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.
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:
“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?
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21 thoughts on “A – Z Blog Challenge Day 1”
Nice post Jen! True that ambition is both a hero and villain trait…on this I think he’s equal. 🙂
Decadent Kane (blog)
Thanks, Decadent. 🙂 I agree.
A month of Loki? Awesome. Love the theme
Thanks. 🙂 I hope you stop by again, this should be an interesting month.
Great post Jen and certainly the beginning of something big…and I’m not talking ’bout Loki’s ……ego. *grins*
Naughty girl, Torie. Stay wicked, my friend. 🙂
Good to know I’m not the only one who joined in at the last minute lol!
Welcome then, Kyra. 🙂 The party don’t start til we walk in. *wink*
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 😀
Why thank you. I’m sure you’ll love my list I’ve got lined up. April had officially been Loki’d. Welcome, darlin.
Great post, Jen. I like how you approached this dichotomy of anti-hero and villain.
Thanks, Amanda. It’s been something I’ve thought a lot about and wanted to explore. This seemed like the perfect opportunity. 🙂
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Love Loki’s character! I think he’s not only an anti-hero but a reluctant one as well 😉 Can’t wait for your B post!
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. 🙂
Great Idea for A to Z. Who doesn’t like a good villain?
jetgirlcos visiting via Forty, c’est Fantastique
Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 He’s one of my favorite baddies, could you tell?
Maybe a bit… 😉 He’s a great choice!
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!
Awww…thanks. 🙂 I hope your month is going well! All this Loki is making my head swim.
Feel free to stop by and chat writing and/or Hiddles Fangirl Stuff whenever you want.
Fangirls welcome! *hugs*