The trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder, the new adventure of Odin’s son in the Marvel Cinematic Universe directed by Taika Waititi, features a scene in which Zeus undresses the main character in front of a large audience in the middle of a gigantic golden room.
The fact that Greek gods exist in the superheroic saga just like the Egyptians, the Wakandans and the Norse arouses our interest. And so does this new place.
We are talking about Omnipotence City. It was created by screenwriter Jason Aaron and cartoonist Esad Ribić for number three of the comic Thor: God of Thunder in December 2012. In other words, it was only almost a decade ago and, at the time, she doesn’t exactly constitute a classic Marvel setting.
But then again, neither Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel is a well-known heroine before September 2013, back when she was introduced in issue fourteen of Captain Marvel. And that does not make her any less canonical.
The one thing we can see in enough detail of the massive space complex in Thor: Love and Thunder is the Parliament of Pantheons. There, the various gods gather for events and, in theory, legislate in assembly as in what could be considered an intergovernmental institution.
It is supposed to be dedicated to promoting the moderate and peaceful behavior of its members. However, Zeus’ foul-mouthed character and his insistence on orgies make us doubt it.
Omnipotence City, the place for divine concord in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’.
Nevertheless, in Omnipotence City there is also the Ministry of Interdeity Justice, the High Holy Courts, the great Library of the Halls of the Omniscient, the commercial activities of the Genesis Bazaar, in which the gods are said to trade the future of the different galaxies, or the Dungeons of Entropy.
The Thor: Love and Thunder sequence there, however, merely allows us to see the aforementioned Parliament and the site’s exteriors.
It dates back between four and twelve billion years in the universe of Earth-616. It was constructed by the Lords of Dawn after the First Great War of the Gods. In order to avoid conflicts of such caliber, signing treaties and entering into marriages that guarantee the divine concord.
It is so bright because they used ornaments from the clay of the universal creation and even illuminated it with the embers that were used to light the first sun.
Anyway, the great disappointment of the character played by Chris Hemsworth with the unpleasant Zeus, who he admired, and his unwillingness to fight Gorr, the Butcher of Gods, who is determined to slaughter them all with the Necrospada, as well as the frivolous atmosphere in the Parliament of Pantheons, makes us wonder whether the intention of the Omnipotence City is what it was founded for in ancient times. Maybe, in the interest of laughs for the audience of Thor: Love and Thunder.