MCU: 10 Greatest Thor Moments

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Thor got off to a shaky start in the MCU. His first two solo outings were by no means perfect, and for a while it looked as though the God of Thunder wasn't destined for a full trilogy or even a good film.

Ragnarok may have come along and breathed new life into the hero, but regardless of how his films turned out, the one thing that never disappointed was Chris Hemsworth's performance or Thor's character arc.

At first immature, brash and arrogant, he has since grown over time into one of the MCU's most dependable heroes. He's also arguably been through more than any other main character in the franchise - he lost his mother, his brother (twice), his father and had a doomed relationship with Jane Foster. His sister took his eye. He failed to stop Thanos and blamed himself for the Snap.

Yet he keeps fighting, keeps hitting audiences with jokes and brilliant monologues and always comes through in the end.

Whether feuding with Loki, learning about the rules of social etiquette, finding his calling or taking on old friends, here are the 10 greatest Thor moments in the MCU.

10. Grabbing Loki - The Avengers

During 2012's The Avengers, Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and the rest of the new Avengers team manage to apprehend Loki (Tom Hiddleston) - not yet knowing it's all part of his master plan to split up his foes - and prepare to transport him to SHIELD.

But along the way, a storm breaks out and Thor arrives, taking Loki from their custody and disappearing into the night.

Away from the others, Thor berates his brother for his actions on Asgard, and is then forced to take on Cap and Iron Man when they return to get their prisoner back.

Verbally jousting with Tony Stark and putting his hammer against Cap's shield makes for one of the film's most under-appreciated scenes, culminating in the God of Thunder joining the Avengers on their journey.

The whole sequence acts as Thor's introduction to the team, and proves that he's able to go toe-to-toe with Earth's Mightiest Heroes when he has to.

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