The Best Plot Twists Of 2013
We go through those spoilerific surprises – and try to explain them…
6/16- LOKI IS KING (THOR: THE DARK WORLD)
It should never surprise anyone, human or Asgardian, that Tom Hiddleston’s Loki – the God Of Mischief – doesn’t play things 100 percent straight. In The Dark World, his twistery is twofold: first off, there’s a plan with distant but desperate brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth) to pretend to betray Thor in front of bad elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) to get the jump on the aether-hungry evil ‘un. This almost works, but for Loki’s “death” at the end of – oh, the Avengers-echoing irony! – a big spear. Later, we learn he hasn’t died at all, but Loki-ed himself into a Asgardian guard (an As-guard?) and headed home. The bigger news is that he’s somehow stolen the throne from his father, and pretends to be the All-Father as Thor relinquishes his claim as successor at the end of the film, leaving “Odin” to rule on.
Still unexplained: Where is Odin? Is he outside, tending the roses, or enjoying a deep bubble bath? Has Loki locked him up somewhere? And if so, where can you lock up the most powerful god in the galaxy and who could you trust to be his jailor? Don’t say he’s killed him! Loki isn’t that bad… is he?
How far do Loki’s dress-up powers go? As far as being able to look like Captain America, sure, but is appearing to be murdered at blade point in his lexicon too? Perhaps he’s a puny god, after all…
Logic points: 7/10 – within the whole “science if magic” world of Asgard, this all just about works (or will need to be explained in the next Loki-featuring feature).