The world of comic books brings us multitudes of characters, both good and bad, and constantly reinvent the wheel in terms of bringing us the most unique villainous forces with unimaginable power.With Marvel leading the way in both the comic book and movie stakes, one would expect they would be able to maintain a great balance in managing their villains when transferring them to the big screen. For the majority of the MCU, this seems not to be the case, with one particular villain stealing the limelight from all of the other wannabe world-dominating acts.
That man is Loki, Asgard's scheming son and the God of Mischief. We know him as the one proclaiming his Avengers challengers to be as mewling suckers and eating up every bit of dialogue thrown at him. Thankfully, he is just as imposing on the comic book pages, all too often infuriating brother Thor and ensuring that the land of the gods is just as dangerous as the real world itself.
While many will declare that they know plenty about Tom Hiddleston's standout character, there is plenty that you may not know about Loki from the comics. Fortunately, that's where we come in, delving through the comic book archives and giving you some little known facts about one of Marvel's most devious villains to date.
10 He Was Originally A Redhead
9 He Has Created Various Characters
It's incredible when you look back at the sheer power that Loki has possessed in the past, even if he is only a half-brother to pure god, Thor. The God of Mischief has often been pushed to the point of ruin in his fight against Thor, causing him to head down drastic routes.
8 He Was A Woman...At One Point
7 Loki Approved Of Thor Being Ruler Of Asgard
6 Loki Has Wielded Mjolnir
Given to him as a precious gift from father Odin, Thor's trademark hammer Mjolnir is as much a part of him as his very limbs. So, you can imagine the shock when none other than Loki was able to wield the powerful weapon to attack his half-brother.
5 Loki First Became Evil At Eight Years Old
4 Loki Was Reborn As A Child
3 Loki's Mother
While the origins of Loki are known for Odin attacking Jotunheim, in a battle between his Asgardian forces and Laufey's Frost Giants, and then discovering him as a child in the Giant stronghold, little is ever told of his mother. Many regard Asgardian Frigga, Odin's wife, as his true mother, having taken Loki under her wing, but in fact that title is owned by Farbauti.
2 Loki Is Pansexual
Here's one that Marvel looked to eradicate quite quickly, bizarrely, but it turns out that Loki himself is actually pansexual. Despite many arguing that his marriage to wife Sigyn would suggest otherwise, this was an issue actually raised by Loki author Al Lewing.
1 Alternate Actors For Loki
The character of Loki is without doubt the finest on-screen villain we've seen from the Marvel Comic Universe throughout its current run. It is a role that has been owned by Tom Hiddleston since day one, but imagine the possibilities had another actor been drafted in.
After all, Hiddleston himself only got the role after auditioning for the starring role of Thor, but fortunately for us he suited the role of Loki like a glove. Just imagine though, if the favourite Jim Carrey had actually been cast as the chief villain. It's something that certainly would have been interesting, but possibly a little too out there, even in terms of the Asgardian realms. Other names thrown into the ring at the time were Josh Hartnett (we dodged a bullet there) and current Daredevil star Charlie Cox.
Sources: marvel, wikia
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