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Loki: Episode 2 Credits May Have Given A Spoiler About The Variant

SPOILER ALERT!

Episode 2 of “Loki” picked up from where they had left off, i.e., unravelling the “evil” variant’s hiding place. As Mobius always knew, the Loki they apprehended was able to crack his variant’s psyche and track down their whereabouts. By the end, the God of Mischief finally came face to face with his mysterious variant, Lady Loki, who has led to the beginning of Marvel’s Multiverse Madness. But the credits for episode 2 indicated that “Lady Loki” is not who she appears to be, but could be the Marvel villain, Enchantress.

Protector of the timeline, the Time Variance Authority has been struggling to keep order ever since their paths crossed with Loki’s variant who is determined to wreak havoc. This presumably evil version is played by Sophia Di Martino.

Lady Loki

While some think that she is Lady Loki, other eagle-eyed fans are still trying to determine her secret identity. Lady Loki’s comic book counterpart came into the picture after the events of Ragnarok when Loki was reborn in a body intended for Lady Sif’s reincarnation. This female version carried the same wits and manipulative personality as the original one.

However, the one in the MCU has undergone a deliberate change in appearance. Despite being naturally dark-haired, actress Sophia dyed her hair blonde for the character. This odd transformation has raised some eyebrows considering that Lady Loki in the comic books was always dark-haired.

Enchantress

The MCU has sparked speculations yet again by changing Lady Loki’s signature hair colour. Could this bring a new twist to the series?  Our doubts were confirmed in the credits where this character was referred to as “Sylvie” in some countries. In the Marvel comic books, Sylvie was the alter ego of Enchantress. She was created by Loki to infiltrate the Young Avengers.

Interestingly, despite the popular perception, MCU hasn’t named this character on screen. Moreover, the second episode also raises the fact how Loki has the power to create body doubles. This could mean that the real trickster is still out there while this “variant” is just an entity he has created. With the MCU phase 4 setting up the Young Avengers with Wiccan and Speed in WandaVision, Patriot in “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”, Cassey Lang in “Ant-Man and The Wasp” and Kate Bishop in “Hawkeye”, the journey of Enchantress could run beyond this series.

Written by Ipshita Barua