I suppose Civilization is a popular game and you're playing God. -ish. Except you wouldn't play Civilization in God-Mode i.e. where everything always ended up your way all the time. Otherwise you're basically left with Autocad.
I'm just trying to get into Loki's mind to figure out his motivation. If ants are to us what we are to Loki, then I can't really work out what he's trying to achieve. "Look Dad, here's my ant-farm I built myself - it's all mine."
But as Dorkman said, Loki could be just mad, so anything goes.
I don't think Loki is mad in the sense we understand madness. Mad is often irrational or disjointed in their thinking-note I am not talking psychotic, because I think Loki is more along the psychotic line.
I think Loki is trying to spite Thor in taking over Earth, or Midegard, first. His motivation is revenge-pure and simple. The pain he feels at being "cast out" as he sees it, from Asgard gives him the right to take from whatever he wants and he wants Thor to suffer, and make him feel the pain of losing a world like Loki sees that he lost rule of Asgard. Since Thor cares about Earth, he will take that from him.
I can draw a basic parallel to Satan's tale in "Paradise Lost." Loki is similar to Satan in that he was cast out and ended up on Earth, and filled with wrath, unleashes it on humanity, requiring Odin's intervention who sends Thor, his son.
Of course, in Marvel's Asgardian mythos, Loki is the brother of Thor, but Jesus is the only son of YHWH, so parallels must end somewhere. Any analogy will break at some point.
If you want to seem some weird comic god on god battling, check out #4 at this link: http://www.cracked.com/article_18785_6- … pened.html
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