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Thor: Love and ThunderFinally, the fourth installment of the acclaimed series is now available in theaters across the globe. ThorFranchise eying a solid opening weekendThis is in keeping with the previous MCU movie premieres. Not Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of MadnessAnd Spider-Man, There’s No Way Home, Thor 4For the MCU, it might not be as significant. However, Love and Thunder does feature tragic events, and we’re about to explain every death in Thor 4It also explains what this means for the larger picture of the MCU.

Before we move on, it is important to know the following: Big spoilers are below. Our spoiler-free guide is worth a look. Thor: Love and ThunderReview if you’re looking for a spoiler-free version Thor 4.

Every death that we witnessed Thor 4

Mind you, you’re about to discover everything about the tragic deaths that Marvel delivered in Thor 4. We’ll also discuss fake deaths. Beyond this point, spoilers abound.

Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) closeup.
Closeup of Gorr The God Butcher (Christian Bale). Image source: Marvel Studios

Love: The death and resurrection

To fully understand what happens, you will need to wait until the end. Love and Thunder means. There’s a lot of love and thunder in Thor 4. But the title refers to Gorr’s daughter’s name. Gorr’s daughter dies early in the movie, and that’s why Gorr decided to denounce his religion.

Jane and Thor defeat Gorr in a physical fight. Jane and Thor convince him not to use his one wish at Eternity, to kill all gods. Gorr requests Love back and Eternity grants his daughter. Thor acts like her adoptive dad, and Love now has the power to make things happen.

Korg (Taika Waititi) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) looking at a slain monster-like creature
Korg (Taika WAITITI) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), spotting a slain monster like creature. Image source: Marvel Studios

The gods are not immortal

Despite its comical approach, Love and ThunderThere are a few interesting ideas in this book, including the challenge of any type of religion. You will find a sympathetic villain if you remove the cringey jokes.

Gorr, the God Butcher (Christian Bale), is unable to save his daughter despite his prayers. That’s when he starts challenging the gods, vowing to kill all gods.

This is how Gorr became the God Butcher. But, unfortunately, Taika Waititi & Co. do not show that journey. We see Gorr as a God Butcher and then what happens to him after that fateful name.

Gorr only kills one god in between those two events. The god of his world who failed to answer his prayers or keep his daughter alive. The next death happens off-screen. This is the scene that we saw in trailers. That massive god was killed on an icy world (above).

Zeus (Russell Crowe) holding a thunderbolt weapon in his right hand in teaser trailer.
Teaser trailer: Zeus (Russell Crowe), holding a thunderbolt in his right hand. Image source: Marvel Studios

We don’t care about these gods, their names and deaths do not matter. Marvel could have shown Gorr killing a few more. Not because we want to see more death on the screen, but because Bale’s character needed that progression. You don’t get to become the God Butcher with two kills.

And Thor 4 makes it clear that death doesn’t spare gods. Gorr defeats Thor (Chris Hemsworth), more than once, proving that the God Of Thunder can be defeated in battle. In a similar fashion, Thor almost kills Zeus in Russell Crowe’s movie. This sets the stage for a series that will ultimately lead to Thor 5.

Korg’s fake death in Thor 4

Taika Waititi almost ended the life of his Korg character. Zeus’s Thunderbolt went through Korg’s rocky body in what could have been an incredibly heartbreaking death for a beloved character. However, Korg did not die. Korg’s face survived, and he also grew a new body.

Therefore, this isn’t a real death in Thor 4. Instead, Love and ThunderThe universe has many races that can resurrect. Similar to Vin Diesel’s Groot (Vin Diesel). Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

A similar death occurred in another city. RagnarokMiek. The character is now on Earth’s Asgard, an assistant to King Valkyrie.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Korg (Taika Waititi) in Thor: Love and Thunder trailer 2.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Korg (Taika waititi) in Thor, Love and Thunder trailer 2.

Gorr the God Butcher has left the MCU too quickly

Gorr’s death is inevitable from the moment he picked up that powerful Necro Sword. That’s a god-killing weapon that curses the user. Once the weapon is used, it will cause death to the person who wields it.

That’s exactly what we saw in Love and ThunderGorr’s death is depicted at the end. Marvel’s decision to deliver Gorr’s death in Thor 4This is quite annoying.

This is the kind of villain we’d love to see in the MCU. Especially considering that we didn’t get to see enough of him in Love and Thunder.

That said, Gorr’s death is unavoidable in this version of the script. Gorr can’t survive without the Necro Sword, and Jane (Natalie Portman) destroyed the weapon.

Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) before he became the Thor 4 villain.
Before he became the villainous Thor 4, Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale). Image source: Marvel Studios

The Necro Sword is now gone

Love and ThunderThe MCU also sees the end of an important weapon. In we saw Mjolnir being destroyed Ragnarok. The Infinity Stones were then transformed into particles. Endgame. Add the Book of the Vishanti and the Darkhold’s demise in Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness, and there’s a clear pattern here.

Dangerous weapons won’t survive forever in the MCU. And it’s now time for the Necro Sword to perish.

Destroying the god-killing weapon wasn’t easy. It was up to Jane to shatter it into pieces and then turn those pieces into dust with the help of Mjolnir’s thunder. The Necro Sword might not have survived death otherwise. Thor 4This is due to its ability of self-repair.

Gorr's mysterious sword.
Gorr’s mysterious sword. Image source: Marvel Studios

Jane’s death in Thor 4

If there’s one thing we didn’t expect in the months preceding Love and ThunderJane was to die. It seemed that Thor 4 might help Marvel pass the mantle from Hemsworth’s Thor to a new Thor, in line with what’s happening with other Marvel heroes.

Jane was diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer. Mjolnir magic did not work to save Jane. Although the hammer restored her health while it was being used, it also reduced her life force. Jane’s ultimate sacrifice came in the final battle of the movie, where she used Mjolnir to destroy the Necro Sword.

Jane Mighty Thor (Natalie Portman) holding a repaired Mjolnir
Jane Mighty Thor (Natalie Portman), holding a Mjolnir repaired. Image source: Marvel Studios

She died an Asgardian death, which is quite puzzling. She was welcomed to Valhalla by Heimdall (IdrisElba), in the post-credits.

That’s to say that her death might not be final, even though she’s the last character to die in Thor 4.


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