Marvel Hints Loki Could Be the Brother of a Classic Fantastic Four Villain – Screen Rant

Long ago, Loki’s father had a relationship with a certain insect queen from the Negative Zone, which could mean the God of Mischief has siblings.
Spoilers ahead for Avengers 1,000,000 BC
A million years ago, Loki's father had a love affair with an insect queen from the Negative Zone, which means he may have a relation to the classic Fantastic Four villain, Annihilus. As the tyrannical and nihilistic ruler of the Negative Zone, Annihilus has tried many times to conquer the universe, most notably during the Annihilation event. Beyond their quests to obtain ultimate power, Loki and Annihilus have had little in common.
Loki's parentage is a fairly convoluted and controversial aspect of Marvel Comics history. He was born to Queen Farbauti and King Laufey of the Frost Giants. Through magic and deceit, Loki was eventually adopted by Odin, the king of Asgard. This is how Loki and Thor notoriously became brothers. On the surface this Asgardian god of mischief couldn't be further removed from Annihilus, whom the Fantastic Four first met when they ventured into the Negative Zone.
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In Avengers 1,000,000 BC by Jason Aaron and Kev Walker, it is revealed that one million years ago Laufey fell in love with Hyve, an insect queen from the Negative Zone. The power couple was thirsty for conquest and invaded Earth together. The insect queen brought her swarm of Negative Zone insects to Earth, but she met resistance from a prehistoric predecessor of the Avengers. Odin, Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, and others fought back the invasion and sent the insect queen home. Laufey then vowed to one day return and get his revenge, which he does when Thor is eventually born.
When thinking of insects from the Negative Zone it's hard not to picture the Fantastic Four villain Annihilus. Annihilus is infamous for amounting invasion forces from the Negative Zone to try to take over Earth and the universe. The standard origin for Annihilus is that he gained higher intelligence through contact with the technology of another Negative Zone race called the Tyannans. Although his parentage before this happens is never truly revealed. So it's certainly plausible that Hyve is his mother and Laufey had something to do with his conception.
If this were the case then a direct line could be connected between Annihilus and Loki. Hyve and her relationship with Laufey is only briefly touched upon in the issue, but it's hard not to see an insect queen mating with a Frost Giant and not jump to that conclusion. After all, just like Loki, Hyve and Annihilus are both obsessed with invading Earth. It's certainly possible that Annihilus acquired this obsession from his mother if the two are in fact related. Even if they're not related by blood however, this is still an odd sequence of events that connects Loki directly to the Fantastic Four's old foe Annihilus.
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Frank Martin is a comic writer and author who is not as crazy as his work makes him out to be. He’s written the one-shot comics Macabre Motel and Grimm Space as well as the 2-part stories Polar Paradox, Pipe Creepers, and The Last Homicide. Frank’s novels include the YA sci-fi thriller Predestiny published by Crossroads Press, the lake monster tale Oscawana published by Severed Press, among others. His work on Screen Rant primarily focuses on comics. Frank currently lives in New York with his wife and three kids.


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