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Whether you’ve read the comics, watched the movies, or even watched the cartoons, it’s clear to see Marvel doesn’t make flat villains. They’re actual characters with feelings, backstories, families, friends, dreams, and goals. We may not agree with their ways of doing things, but we can at least understand them. Sometimes we may even find ourselves relating to them.
This series of blog posts will take an in-depth look at 3 of my favorite Marvel antagonists.
Now that the intro is taken care of, on with the blog!
Last week we talked about the Winter Soldier and this week we get to talk about LOKI!
I’m not going to lie, I’m very excited to write about the trouble maker. I mean, there’s a reason he’s one of my favorite Marvel Villains.
Ah much better picture. Has that “I’m ready to rule the world” feel to it. As I was saying…
The adopted son of the Norse god Odin, Loki is commonly known as the god of Mischief and Magic. With a wave of his hand all sorts of chaos can unleashed. Thor becomes a frog, the seas become unruly, and your hands are where your feet should be. He gives little care to the destruction his games causes and he will do whatever it takes to control Asgard.
Our dear villain has often been tossed around as to what villain he truly is. Some groups claim he’s a poor tortured soul. Some claim he’s not even a villain, just doing what he wants. Some claim he’s just flat out evil. So what is he? Well, let’s take a look at his story.
Let’s go back to when Loki was a wee lad in the land of Jotunheim where the Frost Giants dwell. The Asgardians and the Frost Giants had been in a great war and during one of the battles, Odin slayed Laufey king of the Frost Giants. Remembering his father’s dying words to adopt the son of a fallen enemy, Odin took little Loki back home to Asgard to raise alongside his blood son, Thor.
Loki spent most of his childhood learning the art of magic and being a trickster, which he had a natural liking to. He also spent a good time of his childhood and young adulthood resenting Odin and the Asgardians for favoring Thor over him. Despite this, Loki and Thor had many adventures together and had a fairly good brotherly bond.
As the years went by, Loki felt more and more that he was nothing more than Thor’s shadow. When Thor leads Loki, Sif, and the Warrior Three (Volstagg, Fandral, and Hogun) into a battle against the Frost Giants, despite there being a treaty, Odin punishes Thor for his rash action. He turns his son mortal and unworthy of wielding Mjolnir (AKA: Mew Mew), and sends him to Midgard.
While Thor is being punished and far away from Asgard, Odin finds this a good time to take a nap and go into the Odinsleep.
Loki takes this chance to claim the throne as his own. Of course Thor regains his power back and defeats Loki. But the trickster is no quitter and Loki continues to try and take the throne of Asgard! And so our villain is born and he’s more than ready to fill this role.
Unlike Magneto and the Winter Soldier, Loki didn’t really have anything too tragic or awful happen to prompt his behavior. He wasn’t the most loved child and maybe he wasn’t treated the best, but I don’t consider that a logical reason to try and take over Asgard (or Midgard for that matter).
I’m not saying he doesn’t have a reason for doing what he does. Oh, Loki does have a reason.
That reason is he thinks he’s more worthy than Thor to rule Asgard. Just because he is simply better. And why stop at Asgard? Why not Midgard? Why not all the nine realms? From time to time he’ll even remind Thor of how no one loved or care for him. He’ll do whatever it takes to rule, because he wants to.
And that’s exactly why I love him. He’s a trickster, charmer, tongue twister, son of a Frost Giant, who will only want to see your kneeling before him. He has all the elements of the Classic Villain with his own messed up twist.
So this wraps up my Marvelous Villains series and my first ever blog series. I hope you’ve all enjoyed these post!
Now why don’t you comment below who your favorite Marvel villain is! 😀