- "Thor has a mighty hammer which is ready to crash and bash the opposition into submission. Better watch out, 'cause he's got a thunderous temper!"
- — Jonathan Pearce's in-game commentary
Thor is a fictional robot from Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction.
Thor was the winning entry in a contest which was run in the Robot Wars Magazine to design a robot for the game, hence its Viking helmet design. It was treated as though it were a real-life competitor, with custom components, and is unlocked by winning the UK Championship tournament (in the Robot Wars Arena). It is armed with both a bidirectional hammer, capable of attacking opponents from the front and behind, and two horns on the sides, which spun around when the robot accelerated. It first appears in-game from North Sea Oil Rig onwards, and can be bought for 16,900 credits. Due to the horns, Thor can not compete in any Axe only competitions like the one at Hamburg Dockyard.
Thor has one of the most destructive weapons in the game. It is extremely difficult to flip over even without the weapon and the armour is difficult to damage. Not only that, it has incredible pushing power. To win, simply attack the opponents. It is best to stay away from particularly destructive weapons, and the driving can be difficult due to Thor's lack of control. It can also be hard to turn sharply. Keep the weapon on the opponent and stay away from the house robots to win, if necessary push opponents but be careful not to slide around the side.
Despite appearing early in the game, it is one of the hardest robots to defeat. Lifting and flipping weapons are almost useless unless you use them to move Thor into the House Robots or out of the arena. Both are hard, as Thor is very quick, agile and due to a minor fault it can use its speed and weapon to prevent it from hitting the floor outside the arena; if Thor manages to enter the arena again it can continue as normal. Even without its spikes, hammer and armour, it is very hard to flip over. With spikes, hammer and armour, it is nigh on impossible to topple over.
If using a weapon, try hit and run tactics. Thor is hard to control, so quick attacks should not result in any damage caused to you. If you are powerful enough to resist the hammer keep attacking Thor until you break thorugh the armour and can attack the electronics, or push it into the obstacles whilst trying to avoid the hammer.
The best arena to defeat Thor in is the North Sea Oil Rig; if you push Thor into the drill hole it cannot escape, and is small enough to fall down through the hole, eliminating it.