Happy Halloween to everyone and of course to Tom [@twhiddleston] !!! Isn’t our selfmade Halloween pumpkin great?! :)
OMG Please someone make a Film Length Gif Comic like this!!!
I would love you forever!!!
This is Made of Win!
Beeeaaauutiful scene in every way.
WHY WAS THIS NOT IN THE MOVIE. WHY.HIS MAKES LOKI’S SPEACH ABOUT NEVER WANTING THE THRONE MORE MEANINGFUL.BUT WITHOUT THIS SCENE IN THE MOVIE, IT SEEMED LIKE EVERYTHING LOKI DID WAS TO GET THE THRONE AND HE EXPECTED TO GET IT AUTOMATICALLY.HOWEVER, IN THIS SCENE HE SEEMS GENUINELY SURPRISED AND UNSURE AT FIRST..
Could be that they really want him to remain misunderstood to the general audience, and only who cares would find out about this? It didn’t erase his crimes, of course, but perhaps this scene shows how power corrupts. He was trying to undermine Thor’s coronation to an extent, but once the real power as in the title and the symbol (Gungnir) was placed in his hands, he might have realized what he could have accomplished, driven by the desire to prove himself. What’s interesting here, if I may add, is how proud Frigga looked. As his mother, I think she was genuinely happy that Loki was still here….an intelligent, talented son, who was finally granted a chance to show Asgard he can shine. /end rambling
Cutting off this scene was the biggest mistake the editors could’ve made. It is crucial for Loki’s character development, how he goes from a lost child, as he appears in the beginning of the scene to the autocrat we see in the next scene, when Sif and the Warriors Three come to see him. You can see, you can actually pinpoint the exact moment when power seduces him (Bless Hiddles’ acting skills).
This moment is the most important moment on Loki’s character development, and that is important for the Avengers’ storyline, for Thor 2 storyline, for whatever they intend to do with Loki in the next movies, because it shows that power is what ultimately corrupts Loki, and not Loki who is corrupting his power position.
Argh, I’ll stop ranting now.
I couldn’t agree more! This exact scene has a huge influence over the story arc of my current fanfic.
There’s a few things that really get me about this scene. He had to have seen this coming.
If you follow Norse mythology, Frigga’s the one who historically has acted as regent of Asgard during the Odinsleep. Here’s, she’s very deliberately handing off power to Loki: it feels like an act of trust, on her part, to show just how much faith she and Odin have in Loki regardless of his “true” heritage. It’s the ultimate act of claiming him as their own son, really, just look on the pride on her face, and Loki takes that very seriously. So what would a good soon do? Well, disinherit his biological father, to start… and his entire race… fatally. To show, in turn, that he is a true son of Asgard and that those “monsters” are nothing to him, and certainly not family. It’s a twisted sort of logic, but it makes more sense to me than what was clumsily expounded upon later in the film.
That is Fenrir Loki’s son.
The other piece of metal on that belt on his chest has a snake on it. That must be Jörmungandr :)
This scene to me is maybe Loki’s most tragic moment in the movies. Because it’s one of the few times we see Loki entirely alone, not putting on a show or lying to anyone, so his panic and heartbreak are real. And he reaches out to Odin - and it’s the reaching out that gets me, that moment where Loki hesitates to touch him - and then he when does dare touch, he almost immediately pulls his hand away, and maybe it’s just shock, but also - Loki was just holding the Casket, has just found out what he is; and he knows what a frost giant’s touch does to Aesir. He’s scared to touch his father, scared that he might freeze him, hurt him further.
(The original script had him holding Odin, but this - this says so much about Loki, about what scares him, how frightened he is of his own self, and what damage he can do…)
AGHHH!! THE FEEELS!!