Loki is a Disney+ MCU series that continues the adventures of Tom Hiddleston’s eponymous supervillain. Although Loki died in Avengers: Infinity War, the series follows the character’s escapades in a new timeline after he escaped with the Tesseract (or Space Stone) in Avengers: Endgame when the superheroes traveled back to the Battle of New York to collect Infinity Stones. fetch .
Let’s revisit Loki’s journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Loki, one of the most popular MCU characters, has been around since Thor in 2011. We are introduced to him as the brother of the God of Thunder. Thor is crowned the next king of Asgard, but the enemies of the Asgardians, the Frost Giants led by Laufey, attack Odin’s vault to regain the source of their power: the chest of ancient winters that Odin had ripped from them. after he defeated them in a war. A vengeful Thor, who refuses Odin’s command, attacks their abode of Jotunheim, along with Loki and the Warriors Three: Volstagg, Fandral, and Hogun. It is there that Loki discovers that he is Laufey’s son, and is in reality a Frost Giant adopted by Odin and Frigga as a baby.
Thor is stripped of his powers and banished to Earth by Odin. Loki goes to Earth and tells Thor that he is stranded here forever and can never return to Asgard. Loki then meets with Laufey to make a deal to kill Odin. But when they arrive to kill Odin, he kills Laufey instead. Apparently, the attack on Odin’s vault and the deal with Laufey was all a ploy by Loki to make himself worthy in front of Al Vader.
Thor returns to Asgard and fights Loki. Odin awakens from Odin’s sleep. As Thor destroys the Bifrost Bridge to stop Loki from decimating the entire race of Frost Giants, they both begin to fall into the abyss. Odin saves them, but refuses to see Loki as worthy. Loki, hurt, falls and seemingly dies. This isn’t the last time he’s faked his own death.
The Avengers (2012)
Between his fall and suspended animation and the events of The Avengers, Loki has struck a deal with the Mad Titan Thanos and his henchman, The Other. While Thanos would accomplish his own goal (which we later learn would destroy half the universe), Loki will rule Earth. The god of evil is given a scepter with a blue stone that can help influence the minds of his enemies and make them more pliable. (It is later revealed that the blue stone is actually yellow in color and is called the Mind Stone).
Thanos also gives Loki the army of Chitauri.
Loki influences Erik Selvig, who worked with SHIELD to study the Space Stone and create for him a portal from space to Earth. Loki arrives and checks Selvig and Clint Barton (Hawkeye) to work for him. Despite Nick Fury’s best efforts to stop him, he escapes with the Tesseract.
Loki gathers his army and travels to Stuttgart, Germany, to acquire iridium, which, according to Selvig, will stabilize the portal created by Space Stone to let the Chitauri army into Earth.
He terrorizes the museum visitors and acts like a space Nazi. With the help of Hawkeye, he gets iridium. As he prepares to kill a dissenter from the crowd, Captain America appears and tries to stop him. When overpowered, Tony Stark arrives and subdues Loki, who submits and is captured.
While Loki is being carried to captivity, Thor arrives and takes Loki to another location. He confronts him and asks him to surrender the Tesseract and return to Asgard. Tony Stark arrives and he and Thor fight. Cap intervenes with his admantium shield.
Loki is taken into custody aboard the Helicarrier. But he looks too happy for a man being held captive.
And indeed, he wanted to be caught as Joker in The Dark Knight. He tells Black Widow that he plans to use the Hulk to destroy the Avengers. When she goes to warn others, he smiles and reveals that he intended to sow doubts in the Avengers regarding the Hulk.
Barton and other rogue SHIELD agents attack the Helicarrier. Loki is freed and uses his illusion power to lure Thor into his cell. Loki also stabs Officer Phil Coulson in the back when confronting him with a prototype pistol.
Loki and Tony Stark meet at the Stark Tower, the latter having devised Loki’s plan to invite the Chitauri to do his bidding. When Tony is thrown out a window, he dresses up as Iron Man and shoots Loki.
The Chitauri arrive and Tony leaves Loki to stop them.
As Loki enjoys the impending destruction, Thor lands and they fight again. Meanwhile, the Avengers, now reunited, are ready to take on the Chitauri. Loki betrays Thor again and stabs him with the scepter, but it overpowers him.
As the Chitauri are destroyed and the portal closed thanks to the joint efforts of the Avengers, Loki finds himself fighting Hulk and knocking him to the ground repeatedly. Finally, he finds himself staring into the Avengers.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Loki is now in an Asgardian prison. When the Dark Elves led by Malekith invade Asgard to take over the Nine Realms. Loki, still imprisoned, leads Malekith’s lieutenant Algrim to Frigga. Malekith kills Frigga and Loki looks shocked. Thor and Loki team up again to avenge Frigga’s death, and despite Odin’s orders, she and the Three Warriors set out for Svartalfheim, the realm of the Dark Elves.
Thor, Loki, Jane Foster and others fight to stop Malekith’s evil plans. While everything eventually works out, Loki is mortally wounded while trying to save Thor and dies (again). After all fails, Thor returns to Asgard and informs Odin of Loki’s sacrifice. He refuses the throne and leaves.
And we learn that “Odin” who rules Asgard is actually Loki in disguise, who somehow survived.
Thor has yet to return to Asgard. Meanwhile, Loki, still disguised as Odin, has erected statues of himself and leads a decadent life as the ruler of the realm. Thor eventually arrives and immediately finds out that he is actually Loki. He demands to know where Odin is. With the help of Doctor Strange, they find Odin, who is just getting ready to leave the mortal realm for Valhalla. Shortly after his death, Hela arrives and shoots them both to different corners of the universe. They both eventually meet on Sakaar, a planet ruled by the Grand Master (Jeff Goldblum), who oversees dictatorial battles in which warriors unwittingly fight to the death. Loki has cleverly maneuvered herself into the Grandmaster’s inner circle. Thor finds Hulk and along with Bruce Banner and Valkyrie, a fallen Asgardian who brought him to Sakaar, they proceed to free Asgard from Hela. They also involve Loki in their plans. However, Loki again tries to betray Thor. He is nothing but consistent. Thor had guessed though and betrays him back leaving him on Sakaar.
Loki arrives to save Thor and others from Hela’s wrath with the warriors who fought for the Grand Master. When Hela proves too powerful to be knocked down, they leave the place to be destroyed by Surtur along with Hela. They leave for Earth, but are stopped by Thanos and his troops.
Avengers: Infinity War
In the beginning of the film, we see that many Asgardians are dead, and Thor and Loki are about to die. Loki unleashes the Hulk on Thanos, but the Mad Titan easily subdues him. Loki offers Thanos a partnership, but it’s actually a plot to kill him. Thanos soon finds out and strangles Loki to death. And this is the third and last time Loki dies. “No resurrections this time,” Thanos says after doing the deed.
In this film, we see Loki in the immediate aftermath of Battle of New York. Amid the crowds, he finds the Tesseract and escapes with it.
Loki is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar Premium.