WITH THE EARTH OF A HUNDRED NATIONS IN MY SKINFull Name:
I'M AT YOUR BACK DOOR
Technically Loki Laufeyson, however, Loki has not come across this charming realization quite yet. God of Mischief; Son of Secrets; Maker of Mischief; The Sly-One; The Lie-Smith; trickster and accuser of the gods. (This could continue for ages, but current!Loki is less evil and more misunderstood than anything at the moment.)Gender:
Originally and currently male. He has been known to take female and animal shapes when he pleases (but no shapeshifting for Midgardian Loki, poor dear).Age:
Unknown in exact Midgardian terms; however, it would suffice to say that Loki is somewhere around two millennia old.Sexual Orientation:
Ridiculously and confusingly pansexual for justifiable reasons. Loki has a tendency toward shapeshifting; however, in whatever form he presumes, Loki is heterosexual. That being said, he can take almost any form and any gender (when he has the ability to shapeshift), which allows him to transcend most gender and species issues. Usergroup:
Son of Odin; TricksterCanon or Original:
YOU WON'T RECOGNIZE MEPowers/Mutation:
FOR THE LIGHT IN MY EYES IS STRANGE
Since Loki and the rest of the Asgardians are trapped in Midgardian forms, this section serves as an informative background for what Loki could do in the past (and
if he understands the limitations placed upon his form by this banal realm, it will serve as a basis for his power). As an ďAsgardianĒ, Loki has certain traits that are common to his people. These are general powers that could be deemed as Ďsuperhumaní or Ďgodlyí by the humans, such as increased strength, speed, durability, increasing natural healing ability, and endurance. Loki has (or had) all these traits on the very base level, since he is the runt of the pack with less physical prowess and ability than his grotesquely robust brother. Despite being a Jotunn rather than a member of the natural Asgardians, Loki has taken on these traits, and his true heritage explains why he is not on equal physical standing with the remaining Asgardians.
Loki has many powers of his own. His primary abilities include teleporting and shapeshifting, though he has employed the use of illusions quite frequently. Other ďabilitiesĒ can be attributed to illusions or specific weapons that employ Asgardian magic/science and use the surroundings as aids. (For example, flight is most likely specialized teleporting and illusion or shapeshifting into a bird or something similar.) All three of Lokiís abilities listed are related to one another, and they are a form of psionic manipulation, conscious and unconscious. The idea behind this is that whatever Loki thinks about his physical being, he can make happen or make apparent in reality. Teleportation is simply Loki imagining himself elsewhere (though his mental processes are a lot more elegant than these statements); shapeshifting is Loki imagining himself differently; and illusions are projections of what Loki is imagining. Though, as Iíve said, his thought processes are more elegant and based on the idea of specific, individualistic abilities, they are all based on the same power, with Lokiís mind being the limiting and organizational factor.
When Loki is mentally impaired, such as distractions (pain, drunkenness, telepathic intrusions) or emotional distress, or physically interrupted, his abilities are thus interrupted. Any illusions are terminated, teleporting abilities are disabled, and any shapeshifting occurring at the moment fades or sporadically breaks until Loki is forced to drop his act. The concept that Lokiís power is all in his head, though not verbalized or internalized by Loki in that exact form, means that Loki tends to prioritize mental ability and prowess over physical ideals. He has no choice in relation to the strength of his Asgardian ďrelativesĒ and friends, so he deems it important to monopolize the field of trickery and deceit and less than noble tactics in an effort to compete with the others. His tendencies to ďimagineĒ what he wants also influences Lokiís feelings about lying and manipulation. He sees no fault in doing either of these, especially when the ends justify the means.
There is no point in detailing any alternate abilities Loki would receive from his Jotunn heritage, since he mentally is
an Asgardian, and thus only has Asgardian abilities (another side effect of the psionic nature of his abilities).
Once again, this is JUST background info.Skills:
The God of Mischief is naturally good at being mischievous. He has a tendency to find himself involved in trouble, regardless of whether or not it was he who created it. He is essentially an impeccable actor, and his lies are usually supported by some form of the truth, which makes deciphering whether or not he is being honest extremely difficult. (Iíd imagine it would make relationships, especially between he and Thor or Odin, particularly difficult to understand from an insider perspective.)
Though Lokiís experience with other cultures/realms has been minimal (read: first time ever at the moment), he is extremely observant and bends himself to fit into social expectations as best he can (when it benefits him), and odds are in his favor that he will be able to worm his manipulative tendencies around the Midgardians in no time. The same concept applies to physical appearance, concerning clothing and style in Midgard, but also affecting shapeshifting tendencies in Asgard. There will be a large learning curve for speech, just like the rest of the Asgardians, but this can be overcome. (Eventually.)
In terms of actual fighting skills, Loki is relatively weak. He tends to use weapons very much like the Japanese yari
- a staff with a trident-like or a curved blade on the end - but he also uses small, concealable daggers when necessary. The majority of his fighting style (on Asgard) allowed for the use of illusions and teleportation to keep Loki at a distance from his foes to compensate for his weaker physical abilities. Loki actually tends to shy away from fighting because of his lack of prowess, and instead uses manipulation as his ďweaponĒ. A true weapon in front of you sways you while it is there, but manipulation changes your heart and mind and lasts longer than any physical threat. Personality:
Loki is the runt of the family - he is weaker than his brother, and therefore he has developed a keen and biting sense of jealousy where Thor is concerned. It governs his entire life, and everything Loki does is to try and get attention from his father in place of Thor. Since heís not physically able to compete, Loki uses underhanded tactics to get attention. These can even include acts against other Asgardians, which can be positive and negative (see Sifís hair). This jealousy is deeply rooted in his childhood with Thor, where his brother was being raised for the throne, and Loki was never capable of being as good as his brother. (Donít even get me started on the psychology of post-Jotunn realization in the future. Crazy shit.)
Jealousy led to resentment, and resentment bears all kinds of evils along with it. Whereas young Loki was simply envious, older Loki actively attempts to make Thor look bad and sabotage his efforts. When he can, Loki also twists various relationships between Asgardians to try and pit them against each other. These seem like, you know, evil actions, but the purpose behind them is selfish in a very childish way. Loki simply wants attention, and he is incapable of getting it without poking a few sore spots - he just doesnít know how.
Which brings me to the main issue - Loki is extremely arrogant and selfish. (I swear to God this isnít Pietro.) He is self-important in the fact that here and now revolves around his desires and wishes and that his future is solely dependent on how he manipulates the situation. The other people are pawns in his endgame, and occasionally those pawns somehow manage to damage his desires, and thatís
when Loki starts to show his true colors. Because every other time Loki interacts with people, his primary goals is to relay these facts: he can be your friend or he can be your enemy, and it would be beneficial to both parties to remain on positive terms. Loki likes to phrase things in a way that suggests that having him in your life will make everything easier, and that he has some kind of service that you cannot do without. If you choose to deny him an alliance, however temporary, Loki tends to make things go wrong. Tiny things, small things, but they pile up. Little rumours accumulate, and incriminating evidence begins to just appear.
Lokiís pressing desire for attention makes him (and this is the best description) a full-tilt diva. Change the subject and the attention away from Loki, and heíll do his best to get it back. Back on Asgard, Loki is the God of Flashy Entrances and Pathetic Attention Ploys, usually involving illusions and/or teleportation. He is also God of Leaving the Room when Thorís being oohed and ahhed over by Odin, and usually something ends up broken/missing for no apparent reason and with no link. Bratty child, anyone?
Loki is not inherently evil. Sure, heís a trickster god (one of THE trickster gods), but he, as the name suggests, is a god of trickery and mischief, not necessarily evil. All and all, the best term for Loki is ďmisunderstoodĒ, but Loki does not help to perpetrate any idea of himself that is good. Loki simply wants respect and recognition, but unfortunately, he is incapable of getting such in a warrior society without making a few questionable decisions (or a lot). The endgame is respect and recognition - Loki will try the easy way to gain this at first, but when all else fails, he can be pushed to the limits of justifiable actions, and thatís where the lines of devious fade into wrong.
As a result of his growing resentment of Asgardian society, Loki has a tendency to react negatively to being slighted, and often results to well-crafted revenge as a means of retaliation. Note: Though Loki is characteristically revenge-oriented and hell-bent (aha) on destroying Thor in the comics, this particular Loki has not come across any reason to be that
angry with Thor; however, it can, and probably will, happen. Right now Loki is simply resenting Thorís existence, but it is resentment only, not hatred, not a desire to destroy.
Loki currently views this new world as a second chance on success and power, and these humans, however petty, are his opportunity to become more than his brother. How? Heís unsure, but this realm has potential for him.Physical Appearance:
Loki is only two inches shorter than Thor (going by a Midgardian measurement, of course), which makes him a comparatively unimpressive six foot four inches. That being said, heís certainly taller than some Midgardians, but his lean and significantly less muscled form makes him look tiny in comparison to some Asgardians. Namely Thor. Itís always Thor. Blame Thor. He is not hugely muscled, he is not an intimidating presence; however, Loki is still a presence
. Itís hard to miss jet- black hair among the crowd (mostly next to Thor) and calculating green eyes judging you (from behind Thor), especially when Loki is adorned with the livery fit for a prince of Asgard (but not as good as Thorís). Thin nose and angular face do nothing to dismiss feelings of malcontent coming from Loki, and his general stature all but screams arrogance.
His Midgardian body is no different than his Asgardian body, save for the weaker, more vulnerable state he finds himself in. This is more of an issue for the combat-oriented Asgardians, however, and Loki may find this new form to his advantage, save for the loss of his powers. With their fighting strength diminished, Loki is in a better position to gain rank and respect with his clever mind in this realm of weaklings.
Loki strikes people as clever and calculating at first look. He may not seem like much, but there is an intention there of something more than just face value. A lot of the time, Loki can make it seem like he is a kind and honest being, but that is simply a ruse, and one would only need to watch Loki step out of the attention of his peers to see that look disappear. This is not an ďevilĒ appearance, but simply devious and possibly conniving. Loki is incapable of making himself look completely innocent; however, a well-crafted lie tends to make his ruse a bit more believable, if not totally convincing.
His Asgardian clothes are only partially armored - they are made more for motion (and some stealth) rather than actual protection. Heavy armor is only suitable for those who engage in foolish acts of war instead of working to woo over the masses, or deceive them, and Loki falls into the latter category by far. That being said, Loki does go for tastefully flashy clothing, because all in all, he is still looking for attention. Greens and golds and muted colors are his main choice, and all of these colors are relatively sufficient for remaining unnoticed when he is outside of the light. (The gold bits totally give him away when he is in the light, however.) His Midgardian clothing will be much of the same - tastefully obvious
with scarves instead of gold bits
but still functional in a fighting environment. Loki grew up in a warriorís society, and that memory wonít leave him regardless of scenery change.
And scarves. The God of Scarves, right here. I love scarves.
Boring description time. Loki has bright green eyes, very noticeable and memorable. His hair is relatively long (but not as long as Thorís, and TWSS), jet-black, and worn slicked back most of the time. When itís not slicked back, itís relatively straight and always looks a little dirty, regardless of whether it is clean or not. He has a thin and angular face, and all of his other features are similar.
Taller than Logan. End of story.Play by:
Oh, to be a child unloved. That is the tune to which Lokiís life dances.
To be honest, Lokiís story begins far before what he himself remembers, or what heís been told. The war between Jotunheim and Asgard was raging once again, the Frost Giants sending their armies to clash against the proud Asgardians. Steel met steel, steel met flesh, blood met dirt in this glorious battle. Bor, noble king of Asgard, struck a fatal blow to his hated enemy, a blow that should have killed instantly, but this Giant held his life with only thread, staggering and stumbling back to safety and shelter with his last breath. Pathetic and unworthy of a warrior in the eyes of the Asgardians, perhaps, but this was no retreat, as the Giant led Bor straight into a trap. A powerful sorcerer awaited the king, and though this sorcerer was not strong enough to defeat Bor head on, he easily triumphed with a surprise attack. Bor was turned into snow on the spot, and he had just enough life left him to beg his son, Odin, to help free him from this curse.
Odin did no such thing, and he was haunted by Bor for years following, until he agreed to a compromise. Bor would leave the new Asgardian king in peace, if Odin would the son of a fallen king as his own. A new bout of destruction began between the Frost Giants and the Asgardians, and soon a king was slain - but this king was a Jotunn, their hated enemy. In the aftermath, Odin found a small child in the snow, the son of Laufey the former Jotunn king, and with pity and a sense of duty in his heart, Odin took the boy in.
Thatís where Odinís importance becomes nominal only. He becomes a father, but the real concern here is the Asgardian society and Lokiís new brother, Thor. That is the issue, as life as a Son of Odin is centered around Thor. Loki has his place, but it is after Thor, lower than Thor, of lesser importance than Thor. His brother was a perfect Asgardian, noble and strong and brave, and Loki was just the other Odinson, weak and incapable and increasingly petty as his attempts to gain attention grew more and more mischievous.
These pranks and tricks only increased as Loki found his true calling in Asgardian society - sorcery (aka scientifically explainable powers, yo). Where Thor had his weapons, Loki had his magic. Where Thor had his strength, Loki had his deception and illusions. Where Thor had the acceptance of the world, Loki simply became something else instead of trying to argue against those who already viewed him as second best. And where Thor held the kindness of his heart, Loki held resentment. Resentment of Odin, of Thor, of the Asgardians, of the realm itself.
Years past, from boy to man, and lies and deceit became his friendship, and what was not, but what could
be became his focus. He could not be Thor, but he could gain power, greater than his brother could ever imagine. Illusions of grandeur were all Loki had to hold onto, since he could not understand Thorís obvious love for his brother, and Loki only saw the ridicule and derision from Asgard as a whole for his incompetence on the battlefield. It was not even intentional scorn - it was age old, a ritualized teasing of Loki Odinson, who was not at all like his brother Thor. That was all they saw, and that was all Loki knew.
Loki continued to fulfill his duty though, undermining Asgardian society with his deceit and petty rumours, but at the same time fighting for his people when needed, performing as best he could when the realm called upon him, fighting in the shadow of Thor and the other warriors.
Until the battle they thought was a clear Asgardian triumph in the making struck a blow against them, a blow unprecedented and a blow that changed them forever. The warriors would lose their strength, their durability, their weapons, and Loki would lose his sorcery, but you cannot take the chaos from the God of Mischief. It is his to bear, and in this new world, Loki has a chance at something different than Asgard, a new life that he controls. Anarchy that he rules, and chaos that he creates. And you know what? It felt right
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