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

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If Thor is the god of thunder, why does he control lightning, even indoors?

Okay, I can kind of deal with him being the god of thunder and controlling lightning since thunder is a product of the former. The thing I have a real problem with is when he controls lightning ...
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Why don't Thor's goats appear in the MCU?

If I remember correctly, Thor in Nordic mythology has his hammer and his two flying goats, which can recreate themselves from just a single bone. Why don't he have the goats in the Marvel movies? Is ...
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Does Captain America purposely avoid picking up Thor's Hammer in Avengers 2?

There've been several questions about the Excalibur like scene in Avengers Age of Ultron when no avenger is able to lift the hammer except for Captain America who seems to be able to move it slightly. ...
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What is the force that enables Mjolnir to return to the hand of Thor

What powers Mjolnir to return to the hand of Thor? These two questions do not answer this, but do provide some insight, Was Thor unworthy during “The Avengers”? Why doesn't Thor's hammer return to ...
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If Thor does not hold his hammer, but he is worthy, does he possess the power of Thor?

If you are not Thor, but are worthy and hold his hammer, then you shall wield the power of Thor. But if you are Thor, and are worthy, but do not hold your hammer, then do you still possess the power ...
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Could you move Thor's Hammer in a wheelbarrow? [duplicate]

If Thor put his hammer down on a wheelbarrow you wouldn't be able to take it out of the wheelbarrow. However would you be able to wheel the wheelbarrow around? Similarly if you can move the ...
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Do vikings go to Valhalla?

In the marvel universe, do dead vikings who die honorably in battle, go to Valhalla? Do we ever see any examples of Thor, Odin, Loki or any of the other residents of Asgard, interacting with the ...
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Why does Odinson not attempt to regain Mjolnir?

It was revealed in Original Sin #7 that after Nick Fury whispers something in Thor's ear, he loses the ability to wield Mjolnir. After this, some stuff happens and girl Thor enters the scene and boy ...
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Does Thor know that Thursday is named after him?

Thor has been a pretty frequent visitor to Earth (Midgard), and he has most likely been here on one or more Thursdays. Has Thor said anything about this day being named after him? Any continuity - ...
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What was the purpose of Loki's conquest of Earth?

I was re-watching the Marvel Phase 1 movies and I couldn't really understand Loki's motives for conquering Earth. During Thor he falls to his apparent death and in The Avengers we find out that he ...
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Has the Bifrost ever been used as a weapon?

It was stated that the Bifrost has, at full power, enough power to destroy an entire planet, and we do see it wreaking havoc upon Jotunheim when Loki unleashes it against that realm during the first ...
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What is written on my Mjolnir?

I have recently come into posession of Mjolnir It has runes written on four sides, like in the picture, and these runes are mirrored (written symmetrical) on other four sides. I assume, that ...
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Identify a comic where The Stranger's mid-section disappears

It's probably a 1980's or 1970's comic I'm near positive The Stranger was fighting Thor Mjolnir passes through The Stranger's midsection as it vanishes during combat Can someone identify this ...
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Did Thor actually pulverize Sokovia with brute force?

I was having an argument with a fellow. He claimed that Thor destroyed Sokovia with his mighty Mjolnir and brute force, while I think that the Vibranium spire did the impossible as it amplified Thor's ...
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How does Thor return to Asgard in Age of Ultron?

If, after Thor: The Dark World, then how does Thor return to Asgard in Avengers: Age of Ultron?
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Is Thor forbidden by Asgardian law to kill anyone, or just other Asgardians?

I've read that Thor (and other Asgardians) are forbidden to kill other Asgardians, under threat of being banished. In S2: Ep12 of Avengers Assemble, Widow asks Thor to promise her that he will "take ...
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Could Thor use Mjölnir to pin Hulk to the ground?

In Thor (the movie), we see Thor (the character) pin Loki (the trickster) to the ground using Mjölnir (the hammer). (superfluous parenthetical comment here). In the Avengers, we see that the Hulk ...
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Who did Loki kill?

In The Avengers (2012), during the first meeting aboard the helicarrier, Thor warns Bruce Banner to mind his manners when speaking of Loki, because he's Thor's brother, to which Black Widow replies: ...
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How Did She Become the New Thor?

I just read online that, not too long ago, was shown worthy to wield Thor's hammer and is now being called Thor as a result. What events led to this? Did the original Thor urge her to attempt ...
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Is Thor more than an Asgardian?

Thor is a pretty tough guy. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor frequently appears to be the strongest among the Avengers (managing to bust up Iron Man's suit without breaking a sweat). That makes ...
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Does Thor possess any powers without Mjolnir? [duplicate]

The inscription on Mjolnir says "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor"; which is what exactly? In other words, does Thor have any powers other than that ...
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How well do Heimdall's eyes work?

There have been a couple of questions operating under the assumption that Heimdall can see everything, pretty much anywhere. Based on what we've seen, I believe this to be incorrect. Nerrolken's ...
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Did Thor really intend to murder Captain America? [duplicate]

During Avengers, Captain America interrupts Thor and Iron Man in the middle of their fight after Loki escapes, Thor's immediate response is to attack Captain America. Captain America survives thanks ...
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Can anyone call upon Heimdall?

Can anyone, regardless of whether they're Asgardian, or not, call upon him? Or is this solely a treat of the Asgardians? Is Heimdall always listening to everyone, everywhere? Is there any canon ...
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Do Asgardians use magical energies?

In Thor (2011), Thor described Asgardian society as having technology so advanced it's like magic. In that case, do Asgardians have any access to magic at all (like the type Doctor Strange uses), or ...
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When was Thor first portrayed as an advanced alien, not a god?

As so many fans are so fond of pointing out, the Asgardians in the MCU are not actually gods, but rather a super-advanced alien race. Their "magic" is merely technology, their lives are limited. Any ...
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Is the “Hulked Out Heroes” storyline canon?

I haven't read the storyline yet, but I have seen some rather compelling bits and pieces of it, and based on what I have seen, I really want this to be canonical, not a "What If?" type of alternative ...
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In the Thor movies, why can only Thor lift his hammer? [duplicate]

In the Thor movies we have seen that only Thor can lift up his hammer Mjolnir. In The Avengers/Avengers Assemble The Hulk attempts to pick it up on the Helicarrier and cannot even move it. What is ...
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Can Thor wield any Infinity Stone?

Thor is an Asgardian. Are Asgardians powerful enough to hold an Infinity Stone? Similarly, being gods, will Odin, Loki or Heimdall be able to wield any of the Infinity Stones?
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Is Mjolnir either sentient, or semi-sentient?

In his comment on this far inferior question, Richard stated that Mjolnir appears to be at least semi-sentient. Based on my hazy recollections of reading my brother's Thor comics when I was little, I ...
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How is Thor's hammer imprinted?

In the Age of Ultron, several Avengers try to lift Thor's hammer, but are not able to lift it. Tony Stark suggested it was imprinted with Thor's fingerprints. However, the Vision is able to lift ...
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What was the wreck of Grunhill's fleet in Age of Ultron?

In the Age of Ultron, Thor brags that his drink was "aged a thousand years in barrels built from the wreck of Grunhill's fleet. Not meant for mortal men." This was during the Stan Lee cameo, at the ...
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What “elaborate game” is being played with the Infinity Stones? [closed]

At the end of Age of Ultron, Thor says that We know Thanos is involved, but what is a more thorough explanation? It seems that: The Space Stone was housed in the Tesseract and showed up in ...
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Is Mjolnir's spell gender-sensitive?

Odin casts the following spell on Mjolnir: Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. I have boldfaced he to emphasize that Odin didn't say the following. ...
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When did a paramedic lift Mjölnir?

I've seen numerous references on the internet to an event where a paramedic picked up Mjölnir and handed it to an injured Thor. The clear implication is that this unnamed medic was unknowingly worthy ...
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Why did Ultron and The Vision disagree in Age of Ultron?

In the Avengers: Age of Ultron, But later in the movie, The Vision Is the explanation that, Can someone who knows this please explain it, along with some references? My theory above ...
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In what sense are Asgardians “immortal” in the MCU?

In Thor: The Dark World, Odin and Loki are discussing Loki's actions during The Avengers. Loki argues that he would have ruled Earth as "a benevolent god", and Odin replies: Odin: We are not gods!...
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What God if any do Asgardians worship in the MCU

After watching Vikings on the history channel, Floki and the other characters are always talking about the Gods odin and Thor, now this got me thinking - in the Marvel cinematic universe what God if ...
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Why didn't Asgard participate in the events of Guardians of the Galaxy?

Asgard is in charge of maintaining order throughout the realms. When Loki tried to destroy Jotunheim, both Thor and Odin were upset with his actions. So why didn't Ronan destroying a well-populated ...
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Why didn't Odin regrow Thor's arm?

In the recent Thor comics, after losing Mjolnir, he also loses his arm to Malekith. Odin calls upon a dwarf to forge him a new arm, composed of Uru. But...why? Odin is a reality warping skyfather who ...
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Who is guarding the Infinity Gauntlet in Odin's chamber?

In Thor, Odin’s Trophy Room (which includes an Infinity Gauntlet) is guarded by the Destroyer, which is later destroyed by Thor. Considering the importance of the Gauntlet and other relics in this ...
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Has anyone wielded both Infinity Gauntlets at the same time?

In the mid-credits scene of Age of Ultron, we see Previously in Odin’s chamber, in Thor, we see a right-handed Infinity Gauntlet. My question is,
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Who knows about Loki's parentage?

Loki is the second son of Odin, All-Father of the Asgardians. However, Aside from the Asgardian royal family (Odin, Frigga, Thor and Loki) who else is aware of the unusual circumstances of his ...
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Which MCU characters are shown to be worthy of Mjolnir in the comics?

Age of Ultron has a scene with different characters attempting to lift the Mjolnir, with varying degrees of success and failure. I was wondering which superheroic characters appearing in the Age of ...
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Where does Heimdall's sight come from?

A fairly straightforward question: where do Heimdall's abilities come from? It seems most Asgardians have a standard set of superhuman capabilities (strength, toughness, longevity, etc), and those ...
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Why did Thor go dipping in some pool in cave? [duplicate]

I watched Avengers : AoU and there was this scene where Scarlet Witch messes up Thor's mind. So after few scenes he finds Erik Selvig and they go inside a cave where they find a pool. Thor baths in ...
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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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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? ...