The God of Thunder's social network includes Odin, Loki, Heimdall, Sif
First Appearance: Journey into Mystery #85 (1962)
Played By: Tom Hiddleston (Woody Allen's upcoming "Midnight in Paris").
Origins: Abandoned by his giant father because of his small size, Loki was then adopted by Odin, who saw promise in the wee one. Growing up in the shadow of Thor, Loki's jealousy turned to rage, and the two eventually became the deadliest of enemies.
Known For: Thor's adoptive brother-turned-arch nemesis.
Powers: Not as physically strong as, say, Thor, but smarter and in possession of gifted abilities like telepathy, teleportation and shapeshifting, which allow him to impersonate others. He makes for an ideal god of deceit, treachery and general mischief-making.