Malekith the Accursed



Appeared in

Thor: The Dark World


Christopher Eccleston

You needn’t have to come so far, Asgardian, Death would’ve come to you soon enough. Your universe was never meant to be, your bravery will not ease your pain. Your family, your world, will be extinguished!
―Malekith [src]

Malekith the Accursed was the king of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim and an enemy of Thor.

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Malekith is the barbarous leader of the Dark Elves, a race of beings said to be older than the population itself. Born into iniquity, Malekith led his people in a war against the Asgardians, Malekith wanted to use the Infinity Stone named the Aether for bring an end to the universe. but Bor the king of Asgard at the time had it taken away from him. with their frustration being inevitable. Malekith and the remaining Dark Elves escaped to space. When Jane Foster was sucked into a whirl and the Aether entered her, Malekith reawakened and sought to claim the Aether to achieve his dark goals. He transformed his deputy, Algrim, into a Kursed. When Jane was taken to Asgard, Malekith led Dark Elves to attack. During the assail, many Asgardians were killed, including Frigga. Thor entered soon after and struck Malekith with lightning, burning one-half of his face. Malekith and Algrim escaped. late, Thor, Jane and Loki traveled to Svartalfheim, intending to prevent more Asgardian casualties while destroying the Aether and Malekith. Loki apparently betrayed Thor and cut his hand off to hand Jane over to Malekith, who extracted the Aether from her. however, Loki ‘s betrayal was a fraud, and Thor tried to destroy the Aether, but it proved durable and Malekith absorbed it. Malekith escaped, although Algrim was killed by Loki. Malekith, intending to destroy the entire population, attacked Earth first. Thor fought Malekith, and in their struggle they fell through diverse dimensional portals. In the goal, Thor used some of Erik Selvig ‘s devices to teleport Malekith ‘s arms to Svartalfheim, commenting that although the Aether can not be destroyed, Malekith can. Thor jab Malekith in the breast with the last device and smashed him against the rampart of his ship, injuring him while teleporting him away. Malekith ‘s ship about fell on top of Thor and Jane, but Selvig used his devices to teleport it to Svartalfheim, where it fell on top of Malekith and crushed him .

Character traits

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Powers and Abilities


  • Dark Elf Physiology: As a Dark Elf, Malekith was stronger, faster and longer lived than humans are.
    • Super Strength: Malekith was much stronger than normal humans. He was able to combat Asgard’s elite warriors.
    • Super Durability: Malekith was far more durable than normal humans. He took hits from Thor’s Hammer without injury.
    • Super Reflexes: Malekith’s reflexes were much faster than normal humans and most other extraterrestrial beings.
    • Accelerated Healing Factor: Malekith’s metabolism allowed him to heal much faster, more extensively and efficiently than normal humans. When his right hand and left arm were severed off, he regenerated them using the Aether.
    • Super Longevity: Like all Dark Elves, Malekith did not age the same way that humans do. Despite being over 5,000 years old, he still maintained the physical appearance of an Elf in his prime.
  • Aether Manipulation: Once Malekith had absorbed the Aether; he gained vast mystical powers concerning the manipulation of all of the laws of reality.
      • Realitokinesis: Malekith’s original intention of using the Aether was to transform this reality into a darker reality, where he was the absolute ruler.
    • Dark Energy Manipulation: Malekith had power over dark mystical power, enabling him to fire mystical tendrils over at Thor.


    • Expert Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Malekith was a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant, having received training in both armed and unarmed combat. He was able to takedown several Asgardians and also had a fight with Frigga, but was quickly defeated.



Behind the scenes

  • Mads Mikkelsen was cast in the role, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • In August of 2012, it was announced that Christopher Eccleston would portray Malekith.


  • Malekith is a creation of Walt Simonson.
  • Malekith’s ship resembles Barad-dûr and the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings.
  • A more comic-accurate version of Malekith appeared in “Citadel of Spires” in Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-in comic Captain America & Thor: Avengers!, however, the events of Thor: The Dark World make the story non-canon.


Thor: The Dark World

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