You should have listened to you child self, he told you they won’t let you be anything more than the bad guy.
WHHHHHHYYYYY?!?! Why won’t you let him change?!?! This is the kind of stuff that makes me want Loki to do his absolute worse when the time comes! And poor Thor, he has done so much for Asgard in the last few issues of Vol. 2! And the first few issues of Vol 3! Like what the heck?!?
I’m the opposite, it makes me want him to fight all the harder to stay on the right path. (though on a visceral level I certainly wouldn’t blame him at this point for going all supervillain on them. I mean, that level of betrayal is something even he at his worst would have trouble matching) He can’t let them be right. He can’t let what he did all be for nothing. the fact that something good may come out of Kid Loki’s death makes it a bit easier to take. If he died and Loki just went back to being evil… that would make the end of his JIM story EVEN SADDER and more tragic, and that just shouldn’t be possible…. there should be rules against anything that sad.
As for Thor, I’m sure he’ll be fine in the end, he’ll just be going through a dark time for a while. It seems like they are going to be flipping Thor and Loki around as the good and bad son while Thor is ‘unworthy’ but I am sure Thor will set things right. Maybe Loki will even help him do that. Jason Aaron said that Loki will be playing a part in the story, and presumably it won’t be to make Thor’s life even more miserable. I mean, we’ve seen the future, and Thor has Mjolnir there… though, if the future is set, then Loki (and Midgard, for that matter) really is doomed. :-/
ps. I think it would be hilarious and heartwarming at the same time to have Unworthy Thor crash on Loki’s couch. And then Loki gets all frustrated with him and is all like “I remember why I hated you now”Its just so frustrating to see our poor baby, Who is NOTHING like Vol 1-Siege Loki, be treated as such! I’m not going to stand here and say that Young Adult Loki is a Paladin, or that everyone in Asgard has no right to be cautious of him, it’s just, this scene reminds me of the end of the comic Loki where in the end Old King Loki (I believe anyway) changes for the better and wants to do right for his brother and Kingdom… only to be Killed by “I am done with your B.S. Loki” Thor. I just don’t want to see something like this happening to him again! T_T Though I too hope that Kid Loki’s sacrifice was not made in vain, or to simply make his older self a little different. Also I’m really happy to hear that Loki is going to help his brother out! I cant wait to read that!
I know. Though it was a little touch and go there, where you didn’t know if he really had changed his ways or not, it’s pretty clear now that he really IS trying, he was devastated to learn that he ends up going evil again in the future. He’s still got some villainous tendencies sometimes, a couple backsliding incidents, but he’s trying. And i want him to succeed. That no one but Thor, who will soon be in no position to help him cus he’s got his own trainwreck of a life to deal with, and maybe Verity but she’s new, will give him a chance is frustrating. Understandable, if you look at it from their perspective, but frustrating from his/ours.
I was super worried to see him in Axis on the villain side, it caused me to basically scour every interview and whatnot that I could find looking for reassurance that he wouldn’t be going evil again. It sounds as though the story will be flipping things all around and the villains (though, a few of them are of questionable ‘villain’ status at the moment, including Loki. Minus Red Skull, who is being SO awful that even all the actual villains are like “dude, no, that’s fucked up.”) will end up saving the day, somehow. Remender said at SDCC that he has ‘the biggest Loki beat ever' planned for Axis, but declined to elaborate further, aside from the fact that Thor is involved. I have hopes that it's a moment where everyone can see that he's changed. If he goes all evil again in it I will be sad, but I don't think that he will, since that would really screw up his solo book….
And yeah, he didn’t go into a lot of detail, but Jason Aaron said he had been waiting for just the right moment to use Loki, that it had to be special when he appeared. Said that the appearance of this new Lady Thor would get Loki curious as to what was going on, and he will investigate to find out what she is all about. Maybe he will help try to get Mjolnir back from her. Should be interesting. Apparently all spins out of this whole 10th Realm thing, I hope Thor and Loki are still on good terms after that, I have been greatly enjoying their time together as brothers who are not trying to kill one another. But there is still the BIG SECRET hanging over everything. That has to come out eventually, and Thor will likely not take it well. :-/ Poor babies. The Asgard side of Marvel is great right now, but… gah, so much tragedy, everything keeps going wrong. (but in an entertaining way, they’re great reads) but with those two things together, I think Marvel has something huge in store for Loki, but they’re trying to keep it a surprise. I doubt it involves him going evil again, though, or at least I hope not.