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Published Tue Aug 16 2022 By James Smith

Loki Laufeyson, mostly known as Loki is a fictional character from Marvel Comics. He is the biological son of Laufey, the ruler of Frost Giants in Jotunheim. However, he got abandoned and left to die right after his birth.

Later, Odin found Loki and took him to Asgard. In Asgard, Frigga and Odin raised Loki as the prince of Asgard. The use of magic and sorcery to fuel his evil desires gained him the name "God of Mischief".

Loki in Marvel Comics

While growing up, Loki always witnessed a strong relationship between Odin and Thor. This created a lot of jealousy in him. And that is when he started plotting a way to become the ruler of Asgard.

Loki playing with Mjolnir in Comics
Loki carrying a Mjolnir in Comics. Source: Marvel Comics

In Comics, Loki's mystical powers include shapeshifting, astral projection, telepathy, hypnosis, and teleportation. Not only that, he possesses magical abilities as well. And because of that, he got blessed with an increased lifespan and superhuman abilities.

Loki vs Thor in Marvel Comics

Being the God of Mischief, it was always easy for Loki to make countless enemies. But the most challenging enemy that he has faced is his own brother, Thor.

As mentioned above, jealousy is the reason behind the feud between two brothers. Ever since Loki started plotting to dethrone Thor as the ruler of Asgard, Thor has become a lifelong arch-enemy to Loki.

President Loki in Marvel Comics

At one point in time, Loki set his sights on the presidency of the United States of America. With a well-planned idea, he went on to announce the beginning of his campaign. That is when we were able to witness President Loki in action.

In the end, Loki lost the election. But it got revealed that it was his plan all along to split the votes for another candidate to win with ease.

Loki in Norse Mythology

In Norse Mythology, Loki is a god. He is popular as a trickster god who is neither good nor bad. He has the ability to shapeshift. And is always remembered as someone who aims to create chaos.

Loki's Appearance in Norse Mythology
Loki's Appearance in Norse Mythology. Source: Ancient Origins

Is Loki in Norse Mythology the same as Loki from the Marvel Universe?

Loki from the Norse Mythology and Marvel Universe is somehow similar in terms of powers and mischief. But talking about the differences, Loki portrayed the role of adopted brother and son of Thor and Odin in Marvel Studios.

Whereas in Norse Mythology, Loki depicted the role of a companion of fellow Aesir gods, Thor and Odin.

Loki in Marvel Cinematic Universe

Just like Marvel Comics, Loki has a similar story in MCU as well. He is the biological son of Laufey who is the ruler of the Frost Giants. After getting abandoned, Odin and Frigga raised him as their own son.

However, he always wanted to take the throne of Asgard. This made him hate Odin and Thor. Because of that, he sabotaged the coronation of Thor by letting the Frost Giants attack Asgard.

Is Loki a Hero or Villain?

Loki's storyline starts as a Villain. He continuously attempts to conquer Asgard and even Earth. And because of this, people often see him as a Villain. To fulfill his desire, he has even joined hands with some powerful Villains in Marvel Universe.

Loki wearing his Horns
Loki in his Costume. Source: Pinterest

All of this started because of his jealousy toward Thor. But with the recent development in Loki's storyline, he has become an Antihero.

Loki's Appearance in Marvel Cinematic Universe

Loki made his first appearance in Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2011. He introduced himself as the God of Mischief, Loki in the movie "Thor". Ever since people have enjoyed his performance. And recently, he has managed to become a fan favorite as well.

Loki is famous for appearing again even after his death. But with "Avengers: Infinity War", Loki was gone for good. However, the storyline created an alternate timeline where Loki is alive.

In 2021, Loki appeared in his standalone series "Loki" on Disney+. And in the finale episode, it got confirmed that we will be getting Loki season 2 in Disney+ as well.

Loki in the first Thor movie

Loki made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with the first Thor movie. At the start of the film, Loki was quite subtle and passive. But this was just a fake personality he was using to hide his sociopathic mind.

At one point in the movie, Loki snapped his mind. Then he started developing a feeling of confusion and rage which led to a feud with Thor. At the end of the movie, he let himself fall from the Bifrost Bridge into the empty void of space.

Loki in The Avengers

The Avengers was the first crossover movie to include a group of Marvel superheroes. Loki returned in this movie as the main Villain. In this movie, Loki had become more dangerous than ever before.

Loki captured in chains
Loki after getting captured by the Avengers. Source: Marvel Studios

During this movie, Loki stabbed Thor and then laughed at his sentiment as well. From this scene, it was clear that Loki had become more sociopath than before. He even brought an army of Chitauri aliens without caring about innocent lives.

This caused the Battle of New York. But no matter how sociopath he had become, the Avengers managed to deal with him and even capture him.

Loki in Thor: The Dark World

Loki returned in the movie "Thor: The Dark World" as well. At the beginning of the movie, Loki showed remorse for his actions during the Battle of New York. He even goes on to team up with Thor to defeat Malekith.

However, Loki does get angry at Thor at one point since he was not able to save Frigga. Later, the brothers go against Malekith and even manage to defeat him. In the end, he even fakes his death so that he can return to Asgard.

Loki in Thor: Ragnarok 

In "Thor: Ragnarok", Loki continued ruling Asgard in disguise of Odin. He didn't care about the sufferings of the Nine Realms. Being able to rule Asgard allowed him to reduce his grudge against Thor and Odin.

And when Odin passed away, he even showed his concern. Not only that, he even started to develop a positive feeling toward his brother, Thor. The two brothers joined hands to go against their sister, Hela. After some struggle, Thor did manage to get the victory with the help of Loki.

Loki in Avengers: Infinity War

Loki had a very small scene in "Avengers: Infinity War". Seeing Thor suffering from Thanos's hands, he gave up the Tesseract. He even tried to kill Thanos but failed. At last, he sacrificed himself to save Thor.

Loki speaking with Thanos
Loki while getting confronted by Thanos. Source: Marvel Studios

Loki in Avengers: Endgame

Just like Infinity War, Loki had limited screen time in "Avengers: Endgame" as well. He appeared when the Avengers did a time travel to retrieve the Infinity Stones.

Captain America, Bruce Banner, Ant-Man & Iron Man time travels back to the Battle of New York scene where Loki just got arrested. While trying to retrieve the Tesseract, Iron Man gets knocked away by The Hulk. Tony Stark loses the Tesseract in the process. And, Loki manages to take the Tesseract and finally uses it to escape. This event creates an alternate timeline for Loki.

Loki in Disney+ series, Loki

"Loki" is the first standalone project for the character, Loki. The storyline follows the events after Loki escapes using the Tesseract  creating an alternate timeline. Let's have an in-depth look at Loki Series. Just like other series from Marvel Studios, this series does give continuity to the storyline. Michael Waldron is the head writer of this series whereas Kate Herron is the director. This series premiered on 9 June 2021 and streamed on Disney+.

How many Episodes of Loki Season 1 are there?

There are six episodes of Loki in total.

  1. Loki Episode 1: Glorious Purpose
  2. Loki Episode 2: The Variant
  3. Loki Episode 3: Lamentis
  4. Loki Episode 4: The Nexus Event
  5. Loki Episode 5: Journey into Mystery
  6. Loki Episode 6: For All Time. Always.

The Ending of the Loki Series Explained!!

The ending of the Loki series got many Marvel fans confused. If you are the one that got confused, we got you covered up. 

At the end of the series, we were able to see that Sylvie killed He Who Remains. This causes the timeline to branch out in a rapid way. 

After the incident, Loki finds himself at the Time Variance Authority (TVA) office once again. Upon reaching there, he gets confused. And rushes through offices to find Agent Mobius. When he finds Mobius, he starts explaining what happened. 

But Agent Mobius doesn't have any idea regarding what he is saying. As a matter of fact, Mobius doesn't even recognize who Loki is. 

Then, Loki turns toward the center of the archive room only to find out that the statue of He Who Remains has replaced the statue of the Time Keepers. And this means he has ended up in a different timeline. 

The Bond Between Loki and Sylvie

One of the most talking points about the series was the relationship between Loki and Sylvie. The new character Sylvie who debuted in MCU is one of the variants of Loki. So it is fair to say that she is a female version of Loki herself. But while spending time with each other, Loki and Sylvie develops a bond with each other. 

Loki and Sylvie even go on to kiss each other. That sounds quite weird. Kissing your own variant is definitely a weird thing. The fact that Loki and Sylvie kissed each other, we can assume that Loki is in love with himself. Talking about Loki's female variant brings an interesting question.

Loki and Slyvie standing side by side.
Loki and Sylvie standing side by side. Source: Marvel Studios

How many Variants of Loki are there?

  1. Alligator Loki
  2. Sylvie, the Lady Loki
  3. Classic Loki
  4. Kid Loki
  5. Boastful Loki
  6. President Loki
  7. Frost Giant Loki
  8. Tour de France Loki
  9. Hulk Loki
  10. Bearded Loki
  11. Viking Warrior Loki

The important characters from Loki Series

We got the opportunity to witness different characters appear in the Loki Series. Among several characters, a few of them are listed below.

Cast of Loki

  1. Tom Hiddleston portrays Loki
  2. Gugu Mbatha-Raw portrays Ravonna Renslayer
  3. Owen Wilson portrays Mobius M. Mobius
  4. Sophia Di Martino portrays Sylvie
  5. Jonathan Majors portrays He Who Remains

Sylvie, a Female Variant of Loki

Several variants of Loki got introduced in the Loki series. Sylvie, also known as Lady Loki is one of the variants as well. She is the female variant that appeared in the Loki series. Sylvie is considered a vital character in Marvel Cinematic Universe. She is even held responsible for the Multiverse Saga.

Which actress portrayed the role of Sylvie, the Lady Loki in the Loki Series?

Sophia Di Martino is the actress who portrayed the role of Sylvie, the Lady Loki. She managed to deliver outstanding performance. The actress has even received a good response from the fans. 

Sophia Di Martino strikes for a pose
Sophia Di Martino in the poster of the Loki Series. Source: Instagram

Kang the Conqueror

One of the variants of Kang the Conqueror appeared in the Loki series. But in the series, he identified himself as "He Who Remains". He is the creator of TVA which he founded after the multiversal war. However, Sylvie kills him at the end of the series. 

Which actor portrayed the role of He Who Remains, one of the variants of Kang the Conqueror in the Loki Series?

Jonathan Majors portrays the role of He Who Remains, one of the variants of Kang the Conqueror. This is not the end for Majors in Marvel Cinematic Universe. He will portray Kang the Conqueror in the upcoming Ant-man film as well. Not only that, all this will lead to the end of Phase 6 with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

Jonathan Majors wears a tshirt while posing for a picture
Jonathan Majors strikes a pose for the photo. Source: Instagram

Mobius M. Mobius

Mobius M. Mobius is an agent who works for Time Variance Authority (TVA). He is specialized in the investigation of dangerous "Time Variant" criminals. 

Which actor portrayed the role of Mobius M. Mobius in the Loki Series?

Owen Wilson portrayed the role of Mobius M. Mobius in the Loki series. He is a veteran actor and there is no doubt about that. 

Owen Wilson delivered an outstanding performance in the role of the agent. And the love he is getting from the fans clearly speaks for his performance.

Owen Wilson wears a suit for an event.
Owen Wilson wears a suit for an event. Source:


When is Loki Season 2 Coming Out?

The Marel fans are excited to see the God of mischief again in Season 2 of Loki. But it seems like they have to wait a little more for that.

There is no official confirmation regarding the release date of Loki Season 2. But as per Marvel Studios, Loki Season 2 will arrive on Disney+ in the Summer of 2023. And, let's look at what powers the God of Mischief holds in Marvel Universe.

Loki's Ability

  1. Superhuman Abilities
  2. Ice Manipulation
  3. Regenerative Healing Factor
  4. Magic
  5. Manipulation
  6. Expert in Making Tactics
  7. Skillful Combatant
  8. Master in Using Knife and Spear

Who portrays the role of Loki in Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Tom Hiddleston portrays the character of Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It has been more than a decade since he first appeared as the God of Mischief, Loki. And he is still going great. 

Tom Hiddleston wears a black T-shirt while posing for a picture
Tom Hiddleston smiles while posing for a picture. Source: Instagram

Tom Hiddleston is an English actor. It is fair to say that he gained global stardom because of his portrayal of Loki. Over the years, he has managed to deliver outstanding performance. And because of this, he has created a fan base for himself. 

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