Hey MARVEL fans! We got a little taste at what we can expect in the future of Thor and the MARVEL Cinematic Universe!
In the latest episode of MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “Yes Men”, Lady Sif of Asgard has come down to Midgard (Earth) to get help from Agent Phil Coulson and the gang to track down Lorelei, an Asgardian enchantress, who escaped the dungeons of Asgard, and is seducing men into joining her army. But what’s interesting the episode, is how it sets up a plot point for Thor 3. In the end of the episode, after the team and Lady Sif, have successfully captured Lorelei and plan to return to the Asgardian dungeons; Agent Coulson asks Lady Sif if she is sure if they should return the enchantress to Asgard so soon. Lady Sif replies, “Odin ordered her back alive”. Now that line caught my attention right away. If you remember, we don’t know what the hell has happened to Odin. The last thing we see with Thor is when he is tricked into leaving Asgard for Jane Foster by non other that our favorite character Loki; who only had the image of Odin until he reveals his true self and reveals to be the current of Asgard!
Now, there are some issues to think about. As far as we know, everyone in Asgard believes that Loki is dead. Loki is quite the trickster, as we all know. He tricked Odin to believing he was dead, disguised as the Asgardian guard. He tricked Thor into leaving Asgard, disguised as Odin himself. What’s even stranger is in the episode; Lady Sif tells Coulson that Lorelei had been locked in the dungeons of Asgard. Who else was locked away for his crimes? Loki! If you remember, the dungeons of Asgard were all transparent. So if Loki did indeed make contact with the imprisoned Lorelei; that is exactly where they would have met. In the episode, Lady Sif said that Lorelei escaped when the dark elves attacked Asgard and broke prisoners out of the dungeons; as seen in Thor: The Dark World. Sif adds that she used Loki's secret pathways to get to Earth. Sound familiar? Even Thor himself said that Loki was the only one who knew how to use the secret passage ways. Thus further proving that Loki must have had some contact with Lorelei.
Now here is the strangest part. Lady Sif says, “Odin ordered her back alive”. Loki, as king, must have found out about Lorelei’s plan on Earth, given that the king can see all the nine realms. Loki disguised as Odin, must have ordered Lady Sif into finding her. Being tricked by Loki, Lady Sif accomplishes her mission. And Lorelei is presumably brought back to Asgard. Loki as Odin then could have ordered Lorelei to him and sent Lady Sif off. Loki would have revealed himself to her and would have just added another powerful weapon to his army. He would be that much more ready when Thor had return and was ready to reveal his true identity to Thor and all of Asgard. And a lot of have people speculated that Loki could be the identity of the “clairvoyant” on the show. Now that is speculation right now. But it does make the theory even more plausible. I will write an article all about that! Now here is the silly thing. If the “real” Odin is indeed back on the throne of Asgard, then MARVEL made the stupidest choice to ruin the potential of Loki to return. Let me assure you that there is a 99% chance that is not the case. Loki would have not have been revealed and cliff hung for no reason. Rest assured, Loki’s plan is how it’s all going tie in somehow.
But I want to hear youre opinions. What did you think of the Thor 3 set up? If you have any facts, opinions, questions to add; you know the drill. Comment below, let me know!