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Nidhogg was a giant dragon that lived in Niffleheim, one of the Nine Worlds of Asgard. Known as the "Eater of the Dead", Nidhogg consumed the souls of those who had fallen in battle. During Balder Odinson's journey to Hel, he encountered Nidhogg and was adversely affected to see what had become of the souls of all those he had vanquished in battle.[1]

When Nidhogg was gnawing on the roots of Yggdrasill, one of the roots snapped and it created a wormhole that pulled Nidhogg into a small town in Midgard called Skrekklandet. Thor arrived soon afterwards and summoned a giant lightning bolt, which seemingly killed and buried Nidhogg. This battle was witnessed by Captain America. In the modern day, Hydra weaponized the injured Nidhogg and used it to create clones of itself. When the Avengers arrived at Skrekklandet, they battled multiple cloned offspring of Nidhogg, but more kept spawning. The only way to defeat them was to destroy the machine and kill Nidhogg. As Hulk destroyed the machine and killed Nidhogg, it did nothing to retaliate as it was tired of being used as a weapon and wanted to finally die.[2]

After being returned to Niffleheim, it's spirit became one of Hel's barons, before being destroyed by Sindr.[3]




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