Three Marvel Characters Get Major Upgrades in War of the Rea
Marvel's War of the Realms crossover has ended, but several key characters have been given major power boosts as the Marvel Universe returns to normal.Warning: this article contains spoilers for War of the Realms #6 and War of the Realms Omega #1!
The core War of the Realms miniseries recently wrapped with Thor finally returning to full strength, reforging Mjolnir and becoming the new All-Father of Asgard in his father's place. But as it turns out, he's not the only character to gain new powers and new enchanted weapons in the aftermath of this massive war.War of the Realms Omega sets the stage for several new Marvel titles debuting in the weeks to come, including Valkyrie, Loki and Punisher Kill Krew. In the process, several major characters are bestowed with new weapons and powers. Jane Foster is given another taste of being a god, though she won't be reclaiming the mantle of Thor this time. Jane has now bonded with the shattered remnants of the Ultimate Universe's Mjolnir, forming a golden, shape-changing gauntlet on her arm. It turns out that this weapon isn't really Mjolnir at all, but rather Undrjarn the All-Weapon. And when Jane accidentally touches the gauntlet to the body of fallen Valkyrie Brunhilde, she transforms into a new Valkyrie.
Art by CAFU. (Image Credit: Marvel Comics)This sets the stage for Jane's new mission as a Marvel superhero. Powered by Undrjarn, she'll now shoulder the burden once shared by an entire legion of Valkyrie - shepherding the souls of the valiant dead to Valhalla.Elsewhere in the Ten Realms, Loki is enjoying his new position as king of the Frost Giants, even if the Frost Giants themselves are less than enthused. But with Loki augmenting his magic with Thor's old ax, Jarnbjorn, he's become a more formidable opponent than ever.Even Daredevil has a new Asgardian weapon. Though he gave back Heimdall's sword Hofund and the cosmic awareness that comes with it, Matt Murdock has a new weapon to replace it. Heimdall gifts Matt with two escrima sticks carved from fragments of the World Tree. It's not clear yet just what new abilities these twin weapons might bestow upon the Man Without Fear, but he'll be fighting crime in style.
Art by Ron Garney. (Image Credit: Marvel Comics)Let us know what you think of these major Marvel upgrades in the comments below.Jesse is a mild-mannered writer for IGN. Allow him to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter.关注无极荣耀官网（www.laicachina.com.cn）。