Thunderstrike (comics)

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Thunderstrike is the name of two fictional characters appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. It is also the name of the Asgardian weapon.

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History

Eric Masterson

Eric Masterson is the original Thunderstrike and a 1993 series he starred in. Eric Masterson is an architect that first met Thor. After his time as a host for Thor, Odin created a weapon that Eric would use as he takes up the name Thunderstrike. [1]

Kevin Masterson

Kevin Masterson is the son of Eric Masterson. Two versions of the character exist. The first introduced appeared under the MC2 imprint in the Series A-Next , an alternate future version of the Avengers. A second version from the present of the mainstream Marvel Universe later appeared. [2]

Item

Thunderstrike is a magical mace that is made of mystic uru metal which is nearly indestructible. It was crafted by the Asgardian Dwarves Brokk and Eitri and given the following enchantments by Odin. Stamping the mace reverts Thunderstrike back to Eric's mortal human form, dressed in whichever clothes he last wore in that form, with any physical damage fully healed with the exception of certain mystical spells such as Seth's Mark of Death, while the mace Thunderstrike transforms into a wooden cane. By stamping his walking stick on the ground Eric Masterson transformed back into his superhuman form, bearded and dressed in the garb of Thunderstrike, while the cane again becomes the mace. [3]

The mace itself can be thrown over great distances and return to the point it is thrown from. By throwing the mace and gripping the strap, Thunderstrike can fly (although the comic emphasizes that this is much rockier and less steady than Thor's flight). He can use the mace to fire powerful concussive blasts of mystical energy. The mace magically enables him to survive the adverse conditions of outer space, including its lack of oxygen. The mace can also be used for tracking various energy sources and has the ability to create mystical vortices to travel from one place to another.

In other media

The Thunderstrike mace and alias appears in the Avengers Assemble animated series. [4] In the episode "All Things Must End", Jane Foster is given Thunderstrike by Odin after Mjolnir is returned to Thor.

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References

  1. Thunderstrike #1. Marvel Comics.
  2. Thunderstrike Vol. 2 #1. Marvel Comics.
  3. Thor #459. Marvel Comics.
  4. "All Things Must End". Avengers Assemble. Season 4. Episode 25. March 11, 2018. Disney XD.