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Real Name Thor Odinson
Alias(es) Donald Blake
Donny
The Mighty Thor
God of Thunder
Prince of Asgard
Heir to the Throne of Asgard
Son of Odin
Odinson
Odinborn
Prince of Thunder
The Demigod
The Big Guy with the Hammer
Point Break
Species Asgardian
Citizenship Asgardian
Gender Male
Age Over one thousand years
Title(s) Prince of Asgard (former)
Affiliation Avengers (former)
Asgardians
Movie Thor
The Avengers
Iron Man 3 (mentioned)
Thor: The Dark World
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Thor: Ragnarok (unreleased)
Avengers: Infinity War (unreleased)
TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (mentioned)
Game Thor: God of Thunder
Thor: The Dark World - The Official Game
Lego Marvel's Avengers
Comic Thor Adaptation
Thor, The Mighty Avenger
Captain America & Thor: Avengers!
The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week
The Avengers Adaptation
Iron Man 3 Prelude
Thor: The Dark World Prelude
Avengers: Operation HYDRA
Portrayed by Chris Hemsworth
Dakota Goyo (young)
Jaimie Alexander (illusion)
Status Alive
"I would rather be a good man than a great king."
―Thor[src]

Thor Odinson is the prince of Asgard and a former member of the Avengers. When his irresponsible behavior threatened his homeland, he was stripped of his power and banished by his father, Odin, to Earth. While exiled on Earth, Thor learned humility, found love in Jane Foster, and helped to save his new friends from a destructive threat sent by his jealous adoptive brother Loki. In the process, Thor redeemed himself in the eyes of his father and was granted access to his power once more.

After being welcomed back to Asgard as a hero, Thor visited Earth to retrieve Loki after Loki began his attempt to take over the world. He joined the Avengers and fought with them against the Chitauri during the Battle of New York. After he returned to Asgard he helped the Asgardian armies restore peace to the Nine Realms. He fought against the Dark Elves during the Second Dark Elf Conflict, killing their leader, Malekith, and ending the threat. During these events he was reunited with Jane Foster after she became host to the Aether and became a target of the Dark Elves. Eventually, the Aether was removed from her body and the Dark Elves were defeated. Thor renounced his claim to the throne and left Asgard for Earth so he could stay with Foster.

During his stay, Thor helped the Avengers once again, this time in fighting against HYDRA. Following HYDRA's defeat, the team had to stop Ultron, a rogue invention of Tony Stark. Once the android was defeated, Thor went back to Asgard.

Biography

Early Life

"Both you Thor - and you Loki - were born to be kings."
―Odin[src]
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Young Thor

Thor had an idyllic childhood, brought up in Asgard as the treasured son of Odin and his wife Frigga. His best friend and playmate was his adopted brother Loki, and though they were rivals for their father's throne, they still remained close companions.[1] Loki was taught magic by their mother, while Thor was taught how to be a warrior by their father.[2]

Brought up in the warrior culture of the Asgardians, Thor valued strength, courage, and loyalty above all else. He desired to be exactly like his father, the war hero, and received the powerful hammer, Mjølnir. Thor often remarked on the monsters he would slay and the wars he would win once he was king.[1]

Warrior

Thor proved himself a great warrior, often leading his band of warriors, which included Loki, the Lady Sif, 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.[1]

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.[3]

Loki's Schemes

Delayed Coronation

"Do you swear to guard the nine realms?"
"I swear."
"And do you swear to preserve the peace?"
"I swear."
"Do you swear to cast aside your selfish ambition and to pledge yourself only to the good of the realms?"
"I swear!"
"And on this day, I Odin, All-Father, will proclaim you..."
Odin and Thor[src]
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Thor at his coronation before it was disrupted

Odin decided to make Thor king and ruler of Asgard as he was about to finally enter the Odinsleep after putting it off for so long. Thor reveled in the ceremony and underwent the passage of becoming king from Odin. As Odin was about to name Thor King, he sensed that Frost Giants had sneaked into Asgard and into his vault to steal the Casket of Ancient Winters. Odin, Thor and Loki went to the vault to find the Frost Giants slayed by The Destroyer. Thor said that they must go to Jotunheim and scare the Giants from ever trespassing in Asgard again. Odin replied that the trespassers were a few and that they paid with their life but Thor insisted that as King of Asgard he would lead an army to Jotunheim as Odin did before him. Odin reminded him that he was not King yet.[1]

Attacking Jotunheim

"Thor, it's madness!"
"Madness? What sort of madness?"
"We're going to Jotunheim."
Loki, Volstagg, and Thor[src]
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Thor and Loki negotiate with Laufey.

In their quarters, Thor began throwing tables around in anger. Loki convinced him that they must go to Jotunheim just as Sif and the Warriors Three arrived. Thor announced they were going to Jotunheim and that he would lead them to victory. They traveled to the Bifrost Bridge and sought Heimdall's permission for passage to Jotunheim. Heimdall granted it and sent them to Jotunheim, but warned that if they got into trouble they would not be granted entrance back. In Jotunheim, Thor led the warriors to King Laufey's chamber where the giant warned them to leave while he still allowed them. One of the Frost Giants approached Thor before Loki led him away. Thor remained silent until the Frost Giant called Thor a princess. Thor unleashed his anger and the mighty power of Mjølnir and the warriors bravely battled the Frost Giants. Fandral was struck by a Frost Giant and warned Thor to pull back. Thor told them to leave while he battled the Frost Giants alone.[1]

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Thor battles Frost Giants in Jotunheim

As his friends left and reached the Bifrost Bridge, Thor unleashed the full power of Mjølnir and erupted the ground around him killing hundreds of Frost Giants, before flying at full speed to kill Laufey's beast that was chasing the Asgardians. Laufey and his whole army then surrounded Thor and his friends, who were driven back to the edge of a cliff.[1]

Before they attacked, Odin arrived and warned Laufey by telling him to preserve the peace and not respond to the actions of a boy. Laufey said that war had already begun, and Odin transported himself and the other Asgardians back to Asgard.

Banishment

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Thor arguing with Odin.

"Thor Odinson, you have betrayed the express command of your king. Through your arrogance and stupidity, you have opened these peaceful realms and innocent lives to the horror and desolation of war! You are unworthy of these realms!"
Odin[src]

Back in the Bifrost, Thor told the Warriors Three to take Fandral to the Healing Room. Odin then chastised Thor for his reckless actions saying that he would sacrifice the lives of innocent people to go to war and that they were not the actions of a King, but a warrior. Thor told Odin he was an old man and a fool. Odin then took Mjølnir from Thor and removed his powers before using the Bifrost to banish Thor to Earth.[1]

Exiled to Earth

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Thor lost on Earth

"You! What realm is this? Alfheim, Niflheim?"
"New Mexico?"
―Thor and Darcy Lewis[src]

Thor was sent through the Bifrost Bridge arriving to Earth in a wormhole, which was being studied by Dr. Jane Foster, Dr. Erik Selvig and their understudy Darcy Lewis. Thor stood only to be knocked over by the truck they were driving. He awoke, eventually realizing he was on Earth, and began shouting to Heimdall to open the Bifrost. The humans believed Thor to be crazy and when Lewis threatened Thor with a Taser, he was disgusted at her actions and she tasered him.[1]

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Thor wakes up in the hospital

He awoke in a hospital with a man over him saying he that was about to take some blood. Unaware of his surroundings, Thor attacked the hospital staff and security guards taking on dozens before being sedated. He awoke again to find himself strapped down but managed to squeeze out of the restraints and headed for the exit before being hit again by a car, again driven by Foster. They took him back to their Wormhole Research Center where Foster gave him some clothes.

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Thor drinks coffee for the first time

Thor said that he was hungry and they took him to Isabel's Diner. He ate enormous amounts of food astonishing the three before smashing his cup on the floor demanding another drink. Foster told him that if he wanted another he should ask nicely; Thor then overheard Pete and Jake talking about a "satellite" that had crashed to Earth. Thor realized it was Mjølnir and asked for directions. He said goodbye to Foster, Lewis, and Selvig and began to walk to Mjølnir.

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Thor in a pet store

Realizing as a mortal it was too far, he went to the local pet store demanding 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 Foster again who offered him a ride.[1]

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Thor tries to lift Mjølnir

Foster told Thor that S.H.I.E.L.D. had stolen all of her research. Thor promised to tell her everything she wanted to know about the wormholes when he reclaimed what was his. They arrived at the site to find it covered by a makeshift research facility. Thor entered and took down Agents Jackson and Delancey before being noticed and began making his way to Mjølnir. Thor began taking down guard after guard, before coming across a particularly big guard whom Thor ultimately defeated outside. Thor was unaware that the entire time Clint Barton was taking aim and preparing to shoot him with an arrow.

Finally at Mjølnir, Thor rejoiced before gripping his mighty hammer but could not lift it; using all of his mortal strength, he still could not lift it. Knowing his father had taken his powers away from him, he screamed at the heavens and fell to his knees. As the guards arrested him he noticed a small Asgardian symbol appear on Mjølnir, and became heartbroken that he may never see his home again.

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Thor is questioned by Agent Phil Coulson

He was taken for questioning by Agent Phil Coulson but did not respond to any questions, Coulson was convinced he must be special forces due to his remarkable fighting skills. When Coulson left for a moment Loki then arrived in front of him to tell him that Odin was dead and that in Thor's absence Loki had been made ruler of Asgard. When Thor asked if he could go home Loki explained that Thor must remain on Earth to maintain peace with Jotunheim, Thor agreed to the arrangement and said goodbye to his brother. Agent Coulson then returned to find Thor saying goodbye to thin air.[1]

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Thor has a drink with Erik Selvig

Dr. Selvig then approached telling S.H.I.E.L.D. that Thor was Dr. Donald Blake, their colleague who was drunk and very upset about the loss of their equipment, and Agent Coulson let him go so that he could follow them. Thor and Selvig went for a drink where Selvig asked Thor to leave in the morning. He agreed and they share another drink. After a few more drinks Thor's drinking prowess led to them getting into a bar brawl and Thor took a heavily drunk Selvig back to Jane's camper.

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Thor spends time with Jane Foster

Thor and Foster went to the roof of the Research Center and gazed at the stars. She told Thor about herself and Thor began to tell her about the Nine Realms and Yggdrasil, the World Tree; he explained that her theories were correct and tried to help her understand them better. He also returned her notebook which he had retaken from S.H.I.E.L.D. When she fell asleep Thor ensured that she was warm before watching over her as she slept.[1]

Battle of Puente Antiguo

"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[src]
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Thor faces the Destroyer.

The next day Thor's attitude had taken a change for the better and he made breakfast with Jane Foster when they were interrupted by the Warriors Three and Sif who had found Thor. Thor rejoiced to see them before they informed him that Odin was alive and that Loki was king and had showed the Frost Giants the way into Asgard until they saw another Wormhole in the distance and realized that Loki had sent forces after them.

Thor, Foster, Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis began to evacuate the town as the Warriors Three and Sif formulated a plan to stop the Destroyer. The Destroyer began attacking the town, destroying everything in its path and knocked back the Warriors Three before being seemingly stopped by Sif's Sword. The Destroyer simply rearranged its body to face Sif and nearly killed her. With this the Destroyer seemed unstoppable.

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Thor sacrifices himself to save innocent people

Thor told them to fall back and that he had a plan. Thor approached the Destroyer and spoke to Loki through it, telling him that he was sorry but that he could not allow him to kill the innocent people and instead to take his life. Loki seemingly relented before using the Destroyer to send Thor flying backwards. Thor was dying and Jane came to his aid and sat with him before he seemingly passed.

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Thor regains his powers

The Destroyer continued to destroy the town before Mjølnir flew to Thor and returned his powers. Thor then created a tornado around the Destroyer and engaged it, deflecting its beams before disabling it. Thor then told Agent Phil Coulson who had arrived that he must return Foster's research if he wanted his help in the future as they fought on the same side and for the same goal. Thor then promised to show Foster the Bifrost Bridge and flew her to the Bifrost site. When Thor asked for the Bifrost to open, Heimdall did not respond. The Warriors Three and Sif arrived and he still did not reply.[1]

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Thor says goodbye to Jane Foster

Fighting Loki

"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."
"I've changed."
"So have I."
―Thor and Loki[src]
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Thor battles his brother Loki

Heimdall eventually answered and the Asgardians returned. Thor then flew to Odin's Chamber to see his mother Frigga and Loki who was shocked to see him. Thor revealed Loki's deception. Loki said he did it all to impress their father and to be Thor's equal; he promised to destroy Jotunheim using the Bifrost Bridge and attacked Thor, who refused to fight his brother. Loki sent Thor flying through the wall of the chamber and headed to the Bifrost where he began the process of destroying Jotunheim. Thor flew to the Bifrost and engaged Loki.

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Odin trying to save Thor and Loki

After a gruesome battle Thor managed to tie Loki down by placing Mjølnir on top of him and went to stop the Bifrost but it was too far gone to stop now. Thor did not want to destroy the Bifrost because then he could not return to Earth to see Jane Foster but for the sake of the Nine Realms, called Mjølnir to him and began destroying the Rainbow Bridge and the Bifrost fell away from Asgard in an almighty explosion and into the abyss of space. Thor and Loki were caught by Odin who had awakened from the Odinsleep and Loki revealed he did it all for him before letting go and falling into the abyss.

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Thor and Odin think of the future of Asgard

As the Asgardians celebrated, Thor went to see his father, telling him that he was wrong for his prior actions and that he had a lot to learn from him. Odin in return told Thor that he would be a wise king. Thor then went to see Heimdall asking if there was any hope of returning to Earth. Heimdall told him there was always hope. Thor asked what Jane Foster was doing and Heimdall replied she was looking for Thor.[1]

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."
Heimdall[src]

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.[4]

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Odin sending Thor to Earth

A year later, Frigga managed to contact Loki in Chitauri Space. She informed Thor, Odin, and the Warriors Three of this and that he was planning an attack on Earth involving the Tesseract. 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.[4]

War for Earth

Return to Earth

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Thor locates his brother

"Where's the Tesseract?"
"I missed you too."
"Do I look to be in a gaming mood?"
"Oh, you should thank me. With the Bifrost gone, how much dark energy did the All-Father have to muster to conjure you here? Your precious earth."
―Thor and Loki[src]
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Thor talks to Loki

Thor landed on the Quinjet in which Loki was being escorted back to the Helicarrier by Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow, and he took Loki from their custody. Thor tried to convince Loki to give up his plans and return home to Asgard with the Tesseract, though Loki still resented Thor. It was during their conversation that Thor learned that Loki was working for another party, although he never learned who it was. When Loki continued to mock him and refused to answer his questions, Thor picked up Mjølnir and threatened him.

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Thor meets Iron Man and Captain America

Iron Man suddenly attacked him and the two traded blows when Iron Man refused to allow Thor to take their prisoner. When Captain America intervened, he pointed out that they should not be fighting with each other, and asked Thor to put Mjølnir down. In response, Thor brought his hammer down on Captain America, who blocked it with his shield which absorbed the impact, shocking Thor, who realized - upon seeing the destruction he had helped to cause - that they had the same goal and so stopped fighting.[5]

Attack on the Helicarrier

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Thor and Phil Coulson on board the Helicarrier

"Loki's gonna drag this out. So, Thor, what's his play?"
"He has an army called the Chitauri, that none of Asgard nor any world know. He means to lead them against your people. They will win him the Earth. In return, I suspect, for the Tesseract."
Steve Rogers and Thor[src]

They returned to the Helicarrier, where Loki was put into a cell designed to hold and dispose of Hulk if necessary. Thor was quick to point out that while Loki was unstable, he was his brother, though when it is brought up that Loki had killed several people, Thor quickly reasserted that Loki was adopted. Later he asked Agent Phil Coulson about Jane Foster and was told that she was moved to a secure location when Loki returned and Erik Selvig was put under his control. Nick Fury asked what Thor was prepared to do in order to keep Loki's plans from reaching fruition, though he was unsure.

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Thor fights Hulk

Later as Thor and the others argued, Hawkeye, under Loki's mind control, blew up one of the Helicarrier's engines and helped free Loki, also triggering Banner to transform into the Hulk. Thor found the Hulk moments before he would have killed Black Widow; Thor fought the Hulk, being the only one who could match him for strength. Hulk started to gain the upper hand against Thor, and threw him around like a ragdoll, until a S.H.I.E.L.D. jet shot at Hulk and caused him to leap from the Helicarrier.

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Thor is trapped in a cell

Thor went to make sure that Loki was still contained. When he arrived the cell door was open and Loki was leaving, Thor tried to stop Loki from leaving but it turned out to be an illusion and Thor became trapped in the cell. Thor tried to break the glass but this caused the cell to almost fall from the sky. Loki threatened to drop the cage when Coulson confronted him with a gun made from the Destroyer. Loki used another illusion to get behind Coulson stabbed him through the heart. Thor looked on helplessly as Loki and dropped Thor out of the Helicarrier.

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Thor regaining his strength after falling thousands of feet out of the Helicarrier

As he plummeted towards Earth, Thor was thrown from side to side and was unable to hit the glass, but he managed to smash free from the cell just in time to avoid the impact. He landed heavily in an empty field, dropping Mjølnir on his landing. Afterwards when he tried to pick his hammer up again he learned his connection to Mjølnir had temporarily been severed due to his rage after witnessing Loki murder his friend. He calmed himself down and then picked up the hammer and regained his power, new battle armor then fell from the heavens and wrapped itself around Thor.[5]

Battle of New York

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Thor fights Loki on top of Stark Tower

"Loki, turn off the Tesseract or I'll destroy it!"
"You can't. There is no stopping it. There is only the war!"
"So be it."
―Thor and Loki[src]

After recovering, Thor used Mjølnir's powers to replenish his strength before he went to New York City to confront Loki. Arriving at Stark Tower once Loki had used the Tesseract to open a portal allowing the Chitauri and Leviathan to invade Earth, Thor again tried to convince him to stop, since the Chitauri were destroying the world he wanted to rule. Failing, he briefly clashed with his brother before Loki fled on a Chitauri Chariot. Thor joined Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye on the battlefield, and started helping to fight the Chitauri, before Iron Man and Hulk joined them.

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Thor using his lightning to block the portal

Captain America ordered Thor to use his power of lightning to stem the flow of enemies coming through the portal, Thor flew to the top of the Chrysler Building where he used his lightning bolts to destroy the oncoming army.[5]

While flying around in New York City, Iron Man asked Thor if he had ever seen Game of Thrones, saying he reminded him of it. Thor then asked Iron Man how he could make jokes in the middle of a war. He was then eaten by a Leviathan. In a blind rage, Thor used Mjølnir to get out of the Leviathan.[4]

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Thor and Hulk after killing a Leviathan

He later helped Hulk bring down a Leviathan; they fought the Chitauri army on top of the beast until together they killed the beast. Though when they were done Hulk punched him for earlier. Soon Iron Man sent a nuclear missile intended for the city through the portal, which destroyed the Chitauri Command Center, cutting off the forces from their power source and killing them, while Black Widow closed the portal.

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.[5]

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Thor returns to Asgard with the captured Loki

Then, Thor and the other Avengers went to the Shawarma Palace and ate silently.[6] They were interrupted by War Machine, who arrived too late to help fight in the battle.[7]

After claiming the Tesseract, Thor took Loki with him back to Asgard by opening a portal with the Tesseract and left the other Avengers in Central Park.[5]

Marauders' War

Joining the Battle

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Thor and his army, about to save the Nine Realms

"To fight, to bleed, to die for those we love and cherish. To wage war on those who would kill any who cannot defend themselves. To hold back the ever-growing tide of Ragnarök that comes to calm us all. This is not our duty. It is the reason for our very existence. Since the days of Bor and Buri before him, we have protected the Nine Realms. But for too long, Asgard has been cut off from those who depend on our blood and courage for their survival. Without our light, darkness spreads. But the time of darkness is at an end. Asgard returns. And there will be Hel to pay!"
―Thor[src]

After bringing Loki back to Asgard, Thor discovered that Vanaheim was getting slowly taken over by Marauders. Thor gave Heimdall the Tesseract so he that could remake the Bifrost Bridge and the Asgardians could help protect the Nine Realms again. He then, with an army of Asgardians, went to end the threats controlling the Nine Realms.[4]

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Thor battling the Marauders with Sif

Battle of Vanaheim

"I've got this completely under control."
"Is that why everything is on fire?"
Sif and Thor[src]

In 2011 a group of rag-tag invaders known as the Marauders started a war across all the Nine Realms. Thor, now a full-time general of the Asgardian army, bravely led his forces in a fight against the attackers. With Sif, Volstagg, Fandral and Hogun, they teamed up to and fought the invading army.

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Thor fights Korg

During a battle in Vanaheim, Hogan's home world, Thor and Sif fought side by side until a giant rock monster called Korg appeared. The Marauders celebrated as they believed Thor would be unable to defeat the monster. Sif allowed Thor to fight it alone and Thor calmly joked that he accepted it's surrender. When the monster appeared to still want to fight Thor killed it with a single powerful blow from his hammer, which caused all the other invaders to surrender.[2]

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Thor and Hogun after a battle

That was the final battle in a two-year war. After the battle was won the surviving invanders were taken to a Asgardian prison. Thor told Hogun to stay there with his people, as the rest of them went back to Asgard, which Hogun was very grateful for. Thor then left Vanaheim via the Bifrost Bridge, which was repaired with the power of the Tesseract.

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Thor and Sif after battle

A party was held for Thor for restoring the peace in the Nine Realms. Volstagg and Fandral remained in high spirits, drinking and telling war stories with beautiful women, but Thor left quickly. He was stopped by Lady Sif who asked him if he would have a drink with her; he kindly refused and thanked her for her company. He walked to the end of the Bifrost, wanted to ask Heimdall how Jane Foster was doing. The next day Odin told Thor that he should not hold on to Foster too much since she would die long before Thor.[2]

Second Dark Elf Conflict

Return of the Dark Elves

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Thor is reunited with Jane Foster

With Thor returning to see Jane Foster, Foster noticed a circle of rain around her; then Thor beamed down. Foster slapped him in the face to check if he was real, and then one more time for taking two years to visit her even though he was on Earth during the battle of New York. When one of the officers at the scene attempted to arrest her for trespassing, he was blown back by the Aether; Thor grabbed Foster to return to Asgard with her.

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Thor and Jane Foster on Asgard

Eir analyzed Foster's condition upon Thor's request, but Odin arrived to tell him to take Foster back to Earth despite his protests. However, when the guards attempted to remove her and were once again blown back by the Aether. Seeing the potential danger, Odin explained to them that the Aether was created by the leader of the Dark Elves, Malekith. He allowed Foster to stay until it could be safely removed from her. Thor and Foster spent time together in Asgard and Thor explained to her the story behind the Convergence which had caused her to come in contact with the Aether. They shared a kiss and were interrupted by Thor's mother Frigga. Thor made introductions but was distracted by an alarm at the dungeons.[2]

Sacking of Asgard

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Thor battles escaped prisoners in the dungeons

When Malekith invaded Asgard, Thor flew into battle and ordered the prisoners to return to their cells, when they refused Thor battled them alongside Volstagg, Fandral and the remaining prison guards. After helping to quell the riot, Thor felt the entire palace shake as Malekith's ship crash landed into the Great Hall. He ran to the aid of his people and arrived just in time to witness his mother, Frigga, fall down bleeding on the ground from being stabbed by Algrim. In anger, Thor burned half of Malekith's face with a lightning bolt and threw his hammer, Mjølnir, into Algrim and Malekith, sending them back to their ship and repelling the invasion.[2]

Escape from Asgard

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Thor and Jane Foster attend Frigga's funeral

"You must be truly desperate to come to me for help. What makes you think you can trust me?"
"I don't. Mother did. You should know 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?"
Loki and Thor[src]

A funeral was later held for the dead Asgardians and Frigga. Thor attended and watched his mother transform into stars in the universe.

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Thor argues with Odin

Thor knew that Malekith would return for Jane Foster, and he learned that Odin had locked Jane away in Asgard. Thor desperately tried to convince Odin that Malekith would return and destroy Asgard, he explained his plan to trick Malekith and destroy the Aether, but, blinded by hate and grief, Odin would not let Thor move her. Odin told Thor that he planned to fight a new war with the Dark Elves until they were wiped from existence. However during their argument it became clear that Odin was becoming weaker and uneasy on his feet. Thor knew that they would not win a war with the Dark Elves.

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Thor speaks to Loki in prison

Thor then devised a plan to move her even if he would then commit treason and in the worst case get them killed. He asked Heimdall if he could keep quiet. Since Loki managed to get three Frost Giants into Asgard,[1] Thor hoped that he could take them to Svartalfheim. Thor traveled to the dungeons and spoke to Loki. He knew that Loki was maintaining an illusion and forced him to reveal the truth, that Loki had trashed his cell in grief when he learnt of Frigga's death. Thor promised Loki that he he agreed to help then he would free him from his prison cell and grant him revenge for their mother's death. Loki agreed.

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Thor breaking Loki out of the dungeons

Thor and Loki made their escape through the halls of Asgard, to remain unnoticed Loki disguised himself as a guard. However, when it became clear he was annoying Thor with his constant talking, Loki decided to have more fun and changed Thor's appearance into Lady Sif and his own into Captain America, mocking Thor as he went. Thor pinned Loki against a wall when he spotted some guards, Loki requested his dagger but Thor instead gave him a new pair of handcuffs. Foster and Loki then boarded the Dark Elf Harrow.[2]

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Thor and Loki on the Dark Elves' abandoned ship

While Sif and Volstagg delayed the guards, Thor flew out beside the Bifrost Bridge, pushed out Loki and jumped out himself with a sick Foster in his arms. They all landed on a smaller Asgardian Skiff that Fandral had been driving. They were hunted by an Asgardian patrol but Fandral went over to their ship and knocked out the soldiers. Loki then drove through the secret passageway that took them to Svartalfheim.[2]

Fighting Malekith

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Thor fights with Loki

The trio successfully landed in the wastelands of Svartalfheim and Jane Foster regained her strength. Loki began to mock Thor about his love for a mortal woman; this lead to an intense argument between the two leading to Thor nearly punching his brother. He stepped back when he thought how Frigga would not want them to fight. Loki however said she would not be surprised. They shared a laugh and started to talk about wanting to trust Loki; Loki told him to trust his rage.

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Loki cuts off Thor's hand

They made their way through Svartalfheim and saw Malekith leaving his ship. Loki once again asked Thor if he trusted him, when Thor asked if he would trust himself, Loki said he could not and used his dagger to stab Thor in the side and throw him off a cliff. He kicked and beat Thor before cutting his hand off. Malekith had been there waiting for them; Loki told him that all he wanted in return for Foster was a good spot where he could see Asgard burn. Algrim remembered seeing Loki in a prison cell, so he told Malekith that Loki was an enemy of Asgard.[2]

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Thor using his lighting to fight the Dark Elves

Malekith then began to draw the Aether out of Foster but while he was still absorbing it, Thor shouted Loki's name. Loki had only created an illusion of cutting off Thor's arm and Thor called for Mjølnir. He then shot a lightning bolt on the Aether, causing it to explode. Loki jumped on top of Foster to prevent the Aether explosion from hitting her. Malekith had already absorbed enough power and he left, telling Algrim to take care of the rest.[2]

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Thor holds Loki as he "dies"

Algrim threw a Black Hole Grenade in the air; Loki almost got sucked in but Thor managed to save him. Algrim started to beat up Thor but Loki then stabbed him in the back with a sword. Algrim, being "the last of the Kursed", was not injured and he grabbed Loki and pushed him towards his chest. The blade sticking out of Algrim's chest then pierces Loki's solar plexus. Loki managed to press one of Algrim's implosion bombs and Algrim was killed in the ensuing explosion. Loki then seemingly died in Thor's arms.[2]

Return to Earth

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Thor and his friends work out a plan to defeat Malekith

Thor and Jane Foster then entered a cave that seemed to have all the objects that did not come back when Ian Boothby, Darcy Lewis and the kids played at the storage house. Foster grabbed Boothby's car keys and, as she and Thor continued into the cave, they were transported back to the storage house in London. Later, an Einherjar Guard arose from the same place where Loki had died with a green light around him, hinting that Loki might still be alive. The guard returned to Asgard to tell Odin that Loki's body had been found.[2]

Battle of Greenwich

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Thor arriving in Greenwich

"The Aether cannot be destroyed."
"But you can."
―Malekith and Thor[src]

When they got to Earth the worlds were almost in line and Malekith had landed. Thor and Malekith started to fight and the Battle took them through many different worlds. The Dark Elves began to invade Greenwich but Erik Selvig's devices teleported some of them away.[2]

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Thor battles Malekith

Darcy Lewis and Ian Boothby were accidentally teleported away a few blocks, together with three Dark Elf Warriors. The warriors planned to attack Lewis but Boothby saw a car not affected by gravity, so he took it up and smashed it onto the Dark Elves, saving their lives. They kissed as Foster then teleported them back.[2]

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Thor prepares to kill Malekith

Malekith, now back on Earth, started to release the Aether. Thor found Foster and Selvig. They told him that neither of them could get close to Malekith, but Thor could. Thor took Selvig's devices and threw them onto Malekith's arms, teleporting them to Svartalfheim. Then he threw the last one in Malekith's chest, teleporting him to Svartalfheim. But now Malekith's ship had started to fall down on to their heads. Luckily, Selvig's devices teleported the ship away and it crashed down on Malekith, killing him.[2]

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Thor leaves Asgard to return to earth

After the battle, Thor returned to Asgard and talked with Odin (who was actually Loki using a magical disguise). He spoke about Loki's sacrifice and how he believed his brother had died a hero. He then explained his desire to return to earth and be with Jane Foster, and renounced his claim to the throne. He offered Odin Mjølnir which he refused (as Loki would have been unable to lift it).[2] He then returned to Earth and was reunited with Foster.[8]

Off the Grid

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Thor and Foster together again

Soon after, when S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson and his team were investigating the discovery of a lost Asgardian artifact known as the Berserker Staff, he sought to consult with Thor, but was informed by S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury that Thor had taken himself "off the grid".[9]

Phil Coulson told Sif, when she came to Earth chasing Lorelei, that it would be better if he told Thor himself that he was alive.[10]

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Thor at Tony Stark's party

Now living on earth, Thor attended a party at Avengers Tower challenging the other Avengers to lift Mjølnir; only Steve Rogers was able to move it which made Thor nervous for a moment. When all the Avengers failed, Thor implied that it was simply because they were unworthy.[11]

Water of Sights

After taking safe haven at Clint Barton's Homestead Thor decides to leave, telling Steve that he must unlock the secrets of his hallucinations. Thor finds Erik Selvig to help find the "Water of Sights". Thor enters the pool and the water sprites allow him to revisit his nightmare. He sees visions of the destruction of Asgard, the Infinity Stones and the birth of Vision.[11]

Search for the Stones

"I have no choice. The mind stone is the fourth of the infinity stone to show up in the last few years. It's not a coincidence."
―Thor[src]

With Ultron finally defeated, and the world once again saved from total annihilation, Thor regrouped with his fellow Avengers at the New Avengers Facility. After a friendly debate with Steve and Tony, over how Vision was worthy enough to pick up the hammer, Thor decides he must leave Earth. Still, haunted by the visions Scarlet Witch had shown him, Thor felt it was his duty to better research and understand the Infinity Stones. Telling Stark and Rogers that he will return, Thor called Heimdall to open a portal from the Bifrost and returned to Asgard.[11]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

As the first born son of Odin, Thor possesses a number of superhuman attributes common among the Asgardians. However, some of his attributes are considerably more developed than those of the vast majority of his race. Thor is the second most powerful Asgardian in the Nine Realms, second only to his father, Odin the All-Father. Thor is a Norse warrior god, trained and skilled in the arts of battle, which he has practiced for thousands of years. He is recognized to relying solely on his superior fighting ability, strength, and nigh invulnerability. Following his banishment to Earth, Thor greatly withholds his power unless fighting someone with similar strength and durability. Due to his immense power and disciplined perspective, Thor often has to hold back during a fight due to the destruction his strength my cause to his surroundings, such as his fight on the Helicarrier with Hulk. When he does let loose with his powers, Thor is capable of decimating much of his surroundings, such as when he shattered an entire ice shelf during a battle on Jotunheim.

  • Asgardian Physiology: As an Asgardian, Thor has several superhuman abilities.
    • Superhuman Strength: As an Asgardian, specifically the son of Odin, Thor is the strongest Asgardian alive. His incredible superhuman strength enables him to overpower normal humans, Frost Giants, Chitauri aliens, Dark Elves, Ultron Sentries, and various other species within or beyond the Nine Realms. He can lift or move immensely heavy objects effortlessly and can tear through traditionally durable objects, such as Iron Man's gauntlets, like crushing paper. 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 flying one by one 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, he can throw his hammer with such force it will 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, only beings of incredible power, like Hulk and Malekith, can take multiple direct hits from Thor. Hence, Thor was able to shatter a massive Kronan, take down a Leviathan, and even break the Bifrost Bridge, all with only several blows of his hammer. Thor's immense strength also enabled him to break out of an extremely durable confinement capsule (specifically designed to hold the 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. During the Battle of Sokovia Thor was able to easily catch a falling car with one arm, saving the family trapped inside it.
    • Superhuman Speed: Thor can move at extreme speeds. Thor tackled the Hulk through the wall of the Helicarrier in a split second, visibly appearing as a blur. Using Mjølnir, Thor can fly at high speeds, moving 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 killed a large creature on Jotunheim by flying through it's skull. He can also swing Mjølnir at such high speeds that it seems like a blur to the naked eye.
    • Superhuman Agility: Thor's agility, balance, and bodily coordination make him a great warrior for battle. He moves with incredible grace and speed despite his size and body density. He was able to dodge the wing of a jet fighter thrown at him by the Hulk while they battled in the hangar bay of the Helicarrier.
    • Superhuman Durability: Thor's skin, muscle, and bone tissue have several times the density of the same tissue in the body of a human being. Even when he was stripped of his powers, he was still amazingly resilient due to his dense body, withstanding several energy blasts 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 survived a direct near point blank range blast from Gungnir blasting him out of Odin's chamber, 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, and even a mighty punch from Hulk only gave him a nosebleed. During his final battle with Malekith, Thor was even able to survive being hit by quite a few tendrils of the Aether Infinity Stone energy, without any permanent damage. When 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. However, when matched with a rare enemy that is stronger than himself, like the Kursed Algrim, Thor will eventually sustain injuries and increasingly show signs of exertion and fatigue.
    • 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.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his astounding resistance to injury, it is possible to injure Thor. However, due to his Asgardian physiology, Thor is able to heal at a rate much faster than a normal human being. After seemingly being killed by the Destroyer and proving himself worthy of Mjølnir once again, Thor regained his full power and immediately healed himself in seconds. Despite receiving mild to sever stab wounds 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 Algrim on Svartalfheim, upon arriving to Earth, he had nearly completely recovered.
    • Longevity: Thor, like all other Asgardians, is not truly immortal as it is possible to kill an Asgardian and other beings in the Nine Realms. More accurately Asgardians are extremely long lived beings. Thor ages at a pace far, far slower than a human being as he is at least 1,000 or more years old; more than likely born shortly before the last great war between the Asgardians and the Jotuns.
    • Weather Control: Thor as a Asgardians and son of Odin was born with the natural ability to control weather even though his relying to Mjölnir has caused a lack of practice and so he is displayed weather control only few times without relying to Mjölnir. This power is seemingly also tied to his emotions. So far he is only displayed creating rain and electricity without Mjölnir.
      • Electrokinesis: As a part of his weather control powers Thor can generate electricity from his body without relying on Mjölnir.

Abilities

  • Master Combatant: Thor is the greatest and most powerful warrior in Asgard since Odin and is one of the most skilled fighters to ever walk the planet. Thor is a superbly skilled warrior trained in the arts of war and various fighting techniques by his teachers in Asgard. He is proficient, even masterful in numerous areas of combat, including hand-to-hand and various forms of weaponry available in Asgard, including spears and swords with over centuries of combat experience. He is known to be very cunning and intuitive in battles and in warfare, having fought and defeated over a hundred warriors in Nornheim and battle hordes of Frost Giants with great ease in Jotunheim. He was able to fight and gain the advantage with nearly a dozen S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives, while powerless weakened and mortal, with only his vast fighting skills and experience, as Coulson stated "he made [his] men, some of the most highly trained professionals in the world, look like a bunch of minimum wage mall cops." He was able to maneuver around the larger Hulk and strike him with ease. He also went toe to toe with the highly skilled Dark Elf Malekith, and ultimately defeated him after a prolonged battle. During the Battle of Sokovia, Thor fought and destroyed many Ultron Sentries effortlessly, prompting an irritated Ultron to tackle him away and deal with him personally.
"It's all in the swing."
―Thor[src]
  • Hammer Mastery: After centuries of practice wielding his hammer, Thor is a master of fighting with Mjølnir and is proficient in hammer throwing. He can even block several energy shots with Mjølnir, from the Destroyer, Loki's staff and Chitauri weaponry.
  • Master Tactician: For centuries he has lead Asgard, including Sif and the Warriors Three, into battle against forces with great leadership and employing strategies and tactics adapted from various civilizations across the Nine Realms, including forgotten ones.

Equipment

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The Vikings' depiction of Thor in one of Johann Schmidt's books about the Tesseract.

Mjølnir

"You got the lightning. Light the bastards up."
Captain America[src]

Thor has been entrusted with the mighty hammer Mjølnir, that was forged from the heart of a dying star. Thor's mystical hammer Mjølnir, which resembles a mallet rather than a traditional war hammer, has a number of elemental based powers. It has been stated by Odin himself that Mjølnir's power has no equal. Mjølnir itself is extremely durable,and combined with the various enchantments placed upon it by Odin, it is, for all intents and purposes, indestructible. It has deflected three blast from the Destroyer (which was able to disintegrate anything that it hit) and return the blast back into the Destroyer. Thor often uses the hammer as a physical weapon, with almost nothing being capable of withstanding a hammer blow or throw (with the exception of Captain America's Shield). A few examples of the abilities Thor has shown with Mjølnir are:

  • Weather Control: Wielding Mjølnir grants Thor the ability to control the base elements of a storm. It can control the elements and can create giant raging electrical storms complete with thunder, lightning, hurricane-force winds, tornadoes, tidal waves, earthquakes, and torrential rains on a moment's notice. He summoned an isolated class 5 tornado while battling the Destroyer, as well as summoning 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.
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    • Lightning: Thor's main weapon while using Mjølnir is the ability to summon a lightning bolt from the surrounding skyline. While it is unable to generate electricity on its own, Mjølnir is able to attract the ambient electricity from the surrounding atmosphere and redirect it towards a given target. However, this also puts a limit on the extent to which Thor can use this power at any given time. While on Jotunheim, Thor summoned a lightning bolt strong enough to destroy a large piece of landscape. During the Battle of New York he used the spire of the Chrysler building to channel a massive lightning bolt, which he directed at the portal of the Chitauri to deter a portion of the enemy reinforcements.
  • Worthiness Enchantment: After Thor disobeyed Odin and nearly caused a war between Asgard and Jotunheim, Odin banished Thor to Earth without his powers and placed an enchantment on the hammer Mjølnir. "Who so ever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." This enchantment surrounding Mjølnir prevents it from being wielded by anyone save those who have been found worthy. When Thor sacrificed himself to protect Earth from The Destroyer he proved himself worthy to wield Mjølnir once again and gained full use of his powers. Only Thor, Odin, and Vision are able to wield Mjølnir. Other than that, none who have tried to lift it have managed to make it move. Not even the Hulk's incredible strength could lift Mjølnir.
"Is this how you normally look?"
"More or less."
Jane Foster and Thor[src]
  • Material Transformation: By summoning lightning from the sky into Mjølnir, Thor's clothes are transformed into his armor.
  • Mystical Link: Mjølnir obeys Thor's commands as though it were driven by a form of intelegence. Mjølnir went to Thor when it was in a crater miles away, arriving in seconds. Mjølnir will return to Thor whenever he throws it at an opponent. While battling the Hulk in a hanger of the Helicarrier, Thor summoned Mjølnir from another room and it came crashing through the Helicarrier to get to him.
  • Flight: Thor is capable of hurling Mjølnir with great force and, by holding onto the leather thong, is capable of flying through the air at tremendous speeds. How fast is not specified, but he was able to remain aloft in the middle of a Class 5 tornado, and traverse the distance from his father's chambers to Heimdall's observatory and back again in seconds.
  • Immense Speed: Thor is capable of hurling Mjølnir at great speeds by holding onto the leather thong. In Jotunheim, he bashes the Frost Giants around him, then throws Mjølnir, making it hit multiple Frost Giants in it's path in moments.
  • Energy Projection: With Mjølnir, Thor can project powerful mystical blasts of energy. He can even channel energies for stronger energy attacks. With Mjølnir, Odin projects a powerful mystical blast of energy using it to channel an energy blast through it, taking away all of Thor's superhuman powers and destroys what was left of Thor's armor after stripping much of it off of him and throwing him into the Bifrost.
  • Indestructible: The Hammer is virtually unbreakable, nothing is able to shatter, dent or destroy it.

Other Equipment

  • Armor
    • 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.

Relationships

Family

  • Buri † - Great-Grandfather
  • Bor † - Grandfather
  • Odin - Father
  • Frigga † - Mother
  • Loki - Adopted Brother and Enemy

Friends and Allies

Enemies

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Appearances

Appearances for Thor

In chronological order:

Trivia

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.

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