As much as I enjoyed Thor and Loki saving each other in Thor 2 I would like to see it also with Odin. I mean: Loki and Odin saving each others lives somehow. I wish to see it in Thor ragnarok or somewhere. Just imagine it. Loki saving Odin´s life (really, no set up like in first movie) and then gets himself into trouble. And Odin come all furious and kill whatever enemy threatens to hurt Loki. I need it desperately to see it.
Papa!Odin stepping in to save either of his kids is the warm, snuggly, sob-inducing story of my dreams, anon. (I realize this is not shocking news for anyone who knows me). It’s the most reflective of Odin’s off-balance mental state that he didn’t show up in the Dark World to yank Thor & Loki’s bacon out of the fire. I love the bros saving each other, too, but if Odin had shown up at the key moment in the Dark World, like when he showed up on Jotunheim in the first movie just as the bros were about to be overrun, things would have shaken out differently. Like I said, that says a lot about his mental state that both his sons would be in danger after haring off to Svartlafheim and he did nothing. It’s not like he would have been unable to figure out where they were going. Even if Heimdall refused to cooperate and tell him where they were, Thor & Loki aren’t very subtle and Odin’s no dummy.
I confess I’ve largely given up on getting any kind of emotionally satisfying resolution to Loki & Odin’s complicated relationship from MCU. But if there is a scene in Ragnarok where Odin comes through? Where they get some kind of closure for all the hurt inflicted over the years. I would probably curl up in a ball on theatre floor and whimper.
Yes, Odin is old. It’s been a running theme over the movies that he’s a tired figure who’s losing his edge. But it’s also been said he’s one of the heavy hitters among powerful beings. Thor’s power is awesome, but I still think where Thor can still be kicked around a bit by other heavy hitters, Odin would be standing his ground going ‘lol, no’. I’m far more interested in seeing Odin take a shot at Thanos than any other characters (certainly more than the Avengers). Odin & Thanos are the ones that shaped Loki into the person he’s become, and I want Odin to see it, plant his feet, and blast Thanos right in the face with Gungnir (preferably souped up with the Tesseract). And I want Loki to know Odin does this because he loves him, and regrets how things are between them. Maybe Odin can’t fix everything, but he can curb stomp this asshole over here that plucked his son out of the void only to twist him into a weapon to be used against the people who love him.
I want some emotional family payoff here, dammit. I know I’m not going to get it, but still. I waannnnnt it!!!! (stamps foot)