25MARVEL: Malekith the Accursed
Dark Elves are a common people in fantasy tales. Whether it’s a movie, video game, book or TV series, if there are dragons and such roaming around, there are likely to be elves too.
Dark Elves aren’t always outright villainous, often leaning more towards the roguish side of things. Marvel’s Malekith
the Accursed, though, is a couple of steps beyond ‘roguish’ on the bad guy scale.
In Thor: The Dark World, Malekith seeks to unleash the power of the Aether (one of the famous Infinity Stones) to plunge the Nine Realms into darkness. The strength of the elvish forces he commands is enhanced by a formidable weapon: Kurse Stones, which imbue the user with greatly heightened strength, agility and stamina.
The Kursed almost toppled the forces of Asgard, which is quite a feat.