A – Z Blog Challenge Day 1

I’ve decided at the last possible second to join the A-Z Blog Challenge.

I’m in lust/love with Loki as a character.  I find that he influences a lot of my writing, so I decided to discuss some of the reasons why by addressing his characteristics.  The more I watch Thor, Thor 2, and Avengers, the more I discover about him as a character and his development in the Marvel series of films.  Now, I’ve not read the comic books, so bear with me.  The greatest thing I’ve noticed when it comes to Loki is his complexity.

Our gut instinct is to brand him as the villain, because every story needs one and in many cases, he fits that description.  But as Tom Hiddleston said of Loki, “Every villain is a hero in his own mind.”  That being said, I’ve decided to compile a list of character traits for Loki, one for each day this month, showcasing the traits that can be inherent in both a villain and an anti hero.

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Anti Hero is defined as: a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.

Villain is defined as: a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot.

By these definitions alone, Loki is both an Anti Hero and a Villain.

For Day One:

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“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” ~ Salvador Dali

If you’ve seen the films, then you really don’t need me to go into great detail about how ambitious Loki is and how his ambitions only grow with every passing film. His character is multifaceted, intricate, and deceptive.  In the beginning we believe him to be the bad guy, a man without conscience, and while this is true, Loki is merely following the path of his own ambitious nature.  He knows what he wants and he invests everything to obtain it. Is not that true ambition?

Time to sound off. What do you think?

*Images were found on Google images. No copyright infringement intended. Merely used as illustration points.

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21 thoughts on “A – Z Blog Challenge Day 1

  1. Great post Jen and certainly the beginning of something big…and I’m not talking ’bout Loki’s ……ego. *grins*

  2. A whole month of delicious Loki!? You’re officially my new favourite person, haha! I can’t wait to see what other awesome traits you list 😀

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    • Thank you, AJ. I tend to agree with you. I see him as a reluctant anti hero who often gets mislabeled as a villain. There is so much to explore with his character and the dynamics surrounding him. *rubs hands together* so exciting. Feel free to comment on every one if you feel inclined. The discussions should be interesting. 🙂

  4. I have now successfully made it through all of your lovely Loki posts. I tried to post a reply earlier but I hit some errant key and may have sent that reply directly to Asgard. 😉

    I am a fellow A to Z Challenger & a completely smitten Hiddleston Fangirl. I love Loki because I love Tom. He gives such a thoughtful performance to a character I doubt I would have cared anything about were it not for how Tom brought Loki to life.

    I like your approach to interpreting Tom’s quote about every villain being a hero in his own mind.

    I look forward to your future posts. 🙂

    Have a great month!

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