Marvel Studios has impressed audiences the world over with its Disney+ offerings, the first being “WandaVision” followed by “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
Both of those titles became resounding successes, keeping Marvel Cinematic Universe fans engaged and entertained while contributing greatly to the ever-expanding lore of the franchise.
Marvel’s newest Disney+ series, the Tom Hiddleston-led “Loki,” hopes to do the same in what appears to be one of the most unorthodox and downright wild MCU additions we’ve ever seen.
“Loki” begins with the titular God of Mischief’s Tesseract-aided escape from the Avengers in 2012, an opportunity the time-travel shenanigans of 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame” created. However, Loki doesn’t get far before his plans are foiled yet again — not by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but rather by a group known as the Time Variance Authority.
This faction oversees the “Sacred Timeline,” and does everything in its power to prevent it from being meddled with, which Loki’s escape in 2012 did.
Loki caused a Nexus event and created a branching timeline that requires correction and discipline, hence his apprehension.
Here are five pearls of wisdom by Loki from the first episode. We are pretty sure it must have struck a chord with you guys too. Kudos to the writing team!
How sweet is the idea of Freedom, but does it ever comes to us?
“The first and most oppressive lie ever uttered was the song of freedom.”
Multiple numbers of choices always feel nice, but what about the dilemma it holds and the uncertainty?
“For nearly every living thing, choice breeds shame and uncertainty, and regret. There’s a fork in every road, yet the wrong path always taken.”
Loki is no fatalist. We are masters of our own fate.
“I am on the verge of acquiring everything I am owed. And when I do it will be because I did it. Not because it was supposed to happen.”
Disregarding Time Variance Authority, which could be seen as destiny, Loki says-
“Honestly, you are pathetic. You are an irrelevance. A detour. A footnote to my ascent.”
Asked about the use of violence by people, he aptly puts-
“It’s the cruel, elaborate trick conjured by the weak to inspire fear. A desperate play for control.”
New episodes of “Loki” are available for streaming on Disney+ every Wednesday. We are sure the writing team won’t disappoint us.