Fridge / The Mighty Thor

Fridge Brilliance

  • Considering Marvel's love for alliteration and punny names for alteregos, Thor would seem to be an obvious exception. Except that the first name of his original secret identity, Dr. Donald Blake, is similar to the German name for Thor, Donar.
  • In the very earliest issues of the comic, Loki is vulnerable to rain, which prevents him from doing his magic. While this at first appears to be an absolutely ridiculous Weak Sauce Weakness for someone whose chief sparring partner is Thor and an example of Early Installment Weirdness, it actually has basis in mythology and folklore - frequently, one of the primary means of disrupting dark magic and one of the chief barriers to dark creatures is running water. Guess what rain is.
  • Why exactly does Surtr seek to cause Ragnarok? Because aside from it being the only time he does anything in the mythology he is one of the few who survives it.
  • It makes sense that Crusher Creel would be insulted by Female Thor just taking up Thor's name instead of renaming herself; one of Thor's previous successors, Thunderstrike, saved Creel's wife from cancer and earned Creel's respect in the process. To Creel, Female Thor's behavior in just stealing Thor's name is insulting not only Thor, but Thunderstrike as well!

Fridge Logic
  • I don't know if this is exactly "Fridge Horror" or not, but in Journey into Mystery #645, it's revealed that Hela is Leah. Now, think about that. Think about all the times Hela has appeared half/nearly naked. Or, more importantly, all the times she's helped's rather touching.
  • So Jormungand poisons the air with his breath. This is what will eventually kill Thor. But Marvel Thor easily survives in vacuums, how would such a thing seriously be able to damage him?
    • Skin contact, mucous membranes… not all airborne toxins need to be inhaled.