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Tony rests his hand against the small of Pepper’s back and she steps forward, breaking through Loki’s reverie long enough for him to remember how long it’s been since he has been permitted to bathe, to realize how he must look and how he must smell, sour and sweaty. But the small space of the cell is filled with the static hum of their presence and by the realms they’re really here.
This is the moment when Kurse walks up to his cell and just from looking at him for two seconds, instinctually knows he’s too dangerous to let out.
I love how unafraid Loki is. Or rather, how courageous he is. How resourceful, how poised to use any eventuality to his advantage. If anyone ever says he’s a coward, they haven’t seen this movie.
I just really love how Kurse was just basically LOL I AINT TOUCHIN THAT WITH A TEN FOOT POLE
In the last gif it looks like hes winking
#but also he guided him the right way to Friggas chambers
But he didn’t? He just told him to take the stairs on the left. Which, while shitty, doesn’t strike me as near enough information to find Frigga, even if the prisons weren’t miles from the palace (Thor uses Mjolnir to hitch a lift to them and they seem far away).
Even then, there is no guarantee Kurse would listen to Loki since, you know, Loki only told him that after Kurse left him in his cell. My first impression of that scene was that Loki was fucking with Kurse in revenge for leaving him there.
Also, Malekith was the one to find Frigga first and he was nowhere near Loki. Besides, Kurse’s first action was to go for the shields.
Though I have no doubt Loki thinks he contributed to her death.
Rule one: always post the rules
Rule two: answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones
Rule three: tag 11 people and link them to the post
Rule four: actually tell them you tagged them
1. Do you play any musical instruments?
I wish! I had a brief moment of wanting to play the violin, but flaked on that ambition pretty quickly. Being left handed, holding every instrument I’ve tried is so awkward for me.
2. If you could only eat fruit (any kind) OR vegetables (any kind) for the rest of your life (assuming no nutritional problems), which would you pick?
Vegetables! Sorry fruit, but I like vegetables way more. Plus they have potatoes on their side. No amount of fructose is going to beat potatoes.
3. Coast or forest?
Oh, tough one. But I’ll have to go for coast. Swimming + sunshine > cool forests. Not to mention fresh fish for meals!
4. Hot or cold weather?
Neither? I like fall/spring weather where the extremes aren’t. Though if I had to choose, probably hot. Less lugging around of outer garments and my mood is overall better then, despite the sweat.
5. Do you often judge people based on first impressions?
I try not to, but I probably do. Though SCIENCE! says everybody else does it too, so I try not to feel too bad about it.
6. What’s your favorite Disney movie, and why do you like it? (Pixar etc. counts) If none (you heathen dog!): what’s your favorite kids’ movie?
Oh man, tough one. I pretty much adore all of the Disney Renaissance, but if I had to choose, it’d be Aladdin. I adored the Genie as a character and I loved all the others. Plus the songs are amazing!
7. Are you good at finishing things you start?
Nooooo. I am ashamed to say I am not. I have a fic folder that has dozens of bits of fic that have yet to see the light of day. And considering how many of them are from fandoms I’m not into anymore, it’s really questionable that they’ll ever get done. I won’t even start on my knitting projects…
8. Do you type with all your fingers or just some?
All of them! I began with just three, but I found a program when I was…10? 12? that taught me how to type with all of them in a pretty neat way. Though I have to admit I type with my right hand a lot less.
9. (Related) Are you a fast typer, or slow, or in-between?
Somewhere in between. I have my moments of speedtyping and then some days it’s typos everywhere!
10. Most hated trope in fiction?
Accidentally married/fake married turns into a proper relationship. That, cheating and miscommunication central storylines really get on my last nerves. Oh, and another one I absolutely loathe is when one character falls for the other after the other was an abusive asshole or in some cases raped the first character, even when there is some absolving gimmick (pollen, love potions and the like).
11. Do you prefer stories about A) close familial relationships, B) close romantic relationships, or C) close friendships?
I love stories about close friendships! But that never seems to happen in fandom, so I usually settle for close romantic relationships. I’m forever disappointed that a lot of those are always about the getting together, where they usualyl just stop. I want the relationship to get more developed! (I say and yet write none of that)
1. Favorite book you’ve read in the past few years?
2. Are you a fan of surprises or prefer things being planned out?
3. Unpopular opinion about your favorite TV show?
4. Cake or death?
5. Would you rather make a cosplay or wear one?
6. What is your best and worst moment in school/college (so far)?
7. Have you ever maintained a diary?
8. If so, how embarrassed would you be if you saw it today?
9. Have you ever let a friendship lapse because of time and/or space?
10. Favorite musical (If you don’t have one, favorite album)?
11. What is your preferred narration style when writing and/or reading and why?
"Some things in their natural state have the most vivid colours." - Wicker Man
— for mosellegreen, who wanted Jotun Loki with this quote —
For nemithine, who wanted an AU with intersex jotun Loki having to decide who to marry for a treaty with Asgard. This one got away from me a bit, but I kept to the three sentence format. Hope you like it!
"Enough, Gallows God!" Laufey lets their ice knife dissolve at feeling the pressure of Odin King’s spear at their throat, his one eye watchful, wary and weary.
"We shall talk," Odin says and the spear retreats.
i made the mistake of wandering into the thor and loki meta tags.
fandom let me explain you a thing
loki is not the victim. he is not the “noblest and most sympathetic” character in the movie. sure he wasn’t actively committing genocide or killing hundreds of innocent civilians this time around, but at the end he kept to his word of satisfaction not being in his nature. he removed (possibly killed) odin (which don’t get me started on the fandom’s treatment of odin i swear to god), let thor continue to believe he was dead after being “redeemed” (remember how broken and emotional thor was after loki’s first “death” in the first film? i can promise you loki still feels no remorse for that emotional and psychological manipulation and is getting his kicks out of the idea of doing it again - remember how thrilled he was when he thought he had so brutally hurt natasha by explaining how he could kill clint? yeah he likes this sort of thing) and is now sitting on a throne of lies. i am terrified for the future of asgard tbh.
loki is a lying, manipulative, sadistic, misogynistic, racist, homocidal, genocidal sociopath who throws colossal tantrums that have a tendency to demolish cities and planets when he doesn’t get what he wants. he is not noble. he is incapable of being noble (and this is me also using some comic knowledge/canon here, though i would suspect the same is very much true to mcu loki). there will always be an ulterior motive. he wouldn’t be loki if there wasn’t.
you want a noble and sympathetic character? let’s talk about jane. let’s talk about frigga. let’s talk about sif. let’s talk about all the goddamn women that exist and and are capable and strong and intelligent yet we keep overlooking because aw look how sad loki’s chin looks ))):
loki is my favorite fucking character. but he’s still a goddamn little shit.
I might get a lot of flack for this, but I’m beyond caring at this point. And a bit amazed at the lack of empathy when it comes to certain characters. From what I’ve seen and read, people who meta about Loki with these points are not excusing him (of course, I can speak of only my impression of the whole, I’m sure that, as with everything, there are outliers). They do not think he’s an innocent lamb or a hero or a particularly good person. What they are saying, is that no one else on Asgard is much different, yet fandom can’t seem to see it. I am, of course, saying they because until now, I’ve not actually meta’d directly about this. Quotes of original post are in itcalics.
Loki *is* a victim. Just because he does a lot of horrible shit does not preclude him being one. It’s not only “good” people that can be victims (good in quotation marks because as a term, I find it overly simplistic). He’s a victim of Asgard and its culture warping him into thinking that the only way he could win his family’s approval was through murder, genocide and ruling places. I’ve already spoken about Asgard’s warped views here and here.
I do agree that he’s not noble, but I also think he’s sympathetic. But probably not the most of anything, except being shit on by life and the people around him.
'he removed (possibly killed) odin (which don’t get me started on the fandom’s treatment of odin i swear to god),'
Odin who stole him? Odin who never told him who he was (it’s very telling that Loki asks *what* he was). Odin who raised him to hate his own species. Odin who says not one word against kid Thor’s enthusiastic proclamation to kill all the monsters *just like Odin did*. Odin who glorifies his father’s own act of genocide. Odin who committed one of his own against Jotunheim (word of god says taking away the Casket condemned the realm to a slow death by way of their world breaking apart). Odin who is so detached from his son he can’t even properly explain that he loves him (if he even does) even when Loki desperately needs it, instead giving Loki the impression he was just a tool to be used. Odin who takes away any shred of hope from his son, making him commit *suicide*. Odin who doesn’t give a fuck about the Tesseract on Earth until Loki wants it. Odin who says to Loki’s face he should have just died. Odin who would have *executed him* if not for Frigga. Odin who is *fucking smirking* as he tells Loki he’ll be imprisoned forever with no contact to the outside world, which *is* a form of torture (never mind the viewers’ knowledge Loki will be out and about, Odin isn’t aware of the script when he does that). Odin who goes batshit after Frigga’s death and is willing to sacrifice all of Asgard if it means he will win. Odin who is racist and hypocritical, telling Loki humans are just as they are and worthy of respect and then turning around and calling Jane a goat to her face. Odin who is a warlord and imperialist, who keeps all of the Realms under his thumb, under his ‘protection’ and *enforces* this. Frankly, I think fandom’s view of Odin is fully justified.
‘let thor continue to believe he was dead after being “redeemed” (remember how broken and emotional thor was after loki’s first “death” in the first film?’
Thor threatened to put him back in his cell, I really don’t blame Loki for trying to escape. And how is Loki supposed to know how broken and emotional Thor was after he tried to commit suicide? I’m not saying Thor wasn’t or that Thor doesn’t love Loki (I think he does, but that he is absolute shit at showing it), but the first thing *Loki* knows of Thor after they meet again is Thor throwing him to the ground out of a moving plane and, beyond a few heartfelt words, quickly moving to threatening him for the Tesseract. The filmmakers say Thor had questions, but the scene in the cells in Thor 2 is the first time Thor even visits him. He chains Loki up again, throws him out a moving vehicle with no warning, gives him the wonderful motivation of threatening to kill him and is a lot more physically violent with Loki than with any other character (that he’s not actively trying to kill).
'i can promise you loki still feels no remorse for that emotional and psychological manipulation and is getting his kicks out of the idea of doing it again'
What? If you’re talking about Loki’s ‘death’ in Thor 1, I really fail to see how it was any type of manipulation. Of course, I read it as Loki committing suicide after having a psychotic break upon discovering his heritage, so obviously YMMV.
'i am terrified for the future of asgard tbh.'
I’d be more terrified with Odin at the throne. Well, slightly less for Asgard, but the other Realms? See reasons stated above.
'loki is a lying, manipulative, sadistic, misogynistic, racist, homocidal, genocidal sociopath'
Firstly, I don’t believe Loki is a sociopath. That term is loaded and I really don’t like the way fandom keeps flinging that and other terms like it around. I also don’t think I know enough about things like this to put forth any sort of ‘diagnosis’.
Genocidal? So are Odin, Bor and arguably Thor (before he learned it was wrong, he wanted to kill all the Jotnar).
Homicidal? File under every warrior in Asgard. Thor murdered hundreds of Jotnar because one of them called him a princess.
Racist? So is all of Asgard. Only Loki still has to contend with internalized racism. For goodness’ sake, *Frigga* joins in on the racism with calling Malekith a *creature* to his face - something which was repeated almost any time anyone in Asgard referred to the Dark Elves.
Misogynistic? Again, so is all of Asgard. Sif is the only woman warrior, the only healers we see are women, magic is considered effeminate and less worthy, etc.
Sadistic? Loki doesn’t strike me as particularly enjoying killing people or causing them pain. It feels more like he enjoys people *reacting* to him and the only time people do that is when he does bad shit.
'who throws colossal tantrums that have a tendency to demolish cities and planets when he doesn’t get what he wants.'
So was Thor before he learned better. In fact, that description fits Thor1 Thor awfully well. And what about Odin? His temper tantrum would have taken out his entire kingdom if Thor hadn’t acted when he did.
'he is not noble. he is incapable of being noble (and this is me also using some comic knowledge/canon here, though i would suspect the same is very much true to mcu loki). there will always be an ulterior motive. he wouldn’t be loki if there wasn’t.'
Comic canon =/= movie canon. People keep conflating these two as though it means something. The movies aren’t like book adaptations, where the movie is supposed to be a straight retelling. That’s like saying the Van Helsing movie was an accurate rendition of Dracula that was true to the book. The MCU films are, quite literally, an AU. They have different backstories and different motivations informed by those backstories and bringing in comic characterization and canon into it makes no sense to me and never did.
'you want a noble and sympathetic character? let’s talk about jane. let’s talk about frigga. let’s talk about sif. let’s talk about all the goddamn women that exist and and are capable and strong and intelligent yet we keep overlooking because aw look how sad loki’s chin looks ))):'
Sure, let’s talk about ALL the ladies! I adore the ladies in Thor. But you don’t have to mock other people for identifying or sympathizing with Loki to do that. I’ve seen far more people dismissing Loki fans as crazy fangirls who just want to get into Tom Hiddleston’s pants than I’ve actually seen fans excusing Loki’s actions or being ’delusional’ about him.
Sure, Loki is a little shit. But that doesn’t stop people from identifying with him for better reasons than I have. It doesn’t stop people from acknowledging that, even though Loki is the villain, he’s also a victim and Asgard’s scapegoat. The narrative needs him to be a villain, so it doesn’t admit to Asgard’s faults, even when it does much of the same things Loki did. No one is saying that what Loki did isn’t wrong, they’re just pointing out that from the narrative’s viewpoint, *it’s only wrong when Loki does it*.
For this meme. Beneath cut for length. Hope y’all like them! Comments are, as always, appreciated :) Nemithine, one of yours is still under construction, because my brain hijacked it
and I couldn’t help myself.
- a fanmix for MCU Lady Loki -
01. Betrayed - Van Canto // 02. Glory and Gore - Lorde // 03. The Devil Within - Digital Daggers // 04. Pretty Life - Jakalope // 05. She’s My Man - Scissor Sisters // 06. The Queen of White Lies - the Orion Experience // 07. Blood On My Hands - Danielle Parente // 08. Maneater - Blue Eyed Blondes // 09. Problem - Natalia Kills // 10. Homewrecker - Marina and the Diamonds // 11. Break You Hard - Natalia Kills // 12. Dark Doo Wop - MS MR // 13. Black Sheep - Gin Wigmore