Loki’s Purpose: Thor vs. Thor: The Dark World
AKA Odin’s a Dickwad.
"AKA Odin’s a Dickwad."
Respectfully, no. He is not. He just has some writers that seem like they thought they could throw this scene together after the fact and make us a little more sorry for Loki.
Odin in Thor is completely different from Odin in Thor: The Dark World. The Odin we knew from the first film is stern but not cruel. He was wrong to keep the truth from Loki, but his intentions were good, and when the truth came out, he was honest about it. He loved Loki as as son, even if he could not relate to him as well as he did to Thor, and I am quite convinced he blamed himself at least partially for the path that Loki took as a result.
Odin in TDW is just vicious. He uses Loki’s own weapons against him, cutting him off, twisting his words, hurting him in his most vulnerable points—namely, Frigga, and his true parentage. Instead of “you are my son and I wanted only to protect you”, it’s “I made you my son and you should be grateful I didn’t let you die”.
I don’t get why Odin changed so much. He was a wonderful character, if flawed, in the first film, and then this happened.