"Loki" Episode 4 Is Here, Which Means Here Are 23 Details That We Need To Talk About Now
"Do you think that what makes a Loki a Loki is the fact that we're destined to lose?"
1. First, this is just an interesting parallel I noticed, but whenever Asgard is shown in a Thor movie, we see it as if we're standing on the rainbow bridge, looking at the front — but for Sylvie's backstory, we approached Asgard from the mountains and saw the back of the palace.
2. When kid Sylvie is playing inside the palace, she's telling a story about how the Valkyrie swooped in and saved Asgard, and, like Sylvie, Thor admired the Valkyrie growing up too.
3. You can also see that one of kid Sylvie's toys is a wolf, and we've previously seen Fenris, a giant Asgardian wolf, in Thor: Ragnarok.
5. When Mobius and Hunter B-15 are looking for a Nexus event, you can see "Morag" at the top of the monitor. Morag is where Peter Quill found the Orb, which contained the Power Stone, in Guardians of the Galaxy.
6. This isn't really a detail, but I absolutely loved this conversation between Loki and Sylvie about how Lokis always survive. I just think it's a great parallel to how we've seen Loki die several times in the MCU, but he always comes back.
8. When Loki is put in a time loop by Mobius, he's reliving a moment where Sif attacks him after he cuts her hair. This is a moment taken from Norse mythology where Loki cut Lady Sif's gorgeous hair, which she was very proud of.
9. Also, not a hidden detail, but shoutout to Jaimie Alexander for making her first appearance as Sif since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 in 2015.
11. Mobius mentions the other types of Variants the TVA has encountered. We've seen Kree in Captain Marvel and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Titans refers to Thanos's race, but this is the first mention of vampires, which links to the upcoming Blade movie.
12. When Mobius says that Loki only does partners if he's planning to betray them or if they help in some way, it's a nod to Loki's work with Thanos, especially in The Avengers.
13. When Mobius signs the paperwork in Ravonna's office, he glances down at the Franklin D. Roosevelt High School pen again. I'm starting to think this might be a trophy from Mobius's — or heck Ravonna's — real life before he was captured by the TVA.
14. When Ravonna places Sylvie's sword with her other trophies, she puts it near her old TVA helmet and staff, and in the beginning of the episode, we learned that Sylvie was the Variant that got away from Ravonna.
15. When Mobius looks at C-20's file on Ravonna's TemPad, you can see three dates. One of them being "03.15.2050," which corresponds to the Roxxcart disaster in 2050.
16. I just really love the attention to detail the production designers put into these Marvel shows, so I'm going to point out that above the Time-Keepers' elevator, you can spot the TVA's motto.
17. Okay, while we find out these Time-Keepers are androids, their designs do match the Time-Keepers from the comic books, which is honestly so cool.
18. And when Sylvie decapitates one of the Time-Keepers and realizes it's an android, I started cackling because in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam listed androids as one of the "big three" beings they always fight.
19. When Ravonna gets rid of Loki, she stabs him in the back, which is exactly how Loki killed Coulson in The Avengers.
20. It's our first post-credits scene for Loki and wow, oh wow, it's a big one. Loki meets four other Lokis, and it's amazing. We see Classic Loki, which is an homage to Jack Kirby's original design for the character, Kid Loki, Alligator Loki (lol), and a Loki that looks like he wields a hammer, like Thor.
21. I feel like it's important to point out that Kid Loki shows up in the Young Avengers comic books, which means we've just added yet another key member to that story in the MCU.
22. Also, behind the four Lokis, you can spot the ruins of Avengers Tower in whatever this world is.
23. And finally, the song that plays after the post-credits scene is "I'll Take That Drink Now" by Alan Silvestri, which also played when the Avengers apprehended Loki in The Avengers.
Did you catch any other Easter eggs or cool details? Have a better theory for one mentioned above? Tell me everything in the comments below!
Also, next week's post will be up on Thursday (sorry, vacation is calling me ✨).