Because Loki’s DB Cooper stunt was Thor’s idea, it suggests that Thor and Loki were very much alike in their youth, which perhaps worried Odin.
Warning! Spoilers ahead for Marvel Loki Episode 1, “Glorious Purpose”
Marvel’s premiere episode Loki suggests that Thor he was once very much like his brother and possibly an earlier version of his father Odin. While the series’ first episode revealed that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) was none other than the infamous criminal DB Cooper, it was also revealed that the only reason he committed an act of terrorism was that he lost a bet to Thor. While this adds to the references and stories of friendship that Odin’s children had in their youth, it also suggests that the God of Thunder was once not that different from the God of Mischief, which could have been a source of concern. for all. -Dad.
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In the premiere episode of Marvel Loki, Odin’s adopted son is arrested by the Time Variance Authority for breaking the sacred timeline, having used the Space Stone in 2012. However, he ends up being saved from his sentence thanks to Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) of TVA who apparently needs the help of the God of Mischief in one case. As a result, the pair take a video tour of Loki’s life as Mobius wants to know what it is that makes Loki tick. In doing so, it is revealed that Loki himself was DB Cooper, the man behind the only unsolved case of air piracy in the history of commercial aviation. As mentioned, this epic act of mischief was the result of Loki losing a bet to Thor, and it is implied that the God of Thunder was involved in the whole thing, and may even have had the idea to begin with.
On the face of it, the whole concept that Loki is Cooper and the Bifrost Bridge serving as the reason he and most of the ransom money were never found is hilarious and quite clever. However, Thor’s involvement creates an interesting layer that is worth exploring. Loki mentions that this particular act of meddling in men’s affairs occurred when he was young, presumably before his resentment towards Thor had grown too large. As Thor himself says in Thor: Ragnarok, he once thought that he and Loki would be fighting side by side forever as brothers. However, time eventually left the pair adrift on divergent paths, especially when Odin chose Thor as king over Loki. However, one has to wonder if Odin was ever concerned about Thor’s bond with Loki. The DB Cooper / Loki crime was an act of massive terrorism after all.
Odin may have feared that his sons’ bond was causing Thor to be unfit for the crown, or even making him too much like Odin himself when he was a dishonorable conqueror to Thor and Loki’s sister Hela. Could this be the reason why Odin never interceded when Loki’s resentments towards Thor grew over time? He couldn’t have been completely blind to what was happening, especially considering what he knew (and was hiding) about Loki’s true origins as an icy giant. However, this is mostly conjecture. Thor certainly had his own complexes and issues that would have made him a poor ruler on his own without Loki’s involvement, at least prior to Thor’s exile on Earth, where he learned to be truly worthy.
At the very least, DB Cooper is a perfect and hilarious example of the antics Thor and Loki did in their youth, confirming that they were truly brothers with strong camaraderie (before the crown of Asgard got in the way). Fortunately, Thor and Loki managed to regain their brotherly bond that Odin may or may not have been wary of at the end of Thor: Ragnarok. Also, good to see this new Loki variant from 2012 seeing what his future looks like with Thor could have been in Loki first episode too.
Marvel Loki releases new episodes every Wednesday on Disney +.
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