Warning: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) had a pretty tough time in Avengers: Infinity War. During the very start of the movie, fans get to see Thor broken and battered, his people slain in his ship. After the opening scene, the Asgardian God of Thunder loses his brother, his best friend and all of his people to Thanos and the Mad Titan's Black Order.
However, heartbreaking as it is to see Thor left without anything, fans couldn't help but wonder at the back of their heads why Thanos bested the Asgardian God so easily when Thor: Ragnarok proved that Thor had become even more powerful than he usually is.
Taking time to speak in an interview with Collider,Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely explain why Thor had such inconsistent power levels in the movie. Though the two do admit they didn't really think about Thor's power levels as much when writing the first half of Marvel's two-part Avengers movie, they do have a decent explanation.
"I think he's very durable. Like I think, literally, his flesh is very hard to break. That's why he can survive in space, that's why he can take that thing in the star. But you can still drain him of energy, you can still knock him out, you can still hurt him. So I think it would be very hard to wreck his body, but I think, you know, he has stamina and his stamina goes up and his stamina goes down depending on what he's been through."
Despite his durability and strength, Thor definitely didn't seem like a match for Thanos – well until he had the Stormbreaker that is. After forging the ax together with Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel) and the Dwarf King Eitri (Peter Dinklage), Thor found his powers again. With the Stormbreaker in hand, Thor was able to cut through the Infinity Gauntlet's power and slice open Thanos' chest at the end of the film.
With his powers back, fans can't help but wonder whether we'll get to see more Thor vs Thanos fight scenes in Avengers 4.
Avengers: Infinity War is currently screening in cinemas.