In the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War:

Rocket gives Thor a prosthetic eye that he got from the previous Guardian of the Galaxy films.

And it does not seem to be a special/magic/enchanted/powerful item.

Then, in the middle of the movie:

when Thor needs to reactivate the forge of Nidavellir, he takes the power of a star!

So, how/why does this object not get destroyed in the process?

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    IIRC, isn't he facing away from the thing in your spoiler? – F1Krazy May 9 '18 at 8:52
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    @F1Krazy that's what I remember too, but considering the huge heat of the "thing", a "normal" object would probably melt anyway – Neyt May 9 '18 at 8:58
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    Thor’s legendary God-like eyelid protected it. – Paul D. Waite May 9 '18 at 10:44
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    And his eyelashes are divinely fabulous darling! – Möoz May 10 '18 at 5:10
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    @Saiboogu We’ve got that, and the fact that he’s sensibly got his back to the star. And hey, for all we know, the eye is super-durable and made of the exact same stuff the forge is made of. – Paul D. Waite May 10 '18 at 20:27

His back was facing the star, which clearly made a huge difference to how hot his front got, because Rocket was able to touch him immediately afterwards.

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    I like this answer. Why not. If his back wasn't burned his body could certainly act as a heat shield for the front. – Edlothiad Aug 16 '18 at 13:21
  • If Rocket was effectively able to touch him afterwards, that is actually a good answer to my question. – Neyt Aug 16 '18 at 14:55
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    He also had his eyes closed for most of the process. He does look over his shoulder into the star at one point (do not try this at home), but he does it with his left, i.e. birth, eye. – Paul D. Waite Aug 21 '18 at 21:50

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