DON'T you hate it when people call THOR an alien?

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#1 Posted by THORSON (2534 posts) - - Show Bio

it bugs me.

#2 Posted by hyiena (2057 posts) - - Show Bio

In the movies he kind of is.

#3 Posted by soduh2 (866 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyiena said:

In the movies he kind of is.

#4 Posted by Wolverine08 (45714 posts) - - Show Bio

Indeed it does bother me. Alien implies that he's just some generic powerful guy who is still pretty mortal at the end of the day like other regular aliens who get powers. Thor is a god. The god of Thunder, and he'll be addressed as such!

#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35176 posts) - - Show Bio

Not really because he is an alien

#6 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

No, because he is an alien. Loki kinda addresses this in the first movie. He confirms that they are aliens.

#7 Posted by Deranged Midget (17974 posts) - - Show Bio

In the movies, he technically is and even the other Asgardians make note of that in the first film. They mention how Thor came to Earth and started swinging his hammer around and summoning lightning and the natives praised him like a God.

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#8 Posted by Wolverine08 (45714 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess I can handle it in movies, but definitely not in comics.

#9 Posted by hyiena (2057 posts) - - Show Bio

In Comics he is God that is a no brainer.

#10 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35176 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by The Stegman (26115 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah, he's an alien.

#12 Edited by NukeA6 (535 posts) - - Show Bio

Is he from Earth? If not, he's an alien. The meaning of alien is a foreigner or outsider and extraterrestrials are aliens to Earth. If Thor was born in Asgard, he's an alien.

#13 Posted by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really like that they call him an alien. I know he technically is one, but I still get this nagging feeling like they just don't want to call him a "god" for risk of offending someone.

#14 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

In the movies he is. Calling him an alien in the comics is dumb IMO

#15 Edited by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

He's a god

#16 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (35176 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: all it takes to be a god is power and somebody to worship you.

#17 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by hyiena (2057 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok so he is both.

#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35176 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: Exactly, so if pepole did the same to say the Celestials they would also be called gods yet they are still aliens

#20 Edited by Extremis (3363 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok technically yes he is an alien.

But if that alien is also the Norse god of thunder, "alien" wouldn't be the first (rather broad) term I would use to describe him.

#21 Posted by Lvenger (21294 posts) - - Show Bio

He's kind of a bit of both. He's a god but also an alien if that makes sense.

#22 Edited by Hel (488 posts) - - Show Bio

Since he`s based on Norse mythology I`ve always seen him as a mythological being, not an extra terrestrial one. Thor is a god, that`s my interpretation.

#23 Posted by TDK_1997 (15123 posts) - - Show Bio

He kinda is an alien to the people.He is something unknown for them and comes from a realm they don't know of.So he is kind of an alien.

#24 Posted by Z3RO180 (6720 posts) - - Show Bio

Not really but techs ally Thor is from earth because he was born in a cave in Norway and his birth mouthers name is literally another name for earth and she is also mouther freaking earth

#25 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (35176 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180: Yea but Jesus was born in a barn but that doesn't make him a mule

#26 Posted by Z3RO180 (6720 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by nightwing737 (1103 posts) - - Show Bio

He's from Asgard which is a different planet, so technically he is an alien, just like Superman.

#28 Edited by nightwing737 (1103 posts) - - Show Bio
#29 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35176 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Edited by mikex20 (2776 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor is technically an alien. God is like a title because the primitive vikings worshiped him.

#31 Edited by MaccyD (5111 posts) - - Show Bio

Aren't gods a species/beings in Marvel Universe and not just a title?

#32 Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND (1318 posts) - - Show Bio

He is an alien....

#33 Posted by Black_Arrow (3997 posts) - - Show Bio

In movies he is an alien. In comics he is from earth so he is not an alien

#34 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio
#35 Edited by Wolverine08 (45714 posts) - - Show Bio
#36 Posted by JetiiMitra (8875 posts) - - Show Bio

No, it doesn't bother me. I don't care what he is.

#37 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2273 posts) - - Show Bio
#38 Posted by HaveAtThee (582 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, it's because Disney is comprised of ultra right-wing jingoists who don't want to piss off all the nutcase religious right groups, so it was probably expressed to Marvel to make Asgardians into aliens. It's interesting that Marvel made that point ambiguous in the film considering they had a promo poster for the first film with Hemsworth's image and "God of Thunder" as the description.

#39 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (12674 posts) - - Show Bio

Is he born outside of Earth? Then, Alien.

But he is a God too....

#40 Posted by New_World_Order (13516 posts) - - Show Bio

Well technically he is an alien, and there is only one god in marvel really, TOAA.

#41 Posted by JetiiMitra (8875 posts) - - Show Bio

What bothers me is when people incessantly capitalize every letter of his name.

#42 Posted by AsgardianXeno929 (979 posts) - - Show Bio

In the movies he could've been born in Norway like in the comics, theres no proof for or against it so he could be an alien or he could be a guy from earth who moved to asgard.

#43 Edited by wbr17 (352 posts) - - Show Bio

#44 Edited by Thurdazz1313 (49 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor's not an Alien , he was Born on Earth in a cave in Norway, His mother is the Earth goddess, He was raised in Asgard, Just like his Buddy Hercules also born on Earth ,except Herc is a demi-god who ,becomes a full god, then mortal again. Where Thor is a Hybrid God, Odin /Sky father- King of Asgard & Gaea Earth Mother & one of the last of The Elder Gods, Born on earth Not an Alien "nuff said"

#45 Posted by SC (13413 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor is an alien the same way Iron Man, Wolverine and everyone in this thread is an alien, in that it kind of depends what definitions you are using as far as applying the term. We know there aren't three literal layers of landmass of which Earth is situated on the middle one. its more of an analogy for example and a description for those that dwelled thousands of years ago whose language differed. With Marvel, the idea tends to be that various mythological realities/regional mythologies all coexist rather than compete and the best way to allow for them all to, is to create this idea that they are all linked to Earth and their respective regions but may be occurring adjacent to Earth. The Earth connection exists in two ways - they are anchored to Earth and that Earth is a sentient being of sorts - Gaea, an elder goddess whose father was the Demiurge and similarly plays a vital function in Earths creation) and whose son is the Demogorge - the same Demogorge/Atum whose battles with Elder Gods helped pave the way for various mythological pantheons to exist on Earth - many of which interacted with Gaea.

It is possible to assert that these mythological places anchored to Earth aren't Earth and thus people from them are aliens, but playing with definitions means that people who aren't from my country of North Fakerica are also aliens because they are foreigners. Also in Marvel humans are basically only here because of the Celestials, so yup aliens as well. Technically anything that isn't Gaea or Demiurge is an alien as well if one wishes.

Also important to note that being a god and being an alien is not mutually exclusive, characters can be defined as both. Its a bit odd to suggest only characters from Earth can be gods, in Marvel we know hundreds exist from other planets. Is Wolverine a mutant? Answer he is short... umm? Basically there isn't really one absolute answer with all this, its all about how a person explains and understands their assertion and how accurate they are.

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#46 Posted by Saren (25139 posts) - - Show Bio

They call him a god in practically every comic book he appears in. The alien theory in the movies may or may not be Disney-related apprehensions (I personally doubt it, but I suppose it's possible) but it didn't just start with the movies, it existed in the comics before that. Universe-X's Asgardians were Celestial-engineered aliens with technology so advanced it was practically magic.

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#47 Posted by Saren (25139 posts) - - Show Bio

And I don't see why being born on Earth means you're not an alien. When most people use the term "alien", they're implying someone's physiology (primarily) is extraterrestrial. Being born on Earth to Venusian parents doesn't make you human. We're not using the legal definition of "alien" here, we're using the comic book definition.

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#48 Posted by CHE_GUEVARA (51 posts) - - Show Bio

thor=god

god is not = alien

therefore, thor is not= alien

#49 Posted by fodigg (6136 posts) - - Show Bio

In some of the alt-u stuff the Asgardians are literally aliens. The Earth-X stuff comes to mind, but also some renditions of them in Exiles. I agree that the movies kind of explain the fantasy elements of Thor in more magi-tech or sci-fi terms, which implies aliens. It's when you start getting into the comics and showing him doing literally godly things, like entering the afterlife, that you get past this.

#50 Posted by joshmightbe (24773 posts) - - Show Bio

By technical definition he is an alien unless he happens to be in Norway (That's where he was born.)

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