Thor [master] Post 1/6
WHY EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE THOR
His powers are awesome. What isn’t cool about a guy who can control lightning and create tornados with his cape?? Thor’s power set is huge (a lot of it is covered in my powers & abilities post) and there isn’t a lot he can’t do, but he doesn’t always use them. Thor has sworn to protect Midgard and its people and this even includes villains. When he fights mortals, he always holds back and uses just enough of his power to stop them while harming them as little as possible. I love this about him because it shows how undeniably good he is; when you think about how strong he is, it’s obvious that he must only be using a fraction of his power when fighting on earth.
He’s a god. This is something that makes him different from other heroes. The great thing about Thor comics is that they’re a mix of big, cosmic type adventures and smaller earth adventures. Thor has traveled across the universe to fight baddies who are super powerful and he’s stopped simple bank robbers on earth. But the culture of Asgard and mythology type aspect of the comics are interesting and fun. Plus, there’s something especially entertaining about an other-wordly type being like Thor doing everyday earth-type things (he likes lattes).
He’s the epitome of good. He’s incredibly selfless. He would give his life – and has on more than one occasion – without a second thought to save not only his own people, but the people of earth as well. It’s amazing to me that someone as powerful and godly as Thor would even care about humans much less give up his immortal life for us. This makes him special, especially among his own people. Thor has a natural affinity for earth because of his mother, Gaea, but his understanding and appreciation for Midgardians and their culture come from the experiences he had while living as Donald Blake. Since no other god has these experiences, it is difficult for the other Asgardians to understand why mortals are so important to Thor. It’s affected his relationship with Sif before, and it has been a point of contention between Thor and Odin many times, with Odin even punishing him for it. However, when asked point blank by Odin to choose between god and men, Thor answered “Man” without any hesitation whatsoever (see Fear Itself). This doesn’t mean Thor doesn’t care for his own people, of course. His love for Asgard knows no bounds because no matter what, it’s his home. In order to free his people from the repeating cycle of Ragnarok, he cut out both of his eyes and hung himself so that he could gain the knowledge of how to stop it.
His ability to forgive. This is most apparent in his love for Loki, his villainous brother. Loki has sought the destruction of Odin and to rule Asgard for eons; his schemes are basically a constant thorn in Thor’s side. But no matter what Loki does, Thor will always forgive him. No matter what, he will not stop loving his brother. They grew up together and although he doesn’t always show it, Loki’s evil hurts him. But he could never bring himself to kill Loki, no matter how many times Loki hurts him or tries to destroy Asgard. In Siege, Loki was behind the literal destruction of Asgard and although he perished, Thor still resurrected him simply because he missed him.
Also he’s a serious babe and he has a giant hammer u feel me.
There are 500 more reasons I could go on and on about, but I tried to keep this as short as possible. Thor isn’t perfect, of course. He has his faults: he can still be arrogant (but what Asgardian isn’t, really…), and he has a tendency to hit things first and ask questions later (which doesn’t mean he’s dumb), among other things. But his good qualities far, far outweigh his faults.