In Avengers: Infinity War, Thor gets Stormbreaker, and uses it to summon the Bifrost, bringing him, Rocket and Groot to Wakanda to fight Thanos' troops. But how did Thor know that they were in Wakanda, he didn't even know Wakanda existed, and Heimdall was dead so he couldn't direct him?


There are multiple options

1. Energy Signature

Thor must have tracked the energy signature in the battle with the help of Rocket.

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At the end of the movie in the post credits scene we see Maria Hill and Nick Fury driving in a vehicle discussion an energy signature that it coming from Wakanda, one that is 10 times stronger than the signature from New York “Avengers 1”. Since rocket was with Thor let’s assume he has technology capable of tracking energy signatures in the same way Fury can buy at a much higher capacity. I would say this is the way Thor knew to go to Wakanda. Rocket traced energy signatures all over earth and found the greatest one coming from Wakanda.

2. Spotted Battle

During the battle Thanos army did fly a large number of spaceships just outside Wakanda. It is possible that he and Rocket located these alien ships and decided to go there.

3. Tracked Mind stone

We already knew that Banner traced the Space stone / tessarract using radiation. Thor could have told something about the mind stone that helped Rocket trace it. It is to be noted that Thor knew somethings about the mind stone and has seen it before.

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  • It seems unlikely that given the implied distance between Earth and where Thor and co where that they would be able to track any of these things by just using the pod that they were in? – E_McAndrew Oct 24 '18 at 13:47
  • @E_McAndrew That sure is. Forgot that they were in a pod. Rocket could have used some tech available with Eitri though. It could be possible that Thor first teleported to a known location in Earth before teleporting to Wakanda. – Kolappan N Oct 24 '18 at 14:52
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    Yes the teleporting to a different location first sprung to my mind as well. Probably not as effective a scene though to have the music blaring and they appear in the center of a fruit market! – E_McAndrew Oct 24 '18 at 14:59
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    While the image of Thor, Rocket and Groot first appearing at some random location is truly funny, I would put forward that they might have first aimed for Avengers HQ. Nobody's home. On a planetary scale, it is now easy to detect the alien energies and furor in Wakanda – Blaze Feb 10 '19 at 15:09
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    @Blaze there might even be a Jarvis sister/brother program be running that could tell a registered Avenger where the rest is... – Frank Hopkins Apr 19 '19 at 0:11

It seems that other uses of the Bifrost have been able to target a person rather than a location, e.g. in the first Thor movie the Destroyer armour and the Asgardians arrive near Thor rather than at a specific location.

It's possible he targeted the Bifrost at Thanos rather than a specific location.

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    Are you sure they target Thor in the first movie? If I remember correctly a lot of the film takes place there with Thor being sent there so it is most likely he would be there. Heimdall had already sent The Warrior's Three there too, as he can see Thor, so it's likely he sent them to the nearby location rather than to Thor. Been a while since I've seen Thor mind you but I got the impression it wasn't sent to Thor but rather the location. – TheLethalCarrot Nov 23 '18 at 15:10

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