(image credit: queteezee on tumblr)Name.
Loki Laufeyson Alias.
Agent of Asgard, God of Trickery, D.B. CooperAge.
Approx 1050 years old (1st incarnation)Place of Birth.
JotunheimPowers.Frost Giant Physiology:
Loki is a Frost Giant, though he has been enchanted with an Asgardian appearance. This gives him a greatly enhanced condition, including superhuman strength, endurance, agility, speed and reflexes
. He was able to handle the power of an Infinity Stone without being harmed, and tanked blows from an enraged Hulk. His speed is especially noteworthy: Though his strength may be inferior to the likes of Thor or the Hulk, he still moves shockingly fast, able to catch Hawkeye’s arrow midair and outmanoeuvre opponents stronger than him to gain the upper hand.
He also possesses an accelerated rate of healing: While he cannot instantly regenerate, the rate at which his body repairs damage is greatly increased, allowing him to walk off injuries after a short period of recuperation.
Additionally, he is immune to extreme cold temperatures and the freezing touch of a Frost Giant, though being exposed to these will temporarily dispel his enchantment and reveal his Frost Giant appearance. Sorcery:
Loki is a master sorcerer, taught by his adoptive mother Frigga from an early age. His command over magic is nigh unrivalled, with even Odin being impressed by his spellcasting abilities. His control over the arcane manifests in a variety of ways. Illusionary Magic:
Loki’s favourite form of magic, illusion magic specialises in trickery and deceit to fool the enemy. Loki can create incredibly detailed illusions, changing his shape, clothes and voice to expertly mimic other people and even other species, such as frogs and snakes. He can fake death by conjuring imitation wounds, and can conjure basic weapons like daggers and spears to attack with. Loki cannot use this ability to escape restraints, however, though he can use his illusions to make it look as if he is unrestrained.
Additionally, Loki can create duplicate copies of himself. These duplicates cannot interact with the real world, and anyone who attempts to touch them will phase right through.
Loki can also use trickery to appear as though he is invisible, obscuring the ability to perceive him in any way from even the all-seeing Heimdall. He is not actually invisible, however: It is simply a trick of the mind. As a result of this, he can choose how he appears, appearing to just one person or appearing to everyone but being unable to be captured on recordings or CCTV. However, making his presence known by interacting with someone physically will break the spell, and his reflection will still appear in mirrors and other surfaces. Mind Manipulation:
Loki can hypnotise others to varying degrees. He was capable of subtly influencing the human Eric Selvig to do his bidding, and could even cast a spell on Odin to influence him to leave Asgard. Like real hypnosis, however, he cannot simply command someone to do something: He must make subtle suggestions to steer them in the right direction. With physical contact, he can delve into the memories of others, reading their minds and forcing them to relive memories.
Loki can enchant items and summon and de-summon them at will. Most commonly, he uses this ability to arm himself with daggers. However, he has also used it in the past to summon the Casket of Ancient Winters and the Tesseract while they were in his possession.Telekinesis:
Loki can manipulate objects with his mind, capable of lifting and scattering objects. Objects he manipulates with his mind are shrouded in a green hazy aura, much like his illusions when they are dispelled or interacted with. He has even held up part of a collapsing building with this power, and rocked the foundations of his prison cell, scattering objects all around him. Weaknesses:
Though strong, Loki is often outclassed in a straight fight, and must rely on his magic to gain the upper hand. He is also quite arrogant, which can be manipulated against him by those that can match his cunning wit.
Loki’s illusions are simply that: Illusions. They cannot harm anyone or influence the real world, even if they appear to be able to.History.
Loki had lived a long life, and he was acutely aware that his death was fast approaching. Indeed, as his Chitauri invasion began to crumble around him, it seemed as if Loki’s number was up. Then it was the business with the Dark Elves, then it was that debacle with Hela, then he’d heard Thanos was up and about once again. Loki revelled in danger, of course: He lived his life on the edge, and would his cunning escapes be so daring without such a lofty consequence for failure? Still, Loki’s love for winning was matched perhaps only by his hatred for losing, and it was of utmost importance that he took care of this whole “dying” business quickly.
It was a dark ritual, forbidden in Asgardian culture. Hela had conjured it up with blasphemous intent, a spit in the face of everything Odin’s faithful believed in. But spitting in the face of everything Odin’s faithful believed in was Loki’s modus operandi, and he got up every morning with blasphemous intent—a dark spell to defy death and reincarnate himself was really nothing out of the ordinary. So the ritual was sealed, and as Loki breathed his final breath onboard the Statesman, his soul soared towards the universe…And came crashing back down to reality. He was reborn in a new body, youthful and with a neck that remained mercifully unsnapped. Of course, he was trapped in the vacuum of space now, but he was over the moon that the ritual had actually worked—the Asgardians who recovered him, however, were less than enthused.
For so vile a sin, Loki should have received no mercy from the Asgardians. However, acknowledging his good deeds alongside Thor, as well as the circumstances of Asgard, his punishment was scaled back. The Asgardians were exposed in this new world, needing desperately to establish a solid foothold on Earth and show humanity they were a proud, stable nation, not in danger of collapsing in on themselves against a stiff breeze. Thus, it was necessary to imitate the strategies the world’s superpowers used to get to the top—and, after brief analysis, they concluded that the number one strategy to success was to simply spy on everyone. So, they needed a spy—and who better than the criminal pleading for a lesser sentence?
Thus, Loki became an agent of Asgard, acting at the behest of the Asgardians. It was his job to identify potential threats to his people, eliminating them before they became too great to handle. He’d infiltrate the enemy and learn how best to defeat them, infiltrate potential allies and learn how best to win their favour. If he didn’t, then he would be hunted by the elite guard of Asgard, and thrown into a cell to live out the remainder of his foul life.
Understandably, Loki was not too thrilled with this arrangement. WIth his newest assignment being to investigate the mutant nation of Krakoa, however, it may finally have been time for him to break free and do what he was always meant to do—cause problems on purpose. Story Arcs.Arc - Freedom from Bondage
Loki seeks to shake the hold Asgard has over him, escaping their clutches once and for all. Arc - History in the Making
He is Loki, after all. What good would a trickster god be if he didn’t get himself involved in a few soon-to-be historical events? A new nation is the perfect place to remake a name for himself.