Thor: I said I would return, Lady Jane and so I did.
Jane: Thor I watch the news. You already came back once before. To stop that guy from destroying the planet. Why is Loki here instead of oh I don’t know, Jail?
Loki: Who me?
Thor: My brother is here to guide us on a guest. Do not fear, he will not betray us. I’ve taken precautions.
Loki: Thor gave me a stern look and told me not to. I’m just as curious as you to find out how that pans out.
Thor: I promised to kill him if he betrays me.
Jane: You what?
Loki: And I’ve amended the betrayal plan to include ‘kill Thor’.
Thor: You will not kill me, brother. If you kill me, I will kill you.
Thor: I said if you kill me, I will kill you.
Loki: That’s what I thought you said.
Jane: Is that even possible?
Loki: I’m interested to find out.
Jane: Oh I see, you’re joking. This is because I hit you with my car, isn’t it? You’re pulling my leg.
Thor: I wouldn’t never pull your limb off, Lady Jane.
Loki: Why would you say that? Thor, you’re going to scare her.
Thor: My apologies, Lady Jane. Come, allow me to introduce you to my mother and father.
Jane: Your father, Odin, the guy who turned you into a mortal and throw you to the Earth? Sounds like fun. My parents used to ground me too.
Loki: Good one.
Thor: Loki! My apologies, I’m sorry your parents did that. I would not wish it on anyone.
Jane: Except Loki.
Thor: Of course, he’s family.
Heat Exhaustion Symptoms
- Muscle cramps
- Pale skin
- Profuse sweating
- Sunken, dark eyes from dehydration
Do I need to remind you what he looked like during this entire scene?
He’s sweaty, his blood circulation isn’t working well due to vasoconstriction (namely, look at how pale his lips are,) and he’s got dark, sunken in eyes. Now we’ve got a point in which he trips and almost falls for some inexplicable reason. Well, let me ask you this.
How do you torture a frost giant?
Whedon wouldn’t just put in clips like this for no reason. He’s trying to show us something. The Loki we see here in this scene is not a healthy Loki, it’s a Loki who is weak and pale and probably focused on just staying conscious—a Loki who has probably been tortured by Thanos into submission and then sent out to do his dirty work for him, that way Thanos will never get the blame. Loki is just the puppet in the grand master scheme of things. Thanos is using him.
The Loki we see in Thor is radically different from the Loki we see in The Avengers. Sure, post-Thor, Loki is emotionally unstable, and maybe a little nuts, but he wasn’t a murderer. The only reason he went after Jotunheim is because he was having identity issues. Murder wasn’t something that was normal in his repertoire, yet we see him doing it frequently in The Avengers. The Loki we see at the end of Thor doesn’t want to live, let alone take over an entire realm that he had no interest in before. Something drastic must have happened between the two movies to have made Loki have such a huge character change.
It’s said that Thanos caught/rescued Loki after he fell from the Bifrost. Well, what did he do after that? Thanos is known for having telepathic powers, and since he had to have caught Loki knowing who he was and how strong he was, he likely broke into Loki’s mind to find out all of his fears and weaknesses. And once he found out all of Loki’s darkest secrets, it was easy to break him. He and the Chitauri took the Loki we saw in Thor and tortured and corrupted him until he was warped into their own personal demigod, ready to do their bidding. Why do you think Loki spouts off all these quotes about how “Freedom is life’s great lie,” and “In the end, you will always kneel”? He’s projecting.
So, when he trips? That’s the aftershocks of torture. That’s a Loki, weakened and struggling to stay upright, pushing forward through the pain because, otherwise?
“You will long for something as sweet as pain.”
He has to keep going because the alternative isn’t a question.
NEVER STOP REBLOGGING LOKISCIENCE
How do you know that much about my past, you foolish creature? WHO are you?
And no one. No one. Will ever be able to convince me that the marks on his head in this gif;
were not scorch/burn marks. Especially weighing the fact this segment was directed by Joss Whedon.
someone made a really good point in the commentary of a post once which basically boiled down to the fact that james and lily’s patronuses are complements of each other (stag / doe) as opposed to snape and lily’s (doe / doe) which just goes to show how love and obsession are not the same thing at all thank u for ur time