Late in the film Thor: The Dark World, we see a large creature on Jotunheim (possibly the same species as the extremely large creature that Thor killed on Jotunheim in Thor?). It's large, and has horns.

In Avengers, Thor describes a fictional creature, the Bilgesnipe:

Thor: We on Asgard pretend that we are more advanced, but we, we come here battling like Bilgesnipe.

Agent Coulson: Like what?

Thor: The Bilgesnipe, you know; huge, scaly, big antlers. You don't have those?

Agent Coulson: Don't think so.

Thor: They are repulsive, and they trample everything in their path.

Was this creature a Bilgesnipe? It at least partially matches the description from Avengers.

Note: I'm looking for information from the Marvel Cinematic Universe's canon.

  • Do you have a screenshot? Nov 8, 2013 at 19:46
  • @DVK No, I don't have a screenshot of a movie that just opened in theaters.
    – user1027
    Nov 8, 2013 at 19:50
  • Youtube would usually have a clip or two. Nov 8, 2013 at 19:52
  • I always thought it was a combination of two terms for naval engineering. The bilge is the hollow portion of the bottom of the inside of a ship, and a Snipe is a somewhat derogatory term for people who work on the engines.
    – Monty129
    Nov 8, 2013 at 21:18
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    @Keen: I'm fairly sure it was the same monster as in Thor. Pictures from the first film are here; is this what you mean? marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Jotunheim_Beast << And according to that, this Beast is native to Jotunheim, whereas the Bilgesnipe is native to Asgard. I can’t find a citation for that, though.
    – alexwlchan
    Nov 8, 2013 at 22:43

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It's not a Bilgesnipe. In the Empire spoiler podcast for The Dark World with Kevin Feige (producer) and Alan Taylor (director), one of the Empire journalists asks this very question (at about 14:37). Alan Taylor confirms it to be a smaller (potentially baby) version of the creature from the first film.


I think that this may be a picture of the beast (Thor's pet, natch) from the "Avengers: Assemble" TV series, but I don't have a complete proof of that yet (the fact that there's a DisneyXD logo on it makes it seem authentic):

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    Yes, that's a Bilgesnipe from the Avengers Assemble cartoon.
    – user1027
    Nov 8, 2013 at 19:50

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