“He who is greedy is always in want.” ~ Horace
I’m torn about this one still. Is Loki greedy? We’ve already established that he’s ambitious, which can be mistaken for greed if it extends too far.
Loki wants what he believe is owed him…the throne of Asgard. I wouldn’t call that greedy. But his actions in the Avengers speak of greed in his desire for complete subjugation of humanity. Viewing this film as I did the first time I watched it, I can see how he can be considered greedy. Since he was denied Asgard, he will take Earth. It was greed, pure and simple.
But I’ve already established that I don’t believe Loki was entirely himself during the Avengers. The tesseract had control over him. Through the film, we see the power of the tesseract affect everyone differently. I believe that while he was under it’s influence, it amplified a deeper desire hidden there. His greed…as well as his villainous nature. Do I think it was his ultimate purpose to conquer Earth? No…I think he wanted to be stopped and returned to Asgard. But that’s for another discussion and another post. It all goes back to his greed. He wasn’t willing to settle for half measures. Go big or go home. (Pardon the pun.)
The question that lingers in my mind is: Since Loki now has what he desired from the beginning, will he want more? I believe that will determine if it is truly greed that drives him or just his drive to fulfill his destiny.
All questions and comments welcome…