SPOILERS for Thor: Ragnarok ahead.

Marvel’s latest cinematic offering, Thor: Ragnarok, is loaded with intergalactic action and hilarious moments. It’s an expansion of the God of Thunder’s own franchise and the MCU as a whole; and with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the forthcoming Avengers: Infinity War – a few short months away – acts as a key staging grounds for the massive follow up.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not, above all, a character-driven story. Director Taika Waititi, of course, brings back Thor, Loki, Hulk and more, but he also introduces an army of new heroes and villains. Many have already become firm favorites, but where do they originally come from? Here are ...

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