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Every Piece of Armor Thor Has Worn in the MCU

It’s Monday morning. It’s Monday morning in a pandemic, no less. This means you need something to get your mind off the pending week and so, so much more. To that end, how about a video showing every piece of armor Thor (Chris Hemsworth, obviously) has worn throughout his long career in the MCU? Very well then!

This new video revealed by Marvel Entertainment takes us all the way back to director Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 Thor, which introduced Hemsworth into the MCU. Back then, Thor was a whole lot less funny than he’d eventually become. He was an arrogant, immensely powerful Asgardian prince in full, long-sleeve armor and a red cape. Cut to Joss Whedon’s The Avengers in 2012—Thor’s lost the armored sleeves! But he’s still rocking the natty armored breastplate and the haughty vibe. Hold on though—by the film’s climactic finale, the Battle of New York, Thor’s back in his long-sleeved armor. Mid-movie armor change, nice!

Cut to Alan Taylor’s 2013 Thor: The Dark World, in which Thor starts out fully caped, then transitions to his traditional long-sleeved battle armor. Next up, we have a sleeveless, armorless Thor at the start of Whedon’s 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron. Once again he makes a wardrobe change here—in the Battle of Sokovia, he’s in a new sleeveless armored breastplate. One assumes by now filmmakers have realized Hemsworth’s arms are a special effect in their own right.

Things get funky once writer/director Taika Waititi enters the picture with his gangbusters Thor: Ragnarok in 2017. At the beginning of the film, Thor’s rocking a much more understated sleeveless armor/cape combination when he returns with Surtur’s crown. Keep in mind, this is the film in which Thor loses his most important offensive weapon of all—his hammer Mjölnir. This was such a key turn of events in the MCU there were entire video tributes to the hammer. Thor also got to don a few looks in Ragnarok, including his gladiator armor when he fought his work buddy the Hulk on Sakaar. By the end of the film, Thor’s down both a hammer and an eye.

How does Thor finish out his run through these first three phases of the MCU? A changed man—er, god. To see his final looks in Infinity War and Endgame, and to just enjoy your Monday Thorning, see here:

Featured image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Photo: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2019

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