Sure, he started out as an arrogant jerk, and I doubt he would dispute that.
But even then, all he needed to learn was a little humility, to get a little perspective. He's the sort of friend you wish you had and you know you could rely on to give you the shirt off their back in a heartbeat if they thought you needed it, and damn the consequences.
This is the guy who, in the comics, chewed out for sitting back and doing nothing, then when the Allfather assumed he was asking for divine intervention, he retorted brilliantly. I want your workshop." He has depth that is a lot of fun to explore. He's like an Asgardian (or technically, a Jotun) Hannibal Lecter, with a more sympathetic side.
That and while I am nowhere near as smart and have had a far better home life, I can empathise with him on a number of levels. And that latter part is arguably what makes him so dangerous. It's very easy to like him, because he's warm, open and a very smiley personality.
I say this because, while I don't drop the moral anvil on people, it is something that features somewhat in my writing.
Though, to be frank, this site is only marginally to the right of Tumblr and I haven't really encountered any problems thus far.4.
I mostly hover around the and crossover fandoms of these. Because when you strip all the powers, skills, rank, etcetera away, you have people. However, I will not simply drive apart a couple based on a stupid misunderstanding for the purposes of drama.
I almost exclusively write crossovers, though there are a few single fandom pieces in my work. I write very frequently, but since I have recently developed a monomaniacal tendency to focus on/obsess over the universe, the rest of my work is going untouched. I'm a sucker for happy endings, though I tend to make my characters earn them. Sometimes mystical trauma is thrown in for giggles. If you do that, you tacitly acknowledge that you have no idea whatsoever about how to make people in a committed relationship interesting, and that is a considerable indictment on your writing abilities.
You can tell that by the way he honestly loves his family and his girlfriend.
He'd move the heavens and the Earth for them - and probably could, too.
However, not everyone appreciates being told that their story, their baby, is in sore need of improvement/scrapping and starting again.