Are the MCU’s Necrosword and Ebony Blade Related?
They are two of the most dangerous weapons that we have encountered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but a second look at their arrivals, it leads us to ask a very important question; are the MCU’s Necrosword and Ebony Blade related? or maybe even one and the same?
The arrival of Thor: Love and Thunder has introduced one of the most menacing and terrifying villains to the MCU, while firmly establishing his appearance as one of Phase Four’s most interesting arrivals
Christian Bale’s phenomenal take as Gorr the God Butcher had not only brought forth a remarkable foil for Thor in this record-setting fourth solo film but also expanded a bit of the Marvel lore surrounding the gods that have remained unseen to this point.
Gorr was empowered in the film by what is called the Necrosword, a weapon of incredible power that is a curse to the user of the blade and is strong enough to end the existence of any deity; with its supernatural connection to a dark entity that drives ts purpose of killing such gods.
It is a weapon that follows a rather different set of rules than its comic book counterpart, which was a weapon of symbiotic nature that gives Gorr the powers of KNull; the version of the weapon that showed up in Thor: Love and Thunder sound more like a sword we’ve already seen in the MCU.
In the post-credit sequence of Eternals, there is a moment that shows Dane Whitman encountering the Ebony Blade, a sword of remarkable power that curses the user of the weapon, and is of supernatural origin.
But with the curse of the two blades being now intersectional, it made us wonder; are the MCU’s Necrosword and Ebony Blade one and the same?
The most obvious reason for this question is the design of the blades, with the Ebony Blade and Necrosword looking exactly the same; both featuring a circular part at the bottom of the hilt, similar length, crossguard, and handle.
If the blades are not the same, they certainly are connected in some way, and it seems as though there is deeper reasoning as to why these weapons share a similar functionality; likely because they share an origin.