WandaVision was about grief and depression.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier was about abuse of power and society.
Loki, from what I’ve seen so far, is gonna be about existentialism and free will.
I don't know who cares about this, but I really want to point something out of this second episode.
The Pompeii scene, more precisely, Loki speaking Latin.
The serie is fully of perfectly crafted details and, being a latin student, I wanted to talk about this.
The latin you hear Loki speaking is historically correct, and I am not talking about the grammar, but the pronunciation.
There are two pronunciations of the latin language: the classic, also known "restituta", and the ecclesiastic.
The ecclesiastic pronunciation is so called because it bloomed from the spreading of Christianity, it's considered the traditional pronunciation and it's usually the one they teach you in school, so the most common, but it's not the one used by Romans.
Romans talked with the classic or "restituta" pronunciation, which presents differences reguarding some specific consonants or group of letters.
The most common example is that the name "Cicero", which you would read in the ecclesiastic pronunciation with a "c" that sounds like an "s", was pronounced by Romans as "Kikero".
Or, for example, the letter "v" was always pronounced as "u".
And I am telling you this because Loki, in the serie, speaks with a "restituta" or classic pronunciation, that is historically correct.
You might overlook this, saying he should speak every language in the world due go the Allspeak or All-Tongue, but we are shown in the scene of the Gobi desert it's not like that.
So, the fact that Loki actually knows Latin and the correct Latin pronunciation from the era he was in, as a latin student, really makes me happy.
I would like to thank whoever cured this detail, because they did a marvelous job.
Mobius, reading about Loki betraying Odin: Look at this! You played him like a fiddle!
Loki: oh no, Mobius, fiddles are actually difficult to play
Loki: I played that bastard like the cheap kazoo he was.
How dare you give me bottom Loki and top Loki in a span of a week? Are you trying to kill me?
I'm making messy redraws instead of watching the final episode.
i have so many thoughts on the way mobius, from his point of view, doesn't even know who this guy ranting to him is
but he still holds his hands out, still tries to be a comforting presence to him
mobius is just nice. he's just a nice person. it ruins me
I grew up in the deep south. Fishing, swimming, always with one eye looking out for these guys and I just... I cannot express the sheer randomness of my new obsession with this adorable reptile baby. He steals every scene for me and I want to bring him home like yesterday. 😭
Artist: @keiidakamya on Twitter
Edit: follow up comic here
All the potential clues I can think of why Sophia Di Martino’s character might actually be Sylvie Lushton (Enchantress) and not Lady Loki:
1) Cailey Fleming was cast as “Young Sylvie”
2) The Variant was introduced in Oklahoma, where Sylvie is from
3) The Variant is blonde, just like the Enchantress
4) Loki doesn’t have mind control powers. Remember, he needed the Mind Stone to control Hawkeye. The Enchantress, on the other hand, does have mind control powers.
5) The Variant didn’t like being called Loki. If she was another Loki, then why the disgust towards her own name?
6) Loki states that he’d never treat another version of himself in the way the Variant treated him.
7) Apparently, the end credits for some people showed that the actress dubbing for Sophia’s character was playing “Sylvie".