Thor is a character in the MCU that has gone through a lot. Both good and worse, mainly worse though. And that’s one of the reasons why his character has developed a lot over the years. Today, I’m here with my favorite quotes of Thor from his MCU journey.
I am a huge fan of Thor’s character development in the MCU. However, I agree that after watching endgame a lot of people will disagree with me. That’s fine and I totally respect their opinion.
But with these solid Thor quotes, I’m gonna explain why this is one of the most marvelous character development in the history of MCU. So without wasting time let’s get started with this list:
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1. “At least make it a challenge for me!”
Never ever in your life call Thor a little princess, I repeat never. That’s why he loses his cool and went outer space john wick on the frost giants.
This quote is from Thor 1, and that’s probably as early as it can get where we first see Thor’s arrogance. Though no doubt he is powerful than all of them. But it was ignorant of him to behave like that.
As Odin said, “You are vain, greedy cruel boy!“
Thor risked the life of his friends. He even denied going back when one of his friends was injured. As Odin said a warrior must have patience.
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2. “You dare Threaten me, Thor, with so puny a weapon?”
Well, Thor needed a challenge? Right. Here, he got one, now he is unworthy and will need to find a way to his Hammer and prove his worthiness.
This scene is quite funny as when he lands on Earth, he was first asking for his Hammer. Then he asked about what realm is this?
He said, “You dare threaten me, Thor, with so puny a weapon?” shortly after Darcy pulled Taser gun on him claiming Thor was freaking her out.
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3. “Your ancestors called it magic, and you call it science.”
Thor tells Jane about the nine realms. He explained that she must continue her research because she is right.
He quoted, “Your ancestors called it magic, and you call it science. Well, I come from a place where they’re one and the same thing“
4. “You people are so petty and Tiny.”
It was crazy to even think that a literal god can team up with humans to fight the evil in a live-action movie. But Marvel pulled this off quite well, or one would say they completely nailed it.
This was pretty clear that bringing these heroes together in a room is going to be difficult. With distinct personalities and ideologies, it was always going to be hard to assemble them.
The First Avengers movie exactly reflects and deals with that. With a lot of arguments in with each other, we see Thor having a laugh seeing these conflicts, as he quotes, “You people are so petty and Tiny.”
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5. “I’d rather be a good man than a great king.”
Thor has come a long way from the first Thor movie. In starting he was just an arrogant kid who wanted to rule the nine realms and be a King.
But now he rejects to become a ruler and rather chooses to be a good man. Thor replied to Odin as he rejects to be a king of Asgard, “I’d rather be a good man than a great king.”
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6. “I choose to run towards my problems and not away from them.”
Arguably the most powerful and motivational quote of Thor from this entire list. We all face difficulties in our life. While they might be different for everyone but we all have them.
Some people run away from the problems while some run towards them. And Thor explains that “I choose to run towards my problems and not away from them. Because that’s what heroes do.” So are you a hero?
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7. “Life is all about growth and change.”
Some more wise words from The God of thunder, Thor. This time he doesn’t get in the trap of Loki the trickster. Now he knows every move of his little mischief brother. And give him some advice:
“See, Loki, life is about, it’s about growth. It’s about change. But you seem to just want to stay the same.”
He explains to his brother that he could be so much more but he chooses not to change and grow.
8. “Asgard is not a place it’s a people.”
Seeing his people die, Thor was really concerned but he soon realizes that he doesn’t need to stop Ragnarok instead let it happen.
That is the only way he and the people of Asgard can escape from Goddess of Death, Heal. He then quotes that “Asgard’s not a place, it’s a people.”
Don’t confuse it with “the people” as “a people” represent a particular group of people defined by some line of nationality, ethnicity, etc. This means Asgard is where its people are.
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9. “I’m only alive because fate wants me alive.”
This scene is my favorite from Infinity War, well of course after Thor’s Wakanda entry. I mean this scene adds more layers to Thor’s character.
When rocket and Thor were discussing how many people Thor has lost in the past. Rocket realizes he almost lost every single person in his life. And yet he’s here ready for a battle. As Thor explains him:
“You know, I’m 1,500 years old. I’ve killed twice as many enemies as that. And every one of them would have rather killed me, but none succeeded. I’m only alive because fate wants me alive. Thanos is just the latest in a long line of bastards and he’ll be the latest to feel my vengeance. Fate wills it so.“
Now just look back and go to Thor 1 and see how far this character has come. Being an arrogant and selfish child (as Odin would say) to willing to sacrifice and fight for the lives of other people, he has come a long way.
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10. “Bring me Thanos!”
This is his Wakanda entry I am talking about. This moment is crystal clear in my head and will remain for my whole life.
The moment that turned the theater into a football stadium. The Adrenaline rush, applaud, and that “Bring me Thanos!” line.
I wish there was a machine through which we could go back in time and erase our memory. I would just do that for watching this movie (of course Endgame also) again for the first time.
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11. “I have dire plans for Destiny.”
This quote is from Thor: Ragnarok’s trailer but wasn’t in the movie. Probably made for trailers or maybe a deleted scene. Here is how it goes:
Dr. Strange: Thor, I sense a great change in your future. Destiny has dire plans for you, my friend.
Thor quotes: “I have dire plans for destiny.”
While this was not in the movie it still reflects Thor’s future/destiny as he continues to influence events in the MCU. As he already explained to Rocket that “Fate wants him alive.” And I think it will continue even after Endgame.
12. “I’m still worthy.”
Endgame Humanizes Thor perfectly and makes him more relatable to us. While some people disliked this arc, I loved it.
As it was totally justified for him to behave like this. I mean c’mon guys he already lost his mother and father and now he lost half his people, his brother, and his best friend.
Anyways, it showed that he went through trauma and depression. But still, he was worthy of Mjolnir. It teaches us a valuable lesson as depression doesn’t take away your value as a god or even as a human.
13. “Let’s kill him properly this time.”
This quote reflects his failure as said to him by his mother. He nearly killed Thanos in Infinity War. But his mistake was he didn’t go for the head.
While in Endgame, he went for the head. But none of that mattered because half of his people were already gone, his family, and everyone who snapped away. And the worst part is he took the blame on himself.
So now he sees this as an opportunity to get his vengeance, and hence he quotes “Let’s kill him properly this time.”
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14. “I knew it.”
This is a callback to Avengers: Age of Ultron, where Captain just budged Mjolnir and stopped. Many think he was half worthy, or shit like that. But there is no such thing as half-worthy.
He was always worthy and he just didn’t lift because he doesn’t wanna embarrass Thor. But since Thor saw him move it a little he knew he was worthy. And here we are after 4 years that scene paid off.
15. “For the first time in a thousand years, I have no path.”
Endgame saw our favorite heroes passing down their legacy. Similarly, Thor passed his to Valkyrie and wants him to look over the new Asgard.
Surprisingly enough Valkriye asks what will he do. To which he replied, “For the first time in a thousand years, I have no path.” He has a ride though.
Thor is pathless right now and we’ll see what happens in Thor 4. But it’s been confirmed that guardians are going to be in the movie and Jane foster is going to return.
So one thing is for sure, it is gonna be a hell of a ride.
Anyways, these were my favorite quotes of Thor from his MCU journey till now. And I think these alone reflect his character development over the year.
What do you think about his character and how he’s developed? Feel free to let me know what are your thoughts in the comment section below.