Loki is confirmed as the MCU's first openly bisexual character in Episode 3: 'I could cry right now'

After two episodes of time-hopping shenanigans, Asgardian mischief-maker Loki (Tom Hiddleston) mostly stayed in one place (and one timeline) for the third installment of his eponymous Disney+ series. But that didn't make "Lamentis" any less dramatic. Midway through the episode — which was penned by Bisha K. Ali, the head writer of the upcoming Ms. Marvel series — the gender-fluid Loki casually disclosed that he's the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first openly bisexual character. 

That revelation came in the midst of a conversation with his female counterpart, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) as the tricksters bonded over their variant histories while aboard a train criss-crossing Lamentis-1 — a distant moon hours away from experiencing an apocalyptic event. While discussing their romantic pasts, Sylvie asked whether Loki's status as an Asgardian prince meant that he was ever wooed by "princesses" or "perhaps another prince." Without missing a beat, Loki replied: "A bit of both. I suspect the same as you." 

Not long after the episode dropped, director Kate Herron took to Twitter to confirm Loki's bisexual identity, and how it mirrors that of her own life. "It was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge that Loki is bisexual," she wrote. "It is part of who he is and who I am too." 

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

Marvel fans immediately celebrated Loki's coming-out moment, and the artistry with which it was executed. Some also expressed optimism that Loki's small step will allow Taika Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder to take a giant leap forward for LGTBQ+ representation in the MCU. Waititi's previous film, Thor: Ragnarok, famously omitted a scene that would have established Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie as Marvel's first bisexual hero. But both Thompson and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige have since gone on record as saying that Love and Thunder will allow Valkyrie to finally "find her queen." 

loki is confirmed bisexual I could cry right now. wow.

— jen 🦋 (@brutalbuckley) June 23, 2021

LOKI BISEXUAL SUPREMACY pic.twitter.com/s1GYNeUc2U

— —𝕵𝖚𝖆𝖓𝖎 ➵❦🇨🇴 (@colombiangirlie) June 23, 2021

it's literally the bisexual flag…#Loki#LokiWednesdayspic.twitter.com/ZDBvbGIAmf

— JJ ४⧗✪🕸 crying bc of bi Loki (@lostinmyjapan) June 23, 2021

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Loki saying he's bi in bisexual lighting, poetic cinema pic.twitter.com/UYN0rjH00x

— Darkling's gf (real) ⎊۞ sambucky brainrot (@horrorandseance) June 23, 2021

loki canon bisexual.. now marvel ur next strike when ? pic.twitter.com/mKkr2Aja9g

— reyy (@swiftwentz) June 23, 2021

YUP exactly!! Like I said, her situation was much more poorly handled. Really hoping that Loki can help pave the way for Valkyrie to be more out there as bisexual too in TLAT!!

— b r o o k e (@peachlybeloved) June 23, 2021

they made loki canonically bisexual now can they make valkyrie canonically bisexual too and give her a queen in tlat thank you!!

— liv 🩹 ✵ 24 ❘ 38 ❆ ❘ loki spoilers (@captlavenders) June 23, 2021

Besides confirming Loki as the MCU's first bisexual hero, "Lamentis" also appears to confirm fan theories that Sylvie is a fusion of two Marvel Comics characters: Lady Lokiand the Enchantress. As she explains to her counterpart, she adopted the name "Sylvie" as an "alias" that would make her independent from the other Loki variants. She also mastered a magical trick that eludes the Loki we're familiar with — the ability to inhabit other peoples' minds. 

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so sylvie is sylvie (enchantress) and lady loki combined?? thats actually brilliant

— olea 🏳️‍🌈⃠ (@lifeofsaikik) June 23, 2021

I don’t know if this is the Enchantress or Lady Loki but damn I love her #Loki

— Dani ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🩹 (@DaniBackup15) June 23, 2021

Honestly not sure if I think Sylvie is gonna be Loki from the future, she's a Loki from a different time line, or if she's not Loki at all but Enchantress and just using his name. Can't wait to find out this mystery as episodes continue!! #Loki

— Jaime Hunter 💚 Bi Loki (@Mandawhorelian) June 23, 2021

I think she’s blonde because she appears to be a fusion of two characters from the comics. Lady Loki and Enchantress. She definitely looks more like enchantress than Loki. But this backstory is already super different from the comics. So we really don’t know.

— Roamer of the Beyond (@AlienButtStuff) June 23, 2021

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Predictions: Both Loki & Sylvie are going to make it to the “sacred timeline”, it’ll be revealed that Kang is in charge & Ravonna’s the only one who knew, Sylvie will change her name to Enchantress, the show leaves off with the multiverse being undone

— Enthony (@Rotion_3) June 23, 2021

That particular power allows Sylvie to learn a key piece of intel about the Time Variance Authority and its supposed masters, the Time-Keepers. Although those heretofore unseen monitors of the "sacred timeline" are said to have created all of the agents who staff the TVA, it turns out that they've actually been employing variants who are unaware of their past selves. That means that Mobius' professed love for jet skis may not just be a character quirk — perhaps he was a pro wave rider in another multiverse. 

Are the Time Keepers the real bad guys in #Loki ?? If C-20 had a life before TVA, that means so did Mobius and Ravonna and B-15…
(Scenes when it turns out that Mobius had a jet ski company on Earth before he got into TVA 😂😂) pic.twitter.com/sRDvIwlwij

— Amartya 🇮🇹 (@amartyarsenal) June 23, 2021

Knew something was wrong with the Time Keepers…let's hope we get to see more of it in #Loki Episode 4
"And no one good is ever truly good"- perfectly applies for TVA pic.twitter.com/ffsZvgnOc3

— Amartya 🇮🇹 (@amartyarsenal) June 23, 2021

The newest Loki episode is finally having things make sense thank god. I’m still on the let Mobius ride a jet ski train considering he probably did before the time keepers wiped his mind or whatever they do.

— Nellie🌌 (@anxioustrawbery) June 23, 2021

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… I bet the Time keepers are already Loki, that a future Loki has been in charge of the TVA for ages. Maybe Gugu Mbatha-Raw is the Loki in charge?

— Izaak Stoakes (@Msmonsteradams) June 23, 2021

If Loki doesn’t end with Mobius free of the TVA riding a jet ski imma riot

— Duncan (@DuncanCraig14) June 23, 2021

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Okay so just to clarify… the TVA is suspicious, right? MY MAN MOBIUS MUST HAVE HAD A HAPPY JET SKI LIFE BACK THEN 😭

— J🖤 (@_jheyx) June 23, 2021

Just like Henry Winkler once jumped that terrestrial shark, we're ready to see Owen Wilson jump a space-shark on a jet ski. 

Loki is currently streaming on Disney+

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