Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Episode 1 of “Loki.”
The ending of the “Loki” series premiere will surely raise questions and concerns for anyone who is wondering what will happen to the mischievous villain.
What happened in ‘Loki’ Episode 1?
The first episode of “Loki” centered around Loki — who snatched up the Tesseract in the 2012 Battle of New York after the Avengers traveled back in time to collect in it “Avengers: Endgame” — being confronted by the Time Variance Authority.
The TVA — a group of police officers monitoring the timelines of the universe — arrest Loki and threaten to eradicate him. However, Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) takes Loki under his wing, asking Loki to help him solve an ongoing case of a specific Variant (someone who has escaped their timeline) who is killing TVA officers.
Loki, a variant himself, agrees to help Agent Mobius, hoping he can steal some power from the TVA in the long run.
The ending of ‘Loki’ Episode 1, explained
The first episode is packed with exposition to help you understand the TVA and how it works. It’s not until the end of the episode that we receive a little more action and details about where the show will go.
- At the end of the episode, Agent Mobius tells Loki that the TVA needs his help catching the other Variant. Loki, naturally, wonders why he could help the TVA.
- That’s when Agent Mobius tells Loki that the Variant is, well, Loki.
How can the other Variant be Loki?
The TVA establishes that anyone who leaves their timeline is a Variant. So the Loki we see in the show as the main character is one Variant. This second version of Loki, who is going around and killing TVA officers, is another Variant who escaped his or her timeline.
Since there are an infinite amount of timelines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s not surprising that another timeline created another Loki Variant who wanted to wreak havoc in the main timeline.
“Loki” is streaming exclusively on Disney+ starting June 9.