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Lady Loki by AmberPalette Lady Loki by AmberPalette
The other night I rp'ed Lady Loki with :iconambientsounds: and she stayed up till like 5 am last night doodling the way that I depicted Loki, playing a prank on Tony Stark: [link] and I was inspired to follow suit.

This is my idea of a "young" (films age) Loki in female form as per the Marvel comics. Went a little crazy with this one, will have a tamer portrait shortly, possibly half-length. :) I have a pretty distinctive set of headcanons about Lady Loki. I love the idea of Loki shape shifting into a woman, but I am a bit selective about the way that the comics portray her.

If there's anything I love about Loki as a character and mythological entity, it's his gender-unspecific identity, his freedom to change gender at will. It's the fact that he takes his mother's name as a surname and declares himself a matrilineal descendant. It's the fact that Loki is the "mother of all monsters," and has been a mother in the literal sense at least four times. It's the fact that magic and intellectual cunning are "female" attributes in Old Norse culture, and Loki is also a god of androgynous identity. As a feminist I eat that shit up, frankly. I really do.

Loki (c) Stan Lee and Marvel, and is a figure in Norse mythology.

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:iconangeloflight0925:
Angeloflight0925 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She looks like a gorgeous actress! \(^w^)/
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:iconamberpalette:
AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are correct in a way, Lady Loki is gorgeous and well...lying is a form of acting! :D Thanks!
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Angeloflight0925 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
;)
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MARYXULA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Beautiful and full of charisma too X3
Greetings!!!
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:iconamberpalette:
AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, Mary!
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MARYXULA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Youīre welcome, my sweet amber ^^
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Bloo-D-emon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist
The anatomy with the face is great, the eyes are just perfect..I could keep staring at them <3
And one of my friends loves to ship femme Loki with Doctor Doom so I bet she would go nuts with this pic for loving it so xD
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:iconamberpalette:
AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I know Loki works together with Dr. Doom in Siege so I can see where you get that ship! Feel free to show this to your friend, lol! :3 Thank you!
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Bloo-D-emon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Woah, you know about it too?? Thatīs great, many people donīt and I guess thatīs why that ship is also so rare xD Well thanks, I bet sheīs gonna just love it! =D
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I know of them working together but I admit I'd never thought of it as a romantic ship before :3
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Bloo-D-emon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Yeap, me neither, but if she likes it then thatīs fine ^^ itīs just really small ship so she canīt find anyone who would fan that pairing with her xD
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Skiyomi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not sure which I love most... the gorgeous eyes, the gorgeous cheekbones or the gorgeous lips!
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:iconamberpalette:
AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw gee my dear, thanks so much! :iconblushplz:

How are you lately? I haven't seen much prosing from you. Have I missed it? Hope life is treating you well!
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Skiyomi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!

Oh, I'm doing alright. I haven't been writing as much as I should, but I've been chipping away at Diary of a Dragon and managed to do a Xellos/Filia Halloween oneshot over October. But I've been a bit of a slowpoke lately, which is why you probably haven't seen me much.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't worry, I understand life biting one's creativity in the ass lol ._.; :hug:
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Skiyomi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
XD It does have a tendency to do that. Oh well! I'll get my creativity back eventually--I do declare it!
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MademoiselleMeg Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I love this so hard. You don't even KNOW omg.

Know why I hate Marvel!Lady Loki? She doesn't look like Loki. She looks like a generic hot dark-haired chick in a skimpy outfit. Nothing of Loki's character or personality really makes into into the female design. Which pisses me off supremely.

But this? Is perf. She actually looks like the lady version of Loki. All of his personality comes through in this portrait. And that is 36 flavors of awesome. :D

Sudden, amusing headcanon: Sigyn helped him do his hair. ;)
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
YES it bothers me. It also bothers me that Loki covers every inch of his skin with armor to be pragmatic and to go along with a sneaky untrusting person's psyche, but then Lady Loki becomes the generic femme fatale so popularized at the end of the nineteenth century by misogynists in the Symbolist and Pre-Raphaelite circles, and it bugs me. Loki would of course dress provocatively because (s)he is a persuasive, subtly coercive being, but I can't see her baring her entire chest for that sake, because her heart and jugular are exposed to enemies. Just seems like being ooc for the sake of sexing it up for straight male erotic fantasies.

Thank you so much for the compliments, I know we're on the same wavelength here X)
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MademoiselleMeg Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
EXACTLY OMG.

And they pretty much draw ALL women like that. Even if it doesn't suit their personality. Even if they're shy or funny or kinda out there--nope! They all have to be SEXY. As if there is only one kind of sexy, and one kind of woman.

Yeah, I can see Lady Loki being a bit of a femme fatale, but she'd redefine the term and make it suit her own ends--because that's a Loki thing to do. She'd be sexy, for sure, but it would be like a classy Chanel/de la Renta sexy. Not Frederick's of Hollywood sexy. ESPECIALLY not in a battle situation.

*irrelevant, but I have this headcanon that Sigyn does Lady Loki's hair before she goes out*

Hellz yes, this is sexist as *fuck*, I'm so glad we agree. I love that opinions like ours are becoming more voiced all the time--makes me hopeful for a change. XD
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ZtheDoomyPirate Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that about Loki, too. He truly just doesn't give a crap. xD Lovely job on the lips, btw.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
YEP <3 lol. Thank you so much!
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Delicatestrength Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
She thanks you :flirty: lol
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Delicatestrength Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol
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