“Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
******Spoilers Ahead!!!!! If you haven’t seen Thor 2: The Dark World, might want to stop reading.****
As you should realize by now, these posts are completely opinion based supported with my own observations and interpretations of the films. That being said…Loki would make a better king than Thor.
Queue the collective gasp of Thor fans around the world. Well, my apologies, but Thor doesn’t quite have what it takes to rule in my honest opinion. One of the biggest reasons is: Loki is pragmatic.
When I think of someone who is pragmatic, they are logical and take a more realistic view of the world, the good and the bad. They are able to remove their emotional investment and make decisions accordingly. Loki can be emotional, don’t get me wrong. He has made decisions while affected by his emotions. BUT…Loki always seems to come out on top. Why?
Because he’s cold and calculating…and he’s learning (especially as the films progress) that any decisions from emotional impulse are often regretted later. He uses logic and reason to make decisions instead of leaning on ideas and theories. By honing this pragmatic approach he’s adopted and sculpted to suit his needs, he could be a wonderful, albeit dangerous, king.
Loki shows this best at the end of Thor 2 when he is disguised as Odin, Thor confesses he doesn’t want the throne. Do you really think Odin would have been so forgiving and understanding of Thor’s decision to reject the crown? I don’t think so. Loki knows this, but he also knows if he removes Thor from Asgard by letting him follow his heart, it opens up a world of possibilities for him. It seems as though he’s using emotion to make this decision, but in reality, he’s being pragmatic and taking the logical steps to ensure his brother cannot challenge him. I don’t know about you, but I’m extremely curious to know how Loki plans to pull off his charade as Odin and how long he intends to draw it out before revealing himself to the kingdoms.
What do you think? Is Loki pragmatic?
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