Is Thor's lightning magic?

#1 Posted by lordofthebrocean (885 posts) - - Show Bio

Is his lightning magic like Captain Marvel's, or is it regular lightning like Storm's?

#2 Posted by Mr. Dead Pool (3026 posts) - - Show Bio
@lordofthebrocean 
 
Magic
#3 Posted by seekquaze (724 posts) - - Show Bio

This has often been debated.  Some say it is regular lightning summoned by magic.  Others say it is magic.  Since it can harm beings as powerful as Thor or the Hulk I would say it is a bit of both.  I would say magic summons it and it is for most part like regular lightning.  The difference is a bolt if it can be fare more powerful than a bolt of regular lightning by Thor's choosing.

#4 Posted by themadsurfer (466 posts) - - Show Bio

Freaking magic. Tell me when a regular lighting can level a city "lorn bolt", hurt Skyfathers, KO Hulk; SS.

He also stated that he can summon lightnings 10000 times more powerful than usual.

#5 Posted by PowerHerc (86127 posts) - - Show Bio

It's magic but it has varying degrees of power depending on Thor's needs.

#6 Edited by HaveAtThee (790 posts) - - Show Bio

Divine magic.

#7 Posted by Thurdazz1313 (49 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep! its Both , Thor can summon, control, Emit, & enhance regular lightning stated as up to 10,000 times as powerful normal lightning, He can also draw in/absorb into Mjolnir any ambient or directed electrical energy multiply it thousands of times & redirect it, Thor also can control/emit, summon Divine Lightning & also The first or Purest Lightning which he uses mainly against Godly or Cosmic level threats ,like Thanos, Magog, Glory(from Chaos King saga) Mystical equivalent to a Nuke.

#8 Posted by mikex20 (3128 posts) - - Show Bio

It's regular lightning, unless Thor feels the need to enhance it.

#9 Edited by cameron83 (7798 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep! its Both , Thor can summon, control, Emit, & enhance regular lightning stated as up to 10,000 times as powerful normal lightning, He can also draw in/absorb into Mjolnir any ambient or directed electrical energy multiply it thousands of times & redirect it, Thor also can control/emit, summon Divine Lightning & also The first or Purest Lightning which he uses mainly against Godly or Cosmic level threats ,like Thanos, Magog, Glory(from Chaos King saga) Mystical equivalent to a Nuke.

Divine magic.

It's magic but it has varying degrees of power depending on Thor's needs.

#10 Posted by CHE_GUEVARA (50 posts) - - Show Bio

mmmmmmaaaaaaaaaaagggggggggggggiiiiiiiiiiicccccccc.

magic.

#11 Posted by Experio (18205 posts) - - Show Bio

I think his lightning is both

#12 Edited by Pyrogram (42534 posts) - - Show Bio

Sometimes.

#13 Posted by Dondarrion (50 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor can summon, control, Emit, & enhance regular lightning stated as up to 10,000 times as powerful normal lightning, He can also draw in/absorb into Mjolnir any ambient or directed electrical energy multiply it thousands of times & redirect it, Thor also can control/emit, summon Divine Lightning & also The first or Purest Lightning which he uses mainly against Godly or Cosmic level threats ,like Thanos, Magog, Glory(from Chaos King saga) Mystical equivalent to a Nuke.

Does anyone have scans or a source for the bold text? I'm working on something and need scans for it.

#14 Posted by THORSON (3102 posts) - - Show Bio

i'd say no but its debatable.

#15 Posted by The_Titan_Lord (7685 posts) - - Show Bio

Why wouldn't it be? He is a God does Marvel have to say that his Lightning is magic?

#16 Posted by cresShadow (479 posts) - - Show Bio

I think its regular lighting. BUT he can enhance/enchant it if need be. Theres plenty of times where its been shown as such

#17 Posted by Cgoodness (9599 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont see how its not, he can channel it though his body which isnt natural

#18 Edited by Jayc1324 (16737 posts) - - Show Bio

It has some magical properties to it definitely. He can summon it in space which shouldn't be possible and can channel it through his body and through mjolnir which is magical.

#19 Edited by Sophisticated_Ignorance (1078 posts) - - Show Bio

His bolts are 100% magic, he even has different TYPES of bolts for different situations. Last panel.

#20 Posted by Fufuh (98 posts) - - Show Bio

What's the difference anyway? Has magic in Marvel (specially Thor's) ever been stated to have a different effect? I mean, sure, Thor can probably amp his lightning strength beyond anything natural, but so can Storm or Electro under certain circumstances, for instance.

So what would be the fundamental difference between Thor's lightning (which can be magical and natural - I assume) to Storm's (which is completely natural)? Or Electro's (also natural)?

I know that DC's magic is quite different, as some characters (famously Superman) has some vulnerability to it, but is it like that on Marvel as well? I always read magic in Marvel as some type of energy manipulation, with spell casting simply being a form of manipulating those energies to different effects (from mind control, to power steal, to transmuting to blasting someone in the face with it).

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