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Why Does Loki Help Chaos (Ragnarok Manhwa)?

Saturday, February 22, 2014
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What reasons does Loki have in wanting to help out Chaos in Ragnarok: Into The Abyss manhwa?

This post is also known as "why and how does Loki suddenly end up being friends with Chaos and joining the protagonist's group?" The validity of the aforementioned question knows no bounds.

In order to easily be able to understand things, let's recap the events that have just transpired in the comic between Chaos and Loki.

Thanks to a misunderstanding caused by Skurai (let's not get into the ridiculousness of such a misunderstanding now as that's discussed in this post), Loki ended up believing that Chaos was the one who destroyed his beloved Assassins' Guild.
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Readers know that the resident main character is innocent, but Loki is convinced of his guilt. When the 2 first meet, they end up fighting because of this. Skurai soon ends up joining the fight, but nothing is resolved as our heroes end up being imprisoned by the guards of Prontera and Loki and Skurai run off.

Later on, in Volume 5, we are surprised to see Loki showing up to help Chaos and his friends by giving their weapons back to them. The question 'why' does not begin to cover the craziness of this scene as Loki then suddenly says that he wants to join their group.

What in the world is going on? How did that happen? Why does Loki suddenly want to join the main characters? Didn't he want to destroy Chaos and make him pay for what the latter did to the Assassins' Guild? Didn't he want revenge for what had happened (never mind the fact that Chaos is innocent; we know that, but Loki doesn't)?

Loki isn't supposed to know the truth about this yet. If he does know the truth, then how does he suddenly know? Nothing is ever clarified, so we don't know for sure if Loki has found out who really destroyed the Assassins' Guild.

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Needless to say, because of that, this scene comes across as very unbelievable especially when you consider how the assassin was so mad at the protagonist just a few pages prior to that.

How does he go from wanting to get rid of the main character to wanting to help him? That doesn't make sense in the least.

Rather, that just adds to making this scene seem really contrived because there is just no rhyme or reason as to why and how this could have happened.

It's like this particular scene is just an excuse and it only happened so that Loki could join the group already. The really sad part is how we don't get anymore explanations. We get nothing satisfactory at all and it's like we're just expected to suspend our disbelief and start getting used to the fact that the assassin is now a part of the group of heroes and that's that. Unfortunately, that doesn't make this any less unbelievable.

Later on, we see how Loki and Chaos are starting to become good friends. Even though the 2 have some good dynamics with how they banter and act around each other, it's still so hard to believe that they're becoming friends because there is still the looming question of why and how this could have happened.

Perhaps if the 2 had actually talked to clear up the misunderstanding between them, then things would have been far more believable. Speaking of talking, how come Chaos isn't asking Loki about the whole Dragon Knights thing?

During the extremely and unbearably long fight scene between those 2, the protagonist wanted to know about the Dragon Knights so badly that he kept bugging the assassin about it.

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This is in spite of the fact that he could have asked Fenris Fenrir about this instead since she clearly knows all about this, having just explained some things for the benefit of Iris Irine and the readers.

And yet, now that the 2 men are working together and being all friendly with each other, why is it that Chaos isn't asking anymore questions about this?

It's almost like he just forgot all about the Dragon Knights. But why? Why wouldn't he take the opportunity to ask Loki about this now that it didn't seem like the assassin wanted to kill him?

Why do you think Loki suddenly wanted to help Chaos and join his group? Do you think it was believable that the assassin and the main character suddenly became friends? Do you think we should have gotten more of an explanation about all this?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by lilie-morhiril (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Figure in the image is meant to represent Loki because it looks like said figure is offering to help someone by way of his outstretched hand
- The rest of the pics are enlarged product images from Amazon.com; links shown above via Amazon's Native Shopping Ads widget

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