|“||Harm a friend and comrade of mine, and suffer the consequences! So swears Beta Ray Bill!||„|
Beta Ray Bill is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Thor #337 (November 1983) and was created by writer-artist Walt Simonson.
Debuting in the Bronze Age of Comic Books, the character was initially intended to be a surprise as an apparent monster who unexpectedly proves to be a great hero. As such, Bill becomes the first being outside of the Marvel Universe's Norse pantheon to be deemed worthy enough to wield Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. After an initial rivalry for possession of the weapon, the alien warrior was granted a war hammer of his own, called Stormbreaker, and the two reconciled as staunch allies.
Powers and Stats
Name: Beta Ray Bill (secret identity Simon Walters)
Origin: Marvel Comics, Thor #337
Classification: Magically Empowered Alien (Korbinite) Cyborg
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, flight, can transform between civilian and combat forms, Can Survive In Space, Longevity, Energy Manipulation, Regeneration (Low), Weather Manipulation, Portal Creation, Absorption via Stormbreaker
Attack Potency: Solar System level (Helped Thor with shattering Surtur's dimensional portal)
Lifting Strength: Likely Class Y+ (Equal to Thor. Lifted the entirety of Asgard with him.)
Striking Strength: Class XPJ
Durability: Solar System level
Stamina: Can fight for months on end without tiring.
Range: Interplanetary (multiple planetary diameters)
Standard Equipment: Stormbreaker. An Uru hammer magically enchanted by Odin to grant him the same powers as Thor's Mjolnir (see Thor profile for details)
Intelligence: Knowledge of many alien races and cultures, knowledge of the Asgardian gods and their realm, very effective and experienced warrior, is capable of operating and creating machinery that can destroy planets.
Weaknesses: Releasing his limiters lowers his lifespan
Feats: Has ties and wins over Thor, Silver Surfer, and Stardust.
- Limiter Release: Releases the limiters on his cyborg power core, temporarily increasing his speed, strength, and durability to incredible levels. In this form, he is also covered in a sheath of energy and can fire energy blasts without using Stormbreaker. However, doing this shortens his lifespan.