As the release date for God of War Ragnarok is approaching closer, players are wondering about the Might of the God of Thunder. But unlike MCU’s compassionate and empathetic portrayal, Thor is a brutal Aesir with endless blood-lust. While some fans have been bashing him for being fat, he is much closer to his Nordic counterpart. But how strong is Thor in God of War Ragnarok? Check out our guide to find out.
How Strong is Thor in God of War Ragnarok
As you progress through the God of War (2018), there are several mentions by different characters about Thor. For Mimir, he is a Sweaty bawbag, Fat Dobber, or Thunder Lummox. But he also calls him the Biggest Butchering Bastard in the Nine realms. He is mentioned throughout the game as a monster that slays every Giant he encounters. Despite his hatred for the Giants, Thor is a son of Odin and the giantess, Fjorgyn. Speaking of his iconic Mjolnir, it was forged by the dwarf brothers, Sindri & Brok, by Odin.
Furthermore, several instances portray his brutal strength. According to Mimir who is the smartest man alive in GOW, Thor had also fought the World Serpent. During this fight, he struck the World Serpent so hard that he cast him backward in time before his birth. Kratos deemed this as madness. In my opinion, it’s not because of the time travel he called it madness. It’s because Thor struck him so violently that it splintered the Yggdrasil. It is a construct that transcends time and space. That being said, he is regarded as the worst of the Aesir. He is known for his ruthless violent temper throughout the nine realms.
Kratos v/s Thor
Now, that means that Thor might be the strongest Aesir out of all in God of War Ragnarok. But on the contrary, his folly might result in his downfall against Kratos. Speaking of another instance told by Mimir, revolves around Hrungnir. When Odin met him, he was amused by him and invited him to Asgard. Once he was inebriated with mead, Odin goaded him into all sorts of boasts and antics for entertaining his court.
While the entire court was amused, Thor was not. He takes one look at him and slams down his Mjolnir on his head. Mimir accounts that to this day, Thor has got chunks of Hrungnir embedded in his skull. And he was so startled by the rocks, that he couldn’t see Hrungnir’s body toppling right onto him. As a result, the entire court started laughing. Being drunk with mead, Thor passed out right away and none were strong enough to pick Hrungnir. As a result, Thor’s sons, Modi and Magni, had to pick the body off their father.
Another instance states that his hammer, Mjolnir, was stolen by the giant Thyrm. Even though he was sleeping, it represents his recklessness. Coming back to our main topic, Thor can also be compared with younger Kratos. Although he is extremely arrogant, he would go to any extent to be respected and cement his reputation.
Nevertheless, the God of Thunder does have a soft spot for his family. When Magni died, Thor was furious at Modi and blamed him for his death. He is extremely loyal to Odin and has been close to Baldur struggling with his deprived pleasures. But in the end, Kratos kills off Modi & Baldur. To add, Atreus kills Modi, and as Kratos states “There are consequences for killing a God”. As a result of these acts, Thor would make sure to bring vengeance upon the father-son duo.
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