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Loki

Loki

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Loki

The most important thing to know about Loki is that he's a trickster god. A trickster is someone who generally specializes in making trouble for no other reason than his own amusement. That sounds like Loki, all right. He's a total mischief-maker. The humans of Middle-Earth call Loki the fire god. When you think of it, this title seems fitting. Like fire, Loki can be useful. Let fire get out of control, though, and you're in for trouble and destruction – maybe even the end of the world as you know it.

Basic Information

NameLoki
NicknameTrickster, Lokimotion, Loptr, Loke, Sly One, Sky Traveler
Sex(mostly) male
Current cityAsgard

Work & Education

OccupationGod of Fire
God of Trouble (not really)
Proud father of six adorable children

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsGiant Farbauti and Giantess Laufey
SiblingsMy sworn blood-brother (but not biological brother) Odin
ChildrenWith Sigyn: Vali and Narvi
With Angrboda: Hel, Fenrir-Wolf, and Jormungand the Midgard Serpent
With the stallion Svadilfari: Sleipnir the eight-legged horse
FriendsOdin
Thor (frenemy)
EnemiesAll of the Aesir gods, but especially Heimdall, whom I kill at the end of time

Relationships

Relationship statusMarried to Sigyn, an Aesir goddess
Married to Angrboda, a giantess
It's complicated with the stallion Svadilfari
Interested inGoddesses
Giants
Horses

Favorites

Quotations"Let them call it mischief. When it is past and prospered 'twill be virtue."
– Ben Jonson

"The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year."
– Voltaire

"For every ten jokes you acquire a hundred enemies."
– Laurence Sterne

"Some say the world will end in fire."
– Robert Frost

"I solemnly swear I'm up to no good."
Harry Potter
"I can go from zero to hero in the bat of an eyelash."
 – Loki
Books101 Easy-To-Do Magic Tricks by Bill Tarr
Othello by Shakespeare
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (especially the character Puck)
The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
The Harry Potter series (especially Fred and George Weasley)
MusicThe Flight of the Concords
Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone
Tenacious D
Thriller by Michael Jackson
MoviesFerris Bueller's Day Off
Home Alone
I Love Lucy: The Complete Series
Anything with Jack Black
The Big Lebowski
Bridesmaids
The Illusionist

Activities & Interests

LikesFire
My faithful wife, Sigyn
Fleeing the cops
Breaking the law
Saving the day
ActivitiesShape-shifting
Playing tricks
Getting Thor to dress up like a girl
Causing problems for the gods
Solving problems for the gods
GroupsTricksters
Aesir gods
Giants
Asgard's Most Wanted (and not in a good way)

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