Real Name: Thor Odinson.
Occupation: God of thunder, warrior, adventurer, construction worker.
Identity: Publicly known; however, the general public of Earth does not believe he is the actual Norse god. His identity as Siguard Jarlson is secret.
Legal Status: Prince of Asgard.
Other Aliases: Siguard Jarlson, Freyja (don't ask him about it).
Place of Birth: Asgard.
Marital Status: Married, separated.
Known Relatives: Odin (father), Jörd (also known as Fjörgyn, mother), Frigga (step-mother), Sif (wife, separated), Magni, Modi (sons by Iarnsaxa), Thrud (daughter), Uller (half-brother, step-son), Balder, Hoder, Heimdall, Vidar, (half-brothers), Loki (foster brother), Freyja (adopted sister), Nanna (sister-in-law; Balder's wife), Ve, Vili (uncles, presumed deceased), Bør (grandfather, presumably deceased), Buri (great-grandfather, presumably deceased).
Group Affiliation: Gods of Asgard, Avengers.
Base of Operations: Asgard; Houston, Texas.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1.
History: Thor is the Norse god of thunder, one of the extradimensional beings from the realm of Asgard. He is the son of Odin, ruler of the gods, and the earth goddess Jörd (or Fjörgyn), who may in fact be Gaea, the embodiment of the life force of Earth (which the Asgardians call "Midgard", or "Middle-Earth").
Thor gained his uru hammer, Mjolner, as a result of his foster brother Loki's machinations. One of Loki's pranks had gone too far, and Thor's wife, Sif, had her golden tresses shaved off. Thor, knowing that only one person in the Nine Worlds could have both dared the deed and pulled it off with that level of cunning, approached Loki with his usual level of subtlety and tact: he pummeled Loki mercilessly until Loki agreed to find a replacement of real, golden hair for Sif. Loki turned to the dwarves of Nidavallir, who made the hair on what amounted to simply empty promises. Loki then managed to con the dwarves into attempting to outdo the golden hair; one of the prizes Loki presented to the gods was Mjolner, upon which Odin laid several enchantments and awarded to Thor. Thor was so pleased with both Sif's new hair and Mjolner that he forgave Loki on the spot. (The trickster god isn't sure which Thor loves more: Sif or Mjolner.) At the time, Thor was unaware that Loki interfered with Mjolner's creation, resulting in its shortened handle.
At one point, Thor's hammer was stolen from him. With Loki's aid, he discovered the culprit: a storm giant from Jotunheim. Loki, being the offspring of giants himself, was sent forth to bargain for the hammer's return. The giant said that the hammer would be returned if Freyja, considered by nearly everyone as the most beautiful of goddesses, was to marry him. Freyja, however, flatly refused, despite Thor's undignified pleading. On the advice of Heimdall, Thor disguised himself as Freyja, and Loki disguised himself as "Freyja's" handmaiden – mostly to help Thor maintain the charade. Disguised as such, Thor, as "Freyja", was welcomed to the giant's home. During the celebration, the hammer was placed in "her" hands; Thor then slew every giant in the room. As he considers himself the epitome of Norse warrior ideals, he doesn't like to talk about this incident. At all.
Thor is destined to die during Ragnarok, the epic battle that signifies the end of the world in Norse mythology. During the battle, Thor fated is to slay Jormungand (aka the Midgard Serpent), the monstrous offspring of Loki and the giantess Angrboda whose serpentine body reportedly encircles the Earth. However, after he slays the Serpent, Thor will not take more than nine steps before Jormungand's venom runs its course and kills him. Because of this knowledge, Thor is reckless in battle, taking risks that would frighten others. He has no concept of his own safety.
After the worship of the Asgardian gods faded on Earth, due to the rise of Christianity in northern Europe, Thor found himself growing bored. As a result, he grew even more bad tempered and sullen, to the point where Sif walked out on him, taking their daughter Thrud and his sons Magni and Modi with her; Sif's son Uller, who is incidentally also Thor's half-brother, had already reached adulthood at the time of this incident. As punishment for this, Odin cast a spell which shifted Thor to Earth in the guise of a mortal, Siguard Jarlson, where Thor's blue-collar ways landed him a job as a construction worker in Houston, Texas.
During a recent demolition of a building, which led to Thor, as Jarlson, being trapped in a basement and in danger of physical death, Odin dropped Mjolner into Jarlson's hands. Upon striking Mjolner against the ground, Jarlson discovered his true identity.
Since then, Thor has become a founding member of the Avengers. In addition, he has discovered that other Asgardians are also on Earth, including Loki, Sif, Heimdall, Balder, Tyr, Freyr, and Freyja. Some, he has found to be allies; others, enemies. And some, like Sif and Loki, he's not too sure about right now.
Ironically, Thor's more public actions have led to an underground revival of worship of the Norse gods.
Weight: 825 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Features: Thor has a piece of flint embedded in his forehead from an ancient duel. His helmet usually hides this.
Strength Level: Thor possesses superhuman strength far beyond that normally possessed by Asgardians. Thor can lift (press) over 100 tons. Thor is not the strongest Asgardian; that honor belongs to his son Magni, who is naturally able to lift (press) 500 tons.
Known Superhuman Powers: In addition to his superhuman strength, Thor possesses the other attributes possessed by the Asgardian people gods. He is able to withstand a great deal of punishment, is immune to all terrestrial diseases, and ages at a very slow rate.
Other Abilities: Thor is a skilled warrior, specializing in the use of his enchanted warhammer.
Weapons: Thor's warhammer, Mjolner, is made from the unbreakable metal uru, which is found only in the mines of Nidavallir, the realm of the dwarves. Due to Loki's interference during its creation, the handle is shorter than usual; Thor has added a strap to the end of the hammer to aid in its use. When spun by its strap, the hammer is capable of deflecting bullets.
Mjolner's main enchantment is its ability to return to its owner when thrown. Thor occasionally throws the hammer and immediately grabs the strap as it leaves his hand, enabling him to "fly". Other enchantments increase its accuracy, damage, and its ability to parry blows. Odin has since given Mjolner one additional enchantment: it is able to transform Thor into his mortal identity, Siguard Jarlson, and back again when struck on the ground. This enchantment will not cause Mjolner to grant Thor's powers to anyone who is not Thor, should someone else strike the hammer on the ground.
Mjolner is enchanted to let its wielder cast a number of spells dealing with storms and lightning.
Contrary to past depictions, anyone with the right amount of strength can lift Mjolner.
Paraphernalia: Thor occasionally uses an enchanted belt which doubles his already prodigious strength, increasing his strength to enable him to lift (press) in excess of 200 tons. He also wears an insulated gauntlet on his right hand which has been enchanted to always cool whatever it touches, as Mjolner can occasionally reach temperatures in combat that would melt lead and severely scar anyone who touches it.
Thor: Rock trolls fall before the might of Mjolner. I fear this brute won't be as obliging.
– Ultimate Avengers: the Movie
Attributes: ST 67/354 [350*†]; DX 13 ; IQ 9 [-20]; HT 15 .
Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 8d/10d (36d/38d); BL 989 lbs. (25,063 lbs./12.5 tons); HP 67/354 ; Will 14 ; Per 12 ; FP 15 ; Basic Speed 7.00 ; Basic Move 7 ; Basic Air Move 14 ; Dodge 11.
Languages: English (Accented) ; Old Norse (Native) .
Cultural Familiarities: Asgardian (Native) ; Western .
Advantages: Absolute Direction ; Alternate Form: Siguard Jarlson (Trigger: Striking Mjolner Against The Ground, -20%; Reduced Time 4 (1 second), +80%; Divine, -10%) ; Asgardian God ; Claim to Hospitality 3 ; Combat Reflexes ; Enhanced Block 3 ; Enhanced Parry (Axe/Mace) 3 ; Flight (Cannot Hover, -15%; Controlled Gliding, -45%; Gadget/Can Be Stolen: Must be Forcefully Removed, Does Not Work For Thief -5%; Gadget/Unique, -25%) ; High Pain Threshold ; Injury Tolerance (Damage Reduction /10 (Limited: Crushing Attacks Only), -40%] [45‡]; Legal Enforcement Powers 2 (Informal, -10%) ; No Low TL +5 ; Pickaxe Penchant 4 ; Signature Gear: Mjolner ; Single-Minded ; Status 6 ; Super ST +13/+300 [80†]; Unfazeable ; Very Fit ; Very Rapid Healing ; Weapon Master: Mjolner .
Perks: Named Possession ; Weapon Bond .
Disadvantages: Alcoholism [-15]; Bad Temper (9) [-15]; Bloodlust (12) [-10]; Code of Honor (Norse) [-5]; Compulsive Carousing (9) [-7]; Gluttony (6) [-10]; Hidebound [-5]; Impulsiveness (6) [-20]; Intolerance (Giants) [-5]; Lecherousness (12) [-15]; No Extended Lifespan [-10];On the Edge (6) [-30]; Overconfidence (6) [-10]; Reputation -2 (For Brutality; Almost Everyone; All the Time) [-5]; Secret Identity (Serious Embarrassment) [-5]; Selfless (12) [-5]; Stubbornness [-5]; Truthfulness (9) [-7].
Quirks: Distinctive Feature: Piece of Flint In The Forehead [-1]; Like Heavy Metal Rock [-1]; Likes Thick Brews [-1]; Misses His Family [-1].
Skills: Axe/Mace (A) DX+12  – 25§; Brawling (E) DX+3  – 16; Driving/TL8 (Construction Equipment) (A) DX-1  – 12; Professional Skill/TL8 (Construction Worker) IQ+1  – 10; Riding (Equines) DX-1  – 12; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+0  – 10; Shield (E) DX+3  – 16; Soldier/TL3 (A) IQ+1  – 10; Streetwise (A) IQ+1  – 10; Thrown Weapon (Axe/Mace) (E) DX+12  – 25§; Two-Handed Axe/Mace (A) DX+12  – 25#.
Starting Spending Money: $4,000 (20% Starting Wealth).
* Includes ST +9 from Asgardian God.
† Includes Super ST +11/+150 from Asgardian God.
‡ Upgraded from Injury Tolerance (Damage Reduction, /3 (Limited: Crushing Attacks, -40%)) in Asgardian God.
§ Includes +4 from Pickaxe Penchant.
# Defaulted From Axe/Mace.
Thor is somewhat simple-minded. He has a rash temper, and is prone to act before thinking of the consequences. This has gotten him into trouble a number of times. His responses to threats are predicable: hit it with Mjolner. Thor has learned to temper his Norse warrior ways to better fit in with modern society, and he actually enjoys his construction work as he's found he enjoys occasionally building things rather than always destroying them. He doesn't always agree that the criminals he faces should be left alive, but he admits that times have changed.
Despite being called a "warhammer", Mjolner is built as a mace (page B274), with the weight adjusted to account for the thrice as dense matter of the Asgardian plane.
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Defending Weapon +3
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1. I am working to redo Thor to match the updated Asgardian profile. It's a greater struggle than many would think.