It is quite difficult to find battles of sheer brute force in superhero comic books but this one is just that.
We’ve got the god of thunder Thor on one side and on the other, we’ve got the incredible Juggernaut, capable of destroying anything with his unstoppable force.
You might be thinking, who would win in a fight between Thor and Juggernaut.
In a battle between the mutant Juggernaut Cain Marko, and Thor Odinson, without a doubt, the Asgardian God of Thunder would emerge victorious due to his plethora of abilities, godly strength, and popularity. There might be a couple of scenarios where Juggernaut edges out but in an all-out brawl, Thor would win.
In this article, I’m going to talk about Thor’s powers, strengths, and abilities, as well as Juggernaut’s abilities and both of their weaknesses, to find out who’s the stronger being.
I’m also going to pit them against each other in real-life scenarios to see the outcome of their battles. So, make sure you read this article till the very end.
Thor’s Powers and Abilities
One of the most popular superheroes in all comic book universes is Thor.
Not only that, but Thor is also incredibly powerful and considered one of the strongest avengers in Marvel comic book and cinematic universe.
Having destroyed and defeated many of the top villains in the Marvel universe, he is well and truly the best in comic books.
Thor Odinson had a cherished childhood as told in the comics as well as the movies.
He was born to Odin and Frigga who was the loving mother of the god of thunder as seen in the comics.
Thor was later crowned the successor of the All-father and the yielder of Mjolnir, the hammer able to control thunder and lightning.
Thor has been considered the strongest avenger in the Marvel comics on many occasions and he has a long list of abilities and powers. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Superhuman Speed – Thor is one of the fastest living superheroes in the Marvel universe. With the help of his hammer and godly abilities, Thor is able to fly around and run at speeds that human eyes are unable to see which means that he possesses superhuman speed as told in the comics and lore.
Superhuman Strength – Thor is one of the strongest superheroes in all comic book universes. He possesses godly strength and lifts up thousands of tons of weight over his shoulders without breaking a sweat as seen in several Marvel comics as well as in movie adaptations.
Immortality – Thor is a Norse god as depicted in the comic books. Due to his godly nature, Thor is invulnerable to all kinds of physical damage and is considered an immortal, with only the exception of the event of Ragnarok where Thor is to be defeated by the Giant Serpent.
Power over Thunder and Lightning – As the god of thunder and lightning, Thor has complete and utter control over both these elements. He can use them against opponents in the form of energy surges as well as projectiles and beams of lightning, shooting through his hammer Mjolnir as he wills and when he wills it.
Strength of Mjolnir – Created by the Dwarves of Uru, Mjolnir is one of the most powerful weapons in the Marvel Universe. Only the beings with sheer will and good in their hearts are worthy of lifting it. It provides the ability of flight and inter-dimensional travel to Thor which gives him a great advantage along with his natural powers.
Juggernaut’s Powers and Abilities
Juggernaut has always been an incredibly popular mutant.
According to lore, he is the step-brother of Charles Xavier who is also known as Professor X and the leader of the X-men.
Juggernaut has featured as more of a villain than a superhero due to his character arc.
In his childhood being neglected by his father and having hatred for Charles.
When both of these brothers were serving in the military, Cain once deserted under fire and ended up going into a cave and Charles followed him.
It was the cave housing the lost temple of mystic being Cyttorak. Here, Cain Marko came into contact with the Powerful Gem of Cyttorak and gained his Juggernaut form.
Juggernaut has incredible powers, strength, and abilities. Let’s take a look at some of them ahead of the epic battle with Thor.
Superhuman Strength – Juggernaut is a giant mutant with seemingly unbelievable superhuman strength. As seen in the movies, he is able to rip people apart as well as lift buildings and use them as weapons to throw at his opponents which is a lot of strength.
Unstoppable Force – Another great power that Juggernaut possesses is his unstoppable force. He is able to run and shatter mountains and buildings without even breaking a sweat. Juggernaut is primarily known for this ability and it has been seen a lot of times in comics and movies.
Amazing Durability – Juggernaut has been in fights with some of the biggest superheroes of Marvel. And he has absorbed incredibly powerful blows and ate them like breakfast. That’s what makes Juggernaut such a superb character. He is able to withstand a lot of force because of his incredibly durable body physique and way of fighting.
Telepathy-resistant Helmet – Juggernaut also sports a semi-circular helmet on his head. This head is specially designed with material that makes it impossible for Charles Xavier and other psychic ability holders so that they aren’t able to penetrate it and reach the mind of Juggernaut and control him which is crucial for him to stay in control of his powers.
Being one of the most powerful protagonists of Marvel Comic Book Universe doesn’t come easy.
You get to face a lot of powerful opponents that find new weaknesses in you and try to take you down.
The god of thunder has faced a lot of such foes and that’s why a lot of his weaknesses have been exploited in both comic book and movie adaptations. Let’s take a look at them.
Magical Manipulation – The Mighty Thor doesn’t stay that mighty when it comes to magical manipulation. Masters of the mystic arts like Doctor Strange and even Scarlet Witch can manipulate Thor and control his mind if potent enough magic is used. This is one of the biggest disadvantages of his powers.
Losing his powers – Thor is susceptible to losing his powers. As seen in the comics and movies as well, Odin, the All-father is who controls the powers of all the gods in Asgard, which means that whenever he wills, he can take away the powers of Thor and leave him hanging dry.
Warrior Madness – Warrior Madness is an ability that allows Thor to go beyond his normal power and showcase his godly rage and wrath to his opponents but this power comes with one disadvantage: Thor loses a bit of his sanity every time Warrior Madness overtakes him.
Inability to Heal Himself – In the comics, when Thor encounters Hel, he is beaten and bruised to a point where he is unable to stand. At this point, Hel refers to his inability to regenerate himself and heal his wounds which shows how tough it really is to be so invulnerable and immortal and not have healing powers. This is one of the bigger weaknesses of Thor.
Juggernaut is a beast among mutants without a doubt.
But his huge strong frame comes with a bunch of stereotypical weaknesses that you’d expect from a big burly superhuman entity.
Let’s take a look at some of the major weaknesses Cain Marko possesses that definitely won’t favor him in battle.
Mysticism – Mysticism and magical artifacts have proven incredibly strong against many mighty mutants and extraterrestrial beings in the Marvel Universe including Juggernaut. He has been damaged severely in terms of physical and mental health with elements of magic against him.
Slavery of Cyttorak – As Juggernaut’s powers have come from Cyttorak’s gem, he is permanently enslaved by Cyttorak. This slavery requires him to continuously do damage to his surroundings if he wants to keep his powers otherwise he would end up losing the powers he has.
Lack of Intelligence – Here comes the stereotype. Juggernaut is considered to be very dumb and less intelligent due to his burly frame in comparison to other mutants and the X-men. This is why he was never able to beat Professor X because of how mentally superior Charles Xavier is to Juggernaut in addition to his mystic and telepathic powers.
Telepathy – Charles Xavier is the master of telepathy and mind control. If the Juggernaut loses his helmet, he is incredibly susceptible to the telepathic powers of Professor X and he can come under complete control of Charles Xavier which is one of the biggest weaknesses of Juggernaut if we think about it.
Who Would Win in a Fight?
Juggernaut and Thor are amazingly powerful on their own but how do they compare when it comes to a fight to the death with each other?
That’s what we’re here to see. We’re going to put these two against each other in different situations and see the outcomes and victors. So, let’s check this out.
Scenario 1: Juggernaut Overpowers Thor
Both Thor and Juggernaut are incredibly physically powerful and strong.
But when it comes to hand-to-hand combat, and physical brutality, Juggernaut is definitely much stronger and tougher.
So, in case of a physical brawl where no supernatural godly powers are involved at all, Juggernaut would be able to overpower Thor and throw him around here and there.
Scenario 2: Thor Hands Cain his Hammer
This has happened before in the comics when Thor and Juggernaut came into a fighting position.
Thor’s Mjolnir has been used many times as his main weapon of destruction.
And Thor has often used this weapon to stop larger opponents in their tracks.
If Thor wants, he can simply hand Cain Marko his hammer and since he isn’t worthy, he wouldn’t be able to lift it off, rendering his physically motionless and immovable.
Scenario 3: Plethora of Thor’s Abilities
Thor isn’t just a superhero with superhuman strength and speed.
He’s also the God of Thunder, the owner of Mjolnir, possessor of Warrior Madness ability, as well as the controller of thunder and lightning according to his will.
So, if these two beings go head to head on the basis of the powers, then Thor would definitely emerge victorious over Juggernaut surely.
Scenario 4: Juggernaut’s Durability
Juggernaut has an incredibly huge muscular frame and he is burly and big and super strong.
Due to his association with the Gem of Cyttorak, he is given unmatched durability and resilience.
Thor is resilient as well but in comparison to the durability and thick skull of the Juggernaut, he won’t be able to compete for as long, which is why Juggernaut would win in the battle of durability.
Scenario 5: Thor breaks Juggernaut’s Helmet
Juggernaut’s helmet is his only way of protecting himself against manipulation.
If Thor is able to break his helmet, he is prone to all kinds of psychic control and telepathic mind control.
So, knowing Thor, he would definitely go for destroying the helmet with Mjolnir and take the victory.
Thor and Juggernaut are two behemoths of the Marvel Universe not ever seen together in the MCU but clashed in the comic books in epic battles.
Thor would definitely come out victorious in an all-out brawl between both of these entities without question.
Sorry for all the Juggernaut fans out there but Juggernaut will definitely be delivering some staggering blows to the God of Thunder as well.
Whatever happens, it will be a brawl to be remembered and we all want Marvel to do this on the big screen.
It will surely be one of the best encounters in superhero movie history.