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"Know this, son of Coul. You and I, we fight for the same cause: the protection of this world. From this day forward, you can count me in as your ally, if... you return the items you have taken from Jane."
―Thor tells Agent Coulson that they are now allies.[src]
Thor
Thor.AoU
Aliases God of Thunder
Birth Asgard
Race Asgardian
Affiliated with Asgardians
Avengers
Films Thor
The Avengers
Thor: The Dark World
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Video games Thor: God of Thunder
Comics Captain America & Thor: Avengers!
The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week
Avengers: The Avengers Iniative
Portrayed by Chris Hemsworth

Thor was an Asgardian, the God of Thunder, the son of Odin and Frigga, the King and Queen of Asgard, and the adoptive brother of Loki.[1]

Worshipped by humans as the Gods, alongside his other fellow Asgardians, and the favoured son of Odin, Thor was destined for greatest at an early age, eventually being giving the hammer Mjølnir, the source of his power, and initially the chosen son to be the next King of Asgard.[1]

He was also a founding member of the Avengers and helped fight of the Chitauri invasion of Earth.[1][2]

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Thor was born in the realm of Asgard. Young Thor grew up alongside his adopted brother Loki, who was always jealous of his more favored sibling. Even though Odin said both of them were worthy only one could be king.

Banishment to EarthEdit

" Through your arrogance and stupidity, you've opened these peaceful realms and innocent lives to the horror and desolation of war! You are unworthy of these realms, you're unworthy of your title, you're unworthy... of the loved ones you have betrayed! I now take from you your power! In the name of my father and his father before, I, Odin Allfather, cast you out!"
―Thor being banished from Asgard[src]

Years later during his adolescence Thor was recognised as the crown prince of Asgard. During an elaborate ceremony, Odin was about to make the proclamation, but it was disrupted when the alarm went off in the room that held the Frost Giants power casket. The Destroyer killed the intruders and saved the power casket. Seeing the remains, they realised that the intruders were Frost Giants, and Thor suggested to his father that they should attack Jotunheim, and destroy the Giants, to which Odin disagreed.

Despite his father's orders, Thor, Loki and their close friends, the Warriors Three, Volstagg, Fandral, Hogun, and Sif, rode out to the Bifrost Bridge portal, from where they are transported to Jotunheim. Suddenly they were confronted by the King of the Frost Giants Laufey, who taunted the Asgardians and had more Frost Giants surround them. Thor easily defeated most of the Giants, and killed a huge beast sent by Laufey, and began to flee with his friends. They were surrounded again, but Odin arrived from the portal to save them. Though Odin offered Laufey a chance for peace, he refused, forcing Odin to flee with the young Asgardians.

His father, furious with Thor's disobedience, reprimanded him severely in Asgard. He felt that Thor was not fit to be king, and banished him to Earth. He also put a spell on Mjølnir, that "a worthy person who wields it shall posses the power of Thor", and sent it along with Thor soon after.[1]

When Thor reached New Mexico on Earth he crashed into a van driven by Jane Foster, an astrophysicist and her co-workers, Erik Selvig, and Darcy Lewis. Though at first Erik thought Thor was a madman, he slowly befriended him.

One day they found out about a strange object that crashed nearby, and could not be lifted. Thor realised that it was Mjølnir, and with his new friends' help, managed to get into the compound surrounding the hammer. However to his surprise, Odin's spell didn't allow him to lift it. The guards in the compound had been holding back wondering if he could actually lift the hammer, but attacked him after he failed. Though he overpowered several guards, he was ultimately captured. With Selvig's help he freed himself, and then resigned himself to a normal, mortal life.

Regaining MjølnirEdit

Meanwhile, on Asgard, Loki had found out that he was not Odin's son, but rather an adopted one. Weary from the shock of this incident, Odin fell into Odinsleep, to regain his strength. Loki took over as king in the absence of his father, and offered Laufey a chance to kill Odin, as part of his plan to kill Laufey and destroy the Frost Giants, and gain Odin's approval for saving his life.

The Warriors Three and Sif, sick of Loki's rule, went to Earth to try and convince Thor to come back. Loki heard of this and sent the Destroyer after them. Thor declined their offer since he didn't want to disobey his father. However the Destroyer reaches Earth and begun destroying the area to find Thor. The Warriors tried to protect Thor, who instead offered himself to the Destroyer, and told his friends to live.

He was struck and about to die, but Mjølnir found Thor worthy of wielding its power, and flew to his hand. This restored all his powers and he used them to destroy the Destroyer. Then Thor made his way to Asgard, using the Bifrost Bridge.

Confronting LokiEdit

Meanwhile on Asgard, after letting Laufey through to Odin's bedchamber, Loki betrayed him and killed him. Then he went to the Bifrost Bridge followed by Thor, to whom he revealed his true plan of using Laufey's attempt on Odin's life as an excuse to destroy Jotunheim, and proving himself worthy of the throne.

The two brothers duelled fiercely, and ultimately reached a stalemate. Loki managed to activate the Bifrost Bridge, and began using its power to destroy Jotunheim. Thor realised the danger and left the duel, using Mjølnir to destroy the Bridge.

The Bridge crumbled away, and the two brothers began falling into the abyss created by it's absence. Odin, who had woken up, saved the two of them, and reprimanded Loki. This caused Loki to release his grip and fall into the abyss.

Thor was made King of Asgard after this incident, but continued to miss Jane, and mourned the fact that he could not visit her anymore.[1]

The AvengersEdit

Loki, who had not been killed by falling into the abyss, made a deal with a warlord, Thanos, who gave him command over an army of Chitauri in exchange for the Tesseract, a mystical source of energy, which was located on Earth.

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Thor who found out about Loki's plans made his way to Earth and cornered Loki, who had been captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and Avengers, and being carried on the Helicarrier. He tried to convince Loki to give up on his plans, to which Loki refused. After a confrontation with Tony Stark, he agreed to take him back to the Helicarrier, and helped them to guard him.

As Thor and the other Avenger's discussed with S.H.I.E.L.D agent, [[Nick Fury], on how to defeat Loki, the group began arguing, and was split up, both on the approach of how to deal with Loki, and about Fury's use of the Tesseract to create weapons as deterrents to extra-terrestrial invaders.

As per Loki's plan, a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents whose minds were under his control, attacked and disabled the Helicarriers engines. This angered Bruce Banner, who turned into the Hulk. He began chasing Natasha Romanoff, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who was part of the Avengers. Using his powers, he kept Bruce at bay, stalemated the Hulk without aid of Mjolnir. Both Thor and Bruce fell out of the ship, and hence was no longer a threat, Thor broke out of a cage meant to hold the Hulk in all the turmoil, Loki managed to escape. During the assault, agent Phil Coulson, was killed by Loki, and Fury inspired the Avengers by telling them that he died believing that the Avengers would succeed.[2]

InvasionEdit

Loki escaped with the Tesseract, and with the help of a possessed Erik Selvig, he used it to open a portal, allowing the Chitauri to invade Earth. The portal opened just over New York City.

Thor and the other Avengers fought long and hard against the invaders, killing hundreds of them, but a seemingly endless stream of Chitauri made their way through the portal. Realising the threat, the World Security Council, launched a nuclear missile towards the city. Tony Stark, carried the missile through the portal, right into the Chitauri spaceship, and fell back through the portal, before Natasha closed the portal. Thor and the others captured Loki.

In the aftermath of the invasion, Thor locked the Tesseract in a box, and set off for Asgard with Loki, for him to face "Asgardian Justice"[2]

ReferencesEdit

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