SO MANY FEELS
This scene is SOOOOO important and so few people are talking about it.
If you want any proof that he’s not completely in control the whole movie, here it is.
Loki is just a pawn with big plans who has gotten himself into huge shit and can’t get out of it.
And this scene makes it pretty fucking obvious that they’ve been torturing and manipulating him and are threatening to make it a thousand times worse.
I should probably just post my insane 5k essay I’ve written on how fucked up Loki is in this film. Because I’ve just got a lot of feelings.
The look in his eyes says it all. It’s pure fear, which is something he isn’t used to. Whatever the hell they did to him is haunting him, and that’s why he is so desperate to make sure his plan succeeds. Come on, at the start of the film he looks terrible. He looks so sick and like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. He’s desperate.
Sigh. Oh my feels.
YEAH. And this scene pretty much sums up his entire character. He acts like he’s in control, but he’s not, and he’s never been. He has no fucking CLUE what he’s doing. He’s just acting out and pretending he doesn’t care to get back at Thor, which is really ironic because it shows that he DOES care. In fact, that’s all he cares about.
But he’s never had a place, and like Coulson says, he lacks conviction. He doesn’t know what the fuck he’s doing. He’s just trying to pretend like he has it all together - which he clearly doesn’t. So he ends up doing things for others. Becoming what others want of him or what others think of him.
He’s just searching for an identity he’s never had.
#i’m fifty percent certain loki has realized that getting back to asgard means a chance to get his hands on the infinity gauntlet #and then deliver it to thanos #because thanos is not someone you want to fuck with whether you’re immortal or not #and i’m ninety-nine percent certain loki was tortured/stockholmed at his hands #in addition to having fallen through the void and been caught between the realms #at this point he was at his clearest and furthest out from under thanos and the influence of the tesseract #he doesn’t look defeated but he does look tired#i’m hoping to god that thor will find out about thanos and beg/do whatever he needs to in order to convince loki that he’ll help him #because tom’s gagging for a redemption arc and that might just be the way to make it happen #thanos gets the infinity gauntlet but loki flees because he’s now scared shitless after the first bargain went awry #(”the other” did say that thanos would hunt him down if he didn’t follow through)
Magic is Power.
… at the exhibition
Erorberung und Opferung / Conquest and Sacrifice
I can’t be the only one that laughed at Loki’s muzzle?
I mean WHY was that even THERE.
To make him shut the fuck up because they know that he is too smart for them AND to satisfy fetishes.