DESCRIPTION: Sigrid stands five foot six in decent physical shape due to a tom-boyish lifestyle (she is especially fond of basketball, but failed to make the U of M team). She is attractive, with straight blonde hair and blue eyes. Loki stands several inches taller and possesses a more voluptuous frame, with hair that looks like it is living flame dancing about her head. Her eyes are bright orange and her skin becomes orange-red, as if she had been dipped into liquid latex. She does not wear a costume, as the effect of her skin suggests she is wearing one. Her voice takes on a huskier, more sensual tone and her features change subtly to perhaps reflect a past host, perhaps even the original.
Once there was a young Archeology student named Astrid Ibsen, a Norwegian working on a Viking dig in Ireland. She uncovered a strange ring with unusual markings that did not match the date of the site. The ring turned out to be the home of an ancient elemental being last known as Loki, god of fire and mischief. Elementals had walked the Earth for millennia, often mistaken for gods. Some would be reincarnated, living numerous lives, while others were trapped in vessels such as pendants or rings, awaiting a time when they might take possession of an unwary host.
Fortunately for Astrid, Loki might have been the “goddess” of mischief, but she was not unreasonable. The pair had shared an uneasy alliance of sorts and over time Astrid grew to actually like being a hero, fighting alongside the likes of The Vindicators, Storm Guard, The Dragon Slayers. Until one day Loki was grievously wounded and she sensed her partnership with Astrid was at an end; the adventure was over and the pair split amicably. Over the years Loki would find other hosts, and she would become the tool of the Dimensional conquerors the Tandians and their tools, the Graves clan, magically lobotomized. Over time people had lost track of Loki.
Until one day a student named Sigrid Isben, taking classes at the University of Michigan, received a strange gift in the mail, a curious golden ring etched with a fascinating series of runes…
PERSONALITY: A total extrovert, Loki loves to flirt and to get into all sorts of trouble. Despite his/her mythological background he is not wholly evil, merely selfish. She is influenced by her host’s personality, and her chaotic nature has been curbed first by Astrid’s basic kindness and sense of responsibility, and now by similar traits found in other hosts. As a result Loki is a force for good.
Sigrid personality becomes submerged when Loki is in control, her memories of the time when the elemental is in charge of the body are not always clear, although experiences with a particularly strong emotional connection tend to stand out. Loki is conscious during those periods when Sigrid is in charge.
POWERS/SKILLS: Sigrid is a student in her second year at the University of Michigan, and while she does not possess any extraordinary skills she is an excellent amateur archeologist due to her mother’s influence. She is fluent in English, Swedish and Dutch and knows some basic German. She is an excellent swimmer and a decent amateur sailor and knows a thing or two about navigation.
Loki has a limited knowledge of the modern world, much of it is taken from her hosts’ varied subconscious. That is how she is able to speak modern English and has a rudimentary understanding of the world around her. She has an extensive knowledge of the ancient world around the bronze age and before, although whatever she claims about that era must be viewed with at least a little skepticism as she greatly enjoys embellishing her past adventures and misdeeds. Loki is fluent in many ancient tongues, as well as the languages of the Elves and other mythical races.
An elemental, Loki possesses mastery over fire and to some extent earth. She can fly, project a protective force field and fire bolts of searing flame. As she flies she does not become insubstantial but she does become very light and as a result strong winds can upset her in mid-air. Her other power is to increase her density, becoming tremendously strong and resilient to damage. The down side is she weighs several tons and her flesh becomes searing-hot, and her reflexes suffer. She is able to alter the level of density to some extent, so it is not all-or-nothing. Loki is able to control flame to some extent, igniting fires and putting them out. However, the larger the fire, the more difficult it is to control it.
Loki is able to see well into the infra-red portion of the spectrum. Loki is also resistant to temperature extremes, although extreme cold and water attacks can neutralize her powers for a short time. Being Loki’s host has a beneficial effect on her hosts, making them a touch more resilient to harm.
Loki has some sense of the supernatural, but being a capricious being she has not focused the talent to any great extent.