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->''"It's all of them against me. I am the {{supervillain}}. So it's Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Nick Fury forming a team because [[TookALevelInBadass I've got so badass]]."''

Born 9 February 1981, '''Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston''' is an English actor best known for his role as Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheAvengers''. In 2012, he starred in the BBC's ''Hollow Crown'' series of Shakespeare's plays as Prince Hal in ''HenryIV'' parts one and two and the titular role in ''HenryV''.

Has rather a large fanbase on sites like {{Website/Tumblr}}, made up mostly of {{fangirl}}s.
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!!Associated Tropes:

* {{Adorkable}}: Watch any given interview with him for proof.
* BigBrotherMentor: Creator/KennethBranagh seems to be a form of this to him--they worked together in ''{{Series/Wallander}}'', ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' (2001) and a theatre production of Creator/AntonChekhov's ''Ivanov'', after which Branagh gave him his big break in ''Film/{{Thor}}.''
* CelebrityParadox: He managed to bring this trope ''into real life'' when [[http://clairebearer.tumblr.com/post/34573983801/did-he-just-rp-with-someone he started engaging with a Loki account]] on {{Twitter}}. Both confusion and delight ensued from the fandom.
* CelebrityResemblance: Very much with Russian actor [[http://teleblondinka.com/Dvoyniki/Sergey-Bezrukov-vs-Tom-Hiddlston.html Sergei Bezrukov]], especially in motion.
** It's starting to be noted all over tumblr that Loki looks quite a bit like [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]].
** Another similarity is RichardEGrant.
* DyeingForYourArt: From 'Gene Wilder curls' to Loki's straight black locks.
** He also did extensive physical preparation for the role--after gaining a great deal of muscle to play Thor, he trimmed down and studied {{Capoeira}}, among other things, to play Loki.
* FanNickname: "Hiddles."
** And his more dedicated fans: [[FanCommunityNickname "Hiddlestoners."]]
** Another nickname for his fans: "Loki's Army."
* GentlemanAndAScholar: He's posh, well educated and intelligent but is also very polite, friendly and self-depreciating, always respectful of his fans.
* ManlyTears: Is not afraid to admit it when he is moved to tears by various artistic things. He stated that while watching ''{{Warrior}}'', he cried more than he has since he "was eight years old and thought [he] was lost in the woods."
** Incidently, the guy's got crying down to a fine art in the roles he's acted (try the [[Series/{{TheHollowCrown}} Hollow Crown]] BBC series or ''Film/{{Thor}}'' on for size); makes you feel like he's playing an [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79mmox95g1r2pocho6_400.gif excruciatingly]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6n3mtvnuC1rxt1sbo1_500.gif sad]] [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m56gcjOEJC1rwj69lo1_500.gif sonata]] on your heartstrings.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's known to American audiences for playing the villainous Loki, but in interviews he can't stop beaming about how wonderful it all is and how much he loves the role and his co-stars.
** From StanLee's Twitter: "And if you want a cooler than cool villain who's also the nicest guy you'll ever meet--I give you Loki's alter ego, Tom Hiddleston."
** Not to mention [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqjoffGXUI1r0rh9wo1_250.gif his shout-out to his fans on Tumblr]].
** [[http://www.g33kwatch.com/movies/story-of-a-five-year-old-avenger-meeting-the-avengers/ This]].
*** His Niceness has gone [[http://memegenerator.net/Nice-Guy-Tom-Hiddleston memetic]].
* NiceGuy: Who would have thought the king of manipulative schemers would be played by such a sweet, kindhearted guy?
* NiceToTheWaiter: Apparently, this is the source of his Nice Guy superpowers. After a period working as a waiter where he was treated badly by the customers, he made a personal vow to never be rude to anyone ever again.
* OneOfUs: A big Comic book fan, he wrote a piece about their impact in the [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2012/apr/19/avengers-assemble-tom-hiddleston-superhero Guardian]]
** He also seems to share- and thus fuel- the Loki fandom's [[DracoInLeatherPants assessment of the character]], usually concluding that all the sociopathic Asgardian needs is [[LoveRedeems forgiveness, self-esteem, and a lot of hugs and "I love you"s]].
** He wrote an [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/10/25/loki-actor-tom-hiddleston-fan-letter-kieron-gillen-journey-into-mystery/ extremely congratulatory letter]] to the writers of ''Journey Into Mystery'', praising them for the "Kid Loki" story.
* OneSceneWonder: As is true of many characters in ''Film/MidnightInParis'', Tom makes a lasting impression with only a few scenes. He plays writer Creator/FScottFitzgerald.
* PrettyBoy
* PuppyDogEyes: His ability to wordlessly portray a young man for whom something has gone terribly, terribly wrong has melted hearts, even for a villainous character like Loki.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Has been repeatedly asked whether his blue eyes have been CGI enhanced in his films. Even in ''WarHorse'', where they most definitely weren't. He wasn't sure how to take that.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Given to this in interviews. He did get a double first at Cambridge, after all. He occasionally subverts this by sliding straight into SophisticatedAsHell instead ("Ain't no short-ass gods here!").
** He was talking in an interview about how he'd hurt himself on set, used a lot of big words and so on, and then ended the whole thing by saying "I'm such a tit."
* SignatureLaugh. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hu15p3o1Yg Ehehehe!]]
* StarMakingRole: Loki in ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and now ''Film/TheAvengers''.
* VerbalTic: "That's amazing!"
** "Bless you for saying that."
** "I love you."
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: He's good-looking either way, but the explosion of his fanbase in the US after ''Thor'' likely had something to do with his [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5ve5aca1c1qakby3.gif goofy, disarming grin.]]

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->''"It's all of them against me. I am the {{supervillain}}. So it's Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Nick Fury forming a team because [[TookALevelInBadass I've got so badass]]."''

Born 9 February 1981, '''Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston''' is an English actor best known for his role as Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheAvengers''. In 2012, he starred in the BBC's ''Hollow Crown'' series of Shakespeare's plays as Prince Hal in ''HenryIV'' parts one and two and the titular role in ''HenryV''.

Has rather a large fanbase on sites like {{Website/Tumblr}}, made up mostly of {{fangirl}}s.
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!!Associated Tropes:

* {{Adorkable}}: Watch any given interview with him for proof.
* BigBrotherMentor: Creator/KennethBranagh seems to be a form of this to him--they worked together in ''{{Series/Wallander}}'', ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' (2001) and a theatre production of Creator/AntonChekhov's ''Ivanov'', after which Branagh gave him his big break in ''Film/{{Thor}}.''
* CelebrityParadox: He managed to bring this trope ''into real life'' when [[http://clairebearer.tumblr.com/post/34573983801/did-he-just-rp-with-someone he started engaging with a Loki account]] on {{Twitter}}. Both confusion and delight ensued from the fandom.
* CelebrityResemblance: Very much with Russian actor [[http://teleblondinka.com/Dvoyniki/Sergey-Bezrukov-vs-Tom-Hiddlston.html Sergei Bezrukov]], especially in motion.
** It's starting to be noted all over tumblr that Loki looks quite a bit like [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]].
** Another similarity is RichardEGrant.
* DyeingForYourArt: From 'Gene Wilder curls' to Loki's straight black locks.
** He also did extensive physical preparation for the role--after gaining a great deal of muscle to play Thor, he trimmed down and studied {{Capoeira}}, among other things, to play Loki.
* FanNickname: "Hiddles."
** And his more dedicated fans: [[FanCommunityNickname "Hiddlestoners."]]
** Another nickname for his fans: "Loki's Army."
* GentlemanAndAScholar: He's posh, well educated and intelligent but is also very polite, friendly and self-depreciating, always respectful of his fans.
* ManlyTears: Is not afraid to admit it when he is moved to tears by various artistic things. He stated that while watching ''{{Warrior}}'', he cried more than he has since he "was eight years old and thought [he] was lost in the woods."
** Incidently, the guy's got crying down to a fine art in the roles he's acted (try the [[Series/{{TheHollowCrown}} Hollow Crown]] BBC series or ''Film/{{Thor}}'' on for size); makes you feel like he's playing an [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m79mmox95g1r2pocho6_400.gif excruciatingly]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6n3mtvnuC1rxt1sbo1_500.gif sad]] [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m56gcjOEJC1rwj69lo1_500.gif sonata]] on your heartstrings.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's known to American audiences for playing the villainous Loki, but in interviews he can't stop beaming about how wonderful it all is and how much he loves the role and his co-stars.
** From StanLee's Twitter: "And if you want a cooler than cool villain who's also the nicest guy you'll ever meet--I give you Loki's alter ego, Tom Hiddleston."
** Not to mention [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqjoffGXUI1r0rh9wo1_250.gif his shout-out to his fans on Tumblr]].
** [[http://www.g33kwatch.com/movies/story-of-a-five-year-old-avenger-meeting-the-avengers/ This]].
*** His Niceness has gone [[http://memegenerator.net/Nice-Guy-Tom-Hiddleston memetic]].
* NiceGuy: Who would have thought the king of manipulative schemers would be played by such a sweet, kindhearted guy?
* NiceToTheWaiter: Apparently, this is the source of his Nice Guy superpowers. After a period working as a waiter where he was treated badly by the customers, he made a personal vow to never be rude to anyone ever again.
* OneOfUs: A big Comic book fan, he wrote a piece about their impact in the [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2012/apr/19/avengers-assemble-tom-hiddleston-superhero Guardian]]
** He also seems to share- and thus fuel- the Loki fandom's [[DracoInLeatherPants assessment of the character]], usually concluding that all the sociopathic Asgardian needs is [[LoveRedeems forgiveness, self-esteem, and a lot of hugs and "I love you"s]].
** He wrote an [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/10/25/loki-actor-tom-hiddleston-fan-letter-kieron-gillen-journey-into-mystery/ extremely congratulatory letter]] to the writers of ''Journey Into Mystery'', praising them for the "Kid Loki" story.
* OneSceneWonder: As is true of many characters in ''Film/MidnightInParis'', Tom makes a lasting impression with only a few scenes. He plays writer Creator/FScottFitzgerald.
* PrettyBoy
* PuppyDogEyes: His ability to wordlessly portray a young man for whom something has gone terribly, terribly wrong has melted hearts, even for a villainous character like Loki.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Has been repeatedly asked whether his blue eyes have been CGI enhanced in his films. Even in ''WarHorse'', where they most definitely weren't. He wasn't sure how to take that.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Given to this in interviews. He did get a double first at Cambridge, after all. He occasionally subverts this by sliding straight into SophisticatedAsHell instead ("Ain't no short-ass gods here!").
** He was talking in an interview about how he'd hurt himself on set, used a lot of big words and so on, and then ended the whole thing by saying "I'm such a tit."
* SignatureLaugh. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hu15p3o1Yg Ehehehe!]]
* StarMakingRole: Loki in ''{{Film/Thor}}'' and now ''Film/TheAvengers''.
* VerbalTic: "That's amazing!"
** "Bless you for saying that."
** "I love you."
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: He's good-looking either way, but the explosion of his fanbase in the US after ''Thor'' likely had something to do with his [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5ve5aca1c1qakby3.gif goofy, disarming grin.]]

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* OneSceneWonder: As is true of many characters in ''Film/MidnightInParis'', Tom makes a lasting impression with only a few scenes. He plays writer Creator/FScottFitzgerald.
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* OneSceneWonder: As is true of many characters in ''Film/MidnightInParis'', Tom makes a lasting impression with only a few scenes. He plays writer FScottFitzgerald.
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* PrettyBoy
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Has rather a large fanbase on sites like {{Tumblr}}, made up mostly of {{fangirl}}s.

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Has rather a large fanbase on sites like {{Tumblr}}, {{Website/Tumblr}}, made up mostly of {{fangirl}}s.



* BigBrotherMentor: KennethBranagh seems to be a form of this to him--they worked together in ''{{Series/Wallander}}'', ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' (2001) and a theatre production of Creator/AntonChekhov's ''Ivanov'', after which Branagh gave him his big break in ''Film/{{Thor}}.''

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* BigBrotherMentor: KennethBranagh Creator/KennethBranagh seems to be a form of this to him--they worked together in ''{{Series/Wallander}}'', ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' (2001) and a theatre production of Creator/AntonChekhov's ''Ivanov'', after which Branagh gave him his big break in ''Film/{{Thor}}.''
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* NiceToTheWaiter: Apparently, this is the source of his Nice Guy superpowers. After a period working as a waiter where he was treated badly by the customers, he made a personal vow to never be rude to anyone ever again.
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->''"It's all of them against me. I am the supervillain. So it's Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Nick Fury forming a team because [[TookALevelInBadass I've got so badass]]."''

Born 9 February 1981, Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston is an English actor best known for his role as Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheAvengers''. In 2012, he starred in the BBC's ''Hollow Crown'' series of Shakespeare's plays as Prince Hal in ''HenryIV'' parts one and two and the titular role in ''HenryV''.

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->''"It's all of them against me. I am the supervillain.{{supervillain}}. So it's Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Nick Fury forming a team because [[TookALevelInBadass I've got so badass]]."''

Born 9 February 1981, Thomas '''Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston Hiddleston''' is an English actor best known for his role as Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheAvengers''. In 2012, he starred in the BBC's ''Hollow Crown'' series of Shakespeare's plays as Prince Hal in ''HenryIV'' parts one and two and the titular role in ''HenryV''.
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Born 9 February 1981, Tom Hiddleston is an English actor best known for his role as Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheAvengers''. In 2012, he starred in the BBC's ''Hollow Crown'' series of Shakespeare's plays as Prince Hal in ''HenryIV'' parts one and two and the titular role in ''HenryV''.

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Born 9 February 1981, Tom Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston is an English actor best known for his role as Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheAvengers''. In 2012, he starred in the BBC's ''Hollow Crown'' series of Shakespeare's plays as Prince Hal in ''HenryIV'' parts one and two and the titular role in ''HenryV''.
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** Another similarity is RichardEGrant.
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