????WARNING: Spoilers ahead, this article is for people who have finished watching Loki on Disney+. Do not read on unless you have watched till episode 6.????
Marvel Studios’ third TV show came to its season’s conclusion this week and we’re not really sure how to feel about it. Sylvie’s actions literally broke the multiverse and are about to bring ramifications for the entire MCU. The events that followed in Loki’s episode 6 will be talked about for years to come as the multiversal madness has officially begun.
Some of the very best easter eggs were saved for the last episode. Here are all the MCU and Marvel references that were made in episode 6:
1. The episode opens with absolute nostalgia as it plays Peggy and Steve’s song, “It’s Been a Long, Long Time,” on which were seen dancing in Avengers: Endgame.
2. We hear an audio montage of some of the most iconic lines of MCU that get visualized as a multi-colored glowing orb floating in the middle of nothingness. This scene accomplishes that He Who Remains exists outside the sacred timeline he created.
3. The audio montage also confirms the existence of Greta Thunberg in the MCU…
4. On pausing alongside Neil Armstrong’s quote you can see a Quinjet that was used by Natasha, Clint, and the others to travel to space during Avengers: Endgame.
5. The instrumental song that plays along with Loki title cards was different from what we’ve heard in previous episodes
6. Upon entering the deserted house, Sylvie and Loki walk up steps near which you can see two hourglasses flanking the door
7. During her welcome speech, Miss Minutes refers to the place beyond The Void as “the Citadel at the End of Time”. The reference is directly from comics as Thor, Jane, and other Asgardians travel to a place by the same name in Thor Issue #245.
8. In that very comic, Jane also speaks to He Who Remains who tells her about the existence of Time Twisters. In the comics, the Time Twisters were a trio of beings created by the TVA. Do you join the dots?
9. In the comics too, Kang lives on a similar citadel that he called Chronopolis. It was located on the outskirts of time.
10. Miss Minutes tries to lure Loki by offering him a deal to join hands with He Who Remains. She offered Loki success for his failed plans like the Battle of New York from The Avengers and capturing Odin’s throne as the King of Asgard in Thor.
11. A more notable offer was defeating Thanos which had 1 in 14 million possibilities according to Doctor Strange.
12. As Loki and Sylvie walked deeper inside the Citadel, the camera tilt was reminiscent of Doctor Strange’s battle with Kaecilius
13. In the hallway, you can spot a total of four statues out of which one is broken. The three affixed statues represent the Time Keepers as we know. However, in the comics, He Who Remains actually created four Time-Keepers but one of them, the Oracle of Siwa, was exiled.
14. The role played by Jonathan Majors is likely a blend of two comic characters namely He Who Remains/Kang The Conquerer. In the comics, Kang learns how to conquer timelines by studying He Who Remains.
15. The outfit donned by He Who Remains’ is very similar to what various Kang variants wear in the comics. With purple as his signature color, one of the Kang variants called Immortus had a similar gold symbol on his chest in the comics.
16. The pen Mobius kept glancing at in Ravonna’s office in Episode 2 and 4 was related to Ravonna’s life before becoming a TVA employee in 2018.
17. A portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt can be spotted hanging on the wall in the school hallway. This corresponds to the fact that the pen reads “Franklin D. Roosevelt High School.”
18. Ravonna’s earth variant works in Ohio. It’s the same place where Natasha, Yelena, Melina, and Alexei resided.
19. Ravonna Renslayer’s actual name can be spotted on her diploma from Ohio State University behind Hunter B-15. Her actual name is Rebecca Tourminet, which is the same name Ravonna used in the comics while trying to distance herself from Kang.
20. When He Who Remains shows Loki and Sylvie a paper that had the things they were about to say and had already uttered, Loki’s lines are listed with his variant identification number “L1130.”
21. The shot where Ravonna is about to prune Mobius once again is very similar to the time when Loki looks up to the Avengers after his defeat in the great New York battle.
22. He Who Remains tells Loki and Sylvie that he has been “dubbed many names”. However, the most notable one he mentions was ‘Conquerer’ that signifies he’s a variant of none other than Kang the Conqueror.
23. He Who Remains narrates a story where he describes how his variants helped each other before the multiversal war began. In the comics, there exists a Council of Kangs that eliminated the Kangs that diverge from their path.
24. He Who Remains makes another attempt at enticing Loki and Sylvie to take over and prune the timeline. From the second of his appearance. He Who Remains is seen eating apples that have Biblical symbolism of Adam, Eve, the apple, and the snake.
25. The strings seem to join somewhere with Doctor Strange who first uses the Eye of Agamotto on an apple.
Doctor Strange doesn’t have much scope of coming close to Kang as an apple a day keeps the Doctor away.
26. The splitting of the sacred timeline shown in the final minutes is going to bring ramifications for the coming sequel of Spider-Man. Rumors are already blooming about the appearance of numerous Spideys.
27. Sources confirm that Loki would also be seen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Various events in the comics have shown Doctor Strange, Wanda, and Loki fighting side-by-side.
28. Mobius being clueless about who Loki was tells us that the multiverse had already opened before Sylvie had killed He Who Remains. The TemPad sent Loki on a completely different timeline.
29. The statue of He Who Remains that Loki sees at the TVA was a replica of Kang’s comic book look.
30. In case you left before the end credits, Loki will return for season 2
Were you able to catch any other cool easter egg in Loki’s season finale? Share with us in the comment section below!
With the entire Loki series now streaming on Disney+, Marvel maniacs have to wait for over a month before they’re treated with the next dose of some Marvel-ous entertainment.