|Actor||Richard Speight Jr.|
|Dates||???? – 2018 (killed by Gabriel)|
|Location||Central City, Colorado|
|Occupation||Norse Trickster Demigod|
|Episode(s)||13.20 Unfinished Business|
A regular at Valhalla, home of the Norse gods, Loki was not a god but a particularly mischievous Trickster (see above). Blood-brother to Odin, King of the Gods, Loki usually escaped serious retribution from his wildly cunning exploits. Often, however, the gods required he right his vicious pranks, including his theft of Idunn's Golden Apples of Immortality. Like his West African counterpart Anansi (see above), Loki possessed the ability to assume the form of various animals.
Loki was a Norse demigod and a trickster, who drew the ire of his family and was chained up in a cave in the fjords, where a snake dripped venom onto his eye. A few thousand epochs ago, Loki was freed by Gabriel, indebting Loki to the archangel. When Gabriel was looking to escape his family's squabbles, the two struck a deal wherein Gabriel would assume Loki's identity while the real Loki would go into hiding, on the one condition that Gabriel not involve himself with the archangels ever again.
Loki is seen wearing a brown suit and hat. He carries around a case with different flavored lollipops. According to Gabriel, whenever he comes to a town, he finds the worst hotel and uses illusion work to transform its best room into an exact duplicate of his penthouse in Monte Carlo. While Gabriel's vessel is modeled after his likeness, Loki's voice is more gruff and his demeanor is more stern.
Powers and abilities
- Illusions – Loki was able to transform the appearance of an entire room to satisfy his needs. He could also create holographic duplicates of himself that could hit his enemies, while also remaining intangible to their attacks. Dean called this "Loki magic."
- Super strength – As a demigod, Loki's strength was far superior to normal humans. He was also easily able to overpower Gabriel, who was in a weakened state due to his diminished grace.
- Telekinesis – Loki was capable of moving objects and beings with his mind, including being able to telekinetically throw Gabriel across a hall.
- Wood – Gabriel was able to kill Loki with a sword made from an unknown special wood.
- Silver – Sam was able to destroy the duplicate of Loki by shooting it with a silver bullet.
When Sam and Dean learn they are dealing with a trickster, Bobby tells them tricksters are more like demigods, naming Loki in Scandinavia and Anansi in West Africa as examples. He tells them tricksters are immortal and can create things out of thin air and make them vanish just as quick.
When the various gods meet to deal with the coming Judeo-Christian Apocalypse, it is revealed that the archangel Gabriel has been hiding on Earth as a trickster for millennia and is known to the group of pagan gods as Loki.
After learning Gabriel broke their deal by getting involved with Lucifer when he attacked the other gods at the Elysian Fields Hotel, Loki has his sons Fenrir Odensbane, Narfi, and Sleipnir, who had been partying with Gabriel and porn stars in Monte Carlo, bind and capture him. Loki then sells Gabriel off to the Prince of Hell Asmodeus.
Eight years later, after Gabriel kills Asmodeus, he begins a personal crusade by killing Loki's sons off one by one until only Loki remains. Gabriel has been tracking the four of them ever since he caught their scent in Amarillo, Texas. While staying in the rundown Ophidian Hotel in Central City, Colorado, Loki uses his powers to transform the penthouse into a pristine duplicate of his home in Monte Carlo, where he waits for Gabriel's arrival. While Sam and Gabriel are distracted with Sleipnir and his guards, Dean steals away with Loki's wooden sword to confront and kill the Trickster.
Loki reveals to Dean that he sold Gabriel off as revenge for the death of Loki's father, Odin. Despite knowing that Lucifer killed him, he felt that Gabriel had to pay for his brother's deeds due to breaking their agreed-upon terms. He also explained that Odin hated him, but he was his father nonetheless. Dean tries to attack Loki, only to find he is an illusion that he cannot touch, but which can hurt Dean. When Sam arrives to the penthouse, he fires his weapon, only for Loki's illusion to dissipate.
In a nearby hallway, Loki waits for Gabriel, remarking he doesn't have his sword with him. Gabriel discards Sleipnir's sword and the two begin fighting hand to hand. Loki gets the upper-hand and begins beating down and berating Gabriel about his family issues and his spinelessness. As Loki is prepared to deliver a killing blow, Sam and Dean slide Loki's wooden sword to Gabriel and he surprises the Trickster, stabbing him in the chest and killing him. His last words are mocking, telling Gabriel that he is a joke who stands for and will die for nothing.
Loki in Lore
Loki is a god in Norse mythology. The son of the jötunn Fárbauti and Laufey, he is the father of Hel, Fenrir and Jörmungandr, who play a large role in Ragnarök, he is also the father of Narfi and the mother of Sleipnir. Loki's role in the Norse pantheon is that of a trickster, at times helpful to the other gods and other times malicious with his tricks. Eventually the other gods become tired of Loki's tricks and as a punishment for instigating Ragnarök, bind him in a cave where a snake drips venom onto his face, until he is released on the day of Ragnarök.
- When Gabriel described how he found and freed Loki tied up in a cave, with a snake dripping venom on his face, he was describing the Binding of Loki from Norse mythology.
- Hel, Loki's daughter in the lore and the goddess of death, appears as the secret primary antagonist in Supernatural: Carved in Flesh.