|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
2012 (The Avengers)
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|External Links:||Wikipedia, IMDB, official site|
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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.
- Thor Odinson
- Jane Foster
- Warriors Three: Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg
- Erik Selvig
- Darcy Lewis
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, and with Valkyrie as his possible new love interest.
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.
- 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.
- Chaos War by astolat (Thor/Loki, ~34,000 words). War, bonding.
- Athelas by astolat (Thor/Loki, ~19,000 words). Time travel, h/c, dinosaurs.
- Fallen Star by Alydia Rackham was one of the first long Loki/Jane fanfics, and inspiration for many shippers.
- Road to El Dor-Asgard by Muirin007
- Drew Struzan-style Thor Poster by SkinnyGlasses
- Thor by BenCurtis
- Set Fire to the Rain by talitha78 (Thor/Loki). Propably the first Thor/Loki vid and maybe the first Thor vid.
- Castle by Cantrous (Hela)
- A Working List of Thor/Loki Fanfic Recs - recommendations by savekeating
Archives and Fannish Links
- Thor Kinkmeme
- Thor Slash - LJ community for Thor movie/comics fanfiction & fanart.
- Thor Het
- Marvel POC Fanworks Exchange