El has been with the site for nearly two years now and has continued to prove her value. Currently, she is heading up our site event, Battle for Liberterram, on top of keeping up with her own personal plots.
Lux's posts are all wonderful to read. She has done a wonderful job of grasping the new universe and incorporating Peggy into it.
It's good to see Spidey back on the site. Watching him deal with the universe shift in his own snarky way has been nothing short of entertaining.
Eight O'Clock on the Dot!
El and Lux are making magic in this thread. Straight up fireworks, and the way they've played with drawing out the reveal is top class.
Strength- Not just of body but in all things. Strength is the premier virtue of the warrior. Being of strong heart and mind is just as important in battle as bashing ones enemies with a hammer... though not quite as fun.
Courage- Its doing what is required, not without fear but despite it. Stupidity is a poor substitute, but often enough accomplishes the same ends.
Loyalty- To king and country, to family and friends. Without it we are nothing. If it doesn't hurt you aren't doing it right.
Wisdom- Knowing what to do is almost as important as knowing what not to do. Sometimes the smartest thing you can do is realize you have no idea what you are doing.
Coffee- Its good. One musn't smash the cup against the floor though. Mortals get upset when you do that for some reason. Oh and they make a drink called a "boilermaker". Not as good as Asgardian mead but stout stuff nonetheless.
Mjölnir- Thor likes his hammer... a LOT. He takes it with him wherever he goes. It's kind of like a security blanket. He gets really upset if he can't pick it up. He probably even sleeps holding it in bed.
Frost Giants- Where to begin? They are always popping up and ruining your coronation or trying to kill your father or overthrowing your kingdom. What happens in Jötunheimr needs to stay in Jötunheimr.
Disapproval- Hurts worse than getting slapped in the face by The Destroyer.
Being hit by cars- Its annoying and some humans seem to have a proclivity for it.
Hospitals- Had a bad experience in one once. Much prefer the healing room in Asgard.
Loki- That guy is such a jerk sometimes.
Weakness- That time without godlike powers felt like an eternity in Hel.
Physical Strength- He can fell several frost giants with a single throw of his mighty hammer. He can take a punch from the Hulk. There aren't many Asgardians that can boast such prowess, let alone mortals.
Courage- Thor sees overwhelming opposition as an opportunity to win glory for himself and Asgard. What some see as a terrible foe, Thor sees as a diverting afternoon.
Lightning- Being the God of Thunder has its perks. One of them is that he can call lightning down from a clear sky on his enemies. The other is that he never has to worry about static cling messing up his perfect flowing mane.
Also as a strength, the aformentioned perfect flowing mane.
Loki- Thor's brother is a sensitive subject. He grew up beside Loki, never knowing his brother was adopted. He still feels that they are the same blood. That is why Loki's betrayal and continued hatred towards him is so emotionally devastating for him. He hides this weakness behind a stern face, but the suffering his brother endures is even worse on Thor than the treachery.
Slow Learner- Thor isn't stupid. He's just accustomed to taking a more direct approach as his physical abilities allow. He doesn't need an elaborate plan when he can just run in and beat down all his enemies easily enough. He doesn't like change so he tends to keep doing things the same way until personal experience finally shows him the error of his ways. He did this when Odin banished him. He did this when he blindly trusted Loki. He'll eventually figure it out, but by then he's usually taken a beating to knock the sense into him.
Impulsiveness- Though slow to learn he is quick to act. Instead of recognizing his impatience and seeking wise council or allowing himself time to ponder the situation he instead rushes headlong into danger far more often than he should. While it suits his personality it doesn't always work out so well, especially in dealing with the trickster Loki. In fairness though, this approach worked well for him for millenia until Loki started making things hard. Give him a century or two and he should do better.
Jane Foster- He has fallen in love with her, a mortal with no powers. She is helpless to defend herself. Should his enemies target her he doesn't know what he would be willing to sacrifice to save her. His own life he would surely surrender, but a prince has a duty to protect his kingdom. Thor fears that eventually it won't be a matter of if someone uses Jane as leverage, but when.
Human Experience- While he was made to live as a human he became intrigued with the progress mortals have made in science and technology and culture. He would like to return to Earth to experience more of this, though he'd prefer to keep his power as he did so. And of course he is eager to return to Jane. He pines away for her at the fragmented end of the rainbow bridge beside Heimdall.
Redeem Loki- Although Thor realizes the extreme difficulty in this he still holds hope that Loki will put aside his anger and hate and return to Asgard where the two brothers can resume their close kinship. He holds no ill will for Loki, though by now he has grown cynical after seeing to what lengths Loki will go to hurt those who love him most.
Until recently, Thor's greatest fear was to be powerless. He has since faced that and come out the better for it. Now Thor's greatest fear is that his enemies will target Jane as she is his greatest weakness. That, and centipedes. They creep him out.
OVERALL PERSONALITY: At his worst, Thor was a spoiled and cruel young Asgardian whose misguided sense of protection and inflated ego had him inadvertently start a war and play into Loki's scheme. He has learned his lesson, chief of which was the value of wisdom, selflessness, and humility. He strives now to be worthy of his title, Prince of Asgard.
He is normally a very easygoing and lighthearted soul. He approaches things simply and directly. He is confident, sometimes to a fault, but most friends find this charming. He is quick with a friendly smile and a kind word. His friends are dear to him and he would do anything to protect them. He enjoys the glory of battle as well as a hot cup of coffee on earth or a flagon of mead in Odin's dining hall.
His loyalty and love pervades him even where Loki is concerned. He still holds out hope to dissuade his brother from his evil ways. He is even protective of him to a degree. This hope, however, is waning. His brother has proven that whenever Thor extends an open hand, Loki is quick to take it just so he can plunge a dagger in Thor's back. He has come to expect his brother's betrayal and it has hardened him somewhat. If Loki crosses the line he will know the fury of Thor's anger as well as the countless enemies Thor has felled over the centuries.
Thor and Jane Foster were kind of falling for each other.
Thor was champion of the kingdom and his father's pride and joy. He was naturally good at what he did and life was easy. Never in his long life had he faced hardship that he wasn't accustomed to overcoming. That all changed the day that was to be his coronation when frost giants sneaked in to steal the Tesseract. They were defeated easily and Odin was prepared to let the matter go but Thor was not. He wanted war.
Odin forbade Thor to go to Jötunheimr and fight the frost giants, but he did it anyway. He took his closest friends and devastated Laufey's warriors. But though they fought fiercely they were eventually overwhelmed. Odin stepped in and saved them but at the cost of the truce between Asgard and Jötunheimr. As punishment, Odin banished Thor to Midgard (Earth) stripped of his powers.
While on Earth, Thor met Jane Foster, an astrophysicist. They became friends and she helped Thor go to where Odin had cast down Mjölnir. It had been surrounded by a SHIELD field research facility. Thor fought his way in, but he was still unable to take up his hammer. Dejected, he allowed himself to be taken into custody. It was there that Loki appeared and informed him that their father had died of a broken heart and that Thor's banishment would continue.
Jane's mentor, Dr. Selvig, concocted a ruse to get Thor released. SHIELD didn't buy it but they wanted to see what would happen if they let Thor go. The son of Odin swallowed a bitter pill and decided to resolve himself to mortal life. His Asgardian friends arrived on Earth to rally him to Asgard's defense. They told him that Odin was alive but in Odinsleep and that Loki had orchestrated the entire ploy in order to rise to power.
Then Loki sent the Destroyer armor to Earth. As the guardian device smashed and burned through the sleepy New Mexico town, citizens fled in panic. Thor's Asgardian warrior friends put up a valiant defense but the armor proved too resilient. The powerless god of thunder, beaten but not broken, decided to make the ultimate sacrifice. He approached the Destroyer to speak to Loki through it. He asked his brother to take his life and spare the others. Loki did. Or at least he tried. As he lay dying, for act of selfless courage he proved himself worthy and Mjölnir flew to his hand. His powers returned to him and he defeated the Destroyer armor and returned to Asgard, swearing to his beloved Jane he would return to her.
In Asgard he raced to Odin's chambers and faced Loki, who told him everything in typical villain fashion. Loki turned the rainbow bridge into a weapon and set it on Jötunheimr. Thor, implementing his newfound altruism, destroyed the rainbow bridge to mercifully save his enemies despite the fact that it stranded him away from Jane. Loki fell from the bridge and Thor seized him by the spear to hold him but fell as well. Odin, who had woken from his sleep just in time, caught Thor as his two sons dangled. Loki let go and Thor watched his best friend fall into Oblivion.
Thor was again called to Earth to face Loki as he acted as an agent of The Other, the leader of an alien race called the Chitauri. Loki provided The Other with the Tesseract in exchange for the Chitauri horde's help to subjugate earth under Loki's rule. Thor came to once again foil his brother's evil plans. Nick Fury of SHIELD recruited him into the Avengers, a collection of Earth's mightiest heroes.
At first the team could not get along. They reluctantly fought together, first side by side and then against each other. Finally the threat against Earth banded them together. In grand fashion Loki was defeated, the Chitauri were destroyed, and Earth was saved. Thor returned to Asgard with Loki and the Tesseract. Loki was imprisoned and Thor returned to pining away for Jane hoping that the next time he returned to Earth it would be to see her.
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