Will the season finale of Marvel Studios’ Loki deliver some semblance of redemption for the God of Mischief? Annlyel explores the villain to hero storyline.
The latest episode of Loki was undoubtedly the best of the series so far, delivering surprises that I don’t think many saw coming. But what was the even bigger surprise of that episode? A shocking post-credit scene that sent the internet ablaze with its awesomeness.
That post-credit scene featured the mischievous scamp meeting four other Loki variants who warned him of a coming threat. It was the last thing we saw and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this show since. But now we have confirmation from the director herself, Kate Herron, that the post-credit scene was inspired by a moment in The Avengers.
Both of these scenes, while they mirror each other, have completely different meanings for the God of Mischief. On the right, Loki has lost the Battle of New York terribly. And when he wakes from his Hulk encounter he finds all of The Avengers standing in front of him daring him to make a move. The villain lost, our heroes won, and it’s an iconic moment in the MCU.
Loki has just been pruned and seemingly killed on the left, but somehow, he’s still alive. He wakes up to a mysterious voice speaking to him and he looks to find these variants staring back at him. This time, it is not his enemies before him, but allies. This moment is also paired with The Avengers’ theme to make it that much more obvious what Herron was going for in this scene. But here’s the exciting realization of this parallel. This God of Mischief isn’t exactly a villain. And with these four new variants, the total of variants in this show so far is six. Loki, Sylvie, Boastful Loki, Kid Loki, Classic Loki, and Gator Loki. That’s the same number of people as the original Avengers team.
Is this show secretly setting Loki up to officially be an Avenger in the future? A mischievous Avenger but an Avenger nonetheless. Is this the secret conclusion to this series?! The God of Mischief and his team of variants. Maybe they’ll call themselves The Revengers.
Oh, it’s so exciting! We’ll find out what happens next week.
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Annlyel James is a Senior Correspondent of The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter where she channels the Force frequently!