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Loki Laufeyson is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber and penciller Jack Kirby, a version of the character first appeared in Venus #6 (August 1949). The modern-day incarnation of Loki first appeared in Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962). The character, which is based on the Norse deity of the same name, is the Asgardian "God of Mischief", the adopted child of Odin and the sibling of the superhero Thor and later Angela. Loki has been portrayed as both a supervillain and antihero. The character is also genderfluid, having been depicted in both male and female versions.
Loki has appeared in several ongoing series, limited series and alternate reality series, including the 4-issue series Loki in 2004 and 2006, being the main character of Journey into Mystery from issues 622 to 645, appearing in new issues of Young Avengers in 2013 and receiving three more solo series, Loki: Agent of Asgard in 2013, Vote Loki in 2016 and Loki in 2019. The character has also appeared in associated Marvel merchandise including animated television series, movies, video games, clothing, and toys.
In 2009, Loki was ranked as IGN's eighth-greatest comic book villain of all time and in 2014 was ranked again by IGN, this time as the fourth-greatest comic book villain of all time. Tom Hiddleston portrays the male version of the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Hiddleston returns to the role in the Disney+ streaming television miniseries Loki (2021) and anthology series What If...? (2021).
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- A version of Loki appears in Marvel: All New, All Different Chronicles, voiced by Greg Ellis. This version is a human named Loren Williams, a mentally ill Oscorp executive who believes himself as the reincarnation of Loki (similarly to DC Comics' Batman villain Maxie Zeus). He wields a technologic scepter which enables him to manipulate technology and control other people's minds.
- The actual Loki is mentioned to have died along with some of the Asgardians during the Ragnarok event.
- Loki makes a minor appearance in A Marvel Christmas Carol, voiced by an uncredited Troy Baker. He appears as a vision of Franklin Todd, and is shown wearing a straight jacket, in a hyperactive but psychotic state, and sadistically asking "Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?", while laughing hysterically, forcing Todd to flee. Loki's role is loosely based on that of "Ignorance" and "Want" in A Christmas Carol (most closely the 2009 film adaptation).
- Loki appears in Marvel/DC Heroes Unite!, voiced by Troy Baker. He serves as a boss in the main story, which depicts him as a member of the Red Skull's Cabal.