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Wikis say, it came to Earth accidently. How exactly, did it come to Earth?

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related to : Why did Odin leave the Tesseract on Earth? – DavRob60 Jun 1 '12 at 19:38
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The opening sequence of Captain America: The First Avenger, combined with the historical information at the start of Thor provides the answer. ~1000 years ago, Asgardians fought the Frost Giants on Earth as part of a cross-realm war. During a later war (or perhaps later battles in that same war), roughly 600 years ago the Tesseract was lost on Earth.

It was found by humans and hidden away in Norway. At the start of Captain America, the Red Skull finds the Tesseract and makes use of it to power HYDRA's weapons. In the end, it's dropped into the Atlantic ocean, and recovered by Tony Stark's father, Howard Stark. SHIELD held on to it in modern times, unable to unlock its secrets. Then it was discovered by Loki (Thors Brother) who wanted its power and the Avengers had to stop him. And when they were done it was brought back to Asgard.

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Why would Asgardians use Tesseract against Frost Giants? Wouldn't it be dangerous? – Evil Angel Jun 11 '14 at 1:36
All weapons of war are dangerous. That's usually the point. – Plutor Nov 21 '14 at 23:11
It does kind of seem like bringing a nuke to a knife fight, but I suppose we don't really know how tough Laufey was "back in the day." Do we have any reason to believe it was that war that brought it to Earth, though, rather than some other as-yet-unmentioned event? I doubt the war with the Frost Giants was Asgard's only contact with Midgard... – Nerrolken Nov 21 '14 at 23:14

In the beginning of Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), they show what seems to be a small house, or tomb if you will. When the leader of HYDRA starts speaking, he talks about the "treasure room of Odin" Odin's prize in that room was the Tessaract, and Odin lost it while fighting his battle with the Frost Giants on Earth. It was found and encased with a leader of Europe when he died. When people found the tomb they protected it when the found out what it (the Tessaract) was from legend.

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I edited this to remove the unnecessary comments and fix the formatting a little, but you should cite where you got your information from. – Monty129 Jul 24 '13 at 22:09
@Monty129 Does a movie title suffice as a citation? – Chad Levy Jul 25 '13 at 4:17
@Paperjam If you roll back the edits to the original user16178 said (s)he "read it on the internet" citing what website the info was from would be better. – Monty129 Jul 25 '13 at 9:28

It fell with Loki at the end of Thor when the golden armor guy put the wormhole road towards Earth and Thor was smashing it. Odin then comes back and hangs on to Thor AS YOU SEE THE TESSERACT FALL TO EARTH, and Loki hangs on to Thor but sees the Tesseract and angst and he fell too.

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Name of the golden armor guy is Heimdall. BTW, can you please clarify the event of answer.. – Evil Angel Nov 21 '14 at 23:24
Sorry, but the events you're describing happened in the 21st century. The Tesseract was already on Earth in World War 2, and long even before that. – Nerrolken Nov 21 '14 at 23:34
Also Heimdall didn't point the Bifrost at Earth, Loki pointed it at Jotunheim. But I do love the image of Loki "seeing angst" and thus letting himself fall. – Nerrolken Nov 21 '14 at 23:36
I would advise another viewing of Thor and Captain America to get the plot events staright. Highly inaccurate recollection of both films by you. – Ihor Sypko Mar 12 '15 at 17:10
@IhorSypko Agreed, but since the Bifrost seems to use some kind of singularity (I would have to rewatch it again, but I think Ken Branagh mentions he intended the (first) travel to Jotunheim to look like it goes through a wormhole / black hole), so it would not strictly be impossible - considering it is in the process of collapsing - that Loki or anything else falling through would arrive at an earlier point in time. That would also neatly explain why Heimdall didn't see it lying around on Earth for centuries - to anyone on Asgard it wasn't missing yet.... – BMWurm Mar 15 '15 at 2:08

I think the tesseract was held by the frost giant in the film Thor in their battle with Odin. But since Odin beat the frost giants, he got the tesseract for himself and kept it in his treasure room. Loki even used it to freeze Heidmall, the guardian of the bifrost. From there how did it get to earth?

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That was the Casket of Ancient Winters that froze things, not the Tesseract. – user1027 Jun 11 '14 at 1:03
Really, watch the films more closely. – Ihor Sypko Mar 12 '15 at 17:11

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