Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold,
To Dungeons Deep and Caverns Old,
The Pines were Roaring on The Heights,
The Winds were Moaning in the Night,
The Fire was Red, it Flaming Spread,
The Trees Like Torches Blazed with Light.
The Hobbit - “Misty Mountains”
Avengers!AU: in which Loki embraces his heritage and sets his priorities in order.
Thing is, Dean actually speaks a fair bit of Japanese, or at least more than might at first appear. Not only is it canon that Dean loves anime—and speaking from experience, you don’t watch a lot of anime, even the dirty stuff, without picking up basic phrases here and there—but his adopted father Bobby speaks fluent Japanese as well.
(I mean, where do we think Dean even learned about anime from in the first place? At some point I bet Bobby probably sat the boys down with some Macross or Trigun, and Dean fell head-over-heels.)
This scene in “Changing Channels” takes on a radically different tone when you realize Dean probably knows more of what the Announcer is saying than he lets on. And by protesting that he doesn’t know Japanese, he’s either lying to spare Sam’s feelings or once again underestimating his own smarts, and either way it’s kind of sad, and holy shit I did it again i made a funny scene sad what the hell is wrong with me wtf
“This story is about asking the question ‘What can break the bonds of brotherhood?’” Fraction asserts. “How long can Thor stand at Loki’s side? How many angles can Loki play at once? What Thor and Loki share is inconceivable to everyone but themselves. So, whatever breaks it would have to be beyond comprehension, right?”
Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen interview about “Everything Burns” crossover between The Mighty Thor and Journey Into Mystery