13 Reasons You’d Choose Loki Over Thor After Seeing Thor: The Dark World

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I have a lot of emotions bubbling around inside of me after having seen Thor: The Dark World, none of which are because the movie is some masterpiece or something. The second Thor installment, which stars Adonis Chris HemsworthTom HiddlestonNatalie Portman, and Kat Dennings, is decent, at best. It’s got a sufficient amount of the things you would watch an action movie for —the explosions, cool flying scenes, and last-act-adrenaline— but I can’t say that the movie, itself, ever really wowed me. I can’t commend the writing or even the acting very much because, while it isn’t exactly subpar, it all hovers right around par. My happy feelings are actually due to the incredible performance by Tom as Thor’s brother and greatest enemy, Loki.

So incredible, in fact, that I’m positive that I’d pick Loki over Thor if I ever had to make that choice. You know, like if one day I were only allowed one Marvel character on my birthday cake, or if some tattoo artist were rushing me to choose which citizen of Asgard I wanted for my forehead tattoo. (One of those situations will happen sooner than later, probably.) But, believe me, I know that this is a very controversial topic in today’s society. And, since I don’t want to incite any riots or uprisings, I’ve prepared a very thorough list of the 13 reasons why any sane person would choose Loki over Thor.

(P.S.- There will be spoilers, okay? SPOILERS. I am about to spoil some things. That is all.)

1. He has actual emotions.

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Thor Bore’s emotional canon is pretty much restricted to anger, jealousy, and must-protect-woman-I-love. Loki, however, made me empathize with him throughout his range of emotions.

2. He is the stronger of the two.

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Thor may overcompensate with a giant fancy hammer, but Loki uses his mind (and sometimes a dagger) to get what he wants. And you know what they say, the mind is mightier than the brute with the hammer. I think that’s what they say. Someone says that.

3. He is selfless.

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At the very end of the movie, Thor declines his father, Odin’s, offer for him to take over the throne. Except, wait, that isn’t Odin, is it? No no, it’s actually Loki shapeshifting into the King’s likeness and willing to give away the throne that he, himself, desperately wants. Surprising.

4. He looks like Tom Hiddleston.

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Crazy, I know, but it turns out that when a character is played by an actor, they usually resemble said actor. And, if anyone’s going to look like anyone else, everyone should pick to look like Tom Hiddleston.

5. He tries his best to keep it together. 

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After their mother is murdered, Loki is absolutely devastated, but uses his sorcery abilities to look as composed as he can. It isn’t necessarily expected of him, but it’s nice to know that he realizes how important it is for the Prince of Asgard to not show how actually panicked and distraught he is.

6. He is loyal.

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Even after being thrown into jail, Loki still agrees to help Thor save the day. And, although none of the other characters have faith in his trustworthiness, Loki proves them all wrong by never betraying Thor.

7. He is great with children.

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He keeps making my ovaries quiver every time he interacts with a child because it’s always so freaking cute. Dangerous? More like dangerously adorable.

8. He is hilarious. 

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Talk about comedic relief. I actually feel comfortable in saying that every single time that I laughed while watching this movie was because of a Loki line.

9. He is the underdog.

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Thor’s report cards were clearly always put above Loki’s on the family fridge all of their lives. I’m not saying it’s cool to devote your entire life and existence to trying to destroy your arrogant brother, but I’m just saying that I get why he did that.

10. He is a hero. 

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It happens very quickly, but during the epic battle between the Dark Elves, Malekith, Thor, and Loki, Jane Foster is about to be killed and Loki pushes her out of the way and jumps in the line of danger. We later learn that he doesn’t actually die, but the point is that he could have.

11. He is now a king.

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Um, hello future life of being a Queen. The movie ends with Loki receiving the throne after his brother turns it down. Now all he needs is a Queen and I think I know just the girl. (It’s me; I am the girl.)

12. He is sensitive.

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He just really loves his mom and stuff. So cute, stop it.

13. He is dependable.

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Let’s all shoot Loki a thank-you email for helping Thor defeat Malekith and the rest of the Dark Elves. Thor couldn’t have done it without him.

Loki’s just misunderstood, you guys. That’s all.

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    • Jill O’Rourke

      I’m convinced. Definitely Netflixing the first Thor this weekend.

      • Olivia Wilson

        I think he’s more evil in the first but it’ll probably be good prep for when you fall in love with him in the second.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        As long as he still has Tom Hiddleston’s face, I’m good.

      • CrazyLogic

        He’s most evil in Avengers, and even then I’m convinced he was brainwashed or had Stockholm syndrome.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        Darren at http://them0vieblog really likes it and he is an excellent reviewer.

    • KMHinsman .

      #14 Facial Hair — Thor too much, Loki none!

      • Olivia Wilson

        I usually love a guy with some facial hair but you’re right! Thor’s kind of reminds me of Spencer Pratt’s in the worst way.

    • Kate
      • Olivia Wilson

        Fun fact: Tom Hiddleston spends 99% of his life dancing. To everything, everywhere, whenever he feels like it.

    • Snipe

      You’re absolutely right. Loki was the real star.

      • Olivia Wilson

        Oh yeah, Thor didn’t stand a chance!

    • CrazyLogic

      No I am the Queen Loki will choose!

      On a serious note, this movie added the ambiguity back into Loki’s character. He has his phases of being stupidly evil in the comics, but sometimes he’s more complex and can’t really be called a villain so much as a force of nature and chaos. Much like how he is in Mythology.

      • Olivia Wilson

        I’m willing to be a sister Queen, if you are. It’s like sister wives but more royal, ha!

        But I so agree, and that’s what makes him such an interesting character. His various levels make him relatable and intriguing so it’s hard to dislike him because he’s mostly just flawed like the rest of us.

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    • Tatiana Rodrigues

      i have already seen this movie 4 times…i guess it means i agree with u. By the way i choose him since the first movie…the funny thing is that i thought i was the only one in love with him. I was so wrong!!

    • Anna

      I agree on all accounts but I think you mistook the ending. Loki knew Thor wouldn’t accept the crown, which is why he stepped in as their father. For all the father knows, Thor has vanished to earth and is undependable and he’ll have to pass the thrown on to Loki.

    • lourie

      If you don’t become a fan of Loki following Thor the Dark World, you have no heart. Loki is the best.

    • http://imaginarygoddess.deviantart.com/ Misha the Rat

      Your writing style is fantastic! It had me giggling. :)

      • Olivia Wilson

        Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed.

    • aquarius64

      I’ll never understand why women go for the doggish guy. Loki is a psychotic murderer. These same women will be the first to complain when said dog turns around and metaphorically bites them and gives them rabies. YOU CAN’T FIX ‘EM….unless you’re a vet.

    • Bess

      I agree with every single sentence. Shame on me, I didn’t realise few month earlier so I didn’t get a chance to see him on the wide screen…

    • mariposa

      I heard there was a deleted scene at the very end of the movie where Odin actually bestows the kingship upon Loki, and yet Loki still offers the throne to Thor. Class Act.

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