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Thor: Love & Thunder – Why Christian Bale’s Gorr Wants to Kill All Gods, Explained

Thor: Love and Thunder is set to be one of the biggest MCU releases this summer. With an intriguing plot and a fascinating villain, it promises to be a special film. However, Thor faces one of the most formidable antagonists ever in the for of Gorr The God Butcher. Gorr, as his name and title suggests, wants to wipe out all Gods from existence. Thor being a God himself is at his crosshairs.

Besides Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Christian Bale’s Gorr would be one of the most interesting characters in the film. Gorr The God Butcher has quite a backstory. His mission to “butcher” all Gods is startling. why does he want to kill all divine beings? What wrong have the Gods done to him, for him to seek such revenge on all of them? The answer to these questions lies in his origin story. Which we discuss in this article.

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Gorr The God Butcher’s Desire To Kill All Gods Explained

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Christain Bale as Gorr The God Butcher

Christian Bale’s character Gorr wasn’t always a villain. Long back, he was a starving planet. He, along with his loved ones prayed to the Gods for help. However, none arrived. He lost his family to death. All this grief made him bitter. He was deeply hurt by the Gods not answering his prayers. This made him hateful and angry. Gorr then set out on a mission to kill all gods for revenge. The god butcher was angry that the Gods, despite being powerful, never came to the assistance of his people and let them suffer. He reasoned that with such power, came the responsibility to use it in the aid of the weak and suffering.

This motivation of the villain is reflected in the second trailer where he says, “the only ones who gods care about is themselves”.

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The God Butcher’s Powers: A Brief Note

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Gorr from the comics

We now know the reasons why Gorr wants to kill all divine beings. But what about his powers? How tough of an opponent would he be to Thor? Gorr is extremely powerful. Originally, a simple alien, he got his powers from bonding to “All-Black the Necrosword” which is a symbiotic weapon that he found on a wounded god. With this, he became formidable. His powers include superhuman strength, durability, speed reflexes, longevity, and the power of regeneration. Further, he is quite skilled at torturing. Yikes!

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Thor: Love and Thunder Release Date

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Thor: Love and Thunder, a poster

The film, Thor: Love and Thunder, releases on July 8, 2022. It stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, and Christian Bale as Gorr The God Butcher among others.

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Written by Angad Singh

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