Stormbreaker is an axe forged from Uru. Created by the dwarves on Nidavellir, it was originally designed as the greatest weapon in Asgard's history, although the dwarven massacre hindered its creation. Following the destruction of Mjolnir, the axe was eventually forged in 2018 during the Infinity War as part of Thor's plan to kill Thanos using the Stormbreaker.
History[edit | edit source]
Stormbreaker was initially conceived to be the greatest weapon in Asgard's history. However, the extinction of the dwarf race caused the weapon to be scrapped.
In 2018, following the destruction of Mjolnir and the Attack on the Statesman, Thor traveled to Nidavellir with Rocket Raccoon and Groot, hoping to craft a weapon capable of killing Thanos. Utilizing the available Uru on the planet, Eitri was able to forge the axe's blade, although quickly needed a hilt for the axe. Groot was able to use part of his arm as a hilt, and Stormbreaker healed Thor.
During the Battle of Wakanda, Thor used Stormbreaker to fight off various Outriders. Notably, Thor severely injured Thanos with Stormbreaker, although Thanos survived, eliminating half of all life in the universe in the process. Following the Battle of Wakanda, Thor used Stormbreaker to eliminate Thanos on Planet 0259-S and during the Battle of Earth.
Stormbreaker was used heavily during Gorr's deicides, although it had become unpredictable. Stormbreaker was used as a power source for the Aegir in Thor, Mighty Thor, Valkyrie, and Korg's visit to Omnipotence City. Gorr the God Butcher sought Stormbreaker as a way to get to Eternity, and successfully used the axe to get there.
Capabilities[edit | edit source]
Stormbreaker is notably capable of summoning the Bifrost and was able to counteract the powers of the Infinity Gauntlet during the Battle of Wakanda. Aptly, Stormbreaker is capable of utilizing lightning to its advantage in combat. Unlike its predecessor, the Mjolnir, Stormbreaker has no restrictions as to who can wield it.
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