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Thor: Love and Thunder’s Crucial Venom Connection Expounded

Many have speculated endlessly about Gorr’s “terrifying” weapon, which comes with his Marvel Legends toy figure for Thor: Love and Thunder, but comic book readers know it as the Necrosword. This weapon was not only strong enough to compete with Thor and every other god in the world, but its origins were intimately linked to Venom and the symbiotes.

Fans weren’t much wiser about Gorr’s background when he and his iconic sword first appeared in the comics. Fans are also debating whether Marvel Studios will be able to disclose the Necrosword’s intricate past in Love and Thunder, or whether the sword’s symbiote-connected maker will remain a mystery.

How Gorr Discovered the Necrosword

To comprehend the Necrosword, one must first understand how Gorr came to hold it. Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi recently said that Gorr is one of “the most sympathetic villains they’ve had,” so it wouldn’t be shocking if Gorr’s narrative in the film remained true to the comics.

So, before being known as the Killer of Gods, Gorr was born on a planet with no name, lived on the verge of famine every day, and was trained from infancy to always obey the gods. None of his requests were ever fulfilled by these gods.

Even when his parents died of fever and animals, the ground swallowed his pregnant wife, and all of his children perished of starvation, Gorr was required to revere and adore the gods. When Gorr’s final kid died, he couldn’t handle any more pain or sorrow.

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Thor: God of Thunder — Issue #6 (2012)
Gorr told his people that there were no gods and that they could only rely on themselves. But they refused to listen, labeling him a blasphemer and banishing him to their lonely world to die alone.

Something smashed on the planet not far from Gorr as he crawled through the scorching earth, hoping for death. Gorr investigated and discovered what looked to be two gods, one in black armor and the other in gold. While the one in black seemed to be dead, a spear through the head, the one in gold remained alive and implored Gorr for assistance, which enraged him since the gods had not helped him or his family through their hard times.

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The sword of the god in black surged toward Gorr, binding itself to him, as though responding to his burning wrath. Gorr used his new sword to depart his realm after slaying the begging deity, wondering whether there were other gods to destroy.

However, readers were unaware that the god in black was not dead, and they would soon discover that this deity’s name was Knull, the King in Black.

Who exactly is Knull?

There was a god who slept in the Abyss, referred to by Asgard as the Ginnungagap, between the destruction of the sixth iteration of the cosmos and the creation of the seventh. This was a completely evil dimension that gave birth to many anti-life entities, Knull being one of them.

When the Celestials started building the cosmos, they disturbed the Abyss, waking Knull in the process. Knull easily killed one of the Celestials in vengeance for intruding on the Abyss before the others threw him back into the vacuum.

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Knull was able to create a weapon with practically no equivalent by using the Celestial’s body left in the Abyss as a forge: the All-Black. Knull was able to wreak immeasurable harm to the cosmos after leaving his vacuum, murdering anybody who stopped in his path and starting on a genocidal crusade against all gods and life itself.

Knull eventually encountered true resistance in his quest from an army of golden-clad gods wielding the might of the Light, his polar opposite. Knull was able to kill all but one of the gods, resulting in both gods crash-landing in front of Gorr.

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With a spear through his skull, the All-Black abandoned Knull and joined forces with Gorr, who, like Knull, had a burning hate for all gods. However, Gorr had unintentionally continued Knull’s mission throughout the cosmos, slaying any gods he came across.

Knull finally healed from his wounded and started to explore with his abilities, no longer relying on the All-Black blade. Symbiotes were developed as a consequence of his research, which Knull utilized to devour whole planets.

Knull’s link to his Symbiotes was lost owing to Thor’s activities half a galaxy away, prompting them all to betray and imprison him. Knull was imprisoned in a cage in the heart of what would become known as the symbiotes’ homeworld, Klyntar, for millennia until he was ultimately let free.

Meanwhile, Gorr kept using Knull’s weapon to do what it did best: murder gods.

The All-Black Effect


While Hela’s weapon was never identified in Thor: Ragnarok, the Collector referred to it as “a” Necrosword in the What If…? episode “What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?” This suggested that there were at least two or that the blades generated were just duplicates of the original Necrosword.

However, in comparison to the comics, Hela’s usage of it was somewhat restricted. Her Necrosword’s sole skills appeared to be fast producing several copies of itself and altering form, like when Hela used it to make an ax for Scurge to wield as her executioner.

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Otherwise, it seems little in relation to Gorr’s strength, particularly given how little fans have seen of him in the MCU.

Looking at the marketing and merchandising for the Ragnarok sequel, it’s clear that Gorr’s weapon will function much more like its comic version than Hela’s weapon. Gorr not only has the ability to call Black Berserkers, as opposed to Hela, who was obliged to revive dead Asgardians, but it can also sprout protective black tendrils.

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The second trailer for Love and Thunder purported to depict Gorr creating a settlement for himself that is coated in black, slimy, symbiotic tentacles.

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In the comics, the Necrosword quickly increased its host’s strength, durability, speed, and reflexes to god-like levels. So, although Hela was strong, Gorr might be assumed to be more so than the Asgardian goddess of death.

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Venom (2018) — Issue #4 All-Black Necrosword Knull Comic Panel
The All-Black is considered the original symbiote, since Knull would eventually develop symbiotes such as Venom. It behaved similarly to its contemporary equivalents, enhancing its host, changing shape into various weapons or appendages, and even constructing a suit around its host.

In the comics, Gorr used all of these skills against Odin’s son as he sought to destroy him and other gods.

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Issue #5 of Thor: God of Thunder (2012)
But, as previously stated, the most frightening capability the Necrosword held in the hands of Gorr was his capacity to gather an entire army. The weapon was capable of spawning semi-sentient symbiotes that obeyed the will of whomever used it, similar to how Venom generated Carnage from its essence.

So the real issue today is whether Marvel Studios will employ any of this narrative and mythology.

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The short answer is no.

According to all sources, Knull is largely related to Venom, who is directly linked to Spider-Man, implying that Knull’s film rights are likewise tied to Sony Pictures. As a result, Marvel Studios cannot lawfully make any direct allusions to that character without first obtaining permission. Any hopes of Thor or anybody else mentioning the deity of symbiotes should be put to rest right now.

Long answer: Yes, but with qualifications.

Because every key part of Gorr and the Necrosword was written and illustrated before any relationship to either was discovered, Marvel Studios could do anything except reference Knull or symbiotes. The MCU might go so far as to hint at Knull’s existence while without identifying or displaying him.

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Remember the Celestial Knull decapitated with the All-Black? The severed head became Nowhere, which appeared prominently in Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Infinity War.

It’s possible that Love and Thunder just bestowed this horrific ability to Gorr, but it might also be hinted that the Celestial was slain with the Necrosword by someone else. In reality, fans might be presented Gorr’s narrative from the comics in its entirety with no alterations made.

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After all, Knull is never identified, and his more often used character design in subsequent appearances is also absent. Thus, Marvel Studios could hypothetically insert Knull into a flashback and just ignore him.

In contrast, the fundamental appearance of symbiotes is so generic that Marvel Studios could change the design of the Black Berserkers to seem more like them, but not so much that Sony Pictures’ attorneys would show up. All Marvel Studios would have to do is give them white teeth, and presto! You have creatures who resemble symbiotes, such as Venom, but are legally different from them.

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It may even be a means for Marvel Studios to reach out to Sony Pictures in the future. They’ll have to work out a new deal before the next Spider-Man trilogy in the MCU, although it might include additional characters like Knull. But, if that fails, it’s not like these Knull secrets will affect the MCU in the long run and can be dismissed as entertaining Easter eggs for fans.

Audiences will have to wait and see how much Marvel Studios will rely on these Knull links when Thor: Love and Thunder reaches cinemas on July 8.

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The Peter Parker of the MCU: A New Era for the Iconic Spider-Man

Peter Parker, the teenage hero known as Spider-Man, has been a staple of comic books and popular culture for over 50 years. In 2015, a new era for Spider-Man began when Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures agreed to share the rights to the character, allowing for Spider-Man to finally be integrated into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This new iteration of Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, is a fresh take on the character, with Holland bringing a youthful energy and relatability to the role. One of the defining characteristics of this new version of Peter Parker is his age, as he is a teenage high school student trying to balance his responsibilities as Spider-Man with his everyday life. This has made Peter Parker one of the most relatable heroes in the MCU.

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Peter Parker, the teenage hero known as Spider-Man, has been a staple of comic books, films, and popular culture for over 50 years. In 2002, Spider-Man was given his first big-screen adaptation, with Tobey Maguire playing the iconic hero. This film kickstarted the current era of comic book adaptations and set the stage for what would eventually become the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

In 2015, a new era for Spider-Man began, when Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures agreed to share the rights to the character. This allowed for Spider-Man to finally be integrated into the larger MCU, with Tom Holland taking on the role of Peter Parker. This new iteration of Spider-Man has been a fresh take on the character, with Holland bringing youthful energy and relatability to the role.

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One of the defining characteristics of this new version of Peter Parker is his age. Unlike previous versions of the character, where Peter was in his late teens or early twenties, Holland’s Peter is a teenage high school student, trying to balance his responsibilities as Spider-Man with his everyday life as a student. This has allowed for a more grounded and realistic take on the character and has made Peter Parker one of the most relatable heroes in the MCU.

Another defining characteristic of this new version of Spider-Man is his relationship with the other characters in the MCU. In the previous films, Spider-Man was largely a standalone character, with only a few fleeting references to the larger Marvel universe. In the MCU, however, Spider-Man is fully integrated into the larger world, with Peter having close relationships with characters like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

One of the highlights of Peter’s time in the MCU has been his participation in the “Avengers” films. In “Captain America: Civil War,” Peter made his MCU debut, joining Iron Man and other heroes in the epic superhero showdown. In “Avengers: Infinity War,” Peter was one of the key players in the fight against Thanos, and in “Avengers: Endgame,” he was instrumental in the defeat of Thanos and the saving of the universe.

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Despite his success in the MCU, Peter’s story is far from over. With several upcoming films in the works, fans can expect to see even more of Peter Parker and his adventures as Spider-Man. Whether he is battling new villains or teaming up with other heroes, Peter Parker remains one of the most exciting and beloved characters in the MCU, and a true icon of the comic book world.

In conclusion, the Peter Parker of the MCU is a new take on a classic character, with Tom Holland bringing youthful energy and relatability to the role. Fully integrated into the larger Marvel universe, Peter has become a key player in the MCU, participating in epic battles and forming close relationships with other heroes. With several films on the horizon, fans can look forward to even more of Peter Parker and his adventures as Spider-Man, one of the most iconic characters in the comic book world.

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The Web-Slinging World of Spider-Man Comics

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Spider-Man, one of the most iconic comic book characters of all time, has been swinging through the pages of Marvel Comics for over five decades. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, Spider-Man first appeared in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 in 1962, and since then, he has become one of the most recognizable and beloved superheroes in the world. From his relatable character to his unique powers and abilities, to his legendary rogue’s gallery, Spider-Man continues to captivate audiences of all ages.

One of the defining characteristics of Spider-Man is his origin story. Peter Parker, a nerdy and socially awkward high school student, is bitten by a radioactive spider, which grants him superhuman strength, agility, and the ability to shoot webs from his wrist. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and Peter soon learns that with his newfound abilities, he must use them to protect the people of New York City. This simple yet powerful origin story has resonated with audiences for decades, as it speaks to the idea that anyone can make a difference in the world, no matter how small or unimportant they may seem.

Another aspect of Spider-Man that has made him such a beloved character is his relatable personality. Peter Parker is flawed and human, struggling with the same problems and insecurities that many people face in their everyday lives. He is not a perfect hero, but instead, a hero who makes mistakes and learns from them. This realism and relatability have made Spider-Man a fan-favorite character, as readers can see themselves in Peter, and can relate to his struggles and triumphs.

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In addition to his relatable personality, Spider-Man is also known for his unique powers and abilities. His superhuman strength and agility, combined with his ability to shoot webs from his wrist, make him one of the most acrobatic and agile heroes in the comic book world. These powers have also allowed for some of the most visually stunning and exciting action sequences in comic book history, as Spider-Man swings and fight his way through the streets of New York City.

One of the most memorable and iconic aspects of Spider-Man is his rogue’s gallery, a collection of some of the most memorable and iconic villains in comic book history. Characters like the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, and the Lizard have appeared in numerous adaptations of Spider-Man, and their battles with the web-slinger have become some of the most memorable moments in comic book history. These villains are often as complex and multi-faceted as Spider-Man himself, and their motivations and schemes often add depth and nuance to the stories they appear in.

Over the years, Spider-Man has appeared in numerous comic book series, including “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Spectacular Spider-Man,” and “Web of Spider-Man.” These series have explored different aspects of the character and his world, and have been written by some of the most talented writers and artists in the comic book industry. From dark and moody tales to light-hearted and fun adventures, Spider-Man comics have covered a wide range of genres and styles, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

In recent years, Spider-Man has become even more popular thanks to his numerous film and television adaptations. The first live-action Spider-Man film was released in 2002, and since then, the character has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including the wildly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. These adaptations have brought Spider-Man to a new generation of fans, and have introduced the character to audiences who may not have been familiar with the comics before. The latest film adaptation of Spider-Man, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” was a critical and commercial success, and won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

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In addition to the film adaptations, Spider-Man has also appeared in numerous video games, from classic side-scrolling platformers to more recent open-world games. These games have allowed fans to step into the shoes of Spider-Man, and experience the thrill of swinging through the city and battling villains. The most recent video game, “Spider-Man: Miles Morales,” was released in 2020, and focuses on the character of Miles Morales, a teenage Spider-Man of Afro-Latino descent who first appeared in the comics in 2011.

Despite his many adaptations and interpretations over the years, Spider-Man remains one of the most beloved and recognizable characters in popular culture. His relatable character, unique powers, and legendary rogues gallery have made him a staple of the comic book world, and a hero for the ages. Whether you are a longtime fan of the comics, a newcomer to the character, or just a lover of superheroes, there is something for everyone in the web-slinging world of Spider-Man.

In conclusion, Spider-Man is a truly iconic comic book character, with a lasting legacy that continues to captivate audiences of all ages. From his humble beginnings in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 to his numerous film and television adaptations to the introduction of Miles Morales, Spider-Man has evolved and changed over the years, but the core elements of the character have remained consistent, making him one of the most beloved and recognizable superheroes in the world. Whether you are a fan of comics, films, or video games, Spider-Man is a character that deserves to be celebrated and remembered for generations to come.

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The Web-Slinger: A Look into the Iconic Character of Spider-Man

Spider-Man, the iconic Marvel Comics character created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, has been a staple of popular culture for over half a century. With his relatable character, unique powers and abilities, and legendary rogues gallery, Spider-Man continues to captivate audiences of all ages. From his debut in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 in 1962, to his numerous film and television adaptations, to the introduction of Miles Morales, Spider-Man has evolved and changed over the years, reflecting the times and the changing tastes of audiences. But despite these changes, the core elements of the character have remained consistent, making Spider-Man one of the most recognizable and beloved superheroes in the world.

Spider-Man, one of Marvel Comics’ most famous and beloved characters, has been a staple of popular culture for over half a century. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, Spider-Man first appeared in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 in 1962 and quickly became one of Marvel’s most iconic characters.

The character of Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, was originally envisioned as a teenage science geek who was bitten by a radioactive spider, granting him incredible powers and abilities. In many ways, Spider-Man represented a departure from the typical superhero, as he was a flawed, relatable character who struggled with the responsibilities and consequences of his powers.

One of the defining aspects of Spider-Man is his unique powers and abilities, including his enhanced strength, agility, and ability to shoot webs from his wrist-mounted web shooters. He is also known for his “spider-sense,” which allows him to sense danger before it occurs.

But what sets Spider-Man apart from other superheroes is his personal life and struggles. Peter Parker is a student and later a freelance photographer, and he must balance his superhero duties with his personal life, including his relationships with friends, family, and love interests. This human element has made Spider-Man one of the most relatable and enduring characters in comic book history.

Over the years, Spider-Man has appeared in numerous comic book series, television shows, and films. The character has been depicted in different ways, from the original, upbeat, and optimistic portrayal in the 1960s, to the darker and more complex versions in later adaptations. Nevertheless, the core elements of the character have remained consistent, and Spider-Man continues to be one of the most recognizable and beloved superheroes in the world.

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The first live-action portrayal of Spider-Man was the 1977 television series “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which starred Nicholas Hammond as Peter Parker. The series was followed by several animated series, including the hugely popular “Spider-Man: The Animated Series” in the 1990s.

In 2002, the first Spider-Man film was released, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker. The film was a huge success, grossing over $800 million worldwide and launching a successful film franchise that included two sequels, “Spider-Man 2” (2004) and “Spider-Man 3” (2007).

In 2012, a reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise was released, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which starred Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. The film was followed by a sequel, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014), but plans for a third film were canceled, and the franchise was rebooted once again in 2017. The latest iteration of the character, Tom Holland as Spider-Man, has appeared in several films set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019).

In addition to his film and television adaptations, Spider-Man has been a staple of comic books for over five decades. Some of the most famous and influential Spider-Man storylines include “The Night Gwen Stacy Died,” “Kraven’s Last Hunt,” and “The Clone Saga.” The character has also been a member of several superhero teams, including the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.

Despite his longevity and popularity, Spider-Man continues to evolve and change, reflecting the times and the changing tastes of audiences. One of the most recent changes to the character was the introduction of Miles Morales, a half-black, a half-Latino teenager who took up the mantle of Spider-Man in 2011. The introduction of Miles Morales marked a departure from the traditional depiction of Peter Parker as Spider-Man and was seen as a step forward in terms of diversity and representation in comic books.

Another aspect of Spider-Man that has captured the imaginations of fans is his rogue’s gallery, a collection of some of the most memorable and iconic villains in comic book history. Characters like the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, and the Lizard have appeared in numerous adaptations of Spider-Man, and their battles with the web-slinger have become some of the most memorable moments in comic book history.

In conclusion, Spider-Man is an iconic character who has captured the imaginations of audiences for over five decades. From his relatable and flawed character to his unique powers and abilities, to his legendary rogue’s gallery, Spider-Man continues to be one of the most recognizable and beloved superheroes in the world. Whether you are a lifelong fan or just discovering the character for the first time, there is no denying the lasting impact and legacy of Spider-Man.

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