Quote1 My name is Gorr, son of a nameless father, outcast from a forgotten world. I have slain my way through multitudes to stand here at the genesis of all things. Blackened by vengeance, wet with holy blood. One simple dream still strong in my heart... The dream of a godless age. Quote2
-- Gorr the God Butcher src

Early Years

Gorr The God Butcher was born on a planet with no name, almost every day on the brink of starvation. He was taught to trust in the gods, but they never answered his prayers. At an early age, his mother and father died, leaving Gorr to fend for himself in the harsh environment. Years later he married and fathered some children. However, most of them died. Gorr's pregnant mate Arra was killed during an earthquake, and one by one his children perished until he was left with one son, Agar. When Agar was on the brink of death due to starvation, Gorr sought to ease his suffering and told his son they would soon reach a forest where they would never go hungry again.

The God Butcher

Stricken with grief after Agar's death, Gorr gave up hope and outwardly expressed his belief that there were no gods, for which he was exiled by his superstitious people. While wandering the desert praying to die, Gorr witnessed a pair of battling gods - a dark elder god called Knull and a gold-armored purple-skinned god - plunge out of the sky and crash-land nearby. Shocked by the realization that gods did exist, Gorr was enraged when the gold-armored god begged for help; the dark god's sword transforming into an amorphous mass of living darkness and bonding to him. Gorr used his new weapon, All-Black the Necrosword, to kill the gold-armored god; then vowed to seek vengeance against all gods for never answering his prayers, and set out to kill them all.[5][6] Gorr despised any god and travelled the cosmos for thousands of years to exact his revenge, embarking on a deicidal crusade in which he allegedly killed many gods of fear, war, chaos, genocide, revenge, plagues, earthquakes, blood, wrath, jealousy, death, degradation, and a few gods of poetry and flowers.[7]

Encounters with Thor

At some point in the 9th century, Gorr arrived on Earth and killed a god from the Americas; the body washing up on the shores of Iceland, where it was found by Thor.[8] At a later date, while accompanying a Viking raiding party to Russia, Thor found some of the Slavic gods dead. Thor was attacked by Gorr, who nearly managed to kill Thor, but just before the killing blow Thor conjured a lightning strike which knocked both of them out. Gorr recovered and escaped to a cave, where he once again fought Thor. Despite Gorr attempting to torture Thor for information about the location of Asgard for seventeen days, Thor held out long enough for his Viking worshipers to find him, distracting Gorr long enough for Thor to recover and cut off Gorr's right arm, believing that he had succeeded in slaying him.[9]

Gorr survived their encounter however and would spend the next thousand years butchering more and more gods, growing ever stronger and amassing an army of dark minions to assist him in his crusade. Thor once again took notice of Gorr's activities centuries later and began hunting him when a prayer summoned him to a world without gods, recognizing Gorr's handiwork when he found the world's deities slaughtered. While Thor went to the cave where they once fought to look for him, Gorr attacked Chronux to lay claim to the Pool of Forevers and used the blood of the Time Gods to traverse the timestream. He went back to the beginning of the universe and slew one of the very first elder gods, taking the infant deity's heart as a trophy. He then headed forward in time millennia into the future and arrived in Earth-14412, claiming a desolate world to serve as his base of operations and enslaving all the gods he could capture except for All-Father Thor, who he routinely tormented over his failures. Over the next nine-hundred years, Gorr forced the enslaved gods to mine broken planets and the cores of stars for material to build the Godbomb, which he intended to use to exterminate all gods across the entirety of the Multiverse.[10] Gorr also created constructs of his deceased wife and son from the All-Black symbiote, though unbeknowst to him his "son" embodied his subconscious self-loathing.

After the arrival of Thor the Avenger from Earth-616, Gorr sent Black Berserkers into the past to get the young Thor from around 800 A.D. - the Thor he first met - and brought him back to the future, where was enslaved along with the other remaining gods. Young Thor, using a piece of a star, attempted to destroy the Godbomb, but was instead catapulted off the planet, where he met with Thor the Avenger and King Thor. The three decided to assault Gorr and his planet for the last time, and nearly succeeded in killing him, but due to absorbing power from the gods he had killed, Gorr was too powerful and defeated the three Thors, leaving them for dead, and set off to activate the Godbomb. When the construct of his wife called him a god, Gorr angrily killed her, [11]

However, "Agar" decided to assist Thor the Avenger in bringing down the God-Butcher, having come to recognize that his father had essentially become the very thing he always despised. Charged by the prayers of the son, as well as every single surviving god across space and time, Thor absorbed the Godbomb's blast as well as the Necrosword. Using its power, Thor was able to weaken Gorr, with "Agar" denouncing Gorr as the God of Hypocrisy before Thor's past self finally killed him.[12]


Even after death, Gorr had managed to leave his mark on Thor, as Gorr's philosophy was responsible for Thor to become unworthy and being unable to lift Mjolnir any more.[13][14]


Combat Skills: Gorr has at least three thousand years of combat experience, and is skilled enough with weapons to duel with gods with ease.

He is a very skilled torturer and has claimed that he tortured a torture god once.

Strength level

Without All-Black the Necrosword, Gorr isn't very strong. When he has the Necrosword, his strength allows him to lift in excess of 100 tons and rivals that of Thor.


All-Black the Necrosword: Normally, Gorr is a fairly weak, non-superpowered creature, but thanks to "All-Black the Necrosword", a symbiotic weapon Gorr found on the body of a wounded god, he attains the following powers:

  • Constituent-Matter Manipulation: Gorr can use the living abyss comprising All-Black to create a variety of constructs, such as wings, weapons, armor, and a cloak; though All-Black's preferred form is a sword. Gorr was also capable of creating semi-sentient offshoots of All-Black, dubbed Black Berserkers, to do his bidding.
  • Superhuman Strength: Gorr has strength that is at least comparable to Thor, if not greater. He was able to best young Thor, present-day Thor, and Allfather Thor all at the same time, and has single-handily defeated many millions of gods in open combat, including one that reportedly "wrestled with black holes for fun".
  • Superhuman Durability: Gorr is extremely durable against all forms of trauma and can survive a massive lightning bolt summoned by Thor, or the Godblast of a Thor-Force Skyfather Thor which propelled him "several light years" away in a matter of seconds.
  • Superhuman Speed: Gorr can fly at blinding speeds, as when he quickly overtook the thunder god on their first encounter.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Gorr was able to catch Thor rather easily off guard, as well as many other gods.
  • Longevity: Gorr has lived for several billion years and still looks in his prime, as a result of All-Black rendering him immune to aging.
  • Regeneration: Gorr is able to recover from a lightning strike within four days with no signs of that injury, as well growing back an arm that Thor had cut off (with assistance from his weapon).
  • Dependency: Gorr's power is dependent entirely on his weapon. The weapon itself is dependent on the blood of gods for its power: The more gods killed by the Necrosword or its constructs, the more power it can provide its user. But this power must be replenished as it is used up.

Godbomb: Gorr's greatest weapon would come to be known as the God Bomb, with the forced aid of The God of Bombs. Gorr created an anti-divinity armament designed to affect all time, thus allowing him to kill every god who had or ever would exist.

  • Desak had preceded Gorr as killer of gods, and share other similarities.

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