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There’s a whole comic devoted to that. It was an amazing inspiration before I played Loki for the first time. The conceit is that Loki is actually on the throne, he gets everything he wants, Thor is defeated, and he isn’t happy. In fact, he needs Thor to define him. He needs the opposition. Which is quite an interesting way to look at life. Freedom is scarier than constraint. Constraint gives you a reason, it gives you resistance. It gives you tension, it gives you something to fight. Freedom dares you with a question, what are you going to do? I don’t think Loki has any idea.
Tom Hiddleston, on whether Loki would be happy after getting the throne of Asgard (X)
A silly sketch of young adult loki mocking the ridiculous use of the word snog in the loki agent of asgard promo.
I’m not ready to say goodbye to either kid loki or the young avengers series…
loki, bleeding like a jotun despite his aesir form | thor: season one
Loki is Bisexual?!
Is Loki really batting for both teams in February 2014? Wasn’t he married? Did he really turn into a chick onc— twi— a bunch of times? These answers and more in this brief history lesson/discussion about our favorite god of mischief!
Read the full text here…
Can’t take full credit for this one. Big thanks to the following users for helping me expand my thoughts on this topic in a constructive way:
saelokason | bookoisseur | kimmsauce | lokisergi | scyllaya
Not really a reply on your article, but have you seen the newest solicits for February? They included one for AoA, and one part in particular caught my eye:
“…he’s ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the twistiest, turniest and most treacherous missions…”
By itself, I actually would have LOVED this. Having Loki be willing to use his body and use other people’s sexuality against them (no matter what their gender) in order to get what he wants has been pretty consistent with Loki’s marvel characterization for a long time - especially in the last decade with ‘lady loki’ and such. Having Loki be willing to snog (or at least spin the airy promise of a snog) his way through obstacles to get what he wants is pretty much a CLASSIC example of the manipulative bastard that I love.
I’m just hoping that this won’t be how Ewing decides to show that Loki is ‘bisexual.’ I know nothing is mentioned there in the text that should make me worried, but I’m holding my breath anyway, and I kinda wish Ewing had done the professional thing and sat on it till he let his writing do the talking for him. By labeling Loki’s sexuality outside the context of his storytelling, before the issue is even out or before Loki’s sexuality even comes up as a topic in the comic- it makes me worry about the above statement in the solicit,
If Ewing had said nothing, I’d have been first too defend a Loki who disregards gender as he ‘snogs his way through obstacles’. But by giving Loki a label, I end up reading solicits and worrying ‘oh, is this supposed to be the writer showing that Loki is bisexual, or is this the writer showing that Loki is a manipulative bastard who’s not beyond letting his tongue get him out of trouble in more ways than one?’
Because having Loki be manipulative because he is Loki is par for the course.
Having Loki be manipulative because being bisexual = willing to sexually manipulate both men AND women is kinda gross.
But like you say - all we can do is wait and see what we get. I just wish Ewing would stop saying things that makes me side-eye how the comic is being promoted.
I dislike how it all FEELS like a cheap marketing ploy because they didn’t let the writing and comic speak for itself. They had to announce he was bisexual months before it came out, and it just sits in an incredibly bad place with me when all of the advertisement and interviews for the comic go on and on about how they had to make Loki sexy! And bring the hotness! And make him hip and sexy! Did they mention he had to be sexy?
I can’t side eye the promotion for this comic enough.
I’m so excited for this comic, but every time ewing says anything about it I take about fifty steps back. I’ve never seen an advertising campaign go so awry.
Loki’s bisexual and guess what that is news to absolutely no one????? Things I actually care about and would like to hear more about: The plot, the plot, the plot, the plot, what Loki is up to, what the All Mother is up to, the plot, what Loki will be doing for the All Mother, the plot, where his adventures will take him, the plot, possible other characters being included.
Ugh, I know. I mean, he essentially lost me over how he talks about Thor. No, constantly calling him stupid and the dumb jock is not the way to win over people and convince them you have any idea of how to write these characters. But the cover art revealed so far has been really pretty and I was like oh maybe it won’t be awful I guess I’ll download it at least once and then I read the solicit that just repeatedly goes on about how Loki’s hot. And I am like, why why WHY?
There’s so much hype about this series and it makes people interested. We ALL are somehow, for some reason, interested in it - you, Robin, Izzy, Tania, I. Perhaps this will be our new fave topic to meta about? I miss our wild conversations about Loki and his motives, and this book seems like a great opportunity to go back to having fun like that.
Balder I have so many questions. Questions like
- WTF is going on in your court
- Why is everybody mostly naked
- And how much of this was Loki’s idea
#I’m 99% sure most of this was Loki just taking the piss #hey Balder your court needs more owls! #all the cool courts have owls #and I’m seeing a distinct lack of naked men #fix it or everyone will think you’re a terrible king!
See on the one hand, yes? But on the other hand… I can also buy the idea that Asgard is just that weird.
Because they are. They have a very strange aesthetic.
"fix it or everyone will think you’re a terrible king!" I find that hilarious because everyone did think he was a terrible king and no one respected him enough not to tell him that to his face.
To be fair, how good of a king could he have been expected to be when he listened to Loki?
Also I like to imagine this was all Loki’s idea.
"Balder you want people to see what a powerful king you are so you should have some naked women around you. But you don’t want people to think you are sexist, so you should have some naked men around you too. Don’t worry about the details I will carefully inspect the candidates in private and make sure that only the best are seen around you."
This is exactly how it happened
Also Loki was reading Harry Potter and just really likes owls
Magic, Knifes, the Staff and trickery.
Fighting with intelligence and strengh.
or why do I find this arousing
This is…so…hot. <3
Loki fights without wasting motion and also fights EXTREMELY close range. For someone who uses magic while they fight, look how close he gets to his opponent even using his staff. His preferred weapons are knives and he uses even shorter ones than Frigga does and he tends to use an icepick grip more often than not, which generally indicates either a knife fighter who has no experience whatsoever, or one who is extremely experienced and using that grip in a sophisticated series of attacks. Loki is the latter considering close quarters combat requires precision, speed, and the ability to make split second decisions because there isn’t any room for error in fighting that close.
Consider that in addition to the fact that he’s often multitasking by spell casting at the same time he’s fighting…
Loki is a lot of unsavory things, but he’s also a warrior. Thor wasn’t letting his little brother tag along on adventures out of pity. Loki earned that place by being deadly whether the other warriors really understood HOW deadly his style is or not.
“Up until the late 1980s, the consensus amongst most martial arts experts was that the icepick grip was the mark of an amateur, and that one who chose to attack using such a grip was easily disarmed….in the hands of a reasonably proficient fighter (such as Eskrima practitioners), a knife held in this fashion is remarkably fluid and can deliver multiple cuts from a variety of angles simply by manipulating the wrist. Such flexibility of technique make it extremely dangerous to attempt to immobilize the knife hand by grasping the wrist, as it can quickly circle around and do damage to tendons, nerves, or blood vessels." - wikipedia
(What does it mean when you fact check one unreliable website with another unreliable website. Whatever. I’m trying to be more skeptical.)
1. I love that this is accurate meta.
2. I love learning a new thing.
3. I love that this fighting style hella suits Loki’s characterization. An old school fighter sees the grip and thinks this’ll be too easy. But then he tries to immobilize the wrist and boom an unexpected manipulation leaves him suffering a lot of nasty damage. As if Loki didn’t only just develop a complex about being under-estimated, he made it useful by incorporating it into to his technique.
Just gonna also point out that the copy Loki makes in Jotunheim proves that Loki’s copies can be ‘touched’ - Loki was able to maintain that copy even after a jotun ran through it. The copy only faded once Loki wanted it to (the moment shown in gif 2. Note he is completely prepared, unlike other situations where you could argue that Loki’s copies faded because they were not needed, or because he had been surprised/jolted by Thor making things explode in AoE attacks.)
Remember that time that Loki and Balder got arrested in Colorado and Thor had to bail them out.
Thor isn’t mad, Balder, he’s just disappointed. [x]
This raises so many questions
I miss you.
to many feels
Young Avengers #11 | “You still stink of guilt.”
Loki in fur #2