It is known that Asgardians have an increased lifespan and higher physical endurance compared to that of normal humans. I was wondering if there are any similar displays of physical endurance for Throg, more specifically, I would like to know if his base-set abilities would theoretically allow him to survive being locked in a glass jar.

This question is inspired by an Easter egg in the fifth episode of the Loki Disney+ series.


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Throg has the powers of Thor (or is Thor sometimes) and Thor can (or can't, depends on the writer) survive in space (so similar to a jar). One would assume the same is true of Throg and so it would entirely depend on the writer.

We first encounter Throg in Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers and we get a brief origin story. In short though Simon gets cursed to be a frog and joins a group of frogs who name him Puddlegulp. As Puddlegulp he fights alongside Thor who had been turned into a frog as well. Thor eventually leaves but a sliver of Mjolnir is left behind which Puddlegulp uses and when he accidentally hits it against the floor he is transformed into Throg. This sliver of Mjolnir turns into Frogjolnir and carries the same worthiness enchantment as Mjolnir:

Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of... Thor

Puddlegulp fights off the rats and knocks the sliver of Mjolnir into the ground transforming him into Throg
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As such we can assume here that Throg can survive in a jar in the same way that Thor can survive in space: it depends on the writer. However, the general rule does appear to be he can survive in space for a limited time, though mostly the amount of time varies.

In Thor Annual Issue 6 we see Thor getting sent to space only to pass out and turn into an ice pop. However, he does survive this and is later rescued by the Guardians of the Galaxy. They believe he may have died had they not rescued him but they're unaware of who he is at that point so it is a bit unclear.

Thor is sent to space where he quickly passes out The Guardians encounter ice pop Thor floating in space still alive and take him inside to thaw out
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Note that Jim Salicrup spoke about this in Thor Issue 314 stating that Thor does indeed need to breathe and so whilst he can survive and will survive longer than others in space he may not survive forever there.

In THOR #306, page nine, panel two, Thor thinks, "There be time to reclaim the surface - and my breath."
And in THOR #305, page 21, panel one, Thor says, "Your cloak wraps about my face - stealing my breath!"
Why in the world would Thor need to breathe? I remember several instances where Thor was at the edge of the atmosphere or even in deep space without the benefit of air.

Ah, but Thor does indeed need to breathe, Matt! While it's true, that he can take a deep breath and withstand the hostile environment of space for a short time - as he during the Kree-Skrull War and the final battle against Thanos in AVENGERS - Thor is still a living being who needs to breathe! (For example of what happens when he's trapped in space without a breath, check out THOR ANNUAL #6.)

To talk about the MCU for a moment though. In it we have witnessed Thor survive the vacuum of space. In Avengers: Infinity War he does so after having been blown up on his ship by Thanos and later on at Nidavellir. There's also a few relevant instances in Thor and Thor: The Dark World. So with the fact that Throg in the MCU does indeed appear to be surviving in the jar plus Thor's relevant history I'd say MCU Throg can indeed survive in such an example.

  • In the MCU Thor can survive (and thrive) in space without his hammer and without a spacesuit. It's not clear if this is a Thor thing or an Asgardian thing
    – Valorum
    Jul 8, 2021 at 12:14
  • @Valorum Thrive?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jul 8, 2021 at 12:37
  • Well, we see him running around, exerting himself greatly, talking, shouting, etc. I'd say that goes well beyond mere survival.
    – Valorum
    Jul 8, 2021 at 12:53
  • @Valorum Where? In space?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jul 8, 2021 at 12:54
  • Yes. On the surface of Nidavellir. It doesn't appear to be enclosed.
    – Valorum
    Jul 8, 2021 at 13:06

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