Thor: Love and Thunder: Is Lady Sif Dead?
From Team Thor’s Darryl to giant screaming goats to everything in between, Thor: Love and Thunder has no shortage of surprising cameos and appearances from characters all across MCU canon. Among the ranks of the many returnees is Lady Sif – Jaimie Alexander’s sword-wielding warrior who served as one of Thor’s closest allies and trusted friends in the first Thor film. Since the first movie, Sif has made a number of reappearances in the MCU – not just in subsequent sequels, but also with a brief foray into television via Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Though she wasn’t in Taika Waititi’s thirst Thor film, Ragnarok, Sif fans can rejoice: Jaimie Alexander reprises her role for Love and Thunder, and the first time the character has appeared on the big screen in the MCU since 2015. But with the MCU more than comfortable killing characters left and right, do fans have reason to worry for the fate of Lady Sif? What happens to Jaimie Alexander’s character at the end of the latest Thor film?
Good news Asgardian lovers: even after the events of Thor: Love and Thunder, Lady Sif is alive and well. That doesn’t mean she hasn’t had a rocky road getting there, though – as previously mentioned, the last time she popped up in a live-action Marvel property of any variety was a brief guest appearance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season two all the way back in 2015, nearly eight years ago. She also appeared in a more recent episode of Loki, but as a looping memory of herself that Loki experiences. After her pop-up in the realm of TV, things got a little murky for Sif – albeit offscreen.
As audiences may remember, her brothers in arms, the Warriors three (Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg) met an unceremonious and untimely end at the hands of Hela (Cate Blanchett) when she laid siege on Asgard during the events of Thor: Ragnarok. However, Sif is conspicuously absent from Ragnarok altogether, so her fate was very much up in the air – that is, of course, until she popped back up in Love and Thunder.
In the latest film, Sif is first pictured sending a distress call after being attacked by Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), and when Thor finally gets to her, she’s lost an arm in battle. Though she seems content to bleed out and ascend to Valhalla, Thor convinces her otherwise, and when the credits roll, the film leaves Sif training young warriors – including Heimdall’s son Axl – to defend themselves on New Asgard. While her role in Love and Thunder may be brief, fans of Sif can rest easy knowing one of Asgard’s most famous heroes made it out of Love and Thunder (almost) unscathed.
(image: Marvel Studios)
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