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Surtur ruler of Muspelheim

Muspelheim is one of the Nine Worlds, it's located in the lower region of the World Tree on the same level as Niffleheim and Svartalfheim.[2] It is a realm of eternal fire, and the home of the Fire Demons and their ruler Surtur.[3] The surface is covered in pools of lava and giant flame pits.[4]

Ginnungagap ("yawning abyss") was the vast, primordial void that existed prior to the creation of the manifest universe. In the northern part of Ginnungagap lay the intense cold of Niffleheim, and to the southern part lay the equally intense heat of Muspelheim. The cosmogonic process began when the effulgence of the two met in the middle of Ginnungagap. This created the Nine Realms.[5]

Politics and Leadership

Muspelheim is represented in the Congress of Worlds by two Fire Demons senators.[6][7]


Surtur (Earth-616) from Thor Vol 1 337

Odin learnt that the Rock Trolls have joined the Surtur, Odin faced the Fire Demon himself. But Odin with his power draws meteors down unto Surtur. Realizing he can not defeat Odin directly, Surtur attacks the Midgard. Boring deep into the earth, he releases a huge chunk of matter into the sky which becomes Midgard's moon. Using his powers, Odin traps Surtur and his children in Muspelheim unable to travel to another realm. Open to earn freedom, Surtur presents Odin with the gift of a flying horse, in the hope that one day Odin will release him.[8]

It was home to the Warlock's Eye, a device of such awesome power that Odin dispatched Thor, Volstagg, Hogun and Fandral to retrieve it in an attempt to ward off the coming of Ragnarok.[9]

Korbin was a planet located in the Burning Galaxy is attacked by a horde of Fire Demons sent to their world by Surtur when Muspelheim starts to bleed into the Universe. The Korbinites used advanced science to turn their champion in to Beta Ray Bill. But Muspelheim overwhelms their world destroying it, but not before the Korbinites escaped on the Skuttlebutt[10]

The Armies of Muspelheim prepared for an invasion of Midgard.[11] When Malekith opened the Casket of Ancient Winters it allowed Surtur and his army to enter the realm of Midgard.[12]

Surtur (Earth-616) from Thor Vol 2 85

With the gate to Muspelheim open Thor battled Surtur across time and space.[13]

An attempt to stop a war for control of Infinity Gems sends Doctor Strange and his allies travel throughout the Nine Worlds including Muspelheim to find them.[14]

Hrinmeer the Flame the child of a Fire Demons and a Light Elf lead an army of Fire Demons from Muspelheim to conquer the Nine Worlds.[15]


Serpent went to Limbo and made a deal with Surtur, promising to release him in Asgard in exchange for a splinter of his Twilight Sword. Loki used the Shadow to rewrite the Serpent's history, giving him a weakness. He then released Surtur in the Serpent's Dark Asgard, tricking him. After destroying Dark Asgard, Surtur returned home to Muspelheim.[17]

Surtur made a deal with the unwitting Manchester Gods of Otherworld, the Flame Giant provided them with power directly from the fires of Muspelheim in exchange for a portion of their resources. He then sent his Herald (Leah) to the Vanir, convincing the Steward of Vanaheim Freyja's sister Gullveig to led an uprising against Asgardia.[18] When Surtur joined forces with the enemies of Asgardia and assaulted it and the other Realms, he planned to use the different cities of the Manchester Gods to form a network across all of the Nine Realms, and reverse the process in which the Manchester Gods fed energy to Surtur's original city, releasing all stored energy back out, burning everything in the Nine Realms.[19]

When Loki traveled to Muspelheim to investigate, he was confronted by Surtur's right hand, the vengeful Leah. Loki tricked her and convinced her that he was working against the Nine Realms. Together, they decided to work against Surtur. First, in order to gain the Fire Giant's trust, Loki betrayed Thor and let him plunge in the fires of Muspelheim.[20] Loki then proceeded to steal a portion of the Twilight Sword and travel back in time to fix the events that caused Leah to feel vengeful towards him. Right after Surtur ordere Leah to divert the spell that would bring Loki back to the present and transport him to his feet, the effects of the time-travel made effect, and the now appeased Leah saved the young trickster from Surtur.[21]

Thor soon brought the fight to Surtur, using legions of Hel. While this army fought Surtur, Loki traveled to Otherworld and convinced the lader of the Machester Gods, Master Wilson, to destroy the cities of the Manchester Gods, thwarting Surtur's plan[22]. Using the TwilightSword taken by Loki and combining it with Mjolnir, Thor was able to slay Surtur. The residual energy from Surtur's body was redirected by Odin into the empty Asgard Space, preventing it to cause any important damage.[23]

In Muspelheim, Malkeith and a Frost Giant spoke with the Fire Demons to create their own Dark Council. to oppose the League of Realms[24] Queen of Cinders represents the Fire Demons on the Dark Council.[6]

Alternate Realities

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Earth-8096)

When Baron Zemo used the Norn Stones; none of the Avengers were transported to Muspelheim as the realm was locked out of the rest of the Nine Worlds[25] When Wonder Man destroyed the last Norn Stone, he and the Enchantress were teleported to Muspelheim..[26] [27]

2010s Marvel Animated Universe (Earth-12041)

On Earth-12041; [28][29][30]

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

Muspelheim appeared during the convergence of realms that occurred every 5000 years.[31]

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (Earth-8107)

Iceman meanwhile succeeds in escaping from the Sea of Flame on Muspelheim with the help of Zerona, a Frost Giant who has fallen in love with him. [32]

Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics (Earth-12131)

... [33]

Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (Earth-91119)




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  1. Thor Ages of Thunder #1
  2. Origins of Siege #1
  3. Thor: The Legend #1
  4. Journey into Mystery #97
  5. Thor Annual #5
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mighty Thor Vol 2 #1
  7. Mighty Thor #10
  8. Journey into Mystery #99
  9. Thor #129-132
  10. Thor #337
  11. Thor #346
  12. Thor #347-349
  13. Thor #400
  14. 14.0 14.1 Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #35
  15. Thor Annual #18
  16. Thor #486
  17. Journey into Mystery #631
  18. Journey into Mystery #642
  19. Mighty Thor #18-21
  20. Journey into Mystery #643
  21. Journey into Mystery #644
  22. Mighty Thor #19-20
  23. Mighty Thor #21
  24. Thor: God of Thunder #17
  25. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Animated Series) Season 1 19
  26. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Animated Series) Season 1 20
  27. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Animated Series) Season 2 3
  28. Ultimate Spider-Man (Animated Series) Season 1 9
  29. Marvel's Avengers Assemble Season 1 20
  30. Marvel's Avengers Assemble Season 2 10
  31. Thor: The Dark World
  32. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Season 1 10
  33. Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics
  34. Marvel Super Hero Squad Online

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