Loki Episode 3 Confirms Something Major About His Love Life

Marvel's Loki (Tom Hiddleston) character has appeared in six Marvel Cinematic Universe movies over the last decade, but he's never been the protagonist until landing his own streaming series on Disney+. Sometimes he's played a villainous part in those films, and sometimes he was more of an anti-hero or ally, but he was in the spotlight like Thor and his fellow Avengers. As such, much of the character's popularity with fans has to be attributed to the undeniable charms of British actor Tom Hiddleston.

All that's changing now that "Loki" is releasing a new episode every week, telling a story of the alternate-timeline Loki from "Avengers: Endgame" and his encounter with the Time Variance Authority, a vast organization governed by the seemingly omniscient Time Keepers, dedicated to maintaining one true timeline and policing "variants" like Loki. Now that Loki is finally the star of the show, viewers are getting to know him better than ever before. In the third episode, for example, we just a little bit about Loki's romantic life, which has never previously been addressed in the MCU, and it opens the door for more interesting revelations in the future.

Too much god for just one gender

We haven't seen any of Loki's romantic relationships on screen, and so far the Disney+ series has shown no signs of changing that. What it did give us in the third episode, however, is a fascinating dynamic between the Loki we know and a variant of himself from another timeline — a female Loki who goes by the name Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino). In the club car of a train on the planet Lamentis-1, the two Lokis discuss their upbringings and personal histories, comparing the differences and similarities in their lives.

"How about you?" Sylvie asks. "You're a prince. Must've been would-be princesses. Or perhaps another prince?" Loki replies that there's been "[A] bit of both. I suspect the same as you." This establishes that Loki is bisexual in MCU canon, just like he is in the comics. But beyond that, it also means he's had multiple relationships in the past, none of which we've heard anything about.

Loki's potential love interests past and future

We can only speculate about who Loki's been with, and whether any of them are characters we've even met. In Marvel Comics, as well as Norse Mythology, Loki was once married to an Asgardian goddess named Sigyn, who was devoted to him despite his bad behavior. It seems likely that a version of Sigyn might have existed in the MCU, so it's entirely possible she'll turn up at some point, at least in flashback.

Another character who comes to mind is the Grandmaster, the hedonistic ruler of the planet Sakaar, who was memorably played by Jeff Goldblum in "Thor: Ragnarok." There were unanswered questions at the time about how Loki so quickly ingratiated himself into the Grandmaster's inner circle upon arriving on Sakaar, and thereby avoided becoming an arena slave like Thor. While the Grandmaster's sexuality isn't discussed, he comes off as a very sexually free character, so perhaps Loki used his godly charms to win over Sakaar's ruler by flirting or more.

Only time will tell what we'll learn for sure about Loki's love life, but there may well be more revelations to come before this series ends. And given enough time, and enough focus, fans may even get to see Loki have a relationship in the present.