The figure of Loki has been around for ages thanks to mythology and numerous cultures, but Marvel’s take on the God of Mischief threw the character under an entirely new light. Loki is well-loved within the world of fiction and superheroes, being a comedic oddball that dances the line between good and evil – which often results in some unforgettable lines! Below are the best Loki quotes of all time from Marvel Comics and the MCU.
Best Loki Quotes of All Time
One of the best elements of Loki’s character within the Marvel world is his unique and complex blend of various traits, perspectives, and moral standpoints, which he touches on frequently within the overall storyline. Loki Laufeyson is a favorite for many fans, holding a rich blend of emotion, personality traits, and power, and he often gives us insight into the person he is underneath his God of Mischief exterior.
Major spoilers alert for any fan who hasn’t gotten through all of the Marvel titles featuring Loki just yet, as we will be touching on the events and context surrounding each of these quotes.
25. “Satisfaction isn’t in my nature.”
Loki and Thor are both stubborn in their own ways, but Loki is far more reflective and introspective – being well aware of his flaws and less desirable traits. He makes this statement to Thor in response to being asked if he’d be satisfied once Jane Foster died, implying that he knows he will never truly feel satisfaction, irrespective of whether or not he gets what he wants.
24. “I can feel the righteousness surging.”
One of Loki’s most versatile powers is the ability to replicate the appearance of others and impersonate them as he pleases. This ability was seen when he transformed into Captain America, something he has done in Avengers: Endgame released in 2019, as well as Thor: The Dark World, and he makes this statement to mock Captain America’s character.
23. “You’re not seriously thinking of going back, are you? Our sister destroyed your hammer like a piece of glass. She’s stronger than both of us, she’s stronger than you; you don’t stand a chance! Do you understand what I’m saying to you?”
Although Loki is cold and indifferent toward most characters within the Marvel universe, he has always shown a soft spot toward his brother Thor. They have a complex and difficult relationship due to many factors and events, but Loki always reminds fans just how much he cares about Thor’s well-being and life – in fact, Loki occasionally gives up on his mischievous plans just to make sure Thor’s alright.
22. “This time I’m not guilty!”
This comedic quote stems from Journey Into Mystery Vol. 1 #96, as Loki admits to the many questionable things he’s done in the past while attempting to defend himself. It represents the core of Loki as a character, with his most notable traits being mischief, humor, and wit.
But, many instances have shown that Loki often draws the line between mischief and evil. As such, he is often eager to distance himself from true villainy and clear his name in cases where he is not actually the one responsible.
21. “So I am no more than another stolen relic, locked up here until you might have use of me.”
Loki was shattered by the revelation of his origins, as he discovered one of the reasons why Thor was treated so much better than he was. While it doesn’t make Loki an ‘object,’ his heritage certainly resulted in him being objectified to an extent – he may have become cold and disconnected as he aged, but this quote shows that he still has feelings, truly wanting to be loved and appreciated deep down.
20. “What, because I am the monster parents tell their children about at night?”
This quote stems from Thor released in 2011, which had strong themes of betrayal, secrets, lies, and complex relationships. This dark line was delivered perfectly as Loki and Odin exchanged harsh words filled with emotional urgency, pain, tension, and pressure, as Loki shared his perspectives on the monstrous birthright he didn’t ask for.
19. “You will never be a god.”
This quote may be short and concise, but it was one of the most powerful moments for Loki within the MCU timeline when put into context. Loki makes this statement to Thanos before he is seemingly killed by the Mad Titan.
It sheds light on Loki’s understanding of being a god as well as the responsibility it comes with, all while making his true alignment clear to fans and other Marvel characters. Although Loki has been seen as a bad guy in plenty of situations, many of which were true, he still chooses the side of good when our favorite superheroes are forced to go up against Marvel supervillains.
18. “I assure you, brother, the sun will shine on us again.”
Avengers: Infinity War hit screens worldwide in 2018, and it was packed with tragic twists of fate – including the brutal and heartwrenching death of Loki. This was an indescribable moment packed with numerous emotions, considering that Loki died in order to prove his true alliance and fight alongside his brother Thor after eons of fighting each other.
17. “The reason super-criminals fail is that they become obsessed with VENGEANCE. After being beaten by a certain foe, what do you do? You go BACK, only to get BEATEN again. My advice to your team is simple: EXCHANGE OPPONENTS!”
Loki makes this interesting statement with the release of Captain America Vol. 1 #365, touching on various aspects that lead villains to failure. It may be advice for bad guys, but it gives insight into how observant, cunning, wise, and strategic Loki is as a character.
16. “Your savior is here!”
Thor: Ragnarok was filled with plenty of amazing moments that built on character development, particularly for Loki. He dances a thin line throughout the entire movie – constantly switching between mischief and heroism, selfishness and altruism – but, Loki ultimately chooses to settle on the side of good when the time comes.
Of course, Loki is new to the world of making heroic, selfless choices, and he embraces the feeling by ensuring the spotlight is on him throughout the entire scene. Topped off with the drama leading up to this moment, the flowing cape, the iconic outfit, the helmet, and the giant ship he entered with, it was one of the sweetest and most comedic moments for Loki fans who knew he was always a ‘good’ guy deep down.
15. “An ant has no quarrel with a boot.”
Loki makes this quote in The Avengers, touching on his awareness of different power levels and threats. The statement is a simple metaphor that implies a weak life form should never seek issues with a being or influence that is more powerful than they are.
Irrespective of the cause, the idea within this quote is that self-preservation should always be the deciding factor. Of course, there is no way this stance would apply to a world filled with such incredible superheroes who value the lives of others far more than their own.
14. “Either you will kill the man within — or you shall stand and bear witness — while I lay waste a city — and decimate its population! Which will it be, thunderer? The choice — is yours!”
Although Loki and Thor have always clashed in terms of their morals and stances, it seems they’re never really willing to fight each other head-on. Loki gives Thor the choice to switch sides in Mighty Thor Vol. 1 #484, which he denies – fortunately, it seems that Loki would be the one to ultimately switch sides later down the line (to an extent, of course).
13. “I didn’t do it for him.”
Loki makes this statement in Thor: The Dark World released in 2013, in reference to Odin and Loki’s motives. This statement makes it clear that Loki would never forgive Odin after finding out the truth of his origins and refusing to form a proper relationship with Odin going forward.
However, the context of this quote makes it far more powerful as it’s said while Loki is seemingly dying in Thor’s arms. He sacrifices himself to save Jane Foster, Thor’s true love, and while it’s not direct, the quote implies that Loki admits he did it for Thor – making this a remarkable point of character development for Loki.
12. “Not a tear — never again a tear.”
Loki makes this emotionally driven statement in Loki Vol. 2 #3, giving fans insight into the pain he’s experienced behind closed doors. Loki is primarily calm and collected when seen in Marvel Comics and the MCU, showing little care for just about anything, but this quote really captures just how much emotion and pain he has battled with on his own – to the point where he tries to fight it back by refusing to shed a tear.
11. “Heh. Loki isn’t your greatest enemy after all. And never will be. No… It’s Midgard.”
Many within the world of Marvel saw Loki as a classic villain for quite some time, with the main point of complexity being that he is Thor’s brother. However, Loki argues this perspective in Thor Vol. 5 #7 by stating that he has never really been a huge villain compared to genuinely evil foes.
10. “Time is elusive, lovely Hela. And its rules may be bent but not broken. I cannot go back and change what has happened. But I can make what happened, happen. And spend the rest of my very, very long life wondering which came first. But ultimately…caring not a whit.”
Loki makes this statement in Thor Vol. 3 #12 during a discussion with his sister Hela, in reference to his experience in messing with time and space. It also sheds light on his character as a god by showing that his level of understanding has surpassed the logic of a normal human being – to the point where Loki no longer cares much about the series of numerous events.
9. “Brother mine, you are a sentimentalist, ‘Tis a flaw you may well find fatal!”
Loki makes this statement to Thor in Thor Vol. 1 #233, in reference to Thor’s warm personality and loving nature. Although this is a grim and dark perspective on such a positive and fun-loving character, Loki does have a point – whether seen as right or wrong, many figures within the world of superheroes have passed away due to emotionally driven decisions.
8. “You can trust one thing. I love to be right.”
This statement was made within the MCU timeline, capturing Loki’s perception of his own intelligence. He is an incredibly unique, witty, and loveable character, but there’s no denying that Loki can be extremely arrogant to the point of ignorance on many occasions.
7. “Such bluster. How very typical. Ever the sheltered son. So many fractured delusions. You know nothing of war. For all these countless millennia — when it comes to the two of us — you seem to have avoided the simplest of conclusions. Instead, you feel the incessant need to avenge every wrong you perceive from your position of languid morality…as if it were some sort of game. Quite sad. But if it’s a war you truly desire, Thor — then Loki can happily provide.”
The quote above stems from Avengers: The Origin Vol. 1 #4, sharing insight into his views on Earth and humanity while highlighting the complex and multifaceted relationship between Loki and his brother. The love, pain, and tension between Loki and Thor can be felt by fans within each scene they share, and their brotherhood is often backed into a corner due to the two gods playing for different teams.
6. “No. Mischief is a small thing, a toy I’ve well used and discarded. This isn’t mischief. This is mayhem. Just watch.”
Although Loki has always been dark and grim as a character, he occasionally makes his true alignment known by drawing a line when necessary. This is shown in the quote above from Siege: Loki Vol. 1 #1, where he displays that he knows the difference between ‘harmless’ mischief and barbaric behavior.
5. “It hurts, doesn’t it? Being lied to. Being told you’re one thing and then learning it’s all a fiction. You didn’t think I’d really come and see you, did you? This place is disgusting. Does this mean you don’t want my help? Look, I couldn’t jeopardize my position with Grandmaster, it took me time to win his trust. He’s a lunatic, but he can be amenable. What I’m telling you is, you could join me at the Grandmaster’s side. Perhaps, in time, an accident befalls the Grandmaster, and then…”
Loki speaks on his complex feelings toward Thor, Odin, and Earth within this statement from Thor: Ragnarok. During a tense yet loving and brotherly exchange between Loki and Thor, he shows fans several sides of his personality, moral stance, and ultimate goal.
This quote covers numerous complex topics, such as his hatred for humans, his true opinions of the Grandmaster, and how much he loves his brother. Ultimately, it seems that Loki has always leaned more toward the side Thor is on, but he chooses to follow his own ideals and plans, hoping they will result in a favorable outcome at some point in the future.
4. “I pray that what I have done does not lead to any…mischief. But if the memories ever return…know this: I’m sorry, Kelda. If I could, I would make this sacrifice myself…but purity of spirit was never amongst my merits.”
Although Loki has good intentions, he is well aware of his less desirable traits – as seen with this quote from Thor Vol. 1 #614. He outright states that he has never had the firmest sense of morality in his decisions.
3. “Kneel before me. I said… kneel! Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It’s the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life’s joy in a mad scramble for power. For identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.”
Loki was much more of a villain within certain Marvel titles, as seen with this quote from The Avengers released in 2012. He wanted to take over the Earth and subdue humanity in the process, and he made this statement in reference to his views on humans as a species.
2. “We may lose. Sometimes painfully. But we don’t die. We survive.”
Although Loki often makes grim and gloomy comments in many situations, he has still blessed fans and powerful Marvel characters with some empowering lines. Loki is a survivor, often showing up out of nowhere when many believed Loki was dead, but it’s also a motivational quote that can be relatable for anyone facing tough challenges in the real world.
1. “Trust my rage.”
Loki is possibly one of the most hard-to-trust characters within the Marvel universe, being a villain, an ally, and a middleman in different stages of the overall storyline. He makes this statement to Thor after the death of Frigga, an important figure that Loki loved and wanted to avenge.
Although Thor still loved Loki and wanted to believe he would go through with his promise, he simply couldn’t trust him – and for many good reasons. Knowing that he cannot be trusted at all, Loki tells Thor that he can instead rely on the rage that Loki feels. It was a powerful moment that highlighted Loki’s self-awareness while showing fans how much love and emotion Loki experiences deep down.
Those are all of the best Loki quotes from Marvel Comics and the MCU. Although Loki is complicated, hard to trust, and often the face behind plenty of unfortunate events, he always proves to be a valuable and irreplaceable member of Marvel’s main crew.
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