Who is Alligator Loki and Why Do We Love Him? This week Loki series writer Michael Waldron shared the origin story of everyone’s new favorite Loki, Alligator Loki. Waldron shared the inspiration for the new variant, telling Marvel.com:
“We were talking about [how] we want to meet many different versions of Loki in this show,” Waldron explained. “I was just like, there should be an Alligator Loki. And it’s like, well, why? Because he’s green.” He added, “It’s so stupid, but it also makes total sense … 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.”
Executive Producer Kate Herron added, “We had some early versions when we were doing visual effects that probably were a bit too cute, in the sense of it was a bit more like a cartoony kind of alligator. But it just became funnier and funnier the more it looked like a real alligator that just happened to be wearing the horns. That was the sweet spot. Once we landed in that spot where it felt like a real alligator, but with a kind of slightly jaunty horns on, that’s where we were like, ‘Oh, there he is.’”
As for the debate featured in the series is Alligator Loki REALLY a Loki, Waldron teased that he wants fans to debate it, refusing to confirm or deny the Alligators true identity. “I know [fans want to know the truth], but I want people to wonder. I want that to be the next great Marvel debate. Is Alligator Loki really a Loki or not?”
Do you think Alligator Loki is a real Loki? Which Variant Loki is your favorite so far? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Marvel!
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