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* {{Adorkable}}: Despite his fearsome appearance, Korg is quite endearingly awkward and goofy with...well, everyone really.


** One teaser poster seemed to imply that Thor will finally wear his iconic winged helmet in battle, the lack of which in previous films has been polarizing among fans, to say the least. This was later confirmed in footage shown at [=CinemaCon=].

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** One teaser poster seemed to imply In previous films, fans were polarised by the fact that Thor will finally wear never wore his iconic comic counterpart's winged helmet in battle, the lack of which in previous films has battle [[note]][[WhatCouldHaveBeen It was originally meant to be used more prominently]], but Creator/ChrisHemsworth allegedly found it too impractical to wear, so it hasn't been polarizing among fans, to say since since his coronation in the least. This was later confirmed first film[[/note]]. While fighting on Sakaar in footage shown at [=CinemaCon=].''Ragnarok'', Thor wears a new Sakaaran helmet that's more comfortable for Hemsworth while still resembling the iconic design.



** The first ''Thor'' film included a glimpse of the Infinity Gauntlet in the vault of Odin's treasures which turned into a ContinuitySnarl when the films started to feature the Infinity Gems. Various creators have tried to explain it's presence by saying there are two gauntlets in existence which was met with varying degrees of acceptance. To clarify things, Hela visits the vault and dismisses Odin's gauntlet as a fake. It's intentionally unclear if she was referring to the gauntlet or the stones but it is an obvious savings throw to remove a point of contention from the MCU's "Infinity War" continuity.

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** The first ''Thor'' film included a glimpse of the Infinity Gauntlet in the vault of Odin's treasures which turned into a ContinuitySnarl when the films started to feature the Infinity Gems. Various creators have tried to explain it's presence by saying there are two gauntlets in existence which was met with varying degrees of acceptance. To clarify things, In ''Ragnarok'' Hela visits the vault and dismisses Odin's right-handed gauntlet as a fake. It's intentionally unclear if she was referring to the gauntlet or the stones but it is an obvious savings throw to remove a point of contention from the MCU's "Infinity War" continuity. fake.


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** Speaking of Surtur, there are hints of resignation whenever he discusses about his plan to bring about the ragnarok. Was he really so set on destryong Asgard out of sheer hatred...or was he just acting his role assigned by the fate? Note that he never went out his way to kill the escaping Asgardians.


* WTHCostumingDepartment: Thor's new haircut has garnered mixed reactions.

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** While being a treat for comic book fans, Doctor Strange's iconic gloves from the comics didn't appear to translate well into real life, with many fans joking about them looking like dishwasher gloves. This appears to be given a nod as he loses them as of ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: While Hela received lots of praise for being Marvel's first female BigBad, a great example of EvilIsCool and Cate Blanchett cutting loose to give an exciting performance, there are a number of detractors who hate that she spends most of the movie separated from both Thor and Loki - preventing her from having any meaningful interaction with the major characters. A second camp who agrees that the writing falls flat but Cate Blanchett's performance makes up for it.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: While Hela received lots of praise for being Marvel's first female BigBad, a great example of EvilIsCool and Cate Blanchett cutting loose to give an exciting performance, there are a number of detractors who hate that she spends most of the movie separated from both Thor and Loki - preventing her from having any meaningful interaction with the major characters. A second camp who agrees that the writing falls flat but Cate Blanchett's performance makes up for it.


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** Given the cast of heroes (which includes Hulk, Valkyrie, and a bit of Doctor Strange thrown in for good measure), the team can be viewed as a more faithful adaptation of ''ComicBook/TheDefenders'' than ''Series/TheDefenders2017''.[[note]]Though, Strange does not actually join Thor's team, and only has a minor role in the film.[[/note]]
** Since a good portion of the movie is ''explicitly'' adapted from the ''Planet Hulk'' storyline, many Hulk fans are considering this to be the closest thing they'll get to an actual ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' movie.
** The movie also feels like an adaptation of Amalgam's "Thorion of the New Asgods."
** Due to the colorful cast of heroes and villains, lighter tone, mixture of sci-fi and SwordsAndSorcery, heavily '80s-inspired score and art direction, and the presence of a muscular lead who wields swords and lightning, many critics have jokingly called ''Ragnarok'' the best ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]]'' movie ever made.

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* SpiritualAdaptation:
** Given the cast of heroes (which includes Hulk, Valkyrie, and a bit of Doctor Strange thrown in for good measure), the team can be viewed as a more faithful adaptation of ''ComicBook/TheDefenders'' than ''Series/TheDefenders2017''.[[note]]Though, Strange does not actually join Thor's team, and only has a minor role in the film.[[/note]]
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SpiritualAdaptation: Since a good portion of the movie is ''explicitly'' adapted from the ''Planet Hulk'' storyline, many Hulk fans are considering this to be the closest thing they'll get to an actual ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' movie.
** The movie also feels like an adaptation of Amalgam's "Thorion of the New Asgods."
** Due to the colorful cast of heroes and villains, lighter tone, mixture of sci-fi and SwordsAndSorcery, heavily '80s-inspired score and art direction, and the presence of a muscular lead who wields swords and lightning, many critics have jokingly called ''Ragnarok'' the best ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]]'' movie ever made.
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** Many people are considering this to be the closest thing we'll get to a ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' movie. Of course, since a good portion of the movie is ''explicitly'' adapted from ''Planet Hulk'', "spiritual" might not be the right word to use here.

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** Many people are considering this to be the closest thing we'll get to a ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' movie. Of course, since Since a good portion of the movie is ''explicitly'' adapted from the ''Planet Hulk'', "spiritual" might not Hulk'' storyline, many Hulk fans are considering this to be the right word closest thing they'll get to use here.an actual ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' movie.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: While Hela received lots of praise for being Marvel's first female BigBad, a great example of EvilIsCool and Cate Blanchett cutting loose to give an exciting performance, there are a number of detractors who hate that she spends most of the movie separated from both Thor and Loki - preventing her from having any meaningful interaction with the major characters. Some even go as far to call her a GenericDoomsdayVillain with vague motives about why she wants to conquer the universe. There's then a third camp who agrees that the writing falls flat but Cate Blanchett's performance makes up for it.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: While Hela received lots of praise for being Marvel's first female BigBad, a great example of EvilIsCool and Cate Blanchett cutting loose to give an exciting performance, there are a number of detractors who hate that she spends most of the movie separated from both Thor and Loki - preventing her from having any meaningful interaction with the major characters. Some even go as far to call her a GenericDoomsdayVillain with vague motives about why she wants to conquer the universe. There's then a third A second camp who agrees that the writing falls flat but Cate Blanchett's performance makes up for it.


** When Hela says that she thought Asgard would be happy to see her, is she just being a DeadpanSnarker, or is she genuinely upset that her own people don't seem to recognize her?

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** When Hela says that she thought Asgard would be happy to see her, is she just being a DeadpanSnarker, or is she genuinely upset that her own people don't seem to recognize her?her? A shot from the trailer that didn't make it into the movie implies the latter as she looks like she's on the verge of angry tears when she furiously declares "Asgard is dead."


** Many people are considering this to be the closest thing we'll get to a ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' movie.

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** Many people are considering this to be the closest thing we'll get to a ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'' movie. Of course, since a good portion of the movie is ''explicitly'' adapted from ''Planet Hulk'', "spiritual" might not be the right word to use here.


'''The Result''': Thor busts him. Also, as the only positive consequence, Sif is spared [[spoiler:when Hela emerges and slaughters Thor's friends and allies, only to be wiped out by Thanos' fingersnap]].\\
** When Hela needs to open the bifrost so she can send her army throughout the universe. She discovers [[spoiler:Heimdall stole the key.]]
'''You’d Expect''': Hela, clearly knowing what the tesseract is, would use that instead.

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'''The Result''': Thor busts him. Also, as the only positive consequence, Sif is spared [[spoiler:when Hela emerges and slaughters Thor's friends and allies, only to be wiped out by Thanos' fingersnap]].\\
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** When Hela needs to open the bifrost so she can send her army throughout the universe. She discovers [[spoiler:Heimdall stole the key.]]
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'''You’d Expect''': Hela, clearly knowing what the tesseract is, would use that instead.\\


'''The Result''': Thor busts him. Also, as the only positive consequence, Sif is spared [[spoiler:when Hela emerges and slaughters Thor's friends and allies, only to be wiped out by Thanos' fingersnap]].

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'''The Result''': Thor busts him. Also, as the only positive consequence, Sif is spared [[spoiler:when Hela emerges and slaughters Thor's friends and allies, only to be wiped out by Thanos' fingersnap]].\\
** When Hela needs to open the bifrost so she can send her army throughout the universe. She discovers [[spoiler:Heimdall stole the key.]]
'''You’d Expect''': Hela, clearly knowing what the tesseract is, would use that instead.
'''Instead''': She [[spoiler:holds everyone in Asgard hostage and threatens to kill them all until someone tells her where it is.]]



** The news that the Valkyries will be appearing excited fans who were disappointed that the previous movie completely shafted the Asgardian characters in favor of more screen time for Jane and the other humans. Sadly, these fans were disappointed when they only appear in a brief flashback, and the surviving Valkyrie not actually taking the mantle up again until the film's climax.

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** The news that the Valkyries will be appearing excited fans who were disappointed that the previous movie completely shafted the Asgardian characters in favor of more screen time for Jane and the other humans. Sadly, these fans were disappointed when they only appear in a brief brif flashback, and the surviving Valkyrie not actually taking the mantle up again until the film's climax.


** Some fans were hoping that with Jane out of the picture, Lady Sif might finally take on a bigger role and even become the female lead of the series. Valkyrie's well-received debut put the kibosh on that, and to add further insult to injury, [[spoiler:Sif doesn't appear in the film ''at all'', with WordOfGod saying Loki likely banished her to keep her from discovering his secret. In fairness, Marvel ''wanted'' her to come back, but Creator/JaimieAlexander was far too busy with ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'']].

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** Some fans were hoping that with Jane out of the picture, Lady Sif might finally take on a bigger role and even become the female lead of the series. Valkyrie's well-received debut put the kibosh on that, and to add further insult to injury, [[spoiler:Sif doesn't appear in the film ''at all'', with WordOfGod saying [[https://www.cinemablend.com/news/1714409/what-happened-to-sif-after-thor-the-dark-world-according-to-kevin-feige saying]] Loki likely banished her to keep her from discovering his secret. In fairness, Marvel ''wanted'' her to come back, but Creator/JaimieAlexander was far too busy with ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'']].

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