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Is there any relevance to Thor getting his hair cut other than comedic value?

Although the haircut scene doesn't affect the movie's plot and is played for laughs, it also works as part of the movie's symbolism. Over the course of Ragnarok, Thor is stripped of almost all the ...
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Why was Thor's quinjet password 'Point Break'?

This is a back-reference to the first Avengers film. TONY (CONT'D): (TO THOR) No hard feelings, Point Break. You've got a mean swing. (referring to the Iridium) Also, it means the portal can ...
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Why was Thor worthy to lift Mjolnir?

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 ...
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Why is Thor an Avenger?

Thor is an Avenger for a multitude of reasons. It's worth noting that the entire plot of The Avengers/Avengers Assemble is set into motion by Thor's actions in Thor. If Thor hadn't waged a war upon ...
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Is there any relevance to Thor getting his hair cut other than comedic value?

Apparently it was just because Chris didn't like wearing the wig anymore and it just took too long to get right as Eric Pearson has said in the below interview: "When I arrived, there were ...
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What's under the crystal bridge in Asgard?

Loki fell off into the Sea of Space, an area off the edge of the city of Asgard. That region lies between the Nine Worlds. Asgard is surrounded by water. Multiple shots establish this. It is magical ...
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Why didn't Thor use the All powerful spear instead of Stormbreaker?

Gungnir appears to have been left in the throne room in Asgard during Thor: Ragnarok when Ragnarok happens and Surtur destroys Asgard as I explain here. The last we see of it is when Hela disarms Thor....
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Was Mjolnir ever used for building something?

There are certainly a few 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 He also uses ...
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Does Stormbreaker have the same worthiness specifications as Mjolnir?

Not that we've seen If you recall back to the original Thor movie, the enchantment was placed specifically on Mjolnir during the course of the movie by Odin, as part of his attempt to teach Thor ...
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Does Thor know that Thursday is named after him?

He probably knows There's a scene in the 2011 film Thor in which the characters come across a book about Thor, the Bifrost, and so on. The page about Thor has the following words in large, bold ...
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Was Mjolnir ever used for building something?

Vision. In Avengers: 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 ...
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Why was Thor's quinjet password 'Point Break'?

It’s Tony’s nickname for Thor According to an Screen Rant article: When Thor enters the Quinjet he has a hard time gaining access to its controls. The ship asks for voice recognition input and ...
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Why was Thor doubtful about his worthiness to Mjolnir?

Because he’s not exactly been acting worthy at all during the 5 year gap. He’s been wallowing in self doubt drinking himself to oblivion and raging at 14 year olds in online games. He’s then sat in ...
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Why was Thor doubtful about his worthiness to Mjolnir?

When we see Thor at this point, the following things have happened in his life, from his perspective: He failed to protect his people from Thanos' attack on the sanctuary. He failed to protect his ...
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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?

The enchantment on Mjolnir (the hammer) is not made until Thor (the character) is banished to Earth in Thor (the movie). Long, long after Hela used it when she went a conquering with Odin. ...
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Why did Odin cast Mjolnir to Earth?

It was indeed a “test” for Thor to see if he would become worthy and so worthy to rule Asgard and return. We get a hint at this later on when Odin is talking to Frigga about it. Frigga: You can bring ...
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Is "if he be worthy" in Mjolnir's spell gender-sensitive?

The current owner of Mjolnir is Jane Foster (Earth-616), wikia. Marvel themselves have a press release for the new Thor Writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman unveiled longtime Marvel ...
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Is Thor more than an Asgardian?

With the release of Thor: Ragnarok, aspects of Dr R Dizzle's answer have now been invalidated. In particular: This seems to indicate that his standard Asgardian powers are his again, and not imbued ...
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Was Mjolnir ever used for building something?

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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What was the purpose of Loki's conquest of Earth?

There are multiple reasons for why Loki attacked Earth. The first and most obvious motive is also the simplest - Revenge. From Avengers Assemble; Thor: We were raised together, we played together,...
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Why was Thor worthy to lift Mjolnir?

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 ...
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Can anyone lift Mjolnir when it is disguised?

According to Thor Vol. 1 #138, the answer is that as a cane, there is no immovability enchantment on it:
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How would the Jotuns have made war on Asgard?

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 ...
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Who are the "princes" that Hela refers to?

She refers to Thor and Loki Both Thor and Loki, as true-born/recognized sons of Odin, are the princes of Asgard. She assumes that they have either died during the Bifrost transport, or she is simply ...
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Why did Odin cast Mjolnir to Earth?

According to the Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Marvel's Thor, Odin tossed Mjolnir to Earth after Thor, so that it'd be available to him when he'd learned humility. Declaring Thor ...
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Where does Heimdall's sight come from?

Though the legends are unclear, it is rumored historically that Heimdall is a member of the Vanir, a race of fertility gods gifted with powerful magic and the gift of foresight. They were enemies of ...
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Is "if he be worthy" in Mjolnir's spell gender-sensitive?

The English used in the spell is rather old-fashioned ("whosoever", "be worthy" instead of "is worthy"), and until the mid-20th century, it was common (and often preferred by authorities) to use he ...
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If Thor is the god of thunder, why does he control lightning, even indoors?

Maybe because "god of thunder, lightning, and electrical discharges reminiscent of lightning and emanating from sources other than clouds" doesn't have the same ring to it. Seriously. With ...
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Canonically, can Mjölnir be lifted by brute strength?

No. Canon Earth-616's Mjolnir cannot be moved by brute strength as long as Odin's "worthiness" enchantment functions. It has never been lifted by anyone sentient who was not worthy. It has ...
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