You think you know pain? He will make you long for something sweet as pain.
the following meta-rambling analysis is actually part of a larger thing I’ve been working on off and on for the past week or so, and hope to post on its own at some point, but the above gifset is relevant enough that I kind of wanted to make this point on its own.
In the wake of ‘Avengers’ and Loki’s actions therein, a lot of fans were left wondering “What the fuck was Loki thinking?” Not only did Loki’s actions not make sense in a way that was consistent with his personality from the first Thor movie, but they weren’t even consistent within the movie itself. While the true reasons for his convoluted and self-defeating plot were metatextual in nature — he had to have a plan that was tailored to the specific talents and character arcs of the heroes to defeat — from an in-universe level they make no sense at all. Why did Loki never make any effort to eliminate the threat the heroes posed towards his plans? Why did he never make full use of the resources at his disposal? If he is presented as a clever and cunning mastermind — which he must be to pose a credible threat to the Avengers in the first place, since they outnumber, outweigh and outgun him in every other possible department — then why is his strategy SO. VERY. BAD?
This prompted many fans to spend hundreds of thousands of words speculating as to what Loki’s real plan might have been, since the methods and motivations given in the movie itself simply don’t make sense. Some have proposed that it was only part 1 of a larger Xanatos gambit to return to Asgard and steal the Infinity Gauntlet from within, either to deliver to Thanos or to use for himself. Others have proposed that it was a hidden act of heroism, to sabotage the invasion in order to save the Earth and the Nine Realms in general from the threat posed by Thanos and the Chitauri. Most likely none of these theories will ever be borne out and we will never be given any explanation in canon for the disparity.
But here is absolutely the simplest, most straightforward theory to explain Loki’s actions in Avengers in an internally consistent way: Loki never intended the Chitauri invasion of Earth to succeed, because he hated the Chitauri and wanted them destroyed. His actions on Earth prior to the opening of the portal were in service of crafting an elaborate, super-powered shooting gallery for the Chitauri to be led into and slaughtered.
IT’S BACK OH MY GOD
I’M FUCKING CRYING
THE FUCKING TAMBOURINE ONE THOUGH
We should make a band
THIS IA AMAZING
Guys look it’s The Strokes
I bet their music is orgasmic
You won’t see them coming.
don’t let tumblr make you believe that
-smoking is cool
-being a narcissistic bitch is acceptable
-trusting nobody is healthy
-starving yourself will make you beautiful
-hating everybody is okay
- that working hard for grades isn’t worth the time
- that having mental health condition is a perk
- that self harm should be romanticized
- that abusive and codependent relationships are cute
- that not being in a minority makes you any less of a person