Updated on 16 October, 2021
It's been a while since we've had an up to date version of the Lady LOliver from the Lord of the Rings. In the book, she's a blonde woman who is the captain of the fellowship of the ring. However, in the newest adaptation, she's now blonde with red hair and is now The Lady of the Lake. There are quite a few reasons why the version we see now is different than the one that was shown in the trilogy. I'll discuss a couple of them here.
One of the biggest changes is that actress Anne Hathaway has replaced herself in the role of The Lady of the Lake. The original actress, Sienna Guillory, played the character in the trilogy. This change was made to allow the casting of Anne Hathaway, who is much more talented than Guillory. It also allowed for more flexibility in the type of story a director could tell. It seems that producers and filmmakers were looking for a fresh and modern take on the comic book world.
Another difference is the mythology behind Lady LOK's character. In the comics, she is described as being a powerful sorceress who uses magic to manipulate her enemies and make them her slaves. It is suggested that in the new version, she instead uses her powers to get her boyfriend (who happens to be the leader of the group) and her daughter out of harms way. In the first place, her magic would seem far too mysterious to the average person.
There is also the matter of female vampires in the modern world. In the past, Lady LOK served as a leader of the vampire clan, The Hand. In the comics, she was not only a leader, but also went on to lead a group of vampires in committing suicide by hanging themselves from bridges. This seems like an extreme version of what could be a normal comic book female role. Is there no other motivation for a character to do such a thing?
These questions are important to the overall concept of the LOKI. Why has there been multiple interpretations of the character? What does it mean when people say that she resembles the characteristics of a Magneto or even Spider-Man? If the LOKI is a different character entirely, why is she often compared to these super heroes?
Understanding the LOKI, as a character, means that you must be willing to look at the different interpretations of the LOKI comic book mythology. Some will tell you that the LOKI is a female clone of Dr. Curtains, who used a serum created by a scientist to clone a human being who was a super strong fighter. Other comic book experts will tell you that the LOKI is actually a female version of the Hulk, who uses a different type of Hulk buster that causes more structural damage. Others will state that the real LOKI was an orphan that was left with a mystical energy which can drive her to anger, which then causes her to go on a killing spree. Still others will state that the LOKI is actually the Hulk's daughter, and that she is a key player in the comic book storyline.
In addition, when you read the various different opinions about the LOKI characters, you can begin to see how the concept of the LOKI comic book is a way to address some of these questions that have been raised. For instance, in one issue of the LOKI comic book, she is stated as being a mystic. What does this mean for the character of the LOKI? Is she a powerful psychic that draws on the knowledge of others, or does she possess some sort of link to the spirit world?
Another common question that has been asked about the LOKI characters is what happens when she is in the Marvel Universe. In a couple of instances, the LOKI has briefly left the Marvel Universe. However, in several instances, she has stayed there, going under the guise of many different super heroes, such as the X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Ghost Rider and the Fantastic Four. This continuity is called the "Lokiverse."