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Few villains have ever been as complex and easy to love as Tom Hiddleston’s adaption of Loki. For all that he lied and betrayed his way across the universe, tried to murder his own brother (on multiple occasions), attempted to seize control of our planet at the expense of anyone who stood in his path, and displayed not a shred of remorse for any of it, it’s still difficult to not want to see Loki at least try to redeem himself. Continue reading

My writing mentor once told me the following: Your hero is only as good as your villain. Now, she didn’t mean that your villain has to be good in the sense of being redeemable or even sympathetic (though sympathetic villains are my personal favorite). She was, instead, referring to the idea… Continue reading

When Loki told a crowd of Germans to kneel before him in The Avengers, he put himself in a very open position to get himself captured. A bold and foolish risk to take, after going to such effort to gain access to Midgard in the first place. Continue reading