The Avengers (2012)
Tom Hiddleston: Loki
Loki : The Chitauri are coming. Nothing will change that. What have I to fear?
Tony Stark : The Avengers. That's what we call ourselves; we're sort of like a team. "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" type thing.
Loki : Yes, I've met them.
Tony Stark : Yeah, takes us a while to get any traction, I'll give you that one. But let's do a head count here: your brother the demi-god; a super soldier, a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breath-taking anger management issues; a couple of master assassins, and YOU, big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.
Loki : That was the plan.
Tony Stark : Not a great plan. When they come, and they WILL, they'll come for you.
Loki : I have an army.
Tony Stark : We have a Hulk.
Loki : I thought the beast had wandered off...
Tony Stark : You're missing the point! There's no throne, there is no version of this where you come out on top. Maybe your army comes and maybe it's too much for us but it's all on you. Because if we can't protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we'll avenge it!
Thor : Where is the Tesseract?
Loki : [laughs] I missed you too.
Thor : Do I look to be in a gaming mood?
Loki : Oh, you should thank me. With the Bifrost gone, how much dark energy did the Allfather have to muster to conjure you here, your precious Earth?
Thor : I thought you dead.
Loki : Did you mourn?
Thor : We all did. Our father...
Loki : YOUR father! He DID tell you my true parentage, did he not?
Thor : We were raised together, we played together, we fought together. Do you remember none of that?
Loki : I remember a shadow, living in the shade of your greatness. I remember you tossing me into an abyss, I who was and should be king!
Thor : So you take the world I love as recompense for your imagined slights? No, the Earth is under MY protection, Loki!
Loki : [laughs] And you're doing a marvelous job with that! The humans slaughter each other in droves, while you ideally threat. I mean to rule them. And why should I not?
Thor : You think yourself above them?
Loki : Well, yes.
Thor : Then you miss the truth of ruling, brother. A throne would suit you ill.
Loki : I've seen worlds you've never known about! I have grown, Odin's Son, in my exile! I have seen the true power of the Tesseract, and when I wield it...
Thor : Who showed you this power? Who controls the would-be-king?
Loki : I AM a king!
Thor : Not here! You give up the Tesseract! You give up this pointless dream!... You come home.
Loki : ...I don't have it.
[Thor threatens Loki with his hammer]
Loki : You need the cube to bring me home, but I've sent it off, I know not where.
Thor : You listen well, brother. I...
[Thor is knocked off the mountain by Iron Man who tackles him in mid-flight]
Loki : I'm listening.
Loki : Kneel before me. I said, KNEEL!
[Loki stamps his scepter on the ground, causing a shockwave that intimidates the crowd into silence as they all kneel before him]
Loki : Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It's the unspoken truth of humanity, that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.
German Old Man : [slowly rises to his feet] Not to men like you.
Loki : [smiling] There are no men like me.
German Old Man : There are *always* men like you.
Loki : Look to your elder, people. Let him be an example.
[Loki aims a blast of power from his scepter at the old man when Captain America leaps in front of the intended target, deflecting the blast with his shield back at Loki, knocking him down]
Steve Rogers : You know, the last time I was in Germany and saw a man standing above everybody else, we ended up disagreeing.
Loki : The soldier. A man out of time.
Steve Rogers : I'm not the one who's out of time.
Loki : Please tell me you're going to appeal to my humanity
Tony Stark : Uh, actually I'm planning to threaten you.
Loki : You should have left your armor on for that.
Tony Stark : Yeah. It's seen a bit of "mileage" and you got the "glow-stick of destiny". Would you like a drink?
Loki : Stalling me won't change anything
Tony Stark : No, no no, threatening! No drink? You sure? I'm having one.
[Loki awakens to find the Avengers staring down at him]
Loki : If it's all the same to you, I'll have that drink now.
Natasha Romanoff : I want to know what you've done to Agent Barton.
Loki : I would say I've expanded his mind.
Natasha Romanoff : And once you've won, once you're king of the mountain, what happens to his mind?
Loki : Oh. Is this love, Agent Romanoff?
Natasha Romanoff : Love is for children. I owe him a debt.
Loki : Tell me.
Natasha Romanoff : Before I worked for SHIELD, I, uh... Well, I made a name for myself. I have a very specific skill set. I didn't care who I used it for, or on. I got on SHIELD's radar in a bad way. Agent Barton was sent to kill me. He made a different call.
Loki : And what will you do if I vow to spare him?
Natasha Romanoff : Not let you out.
Loki : [smiles] No, but I like this. Your world in the balance, and you bargain for one man.
Natasha Romanoff : Regimes fall every day. I tend not to weep over that, I'm Russian... or was.
Loki : And what are you now?
Natasha Romanoff : It's really not that complicated. I've got red in my ledger, I'd like to wipe it out.
Loki : Can you? Can you wipe out that much red? Dreykov's daughter, Sao Paulo, the hospital fire?
[Natasha's calm demeanor starts to break]
Loki : Barton told me everything. Your ledger is dripping, it's GUSHING red, and you think saving a man no more virtuous than yourself will change anything? This is the basest sentimentality. This is a child at prayer... PATHETIC! You lie and kill in the service of liars and killers. You pretend to be separate, to have your own code. Something that makes up for the horrors. But they are a part of you, and they will never go away!... I won't touch Barton. Not until I make him kill you!
[Natasha's eyes start to bulge as her face turns fearful]
Loki : [snarling] Slowly, intimately, in every way he knows you fear! And then he'll wake just long enough to see his good work, and when he screams, I'll split his skull! This is MY bargain, you mewling quim!
[Natasha turns and takes several steps away]
Natasha Romanoff : [starts to cry] You're a monster!
Loki : [laughing] Oh no, you brought the monster.
Natasha Romanoff : [quickly dropping her facade] So, Banner... that's your play.
Loki : ...What?
Natasha Romanoff : [on the intercom] Loki means to unleash the Hulk. Keep Banner in the lab, I'm on my way. Send Thor as well.
Natasha Romanoff : [turning back to Loki] Thank you... for your cooperation.
[Fury is visiting an imprisoned Loki]
Nick Fury : In case it's unclear, if you try to escape, you so much as scratch that glass...
[Fury hits a button on the machine and opens metal iris panels around the chamber]
Nick Fury : ...it's 30,000 feet straight down in a steel trap. You get how that works? Ant... boot.
Loki : It's an impressive cage. Not built, I think, for me.
Nick Fury : Built for something a lot stronger than you.
Loki : Oh, I've heard. The mindless beast, makes play he's still a man. How desperate are you, that you call on such lost creatures to defend you?
Nick Fury : How desperate am I? You threaten my world with war. You steal a force you can't hope to control. You talk about peace and you kill 'cause it's fun. You have made me VERY desperate. You might not be glad that you did.
Loki : Ooh. It burns you to have come so close. To have the Tesseract, to have power, unlimited power. And for what? A warm light for all mankind to share. And then to be reminded what real power is.
Nick Fury : [walks away] Well, let me know if "real power" wants a magazine or something.
Loki : [as Fury tries to leave with the Tesseract ] Please don't. I still need that.
Nick Fury : This doesn't have to get any messier.
Loki : Of course it does. I've come too far anything else. I am Loki, of Asgard and I am burdened with glorious purpose.
Selvig : Loki, brother of Thor.
Nick Fury : We have no quarrel with your people.
Loki : An ant has no quarrel with a boot.
Nick Fury : Are you planning to step on us?
Loki : I come with glad tidings of a world made free.
Nick Fury : Free from what?
Loki : Freedom. Freedom is life's great lie. Once you accept that, in your heart...
[walks up to Eric Selvig and touches him with the scepter]
Loki : ...you will know peace.
Nick Fury : Yeah, you say "peace," I kind of think you mean the other thing.
Clint Barton : Sir, Director Fury is stalling. This place is about to blow and drop a hundred feet of rock on us. He means to bury us.
Nick Fury : Like the pharaohs of old.
Selvig : He's right. The portal is collapsing in on itself. We've got maybe two minutes before this goes critical.
Loki : Well, then...
[Barton shoots Fury, they leave]
Loki : [after Thor charges at Loki's duplicate and gets locked in a prison] Are you ever NOT going to fall for that?
Agent Phil Coulson : You're gonna lose.
Loki : Am I?
Agent Phil Coulson : It's in your nature.
Loki : Your heroes are scattered, your floating fortress falls from the sky... where is my disadvantage?
Agent Phil Coulson : You lack conviction.
Loki : I don't think I...
[Coulson shoots Loki with his BFG, causing Loki to be blown through the wall behind him]
Agent Phil Coulson : So that's what it does.
The Other : The Chitauri grow restless.
Loki : Let them gird themselves. I will lead them into glorious battle.
The Other : Battle? Against the meager might of Earth?
Loki : Glorious, not lengthy. If your force is as formidable as you claim.
The Other : You question us? You question HIM? He, who put the scepter in your hand, who gave you ancient knowledge and new purpose when you were cast out, defeated?
Loki : I was a king, the rightful king of Asgard! Betrayed!
The Other : Your ambition is little, born of childish need. We look beyond the Earth to greater worlds the Tesseract will unveil.
Loki : You don't have the Tesseract yet. I don't threaten, but until I open the doors, until your force is mine to command, you are but words.
The Other : You will have your war, Asgardian. If you fail, if the Tesseract is kept from us, there will be no realm, no barren moon, no crevice where he can not find you. You think you know pain? He will make you long for something as sweet as pain.
Loki : You WILL kneel before me!