How is Thor the God of Thunder?

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#1 Posted by MrShway88 (721 posts) - - Show Bio

Everyone knows that Thor is the God of Thunder, but can he use lighting and other weather based attack without his hammer? I only seen him controling lightening and storms with his hammer. So before Thor had his hammer, how was he considered a thunder God?

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#2 Posted by mk111 (3148 posts) - - Show Bio

Because his dad said so.

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#3 Posted by ThePhoenX (131 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks to PunkMastaFlex!

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#4 Posted by TheGodofThunder (693 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends on the writer and fans alike. Aaron, the current writer, had mjolnir-less thor use lightning.

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#5 Posted by HaveAtThee (1003 posts) - - Show Bio

Mjolnir is a weapon to channel Thor's natural innate powers. It also allows him to fly at incredible speeds.

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#6 Posted by End_Boss (749 posts) - - Show Bio

"Whosoever holds this hammer, should he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor."

Not the power of Mjolnir, the power of Thor.

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#7 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (4503 posts) - - Show Bio

@End_Boss said:

"Whosoever holds this hammer, should he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor."

Not the power of Mjolnir, the power of Thor.

I always interpreted this to be a two-way relationship. Mjolnir has powers similar to Thor's innately, allowing it to act as an amplifier when he uses it. If someone else were worthy enough to lift it, though, their stats would also get a boost and get powers similar to Thor via the hammer's abilities.

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#8 Posted by SC (16932 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor can use weather based powers without his hammer. Not only that but there are stories about Thor as an infant who would influence and affect the weather (albeit uncontrollably, creating powerful storms) then again looking at this as him being a fictional character and all based on a mythological figure, well there are lots of other ways of approaching this. He's the god of thunder because his name is Thor, anything else is irrelevant, his hammer could be seen as a part of him, and probably lots more similar ways of linking the two concepts.

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#9 Posted by Pyrogram (44983 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheGodofThunder said:

It depends on the writer and fans alike. Aaron, the current writer, had mjolnir-less thor use lightning.

@HaveAtThee said:

Mjolnir is a weapon to channel Thor's natural innate powers. It also allows him to fly at incredible speeds.

These two answer the thread.

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#10 Posted by BigCimmerian (10279 posts) - - Show Bio

@MrShway88 said:

Everyone knows that Thor is the God of Thunder, but can he use lighting and other weather based attack without his hammer? I only seen him controling lightening and storms with his hammer. So before Thor had his hammer, how was he considered a thunder God?

He can control every aspect of weather without Mjolnir. I can show you the scans if you want.

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#11 Posted by Park (2990 posts) - - Show Bio

In a recent issue of Thor: God of Thunder young Thor, that is before he was worthy of lifting Mjolnir, summoned a thunderbolt to knock down Gorr mid flight.

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#12 Posted by THORSON (4456 posts) - - Show Bio

don't underestimate my father. yes he can control the weather without his hammer.

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#13 Posted by New_World_Order (13893 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he is :D

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#14 Posted by New_World_Order (13893 posts) - - Show Bio

There was a flashback of when Thor was a baby. He almost destroyed Asgard with his weather manipulation, and did it without Mjolnir. I don't get why people think Mjolnir gives Thor weather control.

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#15 Posted by del_torro (534 posts) - - Show Bio

Does anyone know the issue where Thor almost destroyed asgard as a child, or does anyone have the scan

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#16 Posted by SodamYat (7908 posts) - - Show Bio

RIght now theres a Goddess of Thunder.

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#20 Posted by AsgardianXeno929 (1232 posts) - - Show Bio

There was a flashback of when Thor was a baby. He almost destroyed Asgard with his weather manipulation, and did it without Mjolnir. I don't get why people think Mjolnir gives Thor weather control.

Hey would you happen to know what issue? I'd love to see that.

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#21 Edited by arthurkerr (1936 posts) - - Show Bio

@mk111: because he was born with the abilities. And so he became god of thunder and battle...other things as well lol. As Odin was God of wisdom.

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