Why do people think that Loki was the poor little bullied child? Yes, he had people talk behind his back and most probably didn’t like him much. But poor little bullied boy? Nope.
No, he was the slightly strange prince with the weird interests you only talked about when you were absolutely sure he couldn’t hear you.
But somehow he did hear it! You can’t know where he’s hiding? Is he behind the wall, is he in some secret passageway in the ceiling? Is he invisible or hiding behind some illusion? Does he have some servants spy for him?! YOU DON’T KNOW!
But somehow the little bastard heard that you were talking shit about him (or Thor) and NOW YOU WOKE UP BUTT NAKED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COURT YARD CHAINED TO A DOZEN PIGS!
And that little bastard is just standing there smiling. And that smile…
…you are scared of that smile…
You’d rather Thor heard you instead… he would have just beaten the shit out of you.