With every movie in the Thor series, the space Viking, who wields thunder, grows stronger with the addition of new weapons and powers. The thunder god Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) has come a long way from being deemed unworthy of his powers and left stranded in New Mexico in 2011’s Thor.
Despite all of the God-like powers Thor displayed in the movie, his comic book counterpart is able to summon even more powerful powers. It was teased at the end the credits of Thor, Love & Thunder , that Thor will return. There’s a chance that some of his comic-book powers could also be shown in the movie.
10 His Intelligence And Thousands Of Years’ Worth Of Knowledge
Even casual fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe will recognize Thor (Chris Hemsworth), as a charmingly dimwitted, out-of-touch character who is often the subject of many jokes. It may be surprising to many that Thor is intelligent and a great strategist in comics.
Thor is a comic book character who, as his mortal counterpart Donald Blake, has extensive medical and reading knowledge. Although he is not as smart as Tony Stark’s counterpart, Thor’s comic-book companion has the intelligence and experience of someone who has lived thousands of years.
9 Dimension Piercing Super Breath
Thor is known for his incredible super-breath abilities. Although Thor’s powers are very similar to Superman, Thor’s super-breath power is much more powerful than Superman. Superman can blast out stars while Thor can penetrate dimensions with his breath.
While this ability is impressive, even in comics it is seldom used. The most famous example of this was Thor’s fight with Zarrako. Zarrako tried to take Thor to another dimension but Thor stopped him with his super-hurricane force breath.
8 Superhuman Senses
When it comes to superhuman abilities, superheroes like Spider-Man and DC’s Superman are the first ones that come to mind. However, Thor’s superhuman powers can be just as sharp, if no stronger than those iconic heroes. Due to his divine heritage, Thor’s senses of sight and hearing are often superior to those of Superman in comics.
Thor was the first to use his super-sensing abilities when he could track the Silver Surfer at light speed, which was an example of the power of Thor’s supersenses. Thor is able to hear and see calls from all over the galaxy, as well as seeing objects beyond the limits of space.
7 Control Of The Earth
However, Thor’s ability to manipulate the elements in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is restricted to summoning and using lightning, and minor cases of rain control. In recent comic stories, however, Thor was able to command the Earth and summon storms from deep sleep.
Thror was granted the power to summon earthquakes by accepting his Elder God heritage. Thor was the Asgardian god of power and the literal force of nature.
6 Mind Control
Mind control is a power that Thor has in comics. It would make a great addition to the MCU version. He has been seen using his mind control powers on Hela to get rid of the curse that she had placed on him and Jane Foster to convince her to forget all about Loki’s kidnapping.
While it isn’t one of Thor’s most prominent powers in comics, the movie could show Thor using or trying to use mind control. This might make for some hilarious or dramatic situations.
5 Telepathic Immunity
Thor can control other people’s minds in comics, and he is also immune to mind-control attacks. Although he’s not immune from mind control, he’s been under mind control in the past. However, the God Of Thunder has managed to withstand attacks by powerful entities.
In comics, Thor’s mind has beaten mind attacks from Super-Beasts and Super-Beasts like Loki, Ares and Glory.
4 The God Blast
Doctor Strange decided it was important to tie Thor’s life force using his hammer Mjolnir. Thor’s God Blast can kill and wipe out any living thing that is in its path. Being bound to Mjolnir enabled him to use this power more accurately.
Should Thor get the God blast for any future MCU movies, it would significantly level the playing fields, particularly if Thanos is the next threat.
3 Cosmic Pyrokinesis
In the retcon, Thor learned that one of the new powers he has in comics is Cosmic Pyrokinesis. Thor’s origin story now reveals his mother was not Frigga, but rather the Phoenix Force’s original host. This new ability was discovered by Thor when the Phoenix Force returned from Earth in search of a host. It led Earth’s heroes and heroines to compete for that chance.
Cosmic Pyokinesis allows Thor create and use cosmic flames similar to the Phoenix Force’s fire.
2 The Warrior’s Madness
Thor’s Warrior’s Madness, which affects all Asgardians and makes it more difficult to distinguish friend and foe, is an incurable illness. Thor is affected by the Warrior’s Madness, which comes in the form a Dark Valkyrie. It encourages destructive behavior.
Thor is a lighthearted character with strict moral codes. To see him using his power in an evil and destructive way is a surprise. However, considering the trend of the Thor movies, it’s unlikely that Thor will need to face this Asgardian condition.
1 The Odin-force
Although it is only briefly mentioned in the movies, the Odin Force plays an even more important role in Thor comics that Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are aware. The Odin-Force (also known as the Power of the All-Father) is the combination power of Odin, his brothers Vili, and Ve. It can do amazing feats like time travel, dismembering entire universes and changing people into Asgardians.
Thor used the Odinforce in numerous comic storieslines. When Odin passes away, the power becomes the Thor-Force. The MCU is currently exploring this power, and the ways that Thor uses it.
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