Tom Hiddleston’s Loki Goes Full Meta as Series Solves Yet Another Real-World Mystery After First Season’s Infamous D.B. Cooper Easter Egg

tom hiddleston’s loki goes full meta as series solves yet another real-world mystery after first season’s infamous d.b. cooper easter egg


  • Loki is an intriguing series, the seasons of the show deal, in great depth, with the workings of the multiverse and variants
  • The series, in season 1, had linked Loki to the mysterious hijacker O. B. Cooper and now in season 2 another mysterious case was discussed
  • After revealing all TVA employees are just variants, they are returned to their past lives after the destruction of the Temporal Loom
  • Casey's story is connected to Frank Miller, an Alcatraz escapee, who mysteriously disappeared
Show More
Featured Video

Before Loki‘s first season premiered, its trailer showed that Tom Hiddleston’s character was D.B. Cooper (the one who hijacked a flight from Portland to Seattle on November 24, 1971).


Cooper demanded $200,000 and parachuted out of the plane with all the money. His case still remains unsolved to date, because he was never seen since then.

Loki as D.B. Cooper
Loki as D.B. Cooper in Season 1

In the last season of Loki, it was revealed that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is D.B. Cooper, and he hijacked the plane because he lost a bet with Thor. With the ever-changing timeline in Loki, other characters may have secret pasts linked to real-world unsolved mysteries. And it’s true.


Also read: “It would be really confusing”: Tom Hiddleston Hints Reuniting With Chris Hemsworth’s Thor After Becoming Marvel’s Most Powerful Hero in Loki S2 Finale

Casey’s Alcatraz Escape Is Based on This True Story in Loki Season 2 Episode 5

Casey is a famous Alcatraz escapee in Loki's Season 2
Casey is a famous Alcatraz escapee in Loki’s Season 2

In Loki Season 2, it’s revealed that TVA employees—including Mobius (Owen Wilson), Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku), and even Casey (Eugene Cordero)—are all variants with no memory of their past lives. So, as the Temporal Loom collapses, they return to their original timelines. But in Episode 5, Science/Fiction, Casey’s true identity surprises viewers.

In that episode, it turns out that Casey’s life on the timeline is based on Frank Morris, an Alcatraz escapee. He was convicted of theft and burglary before he was sent to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary (the infamous prison island in the San Francisco Bay in 1960). Frank escaped Alcatraz in 1962 with brothers John and Clarence Anglin.


Also read: “You have found your Multiverse Saga Russo bros”: Fans Are Convinced 2 MCU Directors Can Save Avengers: Secret Wars After Loki Season 2 Finale

Loki Season 2, Episode 5 Links Alcatraz Escape with Casey’s Life

Casey in Loki
Casey in Loki

To escape the prison, the real-life trio created fake heads from cotton sheets, soap, paint, and human hair to fool guards. They also carved holes through their cells to access the utility corridor using spoons and a makeshift drill. Frank’s accordion practice helped to drown out their digging.

The real escapees crafted a boat from raincoats and handmade resin using what they learned from magazine articles in the prison library. Despite (seemingly) leaving the island, there’s no record of them reaching the shore.


A discovered raft with personal effects tied up in a plastic bag suggested that the inmates didn’t successfully navigate the water. This historical context aligns with the Loki Season 2, Episode 5 storyline involving the escape from Alcatraz and Casey’s connection to Frank Morris.

Various theories speculate that the Anglin brothers survived and are residing in Brazil. But the FBI declared them dead in 1979, with an open case by the U.S. Marshall.

Anyway, it’s fun to see that (yet again) Loki creatively weaved the real-world event into the character’s backstory, which added an intriguing layer to the whole narrative.


Also read: Marvel Replacing Infinity Stones With Superheroes for Secret Wars: Loki is Time, Wanda is Reality – 4 Other Heroes That Replace Power, Soul, Mind, Space as Per New Theory


Written by Shreya Jha

Articles Published: 947

Shreya is an Entertainment News Writer at Fandomwire. She has over a year of experience in journalistic writing with a deep knowledge of entertainment world. After completing her bachelor's program in Journalism and Mass Communication, Shreya is now pursuing her master's degree in the same. Apart from being an avid reader, she's a huge Swiftie and K-culture buff. So yeah, when she's not writing, she will be caught listening to Tay or watching "Business Proposal" for the 100th time.