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lmao omg that’s not what i was expecting at all tbh all i really want is a lotr au where loki and thor are angsty gondorian brothers (kinda like boromir + faramir??) and they fight a lot and then make out but like in a sad way
yyyyyyesssssss i’m so into it
like honestly boromir and thor are so similar……………….and like the whole adoption thing would actually give the whole brother preference a reason other than like their father just being a dick like denethor was.
oooooh man what would loki’s backstory be in a lotr setting oh my it would be so easy considering minas tirith’s and osgiliath’s proximity to the mountains of shadow and mordor like odin could have found him on the outskirts of pelinnor fields or on the slopes of the mountains near minas morgul like scouting after a battle and lot of rumors could sprout about loki being half orc or half nazgul or troll or smth but odin never actually told loki this and when he finds out he’s actually adopted he starts putting stock into all these rumors he’s heard all his life but usually ignored and he and thor fight about it a lot considering thor is like the chosen son and loki is resentful even though thor loves loki so much and will no matter what loki turns out to be and wow i have a lot of feelings about this
yess thor is basically boromir (though i can also see him making an excellent rider of rohan tbh)
and i could totally see loki as the less loved, unwarlike son who reads about herbs and ancient lore while thor rides around and tries to kill things. odin doesn’t even try to hide his preference for thor, and even though loki pretends to take it in stride and ignore the half orc rumors it totally destroys him inside. (honestly is this even all that different from canon loki? nahh) but maybe he could actually be half elf? maybe one of those weird dark elves that hide in forests and no one ever sees, that could explain some of his magic abilities. or or or he could be a skin-changer like beorn?
but the half orc thing is interesting, especially if he finds out the truth and is like welllllp better go kill literally every orc to prove myself to dad. that could actually get into some of the ethics of murdering orcs instead of doing that awkwardly racist thing where tolkien creates an entire race that is basically disposable because they’re “inherently evil,” that’s always made me v uncomfortable.