|First appearance||Thor #154 (July 1968)|
|Created by||Stan Lee (writer)|
Jack Kirby (artist)
|Abilities||Superhuman strength, stamina, durability and endurance|
Shapeshifting and energy projection via magic manipulation
Empathic ability to feed on the hatred of sentient beings
Empowerment from the selfish acts of gods
Mangog is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The character first appeared in Thor #154 (July 1968) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
The character was described in his debut as being the sum total of the hatred of "a billion billion beings" – an alien race that once attempted to invade Asgard (thwarted by Odin, the ruler of Asgard and the Norse gods). Imprisoned beneath Asgard, Mangog is freed by the rock troll Ulik, in a failed bid to secure an ally against the gods. Mangog storms Asgard, intent on drawing the Odinsword from its scabbard which will end the universe. Thor battles Mangog to a standstill, until Odin dissolves the creature by breaking the spell which had created Mangog as a living prison for his entire race.
Mangog reappeared when freed by the god Loki, but was defeated when removed from the source of its power. With the aid of the traitorous magician Igron, Mangog assumes the form of an imprisoned Odin, and intends to once again draw the Odinsword. After a series of skirmishes with Thor, the creature is defeated when Thor frees Odin.
The character reappears twice in the second volume of Thor: as the servant of a clone of the Titan Thanos (destroyed by Thor) and in a desolated Asgard during Ragnarok (dispelled by Thor with the Odinforce) Mangog reappears in the Thunderstrike mini-series when accidentally summoned by a mystical generator, and is eventually defeated when cast into a distant star.
Reappearing in The Mighty Thor, Mangog decimates Asgard until he was hurled by Jane Foster (the new Thor) into the sun.
Mangog possesses the strength, stamina, durability and endurance of a "billion billion beings", and has the ability to manipulate magic for energy projection and shapeshifting.
The character appears to be indestructible, and has stated it will always exist so long as there is hatred. Mangog is also called "the Judgment of the Gods", drawing strength from every cruel act performed by the gods.