Loki is Marvels first openly bisexual character


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Mild spoilers for episode three of Loki below
Disney+ has been giving me life with their limited Marvelverse series WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier and now Loki have given us an in-depth look into the characters we love from the Avengers and Captain America franchises. Three episodes of Loki have aired so far and it is not disappointing. And as we are closing out Pride Month, Marvel has come out to declare that Loki is the first openly bisexual character in the MCU. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as trickster gods like Loki are often pansexual, bisexual, gender fluid, or all of the above. In fact in the comics, Loki is written as pansexual and gender fluid.

While having a conversation with Lady Loki in episode three, Loki let it be known that he has had a few dalliances with both sexes. Loki director, Kate Herron, confirmed this revelation with a post on Twitter. Below are a few more highlights from People:

In episode three of Disney+’s Loki, Tom Hiddleston’s titular character reveals his sexuality during a conversation with a female timeline-hopping variant named Sylvie. While discussing romantic partners, Sylvie asks Loki: “How about you? You’re a prince. Must’ve been would-be princesses. Or perhaps another prince.”

“A bit of both. I suspect the same as you,” Loki replies.

Following the episode’s release, series director Kate Herron confirmed on Twitter that the scene had established Loki as the MCU’s first openly bisexual character.

“From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual,” she wrote. “It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in #mcu.”

Retweeting Herron’s message, actress Sophia Di Martino, who plays Sylvie, wrote: “And look at that beautiful lighting,” referring to the hues of pink, purple and blue that light the scene, which match those of the bisexual pride flag.

[From People]

Loki coming out is yet another highlight of Pride Month 2021. It looks like Marvel is making sure that they have representation in their characters and I am here for this. Marvel also confirmed that Valkyrie is the first LGBTQIA character of the MCU and will have a LGBTQIA storyline in the upcoming Thor movie. This is why I will always stan the MCU. While the DCEU has been having all the issues with racism and misogyny, Marvel is over here winning.

I am excited to learn more about Loki as the story develops. I hope that Disney and Marvel make a Loki movie (the last I googled there is no rumor of one yet) and/or extend the Loki series to a season two. Having hours of sexy AF Tom Hiddleston on my screen would just be a dream. And knowing that Loki is representation of a marginalized community would make a movie icing on the cake.

— Kate Herron (@iamkateherron) June 23, 2021


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