It was a lot of speculation about infinity gor “horrifying” a weapon who comes with him Marvel Legend Figure for Thor: love and thunder, but comic fans know it as Necrosword. Not only was this weapon powerful enough to keep pace with Thor and every other deity in the universe, its origins were closely related to Thor. poison and symbiosis.
When Gore and his signature sword appeared in the comics, fans couldn’t be wiser about these lore. But, now, fans are debating whether Marvel Studios could show off the elaborate backstory of Necrosword in love and thunder Or if the creator of the sword associated with symbiosis left a mystery.
How did Gore find the word necro?
To understand the word necro, one must know how Gore got it. Lately, it has been I said by love and thunderDirected by Taika Waititi An Gor one of “The most sympathetic villain they have,” So it would come as no surprise that Gore’s backstory in the movie remains similar to that of the comics.
Therefore, before he was known as the slayer of the gods, Gore was born on a nameless planet, lived every day on the brink of famine, and from birth had always learned to honor the gods. These deities never answered his prayers.
Even after his parents had died of fever and beasts, even after his pregnant wife had been swallowed up by the earth, and even after he had starved of all his children, he was still expected to honor and esteem the Gore of the Gods. But Gore could not bear any more loss and suffering when his last child died.
Gur shouted to his tribe how there are no gods and how they can rely only on themselves. But they did not want to listen to him, calling him a blasphemer and banishing him to roam their desolate planet alone to die.
While Gore was crawling across the burning earth, wishing for death, something crashed into the planet not far from him. While investigating, Gore finds what appears to be two gods, one wearing black armor and the other adorned with gold. While the black-clad person appeared to be dead, with a spear in his head, the gold-clad man was still alive and asked Gore for help, which angered him, because the gods did not help him or his family in their desperate times.
As if reacting to Gore’s smoldering hatred, the god’s weapon in black jumped toward Gore, observing him. After Gore killed the pleading god with his new weapon, Gore used it to leave his world, wondering to himself if there were more gods to kill.
But, unknown to readers, the god in black did not die, and soon they would learn the name of this god to be Knull, the king in black.
Who is Knull?
Between the destruction of the sixth iteration of the universe and the birth of the seventh, there was a deity who slept in a place called Hades, which Asgard referred to as Jinungagab. This was a realm of complete darkness that had spawned countless creatures hostile to life, Knull being one of them.
In the end, the Celestials disturbed the abyss as they began to form the universe, awakening Knull in the process. In retaliation for encroaching on the abyss, Knull easily decapitated one Celestial before the rest pushed him into the void.
Using the Left Heavenly Abyss’s corpse as a forge, Knull was able to craft an almost unparalleled weapon: the All-Black. Leaving his emptiness, Knull was able to wreak untold destruction to the universe, killing anyone who stood in his way and embarking on a genocidal campaign against all gods and life itself.
In his quest, Knull finally faces true opposition from an army of gold-clad gods using the power of Light, his opposite. Knull was able to kill all but one, and ended up crashing both gods in front of Gore.
Helpless with a spear through his head, All-Black abandoned Knull and attached himself to Gorr, who, like Knull, had the same fervent hatred of all gods. But, unknown to Gorr, he inadvertently continued Knull’s crusade across the universe, killing any deities he found.
It took centuries, but Knull eventually recovered from his injury and began to test his powers, and he no longer had the All-Black Sword to rely on. As a result of his experiments, symbols were created that Knull used to destroy entire worlds.
But, due to Thor’s actions half a galaxy away, Knull’s contact with the Symbiotes is cut off, causing them all to betray him and imprison him. For millennia, Knull was caged in the heart of what would eventually be known as the home world of symbiosis, Klyntar, until one day he would be released.
Meanwhile, Gore continued to use Knull’s weapon to do his best: killing the gods.
The power of all black
While it was never named in Motorcycle rentalHella’s weapon was called ‘Necrosword by the collector in What if…? episode “What if… T’Challa became a Star Lord?” This indicates that there was more than one at least or that the ciphers that were produced were just copies of the original Necrosword.
However, Hela’s use was very limited, especially compared to the comics. The only abilities her Necrosword seemed to show were to quickly produce multiple copies of herself and change shape, like Hela used to craft an ax for Scurge to use as her executioner.
Other than that, it pales in comparison to Gore’s strength, even what few fans have seen in the MCU.
Just look at the marketing and merchandise for Ragnarok Sequel, it’s already clear that Gorr’s weapon will work just like its comic counterpart compared to Hela’s weapon. Not only can Gore summon the Black Berserkers, unlike Hela, who is forced to resurrect the dead Asgardians, But it can also spawn defensive black tendrils as well.
The second trailer for love and thunder It seems to show that Gorr was able to create a settlement for himself, which is covered with black, sticky, tendril-like tendrils.
As for the comics, Necrosword instantly enhanced its host’s strength, durability, speed, and reactions to the power of a deity. Therefore, while Hela herself was powerful, Gore should be expected to display a power beyond the Asgardian goddess of death.
Since Knull later created symbiotics, such as Venom, All-Black is considered the first symbiotic symbol. She behaved in much the same way as her modern counterparts, such as increasing her host, changing her shape into different weapons or accessories, and even forming a suit around her host.
These are all abilities that Gore regularly used against Odin’s son while trying to kill him and the other deities in the comics.
But the most dangerous power Necrosword possessed in Gore’s hand, as mentioned, was his ability to muster an entire army. Similar to how the Venom Carnegie was born from its core, the weapon was capable of producing semi-conscious symbiotic symbols that followed the will of whoever was using the sword.
So the big question now is: Could Marvel Studios use any of this backstory and lore?
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Short answer: No.
By all accounts, Knull is a character primarily associated with Venom, a character directly related to Spider-Man, which means that the Knull movie rights are also tied to Sony Pictures. Therefore, Marvel Studios cannot legally make any direct references to that character without obtaining consent. Any hopes of mentioning the deity of symbiosis that Thor or anyone else mentioned should now subside.
Long answer: Yes, but with caveats.
Marvel Studios could do everything except mention Knull or symbiotic symbols where every critical aspect of Gorr and Necrosword was written and drawn before any connection to either was established. The MCU could go as far as hinting at Knull’s existence, but, again, don’t name it or show it.
Do you remember Celestial who beheaded Knull using All-Black? The severed head is what will eventually become nowhere, which was a prominent location in Guardians of the Galaxy And the Avengers: Infinity War.
Now, it’s likely that love and thunder This horrific feat could give Gore himself, but it could also be implied that someone else had killed a Celestial using Necrosword. In fact, it is very likely that he will show the audience Gore’s backstory from the entire comics without any changes.
After all, Knull was never named and the character design most used in his later appearances wouldn’t exist either. So, in theory, Marvel Studios could sneak Knull into flashbacks and simply not address him.
By contrast, the basic design of the symbiotes is so general that Marvel Studios could tweak the design of the Black Berserkers to resemble them more, but not so much that Sony Pictures lawyers would crack. All Marvel Studios needs to do is give them white teeth, and what do you know, you have beings that look a lot like symbiotic symbols, like Venom, but can still be legally distinguishable from them.
This might be a way for Marvel Studios to give Sony Pictures an olive branch down the line. No doubt they will have to Negotiate a new contract before next one Spider Man trilogy in the MCU, but could possibly include other characters, such as Knull. But, if that fails, it’s not as though these clues to the Knull will hurt the MCU going forward and can be dismissed as just plain Easter eggs for fans.
Fans will have to wait and see how much Marvel Studios will rely on these connections with Knull when Thor: love and thunder It hits theaters on July 8th.