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* Jane choosing to pick up Mjolinir one last time to save Asgardia, even though it will kill her.
-->'''Thori:''' Murder? Why you... murder self?

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* THOR #372 saw the debut of a new incarnation of a supernatural serial killer called The Zaniac. Realizing that The Zaniac's next victim would probably be his one time great love Jane Foster, Thor immediately flies to Jane's home, only to find that he is too late. The next six panels depict the Thunder God screaming "NO!" at the top of his prodigious lungs whilst flying through a powerful thunderstorm created by his internal anguish. The seventh panel shows a huge crater created by Thor crashing to the ground, punctuated by the immortal Son of Odin squeaking out one last whispered "no". Jane of course gets better, but that inevitable fact doesn't take an iota of poignancy from this powerful scene.

* THOR #432 featured a most pivotal clash between the God of Thunder and Loki, which ultimately ended with Thor losing it and pummeling his evil stepbrother into submission, nearly throttling him to death in the process, but in the end decides to remand his evil brother to Odin's justice, like always. It is only when the God of Mischief, in an act borne of pure spite, attempts to kill the ex-wife and son of Thor's mortal alter-ego Eric Masterson, that the Odinson finally decides that Loki is just too evil to be allowed to live. Thor, using Mjolnir, seizes upon Loki's very lifeforce and draws it out of Loki's body, effectively ending his physical existence. In the midst of doing so, an anguished and tearful Thor says goodbye to his nevertheless beloved brother, stating that he will forever remember Loki as his faithful youthful companion, with the Laufeyson cursing him with his last breath.

* The very first issue of THOR vol.2 showcased a mega-destructive battle between the Odinson and the Avengers against The Destroyer, culminating in Thor, the last Avenger standing, in the grip of the Asgardian war machine as it charges up its ultimate weapon, the Disintegration Beam. As the blast is unleashed, Captain America pontificates on his first impressions of Thor and what he means to the Avengers: "From the moment I met Thor, I knew he was something special. I realized that be he man or god, his heart was formed of an iron will and courage no other could match. His was a spirit unequalled, a nobility surpassing that of any king. Because of those factors, I never thought this day possible. And Avenger... the King- has fallen." And the penultimate panel depicting the reactions of the assembled Avengers as they gaze upon the Thunder God's dead body (Cap in wide-eyed, open-mouthed horror, the Scarlet Witch weeping into her hands, the usually indomitable Iron Man frozen in shock, and unflappable cynic Hawkeye turning his head, is heartrending.


--> They sing no songs in Hel, nor do they celebrate heroes, for silent is that dismal realm and cheerless. But the story of the Gjallerbru and the god who defended it is whispered across the nine worlds. And when a new arrival asks about the one to whom even Hela bows her head, the answer is always the same: [[YouShallNotPass He stood alone at Gjallerbru]]... and that answer is enough.

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--> They -->''"They sing no songs in Hel, nor do they celebrate heroes, for silent is that dismal realm and cheerless. But the story of the Gjallerbru and the god who defended it is whispered across the nine worlds. And when a new arrival asks about the one to whom even Hela bows her head, the answer is always the same: [[YouShallNotPass He stood alone at Gjallerbru]]... and that answer is enough."''



* The tragic, heroic death of Bill, born of Bills. He was a mortal fry cook who fell in love with Kelda, a goddess of light. Against all odds, he successfully wooed her, but when he learned that Doctor Doom and Loki were concocting a plan to dissect Asgardians, he tried to stop them with a sword despite having no experience wielding one. Bill was mortally wounded and died, but passed on the message that saved the people of Asgard. For his courage and nobility, he was granted a Viking funeral and later taken to Valhalla--and when Kelda herself died later on, they reunited there.

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* The tragic, heroic death of Bill, born of Bills. He was a mortal fry cook who fell in love with Kelda, a goddess of light. Against all odds, he successfully wooed her, but when he learned that Doctor Doom and Loki were concocting a plan to dissect Asgardians, he tried to stop them with a sword despite having no experience wielding one. Bill was mortally wounded and died, but passed on the message that saved the people of Asgard. For his courage and nobility, he was granted a Viking funeral and later taken to Valhalla--and Valhalla -- and when Kelda herself died later on, they reunited there.



--> '''Thor''': [[SayMyName LOKI!]]
--> '''Loki''': I'm sorry, brother...

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--> '''Thor''': -->'''Thor:''' [[SayMyName LOKI!]]
--> '''Loki''':
LOKI!]]\\
'''Loki:'''
I'm sorry, brother...

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* The original Loki's death during ''ComicBook/{{Siege}}''. Thor can only stare in horror as the Void consumes him and flies into a [[BerserkerTears sobbing rage]]. Even after all the terrible acts Loki had done in the story and those leading up to it, Thor still loved him.
--> '''Thor''': [[SayMyName LOKI!]]
--> '''Loki''': I'm sorry, brother...

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* Volstagg, as a representative of the Council of Worlds, goes to visit a light elf refugee camp. He befriends a small group of light elf children, even giving them the massive amount of food he'd brought for himself. The encounter swiftly turns tragic, as an attack on the camp separates Volstagg and the children from the others. He desperately tries to keep the children safe, only for them to die a fiery, painful death in his arms. Volstagg flies into a rage and annihilates the attackers, but he is left firmly planted on the far side of the DespairEventHorizon. He starves himself, broken and unresponsive, friends and family unable to bring him out of this state [[spoiler: until the hammer of Ultimate Thor calls to him. And so the War Thor is born, a god of thunder powered by rage and vengeance. A god who used to be one of the friendliest, most jovial gods of all.]]


--> '''Executioner:''' All laugh at Skurge save you, Balder. And every time they do, I die a little inside. I think... maybe I am dead already. So it does not matter if I stand here and die. I ask you, give me this one last laugh.
* And so Skurge makes an epically badass LastStand against Hela's hordes, killing them by the hundreds until finally, as we are told:
--> They sing no songs in Hel, for grim and cheerless is that realm... but when the new ones ask about the one to whom even Hela bows her head, the answer is always the same: "[[YouShallNotPass He stood alone at Gjallerbru]]..." and that answer is enough.

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--> '''Executioner:''' All They made a fool of me, Balder. They laughed at me. Everybody laughs at Skurge. Hela, Mordonna, even the Enchantress I love, they all laugh at Skurge save you, Balder. And every time me. Except you. Balder is too kind to laugh at Skurge. But whenever they do, laugh, I hurt inside. Maybe I die a little inside. little. Now I think... maybe think I am dead already. So it does not matter if I stand here already, and die. my axe was destroyed with Naglfar. So I ask you, give me this one will stay behind and the last laugh.
laugh will be mine.
* And so Skurge makes an epically epic, badass LastStand against Hela's hordes, killing them by the hundreds until finally, as we are told:
--> They sing no songs in Hel, nor do they celebrate heroes, for grim and cheerless silent is that realm... but dismal realm and cheerless. But the story of the Gjallerbru and the god who defended it is whispered across the nine worlds. And when the a new ones ask arrival asks about the one to whom even Hela bows her head, the answer is always the same: "[[YouShallNotPass [[YouShallNotPass He stood alone at Gjallerbru]]..." Gjallerbru]]... and that answer is enough.


* And so Skurge makes an epically {{Badass}} LastStand against Hela's hordes, killing them by the hundreds until finally, as we are told:

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* And so Skurge makes an epically {{Badass}} badass LastStand against Hela's hordes, killing them by the hundreds until finally, as we are told:


* In ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' #4 (Matt Fraction's run), Odin and Galactus and their respective forces are fighting over who will gain control of the Life Seed. Instead of fighting head-on, Odin and Galactus engage in a psychic battle where they show each other their worst memories. Towards the end of the issue, we see Galan, a younger Galactus, investigating the impending doom of his universe. The kicker comes when it is revealed to the reader and to Galan that his wife/lover is pregnant. For a brief panel, the reader sees Galan overjoyed at the prospect of being a father, only to have his universe, his lover, and his unborn child die a few seconds later. This one memory overwhelms the mighty Galactus. I'm not one for recons, but this one was rather touching, if only for the reason that it showed that Galactus, The Devourer of Worlds, was once a normal person who had everything taken away from in a brief instance; it really hits home when you realize that he has to kill trillions every year just to keep the current universe from being completely being destroyed.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' #4 (Matt Fraction's run), Odin and Galactus and their respective forces are fighting over who will gain control of the Life Seed. Instead of fighting head-on, Odin and Galactus engage in a psychic battle where they show each other their worst memories. Towards the end of the issue, we see Galan, a younger Galactus, investigating the impending doom of his universe. The kicker comes when it is revealed to the reader and to Galan that his wife/lover is pregnant. For a brief panel, the reader sees Galan overjoyed at the prospect of being a father, only to have his universe, his lover, and his unborn child die a few seconds later. This one memory overwhelms the mighty Galactus. I'm not one for recons, but this one was rather touching, if only for the reason that it showed that Galactus, The Devourer of Worlds, was once a normal person who had everything taken away from in a brief instance; it really hits home when you realize that he has to kill trillions every year just to keep the current universe from being completely being destroyed.


--> They sing no songs in Hel, for grim and cheerless is that realm... but when the new ones ask about the one to whom even Hela bows her head, the answer is always the same: "[[NoneShallPass He stood alone at Gjallerbru]]..." and that answer is enough.

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--> They sing no songs in Hel, for grim and cheerless is that realm... but when the new ones ask about the one to whom even Hela bows her head, the answer is always the same: "[[NoneShallPass "[[YouShallNotPass He stood alone at Gjallerbru]]..." and that answer is enough.


* Again with the Simonson run, at one point Thor gathers the warriors of Asgard for a raid into [[{{Hell}} Hela's realm]] to reclaim falsely-taken mortal souls. This mission includes [[WorthyOpponent his old enemy]], [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Skurge the Executioner]]. In the successful raid Thor is mutilated and the Executioner, who used to be [[GoldfishPoopGang an honorable and worthy opponent but has since become a joke]] discovers to his horror that on Ragnarok he will lead the evil dead of Hel to destroy Asgard. He destroys the almost-complete Naglfar, the warship of the dead, by throwing his dimension-warping axe at it, rendering all the work invested on it worthless and delaying Ragnarok until it can be rebuilt. Hela, in a fury, sends all the hosts of Hel after them. Thor is willing to stay behind and sacrifice himself to defeat them. But then the Executioner knocks him out and explains to Balder the Brave:

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* Again with the Simonson run, at one point Thor gathers the warriors of Asgard for a raid into [[{{Hell}} Hela's realm]] to reclaim falsely-taken mortal souls. This mission includes [[WorthyOpponent his old enemy]], [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Skurge the Executioner]]. In the successful raid Thor is mutilated and the Executioner, who used to be [[GoldfishPoopGang an honorable and worthy opponent but has since become a joke]] discovers to his horror that on Ragnarok he will lead the evil dead of Hel to destroy Asgard. He destroys the almost-complete Naglfar, the warship of the dead, by throwing his dimension-warping axe at it, rendering all the work invested on it worthless and delaying Ragnarok until it can be rebuilt. Hela, in a fury, sends all the hosts of Hel after them. Thor is willing to stay behind and sacrifice himself to defeat them. But then the Executioner [[MoreExpendableThanYou knocks him out out]] and explains to Balder the Brave:



--> They sing no songs in Hel, for grim and cheerless is that realm... but when the new ones ask about the one to whom even Hela bows her head, the answer is always the same: "He stood alone at Gjallerbru..." and that answer is enough.

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--> They sing no songs in Hel, for grim and cheerless is that realm... but when the new ones ask about the one to whom even Hela bows her head, the answer is always the same: "He "[[NoneShallPass He stood alone at Gjallerbru...Gjallerbru]]..." and that answer is enough.


* Loki, like everyone else, cannot remember Thor following his death in battle against the Serpent. However, unlike everyone else, he knows Tanarus is not the god of thunder, or his brother...and he's upset because he can't remember who ''is''.
--> '''Loki''': You are ''not'' my brother. My brother was--was--
--> '''Tanarus''': Was who... little brother?
--> '''Loki''': ''Kill you.'' I will when I--when I figure all of this out.
** Thankfully an attack from Kelda (accidentally?) jogged his memory.
*** But then in the next issue, it's clearly getting more and more painful for him to hear people call Tanarus his brother. By the end of the issue, he gets [[spoiler: the Silver Surfer]] to remember, and also manages to find Mjölnir.
* Technically this was in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' cartoon and not from a Thor comic, but I still think it counts.
--> '''Wasp''': Should we move his hammer? Hulk maybe...
--> '''Hulk''': Can't move it. Can't even lift it.
--> '''Wasp''': Why not?
--> '''Hulk''': Because I'm not Thor...

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* Loki, like everyone else, cannot remember Thor following his death in battle against the Serpent. However, unlike everyone else, he knows Tanarus is not the god of thunder, or his brother... and he's upset because he can't remember who ''is''.
--> '''Loki''': -->'''Loki:''' You are ''not'' my brother. My brother was--was--
--> '''Tanarus''':
was--was--\\
'''Tanarus:'''
Was who... little brother?
--> '''Loki''':
brother?\\
'''Loki:'''
''Kill you.'' I will when I--when I-- when I figure all of this out.
** * Thankfully an attack from Kelda (accidentally?) jogged his memory.
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memory. But then in the next issue, it's clearly getting more and more painful for him to hear people call Tanarus his brother. By the end of the issue, he gets [[spoiler: the Silver Surfer]] to remember, and also manages to find Mjölnir.
* Technically this was in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' cartoon and not from a Thor comic, but I it still think it counts.
--> '''Wasp''': -->'''Wasp:''' Should we move his hammer? Hulk maybe...
--> '''Hulk''':
maybe...\\
'''Hulk:'''
Can't move it. Can't even lift it. \n--> '''Wasp''': \\
'''Wasp:'''
Why not?
--> '''Hulk''':
not?\\
'''Hulk:'''
Because I'm not Thor...

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* In ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' #4 (Matt Fraction's run), Odin and Galactus and their respective forces are fighting over who will gain control of the Life Seed. Instead of fighting head-on, Odin and Galactus engage in a psychic battle where they show each other their worst memories. Towards the end of the issue, we see Galan, a younger Galactus, investigating the impending doom of his universe. The kicker comes when it is revealed to the reader and to Galan that his wife/lover is pregnant. For a brief panel, the reader sees Galan overjoyed at the prospect of being a father, only to have his universe, his lover, and his unborn child die a few seconds later. This one memory overwhelms the mighty Galactus. I'm not one for recons, but this one was rather touching, if only for the reason that it showed that Galactus, The Devourer of Worlds, was once a normal person who had everything taken away from in a brief instance; it really hits home when you realize that he has to kill trillions every year just to keep the current universe from being completely being destroyed.


* A large man materializes in town, and starts to tear the place up. TheMightyThor tries to stop him, but the seemingly mindless berserker is just as strong as he is, and proceeds to kick the crap out out of him. Thor, in desperation to protect the innocent bystanders, powers up and hits him so hard it kills him. Before he has a chance to celebrate, [[spoiler:Balder and Loki run up, too late to inform him that his opponent was Bor, Odin's father and Thor's own grandfather]].

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* A large man materializes in town, and starts to tear the place up. TheMightyThor ComicBook/TheMightyThor tries to stop him, but the seemingly mindless berserker is just as strong as he is, and proceeds to kick the crap out out of him. Thor, in desperation to protect the innocent bystanders, powers up and hits him so hard it kills him. Before he has a chance to celebrate, [[spoiler:Balder and Loki run up, too late to inform him that his opponent was Bor, Odin's father and Thor's own grandfather]].


--> '''Hulk''': Becuase I'm not Thor...

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--> '''Hulk''': Becuase Because I'm not Thor...


* The tragic, heroic death of Bill, born of Bills. He was a mortal fry cook who fell in love with Kelda, a goddess of light. Against all odds, he successfully wooed her, but when he learned that Doctor Doom and Loki were concocting a plan to dissect Asgardians, he tried to stop them with a sword despite having no experience wielding one. Bill was mortally wounded and died, but passed on the message that saved the people of Asgard. As a reward, he was taken to Valhalla--and when Kelda herself died later on, they reunited there.

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* The tragic, heroic death of Bill, born of Bills. He was a mortal fry cook who fell in love with Kelda, a goddess of light. Against all odds, he successfully wooed her, but when he learned that Doctor Doom and Loki were concocting a plan to dissect Asgardians, he tried to stop them with a sword despite having no experience wielding one. Bill was mortally wounded and died, but passed on the message that saved the people of Asgard. As a reward, For his courage and nobility, he was granted a Viking funeral and later taken to Valhalla--and when Kelda herself died later on, they reunited there.

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