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What Makes Loki Such A Hit With Marvel Fans

What Makes Loki Such A Hit With Marvel Fans

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As of right now, we are only two episodes into Loki and the show is already up there in our list of all-time favorite shows for various reasons. One of which is all the little featurettes we’re getting about the show that is just so in tune with both the series and the characters. Seriously, look at this:

Hey Tom, your Loki is showing (again)! But all jokes aside, this show is honestly doing great in all aspects, and while we’re here, we’d like to mention a few things we loved in the first two episodes.

***You probably guessed it, but it doesn’t hurt to reinforce, this is your spoiler warning for the first two episodes of Loki***

So. Many. Questions!

In usual Marvel fashion, every episode leaves us with more questions than answers. Who exactly is Sophia Di Martino’s character? Where did she and Loki go at the end of episode 2? What will be his next move? What comes next? And many other questions we can’t even list here or else we’ll drive ourselves insane. 😂

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But we think the main thing most are wondering about is Sophia Di Martino’s character. She shows up at the end of the episode, beats the crap out of our Loki (poor baby), doesn’t want to be called “Loki” and even tells our Loki that “this isn’t about [him].” Now, we’ve learned our lesson with past shows and won’t start theorizing like crazy before the show gives us enough reason to do so.

However, it should be noted how this character bears resemblances to both Lady Loki and Sylvie Lushton (a.k.a. Enchantress) from the comics. Lady Loki is essentially Loki’s soul inhabiting a new female body, originally intended to host the soul of Lady Sif. This is the character who has a broken horn on her headpiece, like the one in the show. Sylvie, however, was a normal girl from Oklahoma who one day woke up with magic powers – which were given to her by Loki himself as a prank, he is the God of Mischief after all. And, like Sophia Di Martino in the show, Sylvie is blonde.

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People are wondering if Di Martino’s character might be neither one nor the other, and instead, be a combination of them. We would not put it past Marvel to do just that to confuse us and have a plot twist down the line.

Loki And Mobius Are #FriendshipGoals!

Yes, we know Loki ran off to who knows where while Mobius was yelling at him to stay at the end of episode two, we were just as sad as you, watching it happen. But for most of the episode, we saw the new iconic duo working together and genuinely enjoying each other’s company. Okay, maybe Mobius didn’t enjoy the salad thing that much, but to us, it was funny and to Loki, it was a moment of pride (which was adorable to watch).

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Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson worked magic together in every single scene, playing the “overexcited puppy” friend and the “super over it” friend to perfection. At the same time, it should be pointed out that even though they bicker all the time, Mobius is the one person Loki is comfortable around in the TVA. So comfortable, he fell asleep in Mobius’ presence and even smiled like a little kid while explaining his theory on how the Variant was hiding in plain sight. We could watch these two all day!

What Keeps Us Coming Back For More

If there’s one thing that makes us come back every Wednesday to watch Loki, it has to be how character-driven this show is. Yes, we all love a good action sequence like anyone else. But nothing compares to watching one of our most beloved characters get the screen time needed to develop and show different sides of themselves. So far, Loki was only ever the man who couldn’t be trusted, the one who was bound to betray someone (most likely his brother) at some point.

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But this show is giving us a Loki who makes jokes, who uses his friend’s salad to explain a metaphor, and who has such a deep understanding of how his magic works he even gets called “Professor Loki” at one point. For the longest time, Loki was a side character in Thor’s story. But now, he’s the one in the spotlight, and we love to see him there.

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Can you tell we love this show after this much talking or what? Now, we want to know what you think! Tell us your thought on Loki in the comments or tweet us @TheHoneyPOP! We’ll love to hear from you.

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