It's not quite a respect thread but still, I felt like something needed to be done to expose the deviousness of the greatest most magnificent bastard in the marvel universe
I will simplify the story so that it's easier to be explained
This is the simplified version.
He's a bad guy. A really bad guy. Well, or so would everyone think!
But what has he done to be considered the greatest troll in a world that has Ultron in it?
A million years ago there was this big guy, named Bor
He was pretty much Odin's Odin.
He led the asgardians, a pantheon of viking gods in glorious murder and battle throughout the nine realms.
War was violent in his day. Terrible things like his Valkyries, the Dsir, were turned to abominable acts such as eating the flesh of fallen gods. Bor was just as terrible though, turning them into god eating zombies, and then banishing them to places where there would never be any gods.
Once upon a time while he was fighting frost giants he met a wizard.
He did not expect for the jotun to have wizards so he didn't guard himself and let the wizard turn him into snow.
That doesn't kill a god mind you, so when Odin came to his side, Bor told him to find another wizard to simply undo the curse so that he could proceed with war, as such malarkey are beneath the all grand-father
Odin thought about and decided eeeeh. Maybe later.
As it turns out being the new king of Asgard was pretty damned sweet, so he "forgot about it". When Thor is born however, Odin sees bor's eyes in him and begins to think about daddy which lets a door in his mind
Soon enough, the spirit of bor started bitching and crying and hating Odin's mind, but because bor has got to respect a player, he tells odin he will leave the matter be if he redeems himself and Bor by taking in a child of his enemies.
Odin decides this is a wonderful idea. A brother will only strengthen the bonds of love with thor
So one day, while facing and killing lauffey, a child rushes drenched in grief with his father sword to attack him.
Meet Loki, lauffeyson.
So, loki is raised in asgard in the companion and brotherhood of Thor and love of Odin, and while he's young everything is fine, but the scorn that the aesir make him endure causes him to be willing to do a little mischief once in a while
Which the gods blow out of proportion and little by little it escalates into Ragnarok
Also known as the fall of the gods, the end of the world, the twilight of all living things
So yeah, Loki brought down apocalypse.
But all this is not where Loki's magnificent bastardy kicks in.
Victor Von Doom is fucking shit up in hell after the Fantastic Four kinda dumped him there, unaware that inescapable eternal torment is really a very half assed way to entertain the king of latveria when he sees the mjolnir flying through dimensions.
Doom grasps for it, but in an attempt to reject him, he piggybacks it back to midgard.
The return of the hammer prompts Donald Blake to go to broxton Oklahoma to pick it up, and therefore bringing Thor, God of thunder back from the void.
One by one, thor, now the new Odin, begins to recall one by one, all the gods from the void.
Until he meets a group of gods who are being held hostage by the destroyer. Fearing for a woman he believes to be sif reincarnated, thor, who was selecting all the good gods he wanted back, sees himself forced to bring back everyone
And as it turns out, that woman is not Sif
She is Loki
As a frost giant Loki reveals his cycle of ragnarok will force him to live things around differently. He swears now that he is a woman, that he will never tell another lie, binding his life on the fulfillment of that bargain and demands the right of freedom to which Thor claims to be the purpose behind his own actions.
Because Thor cannot raise his hand against Loki without turning back on his word, such subterfuge is barely enough to keep the wrath of Asgard from falling against him
And Loki never lies again.
But what does he do?
He starts tricking people without ever telling a lie.
First, he foments distrust in Asgard by revealing a secret. As it turns out Balder is also an Odinson, forcing thor to also recognize him as an heir and prince of asgard with equal standing.
Then he tricks Asgard to focus on their boredom, since they are gods of war
Mind you, these are all very subtle things he thus.
Like inviting people of broxton for silly little games.
Then he goes back to hela, where it is revealed Loki was using the destroyer guarding the hostages to trick thor into bringing back all asgardians including hela. Alas, hela is in vegas, and she has no hel to rule over but she still has enough power to do a couple of tricks
Here is revealed loki is truly still a man. He is using Sif's body to trick asgard into taking it easy on him, for being a woman, while he keeps Sif's reincarnation hostage.
He then goes back in time using Hela's help.
How back? Well, a few eons back. More specifically to the age of Bor. He goes back and convinces the jotun to rise against asgard. He then cloaks himself and faces bor in battle where it is revealed he is the wizard that turned him into snow.
Then he goes to odin using illusionary magic, and makes him think he's seeing Bor's spirit and talks him into adopting a young loki
Then he goes to his child self, and instructs his younger self on the exact actions and words he needs to do in order for Odin to adopt him.
Then he goes back to the present and when Thor confronts him to why he was gone, Loki explains to him
"oh dear Thor, I was only resolving a horrible confusion. I found your love sif"
And he tricks asgard into thinking he's a proper hero by saving sif's host body from death's door.
Enter the secret invasion.
The Skrulls invade, and send god killers to asgard which Loki bands with the asgardians to protect his home.
Norman Osborn rises to power when he manipulates information in a way that allows him to come off as a global hero, when he publicly shoots the skrull queen and Loki makes sure he's in on this.
Osborn forms a cabal of villains, that in theory will always cover each other's backs as they try to further their goals.
In this cabal you have Doom, Hood, Namor, Emma Frost, Norman and Loki.
Here Loki reveals that he wants Asgard back in heaven where it belongs, and we're lead to believe it is because of some sort of self righteous whim.
It is also here that he began making secret deals with Von Doom
So continues Loki's machinations
He goes to new york, where it is snowing and releases Bor from his curse. He does so in the middle of Manhattan, and uses a confusion spell on him, making him think he's surrounded by demons, instead of just strange modern machines.
I repeat, he casts an illusionary confusion spell on a time displaced viking war god in the middle of new york
But without wasting a second he then runs to Asgard and to thor to warn him of Bor's rampage
At the same time, little did Thor know that loki also went to Norman and warns him of Thor
At this point it's worth nothing letting you know that Loki has been fucking with Norman.
It was to be expected.
Disguised as Scarlet Witch, he assembled a new team of good guy Avengers, to null a threat of a chaos god who would compromise his power and plans.
This team conquered victory, but once their adventure was done, they were about to disband, so Loki began conveniently creating threats, to keep them together, long enough to save the universe from some legitimate threats, and to make Norman's avengers look bad in comparison to the public's eye.
Norman, ever the pompous maniac takes humiliations as fuel to slowly become a little madder
So, back to Bor
While Bor is going on a rampage againt NY, he comes to heads with Thor, he senses his son is dead and is wondering he's fighting a demon with his son's power, while thor is too busy being heckled by the dark avengers to find a reasonable way out of this. Bor begins to say "fuck it" and is about to blow up the planet.
When thor sees that he is forced to kill bor, breaking Mjolnir in the process.
Loki however, is not done.
He takes his sweet ass time before he warns Balder at the last minute who arrives only to see the scene out of context. Thor has killed a king of asgard. This is against God law, and Loki forces Balder in front of asgard to show no mercy, lest he show favoritism for the liege, and as such Balder exiles Thor from Asgard.
Thor leaves, and without him by his side to knock some sense into him, Loki tricks balder into moving the asgardians to a country more like their own so nothing like Bor happens again.
But where is such a cold welcoming country where eurobarbarians like them can call a home
Well, Loki knows one.
He tricks them into going into latveria.
So, Doom welcomes asgardians into Latveria, and they're all positively excited about.
Little do they know that while they eat drink and feast, Loki sneakingly kidnaps low asgardians once in a while for Doom's experimentations.
There, Doom begins to explore through magical vivisections, the secret to immortality and the energy that composes an asgardian essence.
However, Bill, human lover of the pure hearted goddess Kelda the Stormrider witness a vivisection, the presence of Loki and Doom and rushes to tell Balder of the wickedness of their hosts.
Doom and Loki however see that he witnessed their actions, Loki sends his asgardian henchgoons to kill him before he gets to balder.
Bill makes his stand but is fatally wounded. He gets to balder barely manages whispers him only the details of what he saw before he died.