The entire Gorr the God Butcher arc paints the darkest chapters of the Thor comics. Growing up on an unknown, Godless planet, Gorr, the arc’s main antagonist, saw nothing but agony and despair throughout his life. After losing his entire family to tragic events, Gorr questioned the validity of Gods, upon which he was ostracised by religious fanatics.
Eventually, driven to madness, Gorr swears revenge on all the Gods of all the Universes. He vows to butcher them all and spends the next thousands of years torturing and butchering gods and creating an army of black berserkers. Somewhere along the lines, his path crosses with Thor who then becomes his primary adversary. The God Butcher arc is set to play out in the upcoming movie, Thor: Love and Thunder. Let’s take a look at Gorr’s victims one by one.
An Unidentified Manidoog God
Gorr's first victim in the series is still unknown, but considering the fact that he has feathers on his head, it's safe to assume he's a Manidoog. They are humanoid aliens who serve as Native American gods in Giizhigong, an Earth-like pocket universe.
Thor: God of Thunder doesn't say whether Gorr wiped out the entire pantheon. Thor and his Vikings are celebrating yet another victory with mead on the first pages of Thor: God of Thunder #1 when a child interrupts them to show them a head floating in the river. Thor knows the victim was a god after meeting eyes with the head. This is merely the first of many alarming findings.
The Gods Of Indigarr
The Indigarr Sky Lords were cruel, conceited gods who ruled over Indigarr's rain. They weren't friendly deities, though, based on this barren planet.
Thor noticed Indigarr's Gods, the Sky Lords, were gone after a little girl from the planet Indigarr appealed to him for rain. To correct this, he went to their palace and discovered Lord All-Blud, Hogscarr, Vile, Krawskin, and all their offspring decaying on hooks like meat in a butcher shop. Since they were Gods, their bodies hadn’t decayed. However, seeing so many dead bodies in such a gruesome manner must've been a traumatic experience, even for the God of Thunder
A God Powered By The Enigma Force
Gorr stumbles into two gods — one dressed in gold, the other in black — battling, concluding they just choose to overlook his world after losing his entire family to illness and starvation despite their prayers.
Knull, the father of all symbiotes and the deity of darkness, is the dark god in this story. Whereas, the Golden God is the God of Light, powered by the Enigma Force. After the Golden God requests his assistance, he snatches the other god's weapon and attacks them. This is when he made the decision to go after them all.
Knull survives Gorr's onslaught, according to Venom#4. The Golden god, on the other hand, isn't as fortunate. Gorr's very first victim was this God of Light. This incident triggered his "Villain's journey" of assassinating all the Gods he could find.
Perun & Chernobog
Perun and Chernobog were members of the Dievas, the pantheon of Slavic Gods. Perun was the deity of storms, while Chernobog the Black was the god of night and darkness. They were both members of the Winter Guard, the Russian Avengers of sorts.
Thor wished to fight them because they were the protectors of the Vikings' adversaries. Unfortunately, he was unable to do so, unfortunately. Perun and Chernobog never showed up for the battle. Thor, on the other hand, discovered Chernobog's headless body and Perun's blood all over his combat horse. The Gods did not feature in any subsequent editions of the series.
One of the most horrible deaths in the comic comes in Thor: God of Thunder #6. Gorr whipped Earth-14412's Volstagg the Valiant, aka the Lion of Asgard, after finding him stealing a piece of bread. Rather than pleading for forgiveness, the great Asgardian fought back, only to be enslaved.
As Gorr was explaining his symbiote weapon to an enslaved Volstagg, Volstagg the Valiant, Lion of Asgard, accused Gorr of being a deity himself, a nastiest and despicable one. Enranged at the notion, Gorr hanged him on a cross, and when his small son, who was produced from the All-Black symbiote, came looking for him and asked for food, Gorr assured him that he would not go hungry.
Hinkon - The Siberian God Of Hunt
Thor established himself as Gorr's principal foe after fighting him for the first time in Thor: God of Thunder #3. He was recognized as such by the villain, who decided to taunt him. To accomplish this, he placed a half-dead Hinkon- the Siberian God of Death in Thor's path near Lake Ladoga, close to the battle cave.
Hinkon couldn't stop Gorr from cutting off his arms and legs and leaving him to perish in the wild after capturing him while he was inebriated. Thor killed Hinkon himself with Jarnbjorn before leaving, putting an end to his agony.
Janaro- The God of Friendship
Thor meets Shadrak, a frail nature god who survived Gorr's onslaught on his pantheon, in his quest to discover Gorr. Shadrak's childhood friend Janaro was a god.
Gorr the God Butcher and his Black Berserkers slaughtered his Pantheon when they arrived in the Diamond Moons of Oghogho. Shadrak managed to flee when Gorr was murdering Janaro.
While Shadrak claimed that Janaro was the God of Friendship, he was hesitant to say so, just as he was hesitant to lie about his true dominion. As was demonstrated when Shadrak was found to be the God of Bombs, we can presume that Janaro was probably a God of a more terrible nature.
The Time Gods
The Time Gods were a race of pacifist Gods that traveled through time using their blood and a special mechanism they constructed called the Pool of Forevers.
Gorr the God Butcher assassinated them all, using their blood in the Pool of Forevers to obtain the heart of an elder god and travel to another timeline to construct the Godbomb. He only needed a few drops of their blood for this feat, however, Gorr still ended up killing these passive Gods. In his eyes, the Time Gods policy of non-interference was just as despicable as failing one's duty as a God.
Falligar The Behemoth
For five years, Falligar was the Patron deity of the Galactic Frontier and the champion god of the Tournament of Immortals. He was withering on the seashore of his homeworld when Thor discovered him. His people prayed for his resurrection all around him.
Thor came across numerous dead gods on his journey around the universe. Few things, however, hurt as much as discovering the body of his companion, Falligar the Behemoth, in Thor: God of Thunder #4.
The lifeless silhouette of Falligar in Thor: Love and Thunder is identical to his appearance in Thor: God of Thunder Vol 1 #3.
An Elder God
Gorr time-traveled to the beginning of time after successfully slaughtering all of the Time Gods. He discovered a newborn Elder God in the center of space. Gorr murdered the baby and transported his heart to the present, where he utilized the organ to build the Godbomb.
Gorr was willing to assassinate Elder Gods, some of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe. More importantly, he was willing to go to any length to slay a literal infant, God or not. That is certainly a psychopathic level of devotion to one's commitment!
Secondary Marvel Gods
Thor visited various deities across the galaxy when he initially suspected something was wrong, only to discover them all killed. He began by discovering the Oaken King and Sequoia Queen nailed to a tree. Then he came across the Wendigorge war faeries, who were rotting in their valley.
Thor then came upon the Coral Immortals of Cataract, the Outer Void Walkers, the last of the Lava Colossi, Voord Bloodeye, the god of beheadings, Zorr'kirri, the Skrull Goddess of Love, and Yug-Sluggoth, Baron of the Elder Hell. They were all assassinated.