Loki episode 2 lastly gave us a correct have a look at the opposite Loki variant that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Mobius (Owen Wilson) had been chasing all episode, nevertheless it stopped in need of telling us which Marvel character is the variant. We’re in retailer for an thrilling Loki episode 3 (in addition to an intriguing Loki episode 4 sequence, however extra on that in a minute). However the prolonged credit of Loki episode 2 have hinted on the course that Marvel Studios is likely to be taking with this new time variant character. Extra particulars will embrace spoilers for Loki episode 2, so please watch the episode if you happen to do not need to have any twists revealed beforehand.
Spoilers forward for Loki episode 2 “The Variant”.
Loki episode 2: Is Sophia Di Martino Woman Loki, Sylvie, Enchantress, or one thing else?
Near the very finish of Loki episode 2, after hiding themselves in three different our bodies, the opposite Loki variant lastly reveals what they appear to be. Turns into it’s Sophia Di Martino sporting (tiny) satan horns as an adjunct — simply as Hiddleston’s Loki has prior to now, famously in The Avengers. That, together with the truth that Mobius, and everybody on the Time Variance Authority has been referring to her as a Loki variant, appears to counsel that Di Martino is taking part in Woman Loki. She is likely to be referred to as one thing else although, given Natalie Portman is ready to be Mighty Thor, not Woman Thor, in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Loki Episode 2 Recap: Say Whats up to the Different Loki
However Marvel Studios would possibly really be making an even bigger modification. Whereas Di Martino is credited merely as “The Variant” in Loki episode 2’s most important credit to keep away from any spoilers, it looks as if the Spanish translators did not get that memo. The Castilian Spanish credit for Loki episode 2 checklist a personality referred to as “Sylvie”, which is attention-grabbing as a result of that identify has ties to Loki within the comics. Within the Marvel comics, Sylvie Lushton was an everyday Oklahoman lady — Loki episode 1 ends in 1858 Oklahoma if you happen to’re on the lookout for an Easter egg join — earlier than she awoke one tremendous morning with superpowers.
That was because of Loki, who gave Sylvie powers for causes unknown, shortly after Asgard moved to Oklahoma. Sylvie would go on to hitch the Younger Avengers and undertake the alter ego Amora the Enchantress, however quickly became an anti-hero and a villain after being dismissed from the superhero crew. Sylvie Lushton has an extended checklist of powers within the comics, much more so than Loki himself, together with sorcery, telepathy, flight, teleportation, telekinesis, and transmutation. Di Martino’s The Variant / Sylvie would not show any of those although, together with her powers showing to be similar to Loki.
This would not be the primary time that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has altered traits. If Di Martino is taking part in Sylvie Lushton, it looks as if Loki is merging two separate points: she is one way or the other a Loki time variant, shares his powers, however not his identify. That may additionally clarify why Di Martino reacts in disgust when Hiddleston calls her Loki in Loki episode 2. It’s also doable that The Variant/ Sylvie has discovered a technique to disguise herself as Loki’s signature, which is fooling Mobius and the TVA to imagine her as a “Loki time variant”.
Additional proof of Sylvie’s inclusion on Loki comes from the IMDb credit, the place Cailey Fleming is listed to be taking part in Younger Sylvie on Loki episode 4. That additionally suggests we’ll get Sylvie’s backstory — what occurred to her that led her to grow to be The Variant and wreak havoc on the sacred timeline — in Loki episode 4, out June 30. It’s kind of curious to me that the upcoming Loki episode 3, releasing June 23, will not cope with that because it flows extra naturally with the narrative. We’ll simply have to attend a few weeks to find what Marvel has deliberate with Di Martino.
Loki episode 1 and a pair of are actually streaming on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. New episodes launch each Wednesday till season finale on July 14.