Originally a Norse god, the name Thor was given to a comic book superhero whose story was drawn from the Norse mythology. Thor is also the name of an alien character in the Stargate TV series.

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Why did Thor remain worthy to wield Mjolnir after he tried to kill Captain America?

In Avengers movie, Thor attacked Captain America with Mjolnir. If Captain America didn't have a Vibranium shield, he could have died. Here, Thor tried to kill a noble man whose only crime was that he ...
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Why isn't Captain America worthy of Mjolnir?

Soft spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron. I haven't see the movie yet, but in the trailer, we can see Cap trying to lift Mjolnir in the humorous scene where every Avenger gives it a try. Mjolnir ...
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Why doesn't S.H.I.E.L.D. use Tesseract-based HYDRA weapons instead of Destroyer-based weapon?

Based on 3 times uses of Destroyer-based Weapon in MCU (first on Loki, second on super soldiers, third on Kree), I concluded that the yellow light beam actually knocks someone with high impulse. ...
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What are Loki's Magical Powers in Marvel Cinematic Universe? [duplicate]

Does Loki also possess telekinetic powers? As he was shown blasting things in his cell in Thor: The Dark World. If he does have telekinetic powers, then why did he never use them before or after that ...
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How would the Jotuns have made war on Asgard?

In the first Thor movie, after Thor's shenanigans on Jotunheim, Laufey presents Odin with a declaration of war, and then Odin takes everyone back home to Asgard through the Bifrost. ...and then what? ...
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What's the bandwidth of Bifrost Bridge?

When Bifrost Bridge transports anything, lots of information gets transferred from one realm to another. So, I can talk about bandwidth. What's the bandwidth of Bifrost Bridge. It's certainly doesn't ...
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Why was the female Thor not given another name?

The character Thor, with Thor being his birthname I would guess, eventually "retires" as he loses his power to wield his hammer Mjolnir...and his arm. In the recent comics, it seems that a woman (not ...
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Why did Lady Sif forget who she was?

In S02E12 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Later, we came to know that Now, the question is: Why couldn't she recall her name and planet? Do the Asgardians not have their name assigned in ...
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Entire Universe, who else can lift thor's hammer? [duplicate]

who else can lift Thor's hammer? Thor hammer is so strong, & i heard only Thor can move or handle it.
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How was Bifrost Bridge shattered in Ragnarok?

In the Ragnarok events (Marvel Comics), Bifrost Bridge is shattered. How did this happen? Also, providing Bifrost isn't used to travel across realms in comics, what's the significance of this?
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Prior to the spell cast on Mjolnir, did Thor control lightning on his own?

In the film Thor, Odin casts a spell on Mjolnir and strips Thor of his power. He then banishes Thor to Midgard (Earth). On Earth, Thor is seemingly just a strong and durable human. Later in the ...
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Can Bifrost Bridge be operated without Heimdall?

Range of Bifrost Bridge is infinite and it can reach all 9 realms. But, it looks useful only with the existence of Heimdall who can see everywhere in 9 realms (good for targeting) and can hear ...
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Can Bifrost selectively reject something/someone from its radius?

When Bifrost Bridge is opened, it's visible and it is Cylindrical with a huge radius to accept multiple people. I have never seen someone calling Heimdall to beam up these and these people. They all ...
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How does the superpower distribution of Asgardians work?

Here's what I have observed about Asgardians as per Marvel Cinematic Universe, few comics and the Internet materials: There is an infantry class which are great warriors and much stronger than ...
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Finding the Tesseract [duplicate]

At the end of Thor, the tesseract falls into the bifrost, and is lost on earth. My question is, from that point, how does the tesseract wind up in a monastery in Norway?
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Why is Thor's hammer blue in his Age of Ultron poster?

I saw some of the posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron recently, and one was of Thor holding his hammer. Now, intriguingly, his hammer is shown blue as in the picture below: It appears like the ...
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Why is Thor an Avenger?

In the movie Avengers Assemble, Loki says: ......what have I to fear? Tony tells Loki: The avengers. That's what we call ourselves. Earth's mightiest heroes..... Then why does Thor form ...
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Canonically, can Mjölnir be lifted by brute strength?

I was just watching Ultimate Avengers and apparently, Hulk got really angry and just decided to pick up Thor's hammer... Twice. Now we do know that people other than Thor can wield it as long as they ...
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Can’t Heimdall see all the Infinity Stones? (And other concerns.) [closed]

Throughout phase one and phase two, at various points of various movies we are given a little information about three different Infinity Stones — the blue stone (Tesseract) in Captain America, Iron ...
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What's under the crystal bridge in Asgard?

I noticed something the other night as my kids were watching Thor. Every time they show the crystal bridge leading to the Bifrost chamber, it's got flowing water underneath it. The water flows right ...
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How does Thor know what Banner is thinking?

In the chapter four (Thunder) of The Ultimates, by Millar, Hitch and Currie, Bruce Banner and Nick Fury travel to Norway to talk to Thor. Banner gets upset and calls Thor a "delusional crack-pot" and ...
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Does being worthy negate the weight of Mjolnir?

We know that Thor's hammer has a weight, and that the weight is irrelevant to the ability to wield Mjolnir - but rather how worthy the wielder is. However, most of the people who have canonically ...
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If Thor's hammer is so heavy, why does it not crush the table it is on? [duplicate]

After watching the latest Avenger's tv spot , I couldn't help but wonder, if Thor's hammer is so heavy that the Avengers can't lift it, why does it not crush the coffee table it's placed on?
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What were the previous Bifrost events that brought Jane Foster out into the desert?

At the beginning of Thor, Jane Foster has brought Darcy and Erik out in the middle of the desert because she's been investigating "atmospheric disturbances" that have had a regular, highly predictable ...
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Why Isn't Loki's Skin Blue [duplicate]

After Thor's banishment in the first movie we find out how Odin took pity on a frost giant baby who turns out to be Loki. It is also found out he is the son of Laufey who is the ruler of frost giants. ...
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Can you lift Thor when he is holding Mjolnir? [duplicate]

I was wondering: If no one can lift Mjolnir (Thors hammer), can one lift Thor while he is holding his hammer?
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Do Odin and Thor eat and drink?

Do Marvel's Thor and Odin require food and drink (human food and drink) for their energy, or no? Is this shown anywhere in canon sources?
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Has Marvel commented on the extra Infinity Gauntlet?

Way back in Thor, there was an Easter Egg Infinity Gauntlet in Odin's vault. They even brought that prop to Comic Con that year to show it off. Presently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they're ...
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How do Loki's 'other paths' between realms work? [duplicate]

In Thor, it's revealed that Loki knows of non-Bifrost ways to go from one realm to another. In Thor: The Dark World, we see one of them in action. How do these inter-realm paths work? What makes ...
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How are Asgardians able to speak English?

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor (and other Asgardians) doesn't appear to have visited the Earth for a considerable amount of time, certainly before the English language was created. Since ...
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What are the shiny circles on Thor's costume?

Anyone have any idea what they are or what they're for? I'll take a Marvel Universe explanation or even a Norse mythology answer. Thank you!
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Does the attempted invasion of Midgard by Frost Giants figure into any Nordic myth?

As we learn in the first Thor movie and in episodes of Agents of SHIELD, many of the stories of the Norse gods on Earth were likely influenced by early interactions with Asgardians. Lady Sif mentions ...
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How much are humans and Asgardians alike?

When watching Thor, it is evident that Asgardians aren't the same as humans, yet they must share some characteristics - the taser knocks Thor out, and when in the hospital, he is injected with ...
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Why did Thor & company need to go to so-called “Bifrost Site”?

After Thor destroyed the Destroyer in the Thor movie, Thor and the company moved to the so-called "Bifrost Site" (where Bifrost was opened previously in the movie). Why couldn't Bifrost be opened in ...
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How strong are Asgardians?

Thor can survive a punch from the Hulk but Loki was able to stab him with a blade which penetrated his skin and drew blood. Both of these events happened in the Avengers. Also the Hulk smashed Loki ...
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In the Avengers movie, was Thor going to kill Captain America during his woods battle with Iron Man?

Thor knew the tremendous and deadly force generated by pounding Mjölnir into something. It sure looks like he was bringing the hammer down on Cap with 'bad intentions'. He has killed many Frost Giants ...
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What makes Thor “worthy” to lift the Mjolnir? [duplicate]

How is "worthiness" defined in the context of lifting the Mjolnir? What makes Thor worthy to lift the Mjolnir?
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Is Loki actually a god?

In comics, Loki is nicknamed the God of Mischief for his casting of illusions. But is he really the God of Mischief in the comics, or is this simply a nickname given to him because he is the adopted ...
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How can Loki's default appearance be like Asgardians/Humans? [duplicate]

Loki is by-birth a blue frost giant. A frost giant's appearance isn't like that of Asgardians/Humans. In Thor movie, Casket of Ancient Winter was able to transform Loki to original form temporarily. ...
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What was the causeway span leading to the Bifrost Bridge made out of?

In the movie 'Thor', the causeway to Bifrost was obviously a power-feed to the bridge. It looks like a deck comprised entirely of some kind of hybrid crystalline and fiber optics power-feed cables ...
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How did humans know about Thor and Loki?

In Thor (2011), it's heavily implied or stated that Norse mythology is based on the Asgardians' battles with frost giants on Earth in the tenth century AD. How were gods like Thor and Loki part of the ...
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At what point are Asgardians considered full grown?

I know the people of Asgard are not technically immortal, and that they have their means of staying alive for thousands of years. My question is, how do they age in their initial stages of life? Do ...
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What is the Destroyer's power source?

In 'Thor', Odin had a 12' tall armored robot called 'The Destroyer' guarding the weapons vault. The Destroyer is composed of overlapping and articulating metal strips. When it's about to attack it ...
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How tall is Heimdall in the movie 'Thor'?

The actor who plays Heimdall, Idris Elba, stands 6'3" and Tom Hiddleston, the actor who plays Loki, is 6'2". Though these actors are very close to the same height, when Loki approaches Heimdall on ...
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Why are the Frost Giants in 'Thor' so short?

The Giants of Jotunheim are enormous superhuman beings, most of whom dwell in the other dimensional realm of Jotunheim, one of the Nine Worlds of Asgardian cosmology. They are the traditional enemies ...
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How could Thor's hammer Mjöllnir be forged in the heart of a dying star?

Mjöllnir (literally, "that which smashes") is the hammer wielded by Thor, the Norse god of thunder. According to Marvel Universe the blacksmiths used the core of a star as a forge to construct ...
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Why did early Marvel writers change Thor from his legendary red-haired appearance in Norse mythology?

I'm doing a project on Norse mythology. Many early descriptions of Thor suggest that he was "fierce-eyed, red-haired and red-bearded" I was wondering why Marvel changed Thor's physical appearance so ...
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Is Kurse's sword poisoned or otherwise magically enhanced to cause inevitable death?

(I'm not using spoiler tags since the movie's been out on DVD for a couple of months now, and the question I'm asking is basically one giant spoiler. However, if the community feels that this question ...
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Why didn't Thor grieve for his mother, Frigga

After Kurse kills Frigga, Odin rushes to his fallen wife and begins to mourn as he holds her corpse tightly in his arms, whilst Thor just stands there behind him with a disinterested demeanour, as if ...
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Why wasn't Malekith able to see through Frigga's illusion?

This is arguably a plot hole but when Malekith and Kurse barged into Frigga's room looking for the Aether, after a brief skirmish, he approaches Jane and proceeds to extract the Aether from her body ...