Loki is named Thor’s best villain, however his current MCU redemption makes him much less evil and extra mischievous, and one prank exhibits that completely.
Warning! This text comprises spoilers for Iron Man #25Till very lately within the MCU, Loki has confirmed to be a despicable villain to each Thor and the Avengers as a complete after serving as the principle or aspect antagonist of three separate movies throughout the established universe. Nevertheless, one prank Loki pulled on Thor within the comics proves that he’s greater than only a cold-blooded villain, but additionally a very hilarious trickster–and together with his current MCU redemption, this prank must be within the MCU.
Loki’s depiction within the MCU adopted the identical broad-stroke plot factors from his comedian origin. Loki was a Thor villain earlier than attacking the Earth, inflicting the Avengers to come back collectively for the primary time. Since then, nonetheless–in each the comics and the MCU–Loki has grown as a personality exponentially. Within the MCU, Loki is actually a time-traveling hero who’s about to go head-to-head with Kang the Conqueror. Within the comics, Loki has really confirmed to be extra of an ally to Thor than as one among his villains in recent times–although simply because Loki isn’t actively attempting to kill Thor in his more moderen books, doesn’t imply he’s not nonetheless a thorn in Thor’s aspect.
In a brief story inside Iron Man #25 titled “Daddy’s Boys” by Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akande, Iron Man has traveled to Jotunheim in quest of Thor as he believes the Avenger is in peril. As Iron Man is traversing the icy tundra, he comes throughout a statue that has been enchanted with artificial life. This statue is a guard of Jotunheim, one which doesn’t enable any gods to go unchallenged–although apparently it isn’t all that robust as Iron Man is ready to utterly destroy it with a single blast. Even if the statue was initially a menace, nonetheless, Iron Man decides to tug its still-talking head with him whereas searching for Thor because it might need come in useful on his journey. Whereas the statue’s head wasn’t the largest assist in discovering Thor, it did present some hilarious perception into Thor and Loki’s relationship exterior their hero/villain rivalry.
Loki Enchanted a Statue to Have a Crush on Thor
When Iron Man finds Thor, the statue’s head takes one have a look at the God of Thunder and might’t assist however to go with him on his ‘enticing naked chest’ whereas additionally calling him ‘superior’. Noting the oddity right here, Iron Man asks Thor if Loki was the one who enchanted this statue to have a crush on Thor, and Thor flatly responds within the affirmative. That is precisely the sort of shenanigans Loki and Thor must be stepping into within the present state of the MCU. Whereas main-continuity-Thor’s Loki is technically useless, one other Loki (the star of the present Loki) has taken the previous Loki’s place and is now the principle Loki of the MCU. Which means that Thor and this different Loki will inevitably cross paths, and since each could be heroes at that time, Loki wouldn’t pull any literal back-stabbing jokes on Thor–although one thing like enchanting a statue to have a crush on Thor could be an ideal prank for Loki to drag on his brother.
Not solely would this prank match completely within the MCU given how Loki and Thor have developed as characters, however it will additionally match the tone of their movies as they at the moment stand. Director Taika Waititi has given the Thor franchise a a lot looser and extra comical really feel, and to a sure extent, that extends to Loki. If the 2 had been to search out themselves in an MCU film collectively once more, and if that film had been to be directed by Taika Waititi simply because the final two Thor motion pictures had been, then this explicit Marvel Comics prank could be an ideal addition as it’s a enjoyable spin on Loki’s mischievous spirit whereas staying true to the non-threatening hero he has developed into.
Iron Man #25 by Marvel Comics is in comedian ebook shops now.
Subsequent: Miek’s Ultimate Kind Will Change How You See Thor’s MCU Buddy