Thor didn’t start his MCU journey as a himbo, a loveable, strong, yet sensitive, and sometimes silly character, but he certainly ended it as one. To be fair, his MCU tenure is still not over, as Thor: Love and Thunder is currently in production. And considering the new direction in which Taika Waititi took the character in Thor: Ragnarok, it’s safe to say himbo Thor is here to stay.
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Some might disagree with this new take, but Chris Hemsworth’s comedic talents are perfect for Waititi’s quirky sensibilities. Himbo Thor is also far more memorable than the stoic, Shakesperean God that first appeared in 2011’s Thor. But even back then, the God of Thunder already displayed many distinctive himbo qualities, proving that deep down, he always was a big, old softie.
10 Thor & Mjolnir
The God of Thunder has an extremely close relationship with his hammer, Mjolnir. During the Team Thor featurettes, Thor reveals he puts Mjolnir to sleep and even tucks it in. The hammer has its own little bed inside a drawer next to Thor’s bed.
Thor also draws a small sketch of Mjolnir, depicting it with huge muscles and black shades, to increase the cool factor. He goes as far as to draw Mjolnir holding Thor, instead of the other way around. Their relationship is quite intricate and deep, and it’s clear that Thor considers Mjolnir to be more than a tool or weapon.
9 The Hammer Pulled You Off?
Explaining his relationship and dependency on Mjolnir can be tough for Thor, especially because most people don’t quite understand. In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor laments the loss of Mjolnir and tries to explain the hammer’s true power. Korg, however, fails to understand.
He first thinks Thor rode the hammer, then he thinks the hammer rode Thor, and finally, he wonders if the hammer pulled Thor off. “Sounds like you had a pretty special and intimate relationship with this hammer, and that losing it was almost comparable to losing a loved one.” Thor agrees, confirming his soft spot for Mjolnir.
8 Only If I Die
Sometimes, Thor lets whatever’s in his head come out of his mouth. For instance, for Eitri, the Dwarf King, to make Stormbreaker, Thor must directly endure the full power of a star.
Eitri states that it’s impossible because the star will kill him. “Only if I die,” Thor replies matter-of-factly. Confused, the Dwarf King agrees, and his puzzled face says it all. Thor is mighty, but at times, he’s not very bright.
7 That’s What Heroes Do
When trying to convince Valkyrie to join his cause, Thor appeals to her loyalty towards Asgard but fails. She states that she doesn’t believe in the throne and assures that if Hela is back, then Asgard is no more.
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Thor then steals the switch that controls the electric device on his neck and sets himself free. He states that he chooses to run toward his problems and not from them and throws a ball to the window, wanting to look cool. The ball rebounds, though, and hits him straight in the face. The scene is short but priceless and proves that, despite his clumsiness, it takes more than some mishap to embarrass the God of Thunder.
6 The Stupid Avenger
Thor and Hulk have a hilariously immature and childish fight in the latter’s quarters. They throw stuff and call each other names, including Thor referring to Hulk as “the stupid Avenger.” The whole thing culminates with Thor declaring that Earth does hate Hulk, hurting the giant’s feelings.
Thor immediately regrets it and apologizes, quickly mending their relationship. Thor is always kind enough to forgive those who deserve it and always big enough to admit when he’s wrong.
5 Cutting His Hair
As he gets ready to fight in the Contest of Champions, Thor receives a haircut from a “creepy old man” played by the late icon Stan Lee. At first, Thor tries to intimidate the man into not cutting his hair before literally begging him not to. He fails, and his golden locks disappear in favor of a shorter style.
The scene perfectly represents the duality of Thor’s persona. He comes from legend, he’s basically a God and knows he has a reputation to uphold. However, he’s also inherently kind, which means that his tough persona often falls off and reveals the sweetness within. Thor hates to lose his hair, which reveals a certain kind of vulnerability as well.
4 He’s Adopted
During the first Avengers movie, Thor arrives on Earth searching for Loki. Once his brother is apprehended, he joins the Avengers on the Helicarrier, where they discuss Loki’s plan. When Banner says Loki’s brain is “a bag of cats,” Thor gets angry and tells him to watch his language. Loki is still Thor’s brother, after all. Black Widow then states that the God of Mischief “killed eighty people in 3 days” prompting Thor to remind everyone that Loki’s adopted.
The moment shows that even the God of Thunder is self-conscious about his and his family’s flaws. He still cares for Loki but is also aware of his brother’s duplicitous and reprehensible nature. Thor also brings good humor to a situation, even the most serious of them.
3 No One Calls Him
The entire premise of the Team Thor featurettes is to poke fun at the fact that Thor missed the entirety of Civil War’s events. In the videos, Thor shows his disappointment and even sends emails to both Tony and Cap offering his help.
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The videos are just for fun, but they reveal an irrefutable truth about Thor. He enjoys being part of the team and actually cares for and appreciates his fellow Avengers. Despite not being the leader, he faithfully does his part and follows his orders, and still likes to be part of the action.
2 More Brains Than You
During the same featurette, Darryl, Thor’s earthly roommate, complains about how he can’t use any of Thor’s currency to pay the rent. Thor then suggests that Darryl should sell the Asgardian coins because they are of great value since Thor himself touched them.
Thor then mocks Darryl’s day job, saying that knowledge isn’t power. He flexes and flaunts his muscles and says that because the brain is a muscle, he is covered in brains, which makes him smarter than Darryl. It’s a real himbo moment, though an obvious parody of the character.
1 A Friend From Work
One of Thor: Ragnarok’s funniest moments come when Thor faces Hulk for the first time. Thinking he won’t have to fight because of their Avengers connection, Thor cheers at the green giant’s sight and calls him “a friend from work.” Hulk doesn’t reciprocate Thor’s happiness, of course, and the two eventually engage in a fierce battle.
The moment is one of Thor’s most wholesome. It perfectly summarizes everything the God of Thunder is, a powerful and even majestic individual who’s still kind and enthusiastic. In other words, a himbo in every sense of the word.
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