I’m finally recovering from a cold that drained me, saw Venom last night too and really enjoyed it. A lot funnier than I thought it would be. Now I’m back I’m going to be doing a respect thread for Thor Odinson, as you may have guessed from the title. Thor is a Marvel flagship and one of the most powerful. Here I shall be delving into Thor, his powers, and Mjolnir, all which attribute to his tremendous skill set. So let us begin the thread!
Thor is one of the strongest among Marvel’s roster, and while with most characters it depends on the writer to relay the exact strength, Thor’s strength has been quite consistently powerful. His MCU counter-part is much weaker. In terms of physical strength Thor is among the top ten of Marvel’s ranks without going into the characters of Celestial-level strength. He often uses Mjolnir to assist him in battle so many of his feats are with the aid of that however he has also achieved some absolutely mind-blowing feats solo. Firstly, talking about Mjolnir: Mjolnir was forged of the metal Uru, by Eitri the troll, for Odin and was given to Thor by him and is extremely durable and it said to be stronger then the virtually indestructible metal Adamantium. Mjolnir was granted mystical energies by Odin himself and has been shown to be able to survive being in extreme environments such as the heart of the sun itself and energy blasts that could have destroyed an entire galaxy.
Thor is physically the strongest of the Norse Gods, being the son of Odin and Gaea, and as such is the God of Strength. His strength is incalculable in the sense that the upper limit, if one exists, is unknown and there seems to be nearly anything he can’t do through applying his strength. Thor has physically overpowered and defeated the strongest of foes including the Abomination, Gladiator, the Thing, even stalemated Savage Hulk. Classic Thor has feats such as punching through Silver Surfer’s force fields, reversing the World Engine which which was moving Yggdrasil; the great tree that connects the nine worlds, and lifting the World Serpent; the snake that in Norse Mythology, consumes the world. Modern Age Thor also has very impressive feats, including holding a moon together with his bare hands, stopping it from being destroyed, while sealing the surface with the magic lightning. While using Mjolnir however, he has far more feats, which I cannot possible list all of. Classic Thor is shown to destroy an entire planet with a single blow! Modern Age Thor, while using Mjolnir, has crippled the devourer of worlds – Galactus himself, used it to fend off the Phoenix Force after his entire team were left unconscious or dead, and one of my personal favourite feats is Thor with Mjolnir taking down Bor; Odin’s father, the fight was an almighty affair. The likes of which are shown in order below:
Along with ridiculous strength comes incredible durability/invulnerability. Thor’s physiology is a product of his half-Asgardian/ half-Elder God heritage grants him a level of invulnerability that is not common among those of his race. Thor has been shown to be immune to all human diseases as well as its poisons and toxins. He has also sat in the core of the Sun, and he is immune to temperature extremes. He does not require air, and has been able to withstand planet-shattering attacks, he also withstood the weight of a score of planets, and much more. Though Thor is one of the most invulnerable of Marvel’s heroes, he is not immune to all forms of harm and can be defeated by a being whose power matches or exceeds his own, or by high order magic manipulation. Some of his feats in this field include tanking lightning thrown from Zeus and continuing to fight, engaging in a fight with Silver Surfer, who throws an immense amount of energy at him but he stands up and returns the fight there too, taking blasts from a pissed off Galactus who concentrates the energy into the point of his hands, and if that was enough being blasted by Thanos with a beam strong enough to destroy a planet. Shown below:
Now, moving onto a few other fields. Thor, although a planet-buster level, is also remarkably fast and agile. He has superhuman speed, senses, reflexes, and agility. The senses are one we’ll tackle first because, though rarely displayed Thor possess some god like senses. He’s able to see as far as the edge of the solar system and track objects traveling faster than the speed of light. He can also hear cries from the other side of the planet. His speed and the other field of achievements however, are of much greater quantity. Thor has sensed and dodged a mental-blast from Phoenix, outmaneuvered an attack from the super-sonic-fast Silver Surfer. It also is a common misconception that Thor and the other Gods of Asgard are truly immortal. Thor and the other members of his race do age but at a rate so slow that to other beings they give the appearance of immortality. Thor has been stated to be thousands of years old which makes his life span incomparable to that of the human beings which he protects. When the Asgardians consume the Golden Apples that are cultivated by the goddess Idunn, they are able to maintain themselves in their physical prime.
Now we get to weather control. Thor as the god of thunder and son of Gaea was born with the natural ability to control weather since birth. Thor normally relies on Mjolnir to control the weather with devastating degree and release blasts of lightning. Mjolnir allows him better more precise control over his powers and allows him to better regulate his power output, and can act as a shortcut to access his natural powers. Thor can also discharge lightning bolts from his hands that are lethal and raw in power, also engulfing his hands in lightning to amp his punches. This is compared to using his powers without Mjolnir which seemingly require more effort to summon and are more raw and unregulated in their nature. Being the son of Odin grants vast power but also being the son of Elder Goddess Gaea has granted the ability to control the Earth and has displayed this ability by creating very powerful earthquakes. Thor also displayed this ability when he created a chasm in Africa between two different areas to prevent the enemies of one side from entering the territory of the other. One of my favourite weather related feats is the ability to summon and have vast control over huge storms is able to summon huge storms, rain and lightning from the sky and also creating weather to there where normally isn’t any. Thor has been shown to create a storm so vast that it almost covered the world and he even hurt Mikaboshi with a blast of god-lightning. Thor is also, surprisingly, a great combatant. A lot of people think he just uses his immense strength to batter enemies but Thor is one of the most trained and experienced warriors in all of the Marvel Universe. Even when Thor had been stripped of his powers and made into a mortal, he managed to save Captain America while using Cap’s own shield.
Thor at one point had access to an unlimited amount of power that was known as the Odin-Force. The Odin-Force was the power that Odin himself had wielded before his death that was then passed onto Thor. The Odin-Force was comprised of Odin’s power as King of Asgard combined with the powers of his brothers Vili and Ve. These powers added to the powers Thor already had made him virtually omnipotent. Obtaining the Odin-Force made Thor one of the most powerful beings in the entire Marvel Universe. When Thor possessed this power he was able to achieve a number of feats that have not been duplicated by any other being in the Marvel Universe. Thor was able to destroy Captain America’s shield with a look, teleported Asgard over New York City, recreated the moon after it has been nearly disintegrated, as well as defeat the Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange. It should also come as no surprise, due to the fact that Thor is a War God, he has had great experience with devising plans of war. While I wouldn’t put him up with the greatest tacticians like Thanos, Doctor Doom or Black Panther. I would put him in the ranks just below those. Thor also has a small degree of matter manipulation, force-field creation, and energy absorption and direction.
Thor is truly a force to be reckoned with. One of Marvel’s strongest, and best flag-ship characters. I’ve really enjoyed writing this post, I hope you enjoy reading it! My favourite Doctor Strange stories is coming soon, I’m having a bit of an unknown issue with publishing it and visibility! Have a great day!