Who really runs the Time gap authority? This question was on the mind of Loki fans since the Marvel series premiered in early June – long before its fourth installment confirmed the Time Keepers were a bunch of animatronic counterfeits. With the Loki The Season 1 finale is set to air next week, fortunately fans don’t have to wait much longer to uncover the truth behind the show’s biggest mystery.
One theory speculates that the TVA frontman may not be the one most fans expect either, but someone who has been noticeably absent from nearly every show. Loki speculation in recent weeks.
The man behind the curtain – At this point, most Loki fans seem to agree that the leader of TVA will be one of two people: Kang the Conqueror or an evil variant of Loki that we haven’t met yet.
The many Easter Eggs linked to Kang from the Disney + show have led many to believe that Kang is the mighty villain behind TVA, while central themes of the show’s identity suggest that it will end with Loki ( Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) face to face with the worst possible version of themselves. Both candidates would frankly work for the story Loki said so far.
However, TikTok user @lyanamacaluso believes the TVA leader may be none other than Baron Mordo.
Mordo’s plans – Played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Baron Mordo made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2016 Doctor strange, where he became a close mentor and ally to Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) before taking a last-minute heel turn in the film’s final moments.
Mordo has not been seen since his villainous appearance in the Doctor strange post-credits scene, but it’s set to make a comeback next year Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be reckless of Marvel to try to remind casual MCU viewers who Mordo is prior to his appearance in this film. The creation and management of VAT would also not be out of place for Mordo.
In Doctor strange, Mordo is defined by his strict respect for the laws of reality and the rules of witchcraft. He turns on Strange and The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) when he finds out that they have both tampered with time travel, and he abandons his fellow wizards to get rid of what he considers their crimes against. reality. Later, in the film’s post-credits scene, he announces that the world has “too many wizards” and vows to personally correct this problem.
All of this to say that the creation of TVA – an organization dedicated to maintaining strict order in the multiverse – fits easily into Mordo’s whole personality. As @lyanamacaluso also points out, even Mordo’s dividing line in Doctor strange (“The bill is due. Always. I will no longer follow this path.”) Strangely recalls the whole “For All Time.” Always. ”Mantra.
the Reverse Analysis – The only thing that goes against this theory is that the first five episodes of Loki haven’t – as far as we know – done as much work putting together a Mordo appearance next week as they have one from Kang or a new variant of Loki. Unlike Kang, however, Mordo is not a character who feels too much great to appear in Loki, and it would be a more surprising option for “The Man Behind the Curtain” series than another variation of Loki. Plus, who better to foil the plans of a strict character like Mordo than the literal god of mischief? It just works on so many levels.
Loki head writer Michael Waldron also wrote the screenplay for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, in which Ejiofor will reprise his role as Mordo. So don’t rely on this theory just yet.
Loki is now streaming on Disney +.