Thor Odinson, former King of Asgard & the God of Thunder is not a complete Asgardian himself. He is one of the strongest individuals amongst the Asgardians probably the strongest Asdardian alive in the MCU. But there is a chance that he is actually just half Asgardian even in the MCU. Very few people are aware about the comic book backstory of Thor as half of his heritage actually belongs to Earth.
This news comes as a major surprise for everyone because all this time, we’ve been associating Loki with his non-Asgardian lineage. Loki obviously was adopted by Odin as he originally belongs to Jotunheim. But no one knows that Queen Frigga is not the biological mother of Thor in the comics. The relationship between Thor and Frigga (Rene Russo) was a very important plot point in Endgame as Thor Frigga was the one who gave Thor the closure that he needed. But it seems that the reality is unknown to Thor in the MCU.
Even in the comics, the true identity of Thor’s biological mother has been closely guarded. But knowing the comic book backstory now, we’ve got reason to believe that this might actually be true in the films as well. In the books, Thor learns about the truth of his mother very late as this revelation comes for him in Thor #300. Here, Thor fights the omnipotent Celestials. The Celestials as we know are responsible for modifying life on Earth as they were the ones who created Eternals, Mutants and the Deviants (the concepts that are all about to be introduced).
So in this story, the Celestials return to pass judgment upon whether Earthlings are worthy to live or should they be victims of mass genocide. And to stop them come the Asgardians who get obliterated by the Celestials with the help of the Eternals. Even Thor comes close to losing his own life, and that’s when this Eternal woman called Gaea appears revealing herself to be the biological mother of Thor.
Gaea, Goddess of the Earth saves the day by offering the Young Gods to Celestials. These Young Gods are 12 Earthlings who are the representatives of the populace on Earth, and they are the reason why humanity should survive. Gaea reveals herself to be the last of the Elder Gods after she heals. The Elder Gods were present even before the Asgardians. Odin desired that his son should be powerful than the normal Asgardians, so he travelled to Earth, fell in love with Gaea & they conceived Thor.
But then, Odin raised Thor on Asgard and never told Thor about his true parentage. That’s because he wanted Thor to be King of Asgard one day, and he feared that Thor would abandon his own planet for Earth. Well, this is why Thor feels a deeper connection with Earth and its people, and this reality could work even in the MCU. In fact, Thor is actually related to all non-Norse Gods because Gaea & the other Elder Gods were the ones who created all other Gods.
Surprisingly, there was no fuss between Gaea & Frigga either as in Thor #301, the two mothers of Thor work together. If all of this comic book backstory were to be true for the MCU as well, then this could be used extremely well for future Thor stories. Eternals are coming to the picture, and Thor might need a tie in with them. This could also relate him with the likes of Hercules, leading us to a fight between Thor & Hercules that we’ve always wanted. But obviously, there may be a chance that this won’t be used in the MCU at all since Thor: Love And Thunder could turn out to be the final Thor movie of the MCU.
Let’s see what happens. Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.