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- "I choose to run towards my problems, and not away from them. [...] Because that's what heroes do."
Thor Odinson is the current king of Asgard, a founding member of the Avengers, and the God of Thunder. When all 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 which he used to defeat Loki's schemes of genocide.
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 had 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 all the Dark Elves were defeated. Thor renounced his claim to the throne and left Asgard for Earth so he could stay with Foster back on Earth.
During his stay on Earth, Thor helped the Avengers once again, this time in their attempts to locate Loki's Scepter, leading to him joining the fight against HYDRA. Following HYDRA's defeat and the capture of Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, the team had to stop the newly created Ultron, a rogue invention inadvertently created by Tony Stark which had threatened to wipe out all of humanity and replace it with it's own Ultron Sentries. Once Ultron had been defeated, Thor promised his Avengers allies that he would return and went back to Asgard to investigate the visions he saw when being manipulated by Scarlet Witch, which showed him the Infinity Stones. In his investigations, Thor realized that Loki still lived and had usurped Odin's throne in his absence.
To aid in both pursuing his brother and finding his father to return peace to Asgard, Thor sought help from Doctor Strange. However Thor was just too late to save his father from death and, after witnessing Odin's death, Thor met Hela, the Goddess of Death and his sister. In the wake of his first encounter with Hela, Thor's hammer Mjølnir was destroyed and he was banished to Sakaar, where he was forced to compete in the Contest of Champions. After a reunion and subsequent fight with Hulk, the pair allied with the rogue Valkyrie in order to save Asgard. After battling with Hela and losing an eye to her, Thor then had Loki unleash Ragnarök, destroying Asgard and killing Hela in the process, although he escaped with the remaining Asgardians. Declaring that Asgard was its people and not a place, Thor accepts his newfound position as king and decides to relocate the Asgardians on Earth.
Youth with Loki
- "We were raised together. We played together, we fought together. Do you remember none of that?"
"I remember a shadow, living in the shade of your greatness."
- ―Thor and Loki
Thor had an idyllic childhood, brought up in Asgard as the most treasured son of King Odin and his wife Frigga. His best friend and playmate was his adopted brother Loki, and though the brothers were both 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. During his youth, Thor fostered a strong desire to be a member of the Valkyries, until he learned they were an elite group of only female soldiers.
Loki's Snake Trick
- "There was one time when we were children, he transformed himself into a snake, and he knows I love snakes. So I went to pick up the snake to admire it, and he transformed back into himself and he was like "It's Me!" And he stabbed me."
As Thor and Loki grew up together, Loki developed a taste for mischief and Magic, as he had been taught by Frigga. Thor was once tricked by his brother when Loki transformed himself into a snake, knowing that Thor loved snakes. Upon picking up the snake, Thor was surprised as Loki turned back to himself and stabbed his brother, although Thor survived. In another instance, Loki transformed Thor into a frog for a brief time.
Raised to be King
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, Odin, the war hero who had defeated Laufey during the Asgard-Jotunheim War and brought peace across the Nine Realms. To help him become a warrior, Thor received the powerful hammer, Mjølnir to be his companion when he became king, allowing him to gain the ability to control thunder.
Thor often remarked on the monsters, such as the Frost Giants, he would slay and the wars he would win once he was king, although Odin attempted to teach him to value peace above war while dealing with all of their enemies. As both Thor and Loki insisted that they would both be ready to become Kind of Asgard, Odin noted that only one of them would be able to take the throne. Over the years, Thor was groomed by Odin to become King, leaving Loki jealous.
Thor proved himself a great warrior, often leading his own 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, giving Thor yet another victory to his name and increasing his large ego.
- "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
Thor was eventually announced to be the next ruler of Asgard by the current King Odin, as he was about to finally enter the Odinsleep after putting it off for so long. While preparing for the ceremony, Thor spoke with Loki as they joked about if Thor was nervous or not, which he insisted he was not before Loki mocked his helmet. Loki however assured Thor that he was still proud of his brother.
Thor reveled in the ceremony, walking throughout the crowds of cheering Asgardians and enjoying every moment of the event. Upon arriving before the throne, Thor removed his helmet and nodded to his friends, Lady Sif and the Warriors Three while winking towards his mother Frigga and Loki. Odin then stood up and ordered silence in the great hall by hitting Gungnir on the ground as Thor underwent the passage of finally becoming king of Asgard from Odin.
Odin gave a speech in which he acknowledged Thor to be his firstborn, noting how he was entrusted with the mighty Mjølnir which would be his companion as king. Odin then had Thor swear to set aside all selfish ambition to protect all the Nine Realms as well as Asgard, which Thor swore to. As Odin was about to name Thor king, he sensed that the Frost Giants had sneaked into Asgard and into his vault to steal the Casket of Ancient Winters from them.
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 steal the artifacts, the enraged Thor declared that they must go to Jotunheim and show their strength, but Odin refused to go to war with Laufey again. Thor insisted that as king of Asgard he would lead their army as Odin had done before him. Odin reminded him that he was not king yet and ordered him not to attack.
Recruiting the Warriors Three
In their dining, the now enraged Thor began throwing tables around in anger. Loki joined him and comforted him over not becoming the King of Asgard as he had hoped before convincing him then that he was right and they must go to Jotunheim to confront King Laufey, despite denying it was his plan, noting it would require defying Odin's direct commands.
As they were talking Lady Sif and the Warriors Three arrived, with Volstagg being horrified at finding the now overturned dinner table. Thor announced they were going to Jotunheim and that he would lead them to victory. The group was fearful of the idea, noting that the Frost Giants were not easy foes to overcome. Although they were initially skeptical over the risks, Thor reminded them of their past victories and soon changed their minds about the attack.
The group traveled towards the Bifrost Bridge and sought Heimdall's permission for passage to Jotunheim. Ignoring Loki's attempts to talk his way past him, Heimdall did still grant Thor's request, noting that throughout all his years as guardian this was the first time an enemy had gotten past his watch. Heimdall then sent them to Jotunheim but warned that if they all got into trouble they would not be granted entrance back home and would all be left to die there.
Once they arrived within Jotunheim, Thor led the warriors through the destroyed realm towards King Laufey's own chamber where the giant warned them to leave while he still allowed them to, although Thor continued to demand to know how his people had gotten into Odin's Vault to try and steal the Casket of Ancient Winters, which Laufey did not answer. One of the Frost Giants approached Thor before Loki led him away, noting that they were all clearly outnumbered by their new enemies and it would be unwise to begin a conflict against them, much to Thor's great annoyance. Thor remained silent as he walked away from Laufey until a Frost Giant called Thor a princess.
Thor unleashed his anger and with the mighty power of Mjølnir hit the Frost Giant so hard he flew across the wasteland. Having begun a skirmish, the warriors bravely joined Thor and battled the Frost Giants. Thor took great pleasure in fighting his enemies, throwing Mjølnir at Hailstrum and others while demanding more of a challenge. While Thor was enjoying himself, Fandral was struck by a Frost Giant and warned Thor to pull back while they could.
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 the Frost Giants, before flying at full speed to kill the Jotunheim 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, seemingly defenseless against the army.
Before they attacked, Odin arrived while riding Sleipnir. Thor attempted to convince his father to join him in the battle only to be told to remain silent. Odin then warned Laufey by telling him to preserve the peace and not respond to the actions of a boy. Laufey said that war had now already begun between them, and Odin transported himself and the other Asgardians back to home, furious at Thor's actions and the consequences.
Banished to Earth
- "That’s pride and vanity talking, not leadership. You’ve forgotten everything I taught you! About a warriors patience."
"While you wait and be patient, the nine realms laugh at us! The old ways are done! You’d stand giving speeches while Asgard falls!"
"You are a vain, greedy, cruel boy!"
"And you are an old man and a fool!"
- ―Odin and Thor
Back in the Bifrost Bridge, King Odin ordered the Warriors Three to take the seriously wounded 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 against the Frost Giants and that they were not the actions of a King, but a warrior. Thor told Odin he was an old man and a fool. Acknowledging that Thor had proven himself to be unworthy to be king, Odin then took Mjølnir from Thor and removed his powers before using the Bifrost to banish Thor to Earth without his strength.
Thor was then sent through the Bifrost Bridge arriving onto Earth in a wormhole, which was being studied by Doctor Jane Foster as well as Doctor Erik Selvig and their understudy Darcy Lewis. Thor stood only to be knocked over by the truck they were driving, much to the horror of the scientists. Thor quickly awoke, eventually realizing he was on Earth, and began shouting to Heimdall to open the Bifrost and return him and then demanded to know which of the Nine Realms he was currently in. The humans believed Thor to be crazy and when Lewis threatened Thor with a taser, he was disgusted at her actions before she then tasered him and knocked him unconscious.
Thor awoke in a hospital with a man over him saying he that was about to take some blood. Unaware of his surroundings and having seemingly forgotten that he no longer had his Asgardian strength, Thor attacked the hospital staff and security guards, furious that they had dared to attack him by attempting to take his blood. Taking on dozens of the staff members, Thor yelled that they were no match for the son of Odin before being sedated by the hospital staff.
Eventually, Thor awoke yet again to find himself strapped down to a bed. He attempted to rip the restraints off, but to his horror, he found that he was unable to remove the ties that had been made by mere Humans. Determined to get away, Thor eventually managed to squeeze his own hands out of their restraints and headed towards the nearest exit, avoiding the hospital staff members who were still recovering from his earlier outburst of rage and violence.
Having gotten out of the hospital, Thor then began to make his way outside to begin searching for Mjølnir and a way home to Asgard before being hit again by a car, again driven by Foster, who deeply apologized for running him over for a second time and promised that it was not something she was doing on purpose. To try and make it up to Thor, the scientists then took him back to their own Wormhole Research Center to discuss all their research on the subject.
- "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 Kyle
Thor was taken back to Jane Foster's science base where he was given the clothes from her ex-boyfriend, Donald Blake, noticing the name tag that still remained on the shirt. Still remaining remarkably arrogant in his new surroundings upon Midgard, Thor then announced to the bemused group of scientists that he was now hungry and they all then took him to Isabel's Diner to get him some pancakes and coffee.
To the amusement of Darcy Lewis, Thor ate enormous amounts of food astonishing the three before smashing his own cup on the floor demanding another drink. Foster told him that if he wanted another he should ask nicely rather than breaking things while Lewis had him pose for a picture for Facebook. Thor then overheard Pete and Jake talking about a "satellite" that had just crashed to Earth. Thor soon realized it was Mjølnir and requested directions from the pair.
Thor then departed the diner with all the scientists closely behind him, questioning where he was going. Thor told them he would reclaim Mjølnir from S.H.I.E.L.D. and give them the answers that they sought about the Bifrost Bridge. Although Foster was eager to learn more, Erik Selvig convinced her not to follow as he feared for Thor's mental state. Thor then said goodbye to Foster, Lewis, and Selvig and began to walk towards Mjølnir's location.
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 without any hesitation.
Thor was told by Jane Foster that S.H.I.E.L.D. had stolen all of her research on the Bifrost Bridge. Thor promised to tell her everything she wanted to know about the wormholes when he reclaimed what was his, although Foster only commented that she still thought Thor was a strange character and noted that she really hoped he was not crazy, which greatly amused Thor as they drove.
They soon arrived at the crash 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 while telling her to remain hidden while he collected what was theirs. When Foster questioned how he planned to walk out with their equipment, Thor informed her that he intended to fly out, which did not help Foster's confidence at all as Thor moved forward.
Thor entered and took down agents Jackson and Delancey before being noticed and began making his way towards Mjølnir which was being studied in the middle of the base by S.H.I.E.L.D. scientists. However Jasper Sitwell eventually raised the alarm when the agents failed to call in. Thor then began taking down guard after guard, even without any of his former Asgardian strength all his fighting skills still outmatched many of the Agents who challenged him.
As Thor approached Mjølnir having defeated almost all the agents, he was confronted by a particularly big guard whom Thor noted was big but he had fought bigger, thinking of his fights against the Frost Giants. Thor battled the agent who was ultimately defeated outside as Thor knocked him out as they both fought in the mud. Thor was unaware that the entire time agent Clint Barton was taking aim and preparing to shoot him with an arrow if ordered.
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 Odin had taken his powers away from him as a result of the Attack on Jotunheim, Thor screamed out at the heavens and fell to his knees. Defeated, Thor offered no resistance while Phil Coulson sent his men to apprehend him, telling Barton to also stand down. As the guards arrested him, Thor noticed a small Asgardian symbol appear on Mjølnir, and became heartbroken that he may never see his home or family again while he was then taken away for questioning under the orders of Agent Coulson.
Captured by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Thor was taken for questioning by Phil Coulson but did not respond to any questions, Coulson was convinced he must be special forces due to his remarkable fighting skills which had allowed him to defeat all of Coulson's men, questioning if he was trained for the United States Armed Forces while in Afghanistan or Chechnya. Thor remained silent throughout the interrogation 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, noting their organization was good at that.
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 due to the strain of everything that had happened and that in Thor's absence, Loki had been made King of Asgard. When Thor asked if he could go home Loki explained that Thor must remain on Earth to maintain peace with King Laufey and the Frost Giants who wanted war.
Although Thor tried to argue that perhaps they could find a way, Loki told him that their mother Frigga had forbidden his return. Although he was utterly heartbroken, 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. Coulson then returned into the room to find Thor saying goodbye to thin air. Thor then remained sat and considered his future while still trapped on Earth.
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
While Thor was being interrogated, Jasper Sitwell arrived and then informed Phil Coulson that Thor had a visitor. Thor then learned the visitor was Erik Selvig, who had arrived and told the S.H.I.E.L.D. that Thor was Doctor Donald Blake, their colleague who was drunk and very upset about the loss of their equipment. Coulson allowed Thor to leave so he could follow them, with Thor stealing a notebook on his way out.
Despite being ordered not to, Thor and Selvig then went for a drink together where Thor noted that for the first time in his life he had no idea what his future held, telling Selvig that he now wished he had listened to his father's lessons. Selvig told Thor that all he wanted to ensure that always Jane Foster remained safe, to which Thor insisted he wished her no harm, so Selvig bought him another drink and asked him to leave New Mexico in the morning.
He agreed and they share another drink. After a few more drinks, Selvig smashed his glass on the ground and demanded another, as Thor had done with his coffee the day before. All Thor's drinking prowess led to them getting into a bar brawl while walking through the streets singing merry songs until Thor decided Selvig had enjoyed himself enough and took the now heavily drunk Selvig back to Foster's camper to sleep all of the alcohol off.
Thor and Foster went to the roof of the Research Center and gazed at the stars. She told Thor about herself, noting how she would often sit on the roof to think or get away from Darcy Lewis while returned her notebook which he had retaken from S.H.I.E.L.D. for her, much to Foster's delight as she no longer had to restart all of her work from nothing. To reassure Foster about continuing her work, Thor began to tell her all about the Nine Realms and Yggdrasil, the World Tree; he explained that her theories were correct and then tried to help her understand them better. 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 for his new friends with Jane Foster. Thor listened as Erik Selvig and Foster discussed how they planned on presenting their theories to higher-ups without any hard evidence, when they were interrupted by the Warriors Three and Sif who had arrived on Earth and were all delighted to see their friend again.
Thor rejoiced to see them all but told them that they should not have come to collect him, noting that Odin was dead because of him and he must now remain of Earth to ensure the peace with Jotunheim. However, they all then informed him that Odin was alive and that Loki was King and had shown the Frost Giants the way into Asgard. As they were talking, they saw another Wormhole in the distance and realized Loki had sent his own forces after them.
Looking out into the distance, the group saw that the Destroyer had arrived in New Mexico having been sent by Loki to kill them. Although Fandral was excited by the idea of Thor joining them in the battle, Thor made it clear that he was now only human, promising to get all the innocent people to safety. Thor, Foster, Selvig and Darcy Lewis began to evacuate the town as the Warriors Three and Lady 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 as he continued it's firing beams of energy and massive explosions, almost killing Volstagg. Thor went to Sif's aid and convinced her to escape and live another day.
With the Warriors Three all exhausted and nearly defeated from the battle, Thor told them to fall back and reassured them all that he had a plan. While Hogun carried Volstagg to safety, Thor approached the Destroyer and spoke to Loki through it, telling him that he was sorry for whatever he had done to wrong him. Thor pleaded to Loki that he could not allow him to kill all of the innocent people of the town and instead to take his life to protect them all from harm.
Loki seemingly relented as the Destroyer turned and headed back to where it came from, however just as Thor let out a sigh of relief, Loki used the Destroyer to strike Thor across the face and sent him flying backward. With his bones shattered by the force of the blow, Thor lay on his back dying whiled Jane Foster came to his aid and sat with him. While she tried to help him, Thor expressed his joy that he had saved her before closing his eyes and dying from his wounds.
While all his friends mourned the death of the God of Thunder, the Destroyer turned around and made its leave. However before it could get far, Mjølnir sensed Thor's act of self-sacrifice and flew all the way from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Crater Investigation Site and straight into Thor's hand, resurrecting him and returning his own powers with a burst of lightning, having deemed him worthy due to his self-sacrifice. Thor then stood with the mighty hammer in his full armor again.
Thor then threw Mjølnir at the Destroyer, knocking it off its feet before he created a tornado around the Destroyer and engaged it, forcibly lifting it high in the air while using Mjølnir to block its deadly beams of energy. Once the Destroyer was at a safe height, Thor flew towards its energy beam, deflecting its power back into its own head causing it to implode and thus disabling it, causing the Destroyer to crash land as Thor walked away from the battle victoriously.
While Foster and Selvig marveled at Thor's new look, he was then approached by the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, with Agent Phil Coulson noting that Thor clearly had not been totally honest with him as he reminded him that during their last encounter he had claimed to be a Doctor named Donald Blake. Thor then told Agent Coulson that he must return Foster's research if he wanted his help in the future as they both fought on the same side and for the same goal. Although Coulson and Foster debated if S.H.I.E.L.D. had stolen or borrowed her research, Coulson agreed and told Foster they would allow her to continue her work in Wormhole study and understanding.
Thor then promised to show Foster the Bifrost Bridge and flew her to the Bifrost site. When Thor asked Heimdall for the Bifrost to open so that he could return to Asgard, Heimdall did not respond, due to him having been betrayed by Loki and frozen with the Casket of Ancient Winters. Eventually Heimdall opened the Bridge and Thor then said goodbye to Foster with a kiss, vowing to return for her. The Warriors Three and Lady Sif arrived and they all returned to Asgard.
- "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
Thor, Sif and the Warriors Three arrived in Asgard and found Heimdall mortally wounded from an attack by Loki. Thor ordered his friends to get Heimdall to the healing room before searching for his brother. He soon arrived in Odin's Chamber to see his mother Frigga with Loki, who had just saved their father from King Laufey, whom he had then killed. Loki was shocked to see his brother as Thor then revealed Loki's true deception and crimes to the horrified Frigga.
Knowing that his time was limited, Loki sent Thor flying through a wall of the chamber with a shot from Gungnir and headed towards Heimdall's Observatory where he began the process of destroying Jotunheim. Once Thor arrived, he tried to stop Loki's schemes but failed, Loki said he did it all to be Thor's equal and he vowed to now destroy Jotunheim using the Bifrost Bridge. Thor refused to fight his brother only to be told they were not true brothers.
Thor tried to convince Loki that his actions were madness, but Loki questioned if that was true and called Thor soft, noting he could have destroyed all the Frost Giants with his bare hands. When Loki went on to threaten to kill Jane Foster, the now enraged Thor flew forward and attacked Loki, as the pair exchanged blows with their weapons. Although Thor was clearly the stronger of the two, Loki resorted to his tricks to gain the upper hand during their battle.
Eventually, Thor launched forward at his brother, knocking both of them out of the Observatory where Loki seemingly nearly fell off the Rainbow Bridge. However, when Thor attempted to save him, Loki revealed it to be another trick and surrounded Thor his illusions of himself, laughing manically. After a gruesome fight Thor managed to tie Loki down by placing Mjølnir on top of him and went to stop the Bifrost but saw that it was too far gone to be stopped now.
Despite having no other choices, Thor did not want to destroy the Bifrost because then he could not return to Earth to see Jane Foster ever again, but for the sake of the Nine Realms, Thor called Mjølnir to him and began destroying the Rainbow Bridge. Loki screamed at him to make him stop, attempting to stab him in the back, but soon Thor destroyed the bridge and the Bifrost then fell away from Asgard in an almighty explosion and into the great vast of space.
The massive blast from the Bifrost's destruction launched the fighting brothers into the air where they almost fell into the abyss themselves. However, both Thor and Loki were then caught by Odin who had awakened from the Odinsleep. Desperate to prove himself worthy in his father's eyes, Loki revealed he did it all for him, however, Odin still rejected him. Thor watched on helplessly as Loki let go and allowed himself to fall into the abyss, seemingly disappearing forever.
Reflecting on the Future
- "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."
- ―Thor and Odin
As the Asgardians celebrated the defeat of the Frost Giants and the return of their prince, Thor went to see King Odin, telling him that he was wrong for his prior actions and that he had a lot to learn from him, hoping to make him proud someday. Odin in return told Thor that he would be a wise king and that he had already made him proud by proving himself worthy of wielding Mjølnir once again.
Thor then went to see Heimdall, who was stood where Heimdall's Observatory's had once been, with Thor asking if there was now any hope of repairing the Bifrost Bridge so that he could someday return back to Earth. Heimdall told him there was always hope. Thor asked what Jane Foster was doing and Heimdall replied that with the help of their friends, Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis, she was looking for her own way to be reunited once again with 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. Frigga eventually 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
Having discovered Loki's location, Thor caused a lightning storm as he landed onto the Quinjet in which Loki was being escorted back to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Thor boarded the jet and easily knocked down Iron Man, causing him to crash into Captain America before ripping Loki out of his restraints and freeing him from their custody and flying off into the distance with his brother to then question Loki personally.
Once they crash landed onto a mountain, Thor tried to convince Loki to give up his plans and return 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 informed him that both he and Odin had mourned his death, although the mention of Odin only angered Loki further. It was during their conversation that Thor learned Loki was working for another party, although he never learned who it was. When Loki continued to mock him and refused to answer him, Thor picked up Mjølnir and threatened him.
Before Thor could make another threat however, Iron Man suddenly attacked him and threw him off the cliff. Having recovered from the sudden surprise attack, Thor told him never to touch him again while Iron Man told him not to take his stuff, although Thor argued that Iron Man clearly had no clue what he was getting involved with, promising that Loki would face Asgardian justice at Odin's hand upon returning home. Iron Man remained unmovable in his view, rudely calling Thor Shakespeare in the Park and claiming he was wearing his mother's clothes before he told Thor to stay out of their way, even calling him a tourist, pushing Thor's temper to its breaking point.
Seeing that Iron Man would not listen, Thor attacked by launching Mjølnir at him and preparing to return to Loki who was watching the skirmish with great amusement. However, rather than being defeated by the blow, Iron Man responded by shooting Thor with his repulsor beam and kicking him through a tree. Wishing to end the fight, Thor fired a blast of lightning at the Avenger thinking it would damage it beyond repair, however J.A.R.V.I.S. informed Iron Man that the blast only served to power his suit to incredible levels, allowing him to shoot back at Thor once again, knocking him back with more force.
Iron Man fought back and the two traded blows, flying across the mountain ranges and destroying much of the forest in a desperate attempt to stop the other. Upon crash landing, they punched at each other and managed to catch each other's fists, resulting in a standoff as Thor began crushing Iron Man's armor. Iron Man responded by shooting Thor in the face and head-butting him, which Thor then responded to with a headbutt of his own while trying to strike his foe with Mjølnir while Iron Man used speed to his advantage, flying all across the battlefield and hitting Thor before he could react.
When Captain America intervened and broke up the fight, he pointed out that they should not be fighting with each other. When he asked Thor to put Mjølnir down, Thor erupted into a rage and in response, Thor knocked Iron Man back and brought Mjølnir down on Captain America, who blocked it with his shield which absorbed the impact, sending Thor flying backwards. As the warriors recovered from the shockwave, Thor realized, upon seeing all 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 inside a cell designed to hold and dispose of Hulk if necessary. Thor joined the rest of the team as they watched while Nick Fury questioned Loki, with Thor's brother refusing to give up the location of the Tesseract and mocking their efforts to stop him. With the interrogation over, Thor revealed to the team that Loki had now gathered an entire army of the Chitauri who were not from Asgard or any other realm known to him.
To his shock, Thor learned that Loki had kidnaped Hawkeye as well as Erik Selvig for his schemes, telling them that Selvig was a friend of his. When Bruce Banner insulted Loki, calling him crazy, 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. The group was joined by Tony Stark who explained what Loki needed Selvig for while teasing Thor for their earlier fight, calling him Point Break while they all began searching for Loki across the entire globe.
Nick Fury's Question
- "Loki’s rage followed me here and your people paid the price. And now again. In my youth, I courted war."
"War hasn’t started yet. You think you can make Loki tell us what the Tesseract is?"
"I do not know. Loki’s mind is far afield, it’s not just power he craves, it’s vengeance upon me."
- ―Thor and Nick Fury
Later he asked Agent Phil Coulson about Jane Foster and was told that she was moved into a secure location when Loki returned and Professor Erik Selvig was put under his control. Thor personally thanked Coulson for this action to protect the woman he loved and discussed how he viewed Selvig as a good man, noting that Loki would have targeted him due to their friendship, with Coulson explaining that Selvig often spoke of his own encounter with Thor.
Thor expressed his displeasure at the way the Asgardians claimed to be a more advanced race within the Nine Realms but now their own Wars would often be fought on Earth, leaving the Humans to pay the price, comparing their wars to the fights of the Bilgesnipe, but he did have to explain to Coulson what the Bilgesnipe were and how they trample everything within their path. Thor noted how Loki's rage had followed him to New Mexico where he had fought the Destroyer to protect innocent lives. Thor noted that in his youth he had desired war, but seeing the reality had now changed his views.
Their conversation was interrupted when Nick Fury then approached and asked Thor if he believed he could make him confess where the Tesseract was, but Thor insisted that all Loki really desired was his revenge against his family for Odin's lies about his true heritage. Fury then asked what Thor was prepared to do in order to keep all Loki's plans from reaching fruition, though Thor told him that he was still unsure. When Thor noted that Loki was still their prisoner, Fury noted that Loki clearly had a plan, as he appeared to be the only person onboard the Helicarrier who actually wanted to be there.
Thor rejoined the Avengers alongside Natasha Romanoff inside the laboratory just as an argument was breaking out between them all, as Tony Stark had just now learned that S.H.I.E.L.D. was using the power of the Tesseract to recreate the weapons of HYDRA and had not informed the team of this fact. Director Nick Fury noted that they were building the weapons because of the threat of Asgardians, pointing to Thor who insisted his people wanted peace with Midgard, although Fury noted Asgardians were not the only threat.
While Stark and Steve Rogers were standing up to each other about what to do next in the wake of all of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s own secrets being uncovered, they attempted to start a fight with each other, something Thor found amusing as he called Humans both petty and tiny for getting in such arguments with one another. While Thor argued that their tests on the Tesseract had attracted Loki's attention and the attention of his allies in the first place, their argument was quickly ended as Bruce Banner inadvertently picked up the Scepter, proving Loki was manipulating his mind in order to divide them all.
- "We are not your enemies Banner, try to think!"
- ―Thor to Hulk
As Thor and the others argued, Hawkeye, under Loki's mind control, managed to use his trick arrows to blow up one of the Helicarrier's engines, causing a massive fireball to strike into the room which all of the Avengers were in. Thor was knocked back while the blast also triggered Bruce Banner to transform into the Hulk. Thor found the Hulk moments before he would have killed Black Widow, knocking him through a wall. Thor fought the Hulk, being the only one who could match him for strength, as Thor held off Hulk's massive arm, Thor tried and failed to reason with Banner, hoping he was still inside the Hulk's mind.
The Hulk however then managed to lift up Thor and punched him through the hanger, causing Thor's nose to bleed from the impact of such a powerful punch. Unafraid of the beast and it's incredible strength, Thor summoned Mjølnir to his hand and used it to strike the Hulk across the face, knocking him into a Jet. Thor soon learned that these sorts of attacks only added to the Hulk's rage as he ripped the Jet apart and threw it at Thor. As a result, Thor used the Asgardian Magic with Mjølnir to pin Hulk to the ground before trying to choke him out with all of his might while the Hulk furiously lets out a mighty roar of anger while he tried to escape Thor's grasp.
As their battle continued while Captain America and Iron Man still attempted to fix the Helicarrier and keep it from falling out of the sky, Hulk started to gain the upper hand against Thor and threw him around like a ragdoll across the ship. Eventually, Thor was aided as a single S.H.I.E.L.D. jet, sent by Nick Fury, fired upon the Hulk. Thor managed to avoid the bullets while the furious Hulk then turned his attention to the Jet, which caused him to leap from the Helicarrier and rip it from the sky, falling to Earth as a result, saving Thor from further beatings from the Incredible Hulk's fury.
With the threat of the Hulk's incredible rage finally over, Thor then went to make sure that Loki was still being contained inside the Helicarrier. When he arrived, however, Thor discovered that the cell door was being opened and Loki was leaving, Thor desperately tried to stop Loki from leaving but it turned out to be an illusion and Thor became trapped in the cell, as Loki looked upon his brother and mocked him for once again falling for his deceptions. Thor tried to break the glass but this caused the cell to almost fall from the sky as Loki then mocked Thor's dangerous current situation.
Loki threatened to drop the cage, noting how the Humans believed that Asgardians were immortal and he wished to test the theory by sending Thor falling to his death. However, Loki was just about to drop the cage when Phil Coulson confronted him with the Destroyer Armor Prototype Gun which had been created from the remains that had been gathered from the Destroyer. However before Coulson could recapture Loki and free Thor, Loki used another illusion to get behind Coulson stabbed him through the heart, as Thor yelled out in anger at seeing his ally mortally wounded and slowly dying.
Thor looked on helplessly as Loki then showed him Agent Coulson's blood still on his Scepter's blade before he then dropped him out of the Helicarrier, wishing to finally kill his own brother once and for all. As he plummeted towards Earth at incredible speeds, Thor was thrown from side to side and was still unable to hit the glass, but he eventually managed to secure himself against a wall and used the power of Mjølnir to smash free from the cell's solid glass walls just in time to avoid the impact as the cell smashed against some rocks and was completely destroyed as a direct result of the crash.
Having escaped the impact of the near-deadly crash landing, Thor landed heavily in an empty field, dropping Mjølnir upon his hard landing on the Earth. Afterwards, having been separated from the rest of the Avengers and wishing to continue the battle to stop the Chitauri Invasion, Thor then went looking for Mjølnir. When Thor eventually found and then tried to pick his mighty hammer up again he learned his connection to Mjølnir had temporarily been severed due to his rage after witnessing Loki murder his friend as well as causing such massive destruction across the realm that Thor loved.
Thor managed to calm himself down as he clenched his own fist and recalled the lessons taught to him by King Odin. He then picked up the hammer and regained his power by summoning a lightning bolt from the heavens, which gifted him not only with his great power back, but a new battle armor which then fell from the heavens and wrapped itself around Thor. Now ready for battle, Thor then went searching for both Loki and the rest of the Avengers, who were all currently in New York City, in order to complete his mission to stop Loki's plans for complete world domination.
Having recovered, Thor used Mjølnir's powers to replenish his own strength before he went to New York City to confront Loki. Upon arriving at Stark Tower once Loki had used the Tesseract to open a portal allowing the Chitauri and Leviathan to invade Earth, Thor confronted his brother while Iron Man clashed with the invading Thor. Giving Loki a final warning, Thor ordered him to turn off the Tesseract or he would destroy it, only for Loki to tell him it could not be destroyed.
Seeing that Loki could not be stopped, Thor prepared himself as Loki leapt off Stark Tower and attacked him with the Scepter, with Thor using Mjølnir to defend himself as all of their blows caused massive damage to the Tower while Loki destroyed the Avengers' Quinjet and causing it to crash. While locked in their battle, Thor again tried to convince him to stop, since the Chitauri were destroying the world he wanted to rule, telling him the madness of the battle would not end with his rule. Loki told Thor it was too late to stop the carnage but Thor told him they could find a way to do it together.
Although Loki appeared to relent, smiling with tears in his eyes at Thor's promise, he instead revealed a hidden blade and stabbed his brother in the side, mocking him for all his sentiment. Furious, Thor attacked Loki and beat him into submission, lifting him high in the air before slamming his body painfully onto the ground. Thor prepared to capture Loki and end the Chitauri Invasion, only to witness Loki escape as he fled on a Chitauri Chariot. With his brother now flying across the battlefield, Thor removed the blade from in his side and prepared to join his new allies in defeating the Chitauri.
Having seen that he could no longer catch up with Loki and wishing to protect the innocent lives of the people in New York City, Thor rejoined the other Avengers onto the battlefield, bringing down his lightning to destroy a small band of Chitauri fighters. Upon joining the others, Thor explained that the Tesseract was impenetrable before noting that he still planned on defeating Loki, to which Hawkeye expressed his own desire to get revenge on the God of Mischief. Captain America ordered them to stay focused until he heard a now incoming motorcycle.
Seeing that Bruce Banner was hiding the motorcycle, the Avengers greeted their ally who noted how horrible the Battle of New York was. While Thor looked on, Banner personally challenged an incoming Leviathan by transforming into the Hulk and destroying it, with Thor blocking the explosion with his own arm. Captain America then took command of all of the Avengers and gave them each their mission plans for the battle, ordering Thor to use all his power of lightning to stem the flow of enemies coming through the portal, which Thor then agreed to without question as he flew into position.
Following Captain America's new orders for him, Thor then flew onto the top of the Chrysler Building where he used the building to charge his lightning bolts into Mjølnir before unleashing them onto the portal, destroying much of Loki's entire oncoming army, causing massive explosions that killed many of the incoming Leviathan creatures that were attempting to attack New York City as well as the oncoming horde of Chitauri Chariots. 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 all of his own 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 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 armor and rammed it into its skull, killing the beast and causing it to crash into Grand Central Station. As the pair were both taking a moment to catch their breath, Hulk punched Thor across the room in revenge for their earlier fight, smugly chuckling to himself.
As the battle raged on, the more powerful Thor then attempted to use his own Asgardian strength and skills to destroy the enemies flying through the sky. Therefore Thor sought to bring down the Chitauri Chariots that were flying through the city, but while riding on the back of one Chariot, Thor was knocked off when a Leviathan smashed through a building and knocked him off his feet. With the forces taking over the city, Thor was forced to join the Avengers in taking on the army of seemingly unending foot soldiers, beating them back despite the overwhelming odds against them all.
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 then throwing it in the opposite direction to knock out other soldiers. He then offered his own hand and helped Rogers to his feet and 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 now until the end, Thor then reclaimed Mjølnir.
Soon Gideon Malick and all of 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 then destroyed the Chitauri Command Center, cutting off the forces 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 catch him, Hulk then launched through the air and caught Stark before dropping him off at the Avengers' feet.
To see if their ally had died due to his lack of air while in space, 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 with a shocking start. Thor deemed them not to be finished until Loki was finally 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, despite leaving the Scepter on Earth to keep it hidden from alien forces.
Returning to Asgard
Then, Thor and the other Avengers went into the Shawarma Palace and ate silently. They were soon interrupted by War Machine, who arrived just too late to help fight in their battle. After being allowed to reclaim the Tesseract, by Nick Fury, despite the many objections of Gideon Malick, Thor said goodbye to the 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 all the other Avengers in Central Park.
- "I've got this completely under control."
"Is that why everything is on fire?"
- ―Sif and Thor
Having brought Loki back to Asgard, Thor discovered that Vanaheim was getting slowly taken over by Marauders who were now taking advantage of the chaotic time. Thor gave Heimdall the Tesseract so he that could remake the Bifrost Bridge and the Asgardians could help protect the Nine Realms once again. He then, with an army of Asgardians, went to end the threats controlling the Nine Realms. 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 all of his own forces in a fight against the attackers.
With Lady Sif and the Warriors Three, they teamed up to and fought the invading army. When Thor arrived in the battlefield in Vanaheim, the homeworld of Hogun, 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 only teased her by noting that everything around her was on fire before being attacked.
As the battle continued, Thor and Sif fought side by side until the battle paused when a Kronan Marauder 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 its surrender. When the monster appeared to still want to fight Thor killed it with a single blow from Mjølnir, which caused the invaders to surrender.
With this final victory, the two-year war with the Marauders was over and the Asgardians restored peace to the Nine Realms while all the invaders were taken to the Asgardian Dungeons. As the people of Vanaheim returned to their homes, Thor spoke to Hogun, telling him to stay there with his people to help them recover from the battle, for which Hogun was very grateful for the thought. The pair shook hands before Thor then left Vanaheim via the Bifrost Bridge.
- "It has not gone unnoticed that you disappear each night. There are Nine Realms. The 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
With Vanaheim now safe, along with Nornheim and Ria, and all the remaining Marauders having been rounded up and all then sent into the Asgardian Dungeons for the foreseeable future, Thor and all his allies then returned to Asgard to update his father, King Odin on their success. Thor noted that they would have had their victory much earlier if Odin had joined them on the battlefield, only for Odin to question why Thor was still harboring his own feelings for Jane Foster, noting that it was foolish for an Asgardian to love a mortal human woman.
Thor returned to his own room within the Asgardian Palace where he bathed to prepare for the upcoming celebrations for the Asgardian's recent victory in the Marauders' War. However, instead of being joyful, Thor remained melancholy as he stepped to his window and looked out over Asgard, considering if his future remained there as King of Asgard, or if he should return to Earth to reunite with his new allies, the Avengers and pursue a future with Foster.
A party was held for Thor for restoring the peace throughout the Nine Realms, which soon moved into one of the caverns within Asgard. While Volstagg and Fandral both remained in high spirits, drinking and telling war stories about the many adventures and other battles involving the Warriors Three with the beautiful women as well as Volstagg's children, Thor remained somewhat silent throughout the celebration and soon left the party, allowing his friends to continue enjoying themselves as Volstagg smashed his glass on the floor and demanded another drink, leading to many joyful cheers.
Before he could leave, Thor was stopped by Lady Sif who reminded him of how they used to celebrate their victories for weeks at a time, as they reminisced about a previous battle in Harokin which Sif had almost restarted during the celebration of their victory. Sif then asked him if he would have a drink with her, noting that Odin could not have another task for him at this time; he kindly refused and thanked her for her company, telling her that this was a task he had given unto himself, not from the Allfather. Sif, however, noted that the future King of Asgard should focus on all the Realms, not just Midgard which she knew was his reason for leaving the celebrations early.
He walked to the end of the Bifrost Bridge and arrived at Heimdall's Observatory where he was greeted by the Guardian of Asgard as they discussed the Nine Realms and his ability to see all the souls throughout it. Once again, Thor asked Heimdall to see how Jane Foster was doing back on Earth. Heimdall told Thor that Foster was indeed smart and was studying the Convergence, however to his surprise, he found himself currently unable to see her.
Protecting Jane Foster
- "The Bifrost was destroyed. The Nine Realms erupted into chaos, wars were raging, marauding hordes were pillaging. I had to put an end to the slaughter."
"As excuses go, that’s not terrible."
- ―Thor and Jane Foster
Fearing for her safety, Thor returned to Earth and then went to finally reunite with Jane Foster to ensure that she was okay. Using the information gathered, Thor knew that Foster was in London and soon found her, at which point 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 three years to visit her even though he was on Earth during the Battle of New York. Thor noted that he had spent the time battling against the Marauders who had threatened the Nine Realms while keeping the peace throughout Asgard, an excuse that Foster soon accepted as Thor noted that he had done everything within his power to protect her from dangers of the universe.
While Darcy Lewis also caught up with Thor and asked how space was doing, one of the police officers at the scene attempted to arrest Foster, Lewis and Ian Boothby for trespassing, he was blown back by the Aether which had bonded with Foster's body and was giving her seemingly uncontrollable power. Seeking to get her some aid, Thor grabbed Foster to returned to Asgard with her, calling on Heimdall to bring the Bifrost Bridge to them and return him home.
Wishing to get her medical aid, Thor had Eir take Foster and use the Soul Forge to analyze Foster's condition, with Thor being amused by Foster's constant questions of how Asgardian technology worked. They were then interrupted when Odin arrived in the room to tell him to take Foster back to Earth despite Thor's protests. However, when the guards attempted to remove her, they were all once again blown backward by the Aether's incredible power coming from her.
Seeing the potential danger, Odin took Thor and Foster away and showed them the Book of Yggdrasil which explained to them that the Aether was created by the Dark Elves thousands of years ago as their greatest leader, Malekith, had attempted to use it's power to destroy the universe before being defeated by Bor who wiped out the Dark Elves. When Foster asked how to be freed of the Aether before it killed her, Odin confessed to not knowing how to do that.
Seeking to understand more of the Aether's power and hoping to save her, Odin allowed Foster to stay in Asgard until the Aether could be safely removed from her. Thor and Foster spent time together in Asgard, exploring their culture, and Thor explained to her the story behind the Convergence which had caused her to come in contact with the Aether through the Nine Realms, vowing to use his great power to protect her from harm despite his own father's wishes. They shared a kiss and were interrupted by Thor's mother Frigga, who teased them both while Thor introduced her to Foster, much to Foster's great awkward amazement which Thor enjoyed.
Thor made the introductions but while they were talking, Algrim had used the power of a Kursed Stone to give himself knew power and break himself and many others free of the Asgardian Dungeons. Thor soon became distracted by an alarm at the dungeons, and knowing that Loki was also there and fearing for his escape. Frigga promised to look after Foster while Thor summoned Mjølnir and flew towards the Dungeons to investigate the still ongoing chaos.
- "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 the Dark Elves invaded Asgard, Thor then flew into battle and, using his reputation as a greatly feared Asgardian warrior, ordered the prisoners to stop their current riot and then return to their cells within the Asgardian Dungeons. However, when they refused and continued to fight, Thor battled them alongside Volstagg, Fandral and the remaining prison guards, noting that the prisoners no longer had their word that they would not harm them during the battle. Throughout the ensuing skirmish, Loki remained in his cell, reading a book, and did not get involved in the conflict, much to Thor's own great personal relief.
Having helped to quell the riot, Thor was unable to stop the Dark Elf Harrows from flying past Heimdall's war ships, as Kurse destroyed Asgard's defenses and allowed their ships to attack. Thor felt the entire palace shake as Malekith's ship crash landed into the Great Hall. Thor continued assisting the Warriors Three in securing all the remaining prisoners as the Einherjar battled the Dark Elves who used their own small army to charge through the palace.
Thor ran to the aid of his people and arrived just in time to witness his own mother, Frigga, fall down bleeding on the ground from being stabbed in the heart by Kurse. In great anger, Thor burned half of Malekith's face off with a lightning bolt and then threw his hammer, Mjølnir, into Kurse and Malekith, sending them back to their Ark ship and repelling the invasion, although Thor was unable to kill either of them or destroy their ship before it vanished from view.
Now too late to do anything more, Thor summoned Mjølnir back to his hand just as Odin arrived in the room armed with Gungnir only to find his own beloved wife dead. Jane Foster also appeared from her hiding place, as Frigga had used her Magic to hide her and sacrificed her own life to protect hers. Thor then just watched as his father fell to his knees and cradled Frigga's lifeless body in his arms, mourning the loss of his wife who had been with him for centuries.
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
In the wake of the Sacking of Asgard, a funeral was later held for the dead Asgardians and Queen Frigga. Thor attended and with Jane Foster by his side, he watched his mother transform into stars into the Multiverse as the Asgardians showed their respects to their late Queen.
Thor knew that Malekith would soon return for the Aether, and, once he learned that King Odin had locked Foster away in Asgard. Thor interrupted a military meeting as he desperately tried to convince Odin that Malekith would return and destroy Asgard in order to get the Aether. Thor explained his plan to trick Malekith by taking him away from Asgard and then destroy the Aether himself, but, blinded by hate and grief, Odin would not let Thor move her.
Odin then told Thor that he planned to fight a new war with the Dark Elves, as his own father Bor had done until they were wiped from existence. However, during their argument it became clear that Odin was becoming weaker and uneasy on his feet. When Odin swore that the Asgardians would fight until the last breath and noted he believed they would win, Thor knew in his heart that they would not win a war with Malekith's great army of undetectable Dark Elves.
Disheartened by Odin's orders not to seek out Malekith himself, Thor then devised a plan to move her even if he would then commit treason and in the worst case get them killed. Meeting Heimdall at one of Asgard's caverns, they discussed how Heimdall could no longer see the Dark Elves and the Bifrost Bridge had been closed off. Thor spoke to Heimdall about Malekith and the Dark Elves, noting that Odin's decision was a poor one made out of both his hatred and mourning and requested Heimdall's aid in getting himself and Foster off-world, if he could keep quiet. Heimdall agreed to help, despite knowing this action would be considered high treason.
Since Loki managed to get three Frost Giants into Asgard, Thor hoped that he could take them to Svartalfheim to ambush Malekith. Seeking more allies for his mission, Thor gathered Lady Sif and the Warriors Three for a secret meeting where he explained to them his plan to free Loki, much to Volstagg's horror while Fandral then reminded him that Loki would more than likely betray him yet again, which Thor acknowledged was true but remained confident.
Thor traveled into the Asgardian 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 learned of Frigga's death at the hands of Kurse, who he had helped during the raid. Thor promised Loki that if he agreed to help then he would free him from his prison cell and grant him revenge for their mother's death. Loki agreed, despite Thor threatening his life.
Thor and Loki made their escape through the halls of Asgard, to remain unnoticed Loki then disguised himself as a Einherjar guard. However, when it became clear he was now 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 about his friendship with the Avengers as he joked about Captain America's own grand patriotism.
Losing his patience, Thor pinned Loki against a wall when he spotted some guards, Loki requested his dagger but Thor instead gave him a brand new pair of handcuffs, teasingly reminding Loki about how he normally enjoyed tricks like that. When they became corned by more Einherjar guards, Thor dropped Mjølnir and informed Loki that he did not intend to kill his Asgardian allies. Thor then proceeded to subdue the guards with just his own bare hands.
Thor and Loki then regrouped with Lady Sif who had successfully rescued Jane Foster while Heimdall was still distracting Odin at Heimdall's Observatory. Once Thor had thanked Sif and Volstagg for agreeing to stay behind and keep the Einherjar at bay, he, Foster and Loki then boarded the Dark Elf Harrow which had crash-landed into the Asgardian Palace. Sif and Volstagg both first personally took the chance to threaten Loki if he even tried to betray Thor.
While Sif and Volstagg delayed the guards, Thor attempted to get the Dark Elf Harrow going, while Loki continued to criticize him, much to Thor's great annoyance. Once they got going, Thor flew the Harrow across Asgard with the Einherjar chasing after him. Loki continued mocking him, especially when he destroyed a statue of Bor. Nearing their exit point, 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 as Loki noted how impressed he was that Thor had actually managed to trick him. They were hunted by an Asgardian patrol but Fandral went over to their ship and knocked out the soldiers, allowing them to get away without being seen. Loki then took control of the Skiff and drove through the secret passageway that took them to Svartalfheim, delighting in his great success.
- "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 where they explored the remains from the First Battle of Svartalfheim. As they moved through the wreckages of various Arks, Thor cared for Jane Foster as she slowly regained all of her strength. Loki began to mock Thor about his love for a mortal woman, noting that she would die long before he would, when Thor asked if this would satisfy him, Loki claimed satisfaction was not within his nature.
Thor noted that surrender was not in his nature as Loki accused him of locking him in the Asgardian Dungeons. This lead to an intense argument between the two leading to Thor nearly punching his own 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 as they continued onward.
They made their way through Svartalfheim and, while sitting on a cliff top, they all saw Malekith stepping out of his ship with all of his small army of Dark Elves. Having already made a plan to deceive Malekith to gain the upper hand, Thor unlocked Loki's handcuffs while Loki once again asked Thor if he trusted him when Thor asked if he would trust himself, Loki said he could not as he drew his own dagger from just underneath his own long cloak.
Loki then proceeded to use his dagger to stab Thor in the side and throw him off a cliff where he rolled to the feet of the Dark Elves. He kicked and beat Thor while claiming he only ever wanted both him and Odin dead at his feet before cutting Thor's hand off. Malekith, who had been there waiting for them, listened as Loki told him that all he wanted in return for the gift of both Foster and the Aether was a good spot where he could see Asgard burn down.
As Malekith was unsure of Loki, Kurse then stepped forward and remembered seeing Loki during the Sacking of Asgard, 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 then explode.
Loki jumped on top of Foster to prevent the Aether explosion from hitting her while Thor waited to ensure the Aether was indeed destroyed. To his horror, however, the Aether proved to be too powerful due to being one of the Infinity Stones and Malekith then proceeded to absorb it into his own body, becoming vastly more powerful before he turned and left, telling Kurse and some of the Dark Elves to take care of the rest while he was gone.
Seeking to kill them Kurse threw a Black Hole Grenade in the air and, before it could kill Foster, Loki pushed her out of the way and almost got sucked in himself but Thor managed to save him by knocking him out of the sky. Seeing Malekith was about to get away onboard the Ark, Thor left Loki behind with Foster as he then launched himself forward with the power of Mjølnir at the Dark Elf, but was knocked hard out of the way by Kurse's powerful strike.
Quickly recovering from the powerful strike, Thor role to his feet as Kurse walked towards him and they began to battle each other, with Kurse taking advantage of Thor's surprise at the Dark Elf's strength since using a Kurse Stone. Thor was then thrown into a mountain and had a heavy boulder thrown at him. Kurse even managed to knock Mjølnir off its path before he started to violently beat up Thor, pounding Thor into the ground repeatedly with force.
Before Thor could be beaten to death, however, Loki then stabbed Kurse through 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 as the blade sticking out of Kurse's chest then pierced Loki's solar plexus, mortally wounding him while Thor could only look on helplessly and cry out for his own brother who was then dismissively thrown down onto the ground by Kurse.
Despite being mortally wounded and facing a seemingly unstoppable beast, Loki got the last laugh as he managed to press one of Kurse's Black Hole Grenades and said he would see the monster in Hel. Kurse was then killed in the ensuing explosion as his own body was crushed and Thor ran to Loki's aid. As Thor promised to tell Odin of his heroic deeds, Loki said he had not done them for Odin and then seemingly died in Thor's arms, much to his sadness.
Return to Earth
As a storm approached Svartalfheim, Thor and Jane Foster took shelter inside a cave as Foster told Thor that Malekith planned to use the Aether's power to destroy the world, having seen it in a vision. Thor comforted her that it was not her fault, but was interrupted when Richard called her on the phone, which seemed to be impossible as she and Richard were separated between realms.
Amazed that Richard was calling her all the way from Earth, Foster began exploring the cave for answers while Thor was embarrassed that she was talking to another man. Before long Foster discovered all the objects that did not come back when she was playing and experimenting with the Convergence at the storage house. This allowed them to find a portal to London where her car was waiting, as Thor then questioned who exactly Richard was.
They quickly drove back to the apartment in London where Foster was greeted by Darcy Lewis and Ian Boothby while Thor carefully placed Mjølnir onto the coat rack. Erik Selvig then came over and greeted Thor, who noted Selvig was not wearing pants at the time, which Boothby claimed helped him to think. Selvig then asked if Loki was also with him, but Thor then noted that Loki had been killed by Kurse earlier, which seemed to greatly please Selvig.
The group then stood around a table and discussed Malekith's plans for the Aether, and how he intended to use its power to destroy all the Nine Realms and plunge the Multiverse into eternal darkness. Thor noted that for this to work, Malekith needed to be in a specific location which Selvig realized was in Greenwich in London. Seeking to destroy the Dark Elves, Thor reclaimed Mjølnir while Selvig then went to put his pants back on as they prepared to leave.
- "You think you can stop this? The Aether cannot be destroyed."
"But you can."
- ―Malekith and Thor
While the Convergence began and all the worlds were almost in line, Thor's allies put Gravimetric Spikes around the area ready to disrupt the Convergence as much as possible until Malekith had arrived, smashing through the Royal Naval College. Thor landed before Malekith's Ark and the pair faced each other on the battleground, as Malekith told him he should not have come so far as he would soon die regardless.
The two mortal enemies exchanged threats, as Malekith promised to destroy Asgard once he was finished with Earth, before Malekith attempted to kill Thor with the Aether's power. Thor was able to use Mjølnir to deflect the attacks, despite being knocked back by the sheer force of the Infinity Stone. Thor soon recovered and mocked Malekith's lack of strength, telling him he expected more, before then knocking him back with a powerful hit from Mjølnir.
The Asgardian and the Dark Elf began to fight as Thor attempted to use the power of Mjølnir to destroy his foe, only to discover that the Aether had given Malekith incredible strength and durability, allowing him to absorb blows from the hammer and fire them back. The Battle caused them to be pushed through all the Convergence's portals, although throughout the battle they're both equally matched strength meant neither could kill the other while they fought.
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 attempted to Mjølnir at Malekith, only to lose it through a portal, leaving him near defenseless from Malekith's attacks. The Dark Elf took full advantage, knocking him back with the Aether before they fell through another portal, crash landing onto The Gherkin when they returned to Earth with some force.
While falling off the side of the Gherkin, Thor then attempted to draw Mjølnir back to his hand, but he was too late and fell through another portal with Malekith, forcing his hammer to fly through space to try and find him. When they landed on Jotunheim they were nearly killed by a Jotunheim Beast which launched out of a cave and destroyed the section of a mountain they were both stood on, causing them to fall through yet another portal with the Beast as well.
Having gotten away from the Jotunheim Beast which saved Darcy Lewis and Ian Boothby from Dark Elves, Thor and Malekith were teleported to separate parts of London, as Thor was forced to use the London Underground System to make his way back towards Greenwich. Thor quickly asked the highly confused passengers the best way for him to get back to the battle, and smiling to himself when an attractive woman awkwardly fell on him.
Malekith, now back on Earth and next to the Ark, then started to release the Aether's power into all of the Nine Realms through the Convergence. Thor returned to Greenwich and regrouped with Jane Foster and Selvig as they all watched as the Aether's power being unleashed. They told him that neither of them could get close to Malekith as the Aether would tear their bodies apart, but Thor could, so he took the Gravimetric Spikes and moved forward.
With the Spikes in his hands, Thor moved through the Aether and found Malekith in the center, pushing it's power through the Nine Realms and plunging them into eternal darkness. Thor called out to Malekith, telling him he was there to accept his surrender, as he had said to the Kronan Marauder, and threw the Spikes into Malekith's arms, teleporting them to Svartalfheim, although Malekith merely used the Aether's power to regrow his own arms back.
Fueled by the Aether, Malekith told Thor that he now could not be stopped and the Aether could not be destroyed, only for Thor to not that Malekith himself could be destroyed before charging forward. Powered by a desire to avenge the Sacking of Asgard and the death of Frigga as well as Loki, Thor then reclaimed Mjølnir and struck the last Spike into Malekith's chest, knocking him back into the Ark with incredible force and teleporting him onto Svartalfheim.
While the threat of Malekith was temporally over, the impact of the blast combined with the Aether, knocked Thor unconscious. As Foster ran to his aid, Malekith's ship started to fall down towards to their heads, with Foster unable to pull Thor to safety. Fortunately, Erik Selvig's devices teleported the ship away and it crashed down on Malekith, finally killing him. Meanwhile Thor awoke to find he had succeeded in defeating Malekith and all the Dark Elves.
Rejecting the Throne
- "I would rather be a good man than a great king."
- ―Thor to Odin
With Malekith and the Dark Elves now finally defeated, Thor returned to Asgard and talked with his father. He spoke about Loki's sacrifice and how he now believed his brother had died a hero by sacrificing himself to kill Kurse. 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 before wishing Thor good luck in his search for love. He then returned back to Earth and reunited with Foster.
Soon after the battles, 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". Coulson told Sif, when she came to Earth chasing Lorelei, that it would be better if he told Thor himself that he was alive, as Thor still believed he had been killed by Loki.
With the rising threat of HYDRA, the Avengers were reassembled and used the Avengers Tower as their headquarters to embark on several missions to ruin all HYDRA's plans for world domination. Thor was called upon to assist Black Widow in a situation in Sudan. Thor and his teammates fought against HYDRA and 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 HYDRA base in Sokovia where it was creating enhanced soldiers.
While searching for the Scepter in the HYDRA Research Base, Thor and the Avengers battled countless HYDRA operatives with highly advanced weapons and armor designed from Chitauri technology gathered from the Battle of New York. When Iron Man discovered that the base was protected by an energy shield, Thor noted that HYDRA would not have built such powerful technology and defenses without the use of the Scepter's incredible alien power.
The Avengers were soon attacked by Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, who had gained powers from HYDRA's experiments. Hawkeye was injured during this attack and Thor offered to get him back to safety. Thor and Captain America used their combined strength to destroy a HYDRA Tank before Thor saved Hawkeye. Eventually, the Avengers located the Scepter, captured Wolfgang von Strucker and HYDRA was finally defeated, although the Maximoff twins escaped.
Once the team was back on the Quinjet, Natasha Romanoff asked Thor for an assessment of Bruce Banner's skills on the battlefield to help him calm down; however the overly excited Thor commented on how the Hulk's violence had just resulted in the deaths of dozens of HYDRA soldiers who were now screaming in Hel. Seeing that this upset Banner, Thor took back his words and told him that many of the injuries he had inflicted on the soldiers were nonfatal.
While they looked at the Scepter and discussed how they had been hunting it ever since the HYDRA Uprising and how List had used it to make enhanced soldiers, Stark asked Thor to allow him to analyze the Scepter before Thor took it back to Asgard and, seeing no real threat there, Thor agreed. Stark then suggested that the Avengers hold a party at Avengers Tower to celebrate their victory over Baron Strucker 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 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, comparing their careers much to Maria Hill's amusement.
Later, Thor and Steve Rogers drank an Asgardian drink; when an old man asked to drink it, Thor warned it would be too powerful, with Rogers being allowed to share it with him due to the Super Soldier Serum within his veins. Despite Thor's warnings, the man insisted that he was strong enough due to his time in World War II, and was later escorted home, barely able to stand. Thor then remained at the party while many of the other guests left the party.
As the party came to an end and most of the guests returned home, Thor challenged the other Avengers, including Hill and Helen Cho to test their strength by trying to lift up 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 then attempted with the help of James Rhodes and their Iron Man Armors but also soon both had to admit defeat, much to Thor's own great amusement.
Only Steve Rogers was able to move the hammer ever so slightly, which made Thor nervous for a moment until he admitted defeated the same as the others. Stark claimed that the hammer was actually imprinted and it was not Asgardian magic that held the key. When all the Avengers who had attempted had failed, Thor implied that it was simply because they were actually unworthy, much to everyone's disgust while they all still laughed together.
- "Down in the real world we’re faced with ugly choices."
"Who sent you?"
"I see a suit of armor around the world."
- ―Ultron and Thor
Suddenly a loud noise rang in the team's ear as they were greeted by heavily damaged Iron Legion drone that accused them all of being killers. The robot claimed that while awakening from a sleep, it had killed somebody, but when Captain America questioned who, the robot did not answer. When Thor asked the drone who sent him, the robot only replied by replaying an audio tape of something Tony Stark had said revealing himself as Ultron, an artificial intelligent android created by Stark with Bruce Banner's help, designed to safeguard all of humanity.
Ultron told the Avengers that he was on a mission to bring peace and then attacked the entire group using the Iron Legion which he had reprogrammed to be his own army of Ultron Sentries. The Avengers battled against the army, with Thor using his strength to rip apart the robots with his bare hands. In the ensuing conflict one of the drones stole the Scepter and flew away from Avengers Tower before any of the team could stop it from getting away from them.
Eventually, the drones were all destroyed by the combined efforts of the Avengers, with Ultron commenting that it had been a dramatic few moments. When Ultron told them that the only way to ensure peace was to destroy the Avengers, Thor then responded by furiously throwing Mjølnir at the robot, destroying his body only for Ultron to download his body to another area while singing a song from Pinocchio as his current body then shut down.
- "This could’ve been avoided if you hadn’t played with something you don’t understand."
"No, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. It is funny. It’s a hoot!"
- ―Thor and Tony Stark
While the Avengers regrouped and tried to figure out their next move, Thor was sent after the Iron Legion robot who had escaped with the Scepter, although Thor was unable to follow it too far and had only learned it was going north. Having returned back to Avengers Tower, the now infuriated Thor grabbed Tony Stark by the throat blaming him for the mess, before being calmed down by Steve Rogers who then demanded an update on what Thor had learned.
Thor noted that now he could no longer return the Scepter back to Asgard as was planned, blaming Stark for creating Ultron, noting 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 to create the robotic A.I. by claiming that while they could deal with forces such as HYDRA and arms dealers with ease, beings like the Chitauri were beyond all their own powers.
Seeking to work out where Ultron would have gone, the Avengers soon learned that Wolfgang von Strucker had been killed by the robot and so they began researching what Strucker may have told him. Eventually, they came to the conclusion that Ultron would be seeking out Ulysses Klaue, who could sell him Vibranium. Looking at his picture, Thor noted that Klaue had a brand burned onto his neck written in Wakandan which showed him to be a thief.
- "If you believe in peace, then let us keep it."
"I think you’re confusing peace with quiet."
- ―Thor and Ultron
The Avengers eventually managed to locate Ultron purchasing a new supply of Vibranium from arms-dealer Ulysses Klaue while within the city of Johannesburg. The Avengers arrived just as Ultron attacked Klaue after being insulted. Thor and the other Avengers confronted Ultron and his companions, Wanda and her brother Pietro Maximoff. Thor spoke with Ultron, trying to convince him to be peaceful but was ignored.
Despite all their attempts to resolve the conflict, it soon became clear that Ultron had no intention of keeping the peace, the teams began fighting, with Hawkeye and Black Widow fighting all Klaue's soldiers while the others battled the Ultron Sentries. While Ultron fought against Iron Man, Thor assisted Captain America in the battle against the robots and Maximoffs, using teamwork to gain the upper hand and soon destroyed all of the small robotic army.
As their battle neared its end and the Avengers seemed victorious, Wanda Maximoff snuck up behind Thor and used her own abilities to warp his mind before attacking all the other Avengers. Although he initially believed he was too mighty to be affected and warned his other teammates, Thor soon seemingly found himself in Asgard, at which point he realized Maximoff's power was stronger than he had anticipated as it had managed to affect his own mind.
Thor continued 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 while a mysterious hooded figure watched while Thor fired bolts of destructive lightning from his body, getting flashes of the creation of Vision and the Infinity Gauntlet which would one day house all of the Infinity Stones and bring destruction.
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 while Iron Man was forced to stop the Hulk's current destructive rampage through Johannesburg, as Bruce Banner was also affected by Wanda Maximoff's powers. While onboard the Quinjet, the unaffected Barton updated Maria Hill and explained he would take the team somewhere safe where they could all recover.
- "I need your help."
"It’s nice to be needed."
"This may be dangerous..."
"I would be disappointed if it wasn't."
- ―Thor and Erik Selvig
In order to get the Avengers out of harm's way, Clint Barton piloted the Quinjet to a remote location. With Thor, Captain America and Black Widow suffering from visions and Tony Stark and Bruce Banner recovering from a massive fight they had had right in the centre of Johannesburg, Barton flew the Quinjet to the only place he knew they would all be safe, his home. Barton then introduced all the Avengers to his family, including his pregnant wife Laura Barton and his two children.
While Barton was explaining how he had asked Nick Fury to keep the location of the farm off all of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s official records, Thor then accidentally stepped on one of the Cooper Barton's toys and hid the broken pieces under the table. Still struggling with the vision Scarlet Witch had given him, Thor chose not to stay at the house and then informed Rogers and Stark that he would go to learn more about the Infinity Stones and the being he had seen in his vision.
Wanting not to draw any attention to himself, Thor put on a hooded jacket and found Doctor Erik Selvig outside the University of London where he was currently teaching. Greeting Selvig beside his car, 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, with Selvig noting that he would be disappointed if the mission was not dangerous as he got into the car.
Upon finding the Water of Sights with Selvig's help, Thor explained that throughout the Nine Realms there were reflections and, if he was accepted by the water gods, then he would be able to return to his dream and find the answers he needed, although Selvig warned that none of the stories involving this place ended well. Despite all the warnings, Thor undressed and entered the pool and the water spirits allowed him to revisit his previous nightmare in more detail.
Thor's body was taken over by the water spirits who claimed only a human sacrifice would stop Ultron and noting that the Scepter would be key. Thor became engulfed with lightning and saw nightmarish visions of the destruction of Asgard and the deaths of all of his close 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 all this new information, Thor flew back to the Avengers Tower to inform the rest of 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 all 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, knocking Thor back with incredible force.
Confused about his surroundings in Avengers Tower as he glanced all 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 as he looked out at New York City. The being then took the time to examine himself on the reflection of the glass window while also gazing out into the city, considering what happened.
While Thor stopped all of the Avengers from attacking it, the being apologized for its own 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, given to him by the Scarlet Witch, and at the center of it is the Infinity Stones, including the Mind Stone, which is implanted on the android's forehead.
Despite what Thor said, Captain America, confused as to why the android sounded like J.A.R.V.I.S., allowed Tony 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 who was there to assist them in finding a way of stopping Ultron's evil plans to soon destroy the entire human race.
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 would be currently waiting for all of the Avengers, especially his own creator Tony Stark, in Sokovia. He stated that Ultron would spread his rage across the globe before handing Mjølnir back to Thor, much to the bewilderment of everyone in the room.
As they all prepared for the incoming Battle of Sokovia, Thor took some time to speak with the Vision while all of the other Avengers collected their gear and regrouped onboard the Quinjet to fly to Ultron's location at Novi Grad. During the flight, Captain America gave a speech in which he told his fellow Avengers that their priority would be to get the people of Sokovia to safety before battling all the Ultron Sentries that would be standing in their way.
Battling the Ultron Sentries
Thor joined the rest of the Avengers going to Sokovia, while Captain America organised the evacuation of all of the civilians before any fighting could put them at risk, Thor assisted Bruce Banner in the rescue of Natasha Romanoff, as she had been captured by Ultron, smashing down a wall to give Banner access to the building where she was held.
Once Romanoff had been found and rescued, she forced Banner to turn into the Hulk before they rejoined the rest of the team into the battle against all the Ultron Sentries, who had been alerted to the team's presence. Thor remained behind, witnessing the city being torn apart from the inside as Ultron Sentries attempted to overwhelm the God of Thunder, who responded by easily destroying his robotic enemies before searching for the rest of the Avengers.
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 entire 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 then 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.
Teaming up with Captain America, they both used Thor's incredible strength to send Captain America's Shield flying into a horde of the Ultron Sentries, destroying several of them. Thor grabbed another of the Sentries and flew him into the air, before spinning and knocking several more out of the sky and smashing them apart, causing one to crash land into a petrol van and cause a massive fireball which then destroyed even more of the enemy machines.
As the battle against the Ultron Sentries became more intense, Thor was proving himself the superior fighter until he was then attacked by Ultron himself, who now with his new Vibranium body, the metal warmonger then proceeded to beat the God of Thunder into submission, eventually causing him to drop Mjølnir. Ultron proceeded to use his Gravity Manipulation capabilities to launch large stone pillars at Thor repeatedly to gain the upper hand in their battle.
However, noticing that Vision had arrived, Thor distracted Ultron with an overdrawn speech claiming that as the first son of Odin and also prince of Asgard he would never surrender, before Vision then used Mjølnir to hit Ultron out of the church with incredible force, allowing Thor to get back onto his feet. 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 from the hammer.
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.
Ultron responded by unleashing his entire army of Ultron Sentries to attack the Avengers. Captain America slowly turned to Thor and commented that Thor had to provoke the warmongering 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 ensuing battle, with Thor summoning lightning from Mjølnir to blast the robots apart.
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 his 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 so hard he flew across the city and away from them.
As all the other Ultron Sentries made a hasty retreat away from the Avengers and were destroyed by War Machine and the Vision, Thor stayed with the other Avengers as Captain America ordered them to make their way out once the last of the citizens had been evacuated onboard the Transporters. Thor joined the others in helping get the people on board the Helicarrier while the Scarlet Witch volunteered to stay behind and keep guarding the key from Ultron.
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 the people taken to safety, 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, as both Thor and Captain America shielded themselves from the bullets. Ultron then turned his sights towards Hawkeye, who was attempting to save Costel from harm. before the other Avengers could stop him, Ultron killed Quicksilver by shooting him, as he had run in front of Hawkeye to protect him. Thor then charged forward to finally complete their mission plan.
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, charging it with lightning and waited until Iron Man gave him the order.
Once Iron Man had used his Arc Reactor beam to overheat the city's core, Thor then smashed his hammer onto the key, channeling the massive amounts of lightning into the Vibranium causing a massive smite that vaporized the entire city before it could hit the ground, saving billions of lives in the process. Thor was caught in the middle of the explosion and fell hundreds of feet into the sea below, however, his Asgardian body helped him to survive the blast.
Search for the Stones
Farewell to the Avengers
With Ultron finally defeated, and the world once again saved from its total annihilation, Thor regrouped with all of his fellow Avengers at the New Avengers Facility where the newest generation of heroes were being trained to protect the planet. While having a friendly debate with Steve Rogers and Tony Stark over how Vision had become worthy enough to pick up Mjølnir while the others could not, Thor decided to leave Earth in the safe hands of the new Avengers.
Still haunted by the visions Scarlet Witch had shown him, Thor felt it was his duty as a hero between the Nine Realms to better research and understand all 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, recalling how he had witnessed Malekith using the Aether's power recently. Telling Stark and Rogers that he will eventually return, Thor called Heimdall to open a portal from the Bifrost and returned to Asgard to begin his mission, leaving before Stark complained about how these gateways he created ruined their facility's lawn by burning a lot of it.
Two years after the Battle of Sokovia, Thor has been unsuccessful in searching for the Infinity Stones, and is now imprisoned by the fire demon Surtur. Surtur reveals that Thor's father Odin is no longer on Asgard, and that the realm will soon be destroyed by Ragnarök, once Surtur unites his crown with the Eternal Flame that burns beneath the city. Thor clashes with and defeats Surtur, taking his crown, believing he has prevented Ragnarök.
Search for Odin
Thor returns to Asgard just in time, and after a brief confrontation with Skurge, Thor uses his hammer to rush towards the center of Asgard. After arriving at the palace, Thor notices a gigantic, golden statue of Loki outside, and he comes across Odin watching a play based on the events that took place in the Second Battle of Svartalfheim, when Loki apparently died in Thor's arms. Infuriated, he confronts Odin and protests why he is not defending the realms and instead gorging himself on grapes and leaving Asgard corrupted. Realizing from what Surtur had said, that his adopted brother had faked his death again, and had been posing as his father since his apparent death, he takes "Odin" in his arms and hurls his hammer, threatening to crush his head with it unless he reveals his deception to everyone on Asgard. With no other option, Loki gives up the facade in front of the Asgardians and faces Thor's scorn, as he asks in anger where his father has been for the last four years.
Meeting Doctor Strange
Upon arriving on Earth, Thor and Loki found that the retirement house where Loki dropped Odin had been demolished. Thor sarcastically asked Loki if he dumped Odin on the house or the street in front of the rubble. Loki is suddenly captured by a portal on the floor which then leaves an address for the New York Sanctum, which Thor heads to. Thor is greeted by Doctor Strange who told Thor that he sensed Loki's arrival on Earth.
After introducing themselves, Thor and Strange discussed the situation while teleporting around the sanctum, much to Thor's discomfort. Strange also used his magic to comically refill Thor's beer after he drinks it, confusing him. Strange states that he is responsible for keeping the sanctum and the world safe from beings who have the potential to be dangerous; elaborating that Loki is one of those beings, Thor remarked that he agreed with Loki being put on the list. Thor highlights that he and Loki are looking for Odin. Strange agrees to help on the condition that they promptly return to Asgard as soon as they find Odin. Strange uses Thor's hair to locate Odin in Norway informs Thor and that he is waiting for them. He opens up a portal to Norway and comically reminds Thor not to forget his "umbrella" (disguised Mjølnir) to which Thor responds to by summoning it with his hand, smashing through and breaking objects in the room above, which irritates Strange. Thor then requests for Strange to free Loki, and Strange obliges by releasing Loki from a spell which he angrily exclaims has caused him to fall for thirty minutes. Loki prepares to attack Strange, but Strange moves the still-open portal around Thor and Loki, transporting them to Norway and out of the New York Sanctum. There, they meet with Odin.
Upon seeing their father, Thor immediately told Odin that they have come to take him back to Asgard. Odin only responds with how joyful he is to be reunited with his two sons, even stating that it took him a long time to break free of Loki's illusion and that his mother would have been proud of his skill, shocking Loki. Odin told his sons to admire the beauty of the landscape and the sea in front of him, reminiscing Asgard. Thor desperately tells his father about Ragnarök and how they must prevent it, but Odin said that it can not be stopped and that it had already begun. Odin then told Thor and Loki about Hela, and how she was coming to Earth to seek her revenge. When asked who Hela was, Odin stated that she was his firstborn, and Thor's sister, surprising them both. Odin stands and expressed his love for his sons before bidding them farewell, as his body dissipated into energy and was taken by the wind. Thor's grief caused storm clouds to gather above, as he furiously claimed that this was Loki's fault, as the latter tried to calm him down.
Return of Hela
Before Thor causes an outburst of grief, he and Loki are stunned to see a portal appear in front of them. Changing back into their normal attire, they ready themselves only to witness Hela step out of the portal free of her banishment following Odin's demise. Hela greeted the pair and was stunned but not surprised that Odin had not told them about her being Odin's first born. Since Odin had now passed, Hela, as the rightful heir to the throne of Asgard, orders Thor and Loki to kneel before her as their new Queen.
Thor refuses to recognize her as the heir of the throne and throws Mjølnir toward her but she easily caught it and shattered it in her hands. Loki panicked and called for the Bifrost Bridge. However, during their transport, Hela intercepted them and forced both Thor and Loki out of the beam.
Stranded on Sakaar
Thor is deposited on an alien planet, Sakaar, covered in junk. There were portals from other places all over the sky, where junk and debris from other worlds fell through to the surface. Thor was then approached by hostile scavengers which he easily fights off without Mjølnir until one of them uses an electrified net to capture him. The scavengers proceed to beat Thor until a drunk woman appeared from her ship, claiming Thor to be "hers". The woman fights off the scavengers, seemingly rescuing Thor but the woman throws a Control Disk at his neck and this allowed her to electrocute and render him unconscious.
With the disc connected to his neck preventing him from escaping, the woman took Thor to the planet's supreme ruler, the Grandmaster who intended to use him as a gladiator in the Contest of Champions that kept him in power. However, due to the unusual relativistic effects of how they got there, Loki had been there for weeks, earning the Grandmaster's favour. The Grandmaster paid the woman for Thor and told him that he can have his freedom if he defeats the arena's champion, which Thor was confident he could do.
Thor was thrown into the gladiator's quarters where he met Korg, an exiled Kronan resistance fighter, and his friend Miek. Korg stated that no one had ever escaped or beaten this champion. Thor was prepared to fight this man, having had his hair cut by someone strangely familiar and choosing his weapons. He found the woman there who he recognised as a member of the Valkyries. When she was unsympathetic to the plight of Asgard, he called her a coward before being forced to go out and fight.
The champion was revealed to be the Hulk. Thor, overjoyed at seeing his former Avengers teammate, attempted to talk as well as negotiate with him but makes the mistake of calling him 'Bruce Banner'. He even tried Black Widow's calming technique but it failed to work. Hulk overpowered him during the battle and was close to killing him but Thor saw a vision of his father causing his powers to surge. As the fight continued, the tables have turned and Thor is winning but the Grandmaster, unwilling to see Hulk lose since he was a fan favorite, cheated and "fixed" the fight by activating the Control Disk on Thor's neck.
Escaping the Grandmaster
A bruised Thor awoke in luxurious quarters with Hulk. Hulk refused to return Earth because he believed he was hated there and therefore would not leave. He was shown to be friends and sparring partners with Valkyrie but agreed to trick her into coming to his quarters so Thor can steal her control device and remove the Control Disk from his neck.
Thor tried to get to the Quinjet that brought Hulk to Sakaar but Hulk damaged it, not wanting to leave. It was only when Thor accidentally activates a recording of Black Widow's attempts to get Hulk to turn the Quinjet around that Hulk is pacified and transformed back to Bruce Banner himself. Banner had been in Hulk form since Sokovia and, as a result, the Hulk had completely taken over. Because of this, Banner was powerless and does not remember anything that has happened for the past two years since, questioning what happened with Ultron. He feared that if he became the Hulk again, Banner will be gone forever.
The Grandmaster ordered Valkyrie and Loki to track Thor and Banner down. Valkyrie found them but agreed to help, having knocked out Loki after he made her see a vision of herself and the Valkyries falling at Hela's hands millennia ago when she was the only survivor which caused her to turn to drink in misery on Sakaar. Loki, not wanting to be stuck on Sakaar, told Thor he had the Grandmaster's security codes which give him control over his systems.
Heimdall had told Thor that they need to go through the largest portal in the sky (which has the unfortunate nickname 'Devil's Anus') to escape but Valkyrie's ship is not up to the job. They broke Korg and Miek out so they can begin a slave revolt as a distraction so they can steal the Grandmaster's personal ship.
Loki, inevitably, betrayed them as they are escaping but Thor quietly placed one of the Control Disks on his back, leaving him being shocked on the floor. Thor told his brother that he knew Loki will always be the God of Mischief, but had hoped that he would have shown some capacity for growth before leaving, with Loki still being shocked and the remote intentionally left out of reach. However, Korg arrived with a group of slaves and turns off the device later. Loki takes leadership of the group, on account of Korg being a weak minded pushover, and stole a large ship with them.
Destruction of Asgard
Thor was overpowered by Hela who struck him across the face, cutting out his eye. She was too much for him and once again Thor has a vision of his father. He told him that Asgard is not a place, it was a people. Thor stated he cannot defeat Hela without Mjølnir, but Odin reminded Thor that he is not a god of hammers, that Mjolnir was only ever a focus for his powers and they are greater than Odin's.
With his powers in full force, Thor managed to resist Hela and carved through her army of Berserkers but he realized she was still too much for him. He and Loki agreed that as long as Asgard existed she would grow more powerful. The prophecy stated that in order for Ragnarök must happen, Asgard must fall and it is their place to ensure it, not to stop it. Thor and Valkyrie held her off while Loki went to the trophy room to retrieve the Crown of Surtur. He placed it in the Eternal Flame and Surtur was reborn.
The now much more powerful Surtur began laying waste to Asgard and even Hela was unable to stop him. Hulk attacked Surtur but Thor called him off. He carried Thor and Valkyrie aboard the ship which escapes as Asgard is utterly destroyed, leaving only asteroids behind.
King of the Asgardians
Heading Towards Earth
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- "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 Odin's own wars with them convincing him 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 finding 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 and started a fight with the other Frost Giants.
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 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 Bifrost 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 honorable 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, however, he eventually realized, 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
Asgardian Physiology: As the son of the Asgardian King Odin, Thor possesses a number of superhuman attributes common among the Asgardians. However, his attributes are considerably more powerful than those of the vast majority of his race. Thor is the third most powerful Asgardian in the Nine Realms, second only to his father Odin and elder sister Hela. With the death of Odin and Hela, Thor is the most powerful Asgardian currently alive. As Asgard's warrior prince, Thor 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.
- 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 the Destroyer, Hulk, Malekith, Ultron, Fenris, Surtur, and Hela can take multiple direct hits from Thor. Hence, Thor was able to shatter a massive Kronan Marauder, 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. After receiving visions from Odin's spirit, Thor's strength, combined with his newfound ability to generate lightning, allowed him to gain the upper hand against Hulk, generating a shock-wave that visibly dazed the Hulk. Thor was later able to almost match Hela's strength during their final battle. However, it is shown that despite Thor's incredible strength, he was overpowered by the likes of Kurse, Ultron, Hela, Hulk (albeit, only temporarily right up until the Contest of Champions) and Surtur.
- 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.
- Superhuman Agility: Thor's agility, dexterity, 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, as well as dodging many of Hulk's hammer and battle-axe blows in their second battle.
- 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 extremely durable. 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, the extreme heat of Muspelheim, 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, and later a blast of Surtur's Twilight Sword flames without any permanent damage, though it should be noted that Thor had not been facing off against Surtur while the latter was at full power. 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 Kurse, Ultron, or Hela, Thor will eventually sustain injuries, and increasingly show signs of exertion and fatigue. He also withstood numerous blows to the face from Hulk during the Contest of Champions, and remain unscathed after jumping out of the window in Hulk's room.
- 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. 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, upon arriving to Earth several minutes later, he had nearly completely recovered from his bleeding wounds. While fighting Hela, Thor was painfully pierced multiple times by her Necroswords, getting his right eye gouged out in the process, and while Thor was unable to regenerate his eye, he recovered from all of the stabs mere minutes later, despite the Warriors Three all perishing from a single stab from Hela each.
- 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.
- Superhuman Longevity: Thor, like all other Asgardians, is not truly immortal. 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.
Elemental Powers: 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 god-like 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 god-like physiology and therefore could 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 Thunder". It was later revealed Mjølnir was never the source of Thor's power, but a tool to help him focus his power until he was able to master and wield his powers freely. Thor is able to cast supernatural abilities when wielding Mjølnir. These abilities include:
- Electricity Manipulation: Thor can generate, control and project electrical energy, with him thus being dubbed the "God of Thunder". Following Odin's death and visions from his father's spirit, Thor's electrokinetic powers are further enhanced to the point where he could generate electrical energy from his own body and summon thunder and lightning from the sky, all without the use of Mjølnir. His new ability allows him to seamlessly integrate lightning into his fighting sequences against Hulk in the Contest of Champions, and then later against Hela and her undead army. Indeed, Thor's generated lightning bolts were powerful enough to take down a Chitauri Leviathan, to blacken an Aether-enhanced Malekith, to send an enraged Hulk flying back, and to even temporarily stun Hela herself, all with a single respective blast. Additionally, he could pull enemies towards him using lightning and he was able to destroy a proportion of Rainbow Bridge that Hela was standing on to ultimately send her crashing down into the water beneath.
- Flight: One of Thor's new abilities that he discovered after losing Mjølnir was how he was able to hover and glide in the air without any outside help. He was able to grab onto the Hulk and lift him several feet in the air while they were fighting in the Contest of Champions. He also was able to hover across Bifrost multiple times during his final encounter with his sister Hela. He was able to launch himself into the air from the Asgardian palace to the middle of the Bifrost within moments.
- Weather Manipulation: Thor displayed the ability to manipulate parts of the weather even before he lost his hammer to Hela. His focus always seemed to be somewhere else, so whenever events of him displaying his power occurred his mind was elsewhere. Among them was when he was able to keep rain from touching Jane Foster as a downpour occurred, and when he began to generate sparks of lightning from his hands after becoming furious. He began to unlock the full potential of his abilities during his encounter with Hela, now being able to generate rather large storm clouds and create thunder.
- "I really wish I had my hammer. It was quite unique it was made of a special metal and forged in the heart of a dying star. Every time I threw it, it would come back to me. With it I could cast lightning, make energy blasts, and when I spun it really fast it gave me the ability to fly"
- ―Thor explaining Mjølnir to Korg
Abilities via Mjølnir: Due to the enchantments placed upon the mystical hammer, Thor was granted the ability to focus his innate mystical abilities and harness them. It allowed him to easily harness his dominion over thunder and lightning and that allowed for several other sub-abilities to follow suit.
- "Of the two of us, which one can actually fly?"
- ―Thor to Loki
- Lightning Manipulation: 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, such as when he summoned electricity from inside of Avengers Tower and used it to bring Vision to life. 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 two 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 smite the hovering Sokovian capital city into oblivion, thwarting Ultron's plans in the process.
- High Speed Flight: Thor was capable of hurling Mjølnir with great force and, by holding onto the leather thong, was capable of flying through the air at immense speeds. How fast exactly was 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 could 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 Jotunheim Beast on Jotunheim by flying through it's skull.
- "You got the lightning. Light the bastards up."
- ―Captain America
- Weather Element Manipulation: 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. The Norse myths and legends regarded him as a Thunder God because of the hammer's influence over the weather. After discovering that Mjølnir was only used to focus his power and was never the source of it, Thor was able to summon thunder and lightning from the sky and from his own body.
- 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 blasts, waves and bolts of electrical energy of various sizes and intensities. While the hammer can generate electrical energy, it can channel more energy from the lightning storms it creates to summon its lightning for powerful energy attacks. With Mjølnir, Odin could project a powerful beam of golden light, using it to take away all of Thor's superhuman powers, destroy what was left of Thor's armor after stripping much of it off of him, and ultimately sending him flying into the Bifrost.
- "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 obeyed Thor's summons as though it was driven by a form of intelligence. Mjølnir went to Thor when it was in a crater miles away, arriving in seconds. Mjølnir would return to Thor whenever he threw 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.
- Resurrection: Mjølnir possesses the ability the revive people back from death and to restore them to optimum health like when it resurrected Thor as he was passing away due to being injured by the Destroyer while he was mortal.
- Master Combatant: Thor is the greatest and most powerful warrior in Asgard since Odin, and is one of the most skilled fighters in the Nine Realms, trained in the arts of war and various Asgardian fighting techniques. He is therefore masterful in many areas of combat, including hand-to-hand and various forms of weaponry available in Asgard (primarily swords and spears), though he usually prefers to wield his hammer Mjølnir. Thor 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 Marauder warriors in Vanaheim, 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. Later on, Thor defeated hordes of Surtur's Muspelheim warriors, took down a weakened version of Surtur himself, defeated hordes of Hela's undead soldiers, held his own against, and ultimately stalemated the Hulk in the Contest of Champions (briefly gaining the upper hand), and even held his own multiple times against the more powerful Hela. While Hela easily outclassed Thor in close-range combat during their first fight, Thor proved capable of defending himself better against her in their second fight, although he was still defeated, with Hela gouging out his right eye. Upon gaining his full powers (after seeing a vision from Odin's spirit), however, Thor was able to fight almost equally with Hela in their third and final fight.
- Master Martial Artist: While Thor prefers to fight with weapons, he is an extremely skilled hand-to-hand combatant, with him managing to stalemate the Hulk (after gaining his full powers by a vision of Odin's spirit), to easily defeat hordes of Hela's undead troops, and to almost stalemate Hela herself in their third battle, all with his bare hands. Even without his powers, Thor proved capable of defeating several SHIELD agents unarmed.
- "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, Chitauri weaponry, Malekith's Aether, and even Surtur's Twilight Sword (though Surtur was notably not at full power then). When Mjølnir was destroyed, Thor used a far bulkier Sakaaran hammer to battle the Hulk in the Contest of Champions and proved able to defend himself adequately against Hulk and even briefly gain the upper hand.
- Master Swordsman: Thor is a highly skilled swordsman, with him choosing a pair of blades out of all available weapons for the Contest of Champions, and managing to block several strikes from the Hulk with them, though the swords broke in the process. Thor later used another pair of blades against Hela in their second battle and was able to momentarily hold his own against her, though Thor was quickly disarmed.
- Master Spearman: Thor is extremely skilled at fighting with a spear, as he notably wielded Gungnir in his second battle against Hela, and managed to put up a fairly good fight, but was ultimately overpowered.
- Master Leader: While not as skilled a leader as Captain America or Loki, Thor has led Asgard, including highly skilled warriors such as Lady Sif and the Warriors Three, into battle against forces with great leadership, employing strategies and tactics in the process - adapted from various civilizations across the Nine Realms, including forgotten ones. However, after defeating Malekith, Thor refused to be King of Asgard, since despite his leadership experience, Thor claimed not to have the same understanding of rulers as Loki did. Later, despite multiple difficulties along the way, Thor was able to successfully lead the Revengers in defeating Hela and saving Asgardians from Ragnarök. Afterwards, Thor would finally accept his birthright as King of his remaining people, and confidently set out to re-establish a new Asgard on Earth.
- Skilled Pilot: Thor has demonstrated being able to pilot various types of alien spacecrafts, such as a Dark Elf Harrow and the Grandmaster's ship, the Commodore.
- 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.
- Megingjörð: Thor's magical belt. He left it on Midgard, in Iron Man's hands before departing to learn more about the Infinity Stones.
- Retractable Swords: to be added.
- "You want me to put the hammer down!?"
- ―Thor to Captain America
- Mjølnir: 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 blasts 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).
- Gungnir: to be added.
- 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. "Whosoever 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, Vision, and Hela are known able to wield Mjølnir. Other than that, only Captain America was able to nudge it slightly in his attempt to lift the hammer. Indeed, not even the Hulk's incredible strength could lift Mjølnir, as the hammer did not deem him worthy.
- Collapsible Helmet: to be added.
- Winged Helmet: to be added.
- Sakaaran Mace and Shield: to be added.
|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 Team Thor, where he lived in a flat in Australia and formed his own civil war faction, namely Team Thor, with his roommate Darryl Jacobson.
- Although Thor is briefly seen wearing his iconic winged silver helmet in the beginning of Thor, he quickly discards it. The helmet has not been seen since. Chris Hemsworth admitted that the helmet was incredibly uncomfortable and was removed from the costume.
- In Thor Ragnarok, Thor briefly wears a collapsable helmet visually similar to his iconic winged helmet during his battle with Hulk in the Grandmaster's arena.
- Thor is, to date, the only past or present member of the Avengers who has never appeared in another Avenger's solo film.
- As a child, Thor was apparently fond of snakes.
- Thor is referenced in the Inhumans episode The Gentleman's Name is Gorgon when Dave compares Crystal to a "God of Thunder" after he sees her summon lightning.
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.
- Chris Hemsworth was uncredited for his appearance in Doctor Strange.
- Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the second live-action incarnation of the character, following an incarnation portrayed by Eric Allan Kramer.
- Thor is the only lead character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for which every film in his trilogy is by a different director.
- Chris Hemsworth revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that Kevin Smith inspired the decision for Thor to have short hair in Thor: Ragnarok: "Hearing someone like Smith, who represents the fanboy world, was such a kick in the ass to change gears. We sort of had nothing to lose. People didn’t expect what we did with it this time around."
- Matt LeFevour, Bobby Holland Hanton, Joel Michael Kramer, Ben Wright, Paul Lowe, Daniel Stevens, Ryan Tarran and Erik Schultz were stunt doubles for Chris Hemsworth in the role of Thor.
- ↑ The Art of the Avengers timeline
- ↑ The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week
- ↑ Tony Stark's file from a deleted scene from The Avengers
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 Thor
- ↑ 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 Thor: The Dark World
- ↑ 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 Thor: Ragnarok
- ↑ The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Thor (film) Deleted Scene
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Thor: The Dark World Prelude
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 The Avengers
- ↑ The Avengers Post-credits Scene
- ↑ Iron Man 3 Prelude
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Thor: The Dark World Deleted Scene
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 17.11 Avengers: Age of Ultron
- ↑ Avengers: Operation HYDRA
- ↑ Avengers: Age of Ultron Deleted Scene
- ↑ Doctor Strange Mid-credits Scene
- ↑ Inhumans: 1.06: The Gentleman's Name is Gorgon
- ↑ Thor: Ragnarok Proves Marvel Is Not Afraid to Learn from Its Mistakes
|Ruler of Asgard|
2017 - Present