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Real Name
Thor Odinson
First Appearance
Journey into Mystery (vol. 1) #83 (August, 1962)
Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby
Team Affliations
Avengers, Warriors Three, Thor Corps, God Squad, Avengers Unity Squad
Siegmund, Siegfried, Dr. Donald Blake, Jake Olson, Sigurd Jarlson, Eric Masterson
Base of Operations
Asgard, sometimes Earth
Super Strength, Super Speed, Super Durability, Super Stamina, longevity Via Mjolnir: Flight, Dimensional Transportation, Weather Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation
Skills and Abilities
Leadership Skills, Expert in Armed and Unarmed Combat
Tools and Weapons
Mjolnir, Stormbreaker

Thor is a superhero in the Marvel Universe, and the very same Thor of Norse mythology.


Thor Odinson was a powerful Norse god. When his father, Odin, decided his son was too arrogant, he turned him mortal (Donald Blake) and placed him on Earth. He was cursed to become mortal only when he found his magic hammer and became a god on Earth, defending his new home with his restored powers.


Thor was born to Odin, the All-Father of Asgard, and Jord, a goddess of the Elder Gods who is more commonly referred to as Gaea. Thor chose Jord because he wanted to father a son who had both ties (and the strengths of) Asgard and Midgard (Earth), and the two created a cave in Norway where the child was born. After his birth, Thor was taken back to Asgard to be raised by Odin and his wife Frigga.

Powers and Abilites[]

Like all Asgardians, Thor is not truly immortal but relies upon periodic consumption of the Golden Apples of Idunn to sustain his extended lifespan, which to date has lasted many millennia. Being the son of Odin and the elder goddess Gaea, Thor is physically the strongest of the Asgardians.[40][139][140][141][142][143] If pressed in battle, Thor is also capable of entering into a state known as the "Warrior's Madness" ("berserkergang" in Norwegian), which will temporarily increase his strength and stamina tenfold, although in this state he attacks friend and foe alike.[144]

Thor possesses a very high resistance to physical injury that approaches invulnerability.[145][146][147][148] Thor also possesses keen senses[25] that allows him to track objects traveling faster than light[149] and hear cries from the other side of the planet.[150] Thor has the ability to travel through time.[151][152] His stamina allowed him to battle the entire Frost Giant army for nine months without any sustenance or rest;[153] Thor has also shown the ability to regenerate wounded portions of his body,[154] including entire limbs or organs, with the aid of magical forces like Mjolnir,[155] Thor has superhuman speed, agility, and reflexes, enabling him to deflect bullets with his hammer.[156] Like all Asgardians he has immunity to all Earthly diseases and some resistance to magic. However, exceptionally powerful magic can overwhelm Odin's enchantment that transforms him between Asgardian and mortal forms.[157]

As the Norse god of Thunder, Thor can summon the elements of the storm (lightning; rain; wind; snow) and uses Mjolnir as a tool to focus this ability, although the hammer cannot command artificial weather, only natural. He can cause these weather effects all over the world and destroy entire buildings; by whirling his hammer he can also lift entire buildings with the wind.[142] As the son of the Earth goddess Gaea, Thor has shown some control over the Earth.[158]

Thor is a superb hand-to-hand combatant, and also skilled in armed combat, excelling in the use of the war hammer, sword, axe and mace. Thor possesses two items which assist him in combat: the enchanted Belt of Strength, and his mystical hammer Mjolnir. The first item doubles Thor's strength and endurance[159] while the second is used to control his weather abilities; flight; energy projection and absorption; dimensional travel; matter manipulation and the most powerful of his offensives, the God Blast (which taps into Thor's life force),[160] the Thermo-blast,[161] and the Anti-Force (which counteracts another force).[162] Using Mjolnir by throwing in the desired direction and then holding on to the handle's leather loop, Thor can also fly at supersonic speeds in Earth's atmosphere and travel faster than light in space. When Thor has to transport companions and/or objects to a destination by himself, he has a chariot drawn by two huge mystical goats called Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder that can fly nearly anywhere he desires almost as easily as with Mjolnir.[91] He can throw an object out of Earth's atmosphere using his strength,[163] and throw his hammer to Asgard from where it will return.[164]

When Mjolnir was damaged, Doctor Strange bound Thor's soul into Mjolnir, meaning that if the hammer were to be broken again, Thor may also die.

Other Media[]

Thor, as he appears in Thor the movie and The Avengers

  • Thor and Thor: The Dark World
  • The Avengers
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
  • Avengers Assemble


The movie Thor Ragnarok, alluding to the old plot of "Donald Blake", the disguise of a powerless character who always carried a cane that was his hammer in disguise (which had already been alluded to in the first film), with Thor turning his hammer into an umbrella that he always keeps closed and carries with him like a cane, and made this while wearing normal clothes and when he hit the object on the floor he turned his hammer and he instantly changed his clothes for his armor.