In my view he was MOST DEFINITELY as bad, if not worse, since Thor was at that kind of behavior for much longer than Loki, and has little or seemingly no psychological reason for it. You dont think so and that's fine, but we are never going to agree on that, or Loki, so what's the point in arguing about it? None.
I hear what you are saying, however, actually, from what I've read of the more recent "source material", including some of the more recent animated films, there is very definitely a trend towards changing how he is seen in the comics, making him a much more 3 dimensional character. After reading the Simonson arc, I've read other Thor comics, I've seen the Tales of Asgard film, the Blood Brothers film, read JIM Kid Loki comics, and am in the process of reading Siege (unfortunately I got a hold of Siege aftermath from the library, before I could get the stuff that came before). I can see that they are definitely adding a deeper emotional impact and origin to that character. Clearly. And it's interesting that they are doing this at a time when they are presenting a more grey character in the films than he was in the comics for a good chunk of those 50 years. And btw, Blood Brothers Loki looks NOTHING like Tom.
Originally Posted by Godzilla2000
I just have to say that we know very little about Loki's past in the MCU. I've been thinking of this but magic seems to be a pretty superstitious subject among Asgardians because of how much fear it can instill. It's something that brute force can't tackle and very few are actually able to control it. I think with the inclusion of the Dark Elves and Malekith we'll see exactly why magic is a pretty taboo skill set to have because I posit that like with the Force it's very easy to use a malevolent energy with the Dark Arts because of the immense power it possesses. And it's pretty established that power is Loki's drug. So intense is his addiction to it that it supersedes everything else in his life, even love.
I dont know about all of that, but if that's your opinion fine. While it would seem from the deleted scene with Thor that there is a certain amount of looking down on Loki for his magic, Thor's "others just do tricks" jab, but I'm not sure that they actually consider it taboo. I mean, Odin has to know all about that, for one thing.
Magic will certainly bring an exciting new aspect to the fights though. So it's not just more of Thor beating people up, which we've seen over and over already. I'm really really hoping for a Malekith vs Loki magic fight. And actually I came across someone on Tumblr a while a back on the VFX team for THor 2, who bragged that she got to look at pictures of Loki all day, and in another post said something about the Loki "build team" having fun that day, so all that considered, along with AAA's comments about Loki having some great fights, I am very very encouraged that we WILL see a lot more magic out of Loki in Thor 2.