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Everything You Need To Know About Ragnarok Before Watching The New Thor Movie

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Thor: Ragnarok has hit theaters, leading casual fans everywhere to ask, "What does 'Ragnarok' mean?" The term comes from Norse mythology, as does Thor himself. Ragnarok is the twilight of the gods, or in scarier terms, the end of days. It is a never ending cycle of death and rebirth for the Asgardians and the new Thor movie ambitiously takes it on.

As you can imagine, things go awry for the god of thunder during Ragnarok, both in the source material and on the silver screen. But boy does it work, as Thor: Ragnarok is hands down the best Thor movie yet, and arguably the best installment in the MCU to date. 

Here is everything you need to know about Ragnarok from the comics, as well as some other material that finds its way from the books to the plot of Thor: Ragnarok onscreen. There are some minor spoilers ahead, but bear in mind that not everything adapted from the comics occurs the same way on screen.

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