Originally Posted by elizah72
I continue to be intrigued by that tear when he says "sentiment" and puts on a smile and then stabs Thor. In the second one that line down from eye to cheek is where that tear ran down his cheek while he stabs Thor. You can still see his eyes seem teary. My feeling is the smile he puts on is the lie, but the tear betrays his true feelings. Thor is finally getting to him. He doesn't want to do this but he has to for whatever reason, and it touches him that his brother is still trying to convince him to come back to the fold, but he thinks it's too late now, or he doesn't feel he has a choice.
I would agree. It's very intriguing.
Here is the larger context:
[referring to the Chitauri destroying Manhattan]
Look at this! Look around you! You think this madness will end with your rule?
It's too late. It's too late to stop it.
No. We can, together.
[suddenly Loki stabs Thor]
I wonder where Loki will be on this point in Thor2. Would he still be inclined to shed a tear if a similar situation comes up? Or will he be too angry/bitter? Or will he turn a corner?