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

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It's time for a refresher on the God of Mischief's Marvel Cinematic Universe history before his series begins this week.
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Loki has been praised on social media ahead of its Wednesday premiere on Disney Plus, hot on the heels of Marvel's WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The show's 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's Loki?

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

Alliance with the Mad Titan

At this point, Loki enters the service of Thanos as the alien villain is gathering the Infinity Stones for his dastardly plot…
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