The premiere of Loki on Disney+ has everyone buzzing. What is even more exciting is Disney confirming our anti-hero Loki is actually genderfluid.
The official Loki Twitter account dropped a teaser on Sunday that was only 18 seconds long. But it was enough to get the hardcore fans a glimpse at Loki's confidential file.
His Time Variance Authority file reads "SEX: FLUID" in tiny letters and was only on screen for a matter of seconds.
POV: You've just arrived at the TVA 🕰 Marvel Studios' #Loki starts streaming Wednesday on @DisneyPlus. https://t.co/fhP2pWvOz5— Loki (@Loki) 1622995200.0
Genderfluidity would come easily to him as it's defined as a fluctuating identity flowing between or in and out of the gender binary of man and woman.
This is no surprise to most fans of Marvel or Norse mythology, as Loki is known for being a shapeshifter and—according to mythology—either the father or mother of several offspring.
LOKI IS GENDERFLUID AND IT'S CANON I'M SO HAPPY RN https://t.co/vJEbTndeZ7— pauline ४❧ (@pauline ४❧) 1622995826.0
#Loki is confirmed as gender-fluid as Disney continues to diversify the MCU. https://t.co/pL6KySIW2T https://t.co/LSueiuxh8n— Screen Rant (@Screen Rant) 1623030919.0
@screenrant Why does this caption feel like it was bait to invoke a reaction? Literally Loki has always been gender… https://t.co/klSxOnH6gt— Okiro (@Okiro) 1623073674.0
@screenrant It's really crazy how many people didn't know this was accurate to both the comics and mythology, and t… https://t.co/V2ssYB9XIG— lodinsxnl 🐵 (@lodinsxnl 🐵) 1623069667.0
@screenrant All I know is, as a Dane, we learn early on that Loki transforms into a mare and becomes pregnant with… https://t.co/mF0t12qqMv— Mette Luise Christensen (@Mette Luise Christensen) 1623080367.0
@screenrant Loki is gender fluid in the comics, and in the mythology MOTHERED Sleipnir.— Zee McZed (@Zee McZed) 1623162013.0
@screenrant https://t.co/blCulfqAYk— Arnahunas BLM & #StopAsianHate (@Arnahunas BLM & #StopAsianHate) 1623107023.0
@screenrant I don't know why people find this weird or think it's a diversity push. Not has this happened in the co… https://t.co/JJFhdwkfod— STAN MILO THE GOAT (@STAN MILO THE GOAT) 1623059588.0
@screenrant Not only comic accurate, but mythologically as well. If you watch the Netflix series "Ragnarok" made by… https://t.co/741HhyA0KW— Solomon Kamara (@Solomon Kamara) 1623067516.0
Though one Twitter user made a good point.
Sex does not equal gender.
Even if Loki's physical forms shifts, that doesn't mean his gender identity shifts with it.
I want to stop posting for a second and direct you to the fact that it says "sex: fluid" this isn't a confirmation… https://t.co/iQVHM1CiQ9— what are the avengers doing (@what are the avengers doing) 1622999912.0
I personally made the same mistake as many of you and a genderfluid friend of mine explained how it doesn't confirm that Loki's genderfluid.— what are the avengers doing (@what are the avengers doing) 1623000007.0
nobody better invalidate genderfluid people for getting upset, uncomfortable, weirded out, etc otherwise im coming… https://t.co/FvsGSlMhGB— what are the avengers doing (@what are the avengers doing) 1623000493.0
Here's a great thread about things to avoid saying when talking about Loki's (or anyone's) identity as being fluid.
thread of fluidphobic things to be aware about: (In preparation for the #Loki series, since Loki is canonically g… https://t.co/GcHg89WWMl— Stellario 🌤🗡🔥 ! Loki spoilers ! (@Stellario 🌤🗡🔥 ! Loki spoilers !) 1622934122.0
Assuming all genderfluid people have the same experience or all just switch between "man" and "woman" That's inacc… https://t.co/axLySMLftJ— Stellario 🌤🗡🔥 ! Loki spoilers ! (@Stellario 🌤🗡🔥 ! Loki spoilers !) 1622934122.0
Not respecting our name(s) or pronoun(s). This should go without saying. Some of us have different names for what… https://t.co/hS8CwHBust— Stellario 🌤🗡🔥 ! Loki spoilers ! (@Stellario 🌤🗡🔥 ! Loki spoilers !) 1622934123.0
We cannot say 100% Loki identifies as genderfluid or if that was even the creators' intention.
What we can say is representation in media matters and we love to see it.