I have to start this post with the obligatory warning. This article has spoilers like whoa! If you have yet to see Thor: The Dark World, avoid these questions and musings at all costs. Or spoil it for yourself.
I’m not in charge of your life, man.
What of the Asgardian Justice System?
For all their advanced technology and long winded speeches about moral obligations, the citizens — and royalty — of Asgard seem to be lacking a proper justice system. Instead of receiving due process and a trial by jury, our favorite trickster prince was treated to the harshest ‘I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed” speech from his dickhole father and sent straight to the dungeons.
Where the Hell is S.H.I.E.L.D.?
When it comes to weird things like floating automobiles, portals into other realms and homicidal elves in legitimately creepy masks , S.H.I.E.L.D. is usually on it like white on rice. So what’s the dealio? Are Coulson and his new playmates too cool to chill with the gods and astrophysicists?
Of course this will probably be dealt with on the November 18th episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so carry on.
Was Frigga in The Dungeons or is Loki Just That Crazy?
While languishing in his cell, Loki shared a conversation with his mother that led to the audience catching the first real glimpse of his softer side. For all of his problems, I should have guessed he was a momma’s boy.
However, after wounding her with some harsh words (big surprise), he reached out to grasp her by the hands — only to have them pass through the air as her image disappeared.
Here’s my question. Was Frigga projecting herself into his cell so she could speak to her son even though Odin had forbade it — or — was Loki so lonely that he created an illusion of his mother to keep him company? Because, honestly, the first option is sad, but the second is just ridiculously depressing.
Is It Just Me, Or Does Fandral Look Different?
Why Could Thor See Through Loki’s Illusion (Just That One Time)?
It’s an established fact that Thor is completely thick when it comes to being able to tell if Loki is projecting duplicates. So how is it that upon visiting Loki in his cell after Frigga died, Thor knew Loki was throwing up an illusion? Was Loki’s magic sloppy due to grief or did Thor know his asshole brother wouldn’t actually be unaffected by their mother’s death?
I need some clarity on this, people!
Why Did Erik Go “Banana Balls” But Hawkeye Was Fine?
Granted, if a hate- filled magical alien prince took my brain and played house for a while, I imagine I’d probably suffer some lingering effects. Erik was seemingly normal enough to go appropriately bat-shit after Loki used him as a bonafide scientist puppet, yet Hawkeye got a good knock in the head from The Black Widow, had a few seconds to be rightfully emo, and then went on with his life like it was no big deal. WTF?
What Happened to Dear Old Dad?
It was not a big surprise that, despite his heart-wrenching death scene, Loki didn’t actually die. The last scene before the credits rolled was that of Loki sitting triumphantly on the throne of Asgard, Gungnir in hand. So…did he kill Odin? Cause they left that pretty open ended.
And what’s more, is it bad that I kind of want Odin to be dead?
Despite these unanswered questions — and Jane Foster being utterly useless again — I thoroughly enjoyed Thor:The Dark World. I can’t wait to see what happens to Thor and Loki in their next adventure!
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