I was just watching Thor for about the 78th time…
And I have a bone to pick.
Let’s set aside here everything that Loki has done, and focus on how he was raised. People probably think “So, Odin didn’t tell Loki he was adopted. So what? That happens”. But think about this…Odin kept Loki’s true parentage from him his whole life, all the while raising him to believe that the frost giants were evil monsters. Odin knew Loki was a frost giant. He knew that was in his blood. And still he drilled into Loki that they were disgusting, vile, evil monsters who deserved to be overthrown.
Odin also raised him with the notion that he would be a king someday. When Odin said that, he never meant the King of Asgard…he meant the King of Jotunheim. Using Loki as pretty much nothing more than a bargaining chip for their games. Instilling the beliefs of Asgard into Loki, so when Odin felt it was time, he could push Loki into Jotunheim, ruling it under the belief system of Asgard.
Which means that Odin knew eventually he would have to tell Loki who he really was. There was no way he could put Loki in Jotunheim without Loki discovering he too was a frost giant. So Odin took this child…this innocent child…and brainwashed him into believing horrible horrible things about a race of beings, full well knowing that eventually Loki would learn he was bred from that race of beings.
I mean…what did Odin really think was going to happen? I don’t know if I truly buy Odin’s whole “I love both my sons as equals.” I personally think that is a crock of shit.
Odin enforced beliefs into Loki that in turn made Loki racist against himself. Beliefs imbedded so deeply that Loki went as far as to attempt to destroy his entire own race…which still meant absolutely nothing to everyone around him. So Loki was punished and nearly exiled all for doing something that he was raised to believe was right. No matter how hard he tried to gain respect by doing what he was taught, he was still emotionally neglected. A failure. And Odin, who could have truly reached out to Loki at his breaking point, instead decided to show disdain and contempt.
So why were Thor and Odin(or anyone) so surprised when Loki covered up his feelings of self resentment and diminished worth with malicious and desperate behavior? His whole life Loki had been told the frost giants were heinous, inferior monsters. So based upon the beliefs that Odin enforced into Loki’s mind that too meant he was a heinous, inferior monster.
So yes, Odin, why didn’t you tell Loki from the beginning? Because it sure as fuck wasn’t to protect him…
*This is all just my personal opinion, and everyone has a different take on the actions of each character. Which I respectfully accept*
AND notice Loki doesn’t say “who I was” but rather “what I was”. Frost giants are BELOW humanoid to him. They are like creatures with their own civilisation, but not worthy of Asgard. They are, in Loki’s mind, the most hated of the Nine Realms.
Cubone Poke’dex entry:
Cubone pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull the Pokémon wears are made by the tears it sheds.
Phantump Poke’dex entry:
According to old tales, these Pokémon are stumps possessed by the spirits of children who died while lost in the forest.
-by BreakingReflections (aka blankpagemod)
I need you to leave the planet immediately
Siblings in the Avatar World.
A few people suggested Gentle Titan (also found here) protecting Jean, and I only managed these silly drawings of Marco catching him from his fall. It gets me eager to continue with more.
Zach got some feels into my SMBC today.
Get ready for the feels.
what if this is what Mary sang to Dean when he was a baby though
the second it started i was in tears
I WISH I COULDN’T FEEL A DAMN THING
crying so hard
THIS IS SO SAD THAT OH MY GOD I CAN’T
NO GOD NO
WHO SAID THIS WAS OK!?!? WHY IS THIS POST EVEN HERE!? NO THAT’S IT! I AM D O N E!!!
Oh my god it’s the first time I listen to it WITH vocals… ;__;
O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.
I dont really think they where meant to be villains, because when push comes to shove they really do the right thing. I remember that in a few movies they damn near killed them selves to help Ash, it even happens a few times in the series. This is why I will always love these two, because their not evil, just confused, its like their suffering from peer pressure or something to impress their boss. Sad choices.
I could write an essay on why Jessie, James and Meowth shouldn’t be considered the villains and why they’re perfect people and why they’re perfect for each other in the family sense, including Meowth. I mean sure in B/W they’re a lot more threatening, but the other like 14 years worth of the anime? No. They’re just… too soft. They both have extenuating circumstances when it comes to why they’re in Team Rocket. Neither of them joined purely because they were mean people and wanted to steal or hurt Pokemon. Jessie was an orphan and her mother was in Team Rocket. James ran away because his parents tried to force him into getting married to a girl he hated. Meowth was abandoned by the rest of the Meowth because he learned to talk. They all joined because it was really the only place they felt like they belonged.
And I could also go on and on and on about how they’re NOT failures. They fail at being bad. There are plenty of episodes where they show them all having special talents. Jessie is amazing at contests, James can do a ton of stuff they never show except in certain episodes (PokeRinger, Orienteering, poetry?, contests). Plus James is just a total sweetheart omg don’t even get me started on him alone okay. Neither of them are actually bad at Pokemon battles unless they’re up against Ash & Co. MEOWTH CAN TALK. WITHOUT TELEPATHY. If that doesn’t prove how freaking SMART he is then what does?
I JUST LOVE THEM OKAY.
look at the emotion on their faces i
That and they have such GREAT attachments to their pokemon, which often get emotional, like with James’ Cacnea, and Jessie’s Dustox (which watching them give them up made my cry a bit more that the oh-so-classic Bye Bye Butterfree)
We cannot ignore the episode where Jessie and James give up Arbok and Weezing.
A poacher…..keep this in mind that Team Rocket is an organization built around stealing pokemon and occasionally mutilating them (Slowpoke Tails) to use as soldiers and for profit….a POACHER is hunting down a herd of Ekans and Koffing.
We will ignore how convenient that is….
This Poacher has a high level Fearow and a fucking TYRANTITAR that spams Hyper Beams. And what does Team Rocket do, despite Arbok, Weezing, and even WOBBUFFET getting torn apart by this guy?
To rescue the Ekans and Weezing trapped in these electrified cages, Meowth uses his claws to pick the lock, getting electrocuted CONSTANTLY in the process, stating that he can take it due to his constant encounters with Pikachu.
Then, realizing that there’s no way for Arbok and Weezing to win against this Tyrantitar, Jessie and James plead for them to lead their respective herds to safety. They have to beg, as well, as Arbok and Weezing have been with them since the beginning. With tears in their eyes, they flee, leading the others to safety.
The poacher orders the Tyranitar to Hyper Beam the herd, and MEOWTH leaps in the way, slashing it in the eyes, but takes a full on Hyper Beam regardless. Arbok and Weezing turn around, wanting to help, over and over. And Team Rocket, using only THEIR BARE HANDS, leap onto this Tyranitar, taking hyper beam after hyper beam to shield their pokemon, and in the end while they lose. Beaten, broken, they still muster the strength to hold on to the Poacher’s legs to keep him from walking.
These are the perfect characters. The most human of the entire cast in all of Pokemon. They starve with one another (sharing a single bean), they fight for one another, they always support one another. James even gave up his prized bottle cap collection to save Meowth’s life, hurling them to fake a Payday attack, a move Meowth unfortunately could never learn (making him useless in Giovanni’s eyes).
The best characters.