Since his introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor, God of Thunder, has changed dramatically. Significantly his hair and eyebrows. Did you suppose we have been speaking about his transformation from spoiled prince to humble king? Whereas Thor did change quite a bit as a character throughout his arc within the MCU, extra importantly, his look modified as effectively. He principally donned armor and garments that have been modest, and at most confirmed off his muscular arms, however a number of instances, together with one notable scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron, he confirmed off his muscular abs.
One Reddit person began a thread asking, “what’s your canon rationalization for the change in Thor’s eyebrows?” And the customers of Reddit stepped up, with near a thousand responses discussing not solely Thor and his look, however the Asgardian vogue decisions as effectively. So, what’s the take care of Thor’s eyebrows?
Thor as a teen
The primary time we meet him in Thor, excluding the opening scene when he’s a baby, Thor is a younger grownup. And whereas he is perhaps 1500 years outdated, as one Reddit person within the thread identified, “Loki and Thor are nonetheless simply youngsters by Asgardian requirements.” It’s fairly laborious to disclaim that in Thor he acts like a teen, inflicting all kinds of ruckus with the Frost Giants. And he has very blond hair, with blond eyebrows and a blond beard to match. He additionally has quite a lot of teenage-esque angst.
Thor as a younger grownup
After the occasions of his first film, Thor truly matures a bit and begins to perform as a younger grownup. And as befitting his age, he stops dyeing all of his hair blond, and maintains a extra pure, soiled blond coiffure. He additionally stops dyeing his eyebrows and beard. And he additionally ultimately will get a haircut on the (shaky) palms of Stan Lee whereas on Sakaar.
Asgard vogue additionally adjustments fairly a bit after Thor, significantly after Hela arrives and stirs issues up. Gone are the gorgeous, flowing attire and fancy armor, changed with extra easy garb higher suited to hiding from Hela within the mountains.
Thor in center age
By the point we see him in Avengers: Endgame, Thor has been by way of some stuff. His mother and pa died, after which he needed to kill his sister and blowup Asgard, Loki died (for actual this time), Thor fought Thanos (ought to have gone for the top), after which he fought Thanos once more (went for the top this time) only for it to be too late to save lots of everybody. So, it’s not actually shocking to find Thor has embraced center age, full with beer intestine and a coiffure The Dude himself can be happy with.
And Thor’s eyebrows? Properly, Reddit has a number of concepts about that. A number of customers believed Darcy and Jane flat out instructed him how ridiculous he appeared, whereas some believed it was on account of spending extra time on Earth, away from Asgardian magic that saved his eyebrows blond. Many customers merely stated it was pure adjustments throughout puberty.
Nevertheless, the most well-liked idea, and the one which makes probably the most sense within the MCU canon, was Loki taking part in a prank on Thor. One person acknowledged, “If we ever get a reunion, I need Loki to listing out tons of of issues he’s sorry for, and to drop ‘convincing you to bleach your eyebrows’ to be slipped in there for a canon rationalization.” Since Loki is by far probably the most modern Asgardian, it is sensible Thor would go together with this suggestion. Hopefully, both Thor: Love and Thunder or the second season of Loki, will affirm this fully on-brand idea.