Valiant Thor's story begins in 1957 when he visited the Eisenhower administration. What "struck him out" was that he could apparently walk through walls and leave no fingerprints. Thor said he came from a race of Venusians that lived within the planet itself, not on its surface. They were sent here, he said, to protect humans from themselves and to prevent nuclear war. He asked to speak with the President, but instead, according to Thor, he met with Secretary of State John F. Dulles.