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Subj: Re: Would it be cruel of Odin to totally abandon Asgard even if it led to its complete destruction?
Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 07:51:46 pm EST (Viewed 80 times)
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One key feature that is stated to essential to a skyfather is the ability to walk away and let things take their course for better or for worse. Buri has rarely intervened in Asgard's disasters despite his power would be a great help. Asgard itself relies so heavily on Odin that whenever someone else is put on the throne they always fall short. Thor himself has shown a refusal to accept his responsibility to be king.

If Odin were to walk away as a means to force Thor and the rest of Asgard to find a way to get along with out him would that be a necessary cruelty. Sort of a way to force them to move on without him. The World-Eaters might be a good example. Odin left Thor the Odinpower and a fully-fuctional city. The mistakes Thor and Balder have both made have been well documented. After Thor revived Odin, if One-Eye told Thor "Screw it, I gave you a perfect kingdom and and omnipotent power source only for you to squander it. Its time for your to grow up. I'm outta here!" Do you think he would be in the wrong? The World-Eaters don't appear to be an overwhelming threat like Surtur or Seth.


For one thing I don't think Thor ever had the full Odinpower after the last Ragnarok, Odin and Asgard are one or more importantly you could say Odin is Asgard. I think after the fall of Asgard and Thor bringing Asgard city to Earth the Odinpower was nowhere near what it was, remember Odin could draw power from the land itself so from the very start Thor was doomed to lose. He basically had no plan after Ragnarok and no one to give him decent advice, he tried to do what he THOUGHT would be best and what Odin would want him to do and failed. His desire to do what Odin wouldn't or couldn't do without thinking about the very nature of the Asgardians is his biggest downfall. Odin was "created" to be a King, that was his purpose and fate in life.

But I do think he would be wrong in just leaving. No matter what Thor has or did not do he is still his son, Odin is still their King, and Asgard is still a part of him. What would leaving do? How will Thor ever learn to be a good king unless someone shows him how? True Thor has had many chances but after what he's been through I think Odin would know that now he has a son that would be willing to learn how to be a good king, and if not Thor then at least Balder would.

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