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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 accoutrements we associate with Thor. He loses his father, his hammer, many of his friends, half of his cape, his freedom, and then his hair. (While his hair is ...


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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 certain things they had already decided," Pearson told CBR. "'We’re going to break the hammer.. Another one was, 'We’re going to cut the hair.' I said, 'Why?' '...


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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. It may be obvious to some but it's also worth noting that your familiarity with a specific weapon matters a lot and even more so when switching between ...


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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 his guilt and depression rather than getting up and doing something about it. Incidentally this is probably the exact opposite reason for what makes Steve ...


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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 brother from Thanos. In a fit of rage, and revenge, he doesn't one shot kill Thanos, which allows Thanos to wipe out half the life forms in the universe. By the ...


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Asgard and everything on it was destroyed at the end of Thor: Ragnarok, I see no reason why this spear would have survived. If there was some reason for it to be around still then you still have to consider that it would have taken quite a while to find it amidst all of the space debris, there's a good chance they would have never found it. They were racing ...


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First off a minor correction, Thor does care about the universe and its people. That is why he was acting the way he was, if he didn’t care it wouldn’t have hit him as hard. The reason he is worthy is because despite everything he does eventually step up to take the fight back again. However, unlike Valorum’s comment I would argue that he wasn’t worthy ...


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TL;DR: because it's one of Stormbreaker's many useful features. Thor can recall Mjolnir [...] because Mjolnir has some Asgardian science such-and-such in it. Actually that sounds more like Nidavellir tech than Asgardian magic. Mjolnir's enchantment tackles the "power of Thor" part, not really Mjolnir's handling. And Thor isn't the god of hammers, he's ...


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The current answer is from a comics perspective but this is tagged with the MCU tag and as of Thor: Ragnarok we have an explicit answer for this. In short yes you will still have the power of Thor. We see this a few times in the film, first when Thor and Hulk are fighting on Sakaar. But the best moment is probably the final fight montage on the Rainbow ...


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Thor had a really bad year, in not one but two movies whose events unfolded back to back (at most a few days apart). In Ragnarok he Lost his father. Saw Mjölnir smashed before his eyes. Got kicked off the Rainbow Bridge. Got captured and made into a gladiator, while Loki sits in the ruling class. …all while knowing Asgard is being decimated under Hela, and ...


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The film's (canon) prose novels offer us a little more info. Thor calls him a rabbit because he thinks Rocket is a rabbit. While this doesn't directly address whether rabbits exist on Asgard (or whether he's seen one during his brief time on Earth) it at least shows that he's not being facetious. "Is it weird that I wanna do it even more now?" Rocket ...


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In this clip from Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket didn't know what a raccoon was either, and denied that there was any creature like himself. Rocket travels a lot, so this suggests that there are lots of planets without raccoons. For all we know, Earth could have all the raccoons in the universe. Rocket is kind of an ...


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He doesn't lie We see that in this very related question: What is the fate of the Asgardians at the start of Avengers: Infinity War? From this article referencing this Reddit post (emphasis mine): According to the Redditor, Russo confirmed Valkyrie did survive Thanos’ ambush. The director did not say how, but he did say a portion of the ...


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Apparently his training regime for Endgame was different from his previous roles as Thor. Luke said that workouts ahead of filming the latest movie were different to Chris' normal regime, as they would normally use lighter weights and focus more on quick-paced circuit-style training. 'Workouts for Endgame were generally no longer than an hour, ...


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I don't believe he can but I'm not aware of any explicit answer on this. To answer this though I will look through your analysis. "Of course Quill is part-Celestial and has been shown to handle an Infinity Stone directly." True, however, had the other Guardians not been there it would have destroyed him. It was with their collective strength that they ...


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It does seem to be a matter of "Reader's Choice". As Buri remarks in "Thor" #355, "...I know which I should believe." For myself, I know I will definitely go with the story that hews closer to the traditional Norse myths than the "Eyeball Story". Thor, son of Odin, son of Bor, son of Buri.


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To answer your question, there were many incidents of contact between Earth and the Asgardians centuries before the events of the first Thor. According to the ambiguously canonical Thor junior novelization: Midgard, also known as the Planet Earth, has long captured the interest of the Asgardians, who have traveled on the Rainbow Bridge to observe this ...


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This question considers that no matter how evil a villian is, heroes in Marvel never seek out to kill them Are you sure you're reading the same Marvel comics as everyone else? Let's see, Captain America once used his shield to sever the Red Skull's arm, which caused him to drop a Cosmic Cube and be destroyed (being the Red Skull, he came back eventually),...


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The ability to recall weapons is a common trope. Here are a few examples of weapon calling, and here is a TVTropes page on the "Summon to Hand" ability. When a character has need of his signature weapon, or any other handheld item, he sometimes has the option of summoning it even if it's not nearby. This is usually an explicit power of the item itself, ...


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Probably not Remember in The Avengers when Thor hits Cap's shield with Mjölnir and doesn't harm the shield at all. I think we then see them use this technique to fight the bad guys in the opening sequence of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Seeing as Mjölnir and Stormbreaker are both made out of Uru it seems likely they would both have the same effects and as ...


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According to these parts from comics, when Thor's hammer hits Captain America's shield a flash of light would appear. The Vibranium of the shield absorbs the impact and convert it into light. This is called sonoluminescence.


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In the comic series Odin spent quite some time in limbo or as a ghost. In both cases he had a limited connection to the living. I think that in the movie we see the second case. As said on the fandom wiki here even though he went to Valhalla, his spirit remained with Thor and the Asgardians (I think he simply stayed on the borders of Valhalla, so he could ...


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Yes, he does. The way these phones work, answering or hanging up is determined by hitting or swiping the appropriate button. If you watch the video clip below: You can clearly see that his thumb presses down on the right hand side and swipes across to the left. That's how you hang up this type of phone. He does this presumably to fake a conversation with ...


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Truth is, beneath all that drunkenness and denial, Thor does still care about the universe, and his people. Thor could have simply left New Asgard after helping his people settle in. He didn't. He could've denied being a part of the Avenger's mission. He didn't. At heart, he is still the same Thor, who does care about everything. The whole reason he is ...


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In Thor (2011) there was the implication that Thor's powers came from an external source via Asgardian technology. ODIN (CONT'D) You are unworthy of this Realm... Odin RIPS a disc off Thor's chest. ODIN (CONT'D) ...unworthy of your title... He rips away Thor's cloak. ODIN (CONT'D) ...unworthy of the loved ...


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Jormungandr in Norse mythology is normally conceived of as utterly evil (like his brother Fenrir). The Marvel universe follows more or less along with this (as it does with most of its secondary characters drawn from Norse myths). These cruel and fairly animalistic spawn of Loki (unlike some of Loki's other, more intelligent offspring) are not deemed ...


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No, the strongest Dark Elf of the realm of Svartalfheim was Algrim the Strong. Algrim was born over 5,000 years before the present day and served Malekith loyally through the war of the Nine Realms. From the Marvel biography of Kurse: Becoming stronger Thor had fallen in love with Lorelei due to a love potion she had given him. Malekith the Accursed, to ...


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Very easily, yes. Whilst the comparison against Mjolnir is existent, it is no longer valid. Mjolnir was the equivalent of training wheels compared to the Stormbreaker, which is essentially a hyper-car. Stormbreaker is a King's weapon. We have seen the kind of feats Odin achieved with Gungnir. When describing it to thor, Eitri himself says: A king's ...


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I can't speak to the standards set by cartoons and movies. In the comics, however, Thor is bound by a code of chivalry not unlike a knight in ye days of olde. His might is for the right, but enemies in fair combat take their chances (especially if the thunder god's temper boils over) To illustrate this, four moments taken from Marvel Comics: "Avengers" #...


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