Originally Posted by Bren
Maybe it's been answered elsewhere, but why exactly was Thor going to become King in 'Thor'?
I got the implication that 'this time it's different' regarding the Odinsleep, so were they going to crown Thor King as a precaution? Which sounds pretty daft if Odin (as it happened) woke again. Why not simply announce him as successor IN CASE, rather than zap him in there. Clearly when Odin awoke, he was still fully capable of being King so......
Was an alarm ringing on Odin's king-watch that said 'it's time'?
I never really understood it.
My belief was that even though Odin normally wakes up from his Odinsleep, I think he was hoping that he could finally pass on his duties as King to Thor for good by that point in time and allow Thor to take the reigns, which is probably why he was prolonging his sleep since he wanted to get that out of the way first.