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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Freyja, ''big time''. One camp defends her actions such as keeping [[spoiler:Old!Loki]] around despite what an obvious CardCarryingVillain he is as [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessary]] to protect Asgard and the Nine Realms when her husband was too busy in his self-imposed exile. But a majority of fans dislike her for her treatment of Loki which they saw as [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive]], and how she's [[NeverMyFault more than willing to throw him under the bus]] when her decisions end up screwing everyone over. It doesn't help that the [[AdaptationalNiceGuy characterization]] of her MCU counterpart is the complete opposite how she's being portrayed here. Not to mention the fact that her portrayal here is a massive ContinuitySnarl from how she was portrayed in earlier Thor runs. It is however fairly consistent with prequel series ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' (the Kieron Gillen one) ie. the only in-continuity Loki focused Thor title before it (ie. this isn't so much a snarl as ParentalFavoritism written large).

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Freyja, ''big time''. One camp defends her actions such as keeping [[spoiler:Old!Loki]] around despite what an obvious CardCarryingVillain he is as [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessary]] to protect Asgard and the Nine Realms when her husband was too busy in his self-imposed exile. But a majority of fans dislike her for her treatment of Loki which they saw as [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive]], and how she's [[NeverMyFault more than willing to throw him under the bus]] when her decisions end up screwing everyone over. It doesn't help that the [[AdaptationalNiceGuy characterization]] of her MCU counterpart is the complete opposite how she's being portrayed here. Not to mention the fact that her portrayal here is a massive ContinuitySnarl from how she was portrayed in earlier Thor runs. It is however fairly consistent with prequel series ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' (the Kieron Gillen one) ie. the only in-continuity Loki focused Thor title before it (ie. (so this isn't so much a snarl continuity problem as ParentalFavoritism written large).



** The fact Loki's bisexuality and gender fluidity is finally being confirmed after merely being hinted results in something of a split in audience reaction. Generally everyone is supportive of the idea ([[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment well, almost everyone]]), but there's a split on how well Al Ewing has handled it. The fact Loki has no love interest of either gender, spends almost all their time as male (which is lampshaded in #14), and generally tends to express his bisexuality through mild flirting (and his gender fluidity being discussed more than anything) leads some to feel its an InformedAttribute. Others are more patient, due to the fact that a love interest would probably result in a RomanticPlotTumor and the only way to fairly portray his bisexuality would result in playing into [[AnythingThatMoves stereotypes about bisexuality]].

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** The fact Loki's bisexuality and gender fluidity is finally being confirmed after merely being hinted results in something of a split in audience reaction. Generally everyone is supportive of the idea ([[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment well, almost everyone]]), but there's a split on how well Al Ewing has handled it. The fact Loki has no love interest of either gender, spends almost all their time as male (which is lampshaded in #14), and generally tends to express his bisexuality through mild flirting (and his gender fluidity being discussed more than anything) leads some to feel its it is an InformedAttribute. Others are more patient, due to the fact that a love interest would probably result in a RomanticPlotTumor and the only way to fairly portray his bisexuality would result in playing into [[AnythingThatMoves stereotypes about bisexuality]].


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Freyja, ''big time''. One camp defends her actions such as keeping [[spoiler:Old!Loki]] around despite what an obvious CardCarryingVillain he is as [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessary]] to protect Asgard and the Nine Realms when her husband was too busy in his self-imposed exile. But a majority of fans dislike her for her treatment of Loki which they saw as [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive]], and how she's [[NeverMyFault more than willing to throw him under the bus]] when her decisions end up screwing everyone over. It doesn't help that the [[AdaptationalNiceGirl characterization]] of her MCU counterpart is the complete opposite how she's being portrayed here. Not to mention the fact that her portrayal here is a massive ContinuitySnarl from how she was portrayed in earlier Thor runs. It is however fairly consistent with prequel series ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' (the Kieron Gillen one) ie. the only in-continuity Loki focused Thor title before it (ie. this isn't so much a snarl as ParentalFavoritism written large).

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Freyja, ''big time''. One camp defends her actions such as keeping [[spoiler:Old!Loki]] around despite what an obvious CardCarryingVillain he is as [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessary]] to protect Asgard and the Nine Realms when her husband was too busy in his self-imposed exile. But a majority of fans dislike her for her treatment of Loki which they saw as [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive]], and how she's [[NeverMyFault more than willing to throw him under the bus]] when her decisions end up screwing everyone over. It doesn't help that the [[AdaptationalNiceGirl [[AdaptationalNiceGuy characterization]] of her MCU counterpart is the complete opposite how she's being portrayed here. Not to mention the fact that her portrayal here is a massive ContinuitySnarl from how she was portrayed in earlier Thor runs. It is however fairly consistent with prequel series ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' (the Kieron Gillen one) ie. the only in-continuity Loki focused Thor title before it (ie. this isn't so much a snarl as ParentalFavoritism written large).


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Issue 1 has Loki tricking Hawkeye into shooting Banner with an arrow, which prompts Banner to Hulk out and beat up the Avengers, all PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:Come ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Hawkeye shoots a dehulked Banner dead when he thinks Banner's going to Hulk out.]]



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Issue 1 has Loki tricking Hawkeye into shooting Banner with an arrow, which prompts Banner to Hulk out and beat up the Avengers, all PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:Come ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Hawkeye shoots a dehulked Banner dead when he thinks Banner's going to Hulk out.]]

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Issue 1 has Loki tricking Hawkeye into shooting Banner with an arrow, HarsherInHindsight: The series' EsotericHappyEnding can be seen of this, in light of the fact that [[spoiler:Loki's death and reincarnation as the God(dess) of Stories]] was largely ignored by [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor subsequent]] [[Comicbook/WarOfTheRealms stories]], which prompts Banner continued to Hulk out and beat up treat Loki as the Avengers, all PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:Come ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Hawkeye shoots a dehulked Banner dead when he thinks Banner's going [[AntiVillain anti-villainous]] Teen!Loki they were prior to Hulk out.]]''Agent of Asgard'', making it read as if their quest for redemption was AllForNothing.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Freyja, ''big time''. One camp defends her actions such as keeping [[spoiler:Old!Loki]] around despite what an obvious CardCarryingVillain he is as [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessary]] to protect Asgard and the Nine Realms when her husband was too busy in his self-imposed exile. But a majority of fans dislike her for her treatment of Loki which they saw as [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive]], and how she's [[NeverMyFault more than willing to throw him under the bus]] when her decisions end up screwing everyone over. It doesn't help that the [[AdaptationalNiceGirl characterization]] of her MCU counterpart is the complete opposite how she's being portrayed here. Not to mention the fact that her portrayal here is a massive ContinuitySnarl from how she was portrayed in earlier Thor runs.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Freyja, ''big time''. One camp defends her actions such as keeping [[spoiler:Old!Loki]] around despite what an obvious CardCarryingVillain he is as [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessary]] to protect Asgard and the Nine Realms when her husband was too busy in his self-imposed exile. But a majority of fans dislike her for her treatment of Loki which they saw as [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive]], and how she's [[NeverMyFault more than willing to throw him under the bus]] when her decisions end up screwing everyone over. It doesn't help that the [[AdaptationalNiceGirl characterization]] of her MCU counterpart is the complete opposite how she's being portrayed here. Not to mention the fact that her portrayal here is a massive ContinuitySnarl from how she was portrayed in earlier Thor runs. It is however fairly consistent with prequel series ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'' (the Kieron Gillen one) ie. the only in-continuity Loki focused Thor title before it (ie. this isn't so much a snarl as ParentalFavoritism written large).


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Freyja, ''big time''. One camp defends her actions such as keeping [[spoiler:Old!Loki]] around despite what an obvious CardCarryingVillain he is as [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessary]] to protect Asgard and the Nine Realms when her husband was too busy in his self-imposed exile. But a majority of fans dislike her for her treatment of Loki which they saw as [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive]], and how she's [[NeverMyFault more than willing to throw him under the bus]] when her decisions end up screwing everyone over. It doesn't help that the [[AdaptationalNiceGirl characterization]] of her MCU counterpart is the complete opposite how she's being portrayed here. Not to mention the fact that her portrayal here is a massive ContinuitySnarl from how she was portrayed in earlier Thor runs.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Issue 1 has Loki tricking Hawkeye into shooting Banner with an arrow, which prompts Banner to Hulk out and beat up the Avengers, all PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:Come ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Hawkeye shoots a dehulked Banner dead when he thinks Banner's going to Hulk out.]]



* JerkassWoobie: No matter how big of a Troll [[spoiler:Teen!]]Loki is it's hard not to feel bad for them.

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* JerkassWoobie: No matter how big of a Troll {{Troll}} [[spoiler:Teen!]]Loki is it's hard not to feel bad for them.


** The fact Loki's bisexuality and gender fluidity is finally being confirmed after merely being hinted results in something of a split in audience reaction. Generally everyone is supportive of the idea ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement well, almost everyone]]), but there's a split on how well Al Ewing has handled it. The fact Loki has no love interest of either gender, spends almost all their time as male (which is lampshaded in #14), and generally tends to express his bisexuality through mild flirting (and his gender fluidity being discussed more than anything) leads some to feel its an InformedAttribute. Others are more patient, due to the fact that a love interest would probably result in a RomanticPlotTumor and the only way to fairly portray his bisexuality would result in playing into [[AnythingThatMoves stereotypes about bisexuality]].

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** The fact Loki's bisexuality and gender fluidity is finally being confirmed after merely being hinted results in something of a split in audience reaction. Generally everyone is supportive of the idea ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement ([[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment well, almost everyone]]), but there's a split on how well Al Ewing has handled it. The fact Loki has no love interest of either gender, spends almost all their time as male (which is lampshaded in #14), and generally tends to express his bisexuality through mild flirting (and his gender fluidity being discussed more than anything) leads some to feel its an InformedAttribute. Others are more patient, due to the fact that a love interest would probably result in a RomanticPlotTumor and the only way to fairly portray his bisexuality would result in playing into [[AnythingThatMoves stereotypes about bisexuality]].


* CounterpartComparison: One scene in issue 14 could have come directly out of [[spoiler: a regeneration story in Doctor Who - the new model checking themself out in the mirror (even complaining about the ears), while the understandably-confused human companion asks what happened to ''her'' Loki.]]


* JerkassWoobie: No matter how big of a Jerkass [[spoiler:Teen!]]Loki is it's hard not to feel bad for them.

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* JerkassWoobie: No matter how big of a Jerkass Troll [[spoiler:Teen!]]Loki is it's hard not to feel bad for them.them.
** His [[spoiler:future counterpart Old!Loki qualifies as well. He basically has the same emotional baggage that Teen!Loki has, but does not have the stabilising influence of Verity in his life. By the final issue, its hard not to feel sorry for him.]]


** The fact Loki's bisexuality and gender fluidity is finally being confirmed after merely being hinted results in something of a split in audience reaction. Generally everyone is supportive of the idea ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement well, almost everyone]]), but there's a split on how well Al Ewing has handled it. The fact Loki has no love interest of either gender, spends almost all their time as male (which is lampshaded in #14), and generally tends to express his bisexuality through mild flirting (and his gender fluidity being more discussed more than anything) leads some to feel its an InformedAttribute. Others are more patient, due to the fact that a love interest would probably result in a RomanticPlotTumor and the only way to fairly portray his bisexuality would result in playing into [[AnythingThatMoves stereotypes about bisexuality]].

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** The fact Loki's bisexuality and gender fluidity is finally being confirmed after merely being hinted results in something of a split in audience reaction. Generally everyone is supportive of the idea ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement well, almost everyone]]), but there's a split on how well Al Ewing has handled it. The fact Loki has no love interest of either gender, spends almost all their time as male (which is lampshaded in #14), and generally tends to express his bisexuality through mild flirting (and his gender fluidity being more discussed more than anything) leads some to feel its an InformedAttribute. Others are more patient, due to the fact that a love interest would probably result in a RomanticPlotTumor and the only way to fairly portray his bisexuality would result in playing into [[AnythingThatMoves stereotypes about bisexuality]].


* LauncherOfAThousandShips: [[spoiler:Teen!]]Loki is shipped with many people, from the plausible like [[MuggleBestFriend Verity]], or [[UnholyMatrimony Amora]], or [[OldFlame Lorelei]], or even [[BiTheWay Sigurd]], (and teased in canon with each, except for Verity) to the unlikely like [[IncestIsRelative Thor]] (hey, they aren't blood related!), or [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]], to the truly {{crack|Pairing}}tastic like [[spoiler:[[ScrewYourself Old!Loki]]]] [[CargoShip or]] {{bacon|Addiction}}. [[spoiler: Story!Loki continues this trend, with the added bonus of being slightly older and now more openly gender fluid.]]

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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: [[spoiler:Teen!]]Loki is shipped with many people, from the plausible like [[MuggleBestFriend Verity]], or [[UnholyMatrimony Amora]], or [[OldFlame Lorelei]], or even [[BiTheWay Sigurd]], (and teased in canon with each, except for Verity) to the unlikely like [[IncestIsRelative Thor]] (hey, they aren't blood related!), or [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]], to the truly {{crack|Pairing}}tastic like [[spoiler:[[ScrewYourself Old!Loki]]]] [[CargoShip or]] {{bacon|Addiction}}.bacon. [[spoiler: Story!Loki continues this trend, with the added bonus of being slightly older and now more openly gender fluid.]]


* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Some people felt that, just like Loki's ''Journey Into Mystery'' run, they ''knew'' that Loki will go back to being the bad guy (especially after the DarkestHour of issues 10-11), so why bother? Others pointed out that in Loki stories assuming is a dangerous thing as even ''Journey Into Mystery'' ending went differently than expected. [[spoiler:As of issue #13 the more optimistic readers were proven right for the time being.]]

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Some people felt that, just like Loki's ''Journey Into Mystery'' run, they ''knew'' that Loki will go back to being the bad guy (especially after the DarkestHour of issues 10-11), so why bother? Others pointed out that in Loki stories assuming is a dangerous thing as even ''Journey Into Mystery'' ending went differently than expected. [[spoiler:As of the end of the run with issue #13 #17, the more optimistic readers were proven right for the time being.right.]]


* LauncherOfAThousandShips: [[spoiler:Teen!]]Loki is shipped with many people, from the plausible like [[MuggleBestFriend Verity]], or [[UnholyMatrimony Amora]], or [[OldFlame Lorelei]], to the unlikely like [[IncestIsRelative Thor]] (hey, they aren't blood related!), or [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]], to the truly {{crack|Pairing}}tastic like [[spoiler:[[ScrewYourself Old!Loki]]]] [[CargoShip or]] {{bacon|Addiction}}.

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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: [[spoiler:Teen!]]Loki is shipped with many people, from the plausible like [[MuggleBestFriend Verity]], or [[UnholyMatrimony Amora]], or [[OldFlame Lorelei]], or even [[BiTheWay Sigurd]], (and teased in canon with each, except for Verity) to the unlikely like [[IncestIsRelative Thor]] (hey, they aren't blood related!), or [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]], to the truly {{crack|Pairing}}tastic like [[spoiler:[[ScrewYourself Old!Loki]]]] [[CargoShip or]] {{bacon|Addiction}}.{{bacon|Addiction}}. [[spoiler: Story!Loki continues this trend, with the added bonus of being slightly older and now more openly gender fluid.]]

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** If Loki/[[spoiler:[[ScrewYourself Loki]]]] wasn't a ship before it would become a thing after issue #17's last confrontation.


** There's also at least some split concerning [[spoiler: Story!Loki]]. Either because of their {{Cloudcuckoolander}} mental state and odd priorities (which are either fun or creepy or both or neither), or their status as [[spoiler: Loki's latest reincarnation, with some upset at the loss of Teen!Loki and their friendship with Verity (with Story!Loki not actually sure what to make of her yet), while others are happy as this allows Teen!Loki to ultimately end his story as a hero, with Loki now free to choose their destiny]].

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** There's also at least some split concerning [[spoiler: Story!Loki]]. Either because of their {{Cloudcuckoolander}} mental state and odd priorities (which are either fun or creepy or both or neither), or their status as [[spoiler: Loki's latest reincarnation, with some upset at the loss of Teen!Loki and their friendship with Verity (with Story!Loki not actually sure what to make of her yet), at first, though it is quickly revealed they share their previous self's affection for her), while others are happy as this allows Teen!Loki to ultimately end his story as a hero, with Loki now free to choose their destiny]].


* NightmareFuel:
** [[spoiler:Old!Loki]] is a scary bastard and their [[EvilGloating villain monologue]] that is issue #12 is effectively ''designed'' to stomp out all hope, using dread, the feeling of helplessness, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking black comedy]].
** The cover of issue 12 itself is profoundly disturbing, given that it involves [[spoiler:Old!Loki's]] crouching atop a pile of bones against a bleak, desolate back drop, whilst tearing the flesh from [[spoiler:Teen!]]Loki and staring at the reader with soulless black eyes.
** In issue 6, when bugs start pouring out of [[spoiler:Old!Loki's]] ''mouth and eyes.'' No wonder Doom screamed.
** The [[spoiler:meeting of the minds between Loki, Original!Loki and Kid!Loki, what with the ghosts' bleak messages and empty eyes. Not to mention when Kid!Loki's spectre distorts and twists.]]
** Fighting the legions of Hel especially if you aren't sufficiently heroic so when you die ''[[AndThenJohnWasAZombie you'll join them]]''.
** [[spoiler:Story!Loki]] [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant doesn't intend to creep anybody out, but gods damn it do they manage]] to do that thanks to being incredibly powerful and having very [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} strange thought processes]].

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