don’t get out of bed.
No matter what you hear, or what you see…
promise me you won’t get out of bed.
“Sentiment is a chemical defect found in the losing side.”
[ooc: guys, I can’t. This is the scene right after Thor steals Loki from the jet. Thor looks up at Loki as he fights Tony and Loki just smirks. Pleased Loki is pleased that Thor is fighting for him.]
last chance to lose control and I’m breaking out escaping now
feeling my faith erode
This is not okay.
Translating this one took all of my feels jfc I’m out.
we had everything.
we lost everything.
Fan: I have two questions. My first one was, can I get you guys to say “Avengers Assemble”…
“YOU LACK CONVICTION.”
This is a magnificent scene.
1) Because Coulson, period.
2) Because he figures Loki out first. “You lack conviction.” Loki lacks certainty on a deeper level. He lacks certainty that he is right and that this is what he wants, and he lacks a real moral grounding on which to fight for his cause. He has double-thought and deceived himself into thinking he is some dark savior. Deep down he still thinks he is the blue skinned monster that his family could not possibly have ever really loved. Put simply,Loki doesn’t even know what he wants. If he wants to win, WHAT he wants to win, HOW he wants to win it. He has this myopic determination, but that’s just a coping mechanism for being as internally confused as he was in “Thor.”
3) Coulson recognizes this RIGHT AFTER HE WATCHES THOR AND LOKI INTERACTING, and sees the “fun of it” leaving Loki’s face once he’s dropped Thor out in the metal death trap. Because Thor stopped fighting, and LET Loki drop him out that metal death trap. Because Thor knows Loki needs to feel like he’s won. Like a heartbroken child that needs to feel validated, even in the most twisted way. (If you don’t believe me, just look at the gifs of Thor’s face and the way he leans back from the glass and just stands there frowning in confusion, and, then, disappointed resignation).
4) THE FACT THAT LOKI NEEDS TO PAUSE TO JUSTIFY HIMSELF TO COULSON, A MERE “ANT,” WHICH GIVES COULSON THE OPENING TO SHOOT HIM, PROVES THAT COULSON IS RIGHT. LOKI IS INSECURE IN HIS MISSION AND ITS SUCCESS, AND SO HE HAS TO MANUFACTURE THE BOMBAST AND THE DEFENSIVE WORDS TO MAKE HIMSELF FEEL BETTER AS MUCH AS TO PROVE HIS ENEMY WRONG. Magnificent writing.