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At the beginning of the movie Thor, Mjolnir is not enchanted. It's just Thor's war hammer, built for him by whoever makes Asgardian weapons. He uses it because it's his, with no other particular requirements. After the fiasco with the Frost Giants, Odin places an enchantment on the weapon -- this is what he's doing when he whispers into the hammer, just ...


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There are certainly a couple of examples from the comics Thor uses Mjölnir to hammer a shaky pillar back into the ground in Thor #267 He uses his hammer to build a trench in Avengers #98 and a lava channel in Marvel Team-Up #26


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Vision. In Age of Ultron, Thor uses Mjolnir to bring Vision to life. It is a loose definition of "build" but I would consider this to be what Odin had in mind. Unfortunately, building is usually not as exciting as destruction, so it is less likely to be portrayed on screen in general.


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Quick and dirty answer without references? Because the reason Thor's hammer can't be moved isn't merely because it's super HEAVY; Odin's enchantment on it means it can't be moved by anyone of insufficient "worth." Thus, Mjolnir isn't heavy enough to crush Loki, nor is Loki of sufficient worth to move it or roll out from under it. Mjolnir or the Marvel Wiki....


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In the comic Thor #377 (March 1987, written by Walt Simonson), Thor uses Mjolnir to smith a new suit of protective armor.


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Odin's Trophy Room, also called the Vault has held a number of powerful artifacts captured in battles against the enemies of Asgard. This is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe #199999. Some of these items include: The Orb of Agamotto - an orb with the power of clairvoyance able to cross dimensional realms. It can be blocked by powerful sorcerers. In the ...


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I believe this may be an artifact of Thanos'/the Staff's control. Here is a photo of Hawkeye towards the end of the movie (after he has been released from the staff's control): His eyes appear to be brown. His eyes are colored similarly in the art for Age of Ultron And here is Hawkeye while under the control of the staff. His eyes are suddenly blue! ...


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The Bifrost is not the only way to reach Asgard, or the other realms, or else Asgard would have no reason to be afraid of anything. As we see in the prologue of Thor, the Jotun are perfectly capable of reaching Midgard on their own. We can only assume they're capable of reaching the other realms as well. Similarly, in the prologue to Thor 2 we see Asgard ...


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Odin fully believed Thor was worthy to take his place on the throne as King. It was only once Odin deemed Thor unworthy of being King that he lost the ability to wield Mjolnir. Previously, both myself and KutuluMike argued that Thor's hammer hadn't been enchanted at the beginning of Thor. However, Valorum found this quote from Odin before Thor loses his ...


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I believe that was a Cosmic Cube, known in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a Tesseract. They are objects of immense power, able to turn thought into reality. Possessing a Cube makes someone a veritable god. Loki getting his grubby hands on one wouldn't be good for anyone (except maybe Loki). It seems, after watching Avengers and the rest of the current ...


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It's heavily hinted that he was rescued by the Chitauri. In one scene, we see the character identified as The Other, scolding Loki: The Other: You question us? You question him? He who put the scepter in your hand. Who gave you ancient knowledge and new purpose when you were cast out. Defeated! In the course of the movie, it is revealed that the ...


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No There are a bunch of Nordic symbols on the edges, and the special symbol that appears when Odin enchants it. This symbol appears only a few times, both faces of the hammer are normally blank. When Vision lifts the hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron. You see both sides of it. Neither does the bottom contain any ...


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The Norse Deities depicted in Thor are relatively immortal, so speed may not be an issue when they are trying to get anywhere. When you will live forever (unless killed in battle) you don't need to rush. They may prefer horses (living things) to mechanical tools in order to maintain a connection to Life itself. For the record, Sleipnir was no ordinary ...


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Likely it can be reconstructed, but will probably take quite a while; just consider how long it takes to (re)build a conventional long span suspension bridge or bridge-tunnel. More probable is that in the heat of the moment Loki simply didn't fully state the situation, instead opting to try and emotionalize Thor into not destroying the bridge by making him ...


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It was used to rebuild Asgard. In a comic from 2004, Asgard was destroyed. Then in a truly wonderful sequence from a comic in 2007, Thor rebuilt the city of Asgard in Oklahoma by waving Mjolnir around, striking a series of dramatic poses and shouting "Asgaaaaaard!"


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As Pyrodante says, Loki has an inferiority complex - he's never been able to live up to his father's expectations (by his own measure), he lives overshadowed by Thor, and he's generally considered weak. He doesn't just want power, Loki wants everyone to KNOW that he has power. Loki isn't mad, insane, or anything of the sort - Loki is a mastermind. His ...


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Loki's eyes are actually blue. In the comics, Loki's eyes are green, but it is unclear in the films what eye colour Loki has because they seem to change from blue to green. However, the actor, Tom Hiddleston has addressed this question and confirmed that they are indeed blue: "In making [Loki] with this raven black hair and blanching my face of all color, ...


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Loki in the canon Marvel-Earth 616 possesses a wide array of both physical abilities and magical abilities which make him a force to be reckoned with in both Midgard and Asgard. As far as him getting around Asgard and the Nine Realms without the Bifrost: He doesn't need it. The Realm Eternal has many places within it which offer transit to other realms ...


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Canonically, the Jotuns have at least three ways to get their forces to Asgard; Straight teleportation: At the start of Thor, they appear to be able to teleport across dimensions in much the same that the Asgradians use their Bifrost. Whether this is down to the presence of the Casket of Ancient Winters or whether the Jotuns have a bifrost of their own isn'...


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According to the film's maker, Kenneth Brannagh, his primary reason for wanting to include horses was that it would be an iconic scene, something that's so unusual that it would be instantly memorable to audiences. Branagh insisted on including something that would both speak to his legacy as one of cinema’s great interpreters of Shakespeare and look ...


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In all likelihood, as it is not addressed in the movie (although possibly it is in the comics), the Jotun's either had a bridge like the bifrost which was destroyed in the first war with the Asgardians (?). Alternatively, on could postulate their ability to move between worlds relied on the Casket of Ancient Winters: This casket was removed by Odin after ...


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One possible explanation is that Loki is not designed to be a completely evil, calculating, well adjusted villain. He was modeled off of the trickster god and is more chaotic then truly evil. Although much of his efforts went "according to plan" Loki is incapable of just "accepting his victory". Combine that with the fact that is primary motivation was an ...


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As I understand it, Loki is and always has been educated purely as an Asgardian. The techniques he's learned are Asgardian techniques, taught by Asgardian teachers (and possibly some from other realms, like the Dark Elf in the Thor animated movie). He has a real affinity for the skills he's learned. By and large, Frost Giant society does not encourage ...


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The two are not contradictory, but more of a contextual plot point for their individual movies. Let's first ignore the specifics of "What is the power of Thor". We may assume it comes with increased strength/durability, power over lightning etc., but the details don't really matter in this context. Thor (2011) In this movie, Thor does something un-worthy. ...


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Yes, in the canon Marvel Earth-616 continuity, other Frost Giants have the magical power of illusion, and indeed some of them are quite capable users of magic. The most well known representative is a character taken directly from myth named Utgard-Loki. A direct descendant of the first ice deity of the Asgardian realm, Ymir, Utgard Loki is a Frost Giant ...


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The most likely answer is that there is too much of a size difference between 'real' Frost Giants and Asgardians to support the story line. It's difficult to stage a believable battle or one-on-one confrontation when the heroes can only reach to their opponent's knees. Not only would the 20-30' tall Frost Giants look too formidable to be beaten by such ...


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Thor does not need Mjolnir to call lightning, cause storms or summon winds to his command. The power to command the weather is within him. In the Marvel Universe, Mjolnir is a focus of the power, not necessarily the source. Odin does not cast a spell to render Thor mortal, he strips away his fragment of the Odinforce which gives all Asgardians their ...


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Humans and Asgardians are nearly identical. Aside from an enhanced lifespan, increased intelligence, physical prowess (including weight) and exceptional healing, a below-average Asgardian could easily be mistaken for an above-average human. As to whether they're Superhuman, the answer is a qualified maybe. There's an extremely strong impression given that ...


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It's revealed in Thor 2 that Loki maintains a number of "back doors" into other realms so that he doesn't have to rely on the Bifrost to cross between worlds. This accounts for his physical travel, but the last two examples you list appear to be some form of astral projection allowing him to communicate across great distances without physically being there.


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