The Warriors and Norvell clashed with the Hulk and his group the Pantheon when they invaded Asgard in search of the Pantheon's patriarch Agamemnon. When Odin allowed a false Ragnarok to occur in the hopes of sparing Asgard from the effects of the true event, the Asgardians were all cast into roles as normal humans with no memory of their godly identities. Fandral became fashion photographer Freddie Moyer; Hogun became football coach Tyrone Hammer; and Volstagg became television host Vincent Starwit, “the Gargantuan Gourmet.”
Fandral joined with other “Lost Gods” who learned of their true identities but lacked their full memories and powers in battling Seth, who attempted to claim Asgard’s power from the world-tree Yggdrasil. Although the Asgardians finally regained their true identities, immediately after Seth’s defeat they were conquered by the Dark Gods of Narcisson and imprisoned; Thor Odinson soon returned and saved them, returning the group to Asgard.
After Odin seemingly perished while battling Surtur, the Warriors remained faithful to Thor as their new ruler. Finally, Loki caused the true Ragnarok to go motion and, while defending the badly injured Sif, Hogun and Fandral were slain by archers from Loki’s ship Naglfar. Volstagg was left alone in the wild for months, losing much of his girth and taking up remains of Hogun and Fandral’s clothes to cover himself. As the final battle with Surtur’s forces began, Volstagg found his courage in battle and apparently died at war with the fire demons.
Although Asgard was ravaged, this was not the end; Thor survived and used Odin’s power to restore Asgard. All the slain Asgardians were revived but were again cast into mortal forms bereft of their memories. Thor sought the Warriors Three out in Dahran, Africa, where he found they had become security guards: Fandral as Englishman Trevor Newly, Hogun as American Leo Kincaid, and Volstagg as German Rolf Mueller. Thor restored them to normal, and they took up residence in the restored Asgard, now hovering near Broxton, Oklahoma.
As Balder grew into the role of Asgard’s ruler under Loki’s counsel, Thor was eventually exiled from Asgard for slaying his grandfather Bor. The Warriors Three chose to join Thor in exile and made Broxton their home, going to work at the local diner.