A "Wormhole", or "Einstein-Rosen bridge", is a topological feature that allows a user to take a shortcut connecting two separate points in spacetime. A wormhole can connect extremely long distances such as a billion light years or more, short distances such as a few feet, different universes, and different points in time. A wormhole is much like a tunnel with two ends, each at separate points in spacetime.
When Thor rapidly swirls Mjolnir, he can channel energies for the purpose of Wormholes through means of a vortex and in this vortex time has no meaning, which means he and others can pass through it to their destinations instantaneously. He can open gateways which allow him to travel across locations no matter how great the distance within moments or even across entire dimensions, as he does when he travels from Asgard to Earth and vice-versa. Thor has used Mjölnir to rip the fabric of the universe to send Surtur and Ymir to the Death Dimension and send an entire population to Limbo, Thor can also use Mjolnir to travel through portals anywhere within the same dimension.
The Shi'ar developed a network of devices known as Stargates, used by the Shi'ar Empire to travel around the universe. Some were ground-based gates for people to walk through, other enormous space-based, for ships to use.
The [[Bruce Banner (Earth-616)]|Hulk]] was accidentally sent through a wormhole that lead to the Tayo star system and crashed on the planet Sakaar. There, it was known as the "Great Portal". It was revealed that many space-faring races fell through the portal, forcing them to make Sakaar their home.
Certain beings have developed the power to teleport. This is accomplished by a variety of means:
- One common method is to open a direct portal or wormhole in space and walk through it, appearing at the desired location.
- Another method is to bodily shift through a wormhole to another dimension with different physical laws, and then shift back out at the new location.
Magic users are able to open portals anywhere in spacetime, other dimensions, and the rest of the Multiverse. This is done depending on their level of skill and what Spells and Phrases they are using.
Asgardians used the Bifrost to make wormholes to travel to other worlds. Earth scientists Jane Foster and Erik Selvig were investigating the phenomenon when they encountered Thor. When the Red Skull attempted to use the Tesseract back in the 1940's he was transported away via a wormhole. The Chitauri traveled to Earth via a portal created by the Tesseract. The Avengers were able to destroy it by directing a missile into the event horizon.  During the event known as the "Convergence", many wormholes opened up around the Nine Realms. Malekith attempted to use the Aether to destroy reality via the wormholes, but was stopped by Thor. The being known as Hive was transported by the Kree to the world of Maveth via a Monolith artifact that could be formed into a wormhole. Hydra kept it in their possession for centuries with hopes of returning him to Earth.
A full list of Wormholes can be found here.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ms. Marvel Vol 4 #35
- ↑ Avengers Prime #1
- ↑ Journey into Mystery #123
- ↑ Avengers #180
- ↑ Avengers #9
- ↑ Avengers #16
- ↑ Thor #425
- ↑ Thor #192
- ↑ Journey into Mystery #88
- ↑ X-Men #105
- ↑ Gambit Vol 3 #5
- ↑ Fantastic Four #51
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #15
- ↑ FF #19
- ↑ Amazing Spider-Man #367
- ↑ Ultimates Vol 2 #7
- ↑ Incredible Hulk Vol 2 #92
- ↑ Avengers #75
- ↑ Weirdworld #1
- ↑ Skull, the Slayer #3
- ↑ New X-Men Vol 2 #40
- ↑ Doctor Strange (film)
- ↑ Thor (film)
- ↑ Captain America: The First Avenger
- ↑ Marvel's The Avengers
- ↑ Thor: The Dark World
- ↑ Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 10
- ↑ Spider-Man: Edge of Time
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