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"I fight on behalf of all of Asgard!"
—Thor

Thor Odinson, the son of Odin and the Norse God of Thunder, was featured as an assist character in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, and makes his debut as a playable fighter in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.

Backstory

One of the Norse gods, Thor Odinson was the son of Odin. He grew up an adventurous, but sometimes self-centered, youth in Asgard, alongside his adopted brother Loki. Loki was the son of a half-giant, but was born normal-sized, so Odin chose to adopt him. Loki had no interest in sports or adventures as Thor did, preferring a bit of mischief. Due to his performance in physical activities, Thor was the favorite of Odin, much to Loki's jealousy. As an adult, Thor was given the mystical hammer Mjolnir, that only the worthy can lift, as a present from his father. With Mjolnir in hand, Thor became the God of Thunder. Still a bit brash, Thor restarted a war with the Frost Giants, who were at peace with the Asgardians since a treaty was signed. Odin felt that Thor needed to learn humility, kindness, and responsibility, so he banished him from Asgard to live with the humans. He was reborn as Doctor Donald Blake, until he found Mjolnir once again, and regained his memories of him as a god. Thor has gone on to learn the things that Odin had wished, and even became attached to the Earth, protecting it from threats such as Loki, who had become the God of Mischief. Thor even founded the Avengers alongside Iron Man, the Hulk, the Wasp, and Ant Man. He has also become good friends with Captain America. Thor has since stopped having a human host.

However, Ragnarok, or the Asgardian end of the world, struck shortly after Odin's death. Many Asgardian were perishing, and then Thor realized what must be done. Ragnarok is a never ending cycle, so all who died in it would eventually be reborn. Thor helped to speed up Ragnarok, and he stayed dead for a few years. Eventually, all who had died during Ragnarok came back, including Thor in a new costume. Since then, Thor started working to seek out the human hosts of his fellow Asgardians so they would return to Asgard, now a floating citadel above a field in Broxton, Oklahoma. Later still, Thor discovered, thanks to Loki's manipulations, that Balder, one of his battle comrades, was in fact his brother, who immediately stepped up to the throne of Asgard as its king, since Thor had previously declined the position due to his duties. Thor would later be banished from Asgard after fighting and killing Bor (whom Thor had not recognized), his own grandfather, brought from the past by Loki to ensure his brother would not get in the way of his plans. Later on, Norman Osborn, along with Loki, staged the Siege on Asgard after having the U-Foes attack Thor's friend Volstagg in Chicago, resulting in the destruction of the Soldier Field stadium and thousands of dead. In spite of Thor's bravery standing up to the threat, victory would not come until his fellow Avengers - including a newly ressurrected Steve Rogers - turned the tides of the battle and brought Osborn to justice. The victory came at a heavy price, though: during the battle, the Sentry, fully corrupted by the Void through Osborn's mind games, destroyed Asgard by bringing it crashing to the ground. The Sentry, depowered, later asked Thor to kill him, to which the God of Thunder begrudgingly complied after the Void threatened to resurface. Thor later joined the newest incarnation of the reformed Avengers, brought together by Steve Rogers, now America's highest security officer after Norman Osborn's sacking.

Months later, the threat of the Serpent came over the world, bringing destruction and fear through his heralds, the Worthy. Odin, who was brought back to life by Thor to assist in battling the World Eaters, rallies his armies to fight him, intending to decimate the Earth in the process, to which the heroes (Thor included) vehemently object. It is revealed that the Serpent is in fact Cul, Odin's long-lost brother, and that Thor is the one prophesied to bring him down, at the cost of his own life. Odin wanted to take matters into his hands to prevent the prophecy from coming to pass, and thus save his son's life. However, his efforts proved futile, as Thor was resolute to fight, with the help of the fellow Earth heroes. He managed to give the Serpent the killing blow and died along with it, being replaced (both physically and mentally) by Tanarus, who was in reality Ulik, the troll, sent by Geirrodur (under a spell from Karnilla that made him unrecognizable as Ulik) to infiltrate Asgard. Not fooled by the deception, Loki sought to revive the real Thor, which he managed with aid of the Silver Surfer. Revived, Thor handily defeated Ulik, killing him.

Powers/Abilities

Like all Asgardians, Thor is incredibly long-lived and relies upon periodic consumption of the Golden Apples of Idunn to sustain his extended lifespan, which to date has lasted many millennia. Being the son of Odin and the elder goddess Gaea, Thor is physically the strongest of the Asgardians. Thor is capable of incredible feats of strength, such as pushing over the Leaning Tower of Pisa with his little finger, and ripping apart the Golden Gate Bridge. If pressed in battle, Thor is capable of entering into a state known as the "Warrior's Madness" ("berserkergang" in Norwegian and Danish alike), which will temporarily increase his strength and stamina tenfold, although in this state he attacks friend and foe alike. Thor possesses a very high resistance to physical injury that approaches invulnerability. Thor possesses keen senses that allow him to track objects traveling faster than light and hear cries from the other side of the planet. Thor has the ability to travel through time. His stamina allowed him to battle the entire Frost Giant army for nine months without any sustenance or rest; Thor has shown the ability to regenerate wounded portions of his body, including entire limbs or organs, with the aid of magical forces such as Mjolnir. Thor has superhuman speed, agility, and reflexes, enabling him to deflect bullets with his hammer. In early stories, Thor has shown to be capable of vortex breath, which produces powerful winds. Like all Asgardians, he has immunity to all Earthly diseases and some resistance to magic. Exceptionally powerful magic can overwhelm Odin's enchantment that transforms him between Asgardian and mortal forms. As the Norse god of thunder, Thor can summon the elements of the storm (lightning; rain; wind; snow) and uses Mjolnir as a tool to focus this ability, although the hammer cannot command artificial weather, only natural. He can cause these weather effects over the world and destroy entire buildings; by whirling his hammer he can lift entire buildings with the wind. Thor can also create small tornadoes by quickly whipping his cape in circles. As the son of the Earth goddess Gaea, Thor has shown some control over the Earth. Thor is a superb hand-to-hand combatant, and is skilled in armed combat, excelling in the use of the war hammer, sword, axe and mace. Thor possesses two items which assist him in combat: the enchanted Belt of Strength, and his signature weapon, the mystical hammer Mjolnir. The first item doubles Thor's strength and endurance while the second is used to control his weather abilities; flight; energy projection and absorption; dimensional travel; matter manipulation and the most powerful of his offensives, the God Blast (which taps into Thor's life force), the Thermo-blast, and the Anti-Force (which counteracts another force). Using Mjolnir by throwing in the desired direction and then holding on to the handle's leather loop, Thor can fly at supersonic speeds in Earth's atmosphere and travel faster than light in space. When Thor has to transport companions and/or objects to a destination by himself, he has a chariot drawn by two huge mystical goats called Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder that can fly nearly anywhere he desires almost as easily as with Mjolnir. He can throw an object out of Earth's atmosphere using his strength, and throw his hammer to Asgard from which it will return. When Mjolnir was damaged, Doctor Strange bound Thor's soul into Mjolnir, meaning that if the hammer were to be broken again, Thor may die.

Appearance

Thor is Asgardian, making him much taller, heavier, and stronger than the average man. He is 6'6, and weighs 640 lbs. In Marvel vs. Capcom 3, he wears his costume after being reborn. He sports a helmet with large wings on the side and long, blond hair underneath. There are four metal plates on his tunic. Two that hold his red cape to him, and two that rest on his stomach. They are connected by yellow lines. His black tunic continues underneath his belt with an Asgardian symbol on it and a loop for his hammer, except the metal plates are replaced by two silver colored circles that are not metal. Underneath his tunic is a suit of chain mail, which is visible on his arms and legs. He wears black wristbands. On his feet are large boots that reach up to his knees with brown straps near the top and around the ankles. Underneath the brown straps in the ankles are two metal plates per foot on both sides.

Gameplay

"Heed my words, evildoers! If thou dost wish to challenge the Odinson, thou will face the divine power of MIGHTY MJOLNIR! Never shall the God of Thunder RELENT!"
—Thor's Mighty Speech

Thor is a powerhouse. While he lacks mobility on the ground, he can easily overpower enemies with his powerful air combos and good air mobility (most of his moves cause wall bounce or hit OTG). He is a very powerful, aerial based character, and has the highest Vitality in the game next to Nemesis as well as extraordinarily high power close to that of the Hulk. He's infamous for his Mighty Speech and his very long taunt which some players perform at the end of a match to provoke their opponents and prolong their humiliation.

Special Attacks

  • Mighty Spark: Thor shoots lightning from his hammer. While charging the move, opponents who come too close can actually be hit by the electricity emanating from the hammer BEFORE the bolt is fired.
    • This was also his assist attack in Marvel vs. Capcom, where it was known as Thunderstrike: Thor jumps down and shoots a beam of electricity from his hammer forward. The beam does considerable damage but the attack takes a while to start and it can be ducked by most medium-to-small sized characters. It can be used a total of seven times.
  • Mighty Smash: Thor jumps with his hammer, tackling the opponent into the air then smashing them down with Mjolnir. Can be charged for improved damage. Can hit opponent OTG and causes ground bounce, making it a decent combo extender.
  • Mighty Strike: Thor's body is engulfed in energy and lunges forward with his hammer horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Can be charged for improved damage.The heavy version has some super armor and projectile resistance to it.
  • Mighty Hurricane: Thor grabs the opponent and spins him or her in a tornado then slams them into the ground. Opponent ground bounces right at the end of the move. This move can be performed in the air and will interrupt weak attacks by the opponent.
  • Mighty Speech: Thor is surrounded by a glowing, heavenly aura and starts to make a speech about his power and threatens his opponent with Mjolnir's power. This is more like a joke/extra taunt move, doesn't inflict any damage but it does build meter. (Full speech takes around 11 seconds, building 3 Hyper Combo Levels). Can be considered tactically useful with the right assists covering him.

Assist Attacks

Name Type Angle Cross-Over
α Mighty Spark Shot Front Mighty Thunder
β Mighty Smash Direct Upward Mighty Tornado
γ Mighty Strike Direct Upward Mighty Tornado

Hyper Combos

  • Mighty Tornado (Level 1): Thor concentrates, then holds his hammer aloft, causing a violent lightning-charged tornado to swirl around him.
  • Mighty Thunder (Level 1): Thor smashes the ground with his hammer, this creates pillars of lightning that shockwave out in front of him, in a manner not unlike Magneto's Magnetic Shockwave.
  • Mighty Punish (Level 1): Thor grabs the opponent, smashing him or her with his hammer and summons a powerful thunderbolt for the finish. This move is cannot be blocked and has a single invincibilty frame but can only affect ground opponents.

X-Factor

X-Factor Boosts Damage Speed
Level 1 140% 100%
Level 2 170% 100%
Level 3 200% 100%

Changes in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

  • Reduced push back for M.
  • Hit boxes of L., j.L., Mighty Spark (before the beam comes out), and Mighty Smash have been enlarged slightly.
  • Increased minimum damage scaling on his normal attacks.
  • Increased minimum damage scaling on his special attacks.
  • Opponent's untechable time after Mighty Spark has been increased.
  • Less time is needed to fully charge H. Mighty Smash.
  • Total frames for Mighty Strike have been reduced.
  • Less time is needed to fully charge Mighty Strike.
  • Active throw frames of Mighty Hurricane have been increased for all strengths.
  • Mighty Punish is invincible from the 1st frame.
  • Increased advantage time of Mighty Punish.
  • Active throw frames of Mighty Punish have been increased.
  • Number of hits in Mighty Tornado can be increased through rapid button presses.

Tactics

Thor is air based brawler character that also has an 8-way air dash which gives him good mobility when he jumps. People have often compared him to Zangief and Colossus in the early builds of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. He does A LOT of damage and can keep his opponent locked down when they're cornered. Thor isn't the most complicated character on the roster, as his overall game is fairly straight forward. You'll want to be in your opponent's face whenever possible — so you can land his Mighty hurricane command grab or his Mighty smash attack, but it can be difficult to get there because Thor is much slower than your average character on the ground . A recently released video from the game has revealed that Thor's Mighty speech move can max out the Hyper Combo Gauge if used, but it takes a few moments to do so.

In Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Thor was revealed in the first story trailer for the game alongside Chris, Chun-Li, Strider, Rocket Raccoon, Hulk, Hawkeye, Sigma & Ultron. Thor's lightning is now of blue color instead of yellow, has a new move where he throws Mjolnir at the opponent and can now cancel his air normals into an air dash similar to Iron Man and Magneto. Thor now has his own Level 3 Hyper Combo where he punches the opponent before sending them airborn with Mjolnir and finishes the opponent off with a powerful lightning strike.

Personality

Thor is a noble and brave hero. He has a great love for both Asgard and Earth, and sees both as his homes. Many other gods and Asgardians don't understand why Thor is so protective of Earth as he is the child of the benevolent Elder Goddess Gaea , but that doesn't stop him for embracing the people of Midgard (what Asgardians call Earth) as his friends. In his younger years, Thor was more brash and didn't think things through. After Odin sent him to Earth, Thor learned the better qualities his father wished to teach him. He also seems to forgive people quickly and honor family bonds, choosing to treat Loki like a brother until his next scheme comes to fruition. When Loki died during Norman Osborn's Siege on Asgard, Thor flew into a rage, despite all the trouble that his adopted brother had caused him over the years; he also managed to find Loki's spirit, incarnated as a French trickster boy, and bring him back to Asgard. Thor has chosen to always protect those he considers friends and family.

Theme Song

Marvel VS Capcom 3 - Thor Theme04:13

Marvel VS Capcom 3 - Thor Theme

Trailer

Comic-Con Thor Gameplay - MARVEL VS01:27

Comic-Con Thor Gameplay - MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3

Special Quotes

UMVC3 Thor Quotes01:53

UMVC3 Thor Quotes

Trivia

  • Thor has a cameo appearance in Marvel Super Heroes, in Thanos' stage, as one of the heroes turned to stone. He also appears in Captain America's ending. However, he is now drawn in the usual style, but as Eric Masterson, the man who replaced Thor when he was stripped of his powers in the early 1990s and who would later become Thunderstrike (as Thor, Masterson wore a mask along with the helm).
  • Thor is seen in his Reborn costume in MvC3:FTW
  • Thor has alternate color schemes based on Thor Girl and Beta Ray Bill. His DLC costume is his classic outfit. For Ultimate, Thor loses both his Thor Girl colors and 4th generic scheme, and gains schemes based off his armor (from Thor #378), Heroes Reborn, Ultimate Thor and his space suit from Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
  • In his winquote against Firebrand, he wonders if he has any relation to Surtur, a rival of his from Marvel comics.
  • Thor was confirmed on July 21, 2010 alongside Amaterasu. As they are both gods who wield elemental powers, it is safe to assume Thor acts as Amaterasu's Marvel counterpart in MVC3. They also share the element of lightning it their attacks, with Thor having almost all of his attacks electrified. However, their playstyles are very polar: Ammy focuses on quick combos ensuring her effectiveness as a rushdown, whereas Thor deals great damage at every hit, though is somewhat slower than other characters. Also, Thor is arguably the most talkative character in MVC3, whereas Amaterasu has no dialogue at all.
  • Thor has the highest vitality of the entire cast at 1,250,000.
  • Thor, like Hawkeye, counts as an Avenger when teamed with Captain America and/or Iron Man for their respective pre-match Avenger battle cries.
  • Thor was the second assist character from Marvel vs. Capcom to be announced as a full-fledged character in one of the sequels, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, following Capcom's Arthur. Overall, however, he's third to Saki who became playable first in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
  • All of Thor's moves have the word "Mighty" in them as a callback to Marvel's tagline of "Mighty Thor".
  • Thor had an alternate pink armor/yellow cape suit which apparently didn't make the final cut in the game.
  • Thor has a special taunt that builds up his hyper meter until it hits max. He can be hit out of it and can also be canceled. It is reminiscent of Dan Hibiki's epic taunt move.
  • While in X Factor, Thor's attacks become just as strong as Hulk's when he has X-Factor active. This may make up for his rather poor mobility while in play.
  • Thor's ending involves him asking his friend Heimdall to watch over Earth, though Thor is specifically talking about Capcom's version of Earth.
    • Thor is one of the few characters in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to have his ending redone, this time including images of Ryu, Morrigan and Mega Man superimposed over Capcom's world as he asks Heimdall to watch over it as well.
  • Thor was one of the first characters in MvC3 to gain a Downloadable Costume available at March 1st. The costume is his classic look before he was reborn.
  • When battling Hulk, Iron Man or himself, Thor will comment on how Loki must be behind this encounter. This is a reference to several times that Loki has manipulated the Hulk into fighting Thor.
  • During Thor's intro versus Vergil, he mentions Dante, saying that "He sympathizes with Dante. He, too, know what it's like to have a wicked brother". This is a reference to Loki.
  • Thor, Sir Arthur and Ghost Rider are the only Male fighters whose special conversations to Morrigan throw her off from seducing them. Thor expresses how devilish she is by saying "Should Hela, the Goddess of Death, ever need a replacement, thou wouldst make for a fine choice."

Artwork

Sprites

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