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Old 05-26-2018, 11:38 AM   #101
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I love this thread. With the last couple of films they've really done Thor justice on the big screen and established Thor as the superman of the MCU. Long story short, we're all not worthy


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Old 05-26-2018, 12:32 PM   #102
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Thor has definitely grown. He was essentially an Asgardian Tony Stark who grows into a full-fledged Ironman hero without the PTSD and overcame most of his personal demons where Stark still hasn't yet (though Stark is still far improved from his low in Age of Ultron). Both of them suffered in similar though not identical ways. Both lost their parents, had to deal with their family's empires, great loss and hardship plus falling into leadership roles that put immense strain on them. Plus both had to lose their power and get humbled before they regained it again.

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Old 05-26-2018, 12:44 PM   #103
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Thor has definitely grown. He was essentially an Asgardian Tony Stark who grows into a full-fledged Ironman hero without the PTSD and overcame most of his personal demons where Stark still hasn't yet (though he is still far improved from his low in Age of Ultron).
I like that parallel.Tony starts as a genius billionaire dealing the most powerful weapons on earth and Thor starts as a godlike glory seeking prince with the most powerful weapon in Asgard.

Even when we first met him Thor was still a warrior God who wanted to fight the good fight though. He was just naive and arrogant in how he went about it and saw the Frost Giants in particular as nothing but monsters.

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Old 05-26-2018, 01:47 PM   #104
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Look at the top right corner you can see Thor doing a super jump.

Wow I'm just now noticing this.


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I like that parallel.Tony starts as a genius billionaire dealing the most powerful weapons on earth and Thor starts as a godlike glory seeking prince with the most powerful weapon in Asgard.

Even when we first met him Thor was still a warrior God who wanted to fight the good fight though. He was just naive and arrogant in how he went about it and saw the Frost Giants in particular as nothing but monsters.
Yeah, it occured to me that both have the same brash egos. Thor was/is the god of thunder and had an arrogance about him when we first meet him in Thor. He had to lose almost everything to become worthy of regaining his hammer, his power and learn that he needs to mature.


Similarly Tony has to go from his rich playboy lifestyle of casually using his father's company to live a lavish, carefree lifestyle ignorant of the damage he causes. He nearly loses his life then has to build himself back up and learn he needs to grow up too.

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Yeah, it occured to me that both have the same brash egos. Thor was/is the god of thunder and had an arrogance about him when we first meet him in Thor. He had to lose almost everything to become worthy of regaining his hammer, his power and learn that he needs to mature.

Similarly Tony has to go from his rich playboy lifestyle of casually using his father's company to live a lavish, carefree lifestyle ignorant of the damage he causes. He nearly loses his life then has to build himself back up and learn he needs to grow up too.
They're similar arcs but to be honest one is written way better than the other.

Tony's character development in Iron Man 1 is driven by a near death experience and witnessing first hand that his weapons are in the wrong hands and killing innocents. It's a strong origin story.

Thor's character development in Thor 1 isn't as believable. He's 1500 years old, he doesn't really witness the folly of his own actions (his attack on Jotunheim mostly works out) so the root of his development is purely being humbled by his dad depowering him for a long weekend.

I always thought we should've been shown a grander comic style origin story for Thor e.g.
a) The Frost Giants who get caught up in Thor's attack on Jotunheim aren't shown as just monsters
b) Thor straight up fights Odin before he's banished/depowered
c) Thor spends years on earth believably learning to be humble

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They're similar arcs but to be honest one is written way better than the other.

Tony's character development in Iron Man 1 is driven by a near death experience and witnessing first hand that his weapons are in the wrong hands and killing innocents. It's a strong origin story.

Thor's character development in Thor 1 isn't as believable. He's 1500 years old, he doesn't really witness the folly of his own actions (his attack on Jotunheim mostly works out) so the root of his development is purely being humbled by his dad depowering him for a long weekend.

I always thought we should've been shown a grander comic style origin story for Thor e.g.
a) The Frost Giants who get caught up in Thor's attack on Jotunheim aren't shown as just monsters
b) Thor straight up fights Odin before he's banished/depowered
c) Thor spends years on earth believably learning to be humble
Agreed on all counts.

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That scene along with the Frost Giant battle are the most Thor like fight scenes in the MCU.

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Greatest entrance in the MCU.











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