LOKI 703: Meet Wally, AKA ALLIGATOR LOKI
Welcome back to Loki Academy, Marvel Blog Untrue Believers! Today, we have a very special report, as we’re going to be investigating the model for Alligator Loki: Wally the Emotional Support Alligator! You can learn all about Wally, a real-life four year old alligator, in this video, featuring Wally’s Federally licensed counterpart, Joie Henney:
Wally the Alligator
Wally is five feet long and weighs sixty pounds. He loves to be picked up, give kisses, and get hugs (just like Classic Loki said, he’s very sensitive).
According to a Tweet from Eric Martin, one of the writers on Loki, Wally was the real-world model for Alligator Loki (although Martin notes that Alligator Loki himself was wholly the product of head writer Michael Waldron’s mind).
While #AlligatorLoki is wholly a creation of @michaelwaldron’s weird mind, we did have a real world visual reference for him. Meet Wally: https://t.co/W012OlwtEU
— Eric Martin (@MrEricMartin) July 9, 2021
On-set, Alligator Loki was frequently portrayed by a stuffed blue rag-doll style alligator (you can learn more about this in Assembled: The Making of Loki, which also includes a shout-out to Wally).
Someone asked if the #AlligatorLoki plushy was actually used in the action and the answer is YES and here’s the proof. #LokiMidnightTheater pic.twitter.com/pSBZZjk5qa
— Eric Martin (@MrEricMartin) July 8, 2021
More Wally Action
Wally is a ham for the spotlight, as you can see for yourself in this photo of him enjoying a visit to a roller skating camp in York City in July 2021. He is enjoying the extra attention that comes with being the model for Alligator Loki.
Even in August 2021, Wally continues to enjoy his newfound celebrity, as a post to Reddit confirms that he has been appearing at local fairs and soaking up attention at local street fairs.
Still can’t get enough Alligator Loki? Who could blame you?
Here’s a picture of him with his adopted father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins)… OK, it isn’t technically Alligator Loki, but it’s still pretty adorable!
And of course, if you want to be sure everyone knows your love of Alligator Loki is loud and proud, consider these amazing Alligator Loki Rock ‘Em Socks!
Will Alligator Loki Return?
Will we see more of Alligator Loki when the second season of Loki arrives on Disney+? Which one of the Loki Variants is your favorite? We’re waiting to hear from you, Marvel Blog True Believers! Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section.
Featured Image: Wally the Emotional Support Alligator via PetsRadar