Thrud Supporting Cast

Real Name: Thrud Thorsdotter, Anglicized from Þrúðr.
Occupation: College student, apprentice Valkyrie.
Identity: Thrud's existence on Earth is public knowledge, though very few believe she really is the Thrud of myth. Her mortal identity of Trudy Nordstrom is known only to a select few, though she makes no effort to keep the two separate.
Legal Status: Princess of Asgard; as Trudy Nordstrom is legally a citizen of the United States; no criminal record in either identity.
Other Aliases: Trudy Nordstrom, "the Vanaheim Valkyrie".
Place of Birth: Asgard.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: Thor (father), Sif (alias Violet Nordstrom, mother), Uller, Magni, Modi (half-brothers), Loki (adopted uncle), Freyja (adopted aunt), Tyr, Heimdall, Balder, Hoder, Vidar (uncles), Odin (grandfather), Jörd (also known as Fjörgyn, grandmother), Frigga (step-grandmother), Bør (great-grandfather, presumably deceased), Buri (great-great-grandfather, presumably deceased), Eisa (step-cousin), many other notable Aesir.
Group Affiliation: Gods of Asgard, Valkyries of Asgard, University of Houston Women's Basketball Team.
Base of Operations: Houston, Texas; Asgard.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #
History: By all accounts, Thrud was born centuries ago in Asgard to Thor and his wife, Sif. As she grew older, she exhibited several traits that showed through in her father's giant heritage, standing much taller than most gods, which often led her to be classified a giantess herself by some mythographers, though she was always counted among the Aesir due to her parentage. Growing up, she was always a "daddy's tomboy", preferring the sword and shield over the so-called "womanly arts". At a young age, she was selected to be trained as a Valkyrie, and was tutored in the warrior arts by Brunnhilde, the most skilled of the Valkyrior.

When Sif walked out on her husband, Thrud decided to go with her mother, though she remained in regular contact with her father until he disappeared from Asgard. Thrud soon learned from Heimdall what had happened, and told her family. When Sif chose to relocate to Midgard – what the Asgardians call Earth – she took Thrud and Thor's sons Magni and Modi with her.

Still appearing as a young woman in her early 20s and wishing to learn more about Midgard and mortal life, Thrud commissioned a golden girdle from the Dwarves Eitri and Brokk of Nidavallir – descendants of the Dwarves of the same names who had forged Thor's hammer Mjolnir – to limit her strength when worn, and then using the papers provided by Sif when establishing their mortal identities to enroll at the University of Houston as a student, using the name Trudy Nordstrom. Due to her height and athletic nature, she was essentially drafted into their women's basketball team as their starting center.

Thrud has occasionally come to her father's assistance in his exploits, and has had a number of exploits of her own or alongside her brothers. She has a long-standing rivalry with her step-cousin Eisa, daughter of Loki, who has assisted Loki on several occasions. More recently, though, she has joined forces with a number of other Valkyries from across the Nine Realms under Brunnhilde's guidance in a mission to investigate and put an end to a long-dormant threat, the exact nature of which has not yet been revealed. Each member of the team hails from a different world; due to her mother's lineage, Thrud is considered the Valkyrie from Vanaheim (Brunnhilde is the official Valkyrie from Asgard).
Age: Indeterminate.
Height: 7' 8".
Weight: 824 lbs.
Eyes: Blue.
Hair: Reddish-brown.
Uniform: None.
Strength Level: Thrud possesses the normal superhuman strength of an Asgardian goddess/giantess of her age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise. She is estimated to be able to lift (press) roughly 50 tons.
Known Superhuman Powers: Thrud possesses the standard attributes of an Asgardian goddess of her stature. Owing to her parentage, she is more durable than most other Asgardians, being immune to most conventional weaponry even without armor. As a Valkyrie, she has the ability to see a "death aura" around those who are soon going to die without assistance; Thrud does not have the ability yet to tell the reason for death.
Other Abilities: Thrud is a skilled athlete, swordswoman, spear-fighter, and horse rider.
Weapons and Paraphernalia: Thrud owns a sword and circular shield made of uru, but these weapons have not exhibited any magical properties beyond being unbreakable; her sword, however, has been named Mektigeslag, which hints at magical properties. As a Valkyrie, she is permitted to wear a suit of mail made of Asgardian steel, which she often wears with a blue cloak. In her identity as Trudy Nordstrom, Thrud wears an enchanted golden girdle around her waist which limits her strength to that of a human of her age, height, and build (which is still fairly prodigious).

1,500 points

Attributes: ST 62/250 (Size, -10%) [0*]; DX 13 [60]; IQ 11 [20]; HT 15 [50].

Secondary Characteristics: SM +1; Dmg 7d+1/9d+2(26d/28d); HP 62 [0]; Will 11 [0]; Per 11 [0]; FP 15 [0]; Basic Speed 7.00 [0]; Basic Move 8 [0]; Dodge 11.

Languages: Old Norse (Native) (Native Language) [0]; English (Accented) [4].

Cultural Familiarities: Asgardian (Native) [0]; Western [1].

Advantages: Ally (Asgardian Flying Horse; 25% Starting Points) (15) [3]; Appearance (Beautiful) [8†]; Asgardian God [564‡]; Combat Reflexes [15]; Damage Resistance 40 (Tough Skin, -40%); [120]; Detect Death's Aura (Increased Range: Line-of-Sight, +70%; Reflexive, +40%; Sense-Based: Vision, -20%; Vague, -50%; Magical, -10%) [26]; Enhanced Block 3 [15]; Enhanced Parry (All Parries) 3 [30]; Extra Attack 1 (Multi-Strike, +20%; Single Skill: Broadsword, -20%) [25]; Extra ST +31 (Size, -10%; Magical, -10%) [248]; Hard to Kill 3 [6]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Injury Tolerance (Damage Reduction /10 (Limited Defense: Crushing Attacks, -40%)) [45§]; No Low TL 5 [25]; Signature Gear (Sword and Shield) [14]; Social Regard (Feared; Valkyrie) 3 [15]; Special Rapport (Flying Horse) (Magical, -10%) [5]; Status 6 [25#]; Super ST +12/+200 (Size, -10%; Magical, -10%) [27¥]; Unaging [5¶]; Very Fit [15]; Wealth (Very Wealthy) [30]; Weapon Master (Valkyrie Weapons) [30].

Perks: Citizenship (United States) [1]; Fearsome Stare [1]; Focused Fury [1]; Named Possession (Sword, "Mektigeslag" ("Mighty Blows" in Norwegian) [1]; Rule of 15 [1]; Shield-Wall Training [1]; Style Familiarity (Armatura Equestris) [1]; Style Familiarity (Sword-and-Shield Fighting) [1]; Style Familiarity (Viking Spear Fighting) [1]; Sure-Footed (Uneven) [1].

Disadvantages: Code of Honor (Viking) [-5]; Enemy (Eisa, Daughter of Loki; Equal in Power; Rival) (9) [-5]; Gigantism [0]; Overconfidence (12) [-5]; Pacifism (Cannot Harm Innocents) [-10]; Sense of Duty (Friends and Family) [-5]; Stubbornness [-5].

Quirks: Dual Identity [-1]; Proud [-1]; Sprinkles Battle Plans with Sports Jargon [-1]; Unimaginative [-1].

Skills: Animal Handling (Equines) (A) IQ+0 [2] – 11; Axe/Mace (A) DX+1 [4] – 14; Bow (A) DX+1 [4] – 14; Brawling (E) DX+1 [2] – 14; Broadsword (A) DX+3 [12] – 16; Climbing (A) DX-1 [1] – 12; Fast-Draw (Arrow) (E) DX+1 [1] – 14¤; Fast-Draw (Sword) (E) DX+1 [1] – 14¤; Hiking (A) HT-1 [1] – 14; Jumping (E) DX+1 [2] – 14; Kiai (H) HT-2 [1] – 13; Power Blow (H) Will+1 [8] – 12; Riding (Equines) (A) DX+0 [2] – 13; Running (A) HT-1 [1] – 14; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+1 [2] – 12; Savoir-Faire (Military) (E) IQ+1 [2] – 12; Shield (E) DX+3 [8] – 16; Spear (A) DX+3 [12] – 16; Sports (Basketball) (A) DX+0 [2] – 13; Swimming (E) HT+0 [1] – 15; Throwing (A) DX+1 [4] – 14; Thrown Weapon (Spear) (E) DX+1 [2] – 14; Wrestling (A) DX+1 [4] – 14.

Techniques: Cavalry Training (Broadsword) (H) def+1 [2] – 15; Cavalry Training (Spear) (H) def+2 [3] – 16; Hands-Free Riding (Equines) (H) def+1 [2] – 12; Slam Dunk (Sports (Basketball) (A) def+0 [0] – 10£.

Starting Spending Money: $76,520 (20% of Starting Wealth, minus cost of a heavy mail hauberk built for SM +1).

* Includes +9 from Asgardian God, +31 from Extra ST, and +12/+200 from Super ST. With the Extra ST and Super ST negated by her girdle, she has ST 19, Dmg 2d-1/3d+1; BL 72 lbs.

† Upgraded from Appearance (Attractive) from Asgardian God.

‡ Adjusted from the standard Asgardian God template by applying "Size, -10%" to ST and Super ST.

§ Upgraded from Injury Tolerance (Damage Reduction, /3 (Limited: Crushing Attacks, -40%)) in Asgardian God.

# Includes +1 level from Wealth.

¥ Replaces and upgraded from Super ST +11/+150 (Size, -10%) from the adjusted Asgardian God template.

¶ Upgraded from Extended Lifespan from Asgardian God.

¤ Includes +1 from Combat Reflexes.

£ Includes +1 from SM.

Role-Playing Notes:

Thrud often comes across as a "trust fund jock", which when called on it will say, "it runs in the family." In her "mortal" identity, she doesn't hide the fact that she is Thor's daughter, though she is careful not to brag about it, either. In combat, she tends to be more reserved than her brothers or father, and has been known at times to sprinkle her battle talk with sports jargon, much to her parents' annoyance and brothers' amusement.

Design Notes:

1. Detect Death's Aura is priced as a Common "substance".

2. Unlike other Asgardians, I have put power modifiers on Thrud's Extra ST and Super ST in order to help describe how her girdle is able to suppress her strength. So far, I have not figured out how to charge for the girdle.

3. Social Regard (Feared) is from her status as a Valkyrie, and only applicable to Asgardians.

4. I had to basically invent the Slam Dunk non-combat technique, applying a -4 to Sports (Basketball), adjusted by SM.

5. In calculating Thrud's Signature Gear, I used the Orichalcum modifier from Dungeon Fantasy 1: Adventurers to simulate the Asgardian Dwarven metal uru. I also adjusted her gear for SM +1.