The Norse God of Thunder and a member of the Avengers.
Thor is quite possibly the most powerful hero the Marvel Universe has. Being banished from Asgard, home of the Norse Gods, by his father Odin, Thor is sent to earth to live as Donald Blake a doctor with a lame leg. Eventually Odin chooses to restore Thor and mystically gives Donald Blake the urge to go to Norway for a vacation. While hiking in the woods an alien ship landed and out of it stone creatures came. The aliens began destroying everything in their path. Blake hurried into a cave and found a hammer with the inscription, "Whosoever wields this hammer, if he be worthy. Shall posses the power of Thor". Blake was drawn to the hammer and lifted it, and as soon as he did he was transformed into his true form of Thor! Thor effortlessly defeated the aliens and thus began Thor's adventures on Earth.
Thor first appeared in the comicbook "Journey Into Mystery #83." It was written by Stan Lee and penciled by Jack Kirby(now deceased). In it, Thor fought the "stone men from saturn"(kronans).
The Fourth Host of Celestials came to Pangoria, a earth like planet, to eradicate its civilization, Thor, believing all life, no matter how flawed, is sacred, fought them. Although he lost, his willingness to die humbled the all powerful Celestials. As a result, they spared the planet for another thousand years, but mentioned that that same act(thor fighting them) will not bring about the same result.
Biologically half Asgardian, half Elder God, Thor possesses a number of attributes common among the asgardians, due to his hybrid nature, however, they are considerably more developed than a vast majority of his race.
Thor is one of the physically strongest beings in the entire universe, whose strength surpasses that of even the Hulk(Defenders #10). His strength feats include easily lifting a million tons(Journey Into Mystery #119), crumbling uru metal(which is what his hammer is compromised of) into dust with his bare hands(Journey Into Mystery #94), smashing pure adamantium(Thor #309, shattering the force field of the Silver Surfer with a single strike(Silver Surfer #4), knocking out Namor while in the rain(Invaders #33), rendering classic abomination unconscious with a single blow(Thor #178), physically destroying moons, planets, and stars with his fists, closing dimensional rifts with his punches(Avengers #100), bringing the Juggernaut to his knees with two blows(Thor #429), defeating the Gladiator in 60 seconds with nothing but his fists(Thor #35), and even lifting the Midgard Serpent, who was so large it could coil itself around the Earth several times and crush it within its grip(Thor #327). While on Earth, Thor greatly withholds his limitless strength unless he is fighting someone of equal or superior power( Thor Annual vol. 2 #1).
Thor is much faster than even the finest human athletes. He can move so fast that the human eye perceives him as disappearing and reappearing at will. Thor's speed feats include traveling as fast as the lightning he commands, creating trenches before his enemies to which not even Quicksilver could react, redirecting a lightspeed telepathic blast from the Phoenix. Thor possesses such great reaction speed that he tagged Silver Surfer(while the latter was traveling faster than light).
Thor possesses virtually limitless stamina in physical activities. His feats include armwrestling Hercules for 4 weeks straight, fighting the entire Frost Giant Army for 9 months straight, day and night, nonstop, without tiring at all. Thor even fought the skyfather Zeus for 6 months straights, nonstop, pushing Zeus, and still Thor did not tire. It has been stated by Hela herself that Thor can fight on for however long it takes.
Thor possesses such a high degree of resistance to injury that it borders on near invulnerability. His feats of durability include sitting in lava without so much as flinching, sitting inside the core of the sun(whose temperature is 100 million degrees fahrenheit), withstanding half of the Earth's weight, surviving the weight of a score of planets, resisting gravity akin to that of a neutron star and overpowering it, tanking( at point blank range)a Doomsday Bomb(which destroyed the entire planet thor was on), withstanding the devastating power of an exploding sun, withstanding attacks from the Fourth Host of Celestials(which could've destroyed the entire galaxy), and even withstanding attacks from the leader of the Celestials, the One Above All. Thor has also proven immune to Silver Surfer's matter transmutation.
Thor wields mjolnir, a virtually unbreakable hammer forged from uru metal. It gives Thor complete control over the weather, dimensional transportation, invisibility, barriers/force field creation, and a multitude of other powers. The powers mjolnir has shown thus far are:
There is a difference between the properties of mjolnir and its powers. Mjolnir's properties are its abilities that were bestowed unto it by Thor's father, Odin(such as the worthiness enchantment). Mjolnir's powers are its inherent abilities.
Mjolnir obeys Thor's commands as though it were alive, and if thor's will is strong enough, mjolnir will pass through nearly barrier should Thor so desire. Mjolnir always returns to thor's hand when thrown, no matter the obstacle or obstacles, as shown as to how mjolnir returned to Thor's hand from within a black hole. Mjolnir will even carve through the center of planets in order to get back to Thor.
When thrown, Thor can will Mjolnir to travel in any direction, even like a pinball. It can also ricochet off of other objects or people.
As the enchantment reads, "whosoever lifts this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." This enchantment was placed on to mjolnir by thor's father, Odin, and allows mjolnir to only be wielded by those who are worthy. To anyone else, mjolnir cannot be lifted from the ground nor rested from Thor's grip. Although the enchantment requires gravity to take affect. This means that although it's possible to lift the hammer in space, it's impossible to gain thor's powers since the enchantment isn't present.
Mjolnir is immune to other enchantments. The worthiness enchantment surrounding mjolnir will exist even after Odin's death, and can only be altered or removed by a being that's power is equal to or greater than that of Odin.
Mjolnir's blunt force is devastating and is independent of how hard it is thrown by Thor. Mjolnir's feats include overpowering Magneto's force field, shattering Kang's kinetic energy barrier, leveling mountains, busting planetoids, knocking a planet out of orbit, causing Surtur with the Twilight Sword pain, knocking out a weakened Galactus, shattering Secondary Adamantium, and even destroying a planet. Only Primary Adamantium has proven too impervious, as Mjolnir has only dented it.
The ability to make himself and others invisible and intangible. It can go in the opposite direction and disrupt a being's phasing ability, as Thor did with the Vision.
The ability to induce sleep, hypnotize others, or erase people's memories.
Via Mjolnir, Thor creates mystical energy which rips open the very fabric of space and time, creating gateways that allow him to travel to other locations no matter how great the distance within moments or even across entire dimensions, as he does when he travels from Asgard to Earth and vice-versa. Thor has used Mjolnir to rip the fabric of the Universe to send Surtur and Yimir to the Death Dimension, send an entire population to Limbo, teleport several different Avengers to several different locations simultaneously, teleport a entire nuclear planet to a dead world, transport the possessed Warriors Three from the edge of the universe to Asgard, and transport himself millions of light years away.
Mjolnir can detect all forms of energy(gamma, solar,pyshic, etc.)
Mjolnir can track mystical items, asgardians by their electron's discharge, and even non asgardian items, like Odin's eye. It can also track objects it has never come into contact with, and locate it anywhere, even if said object is in an alternate dimension.
Thor is able to use Mjolnir to absorb any form of energy for an attack. Once the energy is absorbed, Thor can destroy the energy, redirect the energy, or amplify the energy up to 10,000 times its original source. Thor has used Mjolnir to absorb electricity, the Silver Surfer's Power Cosmic, Walker's Cosmic Tempest, Magneto's magnetic field, magnetic energy from the planet Pangoria, Hyperion's atomic vision, Pluto's mystical flame, Blastaar's blasts, Heimdall's Cosmic Flames, and even the galaxy destroying power of a Null Bomb.
The ability to manipulate the entire electromagnetic spectrum for a variety of purposes, as he did with the Celestial Mothership.
The ability to manipulate souls, or drain the souls out of his opponent's body.
The ability to transmute the elements themselves, as thor did when he transmuted the Absorbing Man's body into the gas helium, Hyperion into a glass ball, and even transmuted the inanimate object of a pyramid into a grove of orange trees.
Being a former religious relic, mjolnir can cause vampires to burn.
The ability to absorb a being's life force, like he did with the presence.
Mjolnir can harness oxygen particles from the atmosphere and use it to atomize any weaponry.
Mjolnir can distinguish images, holograms, and different illusions from reality: Thor once commanded the hammer to strike the demon lord Mephisto, who was hiding amongst false images of himself.
Mjolnir can recall past events.
The ability to send holographic or psychic messages to anyone anywhere(even to beings in alternate dimensions).
Mjolnir can create chasms in planets.
Mjolnir can produce a blast that counteracts another force. It has killed Thanosi(a Thanos doppleganger), and even annihilated an entire planet.
Mjolnir can produce a wave of energy that taps into a Celestial body's gravitational force. Thor has used this attack against a human army.
Mjolnir can produce a heat blast which can burn 1,000 times hotter than the core of the sun, implode a stargate, shake the very foundations of the universe, and even decimate Ego, the Living Planet.
Thor can only fly with mjolnir. In the atmosphere, Thor can travel as fast as the speed of sound, in space, thor can travel unaided at faster than light speeds. He has traveled from the Earth to the Sun in a matter of moments(where as it takes light eight minutes), traveled from the moon to pluto in half a second, and thrown his hammer three times faster than the speed of light.
Wielding Mjonir grants Thor the ability to control the base elements of a storm, i.e. rain, wind, thunder, lightning and more. He can create giant raging electrical storms complete with thunder, lightning, hurricane-force winds, tornadoes, blizzards, tidal waves, exploding volcanoes, earthquakes and torrential rains across entire planets at a moment's notice. He can also create any of these phenomena individually. Another aspect of this power allows him to stop any of these weather conditions instantly as well. Thor can create storms on a planetary wide scale or larger if needed, and is not limited to the normal limits of Mother Nature and can go beyond and defy what natural weather can do such as creating rain in space where there is no atmosphere. Thor's ability to control and create storms extends to any and all storms as he has been shown to control and create cosmic storms in space, solar flares, winds from that of a thousand worlds, and so forth.
The ability to alter, add, or remove superpowers, as thor did when he removed the superpowers of the wrecking crew(Avengers #276).
The ability to heal others of any physical injury or disease, and even heal corrupt souls.
Mjolnir give Thor the ability to control magnetic currents, strip Magneto of his magnetic defenses, shut down every electronic device on the entire planet Earth, and manipulate the magnetic energies of the planet Pangoria(meaning Thor's magnetic power is planetary in scale).
Mjolnir allows Thor to create force fields which are nigh impenetrable. Its feats include withstanding U.N's best weapons, being able to contain a Cosmic Flash from Stellaris(which would've consumed the entire planet Earrth), and even containing the explosion of a Life Bomb, which completely destroyed 1/5 of the entire universe, meaning Thor contained a blast that could've destroyed millions upon millions, if not billions, of galaxies.
Mjolnir has shown the ability to create anti matter particles(Journey Into Mystery #85) and the negate the mystical defenses of the Juggernaut(Thor #429).
Thor formerly possessed the ability to access the fourth dimension of time, which allowed him to travel to any point in the past. He could even create time bubbles which noone could enter or leave. Thor sacrificed this ability to save people from limbo.
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