Fans of the God of Mischief won’t ever forget the powerful scene that absolutely wrecked everyone in the audience in “Avengers: Infinity War” when Thanos invaded the ship carrying all the Asgardians in order to seize the Space Stone from the Tesseract.
It is also the scene we had to painfully relive in the first episode of the new Disney+ series, “Loki,” when the show recounted some of Loki’s most defining moments throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Yes, I’m talking about his death — in the hands of Thanos who chokes the life out of him while his brother Thor watches. “You’ll never be a god,” Loki’s final words to the Mad Titan were. It was absolutely devastating — the first of the many deaths and losses we’ll never get over.
Reminiscing this scene, Tom Hiddleston, the actor of Loki, shared with comicbook.com what he believed were Loki’s dying thoughts in that instance in an exclusive interview for the premiere of the Disney+ show.
“I think that whole scene is overwhelmingly terrifying for both Thor and Loki,” he said. “Genuinely, he’s seen Thor in some tight spots before but he’s always trusted his brother will find a way out of it. In that moment, he knows that if he doesn’t do anything, his brother will die at Thanos’ hand. When he first starts speaking, I think he’s just stalling for time. He says, ‘If you’re going to Earth, you might a guide. I have a bit of experience in that arena.’ He’s trying to think of a way of stalling Thanos. He’s improvising.”
Just when everyone was fooled into thinking that Loki was really switching sides to save his own skin, Loki then revealed his true intentions when he brought out his knife in an attempt to bring down Thanos.
“Then I think he realized, I’ve only got one shot at this and it might not work but at least I’ll have saved my brother and I’ll go down swinging,” Tom explained. “I always found that very touching. He knows what he’s gonna do. In Loki’s defense, I know some people have been, ‘Why’s he use a knife?’ and stuff but he does go for the head. He almost makes it so he knows how to do that. I always found it very touching that when he’s listing, he’s introducing himself, he says, ‘I, Loki, of Jotunheim, Prince of Asgard, God of Mischief, Odison…’ and he calls himself an Odinson. Really, those movies, up until that point, have been, especially from Loki’s perspective, have been ‘Who gets to call themself an Odinson?’ The fact that he addresses himself in that way and looks at Thor, I found really touching.”
And as the scene ended with Thor mourning over his fallen brother’s body, Tom shared, “I think in that moment, what’s going through Loki’s mind: ‘Damn, didn’t work,’ I guess.”
Nope, we’re never going to recover from this information.
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