“One nice thing about egotists: they don’t talk about other people.” ~ George Carlin
This goes back to the whole confidence/cocky thing I mentioned a few days ago. But the definition of an egotist is different. An Egotist is a person who is excessively conceited or self-absorbed; a self-seeker.
Loki is worried about one person, himself. His mission in each film has revolved around his needs, his desires, and his self preservation. The only person he even vaguely considers trying to please is his mother, Frigga. But even then, Loki is disinterested in doing anything for anyone except himself.
He demands respect and adoration from everyone, focusing on his own selfish needs. This is obvious in the Avengers. Loki answers to only one authority, himself. He doesn’t care about the consequences of his actions, only the outcome and what it will provide him when all is said and done. That is, in my mind, the epitome of egotistical.
Does this make him more a villain and less of an anti hero? Well, we all have ego, but can we let it drive us, define us, rule us and still be a good person? That’s a tough question.
I’m interested in what you think. Comment below. 🙂
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