In Thor: Ragnarok, especially, Thor has a monumental battle in the arena with the Hulk receiving not physical damage (ok he got knocked out but didn't even get a black eye) yet in his fight with Hela he loses an eye and gets stabbed in the back a few times. Does he receive this damage because he is related to Hela therefore they can damage each other, or because he is in Asgard?

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    In the latest film he nearly died
    – Valorum
    Sep 2, 2018 at 15:23
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    Nearly but not quite Sep 2, 2018 at 15:25
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    It's worth noting that any injuries received from the hulk would be in the form of blunt force trauma which is often much less obvious than getting cut/stabbed. Especially if asguardians don't visibly bruise (we have no reason to think they do, i don't think)
    – Ummdustry
    Sep 2, 2018 at 16:04
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    The title and body of this question don't match.
    – Möoz
    Sep 3, 2018 at 1:14
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    "Tell me... do you bruise?"
    – Taladris
    Sep 3, 2018 at 4:14

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Thor acknowledges his own mortality in Avengers: Infinity War:

Thor: You know, I'm 1,500 years old. I've killed twice as many enemies as that, and every one of them would have rather killed me, but none succeeded. I'm only alive because Fate wants me alive. Thanos is just the latest in a long line of bastards, and he'll be the latest to feel my vengeance. Fate wills it so.

In the same movie, Thor also:

took the full heat of the dying star when making Stormbreaker and was knocked out for several moments, with the implication that this almost killed him.

Therefore, it stands to reason that he is not indestructible.

Regarding the specific movie, Thor: Ragnarok, it is actually said that Hela is stronger than all other living Asgardians at the moment:

Loki: She's stronger than both of us. She's stronger than you. You don't stand a chance.

Therefore, since Hela quite easily tore out Thor's eye, then she could also probably fatally wound him and indeed that seems to be her intent in the movie.

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    I get that but immortal and indestructible are different. Getting your head pounded on by the Hulk without a scratch when soon after you loose an eye seems weird. Sep 2, 2018 at 15:39
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    Does it matter? Hela took his eye out, Hulk KO'd him and fatally wounded but he still manages to jump up 2 minutes later with hardly a mark (although Banner jumps out the ship onto the Bifrost bridge, lands on his face and gets up 2 minutes later) Sep 2, 2018 at 16:20
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    @Seamusthedog, it's pretty obvious that the movies don't follow physics as we understand them. See: Capt America's solid shield "absorbs blows", but he can still hit with it.... Sep 3, 2018 at 1:29
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    I'm not as well read as most people here so I appreciate all responses. I ask silly questions because sometime the obvious is overlooked. In short, being dumb pays of sometimes. I've learned a lot through this site so far!! Sep 3, 2018 at 12:40
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    @Seamusthedog I'm glad we were able to help! If you think you are covered by my answer, please consider accepting it :)
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    Sep 3, 2018 at 12:45

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