The Avengers (2012) // Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
honestly the only way to explain joss’s loki is to say he was strung out on torture and space meth the whole time
Who was? Loki, or Whedon?
Avengers!Loki was dealing with so much bullshit (parent issues, lack of self-worth, manipulated and partially controlled by others) that his behaviour was 100% in character and, indeed, well portrayed.Ragnorak!Loki? All the resulting mental illnesses as a result of his past have fully manifested, he’s trying not to disassociate all that much but then his dad shows up, tells him his sister is gonna kill him and Thor, then just goes ‘lol peace’ and disappears. Ragnorak!Loki has accepted his clinical depression and lack of self-worth and is managing them by just being out to have a good time and trying not to get himself killed.