|Appeared in|| Thor|
Thor: The Dark World
- "Do not mistake my appetite for apathy!"
Volstagg is one of a trio of Asgardian adventurers known as the Warriors Three, and is a friend of Thor. He was present when jotuns infiltrated the vaults of Odin while most of Asgard was preoccupied with a ceremony naming Thor as heir to Asgard's throne. When Thor became enraged by the interruption, Fandral readily agreed to accompany him to Jotunheim to exact retribution for the jotuns' aggression.
The Warriors Three, together with Thor, Sif, and Loki, journeyed to Jotunheim where Thor challenged Laufey, the jotuns' ruler, over the incident in Asgard. Laufey, revealing that he had strength in numbers and mindful of an ancient truce between the two peoples, dismissed the Asgardian group from his realm. As they turned to leave, Thor was baited by the heckling of a nearby jotun, plunging them all into mortal combat. Fandral was grievously injured in the fight and Volstagg had to help carry him clear. The Asgardians were saved by the timely arrival of Odin, who intervened and quickly drew then back to Asgard.
After Odin banished Thor to Earth and subsequently fell into his "Odinsleep", Loki claimed the throne as Asgard's regent. Concerned over the coup, the Warriors Three and Sif left Asgard to find Thor on Earth. There, they faced an unexpected threat when Loki dispatched The Destroyer to kill Thor. They were no match for the construct, and it battered them without much effort until Thor's self-sacrifice restored his power and allowed him to defeat it. The Asgardians then returned to their world where the Warriors Three parted company with Thor who pressed on alone to deal with his brother.
Volstagg was present when Thor returned to Asgard with Loki and the Tesseract. He was also present when Thor rallied his fellow Asgardians, informing them that they were to protect the Nine Realms from the Marauders.
Volstagg makes up one third of the Warriors Three, Asgard’s greatest and most loyal warriors. Large and imposing, Volstagg’s skill with an axe is matched only by his appetite. With Fandral and Hogun, Volstagg has fought alongside Thor on many adventures across the cosmos. And while the stories of his exploits are often elaborated, he’s a hero to the Asgardian people.
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Volstagg was a brave warrior and a loyal friend, corageous and proud. He was always tormented by an insatiable appetite, which often gives other people the wrong idea about him; despite his love for food, in fact, Volstagg was not a superficial man, but a good-hearted spirit. He had a tendency to vainglory, as he demonstrates during the banquet after the final battle with Loki Laufeyson and The Destroyer, during which he claims that even falling to the ground was a expedient.
Despite the size, Volstagg was a capable warrior, who can easily stand the confrontation with his fellows Hogun and Fandral. Volstagg possessed the same superhuman physical attributes as his fellow Asgardians; such as strength, stamina, speed and reflexes. In battle, he uses a large axe, which fits well to his great physical strength, which was superior to that of most Asgardian males.
- Thor Odinson - Ally.
- Fandral - Friend and teammate; deceased.
- Hogun - Friend and teammate; deceased.
- Sif - Friend.
- Hildegund - Wife.
- Loki Laufeyson - Friend turned enemy.
- Frost Giants - Enemies.
- Dark Elves - Enemies.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (3 films)
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (2 comics)
Behind the scenes
- Actor Ray Steveson wore a fatsuit for the role.
- In the comics, Volstagg is a swordsman, while in Thor, he wields an axe.