Marvel Cinematic Universe: Top 25 moments of all time

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23. Thor – Stripped of Godliness

Thor Odinson, in almost every material he appears in, begins his journey as a bold and brash warrior of unmatched strength. The young god is the type to charge headlong into danger without much fear of any consequence. However, this kind of behavior is what causes him to earn the rather of his father, the Skyfather and ruler of Asgard, Odin. Odin, having seen the danger in Thor’s ways, strips him of his godhood and relinquishes him to Midgard (Earth). It’s a little different in the comics, but in the movie, Thor retains all knowledge of his fall.

It is up to Thor to become worthy of his godhood and the legendary hammer, Mjolnir. His journey on Midgard makes him wiser and more caring. It also results in some funny moments of his own (“I like this drink, I’ll have another!”). The reason that the scene in which he is stripped of his Godliness is so important, is that it sets the tone for almost all of Thor’s adventures henceforth. It also features a very powerful monologue delivered by Anthony Hopkins that rivals all of the CGI and effects going on in the scene. Chris Hemsworth does a decent job keeping up, as he plays the part of a son being rejected by his father.