Why do you think Loki is so *hot*?



Why are so many women and men supporting (or in love) with Loki? What makes him so hot? In this video, we are presented with a very “simple” and “stereotyped” answer on why Loki is so hot. Reality however, is much more complicated than that. (If you are a woman, and have seen this video, odds are that you got enraged by some of the comments. We’ll get to it.)

Loki is a multifaceted character. Multifaceted characters are more prone to have a huge amount of fans and usually earn their privileged status thanks to their complexity. In this case we are in front of a very unusual and yet familiar character.

Loki is very intelligent and complex.

Multifaceted characters are more prone to have more fans than those who are too simple. Loki is a very complex character, with many layers, which echoes what a troubled soul would be. His complexity makes of him a good target for having lots of fans. People who like to discover new aspects of his personality, or fans who would like to know more about his psyche might also like other complex characters in other movies or comics.

He is also very intelligent, so he knows how to find his way out of things. Intelligence, in a world of technology, along with class, is a good point in getting lots of fans. Smart is sexy now.

Loki is the *Geek God of Mischief*

I added the word *geek* because he does represent the *geek* in front of the *jock* (a role played by Thor). In Thor, the first movie, we encounter a doomed Loki, a shadow struggling to get a place into Asgardian society. Asgardian society bases itself more on *strength* than on *intelligence*. We can see that Frigga, Loki’s mother, struggles too in this society. Women are more considered if they take “male roles,” as in the case of Sif. Frigga, expert in magic, has a secondary role. It is Odin who decides what it’s best. But it does seem that he does it more by feelings and brute force, than from logic or intelligence. He rules because he is king, whatever the costs. And this implies to decide, arbitrarily, what will happen on his subjects.

Loki has learnt magic. But magic seems to be *a thing for women*, not a thing for real warriors. He is not as athletic as other Asgardians are, thus he needs to rely on his brains more than his muscles. He is seen as *weak*, more like Frigga is and not as close to the King as he would like to be. Remember that he wants to please his father, the male example of the house, but he is doomed from the beginning. It is not only that he is an adopted child with no real rights to the throne, it is also that he does not fit in the family: he is the weirdo, he seems weak, and he is too smart. No one understands him!

So… guess what happens with geeks and nerds. How many Hollywood films and TV dramas have you seen about High School life? I bet: a lot of them. Through teen life the dichotomy of *jock versus geek* is presented to the public creating stereotypes. Geeks are usually pale, have dark hair, are the weirdos of the community, and usually are the shadows of the school. They can only use their brains to safe the day (or the movie). Have you seen “The revenge of the Nerds“? (I know, quite old and “stereotyped,” but it can be used as an example.)



Jocks are usually portrayed as muscular, brainless, and blonde. Geeks and nerds are portrayed as slim, with lots of brains, and with dark hair. This image has gone from negative to slightly more positive as years have passed by. Geeks/Nerds have not a clear social status, plainly because they don’t fit to the mainstream stereotype. They are looked as suspicious, negative and almost like villains. Jocks, on their part, are more like “heroes”. Geeks/Nerds are more “machine like,” they look aloof, and hard to predict, whereas jocks are true members of society.

Loki versus Thor is a modern way of representing the Geek and the Jock. However, the Geek this time ended up having an army! He is clearly misunderstood, we can grasp that from the films, he has been bullied upon during years (Thor 1), then he wanted revenge (Avengers, take him here as a member of the “revenge of the Nerds,” but with caution please), and then he grows up (Thor 2). Thor is the prodigal son, the one who gets the girlfriend, the one who is unconditionally loved (whatever he does). Loki is the one without a clear social status, the shadow, the one with the brains, and the one who is evil.

The funny thing here is that how Loki was portrayed by Tom Hiddleston, and his lines are so smart, that he got the attention of a bunch of public, getting more fans than the hero himself. A geek like Loki is no longer a negative member of society, he has turned into the desired character of a herd of fans who think he is not only cool, attractive and sexy, but also someone to imitate. Even if he fails to take over the world, it takes the Avengers to take him down! Is he really weak? Nope.

Loki is gender flexible.

Marvel made of Loki a bisexual and gender flexible character. Norse mythology made of him gender flexible, too (even more than Marvel did). We have someone who can be a man or a woman when he wants. He can be even an animal if we wishes that, and he can have kids, if he wants that too. This makes of him someone many can relate to. This characteristics also make him appealing for anyone, really.

He can be whoever he wants. Meaning that there are no limits on what he can and wants to become. Regardless of his gender, or the shape he chooses to have, he represents the opportunity and the freedom to become what he pleases in life. This characteristics also make him really hot and appealing. Thor, however, must comply with all the burdens set upon him: he is the heir of the throne, he must do as told, he must be in a certain way, he cannot change shape, he has to bring a heir to the throne (and to do that he needs a Queen), etc.

Therefore, you have someone who has the freedom to choose what he wants to do. He *literally* does what he wants. In the psyche of many, this means that he is representative of the freedom you have, as a teen, and also later in life, to become that what you want to become, not what others want you to become. Even if you fail, even if you have no success, it was your decision, not society’s decision. And this makes him damn hot too.

Loki is just like Casanova.

Let’s face it: a womaniser has more appealing than someone who is faithful. Casanova was an Italian womaniser who lived in Venice during the 18th century. He was reknown by his affairs with women. Another heart trickster was Don Juan, a fictional character who stole women’s hearts in Spain. You can also find womanizers in Shakespeare’s works (Much Ado About Nothing).

Why does someone who looks like won’t be able to keep his promise be the one all women are dreaming of? Well, it goes with the female brain actually. (Sorry for the poetry and the romantic views, but mother nature wired us in this way.) Women are programed to look for the best genes available. This will change with times. Before a strong man could do, but in our society, someone with brains and highly demanded by other women does the job. When someone is desired by many women, or has the reputation, odds are that your brain will signal you to like him. Reality is that your brain is searching for the best genes for your offspring! So, the more experience the male seems to have, or the more prepared for survival he might seem, the more desirable he will become.

Being mischievous means that you will know how to survive (apart from being good and funny in bed). Being intelligent is also attractive, at least in our society. More and more technology means that survival will depend on how intelligent you are. So, the genes of the intelligent are more desirable than those who are less intelligent.

You have to add something to the equation. Something that has been there all along since the dawn of times: when something seems *forbidden* or *out of reach*, it becomes even more attractive. Loki looks forbidden: he is a God. Hence, he becomes very desirable. Plus, he has all the traits of someone with good genes. So, female brains are sending telling us *he is the one with the genes*. If you want cool offspring, the one that can survive, you need Loki.

Loki needs nurturing.

Again: it is our instincts, our female brains that are giving the flags here. He is clearly broken, and he needs help. Frigga, his mom, is willing to do whatever for taking care of him. We do have the same wiring. So, in a way, we become Friggas. We see him in pain, and we become the fiercest warriors on Earth.

Women tend to nurture. And Loki needs to be nurtured. He has been neglected, bullied, and misunderstood all along. This awakens in our psyches the will of nurturing him. This is why, when we see him sad, or see pictures in which he looks devastated, we feel the urge to *hug* him.

This has been described as being a whoobie. He is obviously not weak, he is not pathetic and you don’t really feel sorry for him. Hence, the word used here is plainly wrong. We have the feeling of wanting to give him a hug because the mother in us needs to nurture someone we love. He represents the genes of our potential future offspring. He represents also the companion. Hence, the feelings of nurturing appear automatically in our brains.

Loki is played by Tom Hiddleston.

Tom Hiddleston did a fine job here: he was able to combine antagonistic feelings, and portray a villain who is representative of so many. He is sweet, sarcastic, bad, good, strong, at times weak, god-like, arrogant, accessible, mischievous, close to us and yet so far away from us.

The actor is funny, playful and seems open to his fandom. If you add the character of the real person to the fictional character of Loki, you get the right mixture to have an Army. He is sweet, he is funny and he is patient (with his army). It is obvious that he enjoys his job. It is when you love what you do, when you really shine. And it is here where he shows its best. Loki is, thus, the sparks of a great actor.

Both the actor and the fictional character are intelligent, both share the traits of nurture, and both seem playful. It has been Tom who has finally created a Loki very hard to replace. In fact, you cannot think about Loki without picturing Tom. This peculiar symbiosis is what makes the recipe extremely successful.

And you: Why do you think Loki is so *hot*?

—-

Some recommended reads:

  • “Why men want sex and women need love: solving the mystery of attraction”, by Barbara Pease and Allan Peace.
  • “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus: the classic guide to understanding the opposite sex”, by John Gray, phD.
  • “The Emotion Machine. Commonsense thinking, artificial intelligence, and the future of the human mind”, by Marvin Minsky.

Some recommended movies and TV dramas:

  • The Revenge of the Nerds.
  • Freaks and Geeks.
  • The Big Bang Theory.
  • Jobs.
  • The Social Network.
  • Pirates of Silicon Valley.
  • Hackers.
  • WarGames.
  • Office Space.


By dePepi.

  • Angrboda Ironwood

    What an interesting read! I might have to look at more of the articles on here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    As for this particular subject, I agree with everything except for the Casanova and nurturing sections. I’m going to use my taste in fan fiction here to simplify things.

    Firstly, I’ve always been slightly annoyed at Loki’s portrayal as a promiscuous guy. Yes, he’s that way in the original myths, but I’ve always loved the oft-used fanfic trope of the “virgin Loki”. (I’m also attracted to virginal men in real life and very much hate “womanizers”. Probably why I’m not attracted to Tony Stark’s character even though I find him physically attractive.) A Loki who doesn’t know his way around the bedroom is ridiculously hot to me while a more “experienced” Loki, while not necessarily unattractive, ceases to be “hot” in the same way. He just becomes a “character” not a “sexy/attractive character”.

    While your idea of us as women preferring to nurture Loki sounds good at face value, it feels a bit too much like you’re generalizing all women. Yes, many women are nurturing, but not all, and so are many men. My family and my boyfriend will be quick to point out that I don’t have a “nurturing instinct” like “most” women do (and many men I know). I also feel like the main reason I love Loki is that he IS a woobie. In fanfics, I don’t mind him being “weak” in some sense (usually emotionally, but in whatever way is fine), it just makes him more interesting and, well, adorable. I’m not saying I don’t want Loki to be nurtured/taken care of – which is what you were saying – I’m just pointing out that you shouldn’t assume all women are the same in this regard. If you do want to say this, then please provide Psychology/Sociology articles (modern, up to date ones, a lot of stereotypes have been “proven” by old studies that are later disproved) to back up these notions. Try not to guess on your own or go by “accepted generalizations” set forth by a society that loves stereotypes (and researchers aren’t immune to this). Anyone who studies Sociology knows that these generalizations are still being debated to this day for a very good reason. (I know you mentioned some books in there, but again, their ideas are still being debated to this day. ie many believe: it’s not that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but that BOTH men and women can be from either Mars or Venus. Or both at the same time. Or maybe Earth? Lol. It’s an interesting subject.)

    Sorry, I don’t mean to sound rude or anything, but I don’t like being a woman and having people constantly tell me I should be nurturing when I’m clearly not. You could use the word “majority” (of women), but how would anyone know? Are they taking polls with millions of women? Just a few hundred won’t show the big picture or what the “reality” truly is. In short, try to say “some” women, but not “all” women. It’s a good practice in general when writing articles/posts like this.

    As a side note, I think you might misunderstand what the word “woobie” means. It’s not a negative trope, it simply means he’s had a lot of crap heaped on him throughout his life, which, I think, is true of Loki. It’s why many people love him and want him to be “taken care of”, because he’s been through a lot and they want him to get better. It doesn’t necessarily denote weakness or patheticness (even if people choose see it that way), it just means he’s had a bunch of horrible stuff thrown at him and you feel bad for him as a result. Personally, I love the woobie type character and you seem to think it’s a bad thing and/or that it doesn’t apply to Loki. That’s a matter of opinion, obviously, but I think that’s the one thing The Nostalgia Critic got right (a lot of everything else he said was crap or, again, generalizations about women, bleh). Anyway, as tvtropes puts it: “The difference between the Woobie and such Sickeningly Sweet characters as the Littlest Cancer Patient is that the audience actually finds the Woobie compelling rather than pathetic.”

    Ugh, this got loooong. Sorry about that. Obviously all of this is just my personal view on the subject, I’m sure a lot of it/all of it can be true for others. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just want to reiterate that I do agree with the other points you made, especially the one about Loki being the geek and Thor the jock, and that entire section as a whole. Hit the nail on the head. ;D

    • Wow! This is the best comment since we opened the blog LOL I highly recommend you : โ€œThe Emotion Machine. Commonsense thinking, artificial intelligence, and the future of the human mindโ€, by Marvin Minsky. It is not a light read: it talks about how our brains function. More to the side of artificial intelligence. Since they are trying to create artificial intelligence they are working on the basis of studying how humans work. (I really enjoyed that book).

      Now, to follow the debate. Fan fiction is a realm which is not shared by all women, but some. Traditionally we’ve been reading romance. But, as we gained status, we started to control the contents of the books we read. With technology, what was hidden in a diary, now is out in the public to be shared, read, commented, or even imitated. Fan fiction is the realm of the imaginary, and it help us empower ourselves through our desires. The subconscious mind will tend to look for that what we need to use in real life. Hence, what we might imagine in our minds (the fan fiction we might read or write) help us in our everyday lives.

      In fan fiction, as with novels of all types, and comics, and movies, we’ve got genres. You just mentioned one of them (one of the possibilities out there).

      Traditionally, within patriarchal societies, the idea of the “virgin” woman as a target for desire has been one of the most powerful ones. Men reaffirmed their status of control also by their sexual choices. “Virgins” were desired for several reasons: because they assured them they would be the only ones controlling them (as if they were property, in fact, in most cases women were just that), assuring that the offspring would be only theirs, and reaffirming their status of “chief in command” of the household.

      However, there is the aspect of “being in control” which is gender-blind, specially in modern times where stereotypes are being crashed little by little. A “virgin Loki” might seem more appealing, just because the one who is controlling the situation is not Loki, whereas an experienced Loki looses appeal just because he can challenge that control status that we gain when we imagine him as “powerless” in that area. Tony Stark, as a womanizer, represents someone with extreme experience, hence someone who can challenge the “status of control” that’s looked for, which can be seen by the subconscious mind as not desirable. Why? If the subconscious needs learning about control (doesn’t mean in bed, but in other areas), will choose a way to “practice control,” so when the individual is to face something challenging which requires using controlling skills, the individual will be prepared.

      Other minds would find extremely appealing the constant exchange of status, or even the same status. Why? Because the target here is to practice “sharing” or “fairness.” Depending on the individual the grounds for practice will be different. Problems arise with some individuals when the practice ground (living in the dreamland area) extends to the real life. But that’s another topic.

      Traditional stereotypes are still being used. One way to explore the evolution of stereotypes, and which ones are being challenged nowadays, are comics. Yup: comics. If you analyse how women were portrayed just some years ago, and how they are being portrayed right now, you will find that narratives not only have changed radically, but they are aiming to shatter the stereotypes about women that we still use today. Even though biology has its say on both genders, it is culture which has shaped us during centuries. However, it is being shattered and changed little by little.

      We are living in an interesting time. Old stereotypes are being brought into pieces, while others are being constructed. For some reason, we, humans, tend to label everything. The problem are not the labels per se, but the way our culture has been shaped. We tend to put someone on top of the pyramid (the ruler, for a long time, has been the pater familias), and change that for another. But the key move here is not to change who is on top, but to share who is on top. Shared responsibilities and rights is the key.

      To generalize is not always good, but to add the queue of “some women” might be taken as a writing of less importance. It is generalizing to state that all women are nurturing. Yes, biology and thousands of years of taking care of the offspring has made us more nurturing. However that does not mean that there are women who are less nurturing or not nurturing at all. The general rule, still seems to be, that of women being more nurturing than men. Despite this general rule, we cannot say that there cannot be nurturing men! Generalizing, for the sake of easy explanations might come in handy, as some stereotypes in comics do. While we might not agree with the whole stereotype, in comics they are used to easily portray the character. In a medium which mixes both images and words, and has to explain a story while hook the reader in about 30 pages per month, some techniques on how to pass the desired information to the reader are more used than others. Stereotypes do their job here. These, change over time, as society changes. And when you are in middle of a clash of stereotypes you get the mess you can see now in Marvel and DC comics with the portrayal of women: some old stereotypes are still being in use.

      We can see that in gaming. I recommend you: https://www.facebook.com/femfreq to follow up all the drama of the portrayal of women in games, and how women who are speaking out are being harassed online, and how law is still not prepared to deal with harassment online.

      Despite some stereotypes being challenged nowadays, it does not mean that we cannot use them. We label everything, we generalize everything for the sake of passing along the information we need to get through to the audience. In the same way we can create videos like this one about country stereotypes ( http://youtu.be/WDqayC1sR7g ) and make them extremely funny, we all agree that those countries are not a 100% like that (we would be doomed!!!) So, the same goes for gender stereotypes. The funny video generalizes and shows up stereotypes in a funny way. But let’s face it: that’s the stereotypes that are still on vogue today. However, it would be silly to assume that all people in those countries conform to the stereotype. Generalization and stereotypes help us pass along information. It is us who need to remember, when decoding info and sending the info, that they are not set in stone: they are in constant change, and they are not perfect since there are zillions of exceptions.

      I personally don’t like the word “whoobie,” just because most of the time is taken as a negative one, as the guy in the video does. One of the attributes he states about Loki within him being a whoobie, is him being pathetic. I don’t think that Loki is a pathetic character, though. He applies the narrative here as to imply that Loki is less of a villain just because he seems to be “weak.” That is his message. However, Loki is far from being weak. He is a survivor, and a metaphor on how someone who has endured rough times can turn out. He is obviously in pain, and want to make others feel what he felt. One of the movies that shatters the hero/villain binary is Maleficent. In it we can see what happens to a young naive young lady when she is raped (because the metaphor of cutting her wings off is well… that). She closes up, feels resentment, and want the world to know it. However, as the film progresses we can see also how Maleficent progresses too. And with this progress we can see that the villain is not really a villain, and the hero is not really a hero.

      And now it’s when I stop writing because I realized that I would need even more time to write and this won’t be a reply anymore but a whole book! O.o Sorry! The topics posed here are amazing, and I could spend hours to end writing about them… (We should find sometime to go for a coffee and debate… talking, perhaps that would be easier xDDDDD )

      Again, thank you for create debate and writing a long comment! (Next time add the links to fan fiction, so that others can find the links too!! Yay!)

      • Angrboda Ironwood

        A wonderful and interesting reply! I guess we both tend toward being long-winded, hehe. I extend a cup of virtual coffee to you. ;D

        I understand your dislike of the word woobie, but it seems that the meaning of the word has become muddled as it’s used more in pop culture. I go more by how tvtropes.org (which I love) defines it, which paints it neither negatively nor positively. But man, I get so annoyed watching that Nostalgia Critic video! Some of it is accurate for me (mostly stuff toward the end) but like 70% of the stuff he mentions is completely the opposite of why I like Loki, lol.

        And nice call on recommending FemFrequency! I love Sarkeesian’s videos on youtube. I’m not sure why I’m not following FemFreq on Facebook yet. Gotta fix that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Oh dear, I wouldn’t even know where to begin when mentioning specific examples for fan fiction! XD I read and write far too much of it, that’s for sure. Although I find myself more frustrated with it than anything, lately. Curse you, writer’s block. Ugh.

        Anyway, I’ll start rambling again so I’ll stop there. Thanks for such an interesting read! (for the original article and your reply X3)

        • Coffee accepted! :3

          The video of this guy, in fact, is not talking about Loki, but about himself. Wait? How? His way of exposing what he considers to be wrong about Loki being considered as hot, tells us what type of guy he is, and how envious of the character he is also.
          1. Heroes are the ones that traditionally have gotten the greatest number of fans. Men identify with the manliness portrayed by the hero, and see as “normal” that females get attracted to them. This has been fed by the male-centered culture we still live in, but which is luckily changing.
          2. Villains have been traditionally portrayed with female traits. this is still so of Loki, who shows up his feelings (men are not supposed to do so), who dresses very much like females in Asgard (asymmetric) and who has a volatile character (as traditionally females have had). So, according to the traditional views women should be fans of Thor and not Loki.
          3. Loki uses magic. Magic in Asgard is a female issue. Warriors are nor witches, they go straight with their honorable weapons and kill the bad guy. Loki is mischievous, he lies, and he hides stuff. He uses magic… You know. Magic is also unknown science, and hence, the villain here, paradoxically, is the geek, and traditionally to identify with the geek weak character in the movie isn’t the cool thing to do. So, again: why do women like this guy!?

          Hence, this guy is in awe. Wait… isn’t this guy whipping around, emotionally unstable, quite thin (compared to Thor he is slender and looks not strong enough)? He isn’t really good looking! Isn’t he obscure enough as to say that you don’t know what he is thinking? Why do you like him!? How can you!? Men, real men are different you know! We are like Thor! Besides, if they like him… It has to be power…! He is the villain and he has power… then… it is because of that.

          And that’s what’s the video about: his brain is in shock. While the stereotypes of a strong male hero apply, even if he isn’t like that in reality, he is baffled by the idea that women choose the character who is far away of that stereotype!

          His explanations are traditional too, adding that it is only so because… well… who plays him is Tom Hiddleston right?

          So, yup, this video talks about the author, the guy, not Loki xDDDDD His brain has a clash of stereotypes.

          Well, you can share with us your fanfic. Just send us a small piece of it, synopsis, a pic if you have it and link to the text and we can add it in our blog… or choose any links and post them in comments ๐Ÿ˜‰ yay!

          • Angrboda Ironwood

            Everything you said is so true! I find it mildly annoying (as it gets old) when guys continue to be confused as to why women often prefer Loki over Thor. Women seem to “get” it easier, especially once his appeal is explained to them, but men can’t seem to fully understand, or they even seem offended in some way. I guess, since society has been telling them all their lives what a man “should” be, and they’ve been striving for that themselves, they get offended when women don’t appreciate their efforts to “be what women want”. They fail to realize that *being yourself* is what women really want. So they get offended/cynical when women’s interests throw their efforts out the window (in their opinion), and/or they completely ignore it all and say we like guys like that for some other reason, like what you said: “it’s power!” or “it’s Tom Hiddleston!” They simply don’t want to believe that we can like Loki and his non-traditional, atypical traits for what they are. *Sigh* Why can’t we all just be ourselves without society foisting labels on us? Loki is just Loki, people! And we women like what we like without some hidden reason.

            Hm, it seems a bit tedious to add links to all my fanfics since I’ve already written so many of them. So, I’ll just put a link to my fanfiction.net and Ao3 profiles. Seems easier for now. I might give a specific link if I post new fics, though.

            https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4337343/
            http://archiveofourown.org/users/angrbodagiantess/works

            My fanfiction.net profile has a good description of what types of stories I typically write. My Ao3 profile is a lot shorter (but concise).

          • Though it might seem that the majority of guys “are not getting it,” many do. It is difficult to realize that some of the teachings of your childhood are just wrong. And even if a male-dominant culture seems to favor men as well, reality is that this same male-centered culture is damaging them. And in very unexpected ways. Like this guy: since he cannot get why many women love so much Loki, he is unable to fully see his own potential as an individual. When you are quite blind or follow the wrong direction, or have been told something which isn’t really working (such as outdated stereotypes), when realizing that those are just but a mirage, a type of crisis might arise. He is surprised. Had he had a different view, he would have understood the whole picture.

            Old stereotypes will die, new will be born, and after a while they’ll need to be shattered again. I suppose it is quite in human nature to label everything. At least, for the sake of explaining ourselves to others.

            I say that we should be open minded and be aware that the stereotypes that help us give meaning to our world, are also like Damocles sword: double edged and onto our heads, ready to fall onto us at any moment. If we understand that stereotypes are only there to help us define but are not really words set on stone, we would be happier worldwide.

            Awww thanks for the links!! :3 :3 will check them later ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Angrboda Ironwood

            You have no idea how true that is, that clinging to an exclusively male-dominated culture damages men as much as women. My boyfriend had this problem for much of his life, being made fun-of by people because he’s not stereotypically “masculine”. He has mostly feminine attributes so he tried to hide some aspects of his personality from friends/family/whoever and I think it sort of messed him up. He’s aware of the fact, though, and is trying to correct it now, but it’s difficult after 20+ years. For example, he has a penchant for crying a lot, but he suppresses it around people. Even though I don’t care if a guy cries or not (my dad often cries at movies so I never considered it “unmanly” or whatever stupidity society thinks), my boyfriend still has a hard time doing it in front of me and his emotions get “pent up” and end up causing him more problems, sometimes.

            Certainly true, but often frustrating. It is definitely a double edged sword, a kind of “necessary evil” – well, maybe “evil” is taking it too far, but you know what I mean, heh.

          • wolfypuppy

            I started looking at this site (been reading it for an hour and a half now!) because my 12-year-old daughter is obsessed with Loki. But I love you guys! Now I want to find out more. Awesome site, awesome commentary and opinions. I’m definitely going to share it with my daughter.

          • Awww, thank you! <3 We're not that active, but we welcome everyone to take part in the blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy to know that you love it! <3

  • Suaki Ivanov

    Hi, I also saw that video from the Critic and I think he didn’t understand the reality of why Loki is so attractive so I made a list with my reasons from my point of view.
    I think Loki is hot because:
    1.- He is arrogant and sarcastic but yet he is funny and tragically comic.
    2.- He never gives up against all odds. He has a lot of will.
    3.- His constants switches between dominant-submissive, makes him look scary and cute at the same time. It’s the type of person that you have afraid to approach him but yet it seems not so distant. Also the ‘rude guy’ attitude is little like a ‘mask’ for him because at some point he is a little unconfident, sometimes nobody takes him so seriously.
    4.- His attitude. He can be rude, aggressive and brutal but has elegance, he is very proud of himself. Also the way he moves, very smoothly yet so swiftly.
    5.- His appearance. For me he is not specially handsome, but he has The Charm. He’s slender but not skinny, also he’s not so muscular yet strong, he is tall (at least for me XC), he has long hair.
    6.- His voice. Just recently I heard his original voice (english of course) The first time, I heard him in Latin Spanish (Mexican voice actor Jose Gilberto Vilchis) and I must say they’re really good. You can hear the confidence, the danger, the menace in his voice, he has authority. It’s a handsome voice. Plus, his accent (he is british for god sake XD)
    7.- His sence of humor, he is always making fun of others and underestimate them. He is ironic, he mocks at his own disgrace. He is really playful.
    8.- Power. I’m not so sure in this one but maybe it’s true. He is a God, A GOD!! He has ‘magical powers’ and enough strength to take enemies down.
    9.- He is mysterious. There’s so many things that we don’t know about him, his secret agenda and all, that makes us feel the urge to know. Also it makes us wonder, if he is the god of mischief, which are his true feelings? He feels indeed, but you never know exactly what is he feeling or if he is sincere.
    10.- His backstory. Everyone know what I’m talking about. The adopted son who feels displaced by his older brother and feels jealous of him. So he is the less favored. He seeks for power and recognition of others. We have sympathy for him.
    11.- He’s intelligent and eloquent, he seems to predict everything or at least he adapts to any situation he’s in. He takes advantage from everything.
    Also I read an interesting comment on that video:

    “Clara Montgomery
    I can answer your question. I have some friends of mine who practically worship him, and after constant research on sexual desires, I’ve come to the conclusion. Long hair Large eyes Prominent cheekbones Tall build According to most fangirl media out there, Many of their beloved always have Long hair. Some examples include Legolas, Snape, etc, etc (you get the idea) Scientific Research shows that this is not just some fad, but it is actually an evolutionary trait of ours. Long, thick, hair is a sign of a healthy body. And a healthy body means healthy children, and healthy children means a survival of your species! Hair can really say a lot about a man, and women have a keen eye for their partners.A study once stated that men who possess large eyes also capture women’s attention. Large eyes are a symbol of youth to women. Back in early mankind, it was rare that you would live past the age of twenty, so when you want to…um …have babies with someone, you want to search for a man who is young, So he can help you raise the children and guarantee protection for them. Eyes never get any larger as you grow, so big eyes are mainly seen in children and young adults. (that, or you just have large eyes genetically) Part of the ladies attraction to Loki, or Hiddleston in general, also involves his prominent cheekbones. A masculine feature, This defines your desired partner as a strong, fit man. And what do women like about fit men? The constant knowledge that they will be able to protect them from harm. Just keep in mind that your guy can’t be TOO masculine, or else he’ll come off as cold and unnerving. Loki, acts this way in many parts of the film, but his defining characteristic is the cocky, mischievous persona that almost seems childlike in some ways. Strong, AND spunky. Women naturally trust men who have this personality, knowing that they would not betray or harm them. Of course, there are a few exceptions to this rule, but this is simply a natural adaptation we have. Finally, we have his height. Have you seen Hemsworth and Hiddleston in person? They are both pretty tall, and like the cheekbones, this also says thkat your guy is a tad bit more likely to fight off a giant cave bear (or an army of Jรถtnar) than a guy under 5 feet. (not that I hold this against anybody! Simple prehistoric logic here!) And yeah, this is pretty useful for a cave woman trying to raise a healthy family. Its just life. Critic, as usual I find your video absolutely hilarious, but I just wanted to make a statement that I believe should also be noted. Women do not care for a Man’s actions as much as they care for his physical appearance. This is a natural fact of life that can be seen everywhere. The plainly-feathered female birds always search out the proudest, most colorfully feathered males. Female lionesses always have the strong noble male lead their pride. As much as I find the Loki fandom puzzling, you have to hand it to them for following their natural evolutionary instincts.๏ปฟ”

    I think that the features in Tom Hiddleston are really quite attractive and somewhat cute and adding all the features of the “God of Mischief” Loki, ends up making him extremely ravishing.