The Evolution of Loki

One of the most versatile characters in the MCU, maybe the most versatile, is Loki. He has gone from doting brother and son to ruthless villain and crazed traitor and back around to a mischievous troublemaker/likable hero. The story of Loki hasn’t been easy but it’s been one of the most fascinating stories to follow and now, with Avengers: Infinity War just three days away, on this final segment of The Evolution Of it’s time to look at Loki’s journey throughout the past seven years. Enjoy!

Thor (2011)

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I haven’t watched Thor in a while so this section will be brief but I do remember this, Loki had a rough time in this movie. At the beginning of the film he was Odin’s second son and he loved his family but when he discovered that he was just the adopted child of the Ice Giants (I think that’s correct) he kind of went a little mad. He tried to claim the throne while Thor was hanging out on Earth as an outcast and tried to get his brother killed, both plans of which failed. At the end of the film he was presumed to be dead after a fierce fight with his brother Thor but Loki was far from done with the MCU.

The Avengers (2012)

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When Loki returned a year later in The Avengers he was a little older and a lot more hellbent on destruction. He decided to make Thor pay by claiming reign over Earth and used the help of other formidable villains throughout the galaxy to try to achieve this goal. Loki, throughout this entire film, was purely a villain. He relished in the pain of others and wanted to see everything he knew his brother loved burn. Because he was facing The Avengers he, of course, was defeated and taken back to Asgard for treason but this film truly cemented Loki as a villain in the MCU. Or at least…briefly.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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One of the few things, actually the only thing, I liked about this Thor sequel was Loki’s evolution throughout the film. Because he was imprisoned I got to see a different, more sarcastic side to him that had never been fully explored before. This movie also hinted at how good of a person Loki can truly be which was really interesting. One of my favorite parts of the film was when Loki found out his mother had been killed. Loki tries to constantly act like he hates his family and wants nothing to do with them but the death of his mother really hurt him. He loved her and it’s the first time, really the only time, that he shows legitimate sadness for anything. I have to admit, it actually made me a tad bit emotional seeing him mourn at that point.

After that he joined Thor to stop Malekith from obtaining the seven realms or whatever he tried to do and then he faked his death (because he’s the God of Mischief) to secretly claim the throne. Loki is such a trickster but that’s one of the reasons why he’s one of my favorite characters in the MCU.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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In Thor: Ragnarok he was back to his mischievous ways, which backfired on him quite a few times, but that’s what made him so enjoyable in this movie. His sarcastic attitude was perfect for the comedic tone of the film and it helped aid the movie in so many ways. What I loved the most about his involvement in Ragnarok was the fact that he turned good and legitimately this time. That was such a perfect surprise and it made the character of Loki, who I have grown to enjoy so much, that much better.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
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Thanks to Loki’s constant mischievousness he stole the Tesseract from Asgard before they left and now that bodes some serious bad luck for him considering that Thanos will be taking a detour to get it. What will Loki’s fate be in this next film? Will his luck finally run out or will he join Thor and the Avengers to fight by their side and stop Thanos? Thankfully I’ll only have a few days to find out and I am ecstatic!

I thank you for following these segments showcasing how each one of these major superheroes have evolved throughout these ten fascinating years and I hope you have had a blast reading them all. Have a gorgeous day.

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