Love & Thunder Theory Explains Sif’s Absence in Ragnarok

Thor: Love & Thunder will bring back Lady Sif after not being present in Thor: Ragnarok, and a theory suggests a way to explain her absence.

Thor: Love and Thunder will reunite viewers with some beloved characters from previous Thor films, including Lady Sif, and one theory perfectly explains her absence in Thor: Ragnarok while doing love and thunderis the even more menacing villain. Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe not only introduces new superheroes, events, and concepts, but also expands the stories of well-established characters, such as Thor (Chris Hemsworth). The God of Thunder is the first MCU superhero to have four solo movies, and he’s about to meet one of the most dangerous villains this universe has seen. Thor: Love and Thunder.

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Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Love and Thunder will see Thor attempt to find inner peace after the chaotic events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. However, this process of self-discovery will be interrupted when Thor is brought back into action to prevent Gorr the Butcher God (Christian Bale) from ending up with all the gods, and for that he will need the help of some old friends: Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Waititi) and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who has now become Mighty Thor. Thor: Love and Thunder will also introduce Zeus (Russell Crowe), King of the Olympians, and reunite viewers with the Guardians of the Galaxy and Lady Sif (Jamie Alexander).


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Lady Sif is one of Thor’s closest characters, having fought many battles together, but was nowhere to be found in Thor: Ragnarok. Thor’s third solo film saw the destruction of Asgard and Thor rescuing his fellow Asgardians, but Lady Sif was nowhere to be found and her whereabouts were not mentioned. With Sif finally coming back Thor: Love and Thunderall the questions about where she’s been and what she’s been up to since Thor: The Dark World it will have to be answered, and one theory not only explains what happened to him, but also makes Gorr an even more menacing villain.


Lady Sif has been missing for years – but returns in love and thunder


Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif in Thor The Dark World

Lady Sif made her MCU debut in 2011 in Thor, and many believed she was going to become a love interest for Thor at some point given the chemistry between them and the fact that they’ve known each other for many, many years. Lady Sif is a fearsome warrior and close friend of Thor and the Warriors Three, with whom she has fought many battles, including the one that cost Thor his place as heir to the throne of Asgard. After Thor was banished to Earth and Odin entered Odinsleep, Sif and the warriors went against the orders of the new king, Loki, and traveled to Earth to bring Thor back, where they all went. defeated against the Destroyer. Once the Destroyer was defeated and Thor regained his powers, they all returned to Asgard.


Sif came back in Thor: The Dark World, where she fought the Marauders in Vanaheim alongside the Warriors Three and she saved Thor from attacking a Marauder when he joined the battle. After Jane absorbed the Aether and was taken to Asgard, Sif defended that realm from the Dark Elves, helped Jane Foster escape, and remained in Asgard to protect it. At the end of Thor: The Dark WorldSif and Volstagg brought the Aether to The Collector, and after working with SHIELD for a time, she returned to Asgard, where she was banished by Loki posing as Odin, and she later disappeared to the sequel to the Thanos clash. Avengers: Infinity War. Sif has not been seen since then as she has not appeared in Thor: Ragnarokbut she’s ready to return to the MCU in Thor: Love and Thunder.


Theory: Gorr is the reason for Lady Sif’s absence from Thor: Ragnarok


Thor 4 Gorr God Butcher

As the MCU continues to expand, more and more questions emerge, and Lady Sif’s Thor: Ragnarok absence is a big question that hopefully will soon be answered. Marvel gave no indication of what happened to Sif afterwards. Thor: The Dark World except for his banishment from Asgard and being one of the victims of Thanos’ downfall, but the studio can explain his absence in a clever way. With Gorr the Butcher God slaying gods in space, Marvel could justify Sif’s absence and bring her into the main story. Thor: Love and Thunder by revealing that she’s been on Gorr’s trail all these years. Kevin Feige said that Sif is “there, somewhere“, so having her follow Gorr’s trail from his banishment from Asgard would make sense. It would also bring Sif into the story and make her part of the mission to defeat Gorr, while also making Gorr’s arrival much more believable. than to just make him suddenly appear and kill gods.

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Lady Sif Theory Makes Gorr An Even Bigger Villain For Thor: Love & Thunder


Thor Love and Thunder Gorr the Butcher God Christian Bale

This Lady Sif theory not only benefits the legendary warrior by giving her a good reason not to show up to Thor: Ragnarok and bring it to love and thunderbut it also makes Gorr an even bigger and more menacing villain. love and thunder will be Gorr’s first MCU, and he’s never been mentioned before, but it would be hard to believe that he just started his quest to kill every god in existence, but this Lady Sif theory would reveal that he has already killed gods for years. If Gorr has been hunting gods, killing them, and using the sword (believed to be the Necrosword All-Black, like in the comics) for a long time now, he’ll be quite powerful and dangerous by the time he meets Thor and company. .

During his time in the MCU, Thor has encountered different villains – from dark elves to Thanos and even his own siblings, as happened with Loki and Hela – but Gorr is unlike any other villain he has encountered. previously. Gorr is on a mission of personal revenge against all the gods because they never answered his prayers and only brought him tragedy and pain, and forming a bond with the Necrosword All-Black made him more deadly. Gorr is already a complex character, and by revealing that he’s been killing gods for years and Sif has been following him, the MCU would make his story more interesting and layered, while also making Sif a key character in Thor: Love and Thunder.


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