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YMMV: The Mighty Thor
  • Broken Base: Thor's fans disagree over his treatment by Marvel.
  • Bro Yay: Thor and Loki
  • Complete Monster: Malekith the Accursed is the cruel ruler of the dark elves of Svartleheim, whom even his people hate and fear. Serving as the harbinger of Surtur, Malekith hunts for the Casket of Ancient Winters, murdering any who get in his way. Malekith in his spare time also hunts down goodhearted, virtuous people, and devours their souls as the souls of the virtuous are a delicacy for him. When he grows to hate Thor, Malekith is too happy to sacrifice or torture his own people to get at the Thunder God and unleashed the Casket of Ancient Winters to plunge Earth into a frozen wasteland to hurt Thor and unleash Surtur. Malekith plans to let Surtur burn every realm, with no care if his fellow Dark Elves are caught in the blaze, as long as he profits from it. Before his eventual return to the throne after he was revived, many Dark Elves viewed him as a despised figure.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Loki. Not having a designated love interests leaves him wide open for the Mary Sues...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Kid Loki, Leah and Thori have gained an incredible popularity.
    • No longer the case with Thori now that he reveals his allegiance to his father, Hel-Wolf.
    • Volstagg was an Ensemble Darkhorse long before them, especially when we got to see how awesome of a father he was.
    • Thunderball, as the lone smart guy, tends to get plenty of solo appearances and more prominent usage than the rest of the Crew.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Loki got reincarnated as a boy, and Asgard wants him dead? Not only that, but he's also solving the mysteries that surround him with his female sidekick? And adding to that, he solves a mystery which involved extracting evil nightmares from suffering dreamers? Sounds sort of familiar...
  • Jerkass Woobie: No matter how you feel about Kid Loki, his methods, or if Ikol has a bigger plan in store for him, watching him in the new Mighty Thor issues eight and nine, first struggling to remember his brother and then after achieving that having to deal with the fact that no one else does just makes you want to hug him. He also only really acted like a jerk to Donald Blake after the doctor asked how Loki could forget Tanarus, driving the knife deeper.
  • Idiot Plot: Any plot that involves Thor or anyone else trusting Loki becomes one of these after, oh, his tenth betrayal (so, since the mid-1960s). The current mega-arc by J. Michael Straczynski would be the most recent example.
    • Of course in JMS' story Thor and most of the named Asgardians didn't trust Loki (except for Balder) but Loki used Thor's words about Asgardians getting a fresh start on Earth against him.
    • It's like that in the original myths, too. Loki's REALLY good at getting people to listen to him who should know better by now.
      • That's debatable. The gods in the original myths didn't trust Loki as much as they tolerated him as long as he made up for the trouble he caused.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Loki. He's frequently viewed as nearly harmless because most of his plots are just staged entertainment to occupy his near immortal life, but this undercuts just how dangerous he is when he gets serious. Loki is the god of mischief and obfuscation, and other big powers like Dr. Doom and Mephisto tread on eggshells when he comes knocking.
  • Memetic Mutation: "My god has a hammer. Your argument is invalid."
    • And the distinctly more confrontational: "Your god was nailed to a cross. My god has a hammer. Any questions?"
  • Moral Event Horizon: In his most recent issue, the first thing Malekith the Accused does after escaping Niffleheim is to massacre an entire dark elf village in Svartalfheim, his home world. He stays past the line when he decides to kill many other dark elves that have scattered throughout the nine realms with his own loyal army, believing that they are no longer the people he used to rule.
  • My Real Daddy: For a large portion of the fanbase, the stories and art of Walt Simonson will never be surpassed.
  • Narm Charm: Some of the Shakespearian dialogue can be downright silly. But when you have a god with a hammer that shoots lightning engaged in mortal combat with thirty-foot frost giants, it just seems appropriate. And, well, awesome.
    • This is the only reason Frog!Thor works. The whole storyline seems ridiculous, but the frogs are just so... noble. And once you're sucked in, you can ignore how absolutely bizarre the actual Frog!Thor looks.
  • Older Than They Think: The idea that Thor is blond and clean-shaven is not Marvel's. There's a painting done by a Swedish artist in 1872 that features a similar Thor.
  • Uncanny Valley: Loki's female form (as drawn by Olivier Coipel) is unsettling and creepy despite him inhabiting a beautiful body. The reason? No eyebrows.
  • The Woobie: Kid Loki is slowly turning into this. Thor's dead, but Kid Loki can't remember him and then he can but is still the only one who knows Tanarus isn't him. And everyone in Asgard hates him again (to where other children punched him for considering talking to Volstagg when the man was dressed as Santa). The All-Mother want to protect him and consider him a good asset, but he must remain a secret asset and so the abuse continues. And he's living in a hole in the ground. And tormented by nightmares of Thor that he can barely remember when he's awake.
    • He seems to be dealing with it as best he can, though, sliding more into an Iron Woobie.
    • And by the end of the Manchester Gods arc he's screaming and sobbing. They're going for full-out Break the Cutie with him.
    • And in Journey into Mystery #645, oh boy, does Marvel break him.

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