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"Who are you in this vast multiverse?"
The exact nature of the alternate universe this character belongs to has not been fully explained yet, therefore a placeholder name has been chosen in order to separate its information from its main counterpart.

"I know what I am. Good? Bad? A bit of both."
―Loki[src]

Loki Laufeyson is the adoptive brother of Thor, raised in Asgard alongside him. In his adulthood, Loki's schemes led him to launch an attack on Earth commanding the Chitauri in order to obtain the Tesseract, but he was stopped and defeated by the Avengers. However, the intervention of a different group of Avengers, who traveled through time from the future in order to obtain the Infinity Stones, allowed him to steal the Tesseract, using it to create a wormhole and escape.

Loki's freedom was short-lived, as he was then arrested by the Time Variance Authority due to him splitting the timeline. Though he initially opposed the TVA and tried to escape containment, he eventually agreed to help them after he was shown his original timeline counterpart's future, including the deaths of his parents and himself. Loki was then recruited to the organisation by Mobius M. Mobius to stop another Loki variant who was causing chaos in the timeline.

Biography

Time Heist

Escape from S.H.I.E.L.D.

"On my way down to coordinate search and rescue."
"'On my way down to coordinate search and rescue.' I mean, honestly, how do you keep your food down?"
Captain America and Loki[src]

Loki is apprehended by the Avengers

Loki was defeated by the Avengers in the Battle of New York in 2012. Unaware that a different group of Avengers from the future was observing the situation in order to try to obtain the two Infinity Stones used during that battle, after being gagged with an Asgardian Collar by Thor for mocking Captain America, Loki was escorted by the Avengers to the first floor of Stark Tower, where they came across Alexander Pierce, who arrived to negotiate the custody of Loki, the Tesseract and the Scepter.[1] Loki suspected that another Tony Stark had time-traveled to the past to stop him because of Stark's cologne. [2]

Loki reacts to Tony Stark's cardiac arrest

Thor and Tony Stark argued with Pierce, as Thor noted that Loki must be judged by Asgardians, an argument that did not convince Pierce. Suddenly, Stark fell into cardiac arrest, causing Pierce and the Avengers to tend to him. In the ensuing chaos, the confused Loki noticed Ant-Man kicking the briefcase with the Tesseract to the future Tony Stark, who was disguised as a S.H.I.E.L.D. guard. Stark retrieved the Tesseract, but when he began to exit, he was knocked over by Hulk while he was opening the door from the stairway.

Loki escapes with the Tesseract

Hulk's interference caused the Tesseract to slide to Loki's feet. Taking advantage of the commotion caused by the Hulk, Loki took the Tesseract and used it to open a portal and escape his confinement. After Thor managed to reboot Stark's Arc Reactor, he turned his back to see that Loki was already gone.[1] Teleporting away with the Space Stone, Loki created a branched reality in the alternate timeline.[2]

TVA Prisoner

Captured by the Minutemen

Loki lands in the Gobi Desert

"It's been a very long day, and I think I've had my fill of idiots in armored suits telling me what to do, so, if you don't mind, this is actually your last chance. Now get out of my way."
―Loki to Hunter B-15[src]

Loki landed in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia after being spat out from the portal he previously created using the Tesseract. After he removed his heavily damaged collar and handcuffs, Loki attempted to appear superior to the group of Mongolian locals who found him and ran to stand above them on a rock, to establish superiority. He introduced himself as "Loki of Asgard" to them, though they couldn't understand him and questioned his sudden arrival.

Loki witnesses the arrival of the TVA

Just then, the Time Variance Authority arrived to Mongolia through a portal with several Minutemen investigating the area. Confused, Loki approached the Minutemen, telling them not to touch the Tesseract. Hunter B-15 arrived and announced that Loki created a standard sequence violation to the timeline and stating he is a Variant, confusing Loki more. Hunter B-15 declared that he was under arrest for crimes against the Sacred Timeline and told him to surrender.

Loki being slowed by Hunter B-15's weapon

Loki asked who they were again, but Hunter B-15 activated her Time Deceleration Baton instead of answering. Loki then noted that it had been a very long day for him after the Battle of New York and announces that he is done having idiots in armored suits ordering him around, and warned them that this was their last chance and that they get out of his way. However, Hunter B-15 swatted Loki with her Time Deceleration Baton, causing him to move at 1/16th speed, and collared him. The Minutemen then took Loki and the Tesseract away and left Mongolia.[2]

Arrival at the Time Variance Authority

Loki enters the Time Variance Authority Office

"This is a mistake! I shouldn't be here!"
"Hey there! You're probably saying, 'This is a mistake. I shouldn't even be here'. Welcome to the Time Variance Authority. I'm Miss Minutes, and it's my job to catch you up before you stand trial."
―Loki and Miss Minutes[src]

Loki was then brought to the Time Variance Authority Office being escorted by Hunter B-15 while trying to get a look on his surroundings. Hunter B-15 stopped him at a reception desk being run by Casey and witnessed Martin being pushed by a TVA hunter. Seizing the opporunity in front of him, Loki tried to escape, running away from incaraction, but Hunter B-15 activated her Time Twister, making him appear back next to her.

Loki pointingly threatens Hunter B-15

Loki, shocked by the ability, tried a few more attempts before Hunter B-15 force Loki to move. She approached Casey and gave him the Tesseract, telling him to log it as evidence before moving onward, but Casey questioned what it was, which Loki answered what it was and to be very careful handling it. Approaching an prosecution process chamber, Loki threatened Hunter B-15, telling her that there will be consequences for arresting him, but Hunter B-15 was not fazed and shoved Loki into the chamber and closing it behind him.

Loki is undressed by Variant Processing Robot

Now locked in the chamber, the Variant Processing Robot activated and attempted to remove Loki's regal armor, agitating him. The robot continued trying removing his clothes, however, making Loki resist, and noted that it was Asgardian leather and he will not allow it. The robot, however, told Loki to be very still, and vaporized all of his armor and clothing, leaving him without anything on. The floor then dropped beneath him, dropping into a Time Variance Authority Variant inmate jumpsuit, and another room.

Loki signs everything he has ever said

In the room, Loki was met by a TVA paperwork clerk's office, where he served Loki a pile of papers, asking for his signature on the listing for verification on everything he had ever said in his life. Loki, confused as to what that means, voiced his confusion, calling it absurded. However, the printer next to the employee published Loki's confusion, and gave the paper to him, telling him to sign that paper as well. Loki, not wanting to have to sign more papers, silently obliged, dropping him into another location when he finished.

Loki enters the Robot Detector room

Loki found himself in the next processing room, where a TVA scanner clerk told him to confirm that he was indeed not a robot and was an organic-born being to his knowledge. Loki questioned if people did not know if they were robots, but the scanner clerk simply thanked Loki for his cooperation and instructed him to pass through the Robot Detector machine. Loki hesitated, however, and asked what if he was a robot and did not know it, but the clerk irritable told him that it would melt him. After hesitating enough, Loki successfully passed through, much to his relief.

Loki passes through the waiting hall

The clerk urged Loki through the next door after showing him his temporal aura, walked into the waiting room, and met up with Martin again, who dismissed a Minuteman guard telling him to take a ticket. Loki approached the ticket vender as the guard ordered him to take a ticket, but Loki noted that it there were only two Variants here. However, the guard insisted, and Loki took a ticket before passing through the empty waiting line. Taking his time navigating through, Loki screamed aloud that he shouldn't be here, but no one acknowledged his outburst.

Loki watches Miss Minutes's advertisement

Right on que, however, Miss Minutes repeated Loki's statement on a PA system, showing herself on screen of a TV in the room and introduced the viewer to the TVA. Loki curiously watched as Miss Minutes told the story of how the Time-Keepers restored order to the Multiverse by creating a "Sacred Timeline", and about how Variants veer of the Sacred Timeline, unintentionally creating a nexus event, which were being monitored by the TVA. Miss Minutes finished by telling the viewer that they must be ready to stand trial for their crimes before the message ended.

Loki witnesses Martin's violent demise

Loki, left in utter awe having watched and heard everything Miss Minutes had said, scoffed and questioned the legitimacy of the Time Keepers and the Sacred Timeline, and voices his question aloud about who actually believes in the story Miss Minutes told. Turning his attention elsewhere, Loki watched as Martin argued with a Minuteman about his ticket, with Martin lying about having asked for a ticket. When Martin continued lying about not having a ticket, the Minuteman used his baton and erased Martin from existance. Terrified, Loki frantically pulled out his ticket, ready for his check-in.[2]

Judged by Renslayer

Loki getting judged by Ravonna Renslayer

"Not supposed to happen? According to whom?"
"The Time-Keepers."
"Oh, the Time-Keepers. Right. Well, perhaps I should speak to these Time-Keepers, gods to gods."
―Loki and Ravonna Renslayer[src]

Soon after, Loki's placed in front of Ravonna Renslayer, a judge in the Time Variance Authority, who sets out his charges as a sequence violation. She proceeded to ask Loki how he pleaded to the charges, to which he responded saying that a God would not plead and asked if he could return home. Instead, Renslayer repeated the question, asking him if he was guilty or not guilty. Loki told Renslayer he was guilty of being the God of Mischief and for finding all of this unnecessary, but not for a crime against the Sacred Timeline. Renslayer then asked who they should hold accountable instead, and Loki replied saying that she should suspect the Avengers, as they went on their Time Heist allowing him to end up in this situation.

Loki suggests the Avengers be questioned

Loki had then offered to personally kill them with a taskforce, if they could provide him with one along with resources, and that he knew because that he could smell two Tony Starks. Renslayer explained that the Avengers were meant to do their Time Heist, but Loki escaping was not supposed to happen. Renslayer asked one more time if Loki was innocent or not, to which Loki replied that he was guilty, before attempting to blast all the agents in the room with his Magic. Unfortunately nothing came of it when Loki questioned why his power to not work Hunter B-15 and Renslayer explain that his powers do not work in the TVA. As Renslayer planned on punishing Loki by having him erased, Loki was enraged and said that they would not dictate how his story ended, to which Renslayer said that it never was his story. Loki stated they have no clue what he was capable of, but Agent Mobius M. Mobius intervened and suggested he would take Loki in, which Renslayer reluctantly agreed to.[2]

Seeing the Future

Loki is interrogated by Mobius M. Mobius

Mobius volunteered to learn more of this version of Loki, with Loki and Mobius talking about whether or not Loki enjoyed killing and hurting people. After taking Loki to a room to ask him further questions, Mobius showed Loki a tape that showcased his main self's history. Loki watched his defeat at the hands of the Avengers and then to his confusion, saw his mother's death. After Mobius is alerted by Hunter B-15 that a rogue variant has been killing all of the Minutemen, Loki is left alone in the room.

Loki used the opportunity to escape with the Time Twister. After spotting Casey, Loki followed him and threatened to kill him if he did not give him the Tesseract. Casey complied and handed the Tesseract over to him, however Loki noticed multiple Infinity Stones in a drawer and questioned why the TVA had them.

Loki watches his eventual death by Thanos

After Casey told him that they had acquired the Stones from alternate timelines, Loki questioned if the TVA was the greatest power in the universe. Before he could get answered, B-15 and Minutemen arrived through a elevator to apprehend him. As B-15 attempted to hit Loki with her baton, Loki escaped with the Time Twister. He teleported to the room where he got interrogated by Mobius and placed the Time Twister on the table. He then started to scroll through his alternate self's past, seeing his bonding with Thor, allying with Valkyrie, Thor, and Hulk, Odin's death in Norway, and his death on the Statesman by Thanos.

Loki uses the Time Twister

Loki reeling from the fact that the Time-Keepers decided that he dies started to laugh maniacally. Hunter B-15 then came into the room and asked what was funny to which Loki straightened himself out before saying glorious purpose. Loki then uses the Time Twister against her, teleporting her elsewhere. Afterwards, Mobius returns and finds Loki with the Tesseract. Loki tells Mobius that he does not enjoy killing or hurting people. Upon hearing this, Mobius asks Loki to work with the TVA to defeat a threat killing all Minutemen, who turns out to be a rogue variant of himself.[2]

Chase of the Variant

Investigating an Ambush

Sometime later, Loki looked at Mobius M. Mobius's jet ski magazine while answering a series of questions from Miss Minutes of the nature of the timeline and the Time Variance Authority. He asked if she was alive or a recording, and she said that she was a bit of both. Loki then used the magazine to try and squash her like a bug, forcing her to retreat into a computer. Mobius then arrived, handing him a jacket, told him to gear up, as another group of Minutemen led by Hunter C-20 had been attacked.

Loki put on the jacket and followed Mobius to a briefing with Hunter B-15 and her Minutemen, where B-15 explained that C-20 and her men went dark shortly after entering 1985, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and that it was certainly a Loki, although they were not sure what kind of Loki they were. Loki made sure to tell them that it must have been a lesser kind of Loki than himself. B-15 then asked him to show off his jacket, which said "Variant", as a way to humble him before calling him a cosmic mistake. Loki then watched as Mobius played a series of images depicting different Loki variants. When Mobius began to list Loki's various powers, Loki made sure to tell them the difference between illusion projection and duplication casting as a way of proving that he was an expert on himself. Mobius then said they would be splitting up into teams, and that Loki would travel with him.

Loki then asked for a weapon, and wondered out loud why Mobius was not concerned about him betraying him, especially since he would have his Magic back. Mobius said no, and made it clear that there was a chance Loki could receive an audience with the Time-Keepers if he did well enough. They then travelled into 1985 Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Loki then asked Mobius why they could not travel to before the attack and prevent it, but Mobius explained that the destabilization of the timeline led to time acting differently near Nexus Events. Mobius then asked if he watched any training videos, and Loki proved that he did watch some by restating the definition of reset charges verbatim, and noting that it sounded like just disintegrating everything.

Inside a tent, Loki entered the crime scene where some Minutemen were killed and Hunter C-20 was taken. Loki told B-15 not to underestimate the Variant, and when B-15 told her men to fan out and search for the Variant, he told them to stop, as there was most likely an ambush outside for them. Loki then went on to fabricate a theory of how the Variant needed him to complete his master plan of ruling the TVA and used many time-wasting tricks to try to get the timeline near redline as well as convince Mobius that he needed an urgent meeting with the Time-Keepers. Mobius did not fall for this and told everyone that Loki was lying and the timeline was reset, returning to the TVA.[3]

Confronting Mobius M. Mobius

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Understanding Disasters

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Pompeii Incident

Loki watches the destruction of Pompeii

To test out Loki's theory, Loki and Mobius M. Mobius went back to Pompeii, Italy in 79 AD. Loki, clearly giddy about the upcoming disaster, was attempted to be calmed down by Mobius. Loki defended himself by saying that the upcoming disaster was cool, which Mobius agreed with, but reminded Loki they need to keep it calm in order to successfully try Loki's theory. Loki then ran out into the Public Square of Pompeii and let loose a bunch of goats, shouting for them to be freed and then to the rest of the citizens in Latin that he was called Loki. He then warned them that they were soon going to be killed by the eruption of the volcano, and that he knew because he was from the future, before questioning Mobius if the Time Variance Authority was from the future in English since he was not sure when the TVA is. As the volcano erupted, Mobius realized that Loki was right and that there was no Nexus points emerging, thus proving Loki's theory as correct.[3]

Debating Free Will

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Infiltration into Roxxcart Store

Loki uses his magic to get dry

Loki, Mobius, B-15, and other Minutemen transported themselves via Timedoors to the year 2050 in Haven Hills, Alabama at the Roxxcart Mall. They arrived during a hurricane and once inside the building, Loki used his magic to make himself dry.

Loki and Hunter B-15 explore Roxxcart

B-15 and Loki split off from the others and explored the store looking for the variant. They soon came across a man shopping for azaleas, and Loki questioned why he was casually roaming the mall amid the hurricane. B-15 asked Loki whether the shopper could be the variant in disguise, and Loki suggested that it was possible. As B-15 moved forward, the enthralled shopper grabbed her arm, transferring energy into her body and enthralling her. After Randy, a store employee, was also enthralled, Loki realized that he had found the variant. He then pressed to find out what the variant wanted, before getting attacked by an enthralled Alabamian man who knocked Loki around the store.

Loki confronts the variant

Loki then held his ground and demanded to see the variant herself, and soon found himself facing her. She then detonated a mass of reset charges, throwing the Sacred Timeline into disarray by creating hundreds of branched alternate realities, before departing through a Timedoor. Loki then watched as Mobius and the Minutemen ran towards him, but decided to leave them and jumped into the Timedoor to chase the variant.[3]

Personality

"This Variant is 'insubordinate, stubborn, unpredictable'. Sounds like someone else I know."
Ravonna Renslayer[src]
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The Loki Variant is similar in many ways to the Loki of the main timeline, possessing an incredible of amount of arrogance, ego, and deceitfulness bordering on full narcissism along with a lot of pride in his own abilities. Having not gone through the emotional growth of his main timeline counterpart, Loki is noticeably still very selfish and self-centered.

However, just like his main counterpart, Loki still possesses love and affection for his family, noticeably erupting in anger when Mobius M. Mobius revealed that not only did Frigga die, he was indirectly responsible for her death. Loki also displays genuine happiness upon learning in the main timeline he had made peace with his father Odin and brother Thor. He also reveals to Mobius that deep down, he does not truly enjoy hurting people or causing death but does so because of his own perceived inadequacy of himself, only wanting power and conquest just so he can have some control over his life.

Powers and Abilities

"You have no idea what I'm capable of!"
―Loki[src]

Due to his heritage as a Frost Giant, Loki possessed superhuman powers such as strength, durability, speed, agility, stamina, and reflexes. He is also very skilled in the use of Asgardian magic. Ravonna Renslayer described him as "dangerous" and was referred to as "a threat" by both Hunter B-15 and Mobius M. Mobius.

Powers

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  • Frost Giant Physiology: Loki is a Frost Giant who had been enchanted to look like an Asgardian. Due this heritage, Loki possesses the natural abilities of any Frost Giant, such as superhuman strength, durability, speed, agility and healing, the ability to manipulate ice and cold, and live for thousands of years.
    • Superhuman Strength: Like all Frost Giants, Loki is superhumanly strong. This allowed him to overpower Hunter B-15 in combat. However, he struggled against his variant controlling a larger body.
    • Superhuman Durability: Loki's body is more resistant to physical damage than the body of a normal human being. He survived falling into the Gobi Desert from a high altitude and being soundly beaten by his variant controlling a larger body.
    • Superhuman Speed: Like all of his species, Loki is naturally faster than humans.
    • Superhuman Agility: Loki naturally possesses greater agility, dexterity, balance, and body coordination than that of a normal human being.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Like all Frost Giants, Loki's musculature produces considerably fewer fatigue toxins during physical activity than that of humans.
    • Superhuman Senses: Loki could distinguish that there were two versions of Tony Stark present before he escaped with the Tesseract based on their pungent cologne.
    • Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite his body's resistance, Loki can be injured like any other Asgardian or Frost Giant. However, his metabolism enables him to rapidly regenerate damaged bodily tissue with greater speed and efficiency than that of a human.
    • Longevity: Loki has the capacity to live for thousands of years.
    • Cold Immunity: Like all Frost Giants, Loki is immune to the otherwise cold.
"Magic powers? They're no good in the TVA, Mr. Laufeyson."
Ravonna Renslayer to Loki[src]
  • Master Sorcerer: Loki was taught Asgardian magic by Frigga while growing up in Asgard.
    • Illusion Projection: Loki can generate extremely detailed images from outside oneself, which are perceptible in the external world.[3]
    • Duplication Casting: Loki can recreate an exact facsimile of one's own body, which act as a true holographic mirror of its molecular structure in its present circumstance.[3]
    • Presence Concealment: To be added
    • Shapeshifting:

      Loki turning into Captain America

      Loki can alter his attire, his voice and his physical appearance in order to resemble another person. Loki's shapeshifting could not free him of any restraints placed upon him, as when he transformed into Captain America to mock him, Loki's hands were still bound, although he made it appear that the restraints had vanished. He can also magically dry his clothes.
    • Mental Manipulation: To be added
    • Conjuration: To be added
    • Telekinesis: During his duel with his variant in Roxxcart, Loki mentally pulled an object to his grip.
    • Energy Blasts: Loki can project green energy blasts, allowing him to hit, push, pull or blow away his targets. The blasts are powerful enough to send an adult humanoid flying.

Abilities

"Big metaphor guy. I love that. Makes you sound super smart."
"I am smart."
Mobius M. Mobius and Loki[src]
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  • Genius-Level Intellect: Loki possesses a high-level intellect, something Mobius M. Mobius was aware of when interviewing him. He quickly deduced the involvement of time travel when he realized that there were two versions of Tony Stark present before he escaped with the Tesseract. During his TVA training, he quickly understood their rules and technology. Mobius later called him "very clever," a statement with which Loki agreed.
"Let's talk about your escapes. You're really good at doing awful things, and then just getting away."
Mobius M. Mobius to Loki[src]
  • Master Tactician: Loki, as the God of Mischief, is a master strategist and escapologist. He nearly succeeded in conquering Midgard while leading the Chitauri Invasion. When working at the TVA, Loki found it "adorable" that Mobius M. Mobius could possibly manipulate him and claimed to be ten steps ahead of him, an incredibly smart person himself.
  • Expert Thief: Fitting with his mischievous nature, Loki is an adept pickpocket. He deftly stole Mobius' Time Twister when the latter helped him stand up.
  • Expert Investigator: Loki discovered his variant was hiding out in apocalyptic events due to their absence of variance energy.
  • Expert Combatant: Loki is skilled in many forms of combat, going toe-to-toe with multiple Avengers before and during the Battle of New York. He was also able to reverse Hunter B-15's hold on him and subdue her. However, he struggled to defend himself against his variant controlling a larger body.
  • Knife Mastery: Knives are Loki's preferred weapon of choice, and as such has become incredibly skilled in wielding them in combat.
  • Spear Mastery: To be added
  • Pilot: To be added
  • Expert Marksman: To be added
  • Bilingualism: Loki is able to fluently speak English and Latin.[3]

Equipment

Weapons

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  • Blades: Loki was given a pair of daggers by Mobius before they were confiscated by Hunter B-15.
  • Scepter: Loki wielded the Scepter during the Battle of New York, and it was taken from him by the Avengers once he was defeated.
  • Sword: To be added

Other Equipment

  • Asgardian Armor: Loki's primary set of armor consisted of green tunic overlaid with golden metal. It occasionally came with a green cape.
  • Horned Helmet: Loki possessed a golden horned helmet as a protective headgear and to represent the Asgardian magic he wielded.[5]
  • Asgardian Collar: Following his defeat in the Battle of New York, Thor muzzled Loki's mouth with an Asgardian collar to temporarily prevent him from speaking.
"I came into possession of the Tesseract because they traveled through time."
―Loki to Ravonna Renslayer[src]
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Vehicles

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Facilities

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Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Appearances for Loki

In chronological order:

Trivia

  • In a promotional file of the TVA, posted by Loki's official account, Loki is described as of fluid sex, 6'4" height, blue eye color, 525 weight, black hair, and unknown race/ethnicity, date of birthday and age.[4]
    • Loki is the second character identified as genderfluid in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the first being Xavin.
    • In the file Loki is classified in the sector '1900-2099' and his arrest ID is 'JO98235'.
  • Loki is the only individual to physically hold the Time Stone.

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