Loki had learned young that he could only rely on himself, even Frigga bowed to Odin's will and often that was not in Loki's favour. Now that he was truly alone that independence served him well.
He looked at the world through a mask and none would ever see his true self again. Alone he would stand against whatever life should throw at him and he would remain strong. He had seen things, knew things that not even the AllFather could guess at and his time would come soon.
One day Asgard would see what it had forged and tremble.