Loki, the God of Mischief, is currently entertaining us in the Disney+ series, Loki. The character is such a perfect fit in the MCU that it’s hard to imagine Thor’s adventures without him. First introduced in 2011’s Thor, Tom Hiddleston has done justice to this character for an entire decade now. But the Trickster is now moving ahead in the MCU in a totally different direction. Amongst his many qualities, we know that he never truly dies. So, let’s talk about every time Loki has died (supposedly) in the MCU.
1. Falling Into The Abyss – Thor
2011 Thor was the first time we saw Loki fall to his death. But, you know, he doesn’t really die. He just takes a hiatus and returns. As Loki first learned about his true origins, he was driven by rage and explicable hate. He wanted to destroy all Frost Giants. But his efforts did not serve well and Thor destroyed the Bifrost. Due to the explosion, Loki fell from the broken bridge. Even though Odin caught him, Loki submitted himself to oblivion. But he was far from dead. He rather found an ally in Thanos and went on to become the main villain in 2012’s The Avengers.
2. Killed By Kurse In Thor: The Dark World
Surprisingly, this death was supposed to be permanent for the Trickster. But due to the negative audience reactions from test screenings resulted in the continuation of Hiddleston’s character. In Thor: The Dark World (2013), Loki was imprisoned on Asgard, and it could have stayed that way for centuries if not for Asgard’s invasion. Odin’s abode was Malekith and the Dark Elves, in search of Aether which was in Jane Foster’s body at that time. Hence, Loki was freed by Thor. But during the battle, Loki jumped in front of Thor and is stabbed to death. But this too wasn’t permanent. Hence, becoming a major part of Thor: Ragnarok.
Choked By Thanos In Infinity War
Practically, this was it for the God of Mischief. Loki successfully cheated death for the past four films, but it all came back to haunt him. And this time, almost permanently. The events of Infinity War began right after Thor and his friends, including Loki, set sail from Asgard to their new home. But it wasn’t that simple, they were greeted by Thanos. He came to take the Tesseract from Loki but destroyed everyone on the ship. As Loki pledged his allegiance to Thanos, he used his powers to forge a knife out of thin air, and go straight his head. But it wasn’t that easy. Thanos grabbed him by his neck and squeezed the life out of him.
Loki Getting Pruned
Thanks to a hiccup in the elaborate Time Heist organized by the Avengers in Endgame, the 2012 Loki was able to escape with the Tesseract. This version of Loki is still the menace, evil, and conniving that escapes. But as he landed on a Mangolain dessert, he is immediately greeted by the TVA – Time Variance Authority. Now, this is where the Disney+ series, Loki, takes off from. The series is now more than halfway through, with only two more episodes left to conclude.
In this run, Loki has seen it all. Mobius, a TVA Agent, showed Loki a file in which he learns about his mother’s death, Frigga. Moreover, he was shown some key moments of his life from the original Loki’s life, which also included Thor’s love for his adopted brother. But that wasn’t the end of it. He then went on to see his own fate at the hands of Thanos. He watched himself die. Plus, he learned that the Infinity Stones are merely paperweights when it comes to the TVA.
Let’s fast-forward to the main event. Loki was accompanied by his own variant, Sylvie. Dramatically enough, they joined forces and were re-arrested by the TVA. There, they confronted the Time-Keepers when escorted by Judge Renslayer. Loki and Sylvie’s main plan was to take down the Time-Keepers and let time flow freely. But when Sylvie beheaded one of the Time-Keepers, it was revealed that they are nothing but android puppets. As Loki and Sylvie were digesting this, Loki decided to confess his feelings for the Goddess of Mischief. But before he could do that, Renslayer took the pruning weapon and pruned Loki. It was an awful moment, but then again the mid-credit scene of Loki episode 4 revealed that he isn’t actually dead, merely transported.