Originally Posted by marcvader
As I am new to this particular discussion regarding Thor's hand I will give my initial impression as to what I think is going on. I am limited in my knowledge of the details. Here goes. Loki and Thor are working in concert and it is Loki's magic that gives the illusion that Thor has lost his hand in their combat. This is to fool whoever it is they are fighting in front of.
That is what I think. Loki is a trickster and illusionist.
It would be a interesting twist for the audience to think Loki betrayed Thor only to find out he didn't.