+ I've never considered Odin a bad father
+ generally cuz i don't have negative feelings about characters mostly
+ but this is great
+ Thor 2
Odin Borson Allfather is a good father.
Look at the first gif. This is a man who took his children down to the vault personally to teach them about history. Kings don’t generally do that with their children. But Odin took the time to do so. Why? Because he loves his children dearly.
As much as I love Frigga, she is not the only parent these boys had. Nor is she the only one to love them. Odin could have left Loki to die in the frozen wastelands of Jotunheim. And why shouldn’t he? Loki was a bastard and a runt, not to mention the child of Odin’s sworn enemy, Laufey. The Aesir and the Jotuns had been at war for years. Possibly decades, possibly centuries when Odin found Loki. It would not have been unreasonable for him to leave the baby in the cold to die. But he didn’t.
Not only did Odin save Loki, he also raised him as his own. Yes, I agree that it was a bit of a stupid move to raise Loki with the idea that “Jotuns = monsters” and to not tell him what he was. However, this does not make Odin a bad father. If anything, it makes him a believable one. Fathers screw up. They make mistakes on a regular basis. They don’t always know how to talk to their kids, and they don’t always say the right things.
Perhaps Odin should not have told Loki “No” on the Rainbow Bridge. Perhaps he should have waited to express his disapproval of Loki’s actions—you’ll note that I did not say his disapproval of Loki—until after Loki was safe on the bridge. Perhaps he is the reason Loki decided to let go. But this is the thing; Loki made a choice. Just because Odin said “No, Loki” does not mean that Odin forced Loki to let go.
Now for Thor 2, and those who don’t want spoilers look away, even though this isn’t that bad.
In Thor 2, Odin cuts down Loki when he says that being a king is his birthright. Now, those who say Odin is a terrible person and a horrible father for this, I call bullshit. Odin is a King first and a father second in this case. He cannot afford to be seen showing leniency to a war criminal who committed mass murder and tried to dominate the Earth.
I want it clear that I am a Loki fangirl. I understand his motivations and his emotional state. But I never apologize for what he has done. He’s a little shit, and I know that.
Odin is between a rock and a hard place in Thor 2. While he may love Loki—and I submit that he does—he can’t show too much leniency. If he does, his authority as king will be undermined. That, and Loki did need to face punishment for his crimes.
In the end, Odin is just a father trying to do what’s right. And he does a hell of a better job than other fathers in the Marvel universe.
ooc: THIS ALL OF THIS. THIS FUCKING
I call this one Snack Delivery! or Dude Heimdall Bro Let’s Get Wasted and Watch the Shit Out of Some Stars and Planets and Shit.
Loki’s Childhood ღ˘⌣˘ღ
Wondering what it will look like if I compiled my fanart chronologically
I have so many more I want to draw….:OOOO
- Thor 1: there's a black guy in it
- Thor 2: SO WE HEARD YOU LIKED IDRIS ELBA HE'S IN THIS HE'S IN THE MOVIE HE WALKS AROUND EVEN AND TAKES HIS HELMET OFF IDRIS ELBA LOOKS DEEPLY POIGNANT ABOUT THINGS IDRIS ELBA ALSO YOU CAN SEE HIS BUTT IN 3D PLUS HE STABS A ROCKET SHIP WITH SOME KNIVES BECAUSE IDRIS ELBA, DISPENSER OF GRAVE WISDOM AND GOD OF HOT DADS YOU ARE WELCOME
alyssa suggested that i draw darcy braiding loki’s hair and i couldn’t resist
tell me, loki, how did you get the jotuns into asgard?
Loki got the last laugh
#quite possibly the worst thing I have ever drawn