Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway (Kongeriket Norge), is a sovereign and unitary monarchy, neighbor and former united to Sweden, and whose territory comprises the western portion of Scandinavia.
Norway had been settled more than 10,000 years ago after the last Ice Age by hunters following the herds of various herds to newly uncovered pastures, and brought their gods with them.
They existed in various independent clans.
In 896 AD, Bodolf became a great warrior by praying to Thor before every single one of his battles, with the God of Thunder usually appearing in the flesh to help him fall his enemies. But over time he became cocky and forgot to pray.With his army routed, his lands seized, and his wealth gone, Bodolf resorted to praying once again, but to a different god, Loki. Loki eventually appeared before Bodolf and directed him in a quest for power to rival Thor. Bodolf embarked in a journey to kill a dragon and drink its fiery blood. He drank his blood becoming a monster. With his newfound power, he battled Thor. After a furious battle that took them across the globe, both warriors returned to Norway. When Loki began to cheer for Bodolf, the viking soon attacked the god, unwilling to be a puppet. Thor caught a second wind and punched Godolf through the Earth to the southern pole of the planet. The defeated viking proceeded to wander the Earth, fighting to suppress the monster inside him.
In the year 1248 AD, a group of Vikings were exiled from Norway and traveled west along the Atlantic. They eventually settled on an uncharted island where they lived in seclusion for many centuries until the 20th Century.
The young Thor immature Thor would often come to Midgard and join their adventures but stopped after witnessing them sack a monastery.
The Vikings later converted to Christianity and the Asgardians drew from Midgard.
In 1319 AD, the nations of Norway and Sweden merged when Magnus Eriksson of Sweden became first in line on the throne of both countries (at three-years-old). This did not last long, but a few decades later the two nations merged again under the rule of Eric of Pomerania who was crowned King of Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
Sweden later split while Denmark and Norway remained one nation.
In 1905, Norway became an independent nation once again.
World War I
World War II
During WWII, Norway again declared its neutrality, but was still invaded by Nazi Germany. Namor king of Atlantis led an army of Atlantean Aero-Subs in an attack on Nazi U-Boats in the Northern Sea off the coast of Norway.
During a mission to Norway, the Howlers are intercepted en route to their mission objective, making Sgt. Nick Fury begin to question if they were the victims of a traitor. They later learned Izzy Cohen was being mind controlled and freed him and not down the Nazi operations.
Norway was the landed site for the Kronan invasion of Earth. Dr. Donald Blake was on vacation in Norway at the time drawn to the country for some unknown reason. He witnessed the invasion and escaped to a nearby cave. In the cave he found an old cane and when he tapped it on the ground he was transformed back into Thor learning his true origin. He used his returned powers to stop the alien invasion. The Kronans went on to attack NATO forces, driving them off with an illusion of a dragon. When Thor came to fight them, they lowered a cage over him to capture him, but he smashed through. They aimed their disintegrators at him, but he smashed them with his hammer. Finally, they unleashed the Mechano Monster, but Thor destroyed it with a single blow. Terrified of Thor, the Kronans fled earth.
Thor is helped with the filming of a Viking movie. He pretends to defeat a sea serpent while conjuring up a thunderstorm. Loki, watched from Asgard, used his magic to magnetically attract Thor's flying hammer to his uru chains, breaking them and setting him free.
Magister Karnak traveled to Svalbard, Norway, above the Arctic Circle. Here, he is greeted by Phil Coulson and Jemma Simmons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. They brought him there to hire him to help find a young Inhuman Adam Roderick.
Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)
In 965 A.D., the Frost Giants attacked the village of Tønsberg, Norway planning to conquer Midgard. They used the Casket of Ancient Winters to freeze the realm. Odin and the Asgardians arrovbed and engaged in a war against the Frost Giants, forcing them to retreat back to Jotunheim. In 1942, Johann Schmidt, leader of Hydra, attacked a town in Norway searching for the Tesseract. They find a find it in a local church.
Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610)
Gunnar Golman was part of a Norwegian team working on super soldier technology for the European Union. Allegedly, Thorlief Golman stole the team's successful prototypes to become Thor. Despite this setback, the project continued working to create a European Union equivalent of the Ultimates taskforce forming in the United States. Upon revealing himself to be Loki, and the backstory of the Golman brothers to be one of his deceptions, "Gunnar" pointed out that "Norway's not even in the European Union".
Thor was found in a block of ice off Norway's windy coast by archeologist Dr. Donald Blake, who showed him to the Avengers. After managing to break the ice, they were confronted by Loki Laufeyson, who was then banished in the limbo realm.
Points of Interest
- Eric and Lars Hels
- Appearances of Norway
- Minor Appearances of Norway
- Media Norway was Mentioned in
- Location Gallery: Norway
- Images related to Norway
- Marvel Staff members who were born in Norway
Links and References
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Marvel Atlas #1; Norway's entry
- ↑ Mighty Thor Vol 2 #6
- ↑ Mighty Thor Vol 2 #7
- ↑ Thor Vikings #1
- ↑ Namora #3
- ↑ Marvel Mystery Comics #4
- ↑ Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos #32
- ↑ Journey into Mystery #83
- ↑ Journey into Mystery #92
- ↑ Avengers #14
- ↑ Avengers Vol 3 #20
- ↑ Tales of Suspense #67
- ↑ Karnak #1
- ↑ Thor (film)
- ↑ Captain America: The First Avenger
- ↑ Ultimates #4
- ↑ Ultimates 2 #4-5
- ↑ Ultimate Comics Thor #4
- ↑ Ultimates 2 #13
- ↑ Avengers Vol 2 #1
- ↑ Punisher Annual #3