And Thor's place in it...
Like it or not The Phoenix being Thor's mother elevates him to greater levels in the grand scheme of the universe.
Saying Kelda for reasons I can only assume because she's another lightning user is cute and all but it adds absolutely nothing to Thor at all...she has no grand placement in the Marvel Universe unlike the Phoenix or Gaea!
Heck may as well say Aunt May! Lmao!
As if mangling his character wasn’t enough, Aaron the God Butcher is now hacking away at his identity. You gotta be f@#kin kidding me. There’s definitely no need or appeal to replace Gaea that I can fathom. I’ll take Kelda over the Phoenix any day of the week and twice on Sundays. Thor has always been as powerful as he needs to be, it’s one of his most defining attributes. What needs to be addressed after Aaron’s catastrophic aftermath is not power levels but character and good storytelling. A creative writer shouldn’t need to make a character “more powerful” to increase their popularity or allure. If so, he isn’t a very good writer. Besides, that’s what we have Galactus, Celestials, Beyonders, and Squirrel Girl for.
I wouldn’t mind a story where Kelda, given her storm powers and ambiguous origin,
was revealed as his mother as an aspect of Gaea. I obviously wouldn’t prefer it over the canonical origin.. but definitely over the Phoenix. There absolutely isn’t any relevancy with the Phoenix dynamic whatsoever, not to mention all the mutant connotations attached to the Phoenix, it’s just absurd and plain stupid. It adds nothing to the “great scheme of the universe” aside from giving Eternity a migraine.