Loki has been quite the ride so far and while I may have written a post on whether Loki would finally have a love interest in his own series I definitely did not expect it to happen like this…
In the third episode we spend forty minutes with Loki and Sylvie bonding. The fourth episode takes that bond to the next level. And before I go any further, yes that bond is romantic. A lot of people are hoping it’s a platonic situation happening but everything is pointing to Loki falling for Sylvie and vice versa. Just think about it.
They met, despised each other at first, and then when they had the chance they began to talk. He showed her some fireworks from his hand, he sang to her, she couldn’t keep her eyes off of him, and from there on their friendship blossomed.
Skip to the next episode, they hold hands and stare at another as they’re about to die, causing a massive spike in the timeline because Loki, according to the Time Keepers (or whoever), is supposed to be alone for eternity. But now he genuinely isn’t. They share one last glance as they are being taken away from each other by the TVA. Loki, upon hearing that she’s “dead” is completely devastated and is only consoled when he discovers she’s alive. They “kill” the Time Keepers and have a private moment under a strangely romantic setting where Loki is about to say something to Sylvie most likely along the lines of “I love you.” And if that isn’t enough to convince you listen to these words from the chorus of the song in the credits:
If you love me
Really love me
Let it happen
I won’t care
Yeah…they’re in love.
It’s a bit weird but honestly, it’s the only romantic relationship that makes sense with Loki. He’s not the type of guy to get close to someone so who would he fall in love with in the span of a six-episode series? A female version of himself who has managed to forge her own path, hence becoming more of her own person than just another Loki.
Yeah, they may like the same type of clothes or horned crowns but Sylvie is very different, for a reason. She doesn’t like being called Loki, she dyes her hair blond, she can enchant people and uses a sword instead of a pair of daggers, and because she was taken from Asgard as a child, she never got to really become an Asgardian princess or embrace her story as the Goddess of Mischief.
Because they made her so different Loki’s feelings for her don’t seem as obviously weird and because she is similar to him she understands him completely. What a soulmate!
But what I’m garnering even more from their relationship is the uncanny parallels to Kylo Ren and Rey.
For Kylo Ren and Rey, they too started their relationship on the wrong foot. Both were trying to kill each other but circumstances prevented that from happening. Through Force Skype they began to bond and understand one another. For both Kylo Ren and Rey, they were loners, one bad, one good which is very much like Loki and Sylvie, Loki being bad and Sylvie being good. They teamed up just in time to kill Snoke and take on a bunch of Praetorian Guards.
Their relationship was a massive twist for the fate of both their destinies when they discovered that they were a dyad, a powerful force unseen for centuries. For Loki and Sylvie, the fact that they care for one another in such a profound way is literally breaking reality.
So…if Marvel is treating Loki and Sylvie’s stories in a similar fashion to Kylo Ren and Rey will Loki die? I mean, he kind of just did but you know, will he officially die and Sylvie will take up the baton as the new Loki? Gosh, I hope not.
Killing Ben Solo when he had just turned good was painful enough. Please Marvel Studios, refrain from killing the God of Mischief for the umpteenth time. And don’t switch things and kill Sylvie either or I will lose it!
Do you like the idea of Loki falling in love with Sylvie? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.