SPOILER ALERT for those who haven’t seen Episode 4!
The fourth episode of Loki is finally out, and we are nearly losing our minds. Tom Hiddleston was right when he commented that things were getting wilder and exhilarating from here on. Up until now, Loki and we were piling on questions about the Time Keepers and the creation of the Time Variance Authority. But the climactic ending of episode 4, The Nexus Event, brought a whole new twist.
The entire episode centred on Loki and Sylvie’s arrest, followed by Mobius and Hunter B-15 unravelling the truth about the TVA. After a series of jaw-dropping moments, Mobius finally learnt about his origins, only to get mercilessly pruned by Ravonna. But the episode revealed not one, but two truths about the TVA. While the first one is that the TVA agents were human variants stolen from the earth, the second one was more shocking. As Sylvie and Loki finally face the Time Keepers and manage to decapitate one of them, they learn that these “immortal” beings never existed. The so-called Time-Keepers were nothing but androids, thus hinting that the real mastermind is still out there.
Most of the latest theories flooding online are hinting at Kang the Conqueror. While we did make a fool out of ourselves during WandaVision by expecting Mephisto, Kang’s arrival has been confirmed by the MCU. The only question that remains is how this time-travelling tech-savvy villain will make his first MCU appearance. Though he will be the main villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, could he still show up in Loki?
Everything Points At Kang The Conqueror
Firstly, the biggest clue is Ravonna Renslaye, who was Kang’s girlfriend in the comic books. A character linked to Kang playing a major role in Loki might mean more than what we see. Moreover, even the fake Time-Keepers looked a lot like Kang the Conqueror. And the very use of robots in this whole TVA plot indicates at no one but the time-travelling despot. After all, his biggest power is his access to futuristic technology. Last but not least, Ravonna’s number, which is A-23, is also an Easter Egg. If you’re wondering how that’s relevant, well, both Kang and Ravonna made an appearance in Avengers #23.
Looking at the way MCU phase 4 has picked up its speed, we are probably not far away from discovering if this iconic villain is the one pulling strings in Loki.