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Since Lamentis happened, people are going around buzzing whether Loki and Sylvie are in love or if they would end up together with all the things that have turned up since they bonded over exploring their capabilities and common goal of bringing down the Time Variance Authority. But to think it over, they are just different versions of each other, so, is that even possible?
Do Loki and Sylvie End Up Together? Are They in Love?
In Episode 3, Lamentis, Loki, and Sylvie got together when they were about to be cornered by the TVA and got transported into one of the worst apocalypses in existence. They tried to team up and hatch a plan to escape only to fail in the end. That very moment, we know something is going down as Loki seems to soften up from his usual confident self.
By the time they were about to accept their fate in the doomed planet, in Episode 4, The Nexus Event, they held hands and got each other's back about to watch how they would end only to be taken by the TVA again because they caused a spike in the sacred timeline. As Mobius grilled Loki, he tells him, "Two variants of the same being, especially you, forming this sick, twisted romantic relationship... What an incredible, seismic narcissist–you fell for yourself!"
In Episode 5, they finally got the chance to clear the air as they talk about what happens next if and when they defeat whoever is behind the TVA while they were in The Voidabout to face Alioth and see who is behind the curtain. Still, it is undeniable that they have chemistry like no other.
In a chat with the CBR, Michael Waldron, the writer of Loki, revealed that it was the original plan all along. He said, "We knew it was a bold, interesting decision and we're excited about it.
Everything about it just felt sort of dangerous, and it felt like, "Well, that's why we should do it."I think, as I've said in other interviews, ultimately, this is a guy who's got to learn to love himself, first and foremost. It came up in the first episode, saying to Mobius, "I'm a villain." That is his honest self-assessment. It's interesting, through his relationship with Sylvie, that he comes to see himself in a new light."
It seems a bit weird or narcissistic to fall in love with another version of yourself, right? In another interview of Waldron with Marvel.com, he shared, "We went back and forth for a little bit about, like do we really want to have this guy fall in love with another version of himself? Is that too crazy? But in a series that, to me, is ultimately about self-love, self-reflection, and forgiving yourself, it just felt right that that would be Loki's first real love story."
With Loki and Sylvie getting along, many fans are against the thought of them ending up together. But to look at it from a different perspective, it is also somewhat heart-tugging to think that maybe, just maybe, Loki found it in Sylvie a way to forgive himself and finally accept who he is. He now understands compassion and while it is in some twisted manner, he found it in another version of himself.
If they would end up together, it could be answered in the finale.
Loki Episode 5 is now streaming on Disney+.
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