Loki: What to know before Marvel's godlike show begins on Disney Plus

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Let's run through the God of Mischief's Marvel Cinematic Universe history before his series begins Wednesday.
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Loki has earned praise from reviewers ahead of the show's Wednesday premiere on Disney Plus. Its six episodes will follow Thor's brother, but Tom Hiddleston's villainous character has a complex Marvel Cinematic Universe history stretching back a decade. Avengers: Endgame's time travel shenanigans make it even trickier.

Hiddleston recently briefly recapped Loki's previous adventures, but let's take a more detailed look at his past so we can figure out where he is before his show kicks off.

Who is this Loki guy?

First seen in 2011's Thor, Loki is the son of Frost Giant king Laufey, who abandoned Loki as a baby. Fortunately for Loki, Asgardian king Odin found the wee lad and adopted him -- he was then raised as an Asgardian prince along with Odin's biological son Thor.

Loki wasn't quite the warrior Thor was, and grew up in his first-born brother's shadow. But he grew close with his adoptive mother, Frigga, who taught him magic so he'd have a slightly more tricksy skill set. What could go wrong?

He's pretty jealous of Thor, so he plots to usurp the Asgardian throne and learns of his true heritage along the way. He ends up killing Laufey, then battles Thor before falling into a wormhole. Plan foiled, but he did learn about his past.

Loki cunning scheme success level: 3/10

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