I WILL NEVER NOT REBLOG THIS
Once I had something to lose
Once I could peal
Once I was harder to bruise
Thor is literally moping around… pining after Loki and talking about resurrecting him… in the middle of the ruins of asgard and surrounded by the slaughter LOKI JUST CAUSED LIKE TWO SECONDS AGO
this is some fanfic level shit right here
Also, the fact that he is saying he has no one of his flesh and blood to share his pain with.
Balder, HIS HALF BROTHER.
I am a terrible person it makes laugh every single time I see it even while I want to pet Thor’s precious pouty head. Thor, you are such an asshole sometimes and I love you for it.
I love that panel so much because of this delicious irony.
Somewhere, Balder is just weeping.
But, it illustrates pretty strongly Thor’s feelings on family. Balder’s biological parents are Odin and Frigga, but he was not raised as an Odinson and instead grew up with a noble family in Asgard. This is probably why Balder has nowhere near the amount of issues that Thor and Loki have since Odin was nowhere near him as a parent. Thor views Balder as a trusted friend, but they do not share that intimate bond of brotherhood that Thor and Loki share, so much so that Thor actually considers he and Loki to be blood even though they technically are not, and he’s always known they are not. And Thor interestingly enough knew about Balder’s hidden parentage long before Balder did.
I’ll just. Slip this panel on in here. Even though I’m honestly always living in this weird AU where Balder IS raised as their younger brother, the dynamic of him being raised in a separate household entirely is seriously fascinating. I do think it hurts Balder to literally be locked out of the family, but isn’t it in Marvel canon a defense method developed over many Ragnaroks to (unsuccessfully) protect him from harm? Oh no now I’m going to my mental place where I think of each cycle as a fitful struggle against the inevitability of demise over hundreds of thousands of years. Help.
Loki doesn’t give a fuck XD
He was going through his diary
4:00, wallow in self pity;
4:30, stare into the abyss;
5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one;
6:30, dinner with me - I can’t cancel that again;
7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing… I’m booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?
“Here’s the thing a wise man once said : ‘The opposite of love is not hate, its indifference.’ And Loki is not indifferent to Thor. He hates him. And in order to hate someone, you must still, therefore, love them. So I think there is, somewhere down the line, the possibility of redemption for him, because he is just in real need of self-esteem.”