Is it possible to take a lying, murderous demon and cinematically rehabilitate him into a likable rogue who elicits sympathy instead of loathing? Ask Disney. They’ve done it with their new Disney+ miniseries “Loki.” Before explaining the manipulative metamorphosis of this Luciferian demon from hell, consider first the mythological facts about the Nordic god Loki. His parents were Fire-Giants of the Viking spiritual universe. He was friends with Thor, eldest son of the supreme Nordic god Odin. Thor is theatricalized as the hammer-wielding Avenger of the Marvel Universe. Loki was historically stylized as a handsome jokester, gregarious, and mischievous shape-shifting god. Exactly the kind of anti-hero to bring big bucks to the Disney money machine.
I watched the entire first episode of this series. It is cleverly produced, mixing retro cartoon graphics with real life melodrama. Typical Marvel stuff. Loki, Tom Hiddleston reprising the role, squares off against TVA (Time Variance Authority) executive Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson). Mobius represents the “keepers of time” that supposedly control the flow of a universal reality. The acting is minimal. The special effects are what matters. Mobius acts as a stoic bureaucrat. Loki gets the best one-liners. “I am a god,” Loki constantly declares. (It turns out he was also airplane hijacker D. B. Cooper.) “I am the god of mischief,” he adds specifically. All he wants to do is reclaim his throne, and if that requires innocent bloodshed or deceptive lying, so be it.
Marvel is an amoral universe. Consequently, the completely diabolical can be commonsensible, even reasonable. What if Loki is a hideous demon devoid of moral decency, he’s hip and he’s charming. He’s a victim of Thor’s rejection and his mother’s misunderstanding. So sad. Shed a tear for Loki who only wants the power that is rightfully his. By the way, remember that Frigga his adoptive mother is a very real Jezebel demon in the pantheon of evil; thus, it is disingenuous to inject human relational issues into the machinations of a demonic cabal. It is a tragic sign of where culture is when a disgusting demon is the star of the show!
For many years and in countless spiritual battles I’ve stared down the demon Loki in hundreds of demonized people. I know this demon well, and he’s no benign trickster. He ravages those he possesses and is one of the most sinister evil spirits in Satan’s arsenal. He’s also one of the most prevalent demons attacking humanity. He often inhabits the bloodlines of those with Scandinavian and German descent. Just one viewing of him on Disney, without proper curse breaking preparation and bloodline cleansing, can lead to spiritual disaster. Even demonic possession. At the end of the first episode, Mobius says to Loki, “I can’t offer you salvation, but I can offer you something better.” Episode two will supposedly tell viewers what that is. But you can be certain it isn’t eternal life through Jesus and freedom from the Loki demon.