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I Bet He Thinks This Plot Is About Him.
Minute Sixty Four: From Loki Craving Power and Vengeance to Loki Expanding Agent Barton’s Mind
Travis Bow from the Reel Comic Heroes podcast and Marvel Events Timeline podcast joins us in this episode!
In the sixty-fourth minute of The Avengers…
Thor and Fury wrap up their conversation, and Fury takes it dark. Is he saying he wants Thor to torture his brother? Yikes! Meanwhile, Thor is making it all about him. That’s so Thor. What’s interesting is that Loki likely would be trying to take over Midgard because it was Thor’s regardless of whether Thor knew or not, but Thor turning the entire plot into one of vengeance on him does feel like maybe he’s forgetting some of all those valuable lessons he’d learned before.
We jump from there to find Loki in his cell, and lo and behold, Natasha’s managed to sneak up on him. How? And why? We decide it didn’t matter how, but it’s awfully funny as a potential character trait that she has to sneak in everywhere she goes because she’s just so good at it. As for why, it’s clearly part of her plot to get info from him. What’s interesting about the scene, though, is that both of them are tricksters and employ this sort of approach, plus Clint likely told Loki everything about her, so he should know she does this sort of thing. That puts her in a place where she’s proving here that she’s much better at it than Loki.
It’s a great minute, even if we do have some questions about the logistics and reasons. Tune in!
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