of course this ends the Heartwrenching in Hindsight award
it’s actually the moral of little loki’s entire story.
and that’s a pretty understandable moral in the medium of American Comics, where wonderful characters can be in wonderful stories but will always, inevitably be abused and ruined by terrible writers and editors to the point where I just don’t even care anymore and never want comics to touch my perfect angel again (im talking about Cassandra Cain can you tell)
so I guess hats of to Gillen for getting that and finding a way to ensure little Loki won’t get ruined in the most HEARTWRENCHING MANNER POSSIBLE
and for telling this story with Leah that is actually about a female character being trapped as a poorly written stereotype but then little Loki sees that letting her have agency is more important than even the world and so she gets agency bc it’s BETTER FOR FEMALE CHARACTERS TO BE GOOD FICTION that is ALSO A REALLY GOOD MORAL
i just wish he didn’t have to work in a medium where he didn’t have to do something that drastic, where he could keep the story going longer without fear of someone else ruin it
even really good comics remind me of how superhero comics ultimately are terrible geez