No dual identity; the majority of Earth's population believes Balder to be a mythological figure
Place of Birth
Journey Into Mystery #85
White; formerly Brown
These experiences of death led Balder to forswear the life of a warrior and tried to forget his misery through eating, growing considerably fat. He rode to the desert to die, but encountered the Norns, three goddesses who oversee the workings of destiny. The Norns gave Balder a vision that restored his faith, and he rode back to Asgard, eventually losing his excessive weight as he became a warrior again.
Balder has fought in all the recent battles of Asgard, including one against the demon Surtur, in which he needed to seek out the aid of the sorceress Karnilla. During a time when Odin had departed Asgard, Balder became the ruler of Asgard.
Balder accompanied Greyval Grimson on the quest for the Raven Banner.Balder was killed during Ragnarock by an army wielding mistletoe-tipped spears.