Originally Posted by crounsa810
I was just re-watching Thor today, and I took a moment to pause on the pages of the book Selvig picked up at the library. And on doing that, I paused the movie to read the part on Loki.
"Loki was a shape shifter that could turn into anything he wished. He was far more spiteful, cunning and deceitful than the other Gods in Asgard, which often led him into trouble. Trouble would be created because he loved playing mean and deceitful jokes on others. Eventually, he was seen for what he was and was distrusted. His quick wit and honey tongue inevitably caused the Aesir to forgive him which left room for his role in engineering the death of the god Balder."
So could it be that we didn't see Balder in Thor because he's already dead?
I wouldn't think so. If Balder is dead, then Ragnarok should've already taken place. Balder's death is what sets the doom-ball in motion.