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Thor: Love & Thunder – The Best Decisions Made In The Movie

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS for Thor: Love and Thunder are discussed in this article.

Thor: Love and Thunder It is the newest addition to phase four of the MCU, featuring all-new characters along with established fan favorites, both allies and villains, to charm the audience.

This film features some epic changes in the Thor franchise, including introducing the infamous Gorr the God Butcher, Jane Foster as the Mighty Thor, and the Greek god Zeus (Russell Crowe). Since not all heroes can make the right call, and not all villas can be endlessly evil, there were some great decisions made by the characters in this film.

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Valkyrie – Commercializing New Asgard


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In this new film, New Asgard on earth is quite the tourist destination. Earlier in the movie, the audience sees people exploring the world of the Asgardians and watching the citizens put on performances that reenact the major events with Thor, Odin, and Loki.

Though it all appears pretty cheesy, making New Asgard a tourist destination is an excellent way for their civilization to thrive and create a new culture in a different environment. Valkyrie isn’t just one of the best characters in the franchise because of her excellent fighting skills, but her ability to rule her people and build them a better future.


Jane – Fixing Mjolnir


Thor Love and Thunder Natalie Portman Mighty Thor

While Jane is looking for a way to help cure her stage four breast cancer, she decides to try her chances using magic from Norse mythology. This brings her to the site of the broken Mjolnir in New Asgard. A storm brews and the pieces begin to merge, and before long Jane is healthy in her godly form as she is deemed worthy to be Mighty Thor.

Though Jane died from her cancer, fans are still looking forward to seeing Might Thor in MCU movies and shows to come. While the hammer was only a bandaid over her human ailment, Jane’s decision to fix Mjolnir made her a legendary hero in the MCU.

Zeus – Questioning Thor


Russell Crowe in character as Zeus in Thor Love and Thunder wearing God-like golden armor and flanked by women in gowns

Zeus is the most powerful god in Greek mythology, so it’s logical he would be a little arrogant. However, he not only refuses to help Thor defeat Gorr the God Butcher, but he threatens to hold Thor and his captive allies. While he is a powerful being, he was too cocky when facing off against another epic god.


His worst decision was trying to hold Thor captive. However, his best decision is to question why he should go along with the plan. Though he was certainly knocked down a few pegs by Thor, his status in his court influenced his decision to be hesitant about pursuing Gorr.

Thor – Using Zeus’s Thunderbolt


Thor, looking sad, in Thor: Love and Thunder

Despite the fact that Zeus was a disappointment, not taking the threat of Gorr seriously, it might not have been the best move for Thor to try to destroy the mighty god. However, defeating Zeus also allowed Thor to take temporary ownership of the powerful thunderbolt Zeus wields.

Thor is one of the MVPs of Thor: Love and Thunder, displaying more power than he has in previous films. Though the thunderbolt isn’t his own weapon, it seemed particularly fitting for the God of Thunder to wield a thunderbolt. Combining the power of the thunderbolt and Stormbreaker made him quite the force.


Gorr – Sacrificing Himself For His Daughter


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Gorr the God Butcher had some despicable plans. Despite his hardships, he chose to judge all of the gods based on one experience he had with the first god he vanquished. He claimed to be trying to destroy all gods to avenge his daughter and create peace, though he left a wake of destruction behind him.

Therefore, One of the biggest surprises was Gorr’s redemption at the end of the film. His plans were quite evil and it seemed inevitable that one of the heroes would have to stop him with force. However, it was reasoning with him that changed his mindset. Instead of destroying every god, he chooses to bring back his beloved daughter so she would have another chance at life.


Jane – Picking Up The Hammer Again


Natalie Portman as Jane Foster in a date in Thor: The Dark World

Jane was dying of cancer though she appeared perfectly healthy as the Mighty Thor. After their failed attempt to stop Gorr, Jane ends up ill in the hospital going through chemotherapy. Thor asks her to stay behind to try to get better so she has a chance at life.

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However, Jane makes the hard decision to ignore Thor’s pleas and show up to help him defeat the villain. While it’s distracting for Thor to see Jane there knowing she likely won’t survive her battle with cancer now, her part in the fight was a game-changer. She made the ultimate sacrifice to save the gods, Thor, and the children of Asgard, gaining her access to the legendary Valhalla.

Valkyrie – Training The Children Of Asgard


Valkyrie holding a blade in Thor Love and Thunder

Valkyrie is an amazing leader. Not only is she skilled at adapting to the new atmosphere of the earth and allowing her people to prosper, but her warrior skills allow her to assist her people in other ways. Her legendary warrior status enables her not only to fight for her people, but to teach them how to protect themselves.

After the children of New Asgard are kidnapped, one of the ending scenes briefly features Valkyrie teaching the young people how to fight. Since they are the future of her civilization, it’s a strategic decision for her to train them on how to protect themselves and their people.


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