One of the things that we know from Thor: Love and Thunder is that there will be new gods that will be introduced to the MCU, as there are different types of gods that can be found all over the galaxy. In the trailer, however, we saw a huge beast-like creature’s carcass found by Thor, who has a worried look on his face. This happens to be Falligar the Behemoth. But who is Falligar the Behemoth from Thor: Love and Thunder?
Falligar was the patron god of the Galactic Frontier and the champion of the Tournament of Immortals. That means that he is a formidable being of immense godlike powers. He is also an acquaintance of Thor because they often ran into each other. Falligar was killed by Gorr, the God Butcher.
Thor: Love and Thunder is going to introduce Gorr, the God Butcher, and there’s no better way to introduce him than making him kill a powerful god. That said, let’s get to know more about Falligar The Behemoth so that we will get to understand just how formidable of an opponent Gorr is going to be in the upcoming fourth installment of the Thor movie franchise.
Who Was Falligar The Behemoth?
The trailer of Thor: Love and Thunder is already out as it gives out more details than the teaser that was released just a few weeks ago. Of course, the trailer of the new installment of the Thor franchise also gave us a better idea of what the plot will be, considering that we saw more gods and characters in this new trailer.
Of course, the trailer did show some creatures that some of you might not be familiar with, and that is where we get a good look at a huge hulking beast that could be seen on an icy planet as Thor is overlooking its gigantic carcass. And the god of thunder himself seemingly has a concerned look on his face as if he had just seen one of the most surprising and worrying scenes he has ever seen in his life.
With that said, who and what is this gigantic creature found in the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer? And what is this creature’s overall connection to the greater plot of the upcoming fourth movie of the Thor franchise?
It might not be obvious because the beast looked like a generic creature that can be found on some alien planet, but this gigantic creature was actually a god called Falligar the Behemoth. Yes, that’s right, the beast had a name and is even a godlike being, just like how Thor is seen by the people of Earth as a god himself.
Falligar the Behemoth was actually the patron god of the Galactic Frontier, and that means that he was a respected creature instead of some wild beast that roamed around, killing people and destroying everything in sight. In fact, Falligar was even an acquaintance of Thor as they often pass by one another whenever Thor is on his way to a certain destination when passing through the spaceways via the Bifrost. As such, Thor is quite familiar with this gigantic god because he has interacted with him a few times in the past.
Falligar The Behemoth Powers And Abilities
True to his nature as a godlike being, Falligar the Behemoth was a being of immense power such that he was able to become the patron god of an entire civilization. That means that he was quite powerful and had the capability that could match most of the other gods throughout the galaxy.
However, not a lot is known about Falligar because he was never shown in the comics when he was alive. Similar to what happened in the trailer, Falligar was shown in the comics as a corpse. Still, he was a very strong god that had capabilities that may even surpass what the other gods could do.
Not much is known about what Falligar is capable of, but the fact that he was the champion of the Tournament of Immortals, which is a showcase of strength among different godlike beings throughout the galaxy. Falligar was the champion of that tournament for five centuries, and that means that he was a very powerful god that could have been stronger than most other beings that are revered as gods.
Of course, thanks to his immense size, he was probably capable of doing things that other gods couldn’t do. He must have had a level of super strength that surpasses other godlike beings throughout the universe, considering that he was bigger than other gods and that he was the champion of the Tournament of Immortals for hundreds of years.
Another reason to believe that Falligar was a strong god is the fact that Thor had a look of surprise on his face when he found the gigantic god’s body on an icy planet. He must have been surprised because he must have understood that whoever or whatever killed Falligar was strong enough to be a threat to all of the other gods throughout the universe. Of course, we know that being is Gorr, the God Butcher.
How Did Gorr Kill Falligar The Behemoth?
In the comics and, presumably, the movie as well, Gorr, the God Butcher, killed Falliger just like how he killed a lot of other pantheons throughout the universe. Gorr has a personal vendetta against the gods because he lost his family back on his home planet, all while the gods simply didn’t do anything to help him and his people. As such, he vowed to kill all of the gods throughout the universe out of spite.
However, in the comics, there weren’t any details in relation to how Gorr killed Falligar the Behemoth. The only thing we know is that he was the one who murdered the gigantic beast. And, of course, Gorr is strong enough to kill gods.
Gorr’s power comes from a dark symbiote-like blade that bonded with him when he found two gods fighting with one another. When the gods died, the symbiote-like blade that the other god used bonded with him and gave him immense power, despite the fact that there was nothing really special about him. This blade increases Gorr’s strength when he feeds it the blood of the gods that he slays.
In that regard, Gorr essentially has a god-slaying sword that increases in power whenever he kills gods. He must have used this blade to increase his strength by killing different gods throughout the universe until he was strong enough to butcher a powerful god like Falligar.
Meanwhile, in the MCU, we don’t know how powerful Gorr is or whether or not his sword gives him abilities that allow him to have an advantage over the gods. But what we do know is that he is going to be a huge threat to the gods found all over the universe, considering that there is a good chance that even the Greek gods are going to be involved in the plot involving Thor and his battle with Gorr, the God Butcher, who was responsible for killing Falligar the Behemoth.