God of Evil
God of Mischief
Prince of Evil
Prince of Lies
|Norse God of Mischief|
|God of Asgard|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
Being with god-like strength, speed, agility, stamina, durability, an immunity to all known diseases and environments capable of powerful mental projections not bound by space or dimension.
A master of the mystical arts with abilities to take any form including other gods (although without the ability to mimic their special attributes), animate inanimate objects, travel through space and across dimensions, perceive occurrences in remote locations through astral projection and cast a wide variety ofother spells.
|Asgardian magical objects and herbs for casting spells.|
Avengers Vol. 1
Journey into Mystery Vol. 1
Mighty Thor Vol. 1 & 2
Journey into Mystery Vol. 1 #85 (Oct. 1962)
Note: Although it is generally agreed that the first Marvel Comics appearance of Loki was in Journey into Mystery, he had a previous appearance in Venus #6 (Aug. 1949) and some continuity references acknowledge this meeting with the titular character Venus.
|Stan Lee & Jack Kirby|
The biological son of Laufey, king of the frost giants of Jotunheim, one of the "Nine Worlds" of Asgardian cosmology, Loki was adopted by Odin, the king of the Norse gods, after being discovered in the aftermath of the war between the Norse gods and the frost giants. He had been hidden away by his father who was ashamed of the boy's diminutive size.
In childhood Loki resented the favors lavished upon his foster brother Thor, who already had a nobility of spirit and excelled in all endeavors.
Studying the mystic arts at a young age, Loki found he had an affinity for sorcery. As he grew so did his skill and his hatred of his foster brother. He vowed to destroy Thor and become the most powerful god in Asgard.
His inborn propensity for mischief began to manifest and he earned the nickname "God a Mischief", but as his deeds grew increasingly malicious and his lust for power and vengeance became apparent, he become known as the god of evil - Loki.