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Information-silkReal NameMangog
Information-silkAliasesThe Hatred who Walks, the Living Vengeance who must be Satiated,
Information-silkAffiliationNone; formerly Thanos
Information-silkIdentityNo Dual Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationSeeker of vengeance
Information-silkEducationNo formal education
Information-silkHeightVariable (Between 12-25')
Information-silkWeightVariable (Between 3500-31,600 lbs.)
Information-silkHairNo Hair
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesMangog is extremely tall and has a massive muscular build. Mangog has only three digits (including an opposable thumb) on each hand, three toes on each foot, a prehensile tail, and horns on his head.
Information-silkOriginMangog is the sum total of the hatred of a billion billion beings that were once killed by the Odin, monarch of the Asgardians.
Information-silkCreatorsStan Lee, Jack Kirby
First AppearanceLast Appearance
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Mangog, or "The Mangog" as it originally referred to itself, is the sum total of the hatred of a billion billion beings that were once killed by the ruler of Asgard and the Norse Gods, Odin. Imprisoned deep beneath Asgard, Mangog is accidentally freed by the Rock Troll Ulik, and goes on to wage war against Odin and the other Norse Gods on several occasions. Mangog proves to be physically unstoppable, and is usually only defeated by exploiting Mangog's dependence on psychic energies (such as hatred, fear, or feelings of devotion) felt by other sentient beings to sustain itself. Without such a source, Mangog shrinks to near nothingness.

While usually acting independently, Mangog also assists the Titan Thanos in a quest for universal domination, but is ultimately stopped by the Thunder God Thor. Thor eventually ends the threat of Mangog entirely: having inherited the Odin Force, Thor simply dissolves an attacking Mangog with a wave of his hand. Mangog has not been seen since the destruction of Asgard.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Mangog possesses various superhuman physical and energy manipulative abilities.

Mystical and Psionic Energies: Mangog's draws any and all of his superhuman powers from the mystical and psionic energies that are manifested in the hatred and desire for vengeance that are felt by himself or by others.

  • Superhuman Strength: Mangog possess vast superhuman strength, the sum totality of a billion billion beings. His physical strength easily by far exceeds that of Thor. Hence, he is far above the class 100 level.
  • Superhuman Speed: In spite of his great height and body mass, Mangog is capable of running and moving at speeds that are beyond the physical limits of the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Mangog's advanced musculature produces no fatigue toxins during physical activity. As a result, as long as he is able to psionically feed off the energy manifested by vengeful thoughts, he possesses an limitless physical stamina.
  • Superhuman Durability: Mangog's body is far harder and more durable than the body of an Asgardian God. His body is highly resistant to all forms of conventional injury. He can withstand powerful impact forces, exposure to extremes of both temperature and pressure, falls from tremendous heights, and tremendously powerful energy blasts without sustaining injury.
  • Superhuman Agility: Mangog's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are all enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Mangog's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are superior to those of the finest human athlete.
  • Energy Manipulation: Mangog is able to manipulate vast amounts of mystical energy for numerous purposes, though they're used almost always for destructive purposes. The most commonly seen of these include the ability to manipulate most substances on a molecular level and to fire massively powerful blasts of concussive force from his hands.
Power Grids
Official Ratings[2]
Energy Projection*
Fighting Skills
* Heightened Energy Projection when accessing Asgardians' life energies
Fan Ratings
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills


Although Mangog has had no training in combat, the sheer scope of his physical and energy manipulative capabilities make him a highly formidable combatant, even against beings as powerful as Thor and Odin.

Strength level

Class 100+


Mangog's powers, in fact his very life itself, is connected to the energies that he feeds from. Mangog will shrink or seemingly vanish if deprived of those mystical and psionic energies.


The exact nature of the Mangog has never actually been revealed and is unclear. He has often been called a demon, suggesting that he is a supernatural being parasitically dependent on the mystic and psionic energies of other sentient beings. It is also possible that Mangog is a minor abstract entity incarnating the hatred felt by the alien race, and later, by himself. In that case he may be an avatar of the conceptual entity Hate in a way that is similar to the relationship between the godlike entity Cytorrak and the Juggernaut.

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