Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for Loki episode 4.
After recovering from his latest death fake at the end Loki episode 4, “The Nexus Event,” Loki Variant L1130 goes head-to-head with four new Loki variants – one of which is a crocodile. While these two new variants are lifted from the pages of Marvel Comics, the other two appear to have been made for Disney+ events.
“The Nexus Event” saw some major developments, including hapless Agent Mobius getting “trimmed”, the all-powerful Time Keeper revealed to be nothing more than a robot, and Loki himself apparently being killed by Ravonna Renslayer, only to wake up in post-apocalyptic New York City. . So, who are the new Loki variants that welcome him there, and what might they know about the true origins of Time Variance Authority?
On the far right is Old Loki, played by Richard E. Grant, who is wearing a version of the classic Loki costume from his first appearance in the 1962 comics. Journey to Mystery #85. In the center is Kid Loki, played by Jack Veal, taken from the latest comic where Loki died and was reborn as a child (starting in Thor #617). On the left is the hammer-wielding Loki, played by Deobia Oparei, who in the German voice-over credits is listed as “Prahlerischer Loki” – Proud Loki. Lastly there is the crocodile held by Kid Loki, whose horned helmet identifies them as another Loki variant.
Waking up after being mowed down by Ravonna, Loki wonders if he is in Hel, the world the Asgardians go to when they die. Old Loki replied, “Not yet. But you will unless you come with usVariants of Loki stand in the ruins of New York City, with the crumbling Stark/Avengers Tower visible behind them. It seems that this variant has been hiding in apocalyptic events, like Sylvie, but in this case hiding outside bersembunyi after the apocalypse has occurred. It’s unclear if this is the future in the sacred timeline, or if it’s an alternate timeline. Of course, given that so many other things about TVA turn out to be lies, there’s probably no such thing as a “holy timeline.”
While Old Loki and Kid Loki may have similar stories to their comic book counterparts, Boastful Loki and Crocodile Loki are a mystery. Is Loki’s Crocodile the result of one of Loki’s transformations wrong? Is the hammer that Loki Boastful wields a version of Mjolnir? Could this be the version of Loki who managed to orchestrate his brother’s death, and ascend the throne of Asgard? Could one of Loki’s many variants be responsible for creating TVA? The post-credits scene certainly raises a lot of questions for the remaining two episodes Loki to answer.
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