As a member of the Kavari tribe, Thorne is raised with the notion that the tribe is his family and that honor is very important. One day out hunting with his son, they came upon a Skarab warrior. Telling his son to run back to the village to warn their chief, he did not stay for long. He also went back to the village, gather his son and wife and hid in the mountains. Ashamed for his actions, he joined Glinda's quest to retrieve the Veridian Scepter, hoping it would regain his honor.
Like most characters of the Grimm Fairy Tales lore, Thorne has his inspiration in fairy tales or literature. Thorne is inspired on the Cowardly Lion from L. Frank Baum's children's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900).
Major Story Arcs
Oz: Age of Darkness
Seventyfive years have passed. Dorothy Gale is now queen of Oz, ruling with Thorne, Scarecrow and Toto by her side. The Dark Queen recovers the Warlord of Oz and sets him loose on Oz. He manages to kill Thorne, Scarecrow and Toto before beheading Dorothy Gale. He then sits on the throne of Oz himself.