Loki’s solo adventure reached episode 4 on Disney Plus Wednesday, following on from God of Mischief getting to know his female Variant Sylvie after the pair escaped the clutches of the Time Variance Authority. The Marvel Cinematic Universe series is about the 2012 Loki who escaped the heroes in Avengers: Endgame.
We left Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) seemingly trapped on the doomed moon of Lamentis in 2077, with a planet about to crash down and the escape vessel they’d planned to hijack destroyed. Sylvie had also bombed the Sacred Timeline, creating countless branches and forcing the TVA to deal with the chronological chaos she’d unleashed.
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Time to hope into apocalyptic SPOILERS, with an episode entitled The Nexus Event.
Beyond the pruning
After discovering that the Time-Keepers are robots, Loki prepares to bare his soul to a distraught Sylvie. However, the moment is cut short by TVA Judge Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who sneaks up and prunes Loki, seemingly wiping him from existence and leaving the show without its protagonist. Guess it’ll have to be renamed Sylvie. There’s also a crocodile with a cute lil Loki crown, awwww.
Or will it? A post-credits scene sees Loki wake up in a ruined city and wonder aloud if he’s dead. He looks up to see a trio of new Loki Variants — credited as Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant), Kid Loki (Jack Veal) and Boastful Loki (Deobia Oparei)
“Not yet,” says Classic Loki. “But you will be, unless you come with us.”
These three are inspired by some of Loki’s looks from the comics. Classic Loki is based on the character’s early appearances (like the first issue of Avengers) and Kid Loki is based on a version who was reborn as a child after his apparent death.
Boastful Loki isn’t quite as clear, but he’s wielding a hammer, so he’s likely based on a version of the character who’s worthy of lifting Thor’s hammer Mjolnir. The one he’s got looks quite different to Mjolnir though, so he either customized it heavily or forged it. Given his name, he’ll probably have lots to say on the matter.
The crocodile seems to be an original character, but one that’ll definitely be a popular plush toy. Snap snap.
This article will be updated shortly.