Loki: What to know before Marvel's godlike show comes to Disney Plus


Loki’s MCU story has been twisty and turny, so let’s refresh.

Loki debuts on Disney Plus Wednesday, June 9 JuneHot on the heels of MILF Marvel wandavision and falcon and winter soldier. six episodes of the show Will follow Thor’s brother, but Tom Hiddlestonthe villainous character of a complex marvel cinematic universe A decade back history. avengers: endgameTime travel conspiracies have made it even more complicated.

Hiddleston recently summarized Loki’s past adventures, but let’s take a more detailed look at his past so we can find out where he is before his show begins.

Who is Loki?

first seen in Thoreau of 2011, Loki is the son of the Frost Giant King Loffy, who abandoned Loki as a child. Fortunately for Loki, the Asgardian king Odin found and adopted the wee child – then he was raised as an Asgardian prince with Odin’s biological son Thor.

Loki was not quite the warrior Thor, and grew up in the shadow of his first-born brother. But he becomes close with his adoptive mother, Frigga, who taught him magic so that he has a slightly more difficult skill set. what could go wrong?

He is very jealous of Thor, so he plots to usurp the Asgardian throne and learns of his true legacy along the way. He murders Loffy, then fights Thor before falling into the wormhole. The plan fails, but he learns of his past.

Loki Clever Plan Success Level: 3/10

Alliance with the Mad Titan

At this point, Loki enters Thanos’ service as the alien villain collecting the Infinity Stones for his dastardly plot to wipe out half of all life in the universe. He is tasked with staging an alien invasion of Earth in 2012 to retrieve the Tesseract (Space Stone) for its new owner. avengers.

This threat brings the Avengers together and ends with Loki being defeated. Again In the Battle of New York. He is brought back to Asgard to face justice for many of his crimes.

Loki World Domination Success Level: 2/10

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The Hulk, Thor, Valkyrie and Loki team up in Thor: Ragnarok.

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of 2013. In Thor: The Dark WorldAfter killing Frigga, Loki joins Thor to stop the Dark Elves and is seen heroically sacrificing himself to save his brother’s life. While it’s all smoke and mirrors – Loki actually takes shape as Odin and takes control of Asgard, the real Odin is put under a spell and exiled to Earth.

It all falls apart in 2017 Thor: Ragnarok, and the real Odin reveals the existence of Thor and Loki’s sister – the very mean Hela – as soon as he dies. Freed from long imprisonment by the death of her father, she humiliates her brothers before being driven out of Asgard and taking the throne for herself. To stop Hela, Thor begins a chain of events that lead to the destruction of Asgard. Loki joins the survivors and escapes to Earth on a spaceship.

Loki Redemption Success Level: 8/10

killed by his old master

Thor, now the king of the Asgardian refugees, reconciles with Loki, but their new fraternal love is short-lived. in early 2018 Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos and his henchmen intercept the Asgardian ship while hunting for the Tesseract. Loki uses his tricks to try to stab Thanos, so the Titan kills Loki.

“No resurrection this time,” Thanos says before dropping Loki’s lifeless corpse on the deck.

This heroic sacrifice appears to be the heartwarming end to the story of the God of Mischief, but the Avengers soon change that, with some timeline.

Loki Thanos-Slaying Success Level: 0/10

Loki Variants

So 2019’s Avengers: Endgame saw the heroes travel through time to retrieve the Infinity Stones to undo Thanos’ carnage snap. One group goes to the Battle of New York, but completely sabotages their attempt to obtain the Tesseract. In the chaos, an opportunist Loki steals and teleports the Tesseract—a move that likely created an alternate timeline from the end of the first Avengers film.

This leaves us with a Loki who has not gone through the character development of his slain counterpart. The Disney Plus show follows this version of the character, who is possibly meaner and more mean than the redeemed version of who is killed in Infinity War, after falling into the clutches of an organization of chronological cops known as the Time Variation Authority. would be arrogant.

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Loki is pressed into service by Time Variance Authority agent Mobius.

According to TVA Agent Mobius, Loki’s endgame “smashed reality”, and timeline bureaucrats force him to make it right – hoping that he will have to grapple with the changes of his OG MCU counterpart and find out that he What kind of Loki? Happening Get excited, I think we are in for a wild ride.

Loki Timeline-Repairing Success Level: ?/10

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