Yk for a guy who doesn't wanna seem weak, loki sure begs (for pardons) a lot. A
Chichi!! Not sure if you wanted to write something after the "A" but my answer is this: I'd say he's a Prince of another realm who knows about politics (let's be real, the only Odinson who learned politics is Loki, Thor would probably just smash them with his hammer lmao), The All-Speak probably prevents him from saying "Oi, mate, what you're on about?" but can you imagine how glorious that would be?
I don’t understand the whole “Mobius tortured Loki” at the same time I wouldn’t exactly call it a therapy session either because let’s be honest getting shown your own graphic death isn’t exactly therapeutic.
I’ll start by saying I don’t like the TVA and I don’t trust the TVA and I don’t know if we can trust Mobius but at the same time people are treating him like he is already the villain and (I was literally about to say “that’s not how I see it” without even realising 😭) anyway back to my point. What he said to Loki was harsh, very harsh but he didn’t exactly lie* but at the same time it was kind of a necessary wake up call unless you want to see him continue on his self destructive destine path to painful death.
If Mobius had’ve coddled Loki and just shown him nothing but empathy that would’ve done absolutely nothing for him what so ever, at the point Loki is at it would’ve made Mobius appear easy to manipulate and walk all over and I’m not saying Loki couldn’t be able to manipulate Mobius with their current dynamic but it definitely makes it more challenging.
The TVA are the ones who are threatening Loki with death or whatever they call it “pruning” Mobius is literally the only one offering him a lifeline and he isn’t in charge here and he doesn’t HAVE to help Loki he could’ve just let him die and got off with less paperwork, it isn’t his shout whether the TVA kill Loki or not basically he lets that decision lie in Loki’s hands and I know that’s not morally right because that literally forces Loki to either comply or face death but again it’s not Mobius who is making that decision, he’s just doing all he can to keep Loki alive and whether or not that is with good intentions we will find out.
*I feel like I should add a disclaimer that I didn’t agree with when he blamed Loki for his mother’s death, but I also am not like “that line shouldn’t have been in!” I’m not even sure Mobius believes Loki should be blamed for his mother’s death, the way I interpreted it is he literally just said it to try and get a response out of Loki, to admit whether or not he actually enjoys hurting people and I recognise that it was manipulative for sure but Loki is also manipulative and that’s what makes me excited for for their dynamic because they can both be manipulative, Mobius isn’t someone who’s just going to coddle and blindly trust Loki, it presents Loki with a challenge which will provoke character development, we’ve already seen it, and that’s what he needs. Is it the correct and moral way to go about it? No definitely not. But we’re literally all here stanning a character who isn’t always correct or moral so I don’t understand why we always expect him to be treated by others correctly or morally?
So yeah people are allowed to like his character and they are allowed to like his and Loki’s dynamic and just because it isn’t presented in a healthy or moral way doesn’t make it wrong to like or enjoy it, once again we literally stan a manipulative and morally grey character. Why is Loki the only character allowed to be morally grey and get away with it?
So - this is my first pride where I'm out to my family. That didn't click with me until my sister pointed it out.
For some reason, that blew my mind.
Then she started talking about the LGBT+ flags, pointing out mine before admitting she didn't know them all.
My first instinct should've been 'wow, she cares so much about me and about the community that she's doing everything to educate herself.' Instead, my wreck of a head went 'oh my god, she knows more flags than I do - I am a horrible queer person.'
Some folks love their flag/flags while I never really got into it. But now I'm desperately studying because I feel like I have to know them all or I'm a bad representative for not being able to list them off with ease.
One day, I hope to stop giving a fuck about things like this. Unfortunately, today is not that day.
I finally watched episode 1 of Loki and I am feeling so many things. Loki has always been my fav marvel character but as most childhood obsessions they tend to go in and out of intensity. Since the whole “the sun will shine on us again” scene I felt my obsession over him lessen i accepted it as me finally moving on but nope this new series just reminded me of how much I adore him as a character! He’s so flawed! Like fuck he’s a total disaster but I love him I can’t wait to see how this series unfolds
Can I ask what exactly about Loki you (or anyone you know of) think is OOC for him in the show? I hope this doesn’t come off as rude, I just genuinely want to know in case I’m missing something 😅
Normally, Loki is cautious with what he shows others about himself; he hides his emotions but radiates intensity. He's composed (until something throws him off his game and he explodes) and in control of his body language and expressions.
Here, however, his body language is excessive and he's way too open with his emotions, which is the last thing he would be in a new environment, being captured and under threat.
He also wouldn't be as open about himself as he seems to be with Mobius towards the end of the episode though that can be explained with him pretending like he did with Malekith in The Dark World.
Loki has dignity. He is proud and hates being humiliated, thus he wouldn't act in a way that compromises that. Yet we see him repeatedly making a fool of himself in this episode. Look for example at the scene in Mongolia at the very beginning where he runs to the nearest rock and starts posturing.
The jerky movements, the repetitive finger-pointing (throw-back to Ragnarok there), the excessive body language, talking to himself: it's all added for comedic effect and has nothing to do with his original characterization.
I hope this answers your question to some degree. I might think of more later.