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The very violent Variant.

 


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Following Wednesday’s episode 2 of Marvel’s time-hopping collection Loki, sharp-eyed viewers have hopped onto Twitter to debate its large reveal. Query marks hover over the identification of The Variant, aka Girl Loki, primarily having to do along with her hair colour. Oh, and a tiny element ultimately credit of the worldwide variations, probably revealing a special character. Let’s talk about the element and what it means within the spoiler-filled zone beneath.

Learn extraLoki episode 2 recap: Marvel’s God of Mischief goes on the hunt for himself

Warning: Spoilers forward

What element may be discovered within the credit?

By now, we’re all well-trained by Marvel to take a seat via the top credit. This time which may have had unintended penalties.

Eager-eyed viewers who watched the international market credit found that Sophia Di Martino, whose function had been undisclosed up till now, is credited as “Sylvie”, not “The Variant.”

Earlier than diving into Sylvie’s doable identification, let’s spherical up the clues that might signify she’s not a feminine model of Loki.

Hair colour

“Why are you blonde?” one tweeted, drawing consideration to a small element: Loki has black hair, however The Variant’s hair is blonde.

‘I’d by no means deal with me like this’

Even Loki had began to identify just a few clues that do not coincide with all the things the Time Variance Authority had been telling him about The Variant being one other model of himself.

“I’d by no means deal with me like this,” he says within the Roxxcart retailer when The Variant knocks him round utilizing physique possession on the locals.

“You actually do love to listen to your self discuss,” one insults him.

At one level, The Variant, talking via Roxxcart worker Randy, says, “Please, if anybody is anybody, you are me.”

Loki winks and calls Randy “Loki.” The Variant’s response: “Ugh, do not name me that.”

Who’s Sylvie?

All the things we learn about The Variant had been offered by the TVA — they love their propaganda on the dwelling of Miss Minutes. But a ton of clues level to “Girl Loki” being linked to Loki in a barely totally different means.

Many have already linked The Variant, along with her blonde hair and obvious distaste for Loki, to Marvel comedian e book character Sylvie Lushton, aka Enchantress.

Who’s Enchantress?

Loki creates Enchantress by giving mortal Sylvie magical powers, together with physique possession and teleportation, as we see in Loki. You could possibly say she’s Loki’s daughter — her inexperienced magic gives much more connective tissue. If you wish to delve additional into Enchantress’ backstory and doable spoiler territory, head right here.

Or perhaps she’s actually Girl Loki in spite of everything

Here is the opposite facet of the argument.

Within the comics, following the Ragnarok destruction, the Asgardians have been reborn on Earth. There, Loki took on a feminine type.

Loki’s gender can also be marked as “fluid” in his TVA file, suggesting he can change at will.

So, what are we to imagine? Is The Variant Girl Loki or Sylvie, aka Enchantress?

Theories ran rife throughout WandaVision — and little doubt a share did not come true. Marvel would possibly simply pull the rug out from beneath us once more — and once more.

Discover out extra on Wednesdays, with 4 episodes of the Disney Plus collection left.

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