In Avengers, Loki drops Thor from a ship 30k feet above the ground and says:

The humans think us immortal. Should we test that?

In Thor: Ragnarok,

  • Odin died (or dissolved?)

  • Hela was surprised to see Thor and Loki alive

  • Hela dies at the end (apparently)

So, can Asgardian Gods die in the MCU or are they really immortal? What can kill them?

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    Are you Frigga kidding me? Oct 31, 2017 at 16:03
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    Who do you think populates Valhalla and Hel?
    – J Doe
    Oct 31, 2017 at 23:56
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    And in The Dark World Odin says "We are not Gods. We are born, we live, we day. Just as humans do." And Loki replies "Give or take 5,000 years". So it would seem they even have a life span.
    – maxwell
    Nov 1, 2017 at 15:48
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    And the Hulk flips Loki and Thor around like a rag doll, yet Thanos can squeeze Loki's neck to kill him. Hela stabbed Thor several dozen times, without killing him, but only stabbed the other Asgard people once to kill them. So inconsistent!
    – Chloe
    Nov 15, 2018 at 21:44

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....can Asgardian Gods die in the MCU?


Frigga died in Thor: A Dark World from being stabbed and she was the wife of Odin.

What their death actually entails has not been clarified although it seems to involve transcendence to another plane of existence (perhaps Valhalla, Hel or possibly Fólkvangr.)

Note. Immortal does not mean unkillable...at least for the Asgardians in the MCU. It just means very long-lived.

Immortality: They usually don't age, but can be killed - although more than likely it will be incredibly difficult and takes a great deal of effort or special item to do so. Sometimes only a god can kill another god. And it's not uncommon for them to be resurrected, either - although they may lose their memories or be forced to take a new form.

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