Loki fangirls need to get over themselves.
(I have not read the comics. Any canon I refer to is movies only)
Let’s be clear: I love Loki. I think he’s a tragic, sympathetic villain with understandable motives and relatable problems. Through a complex series of events beyond his control, his entire worldview was shattered and he didn’t take it well.
Odin is not a terrible father. Thor did not neglect his brother. The Warriors Three are not complete dicks to him because they made one joke at his expense on the Bifrost.
Loki is not a misunderstood pretty-boy. Asgard is not conspiring to treat him like shit.
Odin made mistakes in how he handled the situation. Yes, this is true. Yes, “no you couldn’t” is not the best thing to say to your mentally unwell son. Odin made a mistake there, and I refer you to a post in which I explain the situation in greater detail.
But why is it that when Loki makes a mistake/is a dick (telling Thor Odin is dead, sending the Destroyer, trying to destroy Jotunheim) it’s because he’s so tragic and misunderstood and everyone just needs to be nicer to him and if his family weren’t such dicks he wouldn’t be this way?
And why is it that when Odin makes a mistake (keeping a secret for a bit too long, letting Thor grow up with the attitude he had, falling into an inconvenient coma), it’s because he’s so mean and he’s obviously being deliberately cruel and he’s just trying to hurt poor Loki?
How come when Loki makes a mistake, it’s okay because he’s misunderstood, but when anyone else makes a mistake, the fandom has a one-strike policy and suddenly that character is such a dick omg literally crying because of Loki Feels
No. Please, stop. For your own sakes. Have more respect for the characters. If you were really Loki fangirls, you’d appreciate that he loved his family for years before the events of the film. He loved his father, and he loved his brother, and even through the events of Thor he was trying to redeem himself in their eyes.
Because he loved them. Out of respect for Loki and his character, you should do the same.