Anonymous said: Not 100% sure, but I think Jason Aaron said that the new Thor is a new character altogether? Apparently it's someone who Thor helped/saved in the past and that's all we know.
I’ve never seen that. What Jason Aaron did say was that there’s been lots of female characters that have appeared in his books, and that he then implied it was someone who’d been in the book before.
I did analysis of why I thought it was Jane here
Freyja pretending to be Thor is basically like having a sock puppet account that everyone follows, just to say that Odin smells.
Cause there is no way that Odin and the new Thor aren’t going to butt heads. Having it be secretly Freyja under the mask would just makes New Thor’s reason for lifting the hammer petty and self serving. Because it would be Freyja-Thor serving Freyja, by undermining Odin.
There is no way that it is Freyja.
Anonymous said: So...I know most people seem to think Jane is the new Thor, but I felt like it might be Freya? Maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part but still...
Freyja makes no sense. Why would Freyja get the powers of Thor when shes a goddess in her own right. And then suddenly be drawn like 20 centuries younger by the same artist. Or keeping her identity hidden. Or not fighting under her own name and in her own right. And plus it’d be a shitty politically muddled thing for her to pull. It makes Thor less altruistic as a character that will be standing up against Odin, for her to secretly just be Freyja, whome Odin is in a battle of wills and power with.
To be honest I can’t think of a single time that someone who was a god in their own right has ever ‘possessed the power of Thor’. Hercules only ever wore a disguise. Beta Ray Bill was an alien, Thunderstrike and others were mortals. Jane/Thordis or blackwidow in their elseworlds? Mortals.
If anything, Frigga probably gave Jane a pep talk, cause while I can see Roz saying ‘There must always be a Thor’, I honestly have trouble seeing that come out of Jane - Jane who loved Don Blake, and saw that identity completely consumed by Thor. Jane who both saw what Odin demanded of Thor in the name of Asgard, but who also intimately knew the ways that Odin would mistreat mortals Thor cared about. Jane who had her mindwiped because she didn’t pass Odin’s tests of godhood.
Jane who told Thor to take his magical solutions to mortal problems and shove them.
I have to figure Freyja gave Jane one hell of a peptalk to convince her THAT was a good idea. But it also places Frigga to be to Jane, what Odin was to Thor. Someone with great expectations of how she SHOULD act, and Jane, with her mind clouded by mortal-silliness, doing it her own way. Both living up to, and defying Freyjas expectations. Both allowing Freyja the ability to be a mentor and guiding figure, but also someone that New Thor is likely to end up shrugging off when the mentor doesn’t have the answer lady Thor wants.
Okay, you guys need to pick a tagging scheme for this Jane Thor already. Lady Thor, New Thor, whatever. Because unified tags for finding things and blacklisting things is needed, and sorry, but ‘Thor’ is not going to cut it.
"This story takes place soon after Original Sin in terms of continuity, and so Odinson is still the Thor we are using," clarifies Rick Remender. "He finds himself at a crossroads as well, after having lost the ability to wield the hammer, and thus has begun to undermine his own confidence and his faith in himself. And he falls pretty far during the course of AXIS. Ultimately, he will be forced to make a decision in regards to his half-brother Loki that will define both of them for some time." [x]
1) I really cannot handle the his-name-is-a-fucking-title-so-now-his-patronym-is-his-first-name bullshit. STOP TRYING TO MAKE “ODINSON” HAPPEN. IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. It’s even a stretch in sentences with the “the” there… Just no.
2) The “half-brother” thing will never stop being funny.
3) The decision is who’s sticking it in whom first, right?
okay, I’ll admit it. Even if Remender wrote actual honest to god Terribledads, I still wouldn’t forgive him his ‘Thor is a villian, everything is topsy tuuuuurvy!’ storyline.
But at least for a moment I get to enjoy terribledads striking again