This may seem like a really, really stupid question, but I just saw the second Thor movie and *sigh*. Do you believe that Loki has the ability deep (and I mean *deeeep*), down to be good? I understand that he will never be "good" in the way that Thor and Jane and everyone else is, but, do you believe that he has the potential to be "less evil?" (I'm sorry if this is a jumbled mess, but do you see what I'm trying to say here?)
honestly, i doubt it?
the great thing about the entire thor franchise for me isn’t so much about good or bad - because the movies do an amazing job of showing the fact that someone can be good AND bad; thor is kind and generous AND he is brutal and bloodthirsty, jane is incredibly intelligent and ambitious AND her ambition often leads her to be insensitive and dismissive, odin tries to be a good king and a good father AND he is blinded by his pride, frigga is loving and brave and intelligent AND she often overlooks the crimes of her children and husband.
and loki exemplifies this more than anyone else - he’s ambitious and driven and intelligent and strategic and he loves his brother and his mother and his father and he is capable of diplomacy and he’s talented and witty and charming AND he’s petty and violent and bloodthirsty and narcissistic and childish and cruel. he’s all of these things and none of them. it’s not about evil. it’s about the fact that loki has his own ends - as does anyone else - and his ends are human and his ends are understandable, it’s rather method, i think, that people take issue with. (obviously. i hope everyone takes issue with genocide.) the great thing about him is that he never compromises what he does by what he SHOULD do, if that makes any sense. there’s really no way to put a moral compass on him, there’s no way to say that what he’s doing at any point is evil or not because he will always follow his own code, and sometimes that leads him to assist thor, sometimes it leads him to pull some of the shit he does in the movie. he’s always, always, beautifully narcissistically consistent. he’s always himself. i don’t think he can be any less capricious without compromising his character.
so what i’m really trying to say, is ‘fuck less evil’, enjoy the ride.