“Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
“Wit is educated insolence.” ~ Aristotle
We can all agree Loki has some of the best lines in the films, and there’s no doubt that his razor sharp wit is as prominent an attribute as his ability to manipulate using magic. That being said, let’s examine how Loki uses his wit.
It’s a defense mechanism. Loki isn’t as strong as Thor, or as powerful as Odin. He relies on his intellect and quick thinking to save him. This is where his wit comes in as both a help and a hindrance.
He uses his silver tongue to charm those around him, or tear them down as the case may be. It all goes back to his uncanny ability to manipulate using his words. A charmer of the worst degree with nothing but cruel intentions.
Can we talk about his amazing freaking one liners?
While the writers truly knew Loki’s character well enough to give him such creative lines, I think they’re a wonderful reflection of him as a whole: snarky, sarcastic, a bit comical, and definitely off-the-cuff. Loki’s greatest weapon is his wit, and he wields it so well.
So…what was your favorite line showcasing Loki’s amazing wit?
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