|"That was just a bit of fun, right my friend?"|
Loki is the Grand Trickster, the God of Mischief, a master sorcerer with the powers of shapeshifting and illusion casting, and the bringer of evil. He is the monster parents tell their children about at night, he is the darkness and a great reason to fear. This is what Loki would have those believe about him, however, but really he is just a frustrated child prone to tantrums with too much time on his hands and a deep rooted rivalry with his brother Thor. As an Asgardian, he has the gifts of longevity, dense skin and resistance to injury enhanced by his magic abilities, which makes him difficult to injure, but even the Asgardian gods are not invincible. He has frost giant heritage, which gives him an additional resistance to cold. Loki is a genius, a master swordsman, and a silver tongued devil able to manipulate people into doing what he wants, but no matter how hard he tries, he cannot seem to make people like him. He always had a rivalry with his brother Thor, but it wasn't until he found out about his true heritage as being the son of a frost giant rather than a true son of Odin did he seem to fly off the handle and irrationally throw all caution to the wind and embark on a self destructive quest to defeat Thor and show that he is a contender for the throne of Asgard.
Inherent Asgardian Abilities: An Asgardian's stamina, strength, durability, longevity and density are much higher than that of a normal human or mutant. Their skin is three times as dense, their strength much higher and their logevity all but immortal. Loki's Asgardian Abilities are somewhat enhanced by his sorcery, giving him an edge. He can still be injured or killed, it just takes quite a bit more to bring him down due to his sheer stamina.
Psionic Abilities (requires consent): Loki is a powerful projective telepath, but does not seem to be receptive. He can use his mind to influience or hypnotize people into doing his bidding. The full limitations of his psionic abilities are not completely known. He has the ability of astral projection, making him appear to be in places while his physical body is someplace else, allowing him to communicate across planes. Loki's power of hypnosis, which gives him access to a subjugated army, makes him quite formiddable and allows him to work on his plans while his subordinates do all the dirty work and fighting.
Shapeshifter: Loki can change his shape at will, able to take on the form of animate or inanimate objects, organic or inorganic. He simply has to imagine what he wants to become, and through this natural ability, can change his shape. He can duplicate the abilities of some animals such as snakes, birds and mice, but taking on the abilities of other gods/goddesses or human/mutants, may or may not always be possible depending on the nature of the individual. It is an extremely taxing ability, draining his stamina faster than any other ability he posesses. He can also change the shape of other objects by using magic, having been known to turn clouds into dragons.
Sorcery: Loki's magic abilities are on par with Karnilla, the most powerful sorceress in the Nine Realms. His powers are well developed and impressive, though he still felt inadequate next to Thor because of the Asgardians viewing strength, bravery and battle prowess over anything else. His gifts in magic encompass telekinesis, energy projection, imbuing, teleportation, illusion projection and field projection.
Not Well Liked: There are people that believe Loki to not be completely evil, but they are far and few between. Loki doesn't exactly go out of his way to make himself likable, either, which is one of his major flaws. Perhaps he believes people will automatically hate him because they love his brother, or perhaps he prefers to keep as few ties as possible to anyone, and creates his own problems. The very nature of being the God of Mischief isn't exactly a position that brings in many friends, unfortunately.
Doesn't Know When To Quit: Loki has been defeated again and again, and yet does not seem to know when to quit. He's been told his future and his fate, and still is convinced he can change something and break out of himself and become something else. He generally sets his sights on overthrowing Thor and becoming ruler of Asgard, fixating on it as a goal even though there is no version of the universe where he obtains what he wants, at least not for very long. He has achieved short term success, and like a fly repeatedly banging against the window, will continue to make an effort to accomplish /something/ and become a figure everyone will worship, whether it be with love or hatred.
Arrogance: Just like his brother Thor (and really almost any Asgardian), Loki is wrapped up in his own ego and believes he can do no wrong, nor can he be defeated. He knows he's powerful and has no qualms about letting anyone know it. His arrogance is also one of his greatest flaws, which often derails his elaborate and well thought out plans.
Jealousy: Thor is Odin's biological son, and exhibits everything that is to be expected from someone of that status. He's tall, muscular, brave and has an almost unrivaled battle prowess. Thor was popular, handsome and seemed to have every advantage. His father bestowed upon him Mjiolnir and Thor was on top of the world. Loki was smaller, more slight of build and not at all what the Asgardians would consider the ideal warrior. He is easily made to feel inadequate and jealous, sending him off into a blind illogical rage time and again. While Thor is a major trigger for this behavior, Loki is always on the edge of losing his cool when he feels threatened.