Originally Posted by KRYPTON INC.
Maybe this is a virtue of the AVENGERS film pedigree, but far too many fans, new and old, are looking at Loki as a character that is going to go the "Spike" route, as it were.
Now that you mention it he does seem to be edging more towards anti-hero than villain, doesn't he?
Not that it makes him a crucial Avengers staple however.
edit: No, anti-hero isn't the right term.