Prototype not showing variants in either component nor instance of component

Hello everyone, confused/frustrated newbie here. I am having trouble getting Figma to prototype an instance of a component with 6 variants. When I make the prototype connections on the variants within the component, they look okay, but neither the component nor an instance is rendering correctly when I play the prototype. I think all the variations are being read as a single card, but I can’t figure out why. See the screenshots below. Please help!