Marvel’s Loki (Tom Hiddleston) character has appeared in six Marvel Cinematic Universe movies over the past decade, but he has never been the main character before landing his own streaming series on Disney +. Sometimes he has played a villain in these movies, and sometimes he was more of an antihero or ally, but he was in the spotlight like Thor and his other Avengers. As such, much of the character’s popularity with fans must be attributed to Britain’s undeniable charm actor Tom Hiddleston.
Everything that changes now that “Loki” releases a new episode every week that tells a story about the alternative timeline Loki from “Avengers: Endgame” and his encounter with the Time Variance Authority, a large organization run by the seemingly omniscient Time Keepers, dedicated to maintaining a true timeline and monitoring “variants” like Loki. Now that Loki is finally the star of the show, viewers are learning him better than ever. In the third episode, for example, we are just about Loki’s romantic life, which has never been dealt with in MCU before, and it opens the door to more interesting revelations in the future.
Too much god for only one gender
We have not seen any of Loki’s romantic relationships on screen, and so far the Disney + series has shown no signs of changing that. What it gave us in the third episode, however, is a fascinating dynamic between Loki we know and a variant of herself from a different timeline – a female Loki who goes by the name Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino). In the club car on a train on the planet Lamentis-1, the two Lokis discuss their upbringing and personal stories and compare the differences and similarities in their lives.
“What about you?” Asks Sylvie. “You are a prince. Maybe it was future princesses. Or maybe another prince?” Loki replies that there have been “[A] a bit of both. I suppose the same as you. “This shows that Loki is bisexual in the MCU canon, just like he is in the comics. But beyond that, it also means that he has had several relationships in the past, none of which he has heard of.
Loki’s potential love interests past and future
We can only wonder who Loki has been with and whether any of them are characters we have even met. In Marvel Comics as well as Norse Mythology, Loki was once married to an Asgardian goddess named Sigyn who was devoted to him despite his bad behavior. It seems that a version of Sigyn may have existed in MCU, so it is entirely possible that she will show up at some point, at least in flashback.
Another character that comes to mind is the Grand Master, the hedonistic ruler of the planet Sakaar, who was memorably played by Jeff Goldblum in “Thor: Ragnarok.” There were at that time unanswered questions about how Loki so quickly became part of the Grand Master’s inner circle when he arrived in Sakaar and thereby avoided becoming an arena slave like Thor. While the Grand Master’s sexuality is not discussed, he comes out as a very sexually free character, so perhaps Loki used his godly charm to win Sakaar’s ruler by flirting or more.
Only time will tell what we will surely learn about Loki’s love life, but there may well be more revelations before this series ends. And given enough time and enough focus, fans can even see Loki having a relationship in the present.