The past history of Hoder mirrors that of his Earth-616 counterpart, with one minor different in his origins. On Earth-9997, all the Asgardians were a previously unknown race of aliens that were manipulated by the Celestials centuries ago. As part of the third tier of mutation in the Celestials plans, once a species reached a certain evolutionary point their appearance, super-human abilities and character were defined by those around them. When these aliens arrived on Earth centuries ago, they were convinced by a man named Donnorson (who was manipulated by Mephisto and would later become Odin) that they were the Asgadians of myth. One alien would become Hoder.
In recent history, Hoder would die, through events yet to be revealed. Loki would learn the truth about the gods of Asgard, and (unaware of Odin's involvement) would go to Asgard asking for the help of Odin and Thor to stop the Celestials who were coming to Earth to destroy it. They refused aid, because they believed it to be yet another trick. Loki would kill himself and be transported to Hel. There he would gather an army of the dead to help fight. They would confront the Celestials, however their superior intellect would convince Hoder and the others that they were still dead and they would be returned to Hel.
Later when Loki convinced Thor of learned the truth of their origins, they would conspire to bring down Odin and free their virtually enslaved people. Part of their plan involved accompanying Dr. Strange and Xen to Asgard to free Clea who had been Odin's prisoner for some years. In order to provide opposition, Odin would summon various beings from all over Asgard to combat these invaders, including the Warriors Three. Thor, Loki, Dr. Strange and Xen would battle all assembled.
As part of an agreement to free Clea, Thor was banished there as well in exchange for Clea's freedom, Hoder and the others would be freed when he showed them that they could cheat Death. When Odin's lies were revealed, Hoder would briefly return to her previously undefined form with the rest of those of Asgard, but would return to his original role after Odin's plea for them to return. His fate following this, and if he resumed his earlier role remains to be recorded.
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