I just read this very interesting article:
Why Loki Won in the Avengers.
Warning: spoilers. Make sure you’ve seen the movie first before you read this.
Mind: Blown. It always bugged me that Loki was so careless about drawing the Hulk out, knowing full well he could be beaten by the creature. This is just…ahhh. AHHH.
This was a possible hunch of mine, not that detailed, but oh my gosh, yes. YESSSSS.
What people don’t realize is that Thanos won. He completely used Loki, in every way. The only way Thanos lost to Loki was him using Thor to get back to Asgard, where he would have a bit more protection.
Not enough, mind you. Thanos is a MOTHER
Loki is outanythinged against Thanos, really.