Since Ragnarok didn’t end up happening, I figure this is what happened.
Somebody did the thing.
Yah, I had to.
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Okay. But let’s talk about Thor for a second. Thor does not get enough love and (Loki forgive me) he is honestly one of the best fucking characters Marvel has. And it’s shown so simply and so beautifully right here. He is so fucking chill about everything. Obviously, he doesn’t live in space, he lives in Asgard. But he knows everyone thinks he’s kinda like an alien, and he just goes along with it because why not? These humans are funny in their lack of understanding, but it’s an endearing kind of funny. Just like in the first movie, where Darcy tells him to smile so she can take a picture of him and he has no fucking clue what she’s doing or what a phone is and it could kill him for all he knows but he just fucking smiles and keeps eating his delicious pancakes because he’s just so chill like that. And if you look at his face in the first gif, it’s very serious and concentrated but the moment Darcy starts talking to him he loosens up and is like “Muscles? Ah, yes I suppose I am quite muscular. Oh, she’s inquiring about Asgard. But she called it space. She seems confused as to my origins, but it’s not of import. I like space, that’s a good name. I shall call it space too.”
And that little head nod he does back to her in the last gif. I’m dead. Deceased. Murdered from Thor cuteness.
He’s just.. ugh, Thor doesn’t get enough appreciation. There are so many little things he does that go ignored but no more. His complete adorableness will be appreciated.
at disneyland there’s this thor meet and greet thing and he does this whole spiel about how there’s only ONE WHO CAN PICK UP MJOLNIR and he challenged ANYONE IN THE CROWD TO MAKE AN ATTEMPT and then there was this little boy dressed up like thor and so thor was like, “WHO BETTER TO TRY THAN MYSELF?? GREETINGS, LITTLE THOR, MY NAME IS THOR, WOULD YOU CARE TO DO THE HONORS??” and it was so goddamn cute holy shit
What happened? Did the kid pick it up?
he couldnt pick it up at first but then thor was like “ALLOW ME TO ASSIST YOU, LITTLE ONE” and they both grabbed the handle and picked it up together
#THIS WAS JUST A REALLY SWEET MOMENT#LOOK AT HIS FACE#HE HAS#NO#IDEA#WHAT SHE’S TALKING ABOUT#BUT HE’S JUST SO GLAD SHE CAN TALK SCIENCE WITH SOMEONE#WHATEVER ELSE THOR EVER DOES#THERE WILL ALWAYS BE THIS PART OF HIM#SUPPORTIVE HOUSEHUSBAND TO BRILLIANT ASTROPHYSICIST#STANDING THERE WITH A BIG SWEET SMILE BECAUSE ‘SHE SAID A SCIENCE THING#I LOVE WHEN SHE SAYS SCIENCE THINGS’ (hauntedjaeger)
Ow. I think I just got a cavity.
OMG TINY THOR
+ 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