Loki, Evil or Not?

Topics: Loki, Love, Norse mythology Pages: 3 (1041 words) Published: January 5, 2013
Define “Evil”

Most of you know who Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, The Hulk, etc, are but, do you know the person behind the hero? How about their enemies? Do you know the person behind the villain? One of Captain America’s greatest enemies was his best friend who was mind washed into believing Cap was his enemy, he committed suicide upon the return of his memories, The Hulk is his own enemy, he fights his inner demons on a day to day basis. Thor’s enemy is his own brother Loki, who is probably one of the most well know supervillain and the most misunderstood. Loki is the son of Laufey, King of the Frost Giants. When Loki was a babe, Odin King of Asgard killed Loki’s father in single combat. Odin, cursed by his father to adopted the son of a king and raise him as his own, found Loki. Due to Loki’s small asgardian size, Loki’s father had hidden him away in shame. Odin took the boy, out of a combination of pity, to appease his father, and because he was the son of a worthy king slain in honorable combat, and raised him as his son alongside his biological son Thor. Throughout their childhood and later years, Loki was resentful of the differences in which he and Thor were treated by the citizens of Asgard. The Asgardians value great strength, tenacity, and bravery in battle above all things, and Loki is inferior to his Thor in those areas. What he lacked in size and strength, however, he made up for in power and skill, particularly as a sorcerer. As Loki grew to adulthood, his natural talent for causing mischief would earn him a nickname as the "God of Lies and Mischief". His mischievousness eventually became malice as his hunger for power and revenge grew stronger. Several times he tried to use tricks to get rid of Thor, for instance, telling him to guard a hole in the wall he had made. In time, his reputation grew from being a playful and mischievous trickster to the "God of Evil". Over the centuries, Loki attempted to destroy Asgard and...
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