Thanks to the power of Classic Loki, the main Loki and Sylvie finally managed to conjure up Alioth’s mind at the end of episode 5. Played by actor Richard E. Grant, the Classic Loki character is one of the four other Loki variants that the main Loki encounters. when she is removed by Ravonna Renslayer and sent to the Void or the end of the timeline. Even though it only appears in one episode, the Classic Loki character is one of the favorite characters of Marvel fans.
Along with Kid Loki (Jack Veal) and Alligator Loki, Classic Loki accompanies Loki and the main Sylvie on their quest to fight Alioth and conjure up his mind to pave the way to the real villain. Back then, Classic Loki proved himself to be the strongest Loki variant so far as he was able to create the full illusion of Asgard, complete with its castle. Even the main Loki and Sylvie were amazed to see it. Here’s an explanation of how strong the MCU Classic Loki is when compared to the comic version.
Classic Loki in Marvel Comics
In the comics, Classic Loki’s abilities are almost the same as those seen in the MCU. In addition to his strength and durability, Classic Loki can shapeshift into anything he wants, even a terrifying dragon. His illusion magic was the best asset he had, even Odin had been deceived by it in the past. Illusion magic helps him greatly in battle as it allows him to create clones to distract his enemies. In addition, he could also create all sorts of different elements and energies, including ice, fire, stone, and so on.
Classic Loki also has the ability to control thoughts like Sylvie in the MCU. In addition, Classic Loki can also emit an energy blast that is strong enough to reflect a hero as strong as Thor and even cosmic characters like Silver Surfer. Just like in the MCU version, all of Loki’s powers radiate the unique green energy that has been his hallmark in the Marvel Universe for years.
Why Classic Loki Is So Strong In The MCU
Classic Loki creates the incredible illusion of Asgard against Alioth. What is he doing in Loki episode 5 proves that Classic Loki is the strongest variant of Loki in the MCU so far. That’s because Classic Loki outlives any Loki variant, just like the all-powerful Odin having lived for thousands of years compared to his children. The incident in nexus Classic Loki was that he managed to escape his death by Thanos, so he continued his life on the planet regretting everything he had done and living a new life.
The history of the Classic character Loki as Thor’s greatest enemy in the comics is not without reason. He’s a magician and manipulator, he may not be as good as Doctor Strange, but he once rivaled the Sorcerer Supreme in the Marvel comics. In comics Weird Story, according to Strange’s admission, Classic Loki is one of the most challenging opponents he has ever encountered in his hero career, even though he was almost defeated by Classic Loki.
What Marvel Studios did with Classic Loki is a perfect example of what God of Mischief should be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With its MCU version of the story, the Classic Loki character has been brought back to life by actor Richard E. Grant by releasing powerful bursts of energy to create illusions in an extraordinary way. Hopefully by seeing this incident, the main Loki can understand that he has a huge potential to become God pf Mischied aka the real God of Deception in the future MCU.