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    23 Details About Loki You Need To Know Before His Disney+ Show

    I am burdened with glorious context and backstory.

    Marvel's latest TV series, Loki, drops this Wednesday on Disney+. However, if you've been out of the loop or you're just a little confused after the events of Avengers: Endgame, you might be wondering how he's still around to star in his own series.

    Here's everything you need to know before watching Loki on Disney+:

    1. Loki grew up on Asgard as a prince alongside Thor, and Odin always told them one of them would be king someday.

    Odin never specified which son would be king but young Thor acted as if he'd assume the throne

    2. He sabotaged Thor's coronation day by allowing the villainous Frost Giants to storm the palace, only to find out he was one of them when he followed Thor to Jotunheim to seek vengeance.

    Odin says his original plans no longer matter

    3. When Odin fell into the Odinsleep, Loki took over as king.

    Loki tells Heimdel that he's sworn to obey his new king

    4. At the end of Thor, he threw himself into a wormhole, marking the first time he faked his own death.

    he let go of the staff Odin was holding onto after his father told him he'd be a bad king

    5. In Sanctuary, he met the Other, one of Thanos's servants, who gave him control of the Scepter and promised to make him the ruler of Earth if he brought them the Tesseract, which houses the Space Stone.

    the other promises Thanos the universe will be his

    6. He was defeated by the Avengers and taken back to Asgard for sentencing.

    Fury assures the council Loki will answer for his crimes on Asgard

    7. While he was in prison, Frigga was killed by the Dark Elves, and Thor freed him so they could seek revenge together.

    Thor tells Loki that he doesn't trust him, but Frigga did

    8. In Svartalfheim, he faked his own death again, then he returned to Asgard and took the throne by masquerading as Odin.

    Loki staged a heroic death

    9. When Thor returned to Asgard, however, he saw through the ruse and made Loki take him to find the real Odin again.

    Thor threatened to kill Loki if he didn't tell the truth

    10. Together, the brothers witnessed Odin's death, and they discovered they had a secret sister, Hela, who was destined to bring about Ragnarok.

    Odin waited until his final breath to tell the boys about their sister

    11. While stranded on Sakaar, Loki got cozy with the Grandmaster before eventually siding with Thor and the Revengers to save Asgard.

    12. In order to defeat Hela, they had to bring about Ragnarok — the end of the world on Asgard.

    Thor told him they had to bring about Ragnarok

    13. Thor, Loki, and the Asgardians escaped their crumbling realm on a spaceship, but Thanos and his minions found them.

    Thanos's children massacred the Asgardians

    14. Loki tried to trick Thanos into believing he was switching to his side so he could stab him, but Thanos saw through his lies and snapped his neck.

    Thanos stopped his dagger with the space stone

    15. However, in Avengers: Endgame, when Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers, and Scott Lang traveled back to the events of The Avengers (2012), a past version of Loki escaped with the Tesseract, creating an alternate timeline.

    Loki simply picked up the fallen Tesseract and vanished

    16. The version of Loki in Loki is the one from The Avengers, making any character development since 2012 irrelevant.

    17. From the trailers, we know that Loki is transported to the Time Variance Authority, which, according to Marvel comic lore, exists outside of all space and time.

    18. He'll meet Mobius M. Mobius, who was created by the Time-Keepers to protect the "sacred timeline" from dangerous criminals.

    Owen Wilson in a scene as Mobius M. Mobius

    19. He'll also meet Ravonna Renslayer, a judge at the TVA who's linked to the organization's biggest enemy in the comics.

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw sitting in a scene as Ravonna

    20. He's canonically genderfluid in both the MCU and the comics.

    21. He's a powerful sorcerer whose powers include astral projection, shapeshifting, conjuring illusions, and teleportation.

    Loki in a scene using illusions to hide his true feelings

    22. In the comics, he was once worthy of lifting Mjolnir.

    Thor holding Mjolnir

    23. And finally, new episodes will drop every Wednesday on Disney+.