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Thor the Thunderer!!
A lot of people don't think Thor has any level of piercing durability but I wish to disprove this idea.
An interesting thing to consider, MCU Gamora's sword was noted as being called the godslayer because it was capable of even killing Asgardians. Which heavily implies that regular piercing weapons cannot and that being able to do so is abnormal and impressive.
"Gamora's retractable sword, 'Godslayer,' is so named as it can kill even an Asgardian. When faced with the monstrous energy-draining Abilisk, Gamora uses Godslayer to slice the giant beast's throat."
Additionally regular Asgardians have bent knife blades on their hands without being cut at all.
We know Thor has better piercing durability than normal Asgardians via scaling to Hela's weapons, that Thor handles much better than regular Asgardians and their armor. Take this instance here where he only is cut an inch or two deep by Hela's spear.
Or here, another instance where he's not cut in half by a sword swipe.
Regular and even elite Asgardians on the other hand were cut clean through by her weapons.
Along with Shurge's confirmed Uru armor.
Its specifically noted above that he has an underlying amour of interlocking Uru plates. And it points to exactly where Hela stabbed him through.
So whatever level of piercing durability regular Asgardians and their armor have Thor exceeds by a large margin. Even Uru.
Here Thor is held against the side of the Bifrost beam while going at extreme speeds.
If you watch closely you can see that Thor is being held up against crystal shards and doing so while moving FTL in the Bifrost. We know that Thor is enduring having his body violently slammed against crystal shards(as confirmed by a Ragnarok VFX supervisor) while going at extreme speeds and without any damage at all. Source
That thinking lead to the idea of sticking a head into the edge of the Bifrost. When that happens, the head and bodies are hit with a barrage of Bifrost crystal shapes.“It’s almost like their bodies become like an umbrella in a huge shower of crystal shards,” adds Morrison. “It starts feeling violent, and I kind of knew that the sound guys at Skywalker would be able to run with something like that and give us a really quite immersive experience.”
“We tried shafts of light but it did not feel dangerous or exciting enough,” adds Burnheim, in terms of what Rising Sun Pictures devised for the shards. “We also tried a splash as if someone fell from a boat and hit the water at high speed but when simulating at the correct speed became messy and confused the story.We finally settled on a shattering effect which tied into some of the refractive nature that we had built into our initial look of the Bifrost. We played with speed, size of the shards and the lighting influences our characters had on their surroundings to give us the final look.”
I don't know about everyone else but I'd imagine having your head violently pressed up against shattering crystal shards while moving at ridiculous speeds and suffering no damage at all from that is a very notable and impressive piercing feat. Enough to tank bullets IMO.
Here Thor has withstands being hit with metal shrapnel flying at highspeeds without a scratch
Thor flies through rock/stone without any damage.
Thor is being smashed and dragged through rocks and stone while remaining unscathed.
Thor survives a fall from hundreds of meters, he didn't arrive on the Bifrost observatory until after Loki so it's safe to say he hit the ground.
Thor was unharmed after falling nearly the complete length of the Gherkin which is 180 meters (591 feet) plus an additional 100 feet after he teleported to Jotunheim.
Thor withstands hitting the ground with incredible force.
Thor withstands being bullrushed into a mountain and than through trees without damage. Note Thor was likely weakened at this time.
Thor receives the backlash from Mjolnir clashing with Cap's Vibranium shield which destroys a portion of a forest.
Thor withstands being ragdolled by Malekith with enough force to go through the railing on the top of a building and travel hundreds of meters back.
Here Thor is hit by a massive quantity of rocks and boulders dropping on to him. Which was caused by the rise of Sokovia.
A little later we see that Thor is perfectly fine.
In a tie in Comic we see Thor hit the ground and bounce of of mountains with incredible force.
Here Odinson takes Hulk smashing him against the ground repeatedly and throwing him.
Thor tanks punches from the Hulk
Tanks a hammer strike well enough to react in mid air and slow himself down. And he tanks a kick form Hulk.
Here he withstands repeated hits from an incredibly angry Hulk pounding straight down on him for a decent period of time. And he is only a bit dazed.
While blocking Surtur's fire attack, the surrounding flames didn't seem to bother Thor.
He can no sell a repulsor.
And withstand a trio of both repulsors and a uni-beam.
Which is extremely impressive when you consider a weaker armor, the Mark 4 is able to output 8 Gigajoules per second via the arc reactor.
The Mark 6 is indeed superior considering it used an advanced arc reactor with a new element. And for a comparison 1 ton of TNT only produces 4.184 gigajoules. Source
Which means Thor is easily tanking an attack that should be greater than 2 tons worth of TNT and this is while he is in a weakened state.
Thor withstands a blast from Gungir that launches him out of the Asgardian palace.
The script for the film also noted that Thor went flying through multiple palace walls.
Thor tanks another blast that creates a shockwave.
These two feats are incredibly impressive because Gungnir can completely disintegrate superhuman beings.
In his fight with Malekith Thor was shown to withstand energy from the Aether.
In these instances he has no permanent damage after enduring blasts of this energy.
After Malekith had begun transforming the nine realms into darkness, Thor even walks through a storm of this energy that no one else could even get near.
While enduring this he even stopped and joked with Malekith saying "I've come to accept you're surrender".
And later he ran through the storm.
It's important to note that said Aether storm was horribly damaging a surrounding building while in a less concentrated form when it was created.
It definitely grew in size and may have grown in power by the time Thor was there. And Thor was in it for over a minute. During which time he was literally joking, walking and even running through this storm while enduring it's power.
Here Thor no sells the expulsions caused by him destroying Thanos's ship.
Thor can no sell an explosion the dwarfs buildings in size.
Tanks the Bifrost explosion with no notable damage.
Finally Thor survives(albeit KOed)the Sokovia explosion.
Here Thor endures a power gem explosion that obliterates the Asgardian ship.
To note this ship would have to have traveled through a singularity to reach Asgard in Ragnarok. Which shows how durable it is.
It's also to be noted that in this instance Thanos was not holding back. We know that the other half of the Asgardians has escaped the ship and that Thanos was trying to kill all of the Asgardians that were left. Since his whole thing is to take half of the population of a people. At this point he has already killed everyone aboard the ship but Thor which means this blast was specifically meant to kill Thor and it is unlikely that Thanos was holding back at all.
This means there is a good chance Thanos was using the full power of the gem to kill Thor and he has shown the ability to easily surface wipe a moon with this gem.
It was also stated that he "devastated Xandar"at a time where he only had the power gem.
Here Thor while forging Stormbreaker holds open the Iris of Nidavellir as a beam that harnesses "the blazing power of a neutron star" hits him.
Eitri stated directly that Thor would be hit by the "full force of a star"
To those that may think this blast did not contain any force I would disagree. Not only because it was stated "full force of a star". But also because you can see a shockwave come off of it.
This should definitely prove that the attack contained pressure.
Extreme Cold Resistance.
Thor withstands the freezing temperatures of Jotunheim without showing signs of being cold.
Thor's pain tolerance is incredibly immense and he is able to endure extreme things by will of mind. This makes it even more difficult to kill or disable Thor.
Here Thor withstands a beat down to the face from Kurse and remains conscious throughout it.
What makes this so impressive as a pain tolerance feat is that Kurse was far stronger than Thor or most people in the MCU for that matter.
He was so strong that with a casually backhand he could send Thor hundreds of feet backwards hard enough to shatter rock (the second version of the Gif is slowed down to one fourth speed so you can see it's a backhand).
Yet despite this and the fact than Kurse had an extremely massive physical advantage over Thor, Thor was still able to remain conscious while enduring that beat down and was up and able to speak fine almost immediately afterwards.
Here Thor endures being stabbed by Loki. This only made him angrier and he proceeded to beat Loki easily.
Here Thor withstands being slashed badly by Hela and he manages to stay on his feet. He than has his eye slashed out and he still remains conscious.
Later we see that Thor was able to actually smile and chuckle(because Loki and Korg had arrived)after enduring all that he had. And for this Hela stabs him directly in the back and Thor is able to remain conscious.
Here she turns his body just to stab him again in the arm. and Thor is still conscious.
And later on we see that Thor can easily fight even though he had lost his eye.
And he continued to fight throughout the rest of the battle while ignoring his missing eye.
Thor takes a beat down from the Hulk.
Here Thanos tortures Thor with the power gem to the extent that the insides of his head were glowing purple.
This does not hinder Thor greatly though. Thor is even shown joking only a matter of seconds after this.
god like physiolgy
Thor's physiology is not like that of a human or other living creatures in the universe. This means certian things that effect other beings just do not do anything to Thor.
This can be noted in that he does not require oxygen to live.
In Ragnarok you when he is launched through space by Hela and he simply landed on Sakaar perfectly fine.
It's also shown in Infinity War near the beginning of the film after he was knocked out by a power gem explosion he lays in the vacuum of space for an extended period time before the Guardians found him.
To note it's been shown in the MCU that the vacuum of space will badly freeze people in seconds. It even froze Peter in Guardians of the Galaxy 1. And Peter was powerful enough to hold the power gem in his hand for a decent period of time.
This same thing happened to Ebony Maw.
Thor burns Malekith badly
Thor easily kills three superhuman Chitauri at the same time.
Thor can summon lightning blasts powerful enough to hurt Loki, while lying on his back immediately after being stabbed.
Sends lighting through a car and than the ground to attack Malekith.
Thor destroys the physical manifestation of the Aether(though it reformed).
Thor ragdolls and dazes the Hulk
Here Thor slams Thanos back against the ground.
Lightning from the sky
Thor calls down lightning and uses it on Iron Man. This lightning was powerful enough to charge Iron Man to 475% capacity.
To understand how impressive this is consider that the Mark 4 is able to output 8 gigajoules of energy per second.
As we've already shown in the durability section. That's equivalent to about 2 tons of TNT.
This being the mark 6, a more advanced armor with a more powerful arc reactor containing a new element should vastly exceed that. And that's just what the suit can output per second. Thor charged up the entire suit to 475% capacity in merely a few seconds.
Thor calls down lighting on the Frost Giant's planet destroying loads of ice for hundreds of feet.
Mind you it is confirmed by the script that the shockwave of Thor's attack expanded all the way to his comrades disproving the idea that the ice just fell on its own.
Thor destroys 2 Leviathans and loads of Chitauri ships.
Thor one shots a Leviathan by going inside of it and calling down lightning on to it. It's important to note that Iron Man was unable damage Leviathans from the outside due to their armor. Yet Thor one shotted it.
Thor summons massive lighting down on Hela.
This is immensely impressive because this lighting seemed to be powerful enough to knock Hela out. Or at least severely daze her.
And just so you get an idea of how massive this bolt of lighting is compare it to the Asgardian palace.
That palace is indeed the size of mountains as you can see in these images. And all of the other Asgardian buildings are tiny in comparison to it.
Thor destroys a section of the Bifrost. This is impressive because in Thor 1 it took 10 swings from Mjolnir to do less damage than that one bolt did to the Bifrost.
Thor can summon multiple bolts at one time.
Upon receiving visions of his father Odin, Thor now has complete mastery over lightning allowing him to create, channel, and manipulate lightning through his entire body.
Thor has shown the ability to spam this lightning from his body in every direction. It protects him from everyone who attacks him and is powerful enough to obliterate Hela's zombie warriors.
In Infinity War this power is shown again with lightning coming off of his body in every direction.
Here you can see it is surging through one of Thanos's ships allowing Thor to destroy it.
Here is the slow motion version.
You can see clearly that the lightning is what's destroying the ship.
What makes this so impressive is this ship was incredibly durable.
For 1 it was undamaged by Wakandan aircraft focused fire.
It should be considered that the spears of Wakandan warriors are stated to be able to destroy tanks. These would logically be much more powerful.
Another thing that shows these ship's durability is that they were able to hit the ground an reentry speeds and suffer no notable damage.
The impact of them slamming into the ground created massive shockwaves and fires that expand for thousands of feet in every direction. The ships essentially took that impact like it was nothing yet Thor could completely destroy such ships in seconds.
Credit to @xzone on this next find. An instance that can easily be missed, here Thor destroys one of Thanos's giant circular war devices.
You can see that lightning cloak is latching off of Thor and destroying it. These weapons where quite large as you can see below.
They also where quite durable going clean through the earth like it was not there.
Thor can plant lightning into someone and disintegrate them from the inside out
Thor can use lightning as a tether to pull and throw an enemy.
Thor can imbue his kicks with lightning just like he does with punches.
Thor can imbue any weapon he wields with lightning.
Thor seems to have the ability to use his lighting to heal himself.
Hela stabbed and slashed him repeatedly with her swords and he was severely damaged until he used his lightning.
As soon as he lit up he was fine however.
Thor is an incredibly skilled fighter. We see this in his fight with Hulk in how he implements his hammer.
Another showing against the Hulk here Thor slips a punch from the Hulk, lands a right hand, and bobs the spinning elbow Hulk throws.
Here Thor uses his skills with Gungir showing that his is proficient in a variety of weapons.
In this instance we see Thor land a very nice combo on Hela.
An obscure feat. Thor kicks the ravager in front of him. Then elbows the one behind him, turns around, and punches him in the face. Thor turns back to the other guy, slips a punch, and snaps his opponent's neck with one hand. All of this is done without using Mjolnir, meaning Thor is essentially fighting with one arm.
Thor defeats a large number of trained SHIELD agents while depowered.
Note: Coulson described these agents as being some of the most highly trained professionals in the world
Thor shows his skill with Mjolnir.
Thor uses skill against a number of Hydra soldiers.
Thor uses skill against Ultron bots.
And most impressively Thor defeats 3 fully geared Asgardian warriors while unarmed and without being tagged a single time.
Thor has shown his excellent coordination and balance on several different occasions.
Here he throws an unfamiliar object accurately at Malekith's arm.
This may not seem super insane but you should consider that Thor has to throw it accurately despite the Aether storm around him. Thor's strength certainly aided him but it's still impressive. Imagine trying to accurately throw an object at someone while in a tornado. That's like what Thor did.
Here Thor deflects a Hydra soldier's blast back down at one of his fellow soldiers.
Thor hits Cap's shield at the right angle so that it sends a shockwave out destroying a tank and and some Hydra soldiers.
Here he throws a woman accurately up to where Cap was on a bridge hundreds-thousands of feet up.
And here a truly insane showing of balance and coordination; he hits Cap's shield with Mjolnir perfectly so that it ricochets through half a dozen Ultron bots.
Thor creates a tornado powerful enough to pull up cars and the Destroyer.
Thor summons a tornado while summoning his armor.
Here we see Thor cause rain with his mood while protecting Jane.
He also turns it off with a casual glance.
Thor creates a thunderstorm before taking Loki from Iron Man and Captain America.
Here we see that Thor's anger with Loki causes a thunderstorm to appear.
Thor creates a massive thunderstorm over Asgard.
Thor summons a storm of clouds over Wakanda while performing a powerful attack.