Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for the Loki Season 2 finale.
The big picture
- LokiThe Season 2 finale is a stunning and creative conclusion to the series, but should be the end of Loki’s story for now.
- Loki has evolved from a selfish troublemaker into one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, taking on the role of Guardian of Time.
- Although there may not be a season 3 of LokiHowever, that doesn’t mean we won’t see Loki or his companions again in the MCU, as they could be valuable allies in future battles against Kang and his variants.
Loki Season 2 just had its finale, but perhaps it should actually be the series finale. Some of us may find it difficult to say this Loki is truly one of the best things the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to offer right now. The Tom HiddlestonIn Season 1, the series he spearheaded exploded onto the scene, delivering a remarkably unique and complex time-bending universe that serves the notable purpose of giving the God of Mischief a compelling solo story. Season 2 of the acclaimed series had its ups and downs but ended with a stunning and creative conclusion.
Loki has now evolved from a selfish troublemaker into one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel multiverse, comparable only to characters like The Watcher (Jeffrey Wright) and even He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) himself. Through his control over the time shift, Loki has now inadvertently become the new Guardian of Time, watching over a newly organized period of time that he single-handedly saved. It’s a conclusion so poignant and unique that it should really be the end of Loki’s story (at least for now).
Loki, the god of mischief, steps out of his brother’s shadow to embark on an adventure set after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
Release date June 9, 2021
Pour Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Richard E. Grant
Loki finds his glorious destiny in the finale of the second season
From the first scene Loki Season 1, the Loki Laufenyson from the industry Avengers: Endgame The chronicle we meet says that he is “burdened by a glorious purpose.” It’s a vague and pompous worldview befitting the man who tried to destroy New York City, but even he couldn’t predict what was in store for us. Once Loki enters the time-critical world of the Time Variance Authority, he transforms from a spoiled villain into an existential savior. This is thanks in part to Loki’s new companions in his TVA partner Mobius (Owen Wilson), his rebellious variant Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), and more.
The things Loki has seen and done are remarkable. He has survived apocalyptic timelines, faced a giant smoke monster at the end of time, met various alternate versions of himself, met the person who created his timeline, and much more. The Creator of this time, He Who Remains, is the person who propels Loki forward on his path to true godhood. After the season 1 finale, when Loki is sent back in time against his will, the God of Mischief begins to slip in and out at various points in time. The problem is resolved at the beginning of the second season with the help of the technical manager OB (Ke Huy Quan), but returns when Loki and his crew fail to prevent the Temporal Loom from imploding.
Loki miraculously survives the implosion but wakes up in an abandoned TVA. Worse, he finds himself lost in time again, popping in and out of different timelines. Loki eventually learns to control his time shift and becomes an all-powerful being who can travel through space and time on his own. Loki uses his newfound abilities to reverse the implosion of the loom by traveling further and further into the past. He even goes as far back as the first season, revisiting Sylvie’s murder of Who Remains and the first time he had a conversation with Mobius.
Even though reversing the past proves largely unsuccessful, Loki realizes that the only way to truly save the multiverse is to become the time-greedy Titan that He Who Remains was meant to be. Instead of Victor Timely (Majors) going out to fix the loop (where it fell apart nine times out of ten), Loki goes out without a stitch of protective gear. As he gets closer and closer to the loom, Loki receives a new version of his iconic outfit, complete with his signature horns and all. With that, Loki destroys the loom, leaving hundreds of dying strands around it. Loki collects all these strands and ventures to a throne in the unknown, where he creates a new sacred multiverse timeline that looks remarkably similar to the Norse world tree Yggdrasil. Thanks to Loki’s noble sacrifice and seemingly permanent isolation, the TVA is able to thrive again. Now his characters, such as Mobius, can live their lives as they see fit while Loki watches over them from afar.
Each character’s story appears to be complete in Loki Season 2
The way Loki ends his journey in Season 2 is remarkably captivating, showcasing him as the new guardian of all timelines. It’s admittedly tragic that a beloved character is caught between space and time, but it’s fitting that a character as initially irresponsible as Loki takes on one of the greatest responsibilities in the MCU. In his new position, Loki could learn enough knowledge to become a multiversal being similar to the afterlife. Loki isn’t the only one who gets a fitting end either. The work of most of the TVA’s most dedicated employees will be rewarded in the new and improved TVA. Others, like Mobius, decide that they want to live the rest of their lives as they should, surrounded by their friends and family. In the meantime, Sylvie can travel the multiverse as she sees fit and no longer has to worry about the TVA hunting her.
No season 3 doesn’t mean there’s no more Loki
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Only because locomotiveIIf the story of Season 2 is best left alone, that doesn’t mean we won’t see Loki or his companions again. The MCU is known for bringing in diverse characters from all parts of its continuity. A time-controlling god like Loki would indeed be a worthy ally in the inevitable battle against Kang and his army of variants. Finally, Loki promises whoever remains that they will find a way to stop them once and for all.
Loki Season 2 is streaming on Disney+ in the US
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Source : collider.com