Loki is one of the most enchanting characters in the ‘MCU.’ The style and charisma of Tom Hiddleston’s performance as the Asgardian “God of Mischief” have captivated the audience for the better part of a decade. Despite perishing in the events of ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ an alternate timeline version of Loki is headlining his solo series that has been breaking new ground both on and off the screen.
Created by Michael Waldron, ‘Loki’ follows the eponymous character as he works with the Time Variance Authority to track down another version of himself (or so it seems), who is hell-bent on wreaking havoc. Along the course, we get to learn a few intimate details about Loki’s life, and some light has been shed on the character’s sexuality. So what does Loki identify as? Here’s everything we know so far!
What is Loki’s Sexuality?
Loki’s arc in his solo series is poised to be drastically different from the one we have seen him on in his previous appearances. It is clear from the get-go that Loki is on a journey of self-discovery, and both the audience and the character are constantly learning new details about who he truly is. One’s sexuality is a huge part of one’s identity, and considering the journey Loki is on, the show addressing his sexuality was only a matter of time. However, there’s always more than what meets the eye when it comes to Loki, and the character’s sexuality is no different.
While members of the LGBTQ+ community will find a source of accurate representation in the form of Loki, others who are unaware of the delicate understandings of sexual orientations may find Loki’s sexuality a tad bit confusing. In the third episode of ‘Loki,’ titled ‘Lamentis,’ Loki and a presumed Time Variant of his who refers to herself as Sylvie inadvertently find themselves on the doomed planet of Lamentis-1.
As the planet is about to be destroyed, the two face a race against time to get off the planet. In the process, a conversation confirms that Loki is a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Still, his exact sexual identity is left unclear, which opens up three major possible options: Loki either identifies as gay, bisexual, or pansexual. However, Loki says that he is (sexually) attracted to both males and females. That means he is probably not gay. Pansexual is generally used by someone who is attracted to a person irrespective of their gender. Bisexual refers to a person attracted to members of the same sex and opposite sex.
As per our understanding of sexual orientations, Loki’s words hint at him being bisexual. This has been corroborated by the show’s director Kate Herron through a tweet, which you can check out below.
From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual. 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 💗💜💙 pic.twitter.com/lz3KJbewx8
— Kate Herron (@iamkateherron) June 23, 2021
However, it is important to note that Loki is also gender fluid in the ‘MCU.’ That means that his sexual orientation can change over time, and he may have been gay or be pansexual in the past or future (don’t look at us! it’s time travel). For now, it would be safe to say that Loki is the first openly bisexual character in the ‘MCU.’ The reveal coming during Pride Month is another example of Marvel Studios’ commitment to creating diverse characters. The normality and smoothness with which the revelation of Loki’s sexual orientation was handled are admirable. Kudos to the show’s creative team!
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