->''"It's all of [[Film/TheAvengers them]] against me. I am the {{supervillain}}. So it's ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, ComicBook/BlackWidow and ComicBook/NickFury forming a team because [[TookALevelInBadass I've got so badass]]."''

He is Tom Hiddleston, of Midgard, and he is burdened with glorious purpose.

Born February 9, 1981, '''Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston''' is an English actor best known for playing SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, in the movies ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/TheAvengers'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' (a cameo filmed for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' ended up getting cut from the final movie, but do not rule it out appearing as an extra on the Blu-Ray). From 2008 onward, he played Magnus Martinnson in Creator/TheBBC ''{{Series/Wallander}}'' adaptation, and in 2012, he starred in ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', a BBC adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's, playing Prince Hal in ''HenryIV'' parts one and two and the titular role in ''HenryV''. In 2014, his starring turn as ''{{Coriolanus}}'' in London resulted in all the tickets released on the first day going in that first day--and people camping out for the day release ones.

He has rather a large fanbase on sites like Website/{{Tumblr}}, made up mostly of {{fangirl}}s as well as men and women who just think he's a terrific actor. They like to call him "[[FanNickname Hiddles]]."
!!Selected filmography

* ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' (2001)
* ''Series/SuburbanShootout'' (2006)
* ''{{Series/Wallander}}'' (2008)
* ''[[{{Series/Cranford}} Return to Cranford]]'' (2009)
* ''{{Film/Thor}}'' (2011)
* ''Film/MidnightInParis'' (2011) - as Creator/FScottFitzgerald
* ''Literature/WarHorse'' (2011)
* ''Film/TheDeepBlueSea'' (2012)
* ''Film/TheAvengers2012''
* ''Series/TheHollowCrown'' (2012)
* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' (2013)
* ''Film/OnlyLoversLeftAlive'' (2013)
* ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' (cameo) (2014)
* ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies The Pirate Fairy]]'' (2014)
* ''Film/ISawTheLight'' (2015) as Music/HankWilliams
* ''Film/CrimsonPeak'' (2015)
* ''Film/HighRise'' (2015)
* ''Series/TheNightManager'' (2016)
* ''Film/SkullIsland'' (2017)
* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' (2017)
!!Associated Tropes:

* AscendedMeme: The mustache he sports in his cameo in ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' is very similar to the one he wore in a sketch for Josh Horowitz's {{MTV}} program.
* CelebrityResemblance:
** Very much with Russian actor [[http://teleblondinka.com/Dvoyniki/Sergey-Bezrukov-vs-Tom-Hiddlston.html Sergei Bezrukov]], especially in motion.
** With Creator/GeneWilder when he wears his naturally curly hair.
** With Creator/JaredLeto when his hair is dyed black.
** He looked quite a lot like [[Music/{{IAMX}} Chris Corner]] in ''Film/OnlyLoversLeftAlive''.
* DyeingForYourArt: From blond curls (he said once that when his hair is left alone, he begins to resemble a Golden Retriever) 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 UsefulNotes/{{Capoeira}}, among other things, to play Loki.
* FanCommunityNickname: His more dedicated fans call themselves "Hiddlestoners" or "Loki's Army."
* FanNickname: "Hiddles"
** ''Empire'' Magazine gave him "T Hiddy."
* LargeHam: He can deliver this one when it is needed the most. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because he's a classically trained actor.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: While he hasn't done a large amount of voice work (only a few voice overs in documentaries and his role in ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies The Pirate Fairy]]''), he has been shown in the past to be a pretty adept impressionist, able to imitate almost any voice an interviewer can throw at him, such as Creator/ChrisEvans, Creator/ChrisHemsworth, Owen Wilson, Creator/SamuelLJackson, Cookie Monster, and several others.
** He will also be playing Music/HankWilliams in an upcoming biopic, and will do his own singing in the role.
** At Letters Live, he read a letter from Creator/MarlonBrando in his voice.
* RealLife/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. According to Tumblr, he's the nicest human being on the planet.
** From Creator/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."
** Creator/GuillermoDelToro talked at the 2014 SDCC about how Hiddles was the nicest guy on Earth, and how he has completely sabotaged the stereotype of guys having to be either nice or hot, since he's both.
* 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 genocidal Asgardian needs is [[LoveRedeems forgiveness, self-esteem, and a lot of hugs and "I love yous"]].
** 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.
* PromotedFanboy: In the 2012 [=BAFTAs=], he met Miss Piggy for an interview and was visibly excited, claiming he'd been a fan of her since his childhood. Two years later, he has a small role in ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted''.
* SesameStreetCred: Once taught Cookie Monster about delayed gratification.
* StarMakingRole: Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and later ''Film/TheAvengers''.
* UnholyMatrimony: He seems to be a fan of the pairing Loki and Amora the Enchantress.
* WhyTheFandomCantHaveNiceThings: While Tom is a nice and decent person, fans have gone too far and caused him to at least partially withdraw from social media, with actions including, but not limited to, camping outside his hotel when he's been filming, posing as work colleagues to meet him for their own personal reasons, linking RuleThirtyFour fanart to him (despite his repeated indications that it makes him ''very'' uncomfortable), sending death threats to women [[YokoOhNo for being in his proximity]], and so on.