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Algrim the Strong was a dark elf and one of the greatest warriors. Along with the rest of his kind, he spent years in space asleep. He and the other dark elves were awoken by the uncovering of the Aether. Malekith injected a liquid into Algrim's body, which turned him into a large monster known as Kurse. Kurse helped with the assault on Asgard and the kidnapping of Jane Foster. When Thor and Loki came to the dark world, Kurse seemingly killed Loki, who triggered a grenade that sent Kurse into a black hole.