Updated on 16 October, 2021
Loke is one of the greatest characters in the Marvel comic universe. He is a prince from the realm of Asgard, and is the king of the three magical realms. The ruler of the seven realms named Heimdall, and father to Nodwick and Ulrich. He was gifted with the magical powers of the gods by an unnamed being, who in return bestowed him with the hammer of thunder, the sword of ice, and the staff of fire. He also has the eye of the fairy Kukree which can control and see ghosts. He is also known as the King of the Gods, and has six daughters named Sigrun, Skuld, Thord, Urd, Volstagg, and Bilger.
In the start of the third issue of the Thor comic series, we meet the character of Loke, who was revealed to be the prince of mischief. After a brief introduction, we find that he has been hired byulk to kill the new king of peace, Thor. But when he arrives at the scene and hears that Thor has turned into a warrior, he flees in order to warn him. But instead of leaving, Thor uses his skills to transform himself into a giant hammer, hammering the face of a woman named Miss Mjolin. Thor is defeated, and the new king of peace goes to take care of the new threat.
After the initial appearances of Loke in the first few issues, his image was changed to that of an evil magician. However, in the fourth issue, it was revealed that he was the real sorcerer in disguise. He tricks both Thor and The Hulk into fighting each other. After a lengthy battle, the two powers finally join together to defeat him. In the following issues, we find that he had transformed into another fictional character named Eminence, and had stolen the Book of the Dead from the X-Men. After stealing it, he attacks New York again, and battles The Fantastic Four.
After his first defeat, while he flees to New Zealand, he is captured again by the Avengers and brought before the King of the Iron Bank. He is questioned about his past, where he reveals his name as Loki. However, The King of the Cross believes him to be a liar, and sentences him to death.
Though this is only the first appearance of the fictional character, the truth is that he went through a lot of changes throughout the years. For one thing, he lost most of his memories during the time of the Kree-Srull War. Also, he was presumed dead after the events of the Avengers vs X-Men and the eventual victory of the Avengers. However, when he returned as the sorcerer supreme, he was revealed to be alive, and he now possesses the magical powers of a young boy.
When the Avengers TV show began, it featured a version of Dr. Strange, who was a blond, handsome man with a mysterious past, who wore white-rimmed glasses. Unlike the Dr. Bruce Banner, whose military background made him resemble a green-skinned, chain-smoking war profiteer, the fictional character was portrayed as a lanky, pale, and thin individual with dark hair. He was also described as being arrogant, malicious, and as being obsessed with winning the affections of the beautiful Amazonian maiden named Jane Foster, whom he was in love with from the start.
Though, later in the television series, Dr. Strange developed a love interest for the formidable heroine, Susan Storm, and they became romantically involved. Another interesting development in the history of the Marvel comic book character was that after the events of the Civil War, Dr. Strange retired from his position as Sorcerer Supreme, and joined the new Avengers team. In the comic book series, Dr. Strange discovered the mystic Infinity Stone, which contains great power. It was hidden in the World Bank, and its mystical properties were apparently so powerful that it could turn any one in to a being of great power, if they knew how to put it on. However, in the television series, Dr. Strange used the stones to turn himself into a powerful being even more powerful than Thanronovitch; he was made the master of gems.
While many readers regard Dr. Strange as a ridiculous character, his popularity amongst comic book readers makes him an example of how powerful magic can be when the proper medium is utilized. He was also a strong symbol of hope during the Civil War; many soldiers came home carrying their own mystical stones, which had been given to them by family members. This allowed them to have hope during the dark days of the war. For this reason, Dr. Strange is one of the most popular characters in the Marvel comic book universe.