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Ragnarok Reference Right Past You

In Episode 5, Loki wakes up in what’s revealed to be “the Void,” a place where pruned variants are sent, terminating their timelines. (Fans got a glimpse at this in the post-credits scene of “Loki” Episode 4.) Here, the God of Mischief  meets several more variants of himself, including Boastful Loki (DeObia Oparei), Kid Loki (Jack Veal), Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant), and, amusingly, an alligator Loki. An evil, aggressive creature named Alioth protects the Void and exists to keep variants from attempting to escape.

However, the gang finds themselves faced with a different conflict, when, in true Loki fashion, the variants begin to betray one another — including the newly discovered President Loki and his army (which turns on him too). In the midst of the scuffle, Classic Loki creates projections of himself, Kid Loki, Alligator Loki (or Croki, as we like to call him), and “our” Loki to cause a diversion. Kid Loki then throws Alligator Loki at one of the army members. 

This is a clever callback to Thor’s beloved “get help” trick as seen in “Thor: Ragnarok,” when Thor pretends an injured Loki needs assistance, then throw his adopted brother at the enemy, disarming them. In this episode, we discover that Kid Loki actually killed Thor in his own timeline, but perhaps he and his own brother did this clever trick prior to their unfortunate end.

Will we see more subtle callbacks to past MCU films in the “Loki” finale? We’ll just have to wait and see. 

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