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"Why have you come here? To make peace? You long for battle. You crave it. You're nothing but a boy trying to prove himself a man."
―Laufey to Thor[src]

Laufey was the king of the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, and the biological father of Loki. While attempting to start a second war between Jotunheim and Asgard, Laufey was approached by Loki who offered him a way of murdering the Asgardian King Odin, only for Loki to betray and kill Laufey before attempting to wipe out all of the Frost Giants.


Asgard-Jotunheim War[]

Defeated by Odin[]

"From a realm of cold and darkness came the Frost Giants, threatening to plunge the mortal world into a new ice age. But humanity would not face this threat alone. Our armies drove the Frost Giants back into the heart of their own world. The cost was great. In the end, their king fell, and the source of their power was taken from them."

Laufey during the war against Asgard

Laufey was the leader of the Frost Giants. Seeking to give his people a new home world, he led his army to Earth where they invaded a small Viking village and used the Casket of Ancient Winters to slaughter the innocent lives there. This attack put Laufey's army in conflict against the Asgardians and their King Odin[4], with the help of the Eternals[5], beginning a war. Laufey fought in the front lines of the war, killing the Asgardian Soldiers by freezing them.


Laufey is eventually defeated by Odin

The final battle of the war took place on Jotunheim. Laufey and Odin engaged in a one-on-one battle until the Asgardian King came out victorious and Laufey was forced to surrender. To ensure such a terrible war did not occur again, Laufey and Odin agreed to a peace treaty, where the Frost Giants' power source, the Casket of Ancient Winters, would be taken from them and neither race would attack the other and they could both live peacefully for centuries to come. As the Asgardians left the battle, Odin entered a temple to collect the Casket of Ancient Winters. He also found a child who was Laufey's undersized son, left there to die, so he took him as his own.[4]

Attack on Jotunheim[]

Confrontation with Thor[]


Laufey negotiates with and mocks Thor

"The House of Odin is full of traitors."
"Do not dishonor my father's name with your lies!"
"Your father is a murderer and a thief!"
―Laufey and Thor[src]

Years later, Thor, Loki, Sif and the Warriors Three went to Jotunheim to look for an explanation for the Frost Giants' intrusion that they suffered. However, they received an unwelcomed visit, when Thor was insulted by one soldier, he attacked the Frost Giant and Laufey ordered his army to attack the Asgardians, even sending a Frost Beast to kill the Warriors Three and Sif.

Laufey and Odin

Laufey declares a new war against Odin

After a long battle, Thor killed the Frost Beast, but in the chaos Laufey gathered his entire army to overpower the Asgardians. Before they could kill the invaders, Odin arrived on Sleipnir to break up the skirmish. Laufey spoke to his former enemy, who attempted to reinstate the peace treaty, but Laufey assured him that Thor had caused a war. Laufey attempted to kill the Asgardian King by stabbing him with an ice knife, but Odin escaped with his fellow Asgardians.[4]

Loki's Offer[]


Laufey makes a new deal with Loki

"Kill him."
"After all I've done for you?"
"So you're the one who showed us the way into Asgard."
―Laufey and Loki[src]

Later, Loki paid a visit to him in Jotunheim, hinting that he was the one who allowed the Frost Giants into Asgard in the first place. He offered a deal with Laufey, in which he told Laufey to go to Asgard to kill Odin. That way, Loki would be able to take the throne.[4]

Betrayal and Death[]

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Laufey finally arrives on Asgard

"It's said you can still see and hear what transpires around you, even in this state. I hope it's true, so that you may know your death came by the hand of Laufey."
"And your death came by the son of Odin."
―Laufey and Loki[src]

Loki allowed Laufey into Asgard, having froze the gatekeeper Heimdall, before leading the Frost Giants to Odin, but Loki stayed behind. Laufey made his way to the unconscious Odin, knocking out Queen Frigga along his way and prepared to kill his enemy.


Laufey is shot in the back and killed by Loki

As Laufey stood over Odin, he mocked him before building a knife out of ice to kill him. In a twist of fate, Loki betrayed Laufey by using Gungnir's energy beam to disintegrate him, taking credit for killing the seemingly invading Frost Giant warriors. This act made Loki look like a hero in front of his adoptive mother as part of his plan to completely destroy Jotunheim and the Frost Giant race as well as usurp the throne of Asgard.[4]


"You should listen to his counsel. You know not what your actions would unleash. But I do. Go now, while I still allow it."
―Laufey to Thor[src]

Laufey was a conniving individual, leading an attack into Odin's Vault after a thousand-year truce only to blame it purely on Thor for retaliating. He felt ashamed to have a small offspring and abandoned his baby for death. Despite signing a peace treaty, Laufey never left his ambition to conquer using the Casket of Ancient Winters. He was helped by Loki to sneak into Asgard and kill Odin, but his ambition clouded his judgement as Loki turned on Laufey and killed him.

Powers and Abilities[]


  • Frost Giant Physiology: As a Frost Giant, Laufey possessed all of the various superhuman attributes common among his people, including superhuman strength, durability, speed, agility, stamina, reflexes, healing, and was extremely long-lived, as well as the ability to manipulate ice. All Frost Giant's skins are blue, which goes well with their icy planet called Jotunheim.
    • Superhuman Strength: Like all Frost Giants, Laufey possessed great superhuman strength, fighting a whole war using his strength and leadership. He also easily pushed away Frigga, an Asgardian.
    • Superhuman Durability: Laufey's body was extremely durable, not unlike all other Frost Giants. He withstood attacks by Odin and Thor. He was struck by Thor using Mjølnir and flew into the wall from the hit, but he was only temporarily down. Yet this durability was no match for Gungnir as he was obliterated instantly.
    • Superhuman Speed: Laufey could run and move at great superhuman speed, running into battle towards Thor when his party invaded Jotunheim.
    • Superhuman Agility: Laufey naturally possessed far greater agility than humans. This allowed him to battle Thor after his first hit.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Laufey's Frost Giant physiology allowed him to endure stressful physical activity, fighting a tiresome war and not stopping to relentlessly pursue the Asgardians who invaded Jotunheim.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Laufey could react and dodge objects traveling at high speeds, however, he was unable to dodge Loki's fatal blow as he had his back turned.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his body's resistance, Laufey could still be injured like any other Frost Giant. However, he was able to rapidly heal from injuries and recover quickly, such as when he was thrown into a wall by Thor.
    • Longevity: Laufey, like all other Frost Giants, were extremely long-lived beings, he aged at a very slow pace, being able to live for thousands of years. He did not age noticeably at all from 965 A.D. to 2010.
    • Ice Manipulation:

      Laufey creates his weapons out of the ice

      As a Frost Giant, Laufey possessed the ability to create and manipulate ice. The ice could be formed into practically anything he thought of, being able to form a wide variety of weapons and tools made of ice. He had forged an ice dagger in order to try to kill Odin while he was in Odinsleep.
    • Cold Immunity: Due to his Frost Giant physiology, Laufey was immune to cold, being able to live on Jotunheim, a realm that was cold enough to kill any normal human being, for thousands of years.


  • Master Combatant: Laufey was a highly skilled and formidable hand-to-hand combatant, being able to hold his own against Odin and Thor before being slowly overpowered. He had also easily beat Frigga in a fight as she was just pushed away.
  • Expert Tactician: Laufey led the Frost Giants into battle during the Asgard-Jotunheim War. He also planned the Infiltration into Odin's Vault and instigated Thor into a battle which got Thor banished.





  • Loki † - Son and Killer




In chronological order:


  • In the comics, Laufey was killed in battle by Odin.
  • In Norse mythology, Laufey is Loki's mother, while his father's real name is Farbauti.

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