'Loki': Growing Evidence That the Variant Is Sylvie Lushton, The Enchantress

Loki introduced a compelling new character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in episode 2. The Time Variance Authority calls her a Loki “variant.” While many are calling her Lady Loki, there’s growing evidence that she’s actually Marvel supervillain Sylvie Lushton, aka The Enchantress.

Fans finally got to meet the Loki variant episode 2

After setting up the character’s arrival in the premiere, Loki finally unmasked the God of Mischief’s so-called variant (Sophia Di Martino) in the second episode. She appears in the final moments of the episode after Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson), Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku), and their Time Variance Authority team arrive in 2050 Alabama, moments before a major catastrophe.

As Mobius and Hunter B-15 look around the Alabama mall for suspects, Loki encounters the Variant in the mall department store. At first, she takes on the forms of different humans, switching from person to person by the touch of an arm. She then taunts the Asgardian and tells him he has no idea what the TVA and she are upto. 

But in the last thrilling scene, the Variant appears in her true form and removes her veil. She reveals herself as a blonde, wearing a golden-horned crown and a dark green suit. 

The Variant creates a portal and jumps through before the TVA team arrives. And a curious Loki jumps in and follows her through. 

Why some fans think Lady Loki is Sylvie Lushton,The Enchantress 

After seeing the Variant unmasked, some fans couldn’t help but wonder if she is actually Sylvie Lushton, aka The Enchantress. The character first appeared as a normal human in the 2009 Marvel comic book Dark Reign: Young Avengers #1

When Asgardians take over Sylvie’s Oklahoma hometown, Loki gives her the powers of the Enchantress Amora. She becomes a powerful sorceress who wears a gold crown and green suit and can emit magical energy from her hands. 

“My theory is that Lady Loki Is Enchantress,” one Reddit user suggested. “In Episode 2 of Loki, when the Variant unmasks herself in Roxxcart, we see that she has blonde hair — her hair and costume match those of Enchantress in the comics, at least for the most part.”

There’s growing evidence she is The Enchantress

Ever since episode 2 of Loki aired, there’s been growing evidence that the female variant is indeed Sylvie Lushton. While she’s referred to as “The Variant” in the end credits of the American English version of the episode, she is credited as Sylvie in the dubbed Spanish version.

And recently, Zavvi released memorabilia related to the show, which also outs the character as Sylvie. “Take on the role of the God of Mischief with the Sylvie and Loki helmet replica set,” the product description reads. “These officially licensed pieces are inspired by the hit Disney+ TV series Loki and available exclusively on Zavvi.”

Hopefully, the next few episodes will confirm her identity and reveal why she’s messing with the TVA and their timeline. Loki airs Wednesdays on DIsney+.

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