Get Ready For ‘Loki’ Season 2 With a Look Back at Season 1!

In honor of the highly anticipated second season of Loki coming out on Disney+  on October 5th, we decided to give you a season 1 recap to bring you up to speed with what’s been happening to the trickster god, Loki, and all the other characters from the critically acclaimed show.

First off, remember this isn’t the exact same Loki we have been watching for years in Marvel movies. That one met his end at the hands of the Mad Titan, Thanos, in the opening scene of Avengers: Infinity War. This Loki is actually from the first Avengers movie, who managed to escape after Avengers: Endgame, when Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and Scott Lang traveled from 2023 to 2012 to steal the Tesseract from their 2012 counterparts during the events of The Avengers. The Tesseract is dropped by 2023 Tony when 2012 Hulk unintentionally knocks him over during a diversion and Loki steals the infinity stone in 2012 and then vanishes.

When he runs into the Time Variance Authority, or TVA, we find him wandering aimlessly through a desert. He is taken to their headquarters, which resembles a nightmare bureaucracy from the 1970s. The TVA is an organization that controls the sacred timeline and exists outside of time. The events of time are reset if there is a deviation from the timeline, “pruning” the variant individuals from existence. Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson), a case worker for the TVA, introduces Loki to him and selects him to work for them under the command of the menacing Time Keepers, ancient entities who require the timeline to be maintained.


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This decision puts Mobius at odds with his dependable and powerful colleague Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who would prefer to see this Loki variation eradicated. In order to stop one of his own variations from killing TVA agents and stealing their timeline TemPads, Loki joins the TVA agents on a mission. The charges have been used by a female version going by the name of Sylvie (Sophia di Martino), to hide in numerous world-ending disasters like Pompeii to avoid identification.


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In 2077, Loki transports Sylvie and himself to Lamentis-1, a moon that is due to be smashed by a planet, using one of the agents TemPads. They battle their way ahead with the intention of getting on an ark, but the ark is destroyed before they can get inside. After agreeing to meet with the Time Keepers and present their case for survival, Loki and Sylvie come to an understanding only to be attacked by Renslayer and her goons. Loki learns the truth from Sylvie that the TVA agents are all variants of real people who had lived on Earth but had their memories erased. The two have a romantic relationship, and Loki finds out that Sylvie has been evading the TVA since she was a little girl. The TVA can track the timeline branch created by this bond. Loki is placed in a memory loop by Mobius in which his childhood friend Sif (Jaimie Alexander) confronts him.


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Agent B-15 (Wumni Mosaku), whom Sylvie charms, assists her in reclaiming her memories from previous lives. A valuable TVA agent named C-20 (Sasha Lane), about whom Mobius had been told passed away, is discovered to be alive and claiming to be a variation. Loki is unlooped when he accepts his claims. Mobius is pruned by Renslayer for his disobedience, and Loki and Sylvie are taken to the Time Keepers. Renslayer is instructed to erase both Loki and Sylvie. However, the two, together with B-15, fight the guards and Time Keepers and defeat them, revealing themselves to be nothing more than androids. A shocked Loki is pruned by Renslayer which transports Loki to a void where he meets various versions of himself. A presidential warlord (Hiddleston), the more traditional Loki (Richard E. Grant), the boastful Loki (DeObia Oparei) who consistently lies, the kid Loki (Jack Veal), and the alligator Loki. The other Lokis inform our Loki that Alioth, a gigantic cloud-like monster, annihilates everything in the emptiness. The Lokis encounter Mobius and Sylvie after crossing the Void on their way out. Using Sylvie’s TemPad, Mobius decides to go back to the TVA, but Sylvie stays.

Both Sylvie and Loki are powerless to resist Alioth, but Classic Loki creates an illusion of Asgard to entice Alioth away, losing his life in the process. By enchantment, Alioth directs Loki and Sylvie to a citadel outside the Void. Back at the TVA, Renslayer departs on a mission to discover free will, and B-15 uses a variant Renslayer who is a vice principal to demonstrate to the other agents that they are variants. He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) meets Loki and Sylvie at the citadel.


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The TVA was established to keep the peace after a multiverses war between He Who Remains’ versions came to a stop by using Alioth to wipe out the parallel realities. They have two options: assassinate him and start a new conflict between the multiverses, or take his position as TVA leader and create a single timeline. Sylvie is urged not to kill He Who Remains by Loki. They are warned by He Who Remains that his versions are far worse than he is. When Sylvie kills He Who Remains and sends Loki back to the TVA, a multiverse of alternate timelines is released. Loki tells Mobius and B-15 about the versions at the TVA, but neither of them recognize him. Loki discovers that He Who Remains-inspired statues have taken the place of the Time Keeper statues that previously decorated the walls.

And with that, Loki season 1 came to an end. Fret not, however, the God of Mischief is returning for season 2 on October 6th.

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