The Dark Elves come from the world of Svartalfheim, one of the Nine Worlds of Norse Mythology.They are ruled over by Malekith the Accursed, and the most powerful amongst their ranks was Algrim the Strong. However, Algrim was betrayed by Malekith in a bid to kill Thor. Algrim was dropped into lava and, though he survived, he was critically wounded. The Beyonder transformed Algrim into the monstrous Kurse, who seemingly kills Malekith for the betrayal. Years later, Malekith reveals that he survived, and he sets forth an ultimately unsuccessful plot for Hercules to kill Alflyse , the Dark Elf Queen of the Eastern Spires.
Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)
The Dark Elves existed before the Nine Realms, in the primordial chaos. Their goal is to destroy the current universe and return existence back to that state. They were believed exterminated after an attempt to do that five thousand years ago, but in reality, Malekith and a number of warriors escaped on a stealth ship and went into stasis until another attempt would be possible.
Powers and Abilities
Dark elves possess gifted intellects, as well as superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes. Some Dark Elves, like Malekith, can use faire magic do shapeshift, teleport, project energy blasts, and so on.
Average Strength level
All Dark Elves are vulnerable to the element of iron.
Habitat: Habitat of this race is unknown.
Gravity: Gravity of this race is unknown.
Atmosphere: Atmosphere of this race is unknown.
Population: Population of this race is unknown.
Type of Government: Monarchy
Level of Technology: Magic
Cultural Traits: Cultural traits unknown.
Representatives: See Category:Dark Elves
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In early comics by Walter Simonson, The Dark Elves (save by Malekith) had normal skin color, but later, they come to have purple/blue skin tone.
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