After his first appearance as Loki in 2011’s Thor, Tom Hiddleston and his character have become popular among fans. The actor has become famous enough to date Taylor Swift, and even among the favorites to assume the role of James Bond after Daniel Craig hangs up the tux. Meanwhile, Loki has appeared in four subsequent Marvel films, having developed from an antagonist to, well, a somewhat likable antagonist.

But, one fan theory suggests that Loki being a villain isn’t really his fault at all. According to the theory, when Loki was causing trouble throughout the first Avengers film, he was actually under the influence of the Scepter, which he wielded when it contained the Mind Stone:

Now, fans have noticed, this theory is seemingly confirmed by Marvel, which wrote on its official website:

This tracks with a quote from Loki, “I remember a shadow. Living in the shade of your greatness. I remember you tossing me into an abyss, I who was and should be king.”

And also, one thing I noticed with a quick Google search about the Scepter:

All of this essentially vindicates Loki of being kind of an asshole throughout the first phase of Marvel movies. And, it kind of makes his supposed death a lot more depressing. But let’s be honest: He’ll probably be back in Avengers: Endgame.

From: Esquire US

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