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Odin, both in the Norse Mythos and the entity in the Marvel Universe which shares his name both have spent centuries trying to determine the fate of the Norse gods, the Nine Realms and the enemies of Asgard, the giants of Jötunheim. Marvel took some liberties with the character, altering his back story just a bit, recounting the tale in Thor, Vol 1, #294. ...


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Well, in the actual Norse Mythology, Odin sacrificed his eye at Mimir's spring in order to gain the Wisdom of Ages. In other words, the eye was MEANT to be missing, permanently, or it wouldn't have been a sacrifice. In Marvel world, the story is the same (at least on Earth-616, Marvel's main continuity) but it gets weirder. When Odin cast out his eye ...


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TL;DR: It doesn't work like that - Heimdall is not aware of everything going on at all times. He must actively look or listen for something to notice it. You are under the false assumption that Heimdall is always aware of everything going on at all times, which is simply not the way his abilities work. Rather, Heimdall has the ability to see and/or hear ...


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Despite the Human notion the Asgardians are gods, Heimdall is neither omniscient nor omnipotent. His vaunted super-senses, while capable of amazing range, precision and accuracy require both his attention and focus. And while he can sense things at great distances, he is not able to absorb all of the events in the universe simultaneously and process them ...


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No. The magic the Asgardians use varies widely in strength depending on the caster. The pronouncements used by Odin are almost unbreakable by the magical abilities of Loki or Carnilla, two of the greatest sorcerers in Asgard. Both of their powers exceed the Sorcerer Supreme's ability. It can be concluded few, if any, have the magical ability to remove Odin's ...


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I can think of a few reasons really for why he didn't want it. It was symbolic Gungnir was symbolic of the campaign that Odin led to Conquer the Nine Realms because it was his weapon during it. He's then used it to maintain the peace and to lead afterwards. This was a symbol of power for Asgard so it makes sense he'd then keep using it even just for his ...


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The answer is: Because he didn't want to. Yes, Odin is completely capable of growing the Odinson a new arm, if he so desired. He didn't. He preferred to let Thor be without one, as with so many things between those two, as a lesson to be learned. The relationship between the Odinson and his father has always been a complex one. With Asgard in flux, no ...


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I can think of three factors that are at play here: 1) Non-Intervention Odin of the MCU seems to have a pretty hands-off approach to the Nine Realms. He negotiates with the Frost Giants even when they attack him, he refuses to help heal Jane Foster even when Thor brings her to Asgard. Whether that makes him "soft" is a matter of opinion (Loki would say ...


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It does seem to be a matter of "Reader's Choice". As Buri remarks in "Thor" #355, "...I know which I should believe." For myself, I know I will definitely go with the story that hews closer to the traditional Norse myths than the "Eyeball Story". Thor, son of Odin, son of Bor, son of Buri.


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In Wagner's opera cycle; Der Ring des Nibelungen, Wotan's (Odin's) spear is made from the wood of the world tree Yggdrasil and engraved with the contracts from which Wotan's power derives. In Act 3 of Der Walkung we see him use the spear to break the sword of Siegmund, leading to Siegmund's death. When he tries to bar the eponymous hero of the opera; ...


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In the comic series Odin spent quite some time in limbo or as a ghost. In both cases he had a limited connection to the living. I think that in the movie we see the second case. As said on the fandom wiki here even though he went to Valhalla, his spirit remained with Thor and the Asgardians (I think he simply stayed on the borders of Valhalla, so he could ...


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The have a certain force in thier essence called life-force. In Avengers age of Ultron the deleted scene with Thor in the Norn cave we see him explaining to Dr. Erik Selvig about his life force being more stronger than most. This is why they tend to live much longer than the average humans. In the comics Odin's life force is called the odin force. Unlike ...


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