On at the moment’s episode of Loki, the characters of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia di Martino) shared a particular second, one which had been hinted at within the earlier episode, however not totally explored. And it’s led to lots of questions from viewers; particularly, one: is Loki in love with Sylvie?
It’s a terrific query, significantly given two details: 1) Loki was revealed as canonically queer in final week’s episode, “Lamentis”; and a couple of) Loki and Sylvie are technically the identical individual.
But on condition that their mild touching of arms initially of “The Nexus Event” set off the shocking Nexus Event of the episode’s title, it’s price exploring additional… Do Loki and Sylvie like one another? You know, like like? Do they wish to kiss one another? Do they wish to get married? Do they wish to reside in a mansion, a home, a shack, or an condo? And do they wish to have a thousand infants collectively and be sooooo completely satisfied collectively?
Let’s talk about.
Is Loki in love with Sylvie?
At this level, it appears seemingly that Loki is in love with Sylvie, as Mobius (Owen Wilson) all however calls out whereas interrogating the previous on this week’s episode (if I recall he used the phrase “swoony”). Loki undoubtedly appears to be making coronary heart eyes over his feminine Variant, and in direction of the tip of the episode he very awkwardly appears her within the face, arms on shoulders and appears about to admit one thing, earlier than Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) prunes him from the timeline.
So was Loki about to say “I love you”? or is it attainable he was going to say “I respect you,” or another twist? Because the very fact of the matter is, Sylvie is one other Loki, and a part of the purpose of the present is that Loki begins in a spot the place he doesn’t respect himself, or divulge heart’s contents to anybody else. Even his brother, Thor, by way of a number of motion pictures, has solely obtained half-kind phrases from the trickster god.
There’s additionally what we talked about earlier, that Loki was established as canonically bisexual. Not that one negates the opposite by any means, however having his first actual Marvel Cinematic Universe romantic curiosity, after over a decade of films, be a feminine model of himself is… Actually proper on the cash, possibly.
For the second, we’ve to place an asterisk on this one, although given Loki is alive post-pruning in the episode’s end credits sequence, chances are high we’ll loop again to this query by the tip of Season 1.
Does Loki like Sylvie? Like, like like her?
Great query. The solely individual we’ve ever seen Loki actually love in any important manner all through each Thor film, each Avengers film, and all of Loki is his mom, Frigga (Rene Russo). That doesn’t essentially make him incapable of affection, per say, however it appears way more seemingly that Loki is feeling one thing in direction of Sylvie, although it might be nearer to “like” than “love.” Perhaps he simply has a crush for the primary time ever, and solely is aware of how one can categorical it by making an attempt to stab her lots. That tracks.
And the truth is, that tracks with what showrunner Michael Waldron instructed Marvel.com:
“We went back and forth for a little bit about, like do we really want to have this guy fall in love with another version of himself? Is that too crazy?” Waldron mentioned. “But in a series that, to me, is ultimately about self-love, self-reflection, and forgiving yourself, it just felt right that that would be Loki’s first real love story.”
So whereas Loki may not be head over heels in love with Sylvie but, that’s undoubtedly the way in which the story is constructed. So no, you weren’t imagining issues.
Are Loki and Sylvie going to get married and have a thousand infants?
Given all of the loss of life and destruction which can be regularly rained down on the Time Variance Authority, Loki and Sylvie, it could be type of candy in the event that they ended the season in a marriage. And technically, because the two of them are close to immortal, there’s no purpose that over the course of their extraordinary lifetimes, they couldn’t have a thousand — or extra! — infants.
The larger query is, what occurs when two of the identical individual marry one another? I’m no geneticist (I do know, huge shocker), however I did seek the advice of an professional: this MASH sport I made. According to it, Loki will:
- Get a job as an architect
- Live in an condo
- …in Seattle
- Drive a Hyundai
- Have 500 kids
So there you’ve got it! The consultants have spoken, and sadly, spoiled the tip of Loki Season 1. No purpose to maintain watching, I assume!