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Did Loki really die in Infinity War? Well, these solid theories suggest he didn't

We're wishing so hard for it to be true

Rachna Srivastava SPIN_occhio 19 July 2018, 3:56 PM
After all, the God of Mischief has faked his death earlier, too

After all, the God of Mischief has faked his death earlier, too Image: Marvel Studios

Of the many, many deaths in Avengers: Infinity War, if there was one after Spidey's that shattered our hearts into bits and pieces, it was that of Loki's – our darling God of Mischief.

We were so moved by it and all we could see were Loki tribute posts around us, days after IW. Since Thanos confirmed Loki was dead for real at the very beginning, we watched the rest of the superhero flick with a sunken heart.

We'd be lying through our teeth if we said we didn't think even for once that Loki faked his death. Cuz, this ain't going to be the first time he did that. Remember Thor: The Dark World, people? 

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That's correct GIF: Giphy

Fan theorists have been presenting compelling evidence that Loki, in fact, faked his death. Redditor Radkarth pointed out an easter egg and our minds are blown. The fan posted, "Loki is right-handed. If you look, in movies since the Thor 1 to Avengers 1 to Ragnarok, he wields with his right hand. He holds weapons with his right and the sceptre in Avengers with his right. There are two occasions he uses his left hand (that I've found). One, when he fakes his own death in Dark World. You can find him holding the dagger with his left hand during the entire scene. Two, when he stabs Thanos.

So, Loki's illusion uses his left hand because he's a mirrored version? The Loki that was killed in the beginning of IW was an illusion and he's still out there, maybe disguised or just in hiding."



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Earlier, Redditor Arhyssolacemustdie had suggested, "Loki has a strong tendency towards self-preservation, and he knows Thanos. So his actions at the beginning of IW are very out of character.

Loki who dies is actually an illusion created by the real Loki, who is probably playing dead somewhere else on the ship. This would explain two things.

1. Why he's so clean. Everyone else is sweaty and wounded, but Loki is clean and in perfect health.

2. Why he didn't wait longer. Loki isn't stupid. He had to know Thanos would see it coming. He would have waited longer, fully gained Thanos' trust before betraying him. Unless he knew he couldn't die, in which case it may have been a simple act of defiance, an 'I'll never make the mistake of trusting you again, a*shole.'

Loki wouldn't sacrifice himself unless he thought he actually had a chance, and he had to know he didn't."

Seems legit, right? There are thousands of arguments where fans are discussing how Loki hasn't died.

We so, so, so wanna believe in these theories and want Loki to be back. C'mon, he is too damn good at being mischievous. And what's an MCU movie without Loki?

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