Anonymous asked: Why do you think Loki keeps hurting Thor over and over again? I think Thor is the person he loves the most (and Frigga) and now his mother is dead but he keeps hurting the only things he left to love... I really don't get it :(
i think with MCU!loki, he’s always seen thor as his competition, his direct comparison, as thor’s the one who gets all the attention as he has all the qualities Asgard favors; strength, good looks, jovial personality and being the crown prince he get even more focus put on him. whereas loki is always an after thought, the second son, favors magic and tricks rather than brute force, can’t take the banter they all share and takes it personally and retaliates spitefully. I think this would cause loki to always have a chip on his shoulder when it comes to thor as he’s everything he thinks he should be but can’t. ironically, i think loki can’t help but still love big, golden, beautiful thor for these things.
I think over the many years, even though thor treated loki as a brother and friend, loki’s love for him was twisted by jealousy and bitterness until he finally snapped after he thought he found proof that all his worst fears were true; he didn’t belong, he was a monster and could never compete with thor, while thor was getting everything he wanted; becoming king.
we see evidence that Thor was always very brash and thought with his hammer rather than his head before things went to shit, so i think loki would also grow to become bitter about this as he would think he could be a better king than him, even though he doesn’t realize that that isn’t all that goes into being a good leader. (it hurts that together thor and loki would be the prefect rulers and if i think about that too much i get very sad) I think at the end of thor all these emotions come to the surface and he forgets that he does love thor and just remembers all the wrongs he feels he has been handed.
I think this continues in the avengers, loki is really fucked up in this film; i don’t think he even remembers what he wants and why he wants it, he just thinks he’s owed a throne and wants to prove himself and he’s willing to go to desperate measures to do it. even though i think he’d hate being a king; he want’s the respect that comes with the title, but not the other things that come with it.
At the end of this, thor has given up hope with his brother (well he says that and he’s trying to make everyone believe he has) and loki is completely cut off from him for a while. I think in this time he is able to work some things out, and i think he realizes now that thor isn’t his real enemy here but he thinks things have gone beyond fixing. He’s still trying to maintains this idea that he deserves a throne but is still shoving all the blame on odin for making him believe he should have it growing up. I think his feeling for Thor are still slightly confused but he works them out when finally thor comes to him. You can see how happy, fucking gleeful, loki is when he’s bickering with thor in the escape scene and i really think that’s the happiest i’ve ever seen him on screen. Then in the boat scene, loki sees how thor is turning away from him but there is still a glimmer of hope for them. I think in this moment loki works out that he will genuinely help thor (even if he ends up betraying him again at the end) and that’s why i think his ‘dying’ words were the truth. he did do it for thor, as a ‘i’m sorry for all the shit i put you through but i’m still going to fuck with you later on but i do love you’.
does that in any way answer the question? i hope it makes sense. i find it hard to pin down their relationship as my thoughts on them change so often and it is rather late lol
Tom Hiddleston by Tomo Brejc for ES Magazine October 18, 2013 [HQ]
alyssa suggested that i draw darcy braiding loki’s hair and i couldn’t resist
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