Last week we were questioning who the real villain is in the series with all the hidden details in Episode 1, and now we’ve got a better idea of who the enemy is…or do we? There is a lot to cover from the new episode, so let’s get to all the hidden details that you may have missed!
Thanks to the Marvel fans on the AllEars team and Screen Rant we’re bringing you a look at some of the big Easter eggs we spotted while watching the second episode of Loki!
Warning! Spoilers for ‘Loki’ Episode 2 Are Ahead!
The episode starts off by taking us back in time to Oshkosh, Wisconsin where there is a Renaissance Festival. But, before you skip directly to all the action that was packed into the opening scene, it’s important to note the location — it was actually the birthplace of Marvel comic writer and editor, Mark Grunewald.
And, the appearance of Mobius (in comic book form) is actually based on Grunewald as well!
Speaking of Mobius, in the episode he gathers his team to brief them before going to the Reinassance Festival themselves to investigate the incident that resulted in the death of more of their agents. They know they’re looking for a Loki, so Mobius pulls up a series of different forms of Loki including him as a Frost Giant (a call back to Thor and Loki’s true heritage)…
…Loki as the Tour de France champion…
…and Viking Loki, which is the only version that represents a character from the comics. Screen Rant points out that Viking Loki is featured in Mighty Thor Vol. 3 where the character appeared with a viking-like helmet and had a fur cloak wrapped around his shoulders.
Reference to the Revengers
Later in the episode, Mobius assigns Loki to do some research on the case instead of taking him into the field. And, while Loki is looking through the paperwork, he finds the Apocolypse Report from Ragnarok. As he reads over the details, you can notice that they have “Revengers” listed as the codename.
You might remember that this was the witty nickname that Thor wanted to give the mission in the movie Thor: Ragnarok. So, it looks like even the TVA took note!
Is Kang the Conqueror Our Villain?
Last week, we shared a few details that were pointing to a new big baddie in the series — Kang the Conqueror. And, this week the speculation continues.
When Mobius is meeting with Ravonna Renslayer in her office at the TVA, the camera quickly pans to a wall of memorabilia that has been collected from various missions throughout the year. But, there’s one piece that is making Marvel Fans question who Renslayer really is.
At the end of the episode, we get a good look at the helmet that is on the bottom left corner of the shelf and it has A-23 written on the front. This is likely a reference to Avengers #23, which is the first comic that Renslayer appeared in.
And, it’s worth noting that Kang the Conqueror was featured in the issue of the comic and goes on to have a romantic relationship with Renslayer in the future. So, could Kang secretly be the villain of the series? And is Renslayer working with him? We’ll have to wait and see.
Familiar Locations Got Time Bombed
The episode comes to a close as the sacred timeline is bombed and we get a peek at all the Nexus events occurring on the TVA’s screens. But, look closely at where they’re occurring!
The events take place in Asgard (Thor and Loki’s home), Xandar (the home planet of the Nova Corps from Guardians of the Galaxy), Titan (where Thanos comes from), Vormir (where the Soul Stone was retrieved in Avengers: Endgame), and more locations from past Marvel movies.
Who is “The Variant?”
That brings us to the final question that Loki fans are asking after Episode 2 — who is the new Loki Variant? Initially, it looks like Marvel is bringing Lady Loki onto the big screen, but there are some significant differences in features. For example, Lady Loki has black hair in the comics, but in Loki she’s got blonde hair.
And, some details in the episode are actually pointing to Sylvie Lushton (aka the Enchantress) being the real identity of Lady Loki.
In one of the scenes with Variant incident paperwork, you can spot the name Sylvie Laufeydottir…
…and while the character is listed as “The Variant” in the English credits, fans have noticed that the character’s name is listed as Sylvie in the Castillian Spanish version.
So, yet again Marvel has left us with more questions than answers after another episode of Loki. Guess we’ll just have to keep watching to see what unfolds!
And, next week we’ll be back with more hidden details and easter eggs from the new episode, so stay tuned!
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