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Loki

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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

Name

Loki

Nickname

Trickster, Lokimotion, Loptr, Loke, Sly One, Sky Traveler

Sex

(mostly) male

Current city

Asgard

Work & Education

Occupation

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

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Giant Farbauti and Giantess Laufey

Siblings

My sworn blood-brother (but not biological brother) Odin

Children

With Sigyn: Vali and Narvi
With Angrboda: Hel, Fenrir-Wolf, and Jormungand the Midgard Serpent
With the stallion Svadilfari: Sleipnir the eight-legged horse

Friends

Odin
Thor (frenemy)

Enemies

All of the Aesir gods, but especially Heimdall, whom I kill at the end of time

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Sigyn, an Aesir goddess
Married to Angrboda, a giantess
It's complicated with the stallion Svadilfari

Interested in

Goddesses
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

Books

101 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)

Music

The Flight of the Concords
Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone
Tenacious D
Thriller by Michael Jackson

Movies

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Home Alone
I Love Lucy: The Complete Series
Anything with Jack Black
The Big Lebowski
Bridesmaids
The Illusionist

Activities & Interests

Likes

Fire
My faithful wife, Sigyn
Fleeing the cops
Breaking the law
Saving the day

Groups

Tricksters
Aesir gods
Giants
Asgard's Most Wanted (and not in a good way)