YMMV / Loki

  • Can't Unhear It: Odds are that whenever you read his lines, the voice in your head will likely belong to either Graham McTavish or Tom Hiddleston.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Partly thanks to Tom Hiddleston's admirable performance, there are many who see him as a troubled Anti-Hero.
  • Foe Yay: You know how the main page mentions that, while he was in a relationship with Storm of the X-Men, he gave her back her Elemental Powers, as she had been depowered at the time? Well, some people have not let go of the fact that when he empowered Storm, he did so by giving her a hammer very much like Mjolnir. Or of the fact her outfit was basically a feminized version of Loki's brother's...
  • Jerkass Woobie: His troubled childhood involving abusive biological parents and being ignored by most Asgardians who far preferred his brother over him is considered by many why he ended up becoming the Jerkass God of Mischief and Evil/Lies.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Dashing? Handsome? Bisexual? Capable of Gender Bender at will? Played by Tom Hiddleston? Is it really a surprise some believe he has awoken certain feelings in all members of the Young Avengers and at least half of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
  • Magnificent Bastard: When he's at his best, he can play every side like a fiddle even though everyone knows not to trust him, and come out on top.
    • He turned his own grandfather into snow after travelling through time, then returned to the present and tricked Thor into killing him, causing him to be exiled yet again for killing a member of the Asgardian Royal Family- one of his more impressive of many accomplishments.
    • His manipulation of Balder the Brave must be acknowledged. After he killed him with his one weakness, mistletoe, Balder was forced to wade through an ocean of blood and everyone he ever killed to return to the world of the living. Henceforth, he became a pacifist and renounced all violence. When he heard that Loki was consorting with Malekith the Accursed, and needed to deliver a message from Odin to Loki, Loki ignored him as he was captured and prepared for execution. Balder slipped his bonds and, with no other choice as the delivery of the letter could save billions of lives, was forced to renounce his vow as he singlehandedly killed every demon in the hall. At which point Loki revealed that he had already accepted to work with Malekith, tossed the letter over his head, and laughed that it was so delightful to watch a pacifist slay thousands that he couldn't beat to mention it before. Balder then threatened to kill him via decapitation. Loki goaded him into it, and he ran screaming into the night, cursing himself... and when he left, Loki picked up his own head and placed it back on. After all, the first thing a sorcerer of quality learns is making himself as difficult to kill as possible.
  • Memetic Mutation: "I do what I WANT, Thor!" Yeah, that's telling him, Lok!
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • He did many terrible things in the past, but forcing his own younger self to be assimilated by an echo of his old memories, so he could gain his reputation and body has put him past redemption. He has come to hate himself for doing that ever since.
    • Some would also claim that tricking a woman, Sigyn, into becoming his wife after Loki made sure her betrothed had an "unfortunate accident" would count as this.
    • He also held Eric Masterson's son, Kevin, hostage to goad Thor to fight him. When he expressed reluctance at killing him, Loki showed him he was very willing to kill by blasting at Kevin and his mother. While the Enchantress managed to have Kevin's guardian Susan vaporized instead, his point was made very clear—especially since this happened in front of the young boy. This act was so heinous that Thor did kill Loki for it—for a little while.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: "Kid Loki" was a chance to see what good Loki could accomplish if he weren't an utterly egocentric Jerkass. Status Quo being what it is, this was casually discarded as just another way to stave off for a few more fleeting issues being considered predictable. This was ultimately subverted when it turned out that when Kid Loki merged with Ikol, an echo of old Loki's memories, it cursed them both with a guilt complex and the same inner goodness he had. While try as he might, the resulting younger Loki couldn't fully commit to his previous villainy, and ultimately he's not the same fiend he once was, and while "Kid Loki" may be gone, the influence he's had has caused Loki to follow his example.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: After his reincarnation as Kid!Loki, his gold headband doesn't have his horns, but a little V that looks similar to them (the V is also on his tunic). The headband also has little wings over his ears—just like the ones on Thor's helmet. Commentary on how he could still be good, perhaps? When he pretended to betray Asgard out of resentment, the flames of Muspelheim surrounding him briefly took the shape of his old horns.
  • The Woobie: People cannot seem to help but feel pity for his kid counterpart after all the hardships he goes through up to an echo of the old Loki forcing him to assimilate with him.

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