Chris Hemsworth's career as the thunder god Thor has spanned the practically entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and has now penetrated every aspect of the series. He was only the third big-screen Avenger ever to be introduced all the way back in 2011.

As the legitimate heir to Asgard, Thor's role in the MCU has alternated between protecting the nine realms and serving as one of Earth's mightiest heroes as he develops humility and an understanding of what it takes to be worthy.

As the legitimate heir to Asgard, Thor's role in the MCU has alternated between protecting the nine realms and serving as one of Earth's mightiest heroes as he develops humility and an understanding of what it takes to be worthy.

Thor: Love and Thunder by Taika Waititi, which came after three standalone movies and four team-up epics, proved that Thor's crowd-pleasing charisma and the mythically cosmic appeal of his escapades never fail to captivate viewers with each new edition.

But despite the fact that the fourth chapter demonstrates how likeable Thor and his exploits continue to be, there is still an endless amount of story left to be told.

Thor has fought megalomaniacal titans, ancient horrors, and otherworldly terrors of every variety over the past 11 years, but what has remained constant in each of his movies is how much he values family and the intense anguish he experienced after losing all of his loved ones.

The Asgardian prince is depicted as an eager youth with an arrogant invincibility fearless of death, takes the lives of those around him for granted, and is surrounded by loved ones from even the first Thor (2011) movie.

With each subsequent movie, Thor's character has evolved to be defined by how he loved and lost almost everyone he has ever cared about, as well as how he chooses to make amends for it. This includes losing his mother, father, countless friends, his girlfriend, fellow Avengers, kingdom, and his adopted brother.

Grief has influenced how Thor inhabits his own tales and has helped him deal with loss by turning to fury, depression, and vengeance.