Nick Fury makes Thor Unworthy of Mjolnir
Time to travel in the past a bit and revisit the first steps of Jane Foster becoming Thor in the comics and that’s because of this moment from Jason Aaron’s Original Sin miniseries which featuring the moment Nick Fury makes Thor Unworthy of Mjolnir
Check out what happened in Original Sin down below.
In issue 6 everything starts boiling to a fight between the Avengers and Nick Fury’s forces who have been protecting the elderly Nick Fury while he picks out the next person who will become the “Man in the Wall”, the person in charge of looking after the galaxy and saving it from destruction. Fury walks out all armored up and clutching both eyes of the dead Uatu the Watcher.
While they Avengers and even heroes that are not members of Avengers try to attack Fury and take away Uatu’s eyes from him, there’s a short battle that happens between Captain America and Fury then Thor picks up the slack and starts pounding on Fury’s helmet.
During their encounter, Fury tells Thor that he has a sister (in the comics it was Angela but in the MCU, they changed it to become Hela played by Cate Blanchett). Then he begins his statement by saying that he was beaten with all his strength he was officially beaten by a whisper.
It took us years before we actually learned what Nick Fury whispered to Thor but it had a lasting impact to the Thor books and later introduced us to the Mighty Thor aka Jane Foster but that’s for another place and time. What happens here is tragic to Thor and set up some good and mediocre stories from Jason Aaron in the next few years.
As Original Sin wraps up, the Avengers return to Earth, Spider-Man kind of remembers that they might have left someone back in the moon and its revealed to be Thor. He was left there in the moon, still struggling to lift Mjolnir because he has been turned into Unworthy Thor.
What did Nick Fury whisper to Thor?
This power move was only composed by a few words as Thor Odinson revealed years later in the pages of Unworthy Thor. Fury just whispered “Gorr was Right”. Only a few people knew about this so it showed how powerful Fury has become thanks to the powers he’s been using via the Uatu the Watcher’s eyes.
“Gorr was right”
Which circles back to the core ideals that Thor and Gorr were fighting about in Jason Aaron’s run. Gorr was right all along that the gods were useless and that they bring more ruin than good. Of course Thor would side with beings like him and say that they are benevolent like he is but in the back of his mind, he knew this was true; succumbing to the notion made him unworthy of Mjolnir.
You can see more of Thor, Mighty Thor and Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder which opens July 6!
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