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I constantly feel like I’m passive-aggressively stanning him against the mainstream current of fandom and honestly, it gets exhausting.
He’s the titular hero of these films and his comic series. Chris never ever gets the appreciation or commendation he deserves for the commitment and effort he puts into bringing Thor to life. The PR campaign for TDW was embarrassing, frankly. Not to mention the gross “popularity contests” the various hosts all tried to pull on Tom and Chris as if they wanted to “prove” Loki has a bigger fanclub than Thor.
What the fresh fucking hell? Why would you do that? It’s not cute and it’s not funny. Especially when you’re actually insulting the leading actor of this facet of the Marvel franchise?
Tom is a lovely individual and he’ll constantly push the spotlight onto Chris because he (unlike his mass following) understands how much the role has cost Chris both physically and mentally. He understands that his role is a supporting one to his leading man. He has said again and again: “there is no Loki without Thor”. Because he understands the dynamic between the brothers.
Loki defines himself by Thor. He is Thor’s contrast, Thor’s opposite. He is everything Thor refuses to be. If Thor will play the hero, then Loki will become the best monster they’ve ever seen. He hates Thor so much but loves him an equal amount, which makes it impossible for him to ever let Thor go. Without Thor, he has nothing to define himself by. He’d become a shade, a shadow. The codependency of their relationship is so hugely unhealthy but so ridiculously intense and that’s why they’re a package deal. You aren’t getting one without the other.
Thor’s not Loki’s enemy anymore. He’s Loki’s brother. Loki can no longer find it in him to hate Thor, and they’re getting along better than they have in centuries.
in the days following Thor’s return from the battle, before he sets out for Midgard, Thor sneaks out in the dead of the night and goes to the waterfalls to conduct a small funeral for Loki
Thor knows his brother’s body is not acually there, and that Loki deserves the grandeur far beyond what Thor can manage, and imagines Loki would ridicule his foolish sentimentality were he able to comment, and none of this deters him
he assembles a small boat, filling it with foods and herbs that he knows Loki enjoyed, packing a traveling cloak in deep green and a few of Loki’s daggers that remained in the palace armory
he fumbles through the passing rites because magics were never his strong suit, and his hands shake as he releases the arrow
he watches the boat as it disappeares into the mist, and does not bother hiding his tears
it takes several tries, but he conjures a small glowing sphere, and remains at the shore a long while after the last of his magic ascended into the night sky
and a small distance away, a telltale glow of concealment magic lights up the shadows and dies down, leaving nothing but the darness behind
fOR GOD’S SAKE
…I once loved even his mischievous nature. It seems now he is doomed to it.
i didn’t do it for him.
sadness suits you well.
the best way to describe Loki is like, okay
Loki would make a website called Thor Haters and he’d frequently post about Thor, how much he sucks, how stupid he is, etc., but then he’d make a separate account on that website so he can yell at everyone else making fun of Thor
Thor: The Dark World
“Thor, just remember: you have something even the great Allfather never had.”
“And what’s that?”
“Me for a mother.”