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There Was An A.I.M Easter Egg In Loki’s First Episode

In the much-awaited MCU series Loki, Marvel Studios have put in more than what the fans had expected. The series that premiered with a bang of interesting twists, revealed that the God of Mischief had several versions in the MCU. While we are yet to discover why Mobius and the TVA chose this variant for their mission, a new interesting detail associated with A.I.M has emerged.

Just a few hours before the second episode’s release, an eagle-eyed fan has discovered a new easter egg in the first episode of Loki. Word was out last year that Marvel Studios was looking forward to introducing the villain MODOK into their cinematic universe, despite him already having an animated show.


A.I.M which was seemingly destroyed in Iron Man 3 has found its way back in MCU. In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-moment, the final minutes of Loki’s first episode shows a technologically advanced shovel stabbed into the ground that was built by none other than A.I.M  (Advanced Idea Mechanics).

When the agents of the TVA travel back in time to Salina, Oklahoma in an attempt to stop the variant Loki they’ve been hunting down, they discover a quantum ore shovel which according to their database was manufactured by A.I.M.

A.I.M is largely associated with one of Marvel’s oldest villains MODOK who is practically just one giant floating head. This Easter Egg was first spotted by Reddit user moriarty6969.

Taking into view the time travels, the shovel is from a distant future as the minutemen called it an anachronism. An anachronism is something from a different time that doesn’t belong. The anachronistic weapon they found was from the early third millennium and that’s exactly the same era where Kang the Conqueror hails from.

Talking about Loki, Tom Hiddleston commented “It was really interesting to go unstitch the character development of Dark World, Ragnarok, Infinity War, and it’s almost like time travel for myself, and go back to where Loki’s head is at in that moment,” He added, “His ego’s pretty bruised. The Avengers just assembled because of him for the first time to stop him from taking over New York City. And he got smashed around by the Hulk, which didn’t feel great. And yeah, so he’s pretty bruised and broken but still has all of that entitlement and grievance, I suppose.”

 

Loki’s second episode will stream on Disney+ on June 16, 2021. Check out more easter eggs that were discovered in the first episode here.

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Written by Muneer