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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 background for this purpose. Thor: The Mind Stone is the fourth of the Infinity Stones to show up in the last few years. It's not a coincidence. Someone has been ...


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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 World (2013) However, a more intuitive answer to the question would be: sure, but Hulk is also a god. The Asgardians are the source of Norse mythology on Earth; ...


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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, we fought together. Do you remember none of that? Loki: I remember a shadow, living in the shade of your greatness. I remember you tossing me into an abyss, ...


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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 brown. His eyes are colored similarly in the art for Age of Ultron And here is Hawkeye while under the control of the staff. His eyes are suddenly blue! ...


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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. When Ronan came to serve Thanos, he might've told him about Captain Marvel. So, I think Thanos sent Loki only to fail. Just to scope out the situation to see ...


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Loki was the soldier that told Odin about his own death. We saw him shift. It was the same face he had used when he shapeshifted into a guard in front of Thor earlier in the film. Since every other illusion was cancelled when touched, I'd say he was really in Thor's arms, and the illusion was him dying, not the body. He must have done something slightly ...


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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. Loki, however was adopted by Odin. Again, from Marvel: Loki is one of several powerful beings from the magical realm of Asgard, who have been worshipped as ...


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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 see Thanos wearing a glove with a glowing blue stone embedded in the knuckle. So either Loki recovered the Tesseract from the wreckage of Asgard before ...


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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 against it. In an issue of The Jack Kirby Collector, Stan Lee says “Before starting the series, we stuffed ourselves to the gills with Norse mythology, as ...


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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 wants. He could have certainly used his telekinesis to escape from the cell onboard the helicarrier, except he thought he was TRICKING the Avengers into fighting ...


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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 its power, ... THE OTHER (V.O.): But our ally knows its workings as they never will. He is ready to lead. And our force, our Chitauri, will follow. THE OTHER (V....


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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 himself and end it all before it begins. And he didn’t have any reason to suspect it wouldn’t work. He is doing a surprise attack, straight at the neck: a killing ...


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It seems like the actual division was more due to the Avenger's relationship with each other and SHIELD's deception. However, Loki's staff was buzzing as they began arguing more and more irrationally. I think that it was giving of some kind of field which was designed to cause tension. Remember that his plan was to release the Hulk and, presumably, let ...


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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 opposed by Odin and the warriors of Asgard who defeated them in battle. At the end of that battle and after the Frost Giants were driven back to Jotunheim, Odin '...


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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 at the behest of Thanos, it shows that the Tesseract is a particularly powerful, valuable, and useful item. It’s thus not hugely surprising that when we see Loki wander past it unattended in the Asgardian ...


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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 (WALKIE TALKIE) Director? Director Fury, do you copy? NICK FURY The Tesseract is with the hostile force. I have men ...


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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 for the character of Thor, and I show up for a day, and enjoyed it very much, and then I received a phone call from Kevin Feige [something about getting an email ...


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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 Asgardian (Æsir) but they're only a few times more resilient than the average human. As a Frost-Giant hybrid his tolerance to heat might even be lower than that ...


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Although it clearly seems like a goof, one could actually proffer a plethora of ways Loki could have found out that tidbit. For instance, could he have studied royal archives? Since we have no idea what's up with the real Odin, could Loki perhaps have probed his mind while he was recovering in the Odin Sleep? Also, do we know that Loki could not have used ...


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The soldier turns up and says to Odin "...we found a body". Then Odin responds "Loki". Two interpretations: 1) Odin thinks it was Loki's body that was found OR 2) Odin recognizes that the soldier was actually Loki disguised as a soldier, and thus voices out his recognition of Loki. I like to think that Odin did actually recognize Loki from the first ...


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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 Hiddleston has addressed this question and confirmed that they are indeed blue: "In making [Loki] with this raven black hair and blanching my face of all color, ...


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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 all out fight or actually wanted to talk. The both of them are testing each other and trying to get the measure of one another. Loki clearly wants to talk to ...


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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 around Asgard and the Nine Realms without the Bifrost: He doesn't need it. The Realm Eternal has many places within it which offer transit to other realms ...


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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 Heinrich Füssli As you can see, these famous images bears a striking resemblance to the cartoon and movie depictions of Thor created in 1964 and 2011. As such, I ...


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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, but the last two examples you list appear to be some form of astral projection allowing him to communicate across great distances without physically being there.


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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, only that they live longer than humans/mortals. In Thor 2: The Dark World Also, if Thor, Lady Sif, and Fandral could easily kill the Frost Giants in Thor with ...


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I don’t have anything to add to the first part of misceleniious’s answer, but there are two interviews of note about Odin’s fate. In an interview with io9, Kevin Feige (President of Production at Marvel) said: Is it safe to say that Odin is dead now? I would not say that it's safe to say, no. I don't know what Loki did to him. This seems like a piece of ...


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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 King of Asgard instead of Thor). By kicking away Thor's support structure (banning his friends from 'rescuing' him, making Bifrost travel illegal, telling him that ...


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