- Oh, I have an idea of how to kill him. I'm going to chop his Odin-damned head off and see if that works.
- -- Thor
- -- Thor
Thor is the first born son of the King and Queen of Asgard, Odin and Freyja. Growing up, Thor always admired his youngest brother, Loki, but would often get in fights with their other brother, Balder. Despite always being destined to ascend to the throne, Thor secretly didn't believe he was worthy.
As he grew up, his father sensed his sense of self-doubt and set him on a quest to be officially deemed Worthy by the mystical hammer forged by the Dwarves of Nidavelir, Mjolnir. After years of failures, Thor was eventually successful, and the Worthiness instantly went to his head.
Thor began leading missions with Lady Sif and the Warriors Three simply for the sake of proving himself in battle. After his arrogance continued to increase, he became closer with Balder, and Loki began to resent him. Loki eventually convinced Odin that Thor's arrogance was making him unfit to be King, and Odin agreed.
Waiting for the right opportunity, Odin became enraged when Thor disobeyed direct orders and led an assault on Jotunheim to battle the Frost Giants. Odin then took Mjolnir from Thor and tossed it to Midgard via the Bifrost, and banished Thor to the same realm, a mere 50 miles away, rendering him lost and powerless.
However, he was eventually found wandering around the desert by the astrophysicist Jane Foster, who helped him track down Mjolnir, which had since been claimed by S.H.I.E.L.D., who built a base around it. Thor broke in to reclaim his hammer, only to discover he was no longer worthy. Heartbroken and distraught, Thor was arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D., and was later visited by Loki, who informed him that Odin was dead and Balder had been lost in Niffleheim while trying to recover his soul, leaving Loki to be the King. Thor accepted this outcome, and wished Loki well before being bailed out of S.H.I.E.L.D. custody by Jane and her colleagues.
Loki later sent the Destroyer Armor to Earth in order to kill Thor after Sif and the Warriors Three ventured to Midgard for him. Having grown fond of humanity, Thor offers for Loki to kill him and spare the others, which calls Mjolnir to him, restoring his status as worthy.
In the ensuing battle with Loki, Thor discovered his lies and inadvertently sent him careening through the Bifrost, to the point where he allied himself with the Black Order to invade the Earth as revenge on Thor and claim the Infinity Stones present.
Making amends with his father for his actions, Thor then used the Bifrost to return to the Earth and align himself with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s team of heroes, the Avengers, which consisted of Iron Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk. Working together, the Avengers were able to repel Loki's army of Chitauri and his allies from Hydra.
After returning Loki to Asgard for imprisonment, he turned over the day to day of ruling Asgard to his father, and his brother, Balder. He then opted to return to Midgard and stay with the Avengers to protect people. After serving with the team for years, he and his teammates, Iron Man and Captain America, were accidentally sent into the future where they discovered that Thanos had collected all six Infinity Stones and conquered the universe, after destroying the Earth.
Thor then took this personally, as he sees it as his responsibility to protect humanity. He breaks off from the Avengers for a bit and trades in Mjolnir for a war axe crafted by the King of the Dwarves, Eitri, dubbed Stormbreaker, which was supposed to be a "Thanos killer".
Powers and Abilities
- Super Strength
- Hand to Hand Combat
- Weapons Expert
Equipment: None known.
- Capable of Flight
- No special notes.
- Thor had his right eye gauged out in battle against the Dark Elf King, Malekith.
- Thor always loves discovering when someone else is Worthy of Mjolnir, as he then views them as a new brother or sister.
- Appearances of Thor Odinson (Earth-101)
- Character Gallery: Thor Odinson (Earth-101)
- Quotations by Thor Odinson (Earth-101)
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