I apologize, f-list. I'm just a little fixated right now.
Know what else I love about The Avengers, which I definitely did not just rewatch on my computer? That the people who are most instrumental in actually taking out Loki - Hawkeye with the exploding arrow and Hulk with the smashing - were the ones that were used by Loki the most egregiously. It wasn't big-franchise man Tony or godly Thor finally getting the upper hand on his little brother... it was two of the more, shall we say, underrated Avengers? Some nice poetic justice there, ya know?