Find Out Why Loki, Marvel’s Charming Antihero Remains A Fan Favorite

No character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has the staying power of Loki.

Launching this Wednesday, June 9 on Disney+, the six-episode “Loki” follows a past version of the character, however, this is not a prequel.

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This Loki is the man who successfully stole the Tesseract, also known as the Space Stone, when the Avengers traveled to the past in 2019's “Avengers: Endgame.” So, when the show starts, Loki will find himself being forced to work with the Time Variance Authority or TVA – an  organization dedicated to protecting the proper flow of time, to help restore the main timeline Loki broke when he fled with the Tesseract back in 2012.

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So, what gives Loki who has been both villain and antihero, such permanency in the MCU? Aside from his acting skills and commitment to the role of Loki, Hiddleston is also just an effortlessly charming individual, and some of that natural charisma creeps into his performance. As a result of that combination, it is making the character, Loki, a richer and more complex character.

When Loki learned the truth of his origins in the first Thor film, Loki’s anger towards his family and the betrayal he felt put him on a path to finding his purpose, which resulted in him becoming the insolent and manipulative, power-hungry antagonist of the first Avengers movie.

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The new series “Loki” follows this branched-reality version of the character and will not erase the character’s original narrative arc. This is what makes the show such an interesting new chapter of the antihero.

By the time the show premieres, Loki has not gone through any sort of character evolution.

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While the beats of such a character arc are hardly new territory for Hollywood, you could argue they have been done to death at this point, the potential for greatness still exists as Loki remains pleasantly unpredictable.

This means anything can happen, and with Hiddleston promising a show that is unlike anything Marvel has ever done, there’s no reason to believe Loki the man and “Loki” the show won’t continue to endure and evolve even beyond this first season.


“Loki” will premiere on Wednesday, June 9 on Disney+.

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