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Jane Foster, along with her colleague Erik Selvig, was studying Norse mythology to see if it was true. One night when they were working with her intern, Darcie, and there was a short, but supernatural thunderstorm. When it ended, they accidentally rode over a man(who was actually Thor who was sent to Earth by Odin) who survived and was taken in. When S.H.I.E.L.D. found Mjolnir, they came and took all of Jane's technology. When Thor regained worthiness for Mjolnir, he revealed his true identity to Jane and told S.H.I.E.L.D. to give back everything they took from Jane, which they did. On the battle on the Bifrost, Loki, knowing that Thor had fallen in love with Jane said that if the Bifrost was destroyed, Thor would never see Jane again. Later, Heimdall said that Jane was waiting for Thor's return. 2 years later, Jane was in London where she, Darcie and her intern found some kids who showed some strange events happening: a cement mixer was floating in mid-air and when things were thrown down a staircase, they disappeared. Many of the stuff returned at the top of the staircase, but some didn't come back. Jane went to investigate somewhere and accidentally unearthed the Aether(pronounced ee-ther) a possession of the Dark Elves that infested her body. Thor arrived and took Jane to Asgard, where she found out about the Aether. She was later taken to the Dark world where Malekith the Accursed stripped the Aether from her body. She later found where the stuff from earlier disappeared to and found a portal to Earth. When she and Thor got there they found out the Malekith's plan: to use the Aether to plunge the universe into Darkness. Jane built machines that controlled the portals to send the Dark elves back where they came from. After the battle, Jane had to wait for Thor's return again.
- In the Marvel films, Jane Foster is played by Natalie Portman, who also played Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars films.
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