|Appeared in|| Thor|
Thor: The Dark World
- "There is always a purpose to everything your father does."
- ―Frigga to Loki. [src]
Frigga was the wife of Odin, mother of Thor, and the queen of Asgard. She was compassionate and nurturing to Thor and to her adopted son Loki, the offspring of King Laufey whom Odin brought with him from Jotunheim after the war with the Frost Giants. She raised both of her sons with equal love and warmth and is loved dearly by both of them in return. She appears to be a good and wise queen who is very highly regarded by all of her husband's subjects.
When Thor was about to be made king of Asgard, Frigga assisted in the ceremony, standing beside Loki and gazing at Thor with pride as well as hope that he will become more mature and intelligent than he currently was. She was absent during Thor's banishment by the hands of Odin, but learned about it soon afterwards, presumably from Loki. Angered by the news, Frigga confronted her husband and insisted that he return Thor to Asgard. When Odin refused, she eventually came to accept that there was a reason for his actions.
When Odin fell into the Odinsleep, Frigga stayed at his bedside, afraid that he had put off the sleep for too long and would never awaken. It was also at this time that Loki learned of his true parentage and questioned Odin's intentions in taking him from Jotunheim. Frigga tried to reassure her adopted child that he was loved and an integral part of the family, even going so far as to make Loki king in his father and brother's absences. She went on to express her hope for Thor's return, which prompted Loki to visit his brother on Earth. There he falsely told Thor that Odin had died and Frigga had forbidden their banished son from ever returning to Asgard.
Loki then made a secret pact with Laufey, in which he claimed that he would enable the Frost Giant king to enter Asgard and kill Odin. Frigga bravely defended her sleeping husband and slew one of the Jotun warriors before being thrown across the room by Laufey. Loki appeared and slew Laufey with the staff Gungir, revealing their pact to be a trap. Unaware of her adopted son's deception, Frigga embraced Loki as he promised to make the Jotuns pay for what they had done. Thor returned to the palace immediately afterwards and Frigga ran to him, embracing him with even greater joy. When Thor informed her of Loki's mischief and his ordeal in returning, she did not lash out at either of her children despite her shock and confusion. Upon receiving news of Loki's death, Frigga went into mourning and found it difficult to comfort her husband and firstborn son.
One year after Loki's "death", Frigga discovered that Loki had survived and made a deal with Thanos and The Other. She tried to talk to him, but Loki told her it wasn't a good time to talk. Frigga told Thor and Odin that he was alive and that he was planning to do something with the Tesseract.
After Thor and Loki return to Asgard, Frigga was relieved to see Loki back. Odin told Loki that the only reason he wouldn't be executed was because Frigga still loves him.
When Asgard is attacked, Frigga fought to defend those that she loved at any cost. She obstructed Malekith while defending Jane Foster. During the ensuing duel, she appears to be a surprisingly even match to the Dark Elf, easily fighting on par with Malekith and even disarming him. The duel was interrupted by Kurse who restrained her. As Malekith threatened Jane she was revealed to be an illusion. After questioned, Frigga refused to tell her enemy anything, and Kurse stabbed her through the heart killing her instantly just as Thor came in and angrily shot Malekith in the face with lightning, scarring him. However, Malekith and Kurse escaped. Thor turned to see Odin holding Frigga in his arms. She was given a funeral and burned as the Asgardians mourned the death of their queen; even Loki showed grief in private when he learned of her death.
While traveling back in time to 2013 to get the Aether from Jane, Thor spotted Frigga nearby and became distressed as he knew that it was the day that she would die. As she walked with a few other women, Frigga sensed Thor's presence and surprised him. Frigga quickly realized that the Thor before her was a future version of her son, stating that as she was raised by witches, she could see with more than just her eyes. Taking Thor to her bedchambers, Frigga listened to him explain what had happened in his future with sympathy and offered Thor advice that helped to revitalize his spirit. Rocket interrupted, having retrieved the Aether and Thor summoned Mjölnir to Frigga's great amusement. Thor tried to warn his mother of her death before he left, but she refused to hear it, stating that Thor came back to save his future, not hers.
Frigga was a strong woman, a majestic queen, and perfectly able to stand at Odin's side. Despite her attention to protocol, she was a loving and tender mother to both her sons. When Odin brought the infant Loki to Asgard after the war with the Jotuns, Frigga accepted him as her own without any hesitation, although she believed that Odin should have told him the truth about his origins all along. While she clearly attempts to believe in only the good in her sons, she was also intuitive and perceptive about other intentions. She was also generally accepted as a good judge of character.
Powers and Abilities
- Asgardian Physiology: As an asgardian, Frigga possesses attributes common among the asgardians; such as superhuman superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, durability, longevity, etc.
- Spiritual Senses - Due to being raised by witches, Frigga is, in her own words, able to see with more than just her eyes. As a result, she could immediately tell that the Thor she encountered was a future version of her son.
- Master Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Despite the notion that not many asgardian women are warriors, Frigga was ready, willing and certainly able to hold her own even against Jotuns. During the attack in Odin's bedchamber she manages to kill a Frost Giant with a single strike. During the Dark Elf raid on Asgard, Frigga managed to duel and disarm Malekith with the latter being profoundly older, more powerful and more experienced than her. In doing so, she displayed surprising athleticism and agility, as well as advanced swordsmanship.
- Odin Borson - Husband; deceased.
- Thor Odinson - Son.
- Loki Laufeyson - Adopted son; deceased.
- Sif - Ally.
- Heimdall - Gatekeeper and loyal servant.
- Malekith - Enemy; deceased.
- Kurse - Enemy and killer; deceased.
- Jane Foster - Ally.
- Rocket Raccoon (2023 version) - Ally.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (6 films)
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (1 comic)
Behind the scenes
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- In the comics, Frigga has a deep knowledge of magic, but this aspect is not shown in Thor, but it was explored briefly in the sequel.
- Also, in the comics, Frigga is shown to have not accepted Loki as her own child and even grew to hate him, denying him the right to call her his mother, for his mischief and mayhem against the throne of Asgard. This is opposite her portrayal in the film.
- In the comics, Frigga is Thor's step-mother and raised him in place of his biological mother, Gaea, the Elder Goddess of Earth.
- In a deleted scene for Thor: The Dark World, it is revealed that Frigga was the one to teach Loki how to wield magic.
- She is one of six recurring film characters to be killed, the other five being Odin, Arnim Zola, Jasper Sitwell, The Other, and Carina (not counting Coulson, who is revived or James Barnes who was only falsely presumed dead.)