As it picks up one of Avengers: Endgame’s most interesting narrative strands, the Disney Plus Marvel program is loaded with magnificent purpose.

WandaVision, farewell. Falcon and Winter Soldier, get on the road! It’s Loki’s turn. The God of Mischief’s Loki TV series debuted on Disney Plus on Wednesday, with the episode “Glorious Purpose” taking the ethically questionable Marvel Cinematic Universe villain on a solo excursion following his heroic escape in Avengers: Endgame.

The Loki TV series (Tom Hiddleston) isn’t the one who made peace with his brother Thor moments before being slaughtered by Thanos; this is Loki from a different moment in the MCU universe.

Loki was initially dragged home to Asgard to face punishment after his defeat at the Battle of New York in 2012’s Avengers. However, the Avengers returned to this point in time. They unwittingly offered him the opportunity to teleport away with the powerful Tesseract, causing a branch in the chronology. Oh, no.

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From that point on, this program follows the meaner, crueler Loki. Let’s get into the SPOILER area with the new chronology of the Loki TV series. 

The Other Variant

loki other variant

In the episode’s concluding moments, Loki admits that he can’t match with the abilities possessed by the Time Variance Authority’s chronological policemen. Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) discloses that our Loki isn’t the only Loki variant out there; another version of him has been causing chronological upheaval by murdering teams of TVA agents in other periods and taking their reset charges.

We know that the variation visited 1549 France and 1858 Oklahoma to lure agents into traps. It’s unknown why they picked those periods in the chronology, but it demonstrates that TVA staff may be murdered; all you need to know is how to counter their devices and have the upper hand on them. 

One of the TVA officers sees oil in 1858 Salina, Oklahoma, and concludes that someone used a time machine to travel back in time to get wealthy. In actual reality, oil was discovered in the town in 1859. Therefore it would make sense for a daring time traveler to attempt such a feat.

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The Multiverse of Madness


As Loki makes his way through the TVA, he stumbles across a gorgeous instruction film that reveals a slew of opposing timelines previously engaged in a “great multiversal war” that nearly destroyed reality. The Time-Keepers enforced order by grouping them all together into a single “Sacred Timeline.”

Anyone who deviates from the set route causes a “Nexus Event,” a branch in the chronology that can quickly spiral out of control. The TVA arrests the perpetrator and resets the chronology with new charges.

I suppose the Time-Keepers aren’t as selfless as the tutorial portrays them to be; they’re effectively forcing their will on all living things. Since a security officer shoots a spoilt rich kid for failing to accept a ticket, and miserable Casey has spent his “entire existence behind a desk” in a dismal office, the TVA has a huge authoritarian aspect.

Also, poor Loki is a bystander in all of this. TVA is an abbreviation for Judge Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw from The Morning Show), claiming that the time-traveling Avengers performed “was destined to happen,” but Loki’s escape was not. But he only fled because of the Avengers’ activities, and he couldn’t have realized his escape would disrupt the chronology, so who is to blame? It appears that the Time-Keepers were just not doing their job.

Given the title of the upcoming Doctor Strange and rumors about Spider-Man: No Way Home, it also seems probable that the universe will be restored to some extent by the end of this Loki TV series six-episode run.

Wanda Maximoff is a Nexus Being in the comics, which means she can manipulate probability and shift the flow of time. The TVA keeps an eye on such persons, and MCU Wanda climbed to Scarlet Witch rank in WandaVision.

We also noticed an advertisement for Nexus antidepressants in the seventh episode of that show “re-establish your connection to reality Alternatively, the reality of your choice.”

“Side effects include feeling your feelings, confronting your reality, grabbing your destiny, and potentially greater depression,” according to the advertisement. It matched Wanda’s trip and may explain Loki’s as well.

Loki, the Oppressor

Loki, the Oppressor

When Mobius questions Loki about why he wants to force people to conform to his will, his response exposes how his thinking is similar to that of the Time-Keepers. It also appears to be a distorted version of Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken.

“The hymn of freedom was the first and most tyrannical falsehood ever spoken,” Loki claims. “Choice creates shame, doubt, and regret in practically every living creature. Every road has a fork, yet the incorrect route is always taken.”

He’s enraged at the TVA because he realizes, on some level, that he’s no better than them.

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Escape from New York in 2012.

This episode also reveals the scenes immediately following Loki’s escape in Avengers: Endgame, which we’ve all been curious about since the film’s release. The unlucky boy teleports halfway around the world and crashes landings in the Mongolian Gobi Desert.

After dusting himself off, he attempts to wow several villagers with a pompous speech before being apprehended by a team of TVA operatives. Loki may be a deity, but we quickly find that the agents have abilities much beyond his. Later, Loki’s sense of power is further challenged when he discovers a slew of Infinity Stones in a desk drawer, implying that they’ve been used to break off from the Sacred Timeline several times, and learns that TVA employees use them as paperweights.

“Is this the greatest power in the universe?” he wonders as office workers go about their mundane tasks, no doubt seeing opportunity in all the red tape. Paperwork is widely featured in the end credits sequence, maybe alluding to the boredom that underpins authority.

Loki finally catches up with the MCU.


When Mobius discloses the Loki file from the original timeline to the Loki Variant, he realizes he is to blame for the death of his adopted mother, Frigga. Later, he sees the death of his adoptive father, Odin, his future self reconciling with Thor, and his heroic death at Thanos’ hands.

This Loki foresees the fate that the “Sacred Timeline” has in store for him: reconciliation, redemption, and disaster. Who wouldn’t want to revolt against something like that?

Observations, bizarre inquiries, and Easter eggs

  • Visited in 2012, 1549, and 1858.
  • When Loki teleports away with the Tesseract at the start, the Marvel Studios logo appears, and we hear 2012 Thor shouting after him (in a rather fetching Loki green).
  • As Loki enters the TVA, a variant Skrull reports to the front desk. These shapeshifters are appearing all over the place.
  • Loki recognized the Avengers had time-traveled back to 2012 after smelling the fragrance of two Tony Starks. Axe Body Spray, most likely.
  • Loki recognized the Avengers had time-traveled back to 2012 after smelling the fragrance of two Tony Starks. Axe Body Spray, most likely.
  • Could the title sequence’s shifting typefaces be a signal that we’ll witness a slew of different Lokis? Loki’s gender is likewise listed in his file as “fluid.”
  • In 1549 France, a child claims that the Loki variation is the devil. Better come up with a new set of Mephisto hypotheses (otherwise, the youngster will recall the horns on Loki’s crown).
  • Mobius’ stylish appearance is inspired by the late Marvel Comics editor and continuity specialist Mark Gruenwald, who had a fantastic mustache. TVA agents are Gruenwald clones in the comics.
  • Loki is not a machine (or Life Model Decoy).
  • Loki is referred to as “Laufeyson” rather than “Odinson” since his father was the Frost Giant ruler Laufey. He abandoned young Loki when he was a newborn. Odin rescued the child and nurtured him like Thor’s biological brother. Loki discovered his actual origin and murdered Laufey in 2011’s Thor.
  • Loki was revealed to be D.B. Cooper from the MCU. In reality, in 1971, an anonymous guy (called D.B. Cooper by the media) hijacked a Boeing 727 flight between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle. He jumped out of the plane, carrying a parachute and $200,000 in ransom money, and was never seen again. Loki did so after losing a bet with Thor, and after exiting the plane, he was sent back to Asgard.
  • What type of high-stakes wager results in the loser seizing a plane?
  • Mobius does not mention Phil Coulson’s resurrection in Agents of SHIELD. when Loki refers to him as “a dead man.” It would have been a lengthy tangent, I suppose.