Associated with Odin, King of Asgard, the Odin-Force is a mystical source of energy that has also been used by Thor. Here are a few unknown facts about the Odin-Force.
Thor Has Wielded It Dozens Of Times
Despite the name, the energy is not available only to Odin. Many times, Thor too has wielded the Odin-Force. The first instance was when Odin died battling Surtur, making Thor the new All-Father. He lost it after Odin was resurrected. Thor became the all-Father again after Odin died after War of the Realms crossover. Now that he is a Herald of Galactus, Thor now possesses the Odin-Force as well as the Power Cosmic.
Odin-Force Is Sentient
The Odin-Force has a will of its own as opposed to what’s popularly believed. It is not just a mindless reservoir of endless energy. Much like the Speed Force of DC Comics, it can take human form and interact with its wielder. During Ragnarok, the Odin-Force took the form of a young bot to warn Thor of Ragnarok’s true nature.
It Is Actually The Life Force Of Odin’s Dead Brothers
When Odin was young, he travelled to Musspelheim along with his brothers Villi and Ve. They were planning to defeat Surtur once and for all. The battle soon took the lives of Villi and Ve, whose life essences fused into Odin’s body, creating the all-encompassing Odin-Force that powered Odin.
Users Can Travel Through Time
In the Gods and Men story arc, Asgard is destroyed and the Asgardians have taken over Earth, now ruling it as their own planet. Later on, Thor realizes that Asgard’s conquest of Earth spelled a disaster for the human civilization. So he uses the Odin-Force to travel back in time and reverse his actions.
Can Turn Anyone Into Asgardians
Odin once used it to turn Jane Foster into an Asgardian as part of a test. The test was that if Jane Foster could live as an Asgardian, he would allow her to marry Thor. Foster was uneasy with so much power in her hands. She failed the final test of bravery and Odin rendered her back human.
Responsible For Creating Asgard’s Doom – The Mangog
When an alien race wronged Odin, he used the Odin-Force to compress the entirety of the race into one being – the Mangog. The Mangog is a nigh-unstoppable monster created because of Odin’s own vanity and arrogance. It is powered by the combined hatred of billions of souls.
Powered By Asgard
Odin enchanted the Odin-Force so that anyone from Asgard can wield it after he passes away. It was a fail-safe in case Odin dies. The Odin-Force is powered by Asgard’s natural cosmic cycle and is tied to the realm. If Asgard is destroyed, so is the Odin-Force.
Using Odin-Force Too Much Puts The Wielder In A Coma
The Odin-Force may sound limitless but it is not. There is a boundary to its energy levels post which, it needs time to be replenished. If the All-Father uses the Odin-Force at a rate faster than it could be recharged, he falls into the Odinsleep.
Can Undo the Destruction Of Entire Galaxies
When Odin was possessed by Infinity, he went mad and destroyed countless galaxies and worlds. After breaking free of Infinity‘s control, Odin undid everything he did during his cosmic rampage.