By Abigail Lingenhoel | Contributor
The question: is Captain America or Thor more attractive?
[caption id="attachment_14097" align="alignleft" width="300"] Graphic illustrated by Ian Proano[/caption]
The question of which character is more attractive isn't one of simple good looks; it involves the underlying personality traits exhibited in the Marvel movies. God says to Samuel in 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV), "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
So, acting in faithful obedience to Scripture, we as good Christians are going to make this debate about the attractiveness of Cap and Thor's respective characters rather than their physical appearances.
First, let's look at Thor. Chris Hemsworth plays a big (yes, muscles, but let's focus) bumbling god who is too good for everyone around him. He's pretty dim and can't tell the difference between real Loki and Loki's deceptions. He doesn't know how to get a refill and can't use a weapon other than his hammer, which, luckily, has superpowers.
Now, in contrast, let's look at Captain America. Chris Evans plays a big, all-American soldier who used to be a tiny, kindhearted, motivated guy. I mean, who doesn't love the underdog? He was one until he got superpowers and a pretty sweet American flag-colored shield.
But, luckily for us, Cap remains the guy we love even after his transformation. He's kindhearted, loving, logical and extraordinarily loyal. In each of his superhero films, he is the ultimate hero-the one we all want to be like. Cap can use a gun, punch bad guys or just whack people with his shield. He fights the Nazis and comes out carrying his best friend on his shoulder. He's the best kind of go-getter.
Cap is the good guy. He's the smart one, the brave one, the quiet one and the attractive one. Thor is muscley and long-haired, sure, but he's a god, so there's no surprise there. Cap's good looks, charm and character are much more unusual, and therefore much more compelling and attractive.
In conclusion, let's look at our question again:
Is Thor (prideful god) or Captain America (kind underdog) more attractive?
From the truly Christian, unbiased, completely objective perspective, I think we'd have to admit Cap is the obvious choice.