(I know I took liberties with the letter X…geeze.)
“Extreme good, extreme evil: the abilities required are similar.” ~ Margaret Atwood
We’ve all seen the Avengers (if you haven’t, then why are you even reading these posts), so we know the extremes Loki is willing to go to in order to return to Asgard. He’s been tortured, abused, neglected, and manipulated…so it’s no wonder he is willing to use these same tactics to bring his plans to fruition.
Using the tesseract to control Barton and Selvig (and many others) ~ Extreme.
Opening a portal to allow the Chitauri to invade Earth ~ Extreme.
Manipulating the Avengers and his brother ~ Okay, that one was just plain stupid on his part, but it’s still extreme.
But as we all know…desperate times call for desperate measures.
Loki just wanted to go home to Asgard. He wanted what he believed was his by right. His path merely took extreme measures to obtain these goals. Did it help that he came off as insane? Yes. Because there’s nothing more insane than a man in desperation, a man who has nothing to lose.
Yes, my wicked king, it is madness. You’ve gone round the bend. But don’t worry, you still have an army of fangirls who take your extreme beliefs as their creed and will defend you until death.
Dare I ask…do you think Loki’s actions were extreme?