Real Name: Loki Laufeyjarson.
Occupation: God of mischief and cunning.
Identity: Loki uses no dual identity, but the general public of Earth believes him to be a mythological figure.
Legal Status: Citizen of Asgard with a criminal record.
Other Aliases: God of Lies, God of Evil, Prince of Deception.
Place of Birth: Jotunheim.
Marital Status: Married (thrice; separated from his first two wives).
Known Relatives: Farbauti (father, deceased), Laufey (mother), Byleist, Helblindi (brothers, deceased), Glut (first wife, separated), Angrboda (second wife, separated), Sigyn (third wife), Fenrir, Jormungandr, Slepnir, Vali (sons), Narvi (son, deceased), Einmyria, Eisa, Hel (daughters), Sam Lokispawn (alleged offspring, possibly adopted, gender unknown), Odin (foster father), Frigga (foster mother), Thor, Tyr, Heimdall, Balder, Hod, Hermod, Bragi, Uller, Vidar (foster brothers), Freyja (foster sister).
Group Affiliation: Gods of Asgard.
Base of Operations: Asgard.
First Historical Appearance: VENUS #6 (August 1949).
First Post-Reboot Appearance: THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1.
History: The son of storm giants of Jotunheim, Loki was born at a diminutive height, closer to the Asgardian gods in stature than that of a giant's. He was found as an infant by a warrior party led by Odin, and was adopted by him. Loki's natural father and brothers had been killed by that same warrior party, a fact he later discovered when he first visited Jotunheim. (Loki's surname is derived from his mother's name, as is common among the giants of Jotunheim.)
Loki grew up among the gods, and learned the arts of magic from anyone who would teach him. He proved to be one of the most intelligent and cunning gods in Asgard, and often aided the gods when they needed him. He also had a penchant for mischief; as a child and well into his teens, Loki grew bored easily, and used his magic to pull pranks on his adopted siblings, particularly on Thor.
Loki fathered three infamous children with his second ex-wife, the giantess Angrboda, only one of which was humanoid in form. The first and most humanoid was his daughter, Hela, who became the ruler of Nifflheim, the Norse land of the dead. The second was the giant serpent Jormangandr, better known as the Midgard Serpent, whose great bulk encircles Earth in ethereal form. The third was the giant wolf Fenrir (also known as Fenris). Loki is also the mother of Odin's eight-legged horse Slepnir, having once changed himself into a filly to seduce a giant's horse to aid the Asgardians and save his foster sister Freyja from an unwanted marriage. Loki's current wife, Sigyn, has given him two sons: Vali and Narvi; however, at some unspecified point in the past Vali was transformed into a wolf and killed Narvi.
For a time, several hundred years by all accounts, Loki was chained to a sleeping serpent whose wounds dripped acid as punishment for a truly malicious prank he'd pulled on Odin. (According to mythological account, Loki had arrived at a party held by the sea god, Aegir, uninvited, and proceeded to creatively insult every god and goddess present, intending to create strife amongst them; the plan backfired, and the strife he caused was directed solely at him. Also according to myth, however, this was done after the deaths of Balder and Hod, which have not yet come to pass.) According to myth, he was chained to the serpent by the entrails of his late son, Narvi, which were transformed into iron; more likely, the chains were made of uru by the dwarves of Nidavallir and enchanted to prevent Loki from using his own magic or shapeshifting abilities. Sigyn stayed by his side the entire time, catching the acid in a ceramic bowl; thanks to her efforts, Loki was only in pain when she had to pause to empty the bowl.
Once he was released, Loki was made to swear a magically-binding oath to not pull any more malicious pranks on anyone associated with the House of Odin. Since then, he has been testing the boundaries of the oath he made, looking for loopholes to exploit. The other gods still do not trust him, as it has been foretold that Loki would be aiding the forces of evil during Ragnarok, the prophesied "end of the gods".
Recently, Loki has been spotted on Earth, alternately aiding and creating trouble for Thor. In some of these instances, Loki has been accompanied by a shapeshifting young child, Sam, whose gender is constantly called into question and who calls Loki "father". Whether Sam is truly Loki's child, a child adopted by him, or simply a construct is unknown. However, Loki has shown the child genuine kindness and affection, even going so far as to protect the child from danger, so it is unlikely that the child is merely a construct. (If Sam is a magical construct, it would be as part of a scheme so elaborate that the details and motivation behind it can only be guessed at.)
Height: 6' 2".
Weight: 570 lbs.
Uniform: Green bodysuit with yellow trim, black loincloth with yellow trim, yellow boots, black cowl, yellow cape, gold bracelets, gold helmet.
Strength Level: Loki possesses superhuman strength, able to lift (press) around 35 tons.
Known Superhuman Powers: Loki possesses the standard attributes of the Asgardian race. He possesses superhuman strength, a high degree of imperviousness to injury, and is immune to all terrestrial diseases. Like all Asgardians, he is extremely long-lived, although not immortal. Ages ago, Loki cast a series of spells on himself which enable him to survive a beheading, living long enough to reattach his head to the rest of his body. These spells also enable him to reattach any body part that becomes severed.
Loki possesses several powers not possessed by the standard Asgardian. First and foremost, Loki is able to change his shape with ease, almost instinctively. He can use this ability to take on the appearance and even gender of any being, although in most cases he does not gain their special abilities. On at least one occasion, he transformed himself into a female horse, which he was obliged to stay in while pregnant with Slepnir.
Loki is also one of the most skilled sorcerers in the Asgardian Nine Worlds, although he is not the most powerful (Odin and Frigga are said to be more powerful). His skills are such that he is able to reshape matter, read and control minds, shape energy shields, fire energy bolts, levitate objects, fly at great speeds, and even augment the abilities of other beings. (This is not a complete listing of his potential abilities, just a small sample of what he has accomplished in the past.)
Other Abilities: Loki is a master manipulator and con artist.
Much was gambled, and much lost, but the great game continues. I endure—and tomorrow is another day. An immortal has nothing if not time to plot and scheme and try again.
– Loki, Uncanny X-Men Annual #9, 1985
|ST: 34/220 [30*]||HP: 34 ||Speed: 6.00 |
|DX: 12 ||Will: 16 ||Move: 6 |
|IQ: 14 ||Per: 14 |
|HT: 12 ||FP: 12 ||SM: 0|
|Dmg: 3d+2/6d (23d/25d)||BL: 231 lbs. (9,680 lbs./4.8 tons)|
|Dodge: 9||Parry: 9||DR: 0|
Languages: Old Norse (Native) .
Cultural Familiarities: Asgardian (Native) ; Western .
Advantages: Ally (Sam Lokispawn, alleged offspring; 50% starting points) (9) ; Appearance (Handsome) [8†]; Asgardian God ; Body Control Talent 4 ; Charisma 4 ; Elastic Skin (Link: Morph, +10%; Magical, -10%) ; Energy/3 ; Hard to Kill 4 ; Hard to Subdue 4 ; Hermaphromorph (Link: Morph, +10%; Magical, -10%) ; Indomitable ; Injury Tolerance (Independent Body Parts) (Reattachment Only, -50%; Magical, -10%) ; Magery 4 ; Matter/4 ; Mind/4 ; Morph (Extra Morphing Capacity: 90 points; Link: with Elastic Skin and Hermaphromorph, Can be used separate from them, +20%; Reduced Time 3, +60%; Magical, -10%) ; No Low TL 5 ; Omnilingual ; Rapid Healing ; Smooth Operator 4 ; Social Chameleon ; Space/3 ; Status 6 [25§]; Super ST +12/+200 [40‡]; Unaging (Temporary Disadvantage: Maintenance: 1 person Monthly (Apples of Idunn), -5%) ; Unkillable 1 (Magical, -10%) ; Versatile ; Voice ; Wealth (Filthy Rich) .
Perks: Disarming Smile ; Haughty Sneer ; Supersuit .
Disadvantages: Code of Honor (Gentleman's) [-10]; Compulsive Lying (12) [-15]; Dependent (Sam Lokispawn, alleged offspring; No more than 50%; Loved One) (12) [-20]; Jealousy [-10]; No Extended Lifespan [-10]; Origins Magnet [-15]; Reputation (Scoundrel) -2 (Everyone; Almost All the Time) [-10]; Selfish (9) [-7]; Social Stigma (Criminal Record) [-5]; Trickster (9) [-22]; Vow ("I will not harm or pull any malicious pranks on anyone who is a member of or associated with the House of Odin") (Major Vow; Involuntary) [-15].
Quirks: Always Looks For Loopholes [-1]; Broad-Minded [-1]; Careful [-1]; Treats Everything Like A Game [-1].
Skills: Alchemy/TL3 (VH) IQ+0  – 14; Body Language (Human/Asgardian) (A) Per+1  – 15; Bow (A) DX+0  – 12; Broadsword (A) DX-1  – 11; Carousing (E) HT+6  – 18#; Connoisseur (Visual Arts) (A) IQ+0  – 14; Current Affairs/TL8 (High Culture) (E) IQ+0  – 14; Current Affairs/TL8 (Pop Culture) (E) IQ+0  – 14; Dancing (A) DX+0  – 12; Detect Lies (H) Per+4  – 18#¥; Energy (VH) IQ+11  – 25¶; Escape (H) DX+0  – 12; Fast-Talk (A) IQ+11  – 25#¤; Gambling (A) IQ+2  – 16; Games (Card Games) (E) IQ+2  – 16; Games (Chess) (E) IQ+2  – 16; Innate Attack (Beam) (E) DX+3  – 15; Intimidation (A) Will+9  – 25#; Law (Contracts) (H) IQ+4  – 18; Lockpicking/TL3 (A) IQ-1  – 13; Matter (VH) IQ+11  – 25¶; Mimicry (Animal Sounds) (H) IQ+1  – 15¤; Mimicry (Speech) (H) IQ+1  – 15¤; Mind (VH) IQ+6  – 20¶; Observation (A) Per+0  – 14; Poetry (A) IQ+0  – 14; Politics (A) IQ+6  – 20#¤; Propaganda/TL3 (A) IQ+1  – 15; Psychology (Human/Asgardian) (H) IQ+2  – 16; Public Speaking (A) IQ+10  – 24#¤£; Riding (Equines) (A) DX-1  – 11; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+6  – 20#; Sex Appeal (Human/Asgardian) (A) HT+10  – 22#¤€; Shapeshifting (H) IQ+2  – 16©; Shield (E) DX+1  – 13@; Shield (Force) (E) DX+2  – 14; Sleight of Hand (H) DX+2  – 14; Space (VH) IQ+2  – 16¶; Stealth (A) DX+2  – 14; Streetwise (A) IQ+4  – 18#; Teamster (Equines) (A) IQ-1  – 13; Thaumatology (VH) IQ+6  – 20¶; Ventriloquism (H) IQ+0  – 14.
Techniques: Impersonate (Mimicry (Speech)) (A) def+3  – 15.
Starting Spending Money: $400,000.
* Includes +12/+200 from Super ST.
† Upgraded from Appearance (Attractive), part of Asgardian God.
‡ Upgraded from Super ST +11/+150, part of Asgardian God.
§ Includes +1 from Wealth (Filthy Rich).
# Includes +4 from Smooth Operator.
¥ Defaulted from Psychology (Human/Asgardian).
¶ Includes +4 from Magery.
¤ Includes +2 from Voice.
£ Includes +4 from Charisma.
€ Includes +4 from Appearance.
© Includes +4 from Body Control Talent.
@ Defaulted from Shield (Force).
At heart, Loki is a schemer. He desires to humiliate his adopted brother, Thor, whose shadow Loki believes he grew up in. Of course, the line between "humiliate" and "destroy" has become blurred over the years Loki was chained to an acid-dripping serpent. He seeks to become ruler of Asgard, but his nature is such that he must concoct elaborate schemes rather than take the throne by force. He often laments that his schemes have a tendency to backfire on him, but he openly refuses to believe the fault for the backfires is his own, constantly blaming others for his failures.