Originally Posted by Farren
I think that whether or not Loki really died or whether it was all his magic, I think it was all part of his plan to escape and retake the throne.
He knew that Thor was just going to throw him back in prison, so his best chance to escape was to fake his death. Even the way he protected Jane was probably part of his self interested scheme: by keeping Jane alive he kept alive Thor's more immediate desire to NOT take the throne and NOT hang around Asgard. Much as I like the idea of Loki of proving that he cares about Thor by being willing to die for Thor or save Jane...keeping it real, I think he had this all planned out. He spent two years sitting in that cell stewing in his craziness and planning for everything.
(I will say though, that Loki, IMO, tends to couch the truth within his lies: I think a lot of the things he said to Thor at Svartalfheim and when he was disguised as Odin were probably true -- he just couldn't say them without being able to to himself that it was all part of a game and that he didn't really mean them.)
I tend to agree with this. Loki lies to everyone else but he also lies to himself.
Haha, At least Marvel gave us a lot to think about as we commence the next long wait.
I also wonder how much of what happened was premeditated by Loki or if he just plotted as he went along. I think he obviously meant to find a way to peace out at some point (as in he had no intention of going back to his cozy cell) but protecting Thor was obviously risky with how dangerous Kurse was. Do you think he was actually afraid for Thor when Thor was getting pummeled by Kurse? When the camera pauses on him it almost looks like he's trying to decide what to do.