Marvel Studios’ Disney + series shares a new poster on social media featuring Loki’s “terrible metaphor” from Episode 3, “Lamentis.”
LokiThe official Instagram uploaded a new poster referencing the “terrible” metaphor from episode 3, “Lamentis.”
“Love is a dagger” is suggested by Loki when he and Loki Variant Sylvie discuss their understanding of love. When Sylvie says, “Love is hate,” Loki finishes another drink and explains his idea. “Love is a dagger,” he says. “It’s a weapon to wield from far or near. You can see yourself in it. It’s beautiful until it makes you bleed. But in the end, when you reach for it …” Sylvie interrupts him, finishing the statement. “It’s not real,” he says, calling it a “terrible” metaphor.
Even the star of the show, Tom Hiddleston, found it a pretty bad comparison. “It’s one of those things that Loki comes up with spontaneously,” he said in an interview with Marvel.com. “They were talking about loving and trusting other people, and they couldn’t love or trust for any reason, and Loki thinks something profound occurred to him.”
Michael Waldron, lead writer of Loki, also talked about the date and why it is something that Loki would say. “I wrote that very, very fast,” he said. “I remember I was reviewing Episode 3 in the two weeks leading up to my wedding. It’s interesting because that’s probably the most romantic episode. At the time, Loki is a bit drunk. That set me free, where I was like,” Don’t think about it. too much, “which is kind of my first thought that Loki would think of here. I just ran,” Love is a dagger, “and thankfully, like many of Loki’s metaphors, it almost works.”
While the metaphor itself may not be quite as poetic (which LokiThe official Instagram seems to agree with) the scene in which it took place was important to Loki and Sylvie. He saw the two discussing their bisexuality, even referring to past partners, in a calmer moment amid the action of the episode. Their conversation about love and sexuality sparked some positive reactions from fans, many of whom have been waiting for Loki’s fuller identity to be portrayed in the series.
Loki stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane, and Eugene Cordero. New episodes air Wednesdays on Disney +.
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