Loki star Sophia Di Martino likes that the Marvel show isn't based on a comic book storyline. The latest MCU Disney+ series has been another massive success for the studio and the streamer. Loki became Disney+'s most streamed series premiere ever and it shows no signs of slowing down as it heads into its final two episodes. The six-episode series follows the titular God of Mischief after his escape during the Time Heist in Avengers: Endgame. When Loki is caught by the mysterious Time Variance Authority, he is sent on a journey that involves him and several Loki Variants, including Di Martino's Sylvie.

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Loki episode 4 ended with a few massive reveals, including the mid-credits introduction of even more Variants after the God of Mischief was "pruned" by Judge Renslayer. Sylvie and Loki also discover that the Time-Keepers were actually robots, a fact that Renslayer was desperately trying to hide. As Loki gears up to release its penultimate episode this week, audiences may have their theories about how the show will end, but most of what comes next remains a mystery and that's how Di Martino likes it.

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In an interview with ET, Di Martino said that she enjoys the fact that Loki isn't directly adapting a comic book storyline. While the actress likes that certain elements come over from the comics, the fact that the show is an entirely new story is something that makes it exciting for her and the audience, as it's harder to tell what's going to happen.

It’s nice to be plying a new character with a new backstory. You know, the series of Loki is definitely inspired by the comics, but the whole story is new and everything is a new story for people to enjoy.

Loki Episode 4 Sylvie Fighting

Marvel has always held back from directly adapting comics in their films and shows. With such a vast, decades long history of publication, the studio has plenty of content to choose from when making content. Usually, this leads to shows like Loki becoming an amalgamation of various plot threads from the comics to make for an entirely unique experience. This holds true when looking at things like the introduction of the Time Variance Authority or even Di Martino's character, Sylvie.

When Lady Loki was revealed at the end of episode 2, audiences were still unsure about the character's real identity. When it was revealed that she goes by the name Sylvie, some even thought she could be Sylvie Lushton AKA the Enchantress. It turned out that it's more of a mixture, with Loki adapting various elements of both characters for a unique take on comics lore. Like Di Martino says, this only makes it more exciting for audiences who are either familiar with the comics or familiarize themselves with the lore while the show airs, leaving them on their toes with each twist and turn.

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Source: ET

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