12 Reasons Why You’re Are Obsessed With Loki
There are a million reasons, really, but here are just a few
The most captivating thing about any convincing villain is his backstory and motive. And if there is any villain in the MCU with a tragic and twisted backstory it’s Loki. In the first Thor movie we see Loki, a Prince, being mocked by his brother’s friends, silenced by his father, and belittled by his brother (In Jotunheim, Thor: “Know your place brother”). In a deleted scene we see Thor mocking his magic abilities and a guard laughing at him. All of this convinces fans of Loki’s reasons to dislike Thor and Odin. This is given the final wave when he discovers he is a Frost Giants who in his land are “monsters parents tell their children about at night.”
After all these convincing points when the audience sees Loki pulling off his trickster stunts for the acquisition of the Throne, they are almost willing to condone it. Who doesn’t like to root for the underdog right?
A Sense of Sarcastic Humour
Loki gets to have the wittiest dialogues of the whole Thor franchise. How many fans can you name who just live for the ship escape scene from Thor: The Dark World?
“Congratulations! You just decapitated your Grandfather.”
And a personal favorite,
“Oh dear! Is she dead?”
His understanding of Human Emotions
If there is anyone who understands Thor’s love for Jane is Asgard it is, surprisingly, Loki. In the ship scene of Thor the Dark World he, unlike Odin, tells Thor how Thor would never be ready to leave Jane because she is a mortal, not then and not in a hundred years. Where Odin asks Thor to leave Jane because her mortality makes her a lesser being but Loki just shows his concern for the fact that Thor would eventually outlive her and will at last end up heartbroken.
Element of Darkness
Who doesn’t love a bad boy? Don’t we all just want to root for a dark character who we all hate to love? Well, Loki proves to be the epitome of mystic darkness everyone secretly wishes to have in their lives. YAY for Angst-lovers.
We are pretty sure we just created a word up there but if our research about the God of Mischief has told us anything, it’s that there is a huge section of the fandom that relates with Loki.
Many fans believe, and rightly so, that Loki had mental issues that he overcame throughout the course of the 5 movies. After his apparent suicide (jumping of the Bifrost in Thor) and wreaking havoc on earth where Marvel heavily implied that he was tortured and delusional because of Thanos, Loki made a lot of positive progress throughout Thor: the Dark World and Ragnarok, finally taking the role of a self-sacrificial Hero in Infinity War.
Hence, now there is a multitude of fans who see Loki’s journey as a metaphor for their own progress. Which is another reason why Marvel should bring Loki back? But that’s a discussion for another time.
It’s not invincibility that endears you to the world, it’s vulnerability. The fact that you can lose is what makes your win meaningful. Whether it’s getting beaten to a pulp by Hulk, having moist eyes while getting convicted to eternal confinement by you farther, or crying yourself to a shipwreck when you find out your mother is dead because of you. Whatever Loki does, only gets our mommy hormones go crazy and makes us wanna hug him and tell him everything will be okay.
Loki isn’t a typical fighter but when it comes down to it, he is known to be able to hold his own pretty well. Thor wasn’t able to handle him until he put Mjolnir on top of Loki in the first Thor film, Loki clearly defeated Captain America himself in a hand to hand combat during the infamous Avengers scene, and his psychic powers during Ragnarok in his fight with Valkyrie, his brain power and ability to duplicate himself and a lot of other instances have shown the audience just how strong the raven-haired Prince truly is.
What’s more? During the Dark World, in a small forgettable scene, we see Loki’s telekinetic Scarlett Witch powers after he learns the news of his mother’s death (too bad Marvel never elaborated on that). And we never even got to see his Frost Giants powers either.
In a nutshell, trying to tackle Thanos with a butter knife was definitely not his only option but hey we aren’t here to complain!
Unpredictability and Mystique
There are so many things that Marvel hasn’t revealed about the MCU version of Loki. What happened to him after he jumped off the Bifrost? How did he trick Odin and took the throne of Asgard? Why did he take the Tesseract again? What did he mean by “the sun will shine on us again”? Does he have a love interest? Why did he use his left hand to stab Thanos? Is there any possibility whatsoever that he can be alive?
There are just too many questions and the fans aren’t resting until they get all of them.
His love for his mother and brother
Loki is his best (and most reckless) self when he is trying to protect someone he loves. Him losing his mother was what truly pushed him to the light side and his love for Thor eventually help him walk the whole path. In infinity war, he gives up the last remnants of mischief in him and gives up the Tesseract for his brother. This last unselfish act endeared him to even the faint minority who hated him in the first place.
We bet you can’t name one major character who hasn’t been religiously shipped with Loki. Loki’s undefined sexuality and gender fluidity have inspired over tens of thousands of fanfictions with huge followings. FrostIron anyone?
Obvious Good Looks
I mean, this one writes itself. The saw axe cheekbones, the green-blue eyes, the shoulder lead dark hair, the leather, and metal, the green-gold color combination, the avatar-like blue cold/hot Jotun form……. Be right back we need to get a cola.
Thomas William Hiddleston
It goes without saying that Loki stans joined the fandom for Loki, but stayed in the fandom because they made the mistake of googling Tom Hiddleston. (So far there have been a million cases of Hiddlesteria and it is strongly advised to the non-exposed readers to refrain from doing looking him up on the internet or you’re going to be done for life like most of us.)
Tom Hiddleston’s exceptional acting skills, dialogue delivery, voice, and pretty much everything he did help the character of Loki gets the recognition it deserved. Hiddleston’ compassion for Loki drew the fans in like a magnet. We honestly can’t recall another actor so dedicated and attached to a character. And so, if Marvel really IS planning a Loki series, it better be played by this man, who was literally born to play Loki.
So these were the top 12 reasons why fans are so obsessed with Loki. We may not have listed them all because we aren’t sure that list would ever end. But we did the most we could to pay our tribute to the Disney Prince we actually wish for. May the trickster wreak havoc in all the realms with his divine mischief forever.