- Why do people always presume that I'm lying?
- -- Loki, God of Mischief src
Loki himself was not a member of the Asgardians, but was actually the son of Laufey, the deceased monarch of the Frost Giants, the ancient enemies of the Asgardians. Years ago, while Bor, ruler of Asgard, was battling Frost Giants, he followed a wounded giant to a powerful sorcerer that was waiting for him (who was actually the present day incarnation of Loki in disguise), and knowing he could not match Bor power for power, caught him unawares turning him into snow. Bor's son, Odin, came around just in time to watch the last of him blown away and he begged Odin to find a sorcerer to free him.
Years passed, and Odin did not attempt to save his father, instead leading Asgard on his own and following his own dreams. At first, Bor attempted to convince his son to free him and finally, Bor promised Odin that he would bother him no more if he took in the son of a fallen king and raised it as his own. Not a week later, Odin himself led the Asgardians into battle against the Frost Giants and killed Laufey, who was a king, in personal combat. After slaying Laufey, Odin found a small Asgardian-sized child hidden within the primary stronghold of the Frost Giants. The child was Loki and Laufey had kept him hidden from his people due to his shame over his son's small size. Odin took the boy, out of a combination of pity, to appease his father, and because he was the son of a worthy adversary slain in honorable combat, and raised him as his son alongside his biological son, Thor, and set the events of his own doom into motion. What Odin never realized was that the Bor who had been torturing him from beyond the grave was actually just an illusion created by the present-day Loki.
Throughout their childhood and into adolescence, Loki was resentful of the differences in which he and Thor were treated by the citizens of Asgard. The Asgardians valued great strength, tenacity, and bravery in battle above all things and Loki was clearly inferior to his foster brother Thor in these areas. However, Loki's gifts lay in other areas, most notably sorcery. Loki possessed a natural affinity to command great magical forces and hoped to somehow use these powers to become the most powerful god in all of Asgard and to destroy Thor.
As Loki grew to adulthood, his natural talent for causing mischief would manifest itself and earned himself a nickname as the God of Mischief. However, instead of playing harmless pranks, his deeds grew steadily more malicious and his lust for both power and revenge was apparent to all those around him. In time, his nickname grew from being a playful and mischievous trickster god to the "God of Evil".
Over the centuries, Loki would try to seize Asgard and to destroy Thor on many occasions. Odin, who had long tolerated Loki's attempts, magically imprisoned Loki within a tree. Loki would eventually free himself from his prison and his thirst for power and vengeance became even more consuming than it had ever been, if that were even possible. During the late 1940's Loki appeared to have been exiled from Asgard and had aligned himself with several dwarfs, trolls, and demons named after Olympian Gods. During that period he also stalked Venus for a time.
Loki and Thor would clash more and more times, sometimes with Loki confronting Thor directly and sometimes using various pawns in order to achieve his ends. When Odin disapproved of Thor's romance with the human nurse Jane Foster, Loki used Foster in several of his plots against Thor and willingly assisted Odin in breaking the relationship, for example by persuading the Enchantress to travel to Earth and seduce Thor. When Odin traveled to Earth to break the realtionship himself, Loki used the opportunity to seize the throne by setting the giant Skagg and the demon Surtur loose on Earth, hoping they would defeat Thor and Odin. the plan failed, however and Loki was sent away to serve the Trolls as punishment
Among Loki's more well known henchmen was the human criminal Carl "The Crusher" Creel, whom Loki would use his sorcery to transform into the superhuman criminal known as The Absorbing Man, who himself would prove to be a formidable adversary to Thor over the years. Loki would even go so far as to attempt to turn Odin against Thor and to steal Thor's enchanted hammer, Mjolnir, all of which failed.
Loki's schemes would eventually come to include Earth itself and these schemes would often draw some of Earth's superhuman heroes to defend Earth and, often, Asgard itself. Loki was able to manipulate the Hulk into wreaking havoc and, accidentally, led to the formation of the Avengers. To make matters worse, Thor was one of the founding members of the superhuman team and Loki often found himself undone by them, many times, even when it seemed that his goals were within his grasp.
However, despite Loki's loathing for Thor and Odin, Loki helped to defend Asgard from destruction from Surtur and his fire demons. However, this was only because Surtur's goal was to destroy Asgard and Loki sought only to rule it.
It has been prophesied that Loki will lead Asgard's enemies into the "Eternal Realm" and aid them in destroying it in a final conflict known as Ragnarok, or sometimes referred to as "The Twilight of the Gods".
Loki fulfilled the prophecy of leading the enemies of Asgard against the Asgardians. This battle consumed all who participated in it and it was revealed that the cycle of the birth, lives, and death of the Asgardians was a continuing cycle presided over by beings known only as "Those Who Sit Above". Thor, was able to put an end to this continuing cycle. All Asgardians perished in this last Ragnarok except for Thor who would disappear into a deep sleep. But this time "Those Who Sit Above in Shadow" followed them in death and were unable to revive them. Whether the Asgardians will receive a reincarnation after this final battle is uncertain.
As a Woman
After Thor returned, he started a quest to find the other Asgardians. After finding Heimdall and the Warriors Three he steeped up the search. Heimdall guided him to the southwest where dozens of humans were being jailed by the Destroyer. Loki had collected all of his former Asgardian allies, and Thor fell for the trap, restoring them all to their full power. Loki himself had been reborn as a female. She claimed to have no more plans now that Ragnarok was over. Time would tell if her schemes to rule had been truly set aside.
Having told Balder that she would never lie again, Loki proceeded to win the Asgardians' trust by revealing that he, like Thor, was a son of Odin. Balder didn't believe, but once he was told it was true by Thor himself, he had come to think of Loki as a trustworthy confidant. During the Skrull invasion, he managed to goad a mob of Asgardians into thinking that Beta Ray Bill was a Skrull impostor.
Loki joined Norman Osborn's dark Illuminati.
He traveled to the past to ensure Bor, father of Odin and first king of Asgard, perished in battle against the Frost Giants. In the present day Loki revived Bor in New York City, but placed a spell on him to mistake everything around him as an enemy, therefore attacking everything in sight. Further aggrieved by the belief his son's failure to resurrect him could only mean he was killed in battle, when Thor arrives on the scene, Loki's enchantment caused Bor to see Thor as a monster. Sensing Odin's power inside what he saw as a demon, Bor attacked Thor, attempting to avenge his son. While Thor and Bor fought Loki made Balder aware of Bor's identity and the two rushed to New York to stop Thor from killing him (Thor never met Bor until now and is unaware of his identity). They arrived too late, as Thor was forced to kill Bor for fear of the entire planet being destroyed in the wake of their battle. In the aftermath of the battle, Loki reminded Balder the resurrected Bor was technically the king of Asgard when Thor killed him and the punishment for killing the king was banishment from Asgard, Balder was forced to agree. After Thor's banishment, Loki mentioned to some disgruntled Asgardians he made arrangements to have all Asgardians, but not Asgard itself, moved to Latveria at the invitation of Doctor Doom.
Loki attended a dinner hosted by Doctor Doom along with Balder to secure a new home for the Asgardians in Latveria. She was caught off guard by Balder's insistence that since they were leaving Asgard, Thor should have been allowed to rejoin them. Loki was able to calm Balder before he offended Doom too much. She later appeared before Blake and Thor to tell them that she would be returning to her male form shortly and that he had "just now" come to the realization that his body was meant for Sif. Loki explained that, after Ragnarok, when the Asgardians were being placed into human hosts Sif's soul was placed into a dying human. When Thor sent out the call for the Asgardians to return, Sif's host was too weak to hear the call. When Thor mass-summoned the Asgardians, Sif's body was created but her soul could not be placed into it, so the body went looking for a soul with no body and found Loki. Loki claimed the transfer from his female form to his male form would probably kill Sif's host and she urged Blake and Thor to find Sif and say goodbye.
Following the Hood's depowerment at the hands of Doctor Strange, Brother Voodoo, and the Son of Satan, Loki offers the Hood a second chance. She presents to him the Norn Stones, a bunch of Asgardian artifacts she previously used, to grant him back his powers.
Loki took on the form of the Scarlet Witch in her astral form and recruited a team of Avengers to face the Elder God Chthon. The Avengers, unaware of Loki's trick, followed this "false Wanda's" instructions. Her goal in using these Avengers was to throw Norman Osborn off balance. Loki intended to put "cracks in Osborn's armor" and gradually "widen" these cracks through the Mighty Avengers. Pietro Maximoff, though desiring to see and converse with his sister, joined the Mighty Avengers after he raced around the world searching for her.
However, Loki began to see that Pietro and Cassie were becoming a problem in her plans, as they genuinely believed her to be Wanda; for the latter, was for revenge for the death of her father. She dealt with the former by cutting off communications while Pietro and U.S. Agent were in Tibet, hoping that he would die due to the main emergency he was calling about. Cassie caught her in the act and attempted to warn the others but Loki cast a spell that prevented her from saying bad things about "Wanda". Then, she appeared before Henry Pym, calling himself the Wasp, to convince him to expel Cassie from the team; Pym was about giving second chances ever since their escape with the Fantastic Four.
Loki soon had enough of Cassie when she tricks the Young Avengers into summoning the "Scarlet Witch" to the Infinite Avengers Mansion, using Wiccan's magic, which caused Loki's disguise to appear. However, Clint Barton also did a sneak attack and by kissing Loki, he could tell that she was not Wanda. Wiccan then chanted a spell to reveal Loki's deception, forcing her to erect wards to prevent they from summoning her again, thus canceling out the spell on Cassie.
Ages of Thunder
Asgard was under attack by the Frost Giants. All the gods were at battle as if it was soon to be the end of Asgard. In the end it was Thor standing strong with his lightning winning the battle for Asgard. Thor brought down a mighty giant who fell and destroyed a giant wall of Asgard which stood as long as anyone could remember. The wall was ruined but it was spring once again. Yggdrasill grew golden apples once again for the Asgardians to feast on. It was only Enchantress who had the power to pick the apples from the great tree. All of the gods gained wisdom and youth from eating the apples in all their meals. All that is, except for the mighty Thor. Heimdall then spots a man walking towards Asgard. The man was a mason who offered Odin to fix his great wall which had been destroyed in their war against the Frost Giants. The mason said he'd be able to fix the wall in a year if you could have one thing. He wanted neither riches or power, only the Enchantress herself. Loki talked to Odin and they decided to accept his offer to rebuild their wall. However, they told him that he'd have six months and not a year to do so. They all agreed as the gods deemed it as an impossible task for the man. However, the man was building at an alarming rate which would eventually make him finish the wall in less than six months. This greatly angered Odin and he told Loki to fix their problem or else he'd bind him to stone forever. Loki then shapeshifted into a mare in order to distract the man's steed. All night, Loki distracted the steed and in the morning, the man wasn't able to finish the wall. Odin told the man that he couldn't complete the task but the man knew that it was Loki who was distracting his steed and who made him fail in his task. The man began to say that he'd kill them all and then the man showed his true form. He was actual a shapeshifting Frost Giant who was ready to damn the Asgardians. As he fought Loki and Odin, Thor returned from his recent journey and killed the Giant by throwing Mjolnir at him. He then ordered Loki to clean up his mess. He walked through Asgard, carrying with him the heads of several Frost Giants.
Loki was later banished from Asgard for yet another attempt of trickery. Loki wandered though Asgard with no food or direction. It seemed as if he'd been traveling in the snow for thousands of years. One day, an eagle came up to him and asked him questions. The eagle laughed at Loki, seeing how weak and desperate he was. The eagle offered Loki a deal. He'd give him food if he could bring him his desire, Enchantress. Loki then talked to Enchantress and fooled her after saying he found golden apples which she could pick. They climbed to the top of the snowy mountain where a Frost Giant, who was actually the eagle, was waiting for them. The Giant then took Enchantress with him to be her queen. The Asgardians then began to starve as there was nobody who could pick the golden apples from the tree. Odin then found out that it was all Loki's fault and he forced Loki to go and save Enchantress from the Frost Giant. Loki then went back to the lair of the Frost Giant. He found Enchantress laying there tied up while the Frost Giant was sleeping. He sneaked her out but the Frost Giant woke up and discovered that she was missing. The Frost Giant eventually caught up to the two Asgardians and he took hold of them. There was nobody to rescue the two from the hands of the Frost Giant. But Thor came flying from the sky and he flew straight through and killed the Frost Giant. Enchantress was then returned to Asgard and the gods could all feast once again.
Loki manipulated Norman Osborn into leading his Avengers and H.A.M.M.E.R. into attacking Asgard, intent on having it returned to its proper place in the Nine Realms. However, he underestimated the destructive power of the Sentry, who had given into the whispers of his Void persona. When Steve Rogers lead the true Avengers in defense of Asgard, Osborn had the Void unleash his power in full and Asgard was destroyed. Seeing that his plans had gone farther than he had intended, he used the Norn Stones to help the Avengers against the Void and was killed by it in front of a shocked Thor. "I'm sorry, brother" were his last words.
His death was far from permanent. Before the Siege of Asgard Loki had manipulated Hela into taking his name out of the Book of Hel, allowing himself to be reborn instead of truly dying. Thor, missing his little brother despite all his villany, found him reborn as a much younger Loki in Paris under the name of "Serrure" (Lock in French), without any memories of his acts as an adult. After a short chase, Thor catches the boy and tells him who he really is. Although initially thinking that the Thunder God was just a crazy man, Loki finally started to believe him, as he had no memories of his past or even his real name. The boy also told Thor about his dreams in which he had done horrible things and tearfully asked him why. When Thor offered his help, Loki was hesitant, fearing that his nightmares were his memories and that he was everything he feared but ultimately accepted.
Thor restored part of his identity (though he remains in the form of a child and lost almost all his memories and powers) and brought him back to Asgard. However, he was still despised by the other Asgardians, suffering continuous bullying. Upon seeing the de-aged Loki after his own revival, Odin yelled at the boy, insulting him and blaming him for Asgard's fall. Terrified, Loki ran away much to Thor's chagrin, who yelled at his father at his cruelty towards the amnesiac child. Loki is then found by Iron Man who tries to attack him, but he's saved by Thor who confirms to Stark that he had indeed brought the trickster back and that was all there was to say about his little brother.
During his stay in Asgard, Odin treats Loki with distrust and anger, calling him a "whelp" that Thor "insists on treating like blood". Later, during a conversation with Heimdall, Odin refuses to kill Loki as a precautionary measure or send him back to Midgard, not only because Thor would bring him right back but also because he still thinks of Loki as a son and he would not abandon any son of his, especially one who had returned to him from the abyss of nonbeing.
Despite being hated and distrusted, Loki still tried to help Asgard and his brother Thor. During the Galactus invasion, Loki hid the Worldheart not only to save Asgard and Midgard but also Thor. However, the Thunder God became mad with Loki's trickery and, in his anger, he grabbed the boy by the neck, insulting him and threatening to kill him. In horror, Loki burst into tears and told Thor that he only did it to save him. As the Thunder God let go of him, Loki tearfully screamed that Thor was just like the rest, no matter what he did. Afterwards, at Sif's urging, Thor apologizes to his brother, recognizing that his anger got the best of him and reassures Loki that he loves him, though he still doesn't trust him.
After deciphering a riddle, Loki is sent to a hidden chamber where he finds a pale echo of his elder self. The spirit reveals that his death and rebirth were part of an elaborate plan set down by Loki himself before his death. In order to return, he first had to die. Since it happened, the spirit delivers young Loki a message: in his previous incarnation, Loki ensured that the threat of evil would endure eternally, even in his absence, and this echo had come to help the boy through those hard times,"because a trickster is naught without a playground." However, Loki wanted no part of this, dismissing his elder self and reducing it into the form of a magpie, he condemned the bird to a lifetime as Ikol (Loki backwards), his minion and his opposite.
After being reborn, Loki became a child completely, although he retained most of his former bad traits and habits such as lying, cheating and using tricks and manipulating people to achieve his goals. However, unlike his elder-self, he is a lot more gullible and, according to Ikol, has a lot more heart, using his tricks and schemes with good intentions and pretending to be "evil" because that's what his former enemies and allies expect from him. After learning a little more about his past villainy, Loki often worries that he's "evil" and there's nothing he can do to change it. Yet, he decides that he will not turn into a villain again and feels guilty for the crimes he committed though he can't remember them, especially for what he had done to Thor and the Dísir, thinking of himself as much as a "monster" as the shieldmaidens are. Despite losing his powers, Loki doesn't appear frustrated, having also lost his lust for power and his desire to rule Asgard.
Another noticeable difference are his feelings towards Thor. Since his brother is the only person who protects and loves him, Loki came to truly love and idolize Thor, seeing him as fearless and heroic.
He also shows a lot of interest in Midgard and wishes to learn more about it as possible. He became interested in cell phones (he bought a Stark Phone, which he often uses to take pictures) and the Internet, learning about memes and downloading movies. When he goes to Bronxton, he sometimes takes Leah along, claiming that they are going to be B.F.F.s much to her anger and confusion. Loki also refused to kill one of the Hel Pups, who was deemed as born bad and vicious, instead, he named him Thori and kept it, claiming that he was a good dog.
When Skadi freed the Serpent from imprisonment, Odin, whom Thor had brought back to life to deal with the World Eaters, led the Asgardians from Midgard into a new Asgard, which he made into a world of war intending to raze Midgard to stop the Serpent. Loki, along with his new pet Ikol, attempted to free Thor, whom Odin had imprisoned. Loki later rode a Hel Wolf into the realm of Mephisto, where he conspired to bring him and Hela together to oppose the Serpent.
With the help of Tyr, Loki approached the Serpent's Tongue, a messenger from the Serpent, to get some information about his plans. After Tyr killed the messenger, Loki convinced Mephisto and Hela to fight together in order to defend their realms and received four Dísir to assist him. In order to talk to Surtur, the Dísir killed the Hel Wolf and Loki rode him into Limbo. Realizing that he was dead, the Hel Wolf decided to kill Loki but he was eaten by Surtur instead. The young trickster cut a deal with the fire demon in order to get a sliver of the twilight Surtur’s sword cast. After that, Loki and Ikol returned to Asgard and released the Destroyer and went back to New York where Tyr and the Dísir witnessed the rise of the Serpent's Citadel. Riding the Destroyer, Loki told them that they were going to destroy it. Once inside Dark Asgard, Loki used a pen out of the Twilight Sword to rewrite the Serpent's history, giving him a good moment in his past, and a moment of weakness when the Serpent later battled Thor, giving his brother a chance to kill him but also resulting in Thor's death.
The Terrorism Myth
Sometime after Thor's death, Loki invited Leah to drink a milkshake with him. At the diner, Loki was bullied by a human, but Leah protected him by throwing the bully through a window. Shortly after that, Loki had a nightmare where he killed Thor, reflecting his guilt over his brother's death, and was taken by the Dísir. Fortunately, he was awoken by Ikol who explained that he was under attack in his dreams. The two went to the Serpent's Ruins looking for answers where the boy was attacked by Daimon Hellstrom who believed Loki was still a villain. Despite Loki's claims that he could no longer perform magic, Daimon called him a liar and continued to attack him until Leah arrived and protected Loki with her sorcery. While the two youths bickered, Daimon stopped, realizing that they were truly children, and explained to them that people were dying in their sleep all around the world and the dark power led him to Loki.
Since Loki was also attacked during his dream, Daimon decided to enter the young godling's mind. During Loki's dream, the two were immediately separated and Loki faced an illusion of a zombie Thor, blaming him for his death and claiming that bringing Loki back was a mistake because he would always be evil. Loki tried to deny this but when the zombie tried to kill him, the boy merely told him "make it quick, brother." Loki was saved by an illusion of the dead Hel-Wolf who took him to the Dísir who, in turn, taunted him about how they had trusted him and he had betrayed them to Mephisto. Loki was about to succumb to his guilt when Leah saved him and they found a huge core of the Serpent's fear. Suspecting something was amiss, Loki tricked Leah into calling him her "best friend," which made Loki confirm that she was an impostor. He ripped her head off, claiming that the real Leah would never be so nice to him. Using the impostor's head, Loki discovered that it was Nightmare, the one who was harvesting the Serpent's fear from people's minds in order to build a crown of Fear which would make him invincible as a Fear Lord. Since Loki had the most powerful fear, Nightmare decided to take his.
When Loki woke up, he told his findings to Daimon and Leah and they all went to free the "dreamers" from the Serpent's fear before Nightmare could kill them. However, as they saved more and more people, Loki started to grow extremely tired and weak because of his own fear and Ikol reminded him that what they were doing was "Thor's way" and that Loki, even though he was his own person, was still a trickster and should act like one. So, Loki asked Leah to take the Serpent's fear from his mind and he gave it to Nightmare, because his fear was powerful enough for the crown and Nightmare wouldn't need to kill anymore dreamers. Though Leah and Daimon were furious with Loki, believing he only did it to save himself from dying, they waited to see if his plan worked. As it turned out, Loki and Leah warned the other Fear Lords about Nightmare's plans and they went to fight him, however, Loki tricked them into fighting over the crown for all eternity. After the battle, Daimon left but not before telling Loki that if his plan failed there was a place in hell waiting for him.
Following the All-Mother's orders, Loki and Leah went to the diner to apologize to the bully. Leah threw herself through the window to make up for what she did, much to Loki's dismay, who thought she was only going to buy the bully a milkshake and now he needed to pay for another window.
The Mighty Tanarus
After Thor's corpse was burned, a new god of Thunder, named Tanarus, appeared and everyone had their memories of Thor replaced by Tanarus, forgetting that Thor ever existed. Loki, on the other hand, believed Tanarus was an impostor and angrily claimed that he was not his older brother. Unfortunately, no one believed him and he felt frustrated that he couldn't remember his real brother's name.
Looking for answers, Loki found Kelda in the desert, who was calling Bill's name, and he demanded to know what kind of sorcery she performed to make everyone forget his real brother. Kelda attacked Loki and left with the Weird Sisters, however, her attack made Loki remember his brother's name, Thor. The boy went to Donald Blake and asked him if he remembered Thor, but when the doctor could only think of Tanarus, Loki called him useless and stole his cane. He then met with the Silver Surfer in the desert who took the cane, claiming that it was of "two spaces," and it transformed into Mjolnir. The Surfer tried to move the hammer but was unsuccessful. Then Loki and the Surfer attempted to lift up the hammer together. Loki slipped and fell to the ground but the Surfer refused to give up. At the same time, Loki yelled for Thor not to give up either and the hammer started glowing and it blasted off into the sky. Loki saved the Silver Surfer from getting struck by Mjolnir as it left the ground, and the latter followed it into a rift in space, where it disappeared.
Later, Loki told the Surfer details about Thor but he still couldn't remember him. However, when Loki mentioned that once Thor hit the Surfer's head with his own so hard that it dented the Surfer's skull this seemed to trigger something as the Silver Surfer immediately jumped on his board with Loki and they went to look for the Weird Sisters and Kelda. When they found them, the old Crone had killed Kelda and was fighting her other sister. As Norrin threatened to use his powers, Loki asked where she hid Thor and to whom she was speaking. In response, Crone told them it was too late for him, for Thor and for Asgard as Karnilla left the Crone's body through her mouth, horrifying the boy as the Silver Surfer protectively told Loki to stay behind him.
During Asgardia's invasion, Loki was seen fighting along with Norrin and the other warriors until Thor's reappearance, which broke Karnilla's spell and everyone remembered him once again. After the battle, Loki was seen telling the story to a group of children. When a young girl tearfully claimed she felt sorry for Kelda's fate, Loki reassured her by revealing that Kelda met her beloved Bill in Valhalla.
After the Dísir escaped, Mephisto appeared before Loki and blackmailed him into getting them back or else he would tell everyone that it was the Trickster who summoned them in the first place to get his deal with Hela. Loki informed Leah, who delivered the terrible news to Hela and Tyr, Thor, and the Warriors Three that the Dísir were on the loose. Loki tried to get Thori to track them through their scent, but the vicious pup bit Loki's arm instead. Thor asked him why he named the dog after him, and Loki answered with a pout that he named him after "another Thor", the one who didn't leave and die, leaving Loki alone with the "barbarians". As Thori wouldn't obey him, Ikol informed Loki that he knew where the Dísir were and they left to visit 1128 Mission Street, San Francisco, where the New Mutants lived and were battling the Dísir along with Hela, Tyr and Leah. Suddenly, Sigurd, the Ever-Glorious reappeared and, after reading a scroll, all the Asgardians and the Dísir mysteriously disappeared.
Nearby, a young foster kid named Luke (who bore a striking resemblance to Loki) was reading when his foster mother, Helen, revealed as a one-handed disfigured woman, entered his room to tell him to go to sleep. The next day, Luke was playing a board game with his toys when his foster sister Leigh appeared and taunted him for being childish and for never growing up, to which the boy told his toy magpie, Ikol, that he hated her. After Helen and Leigh left the house, Luke ran from home, pretending to be on a "quest". He walked by Helen, who was picking up recyclables from a barber, and went inside a bakery but the baker informed him that the glazed doughnuts were sold out. When a woman entered the shop, Luke left again to face his "enemy", a vicious stray dog, only to run away by jumping a fence. Tiffany, a self-defence teacher, saw him and told Luke that if he went to her classes he wouldn't feel so nervous around a dog, to which he answered that, although he would no longer be nervous around a dog, he would become nervous around Tif, a situation which he considered to be "just as bad." A one-handed war veteran told Tif to give up because the boy was just trouble.As Luke went off again, he walked by the New Mutants who told him to stop. Though the boy excitedly rambled about how cool mutants were and if they would let him join them because everybody hated him, Dani interrupted him and told him that he's Loki, but he doesn't believe her. When Cypher used his powers and told Luke that he was "the Trickster of Asgard" and asked him if any spell could hold him, Luke suddenly fainted. When the boy woke up, it appeared that his real memories had returned and Loki told the New Mutants to go to Sigurd's house to look for clues.
When they got there, the house was empty and partly destroyed. As the Mutants asked themselves where Loki went, he arrived wearing an oversized X-Men uniform, much to their dismay, claiming that if he was going to team-up with the Mutants he should "look the part". Shortly, Sigurd arrived from having partied all night and told them that he used the spell because he thought Asgard had found him when he saw that Dani was a Valkyrie. The Dísir had a grudge against him, so he used a spell to get rid of them but it also turned any other Asgardians nearby into normal mortals. Dani asked Sigurd how he could be so selfish then demanded that he reverse the spell. However, Sigurd said that he cannot undo the spell because he's not a magician and that he bought the scroll from the adult Loki. After receiving an angry glare from the Mutants, Loki looked at the toy Ikol and told them that he needed to consult with his sources to work out a counter-spell. Meanwhile, Thori was barking at a cat, but ran away when the woman from the bakery showed up and devoured the cat, saying that she must tell her sisters the good news and that they can eat whatever they want.
Later, Loki told the New Mutants what he needed for the counter-spell and they all went to get a hammer from Arthur (Thor), a sandwich from the baker (Volstagg), hair from Andy (Fandral), blood from the barber (Hogun), trash from Helen (Hela), an oath/swear from the homeless war veteran (Tyr) and sweat from Tif (Sif). As Loki mixed all the ingredients, the spell began to grow weaker and the Asgardians started to behave like themselves again. Suddenly, a cry was heard and the Dísir reverted to their former selves and started to attack San Francisco. When Dani and Loki went outside and saw the chaos, Loki revealed that he thought that everyone was playing pretend, which meant that he had lied when he said that he remembered who he really was. As the Mutants went to fight the zombies, the boy was left with a shocked Sigurd and yelled at the Mutants not to leave him alone with him.
As the Dísir continue to attack the city, Luke runs away to an alley confused by what the New Mutants had told him about being really Loki, when he thought it was a game all along, and feeling guilty that his actions brought all that chaos. That moment, the stray dog from the alley attacks him and bites his arm. As Luke yells for the dog to let him go, he recalls that his name is Thori, thus turning Luke back into Loki, along with Thori and Ikol. Loki asks Ikol if it is true that he sold that spell to Sigurd and the bird confirms the story. When Loki asks him why he didn't say anything before, Ikol simply answers that he is evil and that Loki shouldn't expect anyless.
Loki, Thori and Ikol meet with Dani, who was luring the Dísir away from the civilians, and tells her that he can't break the spell but Hela can. So he lures the Dísir to Helen and Leigh's house, grabs Leigh and put himself and her in front of one of the canibalistic handmaidens. As a result, Helen defense activates and both she and Leigh turn back into Hela and Leah, the latter yelling at Loki that she hates him forever. Hela gives Dani her Valkyrie armor and arpons and nets to catch the Dísir, however, Brün, manages to find Sigurd and is about to kill him when Dani and Loki catch her. Then, Brün reveals the true story behind their curse: that the handmaidens of Bor had gotten involved with Sigurd's men and Brün with Sigurd, but when Bor found out he ruthlessly killed the men but Brün saved Sigurd by helping him escape. Furious, Bor cursed the Dísir into becoming canibal monsters for all eternity until they either killed Sigurd or married him. After hearing the story, Dani goes to Hel and after finding Bor she tells him that Sigurd is going to marry, to which the old god answers: "finally".
During the Dísir wedding, Bor proclaims the handmaidens servitude to Sigurd, which sickens Dani and she interrups the old God calling him a "chauvinist". Angered, Bor attacks Dani and both the New Mutants and the Dísir come to her aid, while Sigurd takes the chance to run away. Dani tells Loki to do something since he was the one who started all this. Since his first plan is ruined, Loki asks Hela to take him to Hel and they disappear. Because Dani injured Bor and he bled, the Dísir go berserk and Bor retreats back to hell, followed by Dani and his former handmaidens. To Bor's dismay, the Hel's gates are closed and Loki tells his foster grandfather that Hela entrusted him to watch the gates and he decided to "shut up shop for the day". As the Dísir and Dani approach them, Dani asks Loki what he's doing, to which he answers that this is Plan B. Loki tells his grandfather that the only way he can save himself now would be to lift the Dísir's soul-hunger curse. After cursing Loki, Bor angrily complies and the Dísir are turned back into normal. However, Hela tells them that they are centuries away from their mortal state and tells them that they should choose their fate: go to eternal rest or become her Valkyries. Brün and the others freely decide to serve Hela to which she orders them that their first task will be to take Bor back to Hel, where she will deal with him later, much to his exasperation.
When Loki and Dani return to Midgard, they realize that the spell was broken and all the Asgardians turned back into normal. While Thor thanks Dani and the New Mutants, Volstagg playfully grabs Loki and ruffles his hair, telling him that they owe him their thanks as well, even if it pains him to say so. While the mutants and the Asgardians help rebuild the damages made by the battle, Mephisto appears before Loki and tells him how angry he is since he lost both the Dísir and his chances with Amara. Before Loki can say anything, Mephisto tells him that he made an enemy of him and that he'll have his revenge. When Dani asks him to whom he was talking, the boy lies and tells her "no one".
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Sorcery: Loki has the ability to generate and control a great quantity of mystical abilities for a variety of purposes, of which can be used to further enhance or augment his physical diagram, like his speed, strength, and stamina, but only temporarily. His magical abilities are equal to Karnilla, the most skilled sorceress of the Nine Realms.  Being a telekinetic, Loki can influence the movement of objects and people with his mind, and as such, this power proves to be devastating and chaotic in nature. His known abilities include the ability to fire powerful beams of concussive force, generate highly durable force fields, bestow superhuman attributes to living beings or inanimate objects, or teleport across dimensions. He can also bring inanimate objects to life, or mystically imbue objects or beings with specific but temporary powers. He has, for example, augmented the might of human criminals as the Cobra and Sandu. These magical effects remain only for as long as he maintains the spell that created them. Loki’s power has been said by the Silver Surfer during their early encounters as sufficient to “decimate a planet,” and according to Dormammu, Loki’s magic nearly rivals that of his own.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Like all Asgardians, Loki, although he is inhumanly durable, at least by human standards, can still obtain injury, also like all Asgardians, his metabolism enables him to rapidly regenerate damaged tissue much faster and more extensively than a human being. However, through the use of his sorcery, Loki's ability to heal himself is far above that of other Asgardians. His magical energies are so imbued into his body that he can reattach severed limbs and, while still a male, even reattached his own head at least once.
Superhuman Strength: Loki, without the aid of anything, through his own biology, possesses superhuman strength that is substantially superior to that of an average Asgardian female or male. In fact, Loki is currently stronger now than he was while male. He possesses sufficient physical strength to lift up to 50 tons. It is possible, however, that he can further increase his strength through mystical enchantment on a temporary basis. While as a male Loki was still superhumanly strong as an average Asgardian male, he was strong enough to lift 30 tons , however his strength could be increased through mystical enchantment also.
Superhuman Stamina: Loki's Frost Giant metabolism grants him superhuman levels of physical stamina in practically all activities. He can exert himself at peak capacity for about 24 hours before fatigue begins to impair him. However, much like his physical strength and durability, Loki can temporarily augment his stamina through magical means.
Superhumanly Dense Tissue: Like all Asgardians, Loki's bodily tissues have roughly 3 times the density of the same tissues in a human being. While he has the looks and physical proportions of a much smaller person, the increased density of his body actually makes him several hundred pounds heavier than he appears. This increased density also contributes to his superhuman strength to a limited degree.
Superhuman Durability: The tissues of Loki's body are superhumanly durable and are roughly equal to those possessed by the average Asgardian male. However, at times, Loki had imbued himself with magical abilities that enable him to withstand injuries that would prove fatal to another Asgardian. He is able to withstand high caliber bullets, falls from great heights, powerful impact forces, exposure to temperature extremes and powerful energy blasts without being injured.
Superhuman Longevity: Like all Asgardians, Loki ages at a far slower rate than humans. However, unlike some other god pantheons like the Olympians, who stop aging completely at a certain point, Loki isn't fully immune to aging. Although he has recently been "reborn", he still has his memories of his previous life. While he is several millenia old, at least, he has the appearance and vitality of a young Asgardian man in his physical prime. Loki is immune to the effects of all known Earthly diseases and infections.
Psionics: Loki has demonstrated powerful psionic capabilities, the full limits of which aren't known. He has demonstrated the ability to project his thoughts telepathically across great distances as well as potent hypnotic capabilities. He is able to communicate with beings telepathically, though his ability to do so is greater with beings that serve him.
Shape-shifting: Like a number of gods or goddesses, Loki possesses highly developed shape-shifting capabilities. He is able to adopt almost any form imaginable whether it be animals, other humanoid beings, or even inanimate objects. The thought has been raised that his current form is merely a shape Loki has decided to remain in. Despite this well-known ability of Loki's, he has commented to himself, as he struggled to escape from Dormammu's mystic cage, that this is his "most soul-draining" power, apparently meaning it is more taxing than his other magical abilities. He has become such animals such as a snake, eagle, mouse and bee, gaining the basic natural abilities inherent in each form. While he can take on the likeness of another god, giant or human, he will not necessarily gain the special physical or mental powers of the being he imitates. Loki can also transform external objects into other forms and substances by magic; for instance, he has turned clouds into dragons.
|* Teleporter; higher strength, energy projection in original form|
AbilitiesLoki has a genius level intellect and possesses a great deal of knowledge of the mystic arts, gifted with mastery superior to that of a Sorcerer Supreme's. He is also extremely cunning and an expert battle strategist. He is also a formidable combatant in his own right, particularly as a swordsman or in the use of his arious energy manipulative powers in combat situations.
Strength levelClass 50.
While apparently possessing some extrasensory abilities that resemble psionic powers. Loki can not directly read the minds of other beings, nor can he control their actions. His passionate hatred of Thor, lust for power, and his tendency to alienate himself through his ignoble actions greatly impedes his ability to bring his well laid plans to fruition. Loki's powers are believed to at least be slightly weaker on Midgard than on Asgard, as his birth was not of Gaea, and even Odin's magic was on the wane on Earth.
EquipmentLoki occasionally employs certain mystical power objects, such as the Norn Stones or rare Asgardian herbs, to augment his own magical powers. These objects or substances are generally used to enhance his immediate personal strength or abilities, or to create a permanent mystical transformation, such as that which gave the Absorbing Man his power. He once used the mystical sword of Surtur along with various Asgardian equipment to transform Thor into a frog while Loki was in Asgard and Thor was on Earth. The destruction of the engine drawing power from the sword resulted in Thor regaining his true form.
- Loki once revealed during an encounter with Deadpool that he is fully aware he is a fictional character in a comic book.
- First appearance (Silver Age): Journey Into Mystery, Vol 1 #85 (October, 1962
- Loki #1-4 (July 2004 - October 2004) - Story told from his Loki's point of view, where he finally succeeds in conquering Asgard. But can he keep his grip on the throne?
- A Loki character, based on the traditional God of Mischief, appeared in a number of Golden-Age comics, with no connections to the Thor storylines. Loki's first appearance in Venus #6 (1949) was seemingly retconned in Journey Into Mystery #85 (1962).
- According to an interview to Kieron Gillen, Loki fears growing up, specifically, he fears growing up to become the man he once was. Also, when asked by a fan what Loki wanted to be when he grows up, he answered:
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- 518 Appearances of Loki Laufeyson (Earth-616)
- 194 Images featuring Loki Laufeyson (Earth-616)
- 58 Quotations by or about Loki Laufeyson (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Loki Laufeyson (Earth-616)
- Fan-Art Gallery: Loki Laufeyson (Earth-616)
- Characters killed by Loki
- Lorelei (Asgardian)
- Loki at the Norse Mythology Blog
- Loki at the Guide to the Mythological Universe
- ↑ Journey into Mystery #108
- ↑ Journey into Mystery #110-111
- ↑ Journey into Mystery #103
- ↑ Journey into Mystery #104
- ↑ Avengers #1
- ↑ Thor #600
- ↑ Thor #601
- ↑ New Avengers #54
- ↑ Mighty Avengers #21
- ↑ Mighty Avengers #21- #23
- ↑ Mighty Avengers #24
- ↑ New Mutants Special Edition #1
- ↑ Uncanny X-Men Annual #1985
- ↑ OHOTMU:Thor & Hercules - Encyclopedia Mythologica
- ↑ Avengers: Roll Call #1
- ↑ [[The Rökkr: The Faces of Loki Shadowlight: brilliant is my being <http://shadowlight.gydja.com/facesofloki.html]]
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