Tom Hiddleston: Loki
Loki : The Casket wasn't the only thing you took from Jotunheim that day, was it?
Odin : No. In the aftermath of the battle I went into the temple and I found a baby. Small for a Giant's offspring, abandoned, suffering, left to die. Laufey's son.
Loki : Laufey's son?
Odin : Yes.
Loki : Why? You were knee-deep in Jotun blood. Why would you take me?
Odin : You were an innocent child.
Loki : No. You took me for a purpose. What was it?... TELL ME!
Odin : I thought we could unite our kingdoms one day. Bring about an alliance, bring about permanent peace... through you.
Loki : What?
Odin : But those plans no longer matter.
Loki : So I am no more than another stolen relic, locked up here until you might have use of me?
Odin : Why do you twist my words?
Loki : You could have told me what I was from the beginning! Why didn't you?
Odin : You're my son... I wanted only to protect you from the truth...
Loki : What, because I... I... I am the monster parents tell their children about at night?
Odin : [unwell] No! No!
Loki : You know, it all makes sense now, why you favored Thor all these years, because no matter how much you claim to love me, you could never have a Frost Giant sitting on the throne of Asgard!
[an overcome Odin collapses]
Loki : Guards! Guards, please help!
Odin : You are a vain, greedy, cruel boy!
Thor : And you are an old man and a fool!
Odin : Yes... I was a fool, to think you were ready.
Loki : Father...
Odin : [to Loki] FIE!
Odin : Thor Odinson... you have betrayed the express command of your king. Through your arrogance and stupidity, you've opened these peaceful realms and innocent lives to the horror and desolation of war! You are unworthy of these realms, you're unworthy of your title, you're unworthy... of the loved ones you have betrayed! I now take from you your power! In the name of my father and his father before, I, Odin Allfather, cast you out!
Loki : I never wanted the throne, I only ever wanted to be your equal!
[Loki appears in Jotunheim]
King Laufey : Kill him.
Loki : After all I've done for you?
King Laufey : ...So you're the one who showed us the way into Asgard.
Loki : That was just a bit of fun, really. To ruin my brother's big day, and to protect the realm from his idiotic rule for a while longer.
King Laufey : I will hear you.
Loki : I will conceal you and a handful of your soldiers, lead you into Odin's chambers, and you can slay him where he lies.
King Laufey : Why not kill him yourself?
Loki : I suspect that the Asgardians would not take kindly to a king who had murdered his predecessor. Once Odin is dead, I will return the Casket to you...
[Laufey stands, his expression hungry]
Loki : And you can return Jotunheim to all its, uh... glory.
King Laufey : I... accept.
Thor : Why have you done this?
Loki : To prove to Father that I am a worthy son! When he wakes, I will have saved his life, I will have destroyed that race of monsters, and I will be true heir to the throne!
Thor : You can't kill an entire race!
Loki : Why not?... And what is this new found love for the Frost Giants? You, could have killed them all with your bare hands!
Thor : I've changed.
Loki : So have I. Now fight me!
King Laufey : The house of Odin is full of traitors...
Thor : Do not dishonor my father's name with your lies!
King Laufey : Your father is a murderer and a thief! And why have YOU come, to talk of peace? You long for battle, you crave it! You're nothing more than a boy trying to prove himself a man!
Thor : Be warned, this boy grows tired of your mockery!
[Jotuns surround the Asgardians]
Loki : Thor, stop and think. Look around you, we're outnumbered...
Thor : Know your place, brother!
King Laufey : You know not what your actions would unleash... I do. Go now, while I still allow it.
[Loki has to restrain Thor]
Loki : We will accept your most gracious offer. Come on, brother...
[Thor turns to leave]
Frost Giant Sentry : Run back home, little princess.
Loki : Damn...
[Thor smashes down the Sentry]
Thor : Next?
[while interrogating Thor, Coulson steps out for a moment... ]
Thor : Loki. What are you doing here?
Loki : [as a SHIELD agent] I had to see you.
Thor : What's happened? Tell me, is it Jotunheim? Let me explain to Father...
Loki : Father is dead.
Thor : What?
Loki : Your banishment, the threat of a new war... it was too much for him to bear. You mustn't blame yourself. I know that you loved him. I tried to tell him so, but he wouldn't listen. It was so cruel to put the hammer within your reach knowing that you could never lift it. The burden of the throne has fallen to me now.
Thor : Can I come home?
Loki : The truce with Jotunheim is conditional upon your exile.
Thor : Yes, but... couldn't we find a way...?
Loki : And Mother has forbidden your return. This is goodbye, brother. I'm so sorry.
Thor : No. I am sorry. Thank you for coming here.
Loki : Farewell.
Thor : Goodbye.
[Loki leaves, just as Coulson returns]
Agent Coulson : [having heard Thor] "Goodbye?" I just got back.
[Dr Selvig wanders around an underground base]
Nick Fury : [greeting him] Dr. Selvig.
Erik Selvig : So, you're the man behind all this? It's quite a labyrinth. I was thinking that you had taken me down here to kill me.
Nick Fury : I've been hearing about the New Mexico situation. Your work has impressed a lot of people who are much smarter than I am.
Erik Selvig : I had a lot to work with: the Foster theory, a gateway to another dimension... it's unprecedented...
[Fury doesn't respond]
Erik Selvig : ...isn't it?
Nick Fury : Legend tells us one thing; history, another. But, every now and then, we find something that belongs to both.
[Fury opens a suitcase, which contains a small cube]
Erik Selvig : What is it?
Nick Fury : Power, Doctor. If we figure out how to tap it, maybe unlimited power.
[Loki is seen in a reflection, smiling]
Loki : [whispers to Selvig] Well, I guess that's worth a look.
Erik Selvig : Well, I guess that's worth a look.
[Loki appears in front of a fuming Thor]
Thor : It's unwise to be in my company right now, brother. Today was to be my day of triumph!
Loki : It'll come, in time. If it's any consolation, I think you're right. About the Frost Giants, about Laufey, about everything. If they were able to slip past Asgard's defenses once, who's to say they won't try again? Next time with an army.
Thor : Exactly!
Loki : There's nothing you can do without defying Father.
[Thor looks at Loki]
Loki : No! No, no, no, no! I know that look!
Thor : It's the only way to ensure the safety of our borders!
Loki : Thor, it's madness!
Sif : Loki, you must go to the All-Father and convince him to change his mind.
Loki : And if I do, then what? I love Thor more dearly than any of you, but you know what he is. He's arrogant, he's reckless, he's dangerous! You saw how he was today. Is that what Asgard needs from its King?
[Loki walks off]
Sif : He may speak for the good of Asgard, but he's always been jealous of Thor!
Volstagg : We should be grateful to him. He saved our lives.
Hogun : Laufey said, there were traitors in the house of Odin. A master of magic could bring three Jotuns into Asgard.
Fandral : Loki's always been one for mischief, but you're talking about something else entirely!
Thor : Why don't you tell her? How you sent the Destroyer to kill our friends, to kill me!
Frigga : What?
Loki : Well, I must have been enforcing father's last command.
Thor : You're a talented liar, brother. Always have been.
Loki : It's good to have you back. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to destroy Jotunheim!
Heimdall : Tell me, Loki, how did you lead the Jotuns into Asgard?
Loki : Do you think the Bifrost is the only way in and out of this realm? There are passages between worlds to which even you, with all your gifts, are blind. But I have need of them no longer, now that I am king. And I say, for your act of treason, you are relieved of your duties as gatekeeper and no longer citizen of Asgard!
Heimdall : Then I need no longer obey you!
[draws his sword]
[Thor, Loki, Sif and the Warriors Three meet Heimdall]
Loki : Leave this to me. Gatekeeper, we seek...
Heimdall : You're not dressed warmly enough.
Loki : I'm sorry?
Heimdall : You think you can deceive me.
Loki : You must be mistaken...
Thor : Enough! Heimdall, may we pass?
Heimdall : NEVER has an enemy escaped my watch until this day. I want to know how it happened.
Thor : And tell no one where we have gone until we return. Understand?
Volstagg : [to Loki] What's the matter, silver tongue turned to lead?
Loki : [activates the Destroyer] Ensure my brother does not return. Destroy everything.
Loki : What troubles you, gatekeeper?
Heimdall : I turned my gaze upon you in Jotunheim but could neither see you nor hear you. You were shrouded from me like the Frost Giants that had entered this realm.
Loki : Perhaps your senses have weakened after your many years of service.
Heimdall : Or perhaps someone has found a way to hide that which he does not wish me to see.
Loki : You have great power, Heimdall. Did Odin fear you?
Heimdall : No.
Loki : And why is that?
Heimdall : Because he is my king, and I am sworn to obey him.
Loki : He was your king. And you're sworn to obey me now. Yes?
Heimdall : Yes.
Loki : Then you'll open the Bifrost to no-one! Until I have repaired the damage that my brother has done!
[Sif and the Warriors Three enter Asgard's throne room]
Sif : Allfather, we must speak with you urgently...
Loki : [on the throne] My friends.
Fandral : Where is Odin?
Loki : Father has fallen into the Odinsleep. Mother fears he may never awaken again.
Sif : We would speak with her...
Loki : She has refused to leave my father's bedside. You can bring your urgent matter to me, your King.
[Sif and Warriors Three hesitantly kneel before Loki]
Sif : My King, we would ask that you end Thor's banishment.
Loki : My first command cannot be to undo the Allfather's last. We're on the brink of war with Jotunheim. Our people need a sense of continuity, in order to feel safe in these difficult times. All of us must stand together, for the good of Asgard.
Fandral : Yes... of course.
Loki : Good. Then you will wait for my word.
Volstagg : [chuckles] If I may, beg the indulgence of your Majesty, to perhaps reconsider...
Loki : We're done!
Volstagg : We should never have let him go...
Fandral : At least he's only banished, not dead. Which is what we'd all be if that guard hadn't told Odin where we'd gone.
Volstagg : How did the guard even know?
Loki : I told him.
Fandral : What?
Loki : I told him to go to Odin, after we'd left. He should be flogged for taking so long, we should never have reached Jotunheim...
Volstagg : YOU told the guard?
Loki : I saved our lives, and Thor's! I had no idea Father would banish him for what he did.
Loki : I've looked forward to this day as long as you have. You're my brother and my friend. Sometimes I'm envious, but never doubt that I love you.
Loki : Keep your weapons sheathed and your mouths closed. This is going to take subtlety and sincerity, not brute strength. Leave it to me.
Heimdall : You're not dressed warmly enough.
Loki : I'm sorry?
Heimdall : The freezing cold of Jotunheim. It will kill you all in time, even Thor. You think you can deceive me? I, who watch all? I, who can sense the flapping of a butterfly's wings a thousand worlds away? Or can hear a cricket passing gas in Niffelheim?