Loki, God of Mischief. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s been the most consistent villain with actual lines (sorry, Thanos). He’s also been a fan favorite for years, often cited as the “best villain” of these movies since obvi-betraying Thor in Thor and puny god-ing his way through The Avengers.
But let’s be honest. Loki’s role post-Avengers doesn’t really make a lot of sense, especially after Thor: Ragnarok. To make my case, I parked my car in front of a park a few miles away from Facebook headquarters (incidentally) and recorded my unfiltered thoughts on the subject. As you’ll observe, I didn’t really prepare for this, but I stand by every word I say. For now.
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4 thoughts on “Loki’s Role in the MCU Doesn’t Make Any Sense”
Wow, seriously never thought of it that way. It’s true that movies sort of gloss over the fact that Loki is a mass murderer.
Am I the only person who loved Ultron?
Agreed. It’s fine to redeem a villain, but redemption for me requires they actually go through a meaningful transformation first, which includes ATONEMENT for their wrongs. Loki has killed and caused pain for so many, including characters he’s closest to.
This was a huge problem with Damon in TVD as well. He mind rapes Caroline, and all he gets in return is a physical takedown, and then that’s it. No one talks about it anymore. What actually should have happened is he is forced to confront how harmful and disgusting what he did is, show sorrow for it, and change slightly based off of this understanding (since redemption doesn’t take place all at once, or at least, I don’t think it should).
If Loki had to actually confront the families of those he killed in New York, and we saw him shift in personality and action a bit, that would put him on the road to redemption. It’s hard. It’s long. The writers are lazy, so lets just have Jane slap him once. Yeah that’ll be enough. It makes the entire world seem too inconsequential.