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- NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Loki Laufeyson from the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series. The mainstream version can be found here: Loki Laufeyson. For the Loki from the alternate 2012 timeline, see Loki Laufeyson.
|“||I am Loki of Asgard and I'm burdened with glorious purpose.||„|
|~ Loki to Nick Fury.|
|“||Your savior is here! Did you miss me?||„|
|~ Loki in Thor: Ragnarok.|
|“||You... will never be... a god.||„|
|~ Loki to Thanos before his death.|
Loki Laufeyson is one of the main antagonists-turned-supporting character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Introduced in an antagonistic role, he becomes an anti-hero as his character had developed through the franchise.
He is the main antagonist of both Thor and The Avengers, a cameo antagonist in Captain America: The First Avenger, the tritagonist of Thor: The Dark World, the deuteragonist of Thor: Ragnarok, and a minor character in Avengers: Infinity War.
Loki is portrayed by by Tom Hiddleston as an adult, and Ted Allpress as a kid. Hiddleston also portrays Sir Thomas Sharpe in Crimson Peak, Robert Laing in High-Rise, and James Conrad in Kong: Skull Island, and voices James Hook in The Pirate Fairy, Kanjigar the Courageous in Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, and Lord Nooth in Early Man.
In Thor: The Dark World - The Official Game, he was voiced by David Wells.
In the Disney+ tv series, Tom Hiddleston plays Loki (Variant L1130) and President Loki.
- 1 History
- 2 Personality
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Quotes
- 6 Trivia
- 7 References
- 8 External Links
- 9 Navigation
Loki is the son of the Frost Giant lord Laufey, who decided to abandon his child due to Loki being born small and weak for their race. The child was left to die in the temple while Laufey participated in fighting against the Asgardians, but lost the war and retreated. The Asgardian Odin found Loki in the temple after winning the war, and decided to adopt Loki out of sympathy for the child. He then used magic to alter Loki's skin to make him appear like an Asgardian, and adopted him into the Asgardian Royal Family. Loki grew up with his adoptive mother Frigga and adoptive brother Thor, whom he was envious of due to feeling like he was in his shadow since he was meant to be king first. However, Loki and Thor would never know about Odin's first child, Hela, whom he banished since she wanted to conqueror all realms.
Loki at first was carefree and cared for Thor, but turned ambitious to achieve the appreciation of Odin, but found solace within Frigga. She taught him sorcery to help her adoptive son prove his worth to Odin, which allowed Loki to become a master in illusions and magic. He would often cause mischief on Asgard, which was mainly targeted at Thor, such as stabbing him when he transformed into a snake, or turning Thor into a frog. Loki's mischief also extended to his allies Sif and presumably the Warriors Three - Volstagg, Fandral and Hogun. During one prank, Loki cut off Sif's hair, and she retaliated by punching him and kicking him in the groin. He would forget about the prank, but this became a known tale in Norse mythology. When the Asgardians traveled to Earth, humanity gave Loki the title the "God of Mischief" due to his trickery and illusions. Though Loki stayed mostly on Asgard, he briefly returned to Earth in 1971 to pull off a heist after losing a bet to Thor. Going under the alias "D.B. Cooper", Loki hijacked the Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305 and received a ransom before returning home.
|“||I never wanted the throne! I only ever wanted to be your equal!||„|
|~ Loki to Thor before their duel.|
Loki is Thor's brother, and the two of them appear to love each other and have a healthy relationship, as they are seen joking together and caring about each other as Loki defended his brother on several occasions. However, Loki is jealous of Thor for being a king and him not despite still loving their father Odin. One day several Frost Giants invade Asgard's palace to try to steal the Odin's locker, but they are stopped by the Destroyer who kills them. Loki later watched with an annoyed expression as his brother and his father get into a fight regarding how to deal with them.
Thor decided to go to Jotunheim to have his revenge on the Frost Giants and Loki, reluctant, goes with him. There, Loki tries to convince Thor for them to leave the Frost Giants alone, especially upon seeing how outnumbered they are, but one of them calls Thor "little princess", and then with Loki's reluctance, Thor destroys that Frost Giant, starting a battle. In the battle, Loki's stabbed by a Frost Giant, but he doesn't get injured that badly and his skin becomes blue like them for a second. then Odin save them and with Loki, Thor, Sif and the Three Warriors he back to Asgard. Returning home, Loki tried to convince Odin not to banish Thor, however Odin doesn't listen to him and he banishes Thor to Earth and strip off from him his powers, so Thor being banished on Earth in his human form, so then Loki remains on Asgard with his beloved mother Frigga and Odin.
However, Loki continues to ponder why his skin became blue when a Frost Giant touched him and discovers that he was a Frost Giant himself after he held the Casket of Ancient Winters in Odin's Vault. Loki then confronted Odin, who revealed that he found him abandoned by Laufey and brought him back to Asgard, and raised him with Frigga alongside their biological son, Thor. Loki was angered that his father kept this a secret from him, especially when Odin revealed he hoped adopting Loki would bring an end to the Jotunheim-Asgard war, but saw that everything backfired. Loki is more disgusted that through his whole life, he listened to tales that said Frost Giants were monsters and finds it traumatic that he is one of the Jotuns. Loki begins fighting with Odin, who suddenly falls ill because of the situation with his sons and falls into the Odinsleep. With Thor still exiled on Earth, Loki takes up the throne until Odin had recovered. Still angered with Odin for having hidden the truth about his true parentage from him, Loki soon developed a strong hatred for his brother. However, Frigga told Loki that they didn't want him to feel different and no matter what, they still loved Loki.
When Sif and the Three Warriors go to Earth after failing to convince Loki to bring Thor back home, they took manners into their own hands. With the indirect help of Heimdall, they go to retrieve Thor themselves. Loki is forced to destroy his brother, sending The Destroyer to hunt him. However, through the attack, Loki (through the Destroyer) listens to Thor, who asks Loki to kill him and not terrorize the humans, for it was not their price to pay. Despite initial reluctance, the Destroyer hit Thor, killing him until he was revived by Mjølnir.
Loki went to Jotunheim and apparently joined forces with Laufey, who was unaware of his biological relation with Loki and promises to bring him to Asgard in Odin's palace. Loki then, with his Frost Giant form, froze Heimdall, the protector of the Bifrost Bridge, making him temporarily unable to stop them. As Laufey went to kill Odin, Loki double-crosses his biological father and kills him, hoping to be a hero in his father's eyes. Frigga was initially grateful for Loki saving Odin, until Thor arrives back on Asgard, revealed to have survived from Loki's attempt to kill him. Loki temporarily subdued his brother, and went to keep the Bifrost bridge open to destroy Jotunheim and kill the Frost Giants. Loki revealed to Thor that they were never related and rejected Thor as his brother. Appalled by how Thor had suddenly changed, Loki threatened Jane's life until the two brothers fought each other. Thor managed to subdue Loki and used Mjolnir to destroy the Bifrost Bridge, despite Loki shouting to Thor that if he destroys the bridge, he will never see Jane again.
Loki attacks Thor in at attempt to stop him, but Thor succeeds before he can and the two start to fall into an abyss. However, they are saved by Odin, who awoke from Odinsleep when Loki and Thor began fighting each other. Loki, depressed, sincerely tells Odin he was killing the Frost Giants to stop a war and for their whole family. However, Odin disagreed with Loki's intentions, seeing it was not the way to win a war. Loki then allowed himself to fall into the abyss below as his brother and father shouted for him.
In a post-credits scene, however, Loki was revealed to have survived. Through a nearby mirror, unseen by the eyes of Nick Fury and Erik Selvig, he appears to mind-control Erik Selvig to take the job of studying the Tesseract on Earth.
|“||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.||„|
|~ Loki to the crowd in Germany.|
When Loki fell into that abyss, he was "saved" by the Dark Lord Thanos, who made a deal with him where he would get the Tesseract for him, and in exchange, he entrusted him with a scepter to invade Earth with, and eventually, he would be able to use the Teeseract to conquer it with a Chitauri army that he would be provided. On Earth, Loki transports into S.H.I.E.L.D base and start to kill several of them, forces Nick Fury to give him the Tesseract, and uses minds control on Clint Barton/Hawkeye and Erik Selvig with the staff, escaping with them and the Tesseract.
Then Loki goes to Germany, but he's captured by Tony Stark/Iron Man and taken on their airplane as a prisoner until Thor, who have been send on Earth by Odin with dark magic, attacks the airplane and takes Loki with him.
The two brothers then engage in a discussion, with Thor trying to convince Loki to give up such a poisonous dream and come back with him to Asgard, but Loki didn't want to since he felt like he didn't belong there anymore, so Thor angrily pulls out Mjolnir, but just as he begins to speak, Tony Stark arrives and smashes into him while Loki sarcastically says "I'm listening". He then calmly watches Iron Man and Thor fight until Steve Rogers/Captain America breaks it up.
Loki is subsequently taken prisoner on the Helicarrier start, but immediately plots to set off the Hulk in an effort to escape, which Black Widow finds out after allowing him to bully and talk down to her. However, Loki still eventually escapes in the chaos that ensues when Bruce Banner turns into the Hulk, using an illusion to trap Thor in his cell, and kills Agent Coulson in the process by impaling him on his spear, though not before Coulson tells him he'll lose for "lacking conviction" and blasting him with a large gun he has.
Later on, Loki meets Tony Stark on Stark Tower where they argue and Tony "threatens" him, telling him that he and his teammates will avenge the Earth if they can't save it. Loki then tries to mind control Tony with the scepter, but the arc reactor on his chest impedes it, which infuriates Loki enough to try killing him by tossing him out the window. Tony, however, activates his Iron Man suit and saves himself from falling before flying back to the tower, avenging Coulson by hitting Loki with a blast. However, the invasion of the Chitauri begins since Loki was using the tower to open a portal with the Tesseract and let them through.
Loki later fight with Thor until Thor seemingly succeeds in temporarily making Loki come to his senses by trying to convince him to redeem himself and make him realize what he's done. However, he stabs Thor when his guard is down and derides him for being sentimental. Thor then fights back, only for him to escape and fly away on one of the Chitauri's flying vehicles.
Hawkeye, at this point free from his mind control, shoots an arrow at Loki, who catches it, but it then explodes in his face and causes him to fall onto Stark Tower where he's attacked by Hulk. Loki angrily yells at him to stop and tries to talk down to him Hulk by claiming he's a god, but before he can finish, Hulk smashes Loki repeatedly into the ground and leaves him lying there in defeat.
He would remain lying there injured until he's found and captured by The Avengers, which he responds to by telling Tony that he would like that drink that he had offered him previously. Loki is arrested, chained and taken intp custody by Thor and the Avengers, Loki have on his mouth a muzzle for impeding to him to says prayers or using magic to free himself, then Thor teleports himself and the prisoner Loki to Asgard with the Tesseract where Loki will face Odin's rage.
Thor: The Dark World
|“||See you in Hel, monster.||„|
|~ Loki to Kurse.|
Once he arrived on Asgard in chains, Loki is is brought before his adoptive father Odin. Odin tells Loki that he will spend the rest of his life in prison (without being able to see Frigga) to pay for his actions on Earth. In prison, against Odin's wishes, Frigga visits Loki through an illusion of herself which makes Loki sad as he can't be with Frigga.
Later, Loki, during the battle between Dark Elves and the Asgardians, stays in his cell calmly reading a book. When Kurse enacts a prison break, Loki's cell is left undamaged and he tells Kurse the way to exit from prison to sabotage the Asgardian defenses. He later discovers from a guard that Frigga is dead, and because he still cared deeply about her, Loki was devastated and full of anger for his mother's death. Therefore, destroyed the items in his cell. Later, he is visited by Thor, who despite not trusting him anymore, recruits his brother to defeat Malekith and avenge Frigga. Loki, Thor and Thor's human girlfriend Jane Foster escape from Asgard to defeat him, and later on, Thor and Loki tricks Malekith to save, Jane although he still steals the Aether who becomes more powerful than ever.
Loki as an illusion saves Thor from Kurse, who stabs Loki's illusion clone. Loki kills him with a black hole bomb in returns and fakes his death, leaving Thor to cry on his illusion. Loki then disguises himself as a guard, goes to Asgard and lies to Odin by reporting his own demise. Loki steals the throne from Odin and sends him to Earth. He then disguises himself as Odin and takes the throne. After Thor approaches him, thinking he's Odin, to tell him about his decision to live on Earth with Jane, Loki reveals his true identity as he leaves and smiles as he had now claimed the throne like he always wanted.
He remains on the throne until the events of Thor: Ragnarok.
|“||It hurts, doesn’t it? Being lied to. Being told you’re one thing and then learning it’s all a fiction. You didn’t think I’d really come and see you, did you? This place is disgusting. Does this mean you don’t want my help? Look, I couldn’t jeopardize my position with Grandmaster, it took me time to win his trust. He’s a lunatic, but he can be amenable. What I’m telling you is, you could join me at the Grandmaster’s side. Perhaps, in time, an accident befalls the Grandmaster, and then...||„|
|~ Loki to Thor on learning of Hela's lineage.|
By this time, Loki has changed and become a overall nice and better person, despite still having traitorous tendencies. However. he doesn't hate Thor and Odin anymore and feels remorse for what he did on Earth. By the time he's first seen, Loki is still disguised as Odin and is ruling Asgard until Thor returns to Asgard and saw through his trick when he see a Loki statue and a soap opera on Loki's fake death (that Odin would never do). Thor goes on to unmask Loki before all the people of Asgard by threatening him with Mjolnir. Loki subsequently goes to Earth with Thor, showing him that he left Odin in a retirement home, but as the retirement home is now destroyed, Odin is no longer there and Loki is kidnapped by Doctor Strange, who reveals to Thor that Odin is in Norway and helps them to find him.
Doctor Strange then frees Loki, who's angry for being humiliated and for being left to fall for 30 minutes. He then comically tries to kill Strange with a dagger before he calmly teleports them to Norway where Odin wait them. Odin reveals to Loki and Thor that he loved them both at the same, as well as that he's going to die, and with his death, their sister and his daughter, the goddess of death Hela will be free and will try to destroy Asgard and she will be the true Ragnarok. Then with Thor and Loki's sadness and devastation, Odin dies and go to Valhalla to reunite with Frigga. Hela then promptly returns and sarcastically says that Loki looks like Odin when he tries to resolve a question pacifically, before effortlessly destroying Mjolnir and proceeding to attack them. In a panic, Loki orders the Three Warriors to bring them back to Asgard, but while escaping back there, Hela chases them into the portal and kicks both of them out, with Loki ending up on an alien planet called Sakaar where he, for giving a good permanence, becomes a friend of the tyrannical leader, the Grandmaster, plotting to kill him and to taking the throne of the tyrant.
2 weeks later, Loki meets Thor when he is captured by the Grandmaster, with him that he can't free him, but Thor makes a deal with the Grandmaster: If he will defeat his champion, he can go back to Asgard. Loki, through an illusion, visits Thor in his cell and tries to convince him to join him and the Grandmaster so later he can defeat him and they can take the throne, but Thor refuses as he's still determined to defeat Hela and save Asgard. Loki, worried for his brother, tells him that Hela is too dangerous. The two brothers have a fight and Loki wishes him good luck for the fight with the champion.
Loki later discovers when he sees Thor in the arena that Grandmaster's champion is Hulk. Remembering what Hulk did to him in the New York battle, he tries to escape from the planet, only to be stopped by the Grandmaster. Thor goes on to come close to defeating Hulk after having discovered his true amazing powers, but the Grandmaster incapacitates Thor with the disc of obedience to Loki's shock. Later, Loki and the female Asgardian Scrapper 142, whose true name is Valkyrie, are sent by the Grandmaster to capture Thor and Hulk, who have reconciled and teamed up. Loki argues with Valkyrie for helping Thor and Hulk escape, and they fight each other until Loki discovers that Valkyrie is a Valkyrie, and she's the only surviving one, with Loki defending himself by making her re-live the moment where all her teammates were killed by Hela, leaving her temporarily shocked. Valkyrie reprises her senses and violently punches Loki, making him loses the senses. He is immobilized in a cage and Valkyrie takes him with her when she decides to help Thor defeat Hela to save Asgard and avenge her fallen teammates. Valkyrie then reconciles with Thor by giving Loki to him as a "peace offer", with Loki reuniting with his former enemy, Bruce Banner, who he hasn't seen in 2 years. When Banner asks him what his plans are now, Loki jokingly states that they vary from moment to moment.
Then Loki teams up with his brother, Valkyrie and Banner, joining the new team "The Revengers". Loki and Thor subsequently argue about their destinies, and after they found the Commodore to escape from the planet, Loki reveals to Thor in that moment that he is just a illusional clone, and the real Loki is right there, who try to betrays Thor by capturing him. However, Thor anticipated this and revealed he put the disc of obedience on Loki's neck and incapacitates him with it, and chastises him for being unable to grow and become a better person since he could be much more than a trickster before leaving him there.
After Thor and the other escaped from Sakaar, Korg and the Rebels free Loki from the disc and they accept him as their leader. Wishing to redeem himself, Loki takes the Statesman to Asgard with Korg and the others. On Asgard, Loki finally proves himself to be a hero and has all the Asgardians get on the Statesman. With the Asgardians all in the ship, Loki joins the battle and he kills several of Hela's henchmen. Later, Thor, who becomes blinded in one eye from Hela, orders Loki to unleash Ragnarok to resurrect Surtur, so then Loki resurrects Surtur by stealing the Tesseract and teleporting himself on the Statesman, leaving Hela and Surtur fighting.
Thor, Hulk and Valkyrie luckily get in the Statesman, saving themselves just before Surtur destroys Asgard. Despite all the Asgardians being safe aboard the ship (except for Skurge since he sacrificed himself to help them escape), they are now without a home and Thor becomes the king of Asgard, remembering the words of their father in his vision "Asgard is not a place but people!". Then Thor wearing a black eyepatch just like Odin for the lost eye and Loki, completely redeemed and changed, consoles him, telling him that he looks good and the two brothers are now completely reconciled. Thor then sits on the "throne" and decides that their new home should be planet Earth.
In a mid-credits scene, Loki asks Thor if is a good idea to go back to Earth. Thor says to him that is it as people love him and he's very popular, but Loki corrects him, revealing that he was talking about himself. Thor assured Loki that humans will accept him and everything will go fine, but at that moment, to Loki's horror and Thor's shock, the giant ship Sanctuary II appears before them; it's Thanos, the arch-nemesis of the Universe.
Avengers: Infinity War
|“||Well, for one thing, I'm not Asgardian. And for another, we have the Hulk.||„|
|~ Loki to Thanos.|
After Thanos and the Black Order murdered half of the Asgardians on the ship, while Valkyrie and the Asgardian survivors escaped, calling the Guardians of the Galaxy to save those remained on the ship, Loki finds himself at knifepoint by Proxima Midnight and at the mercy of Thanos as the latter threatens Thor's life to get Loki to give up the Tesseract. Loki complies and presents the Tesseract to Thanos before revealing that he was distracting him and he had called Hulk to attack Thanos, saving both Thor and Loki.
Loki then tris to kill Thanos by trying to stab him into the neck with his dagger, but Thanos easily stops him with the Space Stone and kills him by snapping his neck. Leaving his corpse lying on the ground, Thanos teleports himself and the Black Order off of their ship and destroys the Statesman while Thor is left devastated and anger.
In 2013, while 2013 Loki is lying bored in his cell, Thor and Rocket Raccoon, who have arrived in 2013 to get the Reality Stone from Jane Foster, sneak past him.
In 2012, after he was defeated by the Avengers in the Battle of New York, 2012 Loki was escorted to the lobby of Stark Tower by 2012 Iron Man, 2012 Thor, and a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.
Alexander Pierce arrives with a group of HYDRA agents posing as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to try and take custody of Loki and the Tesseract. 2023 Iron Man and Ant-Man, who have arrived in 2012, begin their plan to steal the Tesseract. Scott puts 2012 Tony into cardiac arrest, allowing 2023 Tony to take the Tesseract. However, the 2012 Hulk, angry at having to take the stairs, bursts through the stairwell door, knocking down 2023 Tony and causing the Tesseract to slide over to Loki's feet. While the heroes are distracted, Loki picks up the Tesseract and uses it to teleport away, escaping confinement and taking the Infinity Stone with him.
With this, while the Loki of 2018 remains dead, the Loki of 2012 is now the Loki of a divergent branch timeline, and he is so far still at large.
- Main article: Loki Laufeyson (Variant L1130)
As of now, Loki Odinson is intelligent, crafty, heroic, good hearted, honorable, loyal, trustable and has very great intellect. He has a complicated relationship with his brother Thor as he would constantly rebel against him and try to remove Thor from standing in his way in terms of trying to get his wicked plans to come to fruition. But ultimately, Loki is loyal to his brother and has proven to care about him enough for him to completely reform from his villainous ways. Loki had used to be deceptive, malicious, calculating, cold, envious and somewhat heartless due to the fact that his stepfather Odin (who had adopted Loki from the Frost Giants, who were enemies of the Asgardians) had often mistreated him in favor of his birth son Thor. But because of the love Thor has always shown to his brother, in spite of his evil ways, Loki had come to appreciate Thor and had eventually shown to be willing to risk his life to save his brother, proving Loki's true heart and nature.
Powers and Abilities
- Jotun/Asgardian Physiology: As a Frost Giant/Asgardian hybrid, Loki is extremely powerful and possesses various superhuman attributes common among the Jotuns and even possesses various superhuman physical attributes common among the Asgardians.
- Superhuman Strength: Loki possesses strength as a result of his Jotun heritage, that is comparable to his Asgardian contemporaries, which he has honed in combat training alongside his adoptive brother Thor. He is able to kick a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent several yards into a wall so hard that it killed him and even threw Tony Stark across a room and through a window. He was able to overpower Captain America with ease, though Steve even commented afterwards that "he packs a whallop". He could go toe to toe with Thor with the use of his blades, Odin's spear and his scepter and could even temporarily gain the upper hand in a battle with him, although Thor was holding back at the time, but he was still ultimately overpowered.
- Superhuman Durability: Due to his Jotun heritage, Loki has an extremely resilient body with a tolerance for physical trauma that is similar to the Asgardians. He had high caliber bullets bounced off of him without causing harm and even took multiple blows from Captain America and his Vibranium shield which failed to injure him. He also withstood a full blast from a weapon based on the Destroyer, multiple blasts from Iron Man's repulsors and a small explosive arrow from Hawkeye without sustaining an injury.
- Superhuman Stamina: Loki's muscles produce practically no fatigue toxins during physical activity compared to those of humans and most other members of his race. His virtually inexhaustible stamina enables him to exert himself at peak capacity for an undefined period of time without tiring at all.
- Superhuman Speed: What he lacks in strength compared to some of his opponents, Loki makes up for in speed, managing to outmaneuvre them.
- Accelerated Healing Factor: Due to his Jotun heritage, Loki can heal from most injuries at a rapid rate. While he was dazed and badly beaten by the Hulk, Loki was far from dead and managed to recover enough to stand up not long afterwards and only had minor bruises that healed in a matter of hours.
- Superhuman Longevity: Like all Asgardians and Jotuns, Loki is extremely long-lived and ages far slower. Being over 1,000 years old, Loki still maintains the appearance of a man in his prime. When he was killed by Thanos, he was 1,054 years old.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Due to his Jotun heritage, Loki possesses extraordinarily fast reflexes as he was able to catch Hawkeye's arrow in mid-flight, inches away from his face without barely looking.
- Superhuman Agility: As well as being extremely fast, Loki is incredibly agile. When his plot to destroy the Aether was revealed, he managed to kill all the Dark Elves that surrounded him with nothing more than his dagger and his agility. He also matched Valkyrie's speed and agility when they engaged in combat.
- Superhuman Immunity: Loki can withstand the extreme cold of Jotunheim and the damaging touch of other Frost Giants which would freeze burn Asgardians.
- Illusions: Loki can generate, create and project holographic illusions, often using them to make decoys of himself. His mastery of illusions was such that he could trick Malekith into thinking that he betrayed Thor, and that he could fake his own death while still appearing to have sacrificed himself to destroy Kurse.
- Shapeshifting: Loki's powers of illusions allowed him to transform his entire battle armor into civilian clothing at will and vice versa. He could change his entire physical appearance and make himself look like an individual he chooses, such as Captain America, or project such a disguise on someone else, as he did to Thor to make him look like Sif.
- Cryogenesis: Due to his Frost Giant heritage, Loki can use the Casket of Ancient Winters to generate mystic cold, shown when he first used it to freeze lightning in the Bifrost Bridge to jam its functions.
- Invisibility: Loki can make himself and others unable to be seen or heard, though this power was not always thought to be caused by illusion, but also by mental influence, as he could still appear in mirrors, despite his power to make others not notice him.
- Mind Control: Loki's abilities allow him to influence people with his mind, allowing him to implant thoughts and subtle suggestion to them, as he did to Odin to cause him to believe he was an elderly human and trap him in a retirement home. He was able to cause Valkyrie to relive the defeat of her fellow warriors against Hela by touching her head.
- Telekinesis: After finding out about Frigga's death, Loki telekinetically threw away everything in his Asgardian prison cell and caused a small tremor in his cell that flickered all the lights in it.
- Conjuring: Loki demonstrated being able to summon objects out of thin air, as he caused the Casket of Ancient Winters to appear and then disappear into thin air when he used it to freeze Heimdall. He was also able to make his daggers appear out of nowhere to attack Doctor Strange. When confronted by Thanos and his Black Order, he conjured the Tesseract to offer it to the Mad Titan, as well as a dagger when attempting to kill him.
- Genius-level Intellect: Loki his highly intelligence, showing knowledge in the fields of sorcery and tactics. His intellect also goes towards his personality, as he is manipulative, cunning, and deceptive, with Thor noting that he was always a good liar.
- Master Sorcerer: Loki is a master of magic. He was given his skill in magic by Frigga, who decided to share it with him. With his training, Loki eventually became a highly skilled and formidable sorcerer, with it being his main asset in battle.
- Expert Combatant: Loki is devastatingly skilled in armed and unarmed combat. In Thor, he was proven to be surprising skilled with a dagger and was capable of killing several Frost Giants in battle. Also, as the king of Asgard, he wielded Gungnir against his adopted brother, Thor in single combat and proved to be capable of fighting reasonably even though Thor managed to knock him down and land hits. In The Avengers, Loki was capable of systematically killing off a room full of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and even out-thinking Hawkeye easily, allowing him to subjugate Barton to his will. Later, Loki maintained the upper hand over Captain America without much effort, but Steve proved to be more skilled than him. At the climax of the Battle of New York, he finally faced his brother in a duel that was so destructive and so intense that it reduced the penthouse of Stark Tower to pieces, but this time Thor was angry over Loki's actions and was able to more clearly dominate him, landing more blows on him than he did, and ultimately make short work of Loki. In Thor: The Dark World, Loki still maintained his combat skills, and was able to viciously kill through a squadron of Dark Elves with nothing but his dagger. He was also able to stand up to Valkyrie, the leader of the elite Valkyries, reasonably well, and dispatched several Berserkers on his own.
- Master Tactician: As the God of Mischief, Loki is a master tactician and a superb tactical thinker in military situations. He was regarded as a devious and subtle man by his friends, but they vastly underestimated his true capacity. In Thor, he managed to manipulate all of the participants in his plan against each other, or apart from each other, so that he was able to use them to his advantage. He was able to manipulate both Laufey and Odin, both of them being excellent strategists and extremely powerful beings, into his scheme, where he feigned wanting to murder Odin so that he had the chance of driving Laufey from his home and then deceiving him until he saw his chance to murder him and prove his "loyalty" to Odin. He also brought Thor out of the picture for the majority of the incident, even sending the Destroyer to keep him at bay. However, his plan backfired when Thor returned and upturned his plan. In The Avengers, he was able to manipulate the Avengers against each other, as well as elaborately enable himself to escape from the Helicarrier in the process, but his plan was damaged when he "killed" Phil Coulson, which inspired the Avengers against him. In Thor: the Dark World, he feigned being a broken, defeated prisoner to Thor and proved to be exponentially more cunning and unpredictable than Thor expected, leading him to the Dark World and seemingly betraying him, enabling them to get closer to destroying the Aether and killing Malekith. He also faked his own death right in front of his adoptive brother, only to return and take over Asgard with everyone else being none the wiser. He had a knack for using his craftiness and intelligence in a fight, and tended to distract his opponents from his true intentions by feigning outright violence and rage and then wiping out his opponent with an application of vicious cunning. In Avengers Endgame, an alternate version of Loki used the Tesseract to escape custody without even thinking.
- Arrogance: Loki has a massive ego to the point of underestimating his opponents, shown when he taunted Hulk by calling him a "dull creature", which resulted in him getting beaten by the green goliath. He also told Stephen Strange that he was "only a second-rate sorcerer compared to me", giving the latter more than enough time to teleport Loki away. Loki's arrogance ultimately proved to be his downfall when he attempted to kill Thanos, he believed because many individuals were terrified of him, that he would not suspect any of his enemies attempting to kill him. Unfortunately, Loki found out the hard way that he was wrong, as the Titan anticipate his attempted assassination.
- Limited Strength: Loki is unable to match Thor Odinson, Hulk and Thanos in terms of strength, forcing him to use his strengths of speed and trickery to try and outwit them.
- Limited Healing Factor: Loki isn't immortal as he was killed and unable to heal from a broken neck after Thanos crushed it.
- Throwing Knives: In battle, Loki is proficient with throwing knives, which can glow when in use, to injure his enemies. His throwing blades also flashed light when in use, similar to other Asgardian weapons.
- Dagger: In battle, Loki is proficient with a dagger.
- Spear: In battle, Loki is proficient with a spear.
- Gungnir: When Loki was the king of Asgard, he used Gungnir which can project mystical blasts of energy and control the Destroyer.
- Casket of Ancient Winters: When Loki was the king of Asgard, he used the Casket of Ancient Winters against Heimdall.
- Scepter: Loki used an exceedingly powerful scepter that was given to him by Thanos. He was able to use it as a means of energy projection of a powerful blue laser blast which was powerful enough to kill several S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Loki also used the staff to put people under his mind control and even stabbed Agent Coulson through his heart with the blade. It is revealed that the Mind Stone was hidden within the staff, which allowed for the user to take over people's minds by tapping the blade against someone's chest.
- Despite being a supporting anti-hero in Infinity War and his actor appearing in its poster billing, he only appears before the title card.
- Despite also being a posthumous antagonist in Endgame, he appears in two alternate timelines.
- Loki was going to be the main antagonist of Thor: The Dark World and he was going to get revenge on Thor for banishing him to Earth, but instead he helps Thor during the film, making him the tritagonist. The true main antagonist is Malekith.
- Before the release of Infinity War, some fans believed that Loki was going to betray Thor and that he was working for Thanos and would become one of the members of the Black Order, or that he would arrive in Wakanda to help Thor kill Thanos, or be erased from existence by Thanos. However, none of these cases happen in the film.
- Loki was originally meant to appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron, as Tom Hiddleston filmed scenes, but they were cut by Joss Whedon, who felt that the film would have felt overstuff.
- Loki's actor, Tom Hiddleston, originally auditioned for the role of Thor before Chris Hemsworth was chosen.
- Charlie Cox originally auditioned for the role of Loki before Tom Hiddleston was chosen.
- Cox would go on to portray Daredevil in the titular Netflix series and The Defenders.
- A promotional video for the Loki series confirmed that the character is gender-fluid in the MCU.
- Because of the reason he appears in multiple films and has a significant impact on the MCU as a result, overall, he is considered to be one of the most important antagonists of the entire MCU, but after his redemption, he is considered a major character in the MCU. Furthermore, many people consider him to have more development than most of the villains and having a bunch more screen time than them. This is because of his appearance in various of the MCU movies and he just got his own Disney+ series. Because of those reasons he can be the central antagonist of the Infinity Saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe despite he's currently a anti-hero as the franchise's progresses.
- Loki Laufeyson at the Villains wiki
- Loki Laufeyson (Variant L1130) at the Hero wiki
- Loki Laufeyson at the Villains wiki
- Loki Laufeyson at the Disney wiki
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