Can I just draw your attention to Loki’s face in the last gif? Look at him. He’s crying. He was trying to do something right, to impress his father and make him proud by destroying the enemy, even though technically he was one of them. Yes, he was greedy and lied to Thor, but can you blame him? He was jealous of his brother who his father favoured. Thor got everything and Loki got next to nothing. And now he’s failed once again to impress his father and finally decided to leave.
I cried when I watched it, and now I’m crying now. God dammit Odin! Why couldn’t you just LOVE him like all the rest of us!?!
Never forget that Odin did know that Loki was a Jötun. Of course he could never love him as he did Thor; Thor was in fact his son, Loki was a mean to obtain peace with Jötunheim. The thing is, he probably did cared about him while raising him as an Asgardian, as his son. But you see, he was a clever old man; he raised him making him believe that he was his son, that he was an Asgardian and that the Jötuns were the enemy… So when he found out who he really was, what do you think he could do about that? ‘So it turns out I’m the son of your enemy (and there’s the fact that Laufey had already discarded him, so he didn’t even could be used as Jötun Prince material), that thing all Asgardians hate and call a monster, I’m not actually your son, nor Thor’s brother… So why
the fuck would you make me believe I could achieve anything like being a King?’ If you truly loved him, Odin, you would have given him a real place both in your family and in your Kingdom.
I do leave Thor out of this, because he does love Loki, truly and regardless who he is (he loved him before he knew and after even as well). He did gave him a hard time always, but that is a part of being brothers. He never intended things to truky hurt him, he was merely being an older brother. Competitively is just a part of brotherhood and does not mean Thor thinks less of Loki.
Did you noticed that Loki calls Odin ‘father’ and Odin replies as ‘Loki’? Not son. Because to him, he never was his son. He might have cared for him (maybe even loved him in a way), but he never was his son (not even in his heart). He knew it and he had a purpose for him. What also bothers me is the lack of response about all of this from their mother. She doesn’t even care or what?
Sorry for the rant. If you really want to read a good analysis of this, go read this.
And if you wish more Loki rant from me, read this.
Now I leave you with your (and mine) Loki feels.