“Whomsoever holds this hammer, if they be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor” – Odin (played by Anthony Hopkins) in Marvel‘s Thor.
While what Odin said may be true, it also seems like whoever has the keys to Odin’s vault will be pretty powerful as well!
In the movie, Odin’s vault is only seen for a brief period, but holds some relics of Marvel lore. I was only able to see two when I saw this movie, and missed the rest. Luckily, The Daily Blam has a breakdown of each piece in the vault, which can be seen below.
Along with the Casket of Ancient Winters, Odin’s weapons vault contains other cosmic artifacts that include –
Eternal Flame (top, left) – Mystical flame that cannot be extinguished. It was stolen from Surtur by Odin, Vili, and Ve Borson at the dawn of time so that Surtur could not light his sword and bring about Ragnarok.
Infinity Gauntlet (right) – The Infinity Gauntlet was designed to hold six of the ‘soul gems’, better known as the Infinity Gems. When used in combination their already impressive powers made the wearer nearly invincible.
Warlock’s Eye (bottom, center) – A powerful, mystical weapon used unsuccessfully against Odin, Thor and the Warriors Three during an invasion of Asgard.
Twilight Sword (not pictured) – Created by Surtur using the energy of the exploding home galaxy of the Korbinites, it was intended to set the universe afire. Later used as a power source by Loki & Morgan Le Fay.
Orb of Agamotto (top,left center) – A scrying crystal ball used by Doctor Strange for clairvoyance. It has been known to open gateways between dimensions
Tablet of Life & Time (top, right center) – On the tablet was a biochemical formula for a serum, the so-called Lifeline Formula, which could rejuvinate, heal and grant its user the chance to reach the full evolutionary potential of its race turning the user into an immortal near omnipotent being.
This is one of the things I love about Marvel movies, the inter-connectivity of the universe. Just a name-drop or a piece in the background makes the entire series of films seem more grounded and real. It is also a big treat for fans of the comics, such as myself, to find.
But once question remains: If all this stuff is locked away in Odin’s vault, how can Thanos get hold of the Infinity Gauntlet, or Doctor Strange get his Orb of Agamotto?