With only two episodes of Loki remaining, the MCU series has fans working overtime on theories that could explain who really is behind TVA, where exactly Loki (Tom Hiddleston) ended up during this post-credits scene, and what all or part of of that means for the MCU on the whole. There are even theories around Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), whose history with TVA fans got a little more information in “The Nexus Event” even though this information offered no answer and only no more questions. But while Sylvie’s story is a story everyone wonders about, her future is also worth questioning and it’s possible Sylvie could very well become the MCU’s new main “Loki” one. once all is said and done.
Warning: Spoilers for Disney + Loki beyond that point. If you’re not caught up with the series, you might want to stop here.
Before we get too far into things, a sweet warning: no one can truly replace Loki, nor can Hiddleston truly be replaced as the God of Mischief. One of the things that Loki did a great job of establishing that while Sylvie may be a “Loki variant”, she is truly her own person. This is established very clearly in the second episode, “The Variant”, when she tells Loki not to call her, well, Loki, then, in episode three, “Lamentis” gives her her Sylvie name. . What we’re talking about here is more of Sylvie (and Di Martino by extension) taking on the general role that Loki plays in the MCU: a complicated and complex antihero.
With that out of the way, let’s take a look at why Loki seems to make Sylvie the “new Loki”. The first and perhaps the most notable is Loki’s journey himself. Throughout the series so far, we’ve seen Loki evolve as a character. Yes, it’s 2012 Loki and not the Avengers: Infinity War version that had its redemptive arc, but we still see nuances of it. When he was first taken into custody by TVA, he showed how his life is supposed to unfold and he is obviously affected by these events. We see him worrying, albeit fleetingly, for the people of Lamentis as he realizes that everyone on this world is dying in his doomsday event. When he learns the truth about VAT, he tells Mobius (Owen Wilson) and doesn’t really seem to use it as leverage. Of course, Loki will always be Loki, but there are enough small defining moments in his humanity that it adds up to a full evolution of this character.
Sylvie, on the other hand, is a character we’ve only started to explore and with only two episodes remaining, it seems like it would be an impossible task to fully tell her story in this time frame. It also seems impossible that this will be the only moment we’ll spend with Sylvie, especially with the concepts of different timelines and a multiverse (which could be the same, depending on which theory you subscribe to) in play.
When you look at those two things, with Loki’s story coming to a kind of natural ‘conclusion’ with Sylvie’s debut, it makes sense that while we can still see Loki in the MCU, it will be Sylvie who fills the role more. anti-hero trickster. It would also be very much in line with what we’ve seen the MCU do on a larger scale in terms of shifting the torch from an older character type to a newer one. Iron Man’s death in End of Game to some extent positions Spider-Man to carry the torch. Steve Rogers passed the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson. The next Hawk Eye series will see the introduction of Kate Bishop. Sylvie picking up for Loki makes perfect sense – and if it does eventually come true, it’ll be a lot of fun to watch.
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