Most Sylki fans I met insult Loki and call him fascist but ship them together anyway. Sylvie values freedom and she shouldn't be in relationship with someone like that.
I can't speak for all Sylki fans because I haven't spoken to every Sylki fan, but I'm very interested in which Sylki fans you're meeting, because Loki isn't a fascist. that just? doesn't really make sense? He Who Remains is a fascist. the Time Variance Authority is a fascist organization. I think that's the general consensus among a lot of Sylki fans, and maybe that's where you're getting confused, because Loki did try work with the TVA and he did try to save HWR's life, but he was against everything they stood for. Sylvie was actively fighting the fascist organization far more than Loki was, but that I don't think many people would argue that it makes Loki himself a fascist. It might mean Loki was on the wrong side of things — that depends on who you ask — but Loki was against the TVA's authoritarian regime; he just didn't want cause a multiversal war.
I think there are two main reasons you'll find Sylki fans insulting Loki. The first one is that he's a flawed person, and that's what makes him an interesting character. Some people do try to rationalize everything he's done to paint him in a good light and to act like he's the most selfless person to ever exist, but I personally think it's far more interesting to look at him as a deeply flawed individual who's made mistakes and done bad things for bad reasons, but that he's far more complicated than just "he's a perfect little angel uwu" or "he's pure evil and loves destruction and chaos and death."
And the other main reason you'll see people insult Loki is to strike back at the people insulting Sylvie. The same people who try to defend Loki's every action are often the ones who point out any possible flaw they can find in Sylvie to convince themselves and other antis that he's a perfect little cinnamon roll and that she's a horrible person who deserves nothing but the worst. Sylki fans sometimes like to turn the tables on that. A lot of times, when Sylki fans are elevating Sylvie and talking about Loki's flaws, it's in direct response to that kind of hypocrisy from the antis. We're saying "no, you're wrong about Sylvie; she's better than that," and we're also saying "no, you're wrong about Loki, he's not that perfect." But I don't think there are a lot of Sylki fans out there — and, again, I could be wrong; this is just what I feel like I've seen from the Sylki fans I know, but there are a lot more out there that I've never met — who think that Sylvie is just so much better than Loki. To steal a quote from Supernatural because I'm a cringe individual, they're just two people trying to do their best in a world where it's far too easy to do their worst.
And I think you're kind of twisting Sylvie's goal there at the end of your ask. Sylvie values freedom from the TVA. She wants to be free from the fascist organization that's been tracking her down her whole life; that killed her family and destroyed her world; that's forced her to live her life in the midst of literal apocalypses. But she's also incredibly lonely. She's like a feral cat in a way. She hasn't really been socialized because just talking to people could put her on the TVA's radar. And she thinks for the longest time that she wants to be alone, because that's all she's ever known, but the truth is that she longs for comfort and for companionship. I don't think it's ever more obvious than when she's talking to Loki on the train that she likes people and that she wishes she had her own special someone in whatever form that takes: a boyfriend or girlfriend, a best friend, a mother, the postman, whatever. But she doesn't. And she can't. And it takes her time to admit to herself that she can, that Loki's in the same situation that she is and that she can have him, and that's why it's so heartbreaking to her that they don't feel the same way in the citadel. She'd thought she found someone to see this through to the end with, and someone to spend her life with after, and she didn't.
The antis said “no one asked for this.” Target says “sold out.” 😙
Reminder : Loki was directed by a woman and the sound track was composed by a woman
No wonder why it’s such a bop
Old Loki: "He's overly sensitive like the rest of us."
If Loki is horrible and Sylvie deserves better why people ship them together?
a) hero/villain ships are the superior ships and even though that's not the case with Sylki I do wonder where this line of thought comes from
b) Loki's not horrible. he's done horrible things, but he's not inherently a horrible person because of it. this Variant especially, he's trying to do better. he's learning to care about people; about unnecessary casualties like the people of Lamentis. and I think it's also worth noting that Sylvie's not a perfect person, either. she's devoted her life to taking down the TVA because she doesn't want anybody else to go through what she has, yes, but she's also driven by selfishness and spite and a need for revenge against the people who stole her life from her. neither of them are perfect, and neither of them are evil, and if you view the world in black and white like that, you'll never learn to see its complexities.
c) the narrative sets them up. most of the show revolves around them. it's set up in a way that wants you to ship them. Sylvie's introduced as a stone-cold, violent, manipulative Variant who wants nothing but to see the destruction of the TVA, but when she and Loki sit down on that train on Lamentis and for the first time there's nothing for her to do to further her cause, talking to Loki softens her, and you get those sweet, gentle conversation and wistful smiles between them that you almost don't think they're capable of until then. they have those moments like the train or watching the fall of Lamentis or sharing the napkin blanket in the Void that are set up specifically to further their romantic subplot so it can all come to a head when they meet He Who Remains and they come to the heartbreaking realization that they can't help each other because they don't want the same thing. Sylki is a driving force of the series, and to hate the ship is to fight against the narrative, and that's just such a negative way to consume media.
Some Sylvie + Loki sketches
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