I’m an English major who has been writing a novel based on original Norse mythology, with Loki staged as the ultimate villain. I’ve read dozens and dozens of myths, as well as being a third generation nerd, so I know what I’m fucking talking about.
-Loki is a giant douche
-the Norse did really shitty things to each other
-ALL OF THEM.
-Loki murdered a lot of people
-he’s generally mad
-he’s the NORSE SATAN
-even in the Marvel comics he is generally a really shitty person who does really shitty things
-his origins are questionable
And this is exactly why I love his character.
I understand that Loki is a crazy douche who kills lots of people and tries to enslave words. I accept this. That’s all fine and dandy.
But what I will NOT STAND FOR is bullying going on in the fandom because of these douches going around picking fights and spreading hate. So far, I’ve read a dozen posts about “Loki’s Resistance”and read some of their own posts and guys, NO.
DO NOT BULLY SOMEONE BECAUSE THEY DISAGREE WITH YOU.
DO NOT MAKE THEM FEEL LIKE SHIT BECAUSE THEY DISAGREE WITH YOU.
GENERALLY, LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE EVEN THOUGH THEY DISAGREE WITH YOU.
A large portion of my followers come from the marvel fandom because of my writing, and I wanted to let all of you know that I will not tolerate any bullshit from these ‘factions’ of the marvel and Loki’s Army fandom, or from any fandom for that matter.
If any of my followers are being bullied, don’t respond to any mean posts or asks left in your ask box or directed at you. Instead, report them to staff. Don’t fuel the fire. That’s what bullies want. They want attention.
TD;LR: y’all better stop it with this bullying bullshit.
Agreed, but Loki is really not the Norse Satan. I studied proto-indo-european myth and language at university (before I decided I didn’t want to teach history) and even at his worst, he’s a malevolent trickster, usually a force of chaotic neutrality. The Christianization of Scandinavia pushed his character into an archetype that was not originally his and it makes me cringe when people call him that.
That said, jfc people. I do not understand how the Loki’s resistance bs even got started. It’s okay to like problematic things/characters, people, just acknowledge that the character is problematic and don’t defend them.
^ thank you, it bothers me so much when people say he’s the ‘Norse Satan’. He does a lot of shitty things but I wouldn’t call him pure evil. There are tons of theories about Loki since no one exactly knows what he is supposed to be, but lots of the old myths and text are written down by Christians who have changed the perspective. Snorri Sturluson for example, who wrote the Prose Edda, was a Christian.