Thor: Comic Origin, Live-Action & Love and Thunder

The very skies tremble in his presence. He commands the mystical hammer Mjolnir to protect Asgard and Earth. The son of Odin, Prince of Asgard. He is the God of Thunder. He is Thor.

Thor was born to the King of the Asgardian Gods, Odin Borson, and the Earth Goddess Gaea. He grew up in Asgard under Odin’s tutelage. And trained in his footsteps to one day lead Asgard. Besides Odin, his stepmother Frigga and his adopted brother Loki are the only family he knows. Alongside his best friends Sif, Balder, and the Warriors Three.

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God of Thunder

Thor: God of Thunder
Thor: God of Thunder/ Credit: Marvel

Throughout his youth, Thor tested his limits on dangerous missions. And he became worthy of the Uru hammer Mjolnir, using it to save Sif from the Death Goddess Hela. While the hammer wields destructive powers. It also has the power to build and Thor also uses it to consecrate treaties and bless weddings.

At Norse God Thor’s coming of age, he fell through a portal and battled the demigod Hercules. Equal in strength, they fought until Zeus halted their encounter. This sends Thor back to Asgard and wipes the memories of both warriors. During the 9th Century, Thor spent time on Earth, leading the Vikings into battle. It was not until Thor’s loyal Vikings attacked a Christian monastery that he turned his back on his followers. By leaving Earth and spending centuries in Asgard.

During his time in Asgard, Odin cast Thor into the mortal guise of Siegmund. Mainly to retrieve the Rhinegold Ring from the dragon Fafnir. When Siegmund took away another’s wife, Frigga compelled Odin to kill Thor, but Thor survived as Siegmund’s son Siegfried. Odin succeeds in obtaining the Rhinegold Ring from Siegfried, then restores Thor to life without any memories of his former identity.

Marvel’s Thor Timeline

Thor is technically the First Avenger

God of Thunder: Thor
God of Thunder: Thor/ Credit: Amazon

Yes, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel was the first person to sport the “Avenger” moniker. And Steve Rogers had the name literally in the title of his first film. But when you stop to think about it, the first Avenger in the MCU to ever draw breath was Thor. The competition isn’t even a close one. As Odinson reveals in Infinity War. He’s 1,500 years old by the time the events of the modern MCU roll around.

During that time, Thor has functioned as a prince of Asgard. He follows the lead and direction of his father, Odin. And spends copious amounts of time roughhousing with (and occasionally being stabbed by) his younger brother, Loki. Of the original six Avengers, Thor is also unique as the only member of royalty on the team. As well as the only hero to live off-world.

By the time he enters the current, 21st-century MCU timeline, Thor has centuries of experience under his belt. On top of that, he’s operating as the heir apparent and a shoo-in for the next king of Asgard. But, of course, things don’t always go according to plan, especially in the MCU.

Thor’s Insatiable Hunger for Battle

Thor/ Credit: Tenor

When Thor’s battle-hungry appetite led him to break a treaty. Mainly between Asgard and the Frost Giants, Odin banished him to Earth as a lesson in humility in the form.

When Loki, became a menace and deceived his brother Thor on Earth. Thor saw through his lies and banded together with Iron Man, the Hulk, to found the Avengers. Alongside the Avengers, Thor is a leader, a master hand-to-hand combatant, and a talented swordsman.

Worthy Warrior and Weaponry

Thor with his hammer
Thor with his hammer/ Credit: Screengeek

Thor, son of the Gods, has enhanced longevity, augmented by the Golden Apples of Idunn. He also possesses superhuman strength, speed, agility, durability, quality, and immunity to most diseases.

Thor’s greatest weapon, and closest ally, is Mjolnir, an enchanted hammer forged from Uru metal, which has power over storms and can generate energy blasts known as anti-force. Thor uses this hammer to summon rain, wind, lightning, and thunder. Though he is also known to produce lightning from his hands. While Mjolnir can manipulate weather patterns, it extends godhood and many other abilities to its commander. When spun, the mallet can allow Thor to fly, hover, and even open portals to other dimensions and realms. While thrown, it acts as a sort of boomerang, destroying all things or beings in its path before returning to its owner.

When Thor became unworthy of holding Mjolnir, he used Jarnbjorn, a deadly war ax.

Early Life


Loki/ Credit: Marvel Fandom

The young Thor grew up alongside Loki, who went the route of adopting by Odin after Loki’s Frost Giant father, Laufey, who succumbs to his injuries in battle. For all of their childhood, Loki was jealous of Thor. Loki’s jealousy, which grew to hatred, resulted in a desire to kill Thor. Thus began Loki’s enmity for Thor, which persisted for many centuries.


Mjolnir ( Thor's Hammer)
Mjolnir ( Thor’s Hammer)/ Credit: The Direct

For example, when Thor was eight, Odin sent him to Nidavellir, the land of the Dwarves. Mainly to bid the dwarf lords Brokk and Eitri to create three treasures for Asgard’s ruler. Among the three treasures that Brokk and Eitri created was the Uru hammer Mjolnir. Although Loki sabotages the creation of the hammer. So that its handle is too short for distracting the dwarven weaponsmiths). Odin bestowed various enchantments upon the hammer, including one that made it impossible for anyone to lift. Except for someone truly worthy of wielding it. Odin then declared that he was reserving the use of Mjolnir for Thor.

He would receive it on the day that great deeds of selfless valor had proved him worthy of its power. (Many of the stories contradict each other. This story of the origin of Mjolnir is in contradiction to another record that shows that  Odin wielded Mjolnir long before Thor was even born). For years, Thor strove to become physically strong enough to wield the hammer and was responsible for many heroic deeds. Finally, when Thor was sixteen, his father forces him and his friends Balder and Sif on a quest to teach him what is the true requirement to wield Mjolnir, which is possessing a pure heart.


Lady Sif
Lady Sif/ Credit: Marvel Fandom

Thor became Asgard’s greatest warrior. Before Thor was twenty, he had fallen in love with the goddess Lady Sif. The Snowgaints kidnap Sif and she ends up as a prisoner of Hela. Thor offers his own life in exchange for Sif’s freedom. The goddess of death fascination takes hold of the young Thunder God’s nobility that she lets both of them go. The romance between Sif and Thor waxed and waned over the centuries.

Founding the Avengers

Thor: The Dark World
Thor: The Dark World/ Credit: Wikipedia 

One short year later, Thor returns to Asgard. He’s returned to Earth by his father — not as an exile, though. This time, he comes with the express purpose of fetching his brother Loki.  After the discovery of the trickster that he didn’t die, he is planning an invasion of Midgard. Upon his arrival, Thor quickly bumps into the un-unified team of Avengers.  Immediately duking it out with Iron Man before Captain America convinces them that they shouldn’t be fighting each other.

When Loki’s manipulations force several of Earth’s mightiest heroes to band together to stop the Hulk. Subsequently, Thor becomes a founding member of the superhuman champions known as the Avengers.

From there, Thor joins the slowly assembling team on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarrier. Here he participates in the discussion of what to do with his brother, providing insight regarding Loki’s past. The thunder god even helps contain Hulk when the Green Machine is accidentally loose on the airship.

After Loki wreaks havoc on the carrier and escapes, Thor heads to the Big Apple. This is where he reunites with the Avengers and participates in the Battle of New York. The Asgardian plays a thunderous role in the encounter. With fights hordes of Chitauri and trading blows with his brother yet again. When the dust settles, Thor takes both Loki and the Tesseract back to Asgard. Although he nabs a quick bite of shawarma before he hits the road.

However, he left the team several times for extended leaves of absence.

Thor saves the Universe

Jane and Thor
Jane and Thor/ Credit: Collider

After the 2012 events with the Avengers, Thor returns home. Moreover, he spends a good deal of time traveling the Nine Realms and tending to royal business. As he takes care of his responsibilities, though, he never stops pining for Jane Foster. But after that, he asks the all-seeing Heimdall to check in on her. Thor is surprised to discover that his far-sighted friend can no longer see her.

This revelation spurs the prince to return to Earth to inquire about the whereabouts and safety of his sweetheart. Upon his arrival, he finds that the Aether has overcome her body and the Reality Stone in its “angry sludge” form. Concerned, Thor brings Foster back to Asgard to receive treatment.

In the ensuing chaos, the Dark Elves, led by Malekith, attack Asgard and kill Thor’s mother, Frigga. This new threat emerges from the Dark Elves, the danger of the Aether inside Jane Foster, and the death of his mother push Thor to disobey his father again (this time with more noble intentions). He hatches a plan which involves sneaking out of Asgard with Loki to hunt down Malekith before the Dark Elf can destroy the universe. With the future drama surrounding Thanos, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that universe-saving shows up on Thor’s resume multiple times. The pursuit eventually leads back to Greenwich, England, where Thor defeats Malekith and does, indeed, save the universe.

Ultron and the Infinity Stones

Thor fighting alongside the avengers in Age of Ultron
Thor fighting alongside the Avengers in Age of Ultron/ Credit: Slate

The next significant event that Thor participates in is the war with Ultron in 2015. He aids in retrieving Loki’s scepter from Sokovia, and he’s present when Ultron, the creation, comes to life in Stark Tower. After which he lends his god-like strength to the fight against the runaway android.

In addition to the superhero antics, Thor also heads off on a side quest to learn more about a disturbing vision that he’d received involving the Infinity Stones. At this point, he’d already had multiple encounters with the gems, including the Reality Stone, the Space Stone, and the Mind Stone whose house is in Loki’s scepter. He finds Erik Selvig, who takes him to the Water of Sights, where he learns, among other things, that a new being will help destroy Ultron. This prompts him to bring the Vision to life upon his return to the Avengers.

As the story winds its way to the climactic events in Sokovia, Thor continues to provide muscle and firepower for the Avengers’ plans, and ultimately plays a critical role in foiling Ultron’s attempt to exterminate mankind through a global catastrophe. With the super-android defeated, Thor heads off to continue his investigation of the Infinity Stones.

The road to Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok Film Poster
Thor: Ragnarok Film Poster/ Credit: RottenTomatoes

Up until this point, Thor has faithfully played the part of a royal prince, noble warrior, and mighty Avenger with perfect, if not particularly compelling, precision. However, two years after the events surrounding Ultron, the character takes a bit of a hard left. His search for the Infinity Stones proves to be fruitless. He and Jane Foster “mutually dump” each other. And by 2017, he’s being haunted by a new series of dreams, this time revolving around Ragnarok and the destruction of his homeworld.

After exposing Odin as his brother Loki in disguise, the pair travel to Earth in search of their father. Doctor Strange directs them to Norway, where they arrive in time to have some parting words with their dad before he passes away. While initially tragic, the event soon turns into a catastrophe, as Odin’s death releases their evil sister, Hela, from thousands of years of imprisonment.

Hela quickly shows her superior powers, as she destroys Mjolnir without skipping a beat. She then prepares to force her brothers to bow to her so she can take her place as the rightful queen of Asgard. At this point, Loki mistakenly summons the Bifrost, allowing Hela to follow them directly to Asgard. While en route, she sends the two brothers hurtling out of the beam and into space, where they’re eventually both deposited on the garbage planet of Sakaar.

Thor becomes a Revenger

Thor: Ragnarok
Thor: Ragnarok/ Credit: Disney

On Sakaar, Thor is captured and forced to fight as a gladiator in the Grandmaster’s arena, and against his “friend from work,” Hulk, no less. After their battle, he helps Bruce Banner regain control over Hulk and then joins with Banner, Valkyrie, and Loki in a daring escape. He leads the ragtag band, called the Revengers, back to Asgard where they plan to overthrow Hela.

Back on Asgard, the Revengers defeat the goddess of death, but only by unleashing Ragnarok. As Thor’s home planet implodes under Surtur’s fiery heel, the god of thunder escapes with the Revengers and the survivors of Asgard on a ship that’s headed for Earth.

During the short period that leads up to Ragnarok, Thor loses his father, his home, most of his people, his hammer, and even his eye while in combat with his sister. Nevertheless, he comes out of the ordeal ready to lead the remnants of his people as their king. Unfortunately, the new king doesn’t even finish the trip to Earth before things take an even darker turn.

Thor, Stormbreaker, and Infinity War

Thor wielding the Stormbreaker
Thor wielding the Stormbreaker/ Credit: Tenor

Before Thor and the survivors of Asgard get to Earth, they’re intercepted by Thanos and his forces. The ensuing encounter leaves half of the Asgardians — including Loki — dead, the ship in tattered ruins, and Thor floating through space with little to no chance of rescue. However, when all hope seems lost, the Guardians of the Galaxy, responding to a distress signal, arrive on the scene and save the king of Asgard from a chilly death in space.

Thor should have gone for the head

Thor fighting Thanos
Thor fighting Thanos/ Credit: Tenor

Thanos arrives in Wakanda in search of the last Infinity Stone not long after Thor. And in a last-ditch effort, the king of Asgard proves stronger than any of the other heroes and lands a solid strike on the Mad Titan with Stormbreaker. However, he aims for the villain’s chest, inadvertently allowing the wounded but not-at-all-defeated Thanos to snap his fingers and then disappear.

Thor is devastated by his failure. However, a month later, the Avengers discover Thanos living in retirement on another planet. And the group jumps at the opportunity for revenge. They take Thanos into custody, only to quickly find that the Infinity Stones are destroyed. But it’s too late to undo the snap. In a rage, Thor takes Thanos’ past advice and decapitates the villain with a single blow.

Over the following five years, Thor helps found New Asgard on Earth. But he eventually leaves the bulk of the company to Valkyrie. In the meantime, he withdraws with his friends, Korg and Miek. And spends his time drinking beer, playing video games, and slowly slipping into an overweight, despondent state of severe depression.

Thor’s resurgence in Avengers: Endgame

Hulk and Rocket arrive in New Asgard five full years after the snap. Consequently, they attempt to recruit the fat Thor into the Avengers’ effort to travel back in time. To undo the damage that Thanos has caused. While Thor is initially reluctant, he finally agrees to join the venture. But only when he’s given a promise for a whole lot of beer.

From there, Odinson finds that his task is to time travel with Rocket back to Asgard in 2013. Moreover, to that very day when his mother dies, to retrieve the Aether. Once in Asgard, though, Thor panics and attempts to flee from his responsibilities. And leaving Rocket to take care of the unpleasant business all on his own. In the meantime, Thor has a heart-to-heart with his mother and finds new hope. Summoning Mjolnir, he joins Rocket. Along with the two, they head back to the present, arriving at the Avengers facility in upstate New York.

The Infinity Stones are with the Avengers

Infinity Stones
Infinity Stones/ Credit: Imgur

Once the Infinity Stones are all gathered.  Thor offers to be the one to snap Stark’s Infinity Gaunlet since he’s the strongest Avenger. However, he eventually defers to Hulk, who takes on the responsibility due to his affinity for gamma radiation. After that, Thor is supercharged once again, albeit still overweight. He plays a heroic part in the final battle to overthrow Thanos. By wielding both Mjolnir and Stormbreaker until he lends the former to the very worthy captain America.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder Film Poster
Thor: Love and Thunder Film Poster/ Credit: Marvel

After the final battle with Thanos is complete and the Mad Titan has been turned to ashes. Now, Thor finally finds himself free to forge his path for the first time in ages. He surrenders his kingship to the extremely capable Valkyrie. And then hitches a ride with the Guardians of the Galaxy. A move that immediately causes friction between himself and the crew’s captain, Star-Lord.

Thor attempts to find inner peace. He must return to action and recruit Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane Foster, who has become the Mighty Thor, to stop Gorr the God Butcher from eliminating all gods.

The trailer to Thor: Love and Thunder.

It can be watched here and it has revealed some interesting features in the new installment.

Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder is set to bring back Chris Hemsworth’s titular God of Thunder for another thrilling solo adventure. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi returned to direct the movie, and it features a host of new and returning characters, such as Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Korg, and Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster.

Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, official footage of the upcoming sequel has revealed that it will focus on Thor’s journey of self-discovery, with the Asgardian trying to find peace after defeating Thanos.


The MCU’s Thor: Love and Thunder is set to premiere in theaters on July 8. Along with Love and Thunder’s ground-breaking moment as a fourth solo movie, it will also break barriers and set new standards for representation in comic book films. Tessa Thompson will represent the LGBTQ+ community as King Valkyrie and Natalie Portman‘s Jane Foster becomes the new Thor in the MCU for her first starring MCU role in nine years.

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