First, a warning that there are Thor: The Dark World spoilers ahead…

If there’s one thing that has struck me over the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in which Asgardians have appeared, it’s that this supposedly wise race of beings are actually extremely naive.

Some of the actions, decisions and thought processes of the Asgardian characters have been almost impossible to believe; how can this ancient race of battle-hardened, evolved, intelligent people be so stupid?

In this article, I’ll be looking at some the dumbest assumptions that these characters have made which make them look very naive and/or gullible.

I am including Loki in this list. Although I know he’s a Frost Giant of Jotunheim by birth, he was obviously brought up in Asgard and is referred to as “Asgardian” by characters like The Other and has referred to himself by saying “I am Loki of Asgard”, so we’ll give him Asgardian citizenship for the purposes of this list.

Here are fifteen dumb assumptions made by Asgardians in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Honourable Mention: Loki Thinking Thanos Wouldn’t Catch Up With Him


Although this hasn’t actually happened yet (which is why it hasn’t made the main list), I think it’s fair to say that Loki is currently living his life without so much as a thought about Thanos punishing him for his failures – and what a silly assumption that is.

As the Chitauri general The Other said to him prior to the battle of New York City, “if you fail, if the Tesseract is kept from us, there will be no realm, no barren moon, no crevice where he can not find you. You think you know pain? He will make you long for something as sweet as pain”.

And he did actually fail. Thanos won’t have forgotten about that. Rest assured that Loki will be on his hit-list and the God of Mischief should not be resting easy having failed the Mad Titan.

Now, on to the actual list…

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This article was first posted on November 12, 2013