Jotunn Loki

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Synonym(s)Frost Giant Loki, Jotun Loki, Jotun!Loki, Jotnar Loki, Jötunn Loki, Jötnar Loki, Loki Laufeyson
Related tropes/genresLoki (Marvel character), Loki (Norse Mythology)
See alsoMarvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Comics, Norse Mythology
Jotunn!Loki by Jiuge

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Jotunn Loki is a trope in MCU, especially Thor Movieverse, and Marvel Comics fanworks, in which Loki has always been or reverts to being outwardly Jotunn in appearance and/or behaviour. As of Feb 2021, 2564 works were tagged "Jotunn Loki" on AO3, though these did not catch all of the works with this trope.


In the first Thor movie, when Loki was shown as a baby being taken by Odin, he had red eyes, blue skin, and markings on his face and body. As Odin held him, these features seemed to disappear, implying that Odin placed a spell to hide Loki's true origins. This was confirmed as canon by Marvel.[1]

Jotun!Kid Loki o3o by Toffeezel (2013)

Later, Loki was able to handle the Casket of Ancient Winters, a Jotunn relic and weapon that was captured by the Asgardians in 965 A.D., without being hurt. However, Loki's skin took on a blue tinge when he touched it, leading to the confrontation with Odin in which he learnt about his past.

In 2018, Marvel Comics published What If? Thor, a comic book where Thor is adopted and raised on Jotunheim. Jotunn Loki is his step-brother in this story. [2]

Although several versions of Loki appeared in the first season of the Loki TV series, a Jotunn version of Loki was not amongst them.


Baby Loki and Laufey by scribblesfrometheria (2021)

Jotunn Loki, as he appears in fanon, is often an amalgam of several versions of the character. Fans like to explain his ability to turn into an Asgardian when necessary with a natural talent for shapeshifting.

Some fans like to headcanon an AU where Loki has never been taken by Odin. On July 5, 2021, scribblesfrometheria wrote:

I like to think about my headcanon where frost giants are born so much smaller in comparison to their adult size, and are also white to blend in with snow, gaining their blue pigment as they grow into toddlers

I also like to think about the au where Odin never found Loki. So here's Laufey meeting his teeny tiny snowball child[3]


Loki in his Jotunn form is often shipped with other characters from the MCU -- mostly with Thor or Tony -- and/or Norse mythology.

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