anyway I saw Endgame and I’m mentally unstable so here’s a little tribute to the old days of Marvel Tumblr (and by that I mean everyone’s weirdass headcanons like Clint crawling through vents)
There it is, for the fourth night in a row. The rustling.
Again? You turn over on your side, tossing an arm over Loki and letting it fall with all its weight. It wakes him up with a small “oof.”
“What is it?” he asks, his voice gravelly with sleep.
“The noise. Again.”
He pinches the bridge of his nose and lets out a heaving sigh. “Did we not set up mouse traps no more than two days ago? Surely you’re hearing things.”
“Nope! For sure, there’s something in the kitchen.”
“And you want me to check on it?”
“Yeah,” you stage whisper, eager to ensure your safety.
“Do it yourself. You are perfectly capable of finding the source of the sound on your own.”
“But what if someone is breaking in? I could die, Loki. Do you want me to die?”
He almost smiles underneath his cloud of sleepiness. “I assure you, darling, under my supervision, you will always be safe. Go find the noise. I’ll still be here when you come back.”
You throw the blankets away and swing your legs over the edge of the bed. For the past four nights at exactly five thirty in the morning— and always at five thirty in the morning— something in the kitchen has been rustling and leaving crumbs on the floor.
Loki tried to tell you it was just a mouse, and that it’s completely normal for them to get in, especially while you’re living in the city. But something about the consistent timing gave you your suspicions. And of course, Loki didn’t care because he wasn’t worried at all and wanted to stay out of it. He still doesn’t care.
What does he know? You’re the only one hearing it.
You tiptoe out of the doorway to the faint smell of pastries, and you swear you see a silhouette at the counter. You audibly gasp as your heart stops. By the time you’ve regained your composure and scrambled to hit the lights, the intruder is gone. You bolt back to the bedroom as fast as your legs can take you and hide under the blankets, swearing up and down you saw something.
“It is the early hours of the morning. You’re practically still dreaming. Don’t worry about it,” Loki mumbles, pulling you close to his chest more for his own comfort than your own.
“You– You stupidhead. I know what I saw.”
By daylight, Loki is making fun of you.
“Oh, I’m a silly little mortal and the tiniest creak of a floorboard scares me out of my feeble skin!” he mocks in a comically higher voice.
“I promise you, I heard the noise again, and then I saw someone in the kitchen!” You whine, folding your arms and pouting in your seat.
“Fine.” Loki sets down the coffee mug he was filling. “Let’s make a bet. If there is an intruder in our home, I will never doubt you again. If there isn’t, I get bragging rights.”
You stand up from your seat and support yourself on your arms. “I need more of an incentive to prove I’m right, or no deal.”
A smirk plays on his lips as he asks you, “What do you have in mind?”
You think for a moment. “If I’m right, you have to do whatever I want for a full 24 hours.”
“Darling, that’s hardly a challenge.”
“Oh really? Then I dare you to shatter that mug on the tile floor right now.”
“B-But— my coffee…” he stammers, picking up the mug and holding it closer to himself, protecting it as if it were a child.
“Do it, Mister Know-It-All.”
You smile. “Then it’s a bet.”
He takes a sip of coffee, looking at you over the rim of the mug.
“One more thing,” you demand. “No pulling any funny business to get yourself out of this if you lose.”
“What makes you think I’d do that?”
Loki is propped up with pillows on your bed, fidgeting with the battery case on the TV remote. He opens and closes it about three million times.
Click. Click. Click. Click.
“Cut it out!” you snap as you change clothes.
“I will if you turn around.”
“I’m anything but decent right now,” you say, searching the dresser drawers for a t-shirt you’ll feel comfortable sleeping in.
“Is that not the point?”
You pick out a top you bought for Loki as a joke last year. It has Hello Kitty on the front. He refuses to wear it, even at home. You begin to pull it over your head.
You remove the shirt, balling it up and throwing it as hard as you can. It lands on his face, and he’s completely still for a moment before bursting into laughter.
“Gimme that,” you growl through your own giggles, wrestling the shirt out of his hands and this time getting it on before he can take it off. You place your hands on his cheeks. “You’re. The. Worst. And. I. Hate. You,” you say between kisses.
He wraps his arms around you. “If this is your hatred, I can only hope I’m unbearable.”
“Well, you better behave yourself, because tonight you have to stay up so you can hear the intruder.”
“Right. The intruder,” he sighs, kissing your forehead.
And at five thirty on the dot, the rustling sound is back, waking you from a rather pleasant dream. Loki looks at you with wide eyes in fake surprise and tries to hide his grin.
You slam a pillow over your face with a long, drawn out “ughhh,” reluctantly crawling out of bed. Loki is already at the doorway with a smug look on his face, seemingly certain that he’s going to win the bet.
He lifts a finger to his lips, telling you to stay quiet as he creeps out the door. You follow close behind with your hand clasped in his. Silent as a cat’s steps, he flips the light switch.
“What the fuck,” you say, out loud. You cringe at our accidental profanity before you speak again. “Not the PopTarts!”
Loki looks absolutely baffled, his mouth hanging open a bit and his hands in the air. He’s trying his best to accept that it is, in fact, his brother in front of him, raiding the pantry.
“What…are you doing…?” he asks hesitantly with a quiver of worry in his voice.
Thor is still chewing a mouthful of S’mores PopTarts. “Got hungry. Was out of PopTarts, so I paid you a visit.”
“Why didn’t you just buy some more?” You ask, strangely more annoyed than Loki.
Thor shrugs. “Didn’t have the time.”
“But you have time,” Loki says, “to sneak into our house with the key I gave you for emergencies only?”
“This is an emergency!”
You fold your arms. “Yeah, no. I don’t think so. Get out.”
“I guess I’ll be…on my way then,” he stutters awkwardly, reaching for another PopTart.
“Nonono, no more of those for you. Just go home, or buy yourself some more. I don’t care. Just let us sleep.”
He agrees, leaving with a promise to see you at the next family gathering. You hate to admit that it warms your heart to think he considers you part of his family now.
“So,” Loki turns to you after a bit of silence. “It seems you’ve won the bet.”
“Oh. Yeah. I wasn’t really serious about that, I just wanted you to listen to me.” You avoid eye contact.
He lifts your chin with two fingers to look at you. “No take-backs, remember? If I can’t get out of this, neither can you.”
MCU Loki is the kind of person who drinks coffee exclusively from a thermos labelled “tea” and tea from a thermos labelled “coffee” so anyone trying to take his drink will be in for a world of anguish.
Summary: she couldn’t have him, that much she knew. It was only in wildest fantasies she could have the god to herself, and so that’s what she did. She plunged herself into her lustful desires, using his image. She had been mistaken to think she was truly alone…
Italics are a person’s thoughts. example;
(f/n) , (l/n) = Reader’s First Name, Last Name.
(e/c) = eye color
(h/c) = hair color
Timeskips and/ or changes in scenery are both identified by the little periods I put to separate them. While I do love filling space with a description about just every little thing, it can get tedious, forgive me. I, of course, own nothing but the story itself. The characters mentioned and used are not property of me of course.
ALSO!!!…I’m not sure about if this allowed here, but I wanted to share this one too, so I’m giving it a shot and posting it. Once again, I can not stress this enough, please, please please, don’t read if you don’t want. (´•̥̥̥д•̥̥̥`̀ू๑)
So apparently Loki had healed enough to walk away in the form of an Einherjar when Thor got to the place Darcy, Selvig, and Ian were. That’d be…I guess an hour or two in-universe? Maybe a bit more? I’m not sure.
A couple hours to heal a nearly-fatal wound sufficiently to fight ODIN.
The wintry evening wasn’t as cold as most. Loki had given
you his thick cloak earlier. He promised you that he didn’t need it. That he
was more content being cold. You tugged on it, bringing the furs closer to your
You heard a quiet chuckle. You narrowed your eyes at the
Prince Who Insisted On Taking You Home Alone.
“You’re cold. I find it adorable,” Loki confessed. His boots
turned in the ground and made your feet stop in the snow. His finger tucked
under your chin. “How rosy your cheeks grow whenever you’re in my presence.”
“I swear I will be the first lady who pushes a Prince into
the water,” you laughed at him, pushing his chest away from you. He pulled on
you again. The force brought you two together; your lips meeting. Everything in
your body felt warm. You deepened the kiss and felt lightheaded when Loki separated
“My lady,” Loki’s voice trailed off. “Don’t tempt me to do
it again. I’m scared I won’t leave.”
There are different runes that are associated with Loki but among them I like it most when Kenaz is considered Loki’s rune. Mostly because it’s a rune that is strongly represents knowledge.
“Perhaps the deepest of Kenaz occult mysteries is the pursuit of knowledge — for the sake of power. That “The Truth will set you free” is a very old idea indeed, and it is this seeking, gaining, applying and recognition of the truth that lay behind every authentic search for occult knowledge. But this knowledge — indeed ‘cunning’ — is a double-edged sword — fire may serve us, but it is not our friend.”[X]
“Kenaz is the root of all technological knowledge, the rune of the craftsman and the crafty one - Loki.”[X]
“Kenaz means "torch” and it’s a symbol of knowledge and intellect, illumination, searching for enlightenment, shedding light on matters, quest for truth, skills and abilities, creativity, art, craftsmanship, cunning, acquisition and application of knowledge, occult female secrets, intuition, enthusiasm in teaching/learning, study, kin-fire, opportunity, playfulness.“[X]
Here’s the shape of Kenaz:
The interesting thing about the shape of this rune is that if you are a Loki fan(Marvel comics/MCU), you have certainly seen it on Loki’s costumes. Especially in recent comics.
And yes, in this state the rune is still considered in upright position.
You have also seen it in MCU.
Loki’s helmet also is shaped in a way that is similar to Kenaz.
The meaning of the runes that make Loki’s name is also interesting for me:
Hewitt: Ah, can you talk about… progressing Loki, I guess, as a character?
Waititi: Yeah. Yeah, well I feel like we were- You know, we didn’t want to change him too much because he was so popular and the fans love that version of him. We wanted to keep-
we needed to retain who he is, because when you start changing all of
the characters and just doing it for the sake of change, you know,
people can’t handle that and definitely fans can’t handle that.
Waititi: So you know he was one of the few characters that we, you know, that we changed and so I made sure that- *pause* -that the main changes that were gonna happen there were to do with the brothers, and to do with their relationship,
because I think people wanted to see that arc end on a satisfying way
and culmination of all these films and all of the events being that Thor
and Loki finally found some sort of way of co-existing without Thor
always saying, “Loki, stop this madness! Come hooome! Oh, you can do
better!” Instead of pleading with him, just, you know, I feel that’s the
most mature version of these guys-
(cont.) -you know, is to say to him, “Man, it’s cool. You keep doing
what you’re doing, I’m- You know, I don’t need to change you. I’ve all
the other stuff to concentrate on, that change thing is up to you, I’m
not gonna- I’m sick of, like, pleading with you to, you know, to change
your ways.” And I feel like giving that decision to Loki-
Waititi: (cont.) -and letting him make that decision for himself was actually the most satisfying version of those have been.
He sure seems to have a bone to pick with Loki, though:
Hewitt: Was that something you have laughed over with Tom, had a lot of fun with planning those reactions?
Waititi: Yeah, yeah, and I think for the fans that’s such a satisfying, satisfy in to that little- I, just, in calling back, five or six years ago, or how many years ago was, just that Ragnarok moment, to finally see that having Thor, and for people who feel like- We’ve actually thought about the fans, and we’ve thought about those moments that we recognize that they remember. That was very cool, we also have another moment, which didn’t make it- it might be on the DVD, where they all come up by- towards the end, one big battle part, on the bridge, at the end, they all land on the bridge next to each other; there’s Thor and then Hulk in the middle, and then Loki turns up, and they’re all standing there for a sec, and then Hulk just smashes Loki-
Waititi: (cont.) -and punches him out of the frame, just like in Avengers, when the transition turned to Thor – which was a crowd favorite! But just, so many little things that we had to get rid of for time and just didn’t, sometimes- it’s just like, we have to choose between that and battle for on the bridge for the big laugh, you know, which one are we gonna do?
Waititi: So… Which is fine. You know, it all still works-
Waititi: (cont.) -in this. When people are talking about that, they don’t know about it.
Hewitt: Well they know now!
Waititi: They know now.
Hewitt: They know about it now! Whenever you listen to this, six months down the line.
Hewitt: I think you chose wisely, by the way.
Waititi: Yeah, yeah.
And of course, you have the end of that, sort of display of Strange’s
powers. Now I wonder if Marvel maybe wanted to show as well how much he
progressed since his first film? Because he treats Loki with a lot of contempt.
Hewitt: Just kind of “bye bye” and “there he goes”.
Waititi: Yeah, and that’s good, it’s nice to- because he is a powerful- What do you call him? Sorcerer? Wizard?
Hewitt: [at the same time] Sorcerer Supreme
Waititi: Whatever he is. Man Witch.
Hewitt: *chuckling* Man Witch.
Man Witch. And this is more fun, you know, because you imagine that
Loki’s got the most spells, and it’s nice for him to come up against
Strange, and that’s- just that little moment, you know, just to- you
know, not to, not to really want to, like, humiliate Loki all the way
through the film, but I feel- because he was most definitely- he
overpowered Thor a lot in the other films in terms of presence, and
story, and, you know, he was kind of overshadowing him, a little bit. In
this one, it was just nice to kind of, you know, to switch it around, and to just, you know, after all the shitty things Loki’s done in the last few films, just to get him-
Waititi: (cont.) -get him, like, get his. You know, just for a few-
Waititi: (cont.) -a few moments in this film.
The snake story, the one that establishes that Loki regularly kept “trying to kill” Thor for funsies and Thor somehow put up with one thousand years of this behavior, until Thor finally turns around the tables in the electrocution scene was ad-libbed by Waititi:
Hewitt: You know, there’s another moment I love, when they have the little huddle about Loki, and he tells the story about how Loki turned into a snake.
Waititi: Yeah, yeah.
Hewitt: And that felt improv’d.
Waititi: Yeah, there was basically- what we did about six different versions of that story, and that was just us standing around, while the cameras are rolling, while I would just feed them lines, and feed Chris ideas for some stories. I was, “Oh, do one, this one, um, say, “I was walking through a field, and I saw a lovely Turkish rug in the middle of the grass, and I love Turkish rugs, so I went to stand on it, and it was Loki, and he turned back into Loki, and it was a hole, and I fell through the hole, and was impaled in the hole, full of spikes”.”
Waititi: As I did all versions of that and I just kept going with- Yeah, the one with the snake just turned out to be the one we used.
Hewitt: And one more Hemsworth Humor moment before we get into some plot stuff, his reaction to Banner going into the bathtub, that can be strong and powerful- Yeah, is he though?
Waititi: [at the same time] Yeah, is he, though?
Hewitt: Ain’t that right.
Waititi: Boy, this stuff, this really just comes back to us just sitting around playing with the scene again and again, that particular scene, with Banner and Thor, on this tub, you gotta step and then strip, we must have done like twenty-five takes, thirty takes of that, just to try different iterations of jokes and, you know, and ideas, and it’s really cool that we had that time, and freedom to do those things. I had such a good time.
Fandral to the rest of Thor’s friends, after Hogun voices suspicion of Loki letting in the Jotnar into the Vault in Thor 1: ”Loki’s always been one for mischief, but this is something else.”
(Sif’s only argument in favor of Hogun’s suspicion is that “Loki has always been jealous of Thor”, but she says nothing about his character or that he’d had a history of betraying Thor, which would have been a better argument.)
Thor to Nick Fury in The Avengers: ”Loki’s mind is far afield.” (Implying that Loki going around hurting people and conquering planets was not his normal behavior.)
Thor to Frigga in that deleted scene in TDW: ”Loki is no longer the child you once knew.” (”Neither are you,” Frigga points out, btw.)
Loki’s trickster side, which was one aspect of his character in the first two Thor films, but not his entire character, was magnified in Ragnarok and replaced his sympathetic motivations and feelings that had been established and progressed in the previous films.
Frankly, it seems that Waititi grabbed Loki’s post-torture, brainwashed, Mind-Scepter-controlled behavior in The Avengers and took that as his baseline for the character.
Bonus: The retcon escaped into official biographies :(
Companions: Sticks to himself, but is closest to Thor
Superhuman strength, increased life span. Regarded as one of the most
powerful sorcerers in all of Asgard. He can make himself appear to be
somewhere he is not, shape-shift, and teleport. He is often the voice of
reason to Thor’s impulsiveness and is usually relied on to talk his
older brother out of sticky situations.
Gear: Like his brother,
Loki also has a helmet that he wears for ceremonial purposes. His
features two long horns that curl at the ends. He also wears a green
Story: As Odin’s younger son, Loki has always known the
throne of Asgard will never belong to him. He has, however, tried his
best to be a good brother to Thor and a son Odin could be proud of. When
Thor travels to Jotunheim, it is Loki who sends a message to their
father in order to prevent an all-out war. Still, he cannot stop Odin
from banishing Thor. When the king falls into Odinsleep soon after, Loki
takes the throne.
“Despite his latent love for his family and occasionally helping Thor when he feels inspired, he typically betrays him.”
(As a sidenote, I am a bit baffled: I checked months ago, and archive dot org had
hundreds of snapshots of this page archived, showing that this page did not exist in this form until after Ragnarok was released, but now it only has two snapshots from 2019.
…Anyway, this page, before Ragnarok was released, showed a very different site, marvel dot com only had biographies for the comic book versions of their characters, and definitely did not have biographies for the film versions.
EDIT: @radioactivephysicist brought to my attention that https://www.marvel.com/characters/loki/does have more archived snapshots, all the way back to July 2018. October 2018 is the earliest archived version of a page that includes Loki’s movie biography, it doesn’t seem to be different from the current online version; months before, it was all comics!Loki for the biography, no movie version. Years before used different urls, and were also all for the comic book versions of the characters with no biographies for the film versions.)
Waititi also expresses satisfaction at Loki having to react to Odin’s final words, like Loki didn’t completely break apart emotionally and psychologically twice in front of Odin in the first Thor film (one more retcon):
Hewitt: Yeah. You also, what it does, is- I think if you kept it in New York, it might have placed too much of a burden on Loki? And that he essentially condemns his dad to an ongoing death.
Hewitt: Whereas here seems to be Odin openly embracing, choosing exile.
Waititi: Absolutely, and it gives us a chance instead of being in an alleyway in New York, to be in a peaceful environment where Odin can acknowledge Loki as his son, which gives the audience that, you know, that nice little emotional, um, punch where, you know, after all this time, and all these things that Loki’s done, you know-
Waititi: Odin says, “Yeah, my sons, you guys are both my sons and I love you.” Like, that’s a cool thing.
Waititi: To see Loki have to react to that-
Waititi: (cont.) -to see him take that in, it’s, you know, it’s good. I’m glad that scene’s emotional, because so much of the film is crazy and so many, like, ludicrous ideas are there, you know, working two tunes, like a giant wolf, and a zombie army-
Waititi: (cont.) -and like one of them was the Incredible Hulk, and a rock man, and Jeff Goldblum, you know, and the Kirby Planet, so all these crazy elements. It’s nice to just kind of ground it sometimes in cinema, and don’t shy away from that emotion either, don’t make a joke in that moment. Yeah. It’s just, simply this and give the audience the scene that they’ve been waiting for, probably for a long time.
Thor: Ragnarok’s director Taika Waititi – New Zealander of the
Year, blossoming fashion icon, and man of a thousand poses – is swift to
launch into a description of Loki, the unbeloved son of Asgard, as,
“someone who tries so hard to embody this idea of the tortured artist,
this tortured, gothy orphan.”
He’s discussing the character’s emotional arc in the film, one that sees
him put away his childish fixations and step up to save his city from
obliteration; to put into perspective his petty family squabbles and
realise a home is still a home, however you may feel about its
Waititi: And it’s a great moment in the film when he realizes he’s worthy without the hammer, and he had power without that thing. Which I really loved the idea of, just- Also, that’s sort of my line, you know, “What are you, the God of Hammers?”
Waititi: Yeah, and the idea that- and in my mind we- while there was one part they took out, I didn’t talk about it, it’s not in the film, but, I guess so. When they gave him the hammer to help him control his powers ‘cause he was so useless he kept blowing up the furniture and electrocuting-
Waititi: -electrocuting the staff. *laughs* He couldn’t control it, they had to give him something to just kind of focus it into this thing, and that was the thing that stopped Thor from accidentally, like, Firestarter or something, like she had some sort of thing to hold on to, to concentrate all the fire into- I love the image of this little kid, little Thor, just walking around the palace – which is always like Elsa in Frozen, you know?
…Yep. It’s Thor who resembles Elsa in Frozen, sure, not Loki.
Nope, not the sibling who learned to hide his emotions throughout the years, rarely initiated touch throughout canon and also had the actual ice powers he didn’t care for.
“Well I wanted this little thing, and maybe if we ever do a Thor 4
we can have it, but I wanted to do some flashbacks where Thor was a
kid, a fat little kid. There was like an 80s version of Asgard where
everyone had massive shoulder pads, and everyone had mullets (laughs).
Our idea was Thor and Valkyrie meet and he’s like, ‘Hey I know you,’ and
she’s like ‘Ha I remember you,’ and then it cuts back to this thing and
he’s just this pudgy little kid walking around with a mullet and being
picked on by other kids. And Loki’s like this little emo goth hanging
out by himself. He was like the kid in Harry Potter, [Malfoy].”
Yeah, sure, Loki was the rich, popular bully who was pampered by his father but also he was an emo goth hanging out by himself, sure, that makes sense. orz
Edit: Add in the electrocution scene, “been falling for the last thirty minutes”, Loki sitting chained up (a behind the scenes screenshot floating around tumblr shows that at some point it was going to be Loki kneeling in that scene but that was changed for the theatrical release), the deleted portable toilet scene, yeah, “not to humiliate Loki all the way through the film”, sure.
Waititi says that we didn’t get that hug between Thor and Loki because Asgardians don’t hug, which not only contradicts the first film (Waititi claims he watched the previous films, btw), it also contradicts this same film, given that Thor hugs Bruce Banner in a deleted Ragnarok scene.
“I had no idea,” Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi told news.com.au. “I’d completely forgotten about [about Damon’s Dogma Loki]. Matt and Chris know each other and we really wanted someone good and someone who’s funny.
“That was one of my favourite moments, getting him to do it.
thought if I was Loki and I was ruling Asgard, I would write a play
about myself and force everyone to go and see it — change the details of
the play and get a huge celebrity to play myself.”
Damon’s cameo didn’t even happen until Thor: Ragnarok had moved into post-production, according to executive producer Brad Winderbaum.
had shot the rest of the scene on the Gold Coast [in Australia] and we
were getting a few little pieces here and there in post and additional
photography [in New York] to fill some scenes and make things clearer.
day, Chris said to Taika, ‘you know, Matt is in New York, he’ll come
down’. So we shot it on a lark and as soon as screened it in front of an
audience, they just lost their minds.”
thought if I was Loki and I was ruling Asgard, I would write a play
about myself and force everyone to go and see it — change the details of
the play and get a huge celebrity to play myself.” - Taika Waititi
You may know and Love Loki from MCU, Marvel comics or Norse Mythology. For some of us, loving Loki from one of these universes made us to seek all of his other appearances from the other universes as well.
You might have wanted to read Loki’s story in Marvel comics but didn’t know where to start or the reading order. @nlhollow has made a list for this specific purpose. You can check the link below to reach it.
The list might not be complete. So if you know of any other Loki appearances in Marvel comics, please check the list and share your information. Let’s make a complete list for all Loki fandom.
@nlhollow has also made a list for Loki in different media, including movies and books. This list is far from complete.
If you know of any other books and mentions/cameos, please
check the link below and share your information.
Ok so I’ve never read any of the comics before, so obviously I became a Loki fan from TH’s portrayal of him in the MCU. But every time u use comic pages in one of your answers, I found it fascinating! And now I kinda wanna read them. So a few questions: 1) are there any big differences between the comic’s version of his character vs the MCU’s? 2) is the scene where Loki discovers his heritage the same? What about Thor 1 as a whole? 3) which ones should I read, and in what order? Tysm
It’s great that you want to read comics because of Loki! I do the same and only follow Loki’s story! :D I’m tagging @nlhollow as the more knowledgeable source in comics.
1. Yes and no. MCU Loki and comics Loki share some characteristics. They are both tricksters and mages, have a rivalry with Thor and they are trying to prove their worth. But at the same time they are very different. Comics Loki’s history goes back to 60s(if I’m not mistaken) and his story is very different. He was a villain for the most part of his story. He went through many incarnations and his story is quite complicated. MCU has adapted Loki from Marvel comics but in the end of the day they are two different characters.
2. As I said the story is quite different, that includes his story of adoption and since it was in the old comics, I only read it from his wikia.
3. IMO the best Loki comic is “Loki: Agent of Asgard” and if you want to read one memorable comic with a good story and arc, this is my recommendation for you. But if you are interested to follow Loki, I would recommend reading his story from wikia up to his first death, and follow the story in comics when he is reincarnated as kid Loki starting with “Journey into Mystery(2011)”. Then the story continues with “Young Avengers(2013)” and after that you can read “Loki: Agent of Asgard(2014)”. Don’t forget to read “Original Sin- Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm” when the story comes to it. And now we have a new Loki solo comic too: “Loki(2019)”. Between these comics Loki only appears in other’s stories. For a list of complete Loki appearances in Marvel comics check out this post(@nlhollow has made list of all of Loki’s appearances in Marvel comics). One more thing the main story of Marvel comics happens in the universe “Earth-616”. There are alternate universes in Marvel comics and among them, I recommend “Loki(2004)” in which Loki defeats Thor and takes the throne of Asgard, and “Loki(2010)” which is an adaptation of Loki’s story in Norse mythology.
Lol I understand! Umm, I think the unpopular opinion of Loki that I have is for the MCU that Loki is entirely frost giant, not half-frost giant. That he is fully frost giant but because of that stigma and raised to hate his own race that he hides that side of him even after everyone knows.