Thor: Love and Thunder: How Did Jane Become Mighty Thor?

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One of the most anticipated arrivals in Thor: Love and Thunder is the return of Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and this time, she won’t be the scientist everyone saw in the first two films but rather, she would be donning a new suit as the Mighty Thor. For those who haven’t read the comics, how did she end up being the female counterpart of her former flame?

Thor: Love and Thunder: How Did Jane Become Mighty Thor?

Thor: Love and Thunder: How Did Jane Become Mighty Thor?
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Thor: Love and Thunder: How Did Jane Become Mighty Thor?

Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster appeared as the new wielder of the Mjolnir, now reforged, surprising everyone, even Thor himself, as she finally makes her way as the Mighty Thor, sporting the whole look and even showing her huge biceps.

In the comics, she is known as the Mighty Thor penned by Jason Aarons. Here, Jane Foster was diagnosed with breast cancer and she has to undergo chemotherapy. Surprisingly, she found out that she could lift the Mjolnir, something that normal people would not be able to do.

With the hammer of Thor, she becomes stronger and turns herself into a goddess. While her powers are not on par with Thor, her abilities are much like his when she wields the Mjolnir.

However, there is a catch: when she is not Mighty Thor, she is back to her weak and frail body dying from cancer. The other catch, a more dangerous one for her, is that whenever she suits up as the Mighty Thor, the cancer rapidly increases within her making it more deadly for her but still, she takes the hammer when Thor is not around and she carries on the mantle to protect others.

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In Thor: Love and Thunder, it goes the same for Jane when she is the Mighty Thor and when she is a frail woman who is at the fourth stage of cancer. Inasmuch as Jane would love to stay as the Mighty Thor, the cancer in her body spreads faster when she does it.

This got the best of her. She knew Thor needed help in defeating Gorr the God Butcher and she chose to give her life for the safety of the Asgardian children held captive by the villain and help the love of her life. She fought until the end, just like a true Asgardian.

Thor: Love and Thunder is currently in theaters.

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