IS LOKI ACTUALLY DEAD?
The most conspicuous villain in the MCU finally met his destruction in the opening moments of Avengers: Infinity War, when Loki was gagged to death by the Mad Titan, Thanos.
And there are a ton of theories spreading around. One specifically recommends that Thanos isn’t the main villain after all, and that it’s the God of Mischief pulling strings once again.
WHAT TOM HIDDLESTON SAYS:
Obviously, this theory may play against the actor’s own remarks. Hiddleston has spoken finally about Loki’s recovery through the span of Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Infinity War, demonstrating that he has, at last, overcome his issues and chose to battle for a more greater reason.
“The thing is, he is redeemed. I found it very touching because Loki, as a character, has been so broken for so long,” Hiddleston said at ACE Comic Con in October. “I think the center of him has been very fragile and very isolated after those traumatic events in the first film. When he finds out that he was adopted.
Not only was he adopted, but that his father had left him to die. So he has internalized that shame of being abandoned and being alone.
“And all of that shame has turned into something harder and angrier, which is why he becomes the villain he becomes. He comes down to earth, he tries to subjugate it and he becomes a villain. He’s motivated by hatred and anger. Then he loses his mother and he’s still not self-aware, in that way,” he added.
A HEROIC END
However, in Ragnarok, he finally accomplishes some similarity to harmony and eventually makes a sacrifice in Infinity War.
“And it’s only losing his father, who calls him one of his sons–Odin inlcudes him, he says, ‘Oh my sons,’ at the beginning of Ragnarok–and the chaos of another sibling, Hela, turning up and Thor and Loki have to join forces, and Thor really gets through to Loki in that, so to have it all come full circle and for Loki call himself an Odinson, to really identify with that, to identify with the strength of his father’s love before saving his brother, I found really touching.”