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"First off, the name is Mighty Thor! And secondly, if you can't say Mighty Thor, I'll accept Dr. Jane Foster! And thirdly, eat my hammer!"
―Mighty Thor[src]

Dr. Jane Foster was an astrophysicist, who found Thor after he was banished to Earth by Odin.

Jane was among the many who vanished when Thanos completed the Infinity Gauntlet and wiped out half the life in the universe. Five years later, she was resurrected by Bruce Banner via the Nano Gauntlet.

While Jane was seeking treatment for her terminal cancer, she became the wielder of a reforged Mjölnir and the Mighty Thor, helping Thor against Gorr the God Butcher. However, she died of her illness shortly thereafter. Her spirit then moved on to Valhalla, where she is greeted by Heimdall.


Fury's Big Week[]

Jane Foster contacted Erik Selvig to ask if he could help her with her investigations.


"They stole my life's work, so I don't have much to lose."
―Jane Foster[src]

Jane Foster was travelling in a van with her colleague Erik Selvig and her assistant Darcy Lewis, when a mysterious weather event and the subject of Foster's research unexpectedly resulted in a powerful vortex before them. As they struggled to drive through zero-visibility conditions, the van collided with a man who had stumbled out of the dust and into their path. The man, who only announced himself as Thor, was injured again when Darcy tasered him, prompting them to take him to hospital.

The following day, Darcy made a surprise discovery when she noticed the figure of a man in one of the photographic images captured from the atmospheric event. While Jane realized that the newcomer might be able to shed some light on the event, Selvig was more skeptical. So began a lengthy disagreement between the two, with Foster theorizing about the possibility of an Einstein-Rosen Bridge, while Selvig insisted that everything Thor had been saying about gods and other worlds was nothing more than delusional talk based on old myths. Despite Selvig's concerns, Jane's interest in Thor pushed her to find out more, and the trio set off for the hospital to find the stranger. Once they were reunited, the trio and Thor went to a local diner where Jane pressed him for more information, trying to make sense of what he was telling them. It was there that Thor overheard news of his missing hammer, Mjölnir, and set off on his own to retrieve it. Returning home, Jane and her colleagues found S.H.I.E.L.D. agents confiscating their equipment.

After commiserating with her colleagues over the loss of their property (and telling Darcy to stop going on about her lost iPod), Jane chanced upon Thor again and volunteered to assist him with reacquiring his hammer Mjölnir. This goal proved unsuccessful when Thor, after stealing into the temporary S.H.I.E.L.D. compound that had sprung up around the artifact, found himself unable to lift it and allowed himself to be caught.

Jane enlisted Erik’s help in getting Thor released, which led to a series of events that bonded the expanded group more closely, with Selvig befriending Thor while Foster started to view him as a romantic interest. Their time together was cut short when first, several of Thor's friends from Asgard arrived to take him home, and then the Destroyer (a very large battle automaton robot) arrived to stop him from returning to Asgard.

Thor ultimately beat The Destroyer. His willingness to sacrifice himself in the protection of those around him proved his worthiness of Mjölnir, which he regained along with his full power as the God of Thunder. Jane finally saw what he really was for the first time, but with the return of Thor's power came the return of his responsibility to his realm and his people. She was forced to say goodbye as Thor returned to his home.

Thor: The Dark World Prelude #1[]

Jane continued with her research to find a way to bring Thor back to Earth. She tried to open a wormhole but failed. Darcy tried to convince her to wait, because Thor promised he would return, but Jane worried that he might not, and decided to not give up.

One year later, Thor's brother Loki came to Earth, so S.H.I.E.L.D. contacted Jane and sent her to an Astrophysics Lab in Norway to keep her safe.

The Avengers[]

Thor asked about Jane's whereabouts when he returned to Earth to bring Loki back to AsgardCoulson revealed that she, like Erik Selvig, was now working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and that she had been placed in a secret location (Tromsø, Norway) to protect her after Loki took Selvig.

Thor: The Dark World Prelude #2[]

In Tromsø, Jane became frustrated due to no-one giving her a reason for her being there. She confronted one of the scientists when Darcy interrupted her to show her live footage of Thor in Manhattan.

Jane and Darcy flew to New York where Jane promised Erik Selvig that she'd look after him, before realizing that Thor had already returned to Asgard.

Thor: The Dark World[]

"We're from different worlds, maybe they were separate for a reason."
―Jane Foster [src]

Jane Foster is an astrophysicist who met Thor when he was exiled to Earth by his father. The two had an intense attraction in the short time they were together, and through Jane, Thor learned the value of humility and the heroic nature of humanity. After being separated since Thor’s first visit to Earth, Jane has moved on with her life. However now she finds herself pulled into Thor’s world once again by an ancient evil.

Avengers: Operation HYDRA[]

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Avengers: Age of Ultron[]

Jane was mentioned by Thor at Tony Stark's party and he bragged about her laudable work in the scientific field.

WHIH Newsfront[]

Jane was preparing to lecture on her experiences with interspace and dimensional travels.

Thor: Ragnarok[]

"Sorry to hear that Jane dumped you."
"She didn't dump me, you know. I dumped her. It was a mutual dumping.
―Girl and Thor[src]

It was revealed that Jane and Thor have broken up.

Avengers: Endgame[]

Five years after the Decimation, a drunken Thor mentioned Jane's encounter with the Aether as a time when the Reality Stone's location was known. Thor called Jane both an old flame and his ex and went into a bit of a drunken ramble about her.

In order to get the Reality Stone, Thor and Rocket returned to 2013 to extract the Aether from Jane.

Jane was restored along with the fallen heroes and everyone else lost in the Decimation by the Bruce Banner/Hulk.

Thor: Love and Thunder[]

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Character traits[]

Jane was a strong and determined woman, with an obstinate will and an independent spirit. She firmly believes that scientists have been invested with the mission of searching the truth and loyally follows this idealism. She possesses a deep knowledge for her study field, astrophysics, and of her peers. She came the closest to discovering the existence of Asgard by studying the wormhole-like traces left by the use of the Bifrost Bridge.

Powers and Abilities[]


  • Transformation: When wielding Mjölnir, Jane gained several superhuman physical attributes that were identical to Thor Odinson's, including superhuman strength, durability, speed, agility, reflexes, stamina and an accelerated healing factor.
    • Superhuman Strength: Mighty Thor was much stronger than normal humans. She was able to pick up Stormbreaker and throw it at a considerable distance. Mighty Thor was also proven to be capable of going head-on against Gorr the God Butcher.
    • Superhuman Durability: Mighty Thor was far more durable than normal humans. She was able to withstand several hits from Gorr and his army of monsters without getting injured.
    • Superhuman Speed: Mighty Thor was much faster than normal humans. She could run at speeds far greater than the finest Olympic athlete. Mighty Thor was also able to run and fly through the air while using Mjølnir.
    • Superhuman Agility: Mighty Thor was far more agile than normal humans. She was able to perform acrobatic and gymnastic moves, such as flips and jumps.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Mighty Thor's reflexes were much faster than normal humans. She was able to dodge Gorr the God Butcher's strikes.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Mighty Thor possessed far more stamina than normal humans, allowing her to remain physically active for long periods of time.
    • Accelerated Healing Factor: Mighty Thor's metabolism allowed her to heal much faster, more extensively, and efficiently than normal humans, but could not completely heal her from her cancer.
  • Mjölnir Capabilities: When wielding Mjölnir, Mighty Thor gained several supernatural attributes that were identical to Thor's, including atmogenesis, atmokinesis, aerogenesis, aerokinesis, electrogenesis, electrokinesis and flight.
    • Atmogenesis: When wielding Mjölnir, Mighty Thor could generate, create and project all aspects of the weather.
    • Atmokinesis: When wielding Mjölnir, Mighty Thor could manipulate all aspects of the weather.
    • Aerogenesis: When wielding Mjölnir, Mighty Thor could generate, create and project air or wind.
    • Aerokinesis: When wielding Mjölnir, Mighty Thor could manipulate air or wind.
    • Electrogenesis: When wielding Mjölnir, Mighty Thor could generate, create and project bright blue electricity, which radiated around her body.
    • Electrokinesis: When wielding Mjölnir, Mighty Thor could manipulate electricity. Her electrical energy could take the forms of blasts, waves, and bolts of several sizes and intensities.
    • Flight: When wielding Mjölnir, Mighty Thor was able to fly at amazing speeds and at high altitudes.
    • Mystical Link: Mighty Thor could summon Mjölnir back into her hand, when she needed it or after she threw it from great distances.


  • Expert Acrobat: When wielding Mjölnir, Mighty Thor was was highly skilled in all kinds of acrobatics and gymnastics.
  • Genius-Level Intellect: Jane was a highly intelligent individual.
  • Master Scientist: Jane was an expert in the fields of science, astrophysics, electronics, mechanics, technology and several other subjects.
  • Master Hand-To-Hand Combatant: As a result of Mjølnir, Mighty Thor was a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant. She was able to go head-on against Gorr the God Butcher in combat.
  • Master Hammer Fighter: Mighty Thor was a highly skilled hammer fighter, as she could effectively use Mjölnir in her fights, as seen when she battled Gorr the God Butcher.


  • Cancer: Mighty Thor was suffering from stage four cancer. Every time Mighty Thor wielded Mjölnir, it accelerated her disease, making her weaker and leading to her death.
  • Limited Durability: Although Mighty Thor was incredibly durable, she did have her limits, as objects, weapons or other extra-terrestrial beings with enough force could injure her.
  • Limited Healing Factor: Although Mighty Thor could heal incredibly fast, she did have her limits. She was unable to heal from terminal diseases, illnesses and sickness, such as cancer.


  • Mjölnir: When Jane turned to New Asgard, she saw the cracked Mjölnir, which reconstructed itself and deemed her worthy. Since it was reconstructed, it also gained a new power, which was that, it could split itself into several pieces to act as projectiles.



Behind the scenes[]

  • Gemma Arterton was considered for the role of Jane Foster.
  • After didn't appear in Thor: Ragnarok, Natalie Portman agreed to return after a meeting with Taika Waititi, who said Foster's return to Thor's life after eight years would be a big adjustment for him since she has had another life without him. Waititi added that Foster showing up dressed like Thor would be a "real mindfuck" for him.


  • In the comics, Jane Foster starts as a nurse, not an astrophysicist, but the Studios wanted to update the character. She is enamored with Donald Blake, having broken up with Thor decades ago in the comics.
  • Jane Foster in the comics is blonde and 5'7" tall, but Natalie Portman is a brunette and only 5'3".
  • Chris Hemsworth's wife Elsa Pataky was Portman's stand-in for the post-credits scene in Thor: The Dark World.



Promotion, Filming and Concept Art[]

Thor: The Dark World[]

Promotion, Filming and Concept Art[]

Thor: Love and Thunder[]

Promotion, Filming and Concept Art[]

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