Mangog, or "The Mangog" as it originally referred to itself, is the physical manifestation and sum total of the hatred of a billion beings from a race that was slaughtered by the ruler of Asgard and the Norse Gods, Odin. Due to the fact this entire species was wiped out, it isn't exactly know what did they do incur his wrath, they might have ruthlessly invaded Asgard, or one of them might as well have simply said the wrong word while in the All-Father's presence.
Imprisoned deep beneath Asgard, Mangog was accidentally freed by the Rock Troll Ulik, and went on to wage war against Odin and the other Norse Gods on several occasions. Mangog proved to be physically unstoppable, and is usually only defeated when his dependence on psychic energies (such as hatred, fear, or feelings of devotion) felt by other sentient beings to sustain itself is exploited. 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 and Rune magic of Earth, Thor simply dissolved an attacking Mangog with a wave of his hand.
However, when multi-billionaire genius and possible demi-god Adam Mann attempted to draw his father - whoever that was - to Earth, the Mangog manifested instead. Although he was banished through the efforts of the new Thunderstrike, he stated he could never be destroyed so long as hatred endures.
Years later, when the new Thor tried to end the Challenge of the Gods she was forced to participate by the Shi'ar Gods Sharra and K'ythri, Mangog was unleashed to punish her, Her and all the gods in existence.
Mangog unexpectedly appeared in Old Asgard and encountered Volstagg, who had lifted the Mjolnir of a dead world to become the War Thor, and Thor's goat Toothgnasher. Mangog killed Toothgnasher by ripping his head off, and then raged that he would bring about the ultimate judgment upon the Asgardians before charging at Volstagg, claiming he would be the first to perish.
A brutal battle broke out between the two immortal entities which shook the very foundation of Old Asgard. Even armed with the might of a dead universe, War Thor was barely able to match the unstoppable Mangog who had easily parried and countered some of his opponent's best blows with ease, saying while he did not know the newly changed Asgardian; he was still an Asgardian, still a god. And that was all he needed to know.
While viciously pummeling Volstagg, Mangog continued to walk through the potent god storm which was whipped up by him. The same power that nearly sunk Muspelheim without so much as batting an eye. Mangog proceeded to pummel and throttle Volstagg, even going so far as to absorb his lightning when the latter shoved his hammer into the beast's mouth, only for Mangog to laugh it off before horking it back up at him, stating it tasted like another dead god. As the broken and bleeding Volstagg reached for his hammer, Mangog effortlessly crushed it to bits in his claws before knocking the now powerless Asgardian near off the edge of his old home and into space.
Still seeking the location of the other Asgardian Gods, Mangog began to interrogate the now weakening Volstagg as he reverted to his previous form without his hammer. Until Malekith the Accursed turned up, giving him that information willingly. With a grunt of his foul breath, Mangog took off towards Saturn and to the location of Asgardia.
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|* Heightened Energy Projection when accessing Asgardians' life energies|
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. His capacity for energy is so great he swallowed Volstagg's lightning whole before discharging it back with greater force.
- Sin Empowerment: Mangog's greatest strength however lies in his unstoppable rage and malice, coupled with his ability to feed into the anger of others as well as the particular vices of deities to become all the more powerful. Able to absorb and metabolize the hatred of a billion billion beings that he was originally comprised of, to swelling with power whenever a god acted meanly or selfishly and abused their power for petty reasons.
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.
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 Cyttorak and the Juggernaut.
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