Loki Episode 4 post-credit scene and Richard E. Grant’s character explained

Each episode of Loki It provides a new twist to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even the TVA introduction and the sacred timeline fundamentally rocked everything we thought we knew about the Infinity Saga. And to be honest, we don’t expect anything from a show starring the Naughty God.However, the steady flow of lower busting is Disney plus The original keeps one of Marvel’s classic traditions away from the (time) loop: the post-credit scene. Loki Season 1 wasn’t needed until Episode 4.

The “Nexus Event” resumes where Episode 3 was interrupted, Rementis 1 is about to be destroyed, and both Loki and Sylvie, a female variant of Loki, are actually ready to die. By the end of the episode, each variant has more questions left than answers, and two more episodes are promised to answer them.

But you don’t want to bounce after this credit. The scene is extremely important where the story goes in episode 5.

[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for Loki episode 4, “The Nexus Event”]

“Is this hell?” Loki wonders aloud.

The moment Loki and Sylvie discover that the timekeeper sitting in a floating chair, the omniscient creator of the sacred timeline, was just a bunch of animatronics, the defeated Ravona Renslayer (Gugu Bassaro) ) Drives God into oblivion. That may be the end, but like most things that TVA is involved in, what’s happening on the surface doesn’t explain everything that’s happening.

In the post-credit scene, Tom Hiddleston’s version of Loki looks like a devastated version of New York City with a collapsing Stark Tower. A fair assumption may be that this is the Earth where Loki and Thanos’ attacks on New York went as planned. But that doesn’t seem to be his own timeline. Instead of finding a version of his mirror that rules the world as king, Loki encounters several new Loki variants.

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So who is here? On the right is “Classic Loki” (at least according to the credit description). A mirror image of Jack Kirby’s original character played by Richard E. Grant. Fans may appear as Mephisto for a long time.To Wandavision..

Not perfect. The bold yellow and green Grant Loki is Loki’s dead ringer, a version of Loki’s Thor myth that has reigned over the Devil’s King for decades. If you only know Loki from the MCU or Marvel Comics after Asgard’s agent, it’s hard to separate all that Tom Hiddleston from the character. His portrayal has shaped the characteristics of a mischievous god for years. But long before he entered the MCU, Marvel’s Loki was this thin-faced, clown-dressed person. Marvel’s classic Loki had as much red in his ledger as the other genocide Supervillains, and he felt as much remorse as the Joker and the genocide. He wasn’t the sympathetic trickster we know today.

The transition from a classic Loki villain to an anti-hero took place over the years, but reached an inflection point during Marvel’s siege event … he died super. And at the same time that the old Loki died, a new Loki appeared in the cartoon: Kid Loki.Also known as Teen Loki, Kid Loki — played by Jack Beer Loki — Created by Classic Loki as a little trick in a very long game. But functionally, he was a younger version of Loki who hadn’t committed a serious crime yet, and could have better (although not yet completely heroic) qualities.

Thor believed in his brother, which the other members of Asgard didn’t believe, so Kid Loki had plenty of room to become a fan favorite with the “I’m not stinking” atmosphere. .. He eventually realized he was part of the deception and completely gave way to the need for an adult Loki story, but Kid Loki cameos are not uncommon in Marvel Comics, especially with Young Avengers. Some of his adventures are very popular.

Comic history doesn’t reveal much about the other two loki in the post-credit scene.Deobia Oparei, included in its credits sex education And Game of ThronesSeems to be playing a version of Loki similar to Thor (if he is Loki). The heroic outfit also comes with its own hammer. Loki used Mjolnir only when the magic spell flipped the moral compass of most characters in the Marvel Universe, but says whether the weapon is Thor’s recourse. Maybe in that world, Loki has his own hammer with his own name.

Next is Alligator Loki. Where did he come from? What does he want to do? I just hope this means the introduction of live-action Frog Thor in the near future …

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