“I’m not opinionated; you’re just wrong.” ~ Darby Conley
My Dad once told me, “Opinions are like assholes, everybody’s got one.” While the visual that gave me was more than any person could handle without bursting into fits of snorting giggles, it’s one hundred percent accurate. Everyone has an opinion…but it doesn’t make everyone’s opinion right. Someone has to be wrong.
How does this fit in with Loki?
Let’s see…there are a few scenes that come to mind, but the one shining like a bright neon sign is when Loki faces Odin in the beginning of Thor 2. Even chained and led by guards, Loki is steadfast. He defends himself very little, using snarky comments and finally telling Odin, “If I’m for the axe then for Mercy’s sake, just swing it.”
Is he calling Odin’s bluff? Is he so certain of his opinion being the right one he is willing to die without regret? Will we ever know…probably not.
One thing I did notice with Loki and it’s consistent through all three films. While Loki has an opinion on everything, he doesn’t always voice it. He chooses his battles carefully as well as the moments in which he engages his opponents. With Loki, it’s always a battle of wits over muscle. He’s a strategist at heart.
It’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for…the silence is merely the storm brewing inside their minds. Beware the tempest.
If you haven’t noticed, a lot of my posts tie together somehow. All the character traits I’ve chosen mesh together, overlapping at certain points, reinforcing the structure of Loki at his very core. His opinionated personality is reinforced by his narcissism, justifying his actions, as well as his betrayal and feeling lost. The traits link together…so if you haven’t read the first 14 posts, you might find them interesting. This is also why I’ve tried not to repeat information too much, don’t want to bore you all.
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