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When we met LokiHe was a totally power-hungry megalomaniac, desperate to prove himself through control and domination. He wanted to be worthy of his father’s love and escape the shadow of his brother.
To do so, he made a deal with Thanos, who gave him an item of great power to help him bring the people of Earth to their knees. the Avengers. But fans are now wondering if he really knew what they had given him, because surely, or someone so selfish, he would have just run off with them.
After falling off the Rainbow Bridge into deep nothingness, Loki found himself in the employ of Thanos, who bestowed upon him a scepter to help him conquer Earth. This scepter had the ability to control people by turning enemies into instant allies, but as we would find out later, it was much more than that. This was one of the Infinity Stones, the Mind Stone, and it played a huge role in the Infinity Saga, giving Wanda and Pietro Maximoff their powers and also giving rise to the AI synthezoid, Vision.
Given that Loki is such a scheming opportunist, it seems odd that he wouldn’t have made better use of this, especially when he also got his hands on the Tesseract, wielding two of the most powerful objects in the universe at once. He may have even been able to take on Thanos, who, at the time, would have been left with no one handing him the Mind Stone. So the question arises, did the God of Mischief really not know what he was driving?
The Loki who grabs the Tesseract and disappears when Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have their time stolen. End of the game ends on TVA right after the events of the Avengers. He seems to know that the cube was an infinity stone at least.
Many people felt that regardless of whether he knew what the stones were, he would have eventually tried to stab Thanos in the back.
Many people pondered the idea that Loki was being manipulated by the mind stone in the scepter throughout the Avengers.
If it had been controlled by him, then it would certainly give us a new scope on the character.
This user thinks it’s very plausible given that the Avengers argued within minutes of being near him as he sowed discord.
Many people are of the opinion that the writers themselves hadn’t fully decided what the scepter was, and only later changed it to fit into the main story of the Infinity Saga.
He was certainly capable of exerting much destruction with them.
Regardless of what he knew and didn’t know, Loki was at his most evil during the Avengers. Though his power has grown significantly over the course of his Disney Plus series, he has certainly mellowed out a bit by becoming a less manic figure.