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* Harry actually ''isn't'' Thor's first demigod child. As Frigga put it, young Thor was reckless, not feckless, and took precautions after Loki's Hela fiasco. However, one time, he unfortunately failed to get those precautions updated. As a result, when he had a night with a mortal woman, it (against all odds, what with Asgardians having a low fertility rate) resulted in a pregnancy. Thor didn't know, because he assumed the precautions were still in place, immediately returned to Asgard, and was dispatched to Nidavaellir to help out in a minor war against the trolls, basically just as way of showing Asgard's support and his abilities. This took a few decades, and when he returned to Earth, he heard about [[spoiler: a shieldmaiden named Torunn who claimed she had been sired by the God of Thunder himself. While such claims were common enough, he remembered the village she was born in, noticed mention of superhuman attributes in stories about her, realised she probably was his and immediately went looking for her, following the stories... only to arrive several years after her burial. Oh, he still got to know her as she became a Valkyrie (an undead badass warrior woman protecting the Norse afterlife, slaughtering the monsters that still infest it, and even Outsiders that try and use it as a way into the Nine Realms), and she seemed to be enjoying herself (as Harry notes, it's what most of the family does for fun).]] He's not so bothered by the being dead part - as Frigga notes, death is seen differently in Asgard, since they know pretty much how it works. But what he ''is'' bitter about is the fact he missed a lifetime with his daughter This in turn is, according to Frigga, why he reacted so badly when he got his memories of Harry back, and is so bitter about having missed out on a good chunk of Harry's childhood.

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* Harry actually ''isn't'' Thor's first demigod child. As Frigga put it, young Thor was reckless, not feckless, and took precautions after Loki's Hela fiasco. However, one time, he unfortunately failed to get those precautions updated. As a result, when he had a night with a mortal woman, it (against all odds, what with Asgardians having a low fertility rate) resulted in a pregnancy. Thor didn't know, because he assumed the precautions were still in place, immediately returned to Asgard, and was dispatched to Nidavaellir to help out in a minor war against the trolls, basically just as way of showing Asgard's support and his abilities. This took a few decades, and when he returned to Earth, he heard about [[spoiler: a shieldmaiden named Torunn who claimed she had been sired by the God of Thunder himself. While such claims were common enough, he remembered the village she was born in, noticed mention of superhuman attributes in stories about her, realised she probably was his and immediately went looking for her, following the stories... only to arrive several years after her burial. Oh, he still got to know her as she became a Valkyrie (an undead badass warrior woman protecting the Norse afterlife, slaughtering the monsters that still infest it, and even Outsiders that try and use it as a way into the Nine Realms), and she seemed to be enjoying herself (as Harry notes, it's what most of the family does for fun).]] He's not so bothered by the being dead part - as Frigga notes, death is seen differently in Asgard, since they know pretty much how it works. But what he ''is'' bitter about is the fact he missed a lifetime with his daughter [[spoiler: daughter]]. This in turn is, according to Frigga, why he reacted so badly when he got his memories of Harry back, and is so bitter about having missed out on a good chunk of Harry's childhood.


* Harry actually [[spoiler: ''isn't'' Thor's first demigod child. While, as Frigga put it, young Thor was reckless, not feckless, and took precautions after Loki's Hela fiasco, unfortunately, one time, he failed to get those precautions updated, and he had a night with a mortal woman that against all odds (Asgardians have a low fertility rate). Thor didn't know, because he immediately returned to Asgard, and was dispatched to Nidavaellir to help out in a minor war against the trolls, basically just as way of showing Asgard's support and his abilities. This took a few decades, and when he returned to Earth, he heard about a shieldmaiden named Torunn who claimed she had been sired by the God of Thunder himself. While such claims were common enough, he remembered the village she was born in, and realized she probably was his and immediately went looking for her, following the stories... only to arrive several years after her burial. Oh, he still got to know her as she became a Valkyrie (an undead badass warrior woman protecting the Norse afterlife, slaughtering the monsters that still infest it, and even Outsiders that try and use it as a way into the Nine realms), and she seemed to be enjoying herself (as Harry notes, it's what most of the family does for fun), and he's not so bothered by the being dead part - as Frigga notes, death is seen differently in Asgard, since they know pretty much how it works. But what he ''is'' bitter about is the fact he missed a lifetime with his daughter. This in turn is, according to Frigga, why he reacted so badly when he got his memories of Harry back, and is so bitter about having missed out on a good chunk of Harry's childhood.]]

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* Harry actually [[spoiler: ''isn't'' Thor's first demigod child. While, as As Frigga put it, young Thor was reckless, not feckless, and took precautions after Loki's Hela fiasco, unfortunately, fiasco. However, one time, he unfortunately failed to get those precautions updated, and updated. As a result, when he had a night with a mortal woman that against woman, it (against all odds (Asgardians have odds, what with Asgardians having a low fertility rate). rate) resulted in a pregnancy. Thor didn't know, because he assumed the precautions were still in place, immediately returned to Asgard, and was dispatched to Nidavaellir to help out in a minor war against the trolls, basically just as way of showing Asgard's support and his abilities. This took a few decades, and when he returned to Earth, he heard about [[spoiler: a shieldmaiden named Torunn who claimed she had been sired by the God of Thunder himself. While such claims were common enough, he remembered the village she was born in, and realized noticed mention of superhuman attributes in stories about her, realised she probably was his and immediately went looking for her, following the stories... only to arrive several years after her burial. Oh, he still got to know her as she became a Valkyrie (an undead badass warrior woman protecting the Norse afterlife, slaughtering the monsters that still infest it, and even Outsiders that try and use it as a way into the Nine realms), Realms), and she seemed to be enjoying herself (as Harry notes, it's what most of the family does for fun), and he's fun).]] He's not so bothered by the being dead part - as Frigga notes, death is seen differently in Asgard, since they know pretty much how it works. But what he ''is'' bitter about is the fact he missed a lifetime with his daughter. daughter This in turn is, according to Frigga, why he reacted so badly when he got his memories of Harry back, and is so bitter about having missed out on a good chunk of Harry's childhood.]]


* Harry actually [[spoiler: ''isn't'' Thor's first demigod child. While, as Frigga put it, young Thor was reckless, not feckless, and took precautions after Loki's Hela fiasco, unfortunately, one time, he failed to get those precautions updated, and he had a night with a mortal woman that against all odds (Asgardians have a low fertility rate). Thor didn't know, because he immediately returned to Asgard, and was dispatched to Nidavaellir to help out in a minor war against the trolls, basically just as way of showing Asgard's support and his abilities. This took a few decades, and when he returned to Earth, he heard about a shieldmaiden named Torunn who claimed she had been sired by the God of Thunder himself. While such claims were common enough, he remembered the village she was born in, and realized she probably was his and immediately went looking for her, following the stories... only to arrive several years after her burial. Oh, he still got to know her as she ascended to be a Valkyrie (an undead badass warrior woman protecting the Norse afterlife), and he's not so bothered by the being dead part - as Frigga notes, death is seen differently in Asgard, since they know pretty much how it works - but what he ''is'' bitter about is the fact he missed a lifetime with his daughter. This in turn is, according to Frigga, why he reacted so badly when he got his memories of Harry back, and is so bitter about having missed out on a good chunk of Harry's childhood.]]

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* Harry actually [[spoiler: ''isn't'' Thor's first demigod child. While, as Frigga put it, young Thor was reckless, not feckless, and took precautions after Loki's Hela fiasco, unfortunately, one time, he failed to get those precautions updated, and he had a night with a mortal woman that against all odds (Asgardians have a low fertility rate). Thor didn't know, because he immediately returned to Asgard, and was dispatched to Nidavaellir to help out in a minor war against the trolls, basically just as way of showing Asgard's support and his abilities. This took a few decades, and when he returned to Earth, he heard about a shieldmaiden named Torunn who claimed she had been sired by the God of Thunder himself. While such claims were common enough, he remembered the village she was born in, and realized she probably was his and immediately went looking for her, following the stories... only to arrive several years after her burial. Oh, he still got to know her as she ascended to be became a Valkyrie (an undead badass warrior woman protecting the Norse afterlife), afterlife, slaughtering the monsters that still infest it, and even Outsiders that try and use it as a way into the Nine realms), and she seemed to be enjoying herself (as Harry notes, it's what most of the family does for fun), and he's not so bothered by the being dead part - as Frigga notes, death is seen differently in Asgard, since they know pretty much how it works - but works. But what he ''is'' bitter about is the fact he missed a lifetime with his daughter. This in turn is, according to Frigga, why he reacted so badly when he got his memories of Harry back, and is so bitter about having missed out on a good chunk of Harry's childhood.]]


* Harry actually ''isn't'' Thor's first demigod child. Once upon a time, against all expectations, there was a shieldmaiden named Thorunn who claimed she had been sired by the God of Thunder himself. When he heard about it and learned about her exploits, Thor realized she probably was his and immediately went to meet her... only to arrive several years after her burial. Oh, he still got to know her as she ascended to be a Valkyrie (an undead badass warrior woman protecting the Norse afterlife), but he's still bitter over the fact he missed a lifetime with his daughter.

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* Harry actually [[spoiler: ''isn't'' Thor's first demigod child. Once upon a While, as Frigga put it, young Thor was reckless, not feckless, and took precautions after Loki's Hela fiasco, unfortunately, one time, he failed to get those precautions updated, and he had a night with a mortal woman that against all expectations, there odds (Asgardians have a low fertility rate). Thor didn't know, because he immediately returned to Asgard, and was dispatched to Nidavaellir to help out in a minor war against the trolls, basically just as way of showing Asgard's support and his abilities. This took a few decades, and when he returned to Earth, he heard about a shieldmaiden named Thorunn Torunn who claimed she had been sired by the God of Thunder himself. When While such claims were common enough, he heard about it remembered the village she was born in, and learned about her exploits, Thor realized she probably was his and immediately went to meet her...looking for her, following the stories... only to arrive several years after her burial. Oh, he still got to know her as she ascended to be a Valkyrie (an undead badass warrior woman protecting the Norse afterlife), but and he's still not so bothered by the being dead part - as Frigga notes, death is seen differently in Asgard, since they know pretty much how it works - but what he ''is'' bitter over about is the fact he missed a lifetime with his daughter.daughter. This in turn is, according to Frigga, why he reacted so badly when he got his memories of Harry back, and is so bitter about having missed out on a good chunk of Harry's childhood.]]

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* Harry actually ''isn't'' Thor's first demigod child. Once upon a time, against all expectations, there was a shieldmaiden named Thorunn who claimed she had been sired by the God of Thunder himself. When he heard about it and learned about her exploits, Thor realized she probably was his and immediately went to meet her... only to arrive several years after her burial. Oh, he still got to know her as she ascended to be a Valkyrie (an undead badass warrior woman protecting the Norse afterlife), but he's still bitter over the fact he missed a lifetime with his daughter.


* Harry and Carol discuss the problems that Jean's been going through: Playing big sister to Harry and Maddie, two incredibly traumatized family members; acting as the unofficial Head Girl at the Xavier Institute, meaning that she's also taking care of Bobby and the Red Room prisoners, all of whom have had plenty of traumatic experiences of their own, on top of all the angst that being a teenager ''and'' a mutant brings (plus, as Harry's demonstrated, being a telepath in a building full of teenagers is traumatic enough as it is); struggling to deal with the fact that, at 17/18 years old, she's got PhysicalGod levels of PsychicPowers; captaining her soccer team; and dealing with academic pressure, as well as the pressure [[StepfordSmiler to keep up a happy face on top of all of that.]] And then [[{{Jerkass}} her boyfriend started cheating on her.]] Because "[[ItsAllAboutMe she wasn't spending enough time with him.]]" As Carol observes, it's mainly surprising that she didn't crack sooner.

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* Harry and Carol discuss the problems that Jean's been going through: Playing big sister to Harry and Maddie, two incredibly traumatized family members; acting as the unofficial Head Girl at the Xavier Institute, meaning that she's also taking care of Bobby and the Red Room prisoners, all of whom have had plenty of traumatic experiences of their own, on top of all the angst that being a teenager ''and'' a mutant brings (plus, as Harry's demonstrated, being a telepath in a building full of teenagers is traumatic difficult enough as it is); at the best of times); struggling to deal with the fact that, at 17/18 years old, she's got PhysicalGod levels of PsychicPowers; captaining her soccer team; and dealing with academic pressure, as well as the pressure [[StepfordSmiler to keep up a happy face on top of all of that.]] And then [[{{Jerkass}} her boyfriend started cheating on her.]] Because "[[ItsAllAboutMe she wasn't spending enough time with him.]]" As Carol observes, it's mainly surprising that she didn't crack sooner.


* When Carol reveals to Steve that she's his great-granddaughter, he's so shocked at the situation that he pushes her away, which leaves her hurt and confused.

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* When Carol reveals to Steve that she's his great-granddaughter, he's so shocked at the situation that he pushes her away, which leaves her hurt and confused. [[CerebusRetcon This just gets even worse after the audience sees her father and what he's like]]--Carol just experienced rejection from ''another'' male parental figure.



* Harry [[spoiler: being brainwashed into becoming a Red Room agent and murdering dozens of people in cold blood.]] Just when you think he hasn't suffered enough... And all that after Maddie tried to protect him, too.

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* Harry [[spoiler: being brainwashed into becoming a Red Room agent and murdering dozens of people in cold blood.blood, performing MindRape and loads of other horrible things as well.]] Just when you think he hasn't suffered enough... And all that after Maddie tried to protect him, too.



* Harry and Carol discuss the problems that Jean's been going through: Playing big sister to Harry and Maddie, two incredibly traumatized family members; acting as the unofficial Head Girl at the Xavier Institute, meaning that she's also taking care of Bobby and the Red Room prisoners, all of whom have had plenty of traumatic experiences of their own, on top of all the angst that being a teenager ''and'' a mutant brings; struggling to deal with the fact that, at 17/18 years old, she's got PhysicalGod levels of PsychicPowers; captaining her soccer team; and dealing with academic pressure, as well as the pressure [[StepfordSmiler to keep up a happy face on top of all of that.]] And then [[{{Jerkass}} her boyfriend started cheating on her.]] Because "[[ItsAllAboutMe she wasn't spending enough time with him.]]" As Carol observes, it's mainly surprising that she didn't crack sooner.

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* Harry and Carol discuss the problems that Jean's been going through: Playing big sister to Harry and Maddie, two incredibly traumatized family members; acting as the unofficial Head Girl at the Xavier Institute, meaning that she's also taking care of Bobby and the Red Room prisoners, all of whom have had plenty of traumatic experiences of their own, on top of all the angst that being a teenager ''and'' a mutant brings; brings (plus, as Harry's demonstrated, being a telepath in a building full of teenagers is traumatic enough as it is); struggling to deal with the fact that, at 17/18 years old, she's got PhysicalGod levels of PsychicPowers; captaining her soccer team; and dealing with academic pressure, as well as the pressure [[StepfordSmiler to keep up a happy face on top of all of that.]] And then [[{{Jerkass}} her boyfriend started cheating on her.]] Because "[[ItsAllAboutMe she wasn't spending enough time with him.]]" As Carol observes, it's mainly surprising that she didn't crack sooner.sooner.
** Meanwhile, Maddie, having blurted this out at pretty much the worst time imaginable, faces rejection and anger from Jean. From most people's point of view, this would be entirely understandable, if still upsetting; from the point of view of someone who's just beginning to get used to the idea of being loved and cared for unconditionally...


* Harry and Carol discuss the problems that Jean's been going through: Playing big sister to Harry and Maddie, two incredibly traumatized family members; acting as the unofficial Head Girl at the Xavier Institute, meaning that she's also taking care of Bobby and the Red Room prisoners, all of whom have had plenty of traumatic experiences of their own, on top of all the angst that being a teenager ''and'' a mutant brings; struggling to deal with the fact that, at 18 years old, she's got PhysicalGod levels of PsychicPowers; captaining her soccer team; and dealing with academic pressures on top of all of that. And then [[{{Jerkass}} her boyfriend started cheating on her.]] Because "[[ItsAllAboutMe she wasn't spending enough time with him.]]"

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* Harry and Carol discuss the problems that Jean's been going through: Playing big sister to Harry and Maddie, two incredibly traumatized family members; acting as the unofficial Head Girl at the Xavier Institute, meaning that she's also taking care of Bobby and the Red Room prisoners, all of whom have had plenty of traumatic experiences of their own, on top of all the angst that being a teenager ''and'' a mutant brings; struggling to deal with the fact that, at 18 17/18 years old, she's got PhysicalGod levels of PsychicPowers; captaining her soccer team; and dealing with academic pressures pressure, as well as the pressure [[StepfordSmiler to keep up a happy face on top of all of that. that.]] And then [[{{Jerkass}} her boyfriend started cheating on her.]] Because "[[ItsAllAboutMe she wasn't spending enough time with him.]]" As Carol observes, it's mainly surprising that she didn't crack sooner.

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* Harry and Carol discuss the problems that Jean's been going through: Playing big sister to Harry and Maddie, two incredibly traumatized family members; acting as the unofficial Head Girl at the Xavier Institute, meaning that she's also taking care of Bobby and the Red Room prisoners, all of whom have had plenty of traumatic experiences of their own, on top of all the angst that being a teenager ''and'' a mutant brings; struggling to deal with the fact that, at 18 years old, she's got PhysicalGod levels of PsychicPowers; captaining her soccer team; and dealing with academic pressures on top of all of that. And then [[{{Jerkass}} her boyfriend started cheating on her.]] Because "[[ItsAllAboutMe she wasn't spending enough time with him.]]"


* T'Challa briefly alludes to the plot of ''Film/BlackPanther2018'', which means he had to live through the heartwrenching reveal that his father (who he watched die in front of him) wasn't such a good person and that he had a cousin driven so mad he was unable to normally function in society. It's easy to see he still feels raw about it.

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* T'Challa briefly alludes to the plot of ''Film/BlackPanther2018'', which means he had to live through the heartwrenching reveal that his father (who he watched die in front of him) him - here, murdered by Baron Zemo) wasn't such a good person and that he had a cousin driven so mad he was unable to normally function in society. It's easy to see he still feels raw about it.


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* At the Yule Ball, for the Last Dance, Doctor Strange dresses up in the formal bardic gear he wore back when he was known as Taliesin and was part-time Court Bard to [[spoiler: Arthur Pendragon]], and plays an ancient antique crwth (a Welsh semi-lyre/proto-violin), indicated to be his original instrument. What song is he playing? One that only one other living person has ever heard, because he's only ever played it once before, when he was a mortal young man: the First Dance for [[spoiler: Arthur and Guinevere's]] wedding. Who is he playing it for? [[spoiler: Harry and Carol]], of course, the last couple on the dance-floor. On one level, it's a sweet ShipperOnDeck moment. On another, though, it's a reminder of how utterly ancient and incredibly lonely Strange is, how much he's lost, and that this is part of his way of saying goodbye, because he's dying.

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** When she gives into those feelings and kisses Diana during the Yule Ball, she has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and flees, convinced that there's something wrong with her. Fortunately, Harry is able to convince her what she's feeling is perfectly normal, and she's left feeling much better afterwards.


* [[CallingTheOldManOut Harry's confrontation with Odin]], crossing over with CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Harry's confrontation with Odin]], crossing over with CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.

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* Draco has to ask Harry to pull strings for him just so that he can visit his imprisoned mother over Christmas.


* T'Challa briefly alludes to the plot of ''Movie/BlackPanther'', which means he had to live through the heartwrenching reveal that his father (who he watched die in front of him) wasn't such a good person and that he had a cousin driven so mad he was unable to normally function in society. It's easy to see he still feels raw about it.

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* T'Challa briefly alludes to the plot of ''Movie/BlackPanther'', ''Film/BlackPanther2018'', which means he had to live through the heartwrenching reveal that his father (who he watched die in front of him) wasn't such a good person and that he had a cousin driven so mad he was unable to normally function in society. It's easy to see he still feels raw about it.

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