Loki has clearly come a long way since entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially when looking at how he behaved in 2012’s “The Avengers.” When Loki comes to Earth, he seeks to rule humanity, making people bow before him. He’s a god, so he believes he deserves to rule those he views as inferior. But a lot has changed, and now, Loki’s godhood doesn’t quite make him as arrogant as he was.
One reason for this could be that godhood doesn’t mean as much now that Loki is aware of the totality of the multiverse. Redditor u/Startled_Pancakes brought up this solid point, “When you think about it, the TVA were mostly (entirely?) regular humans who could depower or casually erase gods from existence, and erase entire timelines from existence. It really flipped the presumed power hierarchy on its head.” This goes in tandem with the first episode of “Loki” when he stumbles upon Infinity Stones in a drawer, completely useless. Everything Loki thought he knew about power became meaningless when he uncovered forces out there that went well beyond his comprehension.
Being a god doesn’t mean Loki deserves to rule. However, that power does mean he has a responsibility to use it in ways that matter. There’s an infinite number of Lokis out there, meaning there’s an infinite amount of gods. It sort of ruins the illusion that the Loki we all know and love is special in any way. But he’s in the right place and time to help the multiverse, so it’s up to him to protect it.