Hunter-B-15 was present in the courtroom when Loki Laufeyson said the second “Absolutely Not” that he uttered in the first episode. Do you think it was on purpose that she used the same phrase in the following episode to take away the knives from Loki?
Things Mobius M. Mobius has called Loki(s) so far:
* “that devil“ (Supposed Loki Variant)
* NOT a “particularly dangerous Variant.”
* “You're just a little pussycat.“
* “Loki, the King of Space.”
* “someone with so much range“
* “Big metaphor guy. I love it. Makes you sound super smart.”
* “might even say it's in your nature” to lose
* “the fearsome God of Mischief.“
* “Mischievous scamp” (mirroring Loki´s previous self description)
[Loki s1ep01 “Glorious Purpose”]
* “Professor Loki”
* "really arrogant.” (not to his face)
* “scared little boy, shivering in the cold (...) kinda feel bad for that ice runt.“
* “very clever.“
* “maybe (...) worth the trouble.” (not to his face)
* “a threat.“
* ”people you can't trust“
* (Un)Honorary mention by Hunter B-15: “A cosmic mistake.“
[Loki s1ep02 “The Variant”]
Loki Parallels｜Loki Laufeyson & Judge Ravonna Renslayer & The Variant (Sylvie Laufeydottir / Variant L08529)｜Loki s1ep01 “Glorious Purpose”: “It’s not your story, Mr. Laufeyson. It never was.”｜Loki s1ep02 “The Variant”: “This isn’t about you.”｜
Cruel, elaborate trick
What´s the general take on the fact that Loki uses almost the exact same phrasing to first accuse the TVA of being impostors basically and later to (sincerely or manipulatively) describe himself?
Mobius immediately picks up the parallel and mirrors his words back. And either statement is followed by a question of (self) perception.
In the first scene Mobius says “We are.” claiming that the TVA are those “divine arbiters” but Loki promptly rejects this self assessment with a “You're not.”
In the second scene Mobius shows himself impressed that Loki “knows himself” but Mobius rejects the following self assessment of Loki being “a villain”. At least somewhat. “That's not how I see it.“ still leaves open the implication of other peoples interpretation not necessarily being wrong, just Mobius having a different take on it.
At first I was kinda distracted by (A) the real damn adorable cat (B) that the guy does not only have a real cat in his office (isn´t that the dream .. ) but also a mug with the cat´s picture on it .... which is quite frankly a.m.a.z.i.n.g.!
but can we also talk about that clock in the background .. how many arms are that, I guess it´s save to assume that in the TVA I couldn´t even read the clock, all this time stuff is already giving me a headache ....
Btw the guy is listed as “Paperwork Clerk” on Imdb and it seems he´s returning in 1x4
[Loki s1ep01 “Glorious Purpose”]
Loki Recap: Glorious Purpose (Episode 1) - Christ and Pop Culture
Loki Recap: Glorious Purpose (Episode 1) – Christ and Pop Culture
We’re running a weekly recap of Loki on Disney+. There are spoilers, duh! You’ve been warned.
One of my favorite Owen Wilson lines comes from the mouth of his character Eli Cash in 2001’s The Royal Tenenbaums. “Everyone knows Custer died at Little Bighorn. What this book presupposes is… maybe he didn’t?” That’s an apt teaser for Marvel’s latest show Loki.
Over the course of an hour of streaming television, the first episode of 'Loki' re-establishes the God of Mischief as one of the MCU's most valuable players by essentially telling us, and him, over and over that he is just a character in a larger story. The TVA might as well be Marvel Studios, and the Timekeepers might as well be Kevin Feige, and they've all inserted Loki into his role, even the parts he didn't see coming. Then, just as it could have ended with Loki admitting to himself and to Mobius that he's 'a villain,' it gives Loki a renewed sense of what might well be the ultimate power of any fictional character: Agency.
Because even if he does exist on someone else's timeline, even if he's consigned to live the same fate over and over again in an omniversal Fiction Machine, Loki's understanding that he was writing a character within himself gives him the power to rewrite at least a few things. It gives him the power to become a better version of who he was always supposed to be.
Maybe the judge was wrong. Maybe it finally is his story.
Matthew Jackson: MARVEL'S LOKI IS A METAFICTIONAL ODYSSEY ABOUT THE PAIN AND JOY OF BEING A FICTIONAL CHARACTER
“The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world.”
― Albert Camus (The Myth of Sisyphus)
| Loki s1ep01 “Glorious Purpose” | More Absurdity & Loki*isms |
Since people seem to love it, here’s the Loki drabble I wrote while watching e1 (yes, I had to stop the episode to write this bc this line just hit me like that)
"[…] also that others can achieve their best version of themselves."
He's a stepping stone to them, nothing but a tiny detail in their journey; that's what he's saying. He lives in the shades, always has, yet yearns to be the burning sun. And burn he will, and it will be glorious. But no, he's made the shadows his home, evasive and mysterious in his magic, the God of mischief; he's grown too accustomed to them. This way, he will never be light, as destructive as it can be. He's chained to the darkness by his being, by the timeline they've ascribed him to. He hates it. Where has he gone wrong? Isn't he destined to rule, to achieve greatness? He's burdened with glorious purpose, but it wasn't what he believed it to be. It was death and destruction, a tool for others like Thanos, not a liberator. He's Illusioned himself, got lost in his web of lies. It's time he found his way out.