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Can we take a moment to consider the many layers of meaning in this line? As a master of illusion, Loki can (and clearly does) present himself to everyone the way he wishes to be seen. Most people seem to take him at face value, which must be what he wants … and yet ironically, sometimes he almost seems to resent it too, like no one really sees him. 
I find a world of symbolism in the contrast between the illusion of the strong, cruel, confident, well-put-together person he portrayed to Thor initially in this scene and the reality of the haunted, bloodied, despondent and haggard person who lay behind the mask. 
Loki’s never going to be a “good guy” and in many ways he is his own worst enemy, but I certainly felt that by the end of Thor 2, he no longer hated his brother as much as he had in previous films. I wonder if that’s at least partly due to Loki feeling like maybe Thor actually did see him a little better now, and to Loki seeing Thor a little more clearly as well - realizing how much he’s changed and grown since the way he was at the start of the first movie.
Did it matter just a little bit to Loki, I wonder?  That when Thor came to him in the prison, his brother wanted to see him and not an illusion?  That Thor could (finally!) tell when he was in fact dealing with an illusion in the first place?  Did it mean anything, that Loki actually dropped the glamour with him and let his disheveled and more vulnerable side be seen?  Or am I simply reading way too much into it? LOL I don’t know, but I can’t help thinking about it anyway. ;D
Feel free to delete my ramblings if you just want to reblog the pic, btw, that’s totally fine. :)

Can we take a moment to consider the many layers of meaning in this line? As a master of illusion, Loki can (and clearly does) present himself to everyone the way he wishes to be seen. Most people seem to take him at face value, which must be what he wants … and yet ironically, sometimes he almost seems to resent it too, like no one really sees him. 

I find a world of symbolism in the contrast between the illusion of the strong, cruel, confident, well-put-together person he portrayed to Thor initially in this scene and the reality of the haunted, bloodied, despondent and haggard person who lay behind the mask. 

Loki’s never going to be a “good guy” and in many ways he is his own worst enemy, but I certainly felt that by the end of Thor 2, he no longer hated his brother as much as he had in previous films. I wonder if that’s at least partly due to Loki feeling like maybe Thor actually did see him a little better now, and to Loki seeing Thor a little more clearly as well - realizing how much he’s changed and grown since the way he was at the start of the first movie.

Did it matter just a little bit to Loki, I wonder?  That when Thor came to him in the prison, his brother wanted to see him and not an illusion?  That Thor could (finally!tell when he was in fact dealing with an illusion in the first place?  Did it mean anything, that Loki actually dropped the glamour with him and let his disheveled and more vulnerable side be seen?  Or am I simply reading way too much into it? LOL I don’t know, but I can’t help thinking about it anyway. ;D

Feel free to delete my ramblings if you just want to reblog the pic, btw, that’s totally fine. :)

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    This is also the only time in the entire movie that Loki calls Thor ‘brother’.
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    Brilliant
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    I think so too. Clearly, the clothes he was actually wearing weren’t the ones he always looked like he was wearing, for...