Being asked about your favourite character in the MCU is ultimately a Sophie’s choice.
How can you possibly choose one!?
“Can’t I get two, or three, four?” you may ask as you recall over a decade of cinematic history, reminded of A-listers who have turned in their most iconic performances throughout the franchise.
Sure, it’s a challenge, but for many, the answer actually comes easily… “Loki”.
Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of Thor’s brother has been praised from the start and he has finally been given a stand-alone effort to shine in.
Created by Michael Waldron, the six-part series sees the titular trickster encountering exciting new faces and there has been no shortage of memorable moments. However, some would argue that a particular scene in episode 3 has stolen the spotlight.
A line has compelled audiences to ask: is Loki bisexual?
Is Loki bisexual?
- Although not explicitly stated, a line delivered by Loki in episode 3 basically confirms that this is, indeed, the case.
During an exchange about past relationships and so forth, Loki is curiously told by Sophia Di Martino’s Lady Loki: “Must’ve been would-be princesses or perhaps, another prince.” To this, he replies that there was “a bit of both. I suspect the same as you.”
This essentially confirms that he has shared romantic connections with both men and women – or potential prince and princesses’ rather – before this point.
While this may come as a welcome surprise to many viewers, it’s worth highlighting that We Got This Covered commented on reports of plans to address Loki being bisexual back in 2020.
Moving forward, it’s possible that subsequent episodes will elaborate and potentially delve into Loki’s past relationships or former love interests.
The series has also previously acknowledged that he is gender-fluid.
“When I tell you I started screaming”
Since the episode premiered, the notable exchange has been celebrated over on Twitter, with fans praising the decision to make Loki bi within the MCU canon.
Check out a selection of tweets:
Is Loki bi in Marvel Comics?
With the fan-favourite being confirmed as bisexual in the MCU, it’s worth contemplating whether the decision has remained faithful to the source material.
Well, the answer is yes.
Insider highlights that a writer for Marvel – Al Ewing – wrote in a Tumblr post in 2014: “Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that. He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.”
There are also a number of references to Loki being gender-fluid throughout the comics, exemplified by his shapeshifting abilities portraying him as “both man and woman.”
New episodes of Loki premiere on Wednesday on Disney Plus.