Hm. I might have a revised headcanon for Loki.
I’ve always figured, based partly on various hints from the first movie and also on personality probability, that for the past thousand years Loki has been doing a lot of the work of running Asgard. That he expected to pretty much do all the work of ruling all his life when Thor was king while Thor took the credit. And for the past thousand years Thor’s been just running around killing people while Odin’s been just sitting around deciding who Thor would kill next.
The one problem with this is, how did Loki manage to do all this work for a millennium and not notice his father and brother were evil tyrants?
It just occurred to me that this is the mirror image of Tony’s history. Tony was alternately having fun and inventing stuff and let Obadiah Stone run his company for him, which was how Obie was able to misuse SI and Tony’s inventions and fortune for evil. Just because Tony wasn’t paying attention.
Now I suddenly thought, what if Loki’s story is more like that? What if Odin told Loki, Don’t worry about all that stuff, your brother will be the king, you can do magic and read and enjoy yourself.
What if Odin told Loki, Why don’t you find out where there’s some more magical relics on far-off worlds that I can send Thor to steal for the greater good.
What if Odin told Loki, This magical doodad you created is amazing, why don’t you stay in your chambers and create another one, I’ll give you a pat on the head.
What if Loki is even more like Tony than we thought?
Guess I’ll have to write another fanfic just to use this idea.
(Maybe I can use it in my Aquafrost idea.)