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This page lists characters that appear in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse films ''Film/{{Thor}}'', ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' and ''Film/ThorRagnarok''.


[[folder:All Asgardians]]

* BadassArmy: They've fought wars that lasted for millennia against races that threatened the entire ''universe'' and '''won''' every single one of them.
* BloodKnight: Asgardians all seem to really enjoy fighting.
* BreakTheBadass: Malekith's sneak attack on Asgard [[spoiler:and killing Frigga]] shook the whole realm to its core.
* CoolAirship: The Asgardians don't seem to use spaceships (since the Bifröst allows them to get anywhere in the universe faster and more easily), but they do use aircraft that look like flying Viking longships. With homing missiles and [[GatlingGood gatling]] [[FrickinLaserBeams energy guns]].
* AGodAmI: Apparently something of a hobby. Go to Earth, cause a spectacle; fun for the whole family!
* AGodIAmNot: In ''The Dark World'', Odin insists they aren't gods when Loki tries to claim otherwise. See Odin's section for more details.
* LargeHam: The only one who doesn't get in on this is Hogun the Grim, though since it is shown in the second movie that he's actually Vanir, this trope does apply to all Asgardians.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Space Vikings. They drink, they fight, they feast...and not much else. Big on honor and glory.
** The films are arguably a deconstruction of this trope as war '''kills''' people and cause death and suffering as well as bringing honor and glory.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The battle against the Frost Giants took place in AD 984, and Odin led the charge. Fandral implies that Thor used to throw around lightning and thunder, and got worshiped as a god. Loki states in ''The Dark World'' that the average Asgardian lifespan is 5000-5100 years. The Frost giants probably have lifespans just as long - or even longer - considering that King Laufey looks exactly the same as he does 1,029 years after the battle with the Frost Giants, and Loki appears to age at the same rate as Asgardians.
* ScrewYourUltimatum: In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', this appears twice. Both times, an Asgardian is asked to lay down his arms, and both times, the Asgardian flips out and attacks.
* SpockSpeak: They speak in a very ''elaborate'' manner. It's a PragmaticAdaptation from the comics, where they spoke in AntiquatedLinguistics, although people mocking Asgardians tend to go for the 'thou' and 'thee'-style speech.
-->'''Tony Stark''': Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens:
** They freely mix [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic magic]] and science. According to Thor's explanation to Jane, they think they're the same thing.
--->'''Jane:''' Like an Einstein-Rosen bridge?\\
'''Thor:''' More like a rainbow bridge.\\
'''Jane:''' God, I hope you're not crazy.
** In ''The Dark World'', Ein, tending to Jane, utilizes a "Soul Forge" to help heal her. She recognizes the device by referring to it in {{Technobabble}} terms as a quantum field generator.
* SuperiorSpecies: According to the tie-in comics mainly, they seem to be the (mostly) officially-recognized defenders of peace in the universe. Since the Bifröst enables them to be anywhere at a moment's notice, fear of them is what keeps punks like the Jötunns, Trolls, Badoon, and Marauders in line. Which is why [[spoiler:when the Bifröst goes down, all the evil races come out of the bushes and start wreaking havoc]].
* SuperStrength: Part of their demigod physiology, being able to push humans off their feet.
* SuperToughness: Part and parcel of demi-godhood.
* WeAreAsMayflies: A common Asgardian attitude, which both the films and ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' touch on. It's difficult to see humans as worth concerning yourself over when the average human life span is a small fraction of your own.
* WorldOfBadass: They're Norse gods. What do you expect?
* WorldOfHam: A shiny world inhabited by many boisterous people.

[[folder:Thor Odinson]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUAvengersInitiative Avengers Initiative page]]

[[folder:Loki Odinson]]
!!''Loki Odinson / Laufeyson''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/TomHiddleston, Ted Allpress (young)
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}} | Film/{{The Avengers|2012}} | Film/ThorTheDarkWorld | Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''[[note]]deleted scenes[[/note]]'' | Film/ThorRagnarok | Film/AvengersInfinityWar''

->''"I never wanted the throne! I only ever wanted to be your equal!"''

The Norse God of Mischief and Lies, and Thor's younger brother. After a bid to discredit his brother and destroy their enemies in Jötunheim backfires, he plunges into an abyss where he gets transported to another realm. He is given an army and the promise of absolute rule over the people of Earth if he can subdue them and turn over the Tesseract, an Asgardian relic residing on Earth, to his employer.
* AcePilot: He claims he is this and proves to be pretty good on a Chitauri skiff he commandeers during the Battle of New York. Thor disagrees.
-->'''Loki:''' Look, why don't you let me take over? I'm clearly the best pilot.\\
'''Thor:''' Is that right? Out of the two of us, which one can [[FlyingBrick actually fly]]?
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Loki in the movies is ''far'' more attractive than his comic book counterpart who was, at least during the early days, often depicted as being hideous. By the eighties, he was usually depicted as good-looking to one extent or another. However, in the original mythology he was described as being a pretty-boy--compared to the buff and bearded Thor--so Loki's appearance in the films is more accurate to the original myths.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the comics, Loki was a straight villain for a long time, until he died during the ''Siege'' storyline, and was resurrected by Thor later as a young teenager. He then grew into a more ambiguous character, which is still the current portrayal. In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', he is an AntiVillain and in ''The Dark World'' an AntiHero. In the Avengers, his plot of ruling the world is for the humans to prevent war, having gotten the idea that bowing down to him will make them unable to do so.
* AffablyEvil: In the ''Thor'' films, Loki is fairly pleasant, and holds himself to regal standards of conduct even as he unfurls his various {{Evil Plan}}s. In ''Dark World'', he even goes out his way to tell a comforting lie to his brother Thor about how proud their father is of him, even though it gains Loki nothing. In a deleted scene of "Thor", he was also seen geniunely spending time with Thor.
* AllTheOtherReindeer: Is subjected to this before his [[FaceHeelTurn face heel turn]], though how much of the attitude [[BoisterousBruiser Thor's friends]] have towards him is because [[TheTrickster he doesn't]] [[MagicKnight fit into]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy the Asgardian]] [[BloodKnight idea of]] [[PlanetOfHats what's normal]], due to the fact that he's an [[spoiler: [[ObliviousAdoption entirely different species]]]], and how much of their attitude is because [[TheTrickster they had been burned]] [[ManipulativeBastard by him before]], is never touched upon. [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] even nicknames him 'Reindeer Games' during ''The Avengers'', though that may just be a reference to his horned helmet.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: [[spoiler:He's a Frost Giant, meaning his true skin tone is blue, but this only appears when he's exposed to their power]].
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: In ''The Dark World'', he knows how to get under Thor's skin, irritating the heck out of his brother with his shapeshifting pranks and being a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] backseat driver to Thor while they're escaping Asgard on a stolen Dark Elf ship.
* AntiHero: Even after his FaceHeelTurn, Loki is not without heroic qualities. Best shown in [[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld The Dark World]], where he teamed up with Thor and Jane for his own cause, but still selflessly risked his life to save them both.
* AntiVillain: Loki is driven by the lack of love given by his family, and having lived his whole life consisting of Odin never giving him the same love and affection, that he gave Thor, thus finding out that he was adopted, at the same time. His long term goal of winning approval from his step-father later drove him into insanity. His idea of ruling earth in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' is to bring about peace, since everyone will be too busy bowing to him to fight amongst themselves anymore.
* ArchEnemy: To Thor. It's the "We're brothers!" angle that makes the conflict so personal and epic.
* BackseatDriver: He plays up the "annoying kid brother" angle for all it's worth while he and Thor escape Asgard.
* BadassBookworm:
** Well-versed in magic and able to massacre trained (human) soldiers in seconds.
** Reading also appears to be his pastime of choice while imprisoned in ''The Dark World''--not that he has lots of options in a (fairly cushy) dungeon, but he appreciates the books given to him by Frigga, and one can't really imagine most of the other Asgardians calmly reading while there's a battle erupting around them.
** Though he's outmatched in physical combat by most foes, including his brother, he's still a master of magic, a competent hand-to-hand fighter, and is able to kick his fair share of ass in his own right. Every time he fights Thor, Loki has the upper-hand most of the time, and is able to take out Captain America in a fight.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Dresses impeccably when hiding amongst humans.
* BadassLongcoat: In ''The Avengers'', although he sometimes goes back to his royal outfit.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Oh so averted in ''[[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld The Dark World]]'', although it doesn't appear that way at first. Loki in his prison cell is groomed, relatively well-dressed and has nice furnishings. When Thor comes to bargain with him [[spoiler:after Frigga's death]], he breaks the illusion to reveal that he's pale, dissheveled, and his feet are bleeding from the smashed furniture.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: In ''Thor''- in sharp contrast to the other citizens of Asgard who are loud and boisterous, Loki is initially soft-spoken and quiet.
* BigBad: In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', he's an AntiVillain example. In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', he steals the Tesseract to take over Earth, but even then, he's simply delivering the Tesseract to [[spoiler: Thanos in exchange for Earth]].
* BigBadFriend: As his brother Thor finds out, his little brother is the cause of his trouble.
* BigBadSlippage: In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', he may have [[spoiler:let the Frost Giants into Asgard in the first place]], but that was more out of jealousy than actual evilness. He doesn't become an antagonist until he [[spoiler:reveals this information to King Laufey and lets him into Asgard]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: [[spoiler: ''Little'' brother in this case, when he saves Thor from Kurse in ''The Dark World'']].
* BladeOnAStick: While Odin is in the Odinsleep, he uses Gungnir as both a scepter and a weapon.
* BlatantLies: When Frigga asks, "Am I not your mother?", Loki hesitates for a full five seconds before he unconvincingly replies "You're not." The sad expression on his face and his reaching out for her hand afterwards prove that he doesn't mean it.
* BlingOfWar: His green-and-gold armor is magnificent to behold. It's more stylish than Thor's or Odin's, which is not surprising considering that Loki is a master of deception, so appearances are important to him.
* BlueBlood: No matter how you look at his family ties, he's a prince of ''something'', whether it be Asgard or Jotunheim.
* BoomerangBigot: Growing up in Asgard, he was raised to fear and hate [[spoiler:Frost Giants, so when he accidentally discovers that he is one, he is consumed by so much self-loathing that he attempts to wipe out every Jötunn in existence]].
* BoomStick: His scepter in ''The Avengers'' fires blasts of blue energy, said to be using a similar type of blast as [=HYDRA's=] weapons in ''Captain America''. WordOfGod says that [[spoiler:the gem in it was an Infinity Stone (The Mind Stone specifically)]], which means that potentially the weapon on its own is as powerful as the Tesseract.
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:This, combined with BullyingADragon, gets him slammed into the ground by the Hulk]].
* BreakThemByTalking: Averted in ''Thor'' when he wasn't trying to break anyone, but he really gets into it during ''The Avengers''. Nick Fury, a crowd of Germans, Black Widow and the Hulk all get one.
* BreakoutVillain: He's the only villain to get a continuing role beyond his original film, and is so popular that the film crew of ''Thor: The Dark World'' shot extra scenes of his character and even reduced the screentime of the film's actual BigBad just so Loki could appear more. Given that he was the BigBad of ''The Avengers'', arguably one of the most anticipated films of all time, he is unquestionably the franchise's most famous villain by this point.
* BrokenBird: Learning about his true heritage messed him up, and then falling into the abyss made it worse.
* ButtMonkey: Despite being the BigBad of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Loki seems to have a few spells of being one of these during the movie, especially towards the end of the film. Every Avenger gets his goat once. Even [[spoiler:Phil Coulson]] gets in a good shot.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Thor's Abel complete with envy and (attempted) murder.
* TheChessmaster: He orchestrates all the events of ''Thor'' from behind the scenes.
* ChildOfTwoWorlds: Namely Asgard and Jotunheim.
* ColorCodedCharacters: His royal outfit is green, gold, and black, and his hair is also black. Thor, on the other hand, wears blue, red, and silver and is blonde.
* ComplexityAddiction: In ''Thor'', he can't help lying to and betraying people even if it wouldn't help him, or if it wouldn't be pragmatic to betray them yet. It's likely related to his InferioritySuperiorityComplex--he has to prove how much smarter he is than everyone by deliberately manipulating them as much as he can and gloating about how he did it.
* ConsummateLiar: Comes with the territory of being the God of Lies and Mischief. Lampshaded when Thor notes he's always been a talented liar. This is right before Loki said he was glad to see Thor.
* CoolHelmet: It's gold and has long horns.
* CountryMatters: [[Film/TheAvengers2012 "This is my bargain, you mewling quim!"]]
* DarkMessiah: Wants to save humanity from war in ''The Avengers''...by conquering humanity.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has a very dry wit. For example, after Thor falls for one of his [[MasterOfIllusion illusions]] for the millionth time:
-->'''Loki:''' Are you ever ''not'' going to fall for that?
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: His arrangment with Thanos to have the Chituari army in exchange for the Tesseract. It's ambigous how willingly he agreed to deal or who sought out who.]]
* DeathGlare: In the first movie, Loki gives a menacing one to Sif in the throne room while he leans slightly forward in her direction. His eyes and body language seem to say, "I ''dare'' you to talk back to your king."
* DeathSeeker: After ''The Avengers'', he doesn't seem particulary concerned if he lives or dies anymore. Sif, Volstagg, and Thor make it perfectly clear they have no problem killing him if he betrays them again. He just laughs it off.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: After Thor himself, the villainous Loki is the most important character in the ''Thor'' films.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: He never considers the difficulties involved in conquering, pacifying and occupying Earth. He thinks if he just brings in an army, the humans will fall in line and submit to him, ignorant of Earth's military forces, the members of the Avengers, and who-knows-what-else including the other Asgardians, that will want to have words with him once the Chitauri leave. Even if his invasion succeeded, it never would have lasted. Lampshaded by Tony.
-->'''Tony Stark:''' You're missing the point! There's no throne. There is no version of this where you come out on top. ''Maybe'' your army comes and ''maybe'' it's too much for us, but it's all on you. Because if we can't protect the Earth, you can be damn well sure we'll avenge it.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Falling from the Rainbow Bridge was how he ended ''Thor''. Subverted, as he survives to be the BigBad of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.
* DisproportionateRetribution: His plot to take control of Earth in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' is largely driven by [[TheUnfavourite jealousy]] and [[TheResenter resentment]] towards his [[spoiler:adoptive]] [[DysfunctionalFamily brother Thor]], as well as rage at being deceived about [[spoiler:[[EvilOrphan his true ancestry]]]]. He wants to subjugate the entire population of Earth- a planet which Thor treasures and protects- thereby wiping out many of the people that Thor cares about. In addition, Loki feels that he was cheated out of his rightful place as the ruler of Asgard.
-->'''Thor:''' So you take the world I love as recompense for your imagined slights?
* DissonantLaughter: He's seen giggling, if not outright laughing, in clear contrast to his tumultuous emotional state, but in different ways:
** In the climax of ''Thor'', it's used as a unnerving instance of LaughingMad--it represents him being so lost that his emotions are all over the place, and in conjunction with his increasing mood swings, shows that he's [[VillainousBreakdown losing his mind]].
** In contrast, ''The Avengers'' uses it as one of the only real signs of his softer traits. Loki attempts to cover up situations and feelings that he would rather not acknowledge (like Thor's repeated attempts to reach out to him) with quips and nervous, often dissonant MirthlessLaughter. He also uses it as a show of bravado in the face of being surprised or intimidated.
* DissonantSerenity: Practices this from time to time. In ''The Dark World'', he watches calmly as [[spoiler:Kurse frees the other prisoners]] while waiting for him to make his way to his own cell. When [[spoiler:Kurse leaves him locked up]], Loki is later seen quietly reading while sitting against the wall, even as there's a massive brawl a foot away on the other side of the force field.
** Also, in "The Avengers", when he catches and arrow and realises that there's a bomb on it, Loki just calmly looks at it even as he knew it would blow up in his face. Then again, he's not that easy to kill.
* DrivenToSuicide: He lets go of the Bifröst by the end of ''Thor'', but as explained just above, he survives.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Before his fall from grace he would often be (gently) mocked by Thor and his friends, or have his advice ignored with a curt "know your place". It doesn't help his already fragile self-esteem. And when he does actually become king, Heimdall, Lady Sif and the Warriors Three disobey his commands (granted they had good reason to).
* TheDutifulSon: In the first film as opposed to the reckless Thor.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: In ''The Avengers'' because in these stories he's a pale, villainous evil dude spending a lot of time in darkness.
* EnergyBall: His ranged attacks are either discs or this.
* EnemyMine: Thor comes to him for help to stop Malekith in ''The Dark World'', much to Loki's amusement.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas:
** His EvilPlan in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' was all about proving himself to his father Odin. [[spoiler:However, he couldn't care less about his biological father Laufey, as he killed the man and then tried to blow up his planet]].
** Even after his descent into madness, he continues to love his mother Frigga. Aside from rage, this is the ''only'' genuine emotion he has left by the time of ''Thor: The Dark World.'' [[spoiler:Her death at the hands of the Dark Elves helps to motivate him.]] In his first scene, Loki puts on a contemptuous facade, but his mask slips when Odin informs him that he will never see Frigga again; he then stumbles as he's being led away by the guards.
** Also, what proves that he still loves his mother, is that he had no problem with yelling out that Odin was not his father. However, when she asks if she's not his mother then, Loki, though he does answer that she isn't, he hesitated so much at first, that he actually cried.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: It's Proved in Film/TheDarkWorld that he still loves his brother Thor. Even if he had no problem with psychically injuring him, he nonetheless saved his life shortly afterwards.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In a strange sense in that it overlaps with KickTheDog--[[spoiler:when Thor tells Loki killing the humans will bring him nothing and offers his life if he spares them, Loki [[OnlyMostlyDead kills him]], but the Destroyer turns and start to leave, so Loki was keeping true to his side of Thor's deal]].
* EvilBrit: In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. In the ''{{Film/Thor}}'' films, he's just one of many RP-speaking Asgardians.
* EvilFormerFriend: Becomes this for his brother Thor and his former comrades Sif and The Warriors Three by the time of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.
* EvilSorcerer: His abilities are referred to as "magic." Even among powerful Asgardians (such as the all-seeing Heimdall), the extent of Loki's abilities is not fully understood.
* EvilPlan:
** In ''Thor'', his plan was to keep his then-{{Jerkass}} brother off the throne and earn Odin's respect.
** In ''The Avengers'', it was to conquer Earth to prove himself a king [[OedipusComplex even greater than his father]].
** In ''The Dark World'', it remains to be seen if [[spoiler:usurping the throne of Asgard]] was an EvilPlan or an IndyPloy.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: "Freedom is life's great ''lie''." In ''The Avengers'', he declares his intent to make Earth's population 'free from freedom.' This is a very different characterization than in either ''Thor'' or ''The Dark World,'' where he vastly prefers to manipulate rather than dominate: it could be a result of his FantasticRacism toward humanity, but it's more likely a result of his merely being a catspaw of a BiggerBad who ''does'' have this philosophy.
* TheFace: Before his FaceHeelTurn, he was the diplomatic one in Thor's group of warriors.
* FakeDefector: In ''The Dark World'', he [[spoiler:magicks up an illusion that he cut off Thor's hand and roughly hands Jane over to Malekith, but this was all a ploy to lower Malekith's guard and get the Aether in the air so Thor could destroy it]].
* FallenHero: It goes without saying that Loki more than likely fought alongside Thor, Sif and The Warriors Three in countless battles and adventures, performing innumerable deeds of great valor and sharing the glory, wine and laughter of victory with his now-former friends. Even after the events of ''Thor'' they still mourn his "death". It isn't until the events of ''The Avengers'' that caues his entire fall from grace
* ForTheEvulz: ComicBook/NickFury notes that he "kills 'cause it's fun."
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: Learned the hard way in Hall H of Comic Con. Much to their excitement.
* GenocideFromTheInside: [[spoiler:After Loki finds out that he is actually an abandoned Frost Giant prince adopted by Odin, he murders his biological father and tries to exterminate his own race to prove himself a worthy prince of Asgard. Odin is absolutely horrified.]]
* GlamourFailure: Whenever he comes into contact with [[spoiler:the Frost Giant's power, his true heritage shows]].
* AGodAmI: Styles himself as the God-King of Earth in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. While he has some basis to claim this, he is the only Asgardian that puts on airs.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:Learning of his true parentage causes any jealousy and insignificance he feels towards Thor to explode into full-blown madness driven by his desire for acknowledgment from Odin.]]
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:When he's finally defeated by the Avengers, he accepts his defeat and [[INeedAFreakingDrink asks for the drink Tony had offered him earlier]].]]
* GreenEyedMonster: While it's not his motivation, Loki is consumed by his envy of Thor and has a heck of a time hiding it in the first act of ''Thor''.
* HairContrastDuo: The brunet to Thor's blond.
* HappilyAdopted: The fact that he's not their "real" child has ''no'' effect on Odin, Frigga, or Thor's love for him, nor on his for them.[[labelnote:*]]He does use it as an excuse for trying to kill Thor several times, but it seems likely that's because he's been harbouring resentment towards him for centuries, not because he finally learned they weren't real brothers.[[/labelnote]] The only thing that changes when he learns the truth is his ''perception'' of their love for him, with tragic results.
* HannibalLecture: During ''The Avengers'', he tears into Black Widow while imprisoned on the Helicarrier. It must run in the family.
* TheHeavy: In ''The Avengers'', he's an errand boy retrieving the Tesseract for [[spoiler:Thanos]] and ordered around by The Other.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He is nearly sucked into a mini black hole after he pushes Jane away from the grenade's path in ''The Dark World''; Thor saves him in the nick of time. Loki then appears to have died defending his brother from Kurse's brutal beating, but it turns out that the stab wound he received wasn't fatal.]]
* IAmAMonster: He believes so after discovering his origins.
-->'''Loki:''' What, because I... I... I am the monster parents tell their children about at night?
* IAmWho: [[spoiler:He's actually a Frost Giant and Laufey's son, rescued from Jötunheim when Odin last defeated the Frost Giants. He doesn't take TheReveal well.]]
* IceKing: [[spoiler: Almost [[{{Pun}} literally]]]]. When he's not being snarky or having a breakdown, he behaves in a rather aloof, proud and cool manner.
* AnIcePerson: Starts using the Ice Casket of the Frost Giants in ''Thor'' [[spoiler:after he discovers that he is a Frost Giant]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Uses this when explaining to Odin why he attacked Earth in the ''Thor: The Dark World Prelude''.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: He believed that Thor was the favorite child.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Grew up knowing that Thor was destined to be the King of Asgard, and he would just Thor's little brother with nothing particularly glorious in his future. [[spoiler: Forging a peace between Asgard and the Frost Giants was '''not''' his idea of being "special"]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In ''The Dark World'', he pulls this on [[spoiler:Kurse only for Kurse to pull it on ''him''. He survives it.]]
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: He chooses to deal with his crippling self-worth issues by trying to blow up[=/=]subjugate worlds. If you want to see him lose his cool, try challenging his power and/or authority and watch him shout you down with declarations of how great and powerful he is. This is particularly evident in several scenes in ''The Avengers''; the less control he has, the louder and angrier he becomes.
-->'''Thor:''' [[TheManBehindTheMan Who showed you this power]]? Who controls the would-be king?!\\
'''Loki:''' I '''am''' a king!
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Tony offers Loki a drink, which he rejects. After [[spoiler:his defeat, he decides to take him up on his offer]].
* InsaneTrollLogic: Loki's motivation in ''The Avengers'' follows as this--He wants to conquer Earth, because if humans are too busy worshiping him, they won't be fighting any wars. He never really figured that they just might be warring against him. Thor calls him out on this during the final battle in New York, but [[RedemptionRejection he doesn't care]].
* {{Irony}}: The actions motivated by his desire to prove himself to his adopted father wind up getting him disowned outright and thrown in the dungeons. Oops.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He's willing to destroy an entire planet just to work out his family issues.
* IveComeTooFar: The reason he rejects Thor's offer of redemption in ''The Avengers''.
* JacobAndEsau: Loki is the Jacob to Thor's Esau. Frigga showed him special attention to make sure he knew he was loved as a child.
* JerkassHasAPoint:
** Sure, he ruins Thor's big day for "a bit of fun," but he also did it to reveal how unfit to rule his brother was in ''Thor''. He does eventually become the villain, but at the time, he spared Asgard a massive headache.
** In ''The Dark World'', he points out that Thor will outlive Jane by a very long time.
** Also in ''The Dark World'', when confronted about his crimes, he points out that both Bor and Odin technically killed many more people than he to preserve peace in the Nine Realms. Considering Bor all but exterminated the Dark Elves, he has a point.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: He went from a TragicVillain in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' to a straight-up BigBad in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Also a case of TookALevelInJerkass. According to WordOfGod, [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace falling through the rift]] he saw things that [[GoMadFromTheRevelation sent him round the twist]].
* KickTheDog: Though it was in his interests to convince Thor his exile was going to be permanent to maintain a new truce with the Jötunns, [[spoiler:telling him Odin died due to the stress of exiling him]] was just cruel.
* KneelBeforeZod: Commands this to a crowd of civilians, and later Captain America, when he appears in ''The Avengers''. The civilians obey--with the exception of two men, both of whom lived through WWII. One is an elderly German man, the other is Captain America.
* KnifeNut: Uses small throwing daggers (their effectiveness can be enhanced with magic) to attack from afar in ''Thor'' and ''The Avengers'', and fights with a single longer one in ''The Dark World''.
* KubrickStare: In ''The Avengers''
* LaughablyEvil: Despite usually having a pretty serious role, he was played pretty humorously in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.
* LargeHam:
** Far less than Thor or Odin, but he does get his moments. In his first movie just after [[spoiler:TheReveal]]:
--->'''Loki:''' You took me for a purpose. What was it? (''pause'')... '''''TELL ME!!!'''''
** In ''The Avengers'', [[EvilIsHammy any time he gets to talk at length he starts looking for scenery to munch on.]]
--->'''Loki:''' Kneel before me! I ''said'', KNEEEEEEEEEL!
** Occasionally in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', too.
--->'''Thor:''' What good were you in your cell?\\
'''Loki:''' Who put me there?! WHO PUT ME THERE?!
* LeanAndMean: He's very wiry compared to the other Asgardians, and then even more so in ''The Avengers''.
* LooksLikeCesare: When he first appears in ''The Avengers'', his eyes are sunken to an extreme degree, and his hair is even more mussed and stringy than usual.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Non-romantic love for his father Odin, but love made him both crazy and [[LoveMakesYouCrazy evil]] nonetheless.
* MadeOfIron: His durability is implied to be far greater than that of a normal Frost Giant's, as he is able to take hits from Hulk and Thor without sustaining major damage. While normal frost giants all die in one hit from either. Perhaps he uses magic like he does in the comics.
* MagicStaff: His Chitauri scepter in ''The Avengers''. Its normal size is "wand", but when he dons his royal outfit its becomes longer with a larger blade and is used as a staff.
* ManipulativeBastard: As noted elsewhere on this page, he manipulates everyone he comes into contact with to prove how smart and in control he is of any situation.
* ManlyTears:
** In the first movie, Loki's face is visibly wet with tears after he [[spoiler:discovers from Odin that he's actually a Frost Giant]]. He also sheds a tear when he asks Thor, "Is it madness?", which is a sign of his emotional breakdown.
** In ''The Avengers'', Loki displays a rare moment of vulnerability right after he [[spoiler:stabs Thor]]. A tear falls from his eye as he says, "Sentiment."
* TheManMakesTheWeapon:
** Inverted; while he has strength and magic he relies on power gained from elsewhere rather than his own strength. In ''Thor'', he uses Odin's staff and the Destroyer, and in ''The Avengers'' he relies on the Chitauri staff, mind-controlled heroes, and an alien army. This forms a contrast with the heroes whose power comes from their inner strength and qualities (Cap, Banner) or something they made themselves (Stark). This reliance on external power despite claiming superiority could be a sign of his insecurity.
** [[spoiler: He abandons this trait by ''The Dark World'', where he's never armed with more than a dagger, his powers of illusion, and his innate guile. What this indicates is open to interpretation.]]
* MasterActor: Even when he [[spoiler: is pretending to betray Thor and]] denounces his own mother to the person [[spoiler: responsible for her death]], he sounds completely sincere. The only one he doesn't seem to be able to lie convincingly to in ''Thor: The Dark World'' is Frigga, and in the previous ''Thor'' movie, he uses his acting ability effectively many times against his brother.
* MasterOfIllusion: Though this was the gimmick of a different figure (Freya) in Norse mythology, movie Loki is fond of using illusionary copies of himself to distract his enemies, and to taunt them. By ''The Dark World'' he's expanded his control over it into functional shapeshifting, able to cloak himself or others to look like other people.
* MirthlessLaughter: Loki is always laughing and chuckling, even when angry or sad; and it makes him all the more creepy.
* MommasBoy: Frigga seems to be the only member of the family that Loki can tolerate after all that's happened. Which makes [[spoiler:seeing his reaction to her death even more crushing.]] He is also shown to be his mother's son to a certain extent, as Frigga is the one who taught him magic, and his combat style in ''The Dark World'' is very similar to hers.
* MoralEventHorizon: An InUniverse example in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' with his tactics in trying to take over the Earth. How cruel were those tactics? Odin has him doing porridge for life (and would've had him executed if Frigga hadn't intervened); Thor, Sif, and Volstagg threaten to kill him if he betrays them; and Jane [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking slaps him in the face]].
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', he is prone to PuttingOnTheReich, and performs [[BreakingSpeech a speech]] about how humans "were born to be ruled." One [[BadassBystander old German]] calls him out on this while refusing to KneelBeforeZod:
-->'''Old German:''' Not to men like you.\\
'''Loki:''' [[AGodAmI There are no men like me.]]\\
'''Old German:''' (''with contempt'') There are ''always'' [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler men like you.]]
* NeverMyFault: Loki doesn't take responsibility for his actions, and he doesn't believe he did anything wrong when he attempted to conquer Earth.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: He gets Thor exiled from Asgard by setting things up to show that his brother isn't worthy of taking their father's throne. In doing so, he humbles Thor enough for him to ''become'' worthy. Sending the Destroyer after him gave him a chance to prove it.
* NominalHero: In ''The Dark World''. His reasons for helping Thor defeat Malekith are fairly selfish, but he nevertheless puts his life on the line to achieve their mutual goal.
* NonActionBigBad: A more subtle example than most. While he is technically well above any mortal in physical prowess, he isn't quite up to par with Thor in combat, preferring to compensate with his intelligence and cunning. As such, he tends to use trickery to avoid direct conflict. This changes in ''The Avengers'', where he is willing to dirty his hands against S.H.I.E.L.D. agents that are no threat to him and proves Captain America's superior during their short battle.
* NotQuiteDead:
** The epilogue of ''Thor'' reveals that he's alive and well within human society, and he returns in ''The Avengers'' more badass than ever.
** In ''The Dark World'', [[spoiler:despite having a DiedInYourArmsTonight moment with Thor, it's revealed at the end that he survived and is posing as Odin]].
* NotSoDifferent: To Tony Stark. Both are [[BadassBookworm nerdy]] [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] [[ItsAllAboutMe egomaniacs]] with [[WellDoneSonGuy Daddy issues]] and [[AlwaysSecondBest rivalries]] with [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor blond]] [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica beefcakes]]. Tony himself lampshades this in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'':
-->'''Tony Stark:''' ...And Loki, he's a full-tilt diva. He wants flowers, he wants parades, he wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered... (''[[ExplainExplainOhCrap epiphany]]'') Sonofabitch.
* NurtureOverNature: In spite of everything, it's still his Asgardian family that he primarily identifies with.
* ObliviousAdoption: He never quite fit into Asgardian society, but he doesn't suspect that he's adopted until [[spoiler:his skin turns blue when he's exposed to the Frost Giant's magic]].
* OedipusComplex: In ''The Dark World'', he genuinely loves his mother and [[spoiler:overthrows his father--whom he now loathes--usurping the Asgardian throne in the process]].
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Wherever he goes as soon as he says him name, people remarks that he's Thor's brother and he absolutely '''hates''' it.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Laufey ([[UnreliableNarrator possibly]]) abandoned him when he was a baby, and there is no mention of his birth mother. [[MissingMom Later on, his adoptive mother dies.]]]]
* PartingWordsRegret: His last words to [[spoiler:Frigga]] were to [[spoiler:deny that he was her son. Alleviated mildly in that they clearly both know he didn't mean it, but it's still obviously tearing him apart.]]
* PetTheDog: See TookALevelInKindness.
* PhysicalGod: Comes from a race of SufficientlyAdvancedAlien {{Physical God}}s.
* PietaPlagiarism: He is the recipient of this when [[spoiler:Thor cradles him in his arms after he is stabbed by Kurse]].
* PrettyBoy: While his appearance in the comics is very much DependingOnTheArtist and has ranged from withered and ugly all the way to smolderingly handsome, this is the most daintily good-looking Loki incarnation ever. This is ([[FridgeBrilliance completely coincidentally]]) in line with descriptions of Loki in Myth/NorseMythology and makes him a perfect foil to Thor's {{Hunk}} looks. He becomes a LongHairedPrettyboy in ''The Avengers'' and ''The Dark World''.
* PsychopathicManchild: In each film, Loki's motives center primarily on [[WellDoneSonGuy gaining his father's approval]], [[TheUnfavourite getting out of]] his [[CainAndAbel big]] [[SiblingRivalry brother's]] [[AlwaysSecondBest shadow]], or getting the [[DudeWheresMyRespect respect he deserves]] [[ItsAllAboutMe from everyone]]. Even if it involves [[KneelBeforeZod enslaving a planet]] or [[GenocideFromTheInside wiping out an entire people]] to do it. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Plus he's the God of Mischief]].
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He was an infant in the Middle Ages. The movie takes places in the 21st century.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:He appears to suffer this fate at the hands of [[TheDragon Kurse]], though it doesn't prevent him from [[TakingYouWithMe killing Kurse in return]] before seemingly succumbing to his injuries. Of course, [[FakingTheDead he's faking it]].]]
* RedemptionRejection: When Thor is still willing to offer Loki a chance as the Chitauri attack New York, he seems to genuinely consider it...then shanks Thor with a throwing knife.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Thor's red as he is more a shadowy presence meant to manipulate and confuse, but he still has Asgardian hamminess.
* ReliableTraitor: While Thor seeks his help in ''The Dark World'', everyone including Thor himself is quite aware Loki is going to betray him eventually. [[spoiler:They even use this to their advantage when tricking Malekith into exposing the Aether. Loki ''doesn't'' betray Thor, but he does trick Thor into thinking he died while he goes into hiding via shapeshifting.]]
* TheResenter: A seething ball of jealousy from his first scenes onward.
* {{Revenge}}:
** Although this is not explicitly stated in the first movie, it's quite obvious that part of the reason why Loki wanted to [[spoiler:kill Laufey is to get back at his biological father for leaving him to die as an infant]].
** [[spoiler:After Frigga is murdered]] in ''The Dark World'', this becomes Loki's motivation to team up with Thor to stop Malekith.
--> '''Thor:''' I wish I could trust you.
--> '''Loki:''' Trust my rage.
** It is also clear that he would like to get back at Odin, though [[spoiler:the ambiguity of the last scene makes it unclear as to whether he actually has]].
* RoyalBrat: Like Thor, Loki has overtones of this. He has no problem getting guards and Jötunns killed for the sake of a prank on his brother.
* SanitySlippage: Falling through a rift in space at the end of ''Thor'' did nothing good for his mental health. Not that it helps his case when he's faced with the consequences of his actions in ''The Avengers.'' Early in ''The Dark World'' he suffers another slippage after [[spoiler: Frigga's death.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:He kills his biological father Laufey while declaring himself the son of Odin. It looked like he was about to kill his adoptive father in an attempt to appeal to his biological father, but then he kills his biological father in a (completely misguided) attempt to appeal to his adoptive father. Wow.]]
* SelfServingMemory: In ''The Avengers'', he claims that Thor threw him into the void, apparently forgetting that he chose to fall in after Odin refused to condone Loki attempting genocide in his name.
* SharpDressedMan: When he appears before the imprisoned Thor in Midgard and when he attends ''[[MythologyGag Loge]]'' in ''The Avengers''.
* SpareToTheThrone: Oddly enough, he never realizes this until he gets made regent after Odin goes into the Odinsleep. As you can see with his page quote, he didn't want to supplant Thor he just wanted to be his equal. At least at first.
* SquishyWizard: DownplayedTrope. Loki is a skilled sorcerer and is physically weaker than his brother Thor, but he survived some ''very'' rough handling by the Hulk.
* SiblingRivalry: With Thor because there can only be one king.
* SiblingYinYang: The fact that they're total opposites in personality makes it worse. He thinks that Odin only likes the athletic Thor.
* SmugSnake: In both ''Thor'' and ''Avengers'', Loki's clearly not quite as clever or powerful as he likes to act.
* SoftSpokenSadist: A nasty man with a quiet voice, until he's got a reason to get mad, in which he'll ''get mad''.
* SophisticatedAsHell: "This is my bargain, you mewling quim!"
* StaffOfAuthority:
** In the first film, he wields Gungnir, the symbol of kingship in Asgard, when he becomes regent.
** In ''The Dark World'', [[spoiler:Gungnir is once again in his possession in the final scene]].
* StagesOfMonsterGrief: He goes through something a bit like this after TheReveal.
* StepfordSnarker: Though not so much at first, by ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' he is this. A few unguarded moments show that he actually still does care (at least about Frigga, though possibly about Thor and his former friends too) but he spends most of his time among other people, especially the Asgardians, snarking at them to cover up both this and his pain that they now (at least seem to) hate him.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Like all Asgardians though he is also known as a "master of magic" which makes things a little complicated.
-->'''Black Widow''': These people come from legend. They're basically gods.
* SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum: Ever since discovering his origins, Loki has been ''subtly'' throwing one. All bets are off in ''The Avengers'' when he clearly becomes fed up.
* SuperStrength: Most evident in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', where he kills a normal man in body armor with a single kick and throws Captain America around like a ragdoll.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: All three check off; he loves snarking at people.
* TechnicallyASmile: Loki ''never'' loses that confident grin of his, which widens into a leering, arrogant, wolf-like sneer when he's enraged; and it's easily the scariest expression he's got.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: This was his eventual reaction to learning his true heritage. In ''The Dark World'' he's clearly conflicted, but his actions show that he still feels that he's gone too far to turn back. Ever.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Everyone seems to agree that Loki's got a few screws loose. No one seems to think he might benefit from medication or psychoanalysis.
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: When he arrives in ''The Avengers'', he's a sweating, [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette pale]], sunken-eyed mess. This is our first clue that something has gone wrong in his time away. The second is the way he casually murders several soldiers before deigning to speak.
* TokenEvilTeammate: To Thor and Jane, in ''The Dark World''.
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Loki becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds when he learns of his frost giant heritage.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Going through a wormhole gave him one hell of a steel edge. He was already a total badass, being a God and holding his own against Thor and all, but by ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', is considered to be exponentially more dangerous. Creator/TomHiddleston invoked the trope when discussing Loki in ''The Avengers''
-->'''Hiddleston:''' It's all of [[Film/TheAvengers2012 them]] against me. I am the supervillain. So it's Film/IronMan, Film/TheIncredibleHulk, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]], Film/{{Thor}}, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, ComicBook/BlackWidow and ComicBook/NickFury forming [[SuperTeam a team]] because I've gotten so badass.
* TookALevelInDumbass:
** As Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20457_5-marvel-characters-who-totally-dropped-ball_p2.html pointed out]], he went from being a {{Chessmaster}} and ManipulativeBastard in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' to being perpetually fooled and outsmarted by virtually every member of the main cast in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. They summed it up with "Loki, the Silver-Tongued God of Deception, Can't Outsmart Anyone." However he ''still'' played DivideAndConquer against the Avengers before they rallied together for the grand finale and it could also be said that his "master" or the scepter he was given was disrupting his sanity.
** As demonstrated by the ending in ''Dark World'' [[spoiler:where he's sitting on Odin's throne, carrying his staff, and pretending to be him with Thor none the wiser]] it is easy to state that any level he took in ''Avengers'' is gone.
* TookALevelInKindness: Downplayed in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''. He proves that he's still got heroic qualities, risking his life to save Jane.
* TragicVillain: His villainy was originally well-intentioned and his goal was familial love. However, his long-lasting goal got so bad that he got twisted into insanity.
* {{Troll}}: He ''is'' the God of Mischief and Trickery, after all. In both ''Thor'' films, he uses his powers for pranks, such as shapeshifting himself and Thor just to irritate him, and after his fall to villainy, his demeanor is generally one of mocking snark and arrogance.
-->'''Laufey:''' So you're the one who showed us the way into Asgard.\\
'''Loki:''' That was just a bit of fun, really. To ruin my brother's big day.
* UngratefulBastard: How Odin views him since he was abandoned as a baby to die until Odin found him and raised him as his son. Loki repays that kindness by becoming a mass murder.
--->"Your birthright, was to '''die''', as a child, cast out onto a frozen rock. If I had not taken you then, you would not be here now to hate me."
* TheUnfavourite: He sees himself as such. He definitely doesn't fit the ideal of Asgard the way Thor does, but Odin repeatedly assures him "you are my son" and had great plans for him just as he did for Thor. [[spoiler:He hoped that Loki would pioneer a lasting peace and friendship between Asgard and Jötunheim instead of the fragile truce present at the time.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: The scene with young Loki shows him and Thor being absolutely adorable as they listen to Odin telling them a story about the war with the Jötunns.
* VainSorceress: A RareMaleExample, he's seen changing his clothes with magic and quite cares about appearances. He also keeps his [[spoiler: [[ShapeshifterDefaultForm Asgardian form]] on]] at most times, although that is for [[YouAreWhatYouHate other reasons]].
* VillainousBreakdown:
** Starting around the time he [[spoiler:discovers he's a Frost Giant]], and getting progressively worse throughout the rest of ''Thor''. This does not make him less effective, however - his growing insanity coupled with his deadly cunning only makes him more dangerous.
** He also has one at the end of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', after the Avengers start winning and he gets [[spoiler:cornered by the Hulk, he makes the very poor decision to try and [[BullyingADragon intimidate the giant green rage monster]]. It doesn't end well.]]
** He's not back to normal in ''The Dark World,'' but he seems to have improved somewhat. He's actually in a vulnerable state which opens the possibility of a HeelFaceTurn, but the only Ase making an effort in that direction is his foster-mother Frigga.
* VillainHasAPoint: Every time Loki starts a new scheme, he always has a good reason to.
** In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', he's driven by the lack of love given by his family.
** In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', he plans to conquer earth to bring peace, having gotten the idea that bowing down to him will stop them from fighting and starting wars against each other.
* VillainousLegacy: His actions in ''Thor'' and ''The Avengers'' helped motivate S.H.I.E.L.D. to go to more extreme measures to protect humanity in ''Captain America: The Winter Soldier''. [[spoiler:He also set the stage for the events of ''Age of Ultron'' by bringing the Chitauri scepter containing the Mind Stone to earth, where it was eventually used to create Ultron.]]
* VillainProtagonist: In both of the ''Thor'' films, he shares the protagonist role with Thor, but the first more than the second. In the first he had his own scenes and own plotlines. In the second he spends too much time in his cell to fully qualify.
* WaifFu: A borderline male example--he's played by 6' 2", ordinarily-slender Tom Hiddleston, but made up and costumed to look outright skinny--and still capable of at least briefly beating his beefy brother in combat (including, notably, using his father's scepter/spear as a pole to propel his body around in order to increase his momentum for a kick in the face).
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Despite what he may thought he was loved by his friends and family. Then he decided to conquer Earth....
* WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler:Even though he is ''furious'' that Odin lied to him about his parentage]], his ultimate goal is still his love and approval rather than his throne. In ''The Avengers'' he's still driven by a need for validation and approval, but doesn't want it from Odin specifically, just in general.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Part of the basis for his motivations in ''Thor''. According to WordOfGod, he's this in ''The Avengers'' as well, as Loki thinks conquering the Earth is a grand idea to bring about peace, since everyone will be too busy bowing to him to fight amongst themselves anymore.
* WhenHeSmiles: Surprisingly, albeit in a [[http://youtu.be/fuMy2sg3KbM deleted scene]] in ''Thor''. Even if you doubt his motives for going with Thor, it's one of very few scenes where he looks genuinely happy about something (if only for a few seconds). And ''damn'' does he look adorable.
-->'''Thor''': Thank you, brother.\\
'''Loki''': ''({{beat}})'' ''[smiles]'' Now give us a kiss.
* WickedCultured: Enjoys wearing dapper clothing when blending in among humans, as well as attending classical music performances.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He's a genocidal ego-maniacal tyrant, but he's driven by loneliness and a desperate need to validate his own self-worth, and it's hard not to feel sorry for him.
* XanatosSpeedChess: He's not in full control of everything that happens in ''Thor'', but he finds a way to makes things work to his advantage one way or the other. Shown to an even greater effect in ''The Dark World,'' where he out-gambits Malekith ''and'' Odin.
* {{Yandere}}: When Odin becomes ill just thinking about warring with the Frost Giants, Loki concludes that the quickest way to please his father is to [[spoiler:blow up the Frost Giants' world]].
* YoureNotMyFather:
** In ''Thor'', an indirect version--since only one of the characters is aware of the relation--takes place when [[spoiler: Loki shoots Laufey with Gungnir]] while making it clear who he considers to be his true parent:
--->[[spoiler: '''Loki:''' And your death came by the son of Odin]].
** In ''The Dark World'', he furiously yells a variation of this when he and Frigga discuss Odin. Somewhat justified, as Loki had been disowned and would've been executed if it weren't for his mother's influence.
--->'''Frigga''': Your father--\\
'''Loki''': [[SuddenlyShouting HE'S NOT MY FATHER!]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: By the time of ''Thor: The Dark World'', Frigga seems to be the '''only''' one in Asgard who still loves Loki. However, Thor's later behavior, especially after [[spoiler:Loki's 'death']], show that deep down he still loves his brother.
* ZigZaggedTrope: Loki's entire character is a dance between DarkIsNotEvil, BigBad, TheEvilPrince, and WellDoneSonGuy. Ultimately, ''Thor'' sets him up as a bad guy [[spoiler:[[AntiVillain who's playing both sides against the middle...]] [[WellDoneSonGuy to win his father's approval]].]] He falls completely into villain territory in ''The Avengers'', but in ''The Dark World'' he's a KnightTemplar and has returned to TheChessmaster.

[[folder:Allfather Odin Borson]]
!!''Allfather Odin Borson''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/AnthonyHopkins
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}} | Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''

->''"A wise king never seeks out war, but he must always be ready for it."''

Lord of the Aesir and King of Asgard. After Thor starts a war with the Jötunns, he exiles him in hopes of teaching him humility. Upon a particularly strenuous conversation with Loki, his old body goes into the "Odinsleep." Loki promptly takes advantage of this and starts scheming.
* AGodIAmNot: When Loki asserts that the Asgardians are like Gods compared to Humans, Odin succinctly declares that they should not act HolierThanThou in spite of their advantages as a species. However, this does not stop him from acting superior to Jane when she comes to the realm, probably because he feels that she's not good enough/too mortal for his son, more than anything else.
* AmazonChaser: Implied. His wife is Frigga, a LadyOfWar, and he ships his son with Sif, another LadyOfWar.
* AndIMustScream: When he goes into the Odinsleep Odin is perfectly capable of hearing and seeing what is going on around him, but powerless to do anything about it until the sleep is over.
* AndStarring: And Anthony Hopkins as Odin.
* AngstComa: Goes into the Odinsleep after banishing Thor and having an argument with Loki.
* BadassBeard: He has a bushy, impressive one.
* BadassGrandpa: In the prologue, back in the medieval period or earlier he leads the battle against the Frost Giants and even then he wasn't in his prime. In the first film, he rescues Thor himself.
* BigGood: He is the king of Asgard and the highest authority against Laufey, the king of Jötunheim. The fragile peace between them is the catalyst of the movie's plot. However, he is not without his flaws.
* BigSleep: The Odinsleep. [[spoiler:Ultimately {{subverted}}. It's a power recharge, not death.]]
* BladeOnAStick: Gungnir, the "Spear of Heaven."
* BloodKnight: For all his talk of keeping the peace in the Nine Realms, he goes into full RoaringRampageOfRevenge mode, willing to [[WeHaveReserves shed every drop of Asgardian blood]] to destroy Malekith after he [[spoiler:attacks Asgard and murders Queen Frigga.]] And he [[MightMakesRight justifies the righteousness of it by saying that he will win.]]
* BrokenPedestal:
** To his youngest son Loki, who greatly loved him, looked up to him and wanted nothing more than his approval in ''Thor''. [[spoiler: The breaking part started once Loki found out Odin had lied to him his whole life about his origins and planned to use him as a tool. Odin's final rejection in the Bifröst put the final nail in the coffin.]] In ''The Dark World,'' his harsh justice is treated by Loki as another rejection.
** His behaviour in ''The Dark World'' also costs Thor a lot of his illusions, and leads to him outright rejecting kingship for the foreseeable future.
* ChewingTheScenery: Whenever Odin gets angry and raises his voice. Magnificent in a way that only Anthony Hopkins can deliver.
* CoolHorse: Implied by its number of legs and its owner's identity to be [[Myth/NorseMythology Slepnir]].
* CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler:In ''Dark World'' after Frigga's death.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Has been putting off [[DeepSleep the Odinsleep]] for quite a while. In the opening for ''Thor'', he takes an ice mace from Laufey in the face and ''continues fighting anyway.'' He doesn't even stop to seek treatment for his eye until ''after'' the Frost Giants are driven back to Jötunheim.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Succumbs to it when Frigga is killed in ''The Dark World''. He throws aside all the virtues he preached about to Thor in favor of bloody revenge. He even drives ''Heimdall'' to go against him!]]
* EyepatchOfPower: He changes them depending on the occasion, but always present.
* EyeScream: Loses his right eye to Laufey in ''Thor'''s opening.
* GenreBlind:
** Believed that Loki would be able to [[spoiler: forge a lasting peace with the Frost Giants, despite the fact Laufey left him to die as baby.]]
** Didn't see that Loki would be incredibly upset or jealous about not being Crown Prince. Even worse - he ''didn't'' make it clear Thor was the Crown Prince when they were young, dangling the throne in front of both of them, telling them "only one of you can inherit the throne, but you were both born to be kings." The director of ''The Dark World'' has commented on how Odin really shouldn't have done that.
* TheGoodKing: Taking care of his people is his number one priority and his anger at Thor is based on his fear that his son cares more for war then for them. In ''The Dark World'' his despair drives him into the very BloodKnight behavior he scorned.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: As his image shows he wears various combinations of silver and gold and has white hair. Noteably, his sons each appropriate one of the two colors for their own outfits.
* GoodParents: Straightforward in ''Thor,'' but played with in ''The Dark World.''
** Loves ''both'' his sons, [[spoiler:even if Loki is an adopted Frost Giant, a racial enemy]], and gives Thor a '''much''' needed object-lesson to teach him the value of kindness and compassion. His main failure is being too proud of his sons to teach them the lessons they needed to learn until it was too late, resulting in Thor becoming a boisterous warmonger and Loki becoming a repressed ball of jealousy. Only one of them gets better (since any opportunity to correct Loki's immaturity was missed when he fell into Odinsleep, leading his adopted son to run amok with power).
** In ''The Dark World'' he reminds Loki that his birthright was "to die, as a child, on a frozen rock" and if he hadn't saved Loki that day then Loki wouldn't be alive to hate him in the present. How much of the punishment is from the "All Father" and how much is from "Loki's father" is ambigious in the film [[note]] The ''Dark World Prelude'' comics suggest that it's both of them [[/note]]. In any case he's given up hope that Loki would amount to anything more than a murderer.
* HandicappedBadass: His missing eye doesn't get in the way of his ass-kicking.
* HeavySleeper: Nothing can wake him from the Odinsleep once it begins, although he still sees and hears everything going on around him.
* IHaveNoSon: After Loki murdered millions of innocent New Yorkers in ''The Avengers'', Odin no longer considers him his son. In the ''Dark World Prelude'' comics, he underlines this by calling him Laufeyson to his face.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Although he stepped off the DespairEventHorizon by that point and was ready to expend unit after unit to fight Malekith in Asgard, Odin did have a point about Thor's plot to bring Jane to Malekith in Svartalfheim if Thor can't destroy the Aether once it's extracted from Jane as that's precisely what happens.
* LargeHam: Obviously, since we're talking about AnthonyHopkins... ''as Odin''.
* NeverMyFault: He doesn't take any responsibility for how his sons turned out. It doesn't dawn at him at all that Thor's war-mongering behavior is because of him, or that Loki's issues were due to nelegcting him as a child, which resulted in his madness.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** He never told Loki of his true heritage because he felt it would cause him to feel like an outsider. Even when Loki didn't know the truth, he still felt overshadowed by Thor and Odin. Finding out just made things worse, much '''worse'''.
** He went into Odin Sleep after banishing Thor, which put Loki on the throne.
* NotSoDifferent: From either of his sons. In ''Thor: The Dark World'', he shows himself very much like Thor in the first film, with his bloodthirsty ways in the fight with the Dark Elves. Of course, [[spoiler: he has better reason]]. While he respects humans as a race and government he also shares Loki's attitudes about being superior to individual humans, though that comes with the caveat of the fact that he would first have encountered humanity in the early bronze age, through to the Viking Era, so it isn't exactly surprising. On the better traits, he shares Thor's courage, nobility and ability to lead, with Loki's intelligence and diplomatic skills, as well as, to some extent, magic (he shows signs of it in ''The Dark World'' when he examines Jane for the Aether.
* OffingTheOffspring: The only reason he doesn't kill Loki is because [[DefiedTrope Frigga spoke in his defense]]. If it weren't for her, he'd have Loki executed without a second thought.
* PapaWolf: Goes into Jötunheim, by himself, to rescue his sons.
* ParentalNeglect: Played with. He loves (or use to love) both his sons, but since Thor was the eldest and the heir to the throne, he gave him more attention than Loki to whom he was always somewhat distant. This had ''very'' tragic results.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure:
** In the first movie, he wants to avoid war, and does a good job of handling things [[spoiler:when he's not in the Odinsleep]]. Just mind the HairTriggerTemper.
** This goes away in ''The Dark World''. He becomes bloodthirsty and irrational after [[spoiler:Frigga dies]], leading to Thor [[spoiler:and his friends committing treason just to do the right thing]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Gives one to Thor around the beginning of the film, but it was meant to inspire some humility in him, and not just for the sake of being mean-spirited.
--->"You are a vain, greedy, cruel boy!"
--->"Through your arrogance and stupidity, you have opened these peaceful realms and innocent lives to the horror and desolation of war! You are unworthy of these realms! You're unworthy of your ''title''! You are unworthy!...of the loved ones you have betrayed. I now take from you your power! In the name of my father and his father before, I, Odin Allfather, '''''cast you out'''''!"
** Also gives a brief one to Loki before sending him to the dungeon in ''The Dark World''.
--->"Do you not truly feel the gravity of your crimes? Wherever you go, there is war, ruin, and death."
--->"Your birthright, was to '''die''', as a child, cast out onto a frozen rock. If I had not taken you then, you would not be here now to hate me."
* RetiredBadass: He led the charge back in the 10th century AD, but now he prefers the diplomatic approach.
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:Frigga's death at the hands of the Dark Elves in ''The Dark World'' turns him to a blinded rage and he becomes much like Thor was prior to his CharacterDevelopment, willing to throw as many Asgardian lives as is needed to crush Malekith.]] Thor comments that his methods [[NotSoDifferent wouldn't leave much separation from him and that which he hates]].
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Personally led the Asgardian charge against the Jötunns to defend Midgard during the Dark Ages.
* StaffOfAuthority: Only the King of Asgard wields Gungnir.
* TookALevelInJerkass:
** In ''The Dark World'' he stops treating Loki like his son, and is openly disapproving of Thor's infatuation with Jane, comparing bringing Jane to Asgard to bringing a goat to a banquet (and says this to her face, as if her response doesn't matter). Most likely, it was probably caused by the fact that his second son, who he does still love, went insane, slaughtering thousands (at a conservative estimate) of innocents, and the fact that his first son is in love with a mortal who will break his heart by dying a millennium or three before Thor starts even going grey.
** He takes another level in the second half of the film [[spoiler: due to grief and anger over Frigga's death]] and shouts WeHaveReserves.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: He has a strong habit of leaving things or sending things to Earth that cause destruction. For example, his sending Thor and his hammer to Earth helped the Earth realize they were outmatched as they were, which caused S.H.I.E.L.D. to revive HYDRA tech, based on an Asgardian power source, the Tesseract. This snowballs into attracting the intentions of Thanos and the Chitauri, which brings to Earth the Mind Gem. That gives power to Ultron and the Vision.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:At the end of the second film, Loki has usurped the throne from Odin, whose fate is not revealed.]]

[[folder:Queen Frigga]]
!!''Queen Frigga''

->'''Portrayed By''': Rene Russo
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}} | Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''

->''"It’s only because I worry over you that you have survived."''

The wife of Odin, mother of Thor and Loki, and Queen of Asgard. As Odin falls into the Odinsleep, Frigga takes care of him, unaware of what Loki is doing on the throne.
* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Judging by the attendance and the reaction of [[spoiler:the mourners at Frigga's funeral]], all of Asgard love their Queen.
* ActionGirl: Thor definitely didn't get it all from his father. She easily bests [[BigBad Malekith]] in combat, taking him on alone armed with nothing but a shortsword and superior skill. [[spoiler:[[KilledOffForReal It's a shame]] he brought [[TheDragon Kurse]] along.]]
* ActionMom: Turns out to be a MagicKnight.
* AndStarring: With Rene Russo.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:She didn't die (at least permanently) in the comics, but she's killed in ''The Dark World''.]]
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Goes out fighting against Malekith in order to protect Jane and the Aether.]]
* GoodParents:
** Even though Loki [[spoiler:isn't a child of her blood]], she loves and dotes on him as if he were.
** She pleaded with Odin to turn Loki's death sentence into life imprisonment.
** She supports Thor's relationship with Jane, being happy that he is happy.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Died keeping Jane Foster and the Aether out of Malekith's clutches.]]
* HiddenDepths: In ''The Dark World'' she gets a fight scene against Malekith and ''wins''. Further, it's revealed that she's the one who taught Loki magic, and she uses the same sorts of illusions he does.
* TheHighQueen: She is beautiful, gracious and regal.
* LadyOfWar: See {{Badass}}. She did that [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery while wearing a queenly dress.]]
* MamaBear: Even though her sons need no protection, Frigga still defends them.
* MasterOfIllusion: Turns out that she's Loki's instructor.
* MoralityChain: She's this to her husband Odin, to the point where [[spoiler:her death]] is the point where he becomes ''hellishly'' bloodthirsty.
* MoralityPet: To Loki. Played with because it's been shown that Loki loves Frigga the most, but his affection for her didn't stop him from committing his actions.
* MotherhoodIsSuperior: While Loki's [[spoiler:adoption]] creates all kinds of drama, it all revolves around Odin. No one, ''not even the fans'' say that Loki is not Frigga's son. [[spoiler:Even though we know better!]]
* NeverMessWithGranny: She's capable of taking down Frost Giants and even ''The King of All Dark Elves'' in single-combat if the need arises.
* OnlyOneName: Only her first name is mentioned.
* ProperLady: The most graceful and poised member of the royal family.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She personally guards the king during the Odinsleep in ''Thor''. She also fights Malekith to protect Jane Foster and the Aether in ''The Dark World''.
* SatelliteCharacter: She's defined by her reactions to the actions of her family members.
* SilkHidingSteel: Being queenly, graceful, and proper doesn't stop her from being a sorceress and swordswoman.
* SingleStrokeBattle: She slays one of Laufey's mooks with only one swing of her sword.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She not only takes care of Odin in the Odinsleep, but guards him as well. She takes pride in this, as witnessed by her interaction with Odin while they prepare for Malekith's invasion:
--> '''Odin''': Despite all I have survived, my queen still worries for me.\\
'''Frigga''': [[BadassBoast It is only because I worry for you that you have survived]].
* WomanInWhite: AvertedTrope. Her main outfit in the first movie is a white dress, as seen in her page image, but this does not affect the plot.
* WomenAreWiser: She's more collected and calmer than her husband; not subject to rash decisions based on anger.


->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/IdrisElba
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}} | Film/ThorTheDarkWorld | Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''

->''"Be warned, I shall uphold my sacred oath to protect this realm as its gatekeeper."''

The gatekeeper of Asgard and guardian of the Bifröst. His eyes see all that takes place in the Nine Realms, and his omniscience is thought to be even greater than Odin's. The most loyal and possibly the mightiest warrior of Asgard.
* AllThereInTheManual: In Norse myth, Heimdall is actually a Van (being from Vanaheim) by birth: he's ''not'' obligated to look Nordic any more than Hogun is - even if his Marvel Comics version does.
* BadassBaritone: When you hear his deep and powerful voice, it becomes clear why Idris Elba was chosen for this role.
* BadassBeard: Sports a pretty good beard, though it's hidden mostly by his helmet.
* BadassGrandpa: Able to take down a camouflaging Dark Elf spaceship singlehandedly with only two daggers, he's powerful enough to match Odin himself - but Odin does not fear him because Heimdall is [[UndyingLoyalty absolutely loyal.]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:Subverted. While he's the first person Loki attacks in his EvilPlan, he breaks out of it and brings Thor back and the final scene of the first movie is him standing at his post like always.]]
* BlackViking: See RaceLift.
* CompositeCharacter: Has some elements of Balder from the comics.
* CoolHelmet: It's gold and horned!
* CoolOldGuy: The same generation as Odin and scary cool.
* CoolSword: His sword can control the Bifröst bridge.
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->'''Thor:''' Sometimes merriment is a greater burden than battle.\\
'''Heimdall:''' Then you are doing one of them incorrectly.
* TheDreaded: He stands alone between Asgard and the other eight realms. There's a reason the Warriors Three are terrified he might find out they're [[spoiler:plotting to subvert Loki's rule.]]
* TheFettered: He has an eternal duty which he takes with ''utter'' seriousness. He never leaves his post, except when Bifrost is sealed, and his loyalty to Asgard is absolute. Choose to fight him, though, and you face a BeefGate.
* GateGuardian: As guardian of the Bifröst he defends Asgard from all who would seek to attack it.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: As he is TheDriver and functionally an AlmightyJanitor. ''However'', his job's importance is played up thoroughly, and he's implied to be near or superior to Odin in power.
* HumanPopsicle: Loki freezes Heimdall with the Casket upon his "act of treason" (trying to attack Loki for [[spoiler:attempting to destroy Jötunheim with the Bifröst]]).
* LightningBruiser: And GeniusBruiser. He was hand-picked by Odin because he ''has'' no weak spots.
* LoopholeAbuse: He uses this to magnificent efficiency:
** In the first film, [[spoiler:twice he uses this to fudge his oath of loyalty to Loki as king. The first time he [[SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee leaves his sword in the Bifröst ignition for the Warriors Three to activate]]. The second time he waits for Loki to fire him before attacking him, so it will technically not be betrayal.]]
** In ''The Dark World'', [[spoiler:Thor approached him to help him and Loki escape to Svartalfheim and take the battle to Malekith. He mentions what they plan to do is treason, and yet goes along with it, taking the initiative to distract Odin]]:
---> '''Odin''': You have called me for an urgent matter, Heimdall, what is it?\\
'''Heimdall''': [[spoiler:Treason, my lord.]]\\
'''Odin''': Whose?\\
'''Heimdall''': [[spoiler:'''Mine.''']]
* TheOmniscient: DownplayedTrope. He can see and hear anything he wishes in the Nine Realms with perfect clarity, but he has to be ''looking'' for it, which is why the Asgardians fail to notice [[spoiler: Thanos' designs on the Infinity Gauntlet]]. There are also a number of things he can't see even when he is looking, which always catches his attention. Dark elf cloaking tech, for example, fools his sight perfectly but he can still ''hear'' their engines.
* PragmaticAdaptation: KennethBranagh has explained that he chose Idris Elba for the part, not because he needed a TokenMinority, but because [[AbilityOverAppearance he thought Idris was a very good actor.]]
--->'''Creator/BobChipman:''' To everyone who pitched a fit about Idris Elba playing Heimdall; Every scene he's in may as well be subtitled ''THAT'S WHY''.
* RaceLift: He's white in the comics. This was a point of contention for some fans, applied rather inconsistently (see Hogun). The actor and producers called out the fans on how ridiculous it is to say that a human actor playing a comic book character based on a mythological concept doesn't look like how the fans wanted.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Inverted, he's Sif's brother in the comics, but there is no sign of that in the movies.
* ScaryBlackMan: The Warriors Three are terrified of him [[AvertedTrope because of his power, omniscience, and deep voice]].
* TheStoic: One imagines standing as the eternal guardian of the gateway to all the nine realms either requires or breeds a certain emotional detachment. He's friendlier in ''The Dark World'', at least to Thor.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: For his omniscience.
* UndyingLoyalty:
** It's stated in the first movie that the only reason Odin is not afraid of Heimdall is because of his absolute loyalty.
*** The second movie plays with this: Heimdall is loyal to ''Asgard,'' not to the Allfather.
* UnflappableGuardian: For all of Asgard! Though he's more prone to employing [[TheQuietOne silence]] than the typical ObfuscatingStupidity and friendliness.
* TheWorfEffect: A variation in ''The Dark World'': You ''know'' the Dark Elves will be a threat when even ''Heimdall'' can't sense their presence. This may be related to the possibility that the Dark Elves predate him.

[[folder:The Destroyer]]
!!''The Destroyer''
->'''Portrayed By''': N/A
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}}''

An extremely powerful set of armor created by Odin to defend Asgard. As one does not wear it, but project their consciousness into it, it can be misused.
* AnimatedArmor: Controlled with a user's mind.
* BreathWeapon: The heat ray of the Destroyer is fired from the opening in the helmet. It looks like a WaveMotionGun.
* TheBrute: Temporarily a non-sentient one to Loki in ''Thor'' once he takes the throne.
* FightingAShadow: Killing the Destroyer doesn't harm its user, seeing as it is controlled by an extension of the user's mind. In a sense, the fight with it could be considered the first battle between the Asgardians and Loki.
* HavingABlast: They come from the eyes.
* ImplacableMan: Until Thor gets his power back and is able to fight it, it hunts him down without regard for anything else.
* {{Magitek}}: One of the only real examples shown from Asgard so far, with the rest of the "magic" being MagicFromTechnology.
* MenacingStroll: Walking along and batting aside warriors in its path.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Destroyer
* PowerGlows: The opening in the face glows when it is about to fire.
* TheVoiceless: Justified, in that it's not ''alive'', and is more of a weapon than a character.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the film it isn't shown what happened to it after it was destroyed. The tie-in comic ''Fury's Big Week'' shows that S.H.I.E.L.D. took custody of it, and are now trying to ''reverse-engineer'' it. [[spoiler:As shown in ''The Avengers'', they are successful.]]

[[folder:Bor Burison]]
!!''Bor Burison''
->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/TonyCurran
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''

Father of Odin and grandfather of Thor, he led the war against the Dark Elves 5000 years before the events of the film.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Leads the Asgardian charge. It runs in the family, apparently.
* BadassBeard: A vast red one.
* BadassBaritone: His voice is deeper than ''Thor's''.
* CoolHelmet: Wears his helmet from the comics, with downwards-curving horns.
* LongDeadBadass: By a few thousand years; he's ''Odin's'' father.
* OurFounder: Depicted in huge statues in Asgard. [[spoiler:Thor accidentally decapitates one of them with a Dark Elf ship while escaping from Asgard.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: King of Asgard before Odin, long dead before the events of either film.

!!''Lady Sif & The Warriors Three''

Thor's closest and most loyal friends. Upon his exile, they {{plan}} to defy Loki and return their friend to his home.

[[folder:Four of Them In General]]

* {{Adorkable}}: Every inch as sweet and goofy as Thor is when they're on Earth; The big-happy-grins ([[TheSpock Hogun's]] included) that they wore after finding Thor on Earth are simply ''adorable.''
* BadassCrew: Asgard's greatest warriors, other than the Odin family and Heimdall.
%%* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Fandral, Hogun and Volstagg, respectively.
* DorkKnight: Every lovable one of them is a warrior.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: The Warriors Three to Thor are his best guy friends; Sif might count as a [[PlatonicLifePartners platonic]] one.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Played with. Both Sif and Fandral have swords, but Hogun uses a mace and Volstagg an axe. Regardless, they're second only to Thor in heroism.
%%* KnightKnaveAndSquire: Fandral is the Knight, Hogun is the Knave and Volstagg is the squire.
* TheMagnificent: The Warriors Three have these kinds of sobriquets, but they aren't referred to in the first film itself.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Inverted, the group is always referred to as "Lady Sif and the Warriors Three". Played straight in deleted scene for ''Thor'', where an Asgardian report to Loki and adressed them as "Warriors Three and Lady Sif".
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: All four of them are like Thor in this regard.
* TrueCompanions: To say that they're Thor's dearest and most loyal friends is an understatement.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Even though they grew up together and loved each other like a family, all four of them now hold Loki in nothing but cold contempt and hatred after his actions in The Battle of Manhattan.

[[folder:Lady Sif]]

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/JaimieAlexander
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}} | Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' | ''Film/ThorRagnarok''
->'''Television Appearances''': ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' [=S01E15=] [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E15YesMen "Yes Men"]], [=S02E12=] [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E12WhoYouReallyAre "Who You Really Are"]]

->''"I will die a warrior's death. Stories will be told of this day!"''

One of Thor's oldest friends and the only female warrior of Asgard.
* ActionGirl: She's one of Asgard's best warriors. Her badassery has even reached memetic levels in-universe, as seen in [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E15YesMen "Yes Men"]].
--> '''Coulson:''' [She] climbed a giant metal killing machine. Speared it with her double-bladed sword. It was pretty badass.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She has greater similarity to 'the grim' than her other boisterious companions.
* AmnesiacHero: She's hit with a Kree memory eraser in the ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' episode "Who You Really Are," leaving her with only children's education from Asgard. Luckily, it can also put her memories back.
* BeautyMark: She has one on her cheek, near her nose.
* TheConscience: [[WordOfGod Craig Kyle]] stated that he considered Sif as "Thor's conscience, in a way". She tries to give him advice at times, but he rarely listens.
* CrazyPrepared: As shown in a deleted scene of ''Thor'', she brought her entire arsenal of weapons to the coronation.
* DeadpanSnarker: Usually to her friends in a good-natured, playful way (further shown in the deleted scenes), but she can also be coldly mocking at times.
--> '''Sif:''' ''[seeing Thor showing off in front of the whole court]'' Oh, ''please''.
* DualWielding: Sif has two swords that can [[DoubleWeapon join together at the hilts.]]
* GlorySeeker: As the quote above indicates, she was ready to go down fighting the Destroyer.
* GreenEyedMonster: Downplayed. While she may be jealous of Jane's relationship with Thor she accepts it and bears Jane no ill will for it. Even her [[WordOfGod actress]] said she's above all that, the most antagonistic Sif gets toward Jane is a glare because Jane's presence is threatening Asgard, not because she's dating Thor.
* GuestStarPartyMember: In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E15YesMen "Yes Men"]], where she joins forces with the team in hunting down Lorelei. They team up again looking for a Kree in [=S02E12=] [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E12WhoYouReallyAre "Who You Really Are"]]
* HopelessSuitor: To Thor, as he's in love with Jane.
* HopelessWithTech: Inverted. Coulson tries to explain to Sif how to use The Bus' touch screen, but she proves perfectly familiar with the interface from her time in non-magical alien societies. She even calls the system "antiquated."
* HotBlooded: She can be quite impulsive when she gets frustrated.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Her appearance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D shows she's not completely gotten over her feelings for Thor, but the second film has her protecting Jane and even breaking her out at Thor's request, and she displays no resentment towards them.
* LadyLegionnaireWear: Her battle armour in ''The Dark World'' includes a segmented skirt.
* LadyOfWar: Instead of the boisterous LeeroyJenkins approach, she has a more composed and refined fighting style.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: She uses her shield to protect herself or others, [[ShieldBash and also hits opponents with it.]]
* OneOfTheBoys: She's an ActionGirl who hangs out with an all-guy group of warriors.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Inverted, she's Heimdall's sister in the comics, but there is no sign of that in the movies.
* SecretKeeper: Her guest spot on ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' makes her the only character tied strongly to a particular film series rather than the MCU as a whole to know that Coulson is still alive. He asks her to let him tell Thor himself.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Most of her outfits have either no sleeves or simply metal shoulder caps, though she does wear braces to protect her wrists. The exception is when she travels to Jottunheim with Thor in his first movie: then she wears full-length sleeves to protect herself from the cold.
* TomboyishPonytail: Wears one when going into battle. She seems to have dropped the habit during ''Thor: The Dark World''.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend:
** Implied as of ''Thor'' with Sif to Thor. (She's Thor's main love interest in the comics and his wife in the myth.) According to interviews, this was more explicit in scenes that were later cut. This was made more explicit in ''The Dark World'', in that she tries to reach out and comfort Thor's increasing broodiness, and yet gets the courteous-yet-curt reply of:
--->'''Thor:''' [[ObliviousToLove I thank you for your continuing friendship and guidance, Lady Sif]].
** Her guest spot in ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' reveals she lost her first love to Lorelei's seduction magic, and is still hurting over Thor not choosing her.
--->'''Lorelei:''' Never to get what you desire. Not Haldor; not... ''Thor''.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She sees the Inhumans as nothing but dangerous weapons that have to be put down, though she's convinced to spare [[spoiler:Skye]] for the moment after she shows undeniable signs of wanting to learn to control her powers.
* {{Xenafication}}: In the myths, Sif is a [[ProperLady sweet, lovely lady]] displaying HairOfGoldHeartOfGold, and associated with the earth and marriage, while Marvel's Sif is a [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Aloof Dark Haired]] ActionGirl. Though, in the comics the black hair is explained by Loki cutting her gold hair as a prank, and in apology giving her black hair made by dwarfs. ([[Myth/NorseMythology In the myth]] he cuts it too, but gives her a gold headdress). It's also implied in the movie Sif wasn't always an ActionGirl, see below.
* YouGoGirl: It's implied that Sif had to pull one of these in order to be taken seriously as a warrior, hence why she's still called "Lady Sif".
-->'''Thor''': And [[StayInTheKitchen who proved wrong all who scoffed at the idea]] that a young maiden could be one of the fiercest warriors this realm has ever known? \\
'''Sif''': ''I'' did. \\
'''Thor''': ...true ...but I supported you!

[[folder:Fandral the Dashing]]
!!!'''''Fandral the Dashing'''''

->'''Portrayed By''': Joshua Dallas (''Thor'', pictured), Zachary Levi (''Thor: The Dark World'')
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}} | Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''

A charming warrior who often hits it off with the ladies of Asgard.
* BadassBeard: Errol Flynn would be proud.
* BloodKnight: They all love battle, but Fandral seems to especially enjoy it.
* ChickMagnet: Can be seen chatting it up with a couple of woman during the post-Vanaheim celebration in ''The Dark World''.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Downplayed. [[TheOtherDarrin Zachary Levi]] isn't so, but is still obviously tanned compared to Josh Dallas.
* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly in ''The Dark World'', where nearly every single line that comes out of his mouth is a witty one-liner.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: He's skewered by a Frost Giant's ice spike during the raid on Jötunheim. He lives, but has to be carried off the battlefield.
* RoyalRapier: He uses one and is implied to be Asgardian nobility.
* {{Swashbuckler}}: Fandral is practically an ErrolFlynn {{Expy}}.

[[folder:Hogun the Grim]]
!!!'''''Hogun the Grim'''''
->'''Portrayed By''': Tadanobu Asano
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}} | Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''

A stoic and quiet warrior, he is a quick thinker and highly observant.
* BadassBeard: Has grown one by ''The Dark World''.
* BlackViking: His facial features look like he's from the other side of the world from Norway. Justified in that, unlike Sif, Fandral and Volstagg, he's not Aesir/Asgardian, but Vanir/from Vanaheim.
* CarryABigStick: He uses a spiked mace.
* DemotedToExtra: Makes a brief appearance early in ''The Dark World'', having remained in his home realm to help rebuild it after the Marauders' attack; has another appearance, no more than a reaction shot, during the portal-hopping battle of the finale.
* TheQuietOne: He rarely speaks, so when he does, the others listen.
* RaceLift: Hogun in the comics is vaguely Mongolian-looking and based on Creator/CharlesBronson. Here, he's Japanese-looking. He seems to have grown an impressive beard during ''Thor: The Dark World'', which harkens back to Asano's portrayal of UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan in the film ''Film/{{Mongol}}''.
* NotSoStoic: Even he gives a big grin when they find Thor on "Midgard".
* TheSpock: Far more logical and [[TheStoic stoic]] than his companions.
* TheStoic: He always acts completely serious and composed.
* WhenHeSmiles: See the entry under the main group. He smiled just as wide as Sif and the Other Warriors-Two.

[[folder:Volstagg the Voluminous]]
!!!'''''Volstagg the Voluminous'''''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/RayStevenson
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}} | Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''

A large Asgardian warrior, his healthy appetite does not decrease his love for battle or his loyalty to his friends.
* AnAxeToGrind: He uses a gigantic battle axe.
* BadassBeard: Look at the size of it!
* BewareTheNiceOnes: (Coldly to Loki) "If you even ''think'' about betraying him (Thor), [[RunningGag I will kill you]]."
* BigEater: Do not mistake Volstagg's [[NervousWreck appetite]] for [[TheSnackIsMoreInteresting apathy]]!
%%* BigFun
* BoisterousBruiser: If you're sitting in the mead hall, sit next to him because he's [[BigFun a lot of fun]]. If you're standing on a battlefield, stand next to him because he's [[TheBigGuy fierce!]]
* FieryRedhead: If someone can rival Thor for hotbloodedness, it's this guy.
* FunPersonified: Always the life of a party, smashing mugs with a jolly laugh while asking for refills just like Thor.
* FriendToAllChildren: In deleted scene for ''Film/{{Thor}}'', in Earth, he helped a little girl taking her toy ball from under a car... [[SuperStrength by lifting said car with one hand]]. Granted, he also has adorable children of his own in Asgard.
* GentleGiant: The largest of amongst the young heroes of Asgard, and quite easily the sweetest and goofiest.
* HappilyMarried: Volstagg is married and has three adorable children. One of them sits in his lap during the feast after the Battle of Vanaheim.
* OhCrap: Counts as a TemptingFate.
-->'''Volstagg''': Hush! Heimdall might be watching...\\
'''Guard''': ''[enters the room]'' Heimdall demands your presence!\\
'''Volstagg''': ...We're doomed.
* StoutStrength: Volstagg comes off as both short and huge.

!Midgard (Earth)

[[folder:Dr. Jane Foster]]
!!''Dr. Jane Foster''

->'''Portrayed By''': NataliePortman
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}} | Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''

->''"'Magic's just science we don't understand yet.' Creator/ArthurCClarke."''

An astrophysicist who finds out that a wormhole she's been observing is really the Bifröst Bridge. Helps out Thor, and eventually falls in love with him.
* {{Adorkable}}: She's usually a level-headed scientist, but anytime Thor turns on the charm, she turns into a giggling schoolgirl. She's also exhilarated in ''The Dark World'' whenever she encounters Asgardian technology.
* ActionSurvivor: How she deals with gods and robots and TheMenInBlack.
* AdaptationalIntelligence: Not that Jane is in any way unintelligent in the comics, but in the MCU, not only is she an astrophysicist, which is already an extremely hard field on its own, she also has ''three'' degrees.
* BadassBookworm: She relies on her intellect and her inventions when taking part in the action.
* BadassNormal: In a world of gods, aliens, and superheroes, Jane is just a normal person with no enchantments or physical enhancements. Yet she uses her intelligence to solve problems and remains an active part of the conflicts.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's usually easy-going, but she will throw a punch at people who get her mad.
* BrainyBrunette: She is an astrophysicist with three degrees.
* ClarkesThirdLaw: She quotes it to strengthen her argument about her research, which is admittedly going into less grounded territory.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not very often, but by ''The Dark World'', she reacts like this at times.
-->'''Darcy:''' It's okay, we're Americans!\\
'''Jane:''' Is that supposed to make them like us?
* {{Determinator}}: It's clear from her very first scene that she's ready to do anything for her research, namely ''driving directly into a tornado''.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: She slapped Thor twice, and Loki later. Granted, they probably felt nothing, but she still physically assaulted a pair of gods.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Regarding Jane's motivation in ''Thor'', [[http://www.tribute.ca/news/index.php/black-swans-natalie-portman-flies-high-with-your-highness-and-thor/2011/03/17/ Natalie Portman explained]] that her theories about connecting dimensions have her being looked down by the scientific community. [[spoiler: If the post-credits scene is anything to go by, she finally got it]].
--> '''Natalie Portman:''' Everyone thinks she’s on the fringe of science and that she’s this kook, so this is her opportunity to prove herself.
* FullNameBasis: Even to the non-Asgardians. Selvig and Darcy are the only ones who use FirstNameBasis with her.
* GadgeteerGenius: In ''Thor'', she mentions that she built most of her equipment herself.
* GirlinessUpgrade: Downplayed and lampshaded early on in ''The Dark World'', complete with her first outfit of the picture incorporating ProperTightsWithASkirt. Later scenes show her wearing something like "Asgardian noblewoman casual wear".
* GirlsNeedRoleModels: [[http://www.comicvine.com/jane-foster/4005-12337/forums/jane-foster-is-an-astrophysicist-in-thor-movie-585104/ Part of the reason why]] Creator/NataliePortman signed up to play Jane was that she was very enthusiastic about playing a female scientist protagonist.She accepted even before the character was fully defined and helped create her.
--> '''Natalie Portman:'''I was like, ‘What a great opportunity, in a very big movie that is going to be seen by a lot of people, to have a woman as a scientist.’ She’s a very serious scientist. Because in the comic she’s a nurse and now they made her an astrophysicist. Really, I know it sounds silly, but it is those little things that makes girls think it’s possible. It doesn’t give them a [role] model of ‘Oh, I just have to dress cute in movies.’”
* HotScientist: A lovely astrophysicist.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Thor, who is both much taller and broader than her.
* LivingMacGuffin: She becomes one for a while in ''The Dark World'' after inadvertently becoming the host of the Aether.
* MugglesDoItBetter: In ''The Dark World,'' the Dark Elves are able to bypass the defenses of the Asguardians, yet they're no match for the gravitic stabilizers that she jury-rigged into field disrupters.
* NeutralFemale: In ''The Dark World'', [[spoiler:this is averted. The sensors she and Selvig build, combined with the Convergence, come in handy to fight the Elves and save people's lives.]]
* NiceGirl: One of the clearest examples of the MCU. She's kind, easy-going and quite willing to take part in solving conflicts.
* OddFriendship: With Darcy, the perky ''political'' scientist.
* OnlySaneMan: She easily buys into Thor's story, but does so in a scientific way. Her photographs show that Thor was in the Einstein-Rosen bridge, and she points out that it has to lead to somewhere.
* PutOnABus: SHIELD put her on one to safety before the events of ''The Avengers''; see RealLifeWritesThePlot. Then TheBusCameBack and she appears in ''The Dark World'' where she's quite miffed that Thor didn't come to see her during his last visit to Earth, and she had to learn about it from the news.
** She's also out for ''Age of Ultron''; apparently she has been kept quite busy with work ever since her work on the convergence took off.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** NataliePortman was pregnant when ''The Avengers'' was filming, so Jane only appears as a still photo (and Natalie ''wanted'' to come back, too).
** Defied for ''The Dark World'', as the crew delayed filming until she was out of bed rest.
* RelationshipUpgrade: To OfficialCouple with Thor as of the end of ''The Dark World''.
* RealAwardFictionalCharacter: Thor mentions in ''Ultron'' that there people are talking of her winning a Nobel Peace Prize for her work on the convergence.
* ScienceHero: In ''The Dark World,'' Jane's research and scientific knowledge help to propel the plot forward and ultimately resolve the conflict.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Thor's noble behavior and [[IKissYourHand hand kissing]] won her over.

[[folder:Dr. Erik Selvig]]
!!''Dr. Erik Selvig''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/StellanSkarsgard
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}} | Film/{{The Avengers|2012}} | Film/ThorTheDarkWorld | Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''

->''"It's not a bad thing finding out that you don't have all the answers. You start asking the right questions."''

An astrophysicist and college professor working with Jane Foster on studying wormhole anomalies. He suspects Thor of being crazy because he recognize all of his stories from childhood, but in the end helped him out - specifically creating a fake identity for him as "Donald Blake." Was [[spoiler:brainwashed by Loki]] in the Avengers, and is shown to be still affected by the experience in ''The Dark World''.
* AgentScully: Never believed any of the supernatural aspects of ''Thor'' because they sounded too much like the stories he heard as a child. Repeatedly points this out to Jane.
* BadLiar: In ''Thor'', when he explained about "Dr. Donald Blake" to Coulson, you can tell that Son of Coul easily sees through all his lies.
* BigDamnHeroes: At the end of ''Dark World'', saves Thor and Jane from [[spoiler:being crushed by Malekith's ship by using the tech he invented to open a portal above them. As an added bonus, he ends up teleporting it right on top of Malekith, finishing him off for good. Not bad for a guy who had to be busted out of an insane asylum earlier that day.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Loki somehow influences his actions in the stinger of ''Thor'', then gives him the full Chitauri scepter treatment in ''The Avengers''.]]
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Double Subverted. He can ''definitely'' hold his liquor, but getting into a drinking contest against the God of {{Boisterous Bruiser}}s? You lose that one.
--> '''Thor''': We drank, we fought. He made his ancestors proud!
* CoolOldGuy: As shown by his [[DrinkingContest behavior]] when at the bar with Thor.
* CloudCuckooLander: He became cooky and silly in ''Dark World'' due to his experiences in ''The Avengers''.
* EvilGenius: [[spoiler:Of Loki's group in ''The Avengers'', though [[BrainwashedAndCrazy not by choice]].]]
* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler:Was doing this when under Loki's control, making his scepter the key to closing the Chitauri portal, as he explains to Black Widow after being broken out by Iron Man.]]
* ForScience: [[spoiler:Gains this sort of glee after Loki mind-controls him.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Becomes unhinged in ''The Dark World'' after his [[spoiler:brainwashing]]. On a more mundane level, the undoing of it (getting thrown 30 feet by a small explosion and hitting his head really hard) on a man likely in his sixties probably helped make it worse.
* HourglassPlot: In both ''The Avengers'' and ''Thor : The Dark World'', his experience with cosmic happenings has taken him far away from his rationalist origins.
* {{Irony}}: Started as a rationalist, down-to-earth scientist skeptical about mythical resonances to cosmic events, then he eventually becomes a CloudCuckooLander with his reputation in tatters. He has a WorldOfCardboardSpeech about it in ''Thor : The Dark World'' after which he becomes functional again.
* LastNameBasis: Gets referred to as Selvig more than Erik.
* MentorArchetype: To Jane, and later to Thor in ''Thor'' as he guides both of them in different ways.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: In ''The Dark World'' he runs around Stone Henge without a scrap of clothing.
* PapaWolf: Has shades of this towards Jane such as telling Thor not to hurt her. He's also this to Darcy.
* ReluctantMadScientist: [[spoiler:When mind-controlled by Loki.]]
* SanitySlippage: In ''The Dark World'' due to [[spoiler:Having a god take over his mind.]]
* TheSmartGuy: Recruited by Fury to be this for S.H.I.E.L.D.

[[folder:Darcy Lewis]]
!!''Darcy Lewis''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/KatDennings
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}} | Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''

->''"I am not dying for six college credits!"''

A ''political'' scientist and intern with astrophysicists Jane Foster and Erik Selvig.
* {{Adorkable}}: In a similar, but more open, manner to Jane. A good example is when she's mispronouncing Mjölnir's name, calling it "Myeh-Myuh"
* BigDamnKiss: Has one of these with Ian after he saves her from dark elves by smashing them with a Convergence-affected car. Ends up dropping him when Jane sees them.
* BrainyBrunette: Like Jane she's a scientist, albeit a ''political'' one.
* BrutalHonesty: She tends to say whatever she thinks without worrying about it.
--> '''Darcy:''' ''[trying to comfort Jane about Thor having left]'' He's gonna come back. Except, you know, last time he was gone for like two years.
* CanonForeigner: She doesn't appear in the comics, only in the films.
* CombatPragmatist: She doesn't wait for Thor to finish his boast; she tases him immediately.
* DeadpanSnarker: On occassion, usually as a reaction to Jane's ForScience attitude.
--> '''Darcy:''' I am not getting stabbed in the name of science.
* DefensiveWhat: After she tazes Thor and Jane and Erik react with horror, she retaliates with: "What?! He was freaking me out!"
* ExtravertedNerd: A political science major and very outspoken and social.
* FirstNameBasis: She's only referred by her first name.
* FunPersonified: Most of her scenes have her nonchanantly doing or saying something funny.
* GeniusDitz: Doesn't get most of what Jane and Eric talk about, but she's the one to point out that primitive humans could have mistaken people like Thor for gods. She's also the one who spots the Thor-shaped silhouette in Jane's pictures of the Bifröst opening.
* {{Malaproper}}: She's completely unable to pronounce "Mjölnir."
* {{Meganekko}}: She sometimes wears glasses, which adds to her {{adorkable}} nature.
* MomentKiller: She has a habit of interrupting Jane whenever she's trying to have a romantic moment. She is perfectly aware of it and finds it quite funny.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: ''Political'' science, not astrophysics. (She became Jane's assistant because she was the only one who applied for the job.)
* OCStandIn: Since she hasn't done much besides being PluckyComicRelief, and the movies have intentionally avoided making Kat Dennings into MsFanservice even though [[Series/TwoBrokeGirls she's known to be capable of it]], fanfic authors have considerable leeway to create backstory for her and connect her to the rest of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. (For example, her being Tony Stark's daughter is becoming a popular EpilepticTree.)
* OddFriendship: With Jane the calmer and yet also more hotblooded astrophysist
* PluckyComicRelief: From the tasing to the 'pretty cut' line, she has comedy covered.
* StaticStunGun: Tases a BroughtDownToNormal Thor.

[[folder:Ian Boothby]]
!!''Ian Boothby''

->'''Portrayed By''': Jonathan Howard
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''

Darcy's intern in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''. Mostly gets dragged around with no idea of what's going on and made to carry things.
%%* {{Adorkable}}: Much like Darcy.
* BigDamnHeroes: Helps the other scientists set up the sensors to counter the Convergence, and saves Darcy from a troop of dark elves by smashing them with a floating car.
* BigDamnKiss: With Darcy, during the climax.
* BlatantLies: When trying to convince the receptionist at the [[spoiler:mental hospital]] that he's Eric's son.
* ButtMonkey: Gets bossed around by Darcy a lot.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: He's generally just referred to as Intern. "It's ''Ian''..."
* {{Expy}}: An {{Adorkable}} English guy who gets bossed around the whole time, gets one chance to demonstrate his heroism, and wins the girl in the end? Did [[Series/DoctorWho Rory]] miss a turn and wind up with the [[TheNthDoctor wrong]] [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Doctor?]]


!Other Realms

[[folder:King Laufey]]
!!''King Laufey''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/ColmFeore
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/{{Thor}}''

->''"You've come a long way to die, Asgardian."''

The King of Jötunheim and a Frost Giant. Over 1,200 years ago, Laufey invaded Earth (Midgard) in an attempt to conquer it, but Odin and the Gods came to Earth's aid and pushed them back to Jötunheim and defeated them, and took the Casket of Ancient Winters, a powerful artifact, from them. Since then, Laufey desires peace first, but if possible, to get the Casket back.
* AbusiveParents: Left his weak and tiny (for a Frost Giant) infant son out in the cold to die. [[spoiler:Said son, Loki, was then found by Odin and raised as his own.]] [[spoiler: [[KarmicDeath Said son later kills him in order to gain the approval of his foster father.]]]]
* AffablyEvil: Almost always calm, even-toned and polite when talking to the Asgardians.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Like all Frost Giants, has blue skin.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Casket of Ancient Winters, a device that can freeze entire landscapes and his old weapon.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the king of the badass ice people.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Courtesy of scepter blasts by Loki.]]
* CoveredWithScars: Because of the war.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:While Loki is revealed to be the one who allowed Frost Giants into Asgard, and makes a deal to allow them inside in force]], King Laufey is assumed (at least in-universe) to be the primary antagonist of ''Thor''.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:For such a mighty warrior, all it takes is two shots from Loki to disintegrate him. Though those two shots came from Odin All-Father's staff, one of the most powerful weapons in Asgard's general vicinity.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's clearly a malignant character, but even he doesn't want full-out war needlessly, as he has experienced it, and has seen the costs that come from it.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: Frost Giants, whether openly violent toward Asgard or not, are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil always seen as evil]] when confronted, whether overtly or not.
* EvilPlan: In the Dark Ages, he wanted to plunge Midgard into a new Ice Age. Odin put a quick stop to that, but the results of that plan set the stage for the events of ''Thor''.
%%* EvilSoundsDeep:
* GenderFlip: In Myth/NorseMythology, Laufey is [[spoiler:Loki's]] mother, and a Frost Giant called Farbuti is his father, but in the comics and the film, Laufey is the father and a unidentified female (possibly Aesir) for the mother.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has many claw-shaped ones across his face.
* AnIcePerson: Though he's more skilled at controlling it than other Frost Giants.
* KilledOffForReal: He is outright disintegrated by [[spoiler:Loki, so that Loki would become Odin's favorite son, and be able to be the true heir to the throne.]]
* KnifeNut: One of his simplest ice constructs is a weaponed icicle, which he [[spoiler:tries to assassinate Odin with]].
* OurGiantsAreBigger: Frost Giants are bigger than Asgardians.
* ParentalAbandonment: To infant [[spoiler:Loki]] and later tells [[spoiler:Loki]] that Odin should have left him to die instead of saving and [[spoiler:raising him as his own son]].
* PragmaticVillainy: Laufey is evil, but he's not stupid. He knows that Odin's a dangerous enemy, and wants to make sure that the Asgardians fire the first shot so he can [[VillainWithGoodPublicity have the moral high ground when he starts the war]]. [[spoiler:Loki cleverly plays this trait against him by setting him up. He allows Laufey and a few Jötunns into Asgard to assassinate Odin (causing Laufey to believe he has an ally within Asgard) while he sleeps, but only so Loki can then turn the tables on Laufey, kill him, and give ''himself'' the moral high ground in order to start a war with Jötunheim.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He was prepared to let Thor and his buddies go after they invaded his nation and violated the truce, because he knows that Thor is an immature boy that doesn't understand war.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: All Frost Giants have them, [[GlowingEyesOfDoom but his seem to glow.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Personally led the invasion of Midgard during the Dark Ages, wielding the [[ArtifactOfDoom Casket of Ancient Winters]].
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the comics, he was killed by Odin centuries ago, when Loki was still a baby. In the film, he is left alive, [[spoiler:but only temporary. In the end, Loki kills him]].
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Of Loki in the fake assination plot. It lead to his death.]]
* VillainHasAPoint: He's right and quick to point out that pre-CharacterDevelopment Thor is just a boy who tried to prove himself a man.
* WarIsHell: Tried to stop Thor from bringing on the fight because, unlike Thor, he knows the damage of war.
* WeaponOfChoice: He prefers a [[KnifeNut weaponized icicle]].
%%* ZenSurvivor: Of the Asgard/Jötunheim War for Midgard.


->'''Portrayed By:''' Creator/ChristopherEccleston
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''

->''"Your Universe was never meant to be, Asgardian! Your family, your world will be extinguished!"''

Leader of the [[DarkIsEvil Dark]] [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] of [[DeathWorld Svartalfheim]], Malekith attacks Asgard following the end of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', setting in motion the events of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.
* AdaptationalBadass: In the comics he's not a great fighter, and is much more prone to use his shapeshifting skills and various schemes than to face his opponents head-on. In the movie, his characterization is changed, probably so that he would make a more impressive BigBad (in the comics he's merely TheDragon). Another possible reason for the change is that the comic book version of Malekith, whose favourite tactic is to deceive his enemies by pretending to be someone else, would've been too close to the movie Loki.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Downplayed. He's certainly a great fighter and more badass than in the comics, but Kurse is stronger than him and at one point Frigga gives him a serious fight. [[spoiler:Played straight after he gets the Aether]].
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Gets both of his arms cut off by Thor in their final battle, though the Aether has started to reform his arms.]]
* BadassInCharge: He's TheLeader of the Dark Elves and quite skilled, even before [[spoiler:he gets powered up by the Aether]].
* BadBoss: See WeHaveReserves.
* BigBad: Serves as the main antagonist of the second film, ''The Dark World''.
* BraidsOfAction: Keeps his long hair in one.
%% Don't uncomment the Composite Character entry without at least giving some explanation as to who or what Perrikles is. As it is it might as well be a no-context example.
%%* CompositeCharacter: Seems to borrow elements of Perrikles, as well as his comics counterpart.
* CreepyBlueEyes: ''Very'' light and piercing, overlapping with IcyBlueEyes.
* DarkIsEvil: He and his race were born in primordial darkness, and they despise the universe of light it became.
* DeathByLookingUp: [[spoiler:Just had enough time to see his mothership crash upon him after being teleported back to his homeworld.]]
* DirtyCoward: Threw his entire invasion fleet under the bus by depowering his ships to crush Asgard's forces when he lost the Aether during their first skirmish and to flee the battle, killing anyone who was on board at the time. He even has the gall to claim Asgard forced his hand and they will be the ones to pay for his own cowardice.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The moment he realizes he's going to lose against [[OurFounder King Bor]], he turns off his own battleships' power, [[ColonyDrop dropping them on the Asgardians]] and [[KickTheDog killing absolutely everyone on board (implied to be nearly the entire Dark Elf population)]] solely to clear his own escape.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Or rather, ''had''. [[http://www.blastr.com/2013-11-7/eccleston-reveals-some-thor-dark-world-scenes-didn%E2%80%99t-make-cut As revealed by Eccleston]], Malekith once had a wife and children, though exactly what caused their deaths isn't elaborated upon.
* EvilAlbino: He's pale enough to be mistaken for a vampire.
* EvilSorcerer: Of the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens variety. [[spoiler:He nearly destroyed the universe at first, and then tries doing it again, using the power of the Aether]].
* EvilOverlord: Of the Dark Elves.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Whether he's speaking English or his native tongue, his voice is quite deep.
* FantasticRacism: To other Asgardians and mortals. He considers them "light based vermin".
* FlatCharacter: His goals and motivations are relatively unexplored in comparison to other Marvel Cinematic Universe villains.
* HiddenDepths: Creator/ChristopherEccleston hinted several times in interviews that this is mainly because the movie was [[ExecutiveMeddling cut short by several scenes.]] The Svartalfar were subject to significant development, and there were reasons why they were ''all'' [[AlwaysChaoticEvil behind their king's plan]] to destroy the universe. As for Malekith himself, [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes he had a wife and child once]], and they were killed.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: He's out to destroy the universe and return everything to darkness, but his motives for doing so are relatively unexplored. Apparently, they had intended to flesh out Malekith's character through additional scenes (according to Eccleston), but it was excised from the film proper (might show up as deleted footage or some other supplementary material in the home release).
* GoodScarsEvilScars: It should be obvious what kind he has but just in case [[spoiler: half his face burned by Thor's lightning because he invaded Asgard and killed its queen.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: After absorbing the Aether he turns into this freaky looking thing with CombatTentacles.
* {{Irony}}: At the end of the first war with Asgard, he [[ColonyDrop dropped his fleet]] onto the battling armies, slaughtering both sides to cover his escape. [[spoiler:Eric Selvig warps his collapsing mothership right on top of him, killing him after he was soundly beaten by Thor.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Malekith, on the whole, appears to be a rather unpleasant individual, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and rude to boot]].
* KarmicDeath: He sacrificed most of his people by making their ships drop on them and his enemies. He's ultimately defeated [[spoiler:by his own ship dropping on top of him]].
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: During the [[spoiler:climax of the Convergence, when Malekith starts releasing the energies of the Aether, he grows to about three times Thor's height. Though when Thor delivers the final blow on him with Mjölnir, he immediately reverts back to his normal height.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Accursed". If you haven't got the message yet, then you're screwed.
* OmnicidalManiac: It seems that life and light disgust or "poison" Dark Elves in general, and he seems to treat both as threats that need to be put down.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:After being powered up by the Aether, he transforms into a monstrous humanoid thing.]]
* OurElvesAreBetter: From a race of SufficientlyAdvancedAlien demi-gods with PointyEars called the "Dark Elves".
* PetTheDog: Seemed genuinely remorseful when he had to [[spoiler:infect Algrim with the darkness to turn him into Kurse.]]
* PointyEars: He's a pointy eared Dark Elf.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: A god like the asgardians.
** Probably older than the Asgardians, since Loki says that Asgardians live for about five thousand years or so, but to remember "a time before the light" Malekith would need to be at least a few million years old. (See TimeAbyss below.)
* RedBaron: Malekith ''the Accursed''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:After he absorbs the Aether.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: King of his people and the BigBad of ''The Dark World''. It's implied in interviews that in regards to his plan for destroying the Universe, his Elves are with him all the way.
* TimeAbyss: He's older than Odin, and possibly older than the universe itself.
* TwoFaced: Due to half of his face being burned off [[spoiler:thanks to lightning from Mjölnir]].
* WeHaveReserves: To escape in the first act, set millennia in the past, he sacrifices reserves of his men, and then escapes with his lieutenant and a skeleton crew of elves.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: He's a ''Dark'' Elf with white hair.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Directly involved in Frigga's death, causing Thor and Loki to have an [[EnemyMine uneasy alliance]]. Ironically, cut content, according to WordOfGod, means that he once lost his own family.]]

[[folder:Algrim / Kurse]]
!!Algrim / Kurse

->'''Portrayed By:''' [[Creator/AdewaleAkinnuoyeAgbaje Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje]]
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''

Malekith's lieutenant who is one of the few Dark Elves to survive the war against Odin's father Bor, and continues to serve Malekith. Malekith allows him to use an ancient DangerousForbiddenTechnique, transforming him into the nigh-unbeatable Kurse.
* AdaptationDistillation: In the [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor comics]], Algrim/Kurse was a minor villain, whose only appearance had been in the same issue where he died, until an omnipotent CosmicEntity revived him and made him massively powerful as part of a [[ComicBook/SecretWarsII crossover]] that had nothing to do with the main plot of ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor''. For understandable reasons, the movie gives him a rather different backstory.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, Algrim/Kurse does work for Malekith for a time, but Malekith betrays him and Algrim--a noble soul--swears loyalty to Thor and Asgard, in fact being the one to kill Malekith himself. In ''The Dark World'', Malekith does sacrifice his own people but doesn't betray Algrim personally. Algrim has UndyingLoyalty towards his master and becomes Kurse as a result.
* BlackBestFriend: An evil version to Malekith; a black Dark Elf that appears to be his friend in aiddition to lieutenant.
* BodyHorror: What happens to him (and all other Dark Elves) when transforming into Kurse; as described by the art book, his armor is basically ''grafted onto his body'', with no sign of it being reversible.
* TheBrute: Becomes this to the Dark Elves after becoming Kurse because he becomes much stronger at the expense of high functions.
* CoolHelmet: Gets one for his transformation, which also obscures his identity during the TrojanPrisoner gambit.
* TheDragon: Lieuntant to Malekith. He was already a capable warrior, but when he becomes Kurse, he easily kills scores of Asgardians, including [[spoiler:Frigga]], and Thor is no match for him in pure physical combat. Even Mjölnir causes little harm.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:His eyes are visibly ripped from their sockets by the black hole grenade that Loki set off.]]
* HeroKiller: As Kurse, he's both incredibly strong and not without a fiendish intelligence. He first kills his share of Einherjars, then is the one to [[spoiler:stab Frigga to death]], and during his battle with Thor and Loki, he [[spoiler:[[FakingTheDead appears to]] kill the latter]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Loki manages to defeat him by activating the black hole grenade on his belt that the Dark Elves earlier used to great effect against the Asgardians.]]
* TheJuggernaut: As Kurse, he shrugs off everything that's thrown at him. [[spoiler:It takes a black hole grenade to finally get rid of him.]]
* MightyGlacier: Slower than the Hulk, or Thor, but much stronger and tougher.
* NeckLift: A signature move once he becomes Kursed.
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler:Kurse is only defeated by being sucked into a miniature black hole. Nothing else so much as puts a dent in him.]]
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: All the other Kursed have their doll masks become their faces in the prologue. Since Algrim was disguised as a Marauder, his Kurse form has a more expressive and demonic visage.
* PainfulTransformation: Algrim's transformation into Kurse has him ''burning from the inside out and thrashing wildly in his prison cell.''
* ScaryBlackMan: More so as Kurse because he's basically a demon, but also less so because his armor has been grafted on and thus conceals his skin.
* SuperStrength: As Kurse, he's more than a match for Thor, being able to beat up the thunder god in single combat.
* TimeAbyss: He's older than Odin, and possibly older than the universe itself.
* TouchOfDeath: As Kurse, he can fry people by grabbing them with a choke-hold.
* TrojanPrisoner: He's sent into Asgard disguised as a marauder prisoner just after being given the Kurse stone, knowing that when the transformation kicks in, he can break out with ease.
* UndyingLoyalty: Seems to be a racial trait. They might be evil, but Algrim and the Dark Elves in general are also unyieldingly loyal to Malekith, even after he sacrifices a whole fleet to escape. Taking up the "Kurse" is very much this: a Dark Elf will willingly submit to the painful and eventually ''deadly'' transformation into a giant monster, and fight for their people until it kills them.