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  • "He's adopted." -Thor

    Even his brother had trouble justifying Loki. Loki is a deceiving trickster that orchestrated the would-be assassination of Odin, a tactical plan, premeditated to deliver petty vengeance towards favoritism. Always having ulterior motives, and proudly expressing his wicked ideology in Germany when Captain America, no less, has to interrupt him. Unleashing a malevolent alien army on unsuspecting humans, instantly rocking their worldview without warning...Just to rule over a scorched earth.

  • Anyone wishing to gain power for himself can't be good

    His intentions are evil from the get go he wants to enslave the human race, also he wishes to kill anyone in his way whether they are innocent or not, he is a villain for a reason, he may have spouts of good dashed in but is a true evil villain

  • Loki is evil

    Loki is his own worst enemy. His adopted family loved him but he could never believe it. He was a prince of Asgard but it wasn't enough because his not crownprince. He is power-hungry, jealous , vindictive and blames everyone else for what happened. In the first film he's sympathetic after he finds out he's a jotun and wants to prove himself to his family. But it's no excuse for treason and attempted genocide. After his first defeat he only gets worse and does everything he can to seize power both on Earth and then on Asgard no matter how many people must die and without any remorse. If that's not evil what is?

  • Loki is evil

    Loki is his own worst enemy. His adopted family loved him but he could never believe it. He was a prince of Asgard but it wasn't enough because his not crownprince. He is power-hungry, jealous , vindictive and blames everyone else for what happened. In the first film he's sympathetic after he finds out he's a jotun and wants to prove himself to his family. But it's no excuse for treason and attempted genocide. After his first defeat he only gets worse and does everything he can to seize power both on Earth and then on Asgard no matter how many people must die and without any remorse. If that's not evil what is?

  • Loki is evil

    Loki is his own worst enemy. His adopted family loved him but he could never believe it. He was a prince of Asgard but it wasn't enough because his not crownprince. He is power-hungry, jealous , vindictive and blames everyone else for what happened. In the first film he's sympathetic after he finds out he's a jotun and wants to prove himself to his family. But it's no excuse for treason and attempted genocide. After his first defeat he only gets worse and does everything he can to seize power both on Earth and then on Asgard no matter how many people must die and without any remorse. If that's not evil what is?

  • Anyone who goes to the lengths he does for power is evil.

    In Thor, he was a somewhat sympathetic character. He was having an identity crisis and resented Thor for always getting the attention. You could also make the argument that he represents internalized racism. However, nowhere was it shown that he was ever mistreated by his family in Asgard. Odin did not discriminate against him in his choice of heir. In most monarchies, the eldest son is automatically the heir, so even if Loki were actually Odin's son he still wouldn't be the heir. Basically, he was throwing a temper tantrum for the majority of the movie. Having an identity crisis does not justify sending a destructive robot to kill your brother and destroy a random city in New Mexico and attempt to commit genocide in Jotunheim. Neither does it justify trying to enslave Earth. Thor repeatedly tried to reason with him and even apologized to him. Does Loki listen? No. If he weren't played by such a charming actor, he wouldn't have nearly as many fans. Regardless of how messed up he is, doing what he did is evil.

  • Loki is called the god of mischief for a reason

    Look, even from watching the movies we know that whatever Loki does only brings about chaos not only to Earth, but also to the other worlds. Although haters say that Loki had helped Thor, obviously he helped him for his own benefit. After Thor left him, Loki went back to Midgard and probably killed his own step father ( I don't remember what his name is) , who lovingly raised Loki since he was a child. I'm not making an assumption that Loki murdered his step father, but of course his step father wouldn't give his sceptre to the god of mischief.

  • Loki is not truly evil

    He feels that he is alone in the world, and wants to prove himself to his adopted father. He does what he does to feel accepted. He also feels jealous of his brother. Jealousy is not true evil, he wants to stand out from his brother and prove that he is a great person

  • Power by any means necessary

    He strives to power by any means necessary. He using trickery or brute force to his advantage. He seeds destruction, wherever he goes. On the other hand, all his good deeds are just another way for him to gain the power.
    Another question would be what he actually intends to do with this power.

  • It's more complex than that.

    Even though his actions are villainous, Loki can't be simply dismissed as 'evil'. Even though it is no excuse for his actions, his adoptive parents shouldn't have kept the truth about his heritage from him and Odin clearly showed favoritism towards Thor. Sif and the Warriors Three cared nothing for Loki, they tolerated because of Thor who himself was too self absorbed to notice that he belittled his brother for centuries. Loki didn't even want the throne of Asgard, he wanted to be treated as Thor's equal. When he was given the throne (rightfully since Frigga gave it to him), Thor's friends betrayed him in minutes. Truth be told, Thor wasn't ready to rule and Odin failed as a parent to both his children.

  • Circumstances are at fault

    Loki grew up in an environment where physical strength , weapon mastery ,and courage-recklessness where praised and essential in order to be respected.Loki's magic is referred to as "womanly" in mythology and "tricks" in the movies , something that shows us that he was not exactly respected in Asgard.It seems that he was raised in Thor's shadow and that no matter what he accomplished,he remained "inferior" to Thor and was never able to please Odin or make him proud of him.Furthermore, on the topic of friends,by the way Sif and The Warriors Three act around him,as well as their easy betrayal,it seems that they were more of Thor's friends than Loki's and seeing that Loki did not have any other being to support him,it is possible that he had no friends.Everyone also seemed to forget how upset Loki looked when he learned of Thor's banishment, something that proves that he did love his brother at least a little.And suddenly,he learns that not only is he not Thor's brother and Odin's son but he is actually part of the race he was raised to believe were horrible monsters and that he was abandoned as a baby by his real family and taken in by Odin as a kind of "token of war","bargaining chip" etc....Then after a heated argument with Odin that leaves Loki evidently and genuinely upset , Odin enters Odinsleep and Loki is forced to become King to a realm that would never accept him if they knew what he really was , probably never really actually respected or liked him much and is left to deal with the mess Thor left because of his attack to Jotunheimr.The last thing he needed was his only "friends" ignoring his orders and betraying him.And despite his schemes and lies and patricide and the whole i let frost giants in Asgard , he did it all to make Odin proud and prove that he was equal to Thor , only to be rejected once more.Many people forget that Loki actually comitted suicide at the end of Thor and fell into the void which i assume was endless darkness and silence.Then in The Avengers , he may appear mostly psychotic and evil and cause suffering to many people as well as murder people even if it is sometimes indirecly, but there are scenes where he appears tired and in pain without evident reason.And there is also the fact that the sceptre has some kind of influence on whoever touches it and amplifies their negative emotions , as well as the scene where Hulk slams Loki on the ground and Loki is shown to somehow snap out of something.And then in Thor 2 he is shown to truly care for his mother by his reaction to ther death and he does help Jane and Thor despite his lies and hidden agenda.Also, he is the god of mischief,chaos and lies , so it is in his nature to lie and cause chaos.

  • I have a theory

    So if you have seen Avengers then you remember when Loki said "I remember a shadow. Living in the shadow of your greatness. I remember you tossing me into an abyss. I was and should be king!" and later on in the conversation Thor says "Who has shown you this power? Who controls the would-be-king?"

    So if you think about Loki said "I remember you tossing me into an abyss" when the movie distinctly shows that Loki let go. So I think that when Loki was shown the other worlds and stuff he was also touched with a version of the scepter which changed his memories. So he is not truly evil because the memories that show his horrible childhood are not wholly the truth. I also think that Thor understood that his memories were changed because he said "Who controls the would-be-king" and that is why Thor later said "Have care how you speak, Loki is beyond reason but he is of Asgard" and stuck up for Loki.

  • Not actually evil

    Loki felt betrayed to think that his ´´father´´ preferred Thor over him. He wanted to be king and have power, but they messed him so much, that he just wants revenge, thinking that Odin will never make him a king. So he just feels betrayed, if he didn`t, then he wouldn`t be that messed up.

  • Not evil, just really, really messed up.

    He has a LOT of problems. Think about it; in Thor he was evil because he was confused about his identity (since he found out that he was really a frost giant) and angry at Odin for not telling him that he was a frost giant. When he did stuff before the part where he found out that he was a frost giant, he was being mischievous (god of mischief, that's what he does) and spiteful because he was jealous of Thor. In the Avengers, he had similar motives, but he'd been really corrupted by the weird mysterious guy who gave him the scepter. He felt that he'd been 'betrayed' and wanted to kill Thor for supposedly betraying him, and he also wanted to destroy Midgard, the world Thor loves, to acheive a higher form of revenge. In Thor: The Dark World, he was upset because he had been defeated by Thor and wanted revenge even more. He still felt betrayed by Thor for capturing him rather than helping him with his scheme to take over the world and his scheme to destroy Jotunheim and for "tossing him into an abyss" at the end of Thor. He was also mad at Odin for basically disowning him when he felt that he'd done nothing wrong since Odin had also killed a lot of people. He felt even more betrayed when he was in prison and the only one who came to visit him was his mom. All he had left was his mom and revenge. Then she died and he knew that he'd helped (he gave the evil crazy elf directions and he was able to let in his accomplice, then they killed Frigga) and all he had left was revenge on Thor, Odin, and the Dark Elves. He may have killed Odin, but I feel that he more likely has him imprisoned. Just killing him wouldn't be good enough for Loki, and Marvel wouldn't likely get rid of such a prominent character. When you think about it, though, he's been through quite a lot emotionally in all of the movies. He's not evil, he's troubled.

  • Loki is not 100% evil

    I used to view Loki as truly evil after I saw Thor and The Avengers, but as time went by, I started to sympathize with him a little. He's undergoing a severe identity crisis; he's trying to find his place in the universe, which drives him to do what he did in The Avengers.

  • God of mischief

    Its all in his title .He makes mischief its what he is .Thor would of whacked him centuries before if he was truly evil and what holds him back is that it is his nature to cause a bit of strife just as it is Thors nature to do battle for almost any reason


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