Odin is the leader of the Gods of Valhalla, a friend of Hercules's dad, Zeus, and an ally to Oberon. His great enemy is Loki. When Erik Hellstrom first became convinced that he was the real Odin, he used that name to try and destroy the world using Gnockneer as per the supposed prophecy of Ragnarok.
At some time afterwards, Odin lost his left eye. The eye was transformed on Avalon into the artifact known as the Eye of Odin. In 995, Odin joined the Fair Folk against the wishes of the other gods of Valhalla, only to volunteer willingly live among mortals for 1001 years. During those years he spent, Odin searched for his lost Eye, hoping to regain that which he'd lost.
Eventually, he had his chance. In the year 1996, the Avalon travelers came to Norway. There, Odin met them, and offered them a heavy coat, so that Elisa Maza, otherwise unprotected from the elements, would not freeze to death. In exchange, he wanted the Eye of Odin that he knew Goliath held. The gargoyle leader was tempted to agree, as he was concerned for the detective, but Elisa convinced him to refuse. He asked if something else could be traded, but Odin, angered, left.
The gargoyles managed to get Elisa to a father and son, Erik and Gunther Sturluson, who took her in and gave her shelter. Meanwhile, the others remained outdoors. There, Odin attacked them, this time in the form of a one-eyed polar bear. He almost managed to steal the Eye, but Goliath defeated him.
Odin's patience had run out. Riding his horse, Sleipnir, he crashed into the Sturlusons' home and kidnapped Elisa. Holding her hostage, he confronted the gargoyles, demanding they give him the Eye. Revealing himself as who he was, he also noted that his two previous attempts were barter and fair combat, and he felt he had tried reasonable approaches before resorting to that action. Goliath, wanting to save Elisa but daunted by confronting Odin himself, donned the Eye, transforming himself into a giant gargoyle warrior. Now it was Odin's turn to be surprised, and he rode off at high speed into the sky, hoping to escape- however, the newly-empowered Goliath caught up with ease, and rescued Elisa. Enraged, Odin rode away, swearing he would be back.
While Odin gathered his strength, Goliath, corrupted by the Eye, used its power to create storms that he blamed on the Norse god. This was a ruse to move the other Avalon travelers and their new human friends into a cave, where they could, in his estimation, be protected best.
After sealing them within the cave, Goliath challenged Odin to battle. The storm god accepted, but soon learned that the gargoyle could use the Eye to absorb his powers. He soon found himself near death, but managed to extend his energies to free the other travelers, who showed Goliath what he had become. Disgusted with himself, Goliath tore off the Eye of Odin, which its original owner promptly reclaimed. Odin remained behind to apologize for his actions, and Goliath did the same. Then, he rode on Sleipnir onto a rainbow, into the sky.
Odin was present at the Gathering a short time later, and found himself battling an irate Banshee after he commented that she was high-strung. Oberon halted the battle, and punished the Banshee before freeing them both.
Role in the series
Odin will soon appear in the Spongebob series in both of his Disney appearances, as a member of the High Council alongside Zeus and Yen Sid.
Odin has shown various powers on the show:
- Shape-shifting (Odin prefers the form of a polar bear)
- Lightning throwing
- Summoning snow storms