Eventually, the Dark Gods found their way back to Asgard and finished what they had started so long ago. They defeated the Asgardians and took Asgard as their own. The Dark Gods also journeyed to Olympus, defeated the Olympians in battle and severed their alliance with Asgard by using the powers of D'Chel, the Deceiver. D'Chel was able to make Zeus think that it was the Asgardians who waged war upon them so he would offer no help to retake Asgard. Thor and Hercules traveled to Olymppus where they were met with nothing but violence and hate. Hercules was the only Olympian that believed Thor and his fellow Asgardians could not be involved in so heinous an act. The two were thrown out of Olympus, but this setback would not dissuade the son of Odin. Along with Hercules, Thor recruited the Destroyer and the newly reprogrammed robot, Replicus, in order to help him wage war against the Dark Gods. On Asgard, in the guise of Jake Olsen, he also freed the Warriors Three while Replicus freed Balder, Sif and Odin. Together, Thor and his allies were able to turn the tide of battle and started to defeat the Dark Gods. This momentous run was temporarily halted, however, when the leader of the Dark Gods, Majeston Zelia, took the life energies inside all of her minions and united them into one monstrous form. This giant monster was powerful enough to destroy Replicus and almost kill the Destroyer. Thor attacked Zelia and managed to bring her to the ground. Before she could renew her attack, Odin grabbed her and purged her of the power that she stole from him while he was her captive. In a blinding flash of light, Zelia and her monster had disappeared. When asked what happened, Odin said that he had dissipated the molecules of the Dark Gods among the solar winds. Odin also claimed that the Dark Gods would never plague them again.