Was Loki a Good Villain for 'The Avengers'?Was Loki a Good Villain for 'The Avengers'? by KRRouse
Let's talk about Loki.
*Pause to dodge stampeding fangirls*
Yes, the god of mischief from the recent Thor and Avengers films certainly has made a name for himself, both as a heartthrob and as one of Marvel Studios' most compelling villains. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a Loki fan myself, but what I've always found interesting is that his character didn't seem to have that huge of a fanbase until The Avengers (his second film appearance) came out. The reason I find this interesting is because for as much as that movie boosted his appeal, it also seemed to harm his character the most.
Many people have criticized Loki as one of the biggest weaknesses in that film, saying that he fell flat as the villain due to a lack of menace, motivation, and most notably, success. He doesn't just lose at the end of the story; he loses almost every step of the way. Nearly every confrontation that he gets into results in him looking like a fool while his opponent wraps up the scene