You might think you know a lot about the of . However, have you ever wondered, “ ?
It’s an interesting question. Thor’s brother doesn’t tend to use his brute strength very often, and he doesn’t seem to be on the level of , , or the of Thunder himself.
That’s not to say he isn’t strong, however. is interesting for preferring to outwit his opponents, unlike Thor. Let’s dive into how strong everyone’s favorite is, in both brains and brawn.
‘s physical strength compared to other characters in the MCU
Let’s talk about the version of . In the MCU, is shown to be pretty tough. The Tom Hiddleston version of the is still a who has been bought up as a member of Asgardian royalty. Remember, that is actually not the biological son of Odin and , but Laufey the . As such, when he’s exposed to , his real (blue) skin appears.
With that in mind, it’s easy to see why Bucky Barnes and the new Captain America, Sam Wilson, in the next season of The Falcon and the . We would definitely need to re-address the “ ” question at that point. is so strong in the Marvel Cinematic Universal. He possesses the powerful alien physiology of the giants, combined with his own Asgardian . Notably, he is far stronger than an average human and has been seen going toe-to-toe with super soldiers like Captain America. Perhaps we’ll even see the new timeline go up against super soldier
It remains to be seen how strong the Avengers video game, as he only has a fleeting cameo appearance. is in the
How does the compare to the original myths of in terms of strength?
Yes, the the . But did you know that the Thor, , and Odin of the comics are actually based on real-life ? There isn’t an in sight and no mention of any aliens like . is based on
However, the . According to his powerset on the villain’s fandom wiki; of the mythology does carry many similarities to his comic counterpart. Notably, he retains the ability to change his form and takes on different shapes and sexes. Additionally, he is immortal and can manipulate fire at will. In regards to his brute strength, it seems to be on a different level to his comic-book counterpart. The mythological could’ve seemingly smashed in a second, as his powers are more reminiscent of
‘Though not to the same level as Thor’s,nevertheless displayed enough brute force to cause earthquakes with his bare hands, as shown when he tried to break free from his bindings during his fateful imprisonment’.
compared to Thor?
Speaking of Thor, ‘s interpretation of the is also weaker than his mythological counterpart. However, as we’ve pointed out before, Thor is one of the most powerful heroes on .
So, how does the , is nowhere near as strong as Thor. In Thor: , we saw the of Thunder finally tap into his inner strength as he took down hordes of his sister Hela’s minions. However, it was only in Avengers: that we finally witnessed Thor at his most powerful. He was single-handedly able to withstand the force of a neutron star as he helped Eitri create Stormbreaker; the weapon powerful enough to kill . of compare? Well, much like in
Tom Hiddleston’s may be strong. But he’s nowhere near the level of Thor in terms of durability and brute force.
‘s other abilities in the MCU
What kinds of does yield?
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This Norse has mastered the art of Asgardian and possesses several incredible abilities. He is only rivaled by the best in -users in the universe such as . would definitely have 100 skill points in if he was playing
In terms of his , however, we’ve seen him pull out a variety of cunning tricks. has been shown to have the power of telekinesis, conjuration, shapeshifting, and illusion, just to name a few. It’s certainly fooled his brother Thor on more than one occasion. As he once said; ‘Are you ever not going to fall for that?’
The Avengers also shows him wielding the might of an the in is what turned him so ruthless during this film. It’s true that many fans of this Marvel would mellow out during the events of Thor: The Dark World (2013) and , before dying as an anti-hero trying to take down in Avengers: .; making him even more powerful. Some fans believe that the power of
What other powers besides does possess in the MCU?
However, also possesses other abilities that position him as a very powerful . Notably, he displayed extreme reflexes during the Battle of New York in The Avengers (2012). Fans will recall a moment where Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) fires an arrow directly at his face. The was clearly no match for a as he catches it at point-blank range, while on the move, and several hundred feet in the air. Woah.
Furthermore, possesses many additional skills that make him deadly in most forms of combat. He’s most obviously a genius, who excels at outwitting his opponents or manipulating them into doing his bidding. However, The Avengers also demonstrates his proficiency as a pilot, marksman, and hand-to-hand fighter. He was able to incapacitate Thor and threw Tony Stark / Iron Man out of a high window.
Why doesn’t use nonmagic powers more often?
It’s pretty well established that the . prefers to use his brain over his fists. Though he’s very strong in his own right, he isn’t stupid. Rarely does attack a foe he knows he can’t beat head-on. Diplomacy and deceit are far more , as demonstrated when he tried to stab while pretending to align with him at the beginning of
LGBTQ characters, as the series may cast the first transgender . in an series? Right now, he might not be the toughest . But wait until we start seeing his alternate versions in the MCU. Notably, may join the currently short list of
Who is the strongest version of in the comic books?
Who is the strongest version of besides Necrogod ?
However, for our money, Sorcerer Supreme is a no-brainer. During the events of #381 – 385, Thor’s brother was briefly endowed with all of the powers of the Sorcerer Supreme, making him arguably more mighty than he’s ever been. This didn’t exactly sit well with , who was left powerless on , working as a veterinarian.
It was especially insulting as actually won the title during a tournament that tested the abilities of users from around the universe. The organizers decided that the Sorcerer Supreme should no longer be a mortal from . With and his status as both a and a wizard, he was given the abilities.
Who is Necrogod ?
Now we’re talking powerful versions of that Ego) and obtained the mythical power of the “all-black”. . When the question of “how powerful is ” comes up, fans usually point to this version of the . For those who don’t know, Nercrogod is a future version of the who devoured Ego (yes,
Who is the weakest version of
Unfortunately, it’s probably the MCU who is in fact the weakest variant of the of . may be intact, but it is laughable to think of him as comparable to as a sorcerer.
Additionally, we’ve seen him bested by non-powered humans such as Iron Man and the enhanced Captain America. Many versions of have -level abilities similar to Thor or Ego, but for the sake of a good narrative, the had to be nerfed. However, this by no means makes him a bad .
Famous strength-based competitions with in the comic books
Which heroes has fought in the comic books?
, as he was only the primary antagonist in The Avengers. has brawled with only a handful of heroes in the
However, in the comic books, universe. has come up against the Avengers several times, which has extended to interactions with other heroes from the wider
How would fare in a fight with ?
Many articles have already touched on this notion, and most conclude that is likely the superior foe. However, it does depend on which version of each you’re talking about. For example, Necrogod could wipe the floor with most versions of the good Doctor.
If we’re talking purely about the MCU, however, it’s quite an obvious answer. Even with the power of the in his scepter, the Sorcerer Supreme is one of the most powerful Avengers and more than a match for this Asgardian .
You can answer the question of “?” for yourself during the of on June 9th, exclusively on Disney+.
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