The Disney+ series Loki has given us a lot to feast on. We finally got to see the man behind it all, and he goes by the name of He Who Remains. He’s the one who created the TVA, and the Sacred Timeline. He Who Remains did it with the purpose of isolating his timeline and keeping his evil variants at bay. But Sylvie still proceeded to kill him and unless the madness of the multiverse. However, in the midst of it all, over previous character’s explanation was refuted. And i.e., the Ancient One and her explanation in Avengers: Endgame. Let’s find out how.
Loki Proves Ancient One’s Theory Wrong
As seen in Avengers: Endgame, Bruce Banner goes back in time to retrieve the Time Stone. And he encounters the Ancient One as Doctor Strange wasn’t the one we know now. She explained to Bruce that removing an Infinity Stone would save his timeline but her timeline would collapse. She says: “without our chief weapon against the forces of darkness, our world will be overrun. Millions will suffer.” Now, by the forces of darkness, she could be referring to Alioth – a monster that exists out of time and space.
But the Infinity Stones and their purpose were revamped in Loki. As Mobius explained in episode 1, “Glorius Purpose,” the Stones had to stay in that timeline so that the Sacred Timeline would complete its course. The events that we saw where Thanos killed half of the population, Smart Hulk brought it back, and Iron man killed Thanos and his army, were all meant to be.
Kang’s Sacred Timeline & TVA
The Ancient One says that the Infinity Stones “create what you experience as the flow of time.” But this might only pertain to her ability to see ahead in time just before her death. Their purpose was to bring He Who Remains’ Sacred Timeline to fruition. So if any event would have caused otherwise, it would have been a problem. Moreover, the TVA is known to prune the branches. So even if a branching timeline was made by removing an Infinity Stone, the TVA would have been too quick to act on it.