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Loki [Discussion]

Postby Hitman H94 » Tue May 08, 2012 5:59 pm

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The Immortal Hercules describes Thor's greatest foes to Masterson Thor and leaves as the "last and greatest of Thor' foes," none other than Loki himself, from Thor Annual #17:
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Dr. Doom concedes that Loki remains "beyond his understanding," from Thor #606:
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Befitting his stature and reputation, Loki is both greatly despised and feared. These are just a few examples of the respect he gets from other characters. Here, Dr. Strange describes Loki as an "inconceivable" foe, from Dr. Strange #56:
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The Egyptian God of Death, Seth, would normally be given pause when considering Loki's threats, from Thor #397:
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Odin has apparently compared the Dread Dormammu to Loki. And Dormammu states that Loki's powers of evil nearly equal his own, from Avengers #115:
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Mephisto himself considers Loki as being "almost his equal in sheer, base villainy." This compliment is not an isolated incident. For Mephisto both admires Loki and considers him a fellow master at villainous games, from Thor #181, 430 and Siege: Loki #1:
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Strength

Loki's true strengths lie in his magic. But that does not mean he lacks physical strength. Here, he smashes boulders with his fists, from Avengers #300:
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Loki smashes a building with a single blow, from Thor #147:
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Loki can, and has, railed Masterson Thor with his pimp-hand, from Thor #441:
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Here, Loki casually tears apart a steel door, from Dark Reign: The Cabal #1:
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Loki destroys a building with a "mere" touch:
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Durability
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Loki is not known for godly durability, but he does indeed have it. A blow that "would have shattered a small mountain" only dazes Loki, from Journey Into Mystery #108:
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Thor encloses Loki within a million tons of Earth from which Loki obviously survives in West Coast Avengers #55:
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Here, Masterson Thor gives Loki a straight shot to the chin with Stormbreaker. Loki shakes it off immediately to use his sorcery and ensnare Masterson Thor, from Thor #441:
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A barrage of blows from Spider-Man is literally beneath Loki's notice, from Amazing Spider-Man vol.2 #61:
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Loki takes a shot from Iron Man to the chin and immediately knocks him aside, from Thor vol.2 #81:
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Loki weathers a barrage of blows from Thor himself with a snarl, from Thor vol.2 #81:
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ENERGY

The Norn Queen, Karnilla, the premier sorceress in Asgard, ambushes Loki with a mystical attack and Loki proceeds to weather and counter her attack, from Thor #266:
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Surtur, the Fire Demon, strikes Loki with the fiery energy of Muspelheim, focused by the Twilight Sword and survives, from Thor #353:
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Mandarin's energy blasts are completely beneath Loki's notice, from Avengers Annual #19:
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Apocalypse lures Loki into a Celestial machine from which he promptly escapes, from X-Factor #50:
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Lord Pumpkin, a formidable sorcerer from the Ultraverse, attacks Loki with his Candle of Power and the Roc's Egg, and Loki's only response is "pathetic," from Necromanta/Lord Pumpkin #1:
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MISCELLANEOUS

Surtur swipes both Loki and Odin with the Twilight Sword itself and they both immediately recover to continue their assault on him, from Thor #353:
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The mutant, Rogue, has drained the abilities or Thor, but Loki completely no-sells her absorption powers, from X-Men/Alpha Flight #2:
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During the Acts of Vengeance, Red Skull is mystified by this mysterious stranger who gathers the Earth's mightiest supervillains. He attempts to usurp Loki's control over the villains by using the Controller's discs which were upgraded by Thanos. Loki is simply amused by Red Skull's treachery, from Captain America #366:
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The Enchantress' magical wiles are also utterly ineffective against Loki, from Thor: Son of Asgard #7:
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Morwen assaults Loki with a barrage of spikes and he has enough time to lecture Spider-Man about proper honorifics, from Amazing Spider-Man vol.2 #62:
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Dr. Doom's poisons have no effect on Loki as he is immune, from Dark Reign: The Cabal #1:
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And Dr. Doom's incinerating chamber is similarly unavailing, from Dark Reign: The Cabal #1:
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In his guise as the Scarlet Witch, Loki weathers Vision's phasing attack right through his chest, from Mighty Avengers #29:
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Speed

Loki's speed has rarely been measured. When it has, his godly speed has been compared to the speed of thought, from Journey Into Mystery #85 and 88 respectively:
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His reflexes and speed at spell-casting have also been stated to measured at the speed of thought, from Avengers #1:
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How fast is the "speed of thought"? This scene gives a clue. Here, Loki is tricked into racing an opponent on foot. After losing, his opponent is revealed to be Loki's own thoughts, "which fly at a speed beyond all reckoning. Not lightning itself can outstrip the power of thought." From Thor #272:
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His agility has permitted him to grab hold of a speeding Silver Surfer, from Silver Surfer #4:
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Loki's godly speed has permitted him to dodge Mjolnir from time to time. From Journey Into Mystery #88 and 108 respectively:
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However, when Mjolnir is thrown at the speed of light, Loki has been humbled, from Thor #274:
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The speed of Loki's perception is also great and has permitted him to seize upon radio waves, which travel at the speed of light, and redirect them before reaching their intended destination, from Avengers #1:
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In terms of traveling by flight, he can traverse the terrain of Asgard's many realms swiftly, from Thor #318:
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He has sped around the Earth, from Silver Surfer #4:
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Loki can maneuver around foes at great speeds while flying, from Thor #353:
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Here, he speeds about Thor and deftly avoids his blows, from Thor: First Thunder #2:
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Intelligence

Loki is, in fact, an evil genius. He has a bevy of plot device machines he's invented. This s the Macro Meson Cannon, which transmutes the helium molecules that make up the Absorbing Man and restores him in Journey Into Mystery #120:
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Loki's Cosmic Transmuter imbues an ordinary housewife with an enchantment that will turn Thor into a frog in Thor #363:
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Loki uses a Transluscent Spheroid Projector to entrap and teleport Iceman to Asgard in Thor #377. Later on, Thor uses it to transport his magical armor from Earth in Thor #378:
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Loki entraps Iceman in a Cold Condenser which amplifies his power to absolute zero temperatures and projects it anywhere in Thor #377:
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Loki invents a Psychic Beacon which emits an incredibly powerful psychic signal that compels the Wrecker to its location. Dr. Strange, Spider-Man and Quasar sense it too. Even Phoenix has "never felt anything like this before," from Thor #427:
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Skill

Loki has honed his combat skills during millennia of fighting in defense of, and against, Asgard. His swordsmanship is rarely displayed. Here, he fends off and disarms the Lady Sif, from Thor #153:
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When surrounded by the Disir, it proves true enough to conquer them all single-handedly. The Disir's own swordsmanship was displayed in front of Mephisto when one of them deftly fells one of his finest demons, from Siege: Loki #1:
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Magic Power
Loki is first and foremost a sorcerer. And his magical power exceeds that of other Asgardian sorcerers. Even Karnilla, the Queen of the Norns, acknowledges this fact in Journey Into Mystery #107:
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Despite being in astral form which reduces the amount of magical power to only a fraction, Loki's great power still exceeds that of the then-Master of the Mystic Arts, Dr. Strange, from Strange Tales #123:
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When confronting his full magical power, unreduced by manifesting in astral form, Dr. Strange exclaims that it is "the most powerful, the most awesome [he had] ever encountered." From Journey Into Mystery #108:
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Silver Surfer declares that Loki's power "can decimate a planet!!" From Silver Surfer #4:
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Loki literally permits Surfer to traverse past Galactus' barrier in Silver Surfer #4:
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As mentioned earlier, the Dread Dormammu admits that Loki possesses evil powers nearly equal to his own, from Avengers #115:
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When Loki wrestles with Dormammu at the climax of the Avengers/Defenders War, the Evil Eye absorbs and blasts out Dormammu's power into Loki. Loki is driven insane by the ordeal, from Avengers #118 and 119:
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Except it was all a ruse. Loki had replaced his seemingly catatonic form with that of a child, who had remained behind for months in Loki's place. Loki absorbed all of Dormammu's power and studied the extent of his powers during that time, as revealed in Thor #232:
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After both Odin and Thor are laid low, Loki tackles Surtur the Fire Demon on his own and holds him off for precious minutes while his family recovers, from Thor #353:
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While ultimately unsuccessful, Loki's astral form can, and has, clashed with Odin's, "simultaneously on every conceivable astral and metaphysical plane," from Thor #455:
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During his journeys through the Ultraverse (canon), Loki confronts the Nightman, who is capable of sensing evil. Among all that the Nightman has ever encountered, he has never sensed anything greater than Loki's, from Night Man #22:
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The immortal Rex Mundi, one of the most significant Ultraverse characters, attempts to measure Loki's power and finds that Loki is "off the Ultra scale," from Hardcase #26:
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Despite being ambushed by binding spells, Loki's magic initially proves superior to Seth's, despite Seth drawing upon his entire dimension for additional power, from Journey Into Mystery #511:
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Even Loki's own daughter, Morwen, fails to match Loki's magical power in Amazing Spider-Man vol.2 #62:
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The Scarlet Witch's power proves no match for Loki's astral form either, from Domination Factor #8:
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Modred the Mystic, servant of the Elder God, Chthon, senses Loki's powerful astral form but Loki remains hidden to oppose their machinations. And Loki is capable of this despite all of Asgard being banished by the Chaos Cascade, from Mighty Avengers #21 and 23 respectively:
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Again, it bears repeating that when fully manifesting physically, Loki's magical power increases from the fraction it is when in astral form, from Avengers: The Origin #3:
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Here, Apocalypse's Celestial draining machines fail to contain Loki. Calibak remains in genuine awe of Loki's power and worries that Loki may follow through on his threats of death. Apocalypse does not dispel those concerns or mitigates the threat that Loki presents, from X-Factor #50:
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Loki's power is so great that he has also managed to trap and contain Mistress Death herself against her will, from Deadpool #34:
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Blast Power
Loki's magical power is also made evident by the force he can bring to bear offensively. Here, Loki's astral form nearly destroys the protective mystic shield conjured by Dr. Strange's Amulet of Agamotto with his mystic blasts in Strange Tales #123:
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A single blast from his true physical form results in "grueling strain" on Dr. Strange's part in Journey Into Mystery #108:
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Loki has felled Balder with a single mystic bolt channeled through his sword in Thor #189:
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Here, he fells two Frost Giants amped by the cold emitted by Iceman in Thor #378:
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On a lesser scale, but with truly casual ease, Loki fires multi-directional bolts from a single finger, which fell an entire group of X-Men instantly, including Magik and Colossus (historically resistant to magicks), from Uncanny X-Men Annual #9:
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Loki has fired a magical arrow at Warlock, a Technarch, powerful enough to completely scrambled him to near death in New Mutants Special Edition #1:
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Loki blasts the entire Thor Corps off their feet in Thor #441:
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Loki follows up by rendering both Beta Ray Bill and Masterson Thor completely senseless with channeled mystical blasts in Thor #441:
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Loki can emit omnidirectional blasts that stagger even an amped Seth in Journey Into Mystery #513:
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Re: Loki [Discussion]

Postby Matapiojo » Thu May 10, 2012 7:10 am

Loki just has too much awesome...
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Re: Loki [Discussion]

Postby Hitman H94 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:18 pm

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Re: Loki [Discussion]

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Re: Loki [Discussion]

Postby Mister Teal » Fri May 11, 2012 12:24 pm

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I read Loki has intangibility, that's always been a cool power to me. Props.
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