This week’s 5 Fandom Friday post was a bit of a challenge at first, because we don’t know that many aliens. But we found a couple, so here we go!
1. Thor Odinson
Our very favorite God of Thunder! Not quite sure about the God part in the MCU, but he has the hammer, and the lightning, and he’s from out of space. The hammer and the lightning make him awesome and badass, and Chris Hemsworth makes him hot. So, yeah, of course he’s one of our favorite aliens! He’s an Avenger – how could he not be?
Groot is huge, not very articulate, and a tree – and yet he’s loveable and adorable and stole the show with the one line that he has. I love his relationship with Rocket, especially because I am always amazed at how characters with non- or barely-talking sidekicks understand said sidekicks. Like Chewbacca and Han Solo, or C3P0 and R2D2. How can they have actual conversations? Of course I get that most of it is the talking character interpreting the sounds or the sentence, but that can’t possibly be all of it. Anyway, back to Groot. We love Groot. Sam has a Funko!pop figure of dancing baby Groot because he’s so freaking adorable. And he can make flowers and light-thingies! And he sacrifices himself for his friends without a moment of hesitation, and I find that very admirable in any character, but even moreso if they’re a tree. Or a tree-like humanoid creature.
3. Lady Sif
Another Asgardian! We thought about putting Loki on here, but Lady Sif is more badass (sorry, Loki! Please don’t send an army of Chitauri, or any other kind of army for that matter, after us…). She’s a woman, and a fighter, because apparently on Asgard, they don’t give two f*cks about their soldiers being women or not, which is awesome. She’s hot (yes, we know, Tom Hiddleston is hot as well), and have we mentioned badass? Because she is. She’s a fierce fighter and sticks by Thor’s side, even after realizing that he does not return her affection, and we think that makes her very amazing.
Yes, we do realize that Gamora makes 4 aliens from the MCU, but what can we say? We love the MCU. And Gamora is one kick-ass female alien, with a rather mysterious, dark and interesting back-story that we totally want to know more about! She reminded us a bit of Black Widow, but from outer space and with green skin: badass assassin, kick-ass fighter and pretty. She may need a while to warm up to the rest of the characters in Guardians of the Galaxy, but in the end, she would happily have died by their side. She fought with them, and, more importantly, she fought for what she believed in and for what she thought was right. She helped save an entire planet! If that doesn’t make her an awesome alien, I don’t know what could.
Upon great discussion and some thinking, we decided that technically, Cas is an alien. He’s not from Earth! And that’s enough for us to make him at least kind of an alien. And an awesome one at that! We love Castiel very much, and not just because Misha Collins is a great – and good-looking – actor and an even better human being, but also because of the character itself. Cas makes a lot of mistakes, but he only ever wants to help. Also, his social awkwardness makes him very adorable. And he has (had, technically…) wings and can heal people! He’s one of our favorite aliens, and definitely our favorite angel.