i don’t understand where this idea of jane being rational came from
like did we watch entirely different movies
jane is a scientist who gets excluded from the scientific community and whose only applicant is a politics major who needed an internship. jane rides out into the middle of freak storms for fucking storm readings and believes before she had hard evidence that there is a fucking ancient civilization on the other end of the universe based on the fact that this dude is hot and looks like thor and why the fuck would there NOT be a wormhole over new mexico
so, fuck no - she is not special because she’s rational. if she was rational she would have thrown thor out on his ass instead of riding with him into a government facility to steal back a hammer. the primary defining descriptor of jane foster is that she is instinctual, in that she realizes the magic of science and doesn’t couch her understanding in numbers or even facts at times but her gut instinct
and if her gut instinct was to punch out the guy who committed genocide and mass enslavement and also mindwashed her mentor and killed the guy who secured her funding
then she’s going to punch that motherfucker out
so no it’s not bad character development, no one’s taking her on an 180. its that you probably have to watch the first movie again.