The Problem With Thor In Avengers: Endgame

Despite having a major role in Avengers: Endgame, there have been some complaints aimed at Thor's portrayal in the team-up. When Chris Hemsworth entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011, he was a rather unknown future star with the god-like physicality needed for the role. Thor was instantly one of the more powerful characters in the universe thanks to Mjolnir, but it wasn't until Thor: Ragnarok - when he lost his hammer - that the character became more of a comedic presence at the request of Hemsworth.

Even with the increased comedy, Thor has still had a tragic journey as of late. Along with losing Mjolnir in Thor: Ragnarok, Thor watched his father die and his home of Asgard get destroyed. He then lost big time at the start of Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos killed Loki, Heimdall, and half of the Asgardians aboard their ship, and then failed to kill Thanos, resulting in half of the remaining population of his people also dying.

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After he does successfully go for the head at the start of Avengers: Endgame though, the weight of these repeated losses and failures takes a toll on him. He becomes a hermit in New Asgard and gains a ton of weight as a result of his heavy intake of alcohol. However, this larger version of Thor has not sat well with all viewers, so Screen Rant's latest video takes a look at the problems that some are finding with Thor's portrayal in Avengers: Endgame. Check out all the details in the video at the top of this post.

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The biggest complaint with Thor in Avengers: Endgame is how his new look is played for laughs. There is undeniably some level of comedy that comes as a result of the fat suit Hemsworth is wearing, but these moments are mostly early on. Once the film takes him back to Asgard in 2013, Thor gets some important life lessons from his mom and sees his confidence restored by learning that he is still worthy even with this form. So, even though some have found this aspect of Thor to be problematic, others have seen it as a great representation of depression or that you don't have to have the classic superhero body to be a hero.

As for the other major concern, that comes with Thor's inconsistent power level. He is nearly able to kill Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War when he has all six Infinity Stones, but he struggles to overpower him in Avengers: Endgame, despite Thanos having no stones and Thor having both Stormbreaker and Mjolnir. There isn't a great explanation for this difference, unless Thor - while still worthy - is not as powerful as he was in the past. Since Avengers: Endgame doesn't appear to be the end of Thor's journey in the MCU, it will be fascinating to see how these criticisms could be addressed in the future.

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