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Cool Pix: Surtur fighting Thor!

There have been many battles between Thor and the giant fire demon Surtur.  Surtur also plays a big part in the event of Ragnarok which ends in the deaths of all the Asgard.

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Surtur has also appeared in Video Games.  He makes for an epic boss fight.

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Who is Surtur?

Surtur is one of Thor's greatest enemies.  He is giant fire demon whose creation was modeled after the fire giant Surtr in Norse mythology.  Surtur is considered one of the key villains that appears during the Thor event Ragnarok.

First Appearance: Journey into Mystery #97 - (Trying to confirm this)

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Surtur is an enemy of Thor and Odin in the Marvel Universe.  He is a fire demon native to the inter-dimensional realm of Muspelheim.  Surtur is generally shown associated with the end of the world or the final battle of the Norse gods called Ragnarok.  It is said he will be one of the great monsters released by Loki that will cause the great final battle in which all of the Norse gods will die.

Many years ago Odin imprisoned Surtur inside the Earth due to Surtur aiding an army of trolls.  He attacks Earth and Asgard repeatedly where he is thwarted by Odin and Thor.

Once Surtur attacked Asgard with a legion of fire demons while wielding a powerful magical blade called Twilight.  The terrible fire demon defeats both Odin and Thor and then nearly all of Asgard.  Loki manages to stall Surtur with an illusion which buys enough time for Odin to heal.  Odin manages to recover then pulls Surtur down into a dimensional rift.  Odin later returns having absorbed the energies of Surtur into himself but is revealed to have possessed him.  Surtur recreates his physical form and destroys Asgard.  Thor gathers up Odin's powers and forces Surtur into the "Sea of Eternal Night".

Surtur is allowed to destroy Asgard by Thor in the end of the story of Ragnarok.  This is an attempt by Thor to break the Norse gods from the wheel of destruction and rebirth that plagues them.

In one tale (Thor #8 2010) a dead Odin and Surtur find themselves trapped in the same realm.  Each day they are reborn and battle each other to death, only to be reborn and battle each other the next day.  Thor visits his father and helps him defeat Surtur.  Odin tells his son that this way of living is close to Norse heaven and not to think on him with sadness.

  • Surtur is a giant (1000 ft tall) fire demon,
  • Super Strength - Beyond Thor's
  • Super Durability - Beyond Thor's
  • Can generate intense heat
  • Fire Blasts
  • Transmutation - Alter his fingers into serpents
  • Magic powers and advanced knowledge of the arcane arts

Surtur has been shown wielding the sword of doom called Twilight.  Twilight is construted from a rare metal in Muspelheim called Scabrite.  It greatly enhances the users magical energies and also allows Surtur to weaken Odin's magical powers.  The blade and Surtur also have a connection to an item called the eternal flame which are said to increase both of their powers.

Surtur is highly skilled in combat and generally is considered an equal match for Odin.

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New Dancing Groot from Funko Pop!

Everyone loves the baby dancing Groot and this Christmas Funko wants to take advantage of that fact.  They are offering a new baby Groot who will sit in Holiday themed pot.  A perfect stocking stuffer for Guardians fans everywhere.  He is a vinyl bobble head and no I do not think he will actually dance to music.

I think it is really cute!
This is the first official Baby Dancing Groot toy!  I will post more info on it as it becomes available but I am sure it will be more economical than the other options.  The Funko site seems to have crashed on the news likely on a tidal wave of people trying to buy one so it is hard to get info right now.

 Funko also sells a normal Groot statue which is also pretty cute.

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Who is Blaine DeBeers on iZombie?

Who is Blaine DeBeers on iZombie?

Blaine DeBeers is a character on the TV show iZombie.  He is played by actor David Anders.  He appears to be the main antagonist of Season 1.  The character does not appear to be based off any of the characters from the comic.  Blaine is a zombie like the main character Liv. 

First Appearance: Episode 1
Status: Zombie

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Blaine DeBeers is a low level drug dealer who is peddling a drug called Utopium at a boat party.  The drug seems to have turned people into zombies.  He himself seems responsible for turning the main character Liv into a zombie.  While Liv did not use any of the drug Utopium, she was scratched at the boat party by Blaine.  From this scratch it is speculated she contracted the zombie condition.  Blaine and Liv are the only known survivors of the Boat Party and both are now zombies.

At the end of the first episode Liv has a vision of Blaine attacking and killing someone.  The vision comes from Liv consuming one of the brains of Blaine's victims.  Liv begins seeking out Blaine and uses skills acquired from eating the brain of an artist to create a sketch of him.   This leads Blaine to her.  Blaine claims to have reformed from his old criminal ways.  Ravi runs tests on Blaine to add to his data he gained from Liv.  Blaine seems hopeful that Ravi can find a cure to the zombie condition.

While wanting to believe Blaine has reformed, Liv follows him and catches him peddling drugs.  Blaine is shown converting a wealthy woman into a zombie so that he can sell her brains.
He is later accosted by two thugs sent by a local crime lord.  The crime lord seems to believe that Blaine cut (mixed) the Utopium drug with other drugs that led to the Boat Party massacre.  Blaine is not phased by this and simply kills both thugs.  It seems Blaine's plan is to use his zombie powers to conquer the underworld.

Blaine begins creating an organization that kills, harvests and delivers human brains to wealthy zombies.  Many of these wealthy zombies were turned into zombies by Blaine himself.  It is also revealed that Blaine has cultivated various zombie agents in the police force by supplying them with brains.

At the end of the season Blaine is turned back into a normal human much to his chagrin.

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