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30th Nov '15 2:48:35 PM Aesmerda
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* A lot of the extreme or irresponsible reactions and behaviour of Thor and Loki, while actually in keeping with their mythological counterparts, can also be explained by their physical age versus their mental age. This troper calculated it a while ago: Loki implies in the sequel that Asgardians live for about five thousand years. Taking the average human life expectancy as roughly eighty years, and assuming that Asgardians mature mentally at a rate more or less proportional to their lifespan- like humans- 62.5 years for an Asgardian is roughly one year of human development. So assuming that Loki was born during or at the end of the war between Asgard and Jotunheim, circa 965 C.E., and that Thor as the older brother is a few years/decades older, both of them are actually only ''seventeen years old'' mentally. That explains a lot.
7th Oct '15 4:41:37 PM Discar
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Natter.
** Also, when there's some kind of rampage approaching town and you're panicking, you're probably going to follow the directions of someone who seems like they understand what's happening, because if they get what's going on they're probably telling you what to do for a very good reason.
4th Oct '15 9:29:11 PM cassie5squared
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**Also, when there's some kind of rampage approaching town and you're panicking, you're probably going to follow the directions of someone who seems like they understand what's happening, because if they get what's going on they're probably telling you what to do for a very good reason.
11th Sep '15 6:37:40 AM RayAP9
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Added a little more depth to own entry. Also, can't remember if it was Laufey who called Thor "princess," and fixed a minor typo in second entry.
* Just before the fight between the Frost Giants and the Asgardians in the first act, Loki quickly accepts Laufey's offer to leave Jötunnheim without any quarrel. It appears to be a simple act of cowardice/pacifism to establish Loki's character as the opposite of [[BloodKnight Thor's]]. It could also have been Loki getting one up on Thor before he (Thor) could reject the offer-- with Loki speaking up immediately, Thor essentially [[SadisticChoice has to choose]] between starting a petty argument with his brother in front of his kingdom's enemy (which would make him look foolish), and walking away from a fight. He chooses the lesser of two evils, until Laufey calls Thor a "princess."\\
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* Just before the fight between the Frost Giants and the Asgardians in the first act, Loki quickly accepts Laufey's offer to leave Jötunnheim without any quarrel. It appears to be a simple act of cowardice/pacifism to establish Loki's character as the opposite of [[BloodKnight Thor's]]. It could also have been Loki showing his psychological acumen, getting one up on Thor before he (Thor) could reject the offer-- with Loki speaking up immediately, Thor essentially [[SadisticChoice has to choose]] between starting a petty argument with his brother in front of his kingdom's enemy (which would make him look foolish), foolish/imply discord within his family), and walking away from a fight. He chooses the lesser of two evils, [[TemptingFate until Laufey calls Thor a "princess."\\he's told to "Run back home, little princess."]]\\

Loki's reaction of "[[DeadpanSnarker Damn]]" was possibly his way of saying "I manipulated Thor into not fighting you, and you just blew it. [[SarcasmMode Congratulations]]." Also plays into the idea that Thor smiled when Laufey makes the "princess" comment because Thor is thinking something along the lines of "Yes, thank you for giving me a good reason to fight!" * Also remember the one famous incident in mythology, where Thor had to dress as a woman in a wedding dress to get his hammer back. If the same incident happen in MCU, it would make sense for Thor to get super-piss off when he hears it, probably open an old wound.
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Loki's reaction of "[[DeadpanSnarker Damn]]" was possibly his way of saying "I manipulated Thor into not fighting you, and you just blew it. [[SarcasmMode Congratulations]]." Also plays into the idea that Thor smiled when Laufey makes after the "princess" comment because Thor is thinking something along the lines of "Yes, thank you for giving me a good reason to fight!" * Also remember the one famous incident in mythology, where Thor had to dress as a woman in a wedding dress to get his hammer back. If the same incident happen happened in MCU, it would make sense for Thor to get super-piss super-pissed off when he hears it, probably open an old wound.
11th Sep '15 6:14:31 AM fbiuzz
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* Also remember the one famous incident in mythology, where Thor had to dress as a woman in a wedding dress to get his hammer back. If the same incident happen in MCU, it would make sense for Thor to get super-piss off when he hears it, probably open an old wound.
2nd Sep '15 1:59:23 AM RayAP9
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* During Thor's resurrection/repowerment, Jane says three words: "Oh...my...god." Could they be any more precise?
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* Just before the fight between the Frost Giants and the Asgardians in the first act, Loki quickly accepts Laufey's offer to leave Jötunnheim without any quarrel. It appears to be a simple act of cowardice/pacifism to establish Loki's character as the opposite of [[BloodKnight Thor's]]. It could also have been Loki getting one up on Thor before he (Thor) could reject the offer-- with Loki speaking up immediately, Thor essentially [[SadisticChoice has to choose]] between starting a petty argument with his brother in front of his kingdom's enemy (which would make him look foolish), and walking away from a fight. He chooses the lesser of two evils, until Laufey calls Thor a "princess."\\ \\ Loki's reaction of "[[DeadpanSnarker Damn]]" was possibly his way of saying "I manipulated Thor into not fighting you, and you just blew it. [[SarcasmMode Congratulations]]." Also plays into the idea that Thor smiled when Laufey makes the "princess" comment because Thor is thinking something along the lines of "Yes, thank you for giving me a good reason to fight!" * Early in the film, Thor tells Heimdall that Thor has "no plans to die today." Heimdall quips in return that none do. "But what about those who commit a premeditated suicide?", one might ask. [[http://people.opposingviews.com/viking-religious-taboos-4636.html In Viking culture, suicide was highly frowned upon and considered disrespectful to one's ancestors]], and if the Asgardians in the film are any indication, they take honor ''very'' seriously. * During Thor's resurrection/repowerment, resurrection/re-powerment, Jane says three words: "Oh...my...god." Could they be any more precise?
20th Aug '15 7:51:20 AM Eagal
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Pretty sure puns need to be intentional.
* Many people consider the scene where Odin falls into the Odinsleep right in the middle of Loki talking is a bit of an AssPull, to the point of becoming a [[MemeticMutation meme]]. But watch that scene again. Notice how slow and unenergetic he is: it's not bad acting or an AssPull, odin was falling into the Odinsleep already, and by that point had run out of energy to keep himself awake anymore! * StealthPun: Thor is exiled and stripped of his powers, which could be seen as a form of "grounding", since it was from his father, Odin. He is also the God of Thunder, and being stripped of his electrical powers, among others, makes him...(wait for it)... grounded.
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* Many people consider the scene where Odin falls into the Odinsleep right in the middle of Loki talking is a bit of an AssPull, to the point of becoming a [[MemeticMutation meme]]. But watch that scene again. Notice how slow and unenergetic he is: it's not bad acting or an AssPull, odin Odin was falling into the Odinsleep already, and by that point had run out of energy to keep himself awake anymore! * StealthPun: Thor is exiled and stripped of his powers, which could be seen as a form of "grounding", since it was from his father, Odin. He is also the God of Thunder, and being stripped of his electrical powers, among others, makes him...(wait for it)... grounded.
25th Jul '15 5:32:51 PM bud0011
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* StealthPun: Thor is exiled and stripped of his powers, which could be seen as a form of "grounding", since it was from his father, Odin. He is also the God of Thunder, and being stripped of his electrical powers, among others, makes him...(wait for it)... grounded.
25th Jul '15 9:25:58 AM fbiuzz
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* Thor is totally serious when he asks for a dog big enough to ride. Asgard must have amazingly crazy animal life on it. There's a myth about Thor lifting a giant cat. And no, it's not one of the "aprocryphal, might have been made up later" myths, it's one of the few preserved myths of Jormungandr. So, in all likelihood, there is some huge wildlife on Asgard.
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* Thor is totally serious when he asks for a dog big enough to ride. Asgard must have amazingly crazy animal life on it. There's a myth about Thor lifting a giant cat. And no, it's not one of the "aprocryphal, might have been made up later" myths, it's one of the few preserved myths of Jormungandr. Not to mention his mother, Frigga actually rode a chariot pulled by ''cats''. So, in all likelihood, there is some huge wildlife on Asgard.
16th Jul '15 4:26:18 PM Eagal
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* The casting of the black actor Idris Elba as Heimdall is very fitting, because in Norse mythology Heimdall is the ancestor of all mankind, and in RealLife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_evolution#The_East_African_fossils humankind originated in Africa]].
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