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The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Character
Beta Ray Bill
of Thor Corps, Starmasters and Omega Flight
Beta Ray Bill is a Marvel Comics super-hero who is an alternative alien version of Thor and became a significant supporting character in the Thor comics. Beta Ray Bill has been a member of the Thor Corps, the Starmasters and the Canadian-based Omega Flight.
Although Beta Ray Bill was born and raised in the native religion of his Korbinite race, he is essentially a convert to the religion of Earth's Thor. He can thus be classified as an adherent of Norse or Teutonic paganism.
Below: Beta Ray Bill swears in the name of Odin, the chief god and all-father of Asgardians and Teutonic paganism: "These demons you serve destroyed my home, and decimated my people! I swear by the blood of Odin you will not--"
[Source: Omega Flight #3 (August 2007), published by Marvel Publishing, Inc., page 17; written by Michael Avon Oeming, art by Scott Kolins, color by Brian Reber.]
Below: Beta Ray Bill and his affinity for Thor and Asgardian religion: "These demons hunted my people. They came to destroy us, as the prophecies had foretold. With my brother-in-arms, Thor, I crushed them. I found my true self, then, I found a home, Asgard. But what connection do they have to this place? The dreams must mean something. They always mean something."
[Source: Omega Flight #3 (August 2007), published by Marvel Publishing, Inc., pages 2-3; written by Michael Avon Oeming, art by Scott Kolins, color by Brian Reber.]
Webpage created 18 August 2007. Last modified 18 August 2007.
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