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- Dec 27, 2008
In other wordsAnd that's exactly what Odin tells Loki in Thor when he finds out he's adopted. Twice.
This is the actual dialogue from Thor (from IMDB):
Then, despite repeated assurances throughout the movie that he had always been loved as a son and a brother, Loki threw away because that his jealousy consumed him.
His adoption wasn't his problem. His jealousy and his extremely bad choices were.
At the end of that movie, Thor was devastated to have lost Loki, and it was still clear mourning the loss of a brother.
And I thought the line was funny. It clearly was not intended as a slam against adoption in general (that wouldn't have been funny), but it was just in reference to one particular problem child in an awkward moment.
Even throughout this movie, it was obvious that Thor still considered Loki a brother.
Cliche #1 Parents didn't tell child he was adopted.
Cliche #2 Adoptee has all kinds of problems dealing with the fact that he was adopted.
Cliche #3 Adoptee is just a Bad Seed to begin with and you can't change Fate.
And now that I've read this, let's add Cliche #4 Adoptive Parents are wonderful, it's just that Cliche #3 has come into play.
After all these years, you'd think maybe, just maybe, someone could come up with an original plot line about adoption in a movie, but no, they just keep on plugging the same old adoptee storyline, over and over again.