Function Order: Fi-Se-Ni-Te
Sylvie is angry about having had her life and autonomy stolen from her, angry enough to come up with a plan to take down the entire TVA – but she has no idea of what that would mean, what it would do to the timeline, or what would happen after that, because she just wants to set the place on fire and leave. She’s somewhat impulsive in the decisions she makes, and they’re all motivated by her personal feelings at the end. Sylvie has had killing the person responsible for her crappy life on her mind for a long time, and she insists on doing it even when the consequences could be dire for the entire human race and all of existence. Loki tries to talk her into thinking about this, and considering that another path forward could exist (by seeing the big picture), but she refuses, shuts him out of her decision by sending him back to the TVA, and … proceeds to kill the man responsible for ruining her life. It’s only after she sees the consequences as the timeline fractures in a hundred thousand ways that we see the regret on her face. She got so locked into a single course of action, based on her angry feelings about having been abused, she thought of nothing else. In that moment, only her revenge mattered… not the fact that destroying him might ruin things for the entire universe). Even though she has fallen in love with Loki (as much as we know, since she’s not forthcoming with her feelings), she sacrifices their relationship to do what she set out to do in the first place, after their first kiss. Sylvie is quite clever in figuring out how to use the world to her advantage; she figured out she could do whatever she wanted at the end of a timeline, without being caught, and she almost gets away with it, except Loki is able to track her down. She uses magic to enchant people to do her will and takes risks in taking them into their memories in order to find out more about the Time Keepers. She confidently initiates fights, and gets herself out of situations based on pure opportunism—including taking the judge captive, threatening to hurt her if she doesn’t tell Sylvie the truth about what she knows, and then following Loki into the unknown by erasing herself from time. Sylvie both has a long-term plan that she has devoted herself to (taking down the TVA and using what she knows to find who is behind it and kill him; a feat she eventually manages, even insisting on seeing it through when Loki encourages her to rethink her decision and consider another scenario) and an interest in abstractions. She asks what makes a Loki a Loki, she suggests that “love is hate,” and engages him in many philosophical discussions. She instinctively knows she can enchant a monster and go “through” him to find out who the Time Keeper is, so she can confront him, even when everyone argues that her idea is insane. She knows that cluing her guards into the fact that they are Variants will bring some of them to her side. Sylvie tells Loki that she can be just as hedonistic as him, but she never lets that get in the way of her objective. Sylvie can be ruthless under stress, as she falls into inferior Te behaviors. When we first meet her, she’s using a combination of brute force and tactical decision making to stay one step ahead of the agents tracking her. She’s killing them off, stealing their temp pads so she can keep moving around, and gathering weapons to use against the Time Keepers, whom she holds personally responsible for the ruination of her childhood. Upon their first introduction, she calls Loki a fool, and she repeatedly insists that they aren’t as much alike as he wants to think, because she sees him as undisciplined. He gets them thrown off a train, because he can’t forsake his hedonistic impulses long enough to stick with the main objective, unlike her. She is unable to think up an alternative to her original plan. She assumes because the temp pad is broken, there’s no way to get off the planet, and is ready to give up until Loki suggests an alternative. Sylvie doesn’t believe in doing anything without a plan, and at one point tells Loki just “charging in there” isn’t planning. Plans have multiple steps, and you follow them to reach your objective, which is what she’s been doing for months.
Enneagram: cp6w5 sx/sp
Sylvie puts on a tough girl act to cover up the fact that she’d rather not be alone. She’s immediately distrustful of authority and has issues trusting Loki, while also feeling drawn to him. She sees them as a unit at one point, and feels betrayed when he refuses to side with her and kill the man responsible for the TVA. She even asks him at one point if she can actually trust him, or if he’s going to betray her, because she has the same thing in mind for him. She doesn’t want him to risk getting thrown off the train or attention drawn to them, and is angry that he’s removed his disguise. She often bull-headedly insists on doing things the way she decided on doing them, and distrusts that what others are telling her is true. Her 5 wing is withdrawn, secretive, and has enjoyed her solitude all these years, preferring to trust herself rather than other people. Sylvie comes up with some ideas that other people raise their brows at, but that turn out to be true, such as enchanting a monster shadow creature and passing through him to find the castle at the end of the timeline.