Relocating the Marvel Universe — Part 24 — Vermont


As the 49th state in population size, there isn’t much to say, but I will say that you’ll see that New England has a very sorcerer-y feel to it.

MONTPELIER (Dr. Druid, Druid)

Before his death, Dr. Druid, resided in Montpelier, where he spent most of his time in deep study, rather than fighting villains and monsters. Throughout his career, he was called upon numerous times by the superhero community (the Avengers particularly) for assistance on magic-based cases. With his death, Dr. Druid’s son, Druid, has followed through in the family business. The new Druid assists the U.S. government on an official basis, and is based out of his father’s Montpelier estate. Unlike his father, Druid is an active member of the Montpelier community and assists locals in any superhuman or mystic problems that surface.

Notes: You know how I keep saying “I love this character.” Well, guess what? I hate this character! Boy, is Dr. Druid just an uninspired character with a bad costume or what? Top that off with his potbelly and bald spot, and this is just not someone not worth writing about.


Thor Girl resides in the Burlington area, but overall, she patrols a wide area that stretches west to Plattsburgh, N.Y., and north and south along Lakes George and Champlain. She even ventures up the Richelieu River and into Quebec at times. This relatively wide area seems to have its own microcosm of superhuman and supernatural activity. In particular it seems to house some sort of dimensional nexus with Niffleheim, the mythical Norse wasteland of ice. This nexus often deposits trolls, snow serpents and other creatures into earth, and Thor Girl does her best to deal with them. Thor Girl seems to be especially taunted by Hela, the ruler of Niffleheim and Hel, and her minions.
Notes: I make up for my loathing of Dr. Druid by placing a surprisingly cool character to watch over North America’s favorite sea serpent! Seriously though, I like sticking somewhat obscure characters in out of the way places. This gives them an opportunity to gain some fans and do some good that would have been done 100 times over if she lived in New York City.
And yes, despite the sketchy nature of the image to the right, Thor Girl really is a Marvel Universe character.

What’s “Relocating the Marvel Universe,” anyway? Well, check out the series hub, which includes a complete list of states, here.


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