Laufey (Earth-616)

King Laufey

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The King of the Giants

Affiliation and Relationships


Frost Giants, Dark Council


( wife, deceased )
Children :
( son, deceased ) ;

Spouses: Farbauti (wife, deceased)Children: Loki (son, deceased);

Byleistr, Helblindi (sons, deceased)
Fenris Wolf (granddaughter);
Vali Halfling (grandson);

Drang, Hoarfen (great-grandsons)

Marital Status


Physical Characteristics





  • Red





Unusual Features

Pointed ears; missing left hand, replaced with an icy mace; missing left eye

Origin and Living Status


Frost Giant

Living Status




Place of Birth


Place of Death

Jotunheim (first death); New York City (second death)

Personal Information


No dual




King of Jotunheim, would-be conqueror


Skilled warrior and Leader

Base of Operations

Utgardhall, Jotunheim

Creators and Appearances


Stan Lee, Jack Kirby



Journey into Mystery # 112
( November, 1964 )
War of the Realms # 6
( June, 2019 )


early liveliness

King Laufey was the leader of the Giants of Jotunheim. He was married to Farbauti, with whom he had a son named Loki. As Loki was born small, a motif of embarrassment for his parents, his being was kept a confidential. [ 2 ]

War with Asgard

As Odin, the King of Asgard, marched his forces into Jotunheim to struggle the Frost Giants, a future Loki came to his unseasoned past-self to ensure their fortune. [ 3 ] The younger Loki went to his father with alleged information about Odin ‘s status in the adjacent battle, and pushed Laufey to attack him by calling out his pride. Laufey struck his son but decided to attack Odin, as planned by the Lokis. [ 3 ] The next day, after the fatal struggle and Odin ‘s claim of Loki as a son, Laufey was left for dead, hurt, but animated. The future Loki then gruesomely killed him, stating that he would never strike him again. [ 3 ]

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Mother was an interdimensional parasite that lurked in the Multiverse seeking out knock-down beings and realities to feed on. She tethered herself to parents and began to act overbearingly parental and protective ; at some point, she impersonated Laufey. [ 4 ]

Playing with the dead

Years late, a group of Frost Giants retrieved Laufey ‘s skull and traveled to Midgard with a Frost Giant ace to try to revive him. They slaughtered many villagers to use their blood to create lineage ice and drag Laufey ‘s soul from Hel. however, Odin ‘s son Thor came along with versatile Viking ships to put an end to the massacre, and he killed the Frost Giants before they could finish the while and the skull was lost in the sea. [ 5 ] Centuries later, a Roxxon submarine detected the energies coming from the skull and discovered it, [ 5 ] taking it to Roxxon Island with other charming items. [ 6 ] During his political campaign to unify the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim under his govern, Malekith the Accursed made an alliance with the Frost Giants, [ 7 ] promising them to find the skull. [ 8 ] After he became king and they offered an alliance to the Fire Demons, [ 9 ] Malekith discovered that the skull was in Midgard and in Roxxon ‘s self-control. Lord Skrymir was hesitant with invading Midgard without their king, but Malekith told him that his spies in Asgard informed him that Thor had lost Mjolnir, which convinced him to attack Midgard. [ 10 ] The Frost Giants raided a Roxxon subaqueous facility, and Malekith demanded the location of the skull. Killing two employees, he and the third employee were interrupted by the arrival of Thor. Malekith taunted him over the rumors of the loss of Mjolnir. They battled, but the Giants attacked and restrained him. Malekith took his ax Jarnbjorn and cut off Thor ‘s arm, leaving him to drown while he and the Giants looked for their pry. [ 8 ] They freezed the Pacific Ocean and made a stairway to Roxxon Island, besides freezing Asgardian warriors led by Freyja and Avengers that tried to stop them. They attacked Roxxon Island and Malekith confronted Roxxon C.E.O. Dario Agger, but Agger escaped into his vault, which contained Laufey ‘s skull. [ 6 ] Malekith entered the vault and demanded Dario to give him the skull but he transformed into his Minotaur form and they battled. As both claimed their right to the skull, the modern female Thor, who had defeated the Giants, destroyed it, unaware it was a decoy. [ 10 ] Agger latter contacted Malekith, revealing that the skull destroy was a bait the giants were meant to get and the two started dicker for the skull. [ 11 ] Agger and Malekith came to a deal : Dario would give him the skull in rally of the mineral rights of all realms Malekith conquered. [ 1 ] Malekith convinced Agger to celebrate in the Dark Elf way and he teleported the two of them to Alfheim, where they slaughtered many Light Elves. [ 12 ] Malekith and Agger then went to Jotunheim and, using the blood of a hundred murdered Light Elves, Malekith performed a spell that resurrected King Laufey. [ 13 ] Laufey became a member of Malekith ‘s Dark Council. When his son Loki approached the Dark Council seeking to join them, Laufey did n’t approve his acception into the council and decided to test him. [ 14 ] Laufey took Loki to their home universe of Jotunheim and asked him to cross a bridge and if he came back alive, he would support his entrance in the council. There, Loki was ambushed by five Frost Giants who Laufey claimed were his strongest warriors. however, Loki easily defeated them just by using words alone, causing them to mutilate each other and themselves. late, Laufey traveled to Alfheim and told Malekith that he wanted both his son and the raw Thor dead. [ 15 ] The Dark Council finally launched an invasion of Midgard with Laufey and his freeze Giants taking control of North America. When Laufey tried to kill All-Mother Frigga, Loki by chance rescued her by severing Laufey ‘s left field handwriting. express that he considered Loki his biggest mistake, Laufey then consumed him. [ 16 ] When the world ‘s heroes and respective races brutalized by the Dark Council began fighting back, Laufey was confronted by versatile heroes who told him that the Dark Council was finished. Laufey revealed that he had never actually cared about the Dark Council and had planned to turn on it finally, before disclosing that he possessed the Casket of Ancient Winters, which was stolen by Loki. Laufey then swallowed the Casket and unleashed a rash that began consuming the entire universe. Daredevil hurled Heimdall ‘s sword Hofund at Laufey, but he swallowed it. That was what Daredevil wanted, however. After having one of his eyes smashed out by an alternate world Mjolnir thrown by Jane Foster, Laufey was killed when Loki carved his means of his father ‘s abdomen with Hofund. [ 17 ] meanwhile, the Frost Giants rebelled upon Jotunheim. [ 18 ]



Frost Giant Physiology: As a Frost Giant, Laufey possesses superhuman intensity and resistance to forcible injury. He is besides immune to extreme cold .


Heat: When exposed to extreme heat, Laufey will start to shrink in size. When he returns to the coldness climate of Jotunheim he will finally grow binding to his normal size .



Laufey sometimes carried a big club. After losing his impart hand, he replaced it with a crude prosthesis consist of an icy macebearer. He once wielded the Casket of Ancient Winters.


  • In Norse mythology, Laufey (or Nál) is described as the mother of Loki, in the Marvel universe he is his father. Also in mythology his father’s name is Farbaut, who inspired his mother’s name in the Marvel Universe which of course is Farbauti.
  • Laufey and Loki were originally identified as Storm Giants, while Loki was found as a baby.[2] That story’s details were retconned in many ways, but their Storm Giant status is sometimes mentioned back.[19]
  • During Laufey’s first appearance, he wasn’t depicted with blue skin and pointed ears.[2] His modern-day appearance came later when his backstory was retconned.[3]

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