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The MCU Predicted the Loki Finale 12 Years Ago


Both Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger foreshadowed Loki’s MCU fate.

Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie and Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Photo: Gareth Gatrell

This article contains spoilers

Things have come full circle, as Loki season two has bowed out in style, becoming its own ouroboros back to the events of season one – even boasting the same episode title as its premiere. However, for those paying close attention to the Tom Hiddleston-led series, the ultimate fate of the trickster god was teased even further back. 

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has always been praised for its foreshadowing, often setting up characters and movies years in advance, did anyone really expect that Loki’s season two swansong was predicted all the way back in Marvel’s 2011 outings Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger

In November 10’s “Glorious Purpose”, we learned that the God of Mischief’s own ‘glorious purpose’ was to take over from He Who Remains, sitting on the throne in the Citadel at the End of Time. It was a popular theory among fans, with Loki’s timeline wrangling seemingly being adapted from his new role as the God of Stories during the Loki: Agent of Asgard comics. The MCU didn’t do a great job of hiding where Loki would end up, with the official Thor Instagram account sharing (then quickly deleting) a scene from Thor: The Dark World where Loki rants about getting a throne as his “birthright.” He gets that throne in the season two finale, but not how you might expect. 

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