Sunday, December 2, 2012

Warriors Three

Team Name
Warriors Three

Base of Operations 

Current Members

Former Members 

Other Members (Honorary, Reserve, etc.) 
Helen Gable (Skadihr)
Other Info
At one point, all the Asgardian warriors were fighting among themselves including Thor and Loki. The Almighty Odin intervened, and called both Thor and Loki together. It was here that Odin revealed to the brothers that Ragnarok (the end of Asgard) was near. Therefore, Thor and Loki hand-picked warriors of Asgard to sail on a voyage to find the villain responsible. Among Thor, Loki, and Balder were three warriors that would constantly team-up forevermore: Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg. The group sets sail in a boat to fight their enemy; however, the ship experiences a mutiny. Fortunately, the three warriors (Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg) were quick to settle the problem with their superior fighting abilities. (To learn about the race, characters, and/or event above, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit worn by Loki in his woman-form.)

The three warriors enjoyed many more adventures together. They soon became known as the "Warriors Three." The trio teamed up with many of their fellow Asgardians in battle. Some of the more notable allies were Thor, Lady Sif, Balder, Heimdall. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the different characters. Note: Beware of the very revealing outfit worn by Sif on her bio page.)

Later on, the Warriors Three are put on trail after mistakenly killing a shape shifting Giant. For their punishment (to pacify the giant's father), they are sent on an epic and sweeping adventure with Thor. In order, to right their wrong, they must collect an assortment of rare artifacts: apples at the highest branch of the World Tree, Yggdrasil; the skin of a pig that belongs to the god Dionysus; the spear of Chulain; and the legendary Grasscutter sword, Kusanagi. During their first task of obtaining the apples from the top of the world tree, Volstagg showed his worth. The task of capturing the pig, Hogun and Fandral chased the pig around while Thor engaged in combat with Hercules. Then Hogun received his chance to shine, when it came to the task of acquiring the spear of Chulain. He went into a berserker rage after seeing his comrades felled, and it was his grit and skills with the mace that defeated Chulain himself. It was difficult, but the team was able to collect all the remaining items. The Warriors Three returned triumphant and victorious, much to the chagrin of the father of the giant slayed. However, intervention from other giants brought resolution to both Asgardian and Etins (Giants of Jotunheim) alike. (To learn more about the items, characters, race,
and/or place just click on their highlighted names above.)

At one point, Odin aspires to pit the greatest warriors against each other, creating the "Tournament of the Titans" to serve as the qualifier. The Warrior's Three team up with their regular comrade Thor, to battle against others. One of the teams was the Warriors of the Thousand Galaxies, which consisted of Brok the Crusher, Galp of the Steel Arm, Drom the Spirit Weaver, and Tyr of the Binding Blade.  

Later, Loki brought Ragnarök down upon Asgard. During the these events, all the Asgardians, including the Warriors Three were thought dead. However, Thor soon began his search for his lost Asgardian brothers and sisters (they had not all died, most are only lost--inhabiting the bodies of mortals). As Dr. Donald Blake, Thor heads to Africa as a part of "Doctors With No Borders." While there, Donald Blake experiences trouble, and Thor is needed. As the mighty god of Thunder, the violence between two warring tribes over land is stopped, but Thor senses something familiar with three of the soldiers volunteering their services to the war torn area. Thor senses the spirits of his old friends, the Warriors Three, within. With his new found power, Thor was able to draw their essences out into their true form. Thus, Hogun, Fandral, and Volstagg are restored. The Warriors Three, now reunited with Thor, do what they can for the inhabitants of the area then return to Asgard (which was now located in Broxton, Oklahoma).

After the teams returned to Asgard, word that the members of the Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.) had freed the giant wolf,
Fenris (son of Loki). Therefore, the Warriors Three embarked on a new adventure: tracking and capturing Fenris Wolf. The Warriors Three travel far and wide searching for clues as to the Fenris Wolf plot. During their quest, they face many foes, including rock trolls lead by Ulik, and super powered A.I.M. researchers. However, in the end, the Warriors Three are able to tame the beast and bring it back to Asgard with help from Helen Gable (an A.I.M. agent infused with D.N.A. of Loki and Fenris). Helen Gable left such an impression on the team that they made her an honorary member of the Warriors Three and bequested her with the warrior name of "Skadihr." (To learn about the team and/or characters above, just click on their names.)

The Warriors Three have stood as vital defenses against different attacks on Asgard. One of these events was the the Secret Invasion (where Skrulls had secretly infiltrated every super-powered organization on Earth). The other event was the Siege (Norman Osborn's effort to dominate Asgard). The warriors were part of the main defense effort against Osborn and his Dark Avengers. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the events, race, and/or team. Note: Beware of the revealing/form-fitting outfits worn by some on the Dark Avengers' bio page.)

There isn't anything there, but click on the following link to go to's bio of the Warrior's Three,

An interesting fact about the Warriors Three is that unlike many of their Asgardian peers and co characters, Fandral, Hogun and Volstagg have no Norse counter part as inspiration. Instead, their creators drew from different sources to create the trio. Stan Lee said that Volstagg was influenced by the Shakespearean character Sir John Falstaff--a loud, humorous figure also characterized by his large round frame. Fandral's creation and dashing persona was inspired by actor Errol Flynn. And Hogun the Grimm's stoic mannerisms owe significantly to actor Charles Bronson.

1 comment:

  1. These guys are really cool =)

    I like how Stan Lee used Shakespeare as an influence too- makes the comics seem very cultured =)