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Is Thor the only Avenger who can't die?

Thor is supposed to be a god, so he should be immortal. Does this mean that there will come a time when he is the last remaining Avenger?
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Why was Thor worthy to lift Mjolnir?

Especially in the beginning of the first movie, Thor is brash and often petulant. He seeks the glory of king-hood without understanding or accepting the self-sacrifice and responsibility that such a ...
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Why was Thor's quinjet password 'Point Break'?

When Thor tries to activate the quinjet in Thor Ragnarok, he tries using a few different passwords for the voice activation system. "Thor", "Son of Odin", and "Strongest Avenger". The actual quinjet ...
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Does Thor know that Thursday is named after him?

Thor has been a pretty frequent visitor to Earth (Midgard), and he has most likely been here on one or more Thursdays. Has Thor said anything about this day being named after him? Any continuity - ...
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Is there any relevance to Thor getting his hair cut other than comedic value?

Is there any relevance to Thor getting his hair cut other than comedic value? It was a funny scene and leads to a small joke in Avengers: Infinity War but since there is no 'Samson' like effect is ...
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What's under the crystal bridge in Asgard?

I noticed something the other night as my kids were watching Thor. Every time they show the crystal bridge leading to the Bifrost chamber, it's got flowing water underneath it. The water flows right ...
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Can Thor's hammer be wielded by anyone in outer space?

Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, according to Odin's enchantment, can only be wielded by those deemed worthy. Does this only apply when the hammer is subject to gravitational pull? What happens when it's in ...
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Was Mjolnir ever used for building something?

In the movie Thor (2011), while he was about to crown Thor as the next king of Asgard, Allfather Odin describes the mighty hammer Mjolnir as the following: So long entrusted with this mighty ...
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Was Thor unworthy during “The Avengers”?

In the Avengers movie: Instead of showing him just pick Mjolnir up, he hesitates, and the camera closes in on his hand as it makes a fist. Since Thor must be worthy to wield the hammer, was Thor ...
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Why is Thor an Avenger?

In the movie The Avengers/Avengers Assemble, Loki says: ......what have I to fear? Tony tells Loki: The Avengers. That's what we call ourselves. Earth's mightiest heroes..... Then why does ...
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How much of Thor's power could Rogue steal?

While my experience with the comics are very limited, Rogue has been one of my favorite X-Men since the Animated Series was on TV when I was a kid. The capability of absorbing an enemy's strengths and ...
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How was Thor able to dent Captain America's Shield?

I was reading about Adamantium on the marvel.wikia Proto-Adamantium This is the original Adamantium created by Dr. MacLain. Proto-Adamantium is the official name for the metal that makes up ...
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Why was Thor going to be made king if Odin is immortal?

Why was Thor going to be made king if Odin is immortal? According to legend, the Odin Father is the keeper of the Odin Force, and must enter the Odin Sleep once a year to retain his power ... we see ...
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How does Thor's flight work exactly?

As we see during the movies Thor and The Avengers, Thor is capable of pseudo-flight when he has the use of Mjolnir. When he is without his trusty hammer, he can certainly use his increased agility and ...
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Why do Asgardians use swords?

In Thor: The Dark World, the Asgardians clearly have advanced technology, as they are using anti-aircraft missiles against the dark elves' ships in the city. But when the dark elves get inside the ...
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Did the Asgardians need the Tesseract to rebuild the Bifrost Bridge?

At the end of Thor, as Thor is destroying the Bifrost Bridge, Loki says If you destroy the Bridge, you'll never see her again! The implication is that without the Bifrost Bridge, there is no ...
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How are the Nine Realms situated in space?

So both before the Marvel Cinematic Universe and up until Thor: The Dark World, I always thought the Nine Realms were more akin to parallel dimensions than anything else. However, in The Dark World, ...
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Does Stormbreaker have the same worthiness specifications as Mjolnir?

I've seen several references to being worthy because he is able to handle Stormbreaker. However, to my knowledge, there is no mention of Stormbreaker having the same requirements of worthiness to ...
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How much would Thor's hammer (Mjolnir) weigh?

All of the sites I looked at said "heavy" or "a lot" or "42.3 pounds." Mjolnir was forged from a collapsed star (a white dwarf or a neutron star). This means it is insanely dense. Worthiness aside, ...
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How does Thor get back to Earth, again?

In the The Avengers, there is a post-credits scene where Thor returns to Asgard and then a post-post-credits scene (!) where the Avengers eat shawarma together. If Thor left, then how does he return ...
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Why does Loki look like he does in the movies?

Apologies for the slightly vague title. It is revealed during Thor that Is there any explanation as to why he doesn't look like the rest of his race?
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Is Thor more than an Asgardian?

Thor is a pretty tough guy. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor frequently appears to be the strongest among the Avengers (managing to bust up Iron Man's suit without breaking a sweat). That makes ...
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How did humans know about Thor and Loki?

In Thor (2011), it's heavily implied or stated that Norse mythology is based on the Asgardians' battles with frost giants on Earth in the tenth century AD. How were gods like Thor and Loki part of the ...
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Can anyone lift Mjolnir when it is disguised?

Clearly, very few people have shown the capability of being "worthy" to lift Mjolnir. However one question still arises. According to Marvel wikia (here): Mjolnir can also transform its user into ...
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Infinity Stones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In the mid-credits scene of Thor: The Dark World, They comment on the Tesseract as though it is an Infinity Stone as well. Since they didn't just get the Tesseract, but did have the opportunity to ...
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How does Hulk lift Mjolnir in Ultimate Avengers movie?

In the Ultimate Avengers movie, Hulk initially struggles to lift Mjolnir, but eventually does and uses it against Thor. How is this possible? I think it's been well established that only those worthy ...
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Why didn't Thor use the All powerful spear instead of Stormbreaker?

We know that Thor went all the way up to Nidavellir to get the Stormbreaker. But why on the earth did he not use Odin's spear? I mean, he could've scourged it from the debris of his spaceship and used ...
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What was the purpose of Loki's conquest of Earth?

I was re-watching the Marvel Phase 1 movies and I couldn't really understand Loki's motives for conquering Earth. During Thor he falls to his apparent death and in The Avengers we find out that he ...
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How was Loki not crushed by Mjolnir?

In the Thor movie, Thor puts Mjolnir on top of Loki at the end of the movie to stop him from moving. Why did this not crush Loki? And if it did not crush him, why could he not just roll out from ...
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How old is Thor?

I was browsing Thor's Marvel wiki article and found this passage: Sometime in the 9th Century AD, Thor travelled to Earth to promote his worship among the Vikings. We already know that he is ...
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What are these other relics in the movie Thor?

We see a few artifacts in the movie Thor which are not identified. Any idea what these artifacts are?
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How does Loki survive his fall at the end of Thor?

In one of the concluding scenes of the movie Thor, it's shown that Loki deliberately let go of the scepter, and falls deep into the vast intergalactic sea sort of thing. How does he survive and return ...
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Questions on ending of Thor: The Dark World

Sorry, not quite sure how to format spoilers so I tried to keep the title vague. Here's for the new Thor movie (just watched it last night): And follow-up:
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Where does Heimdall's sight come from?

A fairly straightforward question: where do Heimdall's abilities come from? It seems most Asgardians have a standard set of superhuman capabilities (strength, toughness, longevity, etc), and those ...
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What were the previous Bifrost events that brought Jane Foster out into the desert?

At the beginning of Thor, Jane Foster has brought Darcy and Erik out in the middle of the desert because she's been investigating "atmospheric disturbances" that have had a regular, highly predictable ...
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If Mjolnir was made for Thor, why is Hela seen using it in Thor: Ragnarok before it was even given to him?

In Thor: Ragnarok, we see Hela breaking the artwork on the dome in Asgard to reveal the paintings of the time when she and Odin went on a quest to conquer the realms. The painting shows Hela holding ...
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How does Thor get back to Earth in the Marvel comics?

In the comics, Thor is on Earth and the bridge between the two worlds of Asgard and Earth is intact. I haven't read the comics, but in the movie, the gateway collapses. If that's so, how does Thor ...
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How long do Asgardians live for?

Thor has been visiting the Earth from the time of the Norse Vikings. What is the expected life span (in Earth years) of an Agardian? The Wikipedia article on Asgard only states: They are extremely ...
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Could Dr. Strange wield Mjolnir?

According to this other question: The person has to be worthy in Odin's eyes, or be able to break the enchantment that Odin placed on the hammer So what I'm really asking is, is Dr. Strange a ...
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What is written on my Mjolnir?

I have recently come into posession of Mjolnir It has runes written on four sides, like in the picture, and these runes are mirrored (written symmetrical) on other four sides. I assume, that ...
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Why is Thor's hammer blue in his Age of Ultron poster?

I saw some of the posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron recently, and one was of Thor holding his hammer. Now, intriguingly, his hammer is shown blue as in the picture below: It appears like the ...
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What is the relevance of Norway in the stories about The Avengers?

In Marvel's movies about the Avengers there are several references to Norway. Both the Tesseract (Captain America) and The Casket of Ancient Winters (Thor) are found there. Also in The Avengers movie ...
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Why did Thor remain worthy to wield Mjolnir after he tried to kill Captain America?

In Avengers movie, Thor attacked Captain America with Mjolnir. If Captain America didn't have a Vibranium shield, he could have died. Here, Thor tried to kill a noble man whose only crime was that he ...
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Has Marvel commented on the extra Infinity Gauntlet?

Way back in Thor, there was an Easter Egg Infinity Gauntlet in Odin's vault. They even brought that prop to Comic Con that year to show it off. Presently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they're ...
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Why was the female Thor not given another name?

The character Thor, with Thor being his birthname I would guess, eventually "retires" as he loses his power to wield his hammer Mjolnir...and his arm. In the recent comics, it seems that a woman (not ...
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What was the thing revealed at the end of the Thor movie?

At the end of the Thor movie, after the credits there is a scene that shows Nick Fury and the professor from the movie discussing something in an underground base. It is shown that What is this thing ...
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Why would the Bifröst Bridge in Thor be able to destroy other worlds?

I was under the impression that the Bifröst Bridge is just a bridge (wormhole) between the 9 worlds, and yet in the movie it can be used as a weapon.
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How are Asgardians able to speak English?

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor and other Asgardians don't appear to have visited the Earth for a considerable amount of time, certainly not after the English language was created. Since there ...
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Why didn't the Bifrost Bridge connect to Scandinavia?

In the Thor film, the Bifrost Bridge connects the nine realms. The bridge connects to Earth in New Mexico. Shouldn't it connect to somewhere in Scandinavia? The people in that region are the ones ...
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Why doesn't movie Thor consistently wear his battle helmet like comic book Thor did?

Thor's winged helmet is as much of the comic book version's gear as his mighty hammer is. What is the movie canon reason as to why the movie Thor forgoes wearing his trademark hat in battle?