Thor, god of thunder

Thor is a prince of Asgard and the god of thunder of Norse mythology who weilds the hammer Mjolnir. He is the son of Odin and a leading protagonist in Marvel Legends. An ally of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor is the only member of the Avengers to originate from another world. He is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

In Marvel Legends, Thor's costume is a texture of the Ultimate Thor costume from the video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, as is his hammer. He also features the helmet and red cape from his mainstream counterpart.

Thor Odinson


Asgardian god

Place of origin

Asgard, world of the aesir

Other names

Thundergod, the Son of Odin, Þórr, Þunor, Þunraz


Asgardian royal family, Warriors Three, S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers


Thor was born in Asgard as the son of king and Allfather Odin in an unspecified date. He was raised alongside his adopted brother Loki and half-brothers Hermod and Balder.

In the Asgardian equivalent of his teenage years, Thor was entrusted with the magical hammer Mjolnir and undergone many trials to become worthy to wield it. Odin sent Thor to Midgard (Earth) to learn among the mortal Viking warriors about how to battle. Thor was here joined by his other learning close friends Sif, Loki and Heimdall. Here he earned the title of "God of Thunder".

As he became a more glorious warrior, he became the mentor anf friend of the Warriors Three; Fandral, Hogun and Volstagg. Even as the gods were forgotten as myths and legends, Thor remained the most famous warrior in Asgard. However, his stubborn behaviour and rivalry with Loki earned him banishment to Earth. During his banishment, he joined the Avengers.


As do all the inhabitants of Asgard, Thor has natural godlike strength, sharp eyesight, the ability to withstand radiation and fire and agility.

His hammer Mjolnir is able to manipulate the weather and generate electricity that can be used as a weapon. When Thor swings the hammer, it generates energy that can shatter earth and cause extensive harm to attacking foes. When Thor reaches it into the sky, it can attract lightning. When Thor throws the hammer and hold onto the handle, it gives him the ability to fly through the sky and even in space.

Mjolnir was bestowed with an enchantment by Odin which only allows those the hammer deems worthy to lift it.