When Loki's second episode included "Lady Loki's" name as Sylvie in its end credits, some MCU fans really thought they cracked the code on the character. Just when some had their theories that the character was actually Sylvie Lushton's Enchantress of Marvel Comics fame, however, the third episode seemingly complicated things when Sylvie willingly revealed her name like it was no big deal, which seems to indicate that there has to be a lot more to the story. Needless to say, plenty of fans have theories about Enchantress and Lady Loki possibilities, but what does actress Sophia Di Martino have to say?
CinemaBlend's Laura Hurley got a moment to speak to Sophia Di Martino following the third episode, which found the Sylvie and Loki seemingly stranded on the doomed Lamentis-1. Viewers also officially learned the chosen name of Di Martino's character as Sylvie, which strengthened the theories she's similar to the Sylvie Lushton Enchantress of Marvel Comics. Di Martino was asked whether she believes her character is a mix of Lady Loki and Sylvie Lushton's Enchantress and revealed:
I think the writers were definitely inspired by the comics and by different parts of the comics and different characters within them. Sylvie is a new character. And you know, this is a new backstory and a new story.
Sophia Di Martino may have thrown a wrench in some theories about her character for Loki, especially after her reveal that this is a new backstory for Sylvie in a new story. For those unaware why that's relevant, the Sylvie Lushton of the comics was granted her powers and created by Loki all in the name of mischief. Though she went by Enchantress, she wasn't actually tied to Asgard or the actual Enchantress Amora but had powers that rivaled hers. Di Martino's revelation may confirm that Marvel Studios isn't adapting an existing comics storyline, but trying something different which could still mean she's actually a Loki.
With that said, it's no secret that Marvel Studios has also been quietly introducing characters who could be the cast of a future Young Avengers project. Sylvie Lushton was once a Young Avenger, so there are definitely signs that parts of the character's story may be re-adapted for the MCU. CinemaBlend got Sophia Di Martino's thoughts on how audiences have responded to the mystery and intrigue of her character, with the actress saying:
Yeah, it's been pretty overwhelming to be honest. It's been incredible seeing the reactions and I'm sort of amazed by how many people are engaging with it and seem to be enjoying it. And I'm very humbled and feel super grateful. Yeah, and I'm excited for everyone to see the next three episodes. I just hope you continue to enjoy what you see.
As long as Sophia Di Martino's Sylvie isn't revealed to be a part of the Bohner family, one has to think Loki fans will enjoy the full reveal of her character. Plus, with such high stakes in Loki, it's hard to imagine the finale will fall flat regardless of what the real story behind Sylvie is.