He is not misunderstood he is jealous at his adopted brother, and angry for Odin saying that he hoped Loki could be used to stop war. He wants the chance to rule as he thinks he should, so he chose earth to get back at Thor, only to be defeated by the avengers.
I guess the interesting thing about Loki's character is that he has reasons for doing stuff and isn't just evil and thats it. He has a backstory and a personality which makes him an interesting character. So I guess, in a sense you could say he's misunderstood for most people I know don't like loki because he's the villain and therefore evil. They don't really care about the character and for them he might as well be a potato as long as the storyline establishes it as evil.
Loki's not misunderstood. At least I don't think so. He's just a jealous brother who wants to rule the earth. The thing is, he's good at it. It took six heros to defeat him in the Avengers. And he's pretty hot too...
I just spit out some of the tea I was drinking after reading that. Thank you. XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD You, madam, have just earned a watch from me. I finally looked at your profile and I saw that you like Phantom of the Opera!
honestly i really dont like villains for their looks... loki being incredibly hot is just a bonus but seriously sad back stories get me every time... gollum/ smeagol for example (definatly nothing attracive about that thing for sure lol), Ice King from adventure time (again last time I check pretty far from being hot), and the Onceler (not ugly yet not drop dead gorgeous)... just the tragaty of a tramatic/ life changing event that causes a realativly good person to go completely insaine and join the dark side so to speak, just makes me want someone to "fix" them/ bring them back to reality/ see the error of there ways, even though I know it will never happen...
It is, indeed, kinda raunchy of us fans to only like a character for their looks. In all honesty, I didn't think Loki was all that attractive at first glance. I thought he was pretty good-looking. Just not deadly gorgeous, as all the fangirls like to say. His appearance grew on me majorly over time, though. And... my thoughts were more so on Robert Downey Jr. the first time around. -Tony Stark fangirl-
I think a big part of Loki's appeal to me is how much Thor cares about him. Like... You can feel how much conflicting emotion Thor feels for knowing how far gone his brother is, and it gives me large amounts of feels. You can feel a sense of loss in The Avengers when Loki turns down Thor's offers to end all the madness and come home, so they can be best bros again. When they were on top of Stark Tower and Thor is holding on to him, and Loki takes out a small blade and stabs him after yet another plead to stop what he's doing, it was so... heartbreaking, quite frankly. It was just so abrupt and without warning, and above all, pain driven. I really didn't expect Loki to listen to him. Not right away, anyway. I didn't expect for him to do something like that though. o.e
There's also the obvious fact that, out of all the villains, Loki was given the most backstory. That notion alone doesn't leave me surprised that people would care about him the most, and pass off all the other villains as "the bad guys who got defeated and will never be heard from again." We also know that Loki is still kicking, wherever he gets taken after returning to Asgard, and everyone (including myself) is excited for Thor 2, for more character development from him.
Ah do not apologize. You do bring a good point. When we see Thor caring so much for Loki we can star getting more sympathetic through him. As you said yourself, their relationship is far more complex than the good guy that kicks the villains ass and trows him into jail. Maybe that why the audience (or the fans) like him, because the hero also does.
Also, at first, I didn't notice how hot Loki was. It wasn't like love at first sight or anything like that... when I first saw the movie THOR, I was drooling to much over Chris Hemsworth palying Thor, but then I saw THE AVENGERS, and I noticed Loki was super hot too. And they became hotter when combined as a couple. Now I ship them to the max.
Heheh, thanks for the comment. I think we both think very much alike.
I was thinking of wording it exactly like that: caring about the villain through the hero. But then I started rambling, and I forgot. I also figured the Loki fanbase wouldn't call that caring, because hardly anyone likes Thor when Loki is around. :/ I find that, too, pretty unfortunate. They're both really great characters, played by two brilliant actors.
I honestly don't ship them together. I currently don't ship Loki with anyone in the MCU... Though, when I think about it, the idea of LokixDarcy stands out to me for some reason. o.e Probably because I started reading this really cute, funny fanfic about it. And, I would ship ThorxJane a little harder, if only Jane had a little more depth to her character. I'm not saying Darcy has a whole lot of depth, but her casual humor made her seem a little more... relatable, maybe?
I think that's what draws people to the pairing; the fandom is always putting Loki in really outrageous situations in their artwork and stories, and it doesn't surprise me that they'd pair him up with a mortal girl. He's all high and mighty, and sometimes downright irritable when things don't go his way, and Darcy is just an average chick who's usually pretty laid back and speaks with a very modern dialect, fretting over things like her iPod. Opposites attract, in a way.
And, well, they don't get any screen time together, no. I guess people were just looking at Thor and Jane as a couple, and saw that Loki was single, and Jane's best friend was single, and the wheels started turning in all the shippers' heads. Lol.
I heard that Darcy is going to have a boyfriend in Thor 2, though. Not sure if this is true or not, but it sounded pretty legit. I have an odd feeling that people will still strive to make the LokixDarcy pairing work, though.
I feel sorry for the orcs, too. And I would have hated that yellow bastard, even if he did look hot. The thing is, we get a lot of backstory for Loki and a lot of reasons, why he is the way he is. Frankly, I would have empathised with him, even if he was old man-Loki from the comics.
I have to agree with 158jessi. I'll admit I think loki is attractive, but I like him for other reasons as well. One being that he has a certain amount of charm, another being that he has relatable qualities. We've all felt underrated, pushed aside and jealous at some point in our lives. He also has depth and reasons for his behavior, and is potrayed by an excellent actor who cares about his charater. I also love the possiblity that there is chance for redemption. After all mythical Loki often walked a thin line.
I don't know about any of the other characters, but Redskull is rather one dementional as a villian. He's bad because he wants to be powerful, no other reason. Perhaps if we were told why he craves power, he would become more relatable. Mind you I'm basing all this on the movies alone, as I no nothing of the comics.