Dark Elves
Algrim TTA
Members Malekith
Former Members Algrim
Countless Others
Dark Elf is from the Christopher Yost Animated Universe.

Dark Elves are a group originating from Svartalfheim. All but two were wiped out in a war with the Frost Giants of Jotunheim.


  • Malekith - The only known living member.
  • Algrim - Survived the extinction and became an advisor to Odin of Asgard. Later killed.

There were countless other members of this species. This includes Algrim's family, especially his wife and children.


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War with Jotunheim

For reasons unknown, the dark elves entered into a war with the Frost Giants of Jotunheim. When they thought they could no longer win, they looked to Surtur for help. Surtur attacked Jotunheim but was killed by Odin and Gungnir. His sword, Elderstahl, fell into a mountain and was lost.


Soon after, the Jotuns sent glaciers across Yggdrasill. The glaciers scraped Svartalfheim of all life, including all of the elves save for Malekith and Algrim.

The Lonely Elf

Though upset with Odin for stopping their chance for victory, Algrim became a trusted advisor to Odin and helped raise Thor and Loki. Eventually Thor and Loki went on a quest for Elderstahl and found it. The Frost Giants attacked Asgard hoping to get it back. Algrim went to Svartalfheim where he found Thor and the sword. He used to sword to kill the Einherjar and attack Odin. Thor used Gungnir to defeat Algrim and Loki used Elderstahl to kill Algrim.

Modern History

Malekith hid for years until he was released by Loki and Amora from the Realm of the Dead. Malekith discovered Odin's hiding place for the Casket of Ancient Winters. Malekith then used the Casket on Amora and Executioner when they tried to take it from him. He then used the Casket to unleash an everlasting winter on Midgard, also known as Earth. Thor, Iron Man, and Black Panther fought him and the dark elf froze Thor. He wanted to resurrected the deceased elves and make Midgard their new realm. Iron Man freed Thor and they attacked Malekith. Thor combined his powers with Iron Man to take down Malekith and cloed the Casket to reverse its effects.


The backstory regarding the war with Jotunheim and the mass murders were made up for Thor: Tales of Asgard.

In the comics, Malekith tricked Algrim into attacking Thor, who then fell into lava. He was resurrected as the armored villain Kurse.

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