Appearing in "What If Thor Fought Odin Over Jane Foster?"
Synopsis for "What If Thor Fought Odin Over Jane Foster?"
In a world where Thor refused to abide by Odin's ploy to remove Jane Foster from his life by offering her godhood but setting her up to fail her test for worthiness, Odin reacts by banishing both Thor and Jane back to Earth, though they retain their immortal forms. Believing Odin to be possessed by madness, Thor enlists the Avengers, Vizier, the Warriors Three, and many other sympathetic Asgardians to fight against him. Odin, knowing the conflict to be a distateful one, brings in Loki, Enchantress, and Executioner to fight it for him. Balder, though conflicted, is compelled to side with Odin by his unwavering loyalty.
In the ensuing civil war, Iron Man is the first to break off as it reminds him too much of the ugliness of the Viet Nam war. He goes to Odin to ask for a truce and Odin agrees, but Loki kills Iron Man before he can deliever the message, which only furthers Thor's rage. Loki then has his minion, Igron, use the Lamia Glove to siphon off Odin's power to transfer to himself so that he can finally kill Thor. Wasp flies in to rescue Thor, hoping to distract Loki with a fully-powered sting blast, but she forgets that Vizier powered-up the Avengers in order to combat the gods and the sting accidentally kills Loki, with the stolen Odinforce dying with him. As things become desparate, a vengeful Thor reaches Odin's chamber as he's drawing the Oversword that will condemn the Asgardians to Ragnarok. Just then, Jane intervenes and reminds Thor what he's supposed to be fighting for. Ashamed, the father and son finally talk. The war ends, but Thor still holds a grudge for the lives of Iron Man and Loki, and so leaves Asgard with his followers to build and rule over his own city. The house of Odin continues as a house divided.
Appearing in "The First Uni-Mind"
- Uranos (Mentioned)
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Uranosian War (Recap)
Synopsis for "The First Uni-Mind"
Chronos' experiments to uncover the secret to conquer death result in a disaster that destroys the city of Titanos while turning Chronos into a being one with the universe and bestowing eternal life to the city's residents. In his new form, Chronos has just enough time to explain and say goodbye to his sons before joining the cosmos. Zuras and A'Lars then call the other Eternals to assembly to discuss who should succeed Chronos as ruler. While engaging in the ritual circle-flight before the meeting, the Eternals discover they now have the ability to merge into a single being -- the Uni-Mind. After separating from each-other, A'Lars sees that Zuras is the favored leader of the Olympian Eternals, and departs for the stars so that they can avoid further civil conflict in accordance with Chronos' wishes.
- Main story diverges from event seen in Thor #136.
- Back-up story first establishes the retcon that the Titanians are descended from the Eternals of Earth, not the Gods of Olympus as previously shown in Captain Marvel #29. Many elements of the story are the same with the gods swapped for their Eternal counterparts, though in the updated version, A'Lars' exile is voluntary.
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