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Loki, born Loki Laufeyson and later self-proclaimed Loki Odinson, is a supervillain turned hero based on the Norse God of Mischief. He is a Marvel Comics character and one of the main characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is Thor Odinson's adoptive younger brother. This version of the mythological Loki was created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Larry Lieber.
Introduced as the main antagonist of both Thor and The Avengers, he later allies with his brother after his mother's death during the events of Thor: The Dark World. In Thor: Ragnarok, he joins the Revengers to save the people of Asgard from his evil adoptive sister Hela and from the world's imminent destruction. Finally recognizing himself as a true son of Odin, Loki eventually sacrifices himself in a heroic act to save Thor from Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
In Avengers: Endgame, however, while the Avengers time-traveled to get the Infinity Stones from the past, Loki from an alternate timeline is able to steal the Tesseract and escape both from being arrested and from his eventual predetermined fate, leading him to be the protagonist of the Disney+ Loki series. The series also introduces other alternate versions of Loki, the main one being a woman that renamed herself Sylvie, who is a fugitive Variant being hunted by the Time Variance Authority and that becomes romantically involved with the protagonist.
- 1 Background
- 2 Appearances
- 2.1 Marvel Cinematic Universe
- 2.2 Marvel Animated Universe
- 2.3 The Good, the Bart, and the Loki
- 3 Video games
- 4 Disney Parks
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Trivia
- 7 References
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
Loki was born in Jotunheim as the biological son of Laufey, the King of the Frost Giants. He was abandoned by his father and later found by Odin Borson, the King of Asgard. Odin adopted Loki into his family, raising him as his own son. Loki grew up under the care of his mother, Frigga, who taught him how to use magic and developed a very close relationship with him. He also developed a strong bond with his adoptive brother, Thor Odinson, despite disliking living in his shadow. For most of his life, he was unaware about the truth of his origins, only finding out as an adult after fighting the Frost Giants at Jotunheim.
- “I don't enjoy hurting people... I don't enjoy it. I do it because... I have to, because I've had to. Because it's part of the illusion. It's the cruel, elaborate trick conjured by the weak to inspire fear.”
Loki is the God of Mischief, an expert liar and trickster. He is a charming, unpredictable, spontaneous, cunning, gifted, and extremely intelligent man. He is often devilish, and many times betrayed even his loved ones to achieve his own goals, but he eventually proves himself as a good-hearted individual. Loki is motivated by his love for Thor and his desire for redemption for his criminal past. All of this, along with his overwhelming ambition means that he never surrenders.
Being told since childhood that he was born as a prince of Asgard and a candidate to be the king, Loki believes he is destined for a "glorious purpose" which he thinks it will be accomplished by becoming a ruler. This belief is shaken when he finds out he was adopted and that his true origins were hidden from him. He is then consumed by his need to show his family that he is a worthy son like his adoptive brother Thor, for whom he is envious because Loki always felt that he was living in his brother's shadow and claims that his adoptive father Odin always favorited Thor. His desire to rule and all his devious acts are ultimately a desperate way of not showing weakness. In truth, Loki does not want or enjoy hurting others, especially his family, but he does it because he feels the need to create the illusion that he is the one in control. Similarly, his mischievous actions are rooted in his desire to get other's attention. Because he is a narcissist, Loki loves being praised and be the center of a show. For this reason, he constantly enjoys making long speeches, performing extravagant entrances, showing off his intelligence and living in luxury while others serve him. In the end, this need for attention also comes from his fear of being alone.
Despite not always showing, his need to get the attention and acceptance of his family are result of the fact that Loki deeply loves them. Frigga who always was kind and showed care towards him, is normally the one that Loki has less difficulty to demonstrate his affection and vulnerable side. On the other hand, his father is someone he really admires and seeks approval, but Loki also holds resentment towards him for hiding the truth of his origins for so long. However, Loki becoming emotional watching his father's final moments shows how much he actually cares for him despite everything. With Thor, Loki always also shared a close bond as they grew up together. His brother is his rival for the throne of Asgard, being someone he admires and envious at the same time. His desire to rule and indignation after discovering his true origins, makes Loki confront Thor and even hurt him, although at times he lets it show how reluctant he is to do so. Loki wishes to be seen as Thor's equal, and he eventually finds satisfaction in fighting by his side. Later, Loki is reluctant to accept to part ways with his brother, when Thor agrees that he should stay at Sakaar and is hurt by him saying that they are destined to be separated because of their personal differences. But they eventually reconcile and, after the Ragnarok, Loki demonstrates that his brother matters to him more than his own ego and quest for power, as he lets Thor assume the throne of Asgard and is content in just standing by his side. This also leads Loki to ultimately sacrifice himself out of love for Thor.
In the MCU, Loki finds his redemption twice. Originally, Loki joins forces with Thor motivated by his desire for revenge after the Dark Elves killed his mother, whose death left him deeply depressed. Circumstances unite them again when they have to defeat their evil sister Hela, who threats to destroy their home and their people. Loki then shows a selfless side of him when he chooses to return to Asgard to help Thor save the Asgardians instead of staying at Sakaar. Throughout this events, Loki and Thor finally understand each other and reconcile, deciding to stick together. Loki, however, dies shortly after at the hands of Thanos, in a heroic act to save his brother. He also finally states that he is an "Odinson", showing that he no more holds a grudge against his father and recognizes himself as a true son of Odin just like Thor.
In an alternate timeline, Loki is set in another path of redemption after he was captured by the TVA. This time, he is deeply affected by seeing the events in his predetermined future, realizing that his quest for power and "glorious purpose" will not lead to a throne, just to suffering and death. He becomes disturbed knowing about the death of his parents and that his final fate is to die at the hands of Thanos. Seeing himself and Thor together in the future also helps him understand that he would have his brother's acceptance by becoming a better person. Loki also changes considerably after falling in love with Sylvie, who is himself in another reality but, at the same time, a very different individual from him. He admires her for being so determined but motivated by a distinct goal other than power, despite being a Loki herself. He is impressed by her achievements as she managed to survive on the run since she was a child and successfully plot against the TVA all by herself. This admiration is result of his narcissist side as he sees a lot of himself in her, thus also the way Loki finally finds his self-acceptance and love, but it is also because he recognises Sylvie as her own person. His love for Sylvie also makes him selfless, because he starts to care about her even above his own desires, refusing to leave her side and wishing to protect her. He ultimately casts aside even his wish to have a throne, just so he can be by her side and makes it clear that the most important thing to him is her well-being, also implying that she is his new "glorious purpose".
Powers and abilities
- Superhuman Strength: Loki possesses superhuman strength that is substantially superior to that of an average Asgardian female or male.
- Superhuman Durability: The tissues of Loki's Frost Giant body are superhumanly durable, enabling him to withstand injuries even from the Hulk, that could be fatal to other beings if hit.
- Superhuman Stamina: Loki's Frost Giant metabolism grants him superhuman levels of physical stamina in practically all activities.
- Superhuman Speed: Loki can move faster than average humans.
- Superhuman Agility: Loki possesses superhuman agility, with reflexes that allowed him to grab Hawkeye's arrow in the air without even looking at it. He also won a physical confrontation against Valkyrie just by dodging her blows and grabing her with nimble movements.
- Superhuman Longevity: Like all Frost Giants and Asgardians, Loki ages at a far slower rate than humans.
- Cold Immunity: Like all Frost Giants, Loki is immune to lower temperatures.
- Magic: Loki learned magic from his mother, acquiring the ability to generate and control a great number of magical abilities for a variety of purposes. He is also able to create an incredibly convincing illusion of himself and others and change his appearance to match another person's. His powers are projected in the form of green energy.
- Illusions: Using his magic, Loki can create powerful illusions in order to deceive his enemies. These illusions usually manifest themselves as hazy, green holographic lights. Loki can also cast illusions upon himself to give himself the appearance of others, effectively allowing him to shapeshift.
- Duplication Casting: Loki can recreate perfect copies of someone's own body in its present circumstance, which acts as a holographic mirror of its molecular structure. He often uses this power to project a duplicate of himself to communicate with someone who is in a different location, as he did to talk with Thor when he was inside the chambers of the champion's challengers. This duplicate cannot interact with the outside world, and will phase in and disappear when touched. Loki also uses these duplicates to confuse his opponents in confrontations, either by hiding among several copies of himself or, most frequently, by exchanging places with a duplicate.
- Illusion Projection: Loki can depict a detailed image from outside oneself, which is perceptible to the external world. Loki's illusion projections are also able to cover entire rooms. He used this power while imprisoned in Asgard to create the illusion of his normal confident self inside an intact cell, when he actually had destroyed his cell and was depressed mourning his mother's death. He also used this power to project an illusion to fake his own death while fighting the Dark Elves.
- Shape-Shifting: Loki can magically change the shape of his clothes and/or body and alter his voice to transform himself into other humanoid beings or animals. He can also use his magic to change the forms of others as when he made Thor transform into Lady Sif. As a child, he used this ability to turn himself into a snake to trick Thor.
- Mind Control: Loki can mentally influence the minds of others, often to do his bidding. Loki could also hypnotize people to carry out his evil schemes, using the mind stone when it was embued within his scepter.
- Presence Concealment: Loki can make himself invisible and unheard to those whom he does not wish to be noticed by. This is a mind trick, similar to hypnosis.
- Conjuration: Loki can magically hide physical objects and later manifest them out of thin air, often when summoning weapons to attack.
- Telekinesis: Loki can magically manipulate the movement of objects using his mind, generating huge force.
- Energy Blast: Loki can use his magic to generate greenish energy from his hands and realase it on specific targets.
- Enchantment Resistance: Loki can resist being controlled by magic enchantments, because he claims that his mind is too strong.
- Enchantments: With Sylvie's help, Loki was able to perform magic enchantments by making physical contact and then taking control of Alioth's mind.
- Illusions: Using his magic, Loki can create powerful illusions in order to deceive his enemies. These illusions usually manifest themselves as hazy, green holographic lights. Loki can also cast illusions upon himself to give himself the appearance of others, effectively allowing him to shapeshift.
- Intelligence: Loki has a genius level intellect and possesses a great deal of knowledge of the mystic arts. He is also extremely cunning and skilled, an expert battle strategist, and a highly skilled and charismatic manipulator.
- Expert Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Loki is has advanced martial training, most of the time winning against his opponents because of his agility. He is specialized in dual wielding daggers, which he normally magically conjures to attack his enemies.
- Swordsmanship: Loki has training dueling with a sword and is very skilled wielding one. This is seen when he defeats the guards who are protecting the Time-Keepers using Sylvie's sword, and later when wields Kid Loki's sword during his duel against Sylvie who uses a sword as her primary weapon.
- “I never wanted the throne, I only ever wanted to be your equal!”
- ―Loki to Thor
Loki is the adopted son of Frigga and Odin, as well as Thor's adopted brother. He is seen as an envious and violent man who will stop at nothing to banish Thor and kill him. Loki first appeared in Thor when Thor was supposed to be crowned. As a prank to 'ruin his brother's big day', Loki allowed several Frost Giants to steal the Casket of Ancient Winters. Thor, upset by the turn of events, leads Loki, Sif, and the Warriors Three to Jotunheim where a battles begins. During the fight, Loki is touched by a Jotun and does not react to the Frost Giant's freezing touch. The fight is interrupted when Odin comes and takes them back to Asgard. Odin, disappointed for Thor's actions, banishes Thor powerless to Earth until he became worthy once more by picking up Mjolnir.
Loki then appears in the armory and questions Odin about his true heritage. Odin reveals that he found Loki abandoned as a baby, left to die and that Loki's real father is Laufey, king of the Frost Giant. Loki yells to his adopted father for lying to him, causing Odin to fall into the 'Odin-sleep'. While Odin is asleep, Loki becomes king of Asgard and forbids Thor from returning. Loki then travels to Earth and tells Thor that he is banished to keep Asgard from going to war with Jotunheim and that Odin is dead.
When Loki discovers that Sif and the Warriors Three have gone to earth to retrieve Thor, he dispatches the Destroyer to make sure they do not return. Loki then brings in Jotuns to kill Odin, but later betrays them. After Thor regains Mjolnir and defeats the Destroyer, Thor then returns to deal with Loki. Loki likewise orchestrated an invasion by the Frost Giants, although he quelled the invasion and killed their leader in an attempt to gain Odin's trust. When Thor comes back to face Loki in Asgard and he tries to fight him as he wants to stop Loki from destroying Jotunheim. Thor then breaks the Rainbow Bridge that binds Asgard to other worlds. As Thor and Loki cling to the broken bridge, Odin wakes from the Odin-sleep and rescues them both. Loki then tells Odin that he could have been king and that destroying Jotunheim was for the best. Odin denies him and Loki lets go, falling into a dark abyss.
- “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 before a crowd of kneeling humans[src]
After falling through the wormhole, Loki arrived in a part of the universe unknown to both the Asgardians and humans and came into contact with The Other, a servant of Thanos, who offered a pact that would allow him to become ruler of the Earth while Thanos and the Chitauri would take the Tesseract, the cosmic cube left on Earth being studied by S.H.I.E.L.D. Thanos gave him ancient knowledge through the powers of the Tesseract, providing him with a golden bladed staff with a blue gem that was powered by the cube itself. It acted as a very powerful weapon, and also as a mind control device, bending those who were touched by the gem's power to its will.
After accepting the deal, Loki turned his focus back to Earth in search of a suitable agent, someone close to the Tesseract. He found Erik Selvig, a friend of Thor's and a renowned astrophysicist, who had been summoned to the task of unlocking the secrets of the mysterious cube. In time, Selvig came to understand some of the Tesseract's capabilities, and through Loki's influence he developed equipment that would focus some of that power. When the time was right, Loki activated the Tesseract, forming a temporary portal that pulled him through to its location on Earth. He was immediately confronted by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who fired guns at him only to learn that bullets bounced off of his body. Nick Fury attempted to keep him away from the Tesseract after, but Loki managed to use the scepter to subjugate and control Hawkeye and Selvig, as well as a number of other agents by placing the tip of the scepter at their chest near their heart and allowing the power of the gem to overtake them. He explained to Nick Fury that he wanted the Tesseract as part of his 'glorious purpose' which was to free the earth and humanity from 'freedom... life's great lie' as their one supreme king.
Fury tried to flee with the Tesseract, but then decided to stay and allow himself to die with the cube if it meant stopping Loki as well. Selvig and Hawkeye informed Loki of Fury's intent, prompting Loki to gather the turned agents and leave with the Tesseract after attempting to kill Fury, avoiding Maria Hill's attempt to stop them. The energy it had unleashed consumed the area and the entire S.H.I.E.L.D. compound with it. After securing an area to determine the next course of action for the cube, Loki noted the scepter's gem glowing and calling out to him. He allowed himself to enter a trance where he could appear to the Chitauri leader and his army in a metaphysical form. The Chitauri leader warned Loki that if he failed at his pursuit of earth and the Tesseract did not fall into their hands to be given to Thanos, that there would be no place for him to hide from the overlord's wrath and that he would beg for something as sweet as pain. Now unsettled about potential failure and more determined than ever, Loki went to Stuttgart, Germany with Hawkeye and other turned agents in order to retrieve iridium, necessary to stabilize the portal.
Here he disrupted a gala at a large museum while Barton raided a secure installation for iridium. Loki struck terror into the hearts of patrons and guests by securing the one thing needed for Hawkeye to breach the iridium lock's security measures: the curator's eyeball. Loki strode out after the screaming crowd into the streets where he made several copies of himself, trapping the people and demanding that they kneel before him. Loki bragged that this was man's purpose, but a single man challenged him and his intentions. When Loki prepared to kill the old man, Captain America appeared and challenged him. Seconds later, the Quinjet carrying Black Widow also challenged him from the sky. After a brief battle with the super-soldier, during which Loki had the upper hand, Iron Man arrived and threatened to fire upon Loki, daring him to make a move. Outnumbered, he allowed himself to be captured, secretly plotting to use this to his advantage. As they journeyed to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, Thor arrived and extracted Loki from the jet.
Thor attempted to reason with Loki, imploring him to remember that they were brothers (even if not by blood) and to return home to Asgard and surrender the Tesseract. Loki, however, still resented his brother, and refused to cooperate. Thor was tackled by Iron Man before he could say any more, and Loki remained on his perch as he watched them battle before agreeing to ally themselves. They took him into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody aboard the helicarrier, where he was placed in a confinement capsule designed to hold the Hulk. Loki taunted Fury about his attempts to control the Tesseract and his gathering of misfits to defend Earth. Loki's mere presence was enough to provide a disruptive element that would fragment the only group of heroes that had any hope of stopping him. When Black Widow arrived to speak with him, apparently to offer a deal in exchange for Hawkeye's freedom, he subjected her to a play of wits where he ferreted out her deeper misgivings, but was completely caught off guard when she tricked him into revealing that there was already a monster among them and that it was not him. From this, she concluded that the monster was Banner and that he had planned to use the Hulk to destroy the ship and the heroes as well.
However, Loki's plan to use the Hulk, only one aspect of his real intentions, did follow through as another jet carrying Hawkeye and the rogue agents came to his aide, following a signal from the scepter. The wounded Banner transformed into the Hulk, destroying much of the helicarrier, while one of Loki's controlled agents freed him from the cell. Loki then used illusions of himself to trick Thor into entering the cell and to distract Agent Coulson. Loki mortally wounded Agent Coulson and ejected Thor's cell from the helicarrier. Though he retrieved his scepter, Hawkeye was released from the mind control, and Loki headed to New York, where Selvig waited with the Tesseract at Stark Tower.
Loki prepared to welcome his army and begin his glorious, but brief, war on the earth. Tony Stark, still alive after the raid and having figured out his plan, caught up with him at the Tower and abandoned his wrecked Iron Man suit to threaten him. When Loki grew weary of the threats he tried to subjugate Stark with the scepter, only to be physically blocked by the arc reactor. Annoyed, he threw the inventor out of a window, and was surprised when a freshly built Iron Man armor rocketed out after the man. Loki found himself briefly under attack when the fully suited Iron Man rocketed back up to retaliate before the Tesseract opened the portal, allowing Loki's Chitauri army to come pouring through. With his triumph near at hand he was confronted by his brother, Thor, who demanded that he at once deactivate the Tesseract or the thunder god would destroy it. Loki refused, claiming that nothing could stop his war.
The brothers fought a second time, Loki's scepter matching Thor's hammer. Blasts from the gem almost completely destroyed the Stark Tower logo on the side of the balcony, blasting the giant letters and debris off the side. When the confrontation came to stalemate with them grappling each others' necks, Thor urged Loki to look around him at the destruction he caused and asked if he truly believed it would all end with his rule. While Loki was unsure of himself, his eyes reverted to their normal green state temporarily as he claimed it was too late to stop the madness, but briefly considered Thor's appeal to work together to end it all and redeem himself. The will of the Tesseract over his mind was stronger than his guilt, however, and he instead stabbed Thor with a throwing knife, preparing to strike him down with the scepter as he knelt before him and laughing in amusement at the sentiment. This did little more than enrage the thunder god, who disarmed his adoptive brother of his staff and picked him up before slamming him down hard on the ruined balcony.
Loki threw himself off the building as he was defeated and managed to land on one of the Chitauri's small flying craft. From there, he led an attack on the city. When the first of the Chitauri's massive Leviathans was destroyed by the Hulk, he commanded the Chitauri on the other side of the still-open portal to send the rest of their massive armada, overwhelming the city's defenses. An aerial chase after Black Widow left his craft destroyed by one of Hawkeye's arrows and Loki landed back on Stark Tower, where the Hulk confronted him. Loki's frustrated rant about his perceived superiority goaded the Hulk into simply picking him up and repeatedly slamming him into the ground like a doll. Loki was too stunned to fight or threaten any longer, more wounded physically than he had ever been before.
When he eventually summoned the strength to crawl, he found himself face to face with six of the Earth's mightiest, having defeated the Chitauri army and closing the portal, he quietly requested the drink that Stark had offered before. After the Tesseract was relinquished to Thor, Loki was bound and placed in a metal muzzle (likely to prevent pleading, threatening, or perhaps use of magic) and led to an open area in Central Park with his brother. From there, Thor used the power of the Tesseract to transport both of them home to Asgard.
Continuing from The Avengers, Loki is taken back to Asgard and brought to his father Odin to answer for his crimes. While Frigga is more than relieved to see him alive, Odin is disappointed in his crime for not only causing treason, but for also leading the Chitauri attack on New York. Loki shows no sign of remorse, thinking he committed a benevolent act as a god. Odin thinks otherwise and adds that if it weren't for the compassion of Frigga, Loki would probably be dead. Odin sentences him to spend the rest of his days in the dungeon. While Loki dwells within confinement, he watches from his cell as Fandral and Volstagg bring in some prisoners, including a disguised Algrim. Loki is visited by Frigga, in the form of a hologram, and expresses her concern toward him, he still has deep love for his mother though he brushes it off, becoming further doubtful of his family's acceptance of him.
When Algrim, who turns into a Kursed, causes a prison break, Loki's cell is left untouched by the dark elf, but he does give advice to Algrim on how to sabotage Asgard's defenses. Loki then returns to his boredom, but is then informed by a guard that Frigga was killed in the attack, evidently causing despair for Loki, as he nearly destroys everything in his cell in a fit of grief and rage. It is not until later on that Thor eventually comes to Loki and sees the effect Frigga's death had upon him. Thor then offers Loki his freedom in exchange for aid against Malekith, in order to enact vengeance for Frigga. Loki knows that Thor is desperate to come seek help from him, though Thor believes that the man he once called his brother is still in Loki. He agrees to help Thor in using diversion tactics. When they meet with Jane Foster (the current host of the Aether), and Sif, Jane slaps Loki for his attack on New York. Sif also promises to kill Loki if he betrays them. With the aid of his allies, Thor, Loki, and Jane escape into the crashed dark elf ship. The Asgardian warriors chase after them until they hop out of the ship and onto a smaller craft flown by Fandral. As he lets the trio make their way out, Loki uses a hidden passageway within Asgard to get to Svartalfheim.
Once they arrive, Loki betrays Thor by stabbing him and then slices off his hand to prevent him from summoning Mjolnir. He throws Jane before the dark elves, claiming his allegiance with them to spite Asgard. Malekith begins to transfer the Aether within Jane to himself. However, the process is interrupted by Thor, where it is revealed that Loki's betrayal was all an illusion to allow Thor to attack unexpectedly. Thor then uses Mjolnir to destroy the gathering Aether with lightning; unfortunately, as Aether cannot be destroyed, the substance quickly reforms and completes its transfer into Malekith. Malekith and the dark elves then make their way toward their giant vessel as Thor attacks them. Algrim throws one of their vortex weapons in the air, which almost catches Jane. But Loki pushes Jane away from it, and is nearly sucked in until Thor pulls him away. Thor fights back against Algrim, but the Kursed beast brutally beats him down. Algrim proceeds to kill Thor himself, but Loki uses a sword to stab Algrim from behind. However, the sword proves ineffective on Algrim, who then grabs Loki and impales him with the very sword he had used against him, and is thrown to the ground. While Algrim gloats in his victory, Loki declares, "See you in Hel, monster," as Algrim quickly realizes that the blade is attached to his own vortex weapon, destroying Algrim before he can react. As Loki lies dying, Thor clutches his brother in his arms, calming him down and vows to tell Odin about Loki's deed, but it is too late; Loki replies to Thor, "I didn't do it for him" before closing his eyes and quietly dies as his skin returns to its blue Frost Giant form. A grief-stricken Thor is left to mourn for Loki's sacrifice.
After Thor and Jane depart for Earth, Loki awakens, confirming his death to be false and disguises himself as a warrior and returns to Asgard to tell Odin that Thor had disappeared with his hammer left behind, and reports to Odin that Loki's body has been found.
After Thor defeats Malekith, Thor returns to Asgard and declines Odin's offer to take the throne while telling Odin of Loki's sacrifice. He offers Mjolnir to Odin, but he tells him it belongs to him if he be worthy of it. Thor thanks Odin and walks away. As he leaves, Odin's image shapeshifts into none other than Loki. Now seated in the throne he had long desired, he quietly answers, "No. Thank you."
Four years after the events of The Dark World, Loki continued to rule Asgard still under the disguise of his adoptive father, Odin. It is revealed that Loki did not kill his father and merely sent him to live on Earth under a spell. Although Loki was able to keep up the act, eventually Thor realizes that Loki is, in fact, alive. To prove it to be true, Thor holds his brother with his hammer hand and threatens to have Mjolnir hit Loki in the face. The former king quickly changes back from Odin and into Loki and promises to lead him to where their father is.
The two of them come to Earth where Loki left their father in a nursing home, only to find the whole building to be demolished.
Detecting the two in New York, Doctor Strange imprisons Loki in an endless loop and only releases him after striking a deal with Thor. Upon arriving in Norway, they find Odin. Much to Loki's surprise, Odin has lost any animosity he had towards him and even says that Frigga would be proud that Loki could cast a spell on him. Loki watches with concern as Odin reveals that he is dying and was shocked when Odin reveals the existence of Hela, their sister. Loki watches on as Odin dies, afterwards Thor angrily confronts Loki and furiously blames him for Odin's death.
However, before Thor threatens Loki, Hela arrives from her prison and confronts the brothers. Loki approaches Hela and tries to peacefully talk to her, and Hela sarcastically notes he sounds like Odin.
As Hela proceeds to attack them, Loki orders to Volstagg to bring them back to Asgard with the Bifrost but in the portal, he and Thor are chased by Hela. Loki is kicked out of the portal by Hela and falls to an alien planet named Sakaar, where he meets the ruler of the planet, Grandmaster. Believing Thor perished in the Bifrost, Loki allies with Grandmaster to survive the planet. Weeks after his arrival, Loki is shocked to find Thor is alive and brought to the Grandmaster. When Grandmaster asks to Loki if he knows Thor, Loki, to maintain his ties with Grandmaster, denies before Thor adds that they are brothers. As Loki is unable to directly help him, Thor discovers he must first defeat the Grandmaster's champion to earn his freedom.
Later, Loki uses an illusion of himself for visit Thor in his prison cell and proposes to Thor to join him and the Grandmaster. However, Thor refuses to talk and remains adamant of returning to Asgard, and still blames Loki for Odin's death and Hela's appearance. Despite his concern for Thor, Loki leaves unable to persuade Thor, although he warns him that the Grandmaster's champion is extremely savage. Loki then wishes luck to Thor in his fight.
In the Grandmaster's quarters, Loki watches Thor in the arena when he and his brother discover the Grandmaster's champion is Hulk. Loki, remembering what Hulk did to him in New York, tries to leave Sakaar but is encouraged to stay by the Grandmaster. Loki watches his brother fight the green monster but luckily, Thor taps into his storm abilities to weaken the Hulk to Loki's shock. However, Thor ultimately loses the fight due to the Grandmaster's intervention, although he survives.
Later, Thor and Hulk escape and attempt to leave the planet, so the Grandmaster orders to Loki and Scrapper 142 to capturing them. Loki and Scrapper then fight for the bounty, during which Loki finds out Scrapper 142 is a lost Valkyrie and makes her relive the moment when Hela killed all of her teammates, but Valkyrie regains her senses and punches Loki unconscious. Loki is then imprisoned with chains by Valkyrie who decides to help Thor for revenge on Hela.
After Valkyrie shows Loki to Thor as a peace offering, Loki sees Bruce Banner, who makes it clear he doesn't trust Loki, although Loki still makes Bruce uncomfortable with his volatile ambitions.
Loki offers to help Thor to use the Commodore to escape from Sakaar and Thor accepts, so Loki is freed and the four join together as the Revengers. The group then start a revolution on Sakaar and free the other gladiators. Loki and Thor defeat the guard to retrieve the ship. Once they find the Commodore, Loki tries to betray Thor to escape Sakaar but Thor expects this and activates the control disk he surreptitiously placed on Loki, paralyzing Loki into submission. Before he leaves, Thor encourages Loki to be more than he is now and he leaves the remote to the disk away from Loki.
Loki remains paralyzed until Korg and the Saakarian Rebels find the remote and deactivate the disk. Loki thanks Korg and request that he join them in their escape to help Thor defeat Hela, eager of redeeming himself. Together, Loki and the rebels escape from Sakaar sailing in the Statesman.
Loki and the rebels then arrive on Asgard to help evacuate the Asgardians to the Statesman and fight off Hela's army. While Loki, Thor, and Valkyrie confront Hela, Thor realizes they must revive Surtur to stop Hela. Instructed by Thor to retrieve Surtur, Loki goes to Odin's Vault and takes Surtur's crown and, noticing the Tesseract, takes it with him. Loki then throws Surtur's crown into the Eternal Flame and teleports himself with the Tesseract to outside as Surtur arises now a giant. Loki escapes with Thor, Hulk, and Valkyrie on board the Statesman while Surtur destroys both Asgard and Hela. Inside the ship, Loki appears to Thor remarking that Thor (sporting an eyepatch) now looks like their father. Assuming Loki already left them, Thor jokes if Loki was there, he would hug him before realizing Loki is physically present. The two reconcile and make their way to the other Asgardians, where Thor decides to bring them to Earth as their new home.
In a mid-credits scene, the redeemed Loki is uncertain if the humans will accept him on Earth after all he has done, but Thor assures them everything will be alright, Just then, the Sanctuary II ship blocks their path and they are boarded by Thanos.
- “I assure you, brother, the sun will shine on us again.”
- ―Loki to Thor[src]
After Thanos and the Black Order decimate half of the Asgardians on board 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 gives the item to Thanos, who crushes it to gain the Space Stone, before revealing he was distracting Thanos so that Hulk could get the drop on the Mad Titan. Hulk puts up an impressive fight until he is swiftly defeated by Thanos in combat. Hearing Thanos prepares for Earth to gather the remaining Infinity Stones, Loki pretends to offer his loyalty to Thanos while preparing a dagger to stab him. Unfortunately, his act is seen through by Thanos as he stops Loki from carrying out his attempts using the Infinity Gauntlet.
Thanos mocks Loki for his effort, but Loki remains defiant and warns Thanos that he will never become the god he seeks to be. An unfazed Thanos ignores Loki's words and he crushes Loki's neck, dropping his body nearby a horrified Thor prompting the thunder god to cry helplessly. Following the ordeal, Thanos and his underlings leave Thor with Loki's body as they destroy the Statesman and Thor is left floating among the debris.
When Thor and Rocket Raccoon travel back to Asgard in 2013 to obtain the Aether, the 2013 version of Loki is seen remaining in his cell as per the original timeline. While he is unaware of their presence, they sneak past him. Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, and Scott Lang travel back to 2012 to get the Tesseract, they come after Loki is defeated and arrested. He is being escorted by the Avengers until Alexander Pierce arrives with some HYDRA operatives to negotiate Loki's custody and the Tesseract. Thor argued that Loki must be served justice on Asgard for his crimes, but Pierce remained unconvinced. When 2012 Stark suddenly fell into cardiac arrest and Pierce and the others tended to him, Loki noticed Lang kicking the briefcase to 2023 Stark, leaving him confused. As Stark attempted to leave with the Tesseract, he was knocked down by Hulk, causing the Tesseract to slide right to Loki's feet. Taking advantage of the diversion, Loki grabs the Tesseract and uses it to escape imprisonment. After Thor manages to reboot 2012 Stark's Arc Reactor, he turns his back to notice that Loki was gone. With this, Loki created an alternate timeline.
In the first episode, after Loki using the Tesseract to escape from the Avengers, he lands in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia, where he is then captured by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) while they reset the timeline he was in. In the TVA's headquarters, he watches a video narrated by Miss Minutes, explaining that he was captured because he deviated from his predetermined path, creating a nexus event which results in a branch in the Sacred Timeline. With this, he became what they call a "Variant" and now must be judged for his offences. Judge Ravonna Renslayer accuses him of crimes against the Sacred Timeline, but Loki believes the TVA should suspect the Avengers, as they went back in time, causing him to end up in this situation. However, Ravonna counters this by saying the Avengers' mission was meant to happen according to what is determined by the Time-Keepers, but Loki's escape was not. Loki is sentenced to be reset, but Agent Mobius convinces her to use Loki to solve their current criminal investigation.
Following this, Mobius takes Loki to the Time Theatre to review Loki's past misdeeds and question his habit of killing and hurting people. Loki tells Mobius that he was born to be king and was in the verge of accomplishing it before being captured. Mobius asks what Loki will do in case he succeeds in becoming king. Loki replies that freedom is a lie because almost every living being is doomed to make wrong choices, so he intends to make it easier for them by eliminating their options of choices when they submit to him. Mobius then shows a recording of some events in Loki's future if he was arrested and taken back to Asgard. Mobius shows that Loki would eventually cause the death of his adoptive mother, Frigga, upon accidentally revealing her location to the Dark Elves. This deeply disturbs Loki who initially thinks that the recording is fake. Mobius tells Loki that his role in the Sacred Timeline is to cause death and destruction in order to allow the ascension of others, not his own. Mobius is then called by Hunter B-15, leaving Loki alone inside the Time Theatre. When Mobius returns, he notices that Loki had stolen the TVA tech he was carrying and had teleported himself from the room.
Loki attempts to retrieve the Tesseract from one of the TVA workers, but gives up escaping upon realizing that the TVA's power exceeds his and that of the Infinity Stones, as the stones become powerless and are used as paper weight inside the TVA. Loki returns to the Time Theatre and tearfully witnesses the other events in the recording of his soon-would be future that shows the death of Frigga and also of his adoptive father Odin, him finally reconciling with his adoptive brother Thor, and then his own death by Thanos' hand. Emotionally affected by the recording, when Mobius returns looking for him, Loki confesses that he does not like to hurt people, but he does it to keep the illusion that he has power and is in control. Loki admits recognizing himself as a villain, but Mobius states that he doesn't see Loki this way. Realizing that his cruelty and mischief will not lead to his ascendance, Loki agrees to work with Mobius to capture a rogue Variant of himself that has been killing the Minutemen.
In the second episode, Loki has been studying to participate in the mission to capture the Variant and before going to the field for the first time, he finds out that the TVA has pruned many Loki Variants, more than any other kind of Variant. Traveling to the place where the last attack of the Variant occurred, Loki tries to trick Mobius and the TVA. He stalls for time by stating that the Variant had set a trap outside the tent they are in and that he needs to talk immediately to the Time-Keepers, but Mobius knows Loki is lying and just tells the TVA to proceed in resetting the timeline. Mobius later tells Loki that despite knowing that he will try to deceive them to get to the Time-Keepers and take control of the TVA, he wants Loki to continue to help them. Mobius tells him that Loki's need for validation, because the Variant seems to be a superior version of him, will motivate him to capture the time criminal. When Loki asks why he would risk so much for him, Mobius states that he pities him, seeing him just as a scared little boy, and also that he really just wants to get the criminal.
Mobius tells Loki to read all the files regarding the Variant to see if he finds out something that the TVA has been overlooking. While reading them, Loki comes across a file about the Ragnarok and becomes emotionally distressed that his homeplanet and its people are destined to be destroyed. However, Loki then notices that the event caused zero variance energy and realizes that apocalypses are the perfect hiding place for the Variant. Loki explains to Mobius that if everything in a location is destined to be destroyed during an apocalypse, the Variant could do anything without creating a branch in the timeline, thus it would not be detected by the TVA. Mobius takes Loki to before the destruction of Pompeii to test this theory, and they realize that it is correct. Later, Mobius tells Loki about the purpose of the TVA, that all the workers were created by the Time-Keepers to protect the Sacred Timeline, while the Time-Keepers finish to work on the ending for it to bring peace and order for eternity, something that Loki claims that it would be boring with no chaos.
After Mobius remembers a clue that the Variant left during one of the attacks and they read more files, they discover that the Variant is probably hiding at the apocalypse of Alabama 2050 at a RoxxCart store. There, Loki separates from Mobius and accompanies Hunter B-15 while searching for the Variant. The Variant, however, is aware of the TVA's arrival and is prepared to confront them. Loki finally meets the Variant who enchants B-15 and others in the store to face Loki. Loki offers a place beside him when he takes control of the TVA but the Variant has no interest in it, having a different plan. The Variant finally appears to Loki, revealing to be a female version of him. She had prepared the reset charges she had been collecting and sends all of them to the Sacred Timeline, creating several branches in it, before leaving through a Time Door and Loki goes after her.
In the third episode, Loki follows the Variant, leading him back to the TVA. Loki faces the Variant again and offers an alliance but she refuses and fights him. Ravonna Renslayer then appears, making Loki use the TemPad that the Variant is carrying to transport himself and the Variant somewhere else. There, they continue to fight for the TemPad until she sees that it needs to be recharged, before Loki takes it from her and conceals it using his magic. To her horror, the Variant realizes that Loki had transported them to the apocalypse of Lamentis-1, in which the moon will crush into the planet, killing everyone in it. The Variant attempts to enchant Loki to make him return the TemPad, but he claims that his mind is too strong to be controlled. She tells him that she had been carefully plotting against the TVA for years just to have him ruining all her plans. Against her will, they are forced to work together to survive and decide to look for a power source to recharge the TemPad. She tells him not to call her "Variant" or "Loki", because she prefers to be called "Sylvie".
Sylvie and Loki find an abandoned town, where an old woman tells them that the inhabitants of Lamentis are evacuating the planet inside an Ark. Intending to use the power of the Ark to recharge the TemPad, they manage to get in a train to the vessel thanks to Loki using his magic to disguise himself as a guard and Sylvie using her magic to enchant one of the guards. Inside the train, Loki and Sylvie talk about their lives. He tells her that he learned magic from his mother Frigga who always believed in him and also that he was adopted. Sylvie then reveals that she always knew that she was adopted, which surprises him, but she can barely remember her mother. She also tells him that she learned to do enhancements by herself. They discuss their past love interests, and Loki reveals that he had been with women and men as he suspects that Sylvie had also been with both, but none of the relationships felt real, which Sylvie agrees. She claims that love must be a mischief, but Loki disagrees and states that he would need to drink more to elaborate about it.
After Sylvie wakes up from a nap, she sees that Loki is not using his disguise anymore and is also very drunk while dancing with other passengers and singing for her. When she tries to warn him, he tells her a clumsy metaphor about the meaning of love, comparing it to a dagger, which Sylvie considers to be a terrible metaphor. Then, the guards approach Loki, demanding to see the tickets, forcing the pair to fight them. However, Loki is thrown off the train, prompting Sylvie to jump after him and demand the TemPad back. Loki reveals that the TemPad was destroyed during his fall, infuriating Sylvie that tells him that he killed them both because he got drunk in the train and throws a fit. When Sylvie reveals that the Ark won't leave and will be destroyed along with the planet, Loki tries to comfort Sylvie by giving her the idea to hijack the Ark and make it take off before Lamentis is destroyed.
Agreeing with the new plan, Sylvie walks with Loki to where the Ark will take off and along the way she tells him about how she does her enchantments. Sylvie states that the mind of Hunter C-20 was messed up and that she had to pull a memory from before the soldier joined the TVA in order to create a fantasy and control her mind, inexplicably revealing that C-20 and the TVA workers had normal lives in the Sacred Timeline. Sylvie then explains that the members of the TVA are all Variants, surprising Loki as he realizes that the people at TVA is unaware of the truth of their past. Arriving at the location of the Ark, they rush to get to it and help each other among a crowd of people and guards that fight them. However, when they get close to it, they witness the Ark being destroyed by a giant meteor, leaving them trapped in the apocalypse.
In the fourth episode, Sylvie and Loki are still stuck at Lamentis-1, and they both accept the fact that they are going to die. Loki sits beside Sylvie as she watches the planet being destroyed and apologizes to her. She tells him about her past and how she had been running from the TVA since she was a child until she finally learned to hide in the apocalypses, just to be now waiting to die in one. She asks him if what makes someone a Loki is the fact that they are destined to lose, but Loki replies that even if they lose, they will always survive. Loki tells Sylvie that she is a proof of this. He states that Sylvie managing to survive being persecuted by the TVA since she was a child and almost taking down the entire organization that governs the order of time by herself is impressive, and calls her amazing for it. Emotionally affected by his words, Sylvie reaches out and affectionately touches his arm, prompting Loki to grab her hand as they watch the destruction coming closer to them. Preparing for their deaths, they have a moment in which they gaze and smile at each other while new feelings grow between them.
Just before they perish in the apocalypse, the TVA suddenly shows up at Lamentis and arrests them both, as the organization detected an abnormal strength-up branch in the Sacred Timeline as soon as Sylvie touched Loki, which created a nexus event even within the apocalypse, allowing the TVA to locate them. The pair is separated, and Loki is taken by Mobius to a Time Cell. Just before being imprisoned, Loki tries to tell Mobius that the TVA is lying to him, but with no avail. The time cell is revealed to be a memory prison, in which Loki has to relive the day he cut Lady Sif's hair to play a prank on her, and then got beaten by her because of it. Loki tries to avoid Sif's fury and even attempts to tell her that she is not real, but she only hits him and keeps saying that he will always be alone. Loki gets beaten repeatedly, to the point that he tries to apologize and confesses that he plays pranks on others because he is a narcissist, likes attention and is scared of being alone, but Sif replies that this is exactly what he deserves.
- “You like her! Does she like you? I mean, no wonder you have no clue what caused the nexus event on Lamentis. Both of you were just swooning over each other, I guess. It is the apocalypse. Two Variants of the same being, especially you, forming this kind of sick twisted romantic relationship. That's pure chaos! That could break reality. It's breaking my reality right now! What an incredible seismic narcissist! You fell for yourself!”
- ―Mobius to Loki[src]
Sometime later, Mobius returns to interrogate Loki. Mobius questions him to find out Loki's relationship with Sylvie and what caused the nexus event on Lamentis. Loki denies to be Sylvie's partner and elaborates a lie, claiming to be using her as a pawn in his big masterplan, in which he would later dispose of her. However, as soon as Mobius lies by telling him that the Variant was already pruned by Hunter B-15, Loki has tears in his eyes which he tries to hide pretending not to be affected by the news. Mobius, who has been watching him and notices his reaction, realizes that Loki is in love with Sylvie. Mobius explains that Loki and Sylvie falling in love with each other is a source of pure chaos as they are two Variants of the same being, and that their romantic relationship is the reason of the nexus event at Lamentis and it also could break the current reality. To Loki's relief, Mobius tells him that Sylvie is still alive. Loki then gets frustrated with Mobius questions and finally reveals to him that all the members of the TVA are Variants who were kidnapped by the Time-Keepers from their timelines and had their memories erased. Mobius initially does not believe Loki and puts him back in the Time Cell.
After confirming the truth of the TVA by checking Ravonna Renslayer's TemPad, a troubled Mobius returns to talk to Loki, asking if he truly loves Sylvie and if he really thinks he deserves to be alone. Mobius explains that Loki and Sylvie's romantic connection caused a nexus event that could destroy the TVA, and asks if Loki is certain that Sylvie didn't implant any memories in C-20's mind. Loki replies that he believes in Sylvie and Mobius feels cornered in having to trust in two Lokis, but Loki then tells him that Mobius can trust him as his friend. As Loki and Mobius leave the Time Cell, they meet Ravonna who is aware that Mobius now knows the truth. She orders the Minutemen to prune Mobius as Loki watches it in horror and cries for his friend.
Loki and Sylvie are reunited as Ravonna and the Minutemen take them to face the Time-Keepers, and Loki reassures Sylvie that he is okay when she asks him. Loki and Sylvie try to confront the Time-Keepers and are sentenced to be deleted, but B-15 shows up and frees them. Then, they both fight and manage to defeat all the guards, but when Sylvie beheads one of the Time-Keepers, they see that they are just mindless androids, making Loki question who in fact created the TVA. Frustrated that they found no answers, Loki tries to comfort Sylvie and attempts to confess his love for her, but as he is distracted, he is suddenly pruned by Ravonna. Loki wakes up somewhere else, thinking he is in Hel, but then sees other Loki variants inviting him to join them in order to survive.
In the fifth episode, Loki joins the other Variants of himself, Classic Loki, Kid Loki, Alligator Loki and Boastful Loki. Loki becomes exasperated wanting to know where he is and what is going on. The Variants explain that they are at the Void, the place that everything goes after being pruned by the TVA. They also tell him that they are walking fast to escape Alioth, a living tempest that consumes the matter and energy transported to the Void, assuring that nothing ever returns. Loki asks them if there is a way to escape the Void because he needs to return to the TVA. The other Lokis tell him that none of their plans to escape the place ever succeed and that one way to leave is with a TemPad, but there are no TemPads at the Void. Loki asks why there are so many Loki Variants in the Void. Classic Loki, an older Loki, explains that Lokis are good at surviving. Loki is surprised to find an alligator among them, and even more when the Lokis confirm that he is also a Loki Variant. Because the Lokis hear orders from Kid Loki, Loki asks them why they follow the commands of a child. Classic Loki tells him that the Void is Kid Loki's kingdom.
Loki follows his Variants, and they walk until they arrive at a bunker. As they enter, Classic Loki asks why Loki wants to return to the TVA so badly and Boastful Loki playful asks if Loki had left his "glorious purpose" there. Loki replies that he sort of did. Inside the bunker, they rest and tell each other their stories. Loki is curious about the story of Classic Loki who explains that he lived his life without deviating from his path in the Sacred Timeline, but managed to survive Thanos' attack after the Ragnarok. Classic Loki says that he casted an illusion of himself able to fool Thanos and fake his death, before hiding and then isolating himself at a remote planet for many years. However, because he felt lonely, Classic Loki eventually tried to leave the planet to search for his brother, just to be immediately captured by the TVA. This makes Classic Loki bitterly tell them that the Lokis are destined to be outcasts in the Sacred Timeline.
Loki then reveals why he wants to return to the TVA, telling them about Sylvie. Loki explains that Sylvie is different despite being a Loki Variant, because she is trying to bring down the TVA instead of taking over it. Loki claims that Sylvie needs him and that she is their chance to stop the TVA, so he plans to kill Alioth to leave the Void and find her. He asks the other Lokis to help him, but they just laugh because they think that it is impossible to kill Alioth. Frustrated, Loki attempts to leave the bunker, but he runs into President Loki, who is accompanied by an army of Lokis. Boastful Loki reveals that he betrayed them by telling their location to President Loki to gain an army and to overthrow Kid Loki, becoming the new king. However, President Loki betrays Boastful Loki, wanting the army and the throne for himself. Then, President Loki is betrayed by his own army of Lokis as they also want the throne. At a corner of the room, Loki watches this scene and is clearly ashamed by the actions of the other versions of himself. When a battle starts inside the bunker, Classic Loki casts illusions that allow him, Loki, Kid Loki and Alligator Loki to escape the place.
After escaping, Classic Loki and Kid Loki express their frustration, stating that all Lokis are blinded by their own ambitions, not being able to change, and whenever they try to fix themselves and become better individuals, the TVA sends them to die at the Void. Loki tells them that this is the reason why he needs to go back and look for Sylvie. When Classic Loki asks him if he really trusts her, Loki replies that Sylvie is the only one he really trusts and their only chance to bring down the TVA. Upon hearing this, the Lokis accept to help him kill Alioth, although they agree only to guide him but not help him fight the creature. While they are watching Alioth from afar and thinking about a plan, they see a car approaching. Kid Loki warns Loki to stay alert, but Loki realizes that it is Sylvie and runs to reunite with her. Loki becomes surprised to see both Sylvie and Mobius again. He introduces the other Lokis to Sylvie and explains about their plan. However, Sylvie tells him that she thinks that the person behind the TVA is beyond the Void and is using Alioth as a guard dog to protect the only entrance and, because she managed to link with the creature earlier, she plans to enchant it.
Later, Loki and Sylvie are sitting together, discussing the recent events. Sylvie tells Loki that Mobius seems to really care about him. Then, she mentions that Mobius told her about their nexus event at Lamentis. Sylvie claims not to believe in "Mobius' theory" about the two of them falling in love being the cause of the nexus event, but they now seem awkward around each other because of their feelings. Sylvie tells him that she is not used to have anyone in her life and that her main focus always was to destroy the TVA. While they are talking, Loki conjures a blanked claiming to be feeling cold, then he uses his magic to make it larger to share it with her, making Sylvie snuggle close to him. When Sylvie reveals that she is scared that he will betray her in the end, Loki assures her that even if he betrayed everyone that ever loved him in the past, he is not that person anymore and won't disappoint her. Sylvie playfully tells him that there might be a timeline for him to rule if they win, but Loki smiles about it and asks what she is going to do after the TVA is defeated. Sylvie states that she doesn't know and Loki says that he doesn't either, before telling her that they could figure out together.
While preparing to face Alioth, Sylvie gives Ravonna's TemPad to Loki for him to return to the TVA with Mobius. But Loki refuses to leave Sylvie, stating that he will go wherever she goes. The other Lokis say goodbye to them, and Kid Loki conjures a sword and gives it to Loki before leaving with the others. Mobius also says goodbye, and Loki hugs and thanks his friend for everything. Sylvie and Loki then wait for a branched timeline to appear to enchant Alioth while it is distracted. Loki realizes that they might not have time to wait, so he signals to Sylvie that he will try to create a distraction. Using his magic, Loki attempts to call for the creature while Sylvie is trying to enchant it. However, Loki fails and then panics when he sees that Alioth is going after Sylvie instead. Sylvie is saved by Classic Loki, who comes back and uses his magic to cast a perfect illusion of Asgard. This illusion distracts Alioth, but Classic Loki is later devoured by the creature, sacrificing himself to help them. While Alioth is distracted by Classic Loki, Sylvie takes Loki's hand and tells him that they are going to enchant the creature together. When Loki says that he doesn't know how to do magic enchantments, Sylvie states that he actually does because they are the same. Eventually, the pair manages to enchant Alioth, causing the storm to dissipate and a portal to open. A castle appears at the other side of the portal and, still holding hands, Sylvie and Loki walk towards it.
In the final episode of the season, Loki and Sylvie arrive at the castle. Sylvie becomes clearly nervous, telling Loki that she waited for this moment her entire life and Loki gives her time before they enter. Inside, they meet Miss Minutes, who greets them and states that the owner of the castle, He Who Remains, is impressed that the pair came as far as they did. Miss Minutes tells them that He Who Remains is offering a deal: if they both let the TVA continue to do their work, they can be reinserted in the timeline and have whatever they want. She tells Loki that he could return and win the Battle of New York, kill Thanos, have the throne of Asgard and the Infinity Gauntlet, while Sylvie would finally be allowed to live a normal life without being a fugitive. Miss Minutes also offers to insert them both on the same timeline and have everything together, which makes the duo pause, asking if this is even possible. Despite being tempted, Sylvie and Loki refuse the offer, Sylvie says that this would be as living in a fiction and Loki states that now they are the ones who will decide their own destinies.
Walking inside the castle, they finally meet He Who Remains, the creator and ruler of the TVA, and become surprised seeing that he is just a man. In his office, He Who Remains reveals that he not only knew that Loki and Sylvie would come, but he also had facilitated their way to get to the castle. He Who Remains claims to know everything that they did before their arrival, even their plans and intimate moments they had during their journey at Lamentis and the Void, and claims that he also knows everything that will happen next. When Loki asks if everything so far was just a manipulation, He Who Remains provokes them by asking Sylvie if Loki is really trustworthy, accusing him of being the real manipulator. Loki tells her not to listen to him, but then He Who Remains asks if Sylvie is even capable of trusting anyone at all.
He Who Remains tells them that the TVA was created to prevent the other Variants of himself from destroying the multiverse. Because of their desire to conquer the new timelines discovered in the multiverse, the others He Who Remains Variants caused the previous Multiversal War that almost brought the end to everything. The war ended when He Who Remains managed to weaponize Alioth and prune the timelines, putting an end to his own Variants. He Who Remains then explains that there are two options for Sylvie and Loki decide what they will do next: kill him and free the timeline, allowing the infinite versions of He Who Remains to start another Multiversal War, or they could take his place and become the new rulers of the TVA. When Loki asks him why he would give them the control of the TVA, He Who Remains states that he is too old and tired, so he has been searching for someone to take his place. He Who Remains tells them that he finally found the right person to do it, and that the person arrived as a duo. Loki is convinced by this story, while Sylvie says that He Who Remains is lying and is not willing forgive him for the destruction of her timeline. During their discussion, the Sacred Timeline suddenly starts branching and He Who Remains claims he no longer knows what will happen from this point on.
Sylvie then attempts to attack He Who Remains, but Loki stops her. Loki tells Sylvie that he believes in He Who Remains' story and that they should think about their next actions carefully to not risk unleashing something worse. Sylvie states that He Who Remains is lying, but Loki says he is a liar himself and doesn't think so. When Loki tries to explain to her that if He Who Remains is removed, his position will be available for someone else, possibly worse, to take it, Sylvie accuses Loki of wanting He Who Remains' position to have a throne for himself. Loki is visibly hurt by her accusation, now thinking that Sylvie never really trusted him. He tells her that the problem involves the balance of the universe and not him wanting a throne. Sylvie realizes that the two of them are not seeing things the same way and wonders why. Loki tells her it is because she cannot trust anyone, and he is not a trustworthy person. The pair starts a battle inside the office, with Sylvie attempting to get Loki out of her way, while Loki is trying to prevent her from reaching He Who Remains. Loki begs Sylvie to stop and think about the consequences of making the wrong choice. Infuriated, Sylvie even asks Loki to kill her to take the throne she thinks he wants, but Loki, clearly disturbed by this, refuses to harm her.
At one point, Sylvie finally seems to have the advantage and jumps to kill He Who Remains, but she actually had hit one of Loki's illusions with her magical energy blast and the real Loki reappears in front of her, stopping her blade with his own body. Loki drops his sword and then reaches out to hold her arms while Sylvie still has her blade pressed against him. He cries and tells her that he knows what she is feeling because he was once in her place. He states that he does not wish to harm her or have a throne, and that the only thing he wants is for her to be okay. Hearing his words, Sylvie becomes emotional and drops her sword. She then moves forward and kisses Loki passionately. When the couple breaks apart from the kiss, however, Sylvie looks at Loki and tells him that she is different from him, before pushing him through a Time Door that she opened using the TemPad that was on He Who Remains' table.
Being sent back to the TVA, Loki runs in an attempt to reach Sylvie by crossing the Time Door again, but it closes before he is able to. Completely heartbroken that the woman he loves had chosen the path of revenge at any cost, even after his efforts to stop her, Loki spends a few moments crying for her. He then decides to warn the others about what happened, so he walks inside the TVA until he finds Mobius and B-15. Loki tells them about him and Sylvie freeing the timeline, and that they need to prepare for the infinite versions of He Who Remains that are coming and will start a Multiversal War. To Loki's surprise, they don't recognize him, and Mobius asks if he is a new analyst of the TVA. Loki then turns around and sees that there is a statue of Kang the Conqueror, the Variant that He Who Remains was referring to, where the statues of the three Time-Keepers once stood, indicating that this is not the same TVA he knows.
Marvel Animated Universe
In this incarnation, Loki is more or so the same as the comic book incarnation of Loki (unlike his current animated counterparts).
Loki tries to conquer Asgard with the Frost Giant army, but they are defeated by his adoptive brother, Thor, and he takes Loki to Odin after a short fight. Odin banished him to the "Isle of Silence". It is revealed that he manipulated the whole situation with help from the Enchantress who later frees him from the Isle and says that "no one is ready for what comes next" before making a long sinister laugh. Loki appears again as a silhouette speaking with Enchantress.
To prepare for this victory, Loki manipulated the whole situation of Thor where he posed as the Leader to have the Wrecking Crew attack a boat containing a shipment of Stark Industries technologies, had Enchantress in the form of a woman send Thor that way, and posed as Balder to tell Odin about Thor's actions on Earth. After the Frost Giants were defeated, Loki ended up fighting Thor and was defeated. Loki was then brought before Odin who banished Loki to the "Isle of Silence" where he can not use magic and trickery. After the Enchantress frees him from the Isle, Loki sends her to gather the Masters of Evil to start the next phase in his plan.
After the Avengers destroy the Norn Stones, Loki takes to the throne and had Thor imprisoned in Asgard. He told Thor that he was responsible for anything that happened to Thor for causing his banishment from Asgard, causing the supervillain breakout, forming of the Masters of Evil and while he was occupied, Loki took over the rest of the Nine Realms. Thor told he failed to take over Midgard, which was responsible of the Enchantress' love for Thor. Thor also told him that the Avenger will stop his schemes, but Loki laughed maniacally since he believed that the Avengers would not survive in the Nine Realms. Loki then orders Thor to be executed, but before this is carried out, the Avengers arrive along with the rest of the resistance. Enraged about the arrivals of the mortals, Loki calls forth the Asgardian Wolf Hoarfen. He watches how the Avengers took on the wolf and is chided by Thor about the underestimating of the mortals. Loki boasted about himself to be powerfully with the Odinforce in his command, but when Thor questions why he has not still win the war yet, Hoarfen crashes into the throne room where the Avengers, the Warriors Three, Sif and Faradei arrive.
Loki laughs maniacally and challenges the Avengers, taking them easily all out. He walks towards Captain America, telling him not to go against him anymore and breaks his shield. Before Loki can finish them off, Iron Man arrives in his new armor. Noticing that his armor was made of Uru, Loki challenges Iron Man in the sky above along challenged by Wasp, Hulk, and Captain America. Thor eventually arrives to fight him as well, but to no avail as Loki goes berserk with the Odinforce. Meanwhile, the other Avengers destroy the Tree of Life which causes a new one to grow out, returning Loki's power over the Odinforce to Odin and allowing the allfather to reawaken. Cornered by the Avengers, Loki still chooses to fight them until he is approached by the waking Odin, enraged by Loki's actions. Instead of sending him to the Isle of Silence, Odin sends Loki to a dimension where he was trapped and in which he is tortured by the Midgard Serpent with its acid saliva dripping on the eyes of the Asgardian.
Some time after his banishment, the Enchantress visits Loki and strikes a deal to get him to kill Thor. After Loki agrees to it, the Enchantress puts Loki's soul into the Destroyer and sends him to Midgard. There, he battles Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, and Hawkeye, all of whom had been made powerless by the Enchantress (except for Hawkeye). The spell is broken, when Thor discovers humility, enabling the restored heroes to defeat Loki. After his defeat, Loki's soul returns to his body. When his soul was back in his body, the Enchantress tells the Midgard Serpent that it can have him, much to its delight.
Since that was the final episode that he was featured in, it remains unknown if Loki is ever freed from the Midgard Serpent.
The Good, the Bart, and the Loki
Loki appears in this Simpsons short film, with Tom Hiddleston reprising his role from the MCU.
Due to his crimes against Asgard, he is once again banished to Earth. However, he is sent to Springfield, much to his horror, and lands on the Simpsons' backyard. Upon arriving, he meets Bart Simpson, who asks if he can help Loki. Loki instead sarcastically asks whether he knows about abusive and distant fathers or perfect blonde siblings. Bart quickly connects with Loki's plight and invites him inside. Inside the Simpson Residence, Loki turns a pork chop into two after Homer asks him to do so, causing Homer to reverence him and vow eternal loyalty towards the God of Mischief. Once Lisa begins to argue with his decision, and at Bart's suggestion, Loki sends Lisa to Asgard. However, Lisa returns the following morning with Thor's powers and the "Springfield Avengers". In order to escape punishment, Loki changes appearances with Bart, taking over his place and letting Bart suffer instead. That night, Loki is caught by Homer, who merely asks him to turn Ned Flanders into a pork chop. After Homer leaves, Loki comments how he finally found a "functional family".
In a series of post-credits scenes, Loki disguises himself as Moe in order to give free beer and cause depression and contamination (something Barney dosen't care of ), is beaten-up by Ralph in a similar manner to his defeat at the hands of the Hulk during the Battle of New York, and is condemed guilty of several charges by Ravonna Renslayerat the Time Variance Authority (which include changing the timeline, crossing over into other Disney+ franchises, his British accent in spite of being Norway, his popularity over the heroes, his backstabbing tendencies, and forcing the audience to wait for the credits).
In Disney Infinity 2.0, Loki has a character and is in the Avengers Playset.
Loki, along with Thor, has a meet-and-greet at Disneyland Resort in promotion of Thor: Ragnarok. Guests can meet them at Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure. It is unknown if Loki will continue to appear annually like other Marvel characters.
Loki also appeared with Thor in the 2017 Super Heroes Half-Marathon runDisney event at Disneyland.
- Loki was originally going to make an appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, however, he was cut.
- In the scene of Thor: The Dark World where Loki masquerades as Captain America, when they were filming, Tom Hiddleston put on the Captain America suit and did an impression of Captain America.
- Charlie Cox auditioned to play Loki in Thor. Although he did not get the part, he would later play the title character in the Marvel series Daredevil.
- Tom Hiddleston originally auditioned to play Thor, but ended up being cast as Loki instead.
- In Marvel Comics and in Norse mythology, Loki is actually the father of Hela, while in the MCU he has no blood relation to her whatsoever. Despite this, they are still family as Loki is the adoptive sibling of both Thor and Hela.
- Although they are not related by blood in the MCU, Loki notability shares many similarities with Hela in both physical appearance and behavior. They both dress black and green colored clothes along with a horned helmet, both have dark hair and eyes, both fight using a pair of knives or blades, and both were villanous, desired to rule and have others submit to them. This makes Hela much more like Loki than Thor, who ironically is her biological brother but is nothing like her in both physical appearance and behavior.
- Loki is also the father of Fenris Wolf in both Marvel Comics and in Norse mythology, while in the MCU Fenris is just Hela's animal companion.
- A promotional video for the upcoming Loki series confirmed that the character is gender-fluid in the MCU just like his counterparts in the comics and in Norse mythology. The video shows the Time Variance Authority's file on Loki, in which the word "fluid" is written in the "sex" section of the file. The director of the series and Tom Hiddleston later also confirmed this information.
- The third episode of the series, also confirms that the character is bisexual in MCU. When Loki and his alternative version, Sylvie, are talking about their love interests, she asks him if he ever had "would-be-princesses or perhaps, another prince", and he replies "A bit of both. I suspect the same as you". This makes Loki the second character confirmed to be bisexual in the MCU after Valkyrie.
- This also makes Loki the second character to protagonize a Disney-related production and to be openly bisexual, after Luz Noceda from Disney's The Owl House.
- Loki is the third LGBT character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following Valkyrie and Joe Russo's character from Avengers: Endgame.
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- Loki Laufeyson on The Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes Wiki
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