MCU’s Most Beloved Loki: Alligator Loki’s Surprising Rise to Stardom
Who Will Claim the Title of the Ultimate and Most Beloved Loki in the MCU? This query emerged early on as the Disney+ series “Loki” began captivating audiences. The original Loki (Tom Hiddleston) had already won the hearts of MCU fans, even though his fate was sealed in “Avengers: Infinity War.” So, the burning question was: could this new variant Loki, plucked from an earlier point in the timeline, match the charisma and adoration of his predecessor?
As the series unfolded, it swiftly became apparent that fans had more contenders to consider than they initially imagined. Lady Loki Sylvie (Sophia di Martino), Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant), Boastful Loki (Deobia Oparei), and Kid Loki (Jack Veal) all possessed qualities that could potentially crown them as the “Supreme Loki.”
Alligator Loki: A Unique MCU Standout
Yet, amidst this Loki multiverse, there is one variant who managed to steal the spotlight in a truly unique way. This standout is none other than Alligator Loki, the Loki who fearlessly bit off President Loki’s hand in Episode 5, cementing a special place in our hearts as the top contender for the coveted title of Best Loki.
What sets Alligator Loki apart from all other Loki variants is the absence of any comic book counterpart. This leads to the burning question: where did the concept of Alligator Loki originate? Some have even referred to this reptilian deity of mischief as “Crocodile Loki,” leaving many to speculate if the character drew inspiration from Sobek, the Egyptian deity known for both creating the world and sowing chaos. In reality, the origins of Alligator Loki are delightfully uncomplicated.
Sometimes a green cigar is just a green cigar
In a recent interview with Marvel.com, Tom Hiddleston pondered the intriguing question surrounding Alligator Loki, stating, ‘The question is, ‘Is he really Loki? Or is he just green?'” The Lokis, it seems, can’t help but engage in lively debates about this very topic, and Loki’s penchant for wanting to be right only adds to the complexity.
Classic Loki staunchly asserts that Alligator Loki is indeed a Loki, primarily because of the creature’s verdant hue. As it turns out, his conviction may be more accurate than initially presumed.
The Birth of Alligator Loki: Marvel’s Whimsical Creation
The genesis of this whimsical concept dates back to an early pitch meeting for the “Loki” series, where head writer Michael Waldron, along with producers Steven Broussard and Kevin Wright, contemplated the idea of introducing various Loki variants. Waldron recollects, “We were talking about [how] we want to meet many different versions of Loki in this show. I was just like, there should be an Alligator Loki. And it’s like, well, why? Because he’s green.”
Surprisingly, the very rationale that Classic Loki provides as evidence for Alligator Loki’s legitimacy aligns with the show’s creator’s vision. Waldron humorously comments on this, stating, “It’s so stupid, but it also makes total sense. You almost have to take it seriously, like maybe he is? Why shouldn’t there be an alligator version of Loki? For all we know, that’s an alligator universe or whatever. It’s just the sort of irreverent thing that, in this show, we play straight and make the audience take it seriously.”
As “Loki” continues to unfold, fans can look forward to more delightful twists and eccentric characters. New episodes of the series are available for streaming on Disney+ every Wednesday.
- Loki variants in the Disney+ series “Loki” and the question of who might claim the title of the ultimate and most beloved Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It highlights the original Loki’s popularity (Tom Hiddleston) and introduces other variants like Lady Loki Sylvie, Classic Loki, Boastful Loki, and Kid Loki. However, the standout character in the Loki multiverse is Alligator Loki, who gained attention by biting off President Loki’s hand.
- The unique nature of Alligator Loki, as there is no comic book counterpart for this character. It raises questions about the character’s origin and the possibility of drawing inspiration from the Egyptian deity Sobek. It then delves into the amusing debate among the Lokis regarding whether Alligator Loki is a true Loki or merely green.
- The concept of Alligator Loki originated in an early pitch meeting for the “Loki” series, where the creators discussed introducing various Loki variants. Michael Waldron, the head writer, playfully suggests the idea of Alligator Loki based on the character’s green color. The article concludes by highlighting the humorous and irreverent tone of the show and encourages fans to watch new episodes on Disney+.
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