Why is Loki always looking so annoyed when someone mentions he is Thor´s brother?

Or am I mistaken?

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    -1 I think this is fairly obvious from their past events
    – AncientSwordRage
    Oct 30, 2012 at 19:36
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    @Pureferret - I give things a slide when they aren't in the immediate film, though I definitely wouldn't vote this up.
    – Chuck Dee
    Oct 30, 2012 at 19:56
  • Yeah! I know it´s an unspectacular question, but you helped me a lot though! :) @wraith808
    – Ashley
    Oct 30, 2012 at 20:19

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Little Brother Syndrome. He has grown up in the shadow of his older, more accomplished brother. Add to that the fact that he is obviously weaker, though arguably more intelligent in a culture that prizes strength over intellect, and the fact that he is adopted, and yes, he gets quite annoyed when reminded of that, though he is not above using it to his advantage.

  • Little Brother Syndrome! ;) haha THANK YOU!! A very good and interesting explanation, you answered my question perfectly well.. Exactly what I´ve been looking for.. :)
    – Ashley
    Oct 30, 2012 at 20:08
  • Cool, so I wasn´t mistaken.. :) But you´re right! He could use it easily!
    – Ashley
    Oct 30, 2012 at 20:11
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    Funny how the comics portray Asgardian culture as one that "Prizes strength over Intellect" when Odin is the Norse god of Wisdom and Intelligence.... The only Pantheonic Leader-God to be so. Oct 30, 2012 at 20:55
  • Yeah, you´re right, good point!:D That´s really funny, I haven´t known that Odin is the Norse god of Wisdom and Intelligence.. Odin is wise AND a good and strong warrior (years ago), but Thor is only strong without being intelligent! :D
    – Ashley
    Oct 31, 2012 at 11:48
  • Ashley, in the Avengers Loki talks about "I've seen the true power of the Tesseract and when I wield it.." and Thor interrupts him immediately with "Who has shown you this true power? Who controls the would-be king?" That's a pretty good show of intelligence, so I don't think you can write Thor off like that.
    – silvith
    Nov 1, 2012 at 14:56

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