“We are Loki.”
I’d assume some Groot-like statement would occur should a group of Lokis congregate. Albeit, this would be after some form of mini-turf war that would no doubt occur, as they attempt to reconcile the goodness within. Also, my friend Jesse suggested we call them “a mischief of Lokis”, which is definitely a glorious name for a group of them.
But, the end is near for Loki. Again.
I thought it an opportune time to go over the last 5 episodes of the Disney+ series LOKI and touch on the fun moments I’ve found within it. I’m not going to be answering any lingering questions, as I suspect the series will leave us with just as many. But reliving it with a glorious purpose only I can muster, is sure to titillate and amuse as only a Loki could.
What’s the time Mr. Wolf?
Time is relative. And I think that absolutely eats people up inside when trying to understand time and its relativity to LOKI. I think the most hilarious proposition IS the Loki we’re following IS the 2012 version from Avengers. Speaking relatively, that is correct. But there’s a reason the word “variant” was thrown around, and has been thrown around, since episode 1.
It is a 2012 Loki, but it is not OUR 2012 Loki.
That one is very dead at the hands of Thanos, as the Sacred Timeline dictated. This one is a happy by-product of whatever lays at the end of time, and we must thank whoever that is. Because what we’ve ended up getting is a far more superior Loki. One who’s had to confront everything our original faced in what may feel like a shorter time, but may in-fact be an eternity because we don’t know how much time has passed. I don’t even think the TVA knows how much time has passed. And there’s a kind of beauty in not knowing that.
Not a Loki
While our variant, still expertly portrayed by one Tom Hiddleston (or a variant of him, who knows really), was roped into a world of CSI-like hijinks across time, Sylvie began to lay the final pieces for her grand plan of taking down the TVA. Wonderfully played by Sophia Di Martino, we began to discover Sylvie’s glorious purpose hidden behind a curtain of wile and wit that Loki couldn’t hope to compete with. Thankfully they’re rather clever, as they quickly realised this and thought “lol, let’s go do a mischief”.
It also left us wondering “Is this really a Loki? Or a new version of Enchantress…”. I don’t know, but it makes you think.
Loving yourself, or GFY
The beautiful debate. Or in this case, possibly a mass debate (wink, wink amirite).
I would love to be part of any conversation about the monumental moment where Loki and Sylvie created a nexus event. The vibe was checked as skin touched skin, and the Sacred Timeline absolutely lost its sh*t. Not only was Loki growing as a person/god, but they began to fall in love. With themselves? Or not? I mean, it’s a stunning visual metaphor for someone discovering how to accept their shortcomings and previous genocides. But our poor human brains tainted by colonization and capitalism can’t quite wrap our feeble thoughts around such a thing.
But admit it, you’d totally f*ck you too.
Wow, Androids. Kachow.
We finally got to meet who we thought would be Kang The Conqueror. They had the big head, and glowing eyes and skin which looks like they’d been holding in their frustration for a millennia. Turns out though, it was just some silly billy androids being silly billies. We also discovered the TVA is staffed by variants and why Mobius really wanted that jet ski.
Then Mobius and Loki were shanked, the end.
I have an army. We have an Easter Eggs.
Episode 5 was absolutely RIDDLED with Easter Eggs. From the confirmation of the Thanos-Copter as canon, to our first brief look at Throg (voiced by Chris Hemsworth too!), there was a tonne to take in. This alongside the reveal of Kid Loki, Alligator Loki, Boastful Loki and everyone’s second favourite Loki (cause Alligator is first), Classic Loki. Richard E. Grant looked like they were having the time of their life, as they educated our Loki about the #facts that all Lokis are powerful Lokis. This quickly referenced as our Loki who only really knew illusions and conjuring, now knows enchanting thanks to Sylvie and Classic Loki.
And the cloudy curtain opened.
I think we should reflect on the fact that the cloudy curtain was in-fact a giant living cloud creature of sorts, so did the enchantment kill it? Get it to lift its leg? If it was the leg, would they be walking under its cloud…well.
There you have it. Some reflections of LOKI. I’ve loved the journey so far with our favourite Gods of Mischief. Though to be fair, Mobius was right in saying his mischief was actually quite insane but look, we’ll forgive him. Because that’s what Owen Wilson would want us to do.
Do you think LOKI is going to change the MCU? Or do you think it will simply leave him happy in a world of his own?
I don’t know. But don’t count the Glorious One out just yet.