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Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is confirmed as the MCU’s first openly bisexual character


Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is confirmed as first openly bisexual Marvel character in episode three of the Disney+ spin-off series

  • The revelation came in episode three of the Disney+ spin-off series – starring Tom Hiddleston as the Asgardian troublemaker 
  • Loki is asked if he has ever been with ‘would-be princesses, or perhaps another prince?’ to which he replies, ‘A bit of both’
  • Marvel writer Kate Herron then confirmed Loki’s sexuality in a tweet 
  • ‘It was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual,’ she wrote’ 
  • It comes after Marvel had previously confirmed that the character is gender-fluid, like in the comics


Loki has just become the first openly bisexual character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The revelation came in episode three of the Disney+ spin-off series – starring Tom Hiddleston as the Asgardian troublemaker – when he said he likes ‘a bit of both.’

During the episode, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) asks Loki if he has ever been with ‘would-be princesses, or perhaps another prince?’ to which he replies, ‘A bit of both. I suspect, the same as you. But nothing ever…’ with Sylvie responding, ‘Real.’ 

Revelation: Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is confirmed as first openly bisexual Marvel character in episode three of the Disney+ spin-off series (pictured above) 

Marvel writer Kate Herron then confirmed Loki’s sexuality in a tweet, saying: From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual.’

She added: ‘It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in #mcu #Loki’ 

It comes after Marvel had previously confirmed that the character is gender-fluid, just like in the comics.   

Earlier this month, a preview trailer showed a file documenting Loki Laufeyson’s Time Variance Authority has ‘FLUID’ listed under the gender.

Confirmation: Marvel writer Kate Herron then confirmed Loki's sexuality in a tweet (above)

Confirmation: Marvel writer Kate Herron then confirmed Loki’s sexuality in a tweet (above)

Hiddleston was first seen as the character in Thor in 2011, and has gone on to appear in the role in 2012’s The Avengers, 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.

Loki’s gender has been speculated upon in the wake of a comic book in which Odin called Loki, ‘my son, and my daughter, and my child who is both.’ 

The character’s gender fluidity was also topical in the 2019 book Loki: Where Mischief Lies from writer Mackenzi Lee. 

‘I think queer undertones are intrinsic to Loki and his magic,’ Lee told Comics Beat in 2019. 

‘Being a shapeshifter already makes him fluid, and as far back as versions of him in the Norse myths, we see Loki manipulating his gender and taking a variety of partners. 

‘It would have felt disingenuous to portray him as anything else. And, while we’ve come a long way with representation in comics, we still have a long way to go. As for direct references on the page – like many people, I’m tired of queer rep being only subtext in media. We need to bring identity onto the page. 

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