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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: During a fight between Thor and Algrim, Malekith (Algrim's boss) [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness dropped them both down a shaft]] in an attempt to kill them in lava. Thor was able to fly out before hitting the lava; Algrim wasn't so lucky. He clung stubbornly to life out of sheer tenaciousness. [[AGodAmI The Beyonder]], during ''ComicBook/SecretWarsII'', noticed this. Intrigued by Algrim's desire for vengeance, he teleported him to safety with strength and durability increased to twice that of Thor, and the new identity of Kurse. As his memory was damaged by his time in the lava, Kurse blamed Thor for what had happened and began to unleash a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Thor was eventually able to hold his own by donning the power-doubling Belt of Strength... so the Beyonder increased Kurse's power ''again'', to ''four'' times that of Thor. It took Thor, ComicBook/BetaRayBill, and ComicBook/PowerPack working together to take him out even briefly. When he awoke, his memory had improved, and he remembered that not Thor, but Malekith who was truly to blame. The heroes didn't know where Malekith was, so they teleported him to Hel, to cause trouble for the death goddess Hela. How durable was he? Not all the armies of Hel could stop him, and nor could Hela's ''instant touch of death''. Finally, he managed to track down Malekith (in Asgard in disguise). [[CaptainObvious Malekith didn't last past the end of the issue.]]

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: During a fight between Thor and Algrim, Malekith (Algrim's boss) [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness dropped them both down a shaft]] in an attempt to kill them in lava. Thor was able to fly out before hitting the lava; Algrim wasn't so lucky. He clung stubbornly to life out of sheer tenaciousness. [[AGodAmI The Beyonder]], during ''ComicBook/SecretWarsII'', noticed this. Intrigued by Algrim's desire for vengeance, he teleported him to safety with strength and durability increased to twice that of Thor, and the new identity of Kurse. As his memory was damaged by his time in the lava, Kurse blamed Thor for what had happened and began to unleash a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Thor was eventually able to hold his own by donning the power-doubling Belt of Strength... so the Beyonder increased Kurse's power ''again'', to ''four'' times that of Thor. It took Thor, ComicBook/BetaRayBill, and ComicBook/PowerPack working together to take him out even briefly. When he awoke, his memory had improved, and he remembered that not Thor, but Malekith who was truly to blame. The heroes didn't know where Malekith was, so they teleported him to Hel, to cause trouble for the death goddess Hela. How durable was he? Not all the armies of Hel could stop him, and nor could Hela's ''instant touch of death''. Finally, he managed to track down Malekith (in Asgard in disguise). [[CaptainObvious Malekith didn't last past the end of the issue.]]


Odinson would see himself hit the absolute rock bottom, defeated, de-armed, and without his hammer he would leave to find if the universe still had a place for him. His search would lead him into a fight with The Collector, who had found something even he could not claim, [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Mjölnir]], who had ripped itself from the destruction of its home universe and settled in the ruins of Old Asgard. In the end, Odinson doesn't claim this hammer as his own, accepting himself as an Unworthy Thor. As a result, Ultimate Mjölnir gets claimed by the god Volstagg, becoming War Thor. It wasn't until [[spoiler:Jane]] sacrificing herself to stop Mangog and was eventually revived, persuading Odinson to reclaim his identity as Thor, now with a new prosthetic arm and hammer (Mjölnir was destroyed in the Mangog's battle).

In the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Universe, his nature is unclear during the first two miniseries of ''ComicBook/TheUltimates''. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Is he a real God from Asgard, fighting against a rival god with reality-warping powers, or a nutcase that stole some weapons and power amplifiers?]]. Both options were equally plausible to the reader. Yes, it's eventually clarified that he's the real deal. He starred the miniseries ''ComicBook/UltimateThor'' later.

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Odinson would see himself hit the absolute rock bottom, defeated, de-armed, and without his hammer he would leave to find if the universe still had a place for him. His search would lead him into a fight with The Collector, who had found something even he could not claim, [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Mjölnir]], who had ripped itself from the destruction of its home universe and settled in the ruins of Old Asgard. In the end, Odinson doesn't claim this hammer as his own, accepting himself as an Unworthy Thor. As a result, Ultimate Mjölnir gets claimed by the god Volstagg, becoming War Thor. It wasn't until [[spoiler:Jane]] sacrificing herself to stop Mangog and was eventually revived, persuading Odinson to reclaim his identity as Thor, now with a new prosthetic arm and hammer a number of hammers (Mjölnir was destroyed in the Mangog's battle).

In the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Universe, his nature is unclear during the first two miniseries of ''ComicBook/TheUltimates''. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Is he a real God from Asgard, fighting against a rival god with reality-warping powers, or a nutcase that stole some weapons and power amplifiers?]]. Both options were equally plausible to the reader. Yes, it's eventually clarified that he's the real deal.deal ''and'' his equipment was stolen from elsewhere. He starred the miniseries ''ComicBook/UltimateThor'' later.



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* ATrueHero: This trope is one of the main theses of Thor as a character: due to an enchantment placed on his hammer by his father, if he stops being "worthy" [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield he will lose the ability to use the hammer and most of his powers]]. This premise is intricately {{deconstructed|trope}} later, though: by whose standards must he be "worthy"? Could there be [[ComicBook/BetaRayBill someone else]] even ''[[ComicBook/Thor2014 more worthy]]''? And can he be a hero even if he fails to meet such criteria?


Odinson would see himself hit the absolute rock bottom, defeated, de-armed, and without his hammer he would leave to find if the universe still had a place for him. His search would lead him into a fight with The Collector, who had found something even he could not claim, [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Mjölnir]], who had ripped itself from the destruction of its home universe and settled in the ruins of Old Asgard. In the end, Odinson doesn't claim this hammer as his own, accepting himself as an Unworthy Thor. As a result, Ultimate Mjölnir gets claimed by the god Volstagg, becoming War Thor. It wasn't until [[spoiler:Jane]] sacrificing herself to stop Mangog and eventual revival, persuading Odinson to reclaim his Thor identity, now with a new prosthetic arm and hammer (Mjölnir destroyed in the Mangog's battle).

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Odinson would see himself hit the absolute rock bottom, defeated, de-armed, and without his hammer he would leave to find if the universe still had a place for him. His search would lead him into a fight with The Collector, who had found something even he could not claim, [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Mjölnir]], who had ripped itself from the destruction of its home universe and settled in the ruins of Old Asgard. In the end, Odinson doesn't claim this hammer as his own, accepting himself as an Unworthy Thor. As a result, Ultimate Mjölnir gets claimed by the god Volstagg, becoming War Thor. It wasn't until [[spoiler:Jane]] sacrificing herself to stop Mangog and eventual revival, was eventually revived, persuading Odinson to reclaim his Thor identity, identity as Thor, now with a new prosthetic arm and hammer (Mjölnir was destroyed in the Mangog's battle).


Odinson would see himself hit the absolute rock bottom, defeated, de-armed, and without his hammer he would leave to find if the universe still had a place for him. His search would lead him into a fight with The Collector, who had found something even he could not claim, [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Mjölnir]], who had ripped itself from the destruction of its home universe and settled in the ruins of Old Asgard. In the end, Odinson doesn't claim this hammer as his own, accepting himself as an Unworthy Thor. As a result, Ultimate Mjölnir gets claimed by the god Volstagg, becoming War Thor.

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Odinson would see himself hit the absolute rock bottom, defeated, de-armed, and without his hammer he would leave to find if the universe still had a place for him. His search would lead him into a fight with The Collector, who had found something even he could not claim, [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Mjölnir]], who had ripped itself from the destruction of its home universe and settled in the ruins of Old Asgard. In the end, Odinson doesn't claim this hammer as his own, accepting himself as an Unworthy Thor. As a result, Ultimate Mjölnir gets claimed by the god Volstagg, becoming War Thor.
Thor. It wasn't until [[spoiler:Jane]] sacrificing herself to stop Mangog and eventual revival, persuading Odinson to reclaim his Thor identity, now with a new prosthetic arm and hammer (Mjölnir destroyed in the Mangog's battle).


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* ''ComicBook/WarOfTheRealms'' (2019, Thor-centric Marvel Universe event)


* StatusQuoIsGod: After all the hype surrounding the [[Thor2014 new female Thor]], the son of Odin Thor goes back to using his original name [[spoiler: and the female Thor goes back to being a normal person]]. True, Mjolnir is completely destroyed, but that accompanies foreshadowing that Thor will just have a replacement made.

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* StatusQuoIsGod: After all the hype surrounding the [[Thor2014 [[ComicBook/Thor2014 new female Thor]], the son of Odin Thor goes back to using his original name [[spoiler: and the female Thor goes back to being a normal person]]. True, Mjolnir is completely destroyed, but that accompanies foreshadowing that Thor will just have a replacement made.


Odinson would see himself hit the absolute rock bottom, defeated, de-armed, and without his hammer he would leave to find if the universe still had a place for him. His search would lead him into a fight with The Collector, who had found something even he could not claim, [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Mjölnir]], who had ripped itself from the destruction of its home universe and settled in the ruins of Old Asgard. In the end, Odinson doesn't claim this hammer as his own, accepting himself as an Unworthy Thor. As a result, Ultimate Mjölnir gets claimed by [[spoiler:the god Volstagg]], becoming War Thor.

In the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Universe, his nature is unclear during the first two miniseries of ''ComicBook/TheUltimates''. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Is he a real God from Asgard, fighting against a rival god with reality-warping powers, or a nutcase that stole some weapons and power amplifiers?]]. Both options were equally plausible to the reader. [[spoiler:Yes, it's eventually clarified that he's the real deal]]. He starred the miniseries ''ComicBook/UltimateThor'' later.

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Odinson would see himself hit the absolute rock bottom, defeated, de-armed, and without his hammer he would leave to find if the universe still had a place for him. His search would lead him into a fight with The Collector, who had found something even he could not claim, [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Mjölnir]], who had ripped itself from the destruction of its home universe and settled in the ruins of Old Asgard. In the end, Odinson doesn't claim this hammer as his own, accepting himself as an Unworthy Thor. As a result, Ultimate Mjölnir gets claimed by [[spoiler:the the god Volstagg]], Volstagg, becoming War Thor.

In the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Universe, his nature is unclear during the first two miniseries of ''ComicBook/TheUltimates''. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Is he a real God from Asgard, fighting against a rival god with reality-warping powers, or a nutcase that stole some weapons and power amplifiers?]]. Both options were equally plausible to the reader. [[spoiler:Yes, Yes, it's eventually clarified that he's the real deal]].deal. He starred the miniseries ''ComicBook/UltimateThor'' later.


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* StatusQuoIsGod: After all the hype surrounding the [[Thor2014 new female Thor]], the son of Odin Thor goes back to using his original name [[spoiler: and the female Thor goes back to being a normal person]]. True, Mjolnir is completely destroyed, but that accompanies foreshadowing that Thor will just have a replacement made.


* DemocracyIsBad: The All-Mothers have tried to introduce a form of republic to govern the nine worlds with representatives from each realm/species forming the Congress of Worlds to decide important matters and even be needed to approve important appointments all in the hope of promoting peace. It hasn't been effective, mostly because it has absolutely no means of enforcing its will other than by consent or the occasional uniting of the 'League of Realms' (which didn't exactly stop the bad guys, in the end, anyway). Villains like Malekith have used its bureaucracy to further their own plans while hampering the heroes. Others like Odin have flat out ignored it continuing on with business as usual. Few races can put aside their ancient squabbles with several characters commenting that without Odin to impose any order things in the Nine Realms are getting worse. Made near horrifically worse when [[GodOfEvil Cul Borson]] attempted to put [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Sinthea Shmidt]] of all people on the seat of Midgard's table in the congress of worlds after electing Jane Foster be removed from her station as earths representative due to personal ailments.

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* DemocracyIsBad: The All-Mothers have tried to introduce a form of republic to govern the nine worlds with representatives from each realm/species forming the Congress of Worlds to decide important matters and even be needed to approve important appointments all in the hope of promoting peace. It hasn't been effective, mostly because it has absolutely no means of enforcing its will other than by consent or the occasional uniting of the 'League of Realms' (which didn't exactly stop the bad guys, in the end, anyway). Villains like Malekith have used its bureaucracy to further their own plans while hampering the heroes. Others like Odin have flat out ignored it continuing on with business as usual. Few races can put aside their ancient squabbles with several characters commenting that without Odin to impose any order things in the Nine Realms are getting worse. Made near horrifically worse when [[GodOfEvil Cul Borson]] attempted to put [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Sinthea Shmidt]] of all people on the seat of Midgard's table in the congress of worlds after electing Jane Foster be removed from her station as earths Earth's representative due to personal ailments.



** Thor himself is this to most of his mortal opposition, especially lower-tier Mooks like Mister Hyde and the Wrecking Crew. Captain America once bluffed King Cobra into fleeing by implying that Thor was on his way. Thor is also universally feared by the various races of Asgardian Giants, as "they say [his] name in whispers in thy icy home!"

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** Thor himself is this to most of his mortal opposition, especially lower-tier Mooks like Mister Hyde and the Wrecking Crew. Captain America once bluffed the criminal King Cobra into fleeing by implying that Thor was on his way. Thor is also universally feared by the various races of Asgardian Giants, as "they say speak [his] name in whispers in thy the nurseries of thine icy home!"

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** Thor himself is this to most of his mortal opposition, especially lower-tier Mooks like Mister Hyde and the Wrecking Crew. Captain America once bluffed King Cobra into fleeing by implying that Thor was on his way. Thor is also universally feared by the various races of Asgardian Giants, as "they say [his] name in whispers in thy icy home!"

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* GlassesAndPonytailCoverup: Near the beginning of the Simonson run, Thor, having lost the ability to transform into the mortal form of Donald Blake, sought help from Nick Fury to establish a new secret identity. Fury helped Thor concoct the new ID of "Sigurd Jarlson", a construction worker from Norway. In that persona, Thor merely tied his hair into a ponytail and donned a pair of spectacles.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Thor achieves flight by flinging his mystic hammer with all his strength, and then grasping the leather thong at the base of the handle (somehow managing to do so a split second after releasing the hammer, before it is out of reach); he is then pulled into the sky by Mjölnir, traveling upon the momentum of ''his own throwing strength''. That part's actually possible, at least according to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Physics_of_Superheroes The Physics of Superheroes]]. And yet, he can stop to hover in mid-air (sometimes shown doing so by [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning twirling]] Mjölnir like a helicopter blade, but just as often not) and then resume flight at full speed... not to mention being able to throw the hammer as an attack, have it return to him, and then resume flight, all without plummeting to the ground while Mjölnir is out of his hands and he has no other visible means of staying aloft. Of course both Thor and the hammer are magical.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Thor achieves flight by flinging his mystic hammer with all his strength, and then grasping the leather thong at the base of the handle (somehow managing to do so a split second after releasing the hammer, before it is out of reach); handle; he is then pulled into the sky by Mjölnir, traveling upon the momentum of ''his own throwing strength''. That part's actually possible, at least according to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Physics_of_Superheroes The Physics of Superheroes]]. And yet, he can stop to hover in mid-air (sometimes shown doing so by [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning twirling]] Mjölnir like a helicopter blade, but just as often not) and then resume flight at full speed... not to mention being able to throw the hammer as an attack, have it return to him, and then resume flight, all without plummeting to the ground while Mjölnir is out of his hands and he has no other visible means of staying aloft. Of course both Thor and the hammer are magical.magical, and later explanations state that throwing the hammer simply gives Thor greater "take-off speed" and once airborne, he and Mjölnir fly under their own power.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Thor achieves flight by flinging his mystic hammer with all his strength, and then grasping the leather thong at the base of the handle (somehow managing to do so a split second after releasing the hammer, before it is out of reach); he is then pulled into the sky by Mjölnir, traveling upon the momentum of ''his own throwing strength''. That part's actually possible, at least according to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Physics_of_Superheroes The Physics of Superheroes]]. And yet, he can stop to hover in mid-air (sometimes shown doing so by [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning twirling]] Mjölnir like a helicopter blade, but just as often not) and then resume flight at full speed... not to mention being able to throw the hammer as an attack, have it return to him, and then resume flight, all without plummeting to the ground while Mjölnir is out of his hands and he has no other visible means of staying aloft. Of course both Thor and the hammer are magical.



* PhysicsGoof: Thor achieves flight by flinging his mystic hammer with all his strength, and then grasping the leather thong at the base of the handle (somehow managing to do so a split second after releasing the hammer, before it is out of reach); he is then pulled into the sky by Mjölnir, traveling upon the momentum of ''his own throwing strength''. That part's actually possible, at least according to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Physics_of_Superheroes The Physics of Superheroes]]. And yet, he can stop to hover in mid-air (sometimes shown doing so by [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning twirling]] Mjölnir like a helicopter blade, but just as often not) and then resume flight at full speed... not to mention being able to throw the hammer as an attack, have it return to him, and then resume flight, all without plummeting to the ground while Mjölnir is out of his hands and he has no other visible means of staying aloft. Of course both Thor and the hammer are magical.
** Often in modern interpretations, throwing the hammer is used for a boost in take-off speed, and Thor flies under his own power afterward.

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