Loki in infinity war
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo might have some grafting on their script-writing hands after one eagle-eyed fan put two and two together in a way that suggested we’ll be seeing Loki once more in Avengers 4 – even though he was seemingly killed by the dastard Thanos, right in front of Thor’s salad. According to Reddit’s Fan Theories subsection, where many an Infinity War theory is lurking, it’s all got to do with his hands.
It began: ‘Loki is right-handed. If you look, in movies since Thor 1 to Avengers 1 to Ragnarok, he wields with his right hand. ‘He holds weapons with his right and the scepter 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.’
The user suggested Loki was just an illusion because he wouldn’t try to stab Thanos with his non-dominant hand. Because you guessed it – it would surely lead to certain death.
How could Loki fake his death in Thor: The Dark World?
The simple answer is that he would have used magic to appear to have died. Although it wasn’t necessarily his plan all along to fake his death you just have to remember that he knew that had he gone back to Asgard with Thor then Odin may well have not been so caring as his brother was towards him and he could have found himself again locked up in his prison. When the chance presented itself with Kurse he saw an opportunity to “die” a hero’s death which would leave him free to his own machinations.
We’d already seen throughout the film exactly what he could do with regards to convincing illusions such as giving the impression his cell was in top condition when it (and Loki himself) was in a state and when he staged Thor’s hand being cut off to convince Malkeith he was betraying Thor. Going back to Loki’s cell scene we also saw that Loki was very disheveled and bloody when he dropped the illusion so for him to reverse that and appear as though he was mortally wounded wouldn’t have been a difficult thing for him to portray.
Another Reddit User Theory :
Loki has a strong tendency towards self-preservation, and he knows Thanos. So, his actions at the beginning of [Infinity War] are very out of character. Conclusion: the Loki who is killed by Thanos is not actually Loki.