Obviously, there has been already a lot of progress on Loki because it's his series. He couldn't evolve because he was NEVER the main character in a movie. He was the shadow of another. Do these people want him to be just strong and blow everything up to see the "real" Loki? But we only had a first episode… 😩 Leaving the time.
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LOKI’S HAIR - 1st EPISODE
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I say it all the time and I will say it again: Tom Hiddleston is a BRILLANT actor and deserves all the awards for his performances! the way he portrayed the same character development of 10 years in just 50 minutes in a way that is so true to the character of Loki but still shows a different side of him is astonishing and shows us AGAIN just how much he cares for Loki!
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what do you think about mobius "you weren't born to be a king" speech?
That whole scene was so interesting.
Mobius was intent on keeping Loki off-balance throughout. Acknowledging Loki's intelligence and pranks on the one hand, ruthlessly cutting the legs out from under him on the other. This in addition to asking Loki questions about his motivations that he's giving Loki room and opportunity to answer without judgement. No mistake Mobius knew exactly what he was doing here and what he aimed to achieve. He needs Loki, but Loki is not exactly infamous for coming to heel when told. So Mobius is brutal, and cruel in some of his commentary.
Almost as if he's reaching in and plucking out some of Loki's deepest buried fears.
One of Loki greatest fears has always been that he doesn't measure up to Thor. That Loki himself is like a whetstone upon which to sharpen Thor's greatness. So when Mobius tells him he was only ever meant to help others achieve greatness, that it's a path ever meant for him, he's affirming Loki own deeply held belief - that he's just not good enough. Mobius tells Loki he killed his mother. Tell me that that wasn't swirling around in OG Loki's head on a constant spin cycle? Loki projects his feelings like crazy. When he was blaming Thor for her death in TDW he was in effect blaming himself. Like when he delivered his whole 'you're pathetic, a child at prayer,' spiel at Natasha in Avengers, Loki's reflection appeared in the glass as a nod that he was speaking of himself. This is what Loki does. And Mobius understands this, he understands it eerily well, and he uses it to great effect against Loki.
Now to what ultimate end will this take Mobius and Loki? That's harder to say since we've literally only gotten one chapter in a six chapter story. Also harder to say what'll happen once Loki's gotten over the duel shock of being so emotionally exposed in addition to being scooped up by the TVA.
But I'm betting it'll be interesting. :)
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like person moans how loki not a villian but when shows more vulnerable side to mobius etc his now ooc it like god can the writers etc win? no matter how loki portrayed they find something to moan about and just throw around his ooc
We don’t know anymore what they want… Anyway I liked this first episode and Loki showing his fragile side was amazing.
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the people moaning about Loki being ooc etc are people moaning before the show even aired and just going on snippets/trailers so just are going to carry on finding things to moan about regards loki/the show, i sure people moaned about Loki also in DW and TR so imo they stuck on the angry loki learning he wasn't really odin son but course make sense he grow/change as he comes to terms with who he is as loki wasn't always that person he was a son to odin, frigga and a brother to thor and broke loki to have all that smashed. also now got loki who been imprisoned by the tva and had witness his mother death and even make out his to blame for it and then witness his own death and future life. but people are shocked that loki is not walking/acting confidently etc like really would anyone be in this situation. but seems loki will be back to his confident self soon, saying it ooc is ridiculous it obvious his confidence etc is mostly an act anyway yet act like they know his character when clearly don't. and refuse see positive loki is getting a bit more depth and being own character in his own show
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I love every single Loki we've seen so far, I like the fact that we are getting more of Loki in general. Whether it's 2011 Loki or some other Loki, I'm just happy that the story continues and we get to see more of him and how he works! The show is good and I can't wait to see more! Thank you for being a positive blog!!!
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i think a certain negative loki fan/blogger, i feel is stuck on Loki in 2011/2012 in thor/the avengers, which why refuses to see loki character change/grow after wards and says anything after is ooc for loki when no it could change/progression and growth.
Looks like they want Loki to stay in the same line: I'm bad and I always have to play that way.
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Not 2011, 2012 damn my typoes lol. People compare all the Loki's from different movies but... he definitely DOES act differently in each one but still the same. I get that people are going to have different thoughts, but I really enjoy seeing this emotional side to Loki and it's something I think they'll do really well. So thank you for being the one Loki blog that's not overly negative about the show or Loki himself. I really appreciate it and I'm glad that I found your blog! <3
Thank you 🥲
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Half the things people are upset about is genuinely stupid. He's literally 2011!Loki so of COURSE he's going to act the way that he does! Tom does a damn good job of portraying him as such too! Like can we enjoy things without being critical all the time? I'm normally the "every opinon matters" type but like... can ya not with the overly hypercritical analysis. It's a straight up buzz kill.
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I'll be clear this blog shares only love for loki so those who come to blame because they haven't (yet) liked the development on this character at the start of the series. Whether it is too much this or not enough that, or to make people feel bad/guilty because they liked it: If you don't like that Loki, stop sharing this negativity everywhere. Then forget it, and move on.
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The moment comes in Loki episode 1—"Glorious Purpose" written by Michael Waldron and directed by Kate Herron—after the Time Variance Authority removes Loki (Tom Hiddleston) circa 2012's The Avengers from the flow of time, in an attempt to get him back on the path we've watched all the way up until Endgame in 2019. Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson) plants Loki in front of a screen and shows him the greatest hits of his own MCU emotional arc—recognizable bits and pieces from the Thor films, basically—but a classic bit of mischief ensures Loki is alone when the slide reaches the end. The trickster god sits there, by himself, and watches his own death at the hands of Thanos (Josh Brolin), with Hiddleston's face riding a goddamn rocket car through every stage of grief in a span of about 15 seconds. This man witnesses the total sum of all that he is and ever will be, his ambitions and goals, his hopes and dreams, just sort of awkwardly cut to black with the icy, clinical words: "End of File."
To be very clear: This Disney production sat a character down and showed him celluloid footage of his own demise. They put a time and date on it. This show said "no matter what decisions you make, what plans you put into place, what relationships you forge and fight to maintain, it all ends with a big purple alien crushing your neck on a spaceship." That is horrifying on an existential, primordial level, and a huge part of its effectiveness is in Hiddleston's performance. To say his face crumbles isn't quite enough; it loses form. It's a denial of reality. The fun of Loki's arc throughout the MCU has been his stop-start, will-he-won't-he evolution from tragic raging asshole to reluctantly good person (who is still a raging asshole). But what we see play across Hiddleston's face here is that entire arc, beginning to end and up to his gruesome death, being directly uploaded into his brain, and the look on his face is a complete system malfunction.
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That’s not how I see it.
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What was the most important lesson you’ve learned from your past relationship?
Hmm... I would say, to forget yourself in order to be loved by this person.
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so people saying that they don’t see THIS loki in this first episode then you did not understand this character correctly so.
I like this ^
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your english is amazing!! i completely agree with your reply to that person about loki; this is very much still our loki who's been put through a shock like no other in seeing his own life, traumas and death play out. it completely makes sense to me that he breaks down in private and then opens up, just for a minute, to someone who seems genuinely interested in why he does what he does. i'm loving it and can't wait for more. also thank you for all the amazing gifs you make!!
Tom wrote it here. this is loki hiding his feelings:
this is loki feeling in truth from inside:
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Sincerely I don’t agree with the last part: “TV!Loki has none of this. He doesn’t stand straight and command the room. He doesn’t exude charisma. He’s not still at all; he constantly flails about, making grandiose over-exaggerated gestures that might work in a comic panel but feel awkward in live action.”
Because Loki is no longer threatening does not mean he disappeared. Loki hides his feelings, he keeps his manners for years yes, but precisely with episode 1 in the “Timeline” he dropped his arms and finally he has a “part” of therapy. Finally someone listens, wants to understand his motivation, seeks to make him understand that he turns in circles. And Loki let everything go out at the end, “I don’t enjoy hurting people. I do it because I have to, because I’ve had to. Because it’s part of the illusion.”
His tears, he kept inside for years, he finally leaves out what he retained in the heart for so much time. Because for years, he has learned to delete things, he prefers to stay cold, closed, suffering in silence even when that made him suffer, and so it’s normal for me as Loki. It’s just as much Loki in my eyes. And if you look at it, he will finally come out his feelings by doing it alone, he does not want to show it at Mobius at the beginning because again it’s a weakness for him, so he keeps his proud side with Mobius. He watched the last part of his life alone, and everything explodes. He always kept what he felt, and his fear.
“The character in the tv show doesn’t feel like Loki to me. He doesn’t stand like him or react like him or talk like him or move like him or emote like him. Other than the name and the actor they have nothing in common. Movie!Loki always stands with a straight posture, as befits his royal background. His expressions and the way he emotes are also very subtle.” : Just it’s a mask he’s wearing from Thor (2011) and there he just realizes that he was not born to be a king so imagine? His unique dream collapsed, he has no other way only to go to his death. And never a kingdom. He realizes that nothing is important. “Glorious Purpose” with sarcastic air is so well interpretation by Tom. It does not matter what he will do, it will guide him to his death and never he will be king. He sees his end of life so short just in some minutes. He has joy, sadness, disgust to see Thanos and anger. And finally he starts acceptance. So, yes, he is very expressive, but it’s a part of him who exists and it’s Loki. We have never seen Loki crying like that normal that it’s disturbing. Because he always found a way to do it in secret.
This side “clown” in the episode I did not find that horrible compared to Ragnarok who destroyed the incredible bases of the old films. Because there is always an interesting message behind. So no I am agreed about this ^
Loki is not ooc, just because he doesn't fit your headcanons doesn't make him ooc. I would agree if he was drastically different from what we've seen already (aka Steve) but he's still the same, his "motivation" of wanting to be King/is whole persona is an act. He even says it in the episode.
lmao. you’re allowed to have your own opinions but this is kind of a pointless ask to send imho. I know the difference between my head canons and canon thanks. I don’t think Loki is ooc because he doesn’t match my head canons. I think he’s ooc because he is drastically different from how he has previously been characterized. Watch some clips from Thor 2011, Avengers, and TDW and then watch a scene from the Loki show. The difference is jarring.
Movie!Loki always stands with a straight posture, as befits his royal background. His expressions and the way he emotes are also very subtle. He tries to hide his true feelings and the feelings he does reveal are often to a certain extent performative in order to deflect from deeper issues. There is a stillness to him. He has tremendous economy of movement, even in a fight. He has a confident, artful speaking style. There is tremendous depth to him; he rarely says what he means but you can see all that conflict flickering in his eyes. He affects an insouciant manner. He makes a great show of being externally cool and collected and has a dry wit. He exudes charisma.
TV!Loki has none of this. He doesn’t stand straight and command the room. He doesn’t exude charisma. He’s not still at all; he constantly flails about, making grandiose over-exaggerated gestures that might work in a comic panel but feel awkward in live action. His facial expressions aren’t subtle at all nor is he guarded with his emotions. Instead he pulls clownish, comedically exaggerated expressions that are really only suitable for slapstick comedy. He doesn’t hide his vulnerabilities but instead openly shows fear, surprise and alarm, in a manner that is often meant to be silly and comedic. He also doesn’t talk at all like Loki. He uses casual earth slang - things Loki would never say even in Ragnarok which gave the Asgardians a somewhat more casual speaking style. There is also no real depth.
TV!Loki is not performative in his emotions. He just openly shows what he’s feeling at the moment. He’s not cool or collected or confident, nor does he pretend to be. He yelps in alarm. He gasps in annoyance. He grimaces and gapes in clownish fear. He doesn’t feel otherworldly or dangerous or regal. There is no sense of danger and coiled threat; he doesn’t snap and snarl when challenged but rather gapes like a fish because he can’t think of a comeback. He just feels like a regular guy who is out of his depth. A very human guy. Except he doesn’t even ring true as a human because the performance is too slapstick and comedic and over the top. He feels like a caricature. His fighting style is also totally different.
The character in the tv show doesn’t feel like Loki to me. He doesn’t stand like him or react like him or talk like him or move like him or emote like him. Other than the name and the actor they have nothing in common.
Now. You don’t have to agree with me. But it has nothing to do with me being unable to distinguish head canons from canon.
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