Published a few seconds ago by Sarah Pallin. Reading time: 4 minutes. The second season of the Loki series, produced by Marvel Studios and broadcast on Disney+, concluded its story with an epic finale that forever changes the way we understand the Marvel Cinematic Universe. An episode so ambitious that it also redefines the perception of who was once the big villain of the franchise.
Loki and Time Control
In the previous episode, Loki discovers that he can control time travel. With his new powers, he can leap forward and backward in time and space. Thus, he could save TVA from Temporal Loom’s explosion and thus prevent the collapse of the multiverse. To do this, he travels just before Victor Timely tries to access the machine and dies from temporal radiation.He is even forced to spend centuries (yes, centuries) learning theoretical physics and temporal engineering, thus matching OB’s knowledge. But when they manage to expand the Temporal Loom’s capacity to support all ramifications, it fails again. The error is not found there, but further back in time, when multiversal chaos was unleashed.
The Confrontation with He Who Remained
That is when Sylvie killed He Who Remained at the end of Season 1. That is where Loki heads. Again and again, he tries in vain to stop her, his female variant, who insists that he will have to kill her to succeed.Finally, he engages in a conversation with He Who Remained, freezing time so Sylvie does not attack. It is then that the powerful villain reveals that everything that has happened has always been part of their plans. He would not let himself be killed without knowing that he would reincarnate over and over again thanks to Loki’s time travels.
Loki’s Two Options
Regarding the problem of the multiverse’s collapse, he reveals that in reality, the Temporal Loom is only used to erase all ramifications except for the Sacred Timeline, keeping it stable. Therefore, the protagonist has only two options:
- The first alternative is to let Sylvie take revenge. The result is perfectly known. The timelines spread indefinitely, the Temporal Loom collapses, explodes, and the entire multiverse is destroyed.
- The second option is to keep He Who Remained alive and therefore kill Sylvie.
Loki Breaks the Equation
But Loki is not ready to choose either of these options. This is when he finds a third way. “I’m going to change the equation. I’m going to break your Machine,” he says to the villain. “But the Machine prevents a brutal war where nothing survives, Loki. Not even the Sacred Timeline,” he explains again.He refers to the threat of other Kang variants who would start a battle for control of the multiverse. Despite warnings, Loki decides to take the risk. Before implementing his plan, he travels back in time to talk to Mobius and Sylvie. He has deep conversations with both about destiny and how to face what comes.
The God of Stories
Until now, Loki has always aspired above all else to escape loneliness. To have a place where he can live with his loved ones. But to protect them, he sacrifices himself, remaining isolated forever. Thanks to his new temporal powers and his new role as savior of the multiverse, Loki has become the God of Stories.With this act of extreme generosity, Loki has defeated He Who Remained, who will no longer reincarnate. He also prevented the collapse and destruction of the multiverse. It is he who keeps all timelines alive. In fact, it is possible that the God of Stories has solved Marvel’s big problem with Jonathan Majors.
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