In the Avengers’ fight against Mephisto, they have encountered not just his Council of Red across space and time, but the combined threat of the Multiversal Masters of Evil across their own timeline. As far out of their favor as the odds might be, the heroes have been lucky enough to also come across their counterparts from throughout time and space. Even better, this includes the very first iteration of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and while their Phoenix isn’t necessarily a part of the team anymore, that isn’t going to stop her from coming home to save the world, and son, that she loves.
After fighting their way to the distant past, the eponymous team of Avengers #63 (by Jason Aaron, Javier Garrón, David Curiel, and VC’s Cory Petit) have reached what may very well be their final fight against the Multiversal Masters of Evil. In spite of the heroes’ best efforts, they are only barely able to hold their own against their opponents. Even the combined might of the All-Father Thor and his own father at the height of his power can only stave off the threat they are facing. Thankfully, the roar of their thunder has drawn the attention of the one member of the Stone Age Avengers who has been absent from the battlefield, and she is already on her way.
Marvel’s First Phoenix has a Connection to Thor
Upon her introduction in 2017’s Marvel Legacy #1, Firehair was just an unnamed host to the impossibly powerful Phoenix Force. As her story unraveled, it became clear that great tragedy was behind nearly every major turning point in her entire life. From being left for dead at birth due to her red hair to losing control of her powers at the sight of a fellow mutant cruelly cut down, Firehair seemed destined to a lonely, wandering lifestyle. At least, that was until she found kindred spirits in the form of her fellow Stone Age Avengers and, for a time, in Odin most of all.
Together, the first of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes drove back the First Celestial Host, the ranks of Mephisto’s demonic horde, and even the Mad Titan Thanos himself. Throughout the course of their adventures, Firehair and Odin also found a burning passion for one another, though the latter’s callous nature was more than enough for the former to end their relationship. This was far from the end of their story, however, as the Phoenix would be drawn back into Odin’s orbit to breath literal life into the dying lungs of the newborn Thor. Despite saving his infant son, Odin drove the Phoenix away once more, although it is hard to imagine his tone will stay the same under the current circumstances.
The Avengers Family Reunion May End in Tragedy
The idea that the woman who spurned him could be the other mother of his son might be too much for Odin to have handled once upon a time, but now that the Multiversal Masters of Evil have arrived, it is quite likely that he will finally let go of that old grudge. On the other hand, Odin may only be willing to do so as long as there is another battle to be won. If that’s the case, the Phoenix’s Asgardian family reunion probably won’t go the way she had hoped, though Odin isn’t the only one with something to say about the matter.
The Phoenix and Odin certainly have their own issues to work through, but Thor’s feelings regarding their unusual situation are just as if not even more important than anything his parents have to offer. Not only does Thor acutely understand both the best and worst about his father, but he is also perfectly aware of how little he really knows about the cosmic raptor that gave him his life back. If nothing else, the Phoenix’s return will be a chance for Thor to connect with his mother on the battlefield. Hopefully, they’ll survive to do the very same under better circumstances.