Loki series confirms God of Mischief’s gender fluidity

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Loki’s gender fluidity is made MCU canon in new Disney+ series, Loki.

Avery Fitz, Editor-in-Chief

Up until recently, it was unknown what Marvel’s Loki’s gender identity is. Staying true to the Marvel comics, it was just confirmed by the new Loki show on Disney+ that he is gender-fluid.

A short clip from the series showed Loki’s prisoner file, which listed his sex as “fluid.”

Throughout the MCU movie franchise, Loki has only used he/him pronouns. However, Loki could begin using they/them or she/her pronouns within the Loki series.

Before the Marvel comics, Loki, the God of Mischief, existed in Norse mythology. In both the comics and Norse mythology, Loki had been portrayed as gender-fluid.

In Norse mythology, Loki was first recognized as a “shapeshifter” when Loki lived as a handmaiden for eight years.

Loki’s first mention as being gender-fluid in the Marvel comics was when he stole the female form of Sif.

Kate Herron, director of the Loki series, felt that it was important to include Loki’s gender identity within the series.  “I would say that details are marked in but it is something acknowledged. He’s gender fluid in the Norse mythology and the comics and it felt like an important thing to, as you say, make sure it’s canon,” Herron said.

Loki actor, Tom Hiddleston, was completely on board with Marvel’s decision to address Loki’s gender identity. With regard to his character’s gender fluidity, the star remarked, “I was really pleased we were able to touch on that in the series.”

Many people have reflected on the fact that Loki’s gender release came just in time for pride month.