While Loki has been a villain throughout his onscreen appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was only in ‘The Avengers’ where he truly appeared evil. Now, a new change to his bio on Marvel.com may hint that this mischievous God isn’t all that bad. While his plans have planted him on the side of villains in every film that we’ve seen him in for the MCU, only in ‘The Avengers’ did he truly push the limits of being a Trickster God that was downright malicious.
The reasoning behind his change of heart and potentially how sick he looked throughout the film could possibly be entirely blamed on his wielding of the Mind Stone which was hidden in the Scepter that Thanos had given him. We all know that the Infinity Stones are too powerful for mortals and even immortals struggle to hold on to them so the idea that it could be having an effect on even a God-like Loki isn’t that far-fetched. Couple it in with this newly changed bio and we see that Loki might not be all that evil after all.
Here is the new text which was thrown in:
Arriving at the Sanctuary through a wormhole caused by the Bifrost, Loki met the Other,
ruler of the ancient race of extraterrestrials the Chitauri, and Thanos. Offering the God
of Mischief dominion over his brother’s favorite realm Earth, Thanos requested the
Tesseract in return. Gifted with a Scepter that acted as a mind control device, Loki would
be able to influence others. Unbeknownst to him, the Scepter was also influencing him,
fueling his hatred over his brother Thor and the inhabitants of Earth.
It isn’t clear if the Stone was working on its own or somehow still following a command by Thanos, but the line that sticks out is “Unbeknownst to him, the Scepter was also influencing him, fueling his hatred over his brother Thor and the inhabitants of Earth.” Yes, Loki was under the Stone’s influence when he committed these acts, and it isn’t clear if his look and actions in the film can now be blamed on the Stone or Thanos.
Either way, if this is brought up in the upcoming films, it could help pave the way for a redemption arc for the character and for Loki’s upcoming series on Disney+.
Do you feel that Loki isn’t the full-on villain which he was portrayed as in ‘The Avengers’? Will we see him able to rise above his past actions? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Cinema Blend