Superheroes have been a huge part of our culture for decades. From Superman to Spiderman, we’ve had plenty of heroes to look up to and admire. But who would win in a fight? That’s the question that this blog post will answer! We’re going to break down each hero’s strengths and weaknesses before deciding which one is superior. Find out if Thor or Superman is more powerful!
History of Thor
Thor is a Marvel superhero that first appeared in 1962. He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, who are also known for creating the Hulk, Iron Man, Black Panther, and many more of your favorite superheroes! In Norse mythology he’s one of the most powerful gods in their pantheon. But even though his powers come from his hammer, his strength comes from the belt of strength that he wears.
He has a variety of powers like superhuman durability and energy projection. He’s also able to control lightning which is amazing for stopping enemies in their tracks! His intelligence isn’t as high as some other superheroes but it doesn’t need to be because Thor can fly using Mjolnir.
History of Superman
Superman is a DC Comics superhero that first appeared in 1938 and was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. He’s one of the most iconic superheroes to date, so it’s no wonder he has an incredible list of powers! But his strength comes from Earth’s yellow sun which charges his cells and powers up his body. He’s able to fly, shoot lasers from his eyes, is invulnerable to most forms of harm (except green kryptonite), has superhuman strength that can break steel in half, and many other incredible abilities.
Thor: Powers & Abilities
Longevity: Thor was born in the era of Vikings and doesn’t seem to be ageing. But they actually do but at a very slow rate.
Super strength: Thor is insanely strong, even when he’s not using his hammer! He can lift up around 100 tons with ease which allows him to break through barriers really quickly. He also has superhuman durability so it takes a lot for Thor to get hurt.
Energy projection: When Thor swings his hammer it emits a powerful force that can be used to destroy enemies or structures. It’s also been shown that he can use this power on himself and others which helps him heal more quickly than normal humans would.
Lightning control: This is one of the most dangerous things about Thor because lightning is a powerful energy that can be used to kill enemies.
Flight: Thor’s hammer Mjolnir allows him to fly so he doesn’t need a jet or an airplane.
Superman: Powers & Abilities
Invulnerability: Superman is invincible and cannot be harmed by anything, with the exception of green kryptonite. He is also able to shoot lasers from his eyes which are powerful enough to destroy a building in seconds!
Super strength: Superman can lift up around 100 tons with ease, just like Thor so they have pretty similar superpowers and abilities.
Flight: Superman’s power comes from Earth’s yellow sun but he flies without having to carry a hammer.
Intelligence: Superman is intelligent and has an intelligence quotient of about 200, which means he’s exceptionally smart! He can fly to the sun or space without his suit on because it keeps him safe from harmful radiation. His brain also processes information quickly so he can react more efficiently than others would in combat situations.
Kryptonite: Superman has a weakness in the form of green kryptonite. It can make him feel weak and lose his powers which is why he needs to be very careful when it’s around.
Mjolnir: Thor’s hammer is really powerful but it can’t always do everything. He needs to maintain its power by swinging it on occasion or else he’ll lose his powers and get hurt.
He’s also not as intelligent as someone like Superman, so when fighting against a group of enemies he sometimes gets a little bit too aggressive because he doesn’t understand the big picture.
Power Grid Comparison
We are using the same numbers as Marvel has published in the character’s report. The maximum that a power can reach is 7. For Superman, we made an assumption based on a fight with the Hulk (Marvel vs DC) and hours of reading.
After doing our research, we have to conclude that Superman would be the winner of this fight.
If you read our post The Mighty Thor vs. The Incredible Hulk, you probably have seen that the Hulk and Thor would end up in a draw as they both received the same total score coming out of the power grid.
As DC Comics doesn’t provide this score, we created the above as an assumption. And yes, we realize that we gave Superman the perfect score across all criteria’s but he is also the perfect hero after the hours of reading that we did.
But there actually 2 other reasons why we would think that Superman would win:
1: In the Marvel vs DC comic crossover, Superman battles the Hulk and Kal-El eventually beats Bruce in this fight. As Thor and The Hulk would end up in a draw this gives Superman the advantage.
2: Intelligence – Superman has a big advantage as he has a superior intellect compared to Thor who only gets a 2 from Marvel themselves.
One interesting fact that we need to add, is that Thor does get a perfect score from Marvel but as the Ultimate Thor Character. So if Ultimate Thor and Superman would go head to head, they would end up in a draw.