(Ragnarok spoilers; ignore if this is a duplicate but I think the app ate it) Any thoughts about the 1st time we see Loki on Sakaar & he's telling an apparently funny story, the only part of which we can hear is "& then I let go"? It seems really weird to me that he'd be joking about his suicide attempt, unless the movie's explicitly trying to reframe it as NOT a suicide attempt, which ofc is at least partly headcanon but it really doesn't make sense as anything BUT that. (1/2)
(cont’d) In this case I suppose Loki could technically be talking about literally anything, but falling from the Bifrost is the only thing I can think of that would fit what he’s saying and has actually been onscreen.
urk, I forgot about that.
I remember it made me wince at the time and it’s making me wince again right now, because…yeah, there’s not really anything else it would make sense to be that we know about, and unfortunately it would…kind of fit with the way that the primary ways previous continuity got referenced within Ragnarok were to poke fun at it.
the only way I can headcanon myself around it is that it’s some other story that we just don’t know about, which isn’t very satisfying. I really wish I had a better explanation for it, because I don’t like the idea that it’s otherwise, but…I don’t know what else it would be.
I guess maaaaybe it could be more of Loki rewriting events to try to pull all the trauma out of them, the way people have talked about him doing with the play? because that is…what that does, on an in-text level - takes all these things (like Loki’s relationship with Odin, his ancestry, even his relationship with Thor) and pulls all the sting out of them. so maybe that’s what he’s doing there - retelling that story in a way that makes it less painful somehow.
but that’s not a particularly satisfying explanation either.
(yeah, I’m…it really doesn’t make sense given all the acting cues and the reaction of everyone else that Loki let go assuming anything but that he’d die. and whatever anyone says I’m not budging on that issue.)