"I would rather be a good man than a great king."

Thor Odinson was once the prince of Asgard who now serves as a 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. He renounced his claim to the throne and left Asgard for Earth so he could stay with Jane.


Early LifeEdit

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Thor as a young boy

"Both you Thor - and you Loki - were born to be kings."

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

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

He 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]

Loki's SchemesEdit

Delayed CoronationEdit

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Thor's coronation before it was disrupted.

"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]

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 JotunheimEdit


Thor in Jotunheim

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

In their quarters, Thor began throwing tables around in anger. Loki convinced him that they must go to Jotunheim before Sif and the Warriors Three arrived and Thor announces they were going to Jotunheim and that he would lead them to victory. They traveled to the Bifrost Bridge and sought passage to Jotunheim and asked Heimdall's permission. 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 he warned them to leave whilst he still allowed them. One of the Frost Giants approached Thor before Loki led him away 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 get out of there whilst he battled the Frost Giants.[1]


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"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!"

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 at the edge of a cliff.

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

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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 realizing he was on Earth and began shouting to Heimdall to open the Bifrost. The humans believed Thor to be crazy and when Darcy threatened Thor with a taser, he was disgusted at her actions and she tasered him.

He awoke in a hospital with a man over him saying he that was about to take some blood. Unaware of his surroundings, Thor attacked the hospital staff and security guards taking on dozens before being sedated. He awoke again to find himself strapped down but managed to squeeze out of the restraints and headed for the exit before being hit again by a car, again driven by Jane. They took him back to their Wormhole Research Center where Jane gave him some clothes. 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. Jane told him that if he wanted another he should ask nicely before Thor 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 Jane, Erik and Darcy and began to walk to Mjølnir. Realizing as a mortal it was too far, he went to the local pet store for 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. He left unsatisfied to see Jane again who offered him a ride.


Thor tries to lift Mjølnir

Jane told Thor that S.H.I.E.L.D. had stolen all of her research and 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 sneaked in and took down Agents Jackson and Delancey before being noticed and began making his way to Mjølnir taking down guard after guard, before coming across a particularly big guard who Thor ultimately defeated outside. 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 and fell to his knees. He was taken for questioning by Agent Phil Coulson but did not respond to any questions. Loki then arrived in front of him to tell him that Odin was dead and that Thor must remain on Earth to maintain peace with Jotunheim. Agent Coulson then returned to find Thor saying goodbye to thin air.

Dr. Selvig then approached telling S.H.I.E.L.D. that Thor was Dr. Donald Blake, their colleague who was drunk, and Agent Coulson let him go so that he could follow them. Thor and Selvig went for a drink where Thor's drinking prowess led to them getting into a bar brawl and Thor took a heavily drunk Selvig back to Jane's camper. Thor and Jane went to the roof of the Research Center and gazed at the stars and Thor began to tell Jane about the Nine Realms and Yggdrasil, the World Tree, before watching over her as she slept.[1]

Battle of Puente AntiguoEdit

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Thor faces the Destroyer.

"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]

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, Jane, 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 Double-bladed Sword. The Destroyer simply rearranged its body to face Sif and nearly killed her. With this the Destroyer seems unstoppable.

Thor told them to fall back and that he had a plan. Thor approached the Destroyer and spoke to Loki through it, telling him that he was sorry but that he could not allow him to kill the innocent people and instead to take his life. Loki seemingly relented before using the Destroyer to send Thor flying backwards. Thor was dying and Jane came to his aid and sat with him before he seemingly passed. The Destroyer continued to destroy the town before Mjølnir flew to Thor and returned his powers. Thor then created a tornado around the Destroyer and engaged it, deflecting its beams before disabling it. Thor then told Agent Phil Coulson who had arrived that he must return Jane'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 Jane the Bifrost Bridge and flew her to the Bifrost site. Asking to open the Bifrost, Heimdall did not respond. The Warriors Three and Sif arrived and he still did not reply.[1]

Fighting LokiEdit

"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]

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 be Thor's equal and promised destroy Jotunheim using the Bifrost Bridge and attacked Thor who refused to fight his brother. Loki sent Thor flying through the wall of the chamber and headed to the Bifrost where he began the process of destroying Jotunheim. Thor flew to the Bifrost and engaged Loki.


After a gruesome 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 awoken from the Odinsleep and Loki revealed he did it all for him before letting go and falling into the abyss.

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 RealmsEdit

"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 unchanged. 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.[2]

One year after defeating Loki, Imir, a rouge Asgardian, 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]

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Three months after defeating Imir, 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.[2]

War for EarthEdit

Return to EarthEdit


Thor meets Iron Man and Captain America.

"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]

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. Iron Man 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 cause - that they had the same goal and so stopped fighting.[4]

Attack on the HelicarrierEdit


Thor fighting Hulk.

"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 the 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 regaining his strength after falling thousands of feet out of the Helicarrier.

Later as Thor and the others argued, Loki's mind controlled henchmen blew up one of the Helicarrier's engines and helped free Loki, also triggering Banner to transform into the Hulk. Thor fought the Hulk, being the only one who could match him for strength. After the Hulk had been led off of the Helicarrier, Thor went to make sure that Loki was still contained. When he arrived the cell door was open, and Thor tried to stop Loki leaving but it turned out to be an illusion and Thor got trapped in the cell. Loki threatened to drop the cage when Coulson confronted him with a gun made from the Destroyer, however Loki stabbed Coulson and dropped Thor. As he plummeted towards Earth, Thor managed to smash free from the cell just in time to avoid the impact. Afterwards his connection to Mjølnir had temporarily been severed. He then picked up the hammer and regained his power.[4]

Battle of New YorkEdit

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Thor using his lightning to block the portal.

"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 vessel. Thor joined Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye on the battlefield, and started helping to fight the Chitauri, before Iron Man and Hulk joined them. Captain America ordered Thor to use his power to stem the flow of enemies coming through the portal, which he did using lightning bolts, before joining the battle.[4]

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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 asks 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.[2]

He later helped Hulk bring down a Leviathan, 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.[4]

Then, Thor and the other Avengers went to the Shawarma Palace and ate silently.[5] They were interrupted by War Machine, who arrived too late to help fight in the battle.[6]

After claiming the Tesseract, Thor took Loki with him back to Asgard, opening a portal with the Tesseract to do so and left the other Avengers in Central Park.[4]

Saving the Nine RealmsEdit

"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 Ragnarok that comes to calm us all. This is not our duty. It is the reason for our very existence. Since the days of Bor and Buri before him, we have protected the Nine Realms. But for too long, Asgard has been cut off from those who depend on our blood and courage for their survival. Without our light, darkness spreads. But the time of darkness is at an end. Asgard returns. And there will be Hel to pay!"

After bringing Loki back to Asgard, Thor discovered that Vanaheim was getting slowly taken over by Marauders. Thor gave Heimdall the Tesseract so he that could remake the Bifrost Bridge and the Asgardians could help protect the Nine Realms again. He then, with an army of Asgardians, went to end the threats controlling the Nine Realms.[2]

War of the RealmsEdit

"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 with Thor killing a rock giant in Vanaheim.

That was the final battle in a two-year war. After the battle was won Thor told Hogun to stay there with his people as the rest of them went back to Asgard via the Bifrost Bridge, which was repaired with the power of the Tesseract. A party was held for Thor for restoring the peace in the Nine Realms but he left quickly. He wanted to ask Heimdall how Jane Foster was doing. The next day Odin told Thor that he should not hold on to Jane too much since she would die long before Thor.[7]

Return of the Dark ElvesEdit

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. 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, Odin explained to them that the Aether was created by the leader of the Dark Elves, Malekith. He allowed Jane to stay until it could be safely removed from her.

When Malekith invaded Asgard, Thor was assisting the guards with the prisoners in the dungeon. After helping to quell the riot, Thor witnessed his mother, Frigga, fall down bleeding on the ground from being stabbed. 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.

Escape from AsgardEdit

"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 knew that Malekith would return for Jane Foster, but, blinded by hate and grief, Odin would not let Thor move her. 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, Jane and Loki then boarded the Dark Elf Harrow.

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While Sif and Volstagg delayed the guards, Thor flew out beside the Bifrost Bridge, pushed out Loki and jumps out with a sick Jane 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.[7]

Fighting MalekithEdit

The trio landed in the wastelands of Svartalfheim and Jane Foster regained her strength. Thor started to talk about wanting to trust Loki. Then Loki said he could not and used his dagger to cut Thor's hand off. Malekith had been there waiting for them; Loki told him that all he wanted in return for Jane 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.


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.

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.[7]

Return to EarthEdit

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.[7]

Battle of GreenwichEdit

"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.

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.

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.

After the battle, Thor talked with Odin (who was actually Loki using a magical disguise) and renounced his claim to the throne.[7] He then returned to Earth and was reunited with Jane.[8]



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 that he was alive.[10]


As the first born son of Odin, Thor possesses a number of superhuman attributes common among the Asgardians. However, some 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 AllFather. Thor is a Norse warrior god, trained and skilled in the arts of battle, and he has been doing it for thousands of years. He has usually been shown to rely solely on his superior fighting ability, strength, and well nigh invulnerability. Thor, currently, is arguably one of the most powerful being on the planet as well as one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, second in Asgard only to his father. While on Earth, Thor greatly withholds his power unless fighting someone with similar strength and durability. It should be noted that during Thor's fight with Hulk, Thor was unable to use his full power, because it could have destroyed the Helicarrier and cause the deaths of innocent people; similarly, in his fight with Iron Man, Thor did not use his full power as he did not want to kill Stark.

  • Asgardian Physiology: As an Asgardian, Thor has superhuman abilities.
    • Superhuman Strength: As an Asgardian, specifically the son of Odin, Thor is the strongest Asgardian alive. His strength enables to overpower normal humans, Frost Giants, and alien group troops with ease. He can lift nearly any object with ease and can tear through most objects such as Iron Man's gauntlets like crushing paper or an modified cage created to contain the Hulk. He is much stronger than Loki and although Loki can battle him to an extent, eventually Thor will always beat him. He can also seemed to overpower an enhanced Iron Man. He can hold his own against The Hulk for a period of time with and/or without Mjølnir. Hulk seemed to overpower Thor with his raging strength but the Asgardian did not use any of his other abilities and was . His strength extends to his ability to leap great distances. He has show to be stronger than Iron Man, even with his suit at 400% capacity, and able to take Hulk's powerful blows. Thor was able to overpower a Kronan with a simple swing of his hammer. He was able to overpower hordes of Marauders with ease. Upon landing on the ground, he left an impact crater. Thor possessed enough strength to easily over power any Frost Giant he faced, sending them flying with each strike. He was able to kill a Frost Monster with a single hit, straight through its skull. Thor also went toe-to-toe with the all powerful Destroyer and won. Thor was able to knock Loki through the Bifrost monitor walls and he was also strong enough to destroy the Bifrost bridge. With Mjölnir, he was able to hold off against the Hulk for a long time. It should also be noted that during his battle with the Hulk, Thor's blows were easily capable of staggering and in some cases knocking the Hulk around, something very few being have been shown to be capable of. He was able to battle the hordes of Chitauri foot soldiers with ease and take down a Leviathan with a single hit. With one simple strike, he was able to flip a car over, killing several Chitauri soldiers.
    • 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 Dense Tissue: Thor's skin, muscle, and bone tissue have several times the density of the same tissue in the body of a human being, contributing to his superhuman weight. At full power, he is invulnerable to powerful energy blasts, weighted impacts, falls from great heights, explosions and various other opposing forces. Even when he was stripped of his powers, he was still amazingly durable due to his dense body. He was hit twice by Jane Foster's truck and even though he was knocked down, he showed no visible damage after getting up. He withstood several blows from S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives and when he was eventually captured he showed no damage besides a small bruise on his forehead.
    • Nigh Invulnerability: When he is at full power and armed with Mjølnir, Thor possesses nigh-invulnerability and immunity to such human ailments as diseases, toxins, poisons, corrosives, fire, electrocution, asphyxiation, lead, and radiation poisoning. He has withstood direct blow in the face from a massive Frost Giant and laughed afterward. 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. He was struck in the face by Loki wielding Gungnir and showed only anger and annoyance as a result. He was blasted by Iron Man's repulsor rays in the chest and in the face, and was headbutted by Iron Man with no visible damage. He took several massive blows from the Hulk without signs of injury. Even though he took a severe beating from Algrim, he seemed only irritated more than hurt.
    • Superhuman Speed: Thor can move at extreme speeds. Thor can fly to the across the New Mexico desert in a matter of seconds. He can also swing Mjølnir at high speeds that it seems like a blur to the naked eye. Thor tackled the Hulk through the wall of the Helicarrier in a split second to be visibly seen as a blur.
    • 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.
    • 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 an 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. Seconds after being stabbed in the stomach by Loki using Gungnir on the Bifrost bridge, Thor called forth a thunderbolt with Mjølnir knocking down Loki and stands up completely healed. Thor was stabbed by Loki with a small dagger in the Battle of New York and was injured for a moment when minutes later he was completely healed. After the beating he suffer from Algrim, upon arriving to Earth, he was fully healed.
    • Superhuman Longevity: Thor, like all other Asgardians, are not truly immortal as it is possible to kill an Asgardian and other beings in the Nine Realms. It is more accurate to say that 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.


  • 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 a master marksman, and is proficient, even masterful in all 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 wars, 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 and mortal, with only his vast fighting skills, 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.
  • Master Hammer Fighter: 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 over thousands of years, he has lead Asgard, Sif and the Warriors Three into battle against forces with great leadership and employing strategies and tactics from possibly every culture on Earth as well as the rest of the Nine Realms, including forgotten ones.


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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 war hammer, has a number of elemental 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 a class 5 tornado to battle the Destroyer, a lightning bolt strong enough to destroy a large piece of landscape in Jotunheim, a lightning bolt to knock down Loki on the Bifrost bridge, and control the elements. He was able to strike Iron Man with a bolt of lighting, but it is notable that all it did was charge his suit with additional power. He was able to strike Chitauri soldiers down and Leviathans. The Norse myths and legends regarded him as a Thunder God because of the hammer's influence over the weather.
    • Lightning: Thor's main weapon using Mjølnir is his lightning bolt or thunderbolt. He summoned a lightning bolt strong enough to destroy a large piece of landscape in Jotunheim, a lightning bolt to knock down Loki on the Bifrost bridge, shot a lightning bolt at Iron Man that boosted his armor's power reserve up to +400%. Thor shot a massive lightning bolt at the portal of the Chitauri to prevent anymore enemy reinforcements, took down a Chitauri warship with a single thunderbolt.
  • 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 and Odin are able to Mjølnir. Other than that, none of the citizens of Puente Antiguo or Loki could lift it. Not even the Hulk's incredible strength could lift Mjølnir.
  • Material Transformation: By summoning lightning from the sky into Mjølnir, Thor's uniform was transformed into his battle armor.
  • Mystical Link: Mjølnir obeys Thor's commands as though it were alive. Mjølnir went to Thor when it was in a crater from miles away, it came to him 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. He used Mjølnir to fly into combat against Iron Man in the woods, to fly to the top of a skyscraper and on top of a Chitauri warship.
  • 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.

Other EquipmentEdit

  • 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.
    • Third Set: His third set was similar to his second but was all blue, with less silver plating and different arm bracers. It also had no cape, only a bit of red fabric at the shoulders
    • Fourth Set: The fourth armor was the same as the second set but with the same chain-mail sleeves as seen in the first set.
    • Fifth Set: The fifth 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.
    • Sixth Set: Thor’s sixth armor was very similar to his fifth set, with the only major difference being the absence of the chain-mail sleeves.


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

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Behind the ScenesEdit

  • 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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