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15 Fan Theories About Thor That Are Wild Enough To Be True

Updated February 5, 2021 6.5k votes 1.2k voters 146.6k views16 items

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The MCU is one of the biggest franchises in cinematic history. With over twenty films under its belt, countless interesting characters, and so much source material to pull from, it's no question as to why. But what about all the things left unsaid? All the characters and plot points we're still scratching our heads about? That's where fan theories come in, and when it comes to the MCU, there happen to be a lot of them. We managed to round up some of the most interesting fan theories surrounding our favorite God of Thunder. 

Which Thor fan theory do you think is most believable? Vote up your favorites below!

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    Thor Is Petty

    Photo: Thor: Ragnarok / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/whenijusthavetopost:

    Mjolnir can actually round corners in Thor: the Dark World. In Ragnarok Thor let it smash through the walls of the New York Sanctum because Dr. Strange kept teleporting him. Just a god's microaggression.

    u/Kariodude:

    To add to this, if Mjolnir went in a straight line to him, it would have been almost instantaneous since its in the same building as him. Instead, you hear it crashing through a bunch of stuff. That means Thor not only let it hit stuff on its way to him, he made it swing around the building wildly before making its way to his hand.

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    Odin Was Holding Back Thor's Electricity

    Photo: Avengers: Endgame / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/TheAlmightyKrot:

    Before someone says it, yes, I am well aware that Odin explains to Thor that his power was always his and his hammer was simply a tool to control it. But there still remains a question - why did Thor only begin conjuring electricity out of his body in Ragnarok? He had a major role in four MCU installments by then you'd think he would have shown signs of that earlier. While the obvious and most likely the correct answer to that was that the writers didn't have the foresight to think six years in advance, this minor detail can be explained via Odin himself or, rather, Odin's life force. Thor only begins to emit small bursts of electricity IMMEDIATELY after Odin's death. That leads me to believe Odin's life force was not only keeping Hela at bay but was also a container for Thor's true power.

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    Thor Looks Like The Odd Sibling Out Because Of Odin

    Photo: Thor: Ragnarok / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/JessiLeighArt:

    TL;DR: Loki looks like Hela because when Odin changed Loki's Jotun form to an Aesir form as an infant Odin was thinking of his imprisoned eldest child, Hela. Which is why Thor is the only child to look like him.

    [Read the full theory here]

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    Mjolnir Is Actually Thor's Power Dampener

    Photo: Thor: The Dark World / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/brownpanther_333:

    TL;DR: Mjolnir is actually a power dampener which stores Thor's power within itself.

    Odin knew that his incredibly powerful son still hadn't acquired much wisdom and was brash and irresponsible. He couldn't trust his son to handle all that power responsibly. He already had failed to guide his daughter onto the right path. He had to take drastic measures.So he tasked the dwarfs with creating a power dampener disguised as a weapon. He always intended Stormbreaker to be the true weapon for Thor. Mjolnir was merely to be his weapon during his training wheels phase. However millenia passed and Thor remained brash and so Stormbreaker remained uncrafted. Finally Odin decided to teach him humility and used Mjolnir's power draining and storing ability to strip Thor of his powers and store it in Mjolnir. This way whoever could lift the hammer would receive the strength of Thor from the hammer.

    [Read the full theory here]

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