Tom Hiddleston + Winking
You are my son
From the moment Odin saw Loki, he saw an instrument to end a war. From the moment Loki saw Odin, he saw someone he could love. Loki wanted Odin’s approval so much he changed his form to look like an Asgardian. Even as a newborn.
When I see that first gif I don’t see a cold calculating king looking at a political tool, I see a man who’s heart is melting cuz DAWW CUTE BABY. Yeah, he may have had some loftier political plans going through his mind then or later, but I believe he brought Loki home because his heart (and not his head) was genuinely moved. He just doesn’t know how to communicate it because he’s the MCU’s biggest emotionally repressed tsundere.
A LOST TALE OF MIDDLE EARTH by ryobu —-> Deviantart
It kind of says something when your plan is so crazy and/or evil that even Dukat is like “…the fuck?”
Magic, Knifes, the Staff and trickery.
Fighting with intelligence and strengh.
or why do I find this arousing
This is…so…hot. <3
Loki fights without wasting motion and also fights EXTREMELY close range. For someone who uses magic while they fight, look how close he gets to his opponent even using his staff. His preferred weapons are knives and he uses even shorter ones than Frigga does and he tends to use an icepick grip more often than not, which generally indicates either a knife fighter who has no experience whatsoever, or one who is extremely experienced and using that grip in a sophisticated series of attacks. Loki is the latter considering close quarters combat requires precision, speed, and the ability to make split second decisions because there isn’t any room for error in fighting that close.
Consider that in addition to the fact that he’s often multitasking by spell casting at the same time he’s fighting…
Loki is a lot of unsavory things, but he’s also a warrior. Thor wasn’t letting his little brother tag along on adventures out of pity. Loki earned that place by being deadly whether the other warriors really understood HOW deadly his style is or not.
“Up until the late 1980s, the consensus amongst most martial arts experts was that the icepick grip was the mark of an amateur, and that one who chose to attack using such a grip was easily disarmed….in the hands of a reasonably proficient fighter (such as Eskrima practitioners), a knife held in this fashion is remarkably fluid and can deliver multiple cuts from a variety of angles simply by manipulating the wrist. Such flexibility of technique make it extremely dangerous to attempt to immobilize the knife hand by grasping the wrist, as it can quickly circle around and do damage to tendons, nerves, or blood vessels." - wikipedia
(What does it mean when you fact check one unreliable website with another unreliable website. Whatever. I’m trying to be more skeptical.)
1. I love that this is accurate meta.
2. I love learning a new thing.
3. I love that this fighting style hella suits Loki’s characterization. An old school fighter sees the grip and thinks this’ll be too easy. But then he tries to immobilize the wrist and boom an unexpected manipulation leaves him suffering a lot of nasty damage. As if Loki didn’t only just develop a complex about being under-estimated, he made it useful by incorporating it into to his technique.
He’s also knife-fighting like Winter Soldier: so even if wiki and tumblr are wrong, the canon of the MCU says he’s a surgeon with a knife. Because if you’re doing what Bucky is doing, you’re doing things right: