Loki Season 1 Complete Recap and Ending Explained: What Is the Future of MCU After Loki Season 1?
Loki Season 1 Ending Explained-Loki Season 1 has finally concluded now, and previously we have followed episode-wise what has happened throughout the series.
The marvel series Loki Season 1 was released on June 9th, 2021, and it got concluded on July 14th, 2021. The finale episode of Loki was titled ‘For All Time. Always.’ The series stars Tom Hiddleston as the God of Mischief Loki, Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie, the female Variant of Loki.
The finale somehow ended on a cliffhanger as Sylvie and Loki went into the Citadel at the end of time, where they met He Who Remains.
So to answer all the queries related to the complete season 1 ending of Loki, we will discuss the entire season 1 recap and the ending of season 1.
Those who haven’t watched a single episode of Loki recommend you skip this article as there will be lots of spoilers ahead related to season 1.
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Loki Season 1: A Complete Recap of Season 1
Loki Season 1 was a complete rollercoaster ride for all the fans; the series mainly starts off as shown in the Avengers: End Game when Loki managed to escape with the Tesseract.
Upon reaching an unknown place, we witness the TVA arrives in the same place and arrests Loki. Then in TVA, he meets an agent called Mobius, Played by Owen Wilson.
Owen shows Loki about his future and how it is supposed to end upon witnessing all that will happen to him and realizing how many people he has betrayed in the past, her mother’s death, plus Thanos killing Loki. He gets emotional and decided to help the TVA catch his variant, who is currently killing the agents of TVA.
The variant that was killing the agents of TVA was none other than the female variant of Loki known as Sylvie, played by Sophia Di Martino. The main reason why Sylvie was going for the agents of TVA was due to the fact that TVA had wrenched her away from her timeline, ruining her life and childhood.
Although she managed to escape from TVA after that, she couldn’t return to her home. So the purpose of her going against the TVA was to know who created the Time Variance Authority and put an end to it.
After meeting Sylvie for the first time in Episode 2, Loki decides to go with Sylvie to understand why she was against TVA. Sylvie tells Loki that the whole TVA is a lie; all the people working on TVA are variants themselves. Sylvie also tells Loki about her past and how the TVA has destroyed her life. And as they spend most of their time together in episodes 3 and 4, they create unprecedented Nexus events.
Loki, after understanding why Sylvie was against the TVA, finally gets his own sense of purpose. Together as they face off against the multiple apocalypses by the end of Episode 5, they reach a place called Void, where TVA usually dumps those they prune. There Loki meets his other variants, such as Classic Loki, Kid Loki, Crocodile Loki, King Loki, etc.
Upon reaching the place, they understand whoever has created the TVA must reside in the Void. The Alioth (a monstrous storm that devours everyone who has been sent to the Void) is kept here so that the people cannot find out who resides behind the Void.
After understanding it, Loki and Sylvie, with the help of Mobius, Classic Loki, and Kid Loki they managed to enchant the Alioth and finally finds Citadel: The End of Time where He Who Remains resides.
In the finale episode, we see Sylvie and Loki, after reaching Citadel, meet miss minutes and offer Loki and Sylvie some realities such as victory against Avengers, Killing Thanos, The throne of Asgard, a lifetime of happy memories Sylvie even offers them a reality where both of them can exist together. But both Sylvie and Loki disagree on that, and finally, going ahead, they meet He Who Remains, played by Jonathan Majors.
On the other side of things, Mobius confronts Ravonna; although it was an emotional moment for both of them, it was more like an argument and blame game for both of them; they start to blame each other for betraying. She believes TVA was established for some purpose, and it was for a good reason.
Loki Season 1 Ending Explained: Who Created the TVA? and What was the reason behind it?
In the finale episode of season 1 of Loki, we witness He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) explaining to Loki and Sylvie that he was the one who created the TVA and he has been alive for more than a million years now. He also tells them he was also known as the Conqueror, A King, and Even ‘He Who Remains.’ This eventually hints towards the course of Kang The Conqueror’s storyline.
He Who Remains tells them that he was a scientist who discovered that infinite universes are stacked on one another. There is a possibility that in some universe, there might be a different variant of himself. So he experimented and managed to found the other variants of He Who Remains.
Although at first, it was all a peaceful exchange of ideas and everything but later on, all the variants started fighting off each other because of greed and power.
The original variant of ‘He Who Remains’ who Sylvie and Loki were speaking to was managed to defeat the different variants, found Alioth and harnessed his powers to end the war, and separated his timeline from others.
In order to ensure that there won’t be any branches of his timeline, he established the TVA.
What Choice Does He Who Remains Offer Loki and Sylvie?
While discussing why he created the TVA, ‘He Who Remains’ tells both Loki and Sylvie that if they both kill him, it will bring his other variants in the multiverse to this timeline, and as per the original variant of ‘He Who Remains’ his other variants are far more evil and dangerous than him.
He Who Remains gives Loki and Sylvie two choices; one was they could either kill him and have their vengeance, then the whole multiverse will tear apart. Or they can replace him as the head of TVA and keep it going as it was going earlier.
Loki asked ‘He Who Remains’ why he gave up his throne in the first place. In reply to he says that he is too tired, for more than a million years he has spent to keep the multiverse free from his other variants, and now he wants someone young and hungry to take this over.
Does Sylvie Betray Loki? and Who kills He Who Remains?
As both Sylvie and Loki engaged in a fight with one another about whether they should kill ‘He Who Remains,’ we see Sylvie at the end sending Loki back to TVA. and finally Kills ‘He Who Remains’ she believes that he was the primary reason why she had suffered throughout her childhood.
Although Loki tried to keep her calm in the situation and even told her that he knows why she is angry, even he had felt the same thing that Sylvie is going through right now. But killing ‘He Who Remains’ will cause more damage to the multiverse, and Loki believes ‘He Who Remains’ is for a greater good, but vengeance took the best out of Sylvie, and she finally kills ‘He Who Remains’ and sends Loki back to TVA. So in a way, she does betray Loki.
At the ending moment of episode 6 of Loki, we see Sylvie plunges the sword to the heart of ‘He Who Remains’ and then the multiverse starts collapsing; all the branches of the timelines continues to grow, which hints that the entire multiverse is on the blink of collapse right now.
The confrontation between Mobius and Ravonna in the finale episode was one of the crucial moments in the series. We witness that Ravonna and Mobius, after disagreeing with Mobius, fought each other there, we see how strong Ravonna actually is.
She knocks Mobius with one swing and goes someplace where she thinks she will find freedom and get to the bottom of who is behind TVA.
Although episode 6 doesn’t follow her journey where she goes, it is safe to assume that she will have some further roles ahead in the forthcoming seasons of the Loki series.
In the finale of the Loki series, we witness that timelines were already branching on an intense level, and Sylvie, after killing ‘He Who Remains.’ puts all the multiverse in danger. That means unleashing Kang: The Conqueror in this timeline.
Although Loki wanted to prevent the timeline from branching, Sylvie wanted to kill ‘He Who Remains.’ They both even had a fight with one another, and then Sylvie, after betraying Loki and getting her revenge, He Who Remains, broke down and felt bad for betraying Loki.
The multiverse is now free, and Loki, after being betrayed by Sylvie and reached a new TVA timeline, where noticed that Mobius couldn’t recognize him.
In the new TVA timeline, There was a new statue of timekeepers with the face of Jonathan Majors (He Who Remains). The alternate TVA might have been created as the result of the multiverse, and maybe whenever Kang The Conqueror or the other variant of ‘He Who Remains’ conquered a timeline, he must have created TVA to control it.
As per our assumptions, after the Loki Season 1 ends, we might witness multiple timelines of TVA existing in a different universe, and all of them might be handled by different versions of Kang.
The upcoming marvel movies such as Spider-Man No Way Home, Dr. Strange Multiverse of Madness will explore the multiverse.
Even if we remember the ending of the Wandavision finale, it is safe to assume that the conclusion took place just after the moments Sylvie set up the multiverse. So as the twins from alternate realities called Wanda in the post-credit scene will have some tie-up with Dr. Strange and Multiverse of Madness movie.
Spider-Man No Way Home will also explore the multiverse with alternate realities as different versions of spider-man will be there in that film.
Kang the Conqueror, as of now, seems to be the next big bad of phase 4, and with all the upcoming movies such as Dr. Strange Multiverse of Madness, Spiderman No Way Home, and Thor Love and Thunder, and Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania, we will expect to see how the multiverse will affect the MCU timeline.
Although we are not sure how Thor Love and Thunder fits into this, as per the speculations and set pictures, it seems due to the multiverse effect, Peter Quill, aka Starlord, might get his Celestial Powers back.
Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania will be the last film of MCU Phase 4, which will arrive in February 2023. That we think will be the film where Kang will be defeated once for all.
In short, the Spider-Man No Way Home and Dr. Strange Multiverse of Madness will mainly deal with the multiverse plot, and Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania will especially showcase the main villain of phase 4 that is The Kang.
However, how Loki and Sylvie will fit into the story now? For that, we will have to wait for the upcoming movies to release. Plus, as Disney+ has already renewed the Loki series for a second season, we think the God of Mischief will continue to survive, and his story will continue as usual in Loki Season 2.
The fans now should watch the next Marvel series, What If..?, which will tell us about the multiverse in detail, like what would happen if the major events of MCU could have happened differently.
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Loki season 1 is currently available onDisney+you can stream all the latest episodes of season 1 from there.