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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 then attempting to wipe out the entire race of Frost Giants.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personality
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Equipment
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Behind the Scenes
- 8 References
- 9 External Links
Defeated by Odin
- "From around the 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 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, with the help of the Eternals, beginning a war. Laufey fought in the front lines of the war, killing the Asgardian Soldiers by freezing them.
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.
Confrontation with Thor
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.
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.
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.
Betrayal and Death
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.
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.
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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.
- Superhuman Strength: Like all Frost Giants, Laufey possessed great superhuman strength, numerous times stronger than any normal human being.
- Superhuman Durability: Laufey's body was numerous times more resistant to physical and energy damage than any normal human being.
- Superhuman Speed: Laufey could run and move at great superhuman speed, much faster than any normal human being.
- Superhuman Agility: Laufey naturally possessed far greater agility, equilibrium, flexibility, dexterity, balance, and body coordination than any normal human being.
- Superhuman Stamina: Laufey's advanced musculature produced considerably fewer fatigue toxins during physical activity than any normal human being. His endurance allowed him to exercise his maximum capacity for an extremely long period of time without tiring at all.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Laufey could react and dodge objects traveling at high speeds, much quicker than any normal human being.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his body's resistance, Laufey could still be injured like any other Frost Giant. However, his metabolism enabled him to rapidly regenerate damaged bodily tissue with far greater speed and efficiency than any normal human being.
- Longevity: Laufey, like all other Frost Giants, were extremely long-lived beings, he aged at a pace far slower than any normal human being, being able to live for thousands of years.
- Ice Manipulation: 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.
- 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.
- Expert Tactician: Laufey led the Frost Giants into battle during the Asgard-Jotunheim War.
- Casket of Ancient Winters: Laufey used the Casket of Ancient Winters as his chief weapon when he attempted to conquer Earth during the Asgard-Jotunheim War. When opened, the Casket could unleash infinite, blizzard-like cold that would freeze anything in its path. After Odin defeated Laufey in the Battle of Jotunheim, he took the Casket from Jotunheim and stored it in his vault in Asgard.
- In the comics, Laufey was killed in battle by Odin.
- In Norse mythology, Laufey is actually Loki's mother while his father’s real name is Farbauti.