Alligator Loki Captures Fan Attention
The vicious green variant stole the show as Disney Plus’ Loki series reaches a crescendo…
If the mid-credit tease from the previous week fell by the wayside, Alligator Loki may have provided more of a shock. But, even still, the helmeted alligator quickly captured the attention and imagination of casual viewers and Marvel fans alike during Episode 5 of Marvel Studios’ Loki.
Of course, tweets hit the net comparing Alligator Loki to Baby Yoda and Baby Groot. And while I think these probably overstated the plushie appeal of the sneaky green carnivore, my guess is that we will soon see Alligator Loki Funkos floating around very soon.
So, who is cuter: Alligator Loki, Baby Yoda, or Baby Groot?
What Makes a Loki?
However, there is some question whether the vicious reptile is also a vicious demigod.
Marvel.com’s inimitable Rachel Paige posted:
Take Alligator Loki, for example. He has horns, hangs out with all the other Lokis, and, furthermore, is green. So…that makes him a Loki, right?
“The question is, ‘Is he really Loki? Or is he just green?’” Tom Hiddleston tells Marvel.com with a laugh. “It’s such a funny question that [the Lokis] all bicker about. One thing about Loki is that Loki loves to be right. And they all have a different opinion about this alligator.”
Other key takeaways from Rachel’s piece included…
- Alligator Loki did not appear previously in Marvel media.
- Previous versions of the creature were too cute and even included googly eyes.
- Kid Loki actor Jack Veal generally carried the stuffed stand-in gator from set to set.
Paige also refueled the argument, started by Mobius (?) as to whether this reptilian mischief-maker is a real Loki. Heck, even the writer of the show seems to debate the truth.
“It’s so stupid, but it also makes total sense,” said Michael Waldron to Marvel.com. “You almost have to take it seriously, like maybe he is [a Loki]?
“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,” he said.
But, seriously, is the alligator an actual Loki?
“I want people to wonder,” added the writer. “I want that to be the next great Marvel debate.
“Is Alligator Loki really a Loki or not?”
With only one episode left to go, we may never know. But that’s the fun of it, no?
Be sure to read the full article on Marvel.com.
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