Originally Posted by Quasimod0
Malekith is going head to head with Thor. That's intense. Why does he need kurse then?
He doesn't need Kurse. He *betrayed* Algrim and murdered him....or at least so he thought. Instead, Algrim was rescued and transformed into Kurse by The Beyonder, who used him to fight Thor (Kurse was amnesiac for awhile, and Beyonder was able to convince him that Thor had been the one who tried to kill him instead of Malekith).
Malekith will use Algrim. But not Kurse. Kurse will ultimately regain his memory and kill Malekith.
If we follow the comics, anyway.