Mischief Managed

Lady Loki: 8 things to know about Marvel's new villain

“This is gonna be fun.”

Spoiler alert!

Loki Episode 2 ends with a huge twist. The “Loki variant” the Time Variance Authority is tracking is a woman. Meet Lady Loki.

Here are 8 things you need to know about Lady Loki.

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8. There isn’t technically a character called “Lady Loki.” Loki is a shapeshifter who’s presented as both a man and a woman in Marvel Comics.

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7. That said, the modern understanding of Lady Loki began in 2008 during a story in the Thor comic.

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6. In the comics, Loki took over a body meant for Thor’s friend Lady Sif. (Sif’s spirit was stuck in an old lady at a hospital where Jane Foster was working. Yes, comics are weird.)

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5. This body wasn’t another disguise, it became an important part of Loki’s personality.

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4. Years later, another comics arc saw Loki disguise themselves as Scarlet Witch to trick the Avengers into fighting the Elder God Chthon.

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3. Loki’s Scarlet Witch disguise was undone kissed her.

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2. In the original Norse mythology, Loki also sometimes presented as a woman, including an old woman named Þökk (which means “Thanks” in Old Norse).

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1. In another myth, Odin claims Loki spent eight winters disguised as a woman milking cows underneath the Earth. He also allegedly gave birth to children during that time. (Yes, mythology is weird too.)

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