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Your Ultimate Guide to The Hulk vs. Thor Competition


Hulk and Thor are the most popular and strongest superheroes in Marvel comics. Both have played an essential role in the evolution of superhero comic books as they are strong, invincible, and have the ultimate determination to fight evil. However, their rivalry has been an underlying theme of their relationship in the comics since 1963 and is still persistent today. Although they have occasional fights throughout the comics and in MCU. But, there is no clear winner. So the question of who will win the Hulk vs.Thor competition has always divided the fans.

Hulk and Thor’s rivalry is a classic story about two muscular guys trying to prove who is the stronger. Although when these superheroes are against a common enemy, they tend to be best of friends. But in the various situations, with their strong ego and urge to outdo themselves, the situation gets out of control.

In the beginning fight in Thor: Ragnarok film, we got to see an honest and brutal trailer of their face-off, but there was no apparent winner. So to get the possible answer, we will give you more details of their strengths and weaknesses in this article so that you can decide the winner of The Hulk vs.Thor competition.

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The Hulk

In this section, we will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of The Hulk.

Strengths

The Incredible Hulk is one of Marvel’s strongest characters. His alter ego Dr. Bruce Banner is a regular human without any superpowers. After absorbing massive amounts of gamma radiation after hitting a blast, Banner transforms into an invincible massive creature.

This muscular humanoid possessed a huge degree of superhuman strength. The Hulk’s skin is nearly impenetrable; nothing hurts him, from bullets to tank shells, fire to bombs. Moreover, Hulk has limitless stamina. He is never tired during long periods of fights, as his body combats fatigue poisons, eliminating them from his body.

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Rage is also a strength of Hulk as he becomes stronger, more durable, and more dangerous when he gets angrier. Moreover, Hulk is immune to telepathy. Various villains tried to control his mind throughout Hulk’s journey, but most of them failed. Due to multiple personalities in his head and increased rage.

Weaknesses

Although rage makes Hulk strong to invulnerability, his powers increase massively when he is angry. However, at the same time, the rage saps him of his intelligence, making him dangerous to anybody around him. While enraged, he can lash out at even his allies and friends, causing uncontrollable situations. Moreover, due to trauma from an abusive childhood, Hulk suffers from multiple personality disorder. The conflict between Hulk and Banner for control keeps Hulk from performing to the fullest. Furthermore, it is believed that Hulk’s skin is impenetrable against any weapon. However, adamantium and vibranium have to ability to cause harm to Hulk.

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Thor:

In this section, we will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of The Hulk.

Strengths

The Asgardian God is the most powerful superhero in Marvel’s universe. He possesses strength, superhuman abilities, and cryptic powers. Thor can summon devastating lightning bolts or thunderstorms, wiping out his enemies with the mighty Mjolnir. Moreover, he has supersonic speed and can travel faster than the speed of light.

Moreover, due to his godly lineage, Thor received the best war training becoming the best warrior making him skilled enough to wield Mjolnir. Furthermore, his indomitable will and zeal towards missions of fighting evil make him more dedicated. Due to this reason, Thor can fight tirelessly and persistently in battles in the face of odds.

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Another superpower that Thor possesses is he is invulnerable. His skin is impenetrable to weapons. Moreover, he can withstand the weight of planets and the blasts, fire, or bombs. The Asgardian God cannot be harmed easily. Furthermore, Thor has a strong mind-body relationship. His mind is stronger; hence he has the natural ability for mind resistance. Thor has an innate capacity for mind resistance. Thus it is not easy to control him through telepathy.

Weaknesses

Although, Mjolnir is so powerful that it is enough to strike fear into the hearts of Thor’s enemies. The hammer is fallible, though. Pieces of it can fall off. However, pieces can be chipped off from it during battles. Moreover, Thor becomes vulnerable when separated from his hammer, which villains can easily exploit. On the other hand, other superheroes can also wield Mjolnir as well.

Thor’s short temper is his biggest weakness that has also been used against him in various comics. Another flaw that Thor has is that he does not always think about the repercussions of his actions. He attacks first and questions later. Moreover, his determination is his strength, but it also becomes his weakness. Because he keeps throwing himself at difficult situations that can threaten his life.

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Hulk vs.Thor Fights

Two of the most iconic superheroes in the Marvel Universe have various conflicts along with being allies. So let’s revisit some memorable fights that will help us decide who will win the actual battle.

The two heroes cross paths for the first time in Avengers# 3 (1963when Hulk turns against Avengers and teammates try to bring him back. They fought ruthlessly, and Thor was able to use his speed to bury the Hulk under rubble. However, the fight ended without concluding who was stronger. Whereas, in The Mighty Thor # 385 (1987), Hulk proved to be physically stronger than Thor.

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However, in The Incredible Hulk Annual #1 (2001), Thor, for the first time, beats Hulk having the upper hand. However, in the end, Hulk recovers successfully, knocking Thor down. In The Immortal Hulk #7, when the Avengers encounter a devil-possessed Hulk, the rage-filled Hulk punches Thor knocking him down in one hit. It’s clear which of the two Avengers has more physical strength.

Moreover, In The Incredible Hulk #300, due to mind abdication, Dr. Bruce is stuck in Hulk’s form and, in extensive rage, starts wrecking New York city. All the Avengers tried to subdue Hulk but failed. Thor vs.Hulk fight so intensively that Hulk throws the Adamantium statue directly at Thor at one point. Doctor Strange uses his mystic arts to stop them as they are destroying the whole city. This fight also ended without any winner due to interference from Doctor Strange.

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Recent Encounters

In the Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned in Sakaar. In the Grand Arena, Thor is made to duel against Hulk. Without his Mjolnir, Thor emerges as powerful and knocks down Hulk with a Sakaarian weapon easily. However, the fight ended prematurely by Grandmaster without any apparent winner. But had the battle continued, thor was the ultimate winner as Hulk became flabbergasted by Thor’s electric blows.

Final verdict

Hulk is more fierce and strong, but he is inconsistent due to his rage. In contrast, Thor has emerged as a more mature Avenger throughout his journey. So apparently, Hulk has emerged stronger in the comics having the upper hand. But if anyone can give Hulk tough competition, that is none other than our superhuman hero Thor. What are your thoughts?

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Conclusion

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