Did Loki Give Thanos The Idea To Snap Half Of The Universe?
Thanos, Villian which appeared in Infinity War and End Game, wiped out half of the human civilization on-screen but according to recent fan theory by a Reddit user, u/Engineering_123 suggests that Loki might have given The Mad Titan, the idea of the snap. Thanos, who witnessed the destruction of planets due to overpopulation takes a vow to exterminate precisely half of the populous in the universe with the power of the infinity stones. In the Marvel comics, The Mad Titan has an obsession with pleasing his confidante Mistress Death who is the manifestation of death itself, although in the movies Thanos has the desire of maintaining balance in the universe.
The Reddit user makes a few assumptions following the crash landing of the ship of The Prince Loki of Asgard. It illustrates an interaction between Thanos and Loki, where Loki informs him about the objects that are available on his home planet that could aid The Mad Titan’s venture of maintaining balance in the universe. Thanos being aware of the power of the infinity stones places the Mind Stone in a scepter and gives it over to Loki to lead and command the destruction of the earth. Loki must have mentioned the existence of the infinity gauntlet, which could control all the infinity stones in order to influence Thanos’ decision.
As the Reddit user points out, it seems like the collection of the Infinity Stones have been a relatively new development within the MCU itself as something that may have started after Loki potentially informed Thanos, what the Stones could do exactly. In an attempt to prove this, the Reddit user points out the Infinity War flashback where Thanos and his armada goes from planet to planet physically and murdering half of the population. It hints that Thanos is much more focused on his idea of genocide rather than actually gathering the Stones themselves.
Loki’s intention to destroy Earth that falls under the domain of his brother Thor whom he resented since childhood. The Reddit user says Loki wanted to prove his pledge to Thanos by taking a vow to destroy the earth with the help of a small army, And in return, he would tell him where-about of the Tesseract.