LOOK. Despite all the pushing, grabing and shoving, Thor NEVER beats Loki. [Gif from my post here]
Yes they fight each other all the time, and there are lots of punching and hitting between the two, but when you think about it, never once you see Thor beats Loki up even when he is given the chance (like the scene above).
He never starts a fight with Loki, every single time it’s Loki who picks the fight, verbally and physcially. Thor would defend himself and fight back, but only when Loki is armed, not defenseless. Those fights that took place in Thor and the Avengers, you can see the two of them were pretty much equal, Thor was undoubtedly stronger but Loki wasn’t weak, and he had Odin’s spear in his hand, and the power from the tesseract.
But when Loki is vulnerable, Thor never takes advantage of him.
when Thor finally got the upper hand in the fight, instead of bashing Loki with his hammer, like what he did to most people, he placed it on Loki’s chest to immobilize him. Thor was mad, because his brother was fighting him for a reason he couldn’t understand, but he didn’t want to hurt Loki, he wanted to talk to him, he wanted to understand.
Thor tossed Loki hard onto the ground, but that was it. With all his anger and pain (having to bear the ‘death’ of his brother for I dont know how long only to find out he’s alive and trying to subjugate Earth), he could at least give Loki a punch in the face and no one could blame him. Yet he didn’t, he still wanted to talk him through, he still wanted to take him home.
Both of them were suffering from the loss of their mother, they both felt responsible of her death. And when Loki childishly blaming Thor for like everything, Thor lost his temper. Though, he couldn’t bring himself to take it on Loki, especailly when Loki was handcuffed and he was absolutlely defenseless, so he stopped.
I’ve seen many films and shows featuring two brothers, brothers always fight, and it’s very common that one ends up beating up the other.
But I doubt could Thor ever bring himself to lay a hand on Loki, and in fact, I wonder could he ever win a fight over Loki, because soon as he gains the upper hand, he stops.
I’ve never had my geek cred questioned. No one asks me if I “actually read this stuff” as I work behind the counter of my LCS. When I say how much I enjoy a book like Ms. Marvel or Wonder Woman, people take me on my word. When I check out a store in another…
I’ve been so, so lucky not to have been confronted by anyone like this. But I know it isn’t always like that, so I can only hope that anyone just getting into comics has a positive experience, and doesn’t get treated this way.
What is all this hating on ant man crap? Ant Man is a founding avenger! The fact that Hawkeye and Black Widow were put on the team before him and Wasp is the true crime here.
I get the whole desire for equal representation, but seriously. The movie has been worked on since Iron Man came out. Whereas Black Widow hasn’t even gotten a script because people know she isn’t interesting enough to support her own movie trilogy
Like I keep saying, Natasha had a director and script attached to a film before the first Iron Man movie came out. It’s been worked on since the mid-2000s. The script is a real thing, I’ve read it, it even had an obvious hook for a sequel. That shows, to the contrary, that Marvel knows, hook-wise, that she can hold her own film. Her espionage tropes are the kind of language movie-goers already speak. Her costume and look translate to film with minimal retouching. That’s the reason she was brought in so quickly to the Cinematic Universe, once they had the go-ahead to create a cinematic universe. She’s easy to make sense of on the big screen.
Black Widow was cancelled because Ultraviolet and Elektra tanked, because executives were afraid female vigilantes were box office poison. “We don’t think it’s time to do this movie,” they said. So the reason Natasha doesn’t have a film already isn’t because she’s not recognizable enough, isn’t because she’s not interesting enough, isn’t because there’s not enough there in her concept for films to mine. It’s because she’s a woman, and that’s an even harder sell than Ant-Man, and that’s not a little bit messed-up.
Janet being left off the initial Avengers line-up is one of my greatest movieverse regrets, especially since Whedon created a script that had her there and talking, and the early storyboards featured Wasp standing with the rest of the team. But the reason people are “hating on” Ant-man is that a big-name humor website is making fun of Ant-Man. Which is easy to do, because his name is Ant-Man. I’m not really on board this train because idk, Ant-Man lolololol strikes me as lazy, but seriously, there’s no hidden depths of character legitimacy that Hank Pym (or Scott Lang) possesses that Natasha R. doesn’t.
i discussed this at length just the other night, actually. the timeline isn’t wonky, and you haven’t missed any more than anyone else might have.
In what is the most likely outline for the Ant-Man film, Scott Lang becomes Ant-Man though a series of events that leads his civilian electronics engineer character to turn to thievery in order to gather what he needs to save the life of his daughter Cassandra “Cassie” Lang (herself eventually…
I wrote an essay exploring Loki and Frigga’s relationship and the use of magic and the feminine realm in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World! Read it here at The Discriminating Fangirl!
It’s the first thing I’ve written in about a year that I was really excited to write. Please let me know what you think and share your own thoughts about Thor: The Dark World. Also, beware, SPOILERS.
In case you missed the earlier post, Kerry wrote a fantastic essay about Loki, Frigga, and magic at TDF. Be sure to read it!
I’m going to tell you why Black Widow doesn’t have her own film.
You can’t blame Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. Mostly, because then you just wind up arguing with fans who are really excited about a movie with their fav and not, you know, rich movie executives…
Well, each of the six Infinity or Soul gems represents a “concept” that it allows you to control, much like the Mandarin’s rings only turned up to 11. So yeah, they’re scary stuff.
There are two Captain Planet jokes and one Space Jam joke behind the cut, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Sam, dropping the comics wisdom
Loki is Bisexual?!
Is Loki really batting for both teams in February 2014? Wasn’t he married? Did he really turn into a chick onc— twi— a bunch of times? These answers and more in this brief history lesson/discussion about our favorite god of mischief!
Can’t take full credit for this one. Big thanks to the following users for helping me expand my thoughts on this topic in a constructive way:
saelokason | bookoisseur | kimmsauce | lokisergi | scyllaya
midgardian etiquette 101: when going to their homes, hang your coat first or in some cases, your mjolnir.
naw maybe it’s actually asgardian custom to check your weapons at the door
It was medieval custom to check your weapons at the door of the meadhall before greeting the king of the place you were going to. It was courteous and showed respect. You can see it in Beowulf.
what i don’t understand is how that hook can hold the mjolnir.
the hook is worthy
the hook is worthy
Peter Pan would disagree.
I’ve not read the comics but I always figured Mjolnir wasn’t heavy so much as stubborn, and if it decided it didn’t wanna move it just wouldn’t. It sits on Loki, rather than crushing him in Thor 1, and in Avengers it rests on the floor of the ship, and trying to pick it up Hulk starts breaking the floor with his weight, but Mjolnir doesn’t seem to weight anything at all (If it was as heavy as Hulk implied, it would drag the whole ship to the ground right?). Mjolnir isn’t heavy, cos its not going down, instead it is a fixed point and everything else just moves around it. Hence, the hook doesn’t hold it, it merely remains in place.
Thor: We’re company, Mjolnir!
Mjolnir: Shut up! I know how to act!