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.
People tell me that Loki’s a bad person, but fucking look at him. He’s in pain, not in control. He’s trying, but it can’t be easy. Look at the bags under his eyes. If the Avengers couldn’t be in a room with the staff for 5 minutes without getting angrier than normal, and Bruce even grabbing the staff, imagine how it is for Loki, who’s right next to it all the time. Look at Loki from Thor, and then look at the person writing the movie. Joss Whedon never makes things one dimensional; they’re always more than they seem. He’s not just throwing, a hissy-fit, he wouldn’t try to destroy Midgard on his own.