The end of Loki was predicted from the releases of Thor and Captain AmErica: The First Avenger from Marvel in 2011. She completed a cycle, reconnecting with the first and the destiny of Loki. Besides, this happened long before the series did it explicitly.
Loki’s Mission Revealed
In the episode titled “Glorious Purpose,” the end of Loki’s mission, predicted by the MCU, was revealed. He must take the place of the One Who Remains, ruling the citadel at the end of time. This prediction was a popular theory among fans. This is explained by the subtle clues in the series and the influence of the comics Loki: Agent of Asgard.
Loki’s Reshaping of the Multiverse
In the end, Loki, by reversing the temporal loom, reshaped the “branches” into a multiversal tree, a situation predicted by the MCU. Moreover, the poetic imagery of Loki’s tree recalls Yggdrasil, the sacred tree of Norse mythology.
This reference is a continuation of the previous films. Notably, Thor: Ragnarok covered the events of Ragnarok and the destruction of Asgard.
Foreshadowing of Yggdrasil in the MCU
Attentive fans will have noted that the MCU had long predicted the end of Loki. Additionally, Yggdrasil was first teased in Captain America: The First Avenger in 1942. It was when they saw Red Skull searching for the Tesseract.
Thor, in 2011, also mentioned the World Tree, thus establishing a connection with Norse mythology. However, Loki reimagined Yggdrasil as a tree at the center of the universe, representing the multiverse.
Loki as God of Stories
The revelation of Loki as the God of Stories in season 2 refers to the references to ouroboros. Although the MCU couldn’t predict the magnitude of Loki’s end, elements linked to Norse mythology were outlined as early as 2011. Moreover, this manifested itself in Thor’s character arcs.
The irony of Loki’s theft of the Tesseract
The irony persists in Loki’s theft of the Tesseract, hidden behind a fresco of Yggdrasil before the Second World War. He later uses it as the Space Stone that led Loki to the stroke, creating a fascinating time loop.
Rich foreshadowings and an uncertain future
The end of Loki season 2 was full of foreshadowing predicted by the MCU. Indeed, we see it with posters showing Loki in his final outfit, horns included. The future of the characters remains uncertain.
For example, Loki is now almighty and outside of temporal realities. In this context, it could play a crucial role against Kang the Conqueror variants.
Intriguing possibilities with the power of Loki
Although Loki season two does not have a post-credits scene, it was designed like a tale of two seasons. Additionally, Loki’s newly acquired power suggests intriguing possibilities. The character states that he doesn’t want to sit on a throne at the end. However, as Jurassic Park’s Ian Malcolm pointed out, life always finds a way.