The idea is… He’s someone who was brought up with the expectation of a particular entitlement. In Thor, Odin says to Thor and Loki as children, “Only one of you may ascend to the throne, but you were both born to be kings.” So Loki has been brought up with this expectation that he is born to rule. He’s a prince who deserves, as his birthright, a kingdom. He doesn’t have a kingdom in Asgard, he doesn’t have a kingdom in Jotunheim, and he’s come down to Earth to refashion the Earth as his own kingdom. Part of his motivation is, in that speech in Stuttgart, “It’s the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation.” And then he says to Thor, “The humans slaughter each other in droves while you idly fret. I need to rule them, brother.” I get the sense that he’s sort of like all the terrible autocratic fascists of human history. He’s laboring under the delusion that he’ll create some kind of world peace by uniting them in reverence of one king. And it’s an identity search. He’s desperate. He needs to belong. He’s so lacking in self esteem, that just like someone like Hitler, he needs to fill the void with adulation. Tom Hiddleston ( about Loki x )