Loki tries to know about what others think about him in Journey into Mystery [The Book Depository] [Waterstones]. He asks for everyone except for Thor. Loki has envisioned a great plan to save Asgard and make a profecy come true. He wants to help Thor and do good. However, his list of friends is short. Until now he’s been stealing weapons and tricking villains into his service. But, Loki’s heart is in pain. Even if he doesn’t want to admit it, it sucks having no friends.
To keep up with his plans, he summons a teller. He asks about the opinions people have about him. No one trusts him, nor want to be his friend. In fact, they’re only protecting him or tolerating him because Thor asked them to do so.
Even Odin is way too wary about Loki. Finally, the Teller asks Loki if he wants to know about what Thor thinks about him. Loki rejects the offer. He argues that Thor has a weird personality, but I bet that he doesn’t want to listen to whatever the truth might be. I think that Loki fears that his brother doesn’t like him, despite being his only friend and real ally.
To be fair, the other version of Loki was pretty evil. Even if Kid Loki wants to do good, he’s still the God of Lies. People don’t care that he’s young and inexperienced. They just see the old version of him. How can Loki change for good if everyone is expecting him to bring but trouble?
After getting a great amount of depressing information about what Asgardians think of him, he decides to leave. Alas, the Teller wants some payment. So, he decides to eat Loki. In fear, he starts yelling for Thor who appears to his rescue. Thor was nearby and that’s why he could save Loki. Despite that, the Teller will keep his eyes on Loki from afar.
Thor tells Loki that trust takes time, and that he’ll get it but he has to be patient with people. In fact, he just sees a kid trying to do good. Thor truly hopes that Loki will be different this time. And so, he’s by his side doing what Odin didn’t. Thor is tryingg to raise Loki in his spare time.
Loki is in a very delicate position. Only one person in his environment is open to expect something different from him, Thor. The rest are just waiting for him to either fail, or become a master villain that will put Asgard in flames again. And that doesn’t fair. When we make something bad, we also need the chance to change. If you only expect errors from one person, how do you expect them to behave differntly or try their best? Journey into Mystery [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] makes you think about what it means to give second chances to others.
Want to read more?
- Loki: Journey into Mystery. The beginning of Fear Itself.
- Loki: Journey into Mystery. Thor is in prison.
- Loki: Journey into Mystery. God of Lies.
- Loki: Journey into Mystery. Forced Truce.
- Loki: Journey into Mystery. In Limbo.
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