Despite his reputation as one of the best magic users in Marvel Comics, Loki is also physically incredibly strong, even though he doesn’t always appear that way due to his leaner frame, especially when compared to his adopted brother Thor. This is why we decided to explore Loki’s physiology in a bit more detail, to see where his incredible strength comes from. Let’s see how tall Loki is both in the MCU and comics and how much he weighs.
In the comics, Loki is 6′4″ (1.93 m) tall and weighs 525 lbs (238.14 kg). This is due to his Frost Giant muscle tissues that are three times as dense as those of a regular human, meaning that he weighs three times as much as he would if he had normal muscles. In the MCU, Loki is 6’1¾” (187.5 cm) tall and weighs 174 lbs (79 kg) based on the information regarding Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, but taking into account his Frost Giant ancestry, Loki should canonically in the MCU weigh 522 lbs (237 kg).
Underneath his slight physique, Loki packs a lot of muscles, and now, if you’re interested in exactly how, stay with us and keep reading!
Loki is of normal height and weight for Asgardian but much smaller when compared to Frost Giants
Loki’s origin story is well known. Even though he grew up to be a member of the Asgardian royal family and a brother to Thor, he was actually adopted by Odin. According to some accounts, Loki was found by Odin following his battle with Laufey, the King of Frost Giants. He was abandoned due to his smaller size when compared to the rest of his race and left to die because Laufey was too embarrassed to have such a son.
Different origin story tells us that Odin adopted Loki because future Loki tricked Odin into adopting him, and he was much older, but the fact that Loki was mistreated due to his size remained. Some accounts suggest that Loki was smaller than other Frost Giants because his mother, Farbauti, was no Frost Giant; she was actually a goddess. But those theories were never proved conclusively, and the fact is we don’t know why Loki was so small. It’s possible that he was simply a “runt of the litter.”
Nevertheless, Odin had to use powerful magic to disguise Loki into Asgardian. Even though the child was closer to Asgardians in size, some prominent Frost Giant features remained, such as bone protrusions, blue skin, and patterns on his face. Odin also couldn’t get rid of Loki’s physiology.
Loki is quite tall in the comics, for an Asgardian
The comic version of Loki is 6′4″ (1.93 m) tall. This isn’t “small” at all, but remember that Frost Giants are, on average, significantly taller than Asgardians and humans. What’s peculiar is the fact that the comic version of Loki weighs 525 lbs (238.14 kg). How is that possible when Loki was always portrayed as lean and not especially muscular, at least compared to some other characters from Thor’s storylines?
The secret lies in Loki’s Frost Giant ancestry. Frost Giants are much taller than regular humans and have quite different bodily tissues, especially muscles. Loki has all the proportions of a leaner person and a normal person, but his abnormal muscles are three times as dense as the muscle tissues of regular humans. This is something that Frost Giants share with Asgardians.
As such, Loki is three times heavier than he looks, and those dense tissues provide him with superhuman strength, as he is capable of lifting 5 tons. He is also provided with incredible durability, as Loki can sustain incredible amounts of damage. Sometimes, Loki was seen tanking damage that would have killed regular Asgardians. He is seemingly unaffected by extreme temperatures and environments.
Frost Giants and, by extension, Loki are also extremely long-lived as their bodies age far, far slower than regular humans. Even though Loki is thousands of years old, he still appears to be in his prime.
MCU Loki is slightly smaller than comic Loki
Loki in the MCU is overall a decent adaptation of the source material, as MCU Loki reflects pretty much all aspects of his comic book counterpart in terms of powers abilities, and physical appearance. MCU Loki is likewise a Frost Giant instead of Asgardian, something revealed to him during the events of the ‘Thor’ movie.
Since Loki’s exact height and weight are unavailable as far as the MCU goes, we’re going to have to take a look at the measurements of the actor who plays him, Tom Hiddleston.
According to measurements of Tom Hiddleston, MCU Loki is 6’1¾” (187.5 cm) tall and weighs 174 lbs (79 kg). As you can see, he is slightly shorter than his comic book counterpart, but to be as lore-accurate as we can, we need to take into account Frost Giant’s muscle density. Based on that information, MCU Loki would weigh around 522 lbs (237 kg), which makes him both shorter and lighter than Loki from comics, but not by much.
Who is taller, Loki or Thor?
In the comics, Thor is taller than Loki since his height is listed as being 6′6″ (1.98 m). As you can see, Thor is taller than Loki by 2 inches or 5 cm. As far as weight goes, Thor is also heavier than Loki, standing around 640 lbs (290.3 kg), which makes him exactly 115 lbs (52.16 kg) heavier than Loki, which is much.
In the MCU, Thor is 6’3” (1.9) tall and weighs 600 lbs (273 kg), which likewise makes him both taller and heavier than MCU Loki.
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