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The Many Looks of Loki

Meet the Lokis! A shapeshifter and an illusionist, Asgard’s God of Mischief has worn many faces throughout comic history. Read some of our favorite Loki variations here, across time, space, and even a universe. In Loki’s own words: "I can turn into anything, as long as it's me."


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Prime Loki

in Journey Into Mystery (1952) #85

AKA the original model. The Loki who first menaced the Marvel Universe after spending a long time imprisoned in a tree, this version went on to inadvertently assemble the Avengers. But Loki was perhaps too good at being bad, as he was the primary threat behind the ACTS OF VENGEANCE event and was later murdered in SIEGE (2009) #4. Thankfully, Lokis never stay dead for long. They just take on new forms.

Lady Loki

in Thor (2007) #5

If you think Loki’s female form looks a lot like Sif, then you’re not wrong. Following his death, Loki manipulated events so that his return would come in the body that should have belonged to Lady Sif. Here, the son of Odin accepted his brother as his sister, and gave her a chance to prove her redemption. Almost immediately though, Lady Loki schemed to have Thor permanently exiled from Asgard.

Kid Loki

in Thor (2007) #617

Loki’s apology to Thor on the verge of his own death went a long way towards bringing them back together. Unbeknownst to Thor, Loki had made arrangements to get his name off of Hela’s list, which could theoretically allow him to truly be reborn. And this is the way that Loki became Kid Loki, the God of Mischief’s most endearing incarnation. Continue with JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (2011) #622-645!

Agent of Asgard

in Loki: Agent of Asgard (2014) #1

The young adult version of Loki tried to forge a new path once more by agreeing to work for the All-Mothers of Asgardia. Unfortunately for Loki, his new bosses had their own agenda. No matter how hard he tried to be good, the All-Mothers were working towards a dark future in which Loki would become a vile villain.

King Loki

in King Thor (2019) #1

By far the most evil incarnation of Loki. During AGENT OF ASGARD, King Loki became the worst enemy of his younger self after striking a deal with the All-Mothers to serve Asgard’s greater purpose in the timeline. But he may have left out the part where he massacres the Earth in the far future. Because the future isn’t written yet, King Loki may eventually reappear. But he seemed to meet his end during KING THOR.

President Loki

in Vote Loki (2016) #1

“In Loki we BeLIEve.” Once upon a time, Loki ran for President of the United States. Daily Bugle reporter Nisa Contreras didn't buy this gimmick at all, and kept digging up the truth to deride this Loki’s candidacy. Of course, the silver-tongued swindler had his own motives, but his baby-kissing campaign and overt criticism of Latveria did seem genuine.

The God of Stories

in Loki: Agent of Asgard (2014) #13

King Loki sought to make his younger self embrace his darker nature yet again. And Loki almost gave in during this pivotal issue! But instead of playing his old role, Loki reemerged with a new attitude and title when he declared himself “the God of Stories.”

Ultimate Loki

in Ultimates 2 (2004) #4

In Marvel’s Ultimate Universe, Loki pulled off his greatest trick. He convinced the Ultimates that his brother, Thor, was simply insane... and that Loki was merely a mortal who had worked alongside him on a scientific project. But by the events of ULTIMATES 2 #13, Loki had revealed himself as the power behind the Liberators, and it took the combined might of the Ultimates and Asgard’s army to bring him down.

Cat Loki?

in Mighty Thor (2015) #3

Jane Foster: Thor is formally introduced to the trickster! While attempting to convince Jane to become his ally, Loki showed off several of his incarnations, including Cat Loki and many versions that had never been seen before. While it’s unclear where and when these Lokis come from, all we know is that there are infinite Loki, even within his own mind.