In the 3rd episode of Disney+’s Loki series that aired on June 23, 2021, the character, played by Tom Hiddleston, confirmed that he’s into both princesses and princes in a conversation with his newfound friend Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino). If you’ve been following, Sylvie is a female variant of Loki.
Sylvie and Loki found themselves discussing romance, something the Asgardian prince has never seemed to be interested in. While they waited out an apocalypse they accidentally found themselves in, the female variant wondered if, as a prince, Loki had been with “would-be princesses, or perhaps another prince.”
“A bit of both,” Loki answered. “I suspect the same as you, but nothing ever…”
“Real?” Sylvie suggested, and Loki just took a big gulp of his drink.
Confirming Loki’s sexuality later was Kate Herron, director of the entire series who tweeted about the incident as well.
“From the moment I joined Loki, it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual,” she wrote. “It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in MCU.”
Loki is just the second major character in the MCU to be part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson, is also bisexual. While that wasn’t explicitly stated in Thor: Ragnarok when she made her debut, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed that Thor: Love and Thunder will include an LGBTQIA+ plot.
Loki went on to make clear that he hasn’t yet found someone to love, and tried to tarnish love using a bad metaphor about an imaginary dagger. Unfortunately, when you’re the trickster god of mischief, real connections will not come easily. However, Loki might just be potentially falling in love with a variant of himself, because there seems to be some chemistry between him and his new friend.
A bit of a heavy spoiler here; the story took a potential twist as Sylvie revealed a new and tiny info about the Time Variance Authority (TVA) that captured Loki earlier. We had been under the impression that TVA employees were created by the original timekeepers and had no other lives (like the guy who didn’t know what a fish was), but apparently, they’re all just variants like Sylvie and Loki.
That fact blew Loki’s mind, but he’s going to have to figure out what to do about it later, if he escapes the current apocalypse, maybe both of them.
New episodes of Loki arrive every Wednesday on Disney+.