Although Pride Month is over, there is still one more letter I would like to talk about. And, with the new comic set to release this month, I thought it would be a good time for me to talk about a certain iconic Trickster God.
Everyone, let’s talk about Q. And, to come forth in the representation of “Q,” we have Loki. Cuz who better than the gender non-conforming, pansexual god? It covers most of the "Queer" corners, after all.
As I'm sure we all know, Loki is the younger brother of Thor and, more often than not, the main villain of that story. But in recent years, Loki has been going through a back and forth. This character is always between full-time bad guy and somewhat uneasy hero. He’s not one for true redemption arcs. Everyone knows he's either lying about wanting to be redeemed in order to get the upper hand on someone, or he fails on his journey towards being a better person and reverts back to Evil Loki in some shape or form. And this seems to be the true curse of Loki.
In steps Agent of Asgard.
After all of the hardships of Kid Loki, he’s finally grown up and has a new mission ahead of him; tasks given to him by the All-Mother as a way of redeeming himself in the eyes of Asgard (Or Asgardia, as the original Asgard is no more.) In this, Loki fights his hardest to stay on the side of good against one of the biggest enemies he’s faced so far. Himself. Literally himself.
The evil parts of Loki; his past self, takes it upon himself to remind his newer form just what kind of being he is. It’s a constant internal battle that takes place right where everyone can see. And Loki can either fight the dark parts of his past and try to grow despite them, or revert back to his old ways. The ways his old incarnation used to be.
Now, this particular volume is about Loki finding the sword of truth and trying to get it to the All-Mother, despite the fact that other people are after it. One of which being Sigurd; the first hero of Asgard. Without going into too much detail, all of this is planned in true Loki fashion. In a way that seems chaotic until it all plays out into Loki’s favor.
He’s always one to plan ten steps ahead.
It’s nice to see that Loki’s long game abilities can truly be used for good in the world, rather than using it for his own selfish gains, as he’s done in the past. Will he be able to keep it up without giving into the temptation of returning to the old Loki way?
Guess you’ll have to read it all to find out!
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