Sophia Di Martino helped introduce the MCU fandom to Sylvie in Loki on Disney+, although it’s not quite the same Sylvie from the pages of Marvel Comics.
At the tail end of Loki’s second episode on Disney+, fans were introduced to Di Martino’s female Loki Variant, who was on the run from the Time Variance Authority. But looking at her power set combined with her personality, fans saw kind of a combination between Lady Loki and another iconic Marvel character in the Enchantress.
Season 1 director Kate Herron actually tackled the topic of this combination of characters, although she only teased that there was “more to be delved into” and how this version of the character is “different to the comics” and unique in her own way. But more than anything, the show made sure that she was in fact a Variant of Tom Hiddleston’s leading hero that had grown up entirely different than the fan-favorite God of Mischief in the MCU.
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Now, thanks to a unique new collectible item, fans have learned more about the specific inspiration behind Sylvie and whether she truly is a combination of all these sources.
Loki Star Teases Sylvie’s True Origins
In an excerpt from the new Marvel’s Loki: The Art of the Series book, the cast and crew of Marvel Studios’ Loki finally confirmed that Sylvie is directly inspired by Marvel’s Enchantress in terms of the character and the design, something that fans have speculated since early rumors of Sylvie’s role in the show.
The book confirmed that Sylvie combines Lady Loki and Sylvie Lushton’s Enchantress, the former being a female form that Loki shifts into and the latter being one of Thor’s biggest adversaries from the comics.