A huge draw of the recent release Thor: Ragnarok was the fact that Thor would battle the Hulk. The Hulk, who is a huge fan favorite thanks to Mark Ruffalo's fantastic portrayal, will never get his own solo film given the complex nature of film deals and the rights to certain characters. However there is another huge draw to the film, and it is a character that has played a very important role in The Avengers and Thor's other solo outings. We are of course talking about Loki.
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Loki, who is Thor's step-brother, has played a pivotal role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he is generally regarded as the best villain in the franchise. This is due to the fact that he is definitely the most well-rounded and interesting villain whose motivation goes beyond the typical and tired obsession with domination. He's far more nuanced than that, which makes him quite captivating to watch. His relationship with Thor is particularly interesting and has made for a lot of great popcorn moments. Their love-hate relationship as rival brothers after the throne of Asgard is a sibling rivalry that many find captivating. Of course, people were bound to come up with memes pitting the two against each other. Here are 15.
15 NO BROTHER
Anyone who is well aware of the Thor series of films, knows that people go crazy for Loki. He has been a huge draw for the films. A big part of that is due to Tom Hiddleston's pitch-perfect performance as the slimy, slithery trickster. It also helps that he is easy on the eyes and a lot of fangirls of the MCU are infatuated with Hiddleston.
In this meme, Thor urges his brother to stay away from the fangirls. Why do you ask? It's because they are probably more dangerous than Thanos himself and they will easily tear him to shreds in their desperation to get him to notice them. We definitely agree with Thor on this one. He's just warning the poor, clueless guy.
14 NOBODY WATCHES THE THOR TRAILER FOR THOR
Poor Thor. The series and trailers should be based around him, but people don't watch them to see him. Fans wait for the moment Loki shows up and they lose it. The movies are named after Thor and he doesn't get all the love! That must have been a pretty bad hit for Thor's ego.
We really find this meme amusing because the message about the love for Loki is coupled with an image of Tom Hiddleston, who is open-armed and looks overjoyed, basking in the glory of all the love from fans and the caption: "The party don't start 'til I walk in," taken from the 2009 Kesha hit "Tik Tok." As silly as that song is, it makes for a really funny reference in this meme.
13 LOKI AND HIS BROTHER
This is a hilarious meme of Tom Hiddleston in costume at the San Diego Comic Con and the caption reads "Hey Marvel, tell me again why the coming movie is called Thor. Wouldn't Loki and His Brother be more accurate??" In many ways, it has a point. A lot of people have tuned into these movies because of their interest in Loki and not Thor.
So why wouldn't Marvel respond to the high demand for the character and feature Loki in the title of the film. It would be a great marketing ploy that would certainly make them a lot of money (not that Marvel is having any issue in that department). We also really love Hiddleston's stance and expression in this meme as it perfectly suits the caption.
12 GOD STATUS
In The Avengers, Black Widow warns Captain America not to get involved in a fight between Thor and Loki because they are both god and he might not be able to handle the battle. Captain America replies, "There's only one God, ma'am. And I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that." Ouch. Although Thor and Loki are both norse gods, that just doesn't cut it for the Cap'.
He's got his religion and he's sticking to it. These guys in silly costumes (Captain America's costume definitely isn't silly) are certainly super strong and have powers, but they're not gods. This may be a list of Thor v Loki memes, but they both got dissed here. They're certainly not going to shake Cap's old-fashioned beliefs, that's for sure.
11 HE'S HIGH STRUNG
The meme, which features images of Loki smiling at the camera, features the caption, "Thor is pretty high strung. I'm a little more Loki." It's incredibly silly and the pun is quite obvious, but that doesn't make it any less funny. The huge grin on Loki's face says it all. What makes this meme perfect is the addition of the ridiculous, pixelated sunglasses that reinforce the idea that Loki hit the nail on the head with that pun.
Although the truth of the matter is that Loki is anything but low key. He's the most flamboyant character on Asgard. He is only ever low key when he uses his powers to disguise himself as someone else. The rest of the time, he wears his less-than-subtle costume which sometimes features a helmet with giant horns.
10 L'ORÉAL PARIS
Have you ever wondered how to get the long, thick and silky smooth hair of an Asgardian? How do those gods have such perfect locks of hair? What is their secret? Well this clever meme has revealed the answer to Thor's golden, full head of hair and Loki's shiny black main: it's all thanks to L'Oréal Paris -- because you're worth it.
How many times have you seen those ridiculous hair commercials. But it makes perfect sense. We're surprised Marvel didn't think of it first -- another avenue where they can sell MCU merchandise: hair products! The commercials would be both funny and will surely get a lot of people interested in the products. So what are you waiting for, Marvel? Get to work already!
It is definitely true that Thor is the only film series that has a "fandom where the villain has more fangirls than the hero." Loki, despite being a deceptive monster that tried to destroy Manhattan, is almost universally loved by fangirls everywhere. In all honest, we're not certain we understand why Thor doesn't get more fangirls after him than Loki.
Sure, his character is definitely less interesting than his morally ambiguous brother, but Thor is clearly a much more rugged, handsome guy that you would expect the hegemonic norms in the media to applaud while Loki is very oily and slick, which is not something you'd expect fangirls to be head over heels for. It's a very curious thing that his villain gets so much more adoration, but it doesn't make this meme any less true.
8 WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU THOR
Thor is really getting a lot of flack in quite a few of these memes. This meme is a play on the proverbial phrase "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." In essence, the phrase means that when you something bad happens to you in life, make the best of it and try to find a positive spin on the incident. In the case of this meme, the lemon you get is Thor, who is thrown at you for some reason (maybe by the Hulk?).
Rather than make a positive out of having Thor in your life (to make lemonade out of Thor), the meme urges you to throw him back and demand something better -- Loki. So the moral is don't make the best out of what you've been handed -- demand better in life.
7 HELA IS SO EVIL
This mini comic book meme plays off the villain in Thor: Ragnarok named Hela (played by Cate Blanchett) who wants to bring about the destruction of Asgard. In the meme, Thor comments with surprise that Hela is extremely evil and might possibly be more evil than Loki. In the next panel, Loki appears to be a little annoyed by his brother's comment which he seems to take as an insult. He then pulls out a dagger and Thor barks back that it wasn't a challenge to prove that he is more evil than Hela.
It's a silly exchange, but one that would be right at home in the silly/humorous context of Thor: Ragnarok which has differentiated itself from other Thor movies by focusing a lot more on comedy rather than dramatic character development.
6 BROKEBACK ASGARD
This photoshop of a Thor: The Dark World poster is the dream of Thor and Loki fangirls everywhere. It would certainly shake things up in the MCU if they broke their heteronormative standards for a gay relationship in their films. Don't worry, they're not real brothers so the idea of them getting it on isn't as creepy as it sounds.
Wouldn't it be nice if these two could just set their rivalries aside and love each other in the most humanly way possible? If there's anything the MCU is lacking, it's romance. So maybe Thor and Loki can remedy that in Thor IV: Brokeback Asgard. Brokeback Mountain won 3 Oscars and was considered one of the best romance movies of the decade. Thor and Loki have something to learn from that.
5 DATING TAYLOR
This meme alludes to the fact that Loki actor Tom Hiddleston dated Taylor Swift in 2016. Hiddleston was linked to the pop star before they broke up. In the first image of the meme, Thor appears to be forgiving of Loki's actions because he is his brother. When Black Widow reveals to Thor that Loki is dating Taylor Swift, he promptly dismisses Loki as adopted.
It clearly sounds like Thor isn't a big fan of Swift. Although he was able to forgive his brother for his past sins (which include destroying Manhattan and repeatedly trying to kill him in order to be the ruler of Asgard), he is not willing to forgive him for dating Swift. We're guessing he's not the biggest fan of her music.
4 SELFIE TIME
Thor actor Chris Hemsworth's facial expressions in the two photos features in this meme are priceless. In the first one, he looks exaggeratedly angry and determined and the caption reads, "I will get you Loki." In the second image, he is all smiles, and the caption reads, "But first, let me take a selfie." This speaks volumes to Thor's treatment of Loki in Thor: Ragnarok, where Thor no longer really sees Loki as a threat.
In this movie, Loki turns into the butt of a joke rather than a genuine threat that actually makes Thor fear for the life of others. It's an interesting contrast from their relationship in previous movies, but the meme speaks perfectly to this new relationship between the characters, where Thor is so indifferent to his brother's evil doings that he has time to take a selfie.
3 THE HORDE IS BACK
Thor looks over his shoulder with a furrowed brow and says to his brother, "There's a horde of fangirls Loki, did you use Twitter again?" This of course alludes to the fact that fangirls are crazy in love with Loki and swoon anytime he does anything, including making a post on Twitter. Loki replies, "No Thor, I didn't. I used Tumblr." The idea here is that Loki can do no wrong in the eyes of fangirls, whether he's posting on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr, a horde of fangirls will show up.
Judging by Thor's look in his eyes, he will be the one that has to deal with that dangerous horde. Thanks for ruining the peace once again, Loki. Next time, don't post anything on social media. Also stop rubbing it in that you're more popular than Thor. Enough bragging.
2 WHO'S THE BETTER SUPERHERO?
Have you ever thought what it would be like if Loki visited elementary school students in their classroom? Well this meme provides the answer to that question. Ever the jealous brother, Loki asks the children who they think the better superhero is -- Thor or Loki. The kids shout that they prefer Thor and Loki is clearly disturbed by this admission.
A girl says that she thinks Thor is better because he can knock anyone down with his hammer. Loki then shoves her off her seat and says, "See, Who needs a hammer? I did it with my bare hands." It's an extremely childish reaction that makes perfect sense given how emotionally childish Loki is throughout the different films in the series. He fits right at home in kindergarten.
1 I'D HAMMER THAT
This meme features a behind-the-scenes image of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Scarlett Johansson and Stellan Skarsgård filming a scene for one of the MCU films. What makes it particularly funny is the photo captures Hemsworth and Hiddleston gawking at Johansson's backside. Plus is also features a silly pun about Thor's hammer, and who doesn't like those? It's also nice to see the two brothers getting along, and it's great that they can finally agree on something despite all their differences.
The brilliant caption reads, "Brothers -- No matter what, when it comes to Scarlett Johansson, they are always there for each other..." By the way, isn't Thor supposed to be with Jane? We hope for her that he doesn't act on his impulses and gets involved in a sticky situation with Loki and Black Widow.
Which of these memes is the funniest? Let us know in the comments!