None of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s marquee characters have gone through anywhere near as much trauma as Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. Not only has he lost both of his parents and seen his brother die more than once, but his entire homeworld and half of its population were wiped out right in front of his one remaining eye, while he carried the burden of feeling personally responsible for Thanos destroying half of all life in the universe when he failed to go for the head at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
This led to a downward spiral of alcohol, carbs and depression, and the God of Thunder we meet in Avengers: Endgame is a far cry from the brash and cocky hero audiences had grown accustomed to. It set him up for the most interesting arc across the epic double header, though, as Thor sought to restore himself to former glories.
During the time heist, the hero got the chance to travel to the 2013 version of Asgard, but despite his best efforts to maintain a low profile, he inevitably bumped into his mother Frigga. The Queen of Asgard knew right away that this version of her son was from the future, and it wasn’t just because he looked a lot shaggier and was packing a few extra pounds.
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Frigga previously revealed that she was raised by witches, and it was confirmed in Doctor Strange that sorcerers possess the ability to look into the future. As such, it stands to reason that his mother inherited some of these more supernatural traits after being brought up in a coven, making it easy for her to spot Avengers: Endgame‘s alternate version of the Odinson, and allowing them to find some closure.
As ScreenRant explains:
As revealed in Doctor Strange, sorcerers are able to look into the future as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) did. This is the reason why she knew that Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is destined to be the best Sorcerer Supreme as early as 2012, years before the neurosurgeon’s accident. This ability was in full display in Infinity War when Doctor Strange looked into what lies ahead with their impending fight against Thanos. Since Frigga was raised by witches as she told Thor, chances are that she knew that they have this specific ability, leading to the belief that that time traveling is also entirely possible. In addition, this could explain why Loki (Tom Hiddleston) was also aware of this as he mentioned in Thor: Ragnarok; he always had a closer relationship with his adoptive mother and it’s possible that he learned about the idea from Frigga.
Tell us, though, does this explanation work for you? Or was there perhaps another reason she was able to know he was from the future? Sound off down below.