Face-Off: Which Thor Movie Character Is The Best?

Thor: Love and Thunder is upon us and will be the fourth solo film starring Chris Hemsworth as the legendary MCU hero from Asgard. Although Hemsworth has directed these films, he has brought some incredible characters with him on his journey to Earth, Svartalfheim, Sakaar and beyond.

To celebrate his upcoming adventure, we need you to help us decide who is the best character from the Thor movies. We’ve tried to stick to characters first introduced in a Thor movie (or Asgardians/Asgardian adjacents that showed up elsewhere), but we had to include Hulk from Thor: Ragnarok because he’s such a big part of the movie. We also don’t include characters that appear in Thor: Love and Thunder, as that movie has yet to be officially released.

Do you think Thor deserves first place? Or is your star picture Jane Foster, who will wield Mjolnir and become Mighty Thor in the new movie? Or does your heart have a soft spot for Korg, Darcy Lewis or even Matt Damon’s Loki? We’ve selected 41 of the best characters from the Thor movies to play ‘Face-Off’ against each other, two at a time. Do you choose OG Loki over the Loki variant from the Disney+ series? Valkyrie or Hela? The choice is yours…

(And don’t forget you can pass a Face-Off round if you don’t know a character by just hitting “skip” at the bottom of the page.)

Click here to start voting in the Thor movie character Face-Off!

What is a face off?

As the name suggests, a Face-Off pits two things against each other and you decide which one is the superior of the two. In this case, you vote to determine who is the best character from the Thor movies – Thor, Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok – and the universe. It is possible to see certain characters more than once, so you can keep voting for your favorites to make sure they rank higher than the rest. IGN’s regular team of Thor experts has pre-selected 41 characters for you to choose from. These are randomly matched and each time you pick a winner it is tracked.

How is the winner determined?

When the vote ends on July 7th, we’ll add up the total number of “wins” and “losses” each Thor character has, and create a ranking based on your picks revealed on July 8th – the day that Thor: Love and Thunder arrives in theaters. The character who has won the most matchups will be crowned the ‘winner’ and in case of an equal number of ‘wins’, the character with the fewest ‘losses’ will take first place. If you continue to vote for your favorite character, they have a higher chance of reaching the top of the list. You can vote as many times as you want until the Face-Off closes.

How do I know when I’ve clicked through everything?

It’s hard to know when you’ve seen every character from the Thor movie because they are randomly matched and there are so many possible matchups. Playing until you vote for all your favorites or blocking certain characters from making it into the winner’s circle are several options you can take with a Face-Off. Deciding the winner in all of these matchups ensures that your pick of the best Thor movie character has a fighting chance to reach the top of the list.

Which Thor movie characters were included?

The list of Thor movie characters has been established by IGN staff, and we’ve tried to include the most recognizable characters from Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok (plus a number of Thor universe characters that have cropped up elsewhere in the MCU). We tried to save it for those who impressed, even for a brief moment, and that got us 41 characters. Since Thor: Love and Thunder won’t be released in theaters until July 8, we’ve kept those characters out of the show, including the Guardians of the Galaxy, but we may have included some images of characters from the movie because they just look so great looking.

Click here to start voting in the Thor movie character Face-Off!

For more information, see our explanation about Gorr the God Butcher by Christian BaleJane Fosterand Marvel’s Pantheon of Gods (including Russell Crowe’s Zeus!) and our view on how Thor: Love and Thunder can reconcile the MCU’s most inconsistent character arc.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and further twitching.

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