The many faces of Loki in Marvel comics
This article contains spoilers for the first two episodes of Loki.
Loki comes in many shapes and sizes. He is, after all, a trickster, the god of mischief, and what's more mischievous than playing around with the constructs of form and gender that bind everyone else in the world?
This week's episode of Loki on Disney+ made clear just how much Loki can change, with the revelation that the dangerous "variant" being hunted by the Time Variance Authority is none other than a female incarnation of Loki (played by Sophia Di Martino). This is an evolution for the on-screen version of the character, but the history of Marvel comics is littered with Loki variants. Here are four of our favorites — who knows, maybe they can teach us something about where Loki is headed.