Okay, now: Why did the MC in The Avengers have to be so unsexy? It's not like the writers had to soften things because they weren't playing to a fetish audience. Even Saturday morning kiddie cartoons make MC hotter than this. And The Avengers even had altered eyes, which you all know I love. So why did the MC come off as so...boring? It's not that the victims were male; trust me, even if Loki had gotten to Black Widow, it still wouldn't have turned me on.
I don't know what my fellow fetishists thought about the MC in The Avengers, but here's why it didn't do anything for me. Besides the hazy eyes and one brief moment of gushing from Dr. Selvig, he and Hawkeye didn't really seem controlled. Their allegiance had changed, but everything else about them stayed the same.
I think it's telling that Loki said Hawkeye had a good heart before taking him over - and that Loki couldn't take control of Tony Stark. Why didn't he just go for Tony's head or arm when tapping his chest didn't work? I think Loki had to go through his victims' hearts because that's what he was really controlling: not their minds, but their loyalties. Sure, Black Widow saved Hawkeye with (if I remember how she put it) "cognitive recalibration"; and sure, Barton had a post-rescue speech about having something scooped out of his mind and replaced with something else. But that was just talk. He and Dr. Selvig didn't act like sleepwalkers or robots when they were under control. They acted like themselves with just one difference.
But oddly enough, Loki talking about his power was pretty hot. If the MC scenes had played out the way he described them, I'd have had a much harder time sitting still in my seat.
I pulled these quotes from the Internet Movie Database, so forgive me if the wording is a little off. You'll get the point anyway.
First, here's Loki's tantalizing idea of making Hawkeye betray Black Widow:
No, I won't touch Barton, not until I make him kill you! Slowly, intimately, in every way he knows you fear! And when he wakes, he'll have just enough time to see the work he's done, and when he screams, I'll break his skull!And then there was this speech, which probably doesn't reference MC at all, but which would be a hell of a turn-on if it showed up in an EMC story. As a matter of fact, I had really high hopes for the plot when Loki said this. Too bad those hopes were shattered.
Kneel before me. I said... KNEEL! Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It's the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power. For identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.Alas, MC hotness in The Avengers was not to be. Now, don't think I didn't love the movie anyway. I could rave for hours about Black Widow's badassness or the charming snark of Robert Downey, Jr., or my surprised delight at seeing Mark Ruffalo (of all people) eclipse both of them. But this is a blog about erotic mind control, so you'll just have to let me pout for a minute. I've raved elsewhere. ;-)