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    Tom Hiddleston’s Loki Series & 10 things you need to know

    Disney Plus, Loki and 10 things you need to know.

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    10 things you need to know about the “Loki” series.
    Tom Hiddleston’s Loki Revival in Disney/Marvel Tv series.
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    The best villians are the villians who are the heroes in their own story. Characters who aren’t truly evil but may have an altered thinking about how things should be. The character’s intentions usually get in the way putting them along that road of becoming the villian. Disney + Series, “Loki” delivers this.

    Tom Hiddleston’s Loki becomes one of the heroes working along the TVA. Although, don’t expect hero antics as he is very much the untrustworthy trickster. “Loki” began streaming on June 9th and will continue episodic releases every Wednesday. The first two episodes well recieved. The series picks up after the events of Avengers Endgame, when Loki escapes.

    Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, A Hero of his own story

    Premise: Instead of a great getaway, Loki is faced with the TVA (Time Variance Authority). Basically, think of them as cops who monitor all of existence. The TVA knows Loki is not where and when he should be but decides he could be useful against other variants threatening the timeline.


    10 things you need to know about Disney Plus “Loki Series”

    1. Loki is very much still alive.

    Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in Advengers’ Endgame where he escapes his fate.
    Marvel | Avengers’ Endgame

    In case fans were confused about Loki’s death in Infinity War, let’s clear that up. Due to the events of 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame, Loki was able to escape his fate when he got his hands on an Infinity Stone. When the avengers go back in time, to get their hands on everything to create their own Infinity gauntlet, they inadvertedly create an opportunity for Loki. Loki is able to escape capture and ultimately his death in Avenger’s Infinity War.

    2. Iron Man Homage Parallels

    After the events of Avenger’s Endgame, it’s only right to pay homage to Marvel’s beloved character of Iron Man. In Loki TV series, the first shot is reminicient of Tony Stark waking up in the desert.
    Marvel | Iron Man | Robert Downey Jr.
    Disney Plus | Loki | Tom Hiddleston

    Initially, the very first scene of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is a parallel shot that is an easter egg for Tony stark waking up in the desert. Given the result, of his character in Avenger’s Endgame, it’s fair to say that Marvel would want to pay homage to their beloved Iron Man character. 

    3. Mephisto does not appear as the big bad.

      • Despite Rumors, Mephisto will not be appearing on Loki. Fans were adamant that this would be the case. During the first couple minutes of the opening of “Loki,” a stained glass depiction of a devil diety was shown. Fans assumed that was a reference to Mephisto. 
    Fans assumed this depiction of devil diety was a reference to Mephisto.
    Marvel and Disney confirmed it is not.
    Disney Plus | Marvel | Loki

    Kate Herron clears up the rumor mill surrounded by the possiblity of Mephisto appearance when she sat down with Entertainment Tonight to discuss the series. 

    “It’s honestly just a super weird coincidence. Like, it’s genuinely a reference to Loki — the horns, he was cast out of heaven, that’s what it’s a reference to … I think WandaVision must have been in post when we filmed that. I did see all the stuff about that online and I was like, ‘Oh, this is going to be interesting.’”

    4. Kang the Conqueror is the big bad. 

    Kang the Conqueror

    Kang the Conqueror
    10 things you need to know about the “Loki” series.
    #3 Despite, fans hoping for Mephisto, Kang makes his debut as the big villian. Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror, a timetraveling master physicist who is threatening the purity of the timeline by creating alternate versions of himself through time.

    Marvel | Disney Plus | Loki

    However, it has been leaked that the villian will be Kang the Conqueror. Kang is a master physicist known for his time-traveling abilities. Thus, through traveling along alternate timelines, he creates alternate versions of himself through time. Johnathan Majors was casted as the villian.

    4. Time Variance Authority (TVA)

     Time Variance Authority
    10 things you need to know about the “Loki” series.
    Marvel’s TVA. The Time Variance Authority is a an organization of timeline monitors.
    TVA first appeared in comics, during Thor vol. 1 #372.
    TVA is a feature storyline in Disney’s “Loki.”
    Marvel Comics

    TVA is an authority in ensuring the timeline stays intact. They police and monitor any time anomolies and set the timeline right. They first appeared in Thor vol. 1 #372. Consequently, the TVA was created by the Time-Keepers. Thus, they exist outside of time and space. Basically, they oversee all timelines within the Multiverse. In the series, TVA was tasked with taking down Loki after he changed the timeline during his escape.

    5. Skrulls make an appearance (5:23 mark). 

      • Skrulls make
        10 things you need to know about the “Loki” series.
        #5 Skrulls make an appearance, cameo, in “Loki” Series.

        Skrulls are shapeshifting aliens that first appeared in Captain Marvel.

        Marvel | Disney Plus | Loki
        For those who do not remember, skrulls appeared in Captain Marvel. Skrulls were an alien race shape shifters. Additionally, Skrulls made an appearance in Tom Holand’s Spiderman film.

    6. Loki is Gender fluid.

    Loki is Gender fluid
    10 things you need to know about the “Loki” series.
    #6 Loki confirmed in the series as gender fluid. In the comics, it has been canon, much longer.
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    Since 2014, the Loki character has been confirmed as gender fluid, at least in the comics. However, the MCU had not been made official. Until Now, fans noted an appearance of “fluid” in Loki’s file. Appearing around the 15:06 Mark, The file containing this information on Loki was given to Owen Wilson’s Agent Mobius.

    In an interview with Insider, KateHerron said:

    “He’s gender fluid in the Norse mythology and the comics and it felt like an important thing to, as you say, make sure it’s cannon.”

    7. Infinity Stones make an appearance.

    Infinity Stones
    10 things you need to know about the “Loki” series.
    #7 Infinity Stones.
    Infinity Stones makes an appearance in the show. Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is wants to use them to escape. Alas, they don’t work in the TVA.
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    The Infinity Stones in the desk drawer draws Loki’s attention. The stones may seem like a big temptation. But, atlas, these stones are useless in the TVA. The stones turn out to be inert stones from alternate timelines that don’t work. Why? Because, they’re no longer connected to their home realm. So, Loki cannot pull any of the disappearing tricks with those like he did in Avenger’s Endgame. The TVA uses them as paperweights.

    9. Loki contemplates whether or not he is a robot.

    not he is a robot

    Loki contemplates
    10 things you need to know about the “Loki” series.
    #9 At one point in the show, Loki contemplates and agnonizes over the idea that he may be a robot. Cue the Memes.
    Tom Hiddleston’s Loki Revival in Disney/Marvel Tv series.
    Marvel | Disney Plus | Loki

    10. Loki Charms

     Loki Charms
    10 things you need to know about the “Loki” series.
    #10 Loki Charms
    What has happened to Lucky the Leprachan? Well, Loki did. The trickster took over the cereal. Henceforth, it will be called Loki Charms and feature Loki instead of the usual leprachan mascot.
    Lucky Charms Commercial video screenshot | Marvel

    Tom Hiddleston’s Loki replaces the  Lucky Charms mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun. It will be a limited edition run of the cereal. Additionally, the famous catchphrase “They’re magically delicious” has been changed to “They’re mischievously delicious.” View the commercial below.


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