Thor first appeared in the Marvel universe in 1962 and is a founding member of the Avengers. Just like the first Thor film, the character needed to be taught a lesson in humility, so his father Odin banished him to Earth without knowledge of his powers. Thor was sent into the body and memories of a disabled human medical student named Donald Blake. While on Earth, he meets and falls in love with Jane Foster, before once again gaining his God of Thunder status back after learning his lesson.
Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor only has one more solo outing left before the character completes a trilogy arc. Thor: Ragnarok comes out in late 2017, so now is a perfect time to start delving into the history of the character and take a look at some things that most people may not know. There are plenty of interesting and shocking tidbits that even the movies have yet to touch on, with a number of cool character traits and abilities that many may not know of.
One interesting tidbit is that Thor's immortality comes from the fact that Asgardians eat golden apples. Odin has even kept a certain secret from his son, concerning his parentage - it turns out he may have a bit more in common with Loki than we originally thought. One thing is for sure, throughout his 50+ year run in the comics, Thor has cultivated plenty of fascinating stories and the character, don't believe me? You will by the end of this list.
10 His Genesis In Marvel Comics Is Because Of The Hulk
9 Jane Foster Is Now Thor In The Comics
8 Thor Was At DC Before Marvel
7 He Was The First Superhero Based on a God
6 His Great Hand-To-Hand/Armed Combat Skills
5 His Biological Mother Is Gaea
4 Warrior's Madness State
3 He Was Transformed Into a Frog by Loki
2 Was Beat by Thorbuster Armor
Tony Stark created the Hulkbuster armor in order to take down the Hulk for whatever reason. So it's not too surprising that Tony would do something very similar for the God of Thunder. There was a story in the comics that featured the United Nations threatening to go to war with Asgard - and Iron Man was brought in to intervene. Seeing as he and Thor are both Avengers, it might be best if the government left it up to Tony to talk to Thor and try and keep the peace. But once Thor refused to listen to Stark's reason, Tony had no choice but to don the Thorbuster armor.
1 He Lost a Fight with Superman
When it comes to comparisons between DC and Marvel and which superheroes in one camp parallel heroes in another - Superman and Thor is an easy match-up. They're both written to have this God-like status, although Thor is technically an actual God. But Superman has forever been associated with Jesus and messianic figures. In 2003's JLA/Avengers miniseries, Thor and Superman did come to blows with one another and Superman came out on top in that one. Though he did clarify that Thor was probably the toughest opponent he had ever battled, this was probably an upsetting moment for Thor fans.
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