The Serpent
The Serpent
Personal Info:
Real Name: Cul Borson
Also Known As: The God of Fear, All-Father, The Midgard Serpent
Place Of Birth: Asgard
First Appearance: Fear Itself #1 (2011) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: The Worthy, Skadi
Group Affiliation: Formerly The Worthy, Draumar
Base Of Operations: Asgard
Grudges: Thor
Creators: Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen
Gallery: Click
Enhanced Abilities: The Serpent has vast super human strength, agility, speed endurance and durability.
Body Armour: The Serpentís skin, muscle, and bone tissues are extremely dense, affording a high degree of protection from physical and energy attacks.
Healing: The Serpent recovers from injury with superhuman levels of speed and efficiency, he is capable of regenerating massive tissue damage.
Longevity: The Serpent like all Asgardians, is extremely long-lived, although not truly immortal as some other god pantheons.
Magic: The Serpent can manipulate vast quantities of magic for nearly any effect. A few demonstrations of his power include transporting Thor far away, creating his own twisted version of Asgard, raising and recreating dead servants, turning into a giant serpent, and destroying a majority of the buildings in Manhattan.
Fear Eating: Unlike other Asgardian gods The Serpent can feed upon the fears of others to empower himself. The fear of an entire world is necessary for him to be a full power.
Staff: The Serpent has a mystical gnarled staff that transforms into a hammer with properties similar to the Worthy hammers, the hammer can be used as a blunt force melee weapon or as a throwing weapon.
Cul Borson was an enigmatic being, who claimed to be the true all-father of Asgard. Little is known of his origins, as Odin kept his very existence secret. It has been implied he comes from a much earlier Asgard and did not reincarnate in later cycles. It is known that, while riding as a boy during the time that Earth was known as Aesheim, Cul was attacked by Giants and thrown off a peak. Breaking most of his bones, Cul splintered both his legs and belly-crawled to the camp of the slumbering giants, where he tore the throats of each giant, save one, with his teeth. For the one giant left, Cul left a message in blood stating that "Gods do not live in the sky. We live on the Earth. And you do so at our pleasure." Thus instilling fear in the giant which would spread giving birth to the god of fear.
After returning home to Asgard, Cul was watched-over by a young girl with green eyes. Cul grew to have feelings for the girl, but after he healed, she had completely disappeared. That left Cul bitter. After the death of his father, Bor, a still young Cul proclaimed that he would be king, as he was the eldest son, and promised to keep his brothers, Odin, Vili, Ve, as his trusted council. Cul did not stick to his word and carried his Worthy as his closest aids and used them and his Draumar to spread fear all over the nine realms. Cul's brother's worked to stop the beasts that Cul released on Aesheim, but Cul confronted them, telling them to go home and allow him to rule.
Many centuries later, Cul ruled over Aesheim, spreading fear, until his brothers approached his citadel. Odin slaughtered all of Cul's followers, on his way to the main chamber. Locked away in the main chamber, Cul began to experience a new sensation, fear, for the first time in his life. As Odin drew near, Cul reassured himself that Odin could not kill him, as ancient rules prevented it, and transported his Worthy away, telling them to await his call. As Odin entered the chamber, Cul proclaimed himself the Serpent and stated that Odin could not kill him due to ancient rules. Odin then stated that Yggdrasill, the World Tree, had given him a vision that stated "In anger smites the warder of Earth, forth from their homes must all men flee; nine paces fares the son of Odin, and slain by the serpent, fearless, he sinks." Unable to kill his brother, Odin did defeat Cul and sealed him deep beneath the ocean. In order to end Cul's hold on the mortals, Odin began to kill all of them, in their hopes that with them and the memory of the Serpent gone, their fear would not empower Cul, and renamed Aesheim Midgard.
Many thousands of years later, Cul was freed from an ancient prison, by Sin, after possessing the Hammer of Skadi. Looking extremely old and frail and now called the Serpent, Cul prepared Sin's forces and called the hammers of his Worthy, to spread chaos and fear across the globe.