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In Thor: The Dark World, Thor, Loki and Jane are in the dark elves world.

Thor is in a fight and Loki saves him by impaling the foe with a blade. The enemy then grabs Loki and stabs him with the blade that's sticking out of his chest.

We see Loki die (or fake his death). Thor mourns for his brother and he and Jane leave leaving Loki on the ground.

Then at the end of the movie Thor is talking to Odin. He tells him he can't be the king of Asgard and leaves. After he leaves Odin turns into Loki revealing that Loki is still alive.

How did he fake his death? Was he actually stabbed and just performed the illusion that he stopped breathing until after Thor left?

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In the first Thor movie, Loki uses his ability to create a very convincing illusion to avoid getting hurt during fights and to distract his enemies. I have not seen the new Thor movie, but maybe he employs a similar strategy. –  Colin D Oct 31 '13 at 16:23

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It's either Loki faked it by illusions or:

  1. When the convergence happened (alignment of realms) he escaped hel or valhalla and returned his soul to his body, or
  2. Because of his Jotenhium heritage but living in Asgard, maybe there was a genetic mutation in his body.

Also how did he obtain the Throne? We know that guard was actually him, when he told Odin, Loki died.

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When Loki creates illusions, people pass through them. But in the Avengers, Loki has an illusion of himself and it is touched, yet the hand didnt go through. He obviously became stronger so he can create illusions that can still be touched. After all, he created the illusion in his cell, and the one where he it looked like he cut Thor's hand.

Loki created an illusion of himself. Either that or he WAS stabbed, but had the power to heal himself.

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Loki is the god of tricks, yes he faked his death. When Odin sent his Asgardian guard to look for Thor, Loki had killed the guard and flew back to Asgard and continued his identity as the guard to report the death of himself to Odin. Odin must have been killed or something leaving Loki to morph his identity as Odin in the scene with Thor later.

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Remember how Loki use illusions to trick Malekith that he cut Thor's hand. I think he did the same trick to fake his own death

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protected by coleopterist Nov 3 '13 at 18:48

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