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Thor: Top 6 Important Supporting Characters (Ranked)

Thor is one MCU hero who has shown us what transformation is like. So far, he has appeared in three solo movies. In the first one, we saw him surrounded by gods and mortals, giving Shakespearian vibes. It was an introductory movie and Chris Hemsworth was loved by the fans. However, the second movie was and is considered one of the worst MCU movies to date. Thanks to the storyline. But the third movie, Thor: Ragnarok, changed the narrative completely. It was something fans had never seen before. Maybe the response to this movie encouraged the makers to go ahead with Thor’s fourth installment. Throughout these three movies, we were introduced to many characters who were important in Thor’s life. How important? We’ve ranked them below. Check it out!

1. Loki

Loki and Thor's relationship was unique
Loki and Thor’s relationship was unique

Thor wouldn’t have been Thor if there was no Loki. Loki’s mischievous behavior made Thor the ideal choice for the thrown. From the beginning, Loki was Thor’s beloved brother, but he could never trust him. We all know why. But the love between them was real. Also, if Loki wouldn’t have been Thor’s brother, we all know how Thor could have been (Party Thor from What If…? Remember?) Loki’s character beautifully transitioned from anti-hero to hero throughout the three movies.

2. Odin

Odin motivated Thor to be a better person to better rule Asgard
Odin motivated Thor to be a better person to better rule Asgard

It was Odin, the Allfather, father of Thor, and King of Asgard who always wanted Thor to be a better person. He always wanted to make sure that Thor was worthy of Mjolnir and the throne. Just because Thor was his son, Odin didn’t easily pass on the throne. When Odin realized Thor needed some time to grow, he took the necessary step.

3. Heimdall

Heimdall, the almighty guardian of Bifrost
Heimdall, the almighty guardian of Bifrost

The almighty guardian of the Bifrost, Heimdall, was a one-man army. In all the movies he showed us a different side of his. First, a guardian, then a warrior who defended Asgard, and later singlehandedly decided to defend Hela. He then led a rebellion to protect Asgardians against Hela. Also, he was always looking out for Thor whenever he needed him, just in time! To conclude, Heimdall has proven to be a very important character.

4. Valkyrie

Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok
Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok

She showed up late, but that doesn’t mean she is important. She was the one who helped Thor escape the planet and those ugly games. Also, once she regained her warrior mentality, she helped Thor defeat Hela. Not only was she Thor’s important and strong fighter, but she also became the new King of Asgard.

5. Erik Selvig

The scientist Erik Selvig, always helping out Thor
The scientist Erik Selvig, always helping out Thor

No fancy superpowers or muscular strength. Yet Erik Selvig manages to make it on the list. Why? That’s because of his intelligence and strong alliance with Thor. Time and again Erik has helped Thor solve his problems with his scientific mind. He acted as both, a mentor and an ally.

6. Frigga

Frigga
Frigga, Thor and Loki’s mother

She did what nobody could. She openly expressed love to Thor and Loki that made her grow closer to both of them. It was after she died, that both the brothers reunited to take revenge. Her love did what nothing else could.