Loki hauls his unconscious brother onto his back and to safety. Picking up The Hammer was an afterthought.
* To those who feel the need to say that no one can carry Thor's hammer other than Thor. This image has been on Tumblr for months and months and I've already heard the arguments that he can and that he can't. I'm here to tell you he's carrying it so don't bother. Thanks!
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That doesn't make much sense, but human minds are complicated, so i can only imagine that a deity's mind would be even more so.
(BTW this is a beautiful painting, I love it to shreds!)
Seriously though, this is amazing.
If I may.
It was too late when Mjolnir has crashed with Tesseract, sending it flying from Loki's strong hands; ultimately freeing his mind from its grasp. He saw everything, he simply couldn't control his body when an old relic was connected with his consciousness he was a prisoner of his own body, locked in the depth of his being. Another blink and he was in control again- the ruins, destruction and his brother on the ground becoming painfully apparent. As Thor has thrown his weapon to disarm Loki, the ray from Tesseract has pierced his heart. Loki dropped to his knees, praying to anything that would listen for his brother's life. Thor was not breathing, his skin felt cold to the touch. Panicking, he lifted his brother onto his shoulders, carrying him away from the battle. Picking up Mjolnir was an afterthought. His king would not be buried without his weapon; he, Loki of Asgard would see to it even if it was the last thing he would do.
That aside, it's a really powerful picture. Bravo!
And there's that video on youtube of Hiddles throwing Mj÷lnir to Thor (and then he goes RAAAAAHRRR!) so it could kind of fit with that theory.
But that's just my opinion and I'm veering off topic which is how great this illustration is