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Alligator Loki Inspired By Real-Life Emotional Support Animal

Alligator Loki quickly became a fan favorite following episode 4 of Loki. Fans continue to debate if Alligator Loki is a Loki variant or simply an alligator. Loki writer Michael Waldron is fine letting fans speculate on their own.

One big reveal about the character is that Alligator Loki was inspired by a real-life support animal named Wally. The 5ft, 60-lb alligator is a federally licensed emotional support animal who loves cuddles and kisses and helps his owner, Joie Henney, with his depression. 

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Alligator Loki was created largely by CGI, but the creators did need a reference on how an alligator would move and look.

Wally not only is the inspiration for Alligator Loki, but this is also an excellent way to get Wally’s story told. The idea of an alligator being an emotional support animal is hard to believe; however, Wally has undeniably helped and supported his owner. Meanwhile, Henney takes good care of Wally and the many other alligators and reptiles that he rehomes.

Alligator Loki was a fun addition to the series and we hope he will appear again in season two.

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About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.