How can Thor kill Thanos?
Soon enough we will see Avengers: End Game in the cinema. People are waiting for the next encounter between Thanos and the Avengers. After Avengers: Infinity War, we had seen the power of Thanos was beyond the imagination of our heroes. At the moment, people think that there is only one having the ability to settle with Thanos. It is the god of Thunder, Thor son of Odin. Thor has been through much pain and loss to find his superpower. Just in a few days, his father died and he had to kill his sister. Of course, his home Asgard blew up which made him and his people homeless.
However, Thanos came for the Space Stone and slaughtered half of his people. His best friend, Heimdall and his brother, Loki also died under the hand of the Mad Titan. Later, Thor and Thanos met again in Wakanda in the final battle in Avengers: Infinity War. And Thanos had witnessed the anger and power of Thor when he used the Stormbreaker. Therefore, people are looking forward to the next meetup of Thor and Thanos. In fact, their last battle in Wakanda was just the beginning. Thanos was able to teleport away with the gauntlet. But we all saw that Thor could take down Thanos which gave hope for the Avengers. Hence, we came up with many ways and possibilities that Thor could put an end to the madness of Thanos. Here are the lists of ways Thor can kill Thanos.
Filled with vengeance and valor
After Thanos snapped his fingers and killed 50% of living creatures in the universe. No matter what is his idea about keeping balance in the universe, he still has pay for what he has done. The half of the universe survived the purge of the Mad Titan. They lost a husband, a wife, parents or friends. And one thing for sure is that they want Thanos answers for his crime. Nebula, an adopted daughter of Thanos, wanted his death more than others. In the past, Thanos abused her with hard train and turned her into half-machine. The only reason Thanos kept her was to use her for his search of Infinity Stone.
However, she is not the only one who lost everything in the hands of Thanos. As we mentioned above, Thor also had adapted to deal with Thanos. This is no more war for the right and justice or saving the innocent. Thanos had accidentally made this war personal and Thor would do everything kill him.
From his appearance as a cameo in The Avengers in 2012! It was the first time MCU saw its biggest villain and announced its future. Finally, he actually came from the MCU to fulfill his destiny. After he destroyed Xandar to take the Power Stone, he continued his search for the Space Stone. On his way to Asgard, his ship came across the Asgardian’s refugee ship. Of course, he killed half of the people remaining on that ship. It was the last straw for Thor’s tragedy. He had to pay a lot to learn his father’s final lesson. When he decided to destroy Asgard and got his people on that ship, he must have thought they would be fine.
Then Thanos came and took away everything he had left. His father used to say Asgard was a people. But his people had gone as well. It is hard to believe that Thor is the only surviving Asgardian that will appear in Avengers: End Game. His best friend Heimdall and his brother Loki will not fight side by side with him in the coming war. We will not be able to see Valkyrie or Korg again End Game. Thor will have to face the war alone. He will bring to this was nothing but his anger, despair, and vengeance. And with everything he has, he will make Thanos pay for this.
Thor will be back
So far Thor has been the only living creature that fought with Thanos twice. And he made out of the fights alive thought he lost the fight. Through the history of MCU, we’ve barely seen individuals that were able to take down the God of Thunder. In Thor: Ragnarok, his sister the goddess of death made him struggle with defeating her. In fact, Thor couldn’t defeat Hela as her source of power coming from Asgard. However, we got the chance to see the god state of Thor. But just right after he fought with Hela, he met Thanos and the Black Order. Which seemed to be too much for him in one day!
The next fight with Thanos in Wakanda, Thor has just come back from the space. Did you remember that he got the full hit from a star and complete knocked out in the space? He seemed to be dead before he got his ax. In Wakanda, Thor destroyed the army of Outriders then he still could nearly kill Thanos. What will happen if Thor is in his 100% strength?
Right now we don’t know when the End Game happens after the Infinity War. Of course, it will be not so long as Tony Stark has a little time left to survive in the space. But we can see that people in the world are getting used to the Halfling. In the trailer of End Game, Steve Roger said: “some people move on but not us”. The living people are gathering around to find a way to get over this. In this time, Thor can have some time to pull himself back after things. He can have time to take back his spirit or practice with his ax. It will be good for him to prepare and learn from his mistake before he goes to the End Game. After all, we are all waiting for God of Thunder’s return.
Next time in the End Game, the Avengers definitely that they have to face Thanos and maybe his army as well once again. No matter where it will be, in another planet or on Earth, Thor is promising to be Thanos’ biggest enemy. Thor will be back and more dangerous than ever. We will have to wait to see what Thor becomes in End Game.
Becoming the “Strongest Avenger”
In Infinity War, we have seen how Thanos is unstoppable. With the gauntlet having the Power Stone, he was strong enough to take down Thor and his team easily. One of the epic scenes in the Infinity War was the fight between Thanos and Hulk. So far in the MCU, Hulk seems to be the strongest Avenger at least to Iron Man. He is unstoppable and others hardly can take him down. Iron Man had to take out everything he’s got to knock the Hulk. But Thanos with the Power Stone, he effortlessly beat the Incredible Hulk.
For the first time, Hulk met an enemy that he couldn’t fight back. An enemy that is so much stronger than him. And this failure seemed to affect Hulk’s ego. Hulk refused to show up again in the rest of Infinity War though Bruce can die. But if Thor can be the Strongest Avenger now, can Thanos take him down easily?
The Hulk is definitely the strongest Avenger in MCU after Thor 3 and Infinity War. In his fight with Thor in gladiatorial games, Hulk first time appeared in his true form. He was no more a complex combination of the Hulk and Bruce Banner. Surely, he hit Thor with everything he got even he could kill him. And Thor also stroke back with his lightning-powered knockout. The Hulk had no chance to win Thor in his powered state. But he lost in that battle due to the Grandmaster cheated. The thing was that Thor seemed to be better at using his power. As his father Odin had said before. Thor is not the God of Hammer but God of Thunder. Mjolnir is just a tool helping him focus his power. After his father died and Hela destroyed Mjolnir, Thor eventually got his full power.
In the battle with the Hulk, Thor was able to use the Lighting without Mjolnir. Just one simple punch we nearly knocked the Hulk down. Let’s imagine what he could do when he focuses all power to hit Thanos. That must be the biggest and strongest lighting we have ever seen.
Having the raw power
The character Thor is famous for his strength with his hammer. The god of Hammer just needs to swing his hammer and his enemies should watch out. One of the most brutal fights that you can see is his fight with Jormungandr. In the battle with Jormungandr, Thor had to pull everything he got to hit it. And surprisingly that he broke every single bone in his own body.
The battle happened in Thor #38 which is a product of Walt Simonson. Walt Simonson is the writer and artist that define Thor in the Marvel universe. His creation based on the mythology of Norse. According to legend, Ragnarok is the doomsday of the world. In this day all the old gods would die and so did Thor. According to the prophecy, Jormungandr will kill Thor with its venom. Because it is a giant snake. Of course, the MCU had changed the story when they brought it on screen. In comics, Simonson with Sal Buscema and John Workman showed how brutal Thor can be. From the inside of the snake, Thor broke every single tooth of it to get out. Jormungandr should have to thought twice before deciding to swallow Thor.
The Thor version in MCU has had enough impressive battles by far. Every time he showed up, it all turned into the glorious battle. You can know what I mean in the battle with Destroyer. He used his hammer only to take the Destroyer down. When he fought with the dead army of Surtur, he showed how good he was at using his hammer. And so much more impressive moves he made in many MCU movies. Not mentioning his power in using the lighting, Thor is a good warrior with many kinds of weapon. The MCU was able to demonstrate Thor’s skill in battle and we are all looking for Thor’s scenes in End Game.
Thor’s new weapon the Stormbreaker
So far in the MCU, we have not seen any weapon that is more powerful than Mjolnir. Of course, it was before Stormbreaker and the weapons that infinity stones powered. In the arsenal of Asgardian, Mjolnir was also the strongest weapon. The King of dwarves in Nidavellir had made it from Uru metal. And the metal that dwarves used only melted under the heat of a star. Moreover, Odin the Allfather put his spell on Mjolnir. For years, Mjolnir followed Thor and never let him down.
Actually, Thor created his legend and fame with his hammer which made him be the protector of Nine Worlds. Only one time it let down and it was the time Hela destroyed it. The mighty weapon of Thor broke into pieces like a toy under the hand of Hela. In comic, this incident put an end to Hammer Time which Stanley Burrell wrote in 1990.
However, Thor had come to Nidavellir to find his new weapon. Thanks to this, he found down that Thanos’ gauntlet also came from here. And most of all, the king of dwarfs made him a new weapon. According to Eitri, king of the dwarf, his new weapon was an ax and he called it the Stormbreaker. Apparently, Stormbreaker is much more powerful than Mjolnir. After all, it is the weapon for a king of Asgard. Not just a tool for Thor to focus his power, Stormbreaker is a mighty weapon ever. It also allowed the rightful king of Asgard to use the Bifrost. Thor also proved this in the final battle in Wakanda.
Another interesting element in the Infinity War is how Stormbreaker complete process. Thor helped Eitri forged this weapon but Eitri seemed to forget to make the handle. In a moment, Groot cut his hand and made the handle of Stormbreaker. In fact, it was a weird thing to happen. A talking alien tree whose best friend is a freak talking raccoon actually saved the God of Thunder’s life. The battle in Wakanda was an epic fight ever of Thor. He could use the Bifrost to teleport anywhere in the universe which he might use to find Thanos later. Thor was able to turn to the God state any time he wanted. And with his brand-new weapon, Thor showed his enemies no mercy.
Thor became so powerful that his ax could cut the power beam from the gauntlet and hit Thanos. Which mean that his power is equal to the Infinity Stones’ combination! Thanos could get out once but he would have another chance.
Why didn’t he come for the head?
In the Infinity War, we were able to see the glorious battle ever in the MCU. Especially, Thor with his new Stormbreaker stunned the audiences. The climax came when he could smash his ax into Thanos’ chest. But when it seemed to be an end of the mad Titan, Thanos gave him a piece of advice. It was he should have come for the head. Someone wonders why Thanos didn’t do so? Thor has live for many years and fought many battles. It made him an experienced warrior who knows how to kill his enemy. Back to his battle with Jotunheim, he showed how good he was in killing bad guys. But why did he make that mistake to the biggest enemy?
People came up with a theory that Thor did it deliberately. The hatred and anger inside him were so great that he wanted to see Thanos died. As he said, Thanos would pay for what he did. And Thor wanted him to see who killed him. Like a man full of vengeance, Thor showed his bad side when he acted like a mortal. We didn’t blame him for that as he did what he had to do. If Thor made it a quick and clean cut, Thanos wouldn’t have had a chance to snap his finger and ended the story. But next time they meet in End Game, Thor will not make that mistake again.
Thor vs. Thanos! The first battle
In comics, Thanos is not that kind of unstoppable. Actually, many characters in Marvel can kill him. For example, Doctor Doom killed him once or Gamora stabbed him with a sword. Other characters like Squirrel or Watcher. But Thor was the only one that took him down in this brutal way in 2000. In that comics, Thanos was weak before he got the gauntlet. After that, he turned to find Infinity Stones and magical artifacts. Then he became the threat of the universe.
In the movie, Thor wasn’t able to defeat Thanos when they first met on the refugee ship. It was the biggest failure of Thor. However, it was not the end of everything as Thor would rise again. Even though Thor lost in this first battle, but it was necessary for his coming back later.
Thor vs. Thanos! The second battle
In the comic Thor #25, Thor came back like a champion. With a body like John Cena, Thor could handle with Thanos. With his hammer, Thor gave Thanos the best combat moves ever. He flew, swigged and hit Thanos in his face pretty hard. He hit Thanos so hard that he seemed to knock Thanos down. Of course, he didn’t give the mad Titan a chance to rise. Thor hit him with his hammer many times and also attacked villain named Mangog. Thanos put the hammer in his throat and hit him with lighting. That brutal fight will make you feel sorry for bad guys. However, it is the only way to stop the Mad Titan. And the movie version couldn’t bring all of this on screen.
Another information about the Mjolnir. Odin had helped to make Thor’s hammer. He was the one who put magic in that artifact. And the magic he spent was strong enough to boost Thor’s power. But this time, Thor will have no one to put magic in his weapon as he has to face it alone.
Check out the Asgardian Arsenal
In Norse mythology as well as in Marvel Universe, the Asgardians are famous for their weapons. Besides the mighty hammer Mjolnir, they have the Jarngrepir and the Megingjord. They are the iron gloves and a magic belt which can enhance Thor’s strength. Happy also mentioned the belt in Spider-Man: Homecoming. They have the Gjallerhorn to call the spirits of death Vikings and a magic Spear of Odin. Of course, many weapons stayed in Asgard when it blew up. But they were probably drifting in the space waiting to collect. If this theory is truth, Thor will have to gather the surviving Asgardians and gear them up. Then together they will get revenge for his people and beloved people. This is promising to be the last epic fight which will add to their glorious victory.
In Infinity War got his new weapon Stormbreaker so he seems to not get more gears in End Game. But what about the belt mentioning in Spider-Man? However, to take down the biggest villain that is nearly unstoppable like Thanos. They will have to use everything they got. The audiences also want to see some more upgrade. And this time it is the old’ deus ex machina. After all, having more gears in the battle with the mad Titan is much better. We can believe that the next battle between Thor and Thanos will be thriller than one in Wakanda. If MCU decides to add Asgardians fighting with humans, it will be outstanding.