Thor is the son of Odin, All-father of the Asgardian Gods, and the elder goddess Gaea, the living embodiment of Earth itself. Thor was born centuries ago in a cave in Norway. Once Thor was weened, Odin brought him to Asgard where he was raised to be the God of Thunder and heir to the throne. As the Asgardian God of Thunder, Thor commands the thunder, the lightning the wind and all the elements of the storm with his hammer Mjolnir, which was forged from the legendary, indestructible Asgardian metal; Uru. Mjolnir gives Thor the power of flight and helps him channel, focus or amplify his own godly elemental powers. Though the hammer is quite heavy by mortal standards, It can only be lifted by those deemed worthy to do so, regardless of the would-be wielder’s physical strength. After centuries of defending Asgard from its enemies, Thor became too proud and grew headstrong. It was because of this that he was banished to Midgard (Earth) by his father to teach him some needed humility. Made mortal and given the form of the handicapped human doctor Donald Blake, Thor learned what it was like to be small and frail and how to be humble and truly noble despite being mortal. When in his mortal guise of Dr. Blake he is able to transform into his true godly form by striking his walking stick (actually Mjolnir in disguise) upon any solid surface causing the transformation that changes him into Thor and his walking stick into his hammer Mjolnir. ( In the past, this has now been taken away )
Thor was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby based on Thor the "thunder god" of Norse Mythology. He first appeared in Journey Into Mystery #83.
"How do you make someone stronger than the strongest person? It finally came to me: Don't make him human — make him a god. I decided readers were already pretty familiar with the Greek and Roman gods ( Olympian gods). It might be fun to delve into the old Norse legends... Besides, I pictured Norse gods looking like Vikings of old, with the flowing beards, horned helmets, and battle clubs. ...Journey into Mystery needed a shot in the arm, so I picked Thor ... to headline the book. After writing an outline depicting the story and the characters I had in mind, I asked my brother, Larry (Leiber), to write the script because I didn't have time. ...and it was only natural for me to assign the penciling to Jack Kirby..." - Stan Lee describing his reasoning for creating Thor after previously creating the Hulk.
Loki attempted to defeat and kill Thor on a number of occasions throughout the years and Thor was always victorious even though there were times when things were very close. Thor maintained his identity as Donald Blake on Earth and continued to practice medicine. Thor could revert back and forth between Dr. Blake and Thor by striking the stick/hammer against the ground. Thor began fighting evil and was one of the founding Avengers after Loki tricked the Hulk, Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp into fighting each other eventually leading them to realize they should combine their powers by banding together and forming a team to face foes no single hero could defeat; the Avengers. Thor eventually gave up his identity as Donald Blake, though later on he would return to it, and went on to use other secret identities; Sigurd Jarlson and Jake Olsen.
One of the biggest turns in regards to character evolution is during Fear Itself when Thor alone travels from Asgard to save Midgard (Earth) from the Serpent and the army of Odin. Here he openly defies Odin and declares to the All Father that he is a man more than a God. Thor is now separated from Donald Blake.
Major Story Arcs
Son of Asgard
After Thor, Balder and Sif defeated three giant spiders summoned by Loki, Odin sees that it is time to test the young warriors and sends them into a quest to bring four mystic elements onto Odin's hall, so that he can forge a sword and give it to the worthiest warrior of Asgard. They first traveled to Nastrond, where they pulled one of Hakurei's scales from his hide, which would turn the blade of the sword unbreakable. From there, they went to Jotunheim to take one of Gnori's feathers so that the sword would be light. Later they traveled to the deserts of Jennia, where they had to find a jewel which would keep the balance of the sword. After that, Loki appears in front of them and tells about Karnilla's plan of attacking Asgard, they decided that Thor would continue the quest, while Balder, Loki and Sif would travel to Asgard and tell Odin about the incoming attack. Thor finds the lake of Lilitha, from where he should draw a small vial of water to keep to sword pure, but he discovers that the water has became sand, and so he thinks he has failed and even thus he fills his water-skin with the sand and returns to Asgard. When he arrives on Asgard, the gods are in the middle of a battle with the forces of Nornheim. As Karnilla sees her army being defeated, she shots and arrow through Thor's body and kills him. When Odin arrives at this scenery he takes the water-skin filled with sand and sheds it over the body of Thor, and when one of Sif's tears touches the sand, it becomes water once again and brings Thor back to life. One month later, the sword, now called Svadren, is given to Balder, the brave.
Going to Earth
Odin, Thor’s father, believed that he needed to be taught the meaning of humility. To accomplish this lesson, Odin put Thor’s mind and soul in the body of a handicapped mortal human named Doctor Donald Blake. He also erased Thor’s memories so he had no recollection of his actual godly identity. At some point after Odin had combined the essences of Thor and Blake, Blake went on vacation to the country of Norway where he saw aliens arrive in a scouting party. He fled to a cave when he saw that they had noticed him. When he saw a staff on the ground he was unaware that it was the mystical hammer of Thor himself and he smacked it against a rock and he was transformed into Thor the God of Thunder and Lightning.
From then on Thor lived his life with an alter ego. He was Donald Blake the mortal doctor who owned his private practice and he was also Thor the God of Thunder and Lightning who defeated aliens. He fell in love with a woman named Jane Foster and became one of Earths mightiest heroes. However Thor had forgotten about his evil step brother Loki who became immediately interested in Thor and Donald when he noticed the return of the Thunder God. He constantly attacked Earth over the years in order to defeat Thor once and for all. Loki was actually the creator of many of Thor’s earlier nemesis such as: The Wrecking Crew, The Absorbing Man, and also the Destroyer. Because of Loki's constant attacks Thor was forced to seek out help from others which eventually left to the creation of “The Avengers”
When Thor falls in love with Jane Foster he disobeyed his father by falling in love with mortal women. He refused to return to Asgard for a number of years which caused many problems between him and his father. It was revealed to Thor that his natural mother was the Elder Goddess Gaea hence why he was always so fond of the planet. Over the years the number of enemies that Thor had to encounter increased tenfold and instead of simply being a part-time protector of Earth he began to take residence there and was absent from Asgard for quite some time in his attempts to defend the planet.
Thor on occasions met with the Greek God Hercules who eventually became his good friend and greatest rival. Their battles and contests of strength and hand-to-hand combat are legendary from Asgard to Olympus to Earth. They are quite evenly matched and the majority of their battles/contests have ended either in a draw or with no clear winner, though each has bested the other from time to time on the rarest of occasions. After many heroic deeds performed by Thor, Odin finally allowed him to have a relationship with Jane Foster if she passed a trial that he himself created. She ultimately failed the test and was returned to Earth so she would be able to love once more one day. Thor was heartbroken by this and sought consolation from the Goddess Sif.
Thor battled with Surtur the fire demon who at the time attempted to take over Asgard. Meanwhile Loki was growing ever more powerful because he had taken possession of the Odin Ring. Thor later returned to Earth every now and then while he while he also dealt with cosmic threats as well as those found in Asgard.
With the help of the Elder of the Universe the Collector Thor was able to help the Avengers in battle against Graviton, Ultron and Count Nefaria. Passing himself off as Odin Thor was also able to thwart another take over from Mangog. To do this he was able to wield the Odinsword. He was later saved by Volstagg when apparently the Odin Force became a sentient being and Odin was able to save him from sure death when he created a false Ragnarok and had a reporter by the name of Red Norvell die in his place.
When the threat the titantic space-gods known as the Celestials pose to Earth and the Gods of Earth, Thor decided to defend Earth against the Celestial Fourth Host and after many encounters he learned of the true beginnings of Asgard as well as Odin’s plan to defend Earth from these extraterrestrial beings. Even though Odin attempted to halt the Celestials judgement by gathering the entire life energies of all Asgard, adding its power to his own and then assuming control of the Destroyer armor (which grew to over 2,000 feet tall to match the Celestials in size and stature) and by wielding the massive Oversword of Asgard with which to battle the gigantic aliens, he was soundly defeated and thoroughly humbled. Thor himself then attacked the Celestials but he, too, was defeated. The Earth, and Thor, were spared and the Celestials left only after they were given an offering by the Elder Goddess Gaea on behalf of the Skymothers of Earth's pantheons, and offering of twelve perfect human beings. It was at this time that Thor first learned that his true birth mother was in fact Gaea. His maternal heritage seems to explain Thor's ability to control solid earth and its tectonic structure.
After the Asgardian Gods were brought back due to help from the gathering energies given by the Skyfathers, Thor returned to Earth and had a number of adventures there. He fought with two heralds of Galacutus with whom he dealt with swiftly, he stopped Mephisto from taking human souls, He was able to defend himself when he was framed by the Asgardian God of war Tyr, he assisted Drax the destroyer, he allied himself with Iron Man to defeat the Bi Beast as well as the Man Beast, he fought the former King of Nastrond Fanir he was at the time transformed into a dragon by Odin and in doing so he was able to free Loki. Thor also had battled with Dracula himself. Thor later learned of an entity that was called the “God Eater”. It was a rift created that was summoned when death gods were merged their own realms. Thor was able to stop the creature and it was revealed that he was disguised and his true identity was Atum, the other son of Gaea, Thor’s half brother. In defeating this entity Thor was assured that the cosmic balance was restored.
While Thor was exploring a space vessel that Nick Fury had asked him to do he encountered an alien cyborg named Beta Ray Bill. After a brief battle with Thor he proved that he was able to wield the mighty Mjolnir, weapon of the Gods that was said to only be wielded by Thor himself. Although their first impressions were tense Beta Ray Bill was able to form an alliance with the Gods of Asgard and he was given powers by Odin that were similar to Thor's in able to battle in approaching army of war demons. The demons later turned out to be left by a fire demon named Surtur who was now wielding the weapon “Twilight” which was said to be “The Sword of Doom”. After many battles with this creature that led to the death of Fanir the Gods claimed victory. During the battle whoever Odin and Surtur disappeared through a rift and everyone had later though that they were called during the battle.
Although Thor had become a major protector of Earth he decided to remain on Asgard for a time in order to fill the gap that his father’s absence had left. He drove off Hela and met his grandfather Tiwaz. He also forced made Loki at one point cure him of the effects of a love potion. Thor also had an adventure in which he entered Hela's realm and rescued the souls of many lost mortals. Thor finally decided to return to Earth with Beta Ray Bill and was able to defeat the transformed Dark Elf Kurse. Loki had used this power of Surtur's sword in order to change Thor into a frog. After a Thor was able to partially transform himself back into his former self after a small adventure in Central Park and then finally was able to force Loki to reverse the spell completely. Thor was later cursed once more by Hela while he was attempted to rescue X-Factor member Angel from being tortured by the team “The Marauders”. Hela made Thor’s bones as brittle as glass and was unable to heal himself if he were damaged further. This spell made Thor truly mortal (since Thor’s immortality is only given to him thanks to the apples of Idun and without him himself and the other Gods of Asgard would slowly age and die) and it also made him unable to die no matter how badly he was injured. Later on, Thor was injured in a battle against the Absorbing Man that was sent by Loki and was surprisingly saved by Loki himself during to battle with the Dark Elves.
Thor eventually had to wear armor in order to protect his now brittle bones due to the curse of Hela. Thor teamed with Loki was able to defeat a group of Ice Giants who were at the time attempting to locate the Midgard Serpent in hopes that it would kill Thor. Instead of finding it the Giants encountered the dragon Fing Fang Foom who turned out to be disguised as the Midgard Serpent. Time began to slow down as the two battled and it was prophesied that they would kill each other during Ragnarok. Thor was able to finally kill the serpent and leave its body completely crushed. Loki later restored the destroyer and after having killed the Ice Giants found Thor now in liquid form. The Destroyer tried to completely destroy the thunder God but was unable to do so due to Hela's curse. Thor then gained control of the Destroyer through mental force and forced Hela to suffer the pain of death and to restore him to his true form. Thor then broke Loki's arm for what he had done to him and began to realize just how evil his brother truly was.
Coming of Thunderstrike
After yet another battle with the Celestials on an alien world Thor encountered Odin who was a taken prisoner by Seth and used the Odinpower to battle off an approaching Surtur. He was also able to defeat Annihilus while Asgard was trapped in the Negative Zone. He later battled with one of the X-Men's biggest enemies known as “The Juggernaut” as well as a number of other enemies. Thor later killed Bor (brother of Odin) in combat and was banished by the Loki who was acting as temporary rule of Asgard while Odin was in the Odinsleep. Thor’s place was replaced by the mortal Eric Masterson who became the hero “ Thunderstrike”. When Odin woke up he forgave Thor and allowed him to return to Asgard. During a great battle in which Thor entered the warriors madness by a Valkyrie Thor went on a rampage. Thor had to be taken to the Eternal Thanos by Odin in order to cure him of this madness.
Onslaught and Heroes Reborn
Thor was cured of his seeming madness and once again took over his role as protector of humanity. He even donned a new costume as he resumed his place along the Avengers. It was during this time that Thor became very close with the Enchantress, a former villain whom fought Thor on many occasions. This blossoming relation however soon ended, since Thor, together with the Avengers and the Fantastic Four was called to fight the evil being known as Onslaught. To help stop the villain, Thor alongside with most of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four, seemingly sacrificed themselves. They where however trapped in an alternate Universe after defeating the villain. This universe was created by none other than Franklin Richards (the son of Reed Richards). The heroes lived in this alternate Universe for a year when they discovered that it was indeed an alternate universe and they were not where they were supposed to be. Although Thor was alive, all his Asgardian friends thought he had perished in battle. Thor's friend Balder took it on to find another champion for humanity. This came in the form of Red Norvell, a human whom took the role of defender of the earth.
Heroes Return, Jake Olsen
Thor and the other heroes were finally able to return to their true Universe where Thor rejoined the Avengers and with several other members. One of his first missions included a battle against ancient Asgard villain, the Destroyer. Thor was greatly injured during this battle, and only was saved by a being called Marnot whom tied Thor’s life force to a mortal bystander of the battle named Jake Olson, a New York paramedic. Now Thor once again had to live with a mortal being, just like what happened many years ago when he became linked with Doctor Donald Blake. Then, he had a great war with the Dark Gods and battled the returning Enchantress three and had many battles with Thanos who was attempting to remake the entire Universe. Thor remained linked to Jake for some time, but was eventually untied from Olsen's life force so the two could once again live their lives separately In this encounter, Thor also met Tarene, a being that would later become the super-heroin known as Thor-Girl.
After having defeated the Absorbing Man Thor travels back to Asgard to find that the Warriors Three are on trial for murder. The individual that they are on trial for murdering is none other than a giant who was son of the Queen of Giants. At the time he was in a shape-shifted state and was attacking the ship that they were on and the warriors three were unaware of his true form. In order to clear themselves of this crime they were charged with proving their warriors hearts to the giants by performing a number of tasks. Although Thor was not on trial he volunteered to go in order to clear the names of the warriors three, but he vows to do not use Mjolnir as a weapon.
The first was collecting magical apples from the top of the Asgardian world tree Yggdrasil, guarded by a great eagle. The second was collecting the skin of Dionysus' magic pig from Olympus which was currently being guarded by Hercules, who Thor had to fight with. The third was to collect the spear Slaughter from the Celtic Tuatha De Danaan which was kept in guard by Chulain. Their next task was to collect the sword Grasscutter from the Japanese land of the dead. Their final task was to shout their victory at the Egyptian Temple of Toth that was guarded by his three sons. After having completed all of their tasks to the dismay of the team they discovered that the King of the Giants went back on his word to not impede the completion of their tasks.
Thor, Lord of Asgard
During a battle against Surtur, Thor's father seemingly died at the end of the battle. Although he managed to defeat the villain once and for all, it came with a huge price. Asgard was now without its ruler. Thor, as Odin's first son, became ruler of Asgard instead. This was not Thor's will, but he took on his new role as ruler very serious. Thor married Amora and had a son called Magni. During his reign, Thor decided that the Asgardians should take a larger role in the life of normal mortals once more and he transported Asgard back to Midgard (earth). This caused great disturbance to the people of earth. While some saw the Asgardians as a benefit, most, including the government saw Asgard as a thread, especially when it floaded above New York City. Various assaults where made on Asgard by the humans. This made Thor all the more reluctant to stay, but also became more extreme in his believes. When Thor's great allies Iron Man and Captain America turned against him, he angrily defeated the Avengers and imprisoned them, thus gaining more power over the Earth. Thor would later banish all technology and other beliefs besides the Norse. After falling in love with a human girl, finding Mjolnir and discovering that Thor was no longer worthy of wielding the hammer, Magni defied his father saying that his judgement over the humans was of no right. Then, Thor had to fight his former ally Tarene, known as Thor Girl, and Desak, who was in possession of the Destroyer Armor. Thor realized that he was wrong all the time, so he restored Asgard to its rightful place and undid all the timeline via time travel.
Thor, Sif, Amora, Balder and The Warriors Three visit Mir-Krul to pay their respects and mourn the loss of Eitri and his brother, the eldest and greatest smiths in Nidavellir. While they are in the tomb of the dead dwarves, a loud sound, like thunder, is heard by all in attendance. As the tomb begins to fall apart due to the sound, Thor decides to investigate the source. As soon as he flies off to investigate, he is struck by a powerful lightning bolt which sends him crashing back to the ground. A flying barge appears in the sky with Loki, Fenris the Wolf, Ulik the Invincible, and Hyrm the Giant. Loki, Fenris and Ulik wield hammers created by Surtur from the same forge Mjolnir was made. Fenris and Ulik descend from the barge and begin their assault. Thor fights both Fenris and Ulik simultaneously. During the fight, their three hammers strike each other with such force that the surrounding environment is devastated from the impact. After the explosion, Thor realizes that Mjolnir has been shattered. Loki uses this opportunity to fire a powerful blast to kill Thor. The blast drives Thor deep into the ground and underwater, where the Midgard Serpent attempts to swallow him whole. Thor uses his last strength to teleport himself to New York to seek aid from the Avengers. Fortunately Iron Man and Captain America are at the location of Thor’s arrival.
After resting and a change of attire, Thor, along with his old allies form the Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America, journeyd to Asgard. It was a uneasy team since the three Avengers had not seen eachother after their falling-out when Thor had send Asgard to earth. When the three arrived in Asgard, they found it in ruins. The Bifrost Bridge shattered and the surrounding environment decimated as well. As they search the ruins for survivors and clues, Hyrm busts through a wall along with Loki, Fenris and Ulik. Loki mocks Thor and another battle begins. Iron Man fights Hyrm, while Thor fights Fenris and Ulik with some aid from Captain America. Loki watches the battle from above. Ulik and Hyrm are killed in the battle. When the Avengers start to gain the upper hand, Loki decide join the battle. Thor lunges at Loki and starts to beat him and Fenris at the same time. Loki, badly beaten, decides to retreat and his minions follow him. As the Avengers check themselves for major injuries, a song is heard and Thor recognizes it as a funeral song. When the trio goes to investigate, they find a funeral service for Balder. Harokin the Bardbarian tells Thor about how Balder was killed in battle. When Thor asks about his mother, Frigga, the silence of those in attendance tells him she has also passed away. Thor tells Captain America and Iron Man that he must face the upcoming battle alone and they should return to Earth. He then teleports both of them back to Earth despite their protests. Thor rallies the remaining Asgardians and tells them to prepare to battle with honor to the death.
Thor journeys to Alfheim, home of the light elves, with his troops. He finds Volstagg of the Warriors Three there, hiding in the ruins. Thor is surprised to find Volstagg is skinny and frail looking, a shadow of his former self. Volstagg tells Thor how Alfheim was attacked and how Fandral and Hogun met their death. Thor gives Volstagg a weapon and asks him to join his army. Volstagg happily agrees to join Thor and redeem himself. Thor and his troops continue their journey across the lands and find many casualties of the war, including Kurse and Vidar, Thor’s brother. As Thor and his troops move on to Vanaheim, they hear a howl which Volstagg believes to be a wolf, but Thor correctly identifies as the battle cry of Fenris. They find that Vanaheim is under attack and Fenris soon reveals himself, now much bigger and stronger. Thor attacks Fenris , while the rest of his troops attempt to aid the army of Vanaheim. Brunhilde is killed in battle after being hit by a blast from Durok the Demolisher and Sif rushes to help her. Thor sees Durok approach Sif while he is battling Fenris and becomes enraged. He ties Fenris up with chains and hurls him at Durok and then he rushes to Sif’s side. After Thor and Sif are briefly reunited, he goes on to battle Durok. He kills Durok by using his godly energy to blast him. Before he is able to get a moment’s rest, Fenris breaks the chain Thor had used to tie him up. Thor readies himself to battle Fenris again when a powerful bolt of lightning strikes Fenris Wolf. The Lightning had come from Beta Ray Bill, Thor’s oath brother and an ally of Asgard. Bill uses his enchanted hammer, Stormbreaker to savagely strike Fenris until the wolf is nothing but bones. The rest of Loki’s army witness this and flee from the battlefield. Thor thanks Bill for his assistance and he orders Volstagg to count the dead and prepare a funeral pyre for Brunhilde. Later in the day, Thor and Bill discuss about the current events and the future plans. Thor tells Bill he must leave to seek wisdom and he places Bill in charge. Thor addresses the troops and tells them he has to leave but he is leaving Bill in charge, so they should follow and obey Bill as they have followed him. He then departs from Vanaheim on a chariot drawn by Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder. He travels to Hildstalf in search of answers. He gets to the edge of a cliff and begins to reminisce and mourn the loss of his friends and family until a ghost appears and speaks to him. The ghost is the embodiment of the Odin Force. It takes the form of a young boy with two ravens, Hugin and Mugin, perched on his shoulders. The Odin Force tells Thor that in order to truly become a god and gain wisdom, he must go through rituals and sacrifices similar to the ones his father, Odin, went through. Thor is told that he can’t walk a path already taken and simply repeat what his father did, he must go beyond Odin’s rituals and sacrifices.
At the Well of Mimir where Odin sacrificed one of his eyes for wisdom, Thor sacrifices both his eyes. The Odin Force gives Thor Hugin and Mugin to act as his eyes. Next, Thor goes to a branch of Yggdrasil, where Odin hung himself for nine days until he was at the brink of death, a sacrifice made to gather the knowledge of the runes. Thor hangs himself, as his father did before him, until he dies and wakes up in Hel. Hela attempts to claim his soul, but the spirit of Odin stops her and protects him. Thor wakes again, but now he is in the presence of the powerful celestial beings known as Those Who Sit Above In Shadow. They tell Thor they have been watching him and that his deeds have made him worthy of their notice and he has earned their blessing. Thor tells them that he is able to see through them and he knows how they watch the Asgardian life and death cycle and feed off it. They tell Thor that they know all outcomes, past, present and future and there is nothing he can do to stop them. Thor tells them they are wrong then he returns to Hildstalft to find that Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder have been killed by Loki. The Odin Force appears to Thor once again and asks him how he feels. Thor says he feels calm and refreshed and he will put a stop to Those Who Sit Above In Shadow. Thor then teleports to Valhalla, there he finds that Loki has rebuilt it in his own image. Mangog becomes aware of Thor’s presences and tries to attack him, but Thor easily dispatches the beast. Thor calls out to Loki to face him, and Loki answers.
Loki summons trolls to attack Thor but they fall easily before Thor’s new found might. Thor pulls off Loki’s head from his body, essentially decapitating him, but still keeps him alive. He carries the severed head with him as he goes to seek out Surtur. When Thor finds Surtur, he asks him to repair the broken Mjolnir and in return he will create a path to Valhalla and Vanaheim for Surtur to attack without interference from Thor. Surtur accepts and reforges the hammer and Thor keeps to his word. He creates a path for Surtur and his army to march to Valhalla and Vanaheim. Bill fights against Surtur’s forces but Thor teleports him away, telling him that he cannot allow Bill die for his people. Thor teleports to the Tapestry of Fate with the intent to destroy so he can bring about the end the cycle of Ragnarok. Before he is able to destroy it, Those Who Sit Above In Shadow appear to him. They beg him not to destroy it and they make him an offer to join them, to become a god of the gods. Thor refuses and smashes the loom behind the tapestry, ending the cycle of Ragnarok once and for all. Thor, with his mission now accomplished, decides to rest and breathe deep the slumber of the gods.He also is so powerful that he can destroy Galaxys
One night above Oklahoma, Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor, mysteriously fell from the sky and crashed to Earth. This occurrence didn't go unnoticed by either the local residents or the federal authorities. Soon, scores of people descended on the site where the hammer laid and attempted to pick it up. None of them succeeded, though many were injured in their attempts, until, of course, Donald Blake walked straight up to the hammer and lifted it with ease before vanishing along with the hammer and emerging in a strange void where he encountered Thor. The two spoke at length. Thor refused to return to Earth, saying that he’d ended the cycle of Ragnarok, and his return would only cause turbulence and destruction. Blake countered, telling Thor that since he’d ended the cycle, he could return without bringing back the horrors of endless war. Thor realized, while being attacked by creatures in the void, reawakened his love of life and made the decision to return to Earth. He is then transported to Earth in the form of Donald Blake. After finding his way to a small motel in a small, Oklahoma town where he found he could transform into Thor and back into Donald Blake at will, though of course there would still be a massive crash of lightning.
Thor travels to a large, empty field and raises a titanic piece of land into the sky, bringing back the kingdom of Asgard in all its glory atop the landmass. Though the country itself has returned to its former glory, it stands empty and uninhabited. Thor then begins his worldwide trek to find the rest of the Asgardians trapped in their mortal forms.
Thor journeys to New Orleans and has an encounter with Iron Man. Iron Man tries to get Thor to join the pro registration side of the superhuman registration act and move the newly risen Asgard away from Broxton. He tells Thor that the world has changed since he’s been away and that he must register or be hunted like a criminal. Thor, angered by Iron Man’s words and actions, decides to show Iron Man the difference between a god of thunder and a mortal man in metal suit. Thor assaults and easily overwhelms Iron Man, giving him a serious beating that wrecks Iron Man suit. Thor gives Iron Man some words of his own before walking away. Thor later encounters an emotional man on a bridge and realizes it is Heimdall. He releases Heimdall from his mortal form and takes him back to Asgard. With Heimdall’s help, Thor is able to locate more lost Asgardian souls. He travels to a refugee camp in Dahran, Africa to free The Warriors Three from their mortal forms. Thor continues to travel the globe to free his Asgardian brethren, but he is not able to locate Sif. Heimdall informs Thor that the Asgardian souls are disappearing from his view. He tells Thor that there is a growing darkness in the desert between Nevada and New Mexico. Thor journeys to the location to see if there is a connection between the darkness and the lost Asgardians. Thor arrives in the desert and finds an underground bunker with trapped people in it. Before Thor can free the prisoner, the Destroyer armor appears. Thor engages the Destroyer in a furious battle. Thor, realizing that he cannot beat the Destroyer on his own, flies to the sky and releases the souls of the Asgardian prisoners so that they will aid him in the battle. As he lands back on the ground, he finds that the Destroyer has collapsed and a mysterious man stands by its fallen body. Thor demand to know who the stranger is and finds that it is Balder the Brave. Balder explains to Thor how he got summoned and trapped into Destroyer armor. Thor goes to check on the newly released Asgardians and finds out that he has unknowingly released his half-brother Loki, now reborn as a woman. Unbeknownst to Thor, Loki was secretly working with Doctor Doom. Loki and the newly freed Asgardians return to Asgard with Thor. A short time later, Loki reveals to Balder that he is the half-brother of Thor. Balder refuses to believe Loki’s words, but Loki urges Balder to ask Thor for confirmation. Balder confronts Thor about it and Thor admits that they are indeed half-brothers and he had known for ages. He explains to Balder that he and Odin had agreed to keep it a secret in order to protect Balder, since his death could trigger the start of Ragnarok. Loki appears during the discussion and says that since Balder is now aware of his heritage, the next step would be to make the news public and celebrate the coronation of Balder as a new prince of Asgard. Thor agrees and a celebration is held in honor of Balder, a new Prince of Asgard.
Battle with Bor and Exile from Asgard
Loki resurrected Bor, father of Odin and grandfather of Thor, from the dead in the middle of a crowded city. Loki casts a spell on the newly resurrected Bor in order to make him see everyone around him as an enemy. Confused and angry, Bor attacks everything in sight. Jane Foster calls Donald Blake and tells him about the rampaging Asgardian. Donald transforms into Thor and flies to Bor’s location. Bor, believing his son Odin has been slain, continues his rampage until Thor arrives. Thor recognizes Bor’s attire as Asgardian, but he does not recognize the man as his grandfather. Thor attempts to talk to Bor and calm him down but because of Loki’s spell, Bor sees Thor as a villain and hears his words as threats. Bor rushes and attacks Thor, breaking Thor’s rib with his first strike. Thor attempts to end the battle quickly because of the innocent bystanders around. Thor hurls Mjolnir to strike at Bor and is dismayed when Bor is able to catch and lift the hammer. Bor, believing Mjolnir to be a murderer’s weapon, throws the hammer away. Thor and Bor rush at each other, continuing to battle furiously. As the battle rages on, Thor decides to call the Avengers for help believing he can’t subdue Bor by himself without killing him. Instead of The Avengers or The New Avengers, It is The Dark Avengers who answer Thor’s call. Norman Osborn commands his avengers to take down both Thor and Bor. Bor becomes even more infuriated and unleashes his godly energy. Thor realizes that Bor is about to release enough power to destroy the earth. He makes a decision to put Bor down once and for all. Both Bor and Thor decide to give all they have with their final strike.
Thor emerges victorious after striking Bor with such force that Mjolnir itself breaks upon impact. After Thor had struck the final blow, Loki and Balder appear and Balder informs Thor of Bor’s true identity. Thor approaches Bor and cradles his grandfather’s head in his arms as the fallen warrior speaks his last words. Bor expresses regret at not being able to avenge his son, but also expresses happiness at the thought of being with him in Valhalla forever. Bor dies in Thor’s arms. Thor show regret and sorrow as he tries to explain to Loki and Balder that he did not know Bor’s identity. Loki informs them that though Bor had been absent for a long time; he was and is still King of Asgard. He reminds Balder that the punishment for slaying a member of the royal family was the loss of all titles and honors and also banishment from Asgard. Balder sadly confirms that that is indeed the punishment for such a crime and that the law must come before all things.
Back at Asgard, a trial is held for Thor. Thor is found guilty and Balder passes judgement, banishing Thor from Asgard for all time. After Thor leaves Asgard, Loki tells the other Asgardians about a land that is similar to their previous home. He tells them that he has already spoken to the ruler of the land and he suggests they leave and move there. When asked about the location of the land, Loki reveals it is the Kingdom of Latveria and its ruler is Victor Von Doom.
Nervous about the presence of such a high number of super-beings operating within the United States borders, yet recognizing no jurisdiction except their own, Norman Osborn decides he has had enough of Asgard floating up in the sky above America, all haughty and full of itself. To publicly discredit Asgard, he frames Volstagg, one of Thor’s dearest friends, for a rampage in Los Angeles, thus turning public opinion against the Asgardians and opening the floodgates for a full-blown assault against the realm. The Sentry leads the charge with Osborn’s Dark Avengers right behind him, led by Osborn himself in the Iron Patriot armor.
Thor clashes with the Sentry, having finally found a foe that can match his strength, or even surpass it, Sentry gaining the upper-hand and bringing down the forces of Asgard. Loki, realizing that he’s aligned himself with a madman who will leave no stone standing for Loki to rule. He steals the Norn Stones, mystical rocks that are powering Osborn’s forces, and uses them to strengthen the defenders of Asgard before entering the fray himself. Loki’s not built for combat though, and falls, gloriously shouting an apology to his brother before falling to The Void. Iron Man takes control of H.A.M.M.E.R.’s helicarrier and crashes it into The Void, reverting him back to The Sentry, who begs Thor to kill him before the Void can regain control. Thor obliges after trying to bring in The Sentry in alive, only to have him revert to The Void. The battle over, Thor throws Sentry’s body into the sun, giving him a heroic resting place while simultaneously crippling the Void’s power. Norman Osborn is summarily arrested for his many crimes, "Siege" led to a mini-event with Iron man and Thor defeating The High Evolutionary who was the man who stole the Destroyer Armour during the rebuilding of Asgard.
After the events of Norman Osborn's siege on Asgard, the heroes of Earth and the Asgardians work at repairing Asgard, trying to restore it to its original state. Thor, Iron Man and Bucky Barnes come together as a new incarnation of the Marvel trinity to once again re-form the Avengers. Despite the return of Steve Rogers, Bucky keeps the Captain America mantle while Steve assumes the role of America's Top Cop and leadership of the Secret Avengers branch of the Avengers.
Maria Hill is assigned by Steve to help both organize and lead the newly re-formed main Avengers team. She along with Thor, Iron Man and Bucky Barnes/Captain America ; Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, and Wolverine comprised the roster.
In the story arc of Fear Itself, the Skardi brother of Odin and God of Fear has sent several hammers to Earth to unsuspecting victims who have gained incredible powers at the moment of picking them up. Odin withdrew Asgard from Earth in order to protect its citizens. Thor protests and tries to convince his father to stay and fight, but Odin still refuses. Thor decides he has had enough and proceeds to attack Odin. Odin commands Mjolnir to fall from Thor's grasp before giving his son a beating. Thor was then locked up, imprisoned on Asgard. A short time later Thor managed to escape, with the help of his brother Loki, and recently returned to Earth with his hammer in hand. Thor then confronts the Serpent, but was teleported away to face Angrir and Nul, two of the Serpent's Worthy and his greatest fear-mongers, currently possessed by the Hulk and the Thing . Thor tries to reason with them, but when that fails he engages Nul and Angrir in battle. Thor was able to defeat the thing easily and quickly but he knew that at the time he was in no condition to defeat or even fight Nul, so he knocked Nul into orbit to avoid further rampage. At his request, Thor is carried by his fellow Avengers back to Asgard. As the Avengers arrive in Asgard, Captain America demands that Odin heal Thor. Displeased with the way Captain America spoke to him, Odin teleports the Avengers back to Earth and then proceeds to carry Thor to his chambers. As Thor recuperates, he and Odin have a conversation about the current events and the next course of action. Odin gives Thor new armor and the Odinsword, whose true name is Ragnarok. Odin informs Thor that the Serpent can be killed with the sword.
Thor and Odin proceed to Svartalfheim to meet Iron Man, who is forging weapons to give the Avengers a chance when they face the Serpent and his Worthy. Thor returns to Midgard from Svartalfheim with Tony Stark and the newly forged weapons for the Avengers. After the weapons are distributed, Thor and the Avengers charge into final battle against the Serpent and his army. Thor, armed with the Twilight Sword, battles the Serpent himself, who has now taken the form of a giant winged serpent. During the battle, The Serpent tries to dissuade Thor from killing him. The Serpent's words fall on deaf ears as Thor continues to battle him valiantly. Thor ends the battle by thrusting the Twilight Sword through The Serpent's skull which sends the giant beast tumbling to his death. Odin and the other Avengers see Thor fall along with the Serpent and rush to his aid. Thor attempts to stand and walk towards his father, but he is only able to manage a few steps. Thor falls and dies in the arms of his father, Odin. The Vanir (Frigga, Gaea and Idunn) return to Asgard for Thor's funeral. Odin banishes the Asgardians from Asgard and carries the corpse of his brother, the Serpent, to Asgard Space where he promises to guard over him until the end of time. As the Avengers, and all creatures from the Nine Realms gather around build a funeral pyre for Thor, his body was set alight. Set in flames Thor disappeared into the rift in time and space he bore in his side, the gashed he got from the bottom of the World Tree, ending up in a place where Gods die in the maw of the Demogorge. Tanarus, the new God of Thunder sprung up from the ashes of Thor's corpse.
It was revealed that Karnilla, Queen of the Norns cast a spell erasing the memory of Thor in all Midgard. King Geirrodur, the Troll king, then appointed Ulik the Troll as his secret assassin in the form of Tanarus. This was all the plan set as Karnilla was masquerading as the fat woman of the Three Withces. We then see Thor's soul weakend and confused trying to remember who he was. Luckily with the help of Loki, the only who remembers and the Silver Surfer, Thor was reunited with Mjolnir thus bringing him back to life along with his memories and powers. Thor rallied the gods he freed to fight the Demogorge at the same time the Trolls lay Siege on the new republic of Asgardia. When Thor returns to Asgardia, he sees Ulik was posing as him and he defeats the troll in battle and peace is restored in Asgardia.
The Disir somehow escaped Mephisto's hell-like dimension and Mephisto comes to Loki looking for his help to find them and bring them back to him. Loki quickly tells the Asgardians around him, including Thor, about the escape of the Disir and the need to find them. Thor agrees to help Loki look for them and Ikol tells them that he knows where the Disir are headed. They end up in San Francisco, right outside the house where the New Mutants were staying. Thor, along with the rest of the Asgardians and Loki get to the scene right when the New Mutants engage the Disir. Sigurd appears right before everyone and is revealed to be a man named Zig, who was a man stalking the New Mutants. Sigurd, the first hero of Asgard, is seen to be the person that the Disir came looking for. Sigurd then reads off a scroll and casts a spell that teleports all the Asgardians away from the spot they all were just in.
Avengers vs. X-Men
After Thor returned from his death, he went straight to Captain America and told him about how he still wanted to help out with the Avengers. The Avengers cross paths with the new Nova and learn about a threat of a very big scale that is headed straight to earth, the Phoenix. Captain America and a number of Avengers engage the X-men in battle after they refuse to help the Avengers in driving the Phoenix away from earth.
Thor is tasked with leading the Secret Avengers into space to try and keep the Phoenix Force at bay. After an unsuccessful bout with the Phoenix Force, and incurring serious injuries to himself and several of his team, Thor and the Secret Avengers (consisting of himself, Ms. Marvel, War Machine, Beast, Noh-Varr, Valkyrie, Vision, and Captain Britain), are forced to set down in Hala, homeworld of the Kree Empire.
The peace doesn't last as a Kree minister known as Minister Marvel channels the Phoenix Force and the Phoenix takes host in the deceased body of Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel. The newly revived Dark Marvel and Minister Marvel wish to guide the Phoenix Force to Hala to decimate the planet, using his influential power, Minister Marvel convinces the population of Hala to accept this as their fate and the next step in Kree evolution. Meanwhile, Dark Marvel sets about destroying the Secret Avengers, the only people who stand in the Phoenix's way.
While Ms. Marvel and Noh-Varr side with Dark Marvel due to the minister's influence, the remainder of the team valiantly attempt to battle Dark Marvel, however Thor is the only Avenger who isn't outclassed. Raging at the debasing of his former ally and friend Captain Marvel's image, Thor unleashes a torrent of violence upon Dark Marvel and pummels him into the ground repeatedly with mjolnir.
After the Phoenix Force is broken up into the separate avatars known as the Phoenix Five, Thor and the Avengers continuously try to do battle with the Avatars but to no avail. Thor and the rest of the Avengers fight against Namor who has flooded Wakanda in a declaration of war. The Avengers can't seem to slow him down despite doing everything they can. Even Thor is dispatched quickly. It isn't until Scarlet Witch manages to defeat him, since her magic is a weakness to them. Thor is then defeated by the Phoenix powered Colossus and Magik and captured and placed in a Limbo prison Magik made on Earth. The Avengers, now accompanied by Charles Xavier and Storm, manage to free them.
When it comes down to the final two avatars in Cyclops and Emma Frost, the Avengers stage a final assault on the remaining avatars and Emma is taken out by Cyclops himself and he takes her portion of the Phoenix when she is losing herself far faster than he is. The result as he becomes the Dark Phoenix. With Cyclops in total possession, the Avengers continue the fight and Cyclops is eventually defeated with the help of Scarlet Witch and Hope as they repopulate the mutant population.
Thor joins the unity squad with Steve Rogers, a team that Steve was inspired to do to bring unity between man and mutant. They ask Havok to lead that squad, just as they are discussing it an explosion happens.
Unknown to them the Red Skull has emerged and has a new plan to ignite hate between mutants and humans, he begins by lobotomizing Avalanche and sends him to attack humans.
Havok, Steve, and Thor help save bystanders from being hurt, Steve confronts Avalanche who commits suicide in a suspicious way.
Thor swears that he will no longer stand on the side and watch man and mutant fight, that he will find the person responsible.
Shortly after honest John (the living propaganda) ignites the humans to attack the mutants and Red Skull uses his telepathy (Which he stole from the corpse of Charles Xavier) to make humans attack and kill mutants on the streets. Thor comes and fight one of Red Skull's S-Men Mzee (the African god of strength and will), Thor easily dispatches of him, however he falls for the propaganda from honest John and works with the Red Skull. When Wolverine attempts to fight the Red Skull, Thor knocks Wolverine out, he then engages the Scarlet Witch and Havok (Where The Scarlet Witch is forced to remove him from Earth to space).
After the Red Skull is defeated Thor brings a news paper to Wolverine (who is still healing) to show him that Charles's dream is not dead, it lives in his students.
It begins with Thor drinking in a bar in Scandinavia (1013 AD) where he is attacked by Apocalypse, Thor (who doesn't have Mjolnir yet) Thor uses his Axe Jarnbjorn in an attempt to cut Apocalypse, but it fails. Apocalypse mocks him for not being properly armed.
Realizing he can't beat Apocalypse Thor retreats calming himself by saying this is an intermission, Thor travels back to Asgard and asks his father to help him. Odin refuses, and leaves. Loki comes and talks to Thor, he tells him he knows a spell that can help him, if he enchanted his axe with that spell it will cut Apocalypse. Thor thanks Loki and leaves (as he is leaving Loki is revealed to be Kang).
Thor engages The four horseman of the Apocalypse in London, after a quick fight Thor kills all of them and goes after Apocalypse. Thor engages Apocalypse again this time he slices him with Jarnbjorn, Apocalypse says Thor cheated and activates his self destruct button for his ship.
Thor later celebrates his victory drinking when Odin barges in warning Thor that he created a wrecker of worlds, and that Odin can't help him, this is his mistake to learn from. In the epilogue we see Kang in current time who takes Jarbjorn from the corpse of Baron Mordo.
(Current time) Thor watches as SWORD show the Unity Squad an unknown person (Uriel) killing a Celestial with an unknown weapon (Jarnbjorn).
Thor flies to stop the peak station (a massive space ship) from crashing on Earth, he is joined by Sunfire and together they stop it and save the day, then they travel to investigate what exactly happened.
They are greeted by Uriel and his sister Eimin, who tell him that it's his fault and Wolverine that mutants are enslaved in the future, that the axe he created is used by Kang to kill any who rise as Apocalypse. Thor brings the news to Alex and Steve, Steve loses his cool at Wolverine who has been secretly killing threats, Wolverine says he will do what needs to be done and anyone who agrees with him should come, Thor joins him along with Rogue and Sunfire.
Wolverine's team finds Ozymandias and torture him for info, after getting the location of the Apocalypse twins they head there. Once they enter a door they realize they had been sent inside a galaxy that was completely shrunk down using Pym particles, before it sets in Thor is attacked by Sentry (now a horseman of death) who drags him to another planet many light years away, there Thor is beaten and left on an alien planet by Death Seed Sentry.
After Thor wakes up he saves the alien planet he is on by summoning an ocean from a different galaxy. He then travels back to the planet he was taken from, there he sees Wasp being overpowered by Sentry, he attacks Sentry crushing his brain, however that has no effect on Sentry, with Wasp's help Sentry is trapped inside an alien worm that has a shell hard enough to stop Wolverine from escaping.
He and Wasp leave the Microverse and head to Earth where they see Existar the celestial standing before Earth with his thump down, Thor goes to the Moon to talk to the Watcher, the Watcher tells Thor this is his fault for creating Jarbjorn.
Thor and Wasp separate, she is to destroy the Tachyon dam, and Thor to fight the Apocalypse Twins. Thor barges in on the Apocalypse twins and frees Steve Rogers and then attacks Uriel. Seeing Wanda's corpse Thor attacks Uriel knocking him down then opens a portal and forces Uriel in it, the fire in the portal burns Uriel and damages Thor's arm, he then attempts to take Jarbjorn but before he can reach it Eimin takes it.
Eimin admits that she knew all of this, but her hatred of Kang is too great and what she is doing is hyperevolition. She manages to hurt a distracted Thor takes the axe and flees with all the mutants on Earth right before Existar destroys the Earth killing all the humans.
Thor opens a portal to Asgard, as he still deals with the shock of Earth's destruction, Odin shows up and tell him that it was man's fault, they fought each other rather than unite,that that was always man's fate.
After Janet and Alex destroy the Tachyon dam Thor shows up with Kang and other villains from alternate time, when Alex asks how could Thor join with these guys, Thor responses that he tried everything and nothing worked, this was his only solution to save Earth.
Thor attacks Eimin's base to help free the remaining members of the Unity Squad, after Thor sees Eimin he attacks her brutally and attempts to cleave her with Jarbjorn. Kang stops him and tells him not to let his pride be his downfall again, Thor along with Sunfire, Wolverine, Wasp. Alex are sent back in time to stop the Apocalypse Twins.
Thor instead of fighting Sentry convinces him to help him save Earth, then he steals Jarnbjorn, after Sentry stops Existar from descending to Earth Thor attacks and injures Existar, before Thor can finish him he is attacked Deathlok who takes him inside Existar under orders from Kang.
Thor frees himself moments later and attacks Kang who is absorbing Existar's energy to gain omnipotence, Kang brushes Thor aside promising him a fight after he drinks the soul of a God.
Thor: God of Thunder
The story starts in 3 separate timelines. It flashbacks to a younger, adult Thor, where he has slayed a Frost Giant protecting a town. The corpse of a butchered God floats to the village where Thor plans to have a proper funeral for the butchered being but have his fun with the village still with mead and women. In present day, a young child on the planet Indigarr pray for Thor to bring weather to the planet as they are dying without it due to the lack of water for crops and agricultural needs. Thor comes and brings rain to the planet and creates new rivers and stays as they make him ale and tell him of how there are stories of a floating city.
The elder tells him that they are just stories and that Indigarr has no true gods. Thor is somewhat insulted when the elder tells him that what Thor said was just stories and flies away where he discovers the floating city. He explores it and discovers that is where the city's gods are, but they are all slaughtered by Gorr the God Butcher. Thor is attacked by Gorr's guard dog.
In the future, Thor is king but of a broken Asgard and is the only god left. He heads out and attacks the assaulting creatures outside and says that no matter what his fate is, he will face it like a God.
In the past a young Thor challenges the God Butcher after he kills the Slav gods he was going to fight. Recalling an older encounter with a mad god who shared the Butcher's evil eyes. He is soundly defeated and barely survives the encounter with the Butcher thanks to his lightning. However after the battle he decides to face the Butcher again, who sends word for him to enter a dark cave. In the present Thor reveals that he never spoke of what happened in that cave and it may have led to the Gods lack of knowledge or preparations for the Butcher.
Future Thor has given up the fight with the God butchers and is carried away by the Black Berserkers through the ruins of Asgard, They place him down onto his throne without killing him and this angers Thor as he wants to die with honor.
Meanwhile in the present day Thor was talking to a God named Shadrak , He explained to Thor that Gorr has talked about him before and that Gorr is the God killer. He explained to Thor his Eyelids had been cut off by Gorr in an attack against his people. Thor and Shadrak travel to Omnipotence city to find information about something called Chronux. They are surprised to find the librarian knocked out. They are ambushed by the Black Berserkers who are burning the library, They defeat them and Thor then proceeds to ask the Librarian who Chronux is, Thor is surprised to find out that it is only a hidden world. Thor has to find a book talking about it, but it was burning in the ruins of the Library, Thor rushes and reads the book before it burns.
Past Thor has been captured by the Gorr and is being tortured for information about the Gods, Thor asks why he is doing it and refuses to help. Gorr gets angry and carries on torturing Thor, revealing he has tortured many gods before. The scene ends with just text of Thor screaming in Pain.
Present Thor learns the Location of Chronux and beings to travel. Future Thor has taken up the strength and attempted to fight the God Butchers to gain a warriors Death, the scene ends with future Thor being stabbed. Present Thor arrives at Chronux relaying the message "Where is the God Butcher at"
Thor is among the Avengers that joins the fight against the Builders during Infinity. One of his key moments came when Captain America had hand picked Thor to negotiate a peaceful surrender with the Builders. Thor arrives on Hala and is told to by Ronin that he may only approach the Builder unarmed. Thor agrees to this and throws Mjolnir into space. The Builder orders Thor to kneel before him or else watch as the rest of Thor's allies be destroyed. Thor kneels before the builder but this was just a diversion as Mjolnir came back to Hala and rammed through the Builders chest. With the peace treaty being broadcast at the demands of the Builder, the resistance now watches as Thor kills a once thought untouchable being and rallies a now free Hala to rejoin the efforts to stop the Builders.
Once the battle against the Builders was won Thor joined his fellow Avengers to battle Thanos who had invaded Earth while the Avengers were gone helping defeat the Builders.
During Original Sin, Thor is one of the Avengers who travels to the moon to capture Nick Fury after he kills the Watcher. During the battle, Fury tells Thor an extremely important secret, which somehow causes him to become unworthy. At the close of the series, Thor is seen trying in vain to lift his hammer.
Immediately after this, Thor returns to using his old axe, Jarnbjorn. He loses his left arm during a fight with Malekith, which is replaced with a prosthetic made from Uru metal. He later encounters the new Thor, a woman who is somehow able to wield Mjolnir. After teaming up with this mysterious new heroine, he gives her his blessing as well as the title of Thor, choosing to now go by the name Odinson.
Powers & Abilities
Thor’s unique physiology of half-Asgardian and Half Elder God grants him the typical powers of an Asgardian God but he is much stronger than the typical members of his race. According to his father, Odin, Thor is not at full potential yet but when he is, Thor will be even more powerful than he is. Thor has been stated to be the most powerful being on Earth and one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe. He's often stated to be the heavy hitter on the Avengers team alongside his rival the Hulk.
Thor is physically the strongest of the Norse Gods, being the son of Odin and Gaea, and as such is the God of Strength. His strength is incalculable in the sense that the upper limit, if one exists, is unknown and there seems to be nearly anything he can't do through applying his strength. Thor has physically overpowered and defeated the strongest of foes including the Abomination, Gladiator, the Thing, even when he had become Angrir, and Thor nearly killed him with one strike. Thor has stalemated the Savage Hulk, despite the latter's increasing strength due to rage and the struggle going on for hours, and stalemated Hercules in several of contests, and the two even once set the planet they were arm-wrestling on out of orbit. One of Thor's greatest feats was when he lifted the Midgard Serpent, which was so large it could wrap itself several of ties around the Earth and crush it in its grasp. Thor can destroy planets with his strikes, and in a battle with Gorr destroyed countless worlds with life-ending blows, also when he struck Beta Ray Bill so hard that he destroyed the planet they were on, which is why he holds back his vast strength to ensure he does not greatly harm his opponents or the area in which they are in. Nevertheless, Thor can effortlessly press over a million tons, and has strength that rivals beings such as Hercules and Gladiator.
Thor’s physiology is a product of his half-Asgardian/ half-Elder God heritage grants him a level of invulnerability that is not common amongst those of his race. Thor has been shown to be immune to all human diseases as well as its poisons and toxins. Thor is also immune to electrocution and radiation poisoning and his metabolism is so great that it is nearly impossible for Thor to become drunk except for when he imbibes alcoholic beverages of godly origin. His durability has enabled him to survive blasts from the Celestials, and fight on until finally being subdued, and a blast from Odin . He has also sat in the core of the Sun, and he is immune to temperature extremes. He does not require air, and has been able to withstand planet-shattering attacks, he also withstood the weight of a score of planets, and much more. Though Thor is one of the most invulnerable of Marvel's heroes he is not immune to all forms of harm and can be defeated by a being whose power matches or exceeds his own, or by high order magic manipulation.
Due to his god-like physiology Thor has a much higher level of endurance than that of humans and most meta-humans. Thor's physiology grants him the ability to perform at his physical peak without tiring for very long periods of time. Thor’s body, unlike that of humans, produces almost no fatigue toxins. Thor has displayed his superhuman stamina in a number of situations- he once continually battled an army of Frost Giants for 9 months. Thor has been seen (from time to time) growing tired after particularly long and strenuous battles, including times when he possessed the Odin-force. Recently he has been seen sleeping more often when the day ends. This implies he does indeed require rest to rejuvenate himself, but it doesn't rule out the possibility that sleep is luxury, rather than something he requires daily.
Thor and those of his race can go periods of time without food, drink and rest. Odin himself has stated however that with no food the Gods would not survive and Thor has been sleeping on many occasions in his home in Asgard suggesting that currently Thor's body does produce fatigue toxins and thus, he must rest from time to time. Thor himself has displayed the ability to survive in a vacuum of space for an extended period of time. Thor’s unique physiology allows him to survive in space without the need of any equipment due to the fact that his musculature is much denser to that of a human being.
Thor has the ability to fly at great speed far beyond the abilities of a human being. He is often seen flying at very fast speeds, and has even kept up with the Silver Surfer. He has flown several of time faster than light on multiple occasions. Though Thor’s running speed has never been accurately measured he has been seen moving at speeds faster than the finest human athlete.
As stated previously, Thor is not invulnerable to all harm and it is possible to injure him. But due to Thor’s unique physiology he is able to heal from most injuries much faster than a human being could. This healing factor is said to be much stronger than that of the typical Asgardian God. Thor also has the ability to regenerate missing limbs through the use of Mjolnir or the Odin Force (which he currently does not possess, only a small portion that resides within his hammer).
Though rarely displayed Thor possess some god like senses. He's able to see as far as the edge of the solar system and track objects traveling faster than the speed of light. He can also hear cries from the other side of the planet.
It is a common misconception that Thor and the other Gods of Asgard are truly immortal. Thor and the other members of his race do age but at a rate so slow that to other beings they give the appearance of immortality. Thor has been stated to be thousands of years old which makes his life span incomparable to that of the human beings which he protects. When the Asgardians consume the Golden Apples that are cultivated by the goddess Idunn, they are able to maintain themselves in their physical prime.
Thor as the god of thunder and son of Gaea was born with the natural ability to control weather. Though Thor normally relies to Mjölnir he is able to control weather with devastating degree. He is seeing summoning storms, rain and lightning from the sky and also creating weather to there where normally isn't any. He has also the ability to create unnatural weather like fire rain. Thor can also discharge lightning bolts from his hands that are lethal and raw in power.
After Thor was resurrected he came to terms with the fact that he was the son of the Elder Goddess Gaea and was granted the ability to control the Earth and has displayed this ability by creating very powerful earthquakes. Thor also displayed this ability when he created a chasm in Africa between two different areas to prevent the enemies of one side from entering the territory of the other.
Thor is one of the most trained and experienced warriors in all of the Marvel Universe. Even when Thor had been stripped of his powers and made into a mortal he was able to match the warrior prowess of beings such as Captain America. Thor like beings such as Hercules, is a master of various forms of combat but often prefers to use a brawling type when fighting beings such as Juggernaut, Gladiator and Abomination. Thor not only has mastered the forms of fighting on Earth but also the various techniques that are unique to Asgard as well. Thor is also one of the greatest weapon experts to exist in the Marvel Universe. He is generally seen wielding a hammer but has also shown great prowess using weapons such as an axe, sword, bows, shields and clubs.
Due to the fact that Thor is a War God he has had great experience with devising plans of war. He has often assisted beings such as Tony Stark as well as Captain America in devising plans of attack while they themselves are known as some of the greatest tacticians. Thor derives his great knowledge of war from Earth as well as the other nine worlds of Asgard.
Thor at one point had access to an unlimited amount of power that was known as the Odin-Force. The Odin-Force was the power that Odin himself had wielded before his death that was then passed onto Thor. The Odin-Force was comprised of Odin's power as King of Asgard combined with the powers of his brothers Vili and Ve. These powers added to the powers Thor already had made him virtually omnipotent. Obtaining the Odin-Force made Thor one of the most powerful beings in the entire Marvel Universe. When Thor possessed this power he was able to achieve a number of feats that have not been duplicated by any other being in the Marvel Universe. Thor was able to destroy Captain America's shield with a look, teleported Asgard over New York City, recreated the moon after it has been nearly disintegrated, as well as defeat the Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange.
Thor was able to acquire the powers of the Rune during the battle of Ragnarok. These powers granted Thor virtually an unlimited supply of magical powers which were added to the powers he had previously gained from drinking from the Well of Mimir for wisdom. Thor was shown to have mystical abilities that had virtually no match. Some of the abilities that the Rune Magic granted Thor were the ability of flight without the aid of Mjolnir, teleportation, destroying a copied version of Mjolnir as well as summon a wave of mystical energy that could destroy an army of Loki who were armed with Mjolnir. Thor also displayed the ability to rebuild Valhalla as well as decapitate Loki without ending his life. Since the rebirth of Thor it is unknown whether or not he still is able to wield the magic of the Runes but since he was resurrected, his eyes were restored and he has not shown any of the vast abilities that he once had with the power of the Rune Magic.
Thor wields one of the most powerful weapons in all of the Marvel Universe; the hammer called Mjolnir. Mjolnir was forged of the metal Uru, by Eitri the troll, for Odin and was given to Thor by him and is extremely durable and it said to be stronger then the virtually indestructible metal Adamantium. Mjolnir was granted mystical energies by Odin himself and has been shown to be able to survive being in extreme environments such as the heart of the sun itself and energy blasts that could have destroyed an entire galaxy. When in the hands of someone as strong as Thor, it impacts with sufficient force to "destroy mountains" and has proven capable(on multiple occasions) of harming cosmic entities. Mjolnir gives Thor many mystical abilities that are not common among those of his race. Some of the abilities that the hammer grants Thor are:
Wielding Mjolnir, Thor can summon and control the powers of the storm, causing rain, wind, thunder and lightning. With it, Thor has shown the ability to create electrical storms, hurricane winds, tornadoes, tidal waves, blizzards as well as earthquakes that have been shown to run across an entire planet. Thor has the ability to affect the weather on a planetary wide scale but often refrains from doing so from the mass damage that it could cause. Thor is able to stop any of the weather conditions that he creates. Thor’s ability to control the weather has been said to exceed those of beings such as Storm. It is a very common misconception that Thor is unable to control the weather without his hammer but he indeed can and has been shown to do so on a number of occasions since Thor shares a unique bond and affinity with his hammer, which has been increased further after Dr. Stephen Strange bound Thor's lifeforce to it to repair the hammer. Via this bond, Thor has a strong affinity with the forces of weather and acting as a conduct can channel Mjolnir's powers through himself allowing him to summon lighting from his hands. Thor has also been shown to be able to conduct a planetary wide lightning storm to aid him in the process of physically melding back together a crumbling populated moon.
Thor naturally does not have the innate ability. Only via hurling Mjolnir and grasping onto its thong can Thor fly. In Earth's atmosphere, he limits himself to the speed of sound. When in space, he travels at faster than light speeds. Although, Thor has been able to manipulate the air around him and hover without Mjolnir. He has been seen flying without Mjolnir a couple of times like when he and Hyperion flew extraterrestrial babies off of the planet.
Thor has displayed the ability to resurrect beings that have been killed though it is unknown how long a period can pass between the death and point in which Thor’s intent to resurrect for the process to be successful. Thor was shown to have the ability to resurrect the Gods of Asgard but failed to resurrect the soul of his fallen comrade Captain America. Though Thor is a god, he does not have the ability to resurrect whomever he wants at any point in time. Only beings such as Galactus have shown the ability to resurrect the lives of those who have been long dead and even his powers have limits in this field.
Negation of Mystical Energy
Thor’s hammer has shown the ability to negate mystical energy within a certain area. He showed this ability when he was fighting the Juggernaut in the past and he threw his hammer around the area in which they were fighting which stripped the powerful Juggernaut of his invulnerability as well as his ability to be an immovable object.
Thor’s hammer has given him the ability to affect matter on a wide scale and has been shown to give Thor the ability to transmute elements.
Thor’s hammer has been shown to make either himself or others completely invisible or intangible. This ability also has an opposite effect as it has been shown to disrupt the phasing abilities of beings such as Shadowcat and Vision. The disruption effects however were not permanent and both recovered.
Force Field Creation
Mjolnir has given Thor the ability to create powerful barriers that have been seen to be impenetrable. This has given Thor the ability to contain powerful explosions.
Energy Absorption and Projection
Thor has been seen to have the ability to absorb energy blasts from even the most powerful of beings. Thor can store this energy within Mjolnir and direct it back at a given target. In addition, mjolnir can amplify energy ten thousandth fold(as he did in his fight with Thanosi, a Thanos doppleganger). Thor does not even have to wait for an opponent to shoot a blast of energy, he can absorb it from their body like he did to Kang The Conqueror.
The God Blast is Thor’s most powerful attack that comes with him being a God, Despite popular opinions, This can be done without his trusty hammer. Thor’s God Blast has been shown to be powerful enough to destroy beings such as the Midgard Serpent as well as causing harm to Galactus himself that caused him to retreat (though Galactus was in a weakened state at the time). Thor does not often use this ability for its destructive force and harm that it could cause to the surrounding area. This power can be used without the hammer, but it is less concentrated as shown in a fight with an enemy, once used a large circle was emitted from his body and destroyed the local area. He once used such an attack against Durok The Demolisher, a being who has defeated him in the past, although he did this without Mjolnir.
Thor’s hammer obeys his command and returns to him when he throws it. Mjolnir could pass through an entire planet in order to return to Thor’s grip if he so commanded it. Mjolnir also has shown the ability to transform Thor back into his human identity Donald Blake. When Thor is in his human form Mjolnir is transformed into a wooden stick that he uses to assist him with walking. In the past, the hammer had a limitation on it in which if Thor let go of it for more than 60 seconds he would be transformed back into his human form but this enchantment is no longer apart of continuity.
One of the spells that Odin cast upon the hammer Mjolnir was that it could not be lifted by a being that is not worthy of its great power. There are two great misconceptions that go along with this enchantment that is one: without the hammer Thor has no power and also that Thor's hammer can always be wielded by him. Thor has shown in the past that when he goes astray of the noble path he has lost the right to wield Mjolnir. Mjolnir has been also wielded by noble beings such as Hercules, Captain America and Beta Ray Bill. Regarding his powers, Thor retains the use of his weather manipulation. He has been shown to cast Thunder down onto enemy's with just a thought and levitate himself with the air around him. He can also perform a god-blast without the hammer. His strength stay's the same regardless and he has been able to fight the hulk Hand to Hand for an entire issue without Mjolnir.
Thor has no specific weaknesses to a substance or magic. Since the events of Thor's hammer being nearly destroyed during his battle with Bor, Thor's life is now tied to his hammer as was Doctor Strange's warning when he repaired it. Thor's powers have fluctuated throughout the years and although at one point he was able to stalemate Zeus in a battle years ago, he himself has stated that he can only go against characters of such power with the Odin-Force. Additionally, when Thor succumbs to the "Warrior's Madness" he loses much of his higher cognitive brain function and becomes mentally erratic, unreasonable, unpredictable, savage; acting and reacting in an almost purely instinctual, animalistic and uncontrollable manner.
- Height: (Thor) 6'6" (Blake) 5'9"
- Weight: (Thor) 640 lbs (Blake) 150 lbs
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Blond
- Identity: (Donald Blake) secret (Jake Olsen) secret (Sigurd Jarlson) secret
- Place of Birth: A cave in Norway.
- Citizenship: Asgard, honorary US citizen
- Education: Tutored by scholors of Asgard, (Blake)MD, (Olsen) MD
- Occupation: Warrior, Adventurer, monarch, paramedic, construction worker, (Donald Blake) surgeon
- Known Relatives: Odin Borson (father), Gaea (mother), Frigga (adoptive mother), Loki Laufeyson (adoptive brother), Balder, Hermod, Tyr (half-brothers), Vidar (half-brother deceased), Bor Burison (paternal grandfather, deceased), Bestla (paternal grandmother, presumed deceased), Cul, Vili, Ve (paternal uncles, deceased).
Thor is the son and favourite of the All-father Odin. He was raised by him and has fought alongside him many times. It was Odin who had Mjolnir crafted for him. Throughout his life Odin has striven to teach Thor how to be a wise and just ruler for the time when he would rule Asgard. Part of Odin's formula for this has been to frequently send Thor to Earth as a mortal, partially as a punsihment for his reckless pride, but also to teach him humility. Another reason Odin would send Thor to Earth is because he knew it was there that Thor could learn things he could never hope to glean on Asgard; things that would impart upon Thor the wisdom to not only someday match but to one day surpass he, himself in wisdom. Wisdom he could use to attain greater insight and greater power than even he had ever possessed. Wisdom, insight and power enough to do what even Odin could never do; overthrow "Those Who Sit Above in Shadow" (Asgard's unseen and little known masters) and thereby end the perpetual the cycle of creation and Raganrok.
Loki is the brother of Thor, and adopted son of Odin. He has always been jealous of Thor because of his favored status with Odin, his honor, his great strength and popularity. Throughout his life he has frequently tried to overthrow Odin and Asgard and attack and discredit Thor. However, Thor's complicated feelings/illogical love for his bother always leads him to forgive/pardon him even though he may not ever be able to actually trust him.
Sif is the Goddess of War and the sister of Heimdall. She has, in and through several realities and story arcs, been the primary love interest of Thor. She is even his wife in some. A mighty warrior, Sif is brave, true and noble. She has been chosen by Odin to marry Thor.
Amora the Enchantress has had an ongoing infatuation with Thor and appears to seek his love, whether it be consensual or otherwise. Over the course of many centuries, and at least a few realities, she and Thor have had several romantic interludes, though they are usually short-lived. Amora is an Asgardian goddess and has in several alternate realities been Thor's wife.
Earth-1610: Ultimate Thor
Ultimate Thor is an alternate version of the 616 Thor that lives in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. He is as well based on the same God of Thunder from Norse Mythology. One of the main differences between these two characters however is that Ultimate Thor does not have a human alter ego. This Thor does not have as many powers as his 616 counterpart as well, and he does not seem to be as reliant on his hammer Mjolnir as a major source of his power. One of the greatest differences between these two characters is that this Thor is a reluctant warrior who is at times unstable instead of being a willing eager combatant warrior. Ultimate Thor is known as being a psychiatric nurse named Thorlief Golmen. Tragically, he suffered a nervous breakdown on his 30 birthday however. He later spent 18 months in an institution. Here he claimed to realize who he truly was and his reason for being sent to Earth in the first place. He told the employees there that his true identity was Thor the Thunder God. He said that he was on a mission to save the planet and put a stop to the possible War of all Wars. On numerous occasions Thor spoke out against American military aggression against outside world powers.
When Nick Fury contacted Thor so that he would join the Ultimate he initially refused to work for the same military organization that he was against. But later when the Hulk appeared in Manhattan Thor only agreed to help if the President doubled the foreign aid budget. After the Ultimates encountered the Hulk, the President agreed to Thor’s demand and he arrived just in time to save Captain Americas life from the clutches of Bruce Banner. After the battle, Thor and Tony Stark became good friends as well as Captain America. Thor agreed to be there to assist them whenever they were in danger. Afterwards, Thor was told about a suspected Chaituri based in Microsenia. When he found that the base was in fact abandoned and was about to explode he was saved by Iron Man’s force field. When the Chaituri invasion force appeared in Arizona Thor was able to rake the survivors there with Iron Man for air support against the Chiaturi spacecraft until the United States Air Force for there. Iron Man later asked Thor for his help in disposing of the Chiaturi bomb that had the power to destroy the entire solar system. Thor then used his power to teleport the bomb to the wastelands of Nastrong where its detonation caused a small ripple in the space time continuum.
In the Ultimate War, Thor was a member of the Ultimates and was seen looking for the dead together with Iron Man after the first attack. Magneto later attacks the Ultimates and states that he was surprised to see Thor in their company. He later asks Thor if he thinks that he is able to change them. Thor hurls his hammer Mjolnir at Magneto but Magneto uses his power to send the hammer flying back at Thor sending him through a wall. Later on, the Ultimates fight against the X-men and he manages to defeat Storm before he is taken down by Colossus.
In the Ultimate Six, Thor was seen with the Ultimates while he was taking in Kraven the hunter. He later though refused to follow Captain Americas orders by catching Kraven and bringing him back in. He is later seen helping the citizens of Bosnia reconstruct their country while he was summoned by the following the Six’s breakout. Thor engages the villain Electro in combat and manages to defeat him during a battle in the White House.
When Nick Fury contacted Thor so that he would join the Ultimate he initially refused to work for the same military organization that he was against. But later when the Hulk appeared in Manhattan Thor only agreed to help if the President doubled the foreign aid budget. After the Ultimates encountered the Hulk, the President agreed to Thor’s demand and he arrived just in time to save Captain America's life from the clutches of Bruce Banner. After the battle, Thor and Tony Stark became good friends as well as Captain America. Thor agreed to be there to assist them whenever they were in danger. Afterwards, Thor was told about a suspected Chaituri based in Microsenia. When he found that the base was in fact abandoned and was about to explode he was saved by Iron Man’s force field. When the Chaituri invasion force appeared in Arizona Thor was able to rake the survivors there with Iron Man for air support against the Chiaturi spacecraft until the United States Air Force for there. Iron Man later asked Thor for his help in disposing of the Chiaturi bomb that had the power to destroy the entire solar system. Thor then used his power to teleport the bomb to the wastelands of Nastrong where its detonation caused a small ripple in the space time continuum.
Thor and Iron Man go with the Fantastic Four to Nevada. The Kree attack the base Thor, Black Widow, Johnny Storm and The Thing fight aliens.
Ultimate Fantastic Four
Thor was shown to be the President of the United States due to a time traveling incident that had to with Skrull invaders. He was written so that his powers were naturally based and in this alternate universe he was killed during the Skrull invasion and stopped existing when the timeline was erased.
In this version of the Ultimates, Thor has resigned from the team due to his belief that the team is now a puppet of the United States of America. While Thor was eating in a restaurant he is met by Volstagg of the Warriors 3 who came to warn him that his half brother Loki has escaped and is changing reality on Earth in order to attack Thor. Volstagg is later erased from all reality so that Thor is appeared to be crazy. Captain America later accuses Thor of leaking Bruce Banners identity to the press who has found out that he is truly the Hulk. Thor later denies having been involved with this and attempts to warn Captain America about Loki’s interference. Thor later goes to Italy in order tostop a violent demonstration against the super-soldier. The head scientist of the program revelas to that THors powers are not natural rather that there are technological in nature and they come from his hammer and his belt. Gunnar tells him that Thor is truly his mentally troubled brother who stole both of those items and has simply been acting like Thor the God of Thunder. Gunnar told Thor that the equipment gives him super strength and powers that were beyond the comprehension of mortals and that he is far too dangerous to take on alone.
Thor is later tracked to Norway and after he fails to convince the Ultimates that Gunnar is truly Loki in disguise and changing reality he later enters battle with them. Even though at the beginning Thor was managing to hold his own he is eventually taken down and calls up a storm. At the very last instant Quicksilver arrived and is able to remove his belt taking away Thor’s power and his ability to use Mjolnir properly. Thor is later locked in Triskelion while being mocked by Loki who is only visible to him. Thor remains in this prison until the last issue of the series as his warnings to the Ultimates are constantly ignored. After the Liberators Conqeust of America, Thor is later freed by Odin and was restored to his full power in time to battle Loki. In the beginning Loki has the was winning by using his power to change reality in order to become immune to Thor’s hammer and was overpowering him while summoning an army of Asgardians monsters to attack the Ultimates. Afterwards, Loki’s power stop working for no apparent reason During the battle Loki admits that he was the one who was responsible for creating the Norewgian super-soldier program and framing Captain America. Thor later destroyed Loki’s mortal form and was able to send his spirit to Odin so that he could be punished. Thor later learns that the Ultimates would not be working for the government and he joins the team.
In the Universe of Ultimate Power Thor was seen with the rest of the new Ultimates with Nicky Fury about to battle the Squadron Supreme when the roof of the Baxter building was destroyed. Following the battle Thor used Mjolnir to teleport the Hellicarrier with the team into the Supremeverse. He then begins to fight Hyperion but is defeated due to his speed.
In the Ultimates 3 Thor beings to become more similar to his 616 version. He is drawn with a beard and is shown to be a bit more muscular. He has a more battle like attitude and appears to be able to be provoked more easily. Instead of willing a weapon that appears to be an ax/hammer his hammer looks to be more similar to its 616 version, which is revealed to be the real Mjolnir. Thor also was shown to be in a romantic relationship with Valkyrie who somehow has gained super powers. During the story in this Universe Thor comes to the aid of the Ultiamtes in attacking the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and confronts Magneto. He once agains battles with Magneto but is quickly defeated and is forced into the center of the Earth. After that it is revelaed whom set this evil plan in motion Thor tries to confront Magneto again but Magneto uses his power to take Thor’s hammer away from him and leaves. Thor later is seen using a sword.
Magneto is seen in this series using Thor’s hammer to create a worldwide destructive event. Thor discovered Valkyries body and enters Vahallas in order to bring back her soul. He later beings to battle Helas who makes Thor battle her entire army of fallen warriors. Captain America then appears in Valhalla which leads people to believe that he is dead. Thor then sacrifices his own life in order to save Valkyrie and Captain America from Hela which permits them to return to the land of the living.
In the first issue of this series Thor is shown to still be in prison and demanding Hela to return him to Earth. Hela tells Thor that she will agree to his wishes if he gives her a son. In the next issue Thor has a vision shown to Valkyrie by Amora that shows him making love with Hela. Hela tells him that another soul is needed for him to be able to leave and Thor threatens her but is unable to kill her because she is pregnant. At the end of the issue Thor is brought back to life for killing another Valkyrie. Thor then goes into madness while searching for his brother and begins to attack the Ultimates. During which, he finally finds his brother and gets his hammer back.
Thor is able to return to the world of the living after giving Hela a son, Modi.
Thor is seen in this Universe as one of the individuals of the Ultimates who teaches Spider-Man how to be a hero. He is later seen attending Peter Parkers funeral where he thinks on how he saw Peter's soul in Vahalla with the fallen members of X-Men and the Ultimates.
Fall of Asgard
Asgard is later invaded by the Maker and the Children of Tomorrow, who ravage the kingdom. Though Thor is able to save Modi by giving him the true Mjolnir and trapping him in the Room with No Doors, the Children of Tomorrow kill most of the Gods there and drain the energy of Yggdrasil, leaving Thor powerless and mortal. However, after Asgard's destruction, Thor gains the ability to communicate with the fallen souls of the former Asgardians.
Tony Stark later gifts Thor with a new super-suit and technological hammer, allowing him to replace his lost powers and weapon to some degree. Thor remains with the Ultimates, and moves into Stark Tower. When a now-adult Modi (having been aged by the passage of time within the Room) returns and attempts to start a new American Civil War, Thor faces him. Modi uses the Mind Gem to force Thor to attack his teammates, but Captain America is able to free him by destroying the spear the Gem was attached to. During the final confrontation, Thor is forced to kill Modi. Holding his son's body, he sorrowfully apologizes for having failed him as a father.
The Maker later returns with his new team, the Dark Ultimates, and lays waste to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Triskelion. Thor and his remaining teammates go into hiding, but growing increasingly frustrated, he leaves the safe house to go drink at a local bar. While there, he is confronted by Banner, now one of the Dark Ultimates, who challenges him to a fight after transforming into the Hulk. Thor puts up a good fight, but is overpowered and stripped of his artificial hammer. Tony later frees the captive Ultimates, and uses the Maker's own futuristic technology to create a new suit and hammer for Thor.
Later, Thor is present when the Earth-616 version of Galactus arrives in the Ultimate universe and sets out to destroy Earth. At the close of the battle, Thor sacrifices himself to drive Galactus into the Negative Zone, seemingly trapping both of them for all eternity.
Thor is later freed from the Negative Zone by Doctor Doom, who has now become God Doom after absorbing the power of the Beyonders. He is made a member of the Thor Corps on Battleworld, and like all of Battleworld's citizens, has no memory of his past life in his own reality. Renamed Thunderer "Ultimate Thor" Thorlief, he is known as a hotshot member of the Corps with a habit of bending the rules to get the job done.
During an investigation into the murders of multiple version of Jane Foster, Ultimate Thor discovers a massive conspiracy in the works. It is revealed that Rune Thor has been killing various versions of Donald Blake and Jane Foster at the behest of God Doom, who does not want the citizens of Battleworld to remember the Multiverse that once existed. Once the truth of Doom's tyrannical rule is revealed, the members of the Thor Corps rebel against him and storm his castle. Ultimate Thor fights valiantly, but is eventually overwhelmed and killed.
After his death, the Ultimate version of Mjolnir lands in the mainstream universe's version of Asgard, where it is found by the Collector.
Thor: Vikings (Max comics)
This is a 5-issue comic book limited series published by MAX Comics, an imprint of Marvel Comics for adult audiences, in July – November 2003. Written byGarth Ennis and illustrated by Glenn Fabry, the series follows Thor's adventures against a group of thousand-year-old zombie Vikings who attack New York City , Thor finds them killing civilians and decides to take a stand and defeat them.
Earth-295: Age of Apocalypse
In the Age of Apocalypse, Donald Blake never finds Mjolnir, and never discovers his true identity. He works as a doctor for the Human high council. He has an special relationship with Gwen Stacy as freedom fighters in Africa. When Mikhail, the forgotten horseman of Apocalypse, arrives to London offering peace and hope Donald Blake was part of embassors of humanity. But all was a trap and Mikhail tried to destroy the council, so Donald made his final sacrifice for Humanity and used his own body to push over an edge Mikhail, the two died.
Earth-9997: Earth X
Different in comparison to 616 Thor, he is not god and was created by the celestials. So he is an alien relative to humans. The celestials made this to see if the creations could reenact old myths, Thor the son of Odin was chosen to spend the ages reenacting the old Asgard Legends. People on earth however saw Thor as a true god. But once people on earth stopped thinking Asgard was real and went onto other religions, Asgard was in danger. This is the reason Odin banished Thor to earth as Donald Blake; this was done to make humanity believe in Asgard by Thor interacting with the human population. Loki convinced Odin to turn Thor into a woman to further understand humanity; this was to learn how it was like being part of the “inferior” sex. Thor did not change his attitude however and stayed a worthy hero.
In this reality , Thor joined the avengers, but unlike the 616 avengers these avengers are called the “Iron Avengers” These are a group of robots that are created by Tony Stark based on dead avengers to defend new York. Thor would now spend a lot of time aiding his fellow avengers. He helped foil a plot by Loki to take over New York with Frost giants.
Thor once against teamed up with somebody who he has done in the 616 universe, this time it was Bruce banner. This was to assist Banner in visiting Clea, the sorceress supreme. To talk about dreams Bruce had been having. Neither Thor nor Bruce was aware that Clea was under the influence of Wong and was in league with Loki. They sent Hulk into the Realm of the Dead to find out about his dreams. Hulk was trapped but Thor saved him and Loki fled.
Loki somehow found out that they are all creations of the celestials and attempted to get Odin and the rest of the Asgardians to attempt to attack the celestial host. They thought Loki was lying and banished him to Hel. Events transpired and it was revealed that Loki was telling the truth, He agreed with Loki as it was found out that Odin was manipulating them for centuries as he already knew about the celestials. They fought Odin to overthrow him. This is when Thor reverted himself back to a male.
They fought many Asgardians; Thor was forced to kill the warriors Three. Clea in this time was banished to Hel way back when she was being influenced by Wong, Odin freed her and Thor took her place. Thor escaped with the help of Loki. They returned to Earth and began planning what to do. It was decided, Thor would become the Midgard Serpent and Loki would take the Form of Thor.
They battled their friends and loved ones , Odin was forced to create a new world in which Thor + Loki defeated Odin. Thor destroyed the Realm tree in this world. Everybody learnt about the Celestial creation because of this, the secrets in the tree were not secrets anymore. Thor and Loki after decided to go back to earth, Loki become a Superhero and took the identify of Thor and joined the avengers. Thor become Donald Blake and lived the rest of his life as a doctor.
Thor in the zombieverse like most other heroes has been transformed into a zombie. He can no longer carry Mjolnir because he's no longer worthy. Thor is the one that rescues Nova from being consumed after Daredevil fights zombie Spider-Man to protect Nova. Daredevil is eventually infected with the virus by being bitten on the back by Spider-Man. Nova is taken by Thor and the Fantastic Four up to the S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier. Thor appears before the meeting with the uninfected superheroes and hears Nick Fury's plan to solve the problem with the zombies. However, the Fantastic Four is infected by the virus and they assault the Helicarrier. They start spreading the infection to the others and Nick Fury orders Thor to destroy the machine that leads to different dimensions of alternate universes. During the process, Thor is infected by the virus. Thor loses his worthiness to hold Mjolnir because of his virus and his consumption of other people. He replaces Mjolnir by finding a cement block with a pipe stuck to it, making it look like Mjolnir. Later on, Thor gets involved in the chase for Magneto to consume him. Thor meets Magneto and attempts to bite, but then he has one of Hawkeye's arrows pierce his throat by Magneto. However, it doesn't affect Thor, for he is already a zombie. Thor becomes one of the people to consume Magneto and also one of the first to grab Magneto. During the Silver Surfer incident, Thor becomes involved in the attempt to eat the Silver Surfer. They succeed in consuming the Silver Surfer, but Thor is one of the zombies that does not have a share of the Silver Surfer. He is one of the zombies that has a dispute with the zombies that consumed Silver Surfer that leads to him fighting them. Giant Man kills Thor with the Surfer's cosmic power, consumes him and then spits him out, revolted at the taste of the dead flesh and tells the zombies that eating a zombie has a disgusting taste even when burned.
In this reality, Thor married Sif and had a son named Woden. Woden was usually a troubled youth, this could be down to Thor did not really be a father to him so he had to find his own way in life. His mother Sif had given up the warrior life to be a mother and a housewife, Thor could not be parted from his adventurous ways, So without a father figure Woden become a bully. This greatly angered Sif so she sought a reception with Odin, she asked him to force Thor to stay at home and be a father too him. Odin agreed and Thor was forced to stay at home, Thor taught his ton to have pride in his heritage. But this was not the life Thor loved so started spending more and more time in the mead-halls, this troubled Woden and he ran away.
Woden was not seen ever again until Loki attacked asgard with an army of In-humans, This was a bad time for Asgard as Thor was a shadow of his former self, he was not even worthy to hold his hammer. To save the humiliation Thor got a replica made. Loki was just about to destroy Asgard when Woden appeared brandishing his fathers hammer, He defeated Loki as Thor in the past had taught him how to fight very well.
Loki was trapped with the Inhumans in a mystic bubble. The three generations of Asgardians kings (Odin, Thor and Woden) Sentenced Loki and his army to the black canyon for the rest of time. A long time later a creature named Silverback who showed incredible power attacked the Bifrost and Woden was forced to attack him.
In this reality Thor is a herald of Galactus. He becomes a herald when Galactus attempts to drain Asgard of its energy. A battalion of Asgardian warriors is rushing to take on Galactus as soon as Thor is in the process of destroying Galactus' energy converting machine. Yet before the destruction of the contraption Loki stops Thor and tries to stall him to complete the destruction of Asgard. As Thor tries to return to battle, Lady Sif is killed by Galactus's herald. Thor, enraged by this, bombards the Herald with blows from Mjolnir, leaving her dead. Galactus sees this and is impressed offering Thor the status of his Herald; Thor accepts as he sees the wearied Asgardian army. Thor is now in service of Galactus only allowing Galactus to consume the energy of "Un-Developed" planets. Thor returns to Asgard as one of his father's servants in the form of a crow and tells him the fate of Asgard. A defiant Thor returns to see Asgard destroyed. Loki sits on a boulder as Thor returns. After telling Thor he gave Odin a proper burial, Thor is struck by a Frost Giant straight into his fathers resting place holding his uru mallet. Grasping it he is empowered with the power of Thor. Thor is now in possession of both the power cosmic and the might of Thor, and he trembles at his own power. Loki, seeing Galactus over the horizon, asks for Thor's' help to defend Asgard. Thor is elsewhere releasing the warriors of Asgard imprisoned underground. Thor instructs Balder to evacuate the residents of Asgard across the rainbow bridge unto Midgard ( Earth). Loki pleads for Thor to defend Asgard and once again Thor denies him, ashamed of Asgard. Thor would rather it destroyed than let it continue to exist in its current state. He allows Galactus to drain the energy of Asgard. As Balder and the rest watch as Thor takes his rightful place at Galactus's side as Herald.
In this reality Thor and the Enchantress have a son, named Balder Blake. He has had many attempts at lifting His father’s hammer but to no avail, On his eighteenth birthday, Blake made his third annual attempt to lift his father's hammer from its memorial, which was placed to mark the end of the Secret wars. He failed to lift the hammer for a third time despite this his friends were still supportive of his efforts.
Blake and his friends were in the middle of fighting his half brother Malefactor, He had attempted to conquer the earth and this was another attempt, they found out that Crusader, Blake’s friend was a worthy wielder of Mjolnir. She was very reluctant to ever lift as her best friend Blake was not worthy and did not want to make him feel bad. She was forced to do so as events progressed.
Blake had a variety of powers -
He can perform some magic and sorcery, This was probably inherited from his mother, the Enchantress, though was not as skilled as her, or his half-brother Vincent. He seems to have some level of super-human strength like most Asgardians and his father, but it was never stated how strong he was.
Thor's mortal form was an Old man, His name was Donal, He was from the order of the Templars. He was placed with the responsibility to transport an artifact to Jerusalem. The artifact was hidden in a cart pulled by donkeys with chairs, pots and broken furniture not to raise suspicion. He had to bring the item to Stephen strange.
On the way to his location he got captured by a man named Mathew Murdock ( Otto Von Doom's man ) , He wanted the item. Donal escaped and went back to receive his stick, this was the actual artifact. Doom's guards saw Donal and went to attack, Donal slammed his stick on the ground and lighting shot up scaring the guards He turns into Thor and the guards run away as he reveals he is the Thunderer. This staff had been brought to Jeruslam from the north lands over 200 years ago. A man named Hugh de Payns found it beneath a temple. He saw it as a secret that revealed that the gods had walked the earth.
Donal said he enjoyed being Thor and thought it had came to him as he was worthy, Donal was supposed to fix a rip in time but did not want to do it. He was afraid if he turned into Thor again Thor would not let him turn back for abusing the power. Thor fixes the Rip in time. Thor returns to Asgard and Donal talks to Asgard, as the Issue ends it is apparent he is angry for a reason not stated. Probably he is not allowed to become Thor again.
The Thor in this reality aids the other heroes in their battle against Dormammu. He has the same powers as 616 Thor.
Thor does not actually appear in this universe, but the Noir version of Baron Zemo states that his castle was previously inhabited by a mad Norse Man who believed that he was a God of Asgard, and would frequently attack people with a hammer. Zemo holds up his skeleton, and the skull is wearing a helmet reminiscent of Thor's original helmet in the 616 continuity
In the Amalgram Universe, Thor joins with Orion to form Thorion was the son of Thanoseid, but was traded to All-Highfather Odin in order to seal a truce between the realms of Apokolips and New Asgard.
On an adventure , L'ok D'saad (This is Loki and Desaad), he for whom Thorion was traded, sought to use the Mother Cube and its Infinity Essence to awaken the Sleeping One called Surtur and bring about a second Ragnarok that would end everything. Thorion, however, invoked the power of the Source via his hammer to halt L'ok's evil wishes. Because of the great energies released during their conflict, Thorion was turned into a cosmic being , a celestial.
In Unlimited Access, a limited series which further explored themes introduced in DC vs. Marvel, the hero known as Access formed an amalgamation of what appeared to be the Silver Age versions of Thor and Superman. Together, they become known as Thor-El.
In one of the first What if story-lines , Jane Foster discovered the stick rather than Donald Blake, spending time as a female Thor (called Thordis) before she was recalled to Asgard, allowing Odin to return the hammer to its rightful owner, although Jane went on to be elevated to godhood so that she could marry Odin.
In What If Rogue possessed the power of Thor?, Rogue accidentally permanently absorbed Thor when she and Mystique attempted to break the Brotherhood out of prison, resulting in her killing most of the Avengers and the Brotherhood when she was unable to cope with Thor's power. Although Loki attempted to manipulate her into waging war on Asgard after she was able to lift Thor's hammer, the sight of Odin's genuine sense of loss allowed Thor's remnants to manifest in her subconscious, affirming that he was an ideal as well as a person, allowing Rogue to inherit his power and position as she became the new Thor.
Dargo Ktor is the host of a 26th-century version of Thor, who is empowered when holding Mjolnir, a subject of worship in that century.
- Thor first appeared on TV in 1966 on The Marvel Superheros segment " The Mighty Thor."
- Thor's secret identity Donald Blake appeared in the 1980s Spider-Man cartoon in the episode " Wrath of the Sub-Mariner " voiced by Jack Angel.
- Thor appeared in television movie (based off of the show of the same name) titled The Incredible Hulk Returns, played by actor Eric Allan Kramer.
- Thor appeared twice in Fantastic Four animated series, in the episodes " To Battle the Living Planet " and " When Comes Galactus," where he teams up with the Fantastic Four and Ghost Rider to combat Ego the Living Planet and Galactus. He is voiced by John Rhys-Davies.
- Thor reappears in The Incredible Hulk animated series, once again voiced by John Rhys-Davies, in the episode "Mortal Bounds." His Donald Blake identity also appears, voiced by Mark L. Taylor.
- Thor is a main character in the series based on The Marvel Superheroes Squad, titled The Super-Hero Squad Show. He is shown to be very narcissistic and harbors an intense rivalry with his brother, Loki. He is once again voiced by Dave Boat.
- Thor also makes an appearance in the Ultimate Spider-man Episode Field Trip. Loki transforms Thor into a frog after Frost Giants attack the museum which spider-man was visiting. Spider-man, Nova, Luke Cage and White Tiger then work together with Thor, to defeat Loki before he can take over Asgard and attack Odin, who was in the Odinsleep. In this TV series, Thor is quite proud, and is only able to defeat Loki when he takes consul from, and apologizes to the dwarf who forged Thor's hammer. Previously, Thor hadn't even acknowledged him for his services. He appears again "Run Pig Run", where he helps Spider-Man when he is turned into a pig by Loki, and Asgardians enter New York to hunt him in a boar hunt. Thor is voiced by Travis Willingham.
- Thor appears in Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, voiced by Yasuyuki Kase.
- Thor is a main character in Avengers Assemble, with Travis Willingham reprising his role.
- Thor appears as an assist character in the fighting game Avengers in Galactic Storm.
- Thor appears as a character assist in the fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Superheroes .
2000s and 2010s
- Thor is a playable character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance, voiced by Cam Clarke, and in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, voiced by Jim Cummings.
- Thor cameos in a scene of the animated film Planet Hulk seen alongside Beta-Ray Bill.
- Thor appears as a protagonist in the direct-to-DVD animated film Hulk vs Thor, voiced by Matthew Wolf. Thor battles a Loki-possessed Hulk who has been separated from Bruce Banner.
- Thor appeared in a movie called Thor: Tales of Asgard premiering in late 2011, with Matthew Wolf reprising his role.
A live-action film directed by Kenneth Brannagh starred Chris Hemsworth in the titular role with Natalie Portman as Dr. Jane Foster and Tom Hiddleston as his half-brother Loki. The cast also included Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Stellan Skarsgard as Erik Selvig, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Asano Tadanobu as Hogun, Joshua Dallas as Fandral, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Renee Russo as Frigga, Colm Feore as Laufey and Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye.
In the film, Thor gets banished from Asgard for disturbing the peace that Odin had set in the Nine Realms, as the Frost Giants, led by Loki seek to take the throne of Asgard.
Directed by Joss Whedon, Chris Hemsworth repised his role as Thor as the Avengers first officially came together in the cinematic universe to stop the invasion of the Chitauri led by his brother Loki. At the end of the film, he returns to Asgard with Loki and the Tesseract in tow.
Directed by Alan Taylor, Chris Hemsworth reprises his role in the film and many notable characters from the first movie return. The film focuses on the return of the Dark Elves, led by their leader Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), who seeks to bring the Nine Worlds into darkness. The relationship and coming together of the rival-brothers Thor and Loki proves to be a big focal point in the film. At the close of the movie, Thor returns to Earth to be with Jane.
Thor returns in the Avengers sequel, once again acting as part of the team now that he lives on Earth. After Wanda Maximoff uses her mental powers on Thor, he receives an ominous vision of his comrades in Asgard dead and trapped in Hel, with the spirit of Heimdall blaming him for getting everyone killed. As Thor pursues these visions throughout the film, he eventually learns of a plot by a mysterious being to collect all six Infinity Stones for some nefarious purpose. At the end of the film, Thor takes a leave of absence from the team to find more information who exactly is behind this plot to find the Stones.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Chris Hemsworth will appear once again in the third Thor movie. The film sees Thor stripped of his hammer and trapped on the alien world of Sakaar, where he is forced to fight in deadly gladiatorial games at the behest of the Grandmaster. Thor must survive a deadly duel against his former teammate the Hulk, and find a way back to Asgard to save his people from the threat of Hela, who seeks to bring about the end of everything.
The film sees the return of most of the cast from the first two movies, along with Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, and Karl Urban as Skurge.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Untitled Avengers sequel (2019)
Hemsworth will once again return in the third and fourth Avengers movies, which will see the heroes battling against Thanos.
Thor has long been a popular character for merchandise. Companies like Bowen, Toy Biz, Hasbro, Mego, Diamond Collectibles, Lego, Max Factory, Bandai, Sideshow Collectibles, and many others have produced toys and statues of the character. Toy and replica versions of his hammer, Mjolnir, are also very popular among children.