Avengers: Endgame Theory –
A new theory has come into town. And it states that Thanos, the deadliest villain that the Avengers have ever faced in the Marvel Cinematic universe, is just a pawn!! His actions and intent, although might seem to be his own, are actually the consequences of meticulous manipulation by another well-known Marvel Cinematic Universe villain.
This theory claims that Thanos is being manipulated into doing whatever he has done so far. The universal genocide, the brutal massacring of the Asgardians and the death of so many of Earth’s mightiest heroes are not because of the Mad Titan but the one pulling his strings from the shadows. And it is none other than Loki!! Presenting – Avengers: Endgame theory claims Loki has been controlling Thanos since the beginning!!
Loki is truly the first villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that resonated with the masses. The movies of Marvel Studios were always panned for their weakly structured and bland villains. All that changed with Loki, the Asgardian God of Mischief and the Night. Loki was the first true villain of the MCU and the fans all over the world fell in love with his antics. So when his death came at the hands of the Mad Titan at the very beginning of Infinity War, it came as a shock to many.
But there is one catch though – it is not the first time that Loki has “died” in the movies. His bag of tricks never run short and this could all be just a ruse. Thanos’ brutal murder of Loki could just be a smoke=screen for the latter to make Thanos do his bidding. This theory states that Loki is the true villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not Thanos.
Here is the official Reddit link to the theory:
Tom Hiddleston was all about Loki’s path of redemption last year. We saw first-hand how Loki transformed from a villain into an anti-hero while finally dying a hero’s death in Avengers: Infinity War where he decided to fight and die for his people rather than submit to Thanos. In the final stages of his life, Loki has found a better purpose to stand for, or maybe that is what he wants us to think. At ACE Comic Con, Tom Hiddleston said something really interesting about Loki and we quote:
“The thing is, he is redeemed. I found it very touching because Loki, as a character, has been so broken for so long,” Hiddleston toldthe fans at last year’s ACE Comic Con held in the month of October. “I think the centre of him has been very fragile and very isolated after those traumatic events in the first film when he finds out that he was adopted. Not only was he adopted, but that his father had left him to die, so he has internalized that shame of being abandoned and being alone.”
“And all of that shame has turned into something harder and angrier, which is why he becomes the villain he becomes. He comes down to earth, he tries to subjugate it, he becomes a villain, in every sense of the word. He’s motivated by hatred and anger. Then he loses his mother and he’s still not self-aware, in that way,” he went on to add.
In Thor: Ragnarok, Loki’s character arc takes a U-turn and he finally breaks ice to become a good guy (sort of):
“And it’s only losing his father, who calls him one of his sons–Odin inlcudes him, he claims, ‘Oh my sons,’ at the beginning of Ragnarok–and the chaos of another sibling, Hela, turning up and Thor and Loki have to join forces, and Thor really gets through to Loki in that that, so to have it all come full circle and for Loki call himself an Odinson, to really identify with that, to identify with the strength of his father’s love before saving his brother, I found really touching.”
The last Avengers movie to be released under the MCU banner was Avengers: Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… do things