White Supremacy Did Exist in Thor: Loki as an Adolf Hitler Archetype

ThorMy husband and I finally got a chance to see Thor. It was everything that we thought it should be... Action, heart pumping, and Thor was a great hero.  Idris Elba actually fit in this Thor version.  In fact, we were impressed with the multicultural crew and strong female characters. For the most part it seemed like a traditional Marvel movie.  The only thing we both disliked was Loki. I mean what was up with his character?

Tom_HiddlestonI thought I "got" Loki's traditional character as the trickster and evil manipulator but this Loki was an odd bird.  I just didn't understand him.  My husband and I went back and forth as to why the character flopped. Tom Hiddleston did a great acting job.  The words rolled off my tongue, "This Loki reminded me of Adolf Hitler."Hitler 

We both looked at each other and had an Arsenio Hall moment, "Hmm."  We actually created a list in the car. Tell me what you think:

    • Hitler was part Jewish.  Loki was part Frost Giant.
    • Hitler hated and despised Jews. Loki hated and depised the Frost Giants.
    • Hitler had dark hair. Loki had dark hair.
    • Hitler had a small, wiry frame.  Loki had a small, wiry frame.
    • Hitler was eccentric. Loki was eccentric.
    • Hitler was a master manipulator of words. Loki was a master manipulator of words.
    • Hitler ran a fear-based regime. Loki ran a fear-based kingdom. 
    • Hitler committed suicide. Loki committed suicide.

 Did Hollywood do this on purpose?  If I were a white supremacist, I think I would be mad. I might even boycott this movie but not because of Idris Elba's character.  

Did anyone else think that this Loki was odd?  What do you all think about these similarities? I'd love to hear comments.  I'm pushing the envelope here. If you think I've gone to far, let me know.

Hitler's Mixed Race Ancestry Questioned:

 http://www.history.com/topics/hitler-ancestry

 

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/adolf_hitler.htm

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Alicia McCalla
0 #5 Alicia McCalla 2013-04-10 12:22
Quoting Macineely:
As much as it would be cool for that to be true, I doubt it's the case.
First, there's no evidence Hitler was Part-Jewish.
Second, isn't Loki supposed to be eccentric? I mean, he's pretty much Chaos Incarnate in Norse mythology.
Third, both committed suicide? Lots of people commit suicide. Overall, trying to find the connection between them is just a bunch of nitpicking.


Exactly... :-*
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Macineely
0 #4 Macineely 2013-04-10 01:42
As much as it would be cool for that to be true, I doubt it's the case.
First, there's no evidence Hitler was Part-Jewish.
Second, isn't Loki supposed to be eccentric? I mean, he's pretty much Chaos Incarnate in Norse mythology.
Third, both committed suicide? Lots of people commit suicide. Overall, trying to find the connection between them is just a bunch of nitpicking.
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Alicia
0 #3 Alicia 2012-06-04 02:20
Not Sure maybe someone else knows. :-* Quoting .. Ronald T. Jones:
I'd heard that Hitler had possible Jewish ancestry. If that's truly the case then the similarity between the Nazi leader and Loki is definitely accurate. The physical description I can see. Running a fear based regime, yes. Although, judging by the movie, Loki used some kind of hypnosis to garner obedience from his victims. Much :-* of Hitler's support, from those mass rallies we see in documentaries, was voluntary. Did Loki commit suicide in Marvel's expanded universe?

Quoting Ronald T. Jones:
I'd heard that Hitler had possible Jewish ancestry. If that's truly the case then the similarity between the Nazi leader and Loki is definitely accurate. The physical description I can see. Running a fear based regime, yes. Although, judging by the movie, Loki used some kind of hypnosis to garner obedience from his victims. Much of Hitler's support, from those mass rallies we see in documentaries, was voluntary. Did Loki commit suicide in Marvel's expanded universe?
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Ronald T. Jones
0 #2 Ronald T. Jones 2012-06-04 01:28
I'd heard that Hitler had possible Jewish ancestry. If that's truly the case then the similarity between the Nazi leader and Loki is definitely accurate. The physical description I can see. Running a fear based regime, yes. Although, judging by the movie, Loki used some kind of hypnosis to garner obedience from his victims. Much of Hitler's support, from those mass rallies we see in documentaries, was voluntary. Did Loki commit suicide in Marvel's expanded universe?
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Alicia McCalla
0 #1 Alicia McCalla 2012-06-04 00:42
I just saw the Avengers and this archetype was prevalent. :o
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