laughing at the people arguing about whether loki meant “i did it for frigga” or “i did it for you” when he said “i didn’t do it for him”
because, seriously, that’s it. that’s the character. that stubborn ambiguity is the whole point. the only thing more difficult than catching loki in a lie is pinning him with the truth. what he actually says is probably literally true: he didn’t do it for odin. but who did he do it for? himself? thor? frigga? all of the above? none of the above? some combination of the above? does he even know why he does what he does? probably not! and, heck, we don’t even know what he actually did yet!
so the real question is this: “what emotional response did he desire from thor that caused him to say that particular thing in that particular way at that particular moment?” and i think we alllllllllllll know the answer to that one.
all loki has ever needed is the truth and a crooked star to steer her by, and that’s what i love about this character. it’s impossible for me to get invested in someone who simply lies all the time, but a character who fashions the truth into a weapon is endlessly fascinating, because the shape of the resulting blade always always always says more about them then it does about their intended victim.
“I rose too high, loved too hard, dared too much. I tried to grasp a star, overreached, and fell.”
-George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
You look in my eyes, I’m stripped of my pride.
And my soul surrenders, and you bring my heart to its knees