LOKI Director Kate Herron Weighs In On Perception That Sylvie & Loki's Relationship Is "Incestual"

LOKI Director Kate Herron Weighs In On Perception That Sylvie & Loki's Relationship Is "Incestual"

We know that Loki and Sylvie are Variants of the same being, so doesn't that make their romantic relationship just a little... creepy? In a new interview, Loki director Kate Herron weighs in...

After admitting their connection and feelings for each other in the previous episodes, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) finally shared a kiss in the season finale of Loki, "For All Time. Always."

Some believe Sylvie only returned The God of Mischief's affections in order to distract him long enough to push him through the portal, but director Kate Herron recently confirmed that her feelings were genuine, which does kind of open a whole other can of Multiversal worms.

Since Loki and Sylvie are two Variants of the same being, doesn't that make their romantic connection just a little... creepy?

While speaking to Polygon about that kiss, Herron explained why she doesn't necessarily see Loki and Sylvie's intimate relationship as being "incestual."

“My interpretation of it is that they’re both Lokis, but they aren’t the same person. I don’t see them as being like brother and sister. They have completely different backgrounds […] and I think that’s really important to her character. They sort of have the same role in terms of the universe and destiny, but they won’t make the same decisions.”

Herron went on to acknowledge that Loki falling for another version of himself is an "exploration of self-love,” but only in the sense that the God of Mischief is finally beginning to understand his own motives and integrity.

“[The show is] looking at the self and asking ‘What makes us us?’” she says. “I mean, look at all the Lokis across the show, they’re all completely different. I think there’s something beautiful about his romantic relationship with Sylvie, but they’re not interchangeable.”

How do you guys feel about the Variants hooking up? Would you rather they continued on as platonic friends and partners moving forward? Drop us a comment down below.

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