Alias
Kurse
Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Algrim the Strong
Occupation

Servant of Malekith the Dark Elf

Vengeance Seeker


Legal Status

Citizen of Svartalfheim, Asgard


Nation or Planet of Origin
Svartalfheim, Asgard
Group Affiliation
Dark Elves of Svartalfheim
Base of Operations
Svartalfheim, Asgard
Height
7' - Varies
Weight
840 lbs. - Varies
Eye Color
Yellow
Hair Color
Bald
Known Powers

Mystically enhanced Dark Elf with god-like strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with skills as a warrior and hunter able to track prey across great distances.


Note: Like all Dark Elves, Kurse is vulnerable to iron. An equal blow from other substances does not have the same impact as one from an iron object.


Accessories
Mystical Armor
Common Enemies

Beta Ray Thor

Odin

Thor

Warriors Three


Regularly Appearing
Mighty Thor Vol. 1 & 2
First Appearance

Algrim the Strong

Mighty Thor Vol. 1 #347 (Sept. 1984)


Kurse

Secret Wars II #4 (Oct. 1985)


Creator

Algrim the Strong

Walter Simonson


Kurse

Jim Shooter & Al Milgrom


Origin

In a plot to destroy Thor, the dark elf Malekith the Accursed abducted the Enchantress, Lorelei, and enlisted Algrim the Strong, augmented by an ebony armor, to battle and destroy the god of thunder.


While battling Thor, Algrim was in turn betrayed by Malekith, who had a pitfall opened beneath the warriors, plunging them into a pit of molten lava. Thor escaped by summoning his mystical hammer Mjolnir, which carried him to safety, but Algrim plunged to his apparent death.


The magma's tremendous heat would have killed Algrim if not for his enchanted armor, instead he became amnesic except for his desire to destroy Thor, a desire which gave him reason to live.


His hatred sensed by the Beyonder, a god from another dimension seeking the natures of desire, Algrim was restored to health, given greater strength and empowered by a new armor, transforming the dark elf into the vengeance seeking Kurse.