By the climax of Avengers Infinity War, the audience had to witness lots of characters dying. As the Marvel super-hero motion picture was stuffed with iconic roles fans have been developing theories ever since its release to figure out ways of how the character they adored can bounce back in the Avengers franchise.
But off all the losses, one apparently certain was Loki’s death just at the start of the movie yet fans have figured out ways of how the God of Mischief could be alive and back in Avengers Infinity War part 2 aka Avengers 4.
During a discussion on the “Fan Theories” Subreddit, a theory emerged which caught everyone’s attention because of its “legit” claims. This theory points to something interesting about Loki’s dominant hand during his encounter with Thanos just before the Mad Titan kills Loki for good.
Loki is right-handed. If you look, in movies since Thor 1 to Avengers 1 to Ragnarok, he wields with his right hand,
He holds weapons with his right and the scepter in Avengers with his right.
There are two occasions he uses his left hand (that I’ve found). One, when he fakes his own death in Dark World. You can find him holding the dagger with his left hand during the entire scene. Two, when he stabs Thanos.
This theory leads us to assume that Loki was actually using his trickery to fool Thanos into killing him in Avengers Infinity War.
So, Loki’s illusion uses his left hand because he’s a mirrored version? The Loki that was killed in the beginning of IW was an illusion and he’s still out there, maybe disguised or just in hiding.
Moreover, this theory also coincides with another fan theory on Reddit signifying Loki’s tendency towards self-preservation by stating:
Loki wouldn’t sacrifice himself unless he thought he actually had a chance, and he had to know he didn’t.
While all this may seem convincing, the actor portraying the role of Loki in Avengers Infinity War, Tom Hiddleston indicated otherwise when talking about the character recently at ACE Comic-Con:
When I came to shoot the scene in Infinity War, I think it’s very powerful he calls himself Odin’s son, and that closes the whole journey of Loki and what he can do,” “It set the stakes up emotionally. It takes the stakes up dramatically.
You know that Thanos is someone who’s far more dangerous than anyone we’ve seen before.
To certainly know the real plot behind it we would have to wait until 3 May 2019 when Avengers 4 comes out.
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