Tessa Thompson Talks the Power in Valkyrie’s Trauma
There are few characters who have arrived in the MCU to immediate adoration from fans as certainly as she has, with her appearance in the adored Thor: Ragnarok is a clear bright spot in the film; with her character set to be explored, even more, Tessa Thompson recently talked the power in Valkyrie’s trauma.
Few characters in the vast expanse of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are to be free from suffering or pain in any way; with even the most powerful and most beloved heroes being exposed to incredible loss throughout their time in the massive film franchise.
These characters are formed from this pain, and it becomes a foundational part of their acts of heroism; while, the same can be said of the villainous entities that have often taken up residence in the MCU, with their pain marking the birth of their own kind of power.
It has something that has not only become a vital part of the MCU but has become the very backbone of what makes the characters of the Marvel comics universe utterly important to the history of the medium; as these characters have all dealt with these very relatable, very painful, realties.
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Tessa Thompson talked about the power in Valkyrie’s trauma, and how she is the foremost example of how the pain present in one, can breed the tremendous power to be held by that individual.
Thompson stated, “I mean, It’s also my favorite thing about the comics. It’s something that Stan Lee would talk about, this idea of the things that sort of, our trauma is also our source of power. IT can be the source of a good power or bad power depending on how we decide to wield it.”
Thompson added, “But those things that have happened to us, that we carry with us sort of create who we are and make us extraordinary in our own way. And I always thought that that’s the most inspiring thing too, you know, in comics and why so many people feel seen inside of them.”
The actress concluded, “So I really love getting to explore that facest of Valkyrie and of all these characters. And I think in this film, in particular, you get to really see kind of the pathos of these characters.”
We could not agree with Thompson anymore, and we absolutely cannot wait to see the character of Valkyrie explored even more in Thor: Love and Thunder.