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.
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.
3.When Odin fell into the Odinsleep, Loki took over as king.
4.At the end of Thor, he threw himself into a wormhole, marking the first time he faked his own death.
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.
6.He was defeated by the Avengers and taken back to Asgard for sentencing.
7.While he was in prison, Frigga was killed by the Dark Elves, and Thor freed him so they could seek revenge together.
8.In Svartalfheim, he faked his own death again, then he returned to Asgard and took the throne by masquerading as Odin.
9.When Thor returned to Asgard, however, he saw through the ruse and made Loki take him to find the real Odin again.
10.Together, the brothers witnessed Odin's death, and they discovered they had a secret sister, Hela, who was destined to bring about Ragnarok.
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.
13.Thor, Loki, and the Asgardians escaped their crumbling realm on a spaceship, but Thanos and his minions found them.
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.
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.
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.
19.He'll also meet Ravonna Renslayer, a judge at the TVA who's linked to the organization's biggest enemy in the comics.
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.
22.In the comics, he was once worthy of lifting Mjolnir.
23.And finally, new episodes will drop every Wednesday on Disney+.
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