Loki episode 1 recap: Thor's brother gets nabbed by Marvel's time cops

Loki’s Avengers: Endgame stunt landed him in hot water.

So long WandaVision. Hit the road Falcon and Winter Soldier. It’s Loki’s time. god of mischief series premiered Disney Plus Wednesday, sending a morally questionable Marvel Cinematic Universe villain on a solo adventure after escaping in Avengers: Endgame.

Loki’s version of the show (Tom Hiddleston), however, isn’t the one who made peace with his brother Thor shortly before he was killed by Thanos – it’s actually Loki from an earlier point in the MCU timeline.

After his defeat at the Battle of New York avengers of 2012, Loki was originally brought to Asgard’s home to face justice. However, the Avengers revisit the moment through time travel and inadvertently give them the opportunity to teleport with the mighty Tesseract, a move that created a branch in the timeline. Oh, is that so.

The show follows the mean, cruel Loki from that moment on immediately. Let’s follow the new timeline in the SPOILER area.

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In the episode’s final moments, Loki admits that he cannot compete with the Time Variance Authority’s chronically police-driven powers. Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) reveals that our Loki isn’t the only Loki version running – another version of him is causing timeline chaos by killing teams of TVA agents in different eras and stealing their reset fees.

We know that Variant traveled to France in 1549 and Oklahoma in 1858 to trap agents. It’s unclear why they chose those points in the timeline, but it does prove that TVA’s staff can be killed – you just need to know how to counter their gadgets and get drops on them.

One of the TVA agents saw oil in Salina, Oklahoma in 1858, and believes that someone used a time machine to travel back from the future to get rich. In real life, oil was searched in city In 1859, then it would make sense for an enterprising time traveler to try such a stunt.

Variety of Madness

As Loki is shepherded through the TVA, he comes across a beautiful tutorial video that shows a group of rival timelines who once fought in a “massive multidimensional war” that nearly destroyed reality. A trio of time-keepers order them all by arranging them in a “sacred timeline”.

Anyone who deviates from a predetermined path creates a “nexus event,” a branch in the timeline that can easily spiral out of control. TVA arrests the offender and sets the time back to its original path with a reset charge.

I suspect that the time-keepers are not as benevolent as the tutorial seems to be; They are essentially imposing their will on every living being. TVA also has a major authoritarian vibe, as a security guard outright murders a spoiled rich kid for failing to get a ticket, and the hapless Casey lives his “whole life behind a desk” in a cramped office. is.

Judge Ravona Renslayer

Ravona hears the plea of ​​the Rensselaer Loki.

Plus, poor Loki is kind of innocent in all of this. TVA Judge Ravona Renslayer (The Morning Show) Gugu Mbatha-Raw) says that what the time-travelling Avengers did “should have been,” but Loki’s escape was not. But he only survived as a result of the Avengers’ actions and didn’t know that his escape would damage the timeline, so whose fault is it? Looks like the time-keepers weren’t doing their job.

It’s also likely that the multiverse will be restored somewhat by the end of the show’s six-episode run, which has been titled the next Doctor Strange and reports about Spider-Man: No Way Home.

In the comics, Wanda Maximoff is a Nexus Being – something whose power can affect probability and change the flow of time. Such people are supervised by TVA, and in the MCU Wanda WandaVision climbed into the position of Scarlet Witch. I’m sure there is a file on it somewhere.

Mobius and Lokik

Mobius learns what affects Loki.

Loki the Oppressor

When Möbius asks Loki why he wants to subject others to his will, his answer explains how his thinking mirrors the thinking of the Time-Keepers. It Also Sounds Like a Twisted Take on Robert Frost’s Poetry different way.

“The first and most oppressive lie ever told was the song of freedom,” says Loki. “For almost every living thing, choice breeds shame and uncertainty and regret. There is a thorn in every path, yet the wrong path is always taken.”

He is furious at TVA because he knows that on some level, he is no better than them.

2012 Escape From New York

The episode also reveals the moments immediately after Loki’s escape in Avengers: Endgame — something we’ve all been thinking about since that movie came out. The poor lad teleports halfway around the planet and barely lands in the Mongolian part of the Gobi Desert.

Loki in the Desert

When Loki encounters TVA agents, he is surprised.

A squad of TVA agents, dusting themselves before busting him, tried to kill some locals with lavish speeches. Loki may be a god, but we immediately see that the Agents go far beyond his powers. Later, Loki’s concept of power is heightened even more when he finds a bunch of Infinity Stones sitting in a desk drawer, and learns that TVA workers use them as paperweights.

“Is this the greatest power in the universe?” He asks that the office workers to go about their dull duties, undoubtedly seeing the opportunity in all the bureaucracy. The paperwork is featured heavily in the end credits sequence, perhaps hinting at the power of the monotony.

Loki catches up with the MCU

When Möbius reveals the Loki file of the original timeline to the Loki version, he sees that he is responsible for the death of his adoptive mother, Frigga. Later, he sees the final moments of his adoptive father, Odin, his future self-creation with Thor, and finally his heroic death at the hands of Thanos.

This Loki sees fate in the “sacred timeline” that is in store for him – reconciliation, redemption and destruction. Who wouldn’t want to rebel against it?

Overview, WTF Questions and Easter Eggs

  • Years visited: 2012, 1549 and 1858.
  • When Loki initially teleports with the Tesseract, we hear 2012 Thor calling behind him as the Marvel Studios logo appears (rather Loki in green).
  • As soon as Loki arrives at TVA, there is a sort of Skrull reporting at the front desk. they are shaping popping up everywhere.
  • Loki realized that the Avengers traveled back to 2012, because he could smell the cologne of two Tony Starks. Maybe ax body spray.
  • Could the title sequence, with its shifting fonts, indicate that we would see a whole bunch of different loci?
  • In 1549 the child suggested that the Loki variant was Satan. It is better to create a new set of Mephisto principles.
  • The charming look of Mobius is modeled after the late Marvel Comics editor and continuity expert Mark Grunewaldwho had one great mustache. In the comics, TVA agents are clones of Grunewald.
  • Loki: Not a Robot (Or life model seduction)
  • Loki is called “Loffison” rather than “Odinson” because his father was the Frost Giant King Loffy, who abandoned V Loki as a child. Odin rescues the little boy and raises him as the brother of his biological son, Thor. Loki learns of his true legacy and kills Loffy. Thoreau of 2011.
  • Loki turned out to be MCU DB Cooper. In real life, an unknown person (dubbed by the media D.B. Cooper) Boeing 727 hijacked Flight between Portland, Oregon and Seattle in 1971. He jumped out of the plane with a parachute and $200,000 in ransom, never to be seen again. Loki did this after losing a bet with Thor, and was sent back to Asgard after leaving the plane.
  • What kind of intense bet ends with the hijacking of the loser’s plane?
  • When Loki refers to Phil Coulson as “a dead man” with Mobius not mentioning the character’s resurrection in Agents of SHIELD, I guess it must have been a long tangent.
  • TVA agents are a bunch of jerks. Mobius is the only one who shows any compassion – perhaps this will lead him to rebel against the Time-Keepers?
  • Who are the people in the sash to whom Casey is complaining? His manager, or the HR people?
  • This episode doesn’t include the after-credits scene — they’re likely to appear in a later episode — but if you wait until the end of the title you’ll hear the TVA mascot Miss Minutes, played by the voice-acting legend. Tara Strong. “Thanks for visiting TVA!” She chirps with joy. “Don’t hesitate to tell us how we’re doing!”

Join us for more easter eggs and overview Next Wednesday, June 16, when episode 2 of Loki hits Disney Plus.

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