Iconic children's characters are generally brightly colored, simply designed, and meant only to educate and entertain the young'uns. But sometimes there are more sinister motives behind their creation. Adults use those bright colors to hypnotize, those simple designs to burn messages into young brains, and the only education they want to pass along is their own political agenda. We've been on high alert for subliminal propaganda, when all this time it's been dancing and singing stupid songs right in front of us!
Early Thor Mostly Used The Power Of The Gods To Fight Communism
You know Thor today as the world's most beautiful hammer-wielding maniac. He mostly fights aliens, or vikings, or viking aliens -- we're not sure, we were too distracted by Chris Hemsworth's flowing locks and boyish smile to pay attention to the plot. But Thor's earliest adventures were mostly about bashing dirty commies.
"THE ODINSON CARES NOT FOR YOUR HAMMER TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT!"
While Thor's very first appearance had him fending off a familiar alien menace, his second saw him heading to the South American nation of San Diablo, where the nefarious Comrade Executioner (real name: Santiago Chavez Rivera) had been destroying U.S. humanitarian shipments and executing dissidents like it was going out of style.
What's not going out of style? That strawberry beret.
After defeating Comrade Executioner's army and seeing him executed by his fellow communists, Thor moved on to his next adventures: a slap fight with Loki and a quick sojourn into the future. But then he was right back to bludgeoning the Red Scare when he infiltrated Soviet Russia to rescue a group of imprisoned American scientists and send those dirty Soviets straight to Hell. Or rather, the extremely long lines to get into Hell.