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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does Mjolnir determine 'worth'?

Consistently across the Marvel version of Thor's various incarnations only the 'worthy' may lift Mjolnir, his enchanted hammer. The inscription reads, "Whosoever holds his hammer, be he worthy, shall ...
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How long do Asgardians live for?

Thor has been visiting the Earth from the time of the Norse Vikings. What is the expected life span (in Earth years) of an Agardian? The Wikipedia article on Asgard only states: They are ...
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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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Do any other Frost Giants have the power of illusion?

For those who've not seen the recent Thor movie, and don't wish to be horribly spoiled, look away now. I'm about to reveal a real doozy. Look away now! It seems odd that he is the only one.
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Was Thor unworthy during “The Avengers”?

In the Avengers movie: Instead of showing him just pick Mjolnir up, he hesitates, and the camera closes in on his hand as it makes a fist. Since Thor must be worthy to wield the hammer, was Thor ...
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Did the Asgardians need the Tesseract 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 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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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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Are the realms different dimensions or different planets?

Thor's mortal muse (I forget the name) says to Darcy: "An Einstein-Rosen Bridge is a theoretical connection between two different points of space-time. lt's a wormhole." But the S.H.I.E.L.D director, ...
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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 does Thor get back to Earth in the Marvel comics?

In the comics, Thor is on Earth and the bridge between the two worlds of Asgard and Earth is intact. I haven't read the comics, but in the movie, the gateway collapses. If that's so, how does Thor ...
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How does Thor get back to Earth, again?

In the The Avengers (2012), there is a post-credits scene where Thor returns to Asgard and a post-post-credits scene (!) where the avengers eat Shawarma together If Thor left then how does he ...
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Is Thor the only Avenger that can't die?

Thor is supposed to be a god, so he should be immortal. Does this mean that there will come a time when he is the last remaining Avenger?
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Why does Loki look like he does in the movies?

Apologies for the slightly vague title. It is revealed during Thor that Is there any explanation as to why he doesn't look like the rest of his race?
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How are Asgardians able to speak English?

Regarding Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor (and other Asgardians) don't appear to have visited Earth for a very 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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Why did Thor's hammer take time to return from the Helicarrier?

In the Avengers movie, Thor engaged Hulk in hand to hand combat in order to save Black Widow who was on the Helicarrier. When Hulk kicked Thor's butt very badly, Thor held up his hand to summon his ...
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How was Thor able to dent Captain America's Shield?

I was reading about Adamantium on the marvel.wikia Proto-Adamantium This is the original Adamantium created by Dr. MacLain. Proto-Adamantium is the official name for the metal that makes up ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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What was the thing revealed at the end of the Thor movie?

At the end of the Thor movie, after the credits there is a scene that shows Nick Fury and the professor from the movie discussing something in an underground base. It is shown that What is this ...
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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 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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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 ...