The Thor films have dealt with the family dynamic that is shared by the family of the Asgardian gods. Each character is driven due to the way they find themselves acceptable to be treated by the other family members. This is also the reason behind the rivalry between Loki and Thor that ends up being one of the major plot points of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the major aspects of the character of Thor is about being worthy of the position he holds as the God of Thunder. Loki on the other hand feels inferior and yet every now and then realizes the love that he is surrounded with and turns into a good character. Here’s a look at a particular moment from Thor that shows us that Loki actually loved Odin.
Superhero characters are no stranger to daddy issues. Most of the characters in Marvel Cinematic Universe have had problems connecting with their parents. Often this also ends up being one of the primary reasons the characters take a certain path of either being a superhero or a supervillain. This is not only limited to Marvel characters and also plays an essential part in DC characters. One of the major characters in the MCU, Tony Stark had a relationship with his father that is also one of the major plot points in the world-building of MCU.
Loki is one of the most interesting characters in MCU. This is because one cannot clearly define him as a supervillain or a superhero, because the character has played both parts. There were times when he played the villain but at the same time, he took certain decisions at times that turned out to be absolutely heroic. This could be due to the origins of the character. He was actually adopted by Odin, the king of Asgard, during the war with the Frost Giants of Jotunheim. Odin himself discovered this infant offspring of the leader of the Frost Giants, Laufey. The knowledge of this really puts Loki off since he realizes that this could be the very reason that he always felt inferior amongst family.
When Loki finds out about his true parentage he ends up berating Odin in 2011’s Thor. This leads to Odin falling into the Odinsleep. This is a state of deep sleep that allows Odin to recharge himself but the problem is that it leaves him vulnerable to any possible attack. (And yes, it does sound like a pretty cool way to avoid a major father-son conversation.) Loki takes this opportunity to let Laufey into Asgar so that the latter could then kill Odin and retrieve the Casket of Ancient Winters, which was a weapon that the Asgardians had taken from Jotunheim.
The Moment That Shows Loki Actually Loved Odin
The major twist came out when instead of following into his plans Loki instead kills Laufey instead. This was a way for Loki to prove where his loyalty lies. Loki’s character doesn’t look like someone who would do this for any other reason other than gaining confidence from his father and the Asgardians. But the major difference comes when Loki decided that Odin’s death would be “at the hand of Laufey” but he says something that gives a major nod to his love for his father. When killing Laufey, his biological father, he utters the words: “Your death came by the son of Odin.” The phrase “the son of Odin” clearly puts things into perspective as he shows a certain pride in being an Odinson.
Later, this also puts him into a place where he has to prove that he is a better son than Thor. This is also one of the major driving plots of the motivations of both of these characters.
I’m sure that if you had any doubts, those would have been cleared up by now. Loki actually Loved Odin and there’s nothing you guys could say to change that. Okay, that’s all.