- 0.1 Did Loki die in Thor 2?
- 0.2 Did Loki fake his death?
- 0.3 How could Loki have survived his death?
- 0.4 Was Frigga real or Loki’s imagination when she visited him in his cell?
- 0.5 Why did Loki’s skin change colour as he was dying in Thor 2?
- 0.6 Why did Thor leave Loki’s body on Svartalfheim?
- 0.7 Why didn’t Loki get a funeral in Thor 2?
- 0.8 Did Loki kill Odin?
- 0.9 Where is Odin?
- 0.10 Is Loki still a villain?
- 0.11 What are the orbs at Frigga’s funeral?
- 1 THOR 3 Ragnarok FAQ
- 1.1 What is Thor 3’s release date?
- 1.2 Is Thor: Ragnarok the official title of Thor 3?
- 1.3 What is Thor 3’s plot?
- 1.4 Will Lorelei be in Thor 3?
- 1.5 Will Sigyn be in Thor 3?
- 1.6 Will Loki have a love interest in Thor 3?
- 1.7 Who will be the villain (or villains) in Thor Ragnarok?
- 1.8 Do you have any Thor 3 spoilers?
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This FAQ is based on God of Mischief’s search engine queries, Tumblr asks and general questions that tend to float around the fandom. Note: As of 17 July 2016, the Thor 3 section of this FAQ has finally been updated.
Did Loki die in Thor 2?
Although he appeared to die, it seems he somehow survived his death, as we see him return to Asgard in the form of an Einherjar soldier, and ultimately take the throne for himself.
Did Loki fake his death?
No one knows. It’s all pure speculation at this point, and Marvel are quite happy to keep us guessing. In the original script, Loki was supposed to actually die in that scene, but in a last-minute move, they decided to bring him back at the end. So maybe they’re not sure either? Perhaps they hope if we speculate it enough, we’ll come up with an answer for them?
How could Loki have survived his death?
It’s not known for sure at this point, but some speculate that he may have:
- Used illusion/magic to fake the extent of his injury.
- Conjured up some healing stones and used them on his wound after Thor left.
- As an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D showed us, Asgardians can heal very rapidly. This may also be the case with Jotuns. If Loki faked his death or fell into unconsciousness, he may have self-healed – providing he didn’t first bleed out.
- In the Siege comics, Loki made a pact with Hela to cheat death. Although there has been no acknowledgement of Hela in the movies so far, that doesn’t mean she might not come into play as reason for Loki’s survival in the future.
- There was Kursed blood on the weapon that ran through him. Perhaps it will turn out this stuff has regenerative qualities in small… internal… doses?
Was Frigga real or Loki’s imagination when she visited him in his cell?
Frigga’s visit with Loki in his prison cell was real enough, in that their communication was the Asgardian version of a holographic cell call (cell call – see what I did there?) Frigga used her magic to visit with Loki, and on more than one occasion.
This aspect of their bond was explored further in a deleted scene, which shows Loki’s form disappearing as Thor entered Frigga’s chambers, and Thor commenting on “the gifts, the visits.” As shown in the following gifset (if you can excuse the terribly blurry font!)
Why did Loki’s skin change colour as he was dying in Thor 2?
As Loki died, his skin began changing to a mottled blue-black. This may have had something to do with his Jotun physiology – perhaps the illusion Odin cast over him as a baby (to make him appear Asgardian) now fought against his true Jotun form. Or, this may have been a reaction to the Kursed blood.
Why did Thor leave Loki’s body on Svartalfheim?
Thor had no other choice. If he had lugged Loki’s body with him – either in attempt to return him to Asgard or to have him tag along as a dead sightseer while he tried to save the universe, it would have not only been a pointless part of storytelling, but it simply wouldn’t have worked.
Why didn’t Loki get a funeral in Thor 2?
I find it surprising that this question comes up in search engine queries. There are so many reasons for Loki not etting a funeral in Thor 2. First and foremost, it wasn’t essential to the story. The movie was butchered enough as it was, to try and squeeze another funeral into its 112 or so minutes.
And besides, it was Loki in the form of an Einherjar soldier who reported the body to Odin. And as something happened to Odin shortly after that enabled Loki to take his place, we can assume funeral preparations were all a moot point with Loki himself now on the throne.
Did Loki kill Odin?
There is no official word yet as to whether or not Loki killed Odin.
In a Nov 2013 MTV interview with Alan Taylor, the Thor 2 director was quoted as saying:
“That was a big twist. It took us a while to realize that we were actually going to kill him. And then it took us a while to realize that we were going to do that at the end.“
Many believed (and still do) that this question was in relation to the fate of Odin, but it was actually a question specific to Loki, not Odin himself. [See interview snippet here.]
Sir Anthony Hopkins was quoted as saying:
“He’s dead. I’ve done two, that’s enough.”
Bear in mind, the actor has said to be tired of playing the role of Odin, and doesn’t wish to return for a third installment. Perhaps Odin is dead as far as Sir Anthony Hopkins is concerned, but this is moot to the Thor 3 scriptwriters. Actors can be replaced, after all.
Where is Odin?
So so many things we don’t know. Perhaps Odin is:
- Dead. Loki killed Odin and stashed his body. Some place no one will ever find it. Until they find it in Thor 3.
- Dead. Of natural causes. Odin was getting on in age… Maybe the stress of war and death was too much and he keeled over from a heart attack. Loki would have naturally made the most of such an opportunity. Then stashed his body. Some place no one will ever find it…
- In a Convenient Odinsleep. Having staved off the Odinsleep for far too long while the realms were at war and in need of a strong ruler, Odin couldn’t fight it off any longer – once again leaving Loki with a prime opportunity to take up the slack, then stash his body some place no one will ever…
- Banished to a pocket dimension. Loki may have overpowered Odin and used his own magic to send the Allfather to a pocket dimension, meaning he’s tucked out of the way for now, but can easily be written back in, at some point in the future.
- Food for thought: Odin may be significantly weak these days, but he still wields the Odinforce. Could Loki really overtake him? Even with the element of surprise in his favour?
Roll on Thor 3 eh?!
Is Loki still a villain?
It’s difficult to say at this point. Some say yes, absolutely. Others say no, he’s an anti-hero. Certainly he seemed to ‘walk the fine line’ in Thor 2 (up until that whole seizing the Throne stunt…) But who knows until Thor 3? And even then… Who ever really knows?
What are the orbs at Frigga’s funeral?
The symbolism of these orbs are probably based on the Eastern tradition of Kongming lanterns (or Sky Lanterns) which are small hot air balloons made out of paper. These lanterns are often used during festivals, and also funeral rites to guide the spirit into the afterlife, represent the spirit finding freedom, or to symbolise the ending of life and beginning of afterlife.
THOR 3 Ragnarok FAQ
What is Thor 3’s release date?
The US release date for Thor Ragnarok is 3 November 2017.
Is Thor: Ragnarok the official title of Thor 3?
What is Thor 3’s plot?
This has not yet been announced, however since the revelation that Hulk will be a main character, Mark Ruffalo has described Thor Ragnarok as something of a ‘cosmic roadtrip’ which Hulk will be sharing with Thor. There has since been speculation that Thor Ragnarok will incorperate elements of the Planet Hulk storyline.
Will Lorelei be in Thor 3?
Unsure. Lorelei made her MCU debut in an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D episode which saw the Lady Sif sent to Earth by Odin (aka Loki) to capture the escaped prisoner (with a talent for making men fall in love with her and obey her every command with just the sound of her voice) and return her to Asgard, alive. Whether she was just a MacGruffin for one S.H.I.E.L.D episode or a potential weapon for Loki to use in Thor 3… This is still unknown.
Will Sigyn be in Thor 3?
There has been no confirmation or suggestion that Sigyn will be in Thor 3.
Will Loki have a love interest in Thor 3?
Seriously? Let’s hope not. Why ruin a perfectly good anti-hero with a love interest – just to pander to a faction of the fans?
Who will be the villain (or villains) in Thor Ragnarok?
There is no official confirmation yet as to who the complete lineup of villains will be (surely we can expect more than one this time around?) But Cate Blanchett has been confirmed as Hela (Queen of the underworld realm of Hel and more often than not depicted as a villain) and Jeff Goldblum cast as the Grandmaster (a Marvel character who generally sees everyone else as a playing piece for his great big boardgame.) Karl Urban will also be joining the Marvel team as Skurge the Executioner.
Do you have any Thor 3 spoilers?
Not yet. All we have so far is speculation that Thor 3 might be about Ragnarok and might feature Surtur, Amora the Enchantress and Skurge the Executioner as potential villains. UPDATE: Karl Urban has been announced to play Skurge.No tags for this post.