ma·nip·u·la·tion: to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one’s own advantage
“It all makes sense now. Why you favored Thor, all these years! Because no matter how much you claim to love me, you could never have a Frost Giant sitting on your throne of Asgard!”
“you’re my brother and my friend. sometimes i’m envious, but never doubt that i love you.”
Friendly reminder that Selvig thought he could out-drink Thor.