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You’re mistaken if you think you can predict where Loki is going. The only thing we know for certain about Marvel’s new series is that it’s impossible to know anything for certain. Can you really say what’s next for this show? The sleuthing time travel can bring about anything from any time, and anywhere.
Episode two was packed with references and clues which tell us that Loki is about to have fun with the genre, TV formulas, and the very notion of time travel. Here’s a list of all the easter eggs that we spotted in Loki’s episode 2
1. The episode opens with the variant Loki attacking a Renaissance fair in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Oshkosh is home to Wendell Vaughn in the comics, aka Quasar, whose series was notably written by the legendary Marvel writer Mark Gruenwald.
2. All it took for the evil variant Loki to possess one of the minutemen was a touch. This is reminiscent of how Loki and Wanda’s single touch possessed the minds of the Avengers.
3. When Loki’s flipping through the pages of Mobius’s jet ski magazine, you can see “Volume 26. Number 4.” written on top of the page. The Thor Issue #264 features Loki ruling Asgard by seeking the help of Enchantress.
4. Mobius shows Loki some holograms of his variants. The holograms had a full-blood Frost Giant Loki, Hulk Loki, Cyclist Loki, trickster Loki, and a Viking Loki. The designs of the last three variants come straight from the comics.
5. All the powers of Loki that Mobius listed off while explaining the variants of Loki were the powers that Loki has in the Marvel comics, especially shapeshifting and illusion casting.
6. Loki tells Mobius and the other minutemen about the saying they have in Asgard about wolves. One of the Asgardian wolves was a servant of Hela in Thor: Ragnarok
7. The coaster used by Mobius is in the shape of a hexagon which could be a nod to WandaVison’s Westview’s town limits
8. Ravonna Renslayer’s other analyst got her a souvenir that read Franklin D. Roosevelt High School. Franklin D. Roosevelt has made an appearance in the comics where he gave Steve Rodgers a new shield.
9. Mobius takes a dig at Loki’s Frost Giant ancestory by calling him a “scared little boy, shivering in the cold”.
10. There is a very visible “372” in the background of the TVA library. The Mighty Thor Issue #372 comic featured an appearance of the TVA.
11. When Loki’s taking files from the library, the song playing in the background is “Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major” by Bach. Loki director Kate Herron confirmed that it’s a nod to the movie Seven where the same piece plays when Somerset and Mills are in the library investigating a killer.
12. When Loki’s flipping through the files of Ragnarok, you can see that the event is codenamed as “Revengers”. This is the name which Thor gave to his team of Valkyrie, Loki, and Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok
13. While describing how the evil variant is hiding in apocalypses, Loki opened the option of going to Asgrad and pushing Hulk off the rainbow bridge. Hulk actually falls off the rainbow bridge in Thor: Ragnarok.
14. When Loki’s preparing his Asgardian salad for Mobius, he grabs a box of Boku juice from Casey. This brand ran in the U.S. from 1990 to 2003 and confirms that the TVA consumes discontinued products.
15. Mobius takes a dig at Loki’s habit of backstabbing when Loki begs him for trust. He famously stabbed Coulson in The Avengers.
16. We get a glimpse of more TVA posters in this episode like these two that read “Nexus events must be pruned,” and, “Tending the timeline.”
17. When Mobius is fetching his stuff from his locker, Loki can be seen standing next to a wall with ’26’ painted on it. This could either be a reference to The Mighty Thor Issue #26 or Journey Into Mystery Issue #26.
18. The evil Loki variant is tracked down to a place called Roxxcart in the future. It’s highly likely that the mart is a venture of Roxxon Corporation, which has been mentioned throughout the MCU, notably in Iron Man.
19. Loki realizes why Thor found his shapeshifting trick so annoying after coming in contact with his evil variant. The scene is a callback to his own trick in Avengers and Thor: The Dark World
20. In the middle of his combat with the evil variant, Loki ends up in same position as after his fall in Thor: Ragnarok where he said the iconic “I HAVE BEEN FALLING. FOR 30 MINUTES!” dialogue
21. We were finally introduced to Sophia Di Martino’s character which people believe to be of Lady Loki. However, we believe she could be rather playing Sylvie Lushton, aka Enchantress. Even in the comics, Sylvie hails from Oklahoma which is the same place we visited in Episode 1.
22. There are even hints given out throughout the episode that Sophia’s character isn’t really a variant of Loki. She suggests not to be called Loki, and Loki also says that he would never treat himself this way.
23. The final minutes of the episode were really big as when Lady-Loki/Sylvie/Enchantress blew up the Sacred Timeline, she actually created a multiverse and that’s HUGE.
24. When we are shown a glimpse of Ravonna’s monitor, we can see that there are events taking place in many notable MCU locations, like Vormir, Asgard, Sakaar, NYC, Ego, Titan, Hala, and more.
25. Since Marvel is fond of putting number, one can see that Ravonna’s shelf is equipped with a helmet coded “A-23,” This is a reference to Avengers Issue #23, which was the first time Ravonna appeared in the comics.
Loki’s episode 3 releases June 23, at 12:01 a.m. PT and 3:01 a.m. ET. on Disney+ on Wednesday
Did you catch any other cool easter egg that we missed out? Make sure to share it with us in the comment section below!