How many answers will Loki finale give?
The Loki finale is almost here, and we’re ready for answers. Or at least one big answer: Who’s behind TVA? And, no, it wasn’t always Agatha. Neither was Mephisto, a fan of WandaVision.
Because right now, we’re hoping the Loki finale doesn’t meet with the same bug that the WandaVision finale did — a disappointment. Do you remember how Paul Bettany trolled us all into thinking there was a major cameo coming, only for it to be a lie about White Vision?
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So with Loki’s finale leaving this Wednesday, July 13th, at 3 a.m. ET, here’s what we’re hoping to be resolved — or at least, not left swinging like a wrong timeline.
Loki Finale: Who is TVA’s biggest boss?
Okay, here’s the big question: Who did we see in the building of Loki at the end of episode 5, when Sylvie enchanted Alioth, who then pulled back the first layer of the Wizard of Oz-like curtain?
Will we get an emotionally rewarding final boss for Loki and Sylvie, or one that’s just a setup for future MCU movies? If it’s the former, and it’s another loci, or one of the types we already know, there could be great drama to get out of it.
If the person behind TVA matches the rumors and expectations, it could possibly be the latter, leading many to ask “Who is Kang the Conqueror?” Short answer: The comics are expected to feature a one-time love interest for Ravona Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), and a time-traveling big bad in Ant-Man 3. Jonathan Majors, who is going to play Kang, has denied any involvement.
Ever since it was revealed that the evil Loki version was Sylvie, and that Sylvie is (apparently) doing well, TVA went from weird establishment to creepy authoritarian regime. Now, we need an answer about who’s behind it, and that’s something we can expect.
Loki Finale: Where Do Loki and Sylvie Go From Here?
Both Loki and Sylvie have not felt themselves tall for this world. And, no, it’s not just because he’s spent most of this season in places on the Nerdshala of apocalypse.
Variants, we have been told time and again, do not last. At least, that is, without becoming a TVA employee (a reveal from Loki episode 3). We’re betting that both Loki and Sylvie cannot be canonical, as they are both forms of the same person.
Will they both become employees of a new, less-rogue Time Variance Authority? This, oddly enough, seems like the way the series could go. Or, Loki and Sylvie kill anyone responsible for TVA, and then the organization goes away – who’s to say they’re totally different?
Loki Finale: When Do We Open the Multiverse?
Speaking of which, when it comes to the big calendar of Marvel movies, Loki interestingly occupies a big place. The knowledge we’ve learned about the Timeline, Multiverse, and Nexus events will play some role in both Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 17, 2021) and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022).
So, it looks like it’s a perfect time to blast the rule book when it comes to the multiverse. Throw all the TVA rules out the window, and open the doors to all the cameos and surprises.
The only real puzzle is whether or not this happens at Loki’s end. All the rumors of Spider-Man 3 (regarding the return of the Spider-Man actors) definitely suggest that this is about to happen. We just want to know when it’s going to go down.
Loki Finale: What About Additional Infinity Stones?
When it comes to leaving a plot-thread untethered, we have to go back to the desk of TVA employee Casey (Eugene Cordero). Because magic doesn’t work in TVA, he has more Infinity Stones than Thanos could ever dream of holding.
If the Loki finale doesn’t hold back on the existence of those gems, we’re going to look over our shoulders for them in every movie, much like Tony Soprano does when the screen goes black.
Loki Finale: Does Mobius Get a Jet Ski?
Marvel likes to use end-credits scenes to explain what comes next in the MCU, so we’re going to need two if it’s going to do this for Loki. One to tie the series to the next upcoming Marvel movie or show, and another to show the glee in Moebius’ eyes as he steers a jet ski along the water.
As far as he knows, that’s all he wants. And that’s all we want for Loki’s banal friend. And, yes, this aquatic moment also needs a cameo from Alligator Loki. What is it right? You know it, I know it, even Miss Minute knows it.
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