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Name: Thor
Abbreviation(s): T1, T2, T3
Creator: Director: Kenneth Branagh (T1), Alan Taylor (T2)
Producer: Kevin Feige
Screenplay: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne (T1), Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely (T2)
Story by: J. Michael Straczynski & Mark Protosevich (T1), Don Payne, Robert Rodat (T2)
Originally Stan Lee, Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby
Date(s): 2011 (T1)
2012 (The Avengers)
2013 (T2)
2015 (AOU)
2017 (T3)
Medium: film
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Wikipedia, IMDB, official site
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Thor is a superhero film based on the Marvel comic book character of the same name, which is in turn based on Norse mythology. It's the fourth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Thor, Erik, and Loki returned in The Avengers. The sequel Thor: The Dark World, many of the same characters/cast returned. Sif has appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Thor and Erik returned in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Canon

Main Characters

Loki is the main villain in the first film along with Frost Giants, while Malekith (portrayed by Christopher Eccleston) is considered the main villain in the second film.

Fandom

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Though Thor was the title character, his adopted brother and villain Loki became the favorite inside and outside the fandom, thanks in no small part to a dynamic and sympathetic performance by Tom Hiddleston. Some fans cast Loki as a woobie, others preferred darker interpretations, especially after Loki appeared again as a villain in The Avengers. The original character created for the film, Darcy Lewis portrayed by Kat Dennings, also gained a fandom behind her.

While Thor fandom was fairly active after the movie's release, it became much more popular after the release of The Avengers, as one part of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe fandom.

As with other comics-book based fandoms, many fanworks draw on comics backstory as well as the movies, sometimes blending them together to create new canons. With Thor fandom, fans sometimes draw on elements of Norse mythology as well. For instance, a number of fics feature Loki's monster children from Norse mythology, even though they are never referenced in the movie verse and not consistently in the comics.

In May 2016, Marvel officially revealed the film's cast (Thor, Hulk, Loki, Heimdall, and Odin will return); Ragnarok will also introduce Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Karl Urban as Skurge. While excitement over the casting of Valkyrie, many fans dislike the fact that Portman/Jane Foster and Dennings/Darcy Lewis won't be in the third film. Some are afraid this might mean that Thor & Jane relationship are over[1], and with Valkyrie as his possible new love interest.

Ships

The complex sibling relationship between Loki/Thor inspired a popular slash pairing and a large part of the fandom. Clint Barton/Phil Coulson also became popular after the movie, due to their brief interaction.

The het pairings of Jane Foster/Thor and Loki/Sif drew in fans. Darcy/Clint, Darcy/Loki, and Loki/Jane all gained followings as well, despite no onscreen interaction between the two characters in the original film.

Terminology

  • Thunderfrost and Thorki are pairing names for Loki/Thor.
  • Thunderbird is the pairing name for Clint/Thor.
  • Fosterson and Thane are pairing names for Jane/Thor.
  • Lokane is the pairing name for Jane/Loki.
  • ShockArrow is the pairing name for Clint/Darcy.
  • Fancy is the pairing name for Darcy/Fandral.
  • Tasertricks and Larcy are pairing names for Darcy/Loki.
  • Frosthawk and Snowbird are pairing names for Clint/Loki.
  • Frosted Doughnut, Iced Coffee and Coulki are pairing names for Loki/Phil.
  • Darcyland a term used by Darcy Lewis fans to include any pairings with her in it.

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  1. Some believe that the relationship will just be written off, yet another MCU canon ship that did it. Spoilers ahead: like the Pepper/Tony relationship status is as CACW - broken up, despite all their history.
  2. astolat. LOL *THOR* primer podficced!, 10 June 2011. (Accessed 11 June 2011)