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Overview

The Storm Giants were a race of giants, who dwelled in the more temperate mountain regions of Jotunheim besides the Frost Giants.[1] They were ruled by King Brimer and his queen, Nedra, and frequently battled the Asgardians through their history.[2]

Thor & Loki

Thor and Loki were still boys they traveled to Jotunheim chasing after some Storm Giants stole the Golden Apples of Idunn. They demanded them back but the Giants refused and attacked. Thor tried to drive them back with a pepper shaker, but was captured. However Loki burned a pile of wet leaves to fill the castle with smoke and allowed Thor to escape. They retrieved the apples and escaped on the back of the King of the Eagles.[1]

A young Thor, confident after recently earning Mjolnir, challenges a Storm Giant he met in his path.[3]

Delaware Water Gap from Thor 381

Utgard-Loki disguised himself as Skrymir, and led Thor and Loki into his castle Utgardhall in Jotunheim. There, he challenged the gods to a series of contests. Loki fought against Logi in an eating contest, and lost after Logi consumed not only the food but the plates, and table as well. Loki then is challenged to a footrace by Hugi, but loses before he even starts. Thor then accepts the challenge of emptying a drinking horn, but fails there, as the horn is just as full as when he started. Utgard then challenges Thor to lift a cat off the floor, but he is only able to barely get one paw up. The final challenge is for Thor to best an old woman, Elli, in a contest, but he completely fails at that as well. After they have been completely bested, Utgard reveals that they have been tricked, as Logi is really fire, Hugi is really thought, Elli is really the personification of old age, and the cat was in reality Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent.[4]

While traveling out to Jotunheim, Thor and Loki are searching for a path leading to the land of Olympus, home of the Olympian Gods when they happen upon some Storm Giants, which Thor easily defeated . However, the battle causes the ground to rupture and Thor falls into the chasm and finds himself in a tunnel. Following it to its end he finds himself on Olympus after fighting the Olympian Gods Thor was returned to Jotunheim. The cavern the collapsed and portal to Olympus was sealed.[5]

While battling some Storm Giants in Jotunheim, Thor and Loki discover the crack in the ground that once led to Olympus. This time, strange mists rob Thor of his memory as he and Loki get separated in the cavern.[6] Vidar asked Thor for his help to avenge the murder of his wife by Storm Giants. They traveled to Jotunheim and battled Horvald, Grolf and Aslak seeking justice.[7]


Alternate Realities

Earth-9997

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Storm Giants of Earth X

The history of the Storm Giants of Earth-9997 mirror that of their Earth-616 counterparts. However, it has been revealed that all species on Asgard are not the creatures of myth as once believed. In reality, they are aliens that were manipulated by the Celestials centuries ago. Their natural evolution was such that what they were, their powers, and appearances were based on what people believed of them. When they arrived on Earth in ancient times, they were believed to be the Asgardian gods by the Norsemen who first saw them. This illusion was perpetuated by a lame story teller named Donnerson (Who was manipulated by Mephisto.) Donnerson would later become Odin himself.

In recent history, Loki brought an army of Storm Giants to Earth to terrorize New York City. They were defeated by Thor and the Iron Avengers. Later, Odin would summon an army of Storm Giants along with other species from all over Asgard to stop an attempt by Thor, Loki, Dr. Strange and the super-group Xen from rescuing Clea, who had been Odin's prisoner for a number of years.


Powers and Abilities

Powers

None known.

Abilities

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Average Strength level

Unknown.

Weaknesses

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Habitat

Habitat: Temperate

Miscellaneous

Type of Government: Tribal
Level of Technology: Giants tend to lead a simple existence as hunters and gatherers.
Cultural Traits: They have a warlike culture, and their envy of the Asgardians has caused them to go to war with Asgard repeatedly over the millennia.
Representatives: * Brimer

Notes

The Storms Giants are often confused with the Frost Giants.[8][9][10] Loki himself is sometimes erroneously stated to be a Storm Giant.[11]


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