.
Like all Dark Elves, Kurse is vulnerable to iron. A blow from iron can harm him whereas an equally strong blow from a different substance would not harm him at all.
Equipment: Organic Armor: Due to the Beyonder's augmentation, Kurse's armor was a living part of him, growing organically, and helped contribute to his already staggering durability.
Transportation: Dark Elf warship
Weapons: Implosion grenades.
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