Loki episode 4 was easily the biggest, most significant episodes of the show so far, for numerous reasons. It revealed the truth about the Time Keepers, it introduced a multiverse full of Lokis and it gave the God of Mischief a romance for the first time in the MCU’s history. A Loki love story is something fans have been waiting to see for years, but now it’s looking like this is a case of “be careful what you wished for”.
After teasing that there was something between them in episode 3, episode 4 confirmed that Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Sophia Di Martino’s Sylvie have romantic feelings for each other. Mobius detects an attraction between them, calls Sylvie Loki’s “girlfriend” and also reveals that the Nexus Event the TVA tracked to Lamentis-1 was the moment the two tricksters fell in love. The pair looked on the verge of kissing, too, before Loki was “pruned” by Ravonna.
Yup, it’s official. Loki and Sylvie are in lurrrve. The only problem is a lot of Marvel fans seem grossed out by the couple. Seeing as both beings are the same person for alternate universes, some view them as essentially siblings and are definitely not on board with this ship.
“Lokius” – that is Loki and Mobius – fans are not happy, in particular.
— shel²⁸ | loki era४ (@goldencoacoac) June 30, 2021
“What the hell did Marvel do?”
— jazz (@strangexwitch) June 30, 2021
A sibling dynamic would’ve proven less controversial.
— pao (@payola_rivera) June 30, 2021
The first time fans haven’t liked what Mobius has to say.
– me when mobius keeps calling sylvie lokis gf pic.twitter.com/6FjZ7FDHO0
— soph ♡’s nikki on limit | stream ? (@TSTARKSDAUGHTER) June 30, 2021
Off to hell (or should that be Hel?) with you.
— tasi ?! (@sapphicsjem) June 30, 2021
On the one hand, seeing Loki die (again) was tough. On the other, it did stop him kissing Sylvie.
ravonna she stops the
prunes loki loki & sylvie kiss pic.twitter.com/3vsOov7PSs
— lady em ? loki spoilers !!! (@bitemehxrdy) June 30, 2021
Other fans aren’t entirely convinced the show is going down this road and are trying to find other explanations for the romantic moments between them.
on the brighter side, loki did say "this is new for me."
loki hasn't been exposed to a lot of affection in his life so it is possible that he is confusing friendship with romance.
maybe he will figure out that this is all wrong himself or sylvie corrects him? pic.twitter.com/Lz8iz0ojGh
— ✪↯ (@616soldat) June 30, 2021
but what if loki loving sylvie is not the thing that caused the nexus event like mobius thought it was, but rather them dying?? as loki said, what makes a loki a loki is that they do not die, they keep on surviving!! what if the “romance” is just a red herring??
— iris (@lokivariants) June 30, 2021
All in all, everyone felt like 80s Vision watching this week’s Loki.
— erika (@solongdarling) June 30, 2021
Fans might not like it, but all the signs are pointing to the Loki/Sylvie love story being here to stay. We’ll find out when the series continues next Wednesday on Disney Plus.