Balder the Brave was one of the Asgardians, an extra-dimensional race of beings once worshiped by the Vikings and Germans, as well as younger brother and close friend to Thor. Due to prophecies that Balder's death would help trigger the coming of Ragnarok, the destruction of Asgard and its inhabitants, Odin, ruler of Asgard, commanded his wife Frigga to make Balder invulnerable to harm.
Frigga cast spells that would protect Balder form harm by any living or inanimate thing while he was in the Asgardian dimension; however, Balder remained vulnerable to mistletoe. Loki, the god of mischief, learned of the prophecies and vulnerability, and tricked the blind god Hoder into firing an arrow tipped with mistletoe wood at Balder. Odin prevented Balder from actually dying.
Powers and Abilities
- Asgardian Physiology: Balder possesses all of the various superhuman attributes common among the Asgardians.
- Superhuman Strength: Like all Asgardians, Balder is superhumanly strong and possesses physical strength of an average Asgardian male. At his peak, Balder is able to lift about 30 tons.
- Superhuman Speed: Balder is capable of running and moving at speeds much greater than that of even the finest human athlete.
- Superhuman Stamina: Balder's musculature produces considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of a human being. He can exert herself at peak capacity for about 24 hours before fatigue begins to impair him.
- Superhuman Durability: Balder's body is much more resistant to physical harm than the body of a human being. He is capable of withstanding great impact forces, exposure to temperature and pressure extremes, powerful energy blasts, and high calibre bullets without sustaining injury. Also, while in Asgard, Balder cannot be mortally wounded by any weapon; however, after being reborn on Earth, he has lost this magical ability.
- Superhumanly Dense Tissue: Balder's bodily tissues have about 3 times the density as the bodily tissue of a human. As a result, Balder is actually much heavier than he appears. This increased tissue density also contributes somewhat to his physical strength.
- Superhuman Longevity: Like all Asgardians, Balder ages at a rate that is much slower than that of a human being. However, Asgardians aren't completely immune to ageing, as some other god pantheons are.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his body's resistance, Balder can be injured like any other Asgardian. However, his metabolism enables him to rapidly regenerate damaged bodily tissue with greater speed and efficiency than a human being is capable of. Injuries such as slashes and punctures can fully heal within hours, whereas broken bones can heal within a few days. However, he isn't able to regenerate severed limbs or missing organs.
- Danger Sense: While in Asgard, Balder was able to sense when Thor was in danger on Earth.
- Photokinesis: Being the Asgardian God of Light, Balder can generate an intense beam of light that is strong and hot enough to melt the fortress of Utgard-Loki and the Frost Giants within it down to small sizes.
- Teleportation: Balder is able to teleport himself to Earth from Asgard.
- Animal Communication: Balder has the ability to communicate with the animals he is charged to protect.
- Energy Projection: Balder has limited energy and magical abilities. He has shielded himself from mortal eyes when he flew to Earth on Odin's behalf to find Thor. He can create an enchanted fog to transport Thor from Earth to the Bifrost Brigde.
Skilled warrior and horseman, Balder is also a capable leader and swordsman
Superhuman class 50. Balder is significantly stronger than the average Asgardian and can lift 35 tons.
Is vulnerable to weapons made of mistletoe; can die of natural means (such as severe lack of food, water or air)
Equipment: Once wielded the Norn stones.
Transportation: Asgardian horses, occasionally inter-dimensional portals.
Weapons: An Odin-blessed sword that Balder can summon from Earth across the Nine Realms to where he stands in Asgard and transport other beings to other realms called "Frigga's Hope".
- Balder's image was a contribution from the amazing spriter from the Marvel Avengers Alliance Wiki, User:Nekhene. The original sprite can be found HERE
- No trivia.
- Appearances of Balder Odinson (Earth-1010)
- Character Gallery: Balder Odinson (Earth-1010)
- Quotations by Balder Odinson (Earth-1010)
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