Today the most anticipated Loki Episode 6 got released on Disney+ and it blasted off like a million TNTs. In this article, we are going to discuss a lot of things about the Loki Season 1 finale. So, if you have not watched it yet, then go and watch it first, it will not take much time as the episode is only 45 minutes long. For starters, we have seen in the 5th episode that Loki and Sylvie have successfully enchanted Alioth and went past to a mysterious place which seems to be a castle or fortress of some kind. And the 6th Episode begins right where the 5th Episode Ends.
The Big Reveal: Who Is Behind The Curtains?
You have been warned, SPOILERS AHEAD.
As soon as they enter the Citadel as it is called in the series by Him Who Remains in there, they see miss minutes there and she brings a message that if Loki and Sylvie want then they can be placed again in the timeline in a way that it does not affect the sacred timeline, but they did not agree with that and are personally greeted by Him Who Remains.
Now, who is this Him Who Remains? Well, the actor who has played this character in the series is not on the official cast list and we can understand why is that so. Seemingly, this is because this character is the one around whom everything revolves in phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. In order to clear the air let me tell you the name of the actor who played the role of He Who Remains in the series, and he is none other than Jonathan Majors. Now you might wonder where have we seen this actor’s name in Marvel Movies? So, let me tell you, Jonathan Majors is about to play the role of Kang The Conqueror. Yes, those who were saying that the man behind the curtains is going to be none other than Kang, yes you people are partly correct because he is a variant of Kang The Conqueror. However, the name Kang was never once mentioned in the entire episode.
So, further ahead in the episode, He Who Remains invites Loki and Sylvie in his office, and while they are on their way, Silvie tries to kill him with her sword a couple of times, but she remains unable to do so as He Who Remains later reveals that he knows everything that happens and has been watching over them all the time which is why he cannot be killed. In his office, He Who Remains explains everything to Loki and Sylvie and also revealed that they could reach him because he paved a path and they just followed it. He explained why he created the TVA. He Who Remains explained that one of his variants was born on earth in the 31st century and he was a scientist who first discovered that there are innumerous universes stacked upon each other and his other variants were finding this out at the same time. In the beginning, they made contact with each other with intention of sharing their knowledge and technology. But all his variants were not as pure of heart as himself and saw other universes as other places to conquer leading to an all-out multiversal war. It is at this time the first variant, the scientist, came across a creature made of all the tears in the reality and capable of consuming time and space itself known as Alioth. He harnessed its power and brought the multiversal war to an end and isolated his own timeline and managed the flow of time ever since by creating TVA and the Time Keepers.
Loki was convinced by this story but Sylvie was not. He Who Remains then offers them two things from which they had to chose only one. first was to kill him and let the multiverse crumble into madness and the second option being Loki and Sylvie taking his place as one and by doing that free him. While talking, they crossed the threshold which as explained by Him Who Remains is beyond his comprehension, which means he does not know anything that happens there. So, he won’t know about his fate anymore and the timeline also starts branching off, creating parallel timelines.
Now as Sylvie tries to kill Him Who Remains, Loki Attempts to stop her but while their duel Sylvie takes the modified tempad of He Who Remains which was previously taken off by him as they cross the threshold, and sends him back to TVA, and kills Him Who Remains by stabbing him through the heart and with this being done the timeline crumbles into the Multiverse of Madness.
How Is This Relates to ‘What If…?’ and ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’?
It is very clear that the events that took place in the final episode of Loki Season 1 must lead to the branched realities that we will see in the What If…? series and which in turn will lead to Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.
Loki Season 2 Return
After Loki was sent back to the TVA, he tried to find Mobius, and after he found him and spoke to him, Mobius could not recognize him and the camera panned to show Kang The Conqueror’s Statue in place of that of the Time Keepers, which makes it somewhat clear that TVA now itself is a part of the timeline and it in fact is a branch of the original TVA which is somehow linked with the main timeline or maybe Loki himself is a part of a parallel timeline now. But the most exciting thing is that, at the end of the episode it is shown that Loki will return in Season 2. Keep following TheCinetalk for more information on Loki Season 2 and other Marvel Cinematic Multiverse Movies and Series.