Hello! i was on the internet and with all the sources it was still confusing and such!
What exactly is Beta Ray Bill?
cybernetic member of an alien race known as the Korbinate, who was revived by TOAA and tasked with protecting the universe, then granted
the power of a God. while he has the power of a God, he claims not to be one, and his followers settled for a lesser title when he explained himself
in Green Of Eden. He was declared a prophet.
He is a cyborg alien from the Korbinite race.He was given a hammer that grants him Thor's power or close to it: "Stormbreaker".He first appeared in Thor volume 1 around issue number 330.
Awesome doesn't even begin to describe Beta Ray Bill.
You might have to pick up the original back story in the Thor issues that he debuted to get the full impact in context. They were Walt Simonson stories that were extremely well-done. The key part was that, up until his origin, Odin had put the safe-guards built into Thor's hammer to insure that no else could ever harness Mjolner and turn it against the Asgardians, and no one had ever fully bypassed them before Bill. Beta Ray Bill not only bested Thor initially (in the usually token misunderstanding & fight), but also later competed against Thor in a series of trials conducted in Asgard by Odin in which he again bested Thor. Beta Ray Bill underwent transmorgrification, enormous trials and personal sacrifices solely to defend his people against what was essentially an Asgardian-based threat, which made him more than worthy (according to Asgardian warrior values). When Thor whined, and Odin finally asked Bill to give Mjolner back to Thor, Bill respectfully declined, saying that he had won it fair & square according to Odin's laws & the hammers own inscription and volition. Odin was so impressed with Bill's honor and nobility that he felt honor-bound to create another hammer for Bill so that Bill would have the powerful weapon required to protect the Corbinites, and also so that Thor could honorably reclaim Mjolner. Beta Ray Bill rightfully earned the respect of not only Odin, but just about every reader who read the story !!! Also, Thor probably learned more about humility during this story than he had in a long time as well. And frankly, Beta Ray Bill has a better personality than Thor, also, so it yet another reason why so many of us respect BRB so highly.
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