Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #4
I want to stress that! Baby murder will happen! At almost tedious length! So if anyone doesn’t want to slaughter tiny babies in their sleep—you can back out! No blame attached! In fact, I’ll pay you!
Anyone? Anyone at all?
"I won’t be the one who comes for her."
Thor. You have four friends there, all of whom will do anything you ask them to. So which one of them do you ask to go fetch your new girlfriend? The one who’s in love with you, whose heart is broken by her very existence.
Thor, you are a shithead.
My problem with the idea that Sif secretly has romantic feelings for Thor is that it plays into one of the most insidious female character stereotypes there is: that any woman of note in the narrative is assumed by default to have (or develop) romantic feelings for the male lead. Because he’s the hero of the story! Of course all the women in his life are in love with him, he deserves it!
We never see direct evidence that Sif is romantically interested in Thor; she certainly never says anything of the sort herself. Which means to make this assumption about Sif is to choose to read her as cowardly and dishonest. Cowardly because she doesn’t come forward and tell Thor her true feelings, dishonest because she keeps his company under false pretences.
Sif is a woman who stood up to expectations forced on her gender because she was determined to be true to herself. Nothing about that reads as cowardly or dishonest to me. Sif reads to me as the sort of woman who would say something to Thor if she were romantically interested, not just secretly pine for him. Who, if it turned out her interest was not reciprocated, would have the emotional maturity to either deal with that and move on or separate herself from Thor until she could.
To choose to interpret her as following Thor around lovesick and heartbroken is to strip away her agency and her strength, to reduce her to yet another female character ruled by her emotional attachment to the hero. And honestly, there was more than enough shoddy treatment of female characters in TDW without making assumptions that add to it ourselves. Even the film itself didn’t try to sell the love triangle storyline (thank god).
Jaimie Alexander has specifically said that Sif is in love with Thor, for what that’s worth. (x)
BUT I definitely agree that Sif is mature and confident enough not to resent Jane or feel threatened by her, or to mope because Thor doesn’t yet love her the same way. Yes, she loves Thor, but it doesn’t make her weak or change her behavior; she’s very much her own person. The fact that Sif can continue to hang out with Thor even when she feels the way she does and have it not be a big deal is a greater testament to her strength than if she didn’t feel anything for him at all.
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One lie — or ten thousand! It makes no difference — to the light of truth! To the divine lightning — that burns away lies!
❝The more outrage the better. This way people will fear us while we are alive and never— ever— forget us when we are dead.❞AU: serial killers!Thor & Loki
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