In ancient times, Loki was found by the archangel Gabriel who was on a stroll through the fjords. Loki was bound in a cave with a snake dripping venom into his eye following a "spat" with his father Odin. Gabriel freed Loki from his chains and saved Loki's life, with the two becoming friends.
After Gabriel's brothers Michael and Lucifer went to war, Gabriel approached Loki for help, wanting out of Heaven. Loki agreed to help Gabriel go into "witness protection" and allowed Gabriel to assume his form and the persona of Loki the Trickster. Due to his own "family drama," it was in Loki's best interests at the time to lie low. All that he requested of Gabriel was that Gabriel keep away from his more volatile family problems, which Gabriel agreed to.
In 2010, following his faked death at the Elysian Fields Hotel, Gabriel approached Loki and his sons Fenrir, Narfi and Sleipnir for help in hiding. Though the four originally agreed, Loki and his sons betrayed Gabriel, bound him and sold him to the Prince of Hell Asmodeus in revenge for the death of Odin at the hands of Lucifer, something that Loki blamed on Gabriel.
In 2018, Gabriel escaped Asmodeus' custody and ultimately killed him. Gabriel was able to track Loki and his sons to Central City, Colorado and sought after them to get revenge. Low on grace, Gabriel crafted special wooden swords to kill the four and decided to kill Loki's sons first. Gabriel succeeded in killing Fenrir, but was wounded and sought the help of hunters Sam and Dean Winchester. After Gabriel explained his history with Loki, the Winchesters agreed to aid Gabriel in killing Loki if he would help them fight Michael.
After helping Gabriel kill Sleipnir, Dean headed to the penthouse where Loki was staying alone to confront him with Gabriel's sword. Though Dean claimed not to care why Gabriel wanted Loki dead, Loki recognized that Dean did "a little bit" and explained that his treatment of Gabriel stemmed from the death of his father Odin. Though Dean pointed out that Lucifer killed Odin, Loki told him that Odin was at the hotel in the first place because he was there to deal with Gabriel's brothers. Loki told Dean about Gabriel's promise when Gabriel took on the persona of Loki and how Gabriel broke the promise when he showed up at the hotel which cost Odin his life. Loki pointed out that despite their differences, Odin was still his father and he didn't want Odin dead.
As Loki asked what Dean would do for his father, he approached Dean who stabbed Loki with the sword. However, Loki proved to be merely a projection that Dean couldn't harm, but that could hurt Dean. The projection was dissipated when Sam arrived and shot it.
At the same time, the real Loki confronted Gabriel in the hallway outside and noted that Gabriel didn't have the sword designed to kill him. Gabriel claimed that he "wanted to do this one old school" and tossed away the sword he was holding. Loki telekinetically flung Gabriel against a wall and began viciously kicking him and mocked Gabriel's inability to keep one promise and then have the audacity to ask Loki for help again. Loki continued his attack, demanding to know if Gabriel thought that he and his sons deserved to die for Gabriel's spinelessness.
As Loki grabbed Gabriel again, Dean slid him the correct sword and Gabriel pinned Loki to the wall, holding the sword against his chest. Helpless to stop Gabriel, Loki mocked Gabriel for needing someone to save him again and called Gabriel a joke and a failure that stood for nothing and would eventually die for nothing. Telling Loki "you first," Gabriel drove the sword through Loki's heart, killing him.
In the aftermath, Gabriel appeared to be disturbed by his encounter with Loki. Gabriel agreed to help the Winchesters fight Michael as he promised and though he claimed to be satisfied by getting his revenge on Loki, Gabriel appeared to be lying, instead not getting the satisfaction he expected as Dean predicted.
Loki possessed many of the same personality traits Gabriel displayed as the Trickster. These included an enjoyment for sweets and various tricks. Loki took pride in his role as the Trickster and what he was capable of.
While Loki had his troubles with his father Odin who he freely acknowledged hated him, Loki still loved his father. Odin's death at Lucifer's hands drove Loki into a rage against Gabriel whom he blamed for Odin's death. Loki also cared deeply for his sons as well, attacking Gabriel for killing them.
Initially, Loki saw Gabriel as a friend but after The Apocalypse, he labeled him as a spineless coward who didn't care who got hurt as long as he survived and took pleasure in viciously attacking him and screaming at him over his cowardliness. Even with Gabriel about to kill him, Loki couldn't resist taunting Gabriel one last time about his cowardly behavior.
Loki possessed an identical physical appearance to Gabriel's vessel aside from the fact that Loki wore more old-fashioned clothing. This came from the fact that Gabriel had assumed Loki's form and identity in order to go into "witness protection."
Powers and Abilities
|“||Mess with the real Trickster you get the real tricks.||”|
Loki was a powerful Norse god, far stronger than average deities and possessed various of impressive abilities similar to those of Gabriel displayed in his first appearance as the Trickster.
- Immortality - Loki was thousands of years old and would never age or die unless killed.
- Invulnerability - As a god, Loki was invulnerable to most forms of harm.
- Reality Warping - Loki possessed a powerful form of reality warping which he used in his original role as The Trickster. Loki was able to transform a crappy motel room into a five-star suite at will for his own uses.
- Telekinesis - Loki was able to fling Gabriel against a wall with just a wave of his hand.
- Super Strength - Loki was able to severely beat the archangel Gabriel, albeit when he was in a weakened state due to his depleted grace. His projection also possessed a smaller degree of this ability, throwing Dean around easily.
- Super Stamina - He did not require food, water or oxygen to sustain himself. Though he enjoyed eating sugary treats.
- Super Speed - He was able to speed across a hotel hallway.
- Magic - Loki also possessed some knowledge of magic. At least, he knew how to capture Gabriel using a spell. Under his order, his sons were able to capture him.
- Higher Deities - Loki's father Odin was able to bind Loki in a cave with a snake dripping venom into his eye.
- Archangels - At full power, an archangel such as Gabriel is easily capable of killing him.
- One of Gabriel's swords - The wooden sword Gabriel crafted specifically for Loki could kill him when stabbed through his heart.
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- Season 3
- Season 5
- Season 13
- Loki was last on Gabriel's death list.
- Loki's status as Odin's son is borrowed from various incarnations of the Marvel Comics franchise. In Norse mythology, the two are considered "blood brothers."
- It should be noted however in some variations of Norse Mythology Loki was the foster child to Odin (Although these versions are quite obscure in the actual mythology)