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In The Avengers (2012), why does Thanos need Loki?

Thanos was presumably trying to be hidden in the background until he was ready to reveal himself so he would face less opposition. Thor seems to twig onto the fact that someone is working in the ...
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In The Avengers, how is it possible that the Hulk can overpower the god Loki?

Loki isn't a god. Odin says this explicitly in Thor: The Dark World: Odin: We are not Gods. We are born, we live, we die, just as humans do. Loki: Give or take five thousand years. Thor: The Dark ...
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What was the purpose of Loki's conquest of Earth?

There are multiple reasons for why Loki attacked Earth. The first and most obvious motive is also the simplest - Revenge. From Avengers Assemble; Thor: We were raised together, we played together,...
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Why are Loki's eyes blue in The Avengers?

I believe this may be an artifact of Thanos'/the Staff's control. Here is a photo of Hawkeye towards the end of the movie (after he has been released from the staff's control): His eyes appear to be ...
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In The Avengers (2012), why does Thanos need Loki?

Here's what my theory is (spoiler alert if you haven't watched Captain Marvel yet): We had Captain Marvel at Earth's defense in '95. Ronan The Accuser already faced her then and fled the battleground....
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Is Loki actually a god?

Yes. Well... No. It sort of depends on your definition of "Gods". Technically, Loki is a Frost Giant of Jotunheim, which Marvel describes as enormous superhuman beings. They are not actual gods. ...
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Did Loki steal the Tesseract, again?

Yes, he did. Based on footage that was shown at the SDCC Comic-Con (low quality copy here), Loki is seen presenting the Tesseract to a shadowy figure much larger than himself. A minute or so later, we ...
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Why does Loki take the Tesseract?

Why not? Loki did, after all, steal the Tesseract once before (back in The Avengers) in order to obtain an army and transport it to Earth. While that was indirectly at the behest of Thanos, it shows ...
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How did humans know about Thor and Loki?

According to Marvel's movieverse version of 'Thor', the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, lead by their king Laufey, attacked Tonsberg, Norway in 965 A.D., bent on the conquest of Earth. But they were ...
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Why did early Marvel writers change Thor from his legendary red-haired appearance in Norse mythology?

There is actually a great writeup about this titled Blond Thor - Stan Lee Wasn't Wrong. It can be noted that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby apparently did consider the red haired, bearded design and decided ...
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Why doesn't Loki use his telekinetic powers more in the Avengers or Thor movies?

Loki doesn't use telekinesis more because he deems it an insignificant power in comparision to his intellect, his overall sorcerous ability and incomparable genius in getting people to do what he ...
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In The Avengers (2012), why does Thanos need Loki?

In The Avengers, Loki isn't dealing with Thanos, he's dealing with The Other. From the script: THE OTHER (V.O.): The Tesseract has awakened. It is on a little world. A human world. They would wield ...
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Why did Loki attempt this at the beginning of Infinity War?

Loki is ever the anti hero at this point. He’s finally doing right and he knows Thanos’ plan better than most at this point having worked with him in the past. He believes it is better to sacrifice ...
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Why was the recording of Loki's life in the third person?

Presumably, it's because that footage is not a recording of Loki's memories. It's some form of 'camera' footage, quite possibly captured by He Who Remains himself. Bear in mind that the main Loki ...
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Did Loki know that Antonia Dreykov was alive?

Unlikely. Even with the Tesseract, MCU Loki wasn't omniscient, or psychic. He indicated that his knowledge of Natasha was based on information given to him by Clint Barton (Hawkeye), whom he'd ...
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Who were the 80 people that Loki killed?

The toll likely includes those trapped in the collapse of the base at the start of the film, which Loki caused. Here is some dialogue from the script: AGENT PHIL COULSON ...
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What Loki scenes were filmed for Avengers: Age of Ultron?

He was part of Thor's vision quest Tom Hiddleston discussed this in a 2015 interview with Digital Spy: Transcript: Hiddleston: I was part of the dream sequence ...
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Why are Loki's eyes blue in The Avengers?

Loki's eyes are actually blue. In the comics, Loki's eyes are green, but it is unclear in the films what eye colour Loki has because they seem to change from blue to green. However, the actor, Tom ...
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How strong is Loki? Can he be destroyed by a nuclear explosion?

Yes, a nuke would certainly kill Loki. Within the Earth-19999 movie universe, Loki's powers would be insufficient to resist a nuclear blast. Odin's spell may have given him the physical form of an ...
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Why does cartoon vs live-action Loki look so different?

At the start of the What If... episode, we learn that Odin never took Loki from Jotunheim, instead returning him to Laufey, whereas in the live-action film Thor, he appears to be using some sort of ...
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Why was Loki so weak?

First off lets just think about whether or not Loki was trying to fight the human. Remember he's trying to talk to the other Loki properly. Perhaps the Variant was testing Loki to see if he wanted an ...
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How was Loki able to visit Earth without using the Bifrost?

Loki in the canon Marvel-Earth 616 possesses a wide array of both physical abilities and magical abilities which make him a force to be reckoned with in both Midgard and Asgard. As far as him getting ...
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Why did early Marvel writers change Thor from his legendary red-haired appearance in Norse mythology?

There are a considerable number of paintings from the 1700s and 1800s that depict Thor, for example "Thor's Battle Against the Jötnar" by Mårten Eskil Winge. and Thor and Jormungand by Johann ...
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Does Loki exist both in the Sacred Timeline and the branched timeline simultaneously?

A Loki physically exists in both the TVA and the Sacred Timeline. Remember we see the branched timeline that the Loki variant has come from getting reset. That means that the Loki in the Sacred ...
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How was Loki able to visit Earth without using the Bifrost?

It's revealed in Thor 2 that Loki maintains a number of "back doors" into other realms so that he doesn't have to rely on the Bifrost to cross between worlds. This accounts for his physical travel, ...
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How strong is Loki? Can he be destroyed by a nuclear explosion?

Yes, a nuclear weapon would kill Loki. (This answer includes spoilers from Thor and Thor 2) In Thor, Odin tells Loki that they are not Gods. He said that they will die just like any other being, ...
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Why did Loki lie to Thor that Odin was dead?

The goal was to prevent Thor from making any attempt to return to Asgard, at least while Loki conducts his semi-coup and conspires to have Odin attacked so that he can rescue him (and hence become ...
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Is Thor stronger than Loki?

I don't think Thor's showings against Loki in the first Thor and Avengers movies accurately reflect how they compare in strength, as Thor essentially stated in Thor: The Dark World that he was holding ...
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