The leader of the Asgardians and former wielder of Mjølnir has been one of the most important members of the MCU since Phase I. It’s hard to imagine the Avengers without him, and they never would have been successful without him. From his early blonde eyebrows day as an arrogant, brash young prince to the wise king he has become, here are the five best Thor moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sacrifice Leads to Redemption (Thor)
In his first film Thor was a selfish, reckless warrior who was not prepared for the crown Odin had planned to bestow on him. His impudent behavior led to him being expelled from Asgard and abandoned without his hammer on Earth. His fall was as mighty as him, but he earned redemption when he willingly sacrificed himself to save his friends and the people of Earth from his brother’s wrath. In that moment he became truly worthy to possess the power of Thor.
Bonus: Any time we have coffee in a diner we reeeeaally want to slam the empty mug on the floor and demand “another.”
Thor vs. Hulk: Round 1 (The Avengers)
Thor has always been fearless about throwing down, no matter the opponent, and he proved that when he fought Hulk in The Avengers. The best moment from this battle–a prelude to their arena battle in Ragnarok–actually came during a moment of calm. Thor patiently called for Mjølnir as Hulk was bearing down on him. Thor didn’t flinch until it arrived. And then? Hulk smashed.
Bonus: Thor (kinda) coming to his adopted brother’s defense always makes us laugh.
Not the God of Hammers (Thor: Ragnarok)
Bonus: Ragnarok has humor, action, and heart, and Thor and Loki’s elevator scene captures everything we love about both the movie and the characters.
Opens the Forge on Nidavellir (Avengers: Infinity War)
Bonus: Thor talking to Rocket about facing Thanos again and everything he’s lost made the theater dusty long before the Snap.
Arrival in Wakanda (Avengers: Infinity War)
Now thing’s didn’t exactly work out in the end, but would you count him out in Endgame? We wouldn’t. All he needs is “another” shot.
Bonus: A montage of Thor’s best fight scenes? That’ll do, sweet rabbit.