Marvel always has some of the best Easter Eggs throughout their franchise. We've curated a list of all the Easter Eggs we could find in the Disney+ Loki Series. If you love Loki as much as we do, you're excited to see him in his own series.
Come back each week for the updated list of Loki Easter Eggs through Episodes 1, 2, and 3.
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All the Disney+ Loki Easter Eggs You May Have Missed
Loki Episode 1 Easter Eggs – ‘Loki' Episode 1 Easter Eggs “Glorious Purpose”
New York City, 2012 – The Tesseract
Loki opens right where we saw him last in Avengers: Endgame, as he escaped the Avengers in 2012 during the Time Heist. Hulk crashed through the door causing a commotion, bumped the case carrying the Tessaract, Loki grabbed it and disappeared. We last heard Thor calling Loki's name.
Burdened with Glorious Purpose
Turns out when Loki left New York with the Tesseract, he ended up in Mongolia—the Gobi Desert, to be precise. As 5 locals crowd around this foreigner with a glowing blue object, Loki announces, “I am Loki, of Asgard and I'm burdened with glorious purpose.” This is one of Loki's most famous lines to date and the first thing we hear Loki say when he initially appears on screen in the first The Avengers.
Time Twisters and Time Keepers
The Time Variance Authority (TVA)'s Minutemen arrive in Mongolia to arrest Loki for “crimes against the sacred timeline” and take him to TVA headquarters. One of the Minutemen hit Loki with a Time Twister, which throws the victim into an endless time loop. In this case, Hunter B-15 looped Loki into 1/16th time so he moves very slowly to the human eye but he feels all the pain of the Time Twister's hit in real-time, unlike using her Time Deceleration Baton, which could actually kill or “prune” him from the timeline.
In the comics, the Time-Twisters were created by the last director of the TVA (aka He Who Remains) to survive the End of Time and travel into the Next Universe with the knowledge for the future. They were beings (not objects) that have the power to manipulate temporal energy and seek knowledge from the beginning of time, unmindful of the fact that they destroy the time periods through which they pass. The Time-Twisters continued going backward every 30 centuries creating cosmic upheaval destroying the world (Thor 1, #242-245, What If Vol 2 #39).
Eventually, the Time-Twisters were destroyed and He Who Remains went on to create the Time-Keepers, what he considered a more “perfect” version of the Time-Twisters, and set them up to be the custodians of the Timeline.
The Sacred Timeline
In the comics, Tanya Trask—the daughter of Dr. Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels—disappeared one day from the timeline because of her time travel powers. She ended up 3,000 years in the future where Apocalypse had ascended to power a century earlier. Trask was found by the Order of Witnesses and they named her Sanctity/Madame Sanctity, the Guardian of the Sacred Timeline. Trask and the other children of the Order were saved by Rachel Summers, a member of the Askani clan, and Summers taught Sanctity how to control her telepathy and telekinesis.
This storyline about Sanctity ties into Summers and also the ’90s Cable comics line, especially Cable #52 and #69. Cable is one of Marvel’s most famous time-travelers/timeline-jumpers so we get a bit of an X-Men Easter Egg here, too.
The use of the name Variant has multiple meanings. In the show, each of the criminal timelines versions of Loki is called a variant, a version of their original self. Miss Minutes also describes a variant as being anyone who deviates from the sacred timeline. However, in the comic industry variant is a term used regularly. Many comics receive variant covers or sometimes variant editions, meaning an issue of a comic book is printed with multiple covers, each with varying or unique cover art.
Fun fact: The first comic book to be marketed with a variant cover was the 1986 first issue of The Man of Steel featuring two different covers by writer and artist John Byrne.
When Hunter B-15 hits Loki with her Time Twister, the screen on her device reads “4.01.” This references Thor #401, a comic issue in which we see a young Thor accepting a wager from Loki—set a thousand years in the past, foreshadowing the time-traveling that is to come in the series.
It's also the date of April Fools Day, which could be a fun reference to Loki being a trickster.
When Hunter B-15 brings Loki to the TVA for sentencing, there is a Skrull in the lobby as Loki hands over the Tesseract to the clerk. We've had Secret Invasion references everywhere—at least in three of four projects immediately following Avengers: Endgame.
In the comics, the Secret Invasion storyline is “anyone can be a Skrull.” Maybe we missed one in “Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
Oh, and back to the Tesseract Hunter B-15 hands Casey back at the TVA. Did you notice everyone at the TVA can just touch it and pick it up and it's no big deal? But on Earth and Asguard only Loki and a few others with powers can handle the Tesseract with damage.
Miss Minutes' Propaganda
Voiced by Tara Strong, the instructional video playing in the trial room sounds oddly like a theme park ride instructional video, like something you would hear on a ride at one of the Disney Parks. My friend Ashley decided the chimes at the end sound like a cross between the ones you hear on People Mover and Star Tours.
The graphics in the video have the look and feel of the ones used in the comics. However, if you look more closely at the retro-styled video that is playing, it also screams vintage propaganda media—like the cartoons of the 1950s. Your Safety First from the Automobile Manufacturers of America and Magic Highway USA from Disney.
During the “instructional video” by Miss Minutes, we learn a bit more about the history of the Time Keepers as they want the audience and Loki to know it. The Time Keepers were created by the TVA to help protect the timeline after the TVA they saved it from a multiversal war.
Also, why is she segmented into 16 “slices” instead of 12? Analog clocks are broken into 12 slices for 12 hours. But Miss Minutes has 16. I did count correctly, right?
Welcome to the Multiverse!
Oh, multiverse did you say?
Miss Minutes moves on to the history of the multiverse, beginning with multiple universes battling each other. Not surprisingly, the waves of colors we see are similar to those of the Infinity Stones.
In the comics, the Infinity Gems are remnants of previous versions of the universe…
Hexes and Ohs!
You thought you'd escaped the hexagons from “WandaVision,” didn't you? In this episode we spotted two fairly predominant hexagon placements:
- An “eye poster” in the TVA; the PSA poster includes a stylized eye with a hexagon-shaped pupil
- Hexagons on the Kree warriors in Miss Minutes’ educational video
When a variant deviates from the timeline, they cause a “Nexus event,” meaning they cause instability in the timeline, and if the timeline becomes too unstable/the event is large enough, it can cause a multiversal war.
Scarlet Witch is a Nexus being and there was an Easter Egg to that in Episode 7 of “WandaVision.” The “commercial” in that episode was for an anti-depressant called “Nexus,” which was a reference to “The Nexus of All Realities.” “The Nexus of All Realities” is a cross-dimensional gateway that provides a pathway to any and all possible realities, this includes realities between realities.
We haven't seen evidence one way or another that Wanda created a Nexus Event, but we do know that Loki poses the question regarding the Avengers with their time traveling and the Time Heist.
AIX-EN-Provence, France 1549
Much like Hunter B-15 arrives to find Loki in the Gobi desert, Agent Mobius M. Mobius arrives in a church in 1549 France where a TVA Minutemen have been slain by a variant.
As Mobius approaches a child, on his left we see a stained glass window with a devil. This is the same window shown in the previews half of the universe thought may have been a reference to Mephisto. Mobius talks to the child to get information about who committed the murders and the child points to the stained glass window.
The child also holds up a pack of gum that was given to him by the devil man-slayer, Kablooie Blooberrie Gum. Mobius asks the Hunter U-92 to take it to the TVA to “go ahead and run this for sequence period or any hints of temporal aura.”
In the comics, a temporal aura is considered one of the techniques of Time Manipulation.
A temporal aura is essentially the biometric system of the TVA, and it's how they link variants to one another. When Loki arrived at the TVA, he was scanned so they had an image of his temporal aura on file.
The TVA has several ranks of soldiers/officers. The Minutemen seem to be the lowest ranking, then there are Hunters, Agents, and the Judge.
In the comics, the Minutemen are the robotic police force for the Timestream (the multiverse-wide phenomenon that keeps all reality flowing in the same direction, toward entropy; not a literal place). The Minutemen first appeared in Fantastic Four #352 in 1991. Is it possible the TVA's Minutemen in Loki are also robots? There was the robot discussion at the temporal scanning machine earlier in the episode.
The variant ahead of Loki in the trial called the Minuteman a “Bucket-Head.” While a funny insult, it's also a Marvel comic reference. In the comics, this is the nickname shared by two superheroes. Nova (Richard Rider, head of the Nova Corps) and also Darkhawk (Christopher Powell), both share the nickname “Bucket-Head.”
Ravonna Lexus Renslayer
After Loki watches someone get disintegrated with a Time Deceleration Baton for not cooperating in the trial room, it's his turn to face Judge Renslayer.
“Laufeyson. Variant L1130 aka Loki Laufeyson is charged with sequence violation 720-89.”
Loki Variant L1130 finds him guilty of breaking the sacred timeline and sentences to be “reset.”
In the comics, Renslayer (aka Terminatrix) was a Princess who fell in love with Kang the Conqueror. Kang, the center of one of the largest time travel storylines in the comics as well as one of the core villains, is the villain in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania.
Renslayer will surely be key in providing context to Kang's arrival for his MCU debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania.
Sequence Violation #720-89
Loki's sequence violation number is 720-89, which could be a reference to July 1989. The Thor #405 comic issue from July 1989 has some characters and places that are quite important to Phase 4 of the MCU, including The Fantastic Four, the Negative Zone Portal, and Mount Wundagore.
Mobius M. Mobius
He's an Easter Egg unto himself. The 1991 Fantastic Four Annual #24 revealed that each of the cloned TVA managers is based on longtime Marvel writer Mark Gruenwald, and later Tom DeFalco. The most famous example is Mobius, who is a Gruenwald clone.
Mobius convinces Renslayer to let him take Loki to let him help catch the dangerous variant they are after rather than resetting him. On their walk to the Time Theater, Loki tells Mobius, “This place is a Nightmare,” and Mobius replies, “That's another department.”
Nightmare is an ancient demon in the comics who rules over the Dream Dimension (on Earth 12041). In one storyline, he is a villain of Doctor Strange, once confronted Strange on his attempts to escape the Dream Dimension, and has been rumored to be part of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Gender fluidity: confirmed. Thank you Marvel Studios for making the comic material canon in the MCU, as well. And during Pride month, no less. We're here for inclusion, always. It also suggests that we might see Lady Loki.
Loki's file also contains “Sector 1900–2099.” Marvel comic book fans should recognize the Marvel 2099, which was a 1990s line of futuristic comics featuring many iconic Marvel characters, including X-Men, Hulk, and Spider-Man. Spider-Man 2099 appears in post-credits of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, too.
In the Time Theatre, Mobius shows Loki a film of his time with the Avengers. The reel also includes a clip where he once pretended to be D.B. Cooper, which Loki says he had to do because he lost a bet to his brother, Thor.
“Miss, you might want to take a look at that note. I have a bomb.”
If you don't know who D.B. Cooper is, the TL;DR version is he's a famous airplane hijacker from 1971 who was never identified and made off with a $200k ransom. A man with the fictitious name of Dan Cooper booked and boarded Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305 on a Boering 727 from PDX to SEA. Cooper handed the flight attendant a note during drink service. She passed it off as an advance, him giving her his number and, well, the rest, as they say, is history. The FBI closed the case in 2016 after 45 years of searching for Cooper.
Loki's line is nearly identical to Cooper's reportedly that day, which makes it a little extra cheeky. “Miss, you’d better have a look at that note. I have a bomb.”
In the Time Theatre, Mobius is drinking Josta Soda. Josta Soda was introduced in the late 1990s (1995–99) by Pepsi Co. It was a soda-energy drink containing Guarana and the first energy drink introduced by a major U.S. beverage company, though ultimately it failed. If this is Mobius' favorite drink, it could be a clue to what time period he's from.
Loki still has doubts about the TVA. The next clip Mobius shows Loki is a scene from Thor: The Dark World, and in the timeline, this hasn't actually happened in Loki's life because this is 2012 Loki. The scene Mobius shows Loki is where Loki tells the dark elves to find Thor, but he ends up watching his mother die as a result…again. Visibly shaken, Loki escapes the moment he is able.
Multiple Infinity Stones?
During Loki's escape attempt, he encounters the desk clerk, Casey, who logged the Tessertact earlier in the day. After a brief encounter and discussion about gutting Casey like a fish if he doesn't help him, Casey hands Loki the Tesseract from what appears to be a junk drawer at first glance.
Upon further inspection, the drawer is filled with quite a few treasures, including multiple varying Infinity Stones. Loki is quite contemplative upon seeing the stones. Casey remarks that they get a lot of them in and some people use them for paperweights.
While looking at the items in the drawer, Loki picks up a Time Stone to inspect it. It isn't clear whether or not he returns it to the pile. Knowing Marvel and their intentional ambiguity, it is left unclear with purpose so it's a high probability that he kept the Time Stone for later use.
Junk Drawer Treasure
There are multiples of several of the Infinity Stones, however, upon a closer look, the Soul Stone is missing from the collection. In the drawer with the Infinity Stones is a war medal, a photograph of a soldier, a cross, a $5,000 casino ship, and a Honus Wagner baseball card—declared the most famous (and valuable) baseball card of all time.
Johannes Peter “Honus” Wagner, aka “Hans” Wagner, was a shortstop who played 21 seasons in the MLB from 1897–1917, almost entirely for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was born on February 24, 1874, and died on December 6, 1955.
Loki is dumbfounded by the lack of interest in the Infinity Stones, knowing how powerful they can be, and realizes the TVA is the greatest power in the universe.
As Loki finished watching the movie of his life, the film strip unwinds from the movie reel and the tag reads “ETH-616.” That is a reference to Earth-616, the primary universe in which most of the Marvel Comics storylines take place.
Just before “ETH-616,” “ETH-615” is seen on the tape, which refers to Earth-615. In the comics. Earth-615 was destroyed by the Incursions but the remains salvaged by Doom as part of Battleworld's Domain #615 (Secret Wars Too #1).
Salina, Oklahoma 1858 and the 3rd Millenium
Mobius tells Loki needs his help to find the dangerous Variant who is killing TVA agents and taking the Time Reset Charges from the field. Mobius explains the need for Loki's unique perspective because the variant they are looking for is Loki.
In Salina, Oklahoma (1858), the Loki Variant has once again killed Minutemen and taken the Time Reset Charges. The weapon they find is from the early 3rd millennium. Who else comes from that time? Renslayer's comic beau and upcoming MCU villain: Kang the Conquerer.
Oklahoma is an interesting destination to note, as Loki already has ties to Oklahoma in the comics. In the 2000's run of Thor comics, Thor is lost in the void after the events of Ragnarok, so Thor summons Asgard to reappear over Broxton, Oklahoma, by saying, “Where there is Thor, there is Asgard.” (Thor Vol 2 #85, Thor Vol. 3 #1, Thor: God of Thunder Vol 1 #24).
Fun fact: In HBO's “Watchman,” the musical “Oklahoma” played a reasonably large role in the show with 7 references throughout the series. Though given the nerd overlap between fandoms for comics and musicals, that's not entirely surprising.
Loki Episode 2 Easter Eggs – ‘Loki' Episode 2 Easter Eggs “Variant”
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 1985
This time the TVA has tracked the variant to a Renaissance Faire in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (1985). When the Minutemen encounter the Variant, they are swiftly taken out—by one of their own. The dangerous Loki Variant has used the power of enchantment to control Hunter C-20, the leader of the Minutemen group, and escapes with C-20 as a hostage. This is the first time the variant has taken a hostage.
Old Norse Saying
Mobius and Loki arrive in 1985 in an attempt to trap the variant Loki. Loki pretends to see a trap, while Mobius sees that it is Loki is lying about the variant's plans. Loki recites an old Asgardian saying, which is, in fact, a real saying, from Norse mythology: Norse Saying: “Where wolf's ears are, wolf's teeth are near.” -The Völsunga saga
The TVA has no clue what Loki variant they are looking for. In a debriefing meeting, Loki also learns there have been numerous Loki variants that have been pruned from the timeline, no two Lokis are identical, though they do share similar powers/abilities.
Mobius gives the group a rundown of the powers that Loki posses—including shapeshifting and mind control—Loki abruptly interrupts to correct him, clarifying that illusion projecting and duplication are two very different things. Mobius jokingly calls him “Professor Loki.”
Fun fact: “Professor Loki” was a nickname that came right out of some of the discussions that Tom Hiddleston had with some of the cast and crew before production started to give them a crash course in Loki and his place in the MCU. Owen Wilson talked to us in our press interviews about how they referred to Tom and his sessions as the “Loki Lectures“ or going to “Loki School.”
Eyes on the Road
During a meeting with Renslayer at TVA, they discuss continued tracking of the variant. She warns him to stay focused, and Mobius replies, “Eyes on the Road.” This is a nod to Wilson's Lightning McQueen character in the Disney Pixar Cars franchise.
In the same scene as above, Renslayer hands Mobius a pen to sign some paperwork. The pen has “Franklin D Roosevelt High School” written on it. Mobius doesn't recognize. He makes a joke about Renslayer having other analysts on the side.
While I'm unsure what the pen means at this exact moment, I suspect this is going to be a clue later on, despite there being no clear connection yet. There is a Franklin D Roosevelt High School in Brooklyn, NY. My favorite Avenger is from Brooklyn.
In the comics, FDR was president and created the SSR in 1940. During the same year, Howard Stark was recruited to run the SSR. A couple of years later, FDR refocused the SSR to fight HYDRA efforts.
S7 E1 of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” is titled “The New Deal” and deals with Coulson and the team going to 1931 and meeting up with FDR as part of their adventures in NYC with the Chronicoms.
The music that is playing as Mobius is bringing his meeting with Renslayer in her office is from Tchaikovsky's 18 Pieces (18 Morceaux) Op. 72 (No. 2, Berceuse), which is one of the last two works he wrote, completed in April 1893 just a few months before his October 1893 passing.
While researching the variant at Mobius' behest, Loki tries to access other files on the Creation of the TVA, Beginning of Time, and End of Time, but is told they are all classified. The only files he is allowed to view are his own.
The info in Loki's file includes: “Unauthorized time violation” #720-89 and the Destruction of Asgard. (See Easter Egg note about #720-89 above in Episode 1)
The “Event Inquiry—Destruction of Asgard” event details include:
- Ragnarok (Class 7 Apocalypse): Total Planetary Destruction of (1) Asgard (file: ISB-ASG-001)
- Casualties 9,719 entire civilization annihilated
- Zero Variance Energy Detected
- Displaced by 000:000:002:162
- Codename: REVENGERS
So Codename: REVENGERS is a fun Easter Egg because that is the name that Thor gives the newly formed space team in Thor: Ragnarok. There are also numerous iterations of Revengers in the comics, the most relevant perhaps is Erik Josten. The TL;DR is that he has affiliations with Zemo (Masters of Evil as Power Man and Thunderbolts as Atlas), Winter Soldier, and The Enchantress. A few of those are pretty recent storylines in the MCU.
Regarding the casualties on Asgard: in the MCU, there are survivors according to both Avengers: Infinity War and Avenger: Endgame. This could be referencing the fact that Asgardians are often reincarnated in the comics (like the Oklahoma reference above) or a plot hole.
“No one bad is ever truly bad, and no one good is ever truly good.”
Loki's quote is foreshadowing that the TVA isn't as benign as they appear.
Probably a good life rule, too.
Loki discovers through reading his file that the “Zero Variance Energy Detected” was key regarding the variant hiding. He realizes that the variant is hiding in apocalyptic events, and he and Mobius travel back to Pompeii Italy 79 AD to confirm the theory.
Loki and Mobius cross-reference every instance of an apocalyptic event with the distribution of Kablooie Gum to determine when in the timeline the variant is hiding. The Kablooie Gum that Mobius received from the child in France was only manufactured from 2047–2051.
Jet ski Magazine
Loki asks Mobius why he has a magazine about jet skis on his desk. Mobius explains that most things in history are dumb and everything gets ruined eventually, “but in the early 1990s, for a brief, shining moment, there was a beautiful union of form and function, which we call the jet ski, and a reasonable man cannot differ.” But he's never been on one because a “TVA agent showing up on a jet ski on the Sacred Timeline, that would create a branch for sure.”
Once again Mobius is really focused on an item from the 90s (Josta soda, episode 1). This is likely a clue to his past.
Haven Hills, Alabama 2050
Loki figures out the variant is hiding in a corporate town in Alabama where a hurricane is about to cause a class 10 apocalypse. The corporate town is owned by Roxxcart.
Roxxcart is a nod to the Roxxon Energy Corporation, a multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered at the One Roxxon Plaza in NYC. Roxxon had been involved in many morally questionable or illegal activities, as well as blatant violent crimes, unbeknownst to most consumers and the general public. Roxxon was an early funder of S.H.I.E.L.D., but also had ties to Hydra (Thor: God of Thunder Vol 1 #24). Roxxon is well-known in the comics, TV series, and MCU.
When Loki and the TVA arrive in Alabama, it is a torrential downpour. When they enter the Roxxcart store, Loki uses his magic to dry off. This is the first time we see Loki able to use his magic since he's been taken into custody and suggests that outside of the TVA, Loki can still use his magic.
One Enchanted Evening
So much enchantment. Evil Loki uses enchantment on Hunter B-15 and talks to Loki as B-15. Loki tells the evil Loki as B-15 that he wants their help to overthrow the Time Keepers. Meanwhile, Mobius and the other Minutemen locate the hostage (Hunter C-20), and she is talking to herself and tells them that she told the evil variant Loki where to find the Time Keepers.
Loki is still fighting evil Loki—the variant hasn't revealed themselves and they are using enchantments to resemble other beings—but when they finally reveal themselves, we discover that the evil variant is Lady Loki. Though we are led to believe she is Lady Loki, a Loki variant, her TVA paperwork lists her as “Sylvie Laufeydottir,” Laufeydottir meaning daughter of Laufey. So is she Lady Loki?
“God. Now I understand why Thor found this so annoying.”
When Loki is fighting with the evil Variant in the Roxxart and they keep changing forms, Loki becomes frustrated and says, “God. Now I understand why Thor found this so annoying.” This is a call back to both the comics when he is reincarnated as Lady Loki in Lady Sif's body (who is Thor's love interest at one point) and also to Loki's continual shape-shifting shenanigans in the Avengers and Thor movies in the MCU.
What Makes a (Lady) Loki a Loki?
In the comics, Lady Loki, Loki, and the other Loki variants get a little complicated, but the TL;DR you need to know is that since Lady Loki and Loki are the same person, she possesses the same powers he does, including illusion projection, mind control, shapeshifting, and sorcery. Even though Hela restores Loki back to himself, he kept the trickster act of becoming Lady Loki for manipulation of antagonists.
In the comics, there are multiple iterations of Lady Loki throughout the years, as there are multiple iterations of Loki dying and being reincarnated. A perfect example is Kid Loki who grows up embracing their character's gender fluidity. That canon is part of the MCU, however, Lady Loki and Loki are two separate entities in the show.
Because they are two separate entities and Lady Loki is a different version of Loki, they have different abilities—so far the only one we've seen is her ability to completely possess someone.
Loki can use mind control at that same level, but only with the Sceptre and Mind Stone. His normal mind control ability is limited to the power of suggestion and manipulation. However, Lady Loki is also able to pass her power on to another person through touching them; so while different from Loki's power, it's not entirely different from another comic character who shares the same powers and first name: Sylvie Lushton aka Enchantress.
Loki Episode 3 Easter Eggs – ‘Loki' Episode 3 Easter Eggs “Lamentis”
Your Magic Is No Good Here
After Lady Loki's margarita-drinking mind trip with C-20, where she was pressing C-20 for information about the Time Keepers' whereabouts, she learns that the elevators are gold. She realizes that the door she opened at the end of episode 2 goes to the TVA. She is immediately met by Minutemen in the hallway and discovers her powers don't work inside the TVA.
The gold elevators are the same that Mobius and Loki ride up in during Episode 1 that have the strange symbols and undiscernible code on them, as well as the Miss Minutes smile on the bottom. Loki and Lady Loki are arguing and fighting in front of the elevators when Renslayer and two Minutemen appear to apprehend them and Loki snags the TVA TemPad from Lady Loki, pushes and entry, and they escape the TVA.
Lamentis-1 in the year 2077 is where Lady Loki and Loki land after the escape from Renslayer et al in the TVA. Lokie discovers his magic works here. In the comics, Lamentis-1—located in the Lamentis Outworld at the very edge of Kree space—is a habitable moon of the planet Lamentis that is about to be destroyed in an apocalypse.
What Makes a Loki a Loki?
While arguing like siblings in an abandoned mining shack, Loki calls Lady Loki a Variant. She replies—with a bit of salt—to not call her that. He says he refuses to call her Loki, she replies, “That's not who I am anymore. I'm Sylvie now.”
In a callback to Episode 1 when Mobius asks Loki the same question, Sylvie asks Loki, “What makes a Loki a Loki?” Loki's response: “Independence. Authority. Style.”
The Devil Is In The Details
While trying to find a power source for the TVA TemPad, Sylvie and Loki stumble upon an old home they believe has enough power to charge it, but are surprised by a woman who's holding down her fort. Loki tries to trick her with the illusion of being her husband but that fails and she calls them devils.
“Devils” is a callback to Episode 1 when Mobius and the Minutemen are in France and the stained glass window with the image of the devil in the church where Mobius talks to the child who gives him the Kablooie gum.
A Bit of Both
In the train car, Sylvie asks Loki about his mom. They have a touching moment and she goes on to talk about love. Sylvie makes a joke about having a postman waiting somewhere for her. She asks Loki—since he's a prince—if he has would-be-princesses or perhaps another prince waiting for him. He says, “a bit of both, I suspect the same as you.”
This moment is not only a call back to the gender fluidity confirmation in Episode 1, but it's also confirmation of Loki's bisexuality that has been in the comics all along. Thank you Marvel Studios for making this an official part of the MCU.
As Loki finishes his glass of champagne, he throws down his glass while shouting “Another!” This is a call back to Thor when he did the same with his coffee mug.
While not entirely an Easter Egg, Sylvie gives us the confirmation we have been looking for regarding how sus the TVA really is. While detailing to Loki how enchantment works, Sylvie disclosed that C-20's mind was a hot mess—her memories were clouded and her mind was “messed up.” The memory she pulled to work from with them drinking margaritas at the bar she had to really dig for and was from “hundreds of years ago before she fought for the TVA.”
Oh, hi, liar, liars. We knew it. Loki knew it. You all probably did, too, but now we have confirmation of what we suspected. The TVA is lying.
The TVA is made up of variants—just like the ones they reset, judge, and hunt—pulled from various places along the timeline as they've reset it.
Did we catch your favorite Easter Egg or callback? Did you find one we missed? Leave us a comment below!