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: I have sacrificed much to achieve peace. So too must a new generation sacrifice to maintain that peace. Responsibility! Duty! Honour! These are not mere virtues to which we must aspire! They are essential to every soldier, to every king!
: You are a vain, greedy, cruel boy! Thor
: And you are an old man and a fool! Odin
: Yes... I was a fool, to think you were ready. Loki
: Father... Odin
: [to Loki
] HEY! Odin
: Thor Odinson... you have betrayed the express command of your king. Through your arrogance and stupidity, you've opened these peaceful realms and innocent lives to the horror and desolation of war! You are unworthy of these realms, you're unworthy of your title, you're unworthy... of the loved ones you have betrayed! I now take from you your power! In the name of my father and his father before, I, Odin Allfather, cast you out!
: He has disobeyed his king... his fate is in his own hands now.
: Once, mankind accepted a simple truth: that they were not alone in this universe. Some worlds man believed home to their Gods. Others they knew to fear. From around the cold and darkness came the Frost Giants, threatening to plunge the mortal world into a new ice age. But humanity would not face this threat alone. Our armies drove the Frost Giants back into the heart of their own world. The cost was great. In the end, their king fell, and the source of their power was taken from them. With the last great war ended, we withdrew from the other worlds and returned home at the Realm Eternal, Asgard. And here we remain as the beacon of hope, shining out across the stars. And though we have fallen into man's myths and legends, it was Asgard and its warriors that brought peace to the universe.
[looks at his children
: But the day will come, when one of you will have to defend that peace...
: You'll be a wise king. Thor
: There will never be a wiser king than you. Or a better father. I have much to learn. I know that now. One day, perhaps, I will make you proud. Odin
: You've already made me proud.
: [hanging from the edge of the Bifrost
] I could have done it, Father! I could have done it! For you! For all of us! Odin
: No, Loki.
[Loki stares for a moment, then loosens his grip
: Loki, no... NO!
[Loki falls into a wormhole
[Odin appears in Jotunheim
: Father, we'll finish them together! Odin
: Do the Frost Giants still live? Young Thor
: When I am king, I'll hunt the monsters down and slay them all! Just as you did, Father! Odin
: A wise king never seeks out war. But he must always be ready for it.
[walks off, his sons run after him
] Young Thor
: I'm with you, Father! Young Loki
: So am I! Odin
: Only one of you can ascend to the throne. But BOTH of you were born to be kings!
: Allfather. You look weary. Odin
: Laufey. End this now! King Laufey
: Your boy sought this out. Odin
: You're right. But these were the actions of a boy, treat them as such. We can end this together, here, now, without any more blood shed. King Laufey
: We are beyond diplomacy now, Allfather. You'll get what he came for: war, and death. Odin
: So be it!
[about the burglary
: The Jotuns must pay for what they have done! Odin
: They have paid, with their lives. The Destroyer did its work, the Casket is safe, and all is well. Thor
: All is well? They broke into the weapons vault! If the Frost Giants have stolen even one of these relics... Odin
: They didn't. Thor
: Well I want to know why! Odin
: I have a truce with Laufey, king of the Jotuns. Thor
: He just broke your truce! They know you are vulnerable! Odin
: What action would you take? Thor
: March into Jotunheim as you once did! Teach them a lesson! Break their spirits, so they would never dare try to cross our borders again! Odin
: You're thinking only as a warrior. Thor
: This was an act of war! Odin
: It was the act of but a few, doomed to fail. Thor
: Look how far they got! Odin
: We will find the breach in our defenses and it will be sealed. Thor
: As king of Asgard...! Odin
: BUT YOU'RE NOT KING! Not yet.
: Why did you bring us back? Odin
: Do you realize what you've done, what you've started? Thor
: I was protecting my throne! Odin
: You cannot even defend your friends! How can you hope to protect the kingdom?
: There won't be a kingdom to protect if you're afraid to act! The Jotuns must fear me, just as they once feared you! Odin
: Have you forgotten everything I taught you? A warrior's patient! Thor
: While you wait and be patient, the Nine Worlds laugh at us! The old ways are done, yet you stand and give speeches while Asgard falls!
: [enchants Mjolnir
] Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of THOR!
[hurls Mjolnir after Thor
[Odin discovers Loki holding the Casket of Ancient Winters
: STOP! Loki
: Am I cursed? Odin
: No. Loki
: What am I? Odin
: You are my son.
[Loki turns and looks at Odin
: [features briefly blue and chill
] What more than that?
: The Casket wasn't the only thing you took from Jotunheim that day, was it? Odin
: No. In the aftermath of the battle I went into the temple and I found a baby. Small for a Giant's offspring, abandoned, suffering, left to die. Laufey's son. Loki
: Laufey's son? Odin
: Yes. Loki
: Why? You were knee-deep in Jotun blood. Why would you take me? Odin
: You were an innocent child. Loki
: No. You took me for a purpose. What was it?... TELL ME! Odin
: I thought we could unite our kingdoms one day. Bring about an alliance, bring about permanent peace... through you. Loki
: What? Odin
: But those plans no longer matter. Loki
: So I am no more than another stolen relic, locked up here until you might have use of me? Odin
: Why do you twist my words? Loki
: You could have told me what I was from the beginning! Why didn't you? Odin
: You're my son... I wanted only to protect you from the truth... Loki
: What, because I... I... I am the monster parents tell their children about at night? Odin
] No! No! Loki
: You know, it all makes sense now, why you favored Thor all these years, because no matter how much you claim to love me, you could never have a Frost Giant sitting on the throne of Asgard!
[an overcome Odin collapses
: Guards! Guards, please help!
] Long before the birth of light, there was darkness... and from that darkness came the Dark Elves. Millennia ago, the most ruthless of their kind, Malekith, sought to transform our universe back into one of eternal night. Such evil was possible through the power of the Aether, an ancient force of infinite destruction. The noble armies of Asgard, led by my father King Bor, waged a mighty war against these creatures. As the Nine Worlds converged above him, Malekith could at last unleash the Aether... but Asgard ripped the weapon from his grasp; without it, the Dark Elves fell. With the battle all but lost, Malekith sacrificed his own people in a desperate attempt to lay waste to Asgard's army. Malekith was vanquished and the Aether was no more. Or so we were led to believe.
: She does not belong here in Asgard any more than a goat belongs at a banquet table! Jane Foster
: Did he just...?
] Jane Foster
: Who do you think you are? Odin
: I am Odin. King of Asgard. Protector of the Nine Realms. Jane Foster
] Oh. Well I'm... Odin
: I know very well who you are, Jane Foster. Jane Foster
: [to Thor
] You told your dad about me?
: All this because Loki desires a throne. Loki
: It is my birthright! Odin
: Your birthright was to die as a child! Cast out on a frozen rock. If I had not taken you in, you would not be here now to hate me. Loki
: If I am for the axe, then, for mercy's sake, just... swing it!
: Despite all I have survived, my Queen still worries over me. Frigga
: It's only because I still worry over you that you have survived,
: One son who wanted the throne too much, and other who will not take it. Is this my legacy? Thor
: Loki died with honour. I shall try to live the same. Is that not legacy enough?
[offers the hammer
: It belongs to you, if you are worthy of it. Thor
: I shall try to be. Odin
: I can not give you my blessing, nor can I wish you good fortune. Thor
: I know.
[turns to leave
: If I were proud of the man my son has become, even that I could not say, it would speak only from my heart. Go, my son. Thor
: Thank you, Father.
: [appears from Odin's guise
] No... thank you.
: And what of Thor? You'll make that witless oaf king while I rot in chains? Odin
: Thor has to strive to undo the damage you have done. He will bring order to the Nine Realms and then, yes... he will be king.
: Let me take Jane away from here. Malekith is sure to follow, capture her and draw out the Aether from her. But in doing so, he will be vulnerable, and then I can defeat him! Odin
: Malekith is sure to return, we have what we wants. And when he does, we will defeat him. Thor
: We can not fight an enemy we can not locate! Malekith could be right over us now, and we'd never know! How many Asgardian lives must we sacrifice? Odin
: AS MANY AS IS NEEDED! Till the last Asgardian falls, till the last drop of blood is shed! Thor
: What makes you so different from Malekith, then? Odin
: [mirthless laugh
] The difference, my son, is that I will WIN.
: [reporting to Odin
] There's no sign of Thor or the Aether. However, we found a body...
[Odin turns and looks at the guard
: Her world has its healers. They are called doctors, let them deal with it!
: [mockingly comes to attention before Odin and laughs
] I really don't see what all the fuss is about. Odin
: Do you not truly feel the gravity of your crimes? Wherever you go there is war, ruin and death! Loki
: I went down to Midgard to rule the people of Earth as a benevolent God, just like you. Odin
: We are not gods! We're born, we live, we die, just as humans do. Loki
: Give or take five thousand years.
: By the golden gates of Asgard! My own son hath divulged his identity to a female Earthling! Even the heavens do quiver and shake in celestial indignation! Though he is my favoured son, he has broken the law! There must be reckoning!
: Little knowing of the strange reception which awaits him, Thor hurtles toward Asgard...
[Thor arrives in the presence of his father
: Hail, most noble father!
[Odin is silent
: If my father hath no desire to converse, then I shall return to Earth! Odin
: I say thee, NAY! Thor
: The fury in your eyes... the thunder in your voice... Father! You know! Odin
: Not for nothing am I Odin the All-Wise!
[Odin appears to Jane
: Jane Foster, heed now the voice of Odin, father of Thor! My son was not defeated, I stole his victory from him. He bore his loss like a god. Go to him, woman, he has done his penance. GO! Nurse Jane Foster
: I will. I will! Thor, wait for me!
: Balder! Come you to my side! Balder
: You called, sire?... Thor! My friend who is more than brother to me, I embrace thee! Odin
: Silence, courageous one! There is a task to be done: my son has betrayed his trust, he must endure the Ritual of Steel! Smite him! Smite him, loyal Balder! And should he survive, he shall nevermore set foot upon the planet Earth! Thor
: No, father! I beg you, hear my words! Punish me as you will, but I cannot forsake my heart! My strength, my limbs, my very life are in thy service, sire, but even the thunder god has the right to love! Odin
: Still thy tongue! Thou hast no choice: Odin has spoken!
[warriors surround Thor
: No! Not all the blaze in Asgard, not all the power of the universe shall hold me now! Narrator
: Then, like a thunderclap, the Ritual of Steel begins! But Thor is one... and he faces an army!
: What else have you? Mayor of Super Hero City
: An official Asgard comic book: Journey into Mystery, starring the mighty Odin. I'd be the writer. Odin
: You? I didn't know you could read. Mayor of Super Hero City
: Well, let me put it this way: if I'd written this episode, we'd all be a whole lot funnier.
: Ooh, ain't that a kick in the Pantheon.
: Thor! You dare force your way back to Asgard, against my imperial command? Do you compel me to do battle, with my own son? Thor
: A thousand pardons, noble father! I did what a warrior must do! An innocent life depended on my finding Loki! I could not shed that risk! Loki
: Words! Naught but hollow words! Odin
: Forbore! I have heard enough... Odin
: [to Thor
] Back to Earth with you! I shall suspend my judgment until you return! Begone!
: Meanwhile, in Asgard, the lordly Odin watches the scene with compassion, and finally reaches a momentous decision... Odin
: Although Thor may not take the forbidden female for his bride, I shall save her from certain death!
[writes on a scroll
: Loki, by my imperial command, you are to take this message to Ardo the Healer. He will find a remedy for the one called Jane.
[gives the message to Loki, and walks off
: I shall obey at once, noble one... the word of Odin is indeed the law, but laws can be broken! The girl must die!
: Odin, my father. What brings thine enormous and disturbingly transparent head to Earth? Odin
: Be not a doofus, child. Frigga, your mother, is concerned. Thou must meet a nice Asgardian girl and soon, or even an Olympian girl, as long as she is mythic. Thor
: This again.
: [after being defeated in the final battle
] Fools. You have accomplished nothing!
[the glow around Doom's hands suddenly disappears
] Doom! Dr. Doom
: Odin! You can't be free! Odin
: Your wretched scheme is undone and your black soul is mine! Dr. Doom
[a lighting bolt strikes Doom and he disapperes, leaving only his mask behind
: An eternity of suffering is the fate of those who challange the gods!
[last lines in "Hulk vs. Thor"
: Thus the cycle begins anew. Asgard is safe once again, defended to the end by its heroes. I am proud of each of you that stand before me. The day was saved by loyalty and sacrifice. We honour those who fought beside us and those who are no longer with us, and we defy those who would see us brought to ruin. But while the rewards of Valhalla await all of Asgard's heroes, this day we honour a hero of Midgard, the mortal who sacrificed everything for a land not his own. This day, a human showed the gods what legends are made of. Hail the mortal, Bruce Banner!