In Thor: Ragnarok, we see Thor and The Valkyrie discuss about his returning to Asgard. She says if Hela is truly there then Asgard is doomed. She also went on to say "Hela draws her power from Asgard as well as you." Is this true and if so what is the case now that Asgard is destroyed?

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    Note that, at the end of the movie, Odin said that "Asgard is not a place, but the people that make it". So, Asgard lives! – Taladris Mar 4 '18 at 7:00

Hela draws her power from Asgard but not Thor. In the same movie Odin says that the hammer was just a instrument to help you with your powers, the real power in inside of you.

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    Odin never actually comments on where Thor's power comes from. From the script: "ODIN (CONT’D) - That hammer helped you control your power, focus it. But it was never the source of your strength." So, this answer could be wrong because it's only source doesn't actually verify your statement. – Ellesedil Mar 21 '18 at 16:20

Thor: Ragnarok was perhaps the least comic-accurate Marvel movie to date, however, given that the rest of the MCU has stayed pretty true to the comics, the answer to your question should keep with what we know from the comics.

In the comics, Thor is Asgardian, which means he possesses the above-human strength, speed, endurance, invulnerability, etc. based solely on his physiology. "Thor’s unique physiology of half-Asgardian and Half Elder God grants him the typical powers of an Asgardian God but he is much stronger than the typical members of his race" (Comicvine).

Here's a link to a more in-depth discussion of his powers: https://comicvine.gamespot.com/thor/4005-2268/

Since his abilities are mostly due to this, he should retain all of his natural abilities (including weather manipulation) even after the destruction of Asgard. Mjolnir did assist with some of his natural abilities, and even gave him some new abilities like flight, so with the destruction of Mjolnir, we may see a flightless Thor in Infinity War. But the destruction of Asgard should not have taken away any of Thor's abilities, since they are based on his physiology and not on the existence of Asgard.

  • Hmm, just after his lightning attack on Hel, he did used his power to descent on Bifrost, and Odin said that hammer was only a focus of power, so Thor should be able to fly if he masters using his power without Mjollnir. – Mithoron Mar 23 '18 at 20:27
  • Oh interesting. Thank you for adding that. Yes, then it seems that Mjolnir mainly (exclusively?) acts as a focus for his powers, rather than giving him any new ones. So rather than a flightless Thor, perhaps we will see a more raw, uncontrolled Thor. That could be really interesting, especially in the realm of weather manipulation. – OneRingtoRuleThemAll Mar 24 '18 at 21:20

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