Loki is the adoptive son of King Odin and Queen Frigga of Asgard, and the adoptive brother of Thor. He is the biological son King Laufey of Jotunheim, but Odin took him as a child during a war and raised Loki as his own. This is a major cause of conflict for Loki, and much of his character development has involved his resistance or acceptance of his heritage and his place within his adoptive family.
In the comics, Loki is canonically genderfluid. He shapeshifts easily between his male and female forms, although he typically presents as male and uses male pronouns. He doesn't use terms like bi/pan/omnisexual to describe himself, because the concept of sexual identity doesn't exist in Loki's culture, but he is open to partners of any gender.
In the MCU, Loki presents as male, and whether or not he's genderfluid has yet to be addressed in canon.
- Amorki — the ship between Loki and Amora
- Blackfrost — the ship between Loki and Natasha Romanoff
- Elski — the ship between Loki and Elsa (from Frozen)
- Lokane — the ship between Loki and Jane Foster
- Lokilei — the ship between Loki and Lorelei
- Logyn — the ship between Loki and Sigyn
- Tasertricks — the ship between Loki and Darcy Lewis
- Valki — the ship between Loki and Valkyrie
- Warfrost — the ship between Loki and Sif
- DashingFrost — the ship between Loki and Fandral
- FrostHawk — the ship between Loki and Clint Barton
- FrostIron — the ship between Loki and Tony Stark
- Frostmaster — the ship between Loki and Grandmaster
- Frostshield — the ship between Loki and Steve Rogers
- Gammafrost — the ship between Loki and Bruce Banner
- Winterfrost — the ship between Loki and Bucky Barnes
- Thorki — the ship between Loki and Thor Odinson
- Domestic Avengers — the ship between all the Avengers, sometimes including Loki
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Loki has not had any canonical romantic or sexual relationships in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His most prominent relationship is with his family, notably his adoptive brother Thor (see: Thorki).
Loki has had past canon relationships with Amora, Lorelei, and Sigyn. Amora and Lorelei are sisters and sorceresses who are generally up to no good, and Loki has teamed up with them as antagonists against Thor and Asgard on a number of occasions. Sigyn was Loki's wife, although they are separated.
Where Mischief Lies
Loki has a canon love-triangle between Amora and Theo in the novel Loki: Where Mischief Lies.
Amora accepts Loki for who he is and encourages him to use magic. They make out, and possibly more. However, Loki realizes that Amora intends to betray him in a plan to take over Asgard for herself.
Theo and Loki develop a close relationship while investigating the mysterious deaths in London with the SHARP Society. Theo invites Loki to stay at his apartment during his time in London, and they share a bed. Loki and Theo kiss. Loki promises to take Theo back to Asgard with him, but leaves him on Earth and returns to Asgard alone.
- Main article: FrostIron
- Loki – “It's a new year. I do believe there's a way humans like to celebrate...”
- David – “Really? Are you serious?”
- Loki – “ I could be. My culture doesn’t really share your concept of sexual identity. There are sexual acts. That’s it. I’m actually the god of certain popular ones.”
- David – “No, I don't think so. You're not my type.”
- — Young Avengers #15
- Thor – “We should introduce ourselves, Loki. These are fair maidens indeed.”
- Loki – “Well, so am I, sometimes. It doesn't mean I'm safe to talk to.”
- — Original Sin Thor & Loki #2
- Loki does not label his own sexuality, because his culture doesn't have the concept of sexual identity. Writers of his stories have referred to him as both bisexual and pansexual.
- Comics author Al Ewing, who wrote the Loki: Agent of Asgard in which Loki's identity is a notable element of the story, explicitly stated that Loki is bisexual.
- After Ewing's interpretation, novel writer Mackenzie Lee, who wrote Loki: Where Mischief Lies, explicitly stated that Loki is pansexual, although she was referring to his established (by Al Ewing) comics sexuality.
|SHIPS||het||BobbiFitz • Brutasha • Clintasha • FitzSimmons • Fosterson • Huntingbird|
Iron Widow • JessLuke • Kitscliffe • MayWard • NebulaRhodey • PeggySous
Philinda • Romanogers • Scarlet America • Static Quake • Steggy • Winter Widow
Thunderwar • YoYoMack
|slash||Capsicoul • FitzHunter • FitzMack • FitzWard • Hawksilver • Iron Husbands|
IronStrange • Iron Winter • JackDaniels • Roquill • SamBucky • SamSteve
Science Boyfriends • Spiderlad • Stony • Stucky • T'Chalcon
Thunder Science • ThunderShield
|femslash||Cartinelli • Danbeau • Scarlet Widow • Simmorse • Valcarol|
|non-binary||FrostHawk • FrostIron • Frostmaster • Lokane • Scarlet Vision • Valki|
|family||Domestic Avengers • Iron Dad • Thorki|
|friendship||Stackie • Hiddlesworth|
|CHARACTERS||m/f||Bucky Barnes • Loki • Natasha Romanoff • Steve Rogers • Thor Odinson • Tony Stark|
- ↑ Archive of Al Ewing's official Tumblr blog post: "Yes, Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that. He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well."
- ↑ Tweet by Mackenie Lee: "Here is what I can say: Loki is a canonically pansexual and gender fluid character. So."
- ↑ Tweet by Mackenzie Lee: "Loki is established as a pansexual genderfluid character in the Marvel comics. I'm not changing anything, just sticking to the canon."