History Film / Thor

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* MudFighting: A highly gratuitous male-on-male one, between Thor and a bulky security guard. Complete with slo-mo and floodlights.

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* MudFighting: MudWrestling: A highly gratuitous male-on-male one, between Thor and a bulky security guard. Complete with slo-mo and floodlights.
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Loki's apparent suicide, both to the audience and to his family.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Loki's [[spoiler:Loki's apparent suicide, both to the audience and to his family.]]



* AntiVillain: Loki flip-flops between a NominalHero and a type II AntiVillain throughout most of the film. [[spoiler: His intentions are good, he had a valid point about Thor not being ready to be king, he tried to speak up for him before finding out his true heritage, and it's implied that finding out he was a Frost Giant is what drove him over the edge and really turned him against Thor. Thor's attitude towards him through most of the movie also makes his behavior all the more justified. He DOES initially attempt to murder Odin, but it's then revealed that it was a ruse anyways. His use of the Bifröst on Jötunheim is still a clear-cut attempt at genocide.]]
* ApocalypseHow: After Thor returns, Loki attempts to completely annihilate [[spoiler: Jötunheim with the Rainbow Bridge.]]
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: Loki's true origins.]] In the DVD commentary, Branagh lampshades it, saying itís a "cataclysmic discovery" for him.

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* AntiVillain: Loki flip-flops between a NominalHero and a type II AntiVillain throughout most of the film. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His intentions are good, he had a valid point about Thor not being ready to be king, he tried to speak up for him before finding out his true heritage, and it's implied that finding out he was a Frost Giant is what drove him over the edge and really turned him against Thor. Thor's attitude towards him through most of the movie also makes his behavior all the more justified. He DOES initially attempt to murder Odin, but it's then revealed that it was a ruse anyways. His use of the Bifröst on Jötunheim is still a clear-cut attempt at genocide.]]
* ApocalypseHow: After Thor returns, Loki attempts to completely annihilate [[spoiler: Jötunheim [[spoiler:Jötunheim with the Rainbow Bridge.]]
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: Loki's [[spoiler:Loki's true origins.]] In the DVD commentary, Branagh lampshades it, saying itís a "cataclysmic discovery" for him.



* BigBad: Laufey appears to be the main villain but [[spoiler: Loki is behind everything and uses him as a pawn.]]
* BigBadDuumvirate: Loki [[spoiler: tricks Laufey into believing they are this.]]

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* BigBad: Laufey appears to be the main villain but [[spoiler: Loki [[spoiler:Loki is behind everything and uses him as a pawn.]]
* BigBadDuumvirate: Loki [[spoiler: tricks [[spoiler:tricks Laufey into believing they are this.]]



** [[ThresholdGuardian Heimdall]] can turn his gaze upon ''anyone'', allowing him to see people in other realms. Volstagg lampshades this, that they can't go against [[spoiler: Loki]]'s orders, because Heimdall might be watching. Cue a guard promptly showing up and informing them that Heimdall has summoned them.

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** [[ThresholdGuardian Heimdall]] can turn his gaze upon ''anyone'', allowing him to see people in other realms. Volstagg lampshades this, that they can't go against [[spoiler: Loki]]'s [[spoiler:Loki]]'s orders, because Heimdall might be watching. Cue a guard promptly showing up and informing them that Heimdall has summoned them.



* BigNo: Thor, when [[spoiler: Loki]] releases his grip on the spear at the climax of the film and hurtles across the universe. This is immediately followed by Odin who... [[LittleNo whispers the same reaction.]]

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* BigNo: Thor, when [[spoiler: Loki]] [[spoiler:Loki]] releases his grip on the spear at the climax of the film and hurtles across the universe. This is immediately followed by Odin who... [[LittleNo whispers the same reaction.]]



* BoomerangBigot: [[spoiler: Loki, after finding out he's a Frost Giant, then wants to destroy all Frost Giants. The bigotry is less apparent because he was raised as an Asgardian and taught to fear and hate Frost Giants all his life.]]

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* BoomerangBigot: [[spoiler: Loki, [[spoiler:Loki, after finding out he's a Frost Giant, then wants to destroy all Frost Giants. The bigotry is less apparent because he was raised as an Asgardian and taught to fear and hate Frost Giants all his life.]]



* BrainsAndBrawn: Loki and Thor complement each other this way. [[spoiler: [[BrainsEvilBrawnGood At first...]]]]

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* BrainsAndBrawn: Loki and Thor complement each other this way. [[spoiler: [[BrainsEvilBrawnGood [[spoiler:[[BrainsEvilBrawnGood At first...]]]]



** TheStinger with [[spoiler: Nick Fury recruiting Selvig]].

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** TheStinger with [[spoiler: Nick [[spoiler:Nick Fury recruiting Selvig]].



** Darcy's picture of Thor is later used on a falsified ID card. Also, remember Loki taunting Heimdall [[spoiler: over making use of secret passages that he wasn't aware of? Take a guess how Loki makes it to earth even though Thor destroyed the bridge.]]

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** Darcy's picture of Thor is later used on a falsified ID card. Also, remember Loki taunting Heimdall [[spoiler: over [[spoiler:over making use of secret passages that he wasn't aware of? Take a guess how Loki makes it to earth even though Thor destroyed the bridge.]]



* ChekhovsGunman: The Destroyer vaporizes frost giant thieves in the first Asgard scene. [[spoiler: It provides the opportunity for Thor to prove himself worthy of his hammer.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: The Destroyer vaporizes frost giant thieves in the first Asgard scene. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It provides the opportunity for Thor to prove himself worthy of his hammer.]]



** First, [[spoiler: he goes behind his father's back to aid the Frost Giants in order to "ruin his brother's big day"- indirectly resulting in the death of two innocent guards and Thor's banishment, which Loki didn't ''want'' based on his fuller arc in the deleted scenes,]] but he nevertheless uses to his advantage.
** He probably also didn't intend to [[spoiler: send Odin into a coma, but he took full advantage of the situation to take the throne and keep Thor banished, lying to his brother about Odin being dead and a treaty with the frost giants stipulating that Thor stay gone.]]
** Then, he [[spoiler: approached the king of the frost giants with a deal: kill Odin in his sleep, and Loki would return their lost MacGuffin.]]
** Finally, [[spoiler: when said King of the Frost Giants approached Odin's bedside, Loki blew him away in order to try to appear as a hero before his father. Unfortunately for him, Thor showed up and spilled the beans moments later, but that didn't stop Loki from going on to try to annihilate the entire Frost Giant realm.]]

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** First, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he goes behind his father's back to aid the Frost Giants in order to "ruin his brother's big day"- indirectly resulting in the death of two innocent guards and Thor's banishment, which Loki didn't ''want'' based on his fuller arc in the deleted scenes,]] but he nevertheless uses to his advantage.
** He probably also didn't intend to [[spoiler: send [[spoiler:send Odin into a coma, but he took full advantage of the situation to take the throne and keep Thor banished, lying to his brother about Odin being dead and a treaty with the frost giants stipulating that Thor stay gone.]]
** Then, he [[spoiler: approached [[spoiler:approached the king of the frost giants with a deal: kill Odin in his sleep, and Loki would return their lost MacGuffin.]]
** Finally, [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when said King of the Frost Giants approached Odin's bedside, Loki blew him away in order to try to appear as a hero before his father. Unfortunately for him, Thor showed up and spilled the beans moments later, but that didn't stop Loki from going on to try to annihilate the entire Frost Giant realm.]]



** The [[spoiler: glowing blue cube]] seen in TheStinger played a big role in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger the Captain America film]].

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** The [[spoiler: glowing [[spoiler:glowing blue cube]] seen in TheStinger played a big role in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger the Captain America film]].



* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: [[spoiler:To defeat the Destroyer, Thor creates a tornado to throw it off-balance.]] Only what is directly touching the funnel cloud gets caught within its grasp--most of the surrounding area is just fine during and after. Justified in that the tornado is [[spoiler: under Thor's complete control via Mjölnir]]. Normal rules may not apply.

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* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: [[spoiler:To defeat the Destroyer, Thor creates a tornado to throw it off-balance.]] Only what is directly touching the funnel cloud gets caught within its grasp--most of the surrounding area is just fine during and after. Justified in that the tornado is [[spoiler: under [[spoiler:under Thor's complete control via Mjölnir]]. Normal rules may not apply.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Loki. Or so it appears at first...]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Loki.[[spoiler:Loki. Or so it appears at first...]]



* EngineeredHeroics: Loki's plan toward the end is to [[spoiler: allow Laufey to get close the sleeping Odin and then kill him to look like a hero in front of his father.]]

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* EngineeredHeroics: Loki's plan toward the end is to [[spoiler: allow [[spoiler:allow Laufey to get close the sleeping Odin and then kill him to look like a hero in front of his father.]]



* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: Despite everything that happened, his brother, his mother, his father, and his friends still love and care for [[spoiler: Loki, and are grieved when he seems to die]].

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* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: Despite everything that happened, his brother, his mother, his father, and his friends still love and care for [[spoiler: Loki, [[spoiler:Loki, and are grieved when he seems to die]].



* EvilSorcerer: Loki uses his abilities for all sorts of things, among others [[spoiler: to conceal the Frost Giants so that Heimdall does not notice them entering Asgard]].

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* EvilSorcerer: Loki uses his abilities for all sorts of things, among others [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to conceal the Frost Giants so that Heimdall does not notice them entering Asgard]].



* ExactWords[=/=]SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee: Heimdall employs this when he sends Sif and the Warriors Three to search for Thor. He loves this trope - he waits for Loki to [[spoiler:announce that he's banished from Asgard to turn on him (since he no longer owes him loyalty).]] His mastery of this to say or hear things that aren't explicit is lampshaded by Fandral the first time he does it; "He's a complicated fellow, isn't he?" It overlaps with RulesLawyer.

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* ExactWords[=/=]SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee: ExactWords: Heimdall employs this when he sends Sif and the Warriors Three to search for Thor. He loves this trope - he waits for Loki to [[spoiler:announce that he's banished from Asgard to turn on him (since he no longer owes him loyalty).]] His mastery of this to say or hear things that aren't explicit is lampshaded by Fandral the first time he does it; "He's a complicated fellow, isn't he?" It overlaps with RulesLawyer.



* {{Facepalm}}: Loki does this at points in the movie due to Thor's shenanigans. [[spoiler: It's a ruse as things go according to his plan.]]

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* {{Facepalm}}: Loki does this at points in the movie due to Thor's shenanigans. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's a ruse as things go according to his plan.]]



** Played with. While there is no little amount of bad blood between Asgardians and Frost Giants, [[spoiler: Odin adopts Loki, a Frost Giant by birth, raises him as one of his own, and has no prejudice against him. Oddly enough, Loki thinks that destroying the entire Jötunn race would please his adoptive father]].
** Thor's attitude towards the Frost Giants [[spoiler: at first]] and Loki's comment below hint that racism and unacceptance are still present in Asgard.

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** Played with. While there is no little amount of bad blood between Asgardians and Frost Giants, [[spoiler: Odin [[spoiler:Odin adopts Loki, a Frost Giant by birth, raises him as one of his own, and has no prejudice against him. Oddly enough, Loki thinks that destroying the entire Jötunn race would please his adoptive father]].
** Thor's attitude towards the Frost Giants [[spoiler: at [[spoiler:at first]] and Loki's comment below hint that racism and unacceptance are still present in Asgard.



'''Loki:''' [[spoiler: What, because I... I... I'm the monster parents tell their children about at night?]]
** [[http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2011/12/loki-an-allegory-about-internalised-racism/ This essay]] interprets [[spoiler: Loki's motives]] as [[YouAreWhatYouHate Internalised Racism.]]

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'''Loki:''' [[spoiler: What, [[spoiler:What, because I... I... I'm the monster parents tell their children about at night?]]
** [[http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2011/12/loki-an-allegory-about-internalised-racism/ This essay]] interprets [[spoiler: Loki's [[spoiler:Loki's motives]] as [[YouAreWhatYouHate Internalised Racism.]]



* {{Foil}}: Thor and Loki, obviously; brawn prince and brains prince; [[spoiler: Asgardian and Frost Giant,]] etc.
* FoodEnd: Towards the end of Thor, Asgard holds a feast as their way of mourning [[spoiler: Loki's DisneyDeath]].

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* {{Foil}}: Thor and Loki, obviously; brawn prince and brains prince; [[spoiler: Asgardian [[spoiler:Asgardian and Frost Giant,]] etc.
* FoodEnd: Towards the end of Thor, Asgard holds a feast as their way of mourning [[spoiler: Loki's [[spoiler:Loki's DisneyDeath]].



* ForbiddenChekhovsGun: Played with. The Bifröst gate has the potential to destroy entire dimensional planes if not used properly. [[spoiler: Loki's EvilPlan involves using it to eradicate the Frost Giants world]] and Thor stops it only by destroying the gate entirely, cutting them off from dimensional travel.

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* ForbiddenChekhovsGun: Played with. The Bifröst gate has the potential to destroy entire dimensional planes if not used properly. [[spoiler: Loki's [[spoiler:Loki's EvilPlan involves using it to eradicate the Frost Giants world]] and Thor stops it only by destroying the gate entirely, cutting them off from dimensional travel.



* ForegoneConclusion: If you know anything about Norse mythology, then you know well in advance that [[spoiler: Loki is a Frost Giant, not Odin's son, and that none of the Asgard characters can die, until they make a movie taking place during Ragnarok.]]

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* ForegoneConclusion: If you know anything about Norse mythology, then you know well in advance that [[spoiler: Loki [[spoiler:Loki is a Frost Giant, not Odin's son, and that none of the Asgard characters can die, until they make a movie taking place during Ragnarok.]]



** Also, according to Odin, [[spoiler: both Thor and Loki "were meant to be king"; Loki is the son of the Jötunn King]].
** Blink-and-you'll-miss-it: [[spoiler: The Infinity Gauntlet is stored in the Weapons Vault... and ''The Avengers'' showed us ComicBook/{{Thanos}}]].

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** Also, according to Odin, [[spoiler: both [[spoiler:both Thor and Loki "were meant to be king"; Loki is the son of the Jötunn King]].
** Blink-and-you'll-miss-it: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Infinity Gauntlet is stored in the Weapons Vault... and ''The Avengers'' showed us ComicBook/{{Thanos}}]].



--->'''Loki:''' [[spoiler: So I am no more than another stolen relic, locked up here until you might have use of me]]?

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--->'''Loki:''' [[spoiler: So [[spoiler:So I am no more than another stolen relic, locked up here until you might have use of me]]?



* FunctionalMagic: The enchantment "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor" on Mjölnir is used as a SecretTestOfCharacter. [[spoiler: It can also be used to imprison anyone who isn't worthy, simply by putting the hammer down on them, which is how Thor beats Loki.]]
* TheFunInFuneral: [[spoiler: The end of Thor shows Thor and the other Asgardians having a huge feast. This was actually TruthInTelevision: After a week of more "traditional" mourning, the Norsemen would throw a huge feast to honour and remember their dead ones.]]

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* FunctionalMagic: The enchantment "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor" on Mjölnir is used as a SecretTestOfCharacter. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It can also be used to imprison anyone who isn't worthy, simply by putting the hammer down on them, which is how Thor beats Loki.]]
* TheFunInFuneral: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The end of Thor shows Thor and the other Asgardians having a huge feast. This was actually TruthInTelevision: After a week of more "traditional" mourning, the Norsemen would throw a huge feast to honour and remember their dead ones.]]



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Loki, when he discovers [[spoiler: that he's a Frost Giant.]] He was unstable to begin with, demonstrated when [[spoiler: he allowed a few Frost Giants into Asgard for "a bit of fun" (a plan to discredit Thor)]], but this tips him over the edge. WordOfGod says that, [[spoiler:[[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace when he fell into the wormhole unprotected]]]], he 'saw things' that contribute to his mental instability in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Loki, when he discovers [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that he's a Frost Giant.]] He was unstable to begin with, demonstrated when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he allowed a few Frost Giants into Asgard for "a bit of fun" (a plan to discredit Thor)]], but this tips him over the edge. WordOfGod says that, [[spoiler:[[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace when he fell into the wormhole unprotected]]]], he 'saw things' that contribute to his mental instability in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie



* HappilyAdopted: Despite [[spoiler: Loki's]] many transgressions and schemes, he genuinely loves his adoptive father, mother, and brother as well as his adoptive homeland of Asgard. He's even willing to [[spoiler:destroy Jötunheim and his biological father]] to gain their acceptance. This makes his descent into darkness all the more [[TragicVillain tragic]].

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* HappilyAdopted: Despite [[spoiler: Loki's]] [[spoiler:Loki's]] many transgressions and schemes, he genuinely loves his adoptive father, mother, and brother as well as his adoptive homeland of Asgard. He's even willing to [[spoiler:destroy Jötunheim and his biological father]] to gain their acceptance. This makes his descent into darkness all the more [[TragicVillain tragic]].



** Odin as well, since [[spoiler: Loki's discovery of his ancestry and consequent outburst are the final push into Odinsleep.]] Frigga points out that he's been putting off [[spoiler: the Odinsleep]] longer than he should have, and several daysí worth of... extreme stress and high power expenditure finally pushed him past his limits.

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** Odin as well, since [[spoiler: Loki's [[spoiler:Loki's discovery of his ancestry and consequent outburst are the final push into Odinsleep.]] Frigga points out that he's been putting off [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Odinsleep]] longer than he should have, and several daysí worth of... extreme stress and high power expenditure finally pushed him past his limits.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Depowered Thor offers himself to the Destroyer to spare the human town.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Depowered [[spoiler:Depowered Thor offers himself to the Destroyer to spare the human town.]]



** When Thor, after beating through all of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s security, stands before his hammer Mjölnir ready to reclaim it. [[spoiler: Much to his dismay, he can't lift it.]]

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** When Thor, after beating through all of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s security, stands before his hammer Mjölnir ready to reclaim it. [[spoiler: Much [[spoiler:Much to his dismay, he can't lift it.]]



* HourglassPlot: Thor starts out as a vicious Blood Knight while his brother, Loki, is much more cautious and diplomatic. By the movie's end, Thor is much more peaceful and tries to reason with his enemies rather than plunging into battle, while Loki [[spoiler: tries to demolish an entire world to achieve his goals]].

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* HourglassPlot: Thor starts out as a vicious Blood Knight while his brother, Loki, is much more cautious and diplomatic. By the movie's end, Thor is much more peaceful and tries to reason with his enemies rather than plunging into battle, while Loki [[spoiler: tries [[spoiler:tries to demolish an entire world to achieve his goals]].



* IAmNotYourFather: [[spoiler: Odin finally admits to Loki that he is an adopted Frost Giant when Loki confronts Odin about his changing skin colour in the vault.]]

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* IAmNotYourFather: [[spoiler: Odin [[spoiler:Odin finally admits to Loki that he is an adopted Frost Giant when Loki confronts Odin about his changing skin colour in the vault.]]



** Despite everything, Loki calls himself Son of Odin when he [[spoiler: kills his biological father Laufey]] as a way of stating his true loyalties.

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** Despite everything, Loki calls himself Son of Odin when he [[spoiler: kills [[spoiler:kills his biological father Laufey]] as a way of stating his true loyalties.



* InterspeciesAdoption: [[spoiler: Loki eventually finds out that he's a Frost Giant who was adopted by Odin during a raid on his homeworld. Odin couldn't bear to let the child die after he'd just killed everyone else in the area.]]

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* InterspeciesAdoption: [[spoiler: Loki [[spoiler:Loki eventually finds out that he's a Frost Giant who was adopted by Odin during a raid on his homeworld. Odin couldn't bear to let the child die after he'd just killed everyone else in the area.]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Laufey]] is killed by Loki, so that Loki would become Odin's favorite son, and be able to be the true heir to the throne.

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Laufey]] [[spoiler:Laufey]] is killed by Loki, so that Loki would become Odin's favorite son, and be able to be the true heir to the throne.



* KillSat[=/=]WaveMotionGun: What the overloaded Bifröst essentially acts as, except it can hit anywhere in the universe...

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* KillSat[=/=]WaveMotionGun: KillSat: What the overloaded Bifröst essentially acts as, except it can hit anywhere in the universe...



* LeaveHimToMe: A hero-to-villain example [[spoiler: when near the end of the film, Thor, Sif and the Warriors Three return to Asgard. They stay to look after a weakened Heimdall, while Thor goes to face Loki.]]
-->'''Thor:''' [[spoiler: Leave my brother to me.]]

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* LeaveHimToMe: A hero-to-villain example [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when near the end of the film, Thor, Sif and the Warriors Three return to Asgard. They stay to look after a weakened Heimdall, while Thor goes to face Loki.]]
-->'''Thor:''' [[spoiler: Leave [[spoiler:Leave my brother to me.]]



* LoyalToThePosition: Heimdall says he's this, but when [[spoiler: Loki]] takes command momentarily, he shows he is actually loyal to Asgard, not just to whoever is in charge (although he sticks to the letter of his new ruler's orders until the betrayals become unsubtle).
* MacGuffin: The Frost Giants' Casket is the cause of the conflict. Frost Giants attempting to steal it back starts the plot. [[spoiler: Loki offers to return it to Laufey in exchange for assistance.]]

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* LoyalToThePosition: Heimdall says he's this, but when [[spoiler: Loki]] [[spoiler:Loki]] takes command momentarily, he shows he is actually loyal to Asgard, not just to whoever is in charge (although he sticks to the letter of his new ruler's orders until the betrayals become unsubtle).
* MacGuffin: The Frost Giants' Casket is the cause of the conflict. Frost Giants attempting to steal it back starts the plot. [[spoiler: Loki [[spoiler:Loki offers to return it to Laufey in exchange for assistance.]]



* MosesInTheBulrushes: How [[spoiler: Loki]] was found by Odin in Jötunheim as a baby.
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler: Near the end of the film, Loki lays something akin to this on Thor.]]

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* MosesInTheBulrushes: How [[spoiler: Loki]] [[spoiler:Loki]] was found by Odin in Jötunheim as a baby.
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler: Near [[spoiler:Near the end of the film, Loki lays something akin to this on Thor.]]



* MysteriousParent: A variation is [[spoiler: Laufey for Loki]], since the latter doesn't even know about his ParentalAbandonment.

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* MysteriousParent: A variation is [[spoiler: Laufey [[spoiler:Laufey for Loki]], since the latter doesn't even know about his ParentalAbandonment.



** Yes, that ''is'' [[spoiler: [[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} The Infinity Gauntlet]]]] you saw in the treasure vault. Other items seen include the Eternal Flame, the Warlock's Eye, the Tablet of Life, and the [[ComicBook/DoctorStrange Orb of Agamotto]].

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** Yes, that ''is'' [[spoiler: [[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} The Infinity Gauntlet]]]] you saw in the treasure vault. Other items seen include the Eternal Flame, the Warlock's Eye, the Tablet of Life, and the [[ComicBook/DoctorStrange Orb of Agamotto]].



* NecessarilyEvil: The ultimate goal of Loki's plans is destroying [[spoiler: Asgard's enemies and making his father proud. For him, lying, scheming and slaughter on a massive scale are just means of accomplishing this goal.]]

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* NecessarilyEvil: The ultimate goal of Loki's plans is destroying [[spoiler: Asgard's [[spoiler:Asgard's enemies and making his father proud. For him, lying, scheming and slaughter on a massive scale are just means of accomplishing this goal.]]



** If Loki hadn't tried to ruin [[spoiler: Thor's big day, then tried to get him banished, Thor would've ended up being kind of a dick, instead of maturing like he did. In fact, his visit to Thor's cell is specifically what changes him into a better man. Also, Loki's plan to make himself the hero]] inadvertently informed Odin that Loki was the traitor, which makes the whole ending even more tragic when you realize that, raging jealousy for his brother aside, it might be what Loki intended all along.
** Loki did explicitly state that he didn't think Thor was ready for the throne, and that is why he [[spoiler: interrupted the ceremony.]] It seems that Loki sort of changed his plans about halfway through the movie, but his previous actions had already screwed him over.
** Also, had Loki not panicked and sent the Destroyer to kill Thor, it's unlikely Thor would have found the means to prove his worthiness. Yeah, Loki would have still been ousted as a traitor, but Thor wouldn't have stopped his plan to [[spoiler: eliminate Jötunheim.]]

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** If Loki hadn't tried to ruin [[spoiler: Thor's [[spoiler:Thor's big day, then tried to get him banished, Thor would've ended up being kind of a dick, instead of maturing like he did. In fact, his visit to Thor's cell is specifically what changes him into a better man. Also, Loki's plan to make himself the hero]] inadvertently informed Odin that Loki was the traitor, which makes the whole ending even more tragic when you realize that, raging jealousy for his brother aside, it might be what Loki intended all along.
** Loki did explicitly state that he didn't think Thor was ready for the throne, and that is why he [[spoiler: interrupted [[spoiler:interrupted the ceremony.]] It seems that Loki sort of changed his plans about halfway through the movie, but his previous actions had already screwed him over.
** Also, had Loki not panicked and sent the Destroyer to kill Thor, it's unlikely Thor would have found the means to prove his worthiness. Yeah, Loki would have still been ousted as a traitor, but Thor wouldn't have stopped his plan to [[spoiler: eliminate [[spoiler:eliminate Jötunheim.]]



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Basically the assumption of every Asgardian present as [[spoiler: Loki]] commits 'suicide' at the end of the movie.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Thor speaking to Heimdall says that "Earth is lost to us" now that [[spoiler: Bifröst]] is destroyed, though he may have been speaking [[LargeHam a bit overdramatically]] as is his wont.
** [[spoiler: In ''The Avengers'', Loki lampshades that it must have taken a ''lot'' of Dark Energy for Odin to send Thor to Earth, making it essentially a one way trip. Indeed, only by using the Cosmic Cube is Thor able to return home at the end. Trailers for the sequel indicate it's been repaired, which would suggest that they simply lacked an adequate power source.]]

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Basically the assumption of every Asgardian present as [[spoiler: Loki]] [[spoiler:Loki]] commits 'suicide' at the end of the movie.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Thor speaking to Heimdall says that "Earth is lost to us" now that [[spoiler: Bifröst]] [[spoiler:Bifröst]] is destroyed, though he may have been speaking [[LargeHam a bit overdramatically]] as is his wont.
** [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In ''The Avengers'', Loki lampshades that it must have taken a ''lot'' of Dark Energy for Odin to send Thor to Earth, making it essentially a one way trip. Indeed, only by using the Cosmic Cube is Thor able to return home at the end. Trailers for the sequel indicate it's been repaired, which would suggest that they simply lacked an adequate power source.]]



* NothingCanStopUsNow: What Loki tells Thor as he tries to stop the Bifröst, making Thor decide to [[spoiler: smash the bridge instead.]]
* NotQuiteDead: First inverted by Thor and then [[spoiler: embraced by Loki.]]

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* NothingCanStopUsNow: What Loki tells Thor as he tries to stop the Bifröst, making Thor decide to [[spoiler: smash [[spoiler:smash the bridge instead.]]
* NotQuiteDead: First inverted by Thor and then [[spoiler: embraced [[spoiler:embraced by Loki.]]



* ObliviousAdoption: [[spoiler: Loki discovers he is a Frost Giant adopted by Odin after the war.]] It all goes downhill from there.

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* ObliviousAdoption: [[spoiler: Loki [[spoiler:Loki discovers he is a Frost Giant adopted by Odin after the war.]] It all goes downhill from there.



* OnceMoreWithClarity: Interestingly, TheStinger from ''Film/IronMan 2'' isn't just a tease but is integrated into the narrative in this film. While in IM it looks like maybe a bunch of scientists trying to study [[spoiler: Mjölnir]] it turns out it was an overnight tourist trap and RunningGag.

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* OnceMoreWithClarity: Interestingly, TheStinger from ''Film/IronMan 2'' isn't just a tease but is integrated into the narrative in this film. While in IM it looks like maybe a bunch of scientists trying to study [[spoiler: Mjölnir]] [[spoiler:Mjölnir]] it turns out it was an overnight tourist trap and RunningGag.



* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Laufey ([[UnreliableNarrator possibly]]) abandoned baby Loki, and there is no mention of his birth mother.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Laufey [[spoiler:Laufey ([[UnreliableNarrator possibly]]) abandoned baby Loki, and there is no mention of his birth mother.]]



* PhlebotinumOverload: What is destined to happen if Bifröst stays open for too long. [[spoiler: Which Loki ended up planning to use to deal with Jötunheim once and for all.]]

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* PhlebotinumOverload: What is destined to happen if Bifröst stays open for too long. [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:Which Loki ended up planning to use to deal with Jötunheim once and for all.]]



* ProphecyTwist: Odin's words for the hammer imply Thor must become a worthy king to lift the hammer. Instead, it comes flying to his hand the moment he [[spoiler: becomes worthy upon his HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* ProphecyTwist: Odin's words for the hammer imply Thor must become a worthy king to lift the hammer. Instead, it comes flying to his hand the moment he [[spoiler: becomes [[spoiler:becomes worthy upon his HeroicSacrifice.]]



* RegentForLife: What Loki intends to become. [[spoiler: Or rather, what it looks like he intends to become for 3/4 of the movie, before it's revealed that he's more like an evil {{Cincinnatus}} - he intended to step down after Odin reawakened all along, using his handling of the Jötunn crisis he arranged in the first place to create the impression of himself as a heroic, dutiful, and above all better-than-Thor son. He doesn't seem to consider that Odin might disapprove of him wiping out an entire species.]]

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* RegentForLife: What Loki intends to become. [[spoiler: Or [[spoiler:Or rather, what it looks like he intends to become for 3/4 of the movie, before it's revealed that he's more like an evil {{Cincinnatus}} - he intended to step down after Odin reawakened all along, using his handling of the Jötunn crisis he arranged in the first place to create the impression of himself as a heroic, dutiful, and above all better-than-Thor son. He doesn't seem to consider that Odin might disapprove of him wiping out an entire species.]]



* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler: Thor must choose between the genocide of the Frost Giants or possibly never seeing Jane again.]]

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* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler: Thor [[spoiler:Thor must choose between the genocide of the Frost Giants or possibly never seeing Jane again.]]



* SecretTestOfCharacter: Odin cast Thor out so he could [[spoiler: learn the compassion, humility and kindness needed to be TRULY worthy of Asgard's Throne.]]

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: Odin cast Thor out so he could [[spoiler: learn [[spoiler:learn the compassion, humility and kindness needed to be TRULY worthy of Asgard's Throne.]]



* SequelHook[=/=]TheStinger: [[spoiler:Nick Fury has a Tesseract/Cosmic Cube, which was later featured in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', and Loki has his eyes on it. Also, he seems to be controlling or magically suggesting things to Erik Selvig.]]

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* SequelHook[=/=]TheStinger: SequelHook: [[spoiler:Nick Fury has a Tesseract/Cosmic Cube, which was later featured in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', and Loki has his eyes on it. Also, he seems to be controlling or magically suggesting things to Erik Selvig.]]



** [[spoiler: Loki is revealed to be unknowingly using his illusion powers to create a glamour that hides his true form - a blue-skinned Frost Giant. Since he thinks of himself as Asgardian and hates his true species, he keeps the glamour on afterward]].
** Alternatively, some fans speculate that it was actually [[spoiler: Odin or Frigga that placed the glamour on Loki, so that their son wouldn't feel out-of-place by seeing his Frost Giant form.]]

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** [[spoiler: Loki [[spoiler:Loki is revealed to be unknowingly using his illusion powers to create a glamour that hides his true form - a blue-skinned Frost Giant. Since he thinks of himself as Asgardian and hates his true species, he keeps the glamour on afterward]].
** Alternatively, some fans speculate that it was actually [[spoiler: Odin [[spoiler:Odin or Frigga that placed the glamour on Loki, so that their son wouldn't feel out-of-place by seeing his Frost Giant form.]]



* TakeMyHand: [[spoiler: Thor ''and'' Odin during the climax to Loki. He doesn't take it because Odin doesn't condone genocide in his name.]]

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* TakeMyHand: [[spoiler: Thor [[spoiler:Thor ''and'' Odin during the climax to Loki. He doesn't take it because Odin doesn't condone genocide in his name.]]



* TechnologyPorn[=/=]TeleportersAndTransporters: The Bifröst again, averting MisappliedPhlebotinum.

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* TechnologyPorn[=/=]TeleportersAndTransporters: TeleportersAndTransporters: The Bifröst again, averting MisappliedPhlebotinum.



%%* ThighHighBoots: Sif wears knee-length ones.

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%%* * ThighHighBoots: Sif wears knee-length ones.ones as part of her combat outfit.



* TragicBromance: Thor and Loki, [[spoiler: although the latter doesnít actually die]].
* TragicVillain: Loki is motivated by a complex mixture of SiblingRivalry, [[WellDoneSonGuy trying to impress his father]], [[AmbitionIsEvil personal ambition]] and a [[KnightTemplar warped sense of duty]] before Asgard. It's no wonder he elicits sympathy as he descends into wickedness. There's probably a fair bit of [[YouAreWhatYouHate self-loathing]] involved as well, [[spoiler: once he finds out he's a Frost Giant.]]

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* TragicBromance: Thor and Loki, [[spoiler: although [[spoiler:although the latter doesnít actually die]].
* TragicVillain: Loki is motivated by a complex mixture of SiblingRivalry, [[WellDoneSonGuy trying to impress his father]], [[AmbitionIsEvil personal ambition]] and a [[KnightTemplar warped sense of duty]] before Asgard. It's no wonder he elicits sympathy as he descends into wickedness. There's probably a fair bit of [[YouAreWhatYouHate self-loathing]] involved as well, [[spoiler: once [[spoiler:once he finds out he's a Frost Giant.]]



** The trailer for the first movie makes it seem like Thor reclaims the hammer in awesome fashion in the rain. [[spoiler: He fails]].

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** The trailer for the first movie makes it seem like Thor reclaims the hammer in awesome fashion in the rain. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He fails]].



** When Odin explains that he [[spoiler: saved Loki as a child because he hoped that one day Loki can serve as an example that Frost Giants and Asgardians can peacefully co-exist, Loki instead believes that Odin saved him only because he wanted an extra war trophy.]] Odin even reacts by asking, "Why do you twist my words?"

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** When Odin explains that he [[spoiler: saved [[spoiler:saved Loki as a child because he hoped that one day Loki can serve as an example that Frost Giants and Asgardians can peacefully co-exist, Loki instead believes that Odin saved him only because he wanted an extra war trophy.]] Odin even reacts by asking, "Why do you twist my words?"



* UnreliableNarrator: In a flashback at the beginning of the film, we see Odin telling young Thor and Loki about the war with Jötunheim. [[spoiler: He leaves out the part about Loki's background in which he finds the Jötunn king Laufey's abandoned baby and adopts him.]]

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* UnreliableNarrator: In a flashback at the beginning of the film, we see Odin telling young Thor and Loki about the war with Jötunheim. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He leaves out the part about Loki's background in which he finds the Jötunn king Laufey's abandoned baby and adopts him.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: Many of Loki's actions in the second half of the movie, and thus the plot for that portion, can be attributed to a very steep downward spiral that starts from the moment [[spoiler: he discovers that he is a Frost Giant.]] It's clear some of the more extreme actions he takes later are not what he had originally planned to take, and even as he keeps his trademark composure he appears increasingly harried over the course of the movie. By the climax he's lost all veneer of composure.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Many of Loki's actions in the second half of the movie, and thus the plot for that portion, can be attributed to a very steep downward spiral that starts from the moment [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he discovers that he is a Frost Giant.]] It's clear some of the more extreme actions he takes later are not what he had originally planned to take, and even as he keeps his trademark composure he appears increasingly harried over the course of the movie. By the climax he's lost all veneer of composure.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The ultimate fate of the The Destroyer and the Casket of Ancient Winters remains unexplored. Presumably S.H.I.E.L.D. took custody of the former while the latter is last seen in the Bifröst [[spoiler: before it was destroyed.]] In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' it is revealed S.H.I.E.L.D. recovered the remains of the Destroyer and reverse engineered it.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The ultimate fate of the The Destroyer and the Casket of Ancient Winters remains unexplored. Presumably S.H.I.E.L.D. took custody of the former while the latter is last seen in the Bifröst [[spoiler: before [[spoiler:before it was destroyed.]] In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' it is revealed S.H.I.E.L.D. recovered the remains of the Destroyer and reverse engineered it.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Loki, almost literally. [[spoiler: He bears no more hatred to the Frost Giants than the average Asgardian. Then he discovers he is one. His smoldering jealousy bursts into a bonfire, his self-hatred sky-rockets, and he attempts genocide to prove without a doubt that he is Asgardian.]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Loki, almost literally. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He bears no more hatred to the Frost Giants than the average Asgardian. Then he discovers he is one. His smoldering jealousy bursts into a bonfire, his self-hatred sky-rockets, and he attempts genocide to prove without a doubt that he is Asgardian.]]



** In the prelude for ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Odin mentions that [[spoiler: Loki fell into "Yggdrasil itself" when he let himself fall into the abyss at the end of ''Thor''.]]

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** In the prelude for ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Odin mentions that [[spoiler: Loki [[spoiler:Loki fell into "Yggdrasil itself" when he let himself fall into the abyss at the end of ''Thor''.]]



* XanatosSpeedChess: What Loki's doing for most of the movie. At first he simply seems to have been planning on discrediting Thor and starting a war with the Jötunns. Then Thor is banished, he finds out [[spoiler: he is a Jötunn himself,]] goes [[GoMadFromTheRevelation berserk]], and Odin enters his sleep. Everything else seems to have been very well orchestrated improvisation.

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* XanatosSpeedChess: What Loki's doing for most of the movie. At first he simply seems to have been planning on discrediting Thor and starting a war with the Jötunns. Then Thor is banished, he finds out [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he is a Jötunn himself,]] goes [[GoMadFromTheRevelation berserk]], and Odin enters his sleep. Everything else seems to have been very well orchestrated improvisation.



* YoureNotMyFather: An indirect version--since only one of the characters is aware of the relation--takes place when [[spoiler: Loki shoots Laufey with Gungnir]] while making it very clear who he considers to be his true parent:
--->[[spoiler: '''Loki:''' And your death came by the son of Odin]].''
** A scene [[WhatCouldHaveBeen that was present]] [[http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Thor.html#6360 in the original script]] where Loki did reveal himself to Laufey [[spoiler: as his son]]. Laufey then admitted [[spoiler: his ParentalAbandonment of him]]. Therefore, Loki's [[AntagonisticOffspring antagonistic behaviour]] toward Laufey would have a more logical explanation.

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* YoureNotMyFather: An indirect version--since only one of the characters is aware of the relation--takes place when [[spoiler: Loki [[spoiler:Loki shoots Laufey with Gungnir]] while making it very clear who he considers to be his true parent:
--->[[spoiler: '''Loki:''' --->[[spoiler:'''Loki:''' And your death came by the son of Odin]].''
** A scene [[WhatCouldHaveBeen that was present]] [[http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Thor.html#6360 in the original script]] where Loki did reveal himself to Laufey [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as his son]]. Laufey then admitted [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his ParentalAbandonment of him]]. Therefore, Loki's [[AntagonisticOffspring antagonistic behaviour]] toward Laufey would have a more logical explanation.
6th Jul '17 9:36:49 AM MaulMachine
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* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: Despite everything that happened, his brother, his mother, his father, and his friends still love and care for [[spoiler: and are grieved when he seems to die]].

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* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: Despite everything that happened, his brother, his mother, his father, and his friends still love and care for [[spoiler: Loki, and are grieved when he seems to die]].
8th Jun '17 4:07:58 AM gjjones
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!!Tropes:

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!!Tropes:
!!''Thor'' provides examples of:
7th Jun '17 7:36:52 AM valar55
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-->-- '''Allfather Odin Borson's Enchantment on Mjölnir'''

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-->-- '''Allfather Odin Borson's Enchantment enchantment on Mjölnir'''
13th May '17 4:52:35 PM mlsmithca
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* MythologyGag: Has [[MythologyGag/{{Thor}} its own page]].

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* MythologyGag: Has [[MythologyGag/{{Thor}} its own page]].MythologyGag:
** Dr. Donald Blake was Thor's secret identity in his early Marvel comics, and is used here as a fake ID to get him out of S.H.I.E.L.D. custody. Not to mention that was the name on the "Hello my name is..." tag on the first shirt Jane gave him. She says he was her ex-boyfriend.
** A tourism poster talks about "Journey Into Mystery," the book where Thor first appeared for Marvel.
** Two other entries in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] is mentioned, as is a certain [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk expert on gamma-radiation]]. See TheStinger as well.
** Thor's line about [[Comicbook/TheAvengers having words with his brother]] is a reference to a very excellent moment in comic book history when he and the other Avengers pull off a BigDamnHeroes against Ultron. Said line has become something of a CatchPhrase for Thor, although it's only used once in the movie.
** A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent calls Sif, Hogun and Fandral [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]], Creator/JackieChan and RobinHood. While already a multiple ShoutOut, in the comics Fandral once claimed to have spent time on Earth during the MiddleAges and married to a woman named Marian - so he may ''be'' Robin Hood.
** The scene where Loki speaks to the imprisoned Thor is extremely similar to a scene in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates 2''.
** In a ShoutOut to DC Comics and Creator/JackKirby's later creations, Bifröst is presented not as a simple solid rainbow but as a [[ComicBook/NewGods Boom Tube]].
** "Look at you...[[TitleDrop The Mighty Thor]]..."
** The Frost Giant calling Thor "princess". In Myth/NorseMythology, Thor disguised himself as Freyja to keep her from marrying Thrym king of Jötunheim and to get Mjölnir back.
** Yes, that ''is'' [[spoiler: [[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} The Infinity Gauntlet]]]] you saw in the treasure vault. Other items seen include the Eternal Flame, the Warlock's Eye, the Tablet of Life, and the [[ComicBook/DoctorStrange Orb of Agamotto]].
6th May '17 11:37:46 AM jamespolk
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''Thor'' is a LiveActionAdaptation of the Creator/MarvelComics superhero ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'', released on May 6th 2011 in the U.S. and on April 22nd in Australia, and one week later elsewhere. It is the fourth film in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.

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''Thor'' is a LiveActionAdaptation of the Creator/MarvelComics superhero ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'', released on May 6th 2011 in the U.S. and on April 22nd in Australia, and one week later elsewhere. It is the fourth film in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. It was directed by Creator/KennethBranagh.
30th Apr '17 4:56:50 AM Hjortron18
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* YouGoGirl: It's implied that Lady Sif had to pull one in order to be taken seriously as a warrior.

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* YouGoGirl: It's implied [[NoodleIncident implied]] that Lady Sif had to pull one in order to be taken seriously as a warrior.
30th Apr '17 4:43:18 AM Hjortron18
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* UndeadTaxExemption: Enforced. Jane just gives Thor the identity of her ex, who isn't even stated as being dead. S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson has a background check done, sees through the alias in seconds, but goes with it anyway in order to see what Thor does.


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Sif and the Warriors Three start to feel this way about Loki when he refuses their appeal to de-banish Thor, in their mind betraying him. Exactly how much he feels this way about them and how much is show is up for debate at this point.


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* WindowsToTheSoul: Loki was given artificially bright, almost glowing Green Eyes for the promotional posters, both to highlight his unpredictable mischievousness and to lampshade his [[GreenEyedMonster envy]] of Thor. In the actual film his eyes are blue.


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** In the prelude for ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Odin mentions that [[spoiler: Loki fell into "Yggdrasil itself" when he let himself fall into the abyss at the end of ''Thor''.]]


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* YouGoGirl: It's implied that Lady Sif had to pull one in order to be taken seriously as a warrior.
-->'''Thor:''' And who proved wrong all who scoffed at the idea that a young maiden could be one of the fiercest warriors this realm has ever known?\\
'''Sif:''' ''I'' did.\\
'''Thor:''' ...true, but I supported you!
29th Apr '17 1:44:12 PM nighttrainfm
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* IAmNotYourFather: [[spoiler: Odin finally admits to Loki that he is an adopted Frost Giant when Loki confronts Odin about his changing skin colour in the vault]].

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-->'''Thor:''' ENOUGH!
* IAmNotYourFather: [[spoiler: Odin finally admits to Loki that he is an adopted Frost Giant when Loki confronts Odin about his changing skin colour in the vault]]. vault.]]
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