Heroes Reborn reveals a new fate for one of the MCU’s most fearsome upcoming threats — and how one “hero” brought them down HARD.
WARNING: The following contains major spoilers for “The Last Utopian Meets the Last Son of the Gods” from Heroes Reborn #6 by Jason Aaron, Erica D’Urso, Jason Keith and VC’s Cory Petit, on sale now.
In the world of Heroes Reborn, the heroes of the Marvel Universe have been replaced by the Squadron Supreme, a ruthless band of heroes who bring down their enemies with a level of lethality that’s typically reserved for villains.
Along the way, the team has dealt their own brutal victories, including one for Power Princess that saw her defeat one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most deadly upcoming antagonists, Gorr the God Butcher.
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Introduced in Thor: God of Thunder #2 by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribić, Gorr the God Butcher was a vengeful and fearsome force to be reckoned with. Welding All-Black the Necrosword, Gorr set out on a campaign to wipe out all gods across the cosmos, destroying those beings that would not save the ones who worshipped them. This continued for eons until Gorr fought a young Thor in the 9th Century — with both Thor and Gorr barely surviving the encounter. Eventually traveling into the distant future, Gorr forced his captive gods to work on the Godbomb, a weapon of such power that it could destroy every god across all of time and space.
It ultimately fell to three versions of Thor from across the time-stream — the young Thor from the 9th Century, the modern-day Thor who fights alongside the Avengers, and the King Thor of a distant and dying universe — to hold their own against Gorr. Even then, Gorr came close to victory — only to be stopped when Thor absorbed the energy of the Godbomb and allowed his younger self to finish the fight. Gorr would become a threat again towards the end of all things, resurrected by the demented King Loki — only to finally be defeated by Thor and Loki working together. Gorr is currently set to make his debut in the MCU in the upcoming Thor: Love & Thunder. Played by Christian Bale, it’s likely that Gorr will be one of the single greatest threats the heroes have ever encountered.
It turns out that Gorr’s role in the Heroes Reborn universe — although similar to his canon appearance — was ultimately different. With the Avengers removed from their place of prominence in the world, the Squadron Supreme have taken their places. One such figure is Power Princess, a ruthless and bloodthirsty warrior, and the Squadron’s dark take on the Wonder Woman archetype. In Heroes Reborn #6, it’s revealed that this included the battle against the threat of Gorr — with Thor left suffering from the conflict but unable to help. Instead, Power Princess recruited two other figures from her timeline — the young Utopian Zarda and the age-old Queen Zarda.
Power Princess proved to be a shockingly powerful force — capable of not only catching the All-Black with her bare hands but turning it into a weapon in the form of a thorny Necro-Lasso. Using the lasso, Power Princess quickly broke and defeated Gorr, saving the heavens in a, particularly brutal manner. It’s a clever subversion/reinvention of one of Thor’s most epic recent battles — and is a direct shout-out from Jason Aaron (the writer of Heroes Reborn) and his earlier work, which included the Godbomb storyline that introduced Gorr in the first place.
All that was missing the moment where Gorr told them that they “should have brought more Zardas,” which would have completed their reference to his earlier work. It’s also perhaps the ultimate proof of how dangerous this incarnation of Power Princess is. Even at his height, Thor had difficulty actually defeating Gorr the God-Butcher. But Power Princess not only did it with ease but with his own weapon, making one of Marvel’s most dangerous new tools into a surprisingly flexible weapon.
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