Real Name: Lofn
Occupation: Goddess of passion, attendant of Frigga
Legal Status: Citizen of Asgard
Identity: The general populace of earth is unaware of Lofn except as a mythological character.
Other Aliases: Laura Foster
Place of Birth: Vanaheim in Asgard
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Iwaldi, Freia (mother), Frey (uncle), Skadi (aunt), Njord (grandfather), Gaea (grandmother), Nertha (great-aunt), Ve (step-father, alias Lodur), Odin (uncle), Hnossa (half-sister), Nanna, Syn, Sjofn, Sigyn, Idunn, Var, Snotra (sisters), Thor, Balder, Loki, Hermod, Heimdall, Bragi, Sif, Brynhilda, Hoder, Tyr, Vidar (cousins),
Group Affiliations: The Gods of Asgard, The Asynjur,
Base of Operations: Fensalir in the realm of Asgard
First Appearance: (name only) Thor I #357, (actual) Inferior Five #4
History: Lofn is a member of an extra-dimensional race of beings known as the Asgardians, who were worshipped as gods by the ancient Norse and Germanic tribes of Western Europe. She is the daughter of Freia, the Asgardian goddess of fertility, and the dwarf, Iwaldi, whose sons created many of the treasures of the Asgardian Gods. Although her mother was a member of the Vanir tribe of the Asgardians, Lofn served as of the Asynjur, one of eleven attendants to Frigga of the Aesir, wife of Odin, the Chieftain of the Asgardian gods, and carried out both duties and responsibilities concerning matters of romance between gods and mortals. On earth, she was all but strictly a deity for women who used spells and called upon her for magic to keep their Viking husbands at home rather than discovering and invading new lands.
In recent years, Loki used Sjofn, the goddess of love, to steal from her sister Lofn a potion that would bind the thunder-god Thor eternally to the goddess Lorelei. Always obsessed with her beauty, Sjofn was informed by Loki that Lofn considered herself more attractive of the two and then told Lofn that Sjofn had her missing potion. As the two quarreled, Loki used the potion to enthrall Thor to Lorelei, a scheme later revealed and brought to an end by Amora the Enchantress.
Sometime later, Odin, Chieftain of the Asgardian Gods, concealed the Asgardian gods under mortal identities with false identities to protect them from the Egyptian god Seth manipulating Yggdrasil to force Ragnarok to occur. Sjofn and Lofn became mortal women named Samantha and Laura Foster, two sisters living in London, England. Believing herself to be a newspaper romance columnist, Lofn had no memory of her life as a goddess, but she and Sjofn and regained their true lives and actual memories afterward, but the experience left them unprepared for attack by the Dark Gods, later espoused from Asgard by Thor, Hercules and the Destroyer.
Following the apparent death of Odin, Thor became King of the Gods, but Loki
forced a revised Ragnarok to come to pass. As Asgard fell to Loki's forces, Thor
realized that the numerous incarnations of Asgard were being masterminded by the
shadowy beings known as Those Who Sit Above All. Lofn and her sisters reportedly
lost their lives to Loki's forces, but Thor severed the endless cycle of
recreation keeping Asgard from being continually destroyed and recreated again
even as Ragnarok occurred. Lofn was restored to life sometime after by Thor
using the last of the Odin-Power had had inherited from Odin. She was briefly a
guest of Latveria with the other Asgardian Gods, but she soon made her home in a
new Asgard Thor had created in Oklahoma. This version of Asgard was attacked and
destroyed by Norman Osborn and the Dark Avengers. Rescued by Iwaldi and
Lofn was taken to live in a Denver, Colorado hotel where she poses as a
hedonistic heiress and hostess to the wealthy and elite.
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 330 lbs.
Strength Level: Lofn possesses superhuman strength enabling her to lift (press) about 25 tons under optimal conditions.
Known Superhuman Powers: Lofn possesses the conventional physical attributes of the Asgardian gods. Like all Asgardians, she has an eternal youth factor and is extremely long-lived, but she is not immortal like the Olympian gods. She has not aged since reaching adulthood and cannot die by any conventional means. She is immune to all Earthly diseases and is resistant to conventional injury. If she were somehow wounded, her godly life force would enable her to recover with superhuman speed. It would take an injury of such magnitude that it dispersed a major portion of her bodily molecules to cause her a physical death. Even then, it might be possible for a god of equal power, such as Odin, Njord or for a number of Asgardian gods working together to revive her. Lofn also possesses superhuman strength and her Asgardian metabolism provides her with far greater than human endurance in all physical activities. (Asgardian flesh and bone is about three times as dense as similar human tissue, contributing to the superhuman strength and weight of the Asgardian gods.)
Lofn also has the ability to tap into and manipulate undefined mystical energies related but not confined to the base emotional patterns relating to lust, physical attraction and human devotion. She can cause a person to fall under her verbal control by talking to them, but to do so, she has to be able to gain their full attention for at least ten to fifteen minutes. She can be quite persuasive and direct the focus of romantic connection from one person to another except where an individual is under a mystical spell. She has exceptional mystical powers to cast spells, such as curses and spells of enchantment, usually by calling upon the powers of other beings such as Gaea and Aphrodite.
Lofn also has the ability to generate and throw small arrows of electro-static force resembling miniature lightning bolts for defense. She can traverse dimensional barriers, such as from Earth to Asgard, or teleport between two points in space. She can also alter and change her appearance to resemble other individuals, alter her size to provoke a response of fear or intimidation and attain an immaterial status. Lofn can also close herself off from the senses of mortals and appear invisible on earth, but she cannot conceal her appearance from other gods, whether they are native to Asgard or not.
Abilities: Lofn has an exceptional knowledge of romance and the erotic arts. She has been considered a very charismatic and beneficent individual.
Comments: Lofn has yet to be seen in the Marvel Universe; she has only briefly been glimpsed in the DC Universe. This history is based on her theoretical activities involving events in the history of the Asgardian Gods in the timeline of the Marvel Universe.
Lofn is not to be confused with:
, @ Thor & Hercules: Encyclopedia Mythologica
, @ Dr Strange II #35
Last updated: 08/31/12
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