Trolls (Marvel Comics)
|First appearance||Avengers #1 (September 1963)|
|Created by||Stan Lee|
|Place of origin||Asgard|
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There are many different kinds of fictional Trolls appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The most common of these Trolls are the ones that reside in Asgard.
Types of Trolls
Trolls of Asgard
The Trolls of Asgard are scattered throughout each of the Nine Worlds. While the Trolls are belligerent as the Giants, the Trolls are crafty and are stronger than any Asgardian, Dwarf, or Elf and are even on par with the Giants.
Orange-Skinned Rock Trolls
The Orange-Skinned Rock Trolls first appeared in Avengers #1 and were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
The Orange-Skinned Rock Trolls are stocky and massive with orange skin, ape-like faces, some hair on them, five fingers on each hand, and two toes on each foot. These Rock Trolls first appeared when Loki summoned them to fight Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, and Wasp which would lead up to the formation of the Avengers.
Flying Trolls of Thryheim
The Flying Trolls of Thryheim are a race of Trolls that wear insectoid armor that enables them to fly. They reside in the area of Thryheim that is adjacent to Asgard and serve Queen Ula.
The Forest Trolls are a race of Trolls that are more simian and furry than the rest of the Trolls of Asgard. They reside in the forests with one of the forests being in World's End.
The Silent Ones are a race of Trolls that live on the Isle of Silence in the Sea of Mist.
The Four-Armed Trolls are a race of Trolls that have four arms. A trio of them that survived Ragnarok were used as the "muscle" for the modern day pirates Stripmine and Appraiser. Stripmine used the Four-Armed Trolls in his attack on Genosha. Their attack brings them into conflict with Excalibur. One of the Four-Armed Trolls was captured by Callisto as Professor X and Magneto discuss what to do with it while Dark Beast meets with Stripmine. When Karima Shapander is freed, she helps to arrest Stripmine, Appraiser, and the Four-Armed Trolls. They alongside Dark Beast and the Magistrates were remanded to Genosha's newly-built prison.
The Magzi are a race of feral Trolls. They were originally shown locked up in Asgard until the events of "Siege" freed them. One Magzi mated with an Asgardian woman who gave birth to Gunna Sijurvald who took up the name Troll.
Trolls of Hades
The Trolls of Hades are a race of Greek Trolls that are more amphibious in nature and reside in the Greek underworld. An army of them are loyal to Pluto.
Trolls of Otherworld
The Trolls of Otherworld are a race of Trolls that reside in Otherworld where they work as blacksmiths and stonemasons. They make their homes in the complex cave systems that are located in Otherworld's mountains. There had been some claims that the Trolls of Otherworld are descended from a refugee Rock Troll. Other people state that there is no connection between the Rock Trolls and the Trolls of Otherworld. The Trolls of Otherworld are said to dissolve if they come in contact with water as they are creatures of fire.
Powers and abilities
Most of the known Troll species possess super-strength. Some of them are good at performing magic.
Trolls of the Nine Worlds
Known Orange-Skinned Rock Trolls
- Askella - A Rock Troll magic user.
- Borgeddon - A Rock Troll beast.
- Ekak - A Rock Troll that was one of a few Rock Trolls to attack Asgard at the time when the Asgardians were fighting the Ice Giants.
- Gaark - A Rock Troll that was one of a few Rock Trolls to attack Asgard at the time when the Asgardians were fighting the Ice Giants.
- Garrg - A Rock Troll in Odin's story that guarded a lake that he claimed was his until he was defeated by Thor.
- Geirrodur - The King of the Rock Trolls.
- Glagg - A Rock Troll that Thor fights in a bar fight.
- Grak - A Rock Troll that assisted Ulik into capturing Sif.
- Grundor - A Rock Troll who is the son of Grundor the Great.
- Horth - A Rock Troll foreman and the brother of Ulik.
- Kryllk - A Rock Troll warlord that planned revenge on Odin and fought Thor and Spider-Man.
- Muthos - The chief counselor of Geirrodur.
- Olik - A Rock Troll gladiator.
- Targo - A Rock Troll barber.
- Troll Witch - A magic-using Rock Troll that is one of Geirrodur's advisors.
- Ulik - A Rock Troll and brother of Horth and Olik who often clashes with Thor.
- Ulla - The Queen of the Rock Trolls.
- Uroc - A Rock Troll weaponsmith who magically transferred his mind into an Uru statue of his making.
Known Forest Trolls
- Kygar - A Forest Troll that befriends Thor and the Warriors Three after saving him from quicksand.
Known Four-Armed Trolls
- Yalo - A Four-Armed Troll that was used by Stripmine and Appraiser.
In other media
- The Rock Trolls appear in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
- The Rock Trolls appear in the two-part Ultimate Spider-Man episode "Avenging Spider-Man." Ulik and some of his Rock Trolls were among the Asgardian creatures that were possessed by the Venom Symbiotes created by Loki and Doctor Octopus.
- The Rock Trolls and the Frost Trolls appear in Avengers Assemble.
- Thor #500. Marvel Comics.
- Avengers #1. Marvel Comics.
- Journey Into Mystery #124. Marvel Comics.
- Thor #195. Marvel Comics.
- Thor: Asgard's Avenger #1. Marvel Comics.
- Excalibur Vol. 3 #5. Marvel Comics.
- Excalibur Vol. 3 #6. Marvel Comics.
- Excalibur Vol. 3 #7. Marvel Comics.
- Excalibur Vol. 3 #8. Marvel Comics.
- Thunderbolts #145. Marvel Comics.
- Thunderbolts #146. Marvel Comics.
- Thor #222. Marvel Comics.
- Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1. Marvel Comics.
- Hulk Comic (UK) #9. Marvel Comics.
- Marvel Graphic Novel #15
- Warlock and the Infinity Watch #24. Marvel Comics.
- Thor #466. Marvel Comics.
- Journey Into Mystery #101. Marvel Comics.
- Thor #460. Marvel Comics.
- Thor #137. Marvel Comics.
- Thor #408. Marvel Comics.
- Thor Annual #13. Marvel Comics.
- Marvel Team-Up #7. Marvel Comics.
- Thor #210
- Thor #386. Marvel Comics.
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