In the opening scenes of Avengers, we see that Loki is apparently bullet-proof. Furthermore, we see that Asgardians are overall immune to small explosions and similar attacks.

So why did Loki surrender after his fight with Captain America, when Stark appeared at Stuttgart, Germany? Was it part of his plan, or was he genuinely wary of Iron Man’s arsenal?

In a later conversation, Captain asks

“I wanna know why Loki let us take him.”

And if so, what were his intentions behind letting SHIELD take him?

  • Why the down vote ??? – Stark07 Apr 26 '14 at 19:06
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    I didn't DV, but I think most people probably feel this is pretty clear from watching the movie. – phantom42 Apr 26 '14 at 21:43
  • @arunborn2win41 - not really. That question talks about things from the Avengers' perspective. I am talking more about why Loki did it that way. – Stark07 Apr 29 '14 at 7:05
  • @ash_k29 both questions refer same points – Arun Apr 29 '14 at 11:56
  • @arunborn2win41 - that question focuses on how Loki's presence affected everyone aboard the carrier. It does not mention what other intentions Loki had. Please see the selected answer and what it mentions. – Stark07 Apr 29 '14 at 12:03

It was so Loki (and his sceptre) would get access to the Helicarrier. While there, his sceptre induced a Hulk episode. Loki's henchmen, led by Hawkeye, severely damaged the Helicarrier. And the Avengers were scattered. Hulk/Banner fell from the ship, Thor did as well. The only person who knew where the Tesseract was (Banner) failed to spread this information, this delayed the Avengers in preventing the establishment of the portal.

In addition, Loki had accomplished what he sought to accomplish in Germany. He retrieved the eye scan for Hawkeye, who stole the iridium necessary for the portal machine.

Loki allowed himself to be captured, so as to weaken the Avengers, and it worked. Iron Man showed up too late to prevent the portal from being established. Had Loki and henchmen not attacked, Banner and Stark's search for the Tesseract would have located it early enough for the team to recapture it. This would have then prevented the Chitauri invasion.

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