#thor #loki #shitstorm #i'm really angry and disappointed
Lady Loki and this new female Thor are not even close to being the same situation, anon.
Original Lady Loki came about because LOKI. THE LOKI. LOKI HIMSELF. Stole Sif’s body and was parading around in it. That character was still LOKI, just in a different body. It was fucked up, it was a huge violation of Sif’s body, and fans of Sif were PISSED and are STILL pissed to this day that it happened that way. But that character was actually LOKI.
Current ‘Lady Loki’ is Loki HIMSELF shapeshifting into a female form.
In both cases of Lady Loki, it is LOKI, in female form.
The current announcement about Thor being a woman now is NOT the same thing. It is not THOR being genderbent. It is not THOR in a female body. If that were the case, it would be cool and awesome.
Instead what is happening, is that THOR HIMSELF is being stripped of Mjolnir, and presumably his powers, and even his name will likely be changed, like when the comics did the stuff with Donald Blake as Thor’s mortal identity.
Marvel is taking a pre-existing female character that Thor already knows, and having her pick up Mjolnir and gain Thor’s powers and his name. Meanwhile Thor is going to be sitting out because HE is ‘unworthy’.
So not only are they taking Thor and depowering him, renaming him (stripping him of his own fucking identity) and making him sit out, they are taking an existing character and renaming HER and making her exist under Thor’s name and powers (stripping her identity too! (and yes, right now they are insisting, no it’s not Lady Thor, she IS Thor. So they are insisting, she will BECOME Thor).
Lady Loki = Loki
New female ‘Thor’ =/= Thor
In other words, imagine if Marvel said, “Tony Stark isn’t worthy of flying around in his cool suits anymore. His name is now Bob and he knows nothing about engineering or science anymore. Instead, Steve Rogers is going to get in the suit and gain all of Tony’s science abilities! And his name now IS Tony Stark! I don’t understand why the fans are mad! No, he isn’t Tony2, he isn’t the ‘New’ Tony Stark, you all need to accept that he is THE Tony Stark!” Sound ridiculous yet?
Everyone should be mad about this. A female Thor would be a GREAT thing. But this is the shittiest way I can imagine them going about making it happen, by apparently destroying both Thor’s identity and the identity of whichever female character is going to become Thor.
(Bear in mind, this is based on what they’ve said in the interviews and shit so far. They might have misled us and it’ll actually work out different in the comics as we read, but this is the explanation they’ve presented us with so far. This is why people are mad. It has nothing to do with gender, it has to do with Marvel treating Thor like shit and naming a different person ‘Thor’ and insisting they will BE Thor now. It doesn’t work that way.)