Thor, who is closely associated with his hammer Mjolnir. Although Hela destroyed Mjolnir in Thor Ragnarok. Thor got a new weapon in Avengers Infinity War named Stormbreaker (Asgard’s Kings Weapon). This weapon was used by Thor to stop Thanos in Avengers Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
However, these 7 facts about Stormbreaker were not shown in MCU movies, but there is plenty of comic backstories.
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1. Stormbreaker is capable of blowing people
There’s no doubt that this weapon is more powerful than Mjolnir– and Thor’s power has massively increased strength in Infinity War wasn’t just limited to the lightning power he harnessed in Thor Ragnarok. As well as this increased power, the comic version of this hammer has a much more intense effect on anyone who tries to hold it despite being worthy.
If someone is unworthy and attempts to grab Thor’s original hammer (Mjolnir), they simply cannot pick it up.
But in comics, if anyone who is unworthy tries to pick up this hammer has the ability to blow people. This doesn’t happen often, but a little-known villain by the name of Throck went up against Beta Ray Bill and his hammer.
2 Skrull using Stormbreaker
In MCU the Skrull made their debut in Captain Marvel, which means that it’s possible that MCU will eventually have a variant of this particular comic storyline.
In Comics Skrull was able to capture Beta Ray Bill at some point, and they split the hammer into 2 smaller axes, to be used against their enemies. Later, Skrulls again reassembled the hammer to destroy 1 small town on Earth, but Thor was able to catch it and returned it to Beta Ray Bill.
This story does have some serious questions raised about Skrulls
- How were the Skrulls able to pass the worthiness spell?
- How they got the knowledge of splitting and reforging it back?
These questions may not be answered right now.
3 Iron Man helped in making Stormbreaker
Many comic book fans know that alternate universes have always been a lot of fun and in the Marvel Avengers Academy Universe, Tony Stark helped the Dwarves of Nidavellir in making the Stormbreaker.
This incident happened in a video game, rather than a comic, but it’s still interesting to think about how Avengers Infinity War would have changed Iron Man working with Dwarves of Nidavellir to create King’s Weapon for Thor.
4 The Origin Story of Stormbreaker
In Avengers Infinity War, we saw that Stormbreaker was forged by Eitri for Thor, to use against Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet.
But in the Marvel comics, this hammer was also made by Eitri but it is pretty much different. The weapon was not said to be by Thor but by Odin (in MCU he’s dead). There was also no great of the forges of the Dwarves of Nidavellir. After it was made Odin enchanted it, giving it the same magical powers as Mjolnir.
5 Stormbreaker was not made for Thor
The huge difference between Original Stormbreaker and the MCU version is the hero that wields it. In the MCU, of course, Thor got his hammer in order to kill Thanos.
In the comics, this hammer was made for Beta Ray Bill. Beta Ray Bill is a Korbinite Cyborg and protector of his people and during his fight with Thor, he was able to pick up in Mjolnir. After seeing this Odin brought Beta Ray Bill and Thor to a different location, and made them fight.
In this fight, Beta Ray Bill didn’t only defeat Thor, but also he refused to kill Thor and Odin could see that he is a worthy champion and also worthy to wield a magical hammer.
6 Stormbreaker looks very different in comics
In the MCU Mjolnir looks like a square hammer, and Stormbreaker looks like an axe with a hammer-ish end, but in the comics, they look totally different. In Marvel Comics, the original axed hammer is a round mallet, and much smaller in size than the movie version. At one point, Beta Ray Bill is endowed with cosmic power.
7 Lady Sif invloved in origin of STORMBREAKER
We saw Lady Sif being injured in the battle with Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder, and she hasn’t got much screen time in movies.
However, in the comics, Lady Sif plays a major part involved in the creation of this hammer. In order to get Eitri to forge the hammer, Odin was required to send a champion who could defeat Throgg, then they would forge the hammer. Lady Sif kicked some Throgg-sized butt, and he left in shame at his defeat, and then Eitri forged the hammer for Odin.
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