Loki will be pansexual and genderfluid in Marvel’s new anti-hero novel series
The author of Marvel’s new three-book historical fiction series has revealed she is planning to write the character Loki as queer.
Author Mackenzi Lee announced the news on Twitter over the weekend, prompting a flood of support from readers excited to see an LGBT+ character portrayed in a mainstream superhero narrative.
The YA fiction writer, who penned The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, will be focusing on the “super awesome morally grey anti-heroes from Marvel”.
The first book of the series will focus on Avenger Thor’s adopted brother Loki Laufeyson, who was inspired by the Norse god of the same name.
When asked whether Loki would be represented as queer in the new novel, YA author Lee replied by saying: “Loki is a canonically pansexual and gender-fluid character. So.”
Here is what I can say:
Loki is a canonically pansexual and gender fluid character.
— Mackenzi Lee (@themackenzilee) December 7, 2017
Confirmation doesn’t get clearer than that, right?
A shapeshifter who has changed into animals and women in the past, Loki has also had relationships with men and women, but there has been no clear orientation before the book’s proposal.
But one fan took to Twitter to complain to Lee about her master plan.
The angry Marvel enthusiast said “I don’t mind if there is evidence to support this claim. But I have a problem if the LGBT want to say he is just so they can feel represented.”
Lee came back with the perfect response:
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