MALEKITH: CBM Essentials

MALEKITH: CBM Essentials

Check out a detailed break down of the MARVEL villain's history in comics, as he is set to make his first live appearance on the movie Thor: The Dark World.

First Appearance

Malekith the Accursed is a supervillain in the Marvel Universe. He is ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, and has come into conflict with Thor. He once wielded the Casket of Ancient Winters. Malekith's first appearance was in Thor #344 (Jun 1984), he was created by Walt Simonson.

Malekith struck an alliance with Loki on behalf of the fire demon Surtur.

He took control of a number of Earth humans using special food of the faerie provided by Hela.

Malekith then killed Eric Willis, guardian of the Casket of Ancient Winters, after learning its location.

As Master of the Hounds, Malekith hunted down Roger Willis, Eric's son and new guardian of the Casket.

Malekith battled Thor, and kidnapped Lorelei.

Using Lorelei as bait, Malekith forced Thor to battle Algrim the Strong, one of his Dark Elf followers, then attempted to destroy both combatants by plunging them into a pool of magma.

Malekith was ultimately defeated by Thor, but not before he destroyed the Casket of Ancient Winters, releasing magical frigid force all over the Earth.

Malekith was then brought as a captive by Thor to Asgard. Malekith later disguised Loki as himself to take his place in the dungeon, while he disguised himself as Balder, who was about to be crowned ruler of Asgard.

Kurse, the being formerly known as Algrim, saw through Malekith's disguise when he reached Asgard City. Kurse then broke Malekith's neck, apparently slaying him.

Years later, Malekith was revealed to be alive once again.

Animated Depictions

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

Malekith appears in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes episode "The Casket of Ancient Winters", voiced by Quinton Flynn. He is killed by Thor and Iron Man at the end of the episode.

Hulk vs Thor

In the Marvel animated feature Hulk vs Thor, Malekith makes a brief cameo at the start of the film.

Live Portrayal/s

Thor: The Dark World

Christopher Eccleston will portray Malekith in this movie.

Powers and Abilties

Malekith possessed various superhuman attributes, some of which are common to his race.

Superhuman Strength: Malekith, like all Dark Elves, possesses superhuman strength. Ordinarily, Malekith possesses sufficient strength to lift about 10 tons without supplementing his strength with his other powers. However, while using his other powers, he is able to increase his strength to the point where he can lift up to 90 tons.

Superhuman Speed: Malekith can run and move at speeds that are beyond the physical limits of even the finest human athlete.

Superhuman Stamina: Malekith's musculature produces considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. He can physically exert himself at peak capacity for up to 24 hours before the build up of fatigue toxins in his blood begins to impair him.

Superhuman Durability: Malekith's body is tougher and much more resistant to physical injury than the body of a human. Malekith can withstand powerful impact forces, exposure to temperature and pressure extremes, falls from great heights, and powerful energy blasts without being injured.

Superhuman Reflexes: Malekith's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are superior to those of the fineat human athlete.

Superhuman Agility: Malekith's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.

Extended Longevity: Malekith, like all Dark Elves, possesses a greatly extended lifespan and ages at a much slower pace than humans. He is also immune to the effects of all known Earthly diseases and infections.

Regenerative Healing Factor: In spite his his body's increased durability, it is possible to injure him. However, Malekith's metabolism enables him to repair damaged bodily tissues much faster and more extensively than a human is capable of. The limits of Malekith's natural healing abilities aren't known, but it is believed that he isn't able to regenerate missing limbs or organs without magical assistance.

Magical Energy Manipulation: Malekith can manipulate great amounts of mystical energy for a numer of purposes. Malekith has been known to often use his mysical powers to alter his shape and appearance. He can even use this ability to transform himself into a mist-like substance, allowing him to fly through the air over great distances. He is also capable of using this same energy to teleport himself across great distances, including between dimensional barriers. Malekith can also generate powerful blasts of concussive energy for destructive purposes. It is also believed that Malekith can use this mystical energy to increase most, if not all, of his superhuman physical attributes temporarily. He has used it to increase his physical strength and, since he was believed to have been killed by Kurse after having his neck broken, it is believed that he used his knowledge of sorcery beforehand to increase the limits of his natural healing abilities and for the purpose of appearing to be dead.

AbilitiesThough he generally avoids is, Malekith is a moderately skilled hand to hand combatant.

He is also a talented and powerful sorcerer.

WeaknessesLike all members of his race, Malekith has demonstrated a signifigant vulnerability to iron. For example, his mysical powers are useless against objects composed of iron. Also, being struck by an object made of iron, or even holding an iron object, can cause him great physical pain and injury whereas a similarly durable and powerful metal might cause him no discomfort at all.

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Dax - 11/17/2012, 12:12 AM
Well, judging by how Malekith gets Thor to fight Kurse in the comics, I'd reckon that he'll kidnap Jane Foster and use her as bait in Thor:TDW.
technodrome518 - 11/17/2012, 12:27 AM
Well done TheWitness! I learned a lot about this Thor villain, and feel he could make a most opposing adversary to Thor in the new movie.
CoolantTech - 11/17/2012, 12:54 AM
I need Kurse... Like, Now!!
Seejay - 11/17/2012, 1:19 AM

Nice. Thx for the info.
KingEmperor - 11/17/2012, 1:23 AM
Looks like his face is motion-captured somehow. And is the dark side reversed?
myparentsaredead - 11/17/2012, 1:29 AM
They probably flipped the colors on his face to avoid comparison to Harvey Two-Face. Understandable, but still unnecessary.
Tony93 - 11/17/2012, 1:29 AM
Why are the shades of his face switched for the movie?
BlackFlash - 11/17/2012, 2:02 AM
Definitely looks like the right side is going to be an injury of some type, which is great because I don't remember it being explained in the issue i've read to why his face is like that and no other part of his body. I'm thinking they could pass it off as a burn and connect it to Surtur.
Kayo - 11/17/2012, 2:05 AM
awesome stuff......i like it, Phase 2 is going to rock!

Seejay - 11/17/2012, 3:46 AM

calin88 - 11/17/2012, 4:46 AM
Great choice for main villain, Hela and Surtur for Thor 3
Nomis1800 - 11/17/2012, 4:52 AM
I'm sure he'll have different wardrobes in this film ;) But I'm quite satisfied with his looks. Really like the director !!!
sameoldthing - 11/17/2012, 5:28 AM
The face having the reversed dark side is trivial but his comic look has his vast white mane of hair flowing wild & it's a cool look for an evil elf...DO NOT like the slicked back / braided hair.

He could easily look more like the comic version & it would be better,movie version is "meh".
Grievo - 11/17/2012, 5:30 AM
what's up with his face?
Wingding - 11/17/2012, 6:21 AM
His live action self looks pretty awesome to me. Love his costume. They kept key things from the comics of course. The half burned face (or whatever), the star type symbol on his chest, The elfness (of course). Those look aspects are the most important. But now I wonder what will change in his abilities and such.
Fogs - 11/17/2012, 6:25 AM
Yeah, seems his face have been burned indeed. Looks awesome.
StarkAnthony - 11/17/2012, 7:43 AM
I'm not sure about Malekith's look in the movie...His costume looked better in EMH. It even looked like something they could work with in the MCU
SageMode - 11/17/2012, 7:47 AM
I personally would've changed his costume for the movie, but atleast you can tell it Malekith.

BTW, if Surtur shows up somehow in T: TDW, I'm gonna lose my marbles.
OtakuPapi - 11/17/2012, 9:30 AM
After seeing those images of know what never mind it fits the movie world i suppose
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 11/17/2012, 9:31 AM
Looks meh, wish they made it closer to the comic look.

More like this:
CaptainObvious - 11/17/2012, 9:57 AM
@ELgUaSoN- Is there a problem with him having an opinion? He just said he didn't like the look of the character. What does the TDKR have to do with a Marvel villain, anyway? Stop being so sensitive everytime your precious Marvel is subject to criticism.
KalElOdinson - 11/17/2012, 11:47 AM
You can see there will be CGI applied to his face by the sensors. The finifhed product will look much better.
Fogs - 11/17/2012, 12:32 PM
Btw he has the long hair. But it has some bands holding it.
NightForce - 11/17/2012, 1:58 PM
Who's to say he won't change his appearance. Thor had 3 different outfits in The Avengers. Its not likely but who know maybe Malekith has more than one costume in the movie.
AztecRainGod - 11/17/2012, 3:35 PM

Grievo - 11/17/2012, 4:46 PM
What I meant was, what's the story behind his face in the comics? Is there one?
eleven59 - 11/17/2012, 8:26 PM
I think the EMH look could've worked.. It was toned down from the red jester look and not at all as flashy. Is that the guy from hellboy? Something like that...

.. Also think for armour, the purple costumed malekith pic with the wolves in the background would work too

But the movie one does look evil

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