Frigga Allmother Jun 4, 2015 16:11:48 GMT
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NAME: Frigga Allmother
OCCUPATION: Queen of Asgard, Goddess of Marriage
MEMBER GROUP: Asgrdian
POWERS AND ABILITIES: Frigga possesses the normal attributes that Asgardians have, including an ability to lift almost twenty tonnes despite her age and an extended period of life that spans many more years in the eyes of mortals. However, one of Frigga's natural gifts lies in her ability to wield magic, a skill that would be passed to her adoptive son Loki. As one who has great control over her gifts, Frigga has demonstrated an ability to project illusions that present themselves as being solid and real to the beholder, often confusing them with their life-like qualities. This ability also allows her to shift her own appearance and project her image astrally, but does not give her enough power to create entire illusions.
Aside from her magic however, Frigga very seldom finds herself afflicted with any illness or disease due to her ability to heal at an accelerated rate from the average Asgardian. Though she is still affected by these things, the time it takes her to recover is greatly reduced and physical wounds are healed within a much shorter amount of time due to further skills in magic that she acquired while growing up. This ability has unfortunately slowed a little with age, and ultimately did not prove to be as useful against the Chitauri attack that happened a short while ago. She spent several days in the healing room as a result, and still finds herself to be occasionally bothered by a nagging pain in her right side that can temporarily cripple her if she isn't careful.
The final ability that Frigga possesses isn't necessarily a magic power. As the Goddess of Marriage, many couples who are to marry come to their Queen for her blessing, as numerous others before them have. It is widely whispered that if Frigga were to bless your union then it would be filled with love and blessed by children, things that many of the younger Asgardian couples seek in order to find themselves happy over the years. Whether her blessing actually does anything or not, Frigga doesn't care to know. Instead she is simply content with seeing those happy families grow and explore Asgard in a contented and safe manner.
PLAYBY: Rene Russo
PLAYER NAME: Amber
OTHER CHARACTERS: Amber Kent
LIKES: Family, has always been important to Frigga for a number of reasons, but most especially because she has a family that was not entirely of her own making. Frigga also has a special place in her heart for her adoptive son Loki because of the nature of his birth, knowing that when he did eventually learn the truth he would be faced with numerous questions he never thought he would have to face. Despite her status a a goddess, Frigga rather enjoys reading as well, allowing herself to read up on all of the ancient stories and legends that come with the city of Asgard. Magic is something that she also has a strong liking for, yet another little thing that she can share with Loki. And unknown to most others, Frigga enjoys being up during the early hours of the morning to watch the sunrise each morning, because each sunrise brings her a new opportunity to do something good with her life.
DISLIKES: There are a great many things in the world that Frigga does not like, the first of which is the rivalry that she had seen develop between Loki and Thor over the last number of years. Nor does she particularly approve of the way that her husband seems to falsely encourage the two of them at the same time as to which would eventually be King of Asgard. She also finds that while she isn't one who has enjoyed Earth as much as Thor has, she dislikes the pressure that her son faces with being told to give up his mortal love, as she thinks it is highly unfair of her husband to ask such a thing of him when it was Odin who banished him to Earth in the first place. Frigga also hates war, though she knows that it cannot always be avoided.
-- Her magical abilities
-- Her parenting skills when trying to bring about a peace between Thor and Loki
-- Being the neutral party when arguments erupt between her children or between them and her husband
-- Trying her best to not always side with her children in her heart
-- The smallest hint of something romantic from her husband
-- She would give her life to save the life of almost anyone in Asgard
GOALS: Peace to be restored to the Nine Realms, and peace to be restored to her entire family.
FEARS: Losing one of her children or husband permanently.
OVERALL PERSONALITY: As Queen, Frigga is the responsible, motherly figure that many people in Asgard look up to when times seem to get a little rough for them, especially with all of the danger that there has been now that the Nine Realms are no longer peaceful. She stands by her family and her people with everything she has, ready and willing to sacrifice her life if it means that her children will be able to continue their lives, as she believes that they each have a purpose to them. And while she isn't overly fond of the rift that has emerged between them all over the last little while, she is determined to make the best of it and mend it. Odin might not also see eye to eye with her in this regard, but it is a rather strong stand that she takes against him and it always proves her stubborn will. And in being a mother, especially the mother of so many celestial beings, she knows that her voice will always sit with them in the future, even when she is no longer there for them.
There is precious little that this woman would not do in order to protect the family that she loves so dearly, and she has displayed this a few times in the past when she has worn the armour of a soldier in order to accompany her husband into battle. That fierce loyalty to what she knows and who she is is something she hopes has been passed onto her children in whatever sense so that they will have a better sense of right and wrong. Thus far, she isn't sure how well that lesson has translated to her children, but she will never give up hope to one day see them all at peace with one another and returned safely home.
Perhaps one of the most important things that Frigga has done in her years has been to act as a mediator, both within her family and within Asgard. Through her patience and understanding she has often helped to resolve conflicts that do not require harsh punishments, but rather a better appreciation for the grievances suffered on the other side of the conflict. Keeping peace within the realm is absolutely vital to their survival, as they seem to be at odds with another realm almost constantly, and if Asgard cannot work together then they have little hope of being able to survive any attacks that befall them. And given recent events, she knows that it will take each and every single one of them to keep Asgard standing if the Chitauri were to come seeking them again.
Though some don't realize it, the people of Asgard spend just as much time seeking the advice of their Queen as they do from their King. While Odin might be busy dealing with the details of Asgard's defenses and the constant worry of another attack, Frigga is often sought by many of the younger crowd who live within her realm. Her patience in hearing their plights, from the smallest of lover's quarrels to the more serious allegations that come against some, are quite well known among the people. Especially those who are in young marriages seek her out, as her blessing upon their unions is a highly coveted thing.
IMPORTANT RELATIVES: Balder, Hermod and Tyr (sons), Thor, Loki and Vidar (foster sons), Loki's children
IMPORTANT PERSON: Odin Allfather (husband)
OVERALL HISTORY: Frigga became an important figure for Asgard when she accepted the marriage proposal of Odin, the King of Asgard. Once simply known as the Goddess of Love and Marriage to the mortal world, she then became the Queen of Asgard and instantly became beloved by her people for her compassion and the evident love that she bore her husband. Together the pair had three sons; Balder (the god of light), Hermod (the god of speed) and Tyr (the god of war). But from a union outside of their own, Odin became the father of Thor (the god of thunder) as well as Vidar (god of vengence), and Frigga graciously accepted them as a part of their family despite not being their biological mother. One of her greatest strengths was her ability to love, for even when Odin brought Loki to her following a battle with the Frost Giants, she could not bring herself to think of those three as being any less her sons then the three to whom she was the natural mother.
As the years passed, she watched them all grow to become men, each striking out on their own to discover the fuller potential that life had in store for them. Odin drew closer to the time when he would need to select the son that would succeed him, and while she was fairly certain that Loki would not be the chosen son because of his heritage, Frigga was not entirely surprised to see that Thor had stepped up quickly to prove to his father that he was ready. Each of the five boys had developed a distinctly different personality from the other, and Loki and Thor had become almost night and day to one another. Still, the truth was kept from Loki, not because they feared his knowing, but because they saw no reason to upset the life that he had come to know. Frigga found herself to be rather attentive to her foster son as time wore on, noting the evident differences that made him stand out from the others who all seemed to inherit Odin's might. And with the discovery that Loki too possessed a rather keen ability to use magic, Frigga knew it would be something else that could bond them together the way that blood never would. But in time it was evident that his skills would go far above what she was able to teach him and so she encouraged his own personal pursuit of knowledge.
And while she continued to share this with Loki, Frigga also turned much of her attention to another of her adoptive sons. Vidar was the result of Odin's extramarital affair with one from Jotunheim, a child who grew so quickly that it was more than evident of his maternal parentage to the Storm Giantess, Grid. And though boots were later fashioned to help him retain a more normal size, the first years of his life were ones in which the poor boy didn't want to wear them due to their discomfort. However, this was the only child who was partly in her care that had not spoken a word as far as Frigga was able to recall, and that was concerning for the maternal instincts that she listened to so carefully. Evidently the concern was not lost on the others though, as Odin more than once spoke to her of the issue that had gone on to be noticed by both himself and the boy's natural mother.
However, Frigga attempted not to concern herself too much with it. The boy would come to speak in time, she had said, if there was something he desired to say. Though it was highly unusual to hear such silence from a child of Odin, Frigga was one of the few who refused to isolate him due to his differences. They could not be helped, of course, and were a part of Vidar whether everyone else wished to acknowledge them or not. But she would have to have been blind to have not seen how unhappy the boy was at the various stages of his life, and so when the time eventually came that he wished to not remain on Asgard for long, she was the first to wish him well and tell him that he would always be welcome whenever he chose to return.
The arrival of Loki's children brought forth new complications for the Allmother to consider. Though she had been no stranger to the fact that the men in her life were prone to taking numerous women into their arms for nights of passion that would ultimately lead nowhere, she hadn't been all together prepared to take on the role of "grandmother" just yet. Had it been a shock? Of course, but as the Goddess of Love and Marriage who had such a strong loyalty to her family, this was when Frigga found herself caught in the middle. Odin was not at all pleased with the presence of these grandchildren, for which Frigga had been prepared since Loki had first come to her and confessed of his actions before she ultimately convinced him to tell Odin as well. This was perhaps the first time that Frigga took a stand against her husband and argued in the defense of her son, stating that his actions could not be undone and that it would be cruel and selfish for the Allfather to take his anger out on the children who were innocent of any crimes. In that moment Frigga had made her decision quite clear, and she made herself available to Loki on a constant basis as he worked to raise his children without the aid of their natural mother. And when the whispers of Ragnarok began to filter through the halls of the palace she did her best to silence them. There was no need for the children to hear of this terrible prophecy that included them so early on. For though she knew prophecies to be powerful things, she silently prayed that these children would be granted an alternative that would spare them from such a horror.
It seemed however that Frigga's influence with the Allfather had not reached as deeply as she had hoped. Without any form of notice, Odin began to slowly banish each of Loki's children from Asgard and into different places all together, forcing their small family apart and throwing each individual child into an isolated location. And for a while Frigga began to fear of what these actions might do to Loki...until he began to spend some of his time with Thor and the Warriors Three, which put her at ease for a short while until she came to discover something else. When one of her handmaidens was due to marry, the ceremony went through wonderfully until Loki revealed that he had taken the place of her intended at the altar, using his considerable powers to disguise himself even from her eyes and swear the oaths that would bind the two in marriage. Despite Odin's considerable efforts to find a way to annul the marriage, Sigyn was a woman of honour who insisted that since she had spoken the powerful oaths, she would stand by them despite Loki's trickery. And even worse, when it was told to her that Sigyn's intended had actually been quietly murdered by Loki in order to remove him as a threat to his passion, it was Vidar who quietly petitioned the Allfather for the death of his brother.
Despite his silence, Vidar had grown into one who constantly sought vengeance for crimes that were committed by those of Asgard, coming to serve his father as a consultant on the higher cases that were presented to him. In public Frigga said nothing, but at night she would beg of her husband to spare Loki's life. Though she could hardly allow herself to think that Loki had committed such a horrible crime, her heart could not handle the idea that he would be killed in retaliation. There were justice and then there was vengeance, she argued, and this what Vidar asked for was certainly not the former. In this she was successful.
Unfortunately, things on Asgard were to grow worse yet again. Odin had made it clear that Thor was the son he had chosen to succeed him, but an attack by the Frost Giants of Jotunheim interrupted the ceremony that day and ultimately spared Odin from formally announcing his choice, even though it had become common knowledge. In his rage at having his day spoiled, Thor, Loki, Sif and the Warriors Three all went to Jotumheim by way of the Bifrost and initiated a fight with their King, Laufey. A battle broke out in which one of the warriors was wounded, but it was the sharp eye of Heimdell that sent Odin to their aid and ultimately broke the fighting up before any of them could be killed. In this, Loki discovered some startling news that made him different from the other Asgardians, and Odin decided that a lesson needed to be taught to his son if ever he was to prove worthy of being Kind of Asgard.
With Thor's banishment, Frigga was forced to step into a different pair of shoes from those she had previously inhabited. Her husband fell into the Odin Sleep after revealing the truth of his parentage to Loki, which left only him to take over the throne of Asgard in his brother's absence. Instead of insisting that she take control, as Odin had previously discussed with her, Frigga allowed herself to remain at the bedside of her husband and give control to Loki, hoping that perhaps it might prove to both him and her husband that their adoptive son was just as capable as the rest of his brothers. Unfortunately, it was the beginning of something that would not go well for the mischief maker, and Frigga was forced to believe that he had died after falling into a void off of the Rainbow Bridge. Her heart broken, the Queen of Asgard forced herself to maintain a smile for the sake of those around her, but wept bitterly into her pillow each night. After being forced to watch Loki deal with the loss of his children, she had come to know the loss of one of her own, for though Loki might not have been her son by blood he was certainly her child in her heart.
Still, his betrayal stung the Allmother considerably. When it was told to her that Loki had orchestrated the original attack from the Frost Giants and indeed staged his rescue of Odin by killing Laufey, Frigga's heart had been crushed. She had been so willing to overlook the darkness that had begun to grow in Loki's heart since the banishment of his children that she had been blind to his anger, which meant that she hadn't seen all of the things that he had done in order to secure himself a stronger position in Asgard. He had desired a family and a place to belong, both of which had been ripped away from him at different times in his life. And though she knew that it did not entirely lie with her, Frigga blamed herself for not having seen the pains that Loki had suffered and doing more to ease them.
Upon the discovery that Loki was alive however, something in Frigga changed forever. She had heard all about the trouble that was being caused down on Earth and watched as Odin gathered the dark magic to send Thor back to them. Eventually Thor did return with Loki in tow, as a prisoner of Asgard. Another gash was created across her heart as Frigga begged Odin to spare the life of their son, who would otherwise have been tried as a war criminal and likely put to death for his treasonous actions. At first she was not permitted to be anywhere near him, almost as if Odin feared that she might find some way to plot his escape to safety. But one day she had been out near the newly repaired Bifrost to speak with Heimdell when they were attacked and Frigga herself was injured. She spent a number of days in the healing room being treated for her injury (though it still pains her from time to time), when word finally came that Loki had spoken. Whatever he had said to those in charge of interrogating him was disregarded as a work of fiction until there was yet another attack on Asgard, at which time Frigga went down to see him and heard his confession with her own ears.
In that moment, Frigga was sure that there was hope for him. After days of pleading with the Allfather to give Loki the opportunity to redeem himself, Odin finally agreed. The terms of his release were that he was to return to Midgard and serve under Thor to help protect the realm from the attack that was soon to be coming from Thanos and the Chitauri, striving to protect the people of that realm unlike he had in his previous visit. Loki agreed and was released down to Midgard with Thor, which left Frigga wondering as to the fate of the other son, Vidar. She knew that he wasn't fond of his life on Asgard and had come prefer a few other realms instead, one of which being Midgard. If the three boys were to cross paths, she quietly prays that they would be able to put the past behind them and work together to a greater end. Otherwise, Midgard could very well fall to the threat of Thanos and whatever other means he has at his disposal.