Thor is the God of Thunder, son of Odin, wielder of the magical Uru hammer Mjolnir, superhero, and the most powerful being on Earth. Thor is one of the most iconic members of the Avengers along with Captain America and Iron Man.
His mortal alternate identity is Donald Blake.
The early history of the character is unknown.
Eventually he joined the Avengers, a group of the most prominent heroes, though he eventually left the team.
He was also known for being incredibly handsome, being compared to Fabio, though Thing would call him Goldilocks due to the color and length of his hair.
As part of living on Earth, Thor is tied to a human doctor named Donald Blake. Donald had a limp and carried a cane. To turn into Thor, Donald would chant and tap the cane onto the ground turning into Thor while the cane became Mjolnir. However, if Thor let go of Mjolnir for a long enough time he would become Donald Blake again. Each person would share the other's memories, knowing full well what the other was doing.
Presumably through Thor, Asgard heard tales of Earth villains such as the planet eater known as Galactus.
The Living Planet
At one time, Thor stood upon a large mountain as a great storm built. Mjolnir sensed a great presence approaching Earth. He lifted up Mjolnir to twirl it around and open a portal into deep space. As the colorful energies surrounded him, Thor leapt up and away from the planet.
He left the portal deep into space and beheld Ego, the living planet. Ego wanted to destroy Earth as Galactus, his arch rival, had spared the planet and he thought they were allies. Thor could not allow that to happen and attacked.
Thor charged Mjolnir and fired a lightning bolt at Ego destroying one of the planet's tentacles. He then flew down closer to Ego's surface.
Thor flew around but Ego formed a large wave that washed Thor away.
The God got p and pushed back a tornado that Ego sent towards him. Ego suddenly pushed stalk up and smacked Thor from below. As Thor tumbled away the stalk melted back into the planet.
Back in space, Ego blasted Thor with his eye beams. The attack was too much for him and he flew back defeated.
Thor managed to grab onto an asteroid where he became unconscious. He sent out Mjolnir to find some help. It is unknown if he sent it specifically to the Fantastic Four or if Mjolnir decided on the team itself.
The Fantastic Four boarded their space shuttle and followed Mjolnir into the Asteroid Belt. Mjolnir returned to Thor's hand and the four found him. Thing commented that even after being beaten up he still looked handsome.
Invisible Woman put on a space suit and opened the side hatch. She used her powers to pull Thor into the ship and closed the door.
The team put Thor in a large pod so that he could heal. Human Torch stood over looking at him while Mister Fantastic set up the device. Invisible Woman wondered what could have happened to him, the most powerful being on Earth.
Listening from the cockpit, Thing glared at Thor wondered when anyone could get stronger than him. Human Torch joked that it had been a while.
Human Torch walked over to Mister Fantastic and wondered what they could do to something that had already defeated Thor. However, for once Mister Fantastic didn't have an answer.
The Four continued their flight and headed into a large green cloud. They suddenly spotted the enormous tentacles of Ego floating in space. Ego then called to them. The ship left the cloud and beheld his form. The surface morphed into a large phase and he eye blasted the ship.
Thing struggled to right the ship and barely missed the tentacles. The four screamed and Thor's pod was shaken loose. It rolled forward and broke against the wall. Invisible Woman looked back and used her powers to lift Thor to safety.
Mister Fantastic told Thing to pull up but he was already trying as the ship continued their spiral towards Ego. Human Torch got up to help Thor into a seat while Invisible Woman kept him steady.
Mister Fantastic asked thing if he could land and he responded that he would try if he had a landing strip. Human Torch registered the atmosphere and noted that there was breathable levels of oxygen on Ego.
Human Torch flew out the side hatch and created a landing strip allowing Thing to land. The Four left the ship but where quickly ensnared by Ego.
Thor woke up and left the ship. He watched as Human Torch burned the tentacles, Invisible Woman expanded the tentacles allowing her brother to grab her, and Mister Fantastic stretched out. Thing broke the tentacle but was stuck in the mud.
Thor spoke up and announced his presence so that Thing would not worry. He twirled Mjolnir and threw it towards Thing. Thing grabbed onto Mjolnir and it pulled him out of the mud. It then turned and flipped Thing into a puddle and returned to Thor.
Thing stood and walked over to Thor. He was angry that saying that the God was making him angry. Mister Fantastic quickly stretched down and stopped Thing. He turned to Thor and thanked him for his help.
Thor then thanked Mister Fantastic for saving him. Behind them, Human Torch and Invisible Woman landed. Thor told the group that time was short and they needed to talk. He then pointed towards the Sidereal Thruster Rocket.
Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and Thing got into the Fanstasticar and flew along Human Torch and Thor as they made their way towards the engine. Thor told them of how he first encountered the planet.
Ego then appeared in a large cloud. He fired his eye beams that caused them all pain forcing them to fall. Thor saw that Mister Fantastic was going to fall onto large spiky crystals that suddenly formed. Thor swooped down and grabbed him before he hit.
Thor landed with Mister Fantastic as did Human Torch and Invisible Woman. They saw Thing fighting mud creatures that Ego had formed, the Fantasticar having crashed.
Mister Fantastic told them all to head towards the thruster while Human Torch blocked the way. Thor swung his hammer and flew up grabbing Thing along the way.
Human Torch created a large wall of flames around the thruster. Thor and Thing landed among the others. Mister Fantastic examined the rocket but realized it was on a scale he thought impossible. Though he felt the technology was similar to something he had seen before.
Thing walked forward suggesting that they simply destroy the rockets to stop Ego. Thor walked forward and agreed. Thing punched the metal but he merely hurt his hands.
Thor threw Mjolnir and it hit but did no damage. It returned to Thor and he wondered what metal could withstand his blow. Thing shook his hands wondering the same thing.
Mister Fantastic theorized that whatever powered the machine also protected it. He then realized that there was only one being in the galaxy that could destroy the engines. He believes they were built by Galactus.
Invisible Woman follows his thoughts and is shocked that he would ask their enemy for help, but he was serious. Thor told them that tales of Galactus has reached even Asgard. Thing informs him that they have encountered him before and were not on his Christmas card list.
Mister Fantastic explains that since his last attack on Earth, he has been monitoring Galactus' movements on a sub-space radar. He then asked Thor that if he could give the coordinates to him if Thor would transport them to Galactus.
Thor informed them that Mjolnir could only carry him and one other. He asked if Mister Fantastic was ready to face the devourer of worlds with only himself at his side. Human Torch then landed besides them. Mister Fantastic told Thor that he had to do it.
The others walked up to the two. Mister Fantastic told Human Torch to get Thing and his wife back to the ship. They would have to join him when he returned with Galactus. He then told Thing to remove the auxiliary power packs to slow Ego down. However, he warned him that they are extremely explosive.
Thor watched as Invisible Woman held her husband and told him to be careful and shared a kiss.
Thor told them to stand back while he opened a portal. He twirled Mjolnir causing lightning arcs to spark around them. Mister Fantastic stepped next to Thor and both were consumed by the bright light. As it dissipated the two disappeared.
Thor and Mister Fantastic exited the portal near a planet that Galactus had just consumed. They flew through an asteroid field with ships floating and flying about.
Mister Fantastic noted that Galactus had just fed. Thor wondered why he would ally himself with a creature like that. The human claimed that they had no choice.
They had been spotted by the planet eater and he sent out a beam of light. The light him them and they disappeared.
The two reappeared in a large ship. They were greeted by Terrax the Tamer, the new Herald of Galactus after the Silver Surfer. He pointed to a large door revealing his master waiting for the two heroes.
Galactus told Mister Fantastic that the two were unwelcome there. He turned to face the two and said that their time is up. His eyes began to glow red.
Thor raised Mjolnir saying that he brought down giants larger than Galactus. Mister Fantastic stopped him and pleaded with Galactus to hear them out.
The platform they were standing on suddenly raised. Galactus wondered why he should involve himself with "petty mortal affairs." Mister Fantastic explained that the planet eater was the reason for Earth's destruction.
Mister Fantastic explained to Galactus about Ego threatening Earth. Terrax interrupted to say that Galactus does not care about their fates. Galactus stopped him and revealed that only Ego's power has challenged his own.
Galactus explained that Ego tried to destroy the galaxy Galactus claimed as his own and fought him. Galactus stood on his ship and fired his massive energies at Ego. Ego smiled and shields himself. Galactus fires more but each simply reflect off the shield.
Galactus attached the rockets to Ego to exile him into the vastness of space. Ego looked horrified as he was first rocketed away.
Mister Fantastic realized that Ego must have gotten control over the rockets. He then must have followed the trail of dead planets looking for Galactus. He theorizes that when he saw Earth spared, Ego assumed that Galactus had befriended the planet to protect it.
Terrax thought it was ironic that Ego would destroy the world that Galactus spared. Thor grew angry and demanded that Galactus end the threat or face Thor himself.
Galactus leaned over and said he would help. However, he was not threatened by Thor. He wanted something in return. Galactus would deal with Ego if Mister Fantastic released him from the bargain they made not to destroy Earth.
Thor was horrified that they would stop one villain only to have to deal with another. But Mister Fantastic knew that Ego was the immediate threat while Galactus was not. He agreed causing Terrax to grin.
Galactus sent the ship over to Ego and confronted Ego. On the ship, Mister Fantastic and Thor watched through a viewscreen the Fantastic Four's ship take off. Both assumed that the other three had successfully escaped.
Mister Fantastic and Thor watched the battle as both Galactus and Ego blasted each other. However, Thor noted that the two beings were too evenly matched. Mister Fantastic quickly came up with a plan and bided Thor to follow.
Mister Fantastic worked with Galactus' machines and came up with a plan. He explained to Galactus through a monitor that they could channel the power of Mjolnir to make him stronger. Galactus agreed and readied himself.
As they prepared, Ego suddenly screamed out in pain. Thor powered up Mjolnir and fired it into the machine. The machine then transferred the power to Galactus. Galactus fired onto Ego causing him more pain.
Thor and Mister Fantastic watched Ego's destruction through the monitors. Just then, Human Torch and Invisible Woman appeared. They ran up and quickly told them that Thing was still in the center of Ego, having carried a power pack to blow up his brain. Thor told them that Mjolnir would take him to Thing.
Thor teleported to Thing to find him unconscious. He reached down and picked up the orange being. He twirled Mjolnir and the two disappeared just as Ego was exploding.
The five heroes went back to the Fantastic Four's ship. Thing was placed on a medical table and the others watched him.
Thing woke up to see his teammates staring down at him. Invisible Woman told her husband and Human Torch made a joke. Thing sat up and saw Thor standing on the end of the table.
Mister Fantastic told him that his rock-hard skin saved him from the explosive decompression. Though Thing thinks it was because he was holding his breath. Thing stood up and Human Torch told him that Thor had saved his life.
Thor was honored to have saved someone who would go on a suicide mission like that. Thing stood and walked over to Thor. He thanked the God and shook his hand.
Just then an image of Galactus' head appeared in his ship. He bid them farewell but reminded the heroes of the bargain they made. Thing, Invisible Woman, and Mister Fantastic walked over to the image.
Galactus told them that he was not hungry at the moment but would be at some point. Galactus looked at them through his own energy portal. He turned the projection off and entered his ship. He told them that he would be hungry someday. The hatch closed and Galactus' ship disappeared.
The five heroes watched the area of space that Galactus and his ship disappeared to, each looking rather grim. Mister Fantastic repeated Galactus' final words. Eventually they all returned to Earth.
Return of Galactus
Terrax returned to Earth hoping to get Earth's heroes to fight and destroy his master. He lifted the entire island of Manhattan into space but Galactus stopped his herald and returned everything back to Earth. He also restored much of the damage he had done.
However, this made Galactus very weak. In order to survive, he would have to feed upon the planet. He captured the Fantastic Four and Frankie Raye who had tried to stop him.
Thor arrived at New York causing a large lightning storm. He swooped down and was spotted by Invisible Woman.
He landed on Galactus' planet eating machine and ordered the world eater to stop. He raised Mjolnir and fired into the sky. The blast increased in size and blasted the giant back.
He charged Mjolnir again and hit Galactus across the chest. Human Torch flew in and followed with his own blast. Galactus fell back into the city streets. He collapsed on the ground, unmoving.
Galactus sat up and Thor flew in, but Galactus fired his eye beams knocking him back into a building.
The Fantastic Four tried to stop him but even the weakened Galactus was too much. Just then Ghost Rider rode up on his motorcycle. Ghost Rider used his Penance Stare to make Galactus feel the pain of all those he had killed. Galactus was overwhelmed and collapsed.
Thor stood and left the building as Galactus started to shrink. He realized that Galactus must be feeding on his own body to survive. Frankie spoke up and told them all that they had to save Galactus. She argued that Galactus isn't evil, but merely a force of nature, and is a living creature needing help.
Mister Fantastic reluctantly agreed. Thing lamented that being a superhero was complicated.
Thor raised Mjolnir saying that if Mister Fantastic wanted to help, he would not question him. He fired a lightning bolt onto Galactus' face hoping to sustain him while Mister Fantastic debated the dilemma.
Mister Fantastic told him that he found several planets in the Lambda System with the energies Galactus needs, but he cannot find their exact locations. He tells him that Terrax is no longer his herald.
Frankie flew up and asked that if Galactus spared Earth she would become his herald. Human Torch and Invisible Woman tried to stop her but Frankie felt she was meant to work with Galactus.
Galactus awakened and sat up. Thor told them to stand back as Galactus was renewed with energy. Galactus floated above the city streets.
He held out his hand and Frankie landed in it. He infused her with the Power Cosmic and turned her into Nova. Nova flew up and away from Earth and Human Torch tried to follow.
Galactus thanks them for saving his life when they could have let him die. For their actions, Galactus agrees to renew the deal not to destroy Earth. Galactus wonders if on Earth he had found those who he could call friends.
Galactus was engulfed in light and disappeared. He reentered his ship and it flew away with Nova.
Crisis in Detroit
Donald Blake was sent by the Disease Control Center to help with a Gamma Virus outbreak in Detroit, Michigan. The city was quarantined and the uninfected were evacuated. All those trying to help were required to wear hazmat suits.
Donald thought Bruce had died, though Betty assured him he wasn't. She then told that to find Bruce he needed to find the Hulk. Donald found that Hulk was in the Black Hills of South Dakota near Mount Rushmore.
Donald went to the roof of the Detroit City Hospital, chanted, tapped his cane against the ground and was consumed by a tornado and bright light. As they dissipated, he became Thor.
Thor held up Mjolnir and twirled it around to open a portal through space. After it opened Thor leapt up and disappeared, with the hole closing behind him.
Thor appeared at the Black Hills atop Mount Rushmore. However, he found that the Hulkbusters, led by General Thaddeus Ross and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Gabriel Jones, had captured the green giant in a Gamma Reinforced Rage Cage, and was pounding on the sides.
Surveying the battle and determining the attackers, Thor raised Mjolnir and charged it. He sent a lightning bolt at the tanks, helicopters, and other vehicles disabling them all. He fired at the cage and took it with him back through the portal.
In the portal, Thor released Hulk from the rage cage.
They returned to Detroit on the Ambassador Bridge. When Thor arrived he found that Hulk had already leapt up to the top of the tower. Thor flew up to the opposite side. He explained that he was only looking for Bruce Banner. However, this made Hulk angry as he hates that "puny Banner."
Hulk reached down and ripped off a large metal bar. He then stated he didn't like "long hair" and threw the bar at Thor. It hit Thor in the leg with enough force to cause him to fall over the side.
As he fell Thor grabbed onto the suspension cable. He ripped one off and swung it around Hulk. He flew up lifting Hulk away. Thor claimed he would enjoy testing their strengths in battle at some point, but for the moment he needed Hulk to follow him.
Hulk flexed his arms and broke free of the cable. He landed in front of a tunnel crashing a car coming out. Hulk turned as the man inside beeped the horn. Seeing that Hulk was about to smash the car, Thor flew in and landed on the car stopping him.
Thor ordered Hulk to stop his rampage. However, the green giant instead punched Thor causing him to fly backwards into the tunnel. He landed in the tunnel and looked up to see Hulk stand in the opening.
The giant grabbed a snowmobile off a passing car and threw it at Thor. Thor easily blocked the vehicle but Hulk followed with a powerful tackle. Thor slammed into the side wall and dropped Mjolnir.
Hulk ran up and threw a punch. Seeing this, Thor blocked it with his arm and punched Hulk with the other. Hulk flew back to the other wall.
The force of their blows caused debris to start raining down from the ceiling. The bystanders attempted to flee from the collapsing tunnel.
Thor ran up onto a large semi truck with Hulk following. He ran to the top so he could pull Mjolnir out of the ceiling. He tried to tell Hulk to stop their battle since it was damaging the tunnel. However, Hulk simply grabbed the semi and flipped it around.
Thor landed but Hulk punched him away. He hit the wall and fell to the ground. He called his hammer and it lifted to fly towards him. However, Hulk grabbed it in midair. Mjolnir then began dragging Hulk along tearing apart the road as Hulk tried to stop it.
Thor realized that time grew short for him just as he was engulfed by light turning into Donald Blake. Finding his opponent gone, Hulk dropped the cane and left the tunnel. Donald saw that the tunnel was beginning to collapse so he ran over to get the cane.
Becoming Thor once again, he ran over to the semi and lifted it up. He then propped it up agains the ceiling to stop the collapse. He then swung Mjolnir so he could fly out.
Thor looked around at the city but found no sign of the Hulk. He help up Mjolnir and called out to his father. He explained that he had failed.
Thor became Donald once again and returned to his duties attempting to heal the sick. Donald found Bruce who revealed that he was the Hulk. Bruce was starting to work on a cure when Betty was attacked by a homeless man and infected.
Bruce attended to his girlfriend when an infected Abomination stormed the hospital to kidnap Bruce. When Betty's condition got worse, Donald took it upon himself to track the villain. He found a footprint of pure salt that came from the salt mines beneath the city.
Donald once again returned to the hospital roof. He tapped his cane and transformed into Thor once again.
Thor flew off the side and down towards the street. He then broke the street and flew into the mines below.
Thor arrived to find Hulk using a large rock to bat the now healed Abomination away. Hulk saw the thundering God, growled, and walked over to smash him. Hulk threw a punch but Thor blocked it with Mjolnir.
Abomination walked up and punched Hulk across the face. Hulk grabbed his rival and threw him into Thor. Thor became squished between the gamma-powered villain and the rock wall and struggled to get the brute off of him. Thor pushed with all his might and the villain went flying, getting angry at the Hulk.
Thor tried to tell Hulk that they must leave, but Abomination recovered and tackled him. Hulk leapt over and smacked Abomination into a wall, wanting Thor to himself. He then picked up the Asgardian and tossed him into the other wall.
Thor stood again and got behind Hulk to grab him from behind. As the beast struggled, Thor asked him about Betty. Hulk relaxed as he recognized the name. As he stopped Thor let him go to tell him that she was in trouble.
Behind them, Abomination stood and ripped out a large rock in the ceiling causing water to flood the caverns. Hulk and Thor waded through the waters so they could stop it.
Thor lifted a large boulder and asked Hulk to help him stop the leak so the waters would not destroy the city. Hulk grabbed a rock and helped him stop the flow. Thor lifted Mjolnir and fired it at the rocks so they would seal shut.
The flow stopped and the waters in the cavern began to lower. Hulk asked Thor to take him to Betty. Thor told him it would be his honor to do so.
Thor turned and smashed a rock wall behind them opening a hole into a tunnel beyond. Thor reached out his hand and Hulk took it. Thor swung Mjolnir and the two flew out of the cave.
Thor took Hulk to the hospital. Not wanting to waste time, he smashed through the side to quickly take the giant to Betty's room. Hulk walked over to Betty and knelt by her side.
Thor returned to being Donald as Hulk transformed back into Bruce. Bruce developed a cure but not in time to save Betty. However, Gargoyle, who had been infected when he created the virus, arrived. To thank Bruce for developing a cure in the cave, Gargoyle gave the rest of the serum to use on Betty.
Betty got well just as the military arrived to find Hulk. Bruce left the hospital on the nearest train.
Presumably, Donald stayed until the quarantine was over.
Powers and Abilities
- See also Mjolnir.
His lightning is powerful enough to hurt the planet Ego, though not do sufficient damage. He was even able to charge the mighty Galactus with his lightning to keep him from destroying Earth.
Thor possesses superhuman strength and durability. He is strong enough to combat superpowered foes such as Thing and Hulk. He is so powerful that he is claimed to be the most powerful being on Earth. He can easily lift a semi truck and likely much more if he was forced to. However, it is unknown if he is stronger than Hulk who bested him in combat several times. It was only by using superior intellect, and Hulk's love, that he stopped his opponent from defeating him.
He is also strong enough to withstand powerful attacks from extremely powerful opponents such as Ego and Galactus. Though he is not entirely invincible. A sufficient attack can knock him out. Ego managed to defeat the God. Even Hulk was able to throw a metal beam hard enough to knock Thor off a bridge.
Thor is capable of flight both in an atmosphere and through space. To do so, Thor swings Mjolnir around, likely to gain momentum, and follows it through the air. It is never specified if Thor is capable of flight himself or if he requires the help of Mjolnir. It is also unknown just how fast he can fly.
With Mjolnir, Thor is able to open portals through the fabric of space. Using this method he can teleport across great distances, even across the galaxy. Though it seems that Thor needs to command Mjolnir to do this since the hammer was unable to do this when he was unconscious in space.
Through means unknown, Thor is able to travel through the depths of space without any breathing apparatus, such as Silver Surfer and Nova do. In fact, he is able to extend his ability to those he carries with him as he did with Mister Fantastic. They are even able to communicate with each other.
Thor's most iconic ability is his hammer, Mjolnir. He is adept in many forms of combat with it. He will throw it at opponents. He will also charge it to smack them. He will also use it defensively to block from powerful blows.
On its own, Mjolnir can fly and appears to have some level of consciousness. It can obey Thor's commands and will return to him when called.
Through Mjolnir, Thor is able to sense great and powerful beings. He was able to sense the power of both the Phoenix Force and Ego, both threats to the Earth.
Thor does possess one great weakness. If he does lose Mjolnir for a certain amount of time he will revert to the mortal Donald Blake. It is not specified how long this period is or if it changes with the conditions of Thor's environment. This can come in an inconvenient time such as when he battled with the Hulk when he only lost Mjolnir for a relatively short amount of time.
However, there do appear to be exceptions to this rule. Thor sent Mjolnir to space from an asteroid field and remained Thor until the Fantastic Four arrived. It is possible that, in some sort of defense mechanism, Thor will not revert to Donald if he is in an environment or situation that would quickly kill Donald, such as the depths of space.
Thor is a selfless hero. His first thought is to help others for the greater good. When he knows that something needs done he acts on it even though it caused some problems for others. He called the Fantastic Four despite Mjolnir's approach causing problems on Earth. He then took Hulk without caring that the Hulkbusters were trying to stop what they perceived as a threat.
He is also quick to action, even if he is outmatched. When he saw threats such as Ego and Galactus he was the first to attack, though both were able to best him and he required other heroes to defeat the foes.
Despite being the most powerful being on Earth, Thor does not let this go to his head. He feels no particular rivalry with villains and his fellow heroes regarding their comparative physical strength. Though others are often threatened by his strength.
However, this does not mean that he is not excited by the idea of a test of strength. He did wish to test his strength against the Hulk.
In the end, Thor will do what is necessary for the greater good. He agreed with Frankie Raye and Mister Fantastic to help Galactus rather than let the being die. He had previously been horrified of the idea of Galactus, but recognized that the planet eater was merely trying to survive.
Right away Thing became jealous of Thor. He did not like the idea that someone was stronger than he was. However, Thor had heard about the exploits of Benjamin Grimm and was impressed. He saw Thing as a friend, even if the rocky human showed him contempt. Thor rescued Thing several times, despite Ben claiming he could do so himself, knowing that it was better to have the help of others.
Thor became most impressed by Thing when he learned that he was selflessly sacrificing himself to stop Ego. Thor felt it to be an honor to save someone who would do something as noble as he. Thing eventually made his peace with Thor.
Thor recognizes that Reed Richards is one of the most intelligent people on Earth. Reed and his team were the first people Thor thought to call when he needed help to stop Ego. He also referred to Reed's judgement when they needed help to stop Ego's thruster. Despite his own reservations regarding the planet eater, Thor helped Reed find Galactus and aided in the plan to stop Ego.
When Frankie Raye suggested helping Galactus rather than letting him die, it was only through Reed's judgment that Thor helped to feed the fallen giant.
The God of Thunder has little respect for the destroyer of worlds. Hearing his tales, Thor is horrified at the idea of a being who would kill countless people in order to feed himself. He is further disgusted by the idea of asking such a being for assistance.
Upon meeting the giant, he disliked the giant's arrogance, along with that of his herald Terrax. He threatened Galactus, believing that he could defeat him since he had stopped other foes of similar size. However, Galactus felt threats were pathetic and ignored them. The two did ally themselves, though very reluctantly.
When Galactus threatened to once again feed on Earth, Thor abandoned any previous alliance and quickly attacked the giant. He showed no mercy in the battle, but received none in return and was defeated. Once again, Thor reluctantly agreed to help Galactus only at the insistence of Mister Fantastic. Thor did help heal Galactus. In return, the giant promised not to return to consume the planet.
Thor initially saw Hulk as the means to a greater good, finding Bruce Banner. Thor saved Hulk from the Hulkbusters. However, he started off on the wrong foot by asking for Hulk's alter-ego, which Thor had thought was a separate person at the time. Their battle surprised Thor and he was impressed by the green giant's strength. Deep down, Thor wanted to see who was stronger, but knew that there were more pressing matters at hand. Their battle was epic, but eventually Thor was bested by the brute. He felt embarrassed that not only had he lost the Hulk but also his chance of helping Donald heal the city.
Once Donald discovered that Hulk and Bruce were one in the same, Thor was able to use that knowledge to stop the Hulk's rampage. Thor appealed to Hulk and Bruce's love for Betty Ross to stop the battle. Together the two made their peace and saved the city. Thor acknowledged that Hulk wasn't just a rampaging creature and felt honored to help him.
Thor was voiced by John Rhys-Davies on both Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk. His appearance on X-Men was a non-speaking role. Though he appeared in the title shot of The Avengers: United They Stand, he never actually appeared in the series itself.
Rhys-Davies played the dwarf Gimli in the The Lord of the Rings film series. Both the Tolkien dwarfs and Marvel Comics character were inspired by Norse mythology. Interestingly, Graham McTavish, who played Thor's brother Loki on Hulk vs Thor and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, plays fellow dwarf Dwalin in The Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit film series.
It is possible, though unspecified, that the brunette doctor working with Donald Blake in "Mortal Bounds" is Thor supporting character Jane Foster. She is a nurse, later doctor, who works with Blake and serves has both his and Thor's love interest.
When Thor senses Ego he is surrounded by rainbow colored energies. This is likely the Bifrost Bridge, also known as the Rainbow Bridge, that the Asgardians travels through.
The moment of Thor charging Galactus to save his life is also directly inspired from the comics.
Thor's step-brother Loki was scheduled to make an appearance in the second season of The Avengers: United They Stand before it was canceled. In the comics, Loki was actually responsible for the formation of the Avengers.
In the Comics
His full name is Thor Odinson.
Thor was sent to Earth from Asgard by Odin, who hoped to teach his son humility.
He was one of the original members of the Avengers along with Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, and Hulk. Loki had tried to kill his adopted brother, but the plan accidentally attracted the other heroes and they came together to fight Loki. They then decided to form a team to fight the villains no single hero could handle.
Thor had helped Ego to defeat Galactus. In response, Ego allowed the Wanderers to live on his body though he eventually killed them.
Beta Ray Bill once fought him for control of Mjolnir and won. In response, Odin made Stormbreaker for him and let Thor keep Mjolnir. Typically, Bill is seen as more powerful than Thor. In Silver Surfer, Bill is simply an alien whose powers are an illusion.
Thor has been known to travel through time.