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Why does Mobius fail to recognize Loki? Director explains the gripping ending of the show

Director Kate Herron gives some answers as to what does the future hold for mischievous Loki

Raktim Das
Jul 19, 2021
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Tom Hiddleston in and as Loki

Marvel’s new series Loki has left the audience with quite a few questions about what would happen next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead of tying the loose ends in the season finale, the show ended on a cliff-hanger, leaving fans visibly sulky.

(Spoiler Alert!) In the finale, when Loki and Sylvie finally made it to the Citadel at the End of Time, they were greeted by Jonathan Majors’ He Who Remains, who informed them that TVA was a necessary evil, responsible for preventing the branching of the main timeline into a multiverse, which would subsequently lead to a full-blown war. He claimed that he had built the organization to keep his evil variants in check, and even proposed that Loki and Sylvie should take his job, and continue with his duty.

While Loki opined that they should listen to him and discuss the issue, Sylvie wanted to kill He Who Remains and eventually tricked Loki back to TVA. Ultimately, Sylvie killed the Lord of Citadel at the End of Time. In the end, we see Mobius, one of the lead characters in the show and a TVA official, failing to recognize his friend Loki, leading to the main question at hand – How did this multiversal turbulence affect the TVA?

Mobius fails to identify Loki

Finally, in a chat with The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s director Kate Herron has provided some explanations. She clarified that although she believes the TVA to exist outside of space and time, due to the branching and sudden drift, in reality, we cannot be sure that the TVA still exists in the same way. This is a question that will be answered as the show goes on.

Sylvie might have intended to send Loki back to TVA, but because of the way time and branches are overlapping and crossing each other, Loki has unfortunately been sent back to somewhere very different. “So reality has shifted just by the nature of what He Who Remains said, and the idea is that he’s in this alternate TVA now”, she added.

So, fans may have gotten an answer for the time being, but numerous doubts remain. Only time will tell what is ensuing in the second season of the show.

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