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 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 ...
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Why doesn't Loki use his telekinetic powers more in the Avengers or Thor movies?

In the recent Thor installment, 'Thor: The Dark World', upon receiving the news of Frigga's death, Loki in his cell, out of anger and frustration uses some form of telekinesis to throw all the ...
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Why did Malekith have such a strong connection to the Aether?

Why did Malekith have such a strong connection to the Aether, and how was he able utilise its powers in ways no one else could — for instance, being able to extract it from Jane's body and absorb into ...
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How was Loki able to visit Earth without Bifrost? (Thor 2011)

During Thor's interrogation, Agent Coulson exits the room and Loki enters and informs him that his father Odin had passed away and that he cannot undo his banishment. Not only does he communicate with ...
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Who was the colleague that Erik was going to contact for help?

After S.H.I.E.L.D confiscates Jane's work in Thor, the researchers discuss what they'll do next. Erik mentions two colleagues. The first is reasonably implied to be Bruce Banner, but who is the ...
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Is there any significance to the patterns of Bifrost Landing sites?

When Thor arrives on Earth via the Bifrost, a pattern is left (burned?) onto the ground. The pattern is fairly intricate, and does not appear to be random. However, the pattern seems to change from ...
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What is the relevance of Norway in the stories about The Avengers?

In Marvel's movies about the Avengers there are several references to Norway. Both the Tesseract (Captain America) and The Casket of Ancient Winters (Thor) are found there. Also in The Avengers movie ...
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Is there a power equivalent to the Aether? [closed]

The Marvel Wikia States: The Aether is a mysterious force that existed before the birth of the Nine Realms. It is known to be able to convert matter into dark matter, and otherwise maintains ...
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How could Loki have known what Thor said to Odin?

Please excuse spoilers. This is my first time here and this is playing on my mind. OK so I just watched Thor 2, which was pretty damn awesome, but then at the end Thor and Odin have a nice little ...
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Did the Asgardians need the Tessaract to rebuild the Bifrost Bridge?

At the end of Thor, as Thor is destroying the Bifrost Bridge, Loki says If you destroy the Bridge, you'll never see her again! The implication is that without the Bifrost Bridge, there is no ...
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Why the Asgardians didn't use the Tesseract against the Dark Elves

At the end of The Avengers Thor takes the cube to Asgard, and at the end of Thor: The Dark World Volstagg implied that they have the Tesseract in Odin's Vault. So why they didn't use it against the ...
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In Thor: The Dark World, what is the name of the language that Malekith and the other svartalfr speak?

I find answers acceptable in the following order: Name from the script of Thor: The Dark World. Name specific to this language in Marvel comic books that make mention of the dark elves. The correct ...
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Why did Loki kill this character?

If he really wants to be a king of Asgard he could easily prove himself to his father that he is more powerful than Thor It shows that he has no humanity for his father.
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is there a reason that Thor's hand doesn't bleed?

In Thor - The Dark World we see Thor's hand cut off There is a tiny bit of blood, but it doesn't really seem to bleed, is this some trait of asgardians? Or just the directors keeping the movie a ...
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Why doesn't movie Thor consistently wear his battle helmet like comic book Thor did?

Thor's winged helmet is as much of the comic book version's gear as his mighty hammer is. What is the movie canon reason as to why the movie Thor forgoes wearing his trademark hat in battle?
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Loki's great illusions

As seen in the recent Thor movie (and even the previous ones) we can say that Loki is a master at illusions. He seems to fool everyone around him. My question: Is there anyone who can see pass Loki's ...
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Was that creature a Bilgesnipe?

Late in the film Thor: The Dark World, we see a large creature on Jotunheim (possibly the same species as the extremely large creature that Thor killed on Jotunheim in Thor?). It's large, and has ...
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What would have happened if Thor reached ground before breaking the glass? [duplicate]

In The Avengers, Loki says to Thor, “The humans think us immortal; let’s put that to the test”, and drops the glass chamber. Loki clearly knows that Thor is an immortal and he is doing this to ...
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Who was the person during the credits of Thor: The Dark World

During the credits of Thor: The Dark World, to this collector. when this person took the package, he says: Which I'm guessing is some reference to but who was this collector person?
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Questions on ending of Thor: The Dark World

Sorry, not quite sure how to format spoilers so I tried to keep the title vague. Here's for the new Thor movie (just watched it last night): And follow-up:
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what is the atomic number of URU element found in Asgard? [closed]

Thor's hammer is made up of URU element which is found only in Asgard. What is the atomic number of URU?
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Was Thor putting the Helicarrier in danger by dropping his hammer on floor? [duplicate]

In the Avengers movie, Thor dropped Mjölnir on the floor of the Helicarrier. As proof, I can remind you that the Hulk tried to lift Mjölnir on the Helicarrier. Due to Odin's enchantment, was Mjölnir ...
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Is there any Agents of SHIELD and Thor: The Dark World crossover?

I'm watching Agents of SHIELD at the moment, and I am wondering if there is any cross over between it and Thor: The Dark World. Is there a particular episode that ties in to the film or any spoilers ...
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What should happen when Captain America's shield and Thor's hammer strike each other?

In the movie Avengers, when Captain America's shield and Thor's hammer strike each other, they fall apart, actually what should happen?
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What material is Thor's hammer made of?

What is the element used to make the Hammer of Thor?
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How does Hulk carry both Mjölnir and Thor?

In the 2012 movie 'Avengers', Thor and Hulk battle on the lower hanger bay of the Helicarrier. During the battle, Thor throws Mjölnir (his hammer) at Hulk, who dodges and grabs it as it flies past. He ...
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What is the Trade Paperback reading order before reading the Avengers (vol. 1)?

I'm having trouble. I'm a trade paperback person and somewhat new to comics (sorry for all the questions I have). I check them out at my local library. I was just wondering: • If I read trade ...
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Could Dr. Strange wield Mjolnir?

According to this other question: The person has to be worthy in Odin's eyes, or be able to break the enchantment that Odin placed on the hammer So what I'm really asking is, is Dr. Strange a ...
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What book had the Norse gods in a nuclear war against ice giants?

The story is that a scientist or engineer is kidnapped by the Norse gods to help them. A tree that gave fruit that kept them powerful was dying, and the ice giants were on the war path. He used gnomes ...
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Why is Loki introducing himself as Loki of Asgard

In the Avengers Loki is introducing himself as: Loki of Asgard.. Doesn't he have a real surname? Like the surname of one of his fathers? :)
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Avengers Movie - Loki and Thor Immortality Test

in the Avengers Movie, Loki manages to trap Thor in a huge glass capsule and jettisons him out of a moving cargo ship. Why is that supposed to "test" Thor's immortality? How is this act different ...
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Can Mjolnir be lifted & wielded by anyone if Thor is touching it?

In The Big Bang Theory episode The Bakersfield Expedition, Penny, Amy, and Bernadette are having an argument if Thor's hammer: Can be lifted by anyone in space. Can be lifted & wielded by ...
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Loki's punishment

Would Loki have been punished at the end of the "Thor" movie had he not disappeared? I am sure he will get punished after returning to Asgard (at the end of the Avengers movie), as he has been a lot ...
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Apart from Thor how many other MARVEL superheros are not from planet Earth? [closed]

Thor is an Asgardian who has helped save Planet Earth, and rightly earned the term 'Super Hero'. In the Marvel Universe there must be other superheroes who are not from Earth. How many of them are ...
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How did Thor get treasury to purchase resources to rebuild Asgard on Earth?

When Donald Blake awakened Thor from the "Void of Non-Existence", the Asgard was already destroyed by the Loki's Army. From where did Thor get the money required to purchase resources to rebuild ...
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How did Thor return for Shawarma? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Thor get back to Earth, again? At the end of the Avengers film Iron Man!Tony Stark expresses his desire for post-world-saving Shawarma, regrettably however he ...
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Why was Thor going to be made king if Odin is immortal?

Why was Thor going to be made king if Odin is immortal? According to legend, the Odin Father is the keeper of the Odin Force, and must enter the Odin Sleep once a year to retain his power ... we see ...
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Is there any basis for The Destroyer in Norse Mythology?

So I'm re-watching the film Thor, and it goes without saying that it is based on Norse mythology. After watching it the first time, I read an introductory, but fairly thorough book of Norse mythology, ...
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How does Thor's flight work exactly?

As we see during the movies Thor and The Avengers, Thor is capable of pseudo-flight when he has the use of Mjolnir. When he is without his trusty hammer, he can certainly use his increased agility and ...
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Loki in the Avengers [closed]

Why is Loki always looking so annoyed when someone mentions he is Thor´s brother? Or am I mistaken?
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What is the time difference between Thor and The Avengers?

I am asking myself if there is a time difference between the events in Thor and The Avengers? Is Loki presumed dead a long time?
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What is Thor's armor made of, and where does it originate from?

I'm only familiar with the movies, don't know any comics canon, but either will be appreciated in an answer. In Thor, after he was banished by Odin to earth and stripped of his powers, he eventually ...
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When did the origin of Thor change so he was no longer a doctor?

I've been reading a collection of comics books recently that depict Thor as a mild mannered doctor who is in love with his nurse (Jane Foster). Then he finds a staff and turns in to Thor but if he ...
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Is the Nazi-Asgardian connection in the Captain America movie new, or does it have a precedent somewhere?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Red Skull powers most of his tech with the Tesseract, which is all but stated to be a piece of Asgardian tech left behind in one of the Earth visits referred to ...
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How much of Thor's power could Rogue steal?

While my experience with the comics are very limited, Rogue has been one of my favorite X-Men since the Animated Series was on TV when I was a kid. The capability of absorbing an enemy's strengths and ...