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- "I would rather be a good man than a great king."
Thor Odinson is the prince of Asgard and a former member of the Avengers. When his irresponsible behavior threatened his homeland, he was stripped of his power and banished by his father Odin to Earth. While exiled on Earth, Thor learned humility, found love in Jane Foster, and helped to save his new friends from a destructive threat sent by his jealous adoptive brother Loki. In the process, Thor redeemed himself in the eyes of his father and was granted access to his power once more.
After being welcomed back to Asgard as a hero, Thor visited Earth to retrieve Loki after Loki began his attempt to take over the world. He joined the Avengers and fought with them against the Chitauri during the Battle of New York. After he returned to Asgard he helped the Asgardian armies restore peace to the Nine Realms. He fought against the Dark Elves during the Second Dark Elf Conflict, killing their leader, Malekith, and ending the threat. During these events, he was reunited with Jane Foster after she became host to the Aether and became a target of the Dark Elves. Eventually, the Aether was removed from her body and the Dark Elves were defeated. Thor renounced his claim to the throne and left Asgard for Earth so he could stay with Foster.
During his stay, Thor helped the Avengers once again, this time fighting against HYDRA. Following HYDRA's defeat, the team had to stop Ultron, a rogue invention created by Tony Stark. Once Ultron was defeated, Thor went back to Asgard to investigate the visions he saw when being manipulated by Scarlet Witch, which showed him the Infinity Stones.
Thor had an idyllic childhood, brought up in Asgard as the treasured son of Odin and his wife Frigga. His best friend and playmate was his adopted brother Loki, and though they were rivals for their father's throne, they still remained close companions. Loki was taught magic by their mother, while Thor was taught how to be a warrior by their father. Brought up in the warrior culture of the Asgardians, Thor valued strength, courage, and loyalty above all else. He desired to be exactly like his father, the war hero, and received the powerful hammer, Mjølnir. Thor often remarked on the monsters he would slay and the wars he would win once he was king.
Thor proved himself a great warrior, often leading his band of warriors, which included Lady Sif, Loki, and the Warriors Three on adventures. However, he was also known to be reckless when Loki jokingly reminded him that he would be dead had he not used a smoke veil to allow them to escape during one battle.
Thor also defeated Imir, a rogue Asgardian who threatened to take control of Asgard and kidnapped several Dwarves. While Imir managed to get the upper hand on Thor, he was eventually defeated when Thor electrocuted him with Mjølnir.
- "Do you swear to cast aside your selfish ambition and to pledge yourself only to the good of the realms?"
"And on this day, I Odin, All-Father, will proclaim you..."
- ―Odin and Thor
Odin decided to make Thor king and ruler of Asgard as he was about to finally enter the Odinsleep after putting it off for so long. Thor reveled in the ceremony and underwent the passage of becoming king from Odin. As Odin was about to name Thor King, he sensed that Frost Giants had sneaked into Asgard and into his vault to steal the Casket of Ancient Winters.
Odin, Thor and Loki went to the vault to find the Frost Giants had already been slain by The Destroyer. Seeing how close they had come to stealing the artefacts, Thor declared that they must go to Jotunheim and show their strength to ensure the Giants would never trespass in Asgard again. Odin replied that the trespassers were only a few, not an invading force and that they paid for their crime with their lives, but Thor insisted that as King of Asgard he would lead an army to Jotunheim as Odin had done before him. Odin reminded him that he was not King yet and ordered him not to attack.
In their quarters, Thor began throwing tables around in anger. Loki convinced him that he was right and they must go to Jotunheim to confront King Laufey. As they were talking Lady Sif and the Warriors Three arrived. Thor announced they were going to Jotunheim and that he would lead them to victory, although they were initially skeptical over the risks, Thor reminded them of their past victories and soon changed their minds.
They traveled to the Bifrost Bridge and sought Heimdall's permission for passage to Jotunheim. Heimdall granted it and sent them to Jotunheim, but warned that if they got into trouble they would not be granted entrance back. In Jotunheim, Thor led the warriors to King Laufey's chamber where the giant warned them to leave while he still allowed them. One of the Frost Giants approached Thor before Loki led him away. Thor remained silent until the Frost Giant called Thor a princess. Thor unleashed his anger and the mighty power of Mjølnir and the warriors bravely battled the Frost Giants. Fandral was struck by a Frost Giant and warned Thor to pull back. Thor told them to leave while he battled the Frost Giants alone.
As his friends left and reached the Bifrost Bridge, Thor unleashed the full power of Mjølnir and erupted the ground around him killing hundreds of Frost Giants, before flying at full speed to kill Laufey's beast that was chasing the Asgardians. Laufey and his whole army then surrounded Thor and his friends, who were driven back to the edge of a cliff. Before they attacked, Odin arrived and warned Laufey by telling him to preserve the peace and not respond to the actions of a boy. Laufey said that war had already begun, and Odin transported himself and the other Asgardians back to Asgard.
- "Thor Odinson, you have betrayed the express command of your king. Through your arrogance and stupidity, you have opened these peaceful realms and innocent lives to the horror and desolation of war! You are unworthy of these realms!"
Back in the Bifrost, Thor told the Warriors Three to take Fandral to the Healing Room. Odin then chastised Thor for his reckless actions saying that he would sacrifice the lives of innocent people to go to war and that they were not the actions of a King, but a warrior. Thor told Odin he was an old man and a fool. Odin then took Mjølnir from Thor and removed his powers before using the Bifrost to banish Thor to Earth.
Exiled to Earth
- "You! What realm is this? Alfheim, Nornheim?"
- ―Thor and Darcy Lewis
Thor was sent through the Bifrost Bridge arriving to Earth in a wormhole, which was being studied by Dr. Jane Foster, Dr. Erik Selvig and their understudy Darcy Lewis. Thor stood only to be knocked over by the truck they were driving. He awoke, eventually realizing he was on Earth, and began shouting to Heimdall to open the Bifrost. The humans believed Thor to be crazy and when Lewis threatened Thor with a Taser, he was disgusted at her actions and she tasered him.
He awoke in a hospital with a man over him saying he that was about to take some blood. Unaware of his surroundings, Thor attacked the hospital staff and security guards taking on dozens before being sedated. He awoke again to find himself strapped down but managed to squeeze out of the restraints and headed for the exit before being hit again by a car, again driven by Foster. They took him back to their Wormhole Research Center where Foster gave him some clothes.
- "I need a horse!"
"We don't have horses, just dogs, cats, birds."
"Then give me one of those large enough to ride."
- ―Thor and the Pet Store Worker
Thor said that he was hungry and they took him to Isabel's Diner. He ate enormous amounts of food astonishing the three before smashing his cup on the floor demanding another drink. Foster told him that if he wanted another he should ask nicely; Thor then overheard Pete and Jake talking about a "satellite" that had crashed to Earth. Thor realized it was Mjølnir and asked for directions. He said goodbye to Foster, Lewis, and Selvig and began to walk to Mjølnir.
Realizing as a mortal the walk was too far, Thor went to the local pet store and demanded a horse. The owner said that they did not have horses only cats, dogs and other house animals to which Thor asked for one large enough to ride; instead all he received was a very confused look from the shop worker. He left unsatisfied only to see Jane Foster again who offered him a ride to the crash site in her car, to which Thor happily accepted.
Foster told Thor that S.H.I.E.L.D. had stolen all of her research. Thor promised to tell her everything she wanted to know about the wormholes when he reclaimed what was his. They arrived at the site to find it covered by a makeshift research facility. As they looked over the facility, Thor gave Foster his jacket as he correctly predicted it would begin to rain momentarily. When Foster questioned how he planned to walk out with their equipment, Thor informed her that he intended to fly out.
Thor entered and took down Agents Jackson and Delancey before being noticed and began making his way to Mjølnir. Thor began taking down guard after guard, even without his Asgardian Strength his fighting skills still outmatched many of the Agents. As Thor approuched Mjølnir he was confronted by a particularly big guard whom Thor ultimately defeated outside. Thor was unaware that the entire time Clint Barton was taking aim and preparing to shoot him with an arrow. Finally at Mjølnir, Thor rejoiced before gripping his mighty hammer but could not lift it; using all of his mortal strength, he still could not lift it. Knowing his father had taken his powers away from him, he screamed at the heavens and fell to his knees. As the guards arrested him he noticed a small Asgardian symbol appear on Mjølnir, and became heartbroken that he may never see his home again.
Captured by S.H.I.E.L.D.
He was taken for questioning by Agent Phil Coulson but did not respond to any questions, Coulson was convinced he must be special forces due to his remarkable fighting skills. Thor remained silent and refused to answer Coulson's questions; however the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent informed him that sooner or later they would find out what they wanted to know.
When Coulson left for a moment, Loki then arrived in front of him. Thor asked about Jotunheim and demanded to speak to their father; however, Loki informed him that Odin was dead and that in Thor's absence, Loki had been made ruler of Asgard. When Thor asked if he could go home Loki explained that Thor must remain on Earth to maintain peace with Jotunheim, when Thor tried to argue, Loki told him that their mother Frigga had forbidden his return. Thor agreed to the arrangement and said goodbye to his brother, thanking him for coming to him and informing him of their father's death. Agent Coulson then returned to find Thor saying goodbye to thin air.
Dr. Erik Selvig then approached telling S.H.I.E.L.D. that Thor was Dr. Donald Blake, their colleague who was drunk and very upset about the loss of their equipment, and Agent Coulson let him go so that he could follow them. Thor and Selvig went for a drink where Selvig asked Thor to leave in the morning. He agreed and they share another drink. After a few more drinks Thor's drinking prowess led to them getting into a bar brawl and Thor took a heavily drunk Selvig back to Foster's camper.
Bonding with Jane Foster
- "Your ancestors called it magic... and you call it science. Well I come from a place where they're one and the same thing."
- ―Thor to Jane Foster
Thor and Foster went to the roof of the Research Center and gazed at the stars. She told Thor about herself and Thor began to tell her about the Nine Realms and Yggdrasil, the World Tree; he explained that her theories were correct and tried to help her understand them better. He also returned her notebook which he had retaken from S.H.I.E.L.D. When she fell asleep Thor ensured that she was warm before watching over her as she slept.
- "Brother, whatever I have done to wrong you, whatever I have done to lead you to do this... I am truly sorry, but these people are innocent. Taking their lives will gain you nothing, so take mine and end this."
- ―Thor to Loki
The next day Thor's attitude had taken a change for the better and he made breakfast with Jane Foster when they were interrupted by the Warriors Three and Sif who had found Thor. Thor rejoiced to see them before they informed him that Odin was alive and that Loki was king and had showed the Frost Giants the way into Asgard until they saw another Wormhole in the distance and realized that Loki had sent forces after them.
Thor, Foster, Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis began to evacuate the town as the Warriors Three and Sif formulated a plan to stop the Destroyer. The Destroyer began attacking the town, destroying everything in its path and knocked back the Warriors Three before being seemingly stopped by Sif's Sword. The Destroyer simply rearranged its body to face Sif and nearly killed her. With this the Destroyer seemed unstoppable.
Thor told them to fall back and that he had a plan. Thor approached the Destroyer and spoke to Loki through it, telling him that he was sorry but that he could not allow him to kill the innocent people and instead to take his life. Loki seemingly relented before using the Destroyer to send Thor flying backwards. With his bones broken, Thor was dying and Jane Foster came to his aid and sat with him before he seemingly passed.
The Destroyer continued to destroy the town before Mjølnir flew to Thor and returned his powers. Thor then created a tornado around the Destroyer and engaged it, deflecting its beams before disabling it. Thor then told Agent Phil Coulson who had arrived that he must return Foster's research if he wanted his help in the future as they fought on the same side and for the same goal. Thor then promised to show Foster the Bifrost Bridge and flew her to the Bifrost site. When Thor asked for the Bifrost to open, Heimdall did not respond. The Warriors Three and Sif arrived and he still did not reply.
- "You can't kill an entire race!"
"Why not? And what is this new found love for the Frost Giants? You, who could have killed them all with your bare hands."
- ―Thor and Loki
Heimdall eventually answered and the Asgardians prepared to leave earth and return to Asgard. Before leaving Thor took Jane Foster aside and promised her that he would return before passionately kissing her.
Thor then flew to Odin's Thor, Sif and the Warriors Three arrived in Asgard and found Heimdall mortally woulded from an attack by Loki. Thor ordered the team to get Heimdall to the healing room before searching for his brother. He arrived in Odin's Chamber to see his mother Frigga and Loki who was shocked to see him. Thor revealed Loki's deception. Loki said he did it all to impress their father and to be Thor's equal; he promised to destroy Jotunheim using the Bifrost Bridge and attacked Thor, who refused to fight his brother. Loki sent Thor flying through the wall of the chamber and headed to the Bifrost where he began the process of destroying Jotunheim. Thor flew to the Bifrost and engaged Loki.
After a gruesome fight Thor managed to tie Loki down by placing Mjølnir on top of him and went to stop the Bifrost but it was too far gone to stop now. Thor did not want to destroy the Bifrost because then he could not return to Earth to see Jane Foster but for the sake of the Nine Realms, called Mjølnir to him and began destroying the Rainbow Bridge and the Bifrost fell away from Asgard in an almighty explosion and into the abyss of space. Thor and Loki were caught by Odin who had awakened from the Odinsleep and Loki revealed he did it all for him before letting go and falling into the abyss.
Reflecting on the Future
- "You will be a wise king."
"There will never be a wiser king than you, or a better father. I have much to learn, I know that now. Someday perhaps, I shall make you proud."
"You've already made me proud."
- ―Odin and Thor
As the Asgardians celebrated, Thor went to see his father, telling him that he was wrong for his prior actions and that he had a lot to learn from him. Odin in return told Thor that he would be a wise king.
Thor then went to see Heimdall asking if there was any hope of returning to Earth. Heimdall told him there was always hope. Thor asked what Jane Foster was doing and Heimdall replied she was looking for Thor.
Protector of The Nine Realms
- "With the death of Laufey and Loki's attack on their world, the Frost Giants are a broken people... and yet they sense something has happened. The Troll Lords know it as well. For many millennia, they have coveted the Dwarven forges. Once they realize that Asgard cannot come to king Eitri's defense, they will strike. Despite their primitive nature, the Badoon feel our absence. Several of their clans have fallen into civil war. Their savagery and bloodlust will eventually spread from planet to planet unchallenged. And the Marauders amass near Vanaheim. Thor's destruction of the Bifrost continues to shift the balance of power across the Nine Realms... and into the worlds beyond Yggdrasil."
A few days after Thor defeated Loki, Heimdall had discovered that destroying the Bifrost Bridge had put all of the Nine Realms in danger. He informed Odin and Thor of this. Thor feared for his friend Hogun's people in Vanaheim and warned him.
A year later, Frigga successfully managed to contact Loki in the Sanctuary. She informed Thor, Odin, and the Warriors Three of Loki's miraculous survival and that he was planning an attack on Earth involving the Tesseract and an army of Chitauri. Odin called upon the power of dark energy - the very fabric of the universe itself - to send Thor to Earth to stop him, at the cost of his own and Thor's health. An unconscious Thor landed on a mountain, not far from Loki's location, and began searching for his brother as soon as he regained consciousness.
Return to Earth
- "Where's the Tesseract?"
"I missed you too."
"Do I look to be in a gaming mood?"
"Oh, you should thank me. With the Bifrost gone, how much dark energy did the All-Father have to muster to conjure you here? Your precious earth."
- ―Thor and Loki
Thor landed on the Quinjet in which Loki was being escorted back to the Helicarrier by Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow. He boarded the jet and easily knocked down Iron Man and Captain America before taking Loki from their custody and flying off into the distance.
Once they crash landed onto a mountain, Thor tried to convince Loki to give up his plans and return home to Asgard with the Tesseract, though Loki still resented Thor. Thor attempted to reason with his brother by expressing his relief to learn he had survived and informing him that both he and Odin had mourned his death, although the mention of Odin only angered Loki further as he viewed Odin as only Thor's father and not his. It was during their conversation that Thor learned that Loki was working for another party, although he never learned who it was. When Loki continued to mock him and refused to answer his questions, Thor picked up Mjølnir and threatened him.
Meeting the Avengers
- "You have no idea what you are dealing with."
"Uh, Shakespeare in The Park? Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?"
- ―Thor and Iron Man
Iron Man suddenly attacked him and threw him off the cliff, telling him not to take his stuff, although Thor argued that Iron Man clearly had no clue what he was getting involved with. Seeing that Iron Man would not listen, Thor attacked and fired a blast of lightning at the Avenger, which only served to power his suit to incredible levels. Iron Man fought back and the two traded blows, flying across mountain ranges and destroying much of the forest in a desperate attempt to stop the other.
When Captain America intervened and broke up the fight, he pointed out that they should not be fighting with each other, demanding to know what Thor was doing there. When he asked Thor to put Mjølnir down, Thor erupted into a rage and in response, Thor knocked Iron Man back and brought his hammer down on Captain America, who blocked it with his shield which absorbed the impact, sending Thor flying backwards. As the three warriors recovered from the shockwave, Thor realized - upon seeing the destruction he had helped to cause - that they had the same goal to stop Loki's plan and protect Earth, so stopped fighting and formed an alliance.
Working with S.H.I.E.L.D.
They returned to the Helicarrier, where Loki was put into a cell designed to hold and dispose of Hulk if necessary. After watching Nick Fury question Loki, Thor was quick to point out that while Loki was unstable, he was his brother, though Black Widow brought up that Loki had killed several people, so Thor quickly reasserted that Loki was adopted.
Later he asked Agent Phil Coulson about Jane Foster and was told that she was moved to a secure location when Loki returned and Erik Selvig was put under his control. Thor personally thanked Coulson for this action to protect the woman he loved and expressed his displeasure at the way the Asgardian Wars of often were fought on Earth, leaving the humans to pay the price and even compared Asgardian wars to the fights of the Bilgesnipe, but he did have to explain to Coulson what the Bilgesnipe were and how they trample everything in their path. Nick Fury then approached and asked what Thor was prepared to do in order to keep Loki's plans from reaching fruition, though Thor told him he was unsure. Fury noted that Loki clearly had a plan as he appeared to be the only person onboard the Helicarrier who wanted to be there.
- "We are not your enemies Banner, try to think!"
- ―Thor to Hulk
Later as Thor and the others argued, Hawkeye, under Loki's mind control, blew up one of the Helicarrier's engines and helped free Loki, also triggering Banner to transform into the Hulk. Thor found the Hulk moments before he would have killed Black Widow; Thor fought the Hulk, being the only one who could match him for strength. Hulk started to gain the upper hand against Thor, and threw him around like a ragdoll, until a S.H.I.E.L.D. jet shot at Hulk and caused him to leap from the Helicarrier.
Thor went to make sure that Loki was still contained. When he arrived the cell door was open and Loki was leaving, Thor tried to stop Loki from leaving but it turned out to be an illusion and Thor became trapped in the cell. Thor tried to break the glass but this caused the cell to almost fall from the sky. Loki threatened to drop the cage when Coulson confronted him with a gun made from the Destroyer. Loki used another illusion to get behind Coulson stabbed him through the heart. Thor looked on helplessly as Loki dropped him out of the Helicarrier.
As he plummeted towards Earth, Thor was thrown from side to side and was unable to hit the glass, but he managed to smash free from the cell just in time to avoid the impact. He landed heavily in an empty field, dropping Mjølnir on his landing. Afterwards when he tried to pick his hammer up again he learned his connection to Mjølnir had temporarily been severed due to his rage after witnessing Loki murder his friend. He calmed himself down and then picked up the hammer and regained his power, new battle armor then fell from the heavens and wrapped itself around Thor.
After recovering, Thor used Mjølnir's powers to replenish his strength before he went to New York City to confront Loki. Arriving at Stark Tower once Loki had used the Tesseract to open a portal allowing the Chitauri and Leviathan to invade Earth, Thor again tried to convince him to stop, since the Chitauri were destroying the world he wanted to rule. Failing, he briefly clashed with his brother before Loki fled on a Chitauri Chariot. Thor joined Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye on the battlefield, and started helping to fight the Chitauri, before Iron Man and Hulk joined them.
Captain America took command of the Avengers and gave them each their mission plans for the battle, ordering Thor to use his power of lightning to stem the flow of enemies coming through the portal. Thor flew to the top of the Chrysler Building where he used the building to charge his lightning bolts before unleashing them onto the portal, destroying much of the oncoming army, causing massive explosions that killed many of the incoming Leviathan creatures. However this incredible use of power took its toll on Thor and he was forced to stop and continue the battle on the ground alongside his fellow Avengers.
While flying around in New York City, Iron Man asked Thor if he had ever seen Game of Thrones, saying he reminded him of it. Thor then asked Iron Man how he could make jokes in the middle of a war. He was then eaten by a Leviathan. In a blind rage, Thor used Mjølnir to get out of the Leviathan. He later helped Hulk bring down a Leviathan; they fought the Chitauri army on top of the beast until together they ripped out a section of it's armour and rammed it into its skull, killing the beast and causing it to crash into Grand Central Station. Though when they were done and were taking a moment to catch their breath and overlook the destruction, Hulk punched Thor across the room in revenge for their earlier fight, chuckling to himself.
Thor then joined forces with Captain America during a skirmish with a unit of Chitauri soldiers. During the fight Rogers received a shot to his side which knocked him down, Thor defended his fellow Avenger by using Mjølnir to throw a car at the incoming soldiers before throwing it in the opposite direction to knock out other soldiers. He then offered his hand and helped Rogers to his feet, once he was standing Thor asked Rogers if he was ready to continue fighting, to which Rogers jokingly asked him if he was sleepy. Seeing that Rogers was indeed prepared to fight until the end, Thor reclaimed Mjølnir and prepared to continue fighting.
Soon the World Security Council made the decision to send a nuclear missile into the heart of the city, intending to destroy the portal at the sacrifice of everyone in the city. Iron Man sent the missile intended for the city through the portal, which destroyed the Chitauri Command Center, cutting off the forces from their power source and killing them, while Black Widow closed the portal. Thor and Captain America watched as Iron Man fell from the sky, before Thor could fly through the air and catch him, Hulk launched through the air and caught Stark before dropping him off at the Avengers feet. Thor ripped off Stark's mask and for a moment it appeared he had been killed; however, a roar from the Hulk soon awoke him. Thor deemed them not to be finished until Loki was captured, although Stark requested that they go eat Shawarma as soon as possible.
Once the crisis was over, Thor joined the other Avengers in confronting Loki, who had already been heavily wounded and battered by the Hulk, and took him into custody.
Returning to Asgard
Then, Thor and the other Avengers went to the Shawarma Palace and ate silently. They were interrupted by War Machine, who arrived too late to help fight in the battle. After claiming the Tesseract, Thor said goodbye to his fellow Avengers and Erik Selvig before taking Loki with him back to Asgard to await his trail by opening a portal with the Tesseract and leaving the other Avengers in Central Park.
Joining the Battle
- "To fight, to bleed, to die for those we love and cherish. To wage war on those who would kill any who cannot defend themselves. To hold back the ever-growing tide of Ragnarök that comes to calm us all. This is not our duty. It is the reason for our very existence. Since the days of Bor and Buri before him, we have protected the Nine Realms. But for too long, Asgard has been cut off from those who depend on our blood and courage for their survival. Without our light, darkness spreads. But the time of darkness is at an end. Asgard returns. And there will be Hel to pay!"
After bringing Loki back to Asgard, Thor discovered that Vanaheim was getting slowly taken over by Marauders. Thor gave Heimdall the Tesseract so he that could remake the Bifrost Bridge and the Asgardians could help protect the Nine Realms again. He then, with an army of Asgardians, went to end the threats controlling the Nine Realms.
- "I've got this completely under control."
"Is that why everything is on fire?"
- ―Sif and Thor
In 2011 a group of ragtag invaders known as the Marauders started a war across all the Nine Realms. Thor, now a full-time general of the Asgardian army, bravely led his forces in a fight against the attackers. With Sif, Volstagg, Fandral and Hogun, they teamed up to and fought the invading army. When Thor arrived in the battlefield in Vanaheim, Hogan's home world,, the battle was already underway and Thor used his lightning to create a shockwave that knocked down a small band of the Marauders. Lady Sif insisted that she had the situation completely under control, but Thor teased her by noting that the entire battlefield was on fire.
As the battle continued, Thor and Sif fought side by side and saved each others lives on several occasions. Eventually the battle paused when a giant rock monster called Korg appeared and challenged Thor to single combat. The Marauders celebrated as they believed Thor would be unable to defeat the monster. Sif allowed Thor to fight it alone and Thor calmly joked that he accepted it's surrender. When the monster appeared to still want to fight Thor killed it with a single powerful blow from his hammer, which caused all the other invaders to surrender.
With this final victory, the two-year war with the Marauders was over and the Asgardians were able to claim victory and restore peace to the Nine Realms. After the battle was won the surviving invanders were captured and taken to a Asgardian prison. As the people of Vanaheim recovered and returned to their homes, Thor spoke to Hogun, telling him to stay there with his people, as the rest of them went back to Asgard, for which Hogun was very grateful. The pair shook hands before Thor then left Vanaheim via the Bifrost Bridge, which was repaired with the power of the Tesseract.
- "It has not gone unnoticed that you disappear each night. There are Nine Realms. Future king of Asgard must focus on more than one."
"I thank you for your sword and for your counsel, good Lady Sif."
- ―Sif and Thor
A party was held for Thor for restoring the peace in the Nine Realms. Volstagg and Fandral remained in high spirits, drinking and telling war stories with beautiful women, but Thor left quickly. He was stopped by Lady Sif who asked him if he would have a drink with her; he kindly refused and thanked her for her company. He walked to the end of the Bifrost, wanted to ask Heimdall how Jane Foster was doing. The next day Odin told Thor that he should not hold on to Foster too much since she would die long before Thor.
Return of the Dark Elves
With Thor returning to see Jane Foster, Foster noticed a circle of rain around her; then Thor appeared. Foster slapped him in the face to check if he was real, and then one more time for taking two years to visit her even though he was on Earth during the Battle of New York. When one of the officers at the scene attempted to arrest her for trespassing, he was blown back by the Aether; Thor grabbed Foster to return to Asgard with her.
Eir analyzed Foster's condition upon Thor's request, but Odin arrived to tell him to take Foster back to Earth despite his protests. However, when the guards attempted to remove her, they were once again blown back by the Aether. Seeing the potential danger, Odin explained to them that the Aether was created by the leader of the Dark Elves, Malekith. He allowed Foster to stay until it could be safely removed from her. Thor and Foster spent time together in Asgard and Thor explained to her the story behind the Convergence which had caused her to come in contact with the Aether. They shared a kiss and were interrupted by Thor's mother Frigga. Thor made introductions but was distracted by an alarm at the dungeons.
- "Return to your cells, and no harm will come to you! You have my word... Very well you do not have my word."
- ―Thor to the Marauders
When Malekith invaded Asgard, Thor flew into battle and ordered the prisoners to return to their cells; when they refused, Thor battled them alongside Volstagg, Fandral and the remaining prison guards. After helping to quell the riot, Thor felt the entire palace shake as Malekith's ship crash landed into the Great Hall. He ran to the aid of his people and arrived just in time to witness his mother, Frigga, fall down bleeding on the ground from being stabbed by Kurse. In anger, Thor burned half of Malekith's face with a lightning bolt and threw his hammer, Mjølnir, into Kurse and Malekith, sending them back to their ship and repelling the invasion.
Escape from Asgard
- "When we fought each other in the past, I did so with a glimmer of hope that my brother was still in there, somewhere. That hope no longer exists to protect you. You betray me, and I will kill you."
"When do we start?"
- ―Thor and Loki
A funeral was later held for the dead Asgardians and Frigga. Thor attended and with Jane Foster by his side, he watched his mother transform into stars in the universe as the Asgardians showed their respects to their late Queen.
Thor knew that Malekith would return for Jane Foster, and he learned that Odin had locked Jane away in Asgard. Thor desperately tried to convince Odin that Malekith would return and destroy Asgard, he explained his plan to trick Malekith and destroy the Aether, but, blinded by hate and grief, Odin would not let Thor move her. Odin told Thor that he planned to fight a new war with the Dark Elves until they were wiped from existence. However during their argument it became clear that Odin was becoming weaker and uneasy on his feet. Thor knew that they would not win a war with the Dark Elves.
Thor then devised a plan to move her even if he would then commit treason and in the worst case get them killed. He asked Heimdall if he could keep quiet. Since Loki managed to get three Frost Giants into Asgard, Thor hoped that he could take them to Svartalfheim. Thor traveled to the dungeons and spoke to Loki. He knew that Loki was maintaining an illusion and forced him to reveal the truth, that Loki had trashed his cell in grief when he learnt of Frigga's death. Thor promised Loki that he he agreed to help then he would free him from his prison cell and grant him revenge for their mother's death. Loki agreed.
Thor and Loki made their escape through the halls of Asgard, to remain unnoticed Loki disguised himself as a guard. However, when it became clear he was annoying Thor with his constant talking, Loki decided to have more fun and changed Thor's appearance into Lady Sif and his own into Captain America, mocking Thor as he went. Thor pinned Loki against a wall when he spotted some guards, Loki requested his dagger but Thor instead gave him a new pair of handcuffs. Foster and Loki then boarded the Dark Elf Harrow.
While Sif and Volstagg delayed the guards, Thor flew out beside the Bifrost Bridge, pushed out Loki and jumped out himself with a sick Foster in his arms. They all landed on a smaller Asgardian Skiff that Fandral had been driving. They were hunted by an Asgardian patrol but Fandral went over to their ship and knocked out the soldiers. Loki then drove through the secret passageway that took them to Svartalfheim.
- "What good were you in your cell?"
"Who put me there? WHO PUT ME THERE?!"
"YOU KNOW DAMN WELL WHO! YOU KNOW DAMN WELL!"
- ―Thor and Loki
The trio successfully landed in the wastelands of Svartalfheim and Jane Foster regained her strength. Loki began to mock Thor about his love for a mortal woman; this lead to an intense argument between the two leading to Thor nearly punching his brother. He stepped back when he thought how Frigga would not want them to fight. Loki however said she would not be surprised. They shared a laugh and started to talk about wanting to trust Loki; Loki told him to trust his rage.
They made their way through Svartalfheim and saw Malekith leaving his ship. Loki once again asked Thor if he trusted him, when Thor asked if he would trust himself, Loki said he could not and used his dagger to stab Thor in the side and throw him off a cliff. He kicked and beat Thor before cutting his hand off. Malekith had been there waiting for them; Loki told him that all he wanted in return for Foster was a good spot where he could see Asgard burn. Kurse remembered seeing Loki in a prison cell, so he told Malekith that Loki was an enemy of Asgard.
Malekith then began to draw the Aether from Foster but while he was still absorbing it, Thor shouted Loki's name. Loki had only created an illusion of cutting off Thor's arm and Thor called for Mjølnir. He then shot a lightning bolt on the Aether, causing it to explode. Loki jumped on top of Foster to prevent the Aether explosion from hitting her. Malekith had already absorbed enough power and he left, telling Kurse to take care of the rest.
Kurse threw a Black Hole Grenade in the air; Loki almost got sucked in but Thor managed to save him. Kurse started to beat up Thor but Loki then stabbed him in the back with a sword. Kurse, being "the last of the Kursed", was not injured and he grabbed Loki and pushed him towards his chest. The blade sticking out of Kurse's chest then pierces Loki's solar plexus. Loki managed to press one of Kurse's implosion bombs and Kurse was killed in the ensuing explosion. Loki then seemingly died in Thor's arms.
Return to Earth
Thor and Jane Foster then entered a cave that seemed to have all the objects that did not come back when Ian Boothby, Darcy Lewis and the kids played at the storage house. Foster grabbed Boothby's car keys and, as she and Thor continued into the cave, they were transported back to the storage house in London. Later, an Einherjar Guard arose from the same place where Loki had died with a green light around him, hinting that Loki might still be alive. The guard returned to Asgard to tell Odin that Loki's body had been found.
- "You think you can stop this? The Aether cannot be destroyed."
"But you can."
- ―Malekith and Thor
When they got to Earth the worlds were almost in line and Malekith had landed. Thor and Malekith met each other on the battleground and exchanged threats before Malekith attempted to kill Thor with the Aether's power. Thor was able to use Mjølnir to deflect the attacks and mocked Malekith's lack of strength and knocking him back with a hit from Mjølnir.
The Asgardian and the Dark Elf began to fight and the Battle took them through many different worlds, although their equally matched strength meant neither could kill the other. The Dark Elves began to invade Greenwich but Erik Selvig's devices teleported some of them away. Thor and Malekith crash landed in Svartalfheim where Thor lost Mjølnir through a portal, leaving him near defenceless from Malekith's attacks. When they landed on Jotunheim they were nearly killed by a Jotunheim Beast before they were teleported to separate parts of London, with Thor being forced to use the subway to make his way back to Greenwich.
Malekith, now back on Earth and next to his ship, started to release the Aether. Thor found Foster and Selvig. They told him that neither of them could get close to Malekith, but Thor could. Thor took Selvig's devices and threw them onto Malekith's arms, teleporting them to Svartalfheim. Then he threw the last one in Malekith's chest, teleporting him to Svartalfheim. But now Malekith's ship had started to fall down on to their heads. Luckily, Selvig's devices teleported the ship away and it crashed down on Malekith, killing him.
Rejecting the Throne
- "I would rather be a good man than a great king."
- ―Thor to Odin
After the battle, Thor returned to Asgard and talked with Odin (who was actually Loki using a magical disguise). He spoke about Loki's sacrifice and how he believed his brother had died a hero. He then explained his desire to return to earth and be with Jane Foster, and renounced his claim to the throne. He offered Odin Mjølnir which he refused (as Loki would have been unable to lift it). He then returned to Earth and was reunited with Foster.
Off the Grid
Soon after, when S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson and his team were investigating the discovery of a lost Asgardian artifact known as the Berserker Staff, he sought to consult with Thor, but was informed by S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury that Thor had taken himself "off the grid".
Thor was with Jane Foster at the University of London, as he was informed by J.A.R.V.I.S. that the Avengers were reunited to assist Black Widow in a situation in Sudan. Thor and his teammates fought against HYDRA and Doctor Jensen and defeated the HYDRA soldiers.
With the assistance of Phil Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor and the Avengers located Loki's Scepter at a secret HYDRA base in Sokovia. While searching for the Scepter, Thor and the Avengers battled countless HYDRA operatives with highly advanced weapons and armor designed from Chitauri technology. Thor noted that HYDRA would not have built such powerful technology without the use of the Scepter.
During the battle the group was attacked by Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, twin siblings that had volunteered for HYDRA's experiments and gained incredible powers as a result. Clint Barton was injured during this attack and so Thor offered to get him back to the relative safety of the Quinjet. Thor and Steve Rogers used their combined strength to destroy the HYDRA Tanks before Thor went to collect Barton. Eventually Tony Stark located the Scepter, Rogers captured Baron Wolfgang von Strucker and HYDRA was finally defeated, although the Maximoff twins escaped.
On the Quinjet, Natasha Romanoff asked Thor for an assessment of Bruce Banner's skills on the battlefield; Thor commented on the Hulk's violence having resulted in the deaths of dozens of HYDRA soldiers. Seeing that this upset Banner, Thor told him that many of the injuries he inflicted on the soldiers were nonfatal. Stark asked Thor to allow him to analyze the Scepter before Thor took it back to Asgard; he agreed. Stark then suggested that the Avengers hold a party to celebrate their victory to which both Thor and Steve Rogers agreed.
- ""Whosoever, be he worthy, shall have the power", whatever man! It's a trick!"
"It is more than that, my friend!"
- ―Clint Barton and Thor
Thor attended a party at Avengers Tower to celebrate their victory over HYDRA and the capture of the Scepter. Thor and Steve Rogers drank an Asgardian drink; when an old man asked to drink it, Thor warned it would be too powerful, but the man insisted and was later escorted home, barely able to stand. Later, Thor listened to James Rhodes' unimpressive war stories about lifting a tank and joked with Tony Stark about whether Jane Foster was a more impressive girlfriend than Pepper Potts.
As the party came to an end and most of the guests returned home, Thor challenged the other Avengers, Maria Hill and Helen Cho to lift Mjølnir, as many claimed it was merely a trick and lifting it would not be difficult. Clint Barton was the first to try and fail; Tony Stark attempted with the help of James Rhodes and their Iron Man Armors. Only Steve Rogers was able to move it ever so slightly, which made Thor nervous for a moment. When all the Avengers who had attempted had failed, Thor implied that it was simply because they were unworthy.
- "Down in the real world we’re faced with ugly choices."
"Who sent you?"
"I see a suit of armour around the world."
- ―Ultron and Thor
Suddenly a loud noise rang in the teams' ear as they were greeted by heavily damaged Iron Legion drone that accused them of being killers. When Thor asked the drone who sent the robot replayed an audio tape of something Stark said revealing himself as Ultron an Artificial Intelligence made by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner meant to safeguard humanity.
Ultron told them he was on a mission to bring peace and then attacked the group and in the ensueing conflict one of the drones stole the Scepter. Eventually the drones were all destroyed. When Ultron told them that the only way to ensure peace was to destroy the Avengers ,Thor destroyed his body only for Ultron to download his body to another area. Thor proceeded to track down the drone that stole the Scepter only to lose his trail.
- "You meddled with something you do not understand."
- ―Thor to Tony Stark
As the team regrouped and tried to figure out their next move, a infuriated Thor grabbed Tony Stark by the throat before being calmed down by Steve Rogers. When Thor told Stark that the entire situation could have been avoided if he had not toyed with the power of the Scepter, an object unknown to him, Stark defended his decision claiming that while they could deal with forces such as HYDRA and arms dealers with ease, beings like the Chitauri were beyond them.
- "The girl tried to warp my brain! Take special care, I doubt if humans can keep her at bay! Fortunately, I am mighty..."
The Avengers eventually found Ultron in Johannesburg purchasing a supply of Vibranium from arms-dealer Ulysses Klaue, whom he attacked after being insulted. Thor, Captain America and Iron Man confronted Ultron and his companions, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff. However when it became clear that Ultron had no intention of keeping the peace, the teams began fighting, with Hawkeye and Black Widow fighting Klaue's soldiers.
As the fight neared its end and the Avengers seemed victorious, Wanda Maximoff snuck up behind Thor and used her abilities to warp his mind before attacking the other Avengers. Although he intially believed he was too mighty to be affected, Thor began to suffer from visions of the citizens of Asgard dying in some kind of a war which seemed to involve the Infinity Stones. He was confronted by the ghostly figure of Heimdall who blamed him for killing them all. Still suffering from the effects along with the rest of the team, Thor was forced to make a quick escape to the Quinjet to recover his mind.
Clint Barton's Home
- "I saw something in that dream. I need answers, I won’t find them here."
- ―Thor to Captain America
Clint Barton piloted the Quinjet and took the Avengers out of harm's way. With Thor, Captain America and Black Widow suffering from visions and Tony Stark and Bruce Banner recovering from a massive fight they had had in the centre of Johannesburg, Barton flew the Quinjet to the only place he knew they would be safe, his home. Barton introduced the Avengers to his family, including his pregnant wife Laura Barton and his two children; while talking, Thor accidentally stepped on one of the Cooper Barton's toys and awkwardly hid it under the table. Thor chose not to stay at the house and informed Rogers and Stark that he would go to learn more about the Infinity Stones he had seen in his vision.
Water of Sights
- "This may be dangerous..."
"I would be disappointed if it wasn't."
- ―Thor and Erik Selvig
Wanting not to draw attention to himself, Thor put on a hooded jacket and found Doctor Erik Selvig outside his university where he was teaching. Thor asked for his assistance for finding the "Water of Sights". Selvig happily agreed despite Thor's warnings that it could prove to be dangerous.
Upon finding the pool with Selvig's help, Thor undressed and entered the pool and the water spirits allowed him to revisit his nightmare. Thor became engulfed with lightning and saw nightmarish visions of the destruction of Asgard and the deaths of all of his friends including Heimdall. He also saw strange visions of the Infinity Stones and the birth of a new being which could help them destroy Ultron. With this information, Thor flew back to the Avengers Tower to inform the team of what he had learned.
Birth of Vision
- "It’s the Mind Stone. It’s one of the six Infinity Stones, the greatest power in the universe, unparalleled in its destructive capabilities."
As Thor was on his way back from London, the other Avengers argued over the uploading of J.A.R.V.I.S. into an android body made by Ultron using the Mind Stone. This led to a fight between the team. As this was happening, Thor arrived and cast a bolt of lightning at the machine that contained the android. The android, now sentient, released himself from the container. Confused about his surroundings as he glanced around, the being's gaze immediately focused on Thor. He leaped towards him, planning to attack. Thor was able to counter by tossing him out a glass window, but the being was able to stop himself in mid-air.
The being then took the time to examine himself on the reflection of the glass window while also gazing out into the city. The being apologized for its actions and then offered his gratitude to Thor before taking a similar appearance to the god of thunder's outfit, mainly the cape and gauntlets. Thor explained that he witnessed a vision where the Earth will be destroyed and at the center of it is the Mind Stone, which is implanted on the android's forehead. Captain America, confused as to why the android sounded like J.A.R.V.I.S., allowed Stark to explain that he reconfigured his matrix to create "something new". The android, eventually going by the name of Vision, stated that he was not a child of Ultron, Ultron himself, or J.A.R.V.I.S.; he was his own entity entirely.
The Avengers, along with the Maximoff twins, remained skeptical as to which side the Vision was on; the android explained that he was on the side of life while Ultron was not, and then went on to say that Ultron was waiting for the Avengers, especially Tony Stark, in Sokovia. He then stated that Ultron was in pain, and that he would spread his rage and pain all across the globe. After finishing, he casually lifted Mjølnir and offered it back to Thor, much to the bewilderment and surprise from everyone in the room, before leaving.
- "You think you’re saving anyone? I turn that key and drop this rock a little early and it’s still billions dead. Even you can’t stop that."
"I am Thor, son of Odin, and as long as there is life in my breast, I am…"
- ―Ultron and Thor
Thor joined the rest of the Avengers to Sokovia, while Captain America organised the evacuation of the civilians, Thor assisted Bruce Banner in the rescue of Natasha Romanoff, as she had been captured by Ultron. Once Romanoff had been found and rescued, she forced Banner to turn into the Hulk before they rejoined the rest of the team in the battle against the Ultron Sentries, who had been alerted to the team's presence.
Ultron then unveiled his master plan, using a device to lift the city of Novi Grad high into the sky, planning to drop it onto the earth and cause a massive explosion which would destroy much of the world and kill everyone on it, leaving only Ultron and his army. Thor assisted Captain America when he attempted to save a woman in a car from falling to her death, as she became trapped on the edge of the city when it into the sky. Due to Rogers being unable to reach her in time, Thor flew down after her and managed to throw her to Rogers, who lifted her to safety. At the same time Thor managed to grab another falling car and drop it back onto the city, saving the life of the man inside; however, the man could not stop himself from throwing up due to the experience.
As the battle against the Ultron Sentries became more intense, Thor was attacked by Ultron himself, who now with his new Vibranium body, the metal war-monger proceeded to beat the God of Thunder into submission, causing him to drop Mjølnir. However, noticing that Vision had arrived, Thor distracted Ultron with an overdrawn speech before Vision used Mjølnir to hit Ultron out of the church. Vision then handed the hammer back to Thor and they briefly discussed its great balance, with Thor noting that this helped him get a better swing.
Protecting the Key
Having found the Key which Ultron would use to drop the city onto the Earth, Thor gathered with the rest of the Avengers to protect the key and ensure Ultron was unable to get close to it. As Ultron hovered above them, Thor roared at him, asking if this was the best he could do to defeat them. Ultron responded by unleashing his entire army of Ultron Sentries to attack the Avengers. Captain America turned to Thor and commented that Thor had to provoke the war mongering A.I. before they prepared for their last stand.
Ultron sent in his army and the Avengers put all their might into keeping him away from the key, ripping apart hundreds of his clones in the battle. As the Avengers gained the upper hand in the battle against the seemingly never ending army of Ultron Sentries, Ultron himself was knocked outside and Thor joined Vision and Iron Man in using lightning and energy blasts to damage and melt Ultron's Vibranium armor. With Ultron now too weak to stand, he attempted to reason with the Avengers, but before he could Hulk appeared and punched him across the city.
Destroying the City
- "You know, if this works, we maybe don’t walk away."
- ―Iron Man and Thor
With most of the Ultron Sentries destroyed, Thor returned to Captain America and observed as the final citizens of Novi Grad were loaded onto the Transporter ships to be taken to safety on the Helicarrier. As they watched, Iron Man worked out a plan to destroy the city at the risk of his and Thor's deaths, but neither showed any hesitation if it meant stopping Ultron's plans to kill all life on Earth. Without warning, Ultron fired a barrage of bullets at the pair from the Quinjet he had stolen; before they could stop him, Ultron killed Quicksilver by shooting him multiple times.
In a final desperate attempt to destroy all human life, Ultron finally managed to activate the key and began the process of dropping Novi Grad onto Earth. With seemingly no other alternative, Thor and Iron Man flew into the machine itself and in an attempt to destroy it, Iron Man capped the internal engine to double back the energy wave going to be unleashed, as Thor held Mjølnir over the key and waited until Iron Man gave him the order. Thor then smashed his hammer onto the key, channeling massive amounts of lightning into the vibranium causing the entire city to explode and vaporize before it could hit the ground, saving billions of lives in the process.
Search for the Stones
With Ultron finally defeated, and the world once again saved from total annihilation, Thor regrouped with his fellow Avengers at the New Avengers Facility. After a friendly debate with Steve Rogers and Tony Stark over how Vision was worthy enough to pick up Mjølnir, Thor decided that he must leave Earth. Still haunted by the visions Scarlet Witch had shown him, Thor felt it was his duty to better research and understand the Infinity Stones, realizing that someone was behind the scenes, manipulating events, since four of the six Infinity Stones have been recently involved in major events. Telling Stark and Rogers that he will eventually return, Thor called Heimdall to open a portal from the Bifrost and returned to Asgard.
- "You think me strange?"
"Good strange or bad strange?"
"I'm not sure yet..."
- ―Thor and Jane Foster
Before his banishment to Midgard, Thor was initially conceited, arrogant, immature and stubborn. He had proven to be bloodthirsty and enjoyed the challenge of battle and combat, Laufey even states on Johutenheim that he craved war, with the Frost Giants in particular due to being raised by Odin that they were vicious monsters. This bloodlust began as early as his childhood, with Thor then jesting that he'll hunt down the Frost Giants and slay them all if he becomes king. His adoptive brother Loki even comments that Thor would have killed the entire race of Frost Giants with his bare hands as an adult. However, it should be noted that Thor still had some honorable traits, as he notably supported his friend Sif in her goals to become a great warrior, while most others would not take her seriously. In his heart, he only wishes to live up to the expectations of his father to become a great king but, in truth he did have difficulty coercing the difference between a ruler and a warrior and what makes each a good man.
Thor was quick to anger and could act rashly to a situation such as when Asgard was broken into his first instinct was to attack the Johtuns to dissuade them to ever do a similar stunt again. Later on he, Lady Sif and the Warriors Three launched an all-out attack on Jotunheim, ignoring the fact that they'd be sorely outnumbered which seems to stem from arrogance, although at the time he only went to achieve answers on how they infiltrated Asgard. When the Frost Giants had ruined his coronation, he reacted by angrily flipping over a table and finally when he was later insulted by a Frost Giant on Jotunheim, Thor reacts by promptly decapitating the former with Mjølnir.
Due to coming from royalty and spending all of his life in Asgard, Thor was out of place in Midgard as his boisterous personality was often part of his charm in Asgard and he was unaware of the customs and norms on Earth. For instance, when he had smashed a cup of a drink that he liked while bellowing "another" (thinking it appropriate in Midgard), demanded a horse at a pet store and walked in the middle of a street. His vocabulary and terms of endearment were also antiquated and out of place in the modern times he was trapped within, baffling everyone around him and leading them to believe he was delusional even though it was simply how people spoke upon Asgard. After returning to arrest Loki, Thor had seemed to gain tact but still thought that Bilgesnipe were existent on Earth. In addition, Thor was shown to initially be quite vain and egotistical. For example, while being restrained by doctors and guards at a hospital, he describes himself as "mighty." He was also left dumbfounded when he found himself restrained only claiming in disbelief that "it's not possible" due to never have losing a battle beforehand with his godlike powers.
When his irresponsibility and arrogance placed his home Asgard and the Nine Realms in danger, his father, Odin, banished Thor to Midgard and stripped him of all his powers. That, in addition to him discovering that he was no longer worthy of Mjølnir's power put Thor into a state of depression. This, along with Loki lying that Odin died, humbles him greatly and during his time on Midgard, fell in love with the human Jane Foster which finally taught him the humility and wisdom he was lacking. Hence, after his adoptive brother Loki sent the Destroyer to kill him, Thor defended the Warriors Three and the townspeople of New Mexico and selflessly gave up his own life for the town, thereby finally became worthy of Mjølnir again. After regaining his power, Thor would take to often holding back his great powers, unless battling an opponent of equivalent strength and durability, which Thor notably holding back in all of his duels with Loki, believing that "[his] brother was still in there somewhere."
Thor, however, did still appear to be somewhat hot-tempered, as when he met with Iron Man for the first time, the two battled in the woods, with Thor then proceeding to charge at Captain America, when the latter intervened. However, he quickly came to see that he and the other Avengers were fighting for the same cause, and befriended them, notably saving Black Widow from an enraged Hulk.
At this time, Thor would become far more responsible than before, since as soon as the Bifrost was regenerated by energy from the Tesseract, Thor took it upon himself to safeguard the worlds of the Nine Realms that had fallen into chaos and conflict in the Asgardians' absence. Following losing Foster after the Bifrosts destruction, Thor also became somewhat somber and Sif herself noticed this personality shift from how he used to celebrate all night long to simply staring idly at the ongoing feast of his friends. Thor has learnt from his mistakes and has grown to such lengths that he surpasses Loki and even Odin. He was willing to commit treason and spare his enemies if it was honourable as he destroys the Bifrost to spare Jotunheim and free Loki, going against the Allfather by taking the Aether to Svartelheim to destroy Malekith as Odin's way would result in countless of Asgardians' death.
While Thor was destined to become the King of Asgard he eventually realized, however, that he couldn't actively protect the Nine Realms from the throne, and selflessly denied his birthright, even offering Mjølnir to (who he thought was) Odin. After helping the Avengers defeat Ultron, Thor temporarily left his friends, taking it upon himself to find the rest of the Infinity Stones and learn the identity of the ultimate enemy.
Powers and Abilities
As the first born son of Odin, Thor possesses a number of superhuman attributes common among the Asgardians. However, some of his attributes are considerably more developed than those of the vast majority of his race. Thor is the second most powerful Asgardian in the Nine Realms, second only to his father, Odin the All-Father. Thor is a Norse warrior god, trained and skilled in the arts of battle, which he has practiced for thousands of years. He is recognized to relying solely on his superior fighting ability, strength, and nigh invulnerability. Following his banishment to Earth, Thor greatly withholds his power unless fighting someone with similar strength and durability. Due to his immense power and disciplined perspective, Thor often has to hold back during a fight due to the destruction his strength may cause to his surroundings, such as his fight on the Helicarrier with Hulk. When he does let loose with his powers, Thor is capable of decimating much of his surroundings, such as when he shattered an entire ice shelf during a battle on Jotunheim.
- Asgardian Physiology: As an Asgardian, Thor has many superhuman abilities.
- Superhuman Strength: As an Asgardian, specifically the son of Odin, Thor is the strongest Asgardian alive, apart from Odin himself. His incredible superhuman strength enables him to easily overpower hoards of normal humans, Frost Giants, Chitauri, Marauders, Dark Elves, Ultron Sentries, and various other species within or beyond the Nine Realms. He can lift or move immensely heavy objects effortlessly, such as when he was able to easily catch a falling car with one arm during Battle of Sokovia, saving the family trapped inside it, and flip a large, wide ceremonial table over on Asgard. He can also easily crush extremely durable objects - such as Iron Man's gauntlets - as if he was crushing a soda can. Thor's strength extends to his ability to leap great distances. With his strength, Thor is able to take on multiple enemies at once, using Mjølnir to send large groups of enemies, like the Frost Giants, the Chitauri, or Ultron Sentries, multiple ones at once, with each strike. Using his weapon Mjølnir, Thor's strength is compounded, as he is able to swing his mighty hammer with great speed and force. Thor's strength is so great, that he can throw his hammer with enough force to break through nearly any barrier, whether it be stone, metal or dark energy. His strength is so great, that strikes with Mjølnir are usually fatal, knocking out opponents with one hit, and only beings of incredible power, like Hulk, Malekith, Ultron, and the Destroyer can take multiple direct hits from Thor. Hence, Thor was able to shatter a massive Kronan, take down a Leviathan, and even break the Bifrost Bridge, all with only several blows of his hammer. Thor's immense strength also enabled him to break out of an extremely durable confinement capsule (specifically designed to hold Hulk), stop a mighty punch from the Hulk with his own hand, and punch the latter in the face hard enough to make him stagger. Thor also went toe-to-toe in a prolonged battle against Malekith, whose strength was greatly compounded by the Aether, and ultimately defeated him. He is strong enough to lift over 100 tons with ease.
- Superhuman Speed: Thor can move at superhuman speeds. Thor tackled Hulk through the wall of a Helicarrier in a split second, visibly appearing as a blur.
- Enhanced Agility: Thor's agility, balance, and bodily coordination make him a great warrior for battle. He moves with incredible grace and speed despite his considerable size and body density. He was able to dodge the wing of a jet fighter thrown at him by the Hulk while they battled in the hangar bay of the Helicarrier.
- Superhuman Durability: Thor's skin, muscle, and bone tissue have many times the density of the same tissue in the body of a human being, making him nigh-invulnerable. Even when he was stripped of his powers, Thor was still amazingly resilient due to his dense body, withstanding being hit by a van with ease, and only being seemingly killed by a punch from the Destroyer. When he is at full power and armed with Mjølnir, Thor possesses nigh-invulnerability, including resistance to powerful energy blasts, immense blunt force trauma, falls from great heights, explosions and various other opposing forces. He withstood the extreme cold of Jotunheim, survived a direct near point blank range blast from Gungnir blasting him out of Odin's chamber, and falling several hundred feet to the ground, showing no visible signs of injury. Thor withstood a 400%-charged repulsor blast from Iron Man, was barely affected by Quicksilver smashing into him at supersonic speeds, took a mighty punch from Hulk with only a minor nosebleed, and even withstood the full force of the Destroyer's energy blasts. During his final battle with Malekith, Thor was even able to survive being hit by quite a few tendrils of the Aether Infinity Stone energy, without any permanent damage. Whenever he is injured, Thor's physique allows him to shrug off minor injuries such as small stab wounds from Asgardian blades, or allows him to withstand a direct blow in the face from a massive Frost Giant and laugh afterwards. He resisted the direct destruction of the city of Novi Grad followed by one kilometer drop in the sea, and was only momentarily unconscious. However, when matched with a rare enemy that is stronger than himself, like the Kursed Kurse, Thor will eventually sustain injuries and increasingly show signs of exertion and fatigue.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his astounding resistance to injury, it is possible to injure Thor. However, due to his Asgardian physiology, Thor is able to heal at a rate much faster than a normal human being. After seemingly being killed by the Destroyer and proving himself worthy of Mjølnir once again, Thor regained his full power and immediately healed himself in seconds. Despite receiving mild to severe stab wounds from Asgardian blades on several occasions, after working past the initial pain of the injury, Thor was able to quickly recover and continue fighting. After the brutal beating he suffered from Kurse on Svartalfheim, upon arriving to Earth, he had nearly completely recovered.
- Superhuman Stamina: Thor's advanced musculature is considerably more efficient than that of a human and most other Asgardians. As a result, his muscles produce practically no fatigue toxins during physical activity compared to those of humans and most other members of his race. His virtually inexhaustible stamina enables him to exert himself at peak capacity for an undefined period of time without tiring at all.
- Longevity: Thor, like all other Asgardians, is not truly immortal as it is possible to kill an Asgardian and other beings in the Nine Realms. More accurately, Asgardians are extremely long-lived beings. Thor ages at a pace far, far slower than a human, as he is at least 1,000 or more years old; more than likely, like Loki, born shortly before the last great war between the Asgardians and the Frost Giants.
- Empowerment via Mjølnir: Though Thor's Asgardian physiology far exceeds the abilities of a normal athletic human, when he was stripped of his power and found unworthy of Mjølnir, his godlike abilities diminished so much that he was able to be tasered into unconsciousness. It was only when he was found worthy of wielding Mjølnir did Thor recover his godlike physiology and therefore can go toe-to-toe with extremely powerful beings like the Destroyer. Thus the hammer enhances a person's physiology to that of Thor, the god of lightning. Thor is able to cast supernatural abilities when wielding Mjølnir. These abilities include:
- Weather Control: Wielding Mjølnir grants Thor the ability to control the base elements of a storm. It can control the elements and can create giant raging electrical storms complete with thunder, lightning, hurricane-force winds, tornadoes, tidal waves, earthquakes, and torrential rains on a moment's notice. He summoned an isolated class 5 tornado while battling the Destroyer, as well as summoning a lightning bolt strong enough to destroy a large piece of landscape in Jotunheim. Thor was able to keep rain from touching Jane Foster as a downpour occurred. The Norse myths and legends regarded him as a Thunder God because of the hammer's influence over the weather.
- "You got the lightning. Light the bastards up."
- ―Captain America
- Lightning Generaton: Thor's main weapon while using Mjølnir is the ability to summon a lightning bolt from the surrounding skyline. As well as being able to channel electricity on its own Mjølnir is able to attract the ambient electricity from the surrounding atmosphere and redirect it towards a given target. While on Jotunheim, Thor summoned a huge lightning bolt, strong enough to destroy a large portion of the landscape. During the Battle of New York Thor used the spire of the Chrysler building to channel a tremendous lightning bolt, which he directed at the portal of the Chitauri to deter a portion of the enemy reinforcements, managing to bring down a massive Leviathan and numerous Chitauri aliens with the blast. During the Battle of Sokovia, Thor was able to generate an incredible amount of lighting, helping Iron Man swiftly explode and vaporize the hovering Sokovian capital city, thwarting Ultron's plan.
- "Is this how you normally look?"
"More or less."
- ―Jane Foster and Thor
- Armor Generation: By summoning lightning from the sky into Mjølnir, Thor's clothes are transformed into his combat armor.
- Weapon Summoning: Mjølnir obeys Thor's summons as though it were driven by a form of intelligence. Mjølnir went to Thor when it was in a crater miles away, arriving in seconds. Mjølnir will return to Thor whenever he throws it at an opponent. While battling the Hulk in a hanger of the Helicarrier, Thor summoned Mjølnir from another room and it came crashing through the Helicarrier to get to him.
- "Of the two of us, which one can actually fly?"
- ―Thor to Loki
- Flight: Thor is capable of hurling Mjølnir with great force and, by holding onto the leather thong, is capable of flying through the air at immense speeds. How fast exactly is not specified, but he was able to remain aloft in the middle of a Class 5 tornado, and traverse the distance from his father's chambers to Heimdall's observatory and back again in seconds. Using Mjølnir, Thor can also move across the New Mexico desert in a matter of seconds. While flying, Thor can use his speed to strike enemies with immense force, such as when he tackled the Hulk through a wall, tackled Malekith in and out of portals, and when Thor killed a large creature on Jotunheim by flying through it's skull.
- Weight Manipulation: Mjølnir's enchantment allows its worthy wielders to swing it nearly effortlessly yet in reality it is extremely heavy to an average person. Its ability to manipulate its weight allows Thor to hurl Mjølnir at great speeds or alternatively by holding onto the leather thong and whirling it like a flail, use the hammer as a thrashing vortex. In Jotunheim, he bashes the Frost Giants around him, then throws Mjølnir, making it hit multiple Frost Giants in it's path in moments. Quicksilver, Loki and Hulk were pinned down by Mjølnir's awesome weight, though also due to them being unworthy to wield it.
- Energy Projection: With Mjølnir, Thor can project powerful mystical blasts of energy. He can even channel energies for stronger energy attacks. With Mjølnir, Odin projects a powerful mystical blast of energy using it to channel an energy blast through it, taking away all of Thor's superhuman powers and destroys what was left of Thor's armor after stripping much of it off of him and throwing him into the Bifrost.
- Master Combatant: Thor is the greatest and most skilled warrior in Asgard since Odin, and is one of the most skilled fighters in the Nine Realms. Thor is thus an extremely skilled warrior and combatant, trained in the arts of war and various Asgardian fighting techniques. He is therefore masterful in numerous areas of combat, including hand-to-hand and various forms of weaponry available in Asgard, though he usually prefers to wield his hammer Mjølnir. He is known to be very cunning and intuitive in battles and in warfare. Even when rendered mortal and stripped of his strength and powers, Thor utilized his sheer vast fighting skills to overpower nearly a dozen highly skilled S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives, as the very impressed Phil Coulson stated "[Thor] made [his] men, some of the most highly trained professionals in the world, look like a bunch of minimum wage mall cops." At full power, Thor is has fought and defeated over a hundred warriors in Nornheim and battled hordes of Frost Giants with great ease in Jotunheim, as well as numerous hordes of Chitauri aliens in the Battle of New York. During the Battle of Sokovia, Thor fought and destroyed many Ultron Sentries effortlessly, prompting an irritated Ultron to tackle him away and deal with Thor personally. Thor was also able to overpower the extremely formidable Destroyer, which even the combined might of Lady Sif and the Warriors Three failed to do, maneuver around the larger Hulk and strike the latter with ease. Thor even went toe-to-toe with the equivalently extremely skilled Dark Elf Malekith, and ultimately defeated the latter after a prolonged battle.
- "It's all in the swing."
- Hammer Mastery: Thor is a master of fighting with his battle hammer Mjølnir, due to centuries of practice wielding it, and he is also extremely proficient in hammer throwing. He even had been able to use Mjølnir as a defense tool, blocking energy shots from the Destroyer, Loki's Scepter and Chitauri weaponry.
- Master Tactician: For centuries Thor has led Asgard, including highly skilled warriors such as Lady Sif and the Warriors Three, into battle against forces with great leadership and employing strategies and tactics adapted from various civilizations across the Nine Realms, including forgotten ones.
- "You want me to put the hammer down!?"
- ―Thor to Captain America
Thor has been entrusted with the mighty hammer Mjølnir, that was forged from the heart of a dying star. Thor's mystical hammer Mjølnir, which resembles a mallet rather than a traditional war hammer, has a number of elemental based powers. It has been stated by Odin himself that Mjølnir's power has no equal. Mjølnir itself is extremely durable,and combined with the various enchantments placed upon it by Odin, it is, for all intents and purposes, indestructible. It has deflected three blast from the Destroyer (which was able to disintegrate anything that it hit) and return the blast back into the Destroyer. Thor often uses the hammer as a physical weapon, with almost nothing being capable of withstanding a hammer blow or throw (with the exception of Captain America's Shield).
- Worthiness Enchantment: After Thor disobeyed Odin and nearly caused a war between Asgard and Jotunheim, Odin banished Thor to Earth without his powers and placed an enchantment on the hammer Mjølnir. "Who so ever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." This enchantment surrounding Mjølnir prevents it from being wielded by anyone save those who have been found worthy. When Thor sacrificed himself to protect Earth from The Destroyer he proved himself worthy to wield Mjølnir once again and gained full use of his powers. Only Thor, Odin, and Vision are known able to wield Mjølnir. Other than that, only Steve Rogers was able to nudge it slightly in his attempt to lift the hammer. Not even the Hulk's incredible strength could lift Mjølnir.
- First Set: His first set of armor had a collared blue tunic with red piping, and black pants. Over the blue shirt he wore a black vest emblazoned with silver overlay. He wore a bright red cape that connected at the shoulders of his vest. His arms were covered in a form of chain-mail and he wore detailed, black, knee-high boots.
- Second Set: Thor’s second set of armor worn while fighting in the forest with Captain America and Iron Man. It was sleeveless with a black top covered in silver plates. It has blue pants and black boots. It had red wrist bands covered with silver arm bracers. It also had a bright red cape. During Thor's stay on the Helicarrier he removed portions of his armor such as his cape, larger arm bracers and part of his chest plate, while in the more relaxed setting. While heading into the Battle of New York he re-donned his cape and heavier portions of his armor, adding to it a set of chain-mail sleeves as seen in the first set.
- Third Set: The Third set was a layered, collared, black vest with gold plates and blue accents worn over a chain-mail shirt. The vest continued into a loincloth which hung over chain-mail and leather pants. The sleeves ended at arm-bracers similar-looking to the vest with a red underside. He wore knee-high brown boots with gold piping. The fifth set also featured a bright red cape that was attached to the vest by two gold disks.
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|Appearances for Thor|
In chronological order:
- In the comics, Thor was the son of Odin and the primeval Earth goddess Gaea, not Frigga.
- In the non-canon comic Captain America & Thor: Avengers! Thor and his friends sneak into Svartalfheim to free Fandral who is captured by the Dark Elves led by Queen Alflyse.
- Thor appeared in the non-canon short film While You Were Fighting, where he lived in a flat in Australia and formed his own civil war faction, namely Team Thor, with his roommate.
- Thor is, to date, the only past or present member of the Avengers who has never appeared in another Avenger's solo film.
Behind the Scenes
- Chris Hemsworth's brother, Liam Hemsworth, was originally on the shortlist to play Thor. After Kenneth Branagh decided to change the shortlist, he decided to consider Chris. Liam gave Chris tips on how to get the role.
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Thor
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Thor: The Dark World
- ↑ The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Thor: The Dark World Prelude
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 The Avengers
- ↑ The Avengers Post-credits Scene
- ↑ Iron Man 3 Prelude
- ↑ Thor: The Dark World Post-credits Scene
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.08: The Well
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.15: Yes Men
- ↑ Avengers: Operation HYDRA
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 Avengers: Age of Ultron