Loki is approaching its end, with only two more episodes left to go. Episode 4, “The Nexus Event,” was released almost a week ago, and came along with a lot of questions. It’s needless to say that the episode didn’t come with some shocking moments, but some of them took the show to the next level. For example, Lady Sif’s cameo, Loki and Mobius getting pruned, the revelation of the Time Keepers, Ravonna’s past, and more. But the one that stood in many ways the evolving relationship between Sylvie and Loki. Well, a theory explains the romance between Loki and Sylvie.
Understanding Loki & Sylvie’s Connection
As the show has told us, Loki and Sylvie are both variants of the same being. Originally, Loki was assigned on a mission field alongside Mobius to capture Sylvie. But she wasn’t an easy fish to hook. Rather, she lured Loki in only by enticing him. As they both went through the TVA and ended on Lamentis, their connection started to form. Although it was a little vague at the beginning as they were both getting irritated by each other at first.
While on their mission to escape Lamentis, they shared some nice moments where they shared things about their past. This was particularly significant in the forming of their relationship because this was the first that both, Loki and the viewers got an insight into her personality. As the third episode ended, it was clear that the Lokis are stranded on a collapsing moon, with no way out.
As episode 4 took off, they were seen holding hands while waiting to meet their fate. Now, this was the first for both the characters that they were feeling affection. Though the connection between Loki and Sylvie seems heartwarming considering the apocalyptic surrounding, there are still many things that are wrong with it. So, let’s talk about the red herrings and how they may even positively affect Loki and Sylvie affectively.
Why This Romance May Not Prove Good For Loki
The opening of episode 4 was not the only time we got to see a relationship forming between Loki and Sylvie. before the credit roll, Loki was about to confess his feeling (presumably) for Sylvie before Judge Renslayer mercilessly pruned him. But it was later revealed that the God of Mischief was far from dead. But this romantic relationship may just not seem right for the Disney+ series.
After Loki & Sylvie were arrested on Lamentis, they were treated differently. After Loki’s time in the time cell, he was interrogated by Mobius. When the TVA Agent realized that Loki has feelings for Sylvie, he called it a “demented crush” and says that Loki “fell for himself.” This only goes on to prove that Loki in fact, at the end of the day, a narcissistic. Now, remember, the show is all about Loki’s character development. So this particular cute relationship may not fit with the premise of the show.
Mobius implying that Loki is only able to love himself proves that he solely has the capability to love someone if they’re a variant of him. Moreover, they’re the same people and might even have the same DNA. So for the viewers, it’s hard to decide if the romance between these two is sensible or uncomfortable. Plus, the way their relationship has been shown so far, it looks like it’s from the end of Loki only. So it would kind of seem that he giving into narcissism. And this will not fit well for the show because it is all about his character development, and this particular quality is a major drawback for Loki. But it may have an upside too.
Loki & Sylvie May Help Each Other
Considering that they’re a variant of each other may not necessarily mean that they’re the same person. They do have different qualities, and as explained by Mobius, different abilities too. Now, the main focus of the show is for Loki to go on a journey of self-discovery. And Loki has made it very clear that he is alone, a sucker for attention, a compulsive liar, and desperate to be treated equally. So, this relationship may help him overcome all of this.
Apart from their relationship, Loki’s relationship with himself has been pretty toxic which he really needs to rectify. One slight detail that one might miss is that Loki knows all the things about himself, but doesn’t believe them to be true. So, if he starts loving someone, even if it is a variant of himself, it would help him make him feel better about himself. It may provide an opportunity for him to see traits he may personally be insecure about, in a retrospective manner.
The question of “what makes a Loki, a Loki?” has been asked throughout the season. Plus, the Time-Keepers are fake, as revealed rather dramatically. And what if Loki and Sylvie’s relationship and holding hands caused a Nexus event? What if the in charge of the so-called Sacred Timeline holds the belief that the answer to this question is self-loathing or being alone? This relationship could unfold more in the remaining episodes.
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