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    Laufey

    Character » Laufey appears in 49 issues.

    Laufey is the father of Loki and King of the Frost Giants, he was recently brought back to life by Malekith in his War of the Realms.

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    Origin

    Laufey's origin is surrounded in mystery. Being a Frost Giant, he is a descendant of Ymir, the first Frost Giant. Laufey was later killed in a battle against Odin.

    Creation

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    Laufey first appeared in Journey into Mystery issue 112 (1965), by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby as part of their Tales of Asgard mini-stories. In the Marvel Universe Laufey is the father of Loki, but in Norse Mythology; Laufey is actually Loki's mother. Jack Kirby's design for Laufey shows him a large giant, bigger than Odin with Green and Brown body armour.

    Character Evolution

    Laufey remained the same for many years, until Olivier Coipel redesigned him to resemble his new design of Frost Giants, now with Blue Skin and wearing less armor. J. Michael Straczynski portrayed Laufey as an abusive father.

    Major Story Arcs

    Battle against Odin

    Laufey was King of the Frost GIants until he was killed in a battle against Odin. Neither Laufey or Odin knew that the battle was actually part of a plan between Loki and his younger self, which would lead to Loki being adopted by Odin. Laufey actually survived his fight against Odin, but was killed by Loki via time travel as revenge for all the beatings Laufey had given his son. Loki found killing his father 'therapeutic'.

    Return

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    Many, many, years later, Frost-Giants and Malekith the Accursed had struck a deal to bring Laufey back to life. While the Frost-Giants gathered the remains of Laufey, Malekith managed to put his Laufey's parts back together through the use of magic. It was then that Malikith returned to life and sought revenge against Odin and Asgard and would not stop until the city of Asgardia was in ruins. It was then that he and Malekith encountered the all-new female Thor.

    Powers and Abilities

    Laufey was super strong and a skilled fighter. He also has the power to control the elements like ice and weather control, He also had great knowledge of Jormungrund; the land of the giants

    Equipment and Weapons

    Laufey was armed with a Club and Sword

    Weaknesses

    When he is exposed on very high heat he will start to melt, but if he returns to Jotunheim where the temperature is very low he will start to regenerate

    Other Media

    Laufey Toy
    Laufey Toy

    Laufey appears in the 2011 Thor film played by Clom Feore. He attacked Earth with his giants but was stopped by the Asgardians, their Cask was taken from Jotunheim and his small son adopted by Odin. He and his giants lived in sadness for long until they were attacked by Thor and his friends but the battle was stopped by Odin. Later he helped Loki to invade Asgard but was killed by his own son when he was about to take revenge on Odin.

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